Testimonials for Escape The World

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I booked this retreat very last minute and it was the best decision I could have made during my stay in Bali. Not only do I feel restored, I am leaving here with an immerse fascination with Balinese culture and life. I also plan to adopt more routine meditation and yoga practices into my life.

Edward, USA

I had high expectations coming to Bali for the Escape The World retreat. Iyan, Wayan, Claude and rest of their team exceeded my expectations and then some. This is a once in a lifetime trip that I might have to replicate by coming back. The people you meet and the experiences you share are incredible and unforgettable. Everyone should take the time to escape the world for a week here!

Kyle, USA

I came to this retreat in hopes of healing and learning. Today is my last day and it has been the best decision I have ever made as well as the best trip ever. The balance of yoga, exploring the island and spa treatments was what I needed for my broken heart. I not only feel alive again, I feel so lucky to have had this entire experience. I am so grateful and excited to see what happens next. Also the thoughtfulness was incredible. From preparing umbrella for the rain, the hot lemon water waiting for me outside my door every morning to the nicest staffs ever.

Lindsey, USA

Thank you Claude, Iyan and the whole team for a truly spiritual, uplifting and amazing experience. Escape the World should be an integral part of everyone’s life at least once a year. The yoga is pitched just right, the accommodation is beautiful and I loved simply sitting in my veranda and listening to the sound of nature. The food and service is absolutely fabulous - you really do take care of each and every need. It is a wonderful feeling to be so well looked after. I adore the volcano visits and then cycling back to Ubud and all the activities offered gave us a wonderful bonding experience. Keep up the amazing work!

Nikki, New Zealand

Dear Iyan, Claude, Wayan - Zaka naka zaka dare! A phrase I learnt on my Africa travel - This is as good as it gets - This is how I feel after 5 days of Escape the world. Thank you for sharing your retreat with me and the group, filled with guests from around the world that became my friends! This is my third trip to Bali. The first two was a wonderful vacation. The third time is experiencing this retreat – to me is the most memorable and precious and will be remembered in the years to come. Finding and reconnecting with the beauty within, the beauty of Kumara and experiencing and learning so much about the Balinese people and culture. Terima Kasih. P.S. I have never practised yoga before and leaning the pose in an intimate group setting was perfect. This retreat is magical and should be on everyone’s bucket list!

Theresa, USA

This trip is a gift after a very emotional and overwhelming years for me. I had been busy with little motivation and energy. My thoughts were foggy, scattered and cluttered. This retreat enabled me to regain some strength and by allowing myself to focus on just me which I have not done in years. I cried a lot releasing the emotional drain I was carrying. It began just right when in our meditation session, Iyan, had us put our hands on our heart and hug ourselves. I had to spent so many years hugging everyone else that I had forgotten to simply hug myself. Iyan and Wayan are incredibly passionate and caring human being - allowing me a special ritual offering to mourn a resent loss. I will always hold this in my heart. Thank you for a life changing experience.

Wendy, USA

My heart immediately softens as soon as I arrived through the resort gates. My spirit becomes brighter, happier and so peaceful - all of the fatigue and craziness from home just washes away. This beautiful Oneworld Retreats, on this magical little island is where I feel closest to God and spirit - this is where I can hear my own soul speak with no distractions. Thank you for sharing your generous spirit and in taking such great care of us; mind, body and soul. Your team is amazing. Just couldn't be better - which is why I keep coming back! I always leave with better version of myself.

Leigh, USA

Escape the World exceeded my expectations in every way. Everything from start to finish was seamless and well thought out. Yoga was accessible for everyone, but Iyan also provides advanced option for those who are more experienced. The vegetarian meals were delicious and I can't wait to try the recipes provided for us once I’m back at home. The resort itself is peaceful and serene providing a perfect atmosphere to escape the world. Most of the staff was incredible. Iyan and Wayan specifically made the retreat exceptional. I will definitely be returning to enjoy one of the other retreats in the near future . Thank you to everyone for the amazing experience.

Lena, USA

It's an amazing retreat! The location is stunning and will do wonders for the mind. Everything has been thought out and you can just relax and enjoy being here. All the staff is caring and happy to answer any of your questions. Iyan and Wayan are beautiful people and teachers and very open to us. Being around Iyan makes you happy, and every time he laughed, I smiled. Thank you, I will remember this experience for a long time.

Nidia, Mexico

ONEWORLD retreats was recommended to me by a friend. She told me I would love it and she was right! Everything was perfect - the yoga, meditation, the spa and the activities. The food was amazing (I would come back for the food alone)! I feel like I have been away much longer than a week. Thank you to Claude, Iyan and Wayan for making my Christmas and New Years so special. A special thank you to Ketut at reception, he was so friendly and so helpful and always greeted everyone with a smile - all the staff are wonderful and I look forward to returning soon.

Jo, Australia

Words cannot explain the joy and satisfaction I received by coming to this retreat. I flew half way around the world from Florida, USA for healing and I wasn't disappointed. Claude and Iyan plus all the ONEWORLD retreats staff, you were all amazing and so gracious. Thank you for filling us with knowledge about your country. Bali is a beautiful island. I would hope I can come back again next christmas. Keep up the good work. I've been in heaven for 8 days.

Andi, USA

I feel so lucky to have found this place. It has energy of its own. Everything was so planned out and taken care of that all I had to do was enjoy yoga and Ubud. The staff is the most professional, kindest and thoughtful group of people I have ever met in my life. I can't wait to take the things I've learned during the retreat home. Thank you for the best week of my life and for running this magical program.

Jaime, USA

Escape the world retreat was so well organized. A great experience from pick up at the airport onwards. A very relaxing and thoughtful retreat which will give any participants time to stop, reflect and relax away from our very busy normal lives. We received an excellent service by all the team at the retreat. Leaders and yoga instruction was not only on the yoga mats! Iyan and the team gave so much of their time and attention to make the whole experience the best it could be possibly be.

Elizabeth, Cyprus

Everyone needs an escape from the world at some point in their life. The ONEWORLD retreat center provides their guests with the opportunity to relax and refresh. Every need is thought of in advanced and taken care of by the staff. It truly is a dream of pure bliss!

Maggie, USA

This was truly a retreat from the world into a beautiful paradise, cultural excursion, and gentle yoga experience. The staffs were incredible, and ready to help with anything at anytime. We loved the spa treatments, meditation, and delicious food and we got to know wonderful people from around the world. Thank you for the fantastic experience.

Suzanne, UK

My experience of ‘Escape the World’ retreat is I stepped off the planet onto paradise. The schedule of my experience was a constant surprise and delight. I could feel the care and thoughtful planning in every element of my time here. My mind is calm, my body is relaxed and my heart is full. Terima kasih and see you again soon!

Dionne, UK

Iyan and team have curated an amazing experience with the 'Escape the World’ retreat. The yoga sessions cater to all levels of yoga practicioners and includes breathing and meditation work. In addition to the well-crafted yoga sessions, the retreat includes some incredible life experiences - the purification ritual at Tirta Empul, sunrise yoga overlooking mount Batur, and a walk through a traditional Balinese rice field. And to top it all off, there is a spa on site…simply heaven! The people were terrific, every meal wonderful and all just steps away from the energy of the Ubud center. Thank you Iyan, Wayan, and team for an experience I will never forget.

Michelle, USA

I need to heal, find ‘me’ again and I think this allowed me to truly ‘Escape the World’ and find some inner peace. I think this has helped me to feel comfortable in my own skin and to work through some negativity. It was a fantastic group of people to share the experience with, in such a beautiful location- seriously a paradise! The yoga was challenging but that is exactly what I needed. I truly loved experiencing and seeing the Balinese culture and the day trips were amazing. Thank you Iyan and Wayan for sharing your yoga and Bali knowledge - you are both inspiring. And to wonderful staffs – all so friendly and incredibly helpful.

Kate, New Zealand

The retreat was surrounded by such serenity, happiness, care and commitment from the accommodations, little gifts, meditation, yoga, excursions and best of all the spa treatments, day of silence and closing ritual. The location was ideal, total serenity nestled in the jungle with views of rice terraces and sunset which was only a short transfer by courtesy shuttle to the hustle and bustle of downtown Ubud. I highly recommend ONEWORLD retreats!

Diane, USA

You can't put into words the experience you live through during the retreat. The connection with others and the connection with yourself improves and you feel instant peace the day you arrive. The attention to detail from everyone in the facility and the genuine care and professionalism is just terrific! I loved everything about the retreat and I love that it provided me with the opportunity to expand my self-awareness. Thank you all for a wonderful week and thank you for the amazing week! Paradise does exist.

Arriany, Venezuela

You can't put into words the experience you live through during the retreat. The connection with others and the connection with yourself improves and you feel instant peace the day you arrive. The attention to detail from everyone in the facility and the genuine care and professionalism is just terrific! I loved everything about the retreat and I love that it provided me with the opportunity to expand my self-awareness. Thank you all for a wonderful week and thank you for the amazing week! Paradise does exist.

Arriany, Venezuela

The staff provided great service and anticipate your every need. Much thought was given to giving us the best experience. The yoga was fabulous, with caring and knowledgeable teachers. It suited both beginners and advanced, building up throughout the week. A perfect venue - beautiful buildings and no annoying extra cost as everything is included and wonderful gifts as handy rucksack, water bath, and incense sticks were lovely surprises.

Alison, New Zealand

Everything about Bali and ONEWORLD retreats is magical. The people and staff are warm and welcoming, the views are outstanding and accommodations are beautiful. The yoga was challenging, but not too difficult that a beginner could not participate. Iyan and Wayan were amazing and made everyone feel comfortable. I came here alone in a group of strangers and am leaving now with friends from around the world. I would return in a heartbeat. Thank you!

Liz, USA

This retreat exceeded my expectations. It was the perfect balance between yoga, meditation and other activities. There was also time to relax and JUST BE. The food was also amazing! Thank you to Iyan and Wayan for your care and dedication. I feel I have grown immensely from this experience. It was a truly special time.

Janne, Australia

Every detail was carefully attended to without being over fussy or pretentious. The yoga was wonderful, the day of silence was truly special - it was a week that I will treasure. Honestly it was the best retreat and totally exceeded my expectations.

Sarah, Australia

Escape the world - a wonderfully accurate description. The room was beautiful - a heaven to a retreat to offer. The yoga was fantastic - Iyan and the two Wayans are so knowledgeable and patiently skilled. I loved it! The spa treatments were amazing. The activities and rituals were fascinating and incredibly amazing. The whole experience was out of this world!

Jane, New Zealand

I come to this retreat to unwind, de-stress, learn more yoga and escape my busy life and I got exactly all of that and so much more which is a beautiful surprise. This retreat is amazing and everyday I feel so blessed to be here. All the negative energy that came with me on day one has completely disappeared. I found happiness, zen, balance, and great positive energy once again! Thank you to Iyan for being a great yoga teacher and a friend, to Wayan and Tekok for the awesome spine massage and alignment; to all the wonderful and kind staff for taking care of me - you are doing a fantastic job! All I can say is this whole retreat experience was the best ever.

Aleysha,

The retreat was fantastic, beautiful surroundings delicious fond, attentive friendly staff. Really exceeded my expectations. Five star treatments. Cannot remember the last time I felt this relaxed. I am truly grateful and would highly recommend this retreat.

Sherice, England

Truly a holistic experience not only in terms of yoga, but very reaffirming in the generosity of the human spirit. All your needs are considered, anticipated and met. Highly recommended for mind, body and soul restoration.

Paula, UK

My experience at ONEWORLD retreats has been unbelievably amazing. It far exceeded anything I could have imagined. It was a beautiful six days of spoiling my self and allowing time to think about my life, my goals and my future. Iyan, Wayan and Tekok all have a wonderful ability to make you feel very relaxed and welcome. The knowledge and assistance was invaluable. I felt very comfortable in the group regardless of my capabilities. They were always there to help and assist. The staff were amazing. The food is always tasty, using creative healthy recipes. I loved everything.

Joana, Australia

Boost - for the mind, body and soul to enter a path of life with improved quality and holistic fundament. The introduction to the Balinese history, and the further elaboration during the activities on the Balinese culture, Hinduism etc, was much appreciated!

Roland, Netherlands

A gorgeous setting that allows you to explore yourself and meet some fantastic people along the way. The yoga is great for beginners and Wayan and Iyan were amazing at pushing the more advanced yogis out of our comfort zones. Thank you to everyone here! I'll definitely be back.

Gillian, UK

I love it all - so beautiful, quiet, good and friendly people. The workshops, meditation, yoga, spa, rituals, accommodation, activities and service are so good. The friendly and sweet people, the little details, the healthy food and the pool makes it even more special. A real paradise!

Trienke, Holland

I had an amazing experience, which I got to share with a lovely bunch of people. The yoga was great and the staff really catered to your every need. The resort is set amongst such magic surroundings. It was a truly uplifting spiritual experience.

Jennifer, Australia

It is such a bliss! I came only for 3 days and when I saw this amazing place I decided to join the retreat and it was the best decision ever. It is just perfect to stop for a moment, take a deep breath, turn off the world outside, relax and think of your dreams. There is no better place for dreaming. And the workshops are just enough to set you in the right mood for it. The meditation, yoga with amazing and caring instructors, heavenly spa treatments, luxurious accommodation and healthy yet extremely delicious food make you feel absolutely wonderful on all levels of your body and soul. You get to meet great people and make new friends while you are in a dream together. And all the tiny details and service just make you feel" ahhhh", I will be back!

Mariya, Sweden

This is my second retreat at ONEWORLD retreats and once again it surpassed all expectations. Retreat is a misnomer for this experience because it is really about experiencing life to its fullest. If you are looking for an opportunity to recharge and re-engage in, you will find it here.

Rachel, New Zealand

I lack the words to describe how powerful, wonderful and empowering this retreat was. It is just as hard to express how thankful and grateful I am to the team who made this possible. I would definitely recommend this experience to anybody who needs to disconnect and ‘Escape The World’ for a while. This week has enabled me reconnect with myself; mentally, physically and spiritually. The magical atmosphere of the resort, the good vibes and positive energy of the team members as well as the synergy we were able to reach together made this experience unforgettable and enlightening. The yoga classes were very good. I really enjoyed each session. The spa treatments were exceptional. I appreciated the activities. The closing ceremony was an intense experience, a beautiful way to end the retreat. Overall, a fantastic experience! Thank you! Terima kasih!

Garance, Belgium

The experience was special as Bali has a certain kind of magic that you just can't find anywhere else. The retreat centre is lush and natural, perfect for an Ubud jungle oasis. The rooms are large and clean. The team members are helpful and accommodating, the spa treatments are superb. The visit's to the temples, rice fields & the volcano helped you to really understand the unique and traditonal culture of Bali. Namaste.

Marcey, Canada

The experience was just like the title of the retreat. A true ‘Escape the World’ retreat with all the extra delightful touches. The Silent Day and bike ride were a highlight. Thank you.

Karen, Australia

As a beginner to yoga I was a bit apprehensive, but Iyan and the team were great! Their knowledge, understanding and patience really helped me throughout the retreat. The attention to detail is second to none. The food was excellent and catered the different dietary needs of the participants. I would just like to say a big thank you to all of the team for making my Bali experience so memorable. Terima kasih!

Kieran, Ireland

I've never done anything like this before and Iyan, Wayan, Tekok, Claude and the entire ONEWORLD retreats Kumara staff made me feel at home. The resort feels like a spiritual haven. The yoga and meditation were amazing, the excursions were beautiful. Thank you for an incredible week! I wish I could move in.

Lauren, USA

The attention to detail and the kindness of the team members were heart-warming. Thank you so much.

Stephanie, Canada

Escape the World is what you will experience on your first step here. You will forget about the real world and put all your focus & soul into what really matters - YOU!

Irene, Australia

Wonderful and relaxing. The yoga is amazing. Thank you so much again for a wonderful experience. I will be back.

Donna, New Zealand

I just wish it could be longer. Thank you!

Louise, England

A beautiful experience. I feel so relaxed and happy. It was much more than I had expected.

Helen, UK

This was a 51/2 star experience

Crystal, USA

An incredible experience that will stay with me forever and which helped me on a new found path in life.

Nicole, Australia

Terima kasih. This was a very special experience. Iyan's words of wisdom were particularly inspirational - and the smiles, attention to detail and thoughtfulness of the team were memorable. I am leaving feeling truly nourished after escaping the world for a brief time.

Kim, Australia

A perfect encapsulation of Bali at it's best.

Samantha, Australia

The team members are exemplary, everything is well run and overseen, the spa treatments are heavenly, the beauty & serenity found here are nice and will forever be engraved in my heart, soul, mind and spirit. Thank you.

Angela, USA

It was a just wonderful experience. Everything was perfect. The whole team was always there to help you and friendly. The spa is just awesome. I totally enjoyed my time here. Thanks to everyone who made this trip unforgettable.

Verena, Germany

It truly lives up to it's name. I felt completely transported from my routine & stressful life. I found time to just let myself be as I am without any pressure or expectations. My mind feels cleansed. I am renewed. There was so much attention to detail by the friendliest & courteous staff I've ever came across. Thank you.

Nima, Australia

My second time around and it has been even more wonderful.

Beate, Germany

This retreat changed my perspective on life and how I want to structure my discipline of meditation & spiritual path at home. It left a footprint in my spirit.

Maribeth, USA

The retreat is amazing! As a beginner yoga practitioner, the teacher and assistants were so patient, understanding and anticipating of my needs. When I got a cold, they were by my side with tissues and medicine. When the yoga got too much, they showed me relaxing options. Overall this was a wonderful, life-changing experience.

Jennifer, USA

Fantastic experience! I am inspired to continue my yoga & meditation practice to take my spiritual to the next level. The team members are so helpful & friendly. Not once did I feel that they were not happy to be there & to help.

Stephanie, USA

Truly a heaven on earth! The yoga classes were more than fine, Iyan was a really great person with big heart and lovely smiles! The activities were very nice and interesting; they give us a good insight into the Balinese life and tradition. The spa is the best I have experienced ever. I felt like a queen after the Chakra Dhara and Mandi treatments. The herbal facial was also outstanding! The therapists treat you with so much respect and care for you like they were our mothers! We are truly pampered over and over again! So Thank you all again for a fantastic week!

Lieve, Belgium

The most amazing week ever! I really wanted to get away from work and have some quality me time. I also made some new friends in the process. The staff were phenomenal - so friendly, generous and on point with everything. Thank you all so much! Oh, and the food was unreal! Keep up the great work! I will definitely recommend this to everyone I know and hopefully I’ll be back soon.

Bridgitte, USA

Fantastic experience, loved every minutes of it. The food was varied and plentiful, the room with private balcony amazing, the staff so friendly & polite and the spa treatments were the best I've ever had. The yoga and meditation sessions were informative and varied. There was a good balance between daily activities and free time. I'm leaving this place feeling invigorated & rejuvenated and I'll definitely be back. Thank you.

Debbie, Australia

The retreat was engaging & enjoyable, and it truly provides the perfect atmosphere & environment to explore & grow yourself. The combination of activities provided had a perfect balance. I would recommend this retreat to all my friends. I will be back! Namaste.

Sonia, Australia

Escape the World retreat is a gift to yourself. You will be taken care of.

Marleen, Belgium

A very nice place to practice yoga. A marvelous experience.

Christine, Switzerland

Extraordinary! An experience that can be enjoyed by all your senses. I’m leaving with deep gratitude.

Annick, Belgium

A beautiful and moving experience. I’m leaving with a better sense of myself and some tools for dealing with the hard knocks of life. Thank you.

Kathryn, Australia

This retreat truly exceeded my expectations. Every little detail was taken care of, every need attended to without even having to ask! The yoga sessions are open for beginners all the way to advanced level. The rooms and facilities were exceptionally clean and the resort is very well maintained. The staff were genuine and friendly, they are really professional and take pride in their work. I found this retreat to be very authentic and unique, giving a true experience of yoga, Bali, the people and their rituals & faith. The activities really gave us a hands-on experience of Balinese life. Iyan and his team are very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions we had. Overall, a life changing experience. Highly recommended! Thank you for an unforgettable journey.

Sherilyn, South Africa

An amazing week with a very nice and a great company to be around. I have learned a lot about emotions, the world and Balinese culture. It feels too soon to leave.

Lyanne, Netherlands

This retreat is magical. Every detail is thought out & well executed. You are truly transported into Balinese culture. I can't wait to come back.

Samara, USA

An incredible life experience. Thank you Wayan, Tekok, and especially Iyan - for the amazing gift of your teaching and for sharing your practice with me.

Maria, USA

On this retreat, I felt challenged to let go of my fears and my doubts. I feel strengthened. Thank you, I truly am so grateful for all of your love in our one world! Namaste!

Carol, USA

ONEWORLD retreats Kumara is an extremely peaceful place which allows you to truly be with yourself. The staff are extremely caring and friendly and see to your every single need. The yoga teachers are not only professionals but also amazing, genuine people to. You will learn so much from just being around them. All the spa therapists will make sure you get the best spa experience. All the trips were very well thought and organized. I had a lot of fun and got to see and experience things that I would never do on my own. I would definitely love to come back here again as it is truly a very special place.

Anna, Russia

Attention to detail is what set ONEWORLD retreats aside from the general yoga retreat. The small touches are what making Escape the World special. The yoga and itinerary is well-structured and organised to perfection. The itinerary is varied and this ensures you get the Balinese experience. I had fun, relaxation and an energising week that will stay with me forever.

Charlotte, UK

The attention to detail was incredible. All the staff are very friendly, informative and helpful. I'm taking home some of my best memories. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience. I really did feel that I had escaped the world.

Alison, UK

Truly an escape from the world! The retreat revitalized my soul, fed my body with amazing food and filled my heart with love. My mind was put at ease. Highly recommended.

Jennifer, Australia

Beautiful, friendly and accommodating staff throughout the retreat. The ceremony on the last day was very moving. I love being stretched and challenged through the meditation and yoga practice.

Louise, Australia

Fantastic, relaxing, energising and exhilarating!

Jolanda, the Netherlands

An amazing week with a very nice and a great company to be around. I have learned a lot about emotions, the world and Balinese culture. It feels too soon to leave.

Lyanne, Netherlands

This retreat is magical. Every detail is thought out & well executed. You are truly transported into Balinese culture. I can't wait to come back.

Samara, USA

An incredible life experience. Thank you Wayan, Tekok, and especially Iyan - for the amazing gift of your teaching and for sharing your practice with me.

Maria, USA

On this retreat, I felt challenged to let go of my fears and my doubts. I feel strengthened. Thank you, I truly am so grateful for all of your love in our one world! Namaste!

Carol, USA

ONEWORLD retreats Kumara is an extremely peaceful place which allows you to truly be with yourself. The staff are extremely caring and friendly and see to your every single need. The yoga teachers are not only professionals but also amazing, genuine people to. You will learn so much from just being around them. All the spa therapists will make sure you get the best spa experience. All the trips were very well thought and organized. I had a lot of fun and got to see and experience things that I would never do on my own. I would definitely love to come back here again as it is truly a very special place.

Anna, Russia

Attention to detail is what set ONEWORLD retreats aside from the general yoga retreat. The small touches are what making Escape the World special. The yoga and itinerary is well-structured and organised to perfection. The itinerary is varied and this ensures you get the Balinese experience. I had fun, relaxation and an energising week that will stay with me forever.

Charlotte, UK

The attention to detail was incredible. All the staff are very friendly, informative and helpful. I'm taking home some of my best memories. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience. I really did feel that I had escaped the world.

Alison, UK

Truly an escape from the world! The retreat revitalized my soul, fed my body with amazing food and filled my heart with love. My mind was put at ease. Highly recommended.

Jennifer, Australia

Beautiful, friendly and accommodating staff throughout the retreat. The ceremony on the last day was very moving. I love being stretched and challenged through the meditation and yoga practice.

Louise, Australia

Fantastic, relaxing, energising and exhilarating!

Jolanda, the Netherlands

Amazing, relaxing, and challenging all in one!

Lauen, Singapore

Iyan is an incredible teacher and guide. A wonderful experience from the beginning to the end!

Jessica & Vitor, USA

The attention to detail at ONEWORLD retreats Kumara is awe-inspiring. Everything you could ever want had already been thought of. The very varied dietary needs of the group are catered for, the staff are accommodating to your every needs. The yoga, meditation, meals, spa, activities, cleanliness & service are all above average. The staff treated us like family, which is always nice when you're so far away from home. Thank you Iyan, the two Wayans, Claude, Ketut, Jemi and all the other staff for this very special experience.

Ria, Australia

I had a wonderful experience at the “Escape the World” retreat. The staff, food and spa treatments were all top notch. The yoga and meditation instructions were excellent. I wish I could take Iyan home with me.

Mindy, USA

The staff were incredible, helpful and friendly. They made the retreat special. All the spa services were top quality and of good value. You can really escape the world here. –Meaghan, Singapore Incredible experience after a long journey. It really calmed me down. I’m leaving very relaxed.

Stella, Germany

The staff were incredible, helpful and friendly. They made the retreat special. All the spa services were top quality and of good value. You can really escape the world here.

Meaghan, Singapore

The paradise started from the moment I arrived here. Everything was taken care of. Healthy food, amazing massages and the yoga is very, very, very good. It’s amazing how the whole ONEWORLD retreats team can make you feel like at home. Thank you so much for an amazing week and see you again someday.

Laurel, Netherlands

A really healing and relaxing experience. The spa treatments are second to none. The staff went out of their way to accommodate everyone, and the little touch such as the cold towels at the end of a long cycle ride made it memorable. A great place in which to escape the world - but also close enough to Ubud to rejoin the world when needed!

Amy, UK

Thank you so much for such a wonderful week. I came looking for answers both physically and emotionally and I found them here. I will have to remember to incorporate yoga into my daily life. The purification and letting go ceremonies marked a new moment in my life. I was impressed by the delicious food, service and the thought that has gone into each yoga session and activities. Thank you so much.

Maria, Australia

Escape the World retreat was exactly what I needed after a challenging few years in my life. Firstly, the yoga sessions were interesting and challenging but still within your limitations. Iyan is an amazing teacher with a wonderful presence. I have learnt a lot from him not just about yoga but also meditation and my state of mind. Wayan was extremely helpful, very knowledgeable and helped me to go deeper into my practice. Tekok was so friendly, helpful and an absolute pleasure to be around. The food and meals have been outstanding. Jemi at the spa gave me the best massage I've had in years! I have enjoyed every minute at ONEWORLD retreats. Thank you for everything!

Suneeta, Australia

This experience has truly reconnected me to my body, mind and spirit. I have rediscovered my true self - the positive energy that flows through me. I am so incredibly grateful to have had this time here. I look forward to going home and seeing my new life unfolds. I left the place as a different person. Thank you for helping me grows. Namaste.

Brianne, USA

More than a fantastic experience. Come and find out!

Marloes, the Netherlands

One of the most positive and life affirming experiences I have had. I booked the retreat to seek time, space and peace for myself and the results have been remarkable. Iyan, Wayan, Tekok and all the staff show such love and generosity. I have been nurtured, renewed and rebalanced. The yoga and meditation sessions were sometimes very challenging but so rewarding. I would thoroughly recommend a retreat or stay at ONEWORLD retreats Kumara.

Rachel, UK

I knew this experience would be incredible, but my expectations were exceeded! Besides improving my yoga & meditation practice, we were also able to learn & experience the culture of Bali. Thanks to Iyan & all of the staff for being so detail-oriented. Everything was so well thought & organised. I feel amazing & blessed to have had this opportunity in Bali.

Maryann, USA

ONEWORLD retreats have thought about every detail to make your experience something to remember. Delicious food, interesting outings, informed staff & amazing spa treatments. A once in a life time experience.

Naomi, Australia

It is truly an immersive & heartwarming Balinese yoga experience. It was meticulously planned. The time and effort put in by all staff members at the retreat created a wonderful and welcoming environment, not to mention the amazing spa treatments on offer. I feel absolutely blessed.

Juliette, Australia

The retreat has been the ideal setting for my first discovery of Bali combining my love of yoga with the excitement of exploring this beautiful island (and it's even more beautiful people)! Thanks to Iyan and Wayan for sharing your knowledge, laughter and big smiles with us, thanks to the spa team for the divine pampering, and to the whole team for your kindness and helpfulness! My way had been the perfect mix of great yoga practice, delicious food and relaxing atmosphere.

Carole, Belgium

It's an amazing retreat with wonderful staff and surroundings. I’ve learnt so much during the 6-days. And the food was incredible. I absolutely loved every moment.

Elina, Sweden

This retreat is a gift to yourself that you will hold close to your heart and share with many others.

Anne, Australia

I didnt just escape the world on this retreat but also found a little piece of heaven in Ubud. The yoga was for yogis of all levels, the accommodation is superb, the staff are exceptional, the massages were incredible, the rituals cleansing and the activities were just perfect. Iyan and Wayan led an amazing group of people through a very enjoyable week. I will treasure the memories & hopefully be a slightly better version of me when I return home. Thank you for all the work, ONEWORLD retreats.

Miriam, Ireland

This experience has truly reconnected me to my body, mind and spirit. I have rediscovered my true self - the positive energy that flows through me. I am so incredibly grateful to have had this time here. I look forward to going home and seeing my new life unfolds. I left the place as a different person. Thank you for helping me grows. Namaste.

Brianne, USA

Escape The World yoga retreat feeds your soul. Thank you all for your kindness.

Leanne, Australia

My experience with ONEWORLD retreats exceeded my expectations. The staff are courteous, kind and competent. The food is out of this world. And the yoga, while challenging, helped me by pushing me beyond what I thought I was not capable of doing. I am so grateful for my time here and pray that one day I will be able to return. Thank you for the gift of spiritual rejuvenation you have given me.

Scot, USA

The retreat continues to offer a wonderful experience and total relaxation – an escape from the hectic world we live in. A heartfelt thank you to Claude, Iyan, Wayan & Wayan and the entire team at ONEWORLD retreats. You continue to surpass all expectations. Also thank you to all the ladies in our group of fabulous women.

Ros, Australia

If you want to experience Balinese culture, meditate, do some yoga, eat nourishing food and be pampered then ONEWORLD retreats is for you. My room is opposite the rice paddies and I could hear the birds chirping and possums making noises each day and night. The smell of incense filled my room and I felt as if I were in paradise. I could not highly recommend this retreat enough.

Desligh, Australia

This retreat has been a wonderful experience. It is so well-organised with every detail thought out and taken care of. The staff can't be complemented enough, everyone who worked here is very professional and friendly and most importantly very good at their job. The entire retreat program was fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone.

Deborah, Australia

Relaxing, spiritual. I found myself and what I believe in. I could not be happier.

Jade, Australia

Such a great experience! The staff are lovely, very welcoming and helpful. The ladies on my retreat were awesome and such amazing company, which I will keep in contact with. I feel like a different person and much more relaxed too. I have loved experiencing the Balinese culture and being a part of the whole retreat. Thank you.

Daniella, Australia

A perfect escape that allows you to relax in your own comfort, get to know yourself or meet some like-minded people. Great space to learn yoga and to discover Ubud.

Bree, Australia

It was really a chance to escape & forget about life for a week. A chance to let go of worries, practice yoga, meditation & meet a great group of like-minded souls. A chance to refresh & recharge and be inspired to take on the world.

Natasha, Australia

Escape The World yoga retreat feeds your soul. Thank you all for your kindness.

Leanne, Australia

Escape The World Retreat was everything and more than what was advertised, all the activities were well-paced and thought out thoroughly. It was a good blend of yoga practice, mindfulness, relaxing spa, great food, amazing staff and first rate accommodation.

Randy, USA

My experience with ONEWORLD retreats exceeded my expectations. The staff are courteous, kind and competent. The food is out of this world. And the yoga, while challenging, helped me by pushing me beyond what I thought I was not capable of doing. I am so grateful for my time here and pray that one day I will be able to return. Thank you for the gift of spiritual rejuvenation you have given me.

Scot, USA

The retreat continues to offer a wonderful experience and total relaxation – an escape from the hectic world we live in. A heartfelt thank you to Claude, Iyan, Wayan & Wayan and the entire team at ONEWORLD retreats. You continue to surpass all expectations. Also thank you to all the ladies in our group of fabulous women.

Ros, Australia

If you want to experience Balinese culture, meditate, do some yoga, eat nourishing food and be pampered then ONEWORLD retreats is for you. My room is opposite the rice paddies and I could hear the birds chirping and possums making noises each day and night. The smell of incense filled my room and I felt as if I were in paradise. I could not highly recommend this retreat enough.

Desligh, Australia

This retreat has been a wonderful experience. It is so well-organised with every detail thought out and taken care of. The staff can't be complemented enough, everyone who worked here is very professional and friendly and most importantly very good at their job. The entire retreat program was fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone.

Deborah, Australia

Relaxing, spiritual. I found myself and what I believe in. I could not be happier.

Jade, Australia

Such a great experience! The staff are lovely, very welcoming and helpful. The ladies on my retreat were awesome and such amazing company, which I will keep in contact with. I feel like a different person and much more relaxed too. I have loved experiencing the Balinese culture and being a part of the whole retreat. Thank you.

Daniella, Australia

A perfect escape that allows you to relax in your own comfort, get to know yourself or meet some like-minded people. Great space to learn yoga and to discover Ubud.

Bree, Australia

It was really a chance to escape & forget about life for a week. A chance to let go of worries, practice yoga, meditation & meet a great group of like-minded souls. A chance to refresh & recharge and be inspired to take on the world.

Natasha, Australia

Escape The World - the perfect name for this retreat. You can experience so much on this retreat while connecting with the community at ONEWORLD retreats which soon feels like family. The treatments, accommodation, yoga, food and activities have all been meticulously planned and delivered to such a standard. The service from the staff is incredible. You might escape from your current reality but the joy is in experiencing the Balinese way of life. Iyan and his team are incredible teachers who showcase the best of what real yoga is. I have loved the classes! I hope to be back soon, to experience ONEWORLD retreats again.

Amy, Australia

Awesome experience! I felt very relaxed and tranquil here. Everyone from the teacher to hotel staff showed great hospitality. It totally exceeded my expectation! Thank you so much.

Jingfen, Singapore

The retreat is amazingly good and well-organised. Everything is well taken care of, from yoga sessions to spa treatment, daily meals and cultural visit's. I am blessed & happy to be here. Highly recommended.

Wen Shan, Singapore

A truly personal and reflective opportunity. The staff were beautifully kind. Nothing was too hard. My yoga & understanding of meditation had grown each day. I have taken a deeper appreciation of their importance in everyday life. Iyan & Wayan are both beautiful souls. Thank you for such a special week!

Hanna, Australia

This is my third retreat with ONEWORLD retreats and I have not been disappointed. Each visit allowed me to feel closer to my spiritual self and Kumara is like my spiritual home. The yoga, treatment and food are energised with love, kindness and compassion. It reminds me to keep treating myself this way. Iyan and Wayan are beautiful people and I love being taught yoga by them. Wayan's adjustments are amazing.

Maxine, Australia

Bellissimo!

Margharita, Italy

I really love the retreat and the meals were completely amazing. The time spent for questions to better my practice were really remarkable & I loved all 3 Wayans.

Anna, USA

This week has been magical. The place is so breathtakingly beautiful that you feel calm as soon as you enter the precinct. Every tiny detail is considered and nothing is ever too hard or too much for the beautiful staff. You wake for yoga every morning by someone ringing a little bell outside your door so there is no need to ever turn your phone on. Sunrise yoga by the volcano, bike ride through the local villages and hours of spa treatments - all make for a perfect week. Couldn't thank the team enough.

Harriet, New Zealand

An amazing, perfect week. From the moment I arrived the wonderful staff took care of every little detail in an effortless way - from the meals to the incredible spa treatments and the little flower left on my bed each day. Iyan and the two Wayans are brilliant yoga instructors. The sessions were challenging and I feel they have really helped me deepen my yoga practice and appreciate the place yoga has in my life. I don't want to leave. But I will be back.

Amy, New Zealand

All my expectations were exceeded by your fabulous team! I have never experienced so much love and positive energy before. Wayan and Tekok were so helpful and the activities and yoga made my holiday unforgettable. I came on my own and I am leaving with new good friend. The letting go ceremony was a great finish to the outstanding program. Everyone should put "Escape the World" in Ubud on their budget list. I loved every second of it. Thanks to all staff for making my holiday so special.

Christina, Germany

Iyan's Retreats & Workshops

Escape the World

This retreat is designed for anyone desiring to touch base with the self, practice daily meditation and soft yoga while enjoying a unique and relaxing Balinese vacation.
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Follow Your Dreams

This retreat/workshop is designed to discover the hidden passions within, to draft a fresh road map and to learn how to reach our most valuable dreams.
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Footprints in Bali

If you enjoy walking and hiking, this retreat is a real treat for you. During the week, you will discover Bali on foot as we will take you on different walks every day. Some of them are close to Ubud, others take you up to a volcano, through amazing rice fields or down to a beautiful beach. In addition to these exhilarating treks, you will enjoy daily yoga or meditation, spiritual rituals, spa treatments, healthy food and much more. Truly a wonderful way to get to know this beautiful island.

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Iyan Yaspriyana

Iyan Yaspriyana has the wonderful ability to live and enjoy the present moment. The combination of his Asian heritage coupled with his passion for yoga and meditation, has helped him reach a state of mind, which encompasses serenity and peacefulness.

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