Written by Alya Maisarah
Co-written by Beverley Lennon, Pia Vuolteenaho and Kristyna Schonova
Ever imagined a holiday to Bali from which you return home feeling fitter and healthier than ever instead of eternally hungover?
While rolling your mat in the comfort of your air-conditioned living room is a nice feeling, an even more delightful experience when you’re in a dire need for a break is when you get to practise yoga in a location that offers views that are bound to awaken your senses (and sure you’ll be able to touch your toes, finally!!).
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just have a casual interest, you’ll gain so much when signing up for one of these affordable yoga retreats with a view in Bali. In here, you’ll find tranquillity in being near water and jungles while rejuvenating yourself with some Balinese nutritious food, relaxing massages sunshine too!
Trust us, as we’ve experienced both conditions, it’s so therapeutic when practising amidst Mother Nature’s greatest wonders, as compared to your usual studio/gym/living room!
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Top Yoga Retreats Summary
Yoga Retreat in Bali
Om Ham Retreat & Resort, Ubud
1 Day Retreat
Firefly Resort, Ubud
Blooming Lotus Yoga, Ubud
Balitrees Retreat, Tabanan
Pelan-Pelan Bali, Canggu
Udara Bali, Canggu
Serenity Eco Guest House, Canggu
Daily/Weekly Class Pass
Prana Veda Bali, North Bali
7 Days Retreat
Nibbana Resort & Spa, North Bali
Blue Karma Dijiwa Seminyak
Yoga retreats in Ubud
Ubud is a perfect destination for you to find your zen in yoga retreats while being close to mother nature! It’s time to relax, rejuvenate and practise self-care.1. For daily yoga with incredible views of the river and a bamboo grove – Naya Ubud
Interested in planned retreats? Whether you’re looking to learn how to teach Kundalini Yoga, or go deeper (and more creative) with a fascinating soul portraits retreat – Naya Ubud has a calendar of retreats all planned out for you.
Structured to enhance community living, Naya Ubud is built around the Pool Joglo, a welcoming community lounge where people may sit and relax with food and juices.
Even more impressive, the yoga shala where yoga classes, live music performance, meditation and dancing take place, is a beautiful Balinese pavilion which overlooks a pretty incredible view.
You’ll be able to get your yoga on, to the view of a meandering river and a bamboo grove, making the retreat experience truly memorable. “Flicking candles, fireflies, birds, geckos, the sound of the river below, and the distant chants of a Balinese priest will make the space feel like something out of a dream.”
And that’s not all. There’s also the amazing pool where you may cool off, and one interesting thing to note, is that the pool uses an Ozone cleansing system. This means smoother, and healthier water with 90% less chlorine – bringing you as close to nature while remaining as hygienic as possible.
Naya Ubud takes the cake with everything available including the Naya Spa, a hair studio (everything from scalp massage to organic hair wash and even a stylish trim), and one of our favourites – the Steam Grotto.
Imagine bathing in a steam room surrounding by volcanic rocks, where the waters are infused with essential oils to enhance relaxation. Doesn’t it sound just like a dream?
Rates: 4D3N Private Retreat from USD $690 per pax (Approximately Rp. 10,893,689) including daily breakfast, yoga classes, transport to ubud centre, massage and facial. Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jalan Raya Sayan Gang Puskesmas Ubud II, Desa Sayan, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 975 755
2. Strike poses in lush nature – Shanti Toya Ashram
Where best to master your downward dog than set amidst lush green on a river bank in the heart of Bali? At Shanti Toya Ashram, you’ll find yourself soaking up the natural beauty of the surroundings while practising yoga.
Their one-week yoga retreat will run you through a combination of yoga, wellness and cultural experiences, along with plenty of relaxing time to practise on your own and explore the nearby villages.
Back at base camp, you will be able to refuel with hearty vegan meals that only do good to your body! Meals can be tailored to accommodate your specific dietary requirements too.
By now, you sure know that yoga and tranquillity complement each other like ying and yang, and this is what you get when signing up at Shanti Toya Ashram. Their villas and suites offer an authentic taste of Bali, nestled in the quiet hillside of a lush jungle ravine and surrounded by the rice paddy farmlands of Penarungan village.
And if you really count on coming home from vacation with a sunburn, they’ve got a spring water swimming pool for you to collect your tan lines or simple doze off with a good book!
Shanti Toya Ashram
Rates: 7D6N Budget single room from USD $249 per pax (Approximately Rp. 639,289) inclusive of daily 3 vegan meals, yoga classes, Balinese tour and massage treatment. Website
Address: Tebe Kurung, Br. Umahanyar, Penarungan, Mengwi, Badung – Bali, 80351 Indonesia
Contact: +62 877 6163 8533 / +62 857 3864 4971
3. Get a 360° view of the serene rice paddies – Om Ham Retreat & Resort
The fact that Ubud has become such a mecca for yoga and spirituality has hiked the prices up, too.
Om Ham Retreat & Resort is a refreshingly affordable option as it really does offer guests luxury retreats on a budget. They offer a one-day yoga retreat in Ubud for you to save on the big bucks!
The location is simply stunning. The surrounding area is covered with green rice paddies – while inside the retreat guests can relax in the beautiful private garden, or take a dip in the spacious pool.
Retreats at Om Ham include yoga, spa treatments and guided meditation classes. Another cool thing Om Ham offers?
Romantic retreats for couples where you can enjoy pampering spa treatments, take in the beautiful scenery and dine in style in Ubud with that special someone.
A 13-night retreat at Om Ham includes three classes of Kundalini Tantra yoga as well two sessions of guided deep meditation.
Guests are treated to a daily healthy breakfast, a one time two-course organic lunch as well as a three-course organic dinner. As a nice added bonus, this retreat at Om Ham also includes a rejuvenating spa treatment session.
Om Ham Retreat & Resort
Rates: 1-day retreat from USD $70 per pax (Approximately Rp. 1,100,000) inclusive of 3 meals, yoga, meditation and spa session. Check Rate on Agoda
Address: Jalan Tirta Tawar No.Road, Banjar Junjungan, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 900 0352 / +62 818 0590 0352 (Whatsapp)
4. Master your headstand by the spectacular infinity pool – FireFly Resort
If you’ve been bitten by both the yoga bug and the travel bug, you’ll love rolling your yoga mat at FireFly Resort.
This scenic retreat takes your daily flow very seriously! The lush greenery surrounding the retreat centre and the infinity pool overlooking perfectly aligned paddy fields definitely add to the atmosphere, so you can just let your cares float away.
Booking a room at the resort allows you to have access to their daily programme that focuses on traditional practices to provide peace and balance for your body and mind.
This truly relaxing experience takes turns between yoga practices, cultural experiences, meditation, dancing, chanting and excursions around the local neighbourhood. Their experiences are bound to stay with you even after the retreat.
While you could do a yoga retreat in your backyard and it would be tremendously beneficial, practising in a whole new open-air environment could double up your chances to reconnect with yourself. An escape from everyday life is what FireFly Resort offers.
Here, you’re in for a very personalised treat as the sanctuary only has 10 rooms on offer, which makes it perfect for a complete detox from the real world!
Rates: 7D6N shared room retreat from USD $349 per pax (Approximately Rp. 5,442,900) inclusive of daily 3 meals, Balinese tour, 1-hour Balinese massage, yoga and cooking classes. Website
Address: Jl. Suweta No.Br, Bentuyung Sakti, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Contact: +62 812 1925 0870 / +62 811 94 92 94
5. Unwind to stunning views of the jungle – Blooming Lotus Yoga
It’s been said before, but we’ll say it again – Ubud really is the cultural and spiritual capital of Bali. The cliche exists for a reason – there really is something special about Ubud.
This has made the village a real hotspot of retreats and spas offering a whole smorgasbord of yoga classes and healing treatments.
In this sea of choices, the Blooming Lotus Yoga Studio is a real gem. Blooming Lotus is a great option for visitors who don’t simply wish to be pampered on their vacation but are genuinely interested in practicing yoga.
A 4-day 3-night retreat at Blooming Lotus includes two vinyasa yoga classes daily, a workshop providing insight into yogic lifestyle as well as daily meditation classes.
The retreat is best suited for beginners and intermediate level students. Guests are also invited to attend a Balinese cultural event during their stay. Healthy vegetarian breakfast and lunch are also included in the retreat package.
Blooming Lotus Yoga
Rates: Shared Suite 4D3N Retreat from USD $350 per pax (Approximately Rp.5,519,535) inclusive of 2 daily meals, meditation yoga classes, yoga workshop Balinese ceremony and shuttle to Ubud. Website
Address: Br. Mawang Kaja, Desa Lodtunduh, Lodtunduh, Ubud, Bali 80571
Contact: +62 21 2955 3600
6. Simple and soothing with a touch of intimate luxury – Ubud Aura Retreat Center
Looking for a truly affordable yoga retreat? Look no further, Ubud Aura’s Deluxe rooms are the perfect mix of comfort and convenience for the ultimate relaxation.
Complete with your private verandah to relax at after yoga sessions in Ubud Aura’s yoga studio, and en-suite bathrooms with a bathtub for soaking your stretched muscles – this is the yoga retreat of your dreams.
First up, the yoga studio. Available for guests, the studio comes equipped. Pull out a mat and begin with the Tadasana (Mountain Pose) to get started. If you’re here as a group and require a yoga teacher, make a request and Ubud Aura will help to organise a yoga teacher to lead your group.
Once you’re done with yoga for the morning, there’s also a swimming pool for your daily swim, and if you’re a little hungry, feel free to order drinks for poolside nibbles. With a library on the second floor, feed your mind after feeding your body (food), and soul (yoga)!
For breakfast, simply head to the poolside dining spot where you’ll be offered a complimentary herbal tonic to perk you up. Otherwise, room service is also available.
Ubud Aura Retreat is beautiful and intimate with attentive staff looking to meet your needs. And if you’re looking to get out, there are free shuttle services bringing you around the main areas of Ubud.
PS:Make sure to check out the spa if you’re there! We’ve heard rave reviews about the treatments available.
Ubud Aura Retreat Center
Rates: Deluxe double room starts from USD $34 for two persons (~Rp. 530,000) Upon request, guests can have an intimate group yoga session. A selection of yoga teachers available. Check Rate on Agoda
Address: Jl. Hanoman No.888, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Contact:+62 361 972 956 / +62 857-9208-7043 (WhatsApp)
Yoga retreats in Canggu / Tabanan
Don’t be fooled by this coastal town! Though Canggu is lively for its parties, it is also a wellness hub for tourists and locals alike. Get a wholesome experience in yoga retreats in Canggu.
Further north from Canggu along the western coastline lies Tabanan, a quieter town with beach and yoga retreats as well as tea plantations.
7. A wholesome experience of Bali Healing in Balitrees Retreats
Whether you want to stay in Balitrees for 2 days or 2 months, Balitrees welcomes you with open arms.
The retreat is run by local Balinese villagers that are passionate in welcoming you to a beautiful, authentic and wholesome experience.
Known for their Traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga retreat centre, you will leave the retreat feeling like a new purposeful person!
In this retreat, all meals and accommodation will be provided, including twice daily meditation sessions. On top of that, because the host wants you to experience Bali at its best, you will be taken to a short trip around the village, where you’ll get to visit waterfalls and do some cultural activities together.
PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
|PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you! |