5 BEST YOGA STUDIOS IN BALI
1. The Practice
A five-star yoga centre with high-quality classes and world-class teachers in a truly breathtaking setting, The Practice is bursting with impressive superlatives. But what sets this stunning studio apart from the rest (besides its spectacular open-air bamboo structure overlooking the rice fields) is its commitment to bringing back traditional teachings of yoga into our everyday lives – harnessing the principles and teachings of yoga both on and off the mat. They explore the science and art of traditional practice under the guidance of experienced teachers, with daily asana and meditation, master classes, workshops, free weekly presentations, community events and teacher training programs for both new and experienced practitioners. They even have a virtual online studio so you can stay connected no matter where you are in the world.
2. Samadi Bali
Samadi Bali is where you’ll find daily yoga classes, yoga teacher trainings and holistic wellness treatments all under one roof. They bring in the best yoga teachers in Bali who have trained extensively across the island and around the world. Self proclaimed ‘people benders’, the team includes Life Coach & Soul Food Artist, Andrea , Chakra Balancer Abdi, Craniosacral Therapist & Cloud Burster Jacques, and Body Mechanic & Dragon Whisperer, Damien. Teaching Ashtanga classes every day, the Samadi team describes yoga as ‘learning to dance with the universe’. They’re dedicated to healing and renewal, all in a lush and inspiring environment. Post-stretch, enjoy a thirst quenching coconut and some healthy healing food at their delish Samadi Kitchen lab.
3. Desa Seni
Not only a gorgeous tropical spot to stretch and sweat, Desa Seni is described as an art village that showcases culture, religion and rituals from across Indonesia – including traditional yoga classes that have been internationally accredited by The Yoga Alliance. With daily classes, personal yoga retreats, wellness packages, a holistic spa, organic restaurant and an artistic gift shop (plus gorgeous accommodation for total wellness immersion), Desa Seni is a true haven for yogis. The dedicated and passionate teachers lead classes that vary from open-level Hatha and restorative Yin, to challenging Vinyasa Bhakti Flow and Ashtanga, as well as trance-inducing Kundalini, Tantra, Fly High, and meditation. All of this takes place in an open-aired Balinese pavilion surrounded by exotic tropical gardens.
4. The Yoga Barn
One of the first, largest and most popular studios in Bali, The Yoga Barn is a mecca for yogis in Bali. It’s the place where anyone with a yoga mat under their arm is making a beeline for, where healing and renewal meets community vibes and more than 15 classes and workshops a day to choose from. The professional teachers and visiting faculty teach classes from traditional Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Power, Pranayama, Restorative, Iyengar, Yin and Anusara, to meditation and Ecstatic Dance (which we weren’t brave enough to try!). As one of the largest yoga centres in Southeast Asia, there’s also guest houses here, as well as the Garden Kafe, Ayurvedic treatments, and if you’re really ready for a big life change, you can even enrol onto yoga teacher training courses.
5. Radiantly Alive
Radiantly Alive is a homely, welcoming yoga studio that truly captures the enchantment of Bali. With its contemporary offerings rooted in ancient traditions and authenticity, the yoga and movement classes, workshops and yoga teacher trainings are all led by professional and inspiring yoga teachers from all over the world. In three gorgeous, dedicated shalas, you’ll experience top quality yoga classes in a variety of styles: Radiantly Alive Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Restorative, Sky Yoga, Roll & Release, Iyengar, Yin and Acro Yoga. They also offer workshops for Chakra Healing, The Art of Sequencing, Mindfulness, Mantras & Mudras and Qigong – the options for radiating from the inside out are endless.