Bend your way through Bali (the Yoga kind you idiots)
With tropical backdrops, oceanfront views and eco shala’s, Bali is the ultimate destination for yoga lovers
Let’s face it, yoga is the Jane Fonda of the 21st Century. Although this practice has been around for many years there has been a yoga boom in modern society. Whether you practice yoga for spiritual or physical benefits, many are now seeking out places to partake in their daily practice whilst travelling. Thankfully, Bali is the ultimate destination for yoga lovers.
From surfside retreats overlooking the ocean to an eco shala in the heart of the Ubud jungle, we’ve downward dogged and warrior posed our way around the island to bring you the best yoga spots Bali has to offer.
Located in the heart of the hipster hub of Canggu, Samadi studio is the perfect place to deepen your yoga practice. Specialising in Ashtanga Yoga, a traditional style they call ‘Mysore Yoga Style’, as well as Hatha Yoga and Yoga for surfers. Offering yoga styles to suit a variety of levels from beginners to experienced practitioners, Samadi is the ultimate hideaway dedicated to healing and renewal. If you’re visiting Canggu stop by Samadi and experience an environment that will nourish your mind, body and soul.
As the yoga class comes to an end, you’re sitting in lotus position and the smell of fresh ocean air surrounds you as you open your eyes and gaze out onto panoramic views of the ocean. Welcome to The Power of Now, a unique Yoga and meditation studio in Sanur. Experience yoga by the sea in one of the studios Shala’s on the beach that are built entirely out of bamboo.
Whether you came for a single yoga class, yoga teacher training, health and meditation retreats or a holistic treatment, The Power of Now is the perfect place to escape from reality.
Uluwatu Surf Villas offers Yoga with a view. Roll out your mat on the cliff edge of the surf villas and start your morning flow whilst gazing out onto the Indian Ocean. Whether you’re a beginner or dedicated yogi, Uluwatu Surf Villa teachers cater to all needs. Plus, everyone who attends the class is welcomed with a delicious, icy-cold, fresh coconut - yes please!
Fancy a break from the buzz and in desperate need of some inner zen? Yoga barn has you covered. This eco palace nestled amongst the trees in the forest of Ubud has everything you need to detox, relax and reset. Within close proximity to the famous Monkey Forest, the Yoga barn offers everything from classes taught by internationally respected instructors to delicious healthy food prepared daily at the ‘Garden Kafé’ restaurant. Got specific dietary ailments? Fear not, the menu caters to a huge range of different needs, be it vegan, Ayurvedic or raw (to name a few). The premises also offers a small number of on-site yogi huts which you can stay in for a really immersive experience.
Jiwa Bikram Yoga, Seminyak
We have a great idea - why not escape the humidity of Bali by heading into a 35 degree room to practice yoga? Doesn’t sound that appealing on paper but we aren’t joking, we highly recommend you try out Jiwa Bikram Yoga. Why? Aside from the obvious mental and physical benefits, Bikram is great for detoxifying, fat burning, stress relief and increased circulation.
Try out one of Jiwa Bikram’s 90 minute or 60 minute Bikram classes - if it sounds too intense try out one of their Sumits and Yin yoga classes.
Enjoy a lemongrass tea whilst sitting on your mat in the open aired, tropical studio of Desa Seni. Offering daily yoga classes, personal yoga retreats and wellness packages, a holistic spa and an organic restaurant serving farm to table goodness, Desa Seni has it all! Practice Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin and meditation in one of the yoga shala’s located in the Desi Seni eco village surrounded by lush, green forestry. From Full Moon community events to their weekly guided meditation, this is a one stop shop for spiritual awakening.