The cultural capital of Bali, Ubud is also its artistic and spiritual nerve centre and home to a plethora of yoga retreats. The predominantly Hindu culture of the island, its rich history of yoga and yogic culture, and its incredible verdant mountainous landscape make for the perfect setting to find some peace of mind. There are innumerable yoga retreats in Ubud, where you can step away from your hectic life of every day and withdraw into the stunning sanctuary of peace that is the village. For a splendid, peaceful holiday, here are the best yoga retreats in Ubud, Bali.
Located just 3 km (1.9 miles) from the town centre of Ubud, the little slice of wellness paradise that is COMO Uma Ubud is an open concept luxury resort, set amongst acres of lush green rice paddy fields. Como Uma features villas and suites in a modern Asian architectural style, with yoga mats, hot tubs, and private spa treatment areas. The atmosphere of the resort is such that it inspires guests to indulge in rice paddy walks, engage in the host of cultural and wellness activities, such as daily open-air yoga and meditation sessions overlooking the Tjampuhan Valley, and partake in water purification ceremonies.
Como Uma believes in tranquillity and outward learning opportunities, offering detox and healthy cuisine programmes, as well as cultural excursions for those who want to delve deeper into the culture of the land.
Overlooking the gushing Oos River in Kedewatan village, 7 km (4.4 miles) from the town centre of Ubud, Komaneka at Tanggayuda is a yoga retreat in the very heart of the forest. Featuring luxurious suites and pool villas, it features a gorgeous spa with relaxing massages, wood carving lessons, traditional Balinese dance classes, as well as free yoga and meditation lessons. You can even shop for authentic souvenirs at the crafts shop on the premises.
Curl up with a book of your choice in the comfortable library, as you enjoy views of the verdant gardens and landscape, or take a dip in the outdoor infinity pool, which offers magnificent views of the stunning Oos River!
Feel the love as you relax in the sparkling, inviting infinity pool, set in the lush, verdant backdrop of one of the world’s most unspoilt, naturally beautiful places - welcome to the rustic luxury that is the Amori Villa in Ubud. The resort offers personalized, intimate hospitality, with private villas, residential suites, and even a traditional blessing ceremony on arrival.
Guests at the Amori Villas can begin their day with a relaxing yoga class in the eco-designed, open-air bamboo yoga shala with recycled teak flooring, before whipping up something new in the open kitchen cooking classes. Unwind with a luxurious, relaxing Balinese facial or massage in the spa and take a dip in the tranquil infinity pool after a day of exploring Ubud.
The distinctive, rice-bowl-shaped riverside oasis that is the Four Seasons Resort Bali At Sayan, nestled in the lush green of the Ayung River Valley, features ultra-luxurious accommodation in the form of villas with plunge pools, meditation areas, deep-soak tubs, outdoor showers, and plush outdoor daybeds.
Indulge in a one-of-a-kind anti-gravity yoga session in a stunning Balinese bamboo yoga bale amidst paddy fields, enjoy Balinese gamelan and dance performances, swim in the enchanting riverside pools, experience Balinese healing rituals, dine on authentic Indonesian dishes, and even enjoy daily tropical fruit in the comfort of your room - all of which are truly treatments for the soul.
Surrounded by the forested hills and rice fields typical of Ubud, Fivelements Retreat is nestled next to the tranquil Ayung River, away from the hustle and bustle of the main town. The holistic wellness resort features bamboo and wood open-concept villas, while their wellness approach offers something for all senses.
Relax with their host of relaxation and detox spa treatments, indulge in healing consultations and martial arts sessions, pick meditation and yoga sessions which suit you, and even participate in a Balinese blessing ceremony. What’s more, the gourmet, plant-based, raw menu, featuring Western and Indonesian cuisine, will appeal to the pickiest of palates.
At the end of an “unreachable road” in the heart of Ubud, Bali, lies Soulshine, the enormous villa with a traditional Balinese roof, ashram-like bedrooms with bathrooms, a kitchen, and a dining terrace overlooking the infinity pool. There’s even a third-floor, open-air yoga studio, which overlooks small ponds, the lush jungle canopy, the river, and rice paddies.
Indulge in detox, meditation, and yoga sessions, delve into fresh, organic Balinese food and tropical beverages, and revel in the utterly rustic charm of the resort, which blends effusively into the landscape, making Soulshine an escape in the truest of senses.
True to its name, “Ume” means “In the Rice Fields” and Wapa di Ume is completely surrounded by a green blanket of rice paddies miles around and features a host of room sizes, offering both pool and mountain views.
It’s the yoga room overlooking the rice paddies that steals the show, where you can find your inner zen by taking yoga and meditation sessions. Luxuriate in the hotel’s spa massages, beauty centre, and whirlpool baths, and enjoy romantic dinners in the Floating Bale. Do remember to drop by the Wapa Gallery for the stunning wood carvings and catch traditional Balinese dance performances at Wapa di Ume’s “Open Stage” on the premises.
Located in the village of Kendran, 10 minutes away from Ubud, BeingSattvaa is the perfect place for an authentic wellness experience. Stay either in villas with open terraces and views of the rice paddies or in the Queen Pavilions, with Indonesian teak wood furniture and rain showers.
Unwind at BeingSattvaa by immersing yourself in the daily meditation and yoga sessions. You can also enjoy massage treatments, relax by the lotus pond in the lovely gardens of the resort, and soak up the stunning lush rainforest views as you swim in the swimming pool. Walk through the rice paddies, experience Balinese purification ceremonies, and enjoy lip-smacking, gourmet, plant-based cuisine.
If your idea of a yoga retreat is taking organic cooking classes under a gourmet chef, indulging in aromatherapy and Balinese massages in the hotel’s spa, or recharging your mind with a yoga session, then the Puri Sunia Resort is for you. Featuring relaxing rooms with private terraces and even private plunge pools in some, the Puri Sunia Resort lies just 10 minutes from the town centre of Ubud, near the traditional Balinese villages of Kokokan and Abangan, which are also home to thousands of white herons.
Revel in luxury even as you enjoy live entertainment in the form of traditional Balinese dances, a host of organic dining options, and spa treatments blending Indonesian herbs. You can even learn something new at the craft classes in the Yoga Centre.
Find yourself at the Hotel Villa, a supportive and safe space for your inner transformation and growth, right in the middle of the tranquillity and greenery that is Ubud, Bali. Indulge in the hotel’s yoga experiences in the semi-open, beautiful yoga shala, complete with seven chakra healing, under the guidance of traditional Balinese healers and with stunning views of the surrounding rice fields.
Undergo rejuvenating, invigorating massages with ancient traditions and local products at the onsite spa and even experience a traditional purification ceremony. Enhance your Ubud yoga retreat experience by dining on organic, gourmet food from the kitchens of the Hotel Villa.
Hotel Villa Ubud
Address: Banjar Pedapdapan, Pejeng, Bali
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Trouser press Pets allowed Currency exchange WiFi available in all areas Shuttle service (free) Private check-in/check-out Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
When it comes to getting away from the world in the lush heartland of Bali, Ubud, there is no dearth of yoga retreat resorts which cater to your every whim and provide utmost relaxation to the mind, body, and soul. For an unforgettable experience, choose from these best yoga retreats in Ubud, Bali.
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