10 Best Yoga Retreats in Bali

Best Places to Practice Yoga in Bali

    Yoga retreats in Bali promote healthy living and wellbeing through a wide range of holistic programmes. Thanks to its exotic locations and calming natural settings, Bali is often considered among the top wellbeing destination in Southeast Asia. The central highland area of Ubud is usually thought of as Bali's yoga hub, but you can find plenty of places to practise yoga throughout the island.

    Bali has a thriving yoga community – even sparking an annual festival dedicated to this ancient practice. Every year, thousands of yogis, yoginis and spirituality seekers from around the globe gather for a week-long celebration of workshops, dance and music. Proving that anyone can pick up yoga, the best yoga retreats in Bali combine leisure travel with healthy living.

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    Fivelements Retreat Bali

    Abiansemal

    Fivelements Retreat Bali is a wellness resort with an impressive natural architecture of bamboo and wood, surrounded by rice fields and forested hills. Signature retreat programmes are available in choices of 3 to up to 21 nights, with activities like yoga and meditation sessions, martial arts, healing consultations, and massage treatments. 

    Fivelements Retreat Bali has riverside healing rooms, a heated therapy pool, and an onsite restaurant serving organic dishes. You can also participate in a Balinese blessing ceremony and beauty ritual during your stay.

    Location: Puri Ahimsa Banjar Baturning, Mambal, Abiansemal, Bali, 80352, Indonesia

    Phone: +62 (0)361 469 206

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    Como Shambhala Estate

    Payangan

    Como Shambhala Estate is up in the tranquil valley of the Payangan village, about 10 km northwest of central Ubud. This adults-only resort promotes long stays with wellbeing programmes that usually include sessions with resident yoga teachers, doctors, and dieticians specialising in Ayurveda.

    Wellness programs vary throughout the year but are typically week-long courses that involve different disciplines of yoga, meditation, and coaching. Classes take place at Como’s dedicated pavilion, where you can enjoy views of the lush valley. You can make use of the holistic approach with signature spa and beauty treatments, too.

    Location: Banjar Begawan, Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

    Phone: +62 (0)361 978 888

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    Zen Resort Bali

    Singaraja

    Zen Resort Bali is a holistic retreat with 16 villas on the remote coast of Singaraja. This wellness resort organises private yoga classes that can be tailored to specific health conditions, including digestive problems, diabetes, and weight issues. Signature programmes come in choices of 3 to 21 nights, with activities ranging from traditional spa treatments to sunrise meditation and wellness consultations. You can also join dolphin watching tours at sunrise. Book a stay at Zen Resort Bali’s sunrise villa for views over the resort pool and the calm waves of North Bali.

    Location: Dusun Pawitra, Desa Uma Anyar, Buleleng, Bali, 81153, Indonesia

    Phone: +62 (0)362 93 578

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    Bagus Jati

    Ubud

    Bagus Jati Health & Well Being Retreat makes good use of its location in Tegallalang, a village that’s famous for its picturesque rice terraces. One of Bali’s most popular wellness centres, its centrepiece is a dedicated circular yoga pavilion overlooking a lush bamboo forest. The resort’s signature Yoga and Ayurveda Package includes accommodation (3 to 7 nights), daily breakfast and dinner, private and group yoga sessions, and Ayurvedic treatments. Bagus Jati also organises activities like nature walk and aqua aerobics, as well as providing free scheduled shuttle services to Ubud throughout your stay.

    Location: Banjar Jati, Desa Sebatu, Tegallalang, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia

    Phone: +62 (0)361 901 888

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    The Yoga Barn

    Ubud

    The Yoga Barn in central Ubud offers holistic services for all levels, including private sessions, short-break yoga retreats, and meditation classes. There are 5 open-air studios, 2 of which host drop-in classes every day. Studio spaces overlook the famous terraced rice paddies of Ubud.

    The Yoga Barn is a sanctuary for those looking to relax and practise yoga in Bali. Personalised retreats include 3-day cleansing, 7-day residential detox, and Ayurvedic rejuvenation. Its founders are responsible for the annual Bali Spirit Festival, a week-long celebration of workshops, dance and music.

    Location: Jalan Hanoman, Pengosekan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 7am to 9pm

    Phone: +62 (0)361 971 236

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    Desa Seni Yoga Retreat

    Canggu

    Desa Seni features a ‘village resort’ concept in Canggu, with joglo (wooden Javanese houses) furnished with original artefacts and antiques, an organic green garden, and a kitchen that serves healthy meals. The resort’s main pavilion hosts regular yoga programmes that cater to all levels.

    All-inclusive personal yoga retreats include daily private yoga and meditation sessions, massage treatments and specialised bodywork by Desa Seni’s wellness therapists. Some of the many styles you’ll practise during your retreat include therapeutic, kundalini, and tantric yoga.

    Location: Jalan Subak Sari No.13, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Phone: +62 (0)361 844 6392

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    Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat

    Mengwi

    Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa is an award-winning resort within the rural village of Abianbase, about 15 km northwest of Denpasar. The estate’s luxury and private pool villas have saltwater pools. An open-air dining pavilion and a riverside deck with daybeds offer further soothing settings.

    The wellness programmes here incorporate Ayurvedic healing therapies, daily yoga sessions, and mediation to help alleviate a wide range of issues. From 1-day tasting sessions to intensive 14-day treatments, Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa can tailor its activities to suit your travel duration.

    Location: Banjar Bebengan, Jalan Raya Tangeb, Abianbase, Mengwi, Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

    Phone: +62 (0)361 900 6128

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    Oneworld Retreats Bali

    Ubud

    Oneworld Retreats Bali offers individual and group retreats that combine yoga, meditation, and spa treatments. It also offers off-the-beaten-track journeys like hikes, waterfall excursions, and dolphin watching tours. Yearly schedules are well laid out on their website, with week-long retreat programmes featured monthly.

    A must-try at Oneworld Retreats Bali is the ‘Discovery Journey’, where you can practice daily meditation and gentle yoga. It also includes village cycling excursions and an exotic purification ritual at the Tirta Empul Temple in Tegallalang. Located in central Ubud, the retreat is about 7 km north of the Ubud Monkey Forest.

    Location: Jalan Suweta, Sambahan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

    Phone: +62 (0)361 972 685

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    Floating Leaf Eco Luxury Retreat

    Sukawati

    Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat offers a full range of yoga programmes and spa services with traditional Balinese healing treatments. It has an open-air yoga sanctuary overlooking a black-sand coastline, with Mount Agung in the distance. The resort also has its own organic permaculture garden, from which ingredients are sourced to provide healthy meals, juices and snacks throughout your stay.

    Floating Leaf’s extensive range of curated retreat programmes and guided experiences include yoga, arts and culture, as well as surfing. Located along the southeastern coast of Pantai Purnama in Gianyar, the retreat is around 15 km southeast of central Ubud.

    Location: Jalan Pantai Purnama No.42, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80581, Indonesia

    Phone: +62 (0)811 380 202

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    Kura Kura Yoga Bali

    Munggu

    Kura Kura Yoga Bali is right on the black-sand beachfront of Seseh, offering an exotic and secluded place to spend your holiday in Bali. Its centrepiece is a yoga shala that also serves as a community space where you can meet like-minded travellers.

    Kura Kura Yoga Bali’s retreat calendar features yoga sessions, meditation, and teacher training courses for budding yoga instructors. If you want a comprehensive yoga retreat, the resort’s 10-day programme includes meditation and chanting, with pranayama breathing exercises in the morning and restorative yoga forms and discussions in the afternoon.

    Location: Jalan Raya Seseh, Munggu, Mengwi, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Phone: +62 (0)361 848 3053

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