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Yoga in Bali: Unlock Inner Peace and Serenity

Instilling a sense of inner calm and tranquillity, yoga offers myriad benefits for both your physical and mental wellbeing. With a range of yoga styles that make the practice accessible to beginners, advanced and intermediate levels, you can experience yoga in a way that’s suitable for you and your ability. From a more physically intense class to a meditative retreat, to a quick and simple yoga basics session, the world-renowned activity can be both a form of exercise, as well as offer a spiritual element for some. Thankfully, Bali encompasses an entire world of different ways to encounter yoga.

Grab your mat as we delve into a selection of classes, resorts, retreats and wellness hubs that allow you to immerse yourself in the art of yoga in Bali.

The Yoga Barn Bali, Ubud

For yoga with a sense of community

Whichever way you wish to experience yoga in Bali, The Yoga Barn in Ubud is sure to offer it in abundance. 

What once started as a standalone studio in 2007 has grown into a vibrant yoga epicentre that prides itself on being “an oasis for learning, self-discovery, wellness, healing, rejuvenation and inner transformation”. A true health and wellness hub that defies imagination, The Yoga Barn packs in an unparalleled schedule of daily yoga classes, health and wellness sessions, dance healing, satsangs and seminars, as well as night events featuring open mic and social evenings. For those hoping to deepen their yoga understanding and practice, you can embark on a yoga course of differing lengths, including teacher training and meditation courses.

If that wasn’t already enough, they even house an open-air cafe that offers a raw, vegan and vegetarian casual dining experience overlooking the treetops and gardens below. The juice bar offers a quick and convenient way to quench your thirst. With the ability to cater to groups and soloists alike, The Yoga Barn is a true yoga refuge, with a prevailing sense of calm and community spirit that can be felt all around.

Yoga Searcher, Uluwatu

For yoga and pampering

With an overarching emphasis on a nutritional and healthy lifestyle, Yoga Searcher focuses on the marriage of yoga, healthy food and holistic treatments to transform your mind, body and soul in the best ways possible. Offering the chance to stay in one of their soothing eco-lodges, Yoga Searcher creates the optimal environment for the inner yogi to reveal itself. Create flow with Hatha yoga or channel the poses of Yin—there’s something for everyone within the schedule. With the option to drop-in for a single class or purchase a multi-class pass, as well as attend events, including breathwork, detox and sound healing, this yoga collective caters to beginners right through to seasoned yogis. 

Retreat to the plant-based Muz kitchen, which offers a menu teeming with delicious items that utilise the best of local ingredients. This tranquil space offers the perfect setting to sit and pause in between yoga sessions. To further extend the tender loving care of your mind and body, Yoga Searcher’s Holistic Spa offers a range of treatments, including various massages, an infrared sauna, herbal steam sauna, hot bath and ice bath. 

The Ungasan Clifftop Resort, Uluwatu

For yoga with a view

There’s nothing more nourishing for the soul than practising yoga in a clifftop setting with the sound of the ocean as your background music. 

Elevate your next yoga session when you stay at The Ungasan Clifftop Resort. Wake up to the morning from your private villa and join your own personal yoga teacher on the deck by your beachfront infinity pool for some rejuvenating yoga poses and stretches. Whether you’re staying at The Ungasan and want to include a yoga session or two during your stay or want to craft a personalised stay with family and friends that puts your wellness centre stage, The Ungasan’s remarkable Experience team can help you take your stay to the next level. By matching you with a yoga instructor or personal trainer, you’ll be encountering some of the best yoga in Uluwatu. Picture a luxury villa for you and your party to enjoy, characterised by pampering at the Vela Spa and daily morning yoga sessions from an exclusive clifftop setting—pure bliss!

House of Om, Gianyar

For yoga qualifications

Perhaps you want more than daily sessions or a yoga retreat in Bali—perhaps you want to become a fully fledged yoga professional. Thankfully, you’re in Bali, so there’s plenty of schools that can meet your needs. Take the House of Om yoga school in Gianyar. Offering courses that span 200 to 300 hours, once complete you’ll be universally recognised as a yoga teacher by the Yoga Alliance and be able to teach yoga around the world. 

House of Om focuses on a community feel where you’ll be surrounded by inspiring and uplifting students and teachers, all with the same goal in mind. Designed to “take you on a transformational journey connecting the mind, body and spirit”, House of Om equips students with an extensive and comprehensive course covering Hatha yoga and Vinyasa yoga, diving into a deep understanding of this ancient practice and the philosophy behind it. What’s more, the course is inclusive of food and accommodation, with most courses taking place in Ubud.

Alchemy Yoga and Meditation Center, Ubud

For design-led yoga

If you’re searching for an inspiring setting that will influence your flow and balance through yoga practice, you’re going to want to seek out the Alchemy Yoga and Meditation Center. In 2023, the centre saw the addition of a new yoga shala, The Lumi Shala. Truly breathtaking, the shala encourages wellness and meditation in every sense. The studio is formed of five gridshell roof petals arranged to enable light to wash across each convex interior. The design, formed of bamboo, limestone, copper and clay creates an interior space that helps “embody the yoga practice”. The centre’s overarching principles focus on “study (adhyayana), practice (sādhanā) and community (kula)”, offering classes, teacher training and events, with centres in both Ubud and Uluwatu.

Bali Silent Retreat

For meditative yoga

An eco-resort and yoga retreat in Bali nestled in an off-the-grid location. This is where the “art of nothing” in a “rest, sleep, eat and repeat” cycle in total silence is encouraged. 

Designed to be a transformative experience, the Bali Silent Retreat offers a minimalist yet luxurious space to detox and align your mind, body and soul. Featuring daily, weekly and monthly programs, classes and events, this sanctuary encourages you to become attuned to yourself and be mindful of anything and everything that you do each day, with an overarching emphasis on embracing the art of doing nothing. Spaces available to implement this practice include stargazing beds, water meditation, jungle walks, as well as a labyrinth for walking meditation that’s surrounded by a crystal circle. Set within Tabanan’s rice fields looking up at the majestic Mount Batukaru, the Bali Silent Retreat is a meditative environment like no other where practising yoga unveils new and revitalising meaning.

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