If you’re in the market for a yoga retreat this year, you should definitely consider Nusa Lembongan. Let all the tourists go to Nusa Panida and head to this stunning island instead. Nusa Lembongan, just off the southeastern coast of Bali, is quickly gaining popularity as one of the best destinations for yoga retreats. I can totally see why. I’ve had the best time on my yoga retreat on this island. Not only I’ve attended incredible classes, but I’ve also explored the island and met some lovely like-minded solo travellers! In this blog post, I will show you the best yoga retreats in Nusa Lembongan from beginner-friendly to advanced programs, covering different budget needs.
Why Nusa Lembongan?
Besides its stunning beach views and laid-back vibe, Nusa Lembongan is a paradise for yoga enthusiasts. It’s a tranquil corner away from Bali’s bustling crowds, offering peace and serenity— perfect for your solo yoga journey. This place is also perfect if you want to meet other people or yogis, there will be loads of opportunities along the way to start a conversation! Right, let’s explore some of the best yoga retreats this island has to offer:
#1 Yoga Bliss Lembongan
Now, if you’re after something really special, you’ve gotta check out Yoga Bliss Lembongan. Nestled right in the heart of the island, this retreat has it all. We’re talking about an outdoor shala that gives you beautiful garden views while you’re perfecting your poses. They cater to all levels, so it’s cool whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned yogi. They’ve got a variety of styles, too, from vinyasa to restorative yoga. So, there’s always something to keep you on your toes. I absolutely loved this place, the teachers are very friendly to talk to if you have any questions about the practice or anything! There is a lovely swimming pool and the accommodations are stunning!
Where is it: Nestled in the heart of Nusa Lembongan, surrounded by lush greenery.
Yoga practices: Offers Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga.
Prices for drop-in classes: IDR 120,000 (around $7)
Retreat packages: Starting from IDR 5,500,000 (around $350) for 6 days, including accommodation and meals.
#2 Yoga Dunia Lembongan
Let me tell you about this hidden gem, Yoga Dunia Lembongan. This retreat is the perfect escape from the everyday hustle, with its tranquil environment that allows you to focus on your practice with no distractions. It’s like your little oasis of peace, tucked away from the world. And guess what? Their shala overlooks the ocean, so imagine doing your sun salutations as the sun rises from the sea. Sounds like a dream, right? But it doesn’t stop there. They offer a variety of yoga styles, including Yin, Hatha, and Vinyasa, and they cater to all levels of experience, so don’t worry if you’re still a newbie. Additionally, they offer meditation and pranayama classes to help you deepen your practice beyond the physical. And the cherry on top? They provide scrumptious vegetarian meals, prepared with love and care. So, if you’re in for a soulful journey of yoga and self-discovery, Yoga Dunia Lembongan is your go-to place!
Where is it: Situated in the quiet village of Jungut Batu, away from the hustle and bustle.
Yoga practices: Offers a mix of Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, and meditation classes.
Prices for drop-in classes: IDR 100,000 (around $5)
Retreat packages: Starting from IDR 4,900,000 (around $315) for 5 days, including accommodation and meals.
#3 Santosha Yoga Institute
Now, let’s talk about the Santosha Yoga Institute. It’s the kind of place you hear about and think, “No way, it can’t be that good.” But, oh, it is! Santosha is a little slice of paradise where you can immerse yourself in a world of yoga and holistic living. It’s a sanctuary where you can deepen your yoga practice, learn from top-notch instructors, and connect with a community of like-minded individuals. The vibe here? Absolutely breathtaking. You’ll be practising yoga surrounded by lush greenery and the calming sounds of nature. And the food, let me tell you, is out of this world. With a focus on nutritious, plant-based meals, you’ll feel rejuvenated from the inside out.
Where is it: Located in tranquil surroundings near Secret Beach.
Yoga practices: Offers a 200-hour yoga teacher training program and daily yoga classes.
Prices for drop-in classes: IDR 150,000 ($9)
Retreat packages: Starting from IDR 45,000,000 ($2,800) for a 25-day yoga teacher training program.
#4 Yoga House of Om
Let’s talk about Yoga House of Om. Picture this: A peaceful haven nestled amidst verdant landscapes, where you can escape the noise of the world and find your inner peace. This is the Yoga House of Om for you. It’s more than just a yoga studio; it’s a place that invites you to unwind, explore, and transform. The instructors here? They’re fantastic. Each of them brings a unique approach to their classes, ensuring you get the most out of your yoga practice. Did I mention the relaxing outdoor deck where classes are held? It’s like practising yoga in the heart of nature. So, if you’re searching for a yoga experience that’s a little different, a little special, the Yoga House of Om is definitely worth checking out.
Where is it: Located amidst serene surroundings near Dream Beach.
Yoga practices: Specializes in Hatha and Vinyasa Flow.
Prices for drop-in classes: IDR 110,000 ($7)
Retreat packages: Start from IDR 5,000,000 ($320) for 5 days. Includes accommodation, meals, and a variety of wellness activities.
#5 Island Garden Huts & Yoga Shala
So, let’s venture over to the Island Garden Huts & Yoga Shala. Picture charming wooden huts nestled in a lush island garden, just a stone’s throw away from the beach. Can you imagine a more relaxing setting? Well, it gets even better. The team here is incredibly warm and welcoming, making you feel like you’ve found your second home. They offer a variety of yoga classes, ranging from gentle Hatha to invigorating Vinyasa Flow, catering to all levels and preferences. What sets this place apart, aside from its idyllic location and amazing atmosphere, is its dedication to fostering a sense of community. They frequently organize events and workshops, providing opportunities to deepen your practice while connecting with like-minded individuals. It’s not just about yoga here; it’s about building connections, personal growth, and enjoying every moment.
Location: Located in the southeastern part of the island, near Mushroom Bay.
Yoga practices: Offers a blend of Hatha and Vinyasa Flow.
Drop-in class rates: IDR 100,000. ($5)
Retreat packages: Their packages start from IDR 6,000,000 ($380) for 5 days, including accommodation, meals, and spa services.
#6 Island Yoga Lembongan
Alright, let’s move on to our next stop, Island Yoga Lembongan. This place is a little slice of paradise, tucked away on a beautiful island. Imagine practicing your yoga poses on a deck overlooking the sparkling sea, with a gentle breeze to keep you cool. The team here is super chill and friendly, and they offer a really diverse lineup of classes that cater to all skill levels. Whether you’re a complete newbie or a seasoned yogi, you’ll find a class that fits your needs. And, after your class, you can chill out in their beautiful garden, maybe even catch a stunning sunset. If you’re looking for an authentic, laid-back yoga experience, Island Yoga Lembongan should definitely be on your list.
Where is it: Situated by the picturesque Mushroom Bay.
Yoga practices: Specializes in Vinyasa Flow and Restorative Yoga.
Prices for drop-in classes: IDR 100,000 (around $5)
Retreat packages: Retreats start from IDR 3,500,000 ($225) for a 4-day package, which includes accommodation and meals.
Best Yoga Teacher Training Centers in Nusa Lembongan
If you are interested in deepening your yoga practice and potentially teaching others, here are a few places in Nusa Lembongan where you can get your yoga teaching certification:
- Yoga Bliss Lembongan: This centre provides a 200-hour teacher training program, which covers asanas, pranayama, meditation, and philosophy. Plus, it’s right near the beach, so you can catch some waves after your training sessions!
- Yoga Dunia Lembongan: Here, they offer an intensive 200-hour yoga teacher training course for those who are ready to dive into the yogic lifestyle. You’ll get to learn a mix of Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, which will surely enhance your yoga journey.
- Santosha Yoga Institute: Famous for its 200-hour yoga teacher training program, Santosha should be on your list if you’re serious about teaching yoga. It’s situated in a tranquil setting near Secret Beach, which is pretty awesome if you ask me!
- Yoga Shack Lembongan: This place specializes in Hatha and Vinyasa Flow and offers teacher training programs in a relaxing setting. After a hard day’s training, you can relax with their spa services!
Remember, choosing the right place for your teacher training depends on your desire. Take your time and research each of these options. Trust me, you’re in for an incredible journey!
FAQs: Answering your burning questions
How to get to Nusa Lembongan?
Super easy. You can hop on a speed boat from Sanur Beach, Bali. It’s just a 30-minute ride, and boats leave several times a day. Read this blog post for more info 🛥️
What to do in Nusa Lembongan apart from yoga?
Oh, there’s a bunch to do! You could explore the stunning beaches, go snorkelling, or check out the beautiful mangrove forests. And if you’re into surfing, Nusa Lembongan is a paradise! Check out the same blog post I suggested before for more ideas 🐠
How much is a yoga retreat in Bali?
Well, it depends on a few things like the duration, the location, and what’s included. But typically, you’re looking at somewhere between $500 to $3000. Remember, it’s not just about the cost. It’s an investment in yourself, and trust me, it’s worth every penny
I hope you enjoyed this blog post and got inspired for your next trip. If I could give one tip would be to book your retreat at least a few weeks in advance just to make sure you secure your spot. If you are on a budget I would also consider staying in a different accommodation and paying for drop-in classes separately. Also, some retreats have yoga classes during sunset times, I would skip those sometimes to watch the sunset on the beach, so make sure to check their schedule in advance 🌅
Ciao for now,