Each traveler will have their own reason for visiting Bali.
It could be to enjoy the exotic nature and magnificent landscapes, to go wild at lavish parties, surf, snorkel or dive, soak in the culture, or, do some yoga.
Maybe it’s all of the above!
The island of the Gods is becoming one of the most sought after and visited destinations in the world for yoga enthusiasts.
Yoga in Bali appeals to those who are long time practicers, and total newbies wanting to try something new.
Usually, yoga tourists will stay in Ubud. It is the most famous, spiritual area on the island.
That being said, there are so many amazing yoga schools in Bali, in every town! Check them out!
Why Do Yoga in Bali?
The biggest reason why Bali is a must-go spot for yoga is how many stunning places there are to practice.
Doing yoga in Bali is much more than just showing up to a studio. It is about reconnecting with yourself, and feeling the overwhelming, healing energy of the island.
Led by a talented, experienced yoga gurus, taking a class in Bali will give you a whole new view of the ancient practice.
The majority of Balinese citizens are Hindu, a religion that teaches peace and harmony with nature and the body. Yoga encompasses the same principles, teaching you to connect with your breath and zen.
All of the best places to do yoga on the island offer lots of different types of yoga. From Yin to Ashtanga, Hatha to Vinyasa, no matter your preference, there is a studio and guru teaching your style!
As well as one off sessions, Bali is a hub of yoga teaching training and yoga retreats. Surrounded by incredible tropical nature, you can learn the ins and outs of yoga alongside other willing participants.
Get ready for the best yoga session of your life!
Best Yoga Studios in Bali
There are literally hundreds of yoga studios in Bali of all different shapes and sizes.
From the famous to the lesser known, these are the best of the best!
Best Yoga Studios in Ubud
The Yoga Barn is probably the most well-known yoga studio in Ubud.
It is HUGE with 7 different studios of all sizes. Hosting more than 100 classes per week, if you are looking to immerse in the world of yoga in Bali, this is a great place to do it.
As well as yoga, there are meditation, dance, healing, health and wellness sessions, spa treatments and detox cleanses.
They hold classes for all levels, including introductory and advanced. Anyone and everyone can enjoy stretching it out with a pro-teacher!
If you are looking to really get into yoga, join one of The Yoga Barn retreats and stay onsite. With cozy rooms, amazing facilities and studios just steps from your room, it is an excellent way to get in with the yoga crowds.
Yoga isn’t only for adults! Ubud Yoga Centre welcomes the youngest of yogis in their kid’s centre.
The little ones can join dance classes, yoga sessions, arts and music, while you join in the adult classes – there’s a whole lot to choose from!
Hot yoga, Yin yoga, breath work and fly high yoga are just a few of the options.
The Paiste Gong Centre is where intense and deep vibrational sound healing takes place.
For anyone looking to reconnect with themselves and their bodies, Ubud Yoga Centre has a class, session or space to suit.
Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio is one of the best yoga studios in Bali.
It is located in a tranquil area of Ubud, Penestanan, away from the crowds and hectic streets of central Ubud, surrounded by luscious greenery.
The space hosts 6 yoga classes every day, led by certified and passionate instructors.
They even have Vedic Counseling, where you can be guided to connect more deeply with your divine self in the safe hands of Linda Madani, the founder.
Join a 200-hour or 300-hour yoga teacher training course, a calming retreat or workshop.
Intuitive Flow is a beautiful setting for a relaxing and challenging yoga class, looking out over the sprawling tropical gardens.
Radiantly Alive has a studio in Canggu as well as Ubud.
Their Ubud position is idyllic, with beautiful views out over tropical greenery.
The schedule is packed FULL of every type of yoga you could dream up.
If you are looking for something a bit more hands on, you could sign up private sessions with focused dedication from the instructor.
Work on your posture, correct your flow and work closely with the pro.
For a reasonable IDR100,000 per class when buying a 20 class pass, Radiantly Alive is a yogi must!
Nestled amid lush greenery by a river, just a 20-minute drive from Ubud, Shanti Toya Ashram is a serene setting for yoga and wellness retreats in Bali.
The week-long retreats are ideal for dipping your toes into the yoga pool, but they also host teacher training and online classes.
Create your own retreat to be catered to your goals and preferences, or hop along on one of the all-inclusive packages.
Best Yoga Studios in Canggu
If you are looking for a yoga studio that hosts every style of yoga class – hatha, kundalini, asana, meditation – in central Canggu, The Practice is ideal.
As well as a huge selection of in-studio classes, they have online webinar sessions, teacher training and workshops.
The gurus teaching at The Practice are incredibly knowledgable and patient. They believe in the classic yogic custom of ‘parampara’, meaning ‘from one to the other’. Everything they know of their yoga style and practice will be based onto the students.
For beginners and experts, The Practice is an impressive place to dive deeper into the world of yoga.
Samadi is a magnificent space for all things wellness.
Offering all kinds of yoga classes, sound healing, breathwork, yoga training, dance and events, there is something for every kind of yogi and healer.
Held indoors in cool air-conditioning, you don’t need to worry about tackling the island’s humidity.
Samadi holds some of the best yoga retreats in Bali with onsite accommodation, meals included and access to the best gurus. Not quite teacher training, yet still an immersive yoga experience, it is perfect for those looking to do something a bit different on their Bali holiday.
It isn’t all yoga! Samadi has markets, a restaurant, coworking space, apartments and spa! Its a great all-rounder yoga studio in Canggu.
Thanks to its stunning beachfront location in Seseh, at Udara you get a quiet and serene spot to unwind and stretch.
Each of the four, unique shalas have stunning ocean views. Just picture yourself stretching & strengthening your body, and reconnecting with your spiritual essence, while enjoying sea breezes and magical sunsets.
If you choose to stay in Udara, all the yoga classes are free!
The class that really caught my eye was the aerial yoga – swing from the rafters and try your hand at yoga positions. Working out all those knots and kinks the spas in Bali haven’t been able to reach.
Pranava Yoga is a tranquil and dedicated space for all types of yoga classes.
As part of a sprawling guest house offering lots of wellness activities, it is perfect for those wanting to meet other people in Canggu.
All classes take place surrounded by rice fields, helping you get in a more relaxed and zen mood.
One of the most popular classes is the Creative Power Class taught by Diaz. It will awaken your creative energy, with a soothing and gentle pace.
Among the many yoga teacher training courses in Bali, Serenity is the most suitable for those on a budget.
A place to stay, learn, take part and mingle, the eco-guesthouse is a beautiful setting for an unforgettable getaway.
Join daily sessions of all different yoga styles, rent out the shala for your own retreat and sign up for an intensive training course to be able to teach your own students.
Just a short drive from the beach and bustling Canggu, you won’t miss out on the best bits of town.
Yoga in Bali is a MUST, whether you do it just once, or dedicate your entire trip to it!
Other Yoga Studios in Bali
Within a sprawling, luxury resort of the cliff’s edge of Uluwatu, Aylan Yoga School is a beautiful setting for a memorable yoga practice.
Taught by internationally trained gurus, with magnificent views, the sessions are equally as beneficial to the body as they are your mind.
Their schedule is packed full of amazing classes of all different style, there is something to suit everyone’s level.
Join yoga teacher training, reiki sessions, daily classes and workshops, Aylan Yoga School does it all.
Add even more relaxation to your Uluwatu stay.
What if you could do a 200-hour yoga teacher training course, in an eco-friendly studio, just meters from Sanur beach?
Introducing – The Power of Now in Sanur.
The unique, rustic space has a variety of beginner and experienced classes, taught by international and local teachers.
Tag along for a daily session or sign up for an intensive training course. Any experience at The Power of Now is memorable.
There are all different types of classes including morning and sunset options.
With daily classes taught by the founders, who have 70 years of experience combined, Ashtanga Yoga Bali focuses on one style of yoga to really develop your understanding.
The daily Mysore practice is world-renowned, and one of the more structured and uniform forms of yoga.
Ashtanga Yoga Bali offers both intensive learning courses as well as training courses, welcoming beginners and existing Mysore followers.
As per Ashtanga yoga tradition, the studio is closed on Saturdays, the full and new moons.
Yoga in Bali is not only on the mainland. The practice is spread across all the other islands, too!
Located on Nusa Lembongan, Yoga Bliss was named the Best Yoga Teacher Training in Bali.
You can choose to do your training 100% on-site, 100% online or half on-site half online – ideal for those who can’t commit to full time on the island.
As well as trainings, Yoga Bliss hosts retreats, coaching, drop-in classes and private sessions.
The retreats can be personalized to all your own preferences. Set the times, activities, duration and budget.
It’s the best option for those who want to enjoy Nusa Lembongan as well as dive into yoga.
Yoga in Bali is world class.
There are SO MANY studios, so many different classes and options, training courses, coaching options and retreats – you don’t have an excuse not to try it!
Ubud may be the heart of all of Bali’s yoga options, but don’t miss out on the Nusas and cliff top Uluwatu!