There's no better place in Southeast Asia to recharge than to have a yoga retreat in Bali. Here's 8 places to practice yoga to your heart's content. Namaste.
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Yoga in Bali has become such a rite of passage that tour companies are offering yoga retreats on the island. If you aren’t already part of a packaged deal, here are some places to guide your wanderlust self, your yogic spirit, and your hippie soul, where gravity-defying poses are optional, and finding your grounding is mandatory.
Here are some of Bali’s best places to practice yoga.
The Yoga Barn, Ubud
The place is founded by the people who organize the annual Bali Spirit Festival. With various classes to choose from, the precinct has five open-air studios that allow you to practise yoga amid beautiful Ubud rice paddies. There’s over 100 classes a week and instructors are from around the globe.
Source: The Yoga Barn
Address: Jalan Hanoman, Padang Tegal, Ubud
Tel: +62 361 970 992
Website: The Yoga Barn
Uluwatu Surf Villas, Uluwatu
This studio is tucked away amongst lush gardens and private villas, and you have the Indian Ocean beneath you. The view overlooking the ocean from a cliff front is breathtaking (pun intended). You will practise yoga in one of their thatched-roof villas that features antique ironwood beams and polished reclaimed teak floors. There are three daily classes open to the public.
Source: Uluwatu Surf Villas
Address: Jalan Pantai Suluban Uluwatu, Pecatu, 80364 Bali
Tel: +62 0817 555 365
Website: Uluwatu Surf Villas
The Power of Now Oasis, Sanur
Imagine doing yoga in their spacious two-storey, open-plan shala that is made entirely of bamboo. The shala has a studio, a tea house, an organic juice bar, a library and a chill-out area. You will be greeted by the whispers of palms and the gentle breeze. Why miss this fabulous experience?
Source: Power of Now Oasis
Address: Jalan Mertasari, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80224
Tel: +62 361 288 833
Website: Power of Now Oasis
Four Seasons Sayan, Ubud
Nested in the Four Seasons Sayan Resort in Ubud is a beautiful yoga spot. It has a wooden terrace in the middle of a blooming lotus pond, in an isolated part of the jungle. This is only accessible to hotel guests, but if you are seeking an unforgettable experience, it is worth the splurge.
Source: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
Address: Jl. Raya Sayan, Ubud, Bali 80571
Tel: +62 361 977 577
Website: Four Seasons Sayan
Samadi Bali, Canggu
Canggu has everything, of course, including yoga classes. This studio is in the heart of Canggu and provides you with options from retreats to classes, for all levels and abilities. You can choose your preferred yoga style, but if you have no particular liking, try their specialty, Mysore Ashtanga Yoga.
Source: Samadi Bali
Address: Jalan Padang Linjong no. 39, Echo Beach, Canggu, North Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 812 3831 2505
Website: Samadi Bali
Seminyak Yoga Shala, Seminyak
This is where you should start, or end your day before or after you hop to the popular coffee joints or raved restaurants in the area. They offer a daily schedule of Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Vinyasa Yoga classes and the shala is adjoined to a retail store and café space.
Address: Jalan Basangkasa no. 1200B, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +0361 7304 98
Website: Seminyak Yoga Shala
Mana Yoga Retreat, Kuta
Escape the hustle and bustle of Kuta here, which is also a resort that is quiet and surrounded by beautiful gardens and a pool. Classes include classic Vinyasa to surfers yoga, and they have a movie screening at 7.30pm everyday. If you thought you couldn’t find tranquility in Kuta, you were wrong.
Source: Mana Yoga Retreat
Address: Jalan Baturiti, Kuta, Pujut, Kuta, Pujut, Kabupaten Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83573
Tel: +62 853 3862 8659
Website: Mana Yoga Retreat
Desa Seni, Cangguu
Saving our favourite for the last, Desa Seni, meaning Art Village, is a one-of-its-kind unique yoga hideaway. The yogic force is strong in this one. It’s a unique, complete, organic, and sustainable sanctuary-village-resort surrounded by rice terraces. Some of the island’s best instructors and practitioners are residents on the yoga mats here. Desa Seni is famed for its farm, where they grow their own fruits and vegetables, which you can enjoy, farm-to-table. One cannot help but feel a powerful inter-connection and build an intense relationship with earth, its resources, the ecosystem and the cosmos when here. Namastay right here.
Source: Desa Seni
Address: Jl. Subak Sari No.13, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 844 6392
Website: Desa Seni