In-between the busy streets, thriving cafes, late night bars and beach parties is the yoga world of Canggu. With rice paddy views, talented instructors, chic studios and relaxing spas, there are studios offering a range of daily classes, private lessons and courses to be enjoyed by beginners and professionals alike.
I have gathered up my top-picks of must-visit yoga spots in Canggu that will have you stretching, relaxed and deep diving into your mind.
If you are looking to dip your toes into the practice, or fully immerse yourself in a 200 hour course – there is something for everyone.
Here we go, the best places to do yoga in Canggu!
Focusing on 200 hour and 300-hour teacher training courses, Joga Yoga Training is perfect for inspiring yoga teachers looking to get certified with the Yoga Alliance.
Combining meditation with the daily yoga classes, learn how to connect with your mind, body and soul. Ideal for beginners, the course takes you through the poses step by step, teaching you the histories, intentions and benefits. You will also learn how to best teach the poses to future students.
Dive deep into the chakras, the philosophy of yoga, breathing techniques and Ayurveda medicine. Joga Yoga Training offers a deep and intense look into the world of yoga, and everything surrounding it.
With your meals, accommodation, a Balinese massage and weekend excursions included in the price – this is one of the best places to learn yoga in Canggu.
Samadi Bali is one of the most popular hotspots for yoga in Canggu. Well-known across the island, it is a great place to start your Bali yoga holiday.
Offering daily yoga classes, sound healing, meditation and reiki – you can pick up your favourite class or try something new.
It is a huge space, with an on-site shop, cafe, wellness centre and spa. You can immerse yourself into the world of self-healing and self-help with their team of local and international experts.
Whether you are new to the island and looking for drop in yoga classes, or a backpacker wanting to spend some time on the mat, there is something for everyone.
Samadi offers personal yoga retreats of either 4 or 8 days. You can stay in their luxurious villa, enjoy spa treatments, therapeutic treatments and take part in all the yoga classes you want. After an intake session where you choose what you are looking for – could be relaxing, a more intense knowledge of yoga or just a calm break, you can concentrate on your goals and work with the dedicated team. I would highly recommend these personalised retreats for a beginner wanting to find their favourite yoga styles, and learn more about yoga.
The studio also hosts 300 hour yoga teacher training, and hires out their space to people holding their own retreats!
Nirvana Strength Gym
Nirvana Strength Gym
All the classes at Nirvana Strength Bali focus on maximizing strength, mobility and flexibility primarily through body weight-based exercises.
They also offer 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with yoga experts!
The upcoming teacher training will be held in January 2023, with a program lasting 3 weeks.
You will take part in daily meetings practicing Ashtanga Yoga/Mysore, and daily discourse on anatomy and philosophy, workshops and strength training. The training feels exclusive as there are only 25 students in the class.
As well as yoga training, Nirvana hosts fitness retreats where you can intermingle your physical training with mental health practices and recovery.
Just a moment’s drive from the centre of Canggu, The Practice is a vast and spacious spot to practice yoga. Working under the understanding of Parampara – meaning ‘from one to the other’, yoga teachings have been passed down for thousands of years, and is about to continue with you.
The Practice offers quality yoga classes and yoga teacher trainings to anyone who is an aspiring yogi. With the beginner specific classes, you don’t need to worry about keeping up with the professionals. Take your time getting the placement of poses, and keep your breath in time with your movements.
They have a solid schedule of classes from traditional Hatha yoga and meditation, to restorative. Stop by and see which yoga styles take your fancy.
Ecosfera Yoga has a combination of classes. You can tag along for their daily classes during your stay in Canggu, no matter your level or experience. The friendly teachers are super hands-on, ready to assist and push you further in your practice.
Vinyasa flow is a daily occurrence, Hatha yoga is available every few days, and Kriya Himalayan yoga is a unique class in Canggu.
If you are looking to arrange your own yoga retreat and need a space, Ecosfera Yoga studio is the perfect spot. With on-site accommodation and an organic cafe, you can book out the entire studio to be solely for you and your group. Gather your students together in one place – staying, eating and practicing together, fully immersing into their practice whilst being in the heart of Canggu. Your students can easily explore the beaches and area with a comfortable room to return to.
The Canggu Studio
The Canggu Studio
A hub for everything fitness, The Canggu Studio has an amazing selection of lessons from belly dancing to barre, muay thai to boxing. Their yoga offerings include – fly high yoga, power yoga, Yin yoga, Vinyasa yoga and a stretching & flexibility class.
Ideal for someone looking to use yoga as a workout, the instructors will have you sweating on your mat!
It is a must-visit spot for anyone on a fitness retreat wanting to try yoga in Canggu.
Odyssey MVMT is another spot in Canggu that provides all types of fitness classes.
Their yoga classes are signature to the studio, each focusing on a different part of the practice. Surge is a power yoga class, Soul is a soft flow class moving easily from one pose to another, Essence is a class for connecting your body and mind, and finally, Breeze is a Yin yoga session.
For beginners and experts, the classes are the perfect combination of easy flowing moves, and the more difficult constructed routines.
Odyssey MVMT also hosts yoga retreats! Their vast selection includes 3 yoga options – one for the fitness fanatic who would like to use yoga purely for a form of exercise (Go Both Ways; Yoga + Fitness), another is a combination of yoga, meditation and healing (Zen – Yoga and Meditation) and lastly, they have one for the budding surfing yogis (Yoga + Learn to Surf).
All including accommodation, meals and mini excursions, this would be a great way for a solo traveller to meet some new friends, learn more about yoga and venture around the island. They are some of the best Canggu yoga retreats available.
The Peaceful Warriors
The Peaceful Warriors
The Peaceful Warriors is a group of international instructors who came together to teach intense yoga teacher courses, and a variety of mini courses. Based and created in Bali, accredited by the Yoga Alliance, it is a community full of support and love to help you through the life-changing course.
Choose between a 200 hour Hatha and Vinyasa teaching course, a 50 hour prenatal and postnatal yoga training course or a Yin yoga immersion teacher training. There are also a handful of online courses available!
Each teacher’s dedication and knowledge of yoga will make the courses feel relaxed, despite its intensity. Take the chance on this unbelievable experience, and immerse yourself in the world of yoga in Canggu.
I am so intrigued by anti-gravity aerial yoga at Pranava Yoga. I often see images of people posing while hanging in cosy looking hammocks, and this is just that!
The studio teaches a wide range of yoga styles which target different parts of the body, mind and soul.
Traditional Hatha Cakra helps you to connect with your chakras using your breath and energy, bringing you back into your body and away from your conscious mind. Creative Power is a gentle and steady flow that works to invigorate your creative power – an amazing way to start a working day.
Whether you have vast or little yoga experience, Pranava is able to accommodate yogis at every stage of their journey. Join drop in yoga classes with the talented and kind instructors who will take their time to ensure you are comfortable, while also pushing you to your limits.
Located in a complex along with a guest house, surf camp, co-living & co-working spaces and a cafe, you can base your yoga holiday around you digital nomad hours.
It is a special community of travelers, expats and tourists, all of which are looking to expand their yoga knowledge and work on their goals – all the while eating amazing vegan food. It is an opportunity to meet new people, have interesting conversations and learn something new about yourself in the process.
If you are searching for a yoga retreat that feels like family, this is the spot for you.
Como Shambhala Retreat
Como Shambhala Retreat
Unwind, relax and connect with your spirit – in luxury!
Como Shambhala Retreat is part of the Como Canggu Resort offering a combination of wellness activities, pampering and yoga. You can spend a relaxing getaway, with an extended list of activities to fulfil your body, mind and soul.
With ultra-luxurious suites on the beachfront, you can’t find a more luxurious and sumptuous yoga experience than this. Enjoy private sessions or take part in daily classes, at Como Shambhala Retreat, you can enjoy yoga, your way.
True Love Unity
True Love Unity
A little outside of Canggu in the neighbouring village of Umalas, True Love Unity is a quiet and lesser known studio. Located within a private villa, you can practice in the gardens, surrounded by nature, connecting with the earth.
The daily class schedule is filled with a variety of different yoga styles, and they also offer private classes and teacher training.
No matter your strength, experience or flexibility, True Love Unity is a homey and comfortable setting where you can relax and fall in love with yoga.
Serenity Yoga is a spot for yoga in Canggu that offers everything you could need under one roof. Courses, classes and retreats, on top of accommodation, a wellness spa and a restaurant – it is a spiritual haven!
Their daily schedule is filled with classes led by experienced teachers. They have power yoga, aerial yoga, Vinyasa yoga, fly high yoga, and sunset flows to meet everyone’s level and capability. Join classes that interest you or try a new style, Serenity Yoga is a place to learn something new and develop your skills.
Yogis looking for their new daily practice spot, or an aspiring teacher hoping to take a 200 hour training course, Serenity Yoga is – as the name suggests – a relaxed place where you can learn, connect and expand your knowledge. Just a moment’s walk from the beach, you are sure to have a blissful experience.
A home for yoga, detoxing and relaxing, Udara Retreat is a comfortable and tropical getaway from the crowds. A calm hideaway filled with traditional Indonesian bungalows, a refreshing swimming pool, yoga studios overlooking expansive ocean views and an organic cafe – I don’t think it can get much better than this!
If you are attending one of the Udara Retreats you can expect to join a range of different yoga and meditation classes, enjoy the onsite spa and dine each night with your fellow retreaters in the cafe.
Connect with your body and mind with the guidance of the knowledgeable instructors, who will lead you to freedom from your subconscious mind.
There are 4 yoga shalas at Udara Retreat, each with a purpose and intention –
- Shiva Shala is open, with a towering roof overlooking endless blue ocean views, holding up to 75 yogis at one time for calm Vinyasa or meditation sessions – this is a spot worth visiting!
- Baruna Shala is the aerial yoga studio which also looks out over the ocean. Tall and open, you can bask in a tropical breeze throughout your practice.
- Brahma Shala has a view of the temple-tops. Just as open as breezy as the last, it is a smaller, more intimate place to practice.
- Finally, Vishnu Shala is the smallest of the set, and ideal for meditation or candlelight yoga sessions. Accommodating only 8 yogis, it is the most quaint of the shalas.
Once you attend a retreat or master class at Udara Retreat, you won’t be able to go back to normal yoga studios.
Desa Seni is a holistic yoga resort with everything! Accommodation, wellness, yoga and meditation – it is here.
Spend a relaxing yoga retreat with a group, or solo, exploring the deep world of yoga from the professionally trained and experienced teachers. Take part in daily classes, or arrange for a private class where the teacher can focus on you and your needs.
A resort of quaint Indonesian-style Joglos and a refreshing swimming pool, you can relax on your off-days in the stunning tropical scenery. Soak up the hot island sun and revise your work from the classes that week, or simply unwind. It is a magical experience to be able to enjoy such serenity.
Desa Seni gives back to the Balinese yoga community by hosting a Sad Angga yoga session, where the local yogis will come to discuss their practice and share their methods. A very interesting opportunity for an in-sight into Balinese yoga – if you are able to understand Bahasa Indonesia.
Breathe in, and breathe out..
You can’t tell me you don’t know where to go for the best yoga in Canggu, Bali now! The beachside town has some of the most amazing yoga studios and incredible offerings.
I bow down to anyone taking a teacher training course. They are such a big commitment, and take a lot of strength. You will come out the other side a more calm, relaxed and intentional person – hopefully.
You will be able to find me hanging from the aerial hammocks at Udara Retreat very soon! I can’t think of a better place to practice than looking out over the ocean!
With such a vast range of studios, styles and courses available, Canggu is one of the must-go spots for everything yoga in Bali.