The best yoga retreats in Bali live up to an increasingly popular trend that promotes healthy living and wellbeing. Often considered a ‘wellbeing destination’, Bali attracts people from the world over for its exotic locations with calming natural settings and an abundance of traditional spas and holistic centres. Usually first mention is Bali’s popular central highland destination of Ubud. However, you can also find some of the best retreats elsewhere on the island.
Bali has a growing yoga community, even sparking its own annual festival that attracts international yoga enthusiasts, dancers and musicians, and spirituality seekers from all over the globe. As it promotes positive living and a healthy mind and body, anyone can pick up yoga. Start off with these selections of the best yoga retreats on the island, all which allow you to combine leisure travel with healthy living.
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This five-star resort boasts impressive natural architecture comprising bamboo and thatched roofing, and is surrounded by rice fields and forested hills. Signature holistic Balinese-inspired retreats are led by local and international yoga masters, and available in choices of 3 to up to 21 nights, and includes yoga and meditation sessions, healing consultations, massage treatments, healing energy and water healing sessions, beauty rituals and even a Balinese blessing ceremony. Fivelements’ cuisine promotes healthy diet through all organic dishes. Read More...
- Location: Banjar Baturning, Mambal, Abiansemal, Badung
- Tel: +62 (0)361 469 260
The flagship retreat of Como Shambhala worldwide, this estate up in the tranquil valley of the Payangan village, half an hour’s drive north of main Ubud central, promotes long stays combined with wellbeing programmes, which usually includes sessions with resident yoga teachers, Ayurvedic doctors and dieticians. Wellness programs vary throughout the year, but are normally week-long courses that involve different disciplines of yoga, meditation and coaching. During your stay at Como Shambhala Estate, you can either make use of the holistic approach with signature spa and beauty treatments, or its full-fledged gym facility. The cuisine is carefully prepared, well balanced nutritionally and presented in five-star fashion. A daily schedule of activities includes healing and restorative yoga sessions at its dedicated ‘bale’ pavilion overlooking the lush valley. Read More...
- Location: Banjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 978 888
For a holistic retreat up north, Zen Resort is the only of its kind near the remote coast of Singaraja. The resort provides individual yoga exercise classes, which can also be tailored to specific health conditions such as alleviating digestive problems, blood sugar levels and diabetes, weight problems, backaches, blood pressure, anxiety and stress. Signature programmes come in choices of 3 to 21 nights, which includes traditional spa treatments, sunrise meditations, wellness consultations, and even dolphin watching tour at sunrise. ‘Sunrise’ villas offer king or twin beds with views over the pool and the calm waves of North Bali. Read More...
- Location: Ume Anyar Village, Seririt, Singaraja, North Bali
As one of the island’s renowned health and wellbeing retreats, Bagus Jati makes good use of its location in Tegallalang, the village area north of Ubud that is famous for its picturesque rice terraces. A dedicated circular yoga pavilion serves as the resort’s centrepiece, and yoga and ayurvedic packages offers you the opportunity to spend between three or seven nights up in the mountains with daily morning yoga classes, an additional private hour session, and ayurvedic rejuvenation spa treatments, and daily healthy set meals. Also onsite at the resort are organic gardens from where its restaurant sources its fresh, natural ingredients to complement the full range of nutritional, detox and anti-aging programmes. Read More...
- Location: Banjar Jati, Desa Sebatu, Tegallalang, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 901 888
The Yoga Barn is the main yoga centre in central Ubud, offering classes for all levels, as well as private classes, short-break yoga retreats and meditation classes. It has five open-air studios, two of which host daily classes, with a capacity of 80 and 35 students respectively, and with over 100 classes on offer per week. Studio spaces set amidst terraced rice paddies in Ubud offer a sanctuary for those looking for a suitable place to relax and practise yoga. Retreats available include three-day cleansing, seven-day residential detox and Ayurvedic rejuvenation programmes offered all year round. The Yoga Barn founders are also responsible for the Bali Spirit Festival, Ubud’s annual international event highlighting a week of yoga workshops and dance and music. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Hanoman, Padang Tegal, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 970 992
This unique ‘village resort’ in Canggu features a collection of wooden Javanese ‘joglo’ houses among its accommodation options, together with antique styled structures throughout its landscape much resembling a quaint small hamlet. Its main yoga pavilion holds regular programmes catering to all levels, and led by a qualified international team of instructors. It has its own organic green garden, and an onsite kitchen that serves healthy menus. After each yoga sessions, participants relax with a refreshing glass of lemongrass tea. Desa Seni’s ‘School of Yoga’ offers a selection of all inclusive personal yoga retreat programmes, such as therapeutic yoga, Kundalini, Tantra yoga and others. Location: Jalan Subak Sari 13, Berawa Beach, Canggu
- Location: Jalan Subak Sari 13, Berawa Beach, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 844 639 2
Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa is located just several kilometres north of Denpasar in the rural village of Abianbase. Overlooking rice paddies, the resort specialises in Ayurvedic healing therapies and incorporates daily yoga sessions to your staying experience. Retreats include single-day to intensive 10 day ‘revive’ options that comprises Ayurvedic consultations and treatments tailored by a resident master, twice daily yoga sessions and Ayurvedic facials and foot massages. The estate’s eight thatched roof luxury and private pool villas are complemented by a saltwater pool, open-air dining pavilion, a riverside deck with daybeds, and the River Spa where your treatments are complemented by soothing sounds of the flowing Penet River.
- Location: Banjar Bebengan, Tangeb, Abianbase, Mengwi, Badung
- Tel: +62 (0)361 900 612 8
Within main Ubud central on Jalan Suweta, One World Retreats offers individual and group journeys with a combination of yoga, meditation and spa retreat programmes. They also include options for off-the-beaten-track excursions. Their yearly schedules are well laid out, with week-long retreat programmes featured monthly. These include ‘discovery journeys’ designed for anyone desiring to practice daily meditation and soft yoga while enjoying a unique and relaxing Balinese vacation, and also includes village cycling excursions, and even an exotic purification ritual at the landmark Tirta Empul Temple in the highland village of Tegallalang. Retreat leaders and yoga instructors comprise of Balinese and international guest practitioners.
- Location: Kumara Sakti, Jalan Suweta, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 289 752
Floating Leaf is an innovative eco retreat that welcomes groups, couples and individuals with its full range of yoga programmes, spa services with traditional Balinese healing treatments, and healthy dining options. Located along the south-eastern coast of Pantai Purnama in Gianyar, Floating Leaf offers expert-curated retreat programmes and guided experiences, from yoga, arts and culture, to even surfing. A purpose-built open-air yoga sanctuary offers views over the black sand coastline and Mount Agung in the distance. The resort also has its own organic permaculture garden, from where some of the ingredients make healthy meals, juices and snacks. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Pantai Purnama 42, Sukawati, Gianyar
- Tel: +62 (0)811 380 202
Situated along a small river and right on the black sand beachfront of Seseh on Bali’s south-western coastline, Kura Kura Yoga Retreat offers an exotic and secluded place to spend your holidays in Bali while discovering yoga at the same time. The heart of the resort is a yoga shala that overlooks a small pool. Most of its guests are lone travellers who prefer a peaceful stay however the shala also serves as the community space where you can meet like-minded travellers as well. A retreat calendar is well mapped out, featuring an international line-up of yoga teachers and hosts, covering yoga, meditation, and even year-end teacher training events for yoga instructors. A 10-day retreat includes long mornings beginning with meditation, chanting and pranayama breathing exercises and shorter afternoon sessions focusing on restorative yoga forms and discussions.
- Location: Jalan Raya Seseh, Banjar Seseh, Munggu Village, Badung
- Tel: +62 (0)361 848 305 3