Let me tell you, yoga retreats in Bali are dreamy. You are fully immersed in nature, you have the best food you can imagine and an amazing local culture. I personally had the best experience in Bali and met lots of lovely girls! We shared adventures and talked about our spiritual journey. In this post, I’ll share with you some of the best yoga retreats in Ubud, tips and even where you could look for teaching training if you’re up for it.
Ready? Let’s go!
#1: Yoga Barn
First on my list is the Yoga Barn. This place is just off the busiest road in Ubud but yet it’s so quiet and totally immersed in nature, it’s impressive. The instructors are skilled and the classes are tailored to cater to all levels. Beginners or advanced yogis, there’s something for everyone! Retreats are also available online.
Cost: Prices vary depending on the type of class and package you choose.
Location: Jl. Sukma Kesuma, Peliatan, Ubud
What is included: The retreat offers daily yoga classes, meditation sessions, sound healing, workshops, and a cafe that serves delicious, healthy meals (depending on what you choose)
#2: Ubud Yoga House
Ubud Yoga House, located on top of a hill overlooking rice fields, provides a serene ambience that’s perfect for practising yoga. The small class size ensures personal attention, enriching your yoga experience. This is not an actual retreat but you can get an unlimited package and show up every day.
Cost: They offer various pricing options, starting from a single class to a month-long unlimited access.
Location: Jl. Subak Sokwayah, Ubud
What is included: Yoga classes, mat, blocks and straps, water refill, and a breathtaking view!
#3: Radiantly Alive
Radiantly Alive is another gem in Ubud. It’s renowned for its wide variety of classes, experienced teachers, and welcoming atmosphere. From Vinyasa Flow to Yin classes, Radiantly Alive caters to all yogis.
Cost: Various membership options are available to suit your needs.
Location: Jl. Jembawan No.3, Ubud
What is included: Access to all yoga classes, free use of yoga equipment, and a vibrant community of yogis.
Basundari is an exceptional yoga experience, offering probably the widest range of retreats to choose from. The classes are designed to provide individualised attention, ensuring a personalised journey.
Cost: Prices vary depending on the type of retreat and length of stay. All-inclusive packages are also available.
Location: Jl. Raya Pejeng Kawan
What is included: Yoga classes, spa treatments, healthy meals, accommodation in a luxurious villa, and access to resort amenities such as pool and gym.
Alchemy is a holistic yoga centre that believes in wholesome living. The classes here are focused on spiritual growth and physical well-being. Plus, they have a raw food café – a treat for the taste buds! They currently don’t have any retreats coming up but they do have a full schedule of classes, workshops and teaching training programs to check out!
Cost: Pricing depends upon the type of class and duration.
Location: Jalan Penestanan Kelod No 75, Penestanan
What is included: Yoga and meditation classes, access to raw food café, and a shop selling organic products.
#6: Oneworld Retreats
Last but not least, Oneworld Retreats, is a holistic yoga centre that promotes wholesome living. The classes offered here focus on spiritual growth and physical well-being. Additionally, they feature a raw food café that is sure to delight your taste buds!
Cost: Various retreat options are available, ranging from 3 to 7 days.
Location: Located at Jl. Suweta Br. Sakti, Ubud.
What is included: Stay in a luxurious room, participate in daily yoga sessions and workshops, enjoy raw food meals, and experience Balinese culture through various activities.
Alternative to a yoga retreat in Ubud:
- If you’re on a budget, you have another option. You can still experience the joy of yoga in Ubud. Just book your own accommodation and attend drop-in classes at these retreats. (Check out this blog post for the best places to stay in Ubud for female solo travellers) This option is budget-friendly and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded travelers!
- Surf and Yoga retreat with Nomad Her. Combine your love for yoga with another popular activity in Bali – surfing! Nomad Her offers a surf and yoga retreat package where you can learn to ride the waves while also deepening your yoga practice. Plus, you’ll get to explore different surf spots around Bali and meet other female travellers. It’s the ultimate balance of relaxation and adrenaline-pumping fun.
- Give it a go in Nusa Lembongan instead! This island is so relaxing and easy to get to from Bali. Check out this blog post where I go through the best yoga retreats in Nusa Lembongan.
Useful tips when picking a yoga retreat:
- Keep in mind, that while most retreats include meals, Ubud is bursting with cafes and restaurants that serve delicious, healthy, and cheap food. So, don’t worry if meals aren’t included in your package! 🥝
- Make sure they include the practices you want to explore 🧘🏽
- If they include meals, check they have options for your dietary requirements 🥘
- Classes during sunset time: I personally can’t focus during a yoga class at sunset time if I know I’m missing out on a sunset. I have to watch it every single day. If you are a sunset freak like me, make sure the yoga classes are not at that time of the day! ☀️
Best Yoga Teaching Spots in Ubud
Alright, let’s dive deep into the world of yoga teacher training in Ubud. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge, here are some of the best places in Ubud to consider:
- Yoga Barn: This is the big one. It’s one of the largest yoga centres in Southeast Asia and offers comprehensive Yoga Alliance-accredited teacher training courses. Trust me, you’ll be in good hands here.
- Intuitive Flow: This yoga studio offers intimate teacher training courses that dig deep into the philosophy and practice of yoga. Plus, the view over the Petanu River is the cherry on top!
- Radiantly Alive: Remember the place we talked about earlier? Well, they also offer top-notch teacher training courses. Expect to receive a well-rounded education in a warm, community-focused environment.
- Ubud Yoga House: Ubud Yoga House stands out as a notable alternative. Their teacher training courses combine modern biomechanics with traditional Hatha yoga, fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment.
Embracing yoga in Ubud is an experience that goes beyond mere physical exercise. It’s about connecting with nature, finding inner peace, and meeting a community of beautiful souls. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a curious beginner, Ubud has something to offer everyone. So, pack your bags and get ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery in the heart of Bali – Ubud!
Ciao for now,