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9 Best Places to Practice Yoga in Bali – 2019

Looking to sign up for yoga teacher training in Bali, or already on your way? All Yoga Training (AYT) is located directly on the beautiful shores of what is known as the Island of the Gods. With its tropical climate, stunning beaches, and authentic culture, Bali is a renowned destination for yoga in all forms. To get the details on our beautiful Bali location visit our page.

With many studios located across the island, it’s not hard to find quality practice before heading to your training. All Yoga Training recommends having at least 6 months of consistent yoga practice before training begins. So if you’re venturing out to Bali for travel before making your way to Nusa Lembongan (our AYT Bali location) and you want to keep up with your practice, why not try out the best studios Bali has to offer?

Although AYT is primarily based on Ashtanga Vinyasa, that doesn’t mean you need to exclusively stick to practicing one type of yoga. There are many different types of studios around the island, and it shouldn’t be hard to find one that fits your vibe. Lucky for you, I’ve mapped out the Top 9 Best Yoga Studios in Bali to make your travels a little easier! See you in Bali!

UBUD

This lovely town amongst rice fields, jungle, and rivers is one of the most popular yoga destinations on Bali. The locals are the nicest people in the world – no, seriously, they truly are! Enjoy temples, healthy food, ceremonies, and fun expat events while you’re here!

1. The Yoga Barn

The world-renowned Yoga Barn has the widest variety of holistic offerings besides yoga classes, such as massages, acupuncture, astrology, cleansing and detoxification, and much more!

At the Garden Kafe, you will surely meet new friends for life, and don’t miss the weekly ecstatic dance (Friday nights and Sunday mornings) for a truly heart-opening experience!

When it comes to yoga, you have a multitude of classes to choose from, such as Vinyasa, Hatha, Iyengar, Yin, Restorative, with several styles of meditation and breath work. Their schedule has over 15 daily classes that you can choose from!
The classes are suitable for all levels, with emphasis on introductory levels with the option for more intermediate classes.

If this is your first time visiting Yoga Barn, we highly recommend experiencing these classes!

Vinyasa flow with Bex Tyrer, meditation (or kirtan!) with Punnu Wasu, shamanic breath work with Levi Banner, or yin yoga with Tina Nance!

Because of its variety, you get the most of both physical and spiritual practices at Yoga Barn. And should you feel a strong connection to any of the teachers, the majority of them offer teacher trainings on a yearly basis.

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2. Radiantly Alive

Located in the center of Ubud, Radiantly Alive prides themselves on the motto “Come for yoga, stay for family,” and that is just what it feels like, a huge welcoming family. There is a strong connection between student and teacher, and the quality of their offerings is to give you the most knowledgeable and explorative classes you can get!

Radiantly Alive also offers physical, emotional, and spiritual healing sessions, such as acupuncture, astrology, colonics, craniosacral therapy and more!

With 3 shalas, they have an extensive schedule, where you can choose between Ashtanga, dynamic RA Vinyasa, Yin, myofascial movement, Hatha, Restorative, Acro, and Aerial yoga!

Radiantly Alive often hosts world-renowned yoga teachers such as Dylan Werner and Meghan Currie with special workshops and classes, so keep an eye out for that while you are here!

To immerse yourself in this studio and learn more about your practice and the philosophy of yoga, take a few classes with James Mattingley, whose vast knowledge of human anatomy will surely give you food for thought! If you want to experience a very unique and progressive approach towards body and movement, Carlos Tao offers flow classes with his passionate energy.

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3. Intuitive Flow

This studio is situated in the gorgeous area of Penestanan (Ubud) and holds one of the most gorgeous views from a shala in town. Offering several styles such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin and meditation sessions, Intuitive Flow is a great studio if you want to immerse yourself in a more intimate setting and smaller classes.

With both international and local teachers, you have an opportunity to delve deeper into your practice and make a strong connection with the yoga community that Intuitive Flow has.

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4. Ubud Yoga Centre

Looking for something a little different? Ubud Yoga Centre, located a short 5 minute drive from the culture-rich, yoga friendly, Ubud Village, is unlike any other studio in Bali. Two words: Urban. Jungle. The building alone is quite a site to behold. Focusing on sustainability and green-living, the Centre uses solar panels to provide themselves with energy, and gives the excess energy to their community. The walls are made of cement for an urban vibe, but that doesn’t mean they have a shortage of views- the jungle facing side is built with Indonesian made glass blocks, which allow all of the natural lighting to flow into the rooms creating an open and incredible space. The blocks are also environmentally friendly and energy efficient. They use bamboo flooring in the studios, and recycled rubber flooring in their high-impact spaces according to their website.

Let’s get back to why you’re here though- yoga. Ubud Yoga Centre offers some of the more unique styles of yoga in Bali, like Bikram Yoga, Fly High Yoga, Inferno Yoga, and even kids yoga if you’re traveling with family! They also offer Ashtanga, yin, and hatha for all levels. No matter what kind of yoga you are looking for you are sure to find it at the Yoga Centre. Their founder, Mony Suriani, has been featured on National TV, newspapers, and magazines across Indonesia. She opened the studio hoping to provide people with an escape to their realities to become healthy like she did when she left her life as a Financial Analyst. Once you’re done with class, head over to their cafe for a smoothie bowl, fresh juice, or a locally sourced clean meal! There’s also a wine bar, if all of that wasn’t already enough to sell you on it!

Canggu

This bustling town by the coast just north-west of Seminyak and Kuta is ever-growing with its offerings of conscious and healthy living and yoga studios. Just an hour south of Ubud, this town has a lot to offer in terms of art, community, beach and surf, and also what you are looking for – yoga!

5. The Practice

While being a fairly new studio, Octavio Salvado and The Practice has established itself to be one of the main studios in Canggu to offer yoga to the community. With its slogan “Mindless vinyasa is dead” The Practice prides itself on offering traditional Hatha yoga with a strong emphasis on the philosophy of yoga, where the classes are essentially mindful movement in connection to breath. Having yearly teacher trainings, including several online classes and sessions, a vast schedule of different styles and teachers, kirtan, community talks, coaching, and other events, The Practice is one of the go-to places for deepening your yoga practice in Canggu!

Experience the extensive knowledge from inspirational and dedicated teachers such as Octavio Salvado and Nik Robson, whose classes range from classical Hatha to immersive Yin.

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6. Samadi

Samadi is a yoga oasis in this coastal surfer town, with yoga, a charming organic café and shop, hosting a lovely Sunday Market with fresh fruits, vegetables and locally made produce. With weekly ecstatic dance and different workshops, Samadi has a great variety of events and happenings for your pleasure! Mainly based on Ashtanga, Samadi hosts experienced teachers such as Mark Robberds for immersions and workshops.

Their daily schedule hosts several daily classes with both active and more restorative yin classes, with an international group of dedicated teachers. If you are looking for a strong community of Ashtanga-based students, Samadi is the place!

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7. Desa Seni

Daily yoga practices, personal retreats, and a holistic spa- these are all things you can find at the absolutely stunning Desa Seni village resort. From their unique wooden homes packed with cultural artifacts, to their farm-to-table organic dining experience, Desa Seni really has it all. Boasting a Five-Star rating on Trip Advisor, it’s not hard to tell why people flock to Desa Seni for their yoga practice. Located in Southern Canggu, the resort is accessible by a short taxi ride. They are Yoga Alliance certified with experienced and passionate yoga instructors who will teach you everything from Vinyasa, Master Class, Restorative, Yin, Alignment and Adjustment, to meditation. Desa Seni allows the public to attend their classes for IDR 140,000, and eat at their amazing restaurant. They provide any equipment you require, as well as free lemongrass tea!

After you’ve attended one of their many yoga classes, you can take a dip in their refreshing pool surrounded by an absolute oasis before heading into another. If you choose to stay at their resort, all daily yoga classes are FREE to attend! That’s a great deal! Practice in their open and airy yoga shala, and take a walk through one of their many colorful gardens while surrounding yourself with like-minded adventurers. Desa Seni is so versatile that anyone looking to take a yoga class in Bali will feel fulfilled after a visit!

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Seminyak

8. Yoga 108 Bali

Their studio is in the absolutely stunning Seminyak, near Canggu, where some of Bali’s most glorious beaches and shocking sunsets are. Seminyak has an upscale vibe, where you can find many high-end boutiques, spas, and resorts. There are also beautiful secluded beaches, and some of the best restaurants Bali has to offer with a lively nightlife.

After you’re done relaxing on bean-bags under colorful umbrellas in the sand, head over to Yoga 108 Bali for one of their walk-in classes Monday- Saturday. They offer a wide variety of classes, such as Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin. The founder, Sagi Jessie Degon, opened Yoga 108 in 2014 and was trained in India. One of their other teachers, Stephanie, teaches a vigorous Vinyasa Flow similar to what she learned when she was trained in Los Angeles, California. Don’t worry about not having a mat either, they provide mats, blocks, and clean towels if you’re on the go!
Their website is laid out very simply, you can find class schedules, prices, and the location.

Denpasar

9. Athaya Studio Bali

Feeling spiritual? This studio believes that yoga is a “blessing of knowledge” deriving from the meaning of Athaya- ‘gift’ or ‘blessing’. They focus on the internal, holistic effects of yoga, and provide super affordable classes while they’re at it. Their various classes are in the morning and afternoon at the low rate of IDR 40,000. Athaya Studio has an inviting, and modern vibe to it, with classrooms that can fit up to sixty students! With eleven different experienced yoga teachers, the amount of love and knowledge is tangible at this studio.

Yoga isn’t the only thing they offer; wind down after class with one of their revitalizing massages, check out their store, drink some free fresh juice, or even take a selfie in their “selfie corner”. Athaya Studio is located in the capital of Bali, Denpasar, which is the gateway to the rest of the island, the perfect place to drop in once you arrive and start your yoga journey.

So there you have it! 9 excellent studios to explore and try out on your Bali adventure! We hope that you find a studio and teachers that truly resonate with you!

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About Christian

Christian began his yoga journey 8 years ago, exploring the expression of Self through meditation, asana, and pranayama. Christian graduated with All Yoga in 2016, and have been living in Bali since. Building upon creativity and dynamic movement, Christian's practice and teaching is based on the individual and unique expression within each person.

You can find more info about Christian on Instagram or Email

About Haley Walrath

Haley received her 200-hr RYT from All Yoga Thailand in May 2018. She went to college for English and Creative Writing, where she was an editor for the Painted Cave Literary Magazine. She then followed another of her passions and went to Culinary school to pursue a life working with food. After working at several restaurants, she found kitchen life to be an overly competitive and toxic environment. Haley decided to leave professional cooking behind to go after the one thing that had always been there for her when life got dark- yoga. For several years she found inner peace and purpose on her mat. After starting a blog called Struggle With Haley (a self-care blog that aimed to help other women feel less alone on their journeys to health and happiness), she decided to attend yoga training in Thailand. Haley now hopes to combine her loves of writing, cooking, traveling, and yoga into a new blog- eventually teaching yoga online while she travels the world.

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