10 Yoga Retreats in Bali, Indonesia You Can Actually Afford 2019
10 Yoga Retreats in Bali, Indonesia You Can Actually Afford 2019

Many yogis dream of going on a transformative yoga retreat in Bali, but some of the price tags make people think this dream can’t become a reality. Thankfully, there are still incredible retreat programs that will help you deepen your practice without draining your bank account.

Bali is the go-to spot for yogis who want to explore their practice amongst tropical jungles and gorgeous rice fields. The island is known for its deeply dedicated yoga community, as well as its beautiful beaches, luxurious wellness centers and spas, and unique cultural traditions. Traveling yogis can find world-class retreat centers in all areas of the island, each with their own perspective and focus.

If you’ve spent some time browsing the hundreds of yoga retreat options across the island of Bali, you might be a bit shocked by some of the price tags. While more expensive options do exist, there are equally as impressive yoga retreat centers in all areas of Bali that offer affordable retreat options. Yogis looking for a transformative yoga retreat experience that doesn’t break the bank can find their perfect match in these top 10 choices.

When to Go: April to September, which is the dry season.

When Not to Go: October to March, particularly if you want to catch some sun and go swimming in the ocean.

Shanti Toya Ashram

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Shanti Toya Ashram is located just 20 minutes outside of Ubud, surrounded by beautiful jungle greenery and situated on a river bank. The property features an open-air bamboo yoga shala, 13 guest rooms, a swimming pool overlooking the river, and a restaurant featuring vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Shanti Toya Ashram has weekly retreats, as well as teacher training programs 4 times a year.

Program: There are 2 retreats offered, each of which run for 1 week. The Yoga and Wellness retreat includes 2 daily yoga classes, a Balinese massage, a variety of classes (offering making, cooking, dancing, and more), a Balinese experience tour, 3 vegan meals a day, and more. The Establish Your Own Yoga Practice retreat includes 3 yoga workshops and 2 daily yoga classes, as well as the other experiences in the Yoga and Wellness retreat.

What We Like: Shanti Toya Ashram is nestled away from any major towns and isolated so that you can truly delve into your practice in a peaceful setting, free of distractions. However, it is still close enough to Ubud and the beaches, allowing you to explore the surrounding area and experience Balinese culture.

Cost: The Yoga and Wellness retreat costs between $180-$294 for 6 nights, depending on the accommodation chosen. The Establish Your Own Yoga Practice retreat costs between $315 to $429, depending on the accommodation.

Tebe Kurung, Br, Jl. Umahanyar, Penarungan, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

Ubud Aura

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Ubud Aura is located in the center of Ubud, with easy access to all the town has to offer. The boutique hotel and retreat center offers holistic healing, incorporating practices and treatments for the body, mind, and spirit.  The property features a yoga studio, swimming pool, and an on-site spa. The spa implements Aura Therapy, a healing and massage technique that combines Ayurveda and Bali Usadha treatments.

Program: Ubud Aura has options for 4, 6, and 9 day yoga retreats, which blend together yoga classes, spa treatments, and cultural experiences. All retreat packages include Kundalini and Tantra yoga classes, spa treatments, a guided cultural walk, a Balinese dance performance, daily breakfast, and accommodations at the hotel.

What We Like: This retreat is perfect for anyone looking for a well-rounded yoga retreat experience that is centered around holistic healing of the body, mind, and spirit, as it adds cultural excursions and uniquely Balinese healing spa treatments to the study of yoga.

Cost: For the 4 day (3 night) package, the retreat costs between $275 to $376, depending on the accommodation chosen.

Jl. Hanoman No.888, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Mondo Surf & Lifestyle Village

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Mondo Surf & Lifestyle Village offers unique surf and outdoor activity-focused retreats that allow travelers to experience an incredible adventure. The center is nestled between Canggu and some of the best surf spots in Bali, and the luxurious property includes comfortable rooms, gorgeous landscaping and interesting architecture, and an oversized pool.

Programs: There are a variety of retreat packages centered around different activities. The Surf and Yoga package is 7 nights, and includes daily surf lessons, once or twice daily yoga sessions, daily breakfast, use of a motorbike or scooter to go into town, and more. It is ideal for those with little to no surfing experience. You can also customize a package to include activities like bungee fitness, aerial yoga, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and more.

What We Like: Mondo is perfect for the adventurers out there. They offer retreats focusing on different styles of yoga, surfing, martial arts, photography, and a multitude of other activities, making it an incredibly unique retreat experience. The prime location is also perfect for those looking for great surf sessions.

Cost: The Surf and Yoga retreat costs between $592 to $755 for the 7 nights, depending on the accommodation chosen.

Jalan Munduk Batu Belah, Gg Frangipani no: 9, Canggu, Pereranan, Pererenan, Mengwi, Pererenan, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Stormrider Surf Camp

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Stormrider Surf Camp is a luxury boutique hotel perfect for surfers and yogis looking for a blended retreat experience. The property is located in Canggu, just minutes away from 8 major surf spots for all levels of surfers. Stormrider Surf Camp has a yoga shala on-site, as well as an outdoor pool, rooftop terrace, and even a skate ramp. The staff has decades of experience, and the surf instructors can help beginners catch their first wave on the first day out.

Program: There are currently 4 and 8 day retreats available. These include yoga lessons in Yin and Vinyasa, guided surf lessons, daily breakfast, and use of all necessary equipment. There is also transportation to the city on weekends so that you can experience all that Canggu has to offer.

What We Like: This luxury boutique hotel perfectly blends two major Bali activities: yoga and surfing. Even if you are a beginner in both of these activities, you’ll have an incredible experience soaking up the sun and deepening your practice.

Cost: The 4 day retreat ranges between $204 to $313, depending on the accommodation. The 8 day retreat ranges between $436 to $690.

Jl. Sempol, Pererenan, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Om Ham Resort and Retreat

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Located just 5 minutes outside of Ubud, Om Ham Resort offers holistic retreats designed to allow guests to recharge, find their true selves, and deepen their spiritual practice. The property is surrounded by tropical gardens, and features an infinity pool, a yoga hall, and a restaurant on-site also serves food that has been grown in their own organic garden.

Program: There are a variety of retreat packages to choose from, ranging from 4 to 8 days. You are able to customize your personal retreat experience, and can check-in to the resort on any day. The 4 day Relaxing Spa and Retreat includes daily Kundalini and Tantra yoga, a massage and facial at the spa, one morning sunrise walk, and daily meals and afternoon tea.

What We Like: Om Ham Resort and Retreat offers a luxury experience for those who aren’t trying to put too much damage on their wallet. The retreat packages perfectly blend the practice of yoga with spa treatments and cultural experiences.

Cost: Cost vary depending on retreat and accommodation chosen. The 4 day retreat starts at $490 for 3 nights.

Jalan Tirta Tawar No.Road, Banjar Junjungan, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Prana Veda Sanctuary

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Located on the north coast of Bali, Prana Veda is a tranquil retreat center that is distant from any tourist hubs. The peaceful property is surrounded by tropical gardens, and just steps away from the beach. Prana Veda features a Therapy Watsu Pool, where guests can take part in aqua healing sessions. The retreat center also has a luxurious spa on-site.

Programs: Prana Veda offers multiple retreat weeks, which start on Sundays. The Yoga Holiday Week includes 6 morning yoga, meditation, and pranayama sessions, 6 gentle yoga and meditation sessions in the afternoon, 3 massage treatments, a cooking class, an excursion to a waterfall, and more.

What We Like: The stunning, off-the-beaten-path location is perfect for nature lovers who want to relax and connect deeper with their yoga practice while surrounded by tropical gardens and the ocean. The Therapy Watsu Pool also offers an incredibly unique healing experience.

Cost: The Yoga Holiday week, which include accommodations for 7 nights, starts at $930 for a double occupancy room.

Jalan Arcana, Bondalem, Tejakula-Buleleng, Bondalem, Tejakula, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81173, Indonesia

Naya Ubud

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Naya Ubud is a boutique homestay comprised of two adjacent properties, and is located just 7 minutes outside of the center of Ubud. The properties include an open-air yoga shala, a community lounge, a swimming pool, a spa, and four temples on the grounds. Naya was designed with the intention to help people gather and reconnect with their potential, so that they can experience deep inner transformations.

Program: Naya Ubud offers a variety of private and group retreats. The Yoga and Bali Culture retreat includes daily morning yoga, daily afternoon restorative Yin and meditation, a Balinese massage, day excursions around the area, daily breakfast and fresh juice, and free transportation to and from Ubud. You can choose to do a 3, 5, or 7 day retreat.

What We Like: Besides the incredibly well-rounded retreat experience, the location is key. Naya Ubud is close enough to the Ubud center so that you can go enjoy the town and culture, but still distant enough so that the space is quiet and tranquil—ideal for yoga retreats.

Cost: The Yoga and Bali Culture retreat starts at $580 for 3 days in a single occupancy room.

Jalan Raya Sayan Gang Puskesmas Ubud II, Desa Sayan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Balitrees Retreats

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Balitrees offers retreats centered around yoga, meditation, and cultural experiences. It is located in a small ancient village called Sedandan, in the district of Tabanan. Balitrees is truly rooted in the community, as it is a cooperation between a local Ashram and the villagers of Sedandan. The retreat center works to ensure they provide programs that send you on a cultural journey, experiencing the “real” Bali in a less touristy sense.

Program: Balitrees allows you to choose the dates that work best for you, and stay as long as you like. During your stay, you schedule can include morning and afternoon yoga sessions, daily meals, a massage, and cultural activities, such as rice cultivating and farming, a balinese coconut oil making class, a balinese Tai Chi or martial arts class, traditional balinese wood cutting, and much more.

What We Like: The retreat is coordinated by the local community, so you know you are getting an insider’s experience of Bali. The more rural location of this retreat center also provides a more unique and tranquil experience.

Cost: Balitrees works on a per night basis. Costs range from $80 to $196 per night, depending on the accommodation chosen. This can include a homestay option with a local family.

Megati, Sedandan, Tabanan Sub-District, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82162, Indonesia

Serenity Eco Guesthouse

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Serenity Eco Guesthouse is a family-run retreat center that is located in Canggu. The space started as a family home, but slowly transformed into a retreat space focused on yoga, healthy eating, sustainable living, and relaxation. The property features a relaxing pool, a massage room, a yoga studio, and a restaurant that serves healthy and sustainable meals.

Program: Serenity Eco Guesthouse offers multiple retreats, include a 4 day yoga package. This retreat package includes 3 yoga classes of your choosing from their class schedule, daily breakfast, and access to the pool. The yoga studio offers a variety of yoga styles, including Vinyasa, Power, Hatha, Aerial, Ashtanga, and more.

What We Like: Since Serenity Eco Guesthouse is family-run, travelers get a unique insight into the Balinese culture that you won’t get at other spaces. The variety of yoga class options also makes it a great choice for yogis of all preferences.

Cost: The 4 day yoga package ranges from $54 to $125, depending on the room chosen and the season that you are traveling.

Jl. Nelayan, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Blooming Lotus Yoga

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Blooming Lotus Yoga is a yoga retreat center located in Ubud that connects like-minded people for yoga and meditation retreats. The intimate yoga retreats are suitable for yogis of any level, and wise teachers serve to bridge the gap between the teachings of classical yoga and the modern world, making the practice accessible for all. The property includes a pool, yoga hall, and a dining area with beautiful views.

Program: There are 4 and 7 day yoga retreat packages, which each host 16-20 people. They include daily Vinyasa yoga classes, including a sunrise sequence to energize, and a sunset sequence to slow down at the end of the day. Retreats also include workshops, covering everything from Ayurveda, yoga nidra, chakras, yogic philosophy, meditation, and more. The program also includes daily meditation classes, shuttles into Ubud, a cultural event, and two vegan meals each day.

What We Like: Blooming Lotus Yoga prides itself in primarily functioning as a yoga school. The teachers value empowering you to deepen your practice and build the skills to practice on your own. Blooming Lotus also gives back to the community by donating a portion of revenue to charities serving impoverished communities locally and in rural India.

Cost: The Yoga Escape Retreat (4 days) costs between $397 to $597, depending on housing, and the Yoga Bliss Retreat (7 days) costs between $797 to $1197.

Br. Mawang Kaja, Desa Lodtunduh, Lodtunduh, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia

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