Art of Life Retreats offers inspiring yoga and raw food retreats around the world.

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Oksana Sokol

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Melissa Layton

from Indonesia, October 2018

"A life-changing retreat not to be missed!"

I found myself unexpectedly at a loose end in Bali and Oksana was kind enough to let me join halfway through one of her amazing retreats at just a day's notice! From the moment I arrived I felt welcomed and relaxed instantly in Oksana's presence. She has such a uniquely beautiful energy and so much wisdom to share! I can't quite believe how much I learned in just a short few days. Honestly I know nothing I write will do justice to what a life-changing experience this has been. I've come away feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and with a wealth of ideas to implement into my busy life back in London.

Nina Börbrink

from Sweden, March 2019

I had a great time in Ubud. Oksana och hennes man är fantastiska. Passionerade, jordnära personer som brinner för människors kemi och välmående. Oksana skräddarsyr ditt schema utifrån dina önskemål och hon är öppen för allt.

Man blir varmt välkommen och man känner sig trygg.

Lara Benigson

from South Africa, January 2019

"A Magical Adventure in the Vortex of Mama Bali"

Oksana, Leseya and Michael became my family and tribe for 18 days. The accommodation at Adiwana resort was absolutely stunning. A magnificent room in the heart of the Jungle with easy accessibility to explore Ubud's dynamic streets. I was able to customise my retreat by doing daily yoga sessions, ecstatic dance, drumming, acupuncture, massage, steam, natural perfume making, exploring the culinary accept of Indonesian food and many more healing modalities, which was organised by Oksana and Leseya. Michael taught me how to ride a motor bike which was exhilarating. The amazing food that I ate was fundamental to my healing. Bali is lush with some of the best Vegan restaurants in the world !

For me the absolute highlight was getting to know Oksana, Leseya and Michael. They are the most caring, intuitive, conscious, funny, fun, knowledgable trio. The bond that I developed with them has sealed in a life-long friendship bond. I am eternally grateful for all their time ,effort and absolute precision care about every detail.

I cannot recommend Arts of life retreat enough !! Please treat yourself to an immersion of this magical retreat. It was truly life changing for me.

Omar Restom

from United States, January 2019

"A blessing for a solo trip and beyond"

I did this yoga retreat as part of a 3 week solo trip. It was one of my favorite parts! I'd even venture to say this was one of my favorite vacations ever! I felt like I made a family in Michael, Oksana, and the other guests. They were so full of warmth and love. Michael was an amazing guide and friend, doing everything he could to make my stay as happy as possible. The itinerary was amazing, everyday enjoyable with the right mix of yoga spread throughout. And I could feel the positive effects of this experience even after I left. This experience really lifted my spirits.

Lisa Saito

from Australia, January 2019

"Perfect Retreat!"

The personalised attention and kindness given to us by Oksana and her team during the retreat made us feel comfortable, relaxed and valued right from the beginning. The restaurants we were taken to were all amazing and completely opened our eyes to how yummy raw food can be. I loved hearing about the history of Ubud and its people, but especially loved Oksana's versions!

I felt that we were able to learn and grow from the whole experience and am definitely inspired to live a healthier lifestyle!

Matthew Chan

from Singapore, September 2018

"A fantastic retreat experience!!!!!"

I am honored to be the first to be hosted by Michael. It was a pleasant experience all round, itinerary was well paced, and Mike was very accommodating towards my preference for the schedule. I never have to worry about food, as I am always brought to amazing eat locations after our yoga sessions. He always picks me up at hotel to get me to our destination on time, and was very thoughtful to pass me a care pack for the trip! I am truly grateful and happy for this entire experience. Thank you Mike for taking good care of me past couple of days!

Sarah Yates

from New Zealand, August 2018

I loved the personal touches Oksana added to every day.

Celia Dottore

from United States, June 2018

"A wonderful week"

A magical week experiencing Ubud from an insider's perspective, the week was well thought out and I enjoyed not having to think or plan my stay but still had flexibility and freedom. Oksana was an amazingly generous, kind, reliable, thoughtful and personable host, who goes above and beyond. Incredible food, accommodation, weather, yoga and new friends, can't recommend it highly enough! - Thanks Celia

Jacqueline Osborn

from Australia, June 2018

"Relaxing paradise incorporated"

Oksana created for me the perfect escape holiday. Matching my yoga experience with my love of cooking , massages , restaurants & exploring nature. Her knowledge is extensive in not only yogic teachers but Ubud & its surroundings from meeting the locals to dining in quality establishments. Her passion for a healthy life is only surpassed by her beauty and her humour. I feel ive made a valuable friend for life. Anyone who doesnt enjoy their special week here with Oksana after all the attention she gives, well they must be mentally incompetant or a con man.

Patricia Ramsay

from Jamaica, April 2018

My Instructor and guide Oksana was just great and made my experience complete.

Thanks again.

Johannes Kagerer

from Sri Lanka, April 2018

"Feels like fraud. Definitely no recommendation for Oksana"

Difficult to say something positive about her, because she is not caring about the needs and expectations of her clients at all.

Testimonials (4)

a traveler

TripAdvisor website

I connected with Oksana Sokol during one of the darkest nights of my life and her and Art of Alice retreats were the answer to my prayers. This retreat was everything I ever wanted and more: her kindness and warmth made not only for a memorable retreat with all sorts of once in a lifetime experience but I also had the fortune to meet a life's long friend. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to start over, to heal, to get more in touch with their true selves or simply anyone who is looking for a memorable holiday. Thank you Oks and Art of Life Retreats for a life changing experience!

Juliacneves South Korea

TripAdvisor website

The unexpected and pleasantly surprising thing about this retreat is that we did not stay in a restricted place in Ubud. Instead, we stayed in a local nice Hotel and each day we would explore different locations (organic vegan restaurants; vegan ice cream shops, yoga places, SPA, Cooking classes, …)

Oksana is a very wise and inspiring person that organized very carefully the hole week making sure we would experience as much new places as possible as well as some free time to explore by ourselves.

I particularly loved the several organic vegan restaurants that we visited, the acro yoga class and the row vegan cooking class in Oksana’s house, a true paradise on earth.

I am truly grateful for this amazing experience and for the inspiration to continue this pursue for a healthy lifestyle. Much Love.

a traveler Texas

TripAdvisor website

Where do I even begin to describe my experience with Art of Life Retreats?! It totally surpassed my expectations and more. I'm so glad to have the opportunity to meet and get to know Oksana. She was a very thoughtful, caring, and wonderful host/yoga instructor/friend. Not only did she meticulously planned our itinerary to custom fit our needs, she also welcomed us into her space, took us all over Ubud to try some of the best vegan restaurants in town, and shared lots life wisdom based on her own experiences. This was not just a yoga retreat, but truly a wholesome wellness retreat with wonderful people. I thoroughly enjoyed all the different styles of yoga practice and all the activities she planned for us. The private lesson on yoga synergy was one of my favorite yoga practices, in addition to learning Thai yoga massage, acro yoga, and Iyengar. :) The raw food experience took me by surprise, however I'm so grateful to learn about the resources to help me live a better and healthier life. All in all, I'm so happy to end my visit with wonderful friendships and a clearer outlook on a sustainable healthy lifestyle. With much gratitude!

a traveler United Kingdom

TripAdvisor website

I recently returned from a fabulous 7 day personalized retreat in Ubud, organized and hosted by Oksana. Prior to my arrival we agreed a personalized, diverse program, tailored to my personal goals and desires. Everything from the personalized yoga classes to the raw food preparation classes was wonderful. Oksana did everything possible to ensure the retreat met my needs and that I would leave feeling rejuvenated and enriched from the week, which was certainly the case.

It was my birthday during the retreat and Oksana made a point to make the day memorable, in the evening we went to the most beautiful outdoor sauna that I have ever experienced, it was truly magical. Aside from the program activities which were all great, it was wonderful to have the opportunity to spend time with Oksana, who immediately felt like a friend. Oksana couldn't have done more to ensure my trip would have a lasting memory, she even gave me a scoby to make my own Kombucha! I am so grateful for the time I spent in Ubud, it truly was a magical trip and I would highly recommend the experience!