Bali is a top tourist destination for people seeking peace, relaxation and all things zen. It’s no surprise, since spirituality is a focal point of the Balinese culture. Apart from spas and massages, Bali is also home to a large number of yoga studios, many of which are buried in the hearts of scenic mountains or surrounded by lush tropical greenery. Whether you’re a regular yoga enthusiast or someone looking to try this ancient mind-body practice for the first time, Bali is the perfect place to really get your “om” on.
1. The Practice
Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.94, Canggu, Bali
Fancy experiencing traditional yoga with world-class, highly certified yoga instructors amidst a calming environment under a charming bamboo ceiling? The Practice has two different studios, one being the open-air Shala Shita and the other being Shala Rama, which are big enough for you to bring a bunch of friends along to try out some traditional Yin Yoga or Sun Hatha.
2. Desa Seni
Jl. Subak Sari #13 Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali
This village resort offers a complete getaway from city life. A full-fledged rustic village with a spa, organic farm and restaurant, Desa Seni is also a great place to practice a variety of yoga disciplines such as Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative and Yin. The laid-back nature of the resort makes it an ideal place for you to immerse your mind and body in nature.
Jl. Jembawan No. 3, Ubud, Bali
Acrobats meets yoga here at Radiantly Alive, where you can try your hand at practising poses while being suspended from the roof via silk nylon yoga hammocks. For conventional yoga fans, this is a great place to challenge yourself and deepen your love for the craft.
Jl. Raya Pengosekan, Peliatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali
The Yoga Barn is one of the more prominent yoga studios in Bali, attracting yogis from all over the world. There’s a huge availability of classes in the five different studios here, with over 100 classes every week. The studio also overlooks a tranquil scenery of rice paddies, making it easy for you to let go off your stress and relax.
5. Olop Iyengar Yoga Studio
Jl. Drupadi 1 no. 7, Banjar Basangkasa, Seminyak 80361, Bali
This is the studio to be at for an authentic Balinese yoga experience, as the studio was set up by a local yogi in his own home garden. It’s also a great place for people who are new to yoga to get started, as lessons here cater to beginners and offers a progressive syllabus.
These are just some of the beautiful yoga studios in Bali that will award you an unforgettable experience. The next time you go travelling around Asia, consider stopping by some of these studios for the best kind of therapy your mind, body and soul can enjoy!