In Indonesia, Bali has so many options when it comes to it's range of fantastic retreats to choose from.
And what a place to get away and do yoga.
The land and the people are beautiful.
The temples and smoking incense offerings on the sidewalks remind of Hindu beliefs, their respect and kindness.
Their connection to spirit makes it a great place to spend some time.
You will find yoga classes and like-minded travelers everywhere.
Yoga and meditation, of all types and styles, all disciplines and activities, are practiced at retreats in all the open-air salas across Bali every day.
The yoga scene is huge here. There is so much going on in the way of retreats, schools and workshops.
One thing that's good to know is that there is a real trend here for Yoga Hotels.
This means you get the comfort and environment of a lovely hotel with all your activities included.
There are a whole range of centers to choose from in Bali.
Most are all-inclusive, and are put on so well, and it is most well known for its mid to high venues.
But don't think that you can't find affordable and comfortable retreat centers where you can spend some time on your
yoga daily and immerse yourself in meditation sessions. And it doesn't stop there.
Programs combine yoga with whatever activities you can think of, like detox, fitness, healthy eating, spa and massage.
Because it's a yoga mecca everything is set up to make it work for you.
Here's one of our favourites -
All centers offer vegan, vegetarian and raw food menus.
And there is sure to be a cold pressed juice bar open all day.
Try out some raw food inventions. Bali is very creative in it's food.
Where to go
The enormous and awesome variety of yoga retreats in Bali make it a place you can come back to again and again.
Ubud jn the center of the island is the yoga retreat hub.
It is a dream here on a retreat package, surrounded by rainforest and rice paddy fields dotted with shrines & temples.
With health shops and vegan cafes everywhere, and also an alternative therapy heaven.
Make time to visit the Tirta Empul temple in Bali. It's a natural spring which is considered holy. Purify the body & soul in the water with everybody else.
Next on the list here is Canggu.
Built up from a tiny village to be a favourite traveler hang-out.
Its convenient as its near the main tourist areas of Bali but far enough away to have a different vibe.
It is a mecca for great beaches with the weather and waves to make everybody happy.
Bali is renowned for it's high class luxury retreat centers offering you everything you could desire. This category is a real draw card for many.
From juice bars beside the pool to extensive spa services and treatments, plus a wide range of the most comprehensive classes with experienced instructors, and all in the most incredible settings.
For those who want to visit this dream island but don't have the big money needed for the more classy resorts, then there is no need to worry.
Due to Bali's huge popularity there are many options for you to choose from to enjoy everything that's on offer on a retreat holiday without breaking the bank.
Bali high (dry) season is June until August.
May to October see some of the best waves too.
Bali can be very busy in the high season and moving around and enjoying places can be difficult.
Consider just before and after, possibly April & May and September & October, these are great times to avoid the crowds.
And it can work out significantly cheaper.
Puri Bagus Lovina - GREAT VALUE, ON BEACH
Away from the tourist centers this beachside resort offers a quiet and relaxed place to chill out.
Enjoy daily practice whilst taking a relaxing holiday on the beach.
Their all-inclusive retreats are very good value for money for Bali.
Blue Karma - GOOD VALUE, CHIC COOL
Immerse yourself in mindfulness and your yoga practice in beautiful surroundings.
Enjoy cold pressed juices and a lovely health food menu on your time-away here on your yoga and meditation.
A mid-range venue offering a stylish look and feel.
Zen Resort Bali - GOOD VALUE, VARIED PROGRAMS
You can combine yoga with scuba diving, safari & excursions, and traditional Ayurveda with a focus on purification and healing on short or extended programs.
Bagus Jati - GOOD VALUE FOR RELAXATION IN BEAUTY
Nestled amongst rainforest and rice paddy fields, with the peace and tranquility of beautiful nature all around you to support your immersion in one of the many programs on offer, with a lovely spa to indulge yourself, plus varied healthy cuisine options.
Komune Resort - GREAT VALUE BEACHSIDE CLUB
The relaxed venue has sandy paths winding their way between the wavey surfing beach and this trendy retreat center.
You can choose to spend time on different activities here, on a host of different fitness, spa treatments, yoga and physical exercise.
REVIVO Wellness Resort - PREMIER SERVICES
On the hill in Nusa Due to the south these villas make up a spa center that specializes in diet adaptation, de-stress and anti-ageing retreats for women.
If you are in Bali and looking to drop in to a studio with a strong yoga community and a good selection of yoga style classes every day, plus health practitioners and therapies on offer, then the most popular trending center is The Yoga Barn, located in Ubud, Bali.
Spend one week immersing yourself in yoga sessions, sports activities, and the beautiful surrounds. Explore enchanting Balinese culture and fascinating traditions through a great array of activities, such as a tour to Pucak Mangu Temple, farming lessons, yoga in nature, and a Balinese massage.
This Sports and Yoga Retreat includes your seven nights accommodation, a welcome massage, daily yoga sessions, daily breakfast with healthy juice, and daily vegetarian dinners. Plus all the tours and activities.
This retreat will assist you in developing a better understanding of your body structure, posture and function, creating a more fluid and dynamic yoga practice that you can take home with you.
This personalised yoga wellness retreat is ideal for all levels of yoga practitioners with modifications provided for each specific yogi’s needs, goals and level of practice.
Massage gives you the chance to relax and melt into the soothing hands of a qualified therapist, who will help support all your other work while you simply enjoy.
This retreat will be carried out within the surrounds of a deeply supportive environment, by experts in their respective field who are fully committed to helping you.
The retreat includes - 5 nights deluxe accommodation, all healthy food, plus your schedule of - private restorative yoga sessions, Private meditation session, Signature massages, daily yoga, daily pranayama and meditation group classes. If you're seeking a way to start fresh and heal your body, mind and spirit, this will help show you the way.
Private yoga sessions will help refine your knowledge and skill with new aspects of yoga, including meditation, mindfulness and breathing exercises.
Rejuvenate the body, calm the mind and heal the spirit through a greater sense of awareness found.
The retreat package includes your five nights accommodations, all meals, daily afternoon tea and daily yoga. Plus your schedule of - Melukat Purification Ritual, Balinese Scalp Massage, Mindfulness Meditation & Pranayama sessions, Balinese Massage and Balinese Boreh.
The resort offers luxurious accommodations on the riverbank in the rain-forested valley, with first class facilities for wellness, spa, yoga and fitness.