SEE THE WORLD: Bali Yoga Scene

Devata Destination Guide

SEE THE WORLD: Bali Yoga Scene

Devata Destination Guide

Bali is a dream destination. Water lovers, cultural connoisseurs, weeklong warriors, sun worshippers, and yoga posers will all feel overcome by the abundance Bali offers. In fact, your time in Bali might feel like an actual dream…Because we want you to be able to make the most out of every moment you have there, we’ve done the leg work for you. This post is for the yogis and yoginis. Get ready to backbend your way into inner bliss! Here are some of our favorite Balinese yoga destinations!

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Bali is a dream destination. Water lovers, cultural connoisseurs, weeklong warriors, sun worshippers, and yoga posers will all feel overcome by the abundance Bali offers. In fact, your time in Bali might feel like an actual dream…Because we want you to be able to make the most out of every moment you have there, we’ve done the leg work for you. This post is for the yogis and yoginis. Get ready to backbend your way into inner bliss! Here are some of our favorite Balinese yoga destinations!

REGIONS OF BALI: SEMINYAK

REGIONS OF BALI: SEMINYAK

DESA SENI

Desa Seni is a retreat center that offers yoga for all levels in a beautiful open-air studio surrounded by lush green gardens. Visitors can come for individual classes or stay on the grounds in beautiful antique homes that have been restored and refurbished with original Indonesian artifacts. There’s also a yummy restaurant where you can eat delicious, organic food grown onsite. My suggestion is to arrive early and sit out by the pool or explore the grounds before catching your class.

Jl. Subak Sari #13, Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali

PHONE. +62 361 844 639

SEMINYAK YOGA SHALA 

If you’re looking for more of an urban oasis, check out Seminyak Yoga Shala, located in the heart of this busy neighborhood. The studio is walking distance from various hotels (and from the beach)! Class offerings include Ashtanga, Hatha, and Yin yoga.

Jalan Raya Basangkasa no. 1200B, Kuta, Bali

PHONE. +62 0361 730 498

OLOP ARPIPI IYENGAR STUDIO

Interested in holding Trikonasana for 5 minutes? Who isn’t?!?! Try an Iyengar class with Olop Arpipi, Indonesia native and world-renowned instructor. Olop teaches from his home studio in Seminyak, which includes a full rope wall along with other traditional Iyengar props. Classes range from beginner to intermediate. This is a special opportunity to study with a highly trained and experienced Iyengar teacher in an intimate setting.

Drupadi 1, No. 7, Banjar Basangkasa, Seminyak, 80361, Bali, Indonesia

PHONE. +62 812 3811 507

REGION OF BALI: CANGGU

REGION OF BALI: CANGGU

THE PRACTICE

This brand new yoga studio opened its doors February 1st, 2016. Its founders aim to create a community-oriented space that offers yoga “for the love of the practice and the love of the people.” The schedule contains asana courses for Beginners through Level 3, as well as Yin Yoga and Roll & Release. The studio’s Facebook page has some really fun videos and you really get a feel for the vibe and preview of the awesome setting!

Jalan Batu Bolong #94A, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

PHONE. +62 812 3670 2160

SAMADI BALI 

This inviting yoga and wellness center specializes in Ashtanga yoga, but also offers Hatha and Vinyasa classes, along with specialized courses such as “Fly High Yoga” and “Yoga for Surfers.” After your yoga class you can grab lunch at Samadi Bali’s organic cafe, or if you’re there on a Sunday, check out their Organic Farmers and Artisans market. The center often hosts special events, including a weekly movie night and vegetarian dinner. Accommodations are available for those wishing to stay onsite (though there are only four rooms, so book quickly!). The center also provides a range of holistic health services, such as Balinese massage, acupuncture, and life coaching.

Jalan Padang Linjong 39, Echo Beach, Canggu, Bali

PHONE. +62 0812 383 12505

REGION OF BALI: UBUD

REGION OF BALI: UBUD

THE YOGA BARN

Perhaps the best-known studio in Ubud, the Yoga Barn has five onsite studios (both enclosed and open-air) offering breathtaking views of the nearby mountains, valley, and rice paddies. Its dynamic group of teachers hail from around the globe, providing a full schedule of classes including Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Power Yoga, Gentle, and Restorative. Tibetan Bowl Meditation is also a regular offering, along with a wide range of workshops and trainings. Stop by their Garden Kafe before or after class for locally grown produce, vegan fare, and special Detox and Ayurvedic menu options.

Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

PHONE. +62 361 971236

RADIANTLY ALIVE YOGA STUDIO 

Radiantly Alive offers a full schedule and range of classes including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Tibetan Heart Yoga, and Acro Yoga. If you’re interested in other forms of movement and wellness, you can also catch a Pilates, Yoga Dance, Roll & Release, or even a Salsa Dancing course! This is another one of Ubud’s most popular studios, and has a reputation of being a little less “touristy” than nearby Yoga Barn. This means, classes are slightly less crowded and the studio has a down-to-earth, “neighborhood-y” feel. The studio is located right across from a yummy restaurant and health food store, where you can find everything from snacks to supplements to luxurious face creams.

JI Jembawan no. 3, Padang Tegal Kaja, Ubud Bali – 80571

PHONE. +62 0361 978 055

ASHRAM MUNIVARA

One of a few places to focus on Kundalini yoga on the island, Ashram Munivara offers tantra, yantra, and mantra practice as well as 5 and 8 day retreats.  The ashram is led by Sri Guru (Sri Jaya Sakti). A great spot for all the kriya-loving, enlightenment seeking travelers.

Tirta Tawar Road/Banjar Junjungan (5 km North from Ubud Main Road), Ubud, Bali

PHONE. +62 81339871404

ASHTANGA YOGA BALI RESEARCH CENTER

For those who have an established mysore practice (or the desire to begin one), the Research Center offers an opportunity to dive deep into this traditional style of yoga. Daily classes are offered year round from 8:00-10:00am. If you are new to mysore, you can take the “New to Mysore Program,” which is a 3 week, daily commitment to learning the traditional method. For experienced practitioners, the center offers a 5 Day intensive workshop covering topics such as Primary Series, Ayurveda, Adjustment Clinic, or Intermediate Series Intensives. They also offer 2 week ashtanga and ayurveda lifestyle immersions, as well as ayurvedic consultations and cooking classes.

Pejeng Kaja, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia

REGION OF BALI: ULUWATU

REGION OF BALI: ULUWATU

ULUWATU SURF VILLAS

For those who have a inclination towards both surfing and yoga, Uluwatu Surf Villas offers the perfect combination. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the southern Indian Ocean as you practice morning yoga in an open-air studio. The all levels class takes place everyday at 7:30 and 10:30am (bonus: attendees receive a free ice cold coconut!). Afterwards, spend the rest of your day surfing the South peninsula or exploring the nearby Uluwatu temple.

Jalan Pantai Suluban, Uluwatu, Pecatu, 80364, Bali, Indonesia

PHONE. +62 (0)817 555 421 (office)
PHONE. +62 (0)817 555 365 (reservations)

TEMPLE LODGE

Temple Lodge bills itself as an ideal quiet getaway for the yoga loving surfer. Located near the town of Bingin, the lodge offers panoramic views of iconic surf spots Bingin Beach, Impossibles and Dreamland. They offer yoga classes every morning from 8-9:30 to help get your day started on the right foot, including Vinyasa Flow, Core & Flexibility and Hatha.

Jalan Pantai Bingin, Bingin, 80361, Bali, Indonesia

PHONE. +6285739011572 (general inquiries)
PHONE. +6285737193814 (9AM-5PM) (Spa & Restaurant Bookings)

MU

Located on a clifftop just north or Uluwatu lies Mu, a collection of 12 grass roof houses. The land hosts a beautiful, open air studio. Mu offers a range of morning yoga classes. Contact the resort for information on their current schedule.

Jalan Pantai Bingin, Pecatu, Bali, Indonesia

PHONE. 62 (0)85 338 167 746
EMAIL. jbataillardbali@gmail.com

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