Bali is becoming a real yogi paradise, with epic studios popping up everywhere! Having access to the incredible teachers and beautiful yoga shalas while I was living in Ubud was such a treat. If you're a yoga lover (or would like to be) don't worry about spending all that money on a retreat, just book a trip to Ubud where you'll be surrounded by healthy food, awesome yoga, and amazing spa treatments and have your own little retreat for a fraction of the price.
So before I get carried away with an endless ramble of Bali advice, here’s where you can get your DFD (thats downward facing dog) on:
The Yoga Barn in Ubud
I fell even more in love with The Yoga Barn on my recent trip. The teachers and the yoga classes are next-level amazing, super soul-shifting and crazy inspiring. My favourite classes were Anusara with Emily, Vinyasa flow with Bex, Carlos, or Les and restorative or women’s balancing yoga with Tina. Acro (acrobatic) Yoga is SO much fun – I went with my boyfriend and cousin and we were laughing for the entire class. Embrace the hippie haven that Ubud has become and head along to a meditation class with Punnu or the Ecstatic Dance on Fridays. The Yoga Barn also hosts yoga teacher trainings and is home to a slew of holistic healers and therapists. They hold great workshops every month – I love the Intuition 101 and Energy 101 workshops with Jana, and the Hormone Balancing workshop with Tina was amazing. Don’t leave Ubud without spending some time here!
Radiantly Alive in Ubud
A gorgeous studio on Jalan Jembawan that does yoga as well as salsa and dance classes. You’ll overlook lush green rainforest as you practice in the gorgeous open-air studio. I did the beautiful morning flow here a couple of times and I’ve only ever heard rave reviews about Radiantly Alive. They also have a lovely little shop where you can pick up yoga clothes, superfoods, and other wellness goodies. They have different payment options to The Yoga Barn so I'd recommend you check both out and see which suits your trip best.
Desa Seni in Canggu
Desa Seni is the most beautiful eco-villiage resort - as soon as you walk through the reception hut, you feel link you’re in a little haven of organic veggies, yoga, and good vibes. It’s worth checking out just for the décor and set up alone but the yoga classes are not-to-be-missed. I loved the Anusara class with Jess that I did in their beautiful open air shala while I was there. Next time I'm in Bali, I’ll be putting a few nights at Desa Seni on my wish list fo' shizzle.
Other yoga studios to try while you’re in Bali.
While I didn’t make to these studios myself, I’ll pass the names onto you because I’ve heard great things!
The Yoga Shack on Nusa Lembongan
Swamis in Bingin
Intuitive Flow in Ubud
Gili Yoga on Gili Trangwangan
Not in Bali? Have you heard of YogaGlo.com? Now that I’m home in Perth, I’m super keen to keep up my practice and it can be tricky to get to a yoga studio every day. Enter YogaGlo – all the yoga and meditation classes a gal (or guy) could dream of, online and ready to go wherever and whenever you are. And it's just $18 a month. Get amongst it my friend!
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Happy travels and DFDs to you lovely one!