10 Beautiful Yoga Retreats in Bali (2024)

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If you’re looking for the perfect yoga and wellness vacation on a beautiful, tropical and spiritual island then look no further than Bali, Indonesia.

Bali has so much to offer – from lush rice terraces to sun-kissed beaches, ancient temples, world-class spas, vegan eateries and welcoming people. Plus, there’s a huge number of amazing yoga retreats in Bali for all experience levels and budgets.

Whether you are looking for drop in classes at Bali’s best yoga studios, beginner friendly budget yoga retreats, fun surf and yoga holidays, luxurious spas and wellness retreats or yoga teacher training courses, there’s no shortage of options for yoga in Bali.

Bali’s yoga retreats are certainly among the most magical, and affordable, in the world. But with such a huge range to choose from it’s hard to know where to start! But don’t worry, I’m here to help.

A Guide to Yoga Retreats in Bali

Bali is my favorite yoga destination in the world. I’ve been lucky enough to spend a lot of time on the island and try some of the best Bali yoga centres. I even did my yoga teacher training in Bali. I also know how overwhelming it can be to find and choose the perfect Bali retreat and I want make it easier for you.

So in this post I’ll guide you through what makes Bali such a great wellness destination, give you my recommendations for the best yoga retreats in Bali, tips on how to choose the best one for you and essential information for planning your trip. For more tips for visiting Bali check out our comprehensive Bali Travel Guide.

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Woman in prayer position at a Bali Yoga Retreat

Why Bali is an Amazing Yoga Destination

The plethora of wellness centers and spas in Bali lead the island to become one of the world’s leading wellness destinations and yoga hotspots. Whether you’re looking to meditate, practice yoga, or rejuvenate your mind and body in the spa, Bali is the ultimate destination for wellness retreats.

Another reason wellness, yoga, meditation and spiritual retreats in Bali are so popular is because of the stunning scenery and vibrant spiritualty the island offers.

Bali is also known as ‘the island of the Gods‘ due to it’s deeply spiritual culture, incredible temples, lovely people and long history of healing which makes it such an amazing place to practice yoga.

Bali is a land of healing, spirituality, and rich cultural traditions that date back centuries. Much like India, the birthplace of yoga, Bali follows the Hindu religion and offers a plethora of opportunities to heal and dive deeper into the practice of traditional yoga.

Beyond the yoga mat, Bali’s numerous workshops, holistic healing therapies and ceremonies are sure to pique your curiosity and expand your understanding of wellness culture.

For solo female travelers Bali’s thriving yoga community offers a warm and welcoming environment. The locals are friendly and the island is clean, safe and genuinely lovely making Bali the perfect place even for first time solo retreat.

Best of all, many yoga retreats in Bali provide a complete vacation package that includes daily yoga sessions, delicious healthy food, meditation classes, spa treatments, sightseeing tours and cultural activities, making them exceptional value for money.

Praying at a Balinese water temple

The Best Places for Yoga in Bali

While you can find retreats all over Bali, the most popular destinations for yoga in Bali are Ubud and Canggu.

Ubud: The cultural, spiritual and artistic center of the island. Located inland, Ubud also offers numerous vegan cafes, workshops, healing therapies, yoga teacher trainings and is home to the Yoga Barn – the most famous of all the yoga studios in Bali.

Canggu: If you’d prefer a beach yoga retreat or fancy learning how to surf, Canggu is a great choice. The beaches of Canggu are famous for their surf spots and there’s a lively yoga and surf scene with plenty of hip cafes, boutiques and nightlife nearby.

Ulu Watu is another area of Bali with a growing yoga scene and famous surf breaks. Located at the southern tip of Bali it’s home to the beautiful Ulu Watu temple where you can witness a traditional kecak dance.

The Islands: If you are dreaming of a blissful island escape consider a yoga retreat on neighboring small islands like Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Pendia or the Gili Islands.

Bali is a popular tourist destination and can get quite busy. If you want to escape the crowds and really immerse yourself in traditional Balinese culture and lifestyle there are also some great ashrams, yoga and spiritual retreats like Balitrees located away from the touristy areas.

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10 of the Best Bali Yoga Retreats for 2024

So let’s get on with my pick of the top Bali yoga retreats based on personal experience and reviews.

Best Eco Luxury Yoga Retreat – De Moksha Boutique Resort

Moksha, in the Hindu religion and philosophy, means liberation, and this the ethos behind De Moksha Boutique Resort where you’ll find every detail has been taken care of to give you the perfect luxury yoga vacation.

Highlights include

  • Daily multi style yoga classes in a semi open air shala
  • 90-minute spa treatment in the riverside spa
  • Cultural excursions and workshops
  • Vegetarian meals and fresh juices
  • 6 nights accommodation in luxury private villas

This beautiful, luxurious, eco-friendly yoga and wellness retreat in Bali is located near Tanah Lot temple, surrounded by picturesque rice fields and authentic Balinese villages, yet still close enough to explore the lively beaches of Canggu and Seminyak.

Whether relaxing by the pool, in the riverside spa or in your villa, the whole resort is simply stunning, there’s even the option to upgrade to a private pool villa. Daily yoga and meditation sessions in a variety of styles are taught by the experienced teachers from Mira Yogashala.

You’ll also get an insight into the rich Balinese culture through local excursions and workshops in dance, cooking and offering making. The luxury Bali yoga holiday experience doesn’t get much better than this.

Prices from approx. US$895 / €839 / £726

Best Budget Yoga Retreat in Bali – Serenity Eco Guesthouse

My favorite affordable yoga retreat in Bali is Serenity Eco Guesthouse. This amazing Canggu yoga retreat offers a week of unlimited yoga, accommodation, breakfast and a one-hour Balinese massage at an amazingly low price.

The retreat includes:

  • Unlimited yoga classes in many different styles
  • Vegan buffet breakfasts
  • Shared dormitory accommodation in hip Canggu

With a choice of up to 10 yoga sessions a day in a huge variety of styles this retreat is perfect for beginners wanting to try out new yoga styles. After your yoga class, relax by the resort’s swimming pool or head to the beach or explore Canggu.

Not only is this one of the best yoga retreats in Bali, it’s also one of the most affordable retreats in the world! Choose between shared dorms or, for an additional fee, upgrade to a private room.

Prices from approx. US$133 / €121 / £105

Best Yoga Retreat in Bali for Beginners – Firefly Retreat, Ubud

While there are many yoga retreats in Bali for beginners, Firefly in Ubud is one of my favorites. The serene rice field setting, healthy meals, yoga classes and guided meditation sessions will allow you to find balance in your body and mind.

Highlights of this retreat include:

  • Accommodation in a magical rice field yoga resort
  • Daily yoga classes in a variety of styles including Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin
  • Traditional Balinese cultural activities and excursions
  • Organic vegetarian meals

This retreat is a great choice if you’re looking for a relaxing Bali yoga vacation with included excursions and activities to help you to learn about the unique Balinese culture. There’s also plenty of free time to relax by the outdoor pool.

This Bali yoga retreat is located in a peaceful spot in the rice fields yet it’s just a short walk to explore everything happening in the yoga hotspot of Ubud. It’s also one of the most affordable yoga retreats in Ubud!

Prices from approx. US$334 / €295 / £263

Best Balinese Culture and Wellness Retreat – Balitrees

If your looking to learn a new style of yoga and meditation while also getting a real insight into the beautiful Balinese culture then escape the tourist hotspots and head to Balitrees!

Highlights include:

  • Balinese Watukaru yoga and meditation classes
  • Authentic Balinese cultural excursions
  • 2 pampering spa treatments
  • Daily wholesome meals made with love and care
  • 7 nights accommodation surrounded by nature

At Balitrees you’ll experience an authentic Balinese cultural and wellness retreat that combines ancient yoga and meditation practices with chakra opening and pranayama to help you relax and deepen your self-discovery.

This transformative retreat is suitable for beginners and offers twice daily Balinese Watukaru yoga classes and meditation sessions, along with pampering spa treatments to melt away tension.

You’ll also immerse yourself in the rich Balinese culture through local excursions like rice farming and coconut oil making and enjoy delicious and wholesome meals made with love.

This 8-day retreat promises a true Eat, Pray, Love experience, allowing you to recharge, rejuvenate, and fall in love with Bali and its friendly people. No wonder this is one of the best yoga retreats in Bali.

Prices from approx. US$559 / €524 / £454

Best Yoga Retreat on Nusa Lembongan – Yoga Bliss

If you want to experience what Bali was like 20 years ago then escape from it all and experience this incredible yoga and surf retreat on the idyllic island of Nusa Lembongan, Bali, with Yoga Bliss Retreats.

Highlights include

  • Unlimited yoga classes and 2 surf lessons
  • 2 Balinese massage treatments
  • Snorkeling with manta rays
  • 6 nights island accommodation to suit different budgets
  • Delicious, healthy breakfast each day and onsite cafe

The week long program includes unlimited yoga classes, two surf lessons with expert instructors, snorkeling with majestic Manta Rays and two Balinese massages. And with Yoga Bliss, you always have the freedom to tailor your retreat.

There’s a range of comfortable private wooden bungalows to choose from depending on your budget. Whichever you choose you can enjoy access to a refreshing swimming pool. Daily healthy breakfasts are included in the package and the on site cafe is one of the most popular for yogis on the island.

Prices from approx. US$600 / €547 / £473

Best Yoga Retreat in the Gili Islands – Flowers & Fire Yoga Garden

The 3 tiny Gili Islands of Gili Air, Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno, are nearer to Lombok than Bali but are only 1 hour away by speedboat and shouldn’t be missed. If you’re looking for a tropical island yoga retreat Gili Air is really the perfect setting.

Here you can embark on a transformative 7-day chakra activation yoga holiday on this enchanting island with Flowers and Fire Yoga Garden. On this unique and personalized retreat you’ll explore the elements, asanas, pranayama and feeling states of each Chakra center from root to crown.

Highlights include:

  • Take a journey through all the chakras
  • Daily yoga, pranayama and meditation sessions
  • 6 night accommodation in a stunning, tropical island resort
  • Delicious and healthy daily breakfast and lunch

Open to all levels, enjoy a journey through the chakras with unlimited daily yoga classes and balancing evening sessions. Immerse yourself in the magical surroundings of the beautiful yoga resort made from natural materials, practice yoga with natural jute yoga mats and props and take a dip in the swimming pool.

A delicious and healthy daily breakfast and lunch are included and for dinner you can explore the other restaurants on the island and take in the stunning sunsets. The flexible schedule allows you to co-create your own retreat experience while nourishing your body, mind, and soul.

Prices from approx. US$198 / €180 / £156

Best Yoga and Surf Retreat – Pelan Pelan, Canggu

Yoga and surfing are the perfect combination and Pelan Pelan near Canggu is the best place to experience the best of both, no matter your experience level.

This experience includes:

  • Surf lessons with local experts
  • Hatha yoga classes with a Balinese yoga teacher
  • 3 Balinese massages
  • Homemade healthy Indonesian meals

This is one of the best yoga and surf retreats in Bali and is perfect for everyone as there are multiple surf spots nearby with waves ideal for both beginners and advanced surfers and you’ll receive personalised tuition for expert yoga teachers.

Choose from budget friendly shared rooms or luxurious private rooms in the beautiful villa. Relax by the pool in the tropical gardens, choose from the many excursions or use the free bicycles to explore the local area.

Prices from approx. US$840 / €742 / £661

Best Weekend Yoga Retreat – Santhika Retreat Center

Every weekend Santhika Retreat Center hosts this relaxing 4 day wellness retreat by the black sands of Lovina beach on Bali’s northern coast. If you want to get away from the crowds, noise and insta-yoga, then we recommend checking out what they offer here.


  • Focus on relaxation and reconnection
  • Meditation, massage and restorative yoga sessions
  • Ecstatic dance
  • Dolphin adventure tour
  • All meals included

On your arrival day you’ll be treated to a meditation session before sitting down to an evening meal and then enjoying an ecstatic dance where you can shake off all your worries and settle into the retreat.

Over the weekend you’ll have two restorative yoga classes, two more meditation sessions, and a traditional Balinese massage. Then there’s also the chance to watch a traditional Balinese dance show, and go snorkeling in an area frequented by dolphins and tropical fish.

Lovina Loca yoga hostel provides the accommodation, with a choice of private and shared rooms in a rustic and homely environment. The yoga shala is a couple of kilometers away at Dream Hill Spa, but a shuttle service is provided to get you there and back again.

It’s the ideal retreat to pick if you’re short on time, or just want a quick taste of what a Bali yoga retreat is like.

Prices from $289 / €268 / £231

Best Affordable Luxury Yoga Retreat – Blooming Lotus Yoga

Blooming Lotus Yoga offers a serene escape in a luxury yoga resort nestled in a lush valley just outside of popular Ubud.


  • Choice of 4 or 7 day retreat
  • Asana, breathwork and meditation sessions
  • Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga styles
  • Award winning yoga school
  • Sunrise and sunset daily yoga classes

Blooming Lotus retreats offer transformative workshops on topics like yogic lifestyle, yoga philosophy, and how to implement healthy routines into your daily life. You’ll also learn how to practice silent meditation and enjoy enriching cultural experiences.

You’ll stay in luxury villas nestled in the jungle with lush tropical greenery all around. Both the rooms, yoga shala and swimming pool have soothing views over the river and valley. You can even choose to upgrade to a villa with a private plunge pool.

These retreats are great if you want to experience a luxurious but authentic yoga retreat in Bali. The reputation of Blooming Lotus as one of Bali’s best yoga retreats is well deserved and your stay won’t break the bank.

Prices from $350 / €325 / £280

Best Complete Wellness Holiday in Bali – Bagus Jati

Bagus Jati is a gorgeous, natural health and wellness retreat center near to the famous Tegallalang rice terraces which offers daily yoga classes and meditation sessions to both its accommodated guests and visitors from outside. So you can choose to stay at their resort and enjoy all the yoga facilities for free, or stay at a nearby hotel and pay to drop in at any of their classes.


  • Hatha yoga, breathwork and meditation classes
  • Nature park style resort with Balinese gardens
  • Three yoga practice areas
  • Pool, river, pond and waterfall all on-site
  • Luxury spa with jacuzzi, steam bath and natural treatments

The on-site spa offers a huge array of treatments and facilities at a reasonable price and is open every day from 9am until 7pm, giving you plenty of opportunity to refresh and rejuvenate during your stay. They offer traditional Balinese therapies as well as detox programs, Ayurvedic treatments and full body massages.

Yoga classes are held every morning, and an evening session is offered on alternate days. The yoga shala has fantastic views across lush tropical forest and is large, bright and airy, making it one of the stand-out locations for practicing yoga in Bali.

Accommodation ranges from large private chalets to royal spa villas with private pools and views across unspoilt nature. There are a large number of packages on offer to make it easy for you to choose your perfect retreat.

We recommend Bagus Jati retreats to anyone who wants a complete wellness holiday in one of the most beautiful and peaceful areas of Bali, where all your needs are taken care of and your only worry is which of the activities to try next!

Prices from $144 / €133 / £115 per night

Yoga Retreats in Bali

How to Choose the Best Bali Yoga Retreat for You

With so many incredible yoga and wellness retreats in Bali it can be difficult to choose the right one for you. Here’s a few things to consider when choosing a yoga retreat in Bali.

Level and Style of Yoga

While most Bali retreats can cater for beginners by offering modifications for the more advanced poses it’s important to be honest with yourself about your level of experience to ensure you find a retreat most suitable for you wherever you are in your yoga practice.

If you are a beginner or it’s your first yoga retreat, you’ll probably feel overwhelmed and not have a great experience if you end up on a yoga teacher training retreat. Whereas if you are more experienced yogi a retreat aimed at beginners might not be challenging enough for you.

Some yoga retreats focus on just one style of yoga whereas others may offer the classes in a variety of styles. When choosing a retreat consider whether you prefer dynamic styles like Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow or more relaxing yoga styles like restorative and yin.

Some even offer the opportunity to try ariel and acro yoga and yoga nidra. Bali even has it’s own style of yoga called Watukaru. If you’re not sure go for a multi style or traditional Hatha yoga retreat.

Beach or Jungle Location

Bali is a bigger island than most people realise so choose your location wisely. If your dream yoga holiday involves being immersed in the jungle choose an inland retreat near Ubud, or if you dream of relaxing on the beach and learning how to surf then look for a beach yoga retreat.

Also be aware that some areas most popular tourists have more busy, crowded, party areas, not ideal for a relaxing yoga retreat but it can be fun and convenient to be close to the nightlife and sights – it really depends on what you are looking for.

Accommodation, Meals and Facilities

Whilst facilities in Bali are generally of a very high standard the type of accommodation, facilities and meals included can vary.

Sometimes accommodation on budget retreats in Bali will be in shared rooms or dormitories whereas luxury yoga retreats in Bali will normally offer beautiful accommodation in private rooms or villas, swimming pools and a spa.

Food is another important factor to consider, most wellness retreats in Bali will serve healthy, delicious, organic food, but many only offer vegetarian or vegan meals. Some do not serve alcohol either, so check that the food meets your requirements. 

Other Included Activities

Yoga holidays in Bali are often great value for money depending on what’s included in your retreat package. In addition to daily yoga and meditation classes many also include some spa treatments and massages, surf lessons, sightseeing excursions, airport transfers and cultural activities like cooking classes and offering making.

Always check what’s included in the retreat package. Some budget retreats may not include all meals and spa treatments, additional activities and airport transfers might be charged extra. So you might find an all inclusive retreat is actually better value for money. 

Bali is a beautiful island so it’s really worth exploring. If you want to book extra activities, tours and transfers a good place to do this is on Viator or Get Your Guide.

Check the Reviews

While some yoga retreats may look beautiful it’s important to check the reviews from previous guests so you know what to expect. Be aware that reviews on a retreats website or social media pages might not tell the whole story so its best to check reviews on an unbiased website like bookyogaretreats or bookretreats before you book.

Also, read this article for more tips on how to choose a yoga retreat.

Besakih temple in Bali
Besakih temple, Bali, Indonesia

Tips for Planning your Trip to Bali

Once you’ve found the perfect Bali yoga retreat it’s time to start booking your flights and planning your trip to this magical island. Here’s some essential travel tips to help you get started and don’t forget to read our essential Bali Travel Guide too.

The Best Time to Visit Bali

Bali is a tropical island so it’s warm all year round with the temperature being between 82°F to 90°F (28°C and 32°C) all year round. The more mountainous areas, like Ubud, feel slightly cooler. 

There are two distinct seasons in Bali that you should know about and take into account when planning your trip.

Bali’s dry season generally runs from April – September and is the best time to visit Bali for beach days, sunbathing, hiking, diving and most outdoor activities. The dry season is the main tourist season with July and August being the busiest, peak tourism months. Beginner surfers are also better off visiting Bali in the dry season.

The wet season is from November to March with the frequent tropical downpours that give Bali is luscious, tropical, greenery. The wet season is a good time to visit Bali to enjoy cheaper prices at the spas and luxury resorts and escape the crowds but of course it’s not the best time to practice yoga outdoors. It doesn’t rain all day and some areas like East and North are not so wet, whereas areas like Ubud see the most rain. Christmas and New Year are also busy times.

Traveling to Bali 

Flights: Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) also known as Denpasar International Airport is very close to the beaches in the south and is Bali’s only airport. 

There are cheap, direct flights to Bali from most Australian cities. If you are traveling from Europe or North America there are frequent connections in Asian hubs like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.

To reach Bali from Europe or America you’ll probably have to fly to one of these cities and then change so why not break the journey and have a few days stopover and explore somewhere like Singapore on the way.

Find the best flight deals on WayAway. It’s a new flight aggregator that gives you cashback! It not only finds you the cheapest prices, but also the most convenient flight times, connections and layovers.

Visas: Most nationalities can get a 30 day Visa on Arrival at the airport which costs USD 35. This can be paid in cash in several major currencies or by card. Check most up to date entry and visa requirements on the official Indonesia tourism website. If you want help applying for your visa use a trusted agent like ivisa. You can extend the visa by a further 30 days by visiting the immigration office in Denpasar.

Airport Transfers: Many of the best yoga retreats in Bali offer airport transfers as part of the package so check with the retreat first but don’t worry if not. You can book a safe and convenient airport transfer with Viator to get your trip off to a smooth and stress free start.

Transportation: The best way to get around Bali is by taxi or private driver. You can also rent a scooter or motorbike but Bali’s roads are narrow and busy so only do this if you are experienced and confident driving in Asia.

You can use Grab and Gojek to book car and motorbike taxis at affordable prices. You can also order food delivery with these apps.

The best way to book flights, trains, buses and ferries in Asia online is on 12 Go Asia. If you are heading to the Nusa islands or Gili islands book your boat here.

Internet: Most places have wifi and once you arrive in Bali it’s easy to get a local sim card to stay connected while avoiding high roaming changes. If you need an esim check out Airalo

Travel Insurance: Don’t forget to take out a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers you for cancellations, sickness or injury. Make sure it covers yoga and all the other activities you plan to do on your trip.

We have annual multi trip plans with Heymondo. As we are frequent travellers this is the most convenient and value for money option. They also offer short and long trip insurance and cover Covid-19 too.

What to Pack: Take light weight clothing, swimwear and a light rain jacket for Bali’s tropical climate. You’ll also need a sarong for visiting temples. Check out our essential yoga retreat packing list for more packing tips and our list of recommended books to read on a retreat.

Another thing you can do to help prepare for your Bali yoga trip is to read our article about the commonly used Sanskirt yoga words you need to know and tips if it’s your first retreat.

Nusa Penida, Bali. Photo by Dominic Krainer on unsplash

Other Places to Visit and Things to do in Bali

Bali has so many beautiful places to visit and unique things to experience, so make sure you allow some time to explore the island.

Some highlights not to miss include:

  • Exploring the island of Nusa Penida and snorkeling with Manta Rays
  • Visiting holy temples like Tanah Lot, Ulu Watu, Besakih and Lempuyang (Gate of Heaven)
  • Participating in a Balinese water purification ceremony at Tirta Emplu
  • Visiting the Tegalalang Rice Terrace and Sacred Monkey Forest
  • Watching a traditional Balinese dance at Ubud Palace
  • Taking a surf lesson and visiting the waterfalls
  • Climbing Mount Batur at Sunrise
  • Island Hopping in the Gili Islands

The easiest way to arrange sightseeing trips before you get to Bali is on Viator or Get Your Guide

Final Thoughts

With so many amazing retreats in Bali it can be difficult to pick just one. But as long as you’ve carefully considered your personal requirements and preferences you can’t really go wrong with Bali.

There’s something for everything here, everywhere is beautiful and the vibe is super special which means that any trip to the Island of the Gods is bound to be a wonderful experience.

I hope this post has helped you to find your ideal Bali retreat and that you’ll love Bali as much as I do.

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