9 Yoga Studios in Bali to help you Chill Out
If you are in Bali on holiday this doesn’t mean that you can’t keep up with your Yoga or meditation practice.
In fact, Bali is the absolute perfect place to go to recharge your batteries with some daily yoga sessions. I think this is probably one of the best places on this planet to practice yoga. The essence of Bali, it’s spiritual vibe, zen like ambiance and tranquil atmosphere where you get to see local Hindu ceremonies will only enhance your yoga and meditation practice.
Whether you just starting out and want to try yoga for the first time or you are one of those experienced ‘yogis’ who can easily touch their toes, there are some amazing yoga studios in Bali. Following are our favourite yoga places that will help you chill out and tone up on your holiday. If you need directions to any of these studios and your staying in one of our Luxury Bali Villas your villa manager or butler will be able to organise transport to get you there
The Yoga Bar – UBUD
This is an all in one yoga centre and is probably one of the most popular in Ubud. Yoga disciplines include: Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar and others. These are certainly enough to get you started. It also contains a holistic healing centre where you can have one of those incredible Ayurvedic detoxes.
Yoga Shala – SEMINYAK
This is the only yoga studio in Bali that practices Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga . They also provide Hatha Vinyasa Flow, Qi Gong and Tai Chi as well. Situated right in the heart of Seminyak, if you are staying in one of our gorgeous Seminyak villas this is ideally located for a quick afternoon Yoga session before dinner. Most yoga studios in Seminyak are fairly central so getting there is really easy especially if you have hired a scooter and can zip around easily.
Olop Iyengar Studio – SEMINYAK
A very central location this Iyengay studio gets its name from the owner Olop. The reviews on trip advisor are really great so this is certainly a place to go to for a more boutique Yoga studio, where you get 1 on 1 tuition and a more personalised, hands on experience.
The Power of Now – SANUR
This is a fantastic yoga studio right on the beach at Sanur. Here you can enjoy meditation classes as well as Yoga teacher training. They also provide holistic treatments such as Ayurvedic treatments, acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbal medicine. The centre has lush tropical gardens as well as the ocean as a back drop so it’s the perfect place to really chill out and refresh.
Bali Yoga Canti
Located in Seminyak, this is a retreat, but if you are not staying here you can still go to the daily yoga classes which are generally in the morning.
Daily Yoga Classes at Uluwatu Surf Villas
This yoga studio in right on the cliff face at Uluwatu which is ideal if you are staying in one of our fab villas in the Uluwatu area. The whole ambiance of this place is gorgeous with awesome views over the water. It’s probably the most famous yoga spot in Uluwatu so if you’re in that area it’s really worth a try, not only for the great yoga but for the sensational views as well.
Jiwa Bikram – SEMINYAK
Hot yoga where 90 minutes feels like a boot camp. Very intense yoga practice all in 40 degree heat. Well worth a try if you want to tone your muscles and loose weight very quickly. Located in Seminyak, Oberoi area it’s in a very handy location and easy to get to. After the workout there are loads of cafes for a refreshing fruit juice to restore all the lost sweat.
Bali Pilates Studio – SEMINYAK
This studio is centrally located on Jalan Drupadi where you can practice Pilates plus they also offer traditional Hatha yoga and group fitness training classes. Ideal for a full body work out to get rid of those excess holiday calories.
Ashtanga Yoga Bali – TAMPAKSIRING
Give yourself about an hour or so to get here but why not make it a day trip so see some of the island as well.
These are just a few yoga centres and retreats in Bali. The above list should get you started and pointed in the right direction. If you need any help with locating any other yoga studios of centres please email us and we would be more than happy to provide you with a more detailed list.
The Practice in Canggu, Bali
One of the best Yoga Studios inCanggu, The Practice has to be seen to be believed. Brand new, well almost this place is the place to be for all those yogies staying in the Canggu / Berawa area. It’s got 2 practice areas and the vibe is very laid back with some of the best yoga teachers in Bali there to help you get flexible and stay fit. It’s definitely well worth checking out as the classes are 90 minutes each so you really get good value.
Some tips before you start your next yoga class in Bali
- Always stay hydrated. If you’ve been rushing around the whole day & just made it to your yoga class you are probably going to need to have 500ml of water. Keep a bottle with you always.
- Wear light clothing as it does get extremely hot especially during the day
- If your doing Bikram yoga make sure you get there 30 min early
- If your in Seminyak and want to go to Sanur to a yoga class give yourself ample time as traffic can be an absolute nightmare along Jalan Sunset Road
- The climate is very hot in Bali and it’s good to allow yourself lots of travel time to get to the studio as you do not want to arrive feeling stressed
- Don’t forget to say Namaste at the end!