Come Home to Bali - Yoga Retreat
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This retreat was one of the best holidays of my life. The accommodation took my breath away. I felt safe here, and loved the activities like the purification ritual and bike ride, which were an amazing way to experience this gentle paradise that is Bali. I loved the balance between yoga, meditation, sociable meals, quite time, cultural experiences and free time to explore Ubud. As a first time solo female travelling to Bali, I felt safe, nurtured, pampered, rested, stimulated and inspired. Thank you!
Kerry, South Africa
I had a lovely stay at Kumara and for eight days it felt like home in Bali. Proper, clean, and comfortable zone, lovely staff and was really pampered with their kindness, awareness of the details. Lovely food and smiles. The retreat inspired me to practise more yoga and meditation at home because I've experienced that it nurtured me. I also hope I can let go of things a bit more. Overall a very special experience.
There are not enough lines here to write about this beautiful and interesting place. I am going to start with the 6 star service here. It was outstanding in every way. All the employees patter around with beautiful, friendly smiles magically ensuring that our every need and more is cared for. Every detail is thought of from umbrellas, to mosquito sprays and the lighting of coils and turn down service, the incense, the emergency flash lights that are provided, etc. Really I applaud all the staff members who treated us like royalty. The shuttle service to and from Ubud was always on time. The meals were delicious and flavorful. I also had the opportunity to dine at the pre-arrived package at Bridges restaurant and it was spectacular! What a lovely spot with delicious food and a great wine list and Antoine the handsome sommelier. It was such an incredible opportunity to be here during the festival and enjoy that cultural experience. Plenty of interesting information on the culture was given to us and it made me feel very special. One of the highlights for me was our 20 km bike ride through the decorated villages and stunning countryside and then the walk along the ridge, and there just when the noon day sun was getting to all of us, our air conditioned cars awaited to take us back to Kumara where we were greeted upon our arrival with a refreshing glass of delicious coconut water. How perfect! And then on our last evening, the surprise visit where we enjoyed our dessert in the prince's courtyard. Wow!! That was an unexpected surprise and such a beautiful treat. I feel like I have been so pampered and have not had a worry since I arrived. It took a few days to adjust from my jet lag and wished that I could have arrived a day earlier. Jim is a unique and experienced yoga teacher and managed to cater to the variety of different levels from first timers to more experienced yogis. This is not an easy task for a teacher and I commend him. He has a unique teaching style which I found interesting, some people might have found it different from what they are accustomed to, so perhaps this should be explained to people so that they are aware of his teaching style! Would have enjoyed spending more time getting to know Jim and his yoga techniques better and as I say it was hard to fit everything into a place that has so much to offer! Overall, the experience has been wonderful. Thank you for welcoming me into your beautiful home. Claude, I am sorry I was not able to meet you in person to congratulate you on your beautiful petit paradis ici! Hopefully next time. Happy New Year and all the best in 2015.
I really felt like I was 'coming home'. My body, mind and spirit have all benefitted immensely from this experience. Thank you to our wonderful teacher Jim, Wayan, little Wayan and to all the wonderful staffs of this stunning property.
Great experience, beautiful view and very peaceful. Feeling grateful to be here and thank you very much to the excellent yoga instructor Jim, fantastic guides Wayan and Tekok, and a very friendly crew. Looking forward to coming back. Thank you very much.
This was a wonderful experience. The resort, yoga practice, food and staffs were all lovely.
What a blissful week & had with reading, sunrise, yoga and massage set amongst such beauty. I feel so lucky. Thank you.
Amazing experience, I feel completely relaxed and re - energized . Thank you for the opportunity of meeting new people and bringing yoga back into my life.
Peaceful, serene environment with pleasant rain forest creek, rice field, setting and comfortable accommodation with king bed marble bath & expansive balcony over creek. Yoga overlooking mt Batur at sunrise and bike ride back to Ubud along with rice field walk highlights. Location is good for proximity to central Ubud by courtesy car whilst being away from the noise of traffic.
An exotic, supportive, tranquil environment, for a beginner of yoga practice.
Kumara retreat is an amazing beautiful place - the staff and level of service is 100%,spa treatment sooo relaxing 7 professional cred out.Food amazing & healthy without making you feel you are on"healthy retreat". yoga was wonderful,challenging & peaceful at the same time - level of yoga experience catered for everyone.purification ceremony,bike ride & sunrise yoga just amazing as well.Thank you so much - I feel revitalized balanced & happy "BLESS".
Still fantastic! I personally was a little disappointed that the old kadek therapist left! she was very special but such is life sometimes even move on.
Jim Harrington (Yoga teacher), Australia