The ancient wisdom of Ayurveda is based on time-tested theories proven by observation, trial and error, and experimentation. Research done at reputed Ayurvedic institutes is registered in the clinical trial registry which is the single platform for all fields of medicine. Clinical research is being published in recognised medical journals all over the world. Ayurveda has taken the help of modern research methodology to prove its efficacy. Pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological studies are also being conducted along with clinical trials. The Ayurvedic pharmacological companies in India are scrutinized closely to maintain the standards of their medicines and are awarded ‘good manufacturing practices’- certificates. They are also encouraged to conduct and register clinical trials.
We count in nights, not days. Your Panchakarma begins the morning after your arrival day. On the last day, there will still be morning treatments if your travel schedule allows. We offer Panchakarma detox programs that are 7 nights, 10 nights, or 14 nights. All start on the second and third Sunday of each month.
Food is an important part of Panchakarma and your meals will be well-balanced according to the guidelines of Ayurveda. In general, you will enjoy three delicious meals daily, healthy and balanced for you. On the detox day(s), you will have a special diet with little food to make sure you get the maximum benefits from the detox.
During a Panchakarma detox program, we advise you not to exert yourself with high impact exercise. There will be gentle yoga and meditation offered twice daily, you can join for group scheduled walks in the beautiful rice fields or the herbal gardens.
Our prices are all-inclusive of accommodation, meals, daily treatments, initial diagnosis, doctor consultations, medicines, yoga, meditation, herbal walks, transfers from/to the airport, etc. Government taxes and service charges are also included.
Once the reservation is confirmed we will send you an email with all the relevant information. You will need yoga clothes if you intend to join our daily classes. No mats are needed, we have plenty. Remember that we are in the tropics, so no need to bring warm clothing, though you may want to bring a wrap or a cardigan. Due to the use of medicated oils during your treatments, there can be some staining, so no need to bring expensive clothing. We provide you with bathrobe, sarong, and flip-flops to wear during the program.
For our community… If you have clothing, shoes, hats, a used laptop computer, or whatever you think could be useful for people that are less fortunate, do not hesitate to bring them as a donation to the village people. It is absolutely not necessary, yet it will certainly be appreciated.
Everybody’s experience will be different. And each day different events will be scheduled. Just to give you an idea of what your day could look like, here is a brief outline: The gong sounds early, gently waking you up in time for your medication. Time for yoga and meditation in the beautiful yoga hall overlooking the valley or just relax on your balcony. Then it is time for breakfast before you meet with the doctor and start your daily treatments in the treatment centre. The duration and number of your treatments will vary, depending on which stage you are at. We often hold talks in the morning, some on Ayurveda, others are cooking demonstrations. After lunch, there is time to yourself for relaxation before your scheduled afternoon treatments. Time to enjoy dinner.
A Panchakarma is open to people aged 16 years and above.
Yoga retreats are led by our in-house or guest yoga teachers. Each teacher offers different styles of yoga, teaching and experiences—some retreats include trips around the island or a deeper dive into your personal development. As part of your retreat you will have a choice of Ayurvedic or traditional treatments and be served delicious, healthy meals throughout. With a variety of retreats on offer you can find one that is perfectly suited to your needs.
A Panchakarma Detox Program is directed by our Ayurvedic doctors, who upon arrival will assess your bio-energy (Dosha) and create a tailored program to restore balance and address any health conditions you may have. While you will still practice yoga, it is a softer form of yoga as during a Panchakarma you can’t exert yourself too much. Similarly, during a Panchakarma gentle walks around the surrounding area are fine, but trips into town or further away should be avoided as external stimuli can affect the healing process.
You will have twice-daily Ayurvedic treatments and eat a variety of nutritious and balancing Ayurvedic meals as prescribed by our doctors.
Accommodation, yoga, meditation, and other lessons/workshops, most of the meals, ground transportation, airport transfers, some excursions, some spa treatments, and the government tax and service are included. If a meal or an excursion is not included, it is clearly noted in the itinerary.
Not included are the flight to Bali, travel insurance, Visa on Arrival cost (if needed), personal laundry service, and other personal expenses.
Once the reservation is confirmed we send an information email to our guests. It is necessary to bring your own yoga clothing. There are clothes designed especially for yoga, stretchy top, and pants. However, one can practice yoga without these. A t-shirt and pair of shorts are fine for yoga. If the retreat includes a blessing ceremony we suggest that you take along a white shirt with sleeves.
We have enough yoga mats at the centre, yet you may want to bring your own. We also have a shop selling an assortment of eco-friendly TPE mats and Natural Rubber mats, as well as yoga clothing and supplies to assist you in your yoga practice!
The yoga classes during the retreat are strictly reserved for the retreat participants. Depending on availability, it is possible to book one-on-one yoga classes with our in-house yoga teacher.
Not all yoga styles practiced in the retreats are suitable for expecting mothers. Of course, you may join a retreat, but we strongly recommend that you get approval from your doctor beforehand. During the retreat, you can adjust your poses based on your capability but it is important that you understand that you are responsible for any risks you are taking.
No, we do not offer yoga teacher training.
During retreats, a combination of western and Ayurvedic meals will be served. We do not serve pork and beef. Vegetarian and vegan meals are available as well and will be adjusted to your personal dietary preference.
The yoga retreats are open for people aged14 years and above.
The 50% deposit payment is non-refundable with no exceptions and the cancellation policy applies. This is to be paid to the One World Retreat PayPal account or bank account.
The balance of the payment for your retreat will be paid upon arrival; you may choose to pay by cash (Indonesian Rupiah only accepted), by Visa or Master Card. Please make sure you checked with your bank if your credit card is set for being used abroad. Please note we are not able to accept other methods of payment e.g. bank drafts.
Should you make additional purchases at the center, for instance in our spa, gift shop, laundry service or room service, the payment will be requested upon check out. Payments for your additional purchases can be made by Visa or Mastercard or in Indonesian Rupiah cash. Payment using other major currencies is not possible. IMPORTANT: Please let your bank know that you are traveling abroad to eliminate problems with your credit card
A non-refundable 50% deposit is requested to secure your booking. Oneworld Retreats does not offer cash or bank transfer refunds for any reason. A portion of your payment may be used as a credit for another program within 12 months of the original date. Depending on when you cancel, cancellation penalties may apply. The following schedule determines fees:
Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason. We do not offer credit for arriving late or leaving early. There are no partial refunds for any services not used during your program.
Oneworld Retreats will do its utmost to maintain its standard of never canceling a program, but if for some unforeseen reason Oneworld Retreats were to ever cancel a program, guests are welcome to move program dates or their payment will be refunded in full.
Payment of your deposit indicates your agreement to this cancellation policy.
To see for which countries Visa-free entry is given, please visit the official site.
Please be aware that it is only valid for 30 days, your arrival and departure dates included (even if you arrive 10 minutes before midnight, it counts as one day). This visa cannot be extended. If you are planning to stay longer than 30 days, please get the Visa on Arrival as this can later be extended inside Indonesia. In this case, make sure you go first to the VOA (Visa On Arrival) counter, best if you have the exact amount ready (IDR 500,000) or you can pay by Visa or MasterCard. Then, go to the immigration counter.
It is possible to extend based on availability.
International Ngurah Rai in Denpasar (DPS) is the only airport in Bali.
Check-in is at 2:00 pm and check-out is at noon. We will do our best to accommodate any late check-out requests but these cannot be guaranteed and depends on availability. If your plane is leaving late, and late check out is not possible, you can still stay at the center but will need to vacate your room by noon. We can store your luggage and you can use the showers in the treatment center.
Free Wi-fi connection is available at the center, yet please keep in mind the internet in Bali is not always reliable. You may work or use gadgets during your free time though it is suggested to avoid any loud noise to keep guest’s convenience
We often have guests coming alone and they enjoy their journey as well as the program. If you want to share the room, you have to bring your own roommate.
In Bali, there are two seasons, the dry and the wet season. Normally, the wet season begins in November and lasts till March/April, and then it is the dry season with occasional rain. Very rarely do we have rain lasting all day, the rain usually comes in the afternoon or evening/overnight.
It is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). Due to government regulations, we only accept payments in this currency. Use our currency converter for today’s accurate rates.
There are many money changers in Ubud and most of them offer the same rate. It is usually better to change money after arriving in Bali than in your home country.
There are many ATMs in Ubud, about 1.4km from the resort. Ensure that your ATM card is activated for international use.
MasterCard and VISA are accepted at our center.
Oneworld Retreats Kumara has its own treatment center offering a combination of high quality traditional and Ayurvedic treatments. A complete menu is available for guests to add treatments to their program. They can be booked upon your arrival at the center, not before.
Smoking is prohibited in all areas (rooms, terraces/balconies, dining area, pool area, yoga shala, garden) and is only allowed outside of the centre. For a Panchakarma program, smoking is strictly forbidden.
Yes, we do. Please contact us for more details.