If you love yoga, you’re sure to love the incredible places we’ve picked out below.
We know some of you are looking for gorgeous hotels with in-house yoga studios, while some of you want yoga studios with amazing surroundings. That’s why we’ve gone ahead to pick out the best of each, that’ll give you a truly luxurious yoga experience that can be truly life-changing.
Also read: 13 amazing Yoga retreats with a view in Bali
Speaking from experience, an hour spent on the mat can do wonders for both your body and mind.
This writer, yes me… After every yoga session, I always come out feeling like I just had the most relaxing and blissful massage. My skins glows and I feel just incredible.
Now imagine taking the usual yoga sessions from a studio space devoid of natural beauty, to a studio that opens up to mother nature’s inspiring beauty.
Imagine just how rejuvenating and relaxing that would be. If you’re keen to have an unforgettable yoga experience, these are the 10 places you definitely need to check out!
1. Gorgeous Hotels with in-house Yoga Studios
One of the many great things about this luxurious beachfront resort, is the range of yoga classes available. From Sunrise to Sunset Yoga and everything in between, you’ll be as amazed as us, at the lovely yoga offerings at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay.
Here are some of our favourite yoga classes available!
1. AntiGravity® Yoga – Uniquely different from the usual forms of yoga, AntiGravity® Yoga is as its name suggests, yoga that’s done in air! Using bespoke hammocks to support the postures, this type of yoga is fun, therapeutic and easier than you might think!
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2. Night Fire Yoga – The first of it’s kind that we’ve heard of, Night Fire Yoga is held in an open pavilion by the ocean and lit by dancing flames. Follow the teacher and go through dynamic Vinyasa postures while enjoying the ocean breeze.
3. Surya Namaskar (Complimentary for guests!) – Heard of Sun Salutations? That’s what Surya Namaskar is all about. It’s a great cardio workout that helps with detoxing, improving blood circulation, and at the end, you’ll be amazed to see your skin glowing!
4. Sunrise Yoga (Complimentary for guests!) – Sunrise Yoga is a simple Hatha Yoga, also known as “forceful yoga” session held as the sun rises. It helps to develop strength and flexibility, is peaceful and a fantastic way to kick off the day!
With so many options available, yogis will be thrilled to discover different aspects of yoga. And if you’re totally new to yoga – take advantage of the complimentary Sunrise Yoga and Surya Namaskar sessions!
(Psst! There are yoga practitioners visiting monthly from all around the world who share their distinctive styles of yoga too!)
Apart from enjoying the luxurious views during your yoga classes, you’ll be living the life at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay’s fabulous villas. Serene garden villas with your very own private pool, or ocean villas with indisputably stunning views – an unforgettably blissful vacation is definitely guaranteed.
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PS: Don’t forget to spend some time lazing by the beautiful infinity pool, or taking advantage of the easy access to Coconut Grove Beach Retreat. Whether you’re chilling by the beach or having fun with the complimentary water activities – there are tons of other luxurious amenities available too!
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Also read: Our Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay review: Where dreamy oceanfront romance meets traditional Balinese charm
1-b) Enjoy yoga to views of the emerald rice fields – Wapa di Ume Resort & Spa Ubud
What can we say, the gorgeous (and complimentary) yoga classes available here definitely caught our eyes. Wapa di Ume is a boutique hideaway surrounded by Ubud’s famed rice padi fields – so you can be sure to have your yoga sessions complete with views of the emerald terrace fields.
Head up to the spacious yoga studio for your complimentary yoga class every morning from 8 to 9am, and Teacher Ibu Ketut will share the classic yoga techniques for utter relaxation.
Whether it’s strengthening your body, improving your posture, or working on your breathing and meditation, this class is great for everyone from beginners to advanced yogis.
This luxurious resort also gives you the best of both worlds – a quiet getaway that’s only 5 minutes from Ubud Centre. There are villas with private pools giving you that same gorgeous rice paddy view, and sunken baths for well deserved soaks.
Sophisticated with great service, facilities (including an open air theatre!) and more, who could say no to the beauty of Wapa di Ume?
1-c) Clifftop yoga with gorgeous ocean views– Uluwatu Surf Villas
At Uluwatu Surf Villas, those who enjoy both surfing and yoga can expect to combine the two in one amazing setting. First up, yoga classes are held at the in-house Morning Light Yoga Studio where daily yoga classes are available at 7.30am and 10.30am respectively.
Whether you’re a beginner, or a true yogi master, everyone is welcome – and we especially love that everyone gets a deliciously ice cold coconut at every class!
The accommodation at Uluwatu Surf Villas is pretty incredible too, if you’re looking for a touch of that luxurious island life.
For those who are looking to do a solo trip to Bali for a spot of surfing and yoga, you’ll find the perfect place for you here with the beautiful loft apartments. (They’re great for a couple too!) The loft apartments come with a lovely view of the Indian Ocean, and access to both the lawn and cliff.
Apart from that, bungalows and villas are available for larger groups too!
1-d) A true blue yoga retreat – Bali Bliss Retreats
Offering 5 day all-inclusive yoga retreat packages, you know Bali Bliss Retreats is serious when it comes to this refreshing and surprisingly great (and to some, spiritual) workout.
First things first, you’ll get daily yoga sessions, learn meditation and relaxation techniques, and enjoy detox kits for morning cleansing rituals. The yoga pavilion is stocked up with quality equipment ranging from Lululemon mats, cork blocks, cotton straps and bolsters – basically all you might need to provide additional support for the different moves you might learn.
Yoga aside, you’ll also enjoy a welcome massage, your very own clifftop villa with access to the beach, and a great pool to relax around.
Another interesting thing to note, is that Bali Bliss Retreats also has this programme called “Tribe Time” that includes some special surprises for guests. You’ll have to be there to find out more!
Don’t worry about going hungry too! Your retreat consists of inclusive gourmet meals including breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and a 3-course dinner.
Lastly, you’ll be happy to know that Bali Bliss Retreats is located near some of Bali’s best white sand beaches too. This retreat doesn’t sound bad at all!
1-e) Yoga in the mystical Ubud valley – Uma Ubud
Deep in the valleys of Ubud, Uma Ubud is another luxurious hotel with on-site yoga available.
Luckily for us, there’s a beautiful yoga pavilion looking out at the mystical valley, and complimentary yoga sessions for guests! It’s quite the sensation to be getting into your warrior pose while looking out at the gorgeous views. Think peace, relaxation and a sense of utter calm.
For those who are interested, private yoga sessions are available for those interested in more focused sessions – whether you’re looking to learn a new pose or two, or to perfect that challenging one you’ve been dying to master, it’s great news for yogis!
There even is the COMO Shambhala Retreat available at Uma Ubud which focuses on all around wellness including activities ranging from temple visits to trekking.
Great for those looking to treat themselves to an intimate getaway, Uma Ubud boasts 46 gorgeous rooms, suites and villas designed to relax your senses.
And if you’re hungry, Kemiri and Uma Cucina restaurants are on hand to satisfy you with delicious food!
1-f) Yoga with a heart to glorious jungle views – Blooming Lotus Yoga
Blooming Lotus Yoga comes highly raved. While the studio that looks out into the jungle might look slightly more humble compared to the rest on this list – the studio is great for those who are serious about a more spiritual yoga experience.
According to forumer Angela T, Blooming Lotus Yoga is for “anyone who is ready for a transformational journey” with its unique and intimate yoga and meditation retreats, and even yoga teacher training courses.
A 4D3N retreat at Blooming Lotus includes 2 Vinyasa Yoga classes daily, a workshop providing insight into the yogic lifestyle, as well as daily meditation classes.
Better yet, Blooming Lotus Yoga has the Blooming Lotus Charitable Fund where proceeds from the yoga retreats go to charitable organisations in India – helping to provide the necessities like food, clean water, housing and medical care, supporting schools and education for young women.
What this means is you’ll be contributing to the needy, while going on a spiritual journey of your own.
With the sound of the chirping birds, the trickling waters of the river below, and incredible views all around, the bliss of Bali is all yours.
2. Yoga Studios with Jaw-dropping Views
2-a) Yoga literally on the ocean – SUP Yoga Bali
SUP stands for ‘Stand Up Paddle’.