Overview

A week of self-exploration in the most spiritually beautiful place we know. Discover Bali, dive deep into the ancient practice of yoga and widen your understanding of its healing benefits. Be immersed in daily rituals in a way that will have lasting benefits and inspire positive personal change.

Sowing the Seeds of change is about fostering gratitude, presence and mindfulness in our lives through simple daily practices. This retreat will focus on the ritual life of Balinese culture; participants will make daily offerings, visit holy sites on the Island of the Gods and develop an accessible meditation/yoga practice to take home.

Early Bird Price
Book the retreat before 1 December and receive USD 150 price reduction

INCLUSIONS

  • 7 days/6 nights of comfortable accommodation
  • Transfer service from or to the airport or South of Bali area
  • All meals
  • 5 Yang and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga style morning sessions
  • 5 evening Yin Yoga/Restorative sessions
  • Day of Silence
  • Balinese cooking class
  • Sound Healing at Pyramid of Chi
  • 1 Balinese offering class and 4 daily offering rituals
  • 1 Balinese Massage
  • 1 Facial Treatment
  • Yoga overlooking the sunrise behind Batur Volcano
  • Agnihotra fire ritual at sunrise
  • Hot Spring visit
  • Government tax and services

Plus

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

YOUR RETREAT LEADER AND ASSISTANT

Rachel Roberts  |  Retreat Leader

A spiritual leader for the modern era. Rachel Roberts is a sought-after public speaker, retreat leader and the founder of the wildly popular Yoga Bar studios based in the U.S. Perhaps Rachel’s greatest talent is her ability to offer ancient philosophies, rituals, and practices in a joyous way that fits seamlessly into our modern day lives.

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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 Rachel Roberts

Q : Why Yoga?

A : We practice yoga so that we might be healthy in body, calm in mind, useful in life and joyous enough to inspire others…. Continue reading

Interview: Yoga – A Self Care Love Letter

Q :How do you describe the yoga?

A :Yoga is a love letter to the self, written in the pen of the breath. When we come to our mats, the external world falls away and we sit authentically with the Self. On your mat it doesn’t matter if you are a successful attorney or a debt-ridden grad student – on the mat you are a brave practitioner, studying yourself. The mat is a great equalizer and a place to learn what true self-compassion is… Continue reading

Retreat video

RETREAT PRICE

Room TypeUSD
Single2,200
Twin1,900

Itinerary

Transfer to Oneworld Retreats at Kumara

from the airport or anywhere in South Bali.


DAY 1

17:30 Orientation followed by meditation session and  dinner


DAY 2

07:00 Yang morning session, Ashtanga Vinyasa style – 1,5 hours

08:30 Balinese Offering Class
The ritual of presenting offerings to the Gods is an integral part of the daily life of every Balinese. This interesting class helps you understand the intricate work involved in the simplest offering and explains the meaning behind the ritual.

Breakfast

Spa treatment or free time

13:00 Lunch

Free afternoon or spa treatment

17:30 Evening Yin yoga, restorative practice – 1,5 hour

19:30 Dinner


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 Yang morning session, Ashtanga Vinyasa style – 2 hours

09:00 Balinese Offering ritual

Breakfast

Spa treatment of the day

Balinese Massage – 1 hour
Combining different massage techniques – pressure points, palm pressure, sliding and kneading—this massage works deeply on the muscles, leaving the body relaxed. Balinese massage is believed to relieve sleep disorder, muscle pains and sport injuries.

Lunch – Today, enjoy the privacy of your own table and in silence!

Afternoon to contemplate…

17:30 Evening Yin yoga, restorative session – 1,5 hours

19:30 Dinner – Candlelight dinner served on your own terrace


DAY 4

Silence remains until breakfast

04:45 Balinese Offering ritual

05:00 Departure for Gunung Batur, one of Bali’s most spectacular volcanos.

Driving time +/- 45 minutes.

06:00 Morning sunrise yoga
Sun salutation with a splendid view of Batur volcano – 1,5 hours

Breakfast and end of silence

Visit of the Hot springs

Return to Ubud

Lunch

Free afternoon or spa treatment

17:30 Evening Yin yoga, restorative session – 1,5 hours

19:30Dinner


DAY 5

07:00 Yang morning session, Ashtanga Vinyasa style – 2 hours

09:00 Balinese Offering ritual

Breakfast

Balinese cooking class followed by lunch

balinese cooking class

Spa treatment of the day


Facial treatment
Using only Ayurvedic herbal products, our therapists gently cleanse, steam and exfoliate your skin; manual extraction follows if needed. Throughout the treatment, the therapist incorporates a soothing and uplifting face, neck and shoulder massage. As you relax under the mask, you can enjoy an arm massage. Finally, after toner, a moisturizer is applied to aid skin repair and maintain moisture levels. All our facials encourage the restoration of youthful vitality and natural radiance of your skin.

Free time

17:30 Evening Yin yoga, restorative session – 1,5 hour

19:30 Dinner


DAY 6

07:00 Yang morning session, Ashtanga Vinyasa style – 2 hours

09:00 Balinese offering ritual

Breakfast

10:15 Walk to the Pyramids of Chi

11:00 Sound Healing Meditation at the Pyramids of Chi

Drive back by car for lunch at special location

13:00 Lunch

Spa treatments or free afternoon

17:30 Evening Yin yoga, restorative session

19:00 Sunset cocktail

19:30 Farewell dinner


DAY 7

06:00 Wake up call

06:30 Agnihotra fire ritual followed by yoga

Closing ceremony

Breakfast

Transfer to your next destination

End of journey


Price & Inclusions

INCLUSIONS

  • 7 days/6 nights of comfortable accommodation
  • Transfer service from or to the airport or South of Bali area
  • All meals
  • 5 Yang and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga style morning sessions
  • 5 evening Yin Yoga/Restorative sessions
  • Day of Silence
  • Balinese cooking class
  • Sound Healing at Pyramid of Chi
  • 1 Balinese offering class and 4 daily offering rituals
  • 1 Balinese Massage
  • 1 Facial Treatment
  • Yoga overlooking the sunrise behind Batur Volcano
  • Agnihotra fire ritual at sunrise
  • Hot Spring visit
  • Government tax and services

Plus

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

Itinerary

Transfer to Oneworld Retreats at Kumara

from the airport or anywhere in South Bali.


DAY 1

17:30 Orientation followed by meditation session and  dinner


DAY 2

07:00 Yang morning session, Ashtanga Vinyasa style – 1,5 hours

08:30 Balinese Offering Class
The ritual of presenting offerings to the Gods is an integral part of the daily life of every Balinese. This interesting class helps you understand the intricate work involved in the simplest offering and explains the meaning behind the ritual.

Breakfast

Spa treatment or free time

13:00 Lunch

Free afternoon or spa treatment

17:30 Evening Yin yoga, restorative practice – 1,5 hour

19:30 Dinner


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 Yang morning session, Ashtanga Vinyasa style – 2 hours

09:00 Balinese Offering ritual

Breakfast

Spa treatment of the day

Balinese Massage – 1 hour
Combining different massage techniques – pressure points, palm pressure, sliding and kneading—this massage works deeply on the muscles, leaving the body relaxed. Balinese massage is believed to relieve sleep disorder, muscle pains and sport injuries.

Lunch – Today, enjoy the privacy of your own table and in silence!

Afternoon to contemplate…

17:30 Evening Yin yoga, restorative session – 1,5 hours

19:30 Dinner – Candlelight dinner served on your own terrace


DAY 4

Silence remains until breakfast

04:45 Balinese Offering ritual

05:00 Departure for Gunung Batur, one of Bali’s most spectacular volcanos.

Driving time +/- 45 minutes.

06:00 Morning sunrise yoga
Sun salutation with a splendid view of Batur volcano – 1,5 hours

Breakfast and end of silence

Visit of the Hot springs

Return to Ubud

Lunch

Free afternoon or spa treatment

17:30 Evening Yin yoga, restorative session – 1,5 hours

19:30Dinner


DAY 5

07:00 Yang morning session, Ashtanga Vinyasa style – 2 hours

09:00 Balinese Offering ritual

Breakfast

Balinese cooking class followed by lunch

balinese cooking class

Spa treatment of the day


Facial treatment
Using only Ayurvedic herbal products, our therapists gently cleanse, steam and exfoliate your skin; manual extraction follows if needed. Throughout the treatment, the therapist incorporates a soothing and uplifting face, neck and shoulder massage. As you relax under the mask, you can enjoy an arm massage. Finally, after toner, a moisturizer is applied to aid skin repair and maintain moisture levels. All our facials encourage the restoration of youthful vitality and natural radiance of your skin.

Free time

17:30 Evening Yin yoga, restorative session – 1,5 hour

19:30 Dinner


DAY 6

07:00 Yang morning session, Ashtanga Vinyasa style – 2 hours

09:00 Balinese offering ritual

Breakfast

10:15 Walk to the Pyramids of Chi

11:00 Sound Healing Meditation at the Pyramids of Chi

Drive back by car for lunch at special location

13:00 Lunch

Spa treatments or free afternoon

17:30 Evening Yin yoga, restorative session

19:00 Sunset cocktail

19:30 Farewell dinner


DAY 7

06:00 Wake up call

06:30 Agnihotra fire ritual followed by yoga

Closing ceremony

Breakfast

Transfer to your next destination

End of journey


Specials

  • Sowing the Seeds of Change – Special Offer

    Book Sowing the Seeds of Change before 1 December and receive USD 150 price reduction


  • USD 75 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 USD 75 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.
    Applicable for all retreats in 2020

  • 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 (± USD 197)
    Retreat guests only:
    IDR 1,750,000 (± USD 123)
    Twin
    (per person)
    Regular:
    IDR 1,950,000 (± USD 137)
    Retreat guests only:
    IDR 1,350,000 (± USD 95)

    PRICE 2020

    SingleRegular:
    USD 210
    Retreat guests only:
    USD USD 135 per person
    Twin
    (per person)
    Regular:
    USD 148
    Retreat guests only:
    USD 110 per person

Guest Reviews

The spa was heavenly. The retreat was the perfect amount of yoga and meditation. Rachel’s experience and her guidance alllowed me to advance my meditation practice. I love the planned activities. It was wonderful being shown the things that make Bali so beautiful and special. I can’t wait to return. Best of all the 2 Wayan’s who helped us and guided us thru Bali they answered all questions I had about the culture, were very professional, and lots of fun. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Jessica, USA


The entire experience was beautiful and powerful. I came here looking to find some down time and to have an adventure. I’m leaving feeling very centered and grateful for the gift of this last week, from the absolute beauty of the Balinese people, the tranquility of the resort, the relaxation of the spa treatments, to the amazing knowledge of yoga brought by Rachel and Andrea. I thank you all with my entire being.

Angie, USA


This was an incredible experience! From the delicious, healthy, lovingly prepared meals to the friendly smiles from all the staff. The yoga was wonderful – Rachel is a truly gifted teacher & I found myself able to get deeper into poses as I was guided by her caring touch. The spa was amazing – all the therapist were great. And a special thanks to Wayan who went above and beyond to see that we had everything we need.

Jane, USA


It is the very nice retreats. Everything here is good. The workers here are caring. I really emoved all the things they done for us. RAchel is the best yoga instructor and retreat leader. Your life is yours. Here is the beginning.

Beilu, China


It was a wonderful experience. I enjoyed each and every moment. Thanks to a dedicated team and a magical teacher.

Karine, Luxembourg


I came here exchausted and left replenished and with energy. That tells the whole story, doesn’t it? Rachel animated me to dweleve further into astangha yoga and I will be trying to come back for one of the retreats in the ( near) future.

Alexandra, Germany


Better than expected, nice how of prgramme very silent and spiritual experience. Nice details, very friendly staff. Would recommend to anyone who wants to focus on the themselves for a week and escape the hectic normal life.

Eilien, Netherlands


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More Info

RETREAT CENTER

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.


YOGA

This retreat is suitable for all levels of practitioners and includes daily yoga asana classes based on Ashtanga/Vinyasa (morning practices) and yin yoga (evening practices). Meditations will be based in Buddhist traditions with mantra, mudra and journaling offerings included.


SPA TREATMENTS

Part of your journey is enjoying the luxury of our skilled therapists’ hands. Inclusive are a Facial treatment and a Balinese massage. Other treatments are available onsite, you may wish to view our spa menu.