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If you are looking to touch base with your inner self, practice daily meditation and soft yoga while enjoying a unique and relaxing Balinese vacation, this retreat is for you.
Well balanced meals, dedicated time for nourishing the soul and well planned activities to discover aspects of the Balinese culture are without doubt essential elements for eliminating accumulated stress and reconnecting the spirit to the body. The yoga classes are for beginners and intermediates.
The twelve bedroom holistic retreat is located 1.5 km from the heart of Ubud in Bali. Bordered to the west by a small creek, the eco-friendly retreat is surrounded by jungle and rice fields. The retreat center offers 2 swimming pools, dining room, Spa and a 100 sq. meter yoga studio open to nature.
Each room is air-conditioned, has its own terrace, mini-bar and shower. Comfortable yet unpretentious. For our guests' ultimate serenity, everyone above the age of 14 is welcome at the retreat.
Our signature retreat provides an opportunity for you to de-stress and leave the day-to-day life behind. The distinctive experiences leading to peaceful and relaxing moments have transformed some of our guests lifestyle. Yoga and meditation classes practiced in luxuriant environment is the focus of the retreat while high quality spa treatments, holistic rituals experiences, healthy meals and cultural discoveries makes this retreat a unique event. Our mission is to please your five senses and assist them in our best possible way to live in the present moments during the retreat.
The meditation and yoga sessions are a soft approach to what may become part of one's daily life. Through meditation and yoga, people from around the world and all levels of society have reached incredible results in balancing the body, mind and spirit therefore achieving more focus and in control over life's daily events.
During these sessions, you will watch your thoughts, without any intention to either control or repress them. Just simply watch and being aware of each movement of the thought and see they move without you being moved by them.
Transfer to ONEWORLD Retreats at Kumara, Ubud
From the airport or anywhere in South Bali
05.30 p.m. Orientation followed by restorative yoga session
07.00 p.m. Dinner
08.00 p.m. Informal lecture about Bali
07.00 a.m. Morning yoga and meditation class
Spa Treatment of the day
You can choose between Herbal Aromatic Facial (1 hour) OR Relaxing Massage - 1.25 hours
05.30 p.m. Evening meditation and restorative yoga
06.00 p.m. Dinner
Evening meditation and purification ritual
After dinner, we will be taking you to Tirta Empul, Bali's most sacred spring pools for a purification ritual. This mystical place is visited by Balinese from all over the island, a local mangku (priest) will carry out the prayers. An exceptional way to begin the holistic retreat.
Day 3 - Silent Day
Experiencing a day in silence (optional)
Today is a day for contemplation and to concentrate on your inner self. 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 a.m. Yoga and meditation program - 2 hours
Spa Treatment of the day - Ayurvedic Chakra Dhara Massage - 2.5 hours
Lunch: Today, enjoy the privacy of your own table and in silence!
Afternoon to contemplate.
05.30 p.m. Evening meditation and restorative yoga
Dinner: Candlelight dinner served on your own terrace
Day 4 (Silence remains until breakfast)
05.00 a.m. Departure for Gunung Batur - One of Bali's most spectacular volcanos Driving time +/- 45 minutes
06.00 a.m. Meditation and yoga program with a splendid view of the sunrise behind the Gunung Batur
08:00 Breakfast and end of silence
Return to Ubud
Optional cycling experience - 22 km of downhill and 700m of uphill bicycle tour discovering a different Bali!
05.30 p.m. Evening meditation and restorative yoga session
07.00 a.m. Morning yoga and meditation class
Guided walk amongst the rice fields of Bali
Organic lunch surrounded by rice fields
Afternoon - Free time on your own
05.30 p.m. Evening restorative yoga
Meditation and yoga class
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.
Transfer to your next destination
End of journey
Ubud is the perfect place for those who wish to taste the real Bali. It is famous as the artistic and cultural heart of Bali. Make a visit to the art museums to see traditional and modern paintings. The people are warm and friendly and many are painters, dancers, musicians, and carvers. The cool weather in the hills is perfect for nature walks. The nearby monkey forest has a temple in the midst of a jungle filled with swinging monkeys. Even the market place is a delightful and colorful experience with its bright and typically Balinese crafted stalls. All this and more make Ubud one of your most memorable visits in Bali.
All your meals are included and most are served at the resort. Our chefs are experienced and eager to offer you the freshest and most tasteful and healthy meals. From our "table d'hte" you may choose to eat vegetarian or non vegetarian meals. Just like at a friend's place, there are no menus, yet we make sure to know what you like and dislike! Meals are served either in the jungle dining room or in the privacy of your own balcony table.
Oneworld Retreats Kumara has an in-house spa offering high quality treatments including their renowned Ayurvedic chakra dhara massage. Only specially trained therapists with a deep spiritual sense perform the Ayurvedic massages.
Part of your journey is enjoying the luxury of their skilled therapists hands. You will experience the magic of two relaxing spa treatments which will soothe your body and mind; one is Kumara's famous 2,5 hours Ayurvedic Chakra Dhara Massage and the other is a choice between a relaxing massage, a herbal facial and a Balinese massage.
Other treatments are available onsite for an additional cost.
Relax upright, supported by your therapist's hands as they massage warm oil into your head and upper body in a specific, rhythmic rippling motion that dispels tension and allows you to surrender to sensation.
A fresh hibiscus leaf mask is then applied to your hair and your head is wrapped in a banana leaf and an arm massage is performed while you relax for 25 minutes. In the final steps, your therapist's skilled fingers stimulate circulation to awaken the spirit as the mask is removed and your hair washed and towel or blow-dried.
This treatment is recommended for all, especially those who hold tension in the upper body and suffer from headaches or migraine. Hibiscus leaves contain vitamin B1, B2, and C.
At Kumara spa, only specially trained therapists with a deep spiritual sense performs Ayurvedic massage. "Chakra", a word with Hindu (Sanskrit) roots, refers to key energy points that are universal. All who inhabit physical bodies on the earth have energy vortexes, which are channels through which spiritual energy flows to manifest in the physical.
The Ayurvedic chakra dhara massage is both sensual and spiritual. It includes the dripping of one liter of warm herbal oil onto the chakra points.
Their therapists use this oil ritual to balance the energy flow and purify the body, mind, and spirit.
Your therapist skillfully and respectfully treats your body with an array of repetitive and slow movements. Alternatively stimulating and soothing to eliminate toxins and other impurities. This indulgent treatment also promotes circulation, increases flexibility, and relieves pain and stiffness.
Shirodara is a treatment used by Indian yogis to enhance self-awareness. At Kumara spa, shirodara restores calm and vital balance to the mind and the nervous system, correcting imbalances of the senses. The treatment is also believed to reduce insomnia.
Shirodara begins and ends with a face, neck, and scalp massage. Once you are totally relaxed, their therapist takes up to 25 minutes to pour warm herbal oil in an even, continuous stream over the sixth chakra point in the centre of your forehead, better known as your "third eye".
In this liberated state you may meditate deeply or simply abandon yourself to sensation.
Combining different massage techniques such as 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.
Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic massage designed to loosen muscles, increase blood flow, and relieve stress. Your therapist will skillfully use her elbows and fingers to penetrate all layers of tissue. This therapy breaks down rigid muscle tissue and helps to relieve pain and restore movement. Your therapist uses slow, strong strokes that stimulate and revive deep muscle tissue.
Please be aware that you may experience some mild discomfort as your tight muscles are kneaded and loosened. For a day or two following a deep tissue massage your muscles may be sore similar to what you experience after an intensive work out. However, the benefits far outweigh this mild discomfort as you will notice more flexibility in previously painful areas as well as a state of harmony and well being.
This is a vital treat for your hair and scalp that also lifts the spirit. Your scalp is massaged with a rich avocado cream to stimulate circulation and release tension. Steaming follows to hydrate and preserve suppleness. Your therapist slowly massages your shoulders and upper arms before finally applying natural hair tonic, washing, and towel drying.
This treatment will leave your hair radiant.
This is an Asian hand ritual created to revitalize and beautify your hands. A gentle scrub, a clay mask, and a rosewater hand wrap follow a lemon grass cleanser. The result is remarkable.
Before the arrival of shampoo, Indonesians used this special recipe to keep their hair healthy. You are invited to enjoy this time-honored tradition. This treatment includes a scalp, neck, and shoulder massage.
Native Americans, Egyptians and Hawaiians have all used hot stone therapy for centuries. Your massage begins with a soothing gentle massage using oil while the stones are heating and sanitizing. With one heated stone in each hand your therapist applies long, flowing massage strokes, which penetrate your body tissue, opening up blood vessels, and improving circulation.
Upon completion of each sequence, the therapist lays a stone to rest at chakra points and other key trigger points. The heat from the stones relaxes your muscles and unblocks energy centers. Be sure to inform the therapist if you find the stones too hot for you.
At Kumara spa, there are two distinctive and indulgent facial treatments offered using high-quality natural skin care products. Men may need to begin with a close shave (included). In both facials, your therapists gently cleanse, steam, and exfoliate your skin where manual extraction follows if needed.
Throughout, therapists incorporate soothing and uplifting face, neck, and shoulder massage. As you relax under the mask of your choice, you also enjoy an arm massage. Finally, a bio-seaweed moisturizer is applied after toner to aid skin repair and maintain moisture levels. All the facials encourage the restoration of youthful vitality and natural radiance.
A post-massage treatment that will enhance your spa experience. While the massage relaxes your body, the selected scrub treatment removes dead skin cells, making your skin look fresh and young. You can enjoy other benefits contained in exfoliants, depending on which one you choose.
This is a 17th century Javanese royal treatment. A relaxing massage is included followed by spice scrub (turmeric, sandal wood, and rice powder) exfoliation with yogurt for moisturizer and a fragrant blossom bath.
This is Queen Cleopatra's secret for beauty in longevity.
After a 65 minute relaxing massage, a milk-based scrub will be used to exfoliate your skin. Milk body mask will be thus applied and finally, relaxing bath with fresh flowers to end the treatment.
The treatment includes a traditional body massage, followed by a mixed of coffee and rice powder scrub. Fresh papaya will be applied to moisture your skin then a bath of fragrant blossoms to end the session.
Started with a relaxing body massage, this treatment is then followed by skin exfoliation using green tea and rice powder based scrub. Yogurt is used to moisture your skin afterwards and to eliminate toxins as well. The last session includes a bath of flower petals.
In manicure and pedicure treatments, your cuticles are trimmed after soaking in a warm flower bath and your nails clipped and filed to shape.
A hand and lower arm massage brings relaxation to the manicure, while a foot and lower leg massage enhances the pedicure.
When polish is chosen, base, two coats of color, and a top coat give a durable, elegant finish. The cost of a basic treatment is 140 000 IDR for 45 minutes, 165 000 IDR for 60 minutes including polish, 195 000 IDR for 80 minutes including nail design, and 200 000 IDR for 80 minutes including a french manicure and pedicure.
Your feet are constantly asked to perform by taking you where you wish to go in the shoes you choose to wear. Everyone experiences the "tired feet syndrome", particularly travelers.
This rejuvenating treatment begins with a soak in warm flowered water and continues with a foot reflexology session followed by an extensive lower leg massage. Leave with a spring in your step.
This age-old treatment softens, moisturizes and firms the skin, promoting new cell growth. First a refreshing cleanser is applied, followed by a peeling and exfoliation treatment using a natural herbal scrub. Next, a face, neck and shoulder massage with a steam treatment followed by manual extraction. After the application of a facemask you can relax deeply for 15 minutes while it does its wonderful work! The treatment concludes with an application of a refreshing iced towel and moisturizing cream.