Originated in India, yoga is a combination of physical, mental and spiritual practices. In Bali itself, with the strong influence of Hindu and Buddhist spiritualism, yoga has made a home on the island. With Ubud as Bali’s unofficial yoga capital, nowadays you can find yoga practices or events practically anywhere on the island. As yoga enthusiasts continue to grow, find your tranquility in some of the best spots for yoga retreats below.
1. Udara Bali
If you’re up for getting involved in various yoga and meditation classes in different styles each day, getting a relaxing massage daily, be away from the busy crowd or enjoy a Zen moment with a breathtaking view of the ocean, Udara Bali is where you should be. Located in Canggu, Udara Bali is an integrated healing yoga resort with wellness and detox lifestyle to reduce modern living stresses. Take a pick between their four yoga shalas, this place is perfect for yogis or retreat groups. All meals at Udara’s organic Ocean Restaurants are included in the retreat packages, serving healthy, fresh and organic vegan, vegetarian or seafood dishes. They are open for customized retreats suitable for you and your group.
2. Bali Goddess Retreats
Offering various classes of yoga and meditation, Bali Goddess Retreats is exclusively for women and located in one of Bali’s vibrant areas of Kerobokan in Seminyak. The award-winning retreat has been a favorite choice for women from around the globe to come together and unwind from the pressures of life. The all-inclusive retreat will provide all your equipment including yoga mats, bolsters, straps, blocks, and eye masks, and welcomes all levels of experience with beginner’s yoga as well as advanced yogis. Meals are provided, handmade and handpicked of high-nutrient foods to detox the body, and all the menu is updated daily. You can also create a customized retreat for you and your group.
Bali Goddess Retreat
Jl. Beraban no. 1/333A, Kerobokan Kelod, Bali
P: (USA) +1 858 633 8845, (AUS) +61 8 9467 9887
3. Blooming Lotus
Experience total bliss with their 4-day or 7-day retreat in Ubud, Bali’s most famous destination for yoga lovers. Offering unparalleled training in the sacred arts of asana, breathing sequence, and meditation. Their extensive programs allow you to master your body, mind, relationship and clarify your life’s purpose and reach the next level of vitality, vibrancy, success, and happiness in life. The retreats are packed with activities such as daily yoga classes, transformative workshops, step-by-step meditation technique and cultural immersion to the sacred Balinese. Customized retreats are available as well.
4. The Chillhouse
Established in 2005 and claim as the first accommodation in Canggu, The Chillhouse offers stylish accommodation and delicious organic meals, and activities for the mind, body, and soul such as yoga, surfing, and cultural activities. All accommodations include protein shake, breakfast, water, and use of their Fitbox, their own fitness space. The Chillhouse can fit up to 25 mats in an open-air yoga shala, where all mats and props will be provided. Yoga classes and surfing sessions are available with additional charges.
5. Floating Leaf
This award-winning retreat offers an extensive Yoga Retreats for the whole year and lets you customize your own retreat to your liking. Their Yoga Heart: Bali Yoga Retreat program, normally in June, is a week-long retreat and its direction or theme is decided by a guided meditation that begins each day. The retreat is perfect to discover the strength of a daily yoga practice. The Yoga Sanctuary at Floating Leaf uses passive cooling, green walls and roofs, sustainable materials and eco-friendly methods to enrich your experience. Floating Leaf also allows you to enjoy the coast with sunrise and sunset yoga classes on the beach, even on secret beaches nearby.
Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat
Jl. Pantai Purnama 42, Sukawati, Bali
P: +62 811 380 202, (US) +1 805 242 2544
By: Icha Annisa