Overview

A week of discoveries for yoga, food and wine lovers

This week is about balance. Martine Bounet is a Yoga instructor and Wine professional and in this retreat she combines her two big passions. As the yoga, meditation and workshops will bring you closer to the self, we do not forget to have fun and play as well, to enjoy and indulge ourselves.

Martine Bounet will take you through the daily yoga and meditation. The yoga she teaches is Hatha, combining the precision of Iyengar with the dynamism of Ashtanga, including Pranayama, Asanas, meditation techniques and yogic activities.

To reflect Martine’s special interest on some specific Yoga aspects, you will be offered the opportunity to deepen your understanding on topics such as the Chakras and Ayurveda through focused workshops. Insights of Ayurvedic cooking will also be provided with a great cooking demo at Abing, a reputed Ayurvedic center.

But Martine is also a real wine professional and enjoys combining great food and great wines. During the week, this aspect will come to play as well. You will be joining her for a wine tasting master class to get insights and learn tips and tricks in Ubud’s best wine cellar. To put all the wine and food pairing tips to test, the master class will be followed by a gastronomic dinner in a casual fine dining restaurant.

Add to all of the above the many other exciting activities we have in store for you and you are in for a week of perfect balance!

INCLUSIONS

  • Transportation from/to airport/South Bali
  • 7 days/6 nights of comfortable accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • 6 morning meditation and yoga sessions (2 hours)
  • 4 evening yoga and/or meditation sessions
  • 2 workshops on Chakra & Ayurveda
  • Relaxing massage or Deep Tissue massage (75 minutes)
  • Agnihotra ritual
  • Purification ritual at a Balinese temple
  • Yoga with a view of the Batur volcano
  • Bicycle excursion (inclusive yet optional)
  • Guided rice fields walk
  • Day of Silence
  • Ayurvedic Cooking demo and lunch
  • Wine Masterclass
  • Gastronomic dinner at bridges
  • Balinese Offering class and ritual
  • Government tax and services

Plus

  • Personalised water bottle
  • Hand-made canvas bag
  • Balinese traditional sarong
  • Incense sticks to remember of Bali
  • Comprehensive information booklet with recipes to cook at home

YOUR RETREAT LEADER AND ASSISTANT

martine bounet wine connoiseur

Martine Bounet  |  Retreat Leader

Martine Bounet is a certified yoga teacher. Born and raised in Bordeaux, France, she also lived a long time in London, UK. Here she was able to combine the two big passions in her life, yoga and wine, and to attain great command of both. She greatly enjoys sharing her passions and combines them in her daily life – practicing and teaching yoga and meditation as well as acting in diverse roles in the wine business. Her philosophy in life is that one moment not lived is a moment lost.

Read more about Martine Bounet »

Komang Desiani - yoga teacher

Komang Desiani  |  Retreat Leader Assistant

Komang Desiani—or Desy—was born in a small village near the beach in East Bali to a family of farmers. She grew up being in the nature and familiarizing herself with the Balinese traditions.

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10 Seconds with Martine Bounet

Q: Why yoga?

A: That is a good question, why yoga? But then why breathing, why thinking, why loving, why do we want to connect with others as well to our inner self, why trying to find answers to existentialist questions…

Read more on our blog

INTERVIEW: A LIFE OF BALANCE WITH MARTINE BOUNET

Q: Please introduce yourself

A: Hello, My name is Martine and I am a French native

Read more on our blog

Retreat video

In conversation with Martine Bounet - About Wine

In conversation with Martine Bounet - About Yoga

In conversation with Agnieszka - retreat participant

In conversation with Mohamed Zaki - retreat participant

Inspiration: Meet Bodil Bierring

In Conversation with Daniel B. Théroux

RETREAT PRICE

Room TypeIDRUSDAUDEURGBP
Single25,000,000±1,761± 2,551± 1,563± 1,389
Twin23,000,000± 1,620± 2,347± 1,438± 1,278

Itinerary

Transfer to Oneworld Retreats at Kumara from the airport or anywhere in South Bali

Welcome drink upon arrival and introduction to the resort

Check into your room


DAY 1

17:30 Retreat opening
Orientation and introduction session followed by meditation and agnihotra ritual

Dinner


DAY 2

07:00 Morning yoga and meditation session

Breakfast

Spa treatment or free time

13:00 Lunch

Spa treatment or free time

17:00 Evening yoga session

18:00 Dinner

19:30 Purification ceremony at a Balinese temple
After dinner, we will take you to a Balinese temple with sacred spring pools for a purification ritual. A local mangku (priest) will carry out the prayers. An exceptional way to begin the holistic retreat.

Upon return to Kumara – Short insightful meditation leading you to your day of silence.


DAY 3

Experiencing a day in silence
Today is a day for contemplation and introspection. Silence helps one to reach a different level of consciousness and a better understanding of the self. The results are usually very enlightening and can be amazing.

07:00 Morning yoga and meditation session

Breakfast served on your balcony

Spa treatments of the day
Relaxing massage – 75 minutes
Kumara’s relaxing massage is based chakra balancing principles. It uses warm oil and expert techniques to balance the key energy centre in your body. A most soothing massage.

OR

Deep Tissue massage – 75 minutes
This deep tissue massage is a therapeutic massage designed to loosen muscle tensions, increase blood oxygenation and alleviate stress. Appropriate pressure is used throughout with long strokes forgreater benefits.

Lunch served on your balcony
Today, enjoy the privacy of your own table and in silence!

Spa treatment or free time

17:30 Evening yoga and meditation session

19:30 Dinner served on your balcony


DAY 4

Silence continues until after breakfast

05:00 Departure for Gunung Batur
One of Bali’s most spectacular volcano.
Driving time +/- 45 minutes

06:00 Morning sunrise yoga 
Sun salutation with a splendid view of the Batur volcano.

Breakfast and end of silence

Return to Ubud

Optional cycling experience
Enjoy bicycling the small roads and the rice fields views of central Bali. It is downhill ride most of the way.

Lunch

Spa treatment or free time

17:30 Evening yoga and meditation session

19:30 Dinner


DAY 5

A Day to Explore on your own

07:00 Morning yoga and meditation session

Breakfast

Remaining of the day is free time to explore Ubud or to enjoy an extra spa treatment.

Dance performance (optional with extra cost)

Visit art museums (optional with extra cost)

Visit Ubud Monkey Forest (optional with extra cost)

Enjoy Ubud’s gastronomy for dinner (not inclusive)


DAY 6

Today is the day to enjoy the world of Ayurveda, fine cuisine and to make sense of wines!

07:00 Morning yoga and meditation session

Breakfast

10:30 Departure to Oneworld Ayurveda – Authentic Panchakarma Centre

Walk the ricefields of Tegallalang

Guided tour of Oneworld Ayurveda and its permaculture gardens

Ayurvedic cooking demonstration

Followed by Ayurvedic lunch

14:30 Return to Kumara

17:30 Departure for bridges

18:00 Wine sensory experience; learn about wines through exploration of your senses.

An innovative Breath and Sip experience

Followed by a gastronomic dinner at bridges, one of Ubud’s distinguished table.


DAY 7

07:00 Morning yoga and meditation session

(Smoothie, fruits and hot beverages are served prior to the offering class in the yoga shala)

Balinese offering class
Learn the art of making a Balinese offering and the meaning behind it.

Closing ritual
11:00 Farewell brunch

End of the retreat and departing to your next destination


Price & Inclusions

RETREAT PRICE

Room TypeIDRUSDAUDEURGBP
Single25,000,000±1,761± 2,551± 1,563± 1,389
Twin23,000,000± 1,620± 2,347± 1,438± 1,278

INCLUSIONS

  • Transportation from/to airport/South Bali
  • 7 days/6 nights of comfortable accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • 6 morning meditation and yoga sessions (2 hours)
  • 4 evening yoga and/or meditation sessions
  • 2 workshops on Chakra & Ayurveda
  • Relaxing massage or Deep Tissue massage (75 minutes)
  • Agnihotra ritual
  • Purification ritual at a Balinese temple
  • Yoga with a view of the Batur volcano
  • Bicycle excursion (inclusive yet optional)
  • Guided rice fields walk
  • Day of Silence
  • Ayurvedic Cooking demo and lunch
  • Wine Masterclass
  • Gastronomic dinner at bridges
  • Balinese Offering class and ritual
  • Government tax and services

Plus

  • Personalised water bottle
  • Hand-made canvas bag
  • Balinese traditional sarong
  • Incense sticks to remember of Bali
  • Comprehensive information booklet with recipes to cook at home

Itinerary

Transfer to Oneworld Retreats at Kumara from the airport or anywhere in South Bali

Welcome drink upon arrival and introduction to the resort

Check into your room


DAY 1

17:30 Retreat opening
Orientation and introduction session followed by meditation and agnihotra ritual

Dinner


DAY 2

07:00 Morning yoga and meditation session

Breakfast

Spa treatment or free time

13:00 Lunch

Spa treatment or free time

17:00 Evening yoga session

18:00 Dinner

19:30 Purification ceremony at a Balinese temple
After dinner, we will take you to a Balinese temple with sacred spring pools for a purification ritual. A local mangku (priest) will carry out the prayers. An exceptional way to begin the holistic retreat.

Upon return to Kumara – Short insightful meditation leading you to your day of silence.


DAY 3

Experiencing a day in silence
Today is a day for contemplation and introspection. Silence helps one to reach a different level of consciousness and a better understanding of the self. The results are usually very enlightening and can be amazing.

07:00 Morning yoga and meditation session

Breakfast served on your balcony

Spa treatments of the day
Relaxing massage – 75 minutes
Kumara’s relaxing massage is based chakra balancing principles. It uses warm oil and expert techniques to balance the key energy centre in your body. A most soothing massage.

OR

Deep Tissue massage – 75 minutes
This deep tissue massage is a therapeutic massage designed to loosen muscle tensions, increase blood oxygenation and alleviate stress. Appropriate pressure is used throughout with long strokes forgreater benefits.

Lunch served on your balcony
Today, enjoy the privacy of your own table and in silence!

Spa treatment or free time

17:30 Evening yoga and meditation session

19:30 Dinner served on your balcony


DAY 4

Silence continues until after breakfast

05:00 Departure for Gunung Batur
One of Bali’s most spectacular volcano.
Driving time +/- 45 minutes

06:00 Morning sunrise yoga 
Sun salutation with a splendid view of the Batur volcano.

Breakfast and end of silence

Return to Ubud

Optional cycling experience
Enjoy bicycling the small roads and the rice fields views of central Bali. It is downhill ride most of the way.

Lunch

Spa treatment or free time

17:30 Evening yoga and meditation session

19:30 Dinner


DAY 5

A Day to Explore on your own

07:00 Morning yoga and meditation session

Breakfast

Remaining of the day is free time to explore Ubud or to enjoy an extra spa treatment.

Dance performance (optional with extra cost)

Visit art museums (optional with extra cost)

Visit Ubud Monkey Forest (optional with extra cost)

Enjoy Ubud’s gastronomy for dinner (not inclusive)


DAY 6

Today is the day to enjoy the world of Ayurveda, fine cuisine and to make sense of wines!

07:00 Morning yoga and meditation session

Breakfast

10:30 Departure to Oneworld Ayurveda – Authentic Panchakarma Centre

Walk the ricefields of Tegallalang

Guided tour of Oneworld Ayurveda and its permaculture gardens

Ayurvedic cooking demonstration

Followed by Ayurvedic lunch

14:30 Return to Kumara

17:30 Departure for bridges

18:00 Wine sensory experience; learn about wines through exploration of your senses.

An innovative Breath and Sip experience

Followed by a gastronomic dinner at bridges, one of Ubud’s distinguished table.


DAY 7

07:00 Morning yoga and meditation session

(Smoothie, fruits and hot beverages are served prior to the offering class in the yoga shala)

Balinese offering class
Learn the art of making a Balinese offering and the meaning behind it.

Closing ritual
11:00 Farewell brunch

End of the retreat and departing to your next destination


Specials

  • Book 90 days prior to the retreat and… enjoy a complimentary crown massage


  • Early Arrival Package

    Get more out of your early arrival by enjoying one of the best fine dining restaurants in Ubud on Saturday night and getting into your yoga practice. Our Early Arrival package is inclusive of…

    • three course dinner at bridges restaurant
    • extra night at Kumara (Saturday)
    • breakfast

    PRICE 2019

    SingleRegular:
    IDR 2,800,000 (± US$ 197)
    Retreat guests only:
    IDR 1,750,000 (± US$ 123)
    Twin
    (per person)
    Regular:
    IDR 1,950,000 (± US$ 137)
    Retreat guests only:
    IDR 1,350,000 (± US$ 95)

     


  • Extend Your Stay with Us

    Enjoy being our retreat guest a little bit longer by booking an extra night prior or after your retreat at the special price below. The price is inclusive of breakfast, tax and service.

    PRICE 2019

    SingleRegular:
    IDR 2,000,000 (± US$ 142)
    Retreat guests only:
    IDR 1,350,000 (± US$ 95)
    Twin
    (per room)
    Regular:
    IDR 2,300,000 (± US$ 162)
    Retreat guests only:
    IDR 1,600,000 (± US$ 112)

     


  • IDR 1,000,000 Gift Voucher for Returning Guests

    Let us know if you have joined one of our retreats before, and we are delighted to offer you a IDR 1,000,000 gift certificate!
    You can use it for your tuition fee, at our spa or in the shop.
    You can also use this voucher in our sister company Oneworld Ayurveda.


Guest Reviews

A wonderful experience and exceeded my expectations. Martine was a great yoga leader and very inspiring. The staff at Oneworld Retreats from the pre-booking to leaving were absolutely great. The smiles were the best part. Desy was amazing throughout the week and it was lovely meeting her. Looking forward to coming here again.

Pamela, UAE


When I first signed up I truly did not know what to expect. This retreat went above and beyond my expectations. I recommend A Life of Balance for anyone looking to work on certain areas they feel they would like to improve whether it be physically, emotionally or spiritually. We all need balance in life. This retreat is all about self empowerment and self improvement. Desy and Martine truly made this retreat.

Sedra, UAE


A wonderful experience! The resort is beautiful and the staffs are so nice and friendly. Everything is taken care of so you can really take a break.

Anouk, Netherlands


Amazing, exhilarating! Totally exceeded my expectations. I liked that different people talked to us about different aspects of Balinese life. Felt totally safe when I went downtown by myself.

Marilyn, Australia


I am always eager to embrace new experiences and this one was wonderful. I loved the silence and will endeavor and incorporate into my life from time to time.

Diane, Australia


It was truly an amazing experience. The staff at Oneworld Retreats thought of everything and Martine has so much knowledge and passion to share. I had an amazing week surrounded by truly inspirational women, one that I will never forget.

Chastine, Australia


Martine has been great and I enjoyed her retreat! Thanks so much

Pablo, Netherlands


I actually found myself crying several times this week thinking about how happy I was here in Bali at Oneworld Retreats. Thank you so much to Martine, Desi, Claude and the entire staff for such a beautiful experience.

Christine, USA


As the title said “Life is about balance, just like yoga. Escape to nature, down to earth. A wonderful experience!

Yuen, Singapore


The whole retreat was a fantastic and rejuvenating experience. From the reception service, quality of the spa treatments to the participants, everything was well planned and very productive. I especially love our retreat leader, Martine Bounet. And not forgetting the quality of the food.

Chen Nie, Singapore


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More Info

YOGA

The Yoga is Hatha and combines the precision of Iyengar with the dynamism of Ashtanga. Guests are introduced to Pranayama, Asanas, relaxation techniques and yogic activities.


RESORT

Oneworld’s holistic retreat lies in the hills of Ubud, Bali – about 1.5 km away from the hustle and bustle of the village center. The eco-friendly retreat is peaceful and serene, bordered by a small creek to the west and surrounded by jungle and rice fields. And it is probably the only retreat centre in the world with a Palace in its backyard!

We offer 14 comfortable and spacious rooms, two swimming pools, dining room, a yoga shala open to nature as well as a spa where you can enjoy high quality treatments. You will find lush gardens and pavilions to relax and indulge in the beautiful views. Should you wish to explore Ubud during free time, we offer shuttle bus service.

Each room is air-conditioned, has its own terrace/balcony and bathroom. Comfortable yet unpretentious. For our guests’ ultimate serenity, we welcome guests of a minimum age of 14 years. See all the facilities.


MEALS

Our chefs are experienced and eager to offer you the freshest, healthiest and most tasteful meals, infused with love. Your special wishes and dietary requirements are taken care of whenever possible. Most of your meals are included and most of them are eaten together with the group in the beautiful jungle dining room but sometimes are also served in the privacy of your own balcony or at an outside location. Your personalized itinerary will inform you in detail.


SPA

Part of your journey is enjoying the luxury of our skilled therapists’ hands. Inclusive is a blissful Relaxing massage or if you prefer, a Deep Tissue massage. Other treatments are available onsite, you may wish to view our spa menu.


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