Spiritually rooted in Balinese culture and Hindu religion, it’s no surprise that you can find world-class yoga retreats in Bali. From rice terraces and lush rainforests to ocean views, the Balinese island is a true oasis for the mind, body, and soul. If you are looking to take some time out from a hectic life or want to meet like-minded people while embracing an authentic Balinese way of life, check out our top yoga retreats in Bali that will leave you feeling like a brand new person!
Internationally accredited by The Yoga Alliance and led by a team of highly experienced teachers, Desa Seni has long been a popular yoga retreat in Bali. Located in Canguu and held in a beautiful open-air tropical studio, daily yoga sessions at Desa Seni are open to all levels in a variety of styles including Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin Restorative. For those looking to work on individual goals and objectives or to aid injuries, illnesses, or overall wellbeing, a private yoga retreat can be designed to meet your specific requirements. With equipment and delicious complimentary lemongrass tea provided, all you need to do is book your class and show up, ready to find your zen.
Desa Seni, JL Subak Sari, 13 Pantai Berawa, Canguu, Bali, Indonesia, +62 81 1399536, www.desaseni.com/yoga
With calm surroundings and rustic yet relaxing accommodation located on-site, The Yoga Barn in Ubud is a top choice among yoga retreats in Bali. From classes and workshops to personalised retreats, the studio is an inspiring environment to nourish the mind, body, and soul. Whether you’re into Pranayama, Kundali, Vinyasa Flow or Yin, there is a wide range of traditional yoga styles to suit your needs. And if you’re looking to expand on your wellness activities you can also take part in some Meditation, Sound Healing, and Kirtan before a nourishing meal at the Garden Kafe or a healthy elixir made fresh at the Juice Bar. Besides yoga classes, the Centre for Wellness and Healing at The Yoga Barn offers private sessions with experienced and qualified therapists of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, and much more.
The Yoga Barn, Jl. Hanoman, Pengosekan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 971236, www.theyogabarn.com
Located on lush and peaceful hills, near downtown Ubud, Oneworld Retreats offers a range of weekly inspiring retreats designed for those who would like to dive deep into yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. Whether you are a yoga teacher looking for time out or a complete beginner, at Oneworld Retreats your spiritual journey will include purification rituals, bike tours, cooking classes, field walks and lots more!
Oneworld Retreats, Jl. Suweta Br. Sambahan, Ubud, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 972685, www.oneworldretreats.com
Combining wellness with state-of-the-art facilities, COMO Shambala Estate is the epitome of luxury. Located in a spiritual enclave of jungle, north of Ubud, guests can relax and rejuvenate to the sounds of nature and the rumbling Ayung River. Whether you are looking for a specially designed yoga retreat including healthy energy-giving food and a wide range of activities and treatments, or a complete wellness overhaul, each yoga retreat is created according to your needs. And with yoga experts, Ayurvedic doctors and dieticians on hand, you can rest assured that your yoga retreat at COMO Shambala Estate will inform healthy life changes that will last well beyond your stay.
COMO Shambala Estate, Banjar Begawan, Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 978888, www.comohotels.com/en/comoshambhalaestate/wellness
Located in Ubud and surrounded by ancient rice terraces, flowing rivers and sacred temples, Soulshine Bali is a magical oasis. Here, you can dive into a 7-day transformative retreat packed with yoga, healthy meals, cultural excursions, and activities. Immerse yourself into Balinese life by treating yourself to a hotel stay customised to your needs. Depending on your goals, there is a selection of retreats on offer, held by international teachers. From Elemental Flow that embodies breath, movement and stillness to Go FullyRaw, where you will learn to reset your body to heal from emotional pain, transforming into your best self and experiencing incredible joy.
Soulshine Bali, Jl. Raya Mas Jl. Ambarwati No.1, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, +62 853 3349 9499, www.soulshinebali.com/yoga-retreats-bali
Located just outside the heart of Ubud and boasting spectacular views of rice fields and Mount Agung in the distance, Azadi Retreat allows you to experience the tranquillity and beauty of Bali. The all-inclusive rates enable guests to enjoy everything from the lounge and infinity pool to yoga practice in the open-air shala surrounded by jungle views and spa treatments on site. Throughout your day, the Azadi culinary team promises to nourish your body with delicious vegetarian meals. Retire to your elegant accommodation in the evening, providing you with a personal escape to the beauty of Bali with sliding glass doors and a private deck. Azadi Retreat sure is a top pick for yoga retreats in Bali!
Azadi Retreat, Banjar Laplapan, Pejeng Kawan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, +62 822 3744 6500, www.azadiretreat.com
For the ultimate tropical lifestyle retreat, The Chillhouse in Canguu wins. Whether you’re a solo traveller looking to meet like-minded people on a wellness break or a couple planning a rejuvenating break, The Chillhouse welcomes all. Packages include accommodation (with fitbox and wifi!), delicious organic meals, yoga, and surf sessions, along with spa treatments and a range of cultural and healing activities. You name it, they’ve got it!
The Chillhouse, Banjar Pipitan, Jl. Kubu Manyar No.22, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 8445463, www.thechillhouse.com/en
Fivelements invites you to experience a healing journey through the mystic culture of Bali at its award-winning and eco-conscious wellness retreat. From its plant-based innovative cuisine and wellness hospitality to its special programs and retreats, Fivelements combines the wisdom of traditional Balinese healing with innovative wellness concepts. Ranging from 3-nights to a longer 21-night stay, guests can choose from holistic healing retreats to help regeneration and replenishment to signature detox and culinary retreats, focusing on detoxification and longevity. Rest assured, at Fivelements Bali, you will truly experience an authentic Balinese way of life, nurturing harmony with spirit, human and nature.
Fivelements Puri Ahimsa Retreat, Mambal, Abiansemal, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 469206, www.fivelements.org/en
Bali Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat offers an extensive range of retreats and is known as one of the best yoga, spa, and wellness retreats in the world by publishers such as Conde Nast and Harpers Bazaar Weekly. Group yoga classes take place in a luxurious open-air yoga pavilion looking out onto 360 views of the rice fields and Indian Ocean. Each class is tailor-made to a variety of playlists for a gentle and restorative experience. Besides taking guests on a journey to stillness, the retreat also offers accommodation, a healing pool, a beautiful spa and a delicious restaurant where you will enjoy some healthy cuisine. Personal retreats can also be tailor-made for individuals, couples or small groups where you can enjoy all the yoga and cultural experiences in a more intimate way.
Bali Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat, JL Pantai Purnama 42 Sukawati, Bali, Indonesia, +62 811 380202 www.balifloatingleaf.com