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, the
peoples' respect and kindness.
Their connection to spirit makes it a great place to spend some time away.
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 the open-air shalas 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 for Yoga Hotels.
This means you get the comfort and environment of a lovely hotel with all your activities
There are a whole range of centers to choose from in Bali.
Most are all-inclusive, and are put on so well, it is most well known for its mid to high-end
But don't think that you can't find affordable and comfortable retreat centers where you
can spend time on your daily yoga and immerse yourself in meditation sessions. And it
doesn't stop there.
Programs combine yoga with whatever activities may interest you, like detox, fitness,
healthy eating, spa and massage.
It's a mecca for yoga retreats, everything is set up to make it work for you.
All centers offer vegan, vegetarian and raw food menus.
And there is sure to be a cold pressed juice bar too.
Try out some raw food inventions. Bali is very creative in it's healthy food scene.
Where to go
The enormous variety of yoga retreats in Bali make it a place you can come back to 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 a busy 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.
The next most popular retreat location to visit is Canggu.
Built up from a tiny fishing village to be a favourite traveler hang-out.
Its convenient as its near the main tourist areas of Bali but far enough away to still have a
quieter and more relaxed feel.
It is an area of great beaches with the weather and waves to make everybody happy.
Bali is renowned for it's high-end luxury retreats, these venues offer you everything
you could desire.
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
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.
Bali can be very busy in the high season and moving around and enjoying places can be
Consider just before and after high season, possibly April & May or September & October,
these are great times to avoid the crowds.
And it can work out significantly cheaper for you.
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 Dua 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 community and a
good selection of classes and workshops every day, plus health practitioners and therapies
on offer, the most popular drop-in center is The Yoga Barn, located in Ubud, Bali.
Alternatively, for somewhere different, you could catch a quick ferry to Nusa Lembongan
and check out Yoga Dunia which is fast becoming one of the most popular hangouts with
classes every day.
Spend time immersing yourself in the yoga sessions, sports activities, and the beautiful
surroundings. Explore enchanting Balinese culture and fascinating traditions through
temples, communities, villages, Balinese healing and massage therapies.
Massage gives you the chance to relax and melt into the soothing hands of a
qualified therapist, who will help support you whilst you simply enjoy and indulge.