A Yogi's Guide to Bali: Yoga Classes, Teacher Training & Retreats

A yogi’s guide to Bali: Where can you find the best yoga classes, teacher training courses and retreats in Bali? Here are the best places in Bali for yoga and the most popular studios and classes in each!

Bali has a thriving yoga scene and you’ll have multiple opportunities to take part in classes and retreats. The abundance of healthy eating spots, beautiful yoga studios with unique classes and lush scenery in Bali make it easy to focus on your health and wellness. Consequently, the island has become a yogi’s paradise over the years.

Here are the best places for everything yoga on the island, from teacher training courses to restful villas and luxurious retreats.

Ubud

The peaceful town of Ubud is a yoga-enthusiasts paradise and a hub of health, wellness and spirituality. With green, leafy surroundings and a restful atmosphere, it’s the ideal place to unwind and detox when in Bali. The numerous yoga studios in town offer classes and teacher training in everything from restorative yoga to vinyasa and flow. To escape the world and focus on yourself for a while, visit some of Ubud’s many yoga and wellness retreats.

Check out the best yoga studios in Ubud for classes, retreats and teacher training.

Ubud is the main yoga hub in Bali.
Ubud is the main yoga hub in Bali.

Best yoga classes and teacher training courses in Ubud

Intuitive Flow

If you’re looking for a drop-in yoga class in Ubud, there’s no better place than Intuitive Flow. Their stunning, airy studio is walled by large windows and looks out onto sweeping views of the surrounding forests. They’re open every day and their schedule offers morning and evening classes in Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa, Basic Yoga and meditation. Intuitive flow also offers teacher training courses and restorative retreats, so you can stay as long as you like!

 

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The Yoga Barn

The Yoga Barn offers an unbeatable array of classes, with instruction in various types of yoga, Martial Arts, Capoeira and Dance. Try out Acro Yoga or Tibetan Bowl Meditation and explore your spiritual interests under the professional instruction of experienced teachers.

Ubud Yoga House

Secluded, restful and surrounded by lush rice fields, Ubud Yoga House is a top choice for teacher training. This highly rated yoga school offers 200-hour training programs and their courses are highly comprehensive and professionally led. Hone your skills in vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin and Iyengar in a spectacular and soothing location.

Ubud's scenery is amazing for yoga and meditations
Ubud’s scenery is amazing for yoga and meditations
Radiantly Alive

Radiantly Alive offer unlimited class memberships, so you can visit daily – several times if you like! With a wide and varied range of yoga classes to try, you can have fun trying out different types. Work out exactly which kind of yoga works for you and receive expert instruction while you practice.

 

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Best yoga and wellness retreats in Ubud

Blooming Lotus Yoga

Blooming Lotus offers some of the most popular meditation and yoga retreats in Ubud, so it’s definitely worth checking out. Try a 4 or 7-day course and receive daily instruction in yoga and meditation, to enrich your body and mind. The lush, green surroundings and welcoming atmosphere make it easy to immerse yourself in your practice and you’ll emerge feeling restored and refreshed.

Ubud has more yoga retreats than anywhere else in Bali
Ubud has more yoga retreats than anywhere else in Bali
Oneworld Retreats

Oneworld offers a variety of therapeutic retreats, all knowledgeably designed to develop the spiritual and physical wellness of participants. Their Ayurveda Detox and Yoga retreat combines a holistic lifestyle with yoga and healthy eating, for an experience that’ll leave you feeling wonderful inside and out.

 

Blue Karma Resort

If you’re new to yoga, there’s no better place to learn the basics than at the Blue Karma Resort. Book a three-night retreat and take part in daily yoga classes and meditation practice, all in a peaceful setting. Blue Karma also has spa and massage services, so you can really take it easy during your stay.

 

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Canggu

Canggu is well known as a surfer town, but this chilled-out coastal spot is also becoming a hub for yoga. Given the wide range of yoga classes, healthy dining options and relaxed vibe, it’s hardly surprising that so many yogis choose Canggu. Head to a retreat for a thorough detox, or take a series of drop-in classes and relax in your luxury villa by night.

The seaside town of Canggu is a great place to practice yoga.
The seaside town of Canggu is a great place to practice yoga.

Best yoga classes and teacher training courses in Canggu

Canggu Studio

If a rejuvenating drop-in class is what you need, make your way to the Canggu Studio while you’re in town. Here you can find classes in Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Chi Gong and stretching and flexibility. Canggu Studio also offers a range of dance and martial arts classes; enough to keep you active throughout your entire trip!

The Practice, Bali

One of the best places in Canggu to do your yoga teacher training is The Practice. This well-established yoga school offers 50, 200 and 300-hour training programs, all led by experienced instructors. You can sample their classes before you commit to a training program with a drop-in yoga session. These classes are held throughout the day, so you can visit in the morning or evening.

Canggu has many yoga studios offering drop-in classes
Canggu has many yoga studios offering drop-in classes
Desi Sana

The leafy, green surroundings of the Desi Sana yoga school create a peaceful ambience that is perfect for practice. Enjoy a refreshing yoga class under the expert instruction of experienced teachers and luxuriate in your beautiful surroundings. With daily classes catering to yogis of all levels, as well as private classes, Desi Sana is definitely a place worth checking out in Canggu.

Pranava Yoga

 

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Surrounded by beautiful rice fields, the Pranava Yoga Studio has some of the best-reviewed classes in Canggu. Teachers offer skilled instruction in Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Tantric Hatha Yoga and classes are suitable for yogis of all levels. Classes are held in immaculate airy studios with plenty of natural light and stunning views of the surrounding scenery.

Best yoga and wellness retreats in Canggu

Samadi

Samadi is a yoga and wellness retreat just a 2-minute drive from the famous Echo Beach in Canggu. Come to practice traditional Ashtanga Yoga in spacious, airy, wooden-floored studios and enjoy delicious and organic vegetarian meals. Samadi also offers surfing and ecstatic dance lessons to guests, alongside a range of holistic wellness treatments. Try a Therapeutic Massage, Chakra Healing, or Cranial-sacral Therapy session while at the retreat.

Treat yourself with a luxurious yoga retreat in Canggu
Treat yourself with a luxurious yoga retreat in Canggu
Serenity and Eco Yoga Retreat

Serenity Yoga retreat in Canggu is a dream come true for the eco-conscious. Stay in comfortable, eco-friendly accommodation just 150m from the beach and take part in yoga workshops and surf classes throughout your stay. All of the food served at Serenity is delicious, fresh and vegetarian. If you don’t feel like staying for a retreat, you can try a few of Serenity’s drop-in classes instead. These run every day and can be gotten for great value using an unlimited pass.

 

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The Chillhouse

The Chillhouse offers one of Canggu’s most popular yoga retreats, so it’s well worth looking in to. Guests take two yoga sessions each day and receive professional guidance in Vinyasa, Kundalini, Hatha and Yin Yoga. The Chillhouse promotes physical and spiritual health and guests can enjoy delicious organic food throughout their stay.

 

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Amed

Although Amed is still a little off the main tourist trail, this seaside town is quickly building a reputation as a yogis haven. The panoramic ocean views and quiet, peaceful atmosphere make this picturesque spot perfect for yoga and meditation.

The peaceful town of Amed is a restful place to practice yoga.
The peaceful town of Amed is a restful place to practice yoga.

Read on to find out why yogis choose Amed and where to find the best classes and retreats in town.

Best yoga classes and teacher training courses in Amed

Apneista Bali

For yoga with a twist, take a look at the classes on offer at Apneista. Besides Asana and Tantric Hatha Yoga, Apneista also offers a freediving yoga experience. This combines techniques from both and can have unique benefits for the participant’s asana and meditation practice.

Trimurti Yoga Bali

Check out Trimurti, where you can take daily yoga classes at the stunning Kelpa Cottage in Ubud. This is a great place for beginner yogis, as their schedule is packed with all kinds of classes. Here you can try out Hatha, Ashtanga, Restorative, Yin or Vinyasa Yoga, to work out which type suits you best. Trimurti also offers teacher training courses and you can get your 200-hour certificate here.

Bali and yoga always go together
Bali and yoga always go together
Fusion Freedive

Fusion Freedive offers a unique alternative yoga and freediving course, which can help you to improve your skills in both. These can be customised to suit your specific requirements and can be great for improving your posture and meditation technique.

 

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Best yoga and wellness retreats in Amed

Life in Amed Yoga Shala

Book a three-night retreat at Life in Amed Yoga Shala, for some rejuvenating ‘me-time.’ Here you will be offered a one-on-one consultation with a yoga instructor, to ensure you get the very best out of your experience. Classes are held in their beautiful wooden-floored studio overlooking spectacular ocean views and guests can enjoy healthy Western and Balinese cuisine.

Amed's yoga retreats offer both group and private instruction.
Amed’s yoga retreats offer both group and private instruction.
Villa Flow

Villa Flow offers 3 and 5-night yoga retreats in Amed, for a detoxifying escape from the world. With daily yoga, healthy meals, massage and more, these detoxifying retreat is held in spectacular surroundings. Enjoy a range of wellness therapies in perfect luxury, for the ultimate in rest and relaxation.

 

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