The rich, diverse culture and natural landscape of Indonesia, from rice paddies to surrounding jungles, is enough to make the heart skip a beat. The lush greenery matches the vibrancy of the country’s people, making this Southeast Asian country truly a tropical home away from home. With no shortage of luxury yoga retreats in the country, it is a top destination for those looking to be pampered as they step away from the everyday for a short (or long) period of time. To make the search for the perfect luxury yoga retreat in Indonesia a little bit easier, we’ve rounded up our top 10 favourites in this spiritually alive and beautiful country.
The 10 Best Luxury Yoga Retreats in Indonesia
Como Uma Ubud is truly a wellness paradise. Situated just 30 minutes by foot from Ubud, this little slice of heaven is close enough to the action while being far enough from the traditional tourist footpath. The open concept luxury resort has a pool for guests to use, as well as a spa for additional pampering.
Program: For a luxury yoga holiday, guests can book the ‘Como Uma Ubud Yoga Experience.’ This package is offered for stays of 3 nights minimum. Inclusions are accommodation, daily breakfast, daily activities, a daily group yoga class, one daily private yoga class, and a 60-minute massage.
What We Like: Como Uma offers plenty of cultural excursions, offering guests a chance to dive more deeply into the land and its people. From Water Purification Ceremonies to tours of nearby temples and volcanoes, this retreat offers both tranquility and opportunities for outward learning and adventure.
Cost: The cost of the program varies dependent upon the room chosen and season. With that said, you can expect to spend $300 USD per night, give or take, when booking this package.
Desa Seni is both an internationally accredited yoga school and a retreat center. Located in Canggu, it is easily accessible from the airport being just west of Denpasar. They offer private retreats, workshops, courses, and spa programs, making this wellness center one of the most comprehensive on the island.
Program: When booking a private yoga retreat, they have three different offerings to choose from. The ‘Deepen Your Yoga’ retreat is a 5- or 7-night package. This booking includes accommodations, breakfast, two lunches and three dinners, one consultation with your teacher, three private yoga sessions, one private meditation, one massage, and access to their regularly scheduled classes.
What We Like: ‘Desa Seni’ translates to ‘art village.’ In honor of the artists that live and work in Indonesia, Desa Seni showcases the country’s talent through both permanent and temporary exhibitions. They commit to the local movement through food as well, growing nearly 80% of their own produce.
Cost: The ‘Deepen Your Yoga’ retreat costs $1,750 USD for five nights. For the 7-night package, the rate is $2,400 USD.
The tranquil sanctuary of Fivelements is situated on the Ayung River, southwest of Ubud. This beautiful space is heavily infused with Balinese culture, making it an authentic and culturally-rich getaway from the everyday. Offering numerous beauty, spa, and healing rituals (in addition to yoga), the experience at Fivelements is a fully pampered one.
Program: The ‘Signature Rejuvenation Retreat’ can be booked for a minimum of 3-nights and up to 21-nights. Inclusions vary depending upon the length of stay booked, but the 7-night package includes accommodation, seven breakfasts, six lunches, seven dinners, four glasses of coconut water daily, a wellness consultation, four healing massages, two energy healing sessions, three yoga and meditation sessions, and much more. They also include airport transfers in bookings.
What We Like: The space is immaculate, with plenty of sacred spots to rest, recharge, and rebalance in. The bamboo yoga shala is a work of art itself, as is the Padma Sana temple, used for ceremonies, celebrations, and meditation.
Cost: At time of print, the currency conversion saw this package starting at $5300 USD for a 7-night stay.
Kalapa is a boutique jungle resort and yoga retreat in Canggu. It sits peacefully 10 kilometers north of Kuta, offering a tranquil escape from the hype of the otherwise busy area. Eco-friendly teak bungalows and villas weave naturally into the lush green surroundings. Two pools and a spa make for added comfort and indulgence during your stay here.
Program: Yoga packages at Kalapa Resort and Yoga Retreat can be booked for 3, 5, or 7 nights. The 3-night package includes bungalow accommodation, three breakfasts, one dinner, daily juice and tea, two private yoga sessions, one private meditation session, one Balinese massage, transfers to and from Canggu Beach area, and airport pick-up and drop-off.
What We Like: Spa offerings are comprehensive at Kalapa. With no shortage of treatments to consider, they even offer a ‘Sun Burn Relief Sensation’ package to help soothe sun-worn skin. They also offer an ‘Ayurvedic Journey’ that lasts two hours and is perfect for really winding down and tuning in upon arrival.
Cost: At time of print, the conversion rate found the 3-night package starting at $525 USD. A 7-night stay? Depending on accommodation and whether the booking is single or double occupancy, the price starts at $946 USD.
Flowers and Fire, situated on the small paradise island of Gili Air, is a newcomer in the Indonesian yoga scene. It’s a true community, open to visitors who come as retreat guests, workshop participants, co-workers, or day visitors. All are welcome here.
Program: All bookings double as a personal yoga retreat as every stay includes unlimited group yoga classes (of their daily offerings), breakfast, and lunch. Accommodation is included as well. They offer a range of classes to consider joining, from Vinyasa to Slow Flow to Restorative.
What We Like: The stunning Lumbung-style bungalows at Flowers and Fire are dreamy and down-to-earth. The all-natural materials make for a perfectly grounded luxury stay that is hard to rival. Bungalows have a private veranda and semi-outdoor bathroom.
Cost: Rates and availability vary dependent upon accommodation type chosen. They have both deluxe rooms and those beautiful private bungalows. Contact them directly to see what is available and for what price tag.
Located northeast of Denpasar, Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat is a well-renowned yoga, spa, and wellness center offering both packaged and personal retreats. Luxurious and comfortable rooms, numerous meditation areas on site, and two Balinese temples are just a few of the many amenities here that make for a completely restorative stay.
Program: There are numerous opportunities to stay at Floating Leaf for a yoga retreat. They have themed retreats continually on offer, including the popular ‘Path to Happiness Retreat’ that runs for one week each month. They also have personal retreats like the ‘Yoga Restore Getaway’ that includes three nights of accommodation, meals, three yoga and meditation classes, one 75-minute massage, and more.
What We Like: The people behind Floating Leaf are woven into their community and have found ways that they can give back to those in neighboring villages. They offer classes to those living in neighboring Sukawati Village and to any Balinese free of charge – from yoga to English to sustainable agriculture and more!
Cost: The cost varies depending on the package you choose. The ‘Yoga Restore Getaway ranges from $460 to $730 USD and the ‘Path to Happiness Retreat’ costs between $1970 and $2580 USD.
Blue Karma Oasis Seminyak is in the heart of the Bali’s upscale tourist center, located just up from Double Six Beach. The area is home to numerous luxury hotels and villas and is not far from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. This property is no exception to the luxury that dominates the area. With stunning rooms (some with their own pool) and an on-site spa, a stay here will leave you feeling completely refreshed and rejuvenated.
Program: Blue Karma has four different yoga retreats to choose from: Ying Yang Yoga Retreat, Detox and Yoga Retreat, Hatha Yoga Retreat, and Vinyasa Flow Yoga Retreat. As an example, the Hatha Yoga Retreat includes vegetarian/vegan meals, daily yoga classes, a yoga philosophy workshop, 90 minutes of sound healing, a vegan dinner at the 5 elements healing center, one deep tissue massage, and much more.
What We Like: The spa offerings are divine. The Blue Karma Refresh package will pamper you for 2.5 hours. Enjoy a flower foot bath, a traditional Balinese massage, and a natural facial. In addition, an in-house nutritionist and Reiki master and an Ayurvedic yoga therapist are also available for personalized consultations.
Cost: At the time of writing, the conversion rate from Indonesian Rupiah to USD suggested that prices for the 7-night Hatha Yoga Retreat start at $1934.
Located just a few kilometers from the center of Ubud, Amori Villas offers tranquil luxury yoga and wellness retreats in beautiful lush surroundings. Upscale accommodations and an on-site spa add to the comfort and tranquility of a wellness escape to this property. Home to only 7 suites and villas, the space is quiet and intimate, designed for small groups, couples, or solo travellers on retreat.
Program: The Amori Wellness Package can be booked for 3, 5, or 7 nights. The 3-night package includes a blessing ceremony on arrival, two morning yoga sessions, daily breakfast, one Thai Yoga Massage, one natural facial, two afternoon meditation sessions, herbal tea, and more.
What We Like: The location is perfect for a retreat. Close enough to Ubud to enjoy the activities of this cultural hub while remaining a step back from the action, Amori Villas offers the best of both worlds.
Cost: The price varies according to the length of stay. The 3-night package starts at $620 USD per person and the 7-night retreat starts at $1,520 USD per person.
BeingSattvaa is a retreat center rooted in the principle of balance. Founded by ex-banker Renuka Vaidyanathan, the space invites guests to dive into an authentic wellness experience that incorporates both ancient and modern healing techniques. It is located just north of Ubud’s action, giving it both the benefits of proximity and distance.
Program: This sanctuary offers both packaged retreats and year-round personal retreats. The ‘Heal at BeingSattvaa’ package includes a two-night stay, vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a daily yoga class, a rice paddy trek, a 15-minute ‘welcome’ foot massage, one 90-minute massage, and more. They also offer airport transfers and free shuttle rides to and from the center of Ubud.
What We Like: BeingSattvaa is dedicated to all things local. Staff members are of local communities and all produce is grown on the property or sourced locally. Even the furniture and spa products are made from local materials. They also offer their guests lesser-common tourist experiences, including home and village visits led by Balinese staff and tours to hidden temples.
Cost: The 2-night package starts at $640 USD for two people. Longer retreats (often led by guest teachers) vary according to offerings.
Another Ubud yoga oasis, Soulshine is a boutique property offering truly luxurious yoga getaways. They host both yoga and artist retreats and are known for their ‘Soul Sessions’ – a monthly dance party for soul-rockers. Music is an underlying current here.
Program: Yoga retreats are led by guest facilitators and cover a range of themes. The ‘Blissfull Bali Yoga Retreat,’ for instance, is a 7-night getaway that includes accommodation, two daily yoga classes, breakfast and dinner daily, a guided bike tour, live sound healing, and more.
What We Like: This retreat center is not your average place for contemplation. It is alive and soulful offering a unique flavor to the yoga retreat scene in Indonesia. It’s ideal or those looking for dynamic movement, music, and dance.
Cost: Retreat prices vary according to the teacher and offerings. As an example, the ‘Blissfull Bali Yoga Retreat’ starts at $2200 USD.
Wherever you land, Indonesia leaves a lasting impression – especially after indulging in a luxurious yoga retreat to replenish mind, body, and spirit. Whether you prefer to be in the center of the action or further afield surrounded by rice paddies and temples, Indonesia has plenty of yoga retreat options to choose from.
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Andrea has been hosting yoga retreats in various locations worldwide since 2003 and continues to encourage her students to live as the best version of themselves. Yogic living provides the framework for her informative writing, which is chock-full of beneficial tips and tricks.