Downward facing dog, meditate, breathe, relax, stretch out, wipe your mat – here are some yoga studios in Seminyak that we adore. Namaste.
If you’re holidaying in Seminyak and want to keep flexible by doing your daily yoga classes, you’re in luck; Seminyak has some fab yoga studios where you can escape the kids or your hubby for a couple of hours & get your zen back!
Seminyak is not just about beach clubs, fashion, cosmopolitan beach life and gorgeous Bali villas where you can have mangos by the side of your private swimming pool every day. This popular beach resort town is also about feeling good, self-pampering and taking good care of yourself by eating healthy (and delicious) food, practising yoga and paddling out to sea on your surfboard.
Seminyak is just what you want it to be. It’s a fabulous beach destination for families, couples, nightlife seekers, shopaholics and also yogis who have found their place in Seminyak. Surfing, yoga, fine dining, cocktails on the beach, shopping and dancing all go together in Seminyak and isn’t that exactly what we love about this place?
These are some fabulous yoga studios you have to try out during your Seminyak stay.
Seminyak Yoga Shala
This is the place to go for the more traditional students of yoga who are equally interested in yoga philosophy as they are in embodying this centuries-old practice. Primarily an Ashtanga studio, the Seminyak Yoga Shala observes Moon Days as times of rest from their otherwise strenuous practice. During full and new moon days it is believed that the enhanced gravitational pull from the alignment of such large masses, such as the moon and earth, causes us to be more emotional and less grounded. They believe that we, like our planet, are made up of 70% water and are therefore just as influenced by the natural cycles of Nature and outer space. The full moon represents the intensity of energy that renders us headstrong and less connected to the physical body, while the new moon is a calm trough in our natural energy levels and represents a time of much-needed rest and rejuvenation.
The schedule contains classes 7 days a week (except moon days of course) and features Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Mysore Ashtanga. There are four experienced teachers on the roster, all with their own individual and unique way of presenting the yoga asana practice. Locals tend to recommend this place to students who already have a dedicated practice as the classes do tend to be on the more advanced side. Come to this studio to immerse yourself in the old wisdom of the Upanishads and Patanjali’s yoga sutras and to direct your energy inward. Classes range from roughly $11 AUD for a casual drop into $141 AUD for a monthly pass.
Visit Seminyak Yoga Shala, Jalan Raya Basangkasa No. 1200B. Ph +62 361 730498
Yoga 108 Bali
This studio is a unique balance of calmness, serenity, and peace with teachers that are vibrant and full of life and enthusiasm. Many new and long term students claim that classes here are among their favourite anywhere in the world. The four much-loved teachers on the roster offer a range of flowing Vinyasa style classes daily, as well as Yin Yoga three evenings a week. The studio founder, Sagi Jessie Degon, even developed a class called Creative Vinyasa that is open to all levels of students who are willing to test their boundaries and get out of their comfort zone.
For the dedicated and curious yoga students, the studio also puts on intensive workshops and retreats in addition to the daily schedule. In the past, they have done one-day Transformational Breath Workshops as well as week-long retreats. The retreats allow students to delve deeper into not only their physical practice but also their psychological and emotional personal development. Walk-in classes are less than AUD $10 and class passes are also available at a discounted rate.
Visit Yoga 108 Bali, Jalan Drupadi No. 108. Ph +62 817-0007-108
Desa Seni VIllage Resort
Jalan Subak Sari No. 13
Desa Seni is a delight in itself and its yoga classes only add sweetness to the mix. Located a short motorbike ride out of town, this spot is nestled within a quiet resort with native plant life all around the open-air studio. Yoga classes are open to the public and can be taken as private one-on-one sessions, or group lessons. With an emphasis on mindfulness and meditation, the classes range from Vinyasa flow to Yin Yoga, to Hatha. There is even an Ashtanga style class offered in the evening called “Sunset Flow” that makes for a perfect way to wind down before heading back to your Seminyak Villa. Students should note the class level indicated on the schedule before choosing a class as some are designed to be a more advanced practice. After your class, you can wander the grounds to check out the art village or book in for a treatment at the luxurious spa. Classes are roughly $14 AUD for tourists and $10 for Indonesians. They also offer class packages as well as donation-based community events.
See their information on classes here
Jalan Petitenget No. 78
Bikram yoga is not for the faint of heart but seems to have gained its own cult following over the last decade. The practise consists of 26 postures that are performed in the same way each time and are thought to improve flexibility as well as internal organ function and general metabolism of the whole body. The movements aren’t easy as it is and combined with temperatures of over 33 degrees Celcius, you will never leave feeling like you haven’t got your money’s worth.
Before you leave your Seminyak villa, you might want to remove jewellery, watches etc. and forego the perfume and body lotion! Nobody finishes the class without a puddle of sweat around them. Students of the studio seem to agree that the extremely friendly reception staff and lovely facilities make the tough work just a little bit softer. The studio offers a new student 3 class pass for roughly $32 AUD, or $16 AUD for a drop in. New students should read the info on the website about how to prepare for the first class.
You can do that and check out the full schedule of Jiwa Yoga here.
Olop Yoga Studio
This Seminyak yoga studio is tucked in a traditional Javanese Joglo House situated in a beautiful tropical garden. Such a peaceful place, you would never expect to find it in the centre of Seminyak. Olop Yoga Studio is found on Drupadi Street, just a short stroll from Double Six Beach and Dhyana Pura Street and also not too far from Oberoi Road. It’s truly idyllic! Your yoga teacher is Olop Arpipi, who specialized in Iyengar yoga and Hatha yoga. The natural setting is truly inspirational and Olop is a fantastic teacher, both for beginners and advanced yogis. A 2-hour drop-in yoga class costs approximately $ 10 AUD. Classes are held 3 times a week.
Visit Olop Yoga Studio, Seminyak, Jalan Drupadi I No.07 Banjar Basangkasah. Ph +62 812-3811-507
Soham Wellness Centre
This wellness centre in Petitenget Seminyak offers yoga classes every morning and drop-ins are welcome. Furthermore, Soham Wellness Centre features a sauna and steam room, a swimming pool, fitness centre, health food cafe and a lifestyle shopping boutique. The centre has a stylish contemporary design and a tranquil ambience where health, happiness and a sense of community come together. A great place to pamper yourself from head to toe. Soham Wellness Centre offers a wide variety of yoga styles including power yoga, hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, healing yoga and strong yoga.
Visit Soham Wellness Centre, Jl. Lebak Sari No.7, Petitenget, Seminyak. Ph +62 3614741616
Oasis Yoga Studio
This air-conditioned yoga studio is located inside Blue Karma Resort in the heart of Seminyak. On the menu, you’ll find hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga and Tai Chi. Drop-in classes are available or you can go for a wellness escape, including spa treatments and healing sessions with ayurvedic doctors.
Visit Oasis Yoga Studio, Gg. Bima No.2, Seminyak. Ph +62 819-9925-9222
Studio Pilates Bali – The Art of Body
Studio Pilates Bali is a modern yoga studio located in Legian, just on the edge of where Legian ends and Seminyak begins. They have another venue in Berawa Canggu. Not touristic but professional and safe, Sunset Pilates Bali has highly trained and experienced Pilates yoga instructors who can design personal programs based on your body, your wishes and capabilities. There are classes for individuals, couples and groups. They even have a special program for pregnant women. The yoga studio is air-conditioned and bright with modern equipment and friendly staff. A one on one private class costs $70 AUS.
Visit Studio Pilates Bali, No.22xx, Jl. Mertanadi, Kerobokan. Ph +62 878-3911-2400
Now you can book your Bali Villa in Seminyak with confidence that you won’t be missing out on your daily health regimes. The yoga culture is rich and vibrant in Bali and will surely inspire you to get amongst it.
This post was written by Steven, one of the marketing team of Bali Villa Escapes who is an absolute yoga fanatic. Yes, he loves to surf but he loves to follow this up with a daily yoga class at his fav hang at Jiwa Yoga in Seminyak.