Experience heaven on earth by attending a restorative yoga retreat in a tropical paradise
Known for its beautiful beaches, lush wildlife, and stunning historic temples, the city of Bali is a premier destination for all types of travelers. In addition to gorgeous scenery, Bali is also famous for its many health and wellness centers, which include some of the best meditation and yoga resorts in the world. Bali yoga retreats are becoming so popular that choosing just one can seem like a daunting task. Luckily, Expedia has enlisted the help of top yoga retreat experts to bring you a list of the top 10 places to get your stretch on during your stay in Bali.
Located along the bank of the Ayung River, this highly-acclaimed rural sanctuary offers a unique taste of Balinese culture. Enjoy authentic cuisine, serene views, and a holistic approach to wellness. Fivelements offers several diverse meditation and yoga programs designed for all skill levels. Start your day off on the right foot with a complimentary (for in-house guests) 90-minute morning playful yoga session that includes a delicious Sakti Green Energy Smoothie. In addition to group classes, Fivelements also offers private sessions with their resident teachers, which you can tailor to your specific age range and skill level. It’s the perfect retreat for new and experienced yogis alike.
Ohana is a Hawaiian word meaning “extended family, which is precisely how you’ll feel during a stay at this Bali retreat. Nestled along the coast of Echo Beach, Ohana Retreat Bali offers a unique homestay atmosphere combined with premium amenities. In addition to an on-site restaurant, bar, lounge, and outdoor pool, guests can enjoy additional amenities, including a rooftop terrace. It’s here you’ll attend the retreat’s yoga classes, where you can take in the gorgeous views of Pererenan Beach while exercising. When you’re ready for a night on the town, you’ll find a short car ride to busier areas like Canggu and Seminyak.
Hidden in the jungle of Canggu and surrounded by a deep river valley, Kalapa offers a true refuge from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Enjoy some peaceful solitude in one of their deluxe bungalows or luxury villas, take a dip in a private pool, and sample exquisite Asian cuisines at the in-house Rasa restaurant. Practicing yogis of all skill levels can enjoy daily yoga sessions offered by the resort every morning, six days a week, then relax with a signature massage or soak in the spa. When you’re ready to explore the area, you’ll find notable landmarks like Puputan Badung Square, Tanah Lot, and Batu Bolong Beach, a short drive away.
Looking for a Bali yoga retreat that offers the feel of a vacation rental? Look no further than Villa Santai. This serene riverside retreat is located in Ubud, near the Bali Zoo and Ubud Monkey Forest, which offers a spectacular view of the area’s natural beauty. Wake up to the sounds of the grand Oos River and get ready to practice meditation or work on your yoga poses against a stunning backdrop of lush hills and waterfalls. On-site yoga instructors help you make the most of your stay in this luxurious Bali wellness retreat.
This family-friendly resort is found deep in the heart of Ubud. In addition to a restaurant and full-service spa, guests can expect a variety of relaxing activities crafted for travelers of all ages. Try your hand at egg painting, kite making, a local cooking class, or work on your moves in a Balinese dance class. Practiced yogis will especially appreciate classes taught by on-site instructors. With both morning and evening classes offered seven days a week, guests have ample opportunities to enjoy practicing the art of Kundalini Tantra Yoga to grow their emotional, physical, and spiritual health. For activities beyond the resort, check out the Bali Bird Park or walk along the Campuhan Ridge.
Found in the city center of Ubud, this small retreat is known locally as a “culture and yoga village,” offering guests the chance to experience a holistic healing environment like no other. Ubud Aura strives to create a welcoming atmosphere with a variety of yoga classes available each day of the week for yogis of all skill levels. Complimentary yoga mats and cushions are available, along with mineral water refills. When you’re ready to explore your surroundings beyond the retreat, enjoy a relaxing trip to Bali Marine and Safari Park or Orchid Garden.
Located in Canggu, this resort offers a combined wellness and yoga retreat aimed at relieving guests from the stress of modern life. Nestled along the beach and ancient temples, this Bali yoga retreat gives guests the opportunity to detox and reconnect with their inner selves. With a variety of classes to choose from every day of the week, yogis of all skill levels can enjoy instruction from a team of accredited teachers while basking in breathtaking views. Styles available include Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin restorative, and Aerial Yoga.
Unwind and reconnect with a stay at this Bali wellness retreat found along the Ubud riverwalk. Immerse yourself in the local culture by taking a trek through the hidden canyons of the Campuhan Ridge, villages, and temples. Enjoy healthy meals of authentic Asain and Western cuisine made from freshly-grown ingredients. Make the most of your stay by taking part in a wide range of activities designed to help rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. A full-service spa, lush garden, and rooms with private patios or balconies offer plenty of quiet places to roll out your yoga mat for practice.
Looking for something a more private place to practice yoga during your stay in Bali? ABali House offers travelers an affordable yoga retreat in a familiar guest house setting. Located near the Echo Beach coast and a short drive to Tanah Lot and Eat Street, this small villa is intimate without feeling isolated. In addition to twin and double rooms available, travelers can enjoy an outdoor pool, rooftop terrace, and in-room massages. Complimentary breakfast helps you start each morning off right, and tour organizing enables you to experience more of the local culture.
The Yoga Barn
Don’t let the name throw you off; The Yoga Barn is renowned as one of the most restful retreats in Bali. With a unique rustic charm, this local retreat is found in the heart of Ubud. Centered on helping guests experience the wonders of self-discovery, healing, and renewal, The Yoga Barn offers more than 15 classes and workshops designed for all skill levels, making it an excellent option for travelers looking for yoga retreats in Bali for beginners. Guests looking for opportunities to unwind and reconnect can also enjoy a variety of programs such as the Yoga and Balinese Healing Experience. The Alaya Ubud resort is only less than a five-minute walk away and is the perfect spot to help you unwind even more after a visit to the Yoga Barn.
What Should I Pack?
Each of these Bali yoga retreats offers something unique for everyone. So get your yoga mat, some comfortable clothes, and your journal ready for a restful retreat experience. We’re here to help you find the right travel accommodations and score the cheapest flights to Bali possible, making booking your wellness-wanderlusts a breeze.
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