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Yoga Retreat Bali | The Best Yoga Retreats In Bali Reviewed

Yoga retreat Bali, anyone? Regarding yoga retreats, Bali has to be at the top of most people’s lists. Staying at a Bali yoga retreat to practice yoga in Bali is the ultimate gift to yourself and your health and well-being.

Many people think they need yoga teacher training to deepen their yoga practice. But that isn’t for everyone (read this). Sometimes, it is better to take the pressure off having to focus on learning to teach yoga. Instead, why not skip the yoga teacher training, do a yoga retreat in Bali, and take some well-earned time for yourself? 

A quick guide on The Best Yoga Retreats in Bali

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What Kind of Bali Yoga Retreat Should You Choose?

Before we go any further, it’s good to think first about the kind of yoga retreat in Bali you want. Let’s remove yoga teacher training from the equation, as there are so many Bali retreats to choose from. It’s not just yoga—you will also find meditation retreats in Bali, more general wellness retreats in Bali, surf and yoga retreats in Bali and even silent retreats in Bali.

If you want to practice yoga in Bali, you can choose from yoga retreats that are fully guided by a teacher and personal yoga retreats in Bali. It’s important to consider this, as there is a pretty big difference.

On one, you will be part of a group being guided by a teacher. While the other one will be much more focused on you and your needs with the most customizable experience. 

Not 100% sure about Bali? I also have guides to Yoga Teacher Training in BaliGuatemalaIndiaCosta RicaThailandMexico, and Colombia. Or maybe consider doing an online YTT.

Guided Retreat in Bali

A guided retreat is a group retreat facilitated by a specific teacher or teachers with set dates. Essentially a teacher will rent a resort on set dates with a specified program for the retreat which can last from a few days to a month. Though there are some guided retreats that are smaller in size and offer more individual programming most have between 10-15 participants. 

There are three key things you should look out for when picking your guided Bali yoga retreat. 

Choose your host wisely 

This is the number one thing you should really be looking out for when choosing a guided retreat. Who is leading it? Most retreats will have one main leader and a few guest teachers who will come in to lead certain elements. You will be spending a lot of time with this person, and he or she will guide you through a healing journey, so do some research and make sure you choose your retreat leader wisely. 

Ultimately, a guided retreat is an immersive, intimate experience, and if you don’t resonate with your host, that will have a big effect on your experience.

Pay attention to the location

This is most people’s starting point. As you have found your way here, I will take a wild guess and say you want to do your retreat in Bali. But Bali consists of several different Islands, so also do a bit more research into the exact area you would like to stay in. For example, if you want the option to explore the markets, monkey forest, and go shopping. In this case, it’s probably not the best idea to head up to the mountains for a month unless they are going to offer you some days off to explore.  

Check the schedule

On a led Bali yoga retreat, you will likely be on a tight schedule as there are so many people to organize. Be sure to check this out before you book to make sure it aligns with what you want to do. For example, if your main objective is to get some rest and recuperation while maybe doing a class of yoga and an hour of meditation each day, then you should probably skip a retreat that is going to get you up at 6:30 am each morning and offer you three yoga classes a day. If you want to make sure you get time to explore some of Bali’s hidden gems, you must ensure your retreat allows for that. 

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Personal Yoga Retreat

Conversely, a personal yoga retreat is where you are much more in control of your experience. A personal yoga retreat is when you stay at a wellness resort that has a customizable pre-set curriculum that you can tailor to your individual needs. The great thing about personal retreats is that you can make them work for your schedule. You can arrive when you like and leave when you like. The common misconception about this type of retreat is that it is only for the super-rich, but that’s not the case, especially in a city like Bali

On a personal retreat, you can create a tailor-made package at a wellness resort that offers a variety of activities to make you look and feel amazing. The first step is normally to have an initial consultation with a member of the wellness team either on your first day or by Skype before your arrival. From there, you get to pick and choose how you spend your time.

There are always many things to choose from, such as yoga and fitness classes, meditation, detox regimes, spa treatments, well-being consultations, workshops, day trips, and more. The beauty of a personal yoga retreat in Bali is that you can choose when you want to wake up and what classes you’d like to take. If you want to enjoy daily massages, they can make it happen. You will also be able to have a lot more freedom to go out and explore at any time being flexible with your wellness journey. I would recommend a minimum of 2 weeks in Bali if you want to balance sightseeing with relaxing. 

Why Do a Yoga Retreat Bali?

Well, the simple answer is, why not? Bali is one of the most beautiful and spiritually awake places in the world. In Bali spiritual retreats are plentiful, let’s face it ever since the world became aware of Eat Pray Love people have been flocking there in search of their own spiritual healing and awakening.

Bali is well known for its delicious food—it’s quite possibly one of the easiest places in the world to be a vegetarian or vegan. Added to that is the sheer volume of wellness practitioners offering a whole array of services, from gong baths to massages. Where wellness is concerned, there aren’t more places in the world as committed to self-care and spiritual development as Bali. Plus, once you are done with your Bali retreat, you can spend some time exploring all of the amazing places to go in Bali.

So now that’s out of the way, it’s time to answer the big questions…

What to Wear On Your Yoga Retreat

Which Bali Retreat Is for You?

Every retreat is different, and every one of the Bali retreat centers is different. Plus, your individual needs are going to be different. So, to help you figure out the best retreats in Bali, I have broken some of my favorites down into different categories and added links so you can find additional information.

Beginner Yoga Retreat

Are you a beginner looking for a beginner yoga retreat? Fear not—even if you have never stepped foot in a yoga studio before, all of the yoga retreats in Bali on this list are suitable for beginners. If unsure, you can always ask the retreat leader before you book if beginners are welcome.

Best Bali Yoga Retreats

If you want to experience the best Bali yoga retreat, I’ve got just the place.

6-Day Watukaru Temple Tour, Hot Spring Relaxation, Yoga & Holistic Wellness Retreat in Tabanan, Bali

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    • Price from: $648
    • Number of nights: 5
    • Yoga style: Hatha
    • Location: Tabanan


  • Total immersion in Balinese Hindu rituals and culture
  • Guided cultural tour of Watukaru Temple and Mount Watukaru
  • Penatahan Natural Hot Spring visit
  • Daily morning yoga and meditation classes with afternoon classes every other day
  • Spiritual guidance and blessing from a shaman
  • 1-hour Balinese spa treatment every day
  • Specialized workshops
  • Five nights accommodation

This 6-Day Yoga & Holistic Wellness Retreat is one of the best yoga retreats in Bali. Set among the rugged beauty of Tabanan, this retreat offers a unique way to experience Balinese Hindu culture. Beginner and intermediate yogis are welcome and guaranteed to enjoy this Bali retreat.

Luxury Yoga Retreat Bali

Bali is well known for its luxury. You will not struggle to find plenty of luxury yoga retreats in Bali. Here are just a few of my favorites.

22 Day 200-Hour Yin and Yang YTTC in Nusa Lembongan, Bali

  • Price from: $2473
  • Number of nights: 21
  • Yoga style: Power, Yin, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin Yang
  • Location: Nusa Lembongan
22 Day 200-Hour Yin and Yang YTTC in Nusa Lembongan, Bali


  • Daily yoga asana classes, meditation, and pranayama
  • 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Tools for creating sequences for a Yang and Yin style class
  • Teaching methodology and techniques, as well as the business of yoga
  • One snorkeling excursion to encounter marine life
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks
  • One Balinese massage at a spa center
  • 21 nights accommodation

If you like your yoga wrapped up with a touch of luxury and enjoy daily yoga and meditation, this is the retreat for you.

This is a journey of self-discovery whereby you will discover everything that you are not and an opportunity to connect with the deepest layers of your being, areas that have been hidden from years of societal conditioning and previous experiences

If it’s an escape you are looking for, you will find it at this Bali yoga retreat.

6-Day Open Water Diver PADI Course with Daily Yoga

Price from: $1911
Number of nights: 5
Yoga style: Zen
Location: Buleleng

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  • Daily pre-dive yoga
  • Four Ayurvedic treatments
  • Open Water Diver PADI Certification
  • Daily fresh, locally sourced meals
  • Five nights accommodation
  • Sunrise dolphin sail
  • Airport transfers

My second option is if you are looking for a luxury retreat. On the other hand, this retreat is for more adventurous souls looking for an open water driver certification mixed with some yoga. The zen yoga that goes with the PADI certification focuses on breathing techniques and purification of the physical body from fears and discomfort.

All meals are included, catering to your dietary needs.

Short Yoga Retreats Bali

If you only have a few days to spare, maybe one of these Bali yoga retreats would work for you.

Ubud Yoga Retreat Cultural Yoga Retreat Bali

  • Price from: $240
  • Number of nights: 3
  • Yoga style: Hatha
  • Location: Ubud
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  • Afternoon beach yoga session
  • Daily morning and afternoon Balinese Watukaru yoga sessions
  • Daily village cultural and activities
  • Daily vegetarian/vegan/regular meals
  • Three nights accommodation

This is a short 4-day cultural Ubud yoga retreat. The retreat takes place in a small spiritual village near Mount Batukaru, in the center of the island. Over the four days, you can expect daily yoga and meditation practices and the chance to participate in daily cultural activities within the local Sesandan community.

If you want a fully immersive short wellness retreat, this is for you.

4-Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat Bali

  • Price from: $395
  • Number of nights: 3
  • Yoga style: Hatha
  • Location: Sesandan, close to Mount Batukaru
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  • Daily yoga class
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Tours to Tanah Lot, Taman Ayun Temple, Kuta, and Ubud
  • Daily meals, snacks, and drinks
  • Three nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

If you want a shorter Bali retreat, this 4-day yoga and meditation retreat in Ubud might be just the thing. The daily practice occurs in their beautiful garden, in the center of rice paddies.

The retreat includes tours of key sites in the area, including Taman Ayun Temple and Kuta Beach. Food and airport transfers, in addition to three nights’ accommodation.

Bali Wellness Retreats

If you are looking for a balanced yoga retreat where you can focus on your all-around well-being, then hopefully, one of these Bali wellness retreats is just what you are looking for.

8-Day Wellness and Yoga Retreat Ubud

  • Price from: $325
  • Number of nights: 7
  • Yoga style: Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Partner Yoga
  • Location: Ubud
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • 1-hour Balinese massage treatment
  • Cooking and herbal tea-making class
  • Field excursion and Balinese experience
  • Enjoy traditional activities and Balinese experience
  • Daily vegetarian, organic meals and unlimited herbal water
  • Six nights accommodation
  • Chocolate making class
  • Cooking class

Are you looking to find some balance in your life? This 8-day wellness yoga retreat Ubud, suitable for all levels, might be just the thing. Located at the FireFly resort in Ubud, you can look forward to daily asana practice amongst the peaceful rice fields where the resort is located.

The afternoons are yours to relax and enjoy the unique facilities available in the resort, or you are free to explore a little further afield.

In the evenings, you will understand where the resort gets its name when the sky lights up around you with the peaceful sight of fireflies.

Daily vegetarian meals are included—you will also receive one Balanise massage as part of the package.

You can find more tips for yoga courses here:

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The Best Yoga Teacher Training Courses Worldwide

Gluten-Free Soul Renewal Yoga Retreat in Gili Air

  • Price from: $293
  • Number of nights: 6
  • Yoga style: Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Tantra, Restorative, Nidra, Yin Yang
  • Location: Gili Air
7 Days Soul Renewal Yoga Retreat on Sacred Island Gili Air, Indonesia


  • One relaxing Balinese massage session
  • Unlimited yoga classes (four classes per day)
  • Introduction to meditation and Qigong if you are interested
  • Five gluten-free options for breakfast every day with coffee and tea
  • Free lunch coupons at the famous “Gluten-Free” cafe
  • Plenty of time for yourself to relax
  • Six nights accommodation

If you are gluten-free or trying to be, it can be a struggle, especially those first weeks. What better way to kick start this lifestyle change than while on a Bali yoga retreat?

As well as the delicious daily gluten-free breakfast at this Bali retreat, you can expect a week-long program of daily yoga and meditation sessions that will help you to do some soul-searching and emerge at the end of the week feeling renewed and revived.

Other little extras included in this retreat are a 1-hour massage, aqua yoga, and two Eat Pray Love lunch tickets at their gluten-free cafe. The retreat is on the island of Gilli Air, just a short boat ride from Bali and Lombok. There is no strict schedule—you can feel free to do as much or as little of the set program as you like.

You can expect plenty of afternoons napping in a hammock, swimming with turtles, or, if you are feeling more active, going for a bike ride around the Island.

Bali Yoga And Surf Retreat

If you are interested in a Bali yoga and surf retreat, you have plenty of options! Here are a few of the ones I have found that have great reviews.

Bali Yoga and Surf Retreat

  • Price from: $362 / $637
  • Number of nights: 3 / 5
  • Yoga style: Hatha Yoga & Surfing / Hatha, Power, Vinyasa, Yin, Acro & Free Diving
  • Location: Nusa Lembongan
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  • Three yoga and meditation classes
  • One snorkeling trip with the majestic manta rays
  • Two surf lessons with a highly experienced team of instructors
  • Use of all yoga equipment, including mats, blocks, etc.
  • Daily sumptuous vegetarian breakfast
  • Transfers from and to Bali
  • Three nights accommodation

Isla Indah Retreat and Monkey Surfing offer three- and 5-night yoga and surfing vacations year-round. They cater to all levels, so even if you are a total beginner who has never stepped on a yoga mat or caught a wave, you will be in good hands learning some new skills. For those with more experience, you can enjoy doing what you love in an island paradise accommodated right on the beach.

Nusa Lembongan is a small tropical island close to Bali that’s much less developed than Bali and enjoys good year-round weather. It is the perfect setting for a surf retreat Bali.

This is one of the best yoga retreats in Bali for beginners, as it mixes surfing. This means there will be some surf pros looking to take up yoga and some yogis looking to take up surfing!

For more information about the 6-day surf and yoga retreat in Nusa Lembongan, click here

Quick Tip: View my full Yoga Retreat Packing List here including a downloadable checklist. And check out my Yoga Essentials shopping list here.

Affordable Yoga Retreats in Bali

If you are looking for some affordable yoga retreats Bali, there are a few great options that you can consider.

Budget Yoga Retreat in Bali

  • Price from: $243
  • Number of nights: 6
  • Yoga style: Vinyasa
  • Location: Lovina
Budget Yoga Retreat Bali

Finally, a budget yoga retreat in Bali for those wanting to experience a retreat with a limited budget. Rather than being at an expensive retreat center or fancy resort, this cheap yoga retreat in Bali takes place at a cute hostel.

You can opt for a single room, or if you want to save some $$, you can sleep in a shared dorm.

The retreat includes daily meditation and yoga classes, six nights’ accommodation, breakfast and dinner, tea, coffee, and kombucha all day. Each day, you will participate in Balinese cultural activities, so it is the perfect retreat for those wanting to learn more about Bali.

3-Day Spiritual Balinese Yoga, Chakra Awakening, Tai Chi, and Culture Retreat

  • Price from: $159
  • Number of nights: 2
  • Yoga style: Hatha, Kundalini, and Chakra
  • Location: Tabanan
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  • Your very own Eat, Pray, Love Balinese Cultural Holiday
  • Twice daily Balinese Watukaru yoga and meditation practices
  • Pampering spa treatments to melt away every tension in your body
  • The ideal location to unplug and enjoy the beauty of wild, untouched Bali
  • Three days, two nights accommodation among stunning tropical nature
  • Twice daily authentic Balinese cultural excursions
  • Daily wholesome meals made with love and care
  • Yoga on the beach & beach BBQ fun!

This yoga retreat is all about you. It’s about observing yourself, understanding yourself, reconnecting with yourself, and loving yourself.

You can center your retreat on yoga and join other activities such as rice farming, waterfall purification, coconut oil making, Balinese cooking class, Balinese language workshop, traditional Balinese dance performances, and so many more!

You will also have the chance to connect with like-minded people worldwide.

P.S. Check out more of my reviews of the Best Yoga Packing List here:

The Best Yoga Mats for Travel
The Best Yoga and Dance Bras Reviewed
Discover the Best Yoga Tops for Women

3-Day Magical Yoga Package On Paradise Island

Price from: $104
Number of nights: 2
Yoga style: Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, Ashtanga
Location: Island Gili Air

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  • All levels are welcome
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Unlimited daily yoga (drop-in) classes
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and free drinking water and tea refills
  • Swimming pool access and high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Natural jute yoga mats and props
  • Two nights accommodation.

This yoga package is designed to nourish and revitalize you, inside and out. Their vegetarian cafe serves simple but delicious whole-food creations with plenty of fresh, minimally processed, and enzyme-rich ingredients. Their food philosophy is that simple, hearty, fresh, healthy, digestible, and delicious food is best.

Yoga Resort Bali

If you want to splurge on an all-inclusive Bali yoga resort experience, look no further!

Udara Bali Yoga Detox & Spa

  • Price from: $276
  • Number of nights: 1
  • Yoga style: Hatha, Aerial, Vinyasa, and more
  • Location: Canggu


  • Unlimited access to yoga schedule, with 6-8 daily classes
  • Daily spa treatments and access to sauna, jacuzzi, pools, and steam room
  • Meals from Udara’s Organic Ocean Restaurant are included

Udara Bali Yoga Detox & Spa is the perfect yoga resort Bali offers for a fully immersive experience. You can take various yoga classes daily and enjoy rejuvenating spa treatments. The spa facilities will help you relax and unwind as you deepen your yoga practice in a gorgeous Bali yoga resort.

Quick Tip: Check out my other Yoga posts all over the world here:

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The Insider’s Guide to Yoga in Thailand
The Best 6 Places for an India Yoga Retreat
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Yoga Travel Guide Planning

🧘‍♀️ Where can I look for the best Yoga Retreats?

I always use BookYogaRetreats when planning my Yoga Retreats Journey. You can select by region and there are many options whether you want to do it online or not.

🧳 Any recommendations on what I should pack in my Yoga Retreats?

Yes! I have created an idea list of what you should pack when leaving for your Yoga Retreats. You can check the full list here

📚 What books would you recommend to someone who wants to learn more about Yoga?

There are so many books I can recommend for you who’s just starting out or an advanced Yogi. I have the full list for you here.

🚗 Where can I book bus or private transportation while I’m traveling?

I strongly recommend using Bookaway. You can book almost all transport in the major tourist destinations through them online. They don’t just cover buses they also cover shuttles, ferries, and private drivers.

👩‍⚕️ What is the best insurance to have while traveling?

I recommend using Heymondo for a great value policy. The app also offers you 24/7 Dr Chat. For Digital Nomads check out SafetyWing digital nomad insurance.

I have also written a blog post covering all my recommended travel insurance here

✈️ Any flight recommendations?

WayAWay offers you cheap flights with cashback. You can use this code CLAIRE22 to get 10% off. Otherwise Skyscanner or Expedia are my go-to flight searching platforms.

📱What do you use for internet connection while traveling?

I’m a big fan of personal WiFi devices and they have saved my ass so many times when traveling. I wrote a full review of the top travel WiFi devices you can read here. I personally use GlocalMe as I can either pop in a physical sim card or use their local carrier.

With regards to my phone connection, I use e-sims while traveling, so rather than having to swap out my regular sim card I can download the app and buy a virtual sim card. I recommend using eitherAirhub or Alosim. Both have great coverage of multiple countries and are very easy to use.

🛏️ What is the best platform to use for booking accommodation?

The 3 best platforms that I normally use are, and Expedia They offer great deals and multiple options. I always check all three to be sure of the best deals.

🛅 Do you have any luggage recommendations for traveling?

I do have a complete list of the best packing and luggage products that I recommend, you can check the list here. I’m currently traveling with this suitcase and this backpack. 

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Best Yoga Retreat Bali: Final Thoughts

Hopefully, this guide to the best Bali yoga retreat has shown you there are many incredible Bali retreats for all budgets, styles, and experience levels. Whether you want to try a weekend Bali yoga resort or stay for weeks, there are Bali yoga retreats for everyone!

Yoga Shades

Monday 27th of April 2020

With over 80 registered yoga schools in Bali alone, it can be difficult to choose the right course. I found this article which lists the 10 best yoga teacher training schools in Bali


Sunday 20th of October 2019

Great post! I’m shocked to see how affordable Bali retreats can be! I’ll start looking at flights. Thanks so much for sharing!