Whether its healing, yoga or learning to surf, these are the very best retreats in Bali that invite you to fully immerse in fitness, health & wellness.
Picture this: waking up to a stunning sunrise, chirping birds and calming ocean sounds, all before an entire itinerary of yoga, meditation, wellness and maybe even a surf! There’s no better way to escape the daily nine-to-five than an island getaway, particularly when it’s a packed full of blissful activities and self-care treatments. Bali’s serene jungles and beaches make for a perfect setting to take care of your body and mind, so it comes as no surprise that retreats are constantly being held on the island, from all-round, holistic wellness programmes that include meditation and detoxifying culinary experiences, to yoga retreats and sporty programmes to improve your fitness. To give you inspiration for your next getaway and self-care adventure, here’s our top picks for the best retreats in Bali – go on, you deserve it!
BEST YOGA RETREATS IN BALI
1. Loka Yoga School
One of Bali’s leading experts in yoga retreats and teacher trainings (they have over 40 years of combined experience!), Loka Yoga School is the gift that keeps on giving. For starters, the retreat is the ultimate blissful escape, where you can immerse in yoga, breathwork, meditation and philosophy, all while soaking up the luxe accommodation, spa treatments and an incredible schedule of activities. The Loka Yoga experts create a space where you can find plenty of inspiration, knowledge and skills, and where every student is welcomed, whether you’re a beginner, an advanced practitioner, or just looking to take care of your wellness. The school perfectly combines science and spirituality, offering comprehensive retreats with both daily morning and evening practices, delicious and nutritious meals, and all sorts of adventures, like waterfall trekking, dolphin watching, visits to thermal hotsprings and snorkelling. And psst… They even offer specialised retreats for certified yoga teachers to take their teaching skills to the next level. Best bit is, these exclusive retreats are Yoga Alliance accredited, so you can log your training hours, add to your CV, and set yourself up as a professional teacher!
Retreat prices, duration and dates: Prices start from just USD 1250, and you can select from a variety of room types and package options to suit your budget. Check out Loka Yoga School’s website for dates and details.
Loka Yoga School, Jl Babadan No. 5, Pererenan, Canggu, p. +62 878 6536 9177, e. [email protected]
2. The Yoga Barn
Love, inspiration, healing and renewal are the founding philosophies behind this incredibly successful holistic community centre in the heart of Ubud. Perfect for those looking for a short getaway or wellness boost, The Yoga Barn’s retreats run for either one or three days. Daily classes and workshops include Classical Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Power, Pranayama, Restorative, Iyengar, Yin & Anusara. The barn also contains an established holistic healing centre with detox, cleansing and restorative therapies. You’ll have access to two yoga classes during your one-day retreat, as well as massages, healthy meals and juices. The three-day retreats let you join the yoga and meditation classes, as well as access to the spa facilities (hello infrared sauna!), water therapy sessions and more.
Retreat prices, duration and dates: The one-day Blissful Package is priced at IDR 800,000, while the three-day Transformation Retreat is priced at IDR 7,990,000 (excluding accommodation). You can choose when you’d like to join the retreat by contacting the team directly.
The Yoga Barn, Jl Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, p. +62 811 388 8126, e. [email protected]
3. Oneworld Retreats
A dedicated Ayurvedic retreat centre, Oneworld Retreats brings people together for multiple days of mind and body rejuvenation. The centre offers a number of wellness retreats, including a week (seven days, six nights) of all-inclusive yoga. You’ll be taught by in-house teachers and international guest teachers with a wealth of knowledge and experience. The programmes are designed to improve your yoga skills with daily yoga and meditation sessions, whilst experiencing Balinese culture and the centre’s expertise in Ayurvedic healing. Combine that with spa treatments, special activities specific to each retreat (like a Balinese fire ceremony), and add-ons like cycling tours and cooking classes… You’ll leave feeling both renewed and inspired!
Retreat prices, duration and dates: Prices vary depending on your retreat and activities of choice. Most yoga retreats run for seven days (six nights), inclusive of accommodation. Check out Oneworld’s calendar for the retreat dates and availability.
Oneworld Retreats, Jl Suweta, Banjar Sambahan, Ubud, p. +62 811 380 3536, e. [email protected]
4. Udara Bali
One of the best yoga resorts on the island (yep, we said it!), Udara Bali is a place for all things wellness, centred around the yogic lifestyle. The individual yoga retreat package is an all-inclusive getaway, through which you can improve your skills or try something new with daily access to the studio’s yoga classes (Hatha, Aerial, Vinyasa and more) followed by daily massages, as well as time to enjoy the resort’s luxury facilities. Nourish yourself with healthy meals from the Organic Ocean Restaurant, then make full use of all the spa and sauna, as well as the regular special events, like cacao ceremonies and sound healing.
Retreat prices, duration and dates: The Yoga Retreat Package starts at USD 276 for a single occupancy, and for utmost flexibility, you can chose your preferred date of arrival and retreat duration.
Udara Bali, Jl Pura Kramat, Seseh, p. +62 361 906 7555 / +62 877 6537 7313, e. [email protected]
5. Amanda Jane Life Retreats
As a former athlete, Amanda Jane shares her passion for fitness and wellness, as well as her coaching experience to students and retreat go-ers alike. Amanda invites everyone of all fitness levels to join her “Journey to Wellness Program”. This six-day all-inclusive programme lets you connect with yourself through daily yoga practices under the sun (in the styles of Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin), alongside fitness sessions, meditation and life-coaching, as well as excursions. You’ll also be replenished with nutritious meals and spa treatments to top it all off.
Retreat prices, duration and dates: The Amanda Jane Life retreats start from USD 2,499 and run for six days. The retreats are held once, twice or three times monthly, so you’ll want to keep an eye on the calendar.
Amanda Jane Life, p. +62 813 3842 2490, e. [email protected]
6. Mana Eco Retreat (Lombok)
Just a short boat or plane ride away from Bali, Mana Eco Retreat in south Lombok is an eco-conscious sanctuary for those needing some peace and quiet. You can choose from the more chill Individual Yoga Retreats (three- or six-nights) that let you join daily yoga classes, calming spa treatments, feast on healthy vegan or vegetarian food and have plenty of down time to explore the island. Or, for yogis looking to develop their skills, check out the Yoga Inner Balance Retreat that runs for six days. Through the retreat, 15 lucky students can immerse themselves in the foundations and practice of Ashtanga Yoga methods, and join surf lessons at the nearby breaks too!
Retreat prices, duration and dates: The 3-night/4-day Individual Yoga Retreat starts from IDR 4,200,000, while the 6-night/7-day Individual Yoga Retreat starts from IDR 6,025,000. The six day Yoga Inner Balance Retreat to improve your Ashtanga skills starts from IDR 10,310,000 per person. Contact the team directly for retreat dates and availability.
Mana Eco Retreat, Jl Baturiti, Kuta, Lombok, p. +62 853 3862 8659, e. [email protected]
BEST WELLNESS & HEALING RETREATS IN BALI
Perhaps the most spiritually enlightened retreat on the island, Fivelements is named after the five guiding principles of the Balinese way of life. As such, a massive focus on natural elements and harmonious existence is what makes Fivelements so unique. And with the beautiful Agung River by its side, the stunning bamboo architecture and lush tropical surroundings at this incredible retreat, you’ll instantly unwind at this breathtaking destination. The retreats embrace traditional Balinese therapies, and you can’t go past their signature programme, the Panca Mahabhuta (five elements) Retreat, which includes Balinese healing rituals, plant-based food, and learning the Sacred Arts to find inner strength, alignment and dedication. You can stay for a minimum of 3 nights, or up to 14 nights for the full experience.
Retreat prices, duration and dates: The Signature Fivelements Retreat for healing and overall wellness starts at IDR 8,800,000++ per night for single occupancy – extra charges may apply during high season. You can choose between three to 14 nights, or try the other retreats on offer like the Holistic Purifying Retreat, or the Signature Culinary Retreat to learn more about plant-based cooking.
Fivelements, Banjar Batur Rening, Mambal, p. +62 361 469 206 / +62 811 3332 0036, e. [email protected]
8. COMO Shambhala Estate
The kingpin of the Bali wellbeing scene, this stunning estate set in the hills of Ubud has been the go-to health retreat for the rich, famous and eco-conscious for many years now, and it shows no sign of ever losing its mantle. Their holistic 360-degree approach to wellness retreats includes signature COMO massages, Ayurvedic therapies, beauty treatments as well as incredibly nutritious cuisine. The wellness programmes at COMO Shambala are totally our speed too – Cleanse, Be Active, Stress Management, Rejuvenation – but it’s the daily activities that get us really excited. Think rock climbing, yoga, pilates, rice field cycling, Balinese dance classes, juice cleanses – the list goes on. Plus, you get your own luxury private villa. We feel good just thinking about it. Oh, and did we mention the breathtaking views?
Retreat prices, duration and dates: The Integrated Wellness Programme is a personalised programme based on your consultation with the in-house wellness experts. Prices vary between programmes and are inclusive of accommodation.
Como Shambhala Estate, Banjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih, Payangan, Ubud, p. +62 361 978 888, e. [email protected]
9. Goddess Retreats
This one’s for ladies who want to awaken their inner goddess! Goddess Retreats offers a sanctuary exclusively for women to connect with themselves and meet other empowering ladies. The retreat centre offers a number of programmes, including the Bali Retreat to experience the island’s culture (plus some time for a shopping spree!), the Surf Retreat for beginner and intermediate wave-riders, the Fitness Retreat with personal training and lifestyle coaching, and the Ubud Wellness Retreat for your “Eat, Pray, Love” moment…
Retreat prices, duration and dates: The Wellness Retreat runs for seven days, with prices starting from USD 2,099. For those looking for even more peace and quiet, the Wellness Goddess Ubud Retreat runs for the same duration, with prices starting from USD 2,399. The retreats are held a few times a month, so be sure to check out the calendar on the website.
Goddess Retreats, p. +62 813 5355 2879, e. [email protected]
10. Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat & Spa
A one-stop-shop for wellness that focuses on healing from the inside, Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat & Spa offers a number of programmes based around Ayurveda. And if you’re new to the concept, the retreat organises a one-day teaser where you get to have a one-on-one consultation with the in-house Ayurvedic doctor, feast on nutritious and nourishing Ayurvedic food, enjoy a Shirodara massage by the river, as well as kick back poolside for some me-time. If you can’t get enough, you can choose up to 14 days featuring a variety of programmes, including a full cleanse, weight loss and a detox programme. You can slow down with the stress management programme through meditation, yoga, pranayama, Ayurvedic meals and herbal medicines. And for those with specific health issues, the retreat offers a wide range of healing programmes, from fatigue and sleeping problems, to heart disease, chronic pain and arthritis.
Retreat prices, duration and dates: The “Luxury Ayurveda Program”, “The Ayurvedic Approach to Weight Loss”, the “Detox Wellness Program” and the “Stress Management Program” range from two to 14 days, with prices starting from USD 830++ for single occupancy.
Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat & Spa, Banjar Bebengan Tangeb Abianbase, Mengwi, p. +62 361 900 6128, e. [email protected]
Hosted by music lovers and superstars Michael and Sara Franti, the Soulrocker Retreat was designed for the rock ‘n rollers to experience Bali with a cool soundtrack all day. Taking place at the couple’s barefoot luxury resort, you’ll enjoy the tropical breeze with fresh coconuts and cocktails poolside, or join in on the daily yoga class in the mornings and the health and wellness group coaching. You’ll get to visit Bumi Sehat, a foundation that supports local women through their pregnancy, and have a chat with Michael and Sara. Nighttime is when you get to show off your moves as the DJ spins some sweet tunes and Michael takes to the stage. Or, have your shot and steal the spotlight on karaoke night!
Retreat prices, duration and dates: The Soul Rocker Music Experience runs for seven days, with varying prices based on your chosen room type. The retreat is held a few times a year, which you can find directly on the website.
Soulshine, Jl Ambarwati, Ubud, p. +62 853 3349 9499, e. [email protected]
12. Bali Women’s Retreat with Shae Eloise
Passionate about curating life-changing experiences, Shae Eloise and her team invites all the ladies to a peaceful retreat exclusively for women to discover their feminine energy. Shae will be offering her insights and professional experience to guide you through four feminine archetypes: Maiden, Mother, Wild Woman and Wise Woman. Take part in daily workshops, yoga, mindful movement classes and women’s circles, and reconnect with your inner goddess, as well as uplift your fellow participants. During your down time, you’ll have a chance to make some new friends, hike through the mountains, and refuel with plant-based meals and massages. Bliss!
Retreat prices, duration and dates: Shae Eloise’s Women’s Retreat runs for five days, and includes accommodation at Bali Eco Stay. Prices start from USD 1,500.
Bali Women’s Retreat with Shae Eloise, p. +62 821 4498 8737, e. [email protected]
AmrthaSiddhi is a retreat centre tucked away in Ubud’s jungles, where you can enjoy nature and work on improving your mind and body health. You can choose the programme that suits you best, from diet-based programmes for detox and weight loss, to rejuvenating retreats like the traditional Panchakarma programme. The programme ranges from 12 to 28 days, where you get to consult the Ayurvedic experts and receive daily treatments and Ayurvedic meals. You’ll also reap the benefits of meditation and yoga classes, as well as the weekly cooking classes, wellness lectures and Q&A sessions with the pros. You can also go all-out with the personalised Executive Programme, or better yet, tailor your own programme with the help of the in-house physicians, coaches and trainers.
Retreat prices, duration and dates: The Panchakarma Programs range from 12 to 28 days, with prices starting from USD 2,363 inclusive of accommodation. Check out the website for information on their other wellness programmes.
AmrtaSiddhi, Banjar Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, p. +62 361 479 2924 / + 62 811 385 2288, e. [email protected]
14. Ubud Sari Health Resort
Tried and tested! This place is the real deal. It’s been around for years and these guys definitely know what they’re doing. There are lots of retreats to choose from at Ubud Sari Health Resort, including Healing Week in Bali, the Cleansing and Rejuvenation Program, and the Raw Health Rejuvenation Week, and that’s just for starters. If a few days of early morning rice paddy walks, massage, internal cleanses, and the odd massage appeals, then this is for you. You’ll come out feeling like a million dollars.
Retreat prices, duration and dates: The retreats run from four to seven days, inclusive of accommodation at the resort. Prices start from IDR 9,250,000++.
Ubud Sari Health Resort, Jl Kajeng No. 35, Ubud, p. +62 361 974 393, e. [email protected]
15. Bagus Jati
Located in the hills of Ubud, Bagus Jati is simply stunning and there’s a package to suit almost anyone. You can opt for the New Start rejuvenating programme, a spa retreat (massages every day… drool!), the Yoga and Ayurveda package, a detox retreat, or the Spiritual Healing programme with Balinese rituals. You can even go on a wellness journey with a loved one and choose the Couple Wellness programme.
Retreat prices, duration and dates: The retreats range from two to five nights, or longer for the detox programme (up to 10 nights). Prices vary between packages, and are inclusive of accommodation.
Bagus Jati, Banjar Jati, Desa Sebatu, Tegallalang, p. + 62 361 901 888, e. [email protected]
BEST SURF & FITNESS RETREATS IN BALI
16. Pelan Pelan
Forget what you know about itinerary-driven wellness retreats – Pelan Pelan encourages us all to slow down, stretch it out, and enjoy the ride with its flexible retreat packages. This Bali surf and yoga retreat takes things back to basics in an uber-relaxed, Balinese environment. But one of the best bits about Pelan Pelan’s location is its vicinity to quieter, less crowded surf breaks. Making the most of these waves, the Surf package at Pelan Pelan takes you out on the water no matter your experience or ability. For beginners, the professional surf guides will teach you the basics (including ocean safety, paddling techniques, and how to stand up) and will carefully choose which breaks are best for you. If you’ve already mastered the basics, then the instructors will guide you through development and improvement, and take you to bigger breaks. Surf’s up!
Retreat prices, duration and dates: The Surf Retreat at Pelan Pelan runs for seven nights, with prices starting from EUR 708. For an extra EUR 180, you can add another surf session in the afternoon (Monday to Friday) if once a day is just not enough!
Pelan Pelan, Jl Banjar Batan Tanjung, Cemagi Mengwi, p. +62 812 9421 9481, e. [email protected]
17. Ocean Soul Retreat
A wellness and fitness retreat that’s centred around a healthy lifestyle, Ocean Soul Retreat lets you hit reset on your mind and body, all in the luxury of a spacious villa in Seminyak. The star is the seven-day surf retreat for women that gives you a chance to join 10 hours of hands-on and personalised surf lessons, based on your skill level (beginners are welcome!). The experienced surf coaches guide you through every step, from explanation and demonstration, to participation, feedback and photo analysis. Your day starts with an early morning yoga class to wake up the body, and a nutritious breakfast spread. Then you’ll head out to the beach and work on your skills. You’ll return to the villa where lunch and downtime awaits, before ending the day with a delicious dinner. If you’re looking for a different experience, try the other retreats on offer, like the freediving, yoga, pilates and holistic wellness programmes.
Retreat prices, duration and dates: The Bali Surf Retreat for Women runs for seven days with accommodation in a luxury Seminyak villa. Contact the team directly for prices and retreat dates.
Ocean Soul Retreat, Seminyak, p. +61 407 215 854, e. [email protected]
18. WanderFit Retreats
Fit couple Will and Carrie put together their love of travel and fitness into one fun-filled Bali retreat for all fitness enthusiasts. You’ll start each day with daily workouts of all sorts: from fitness classes and surf lessons, to whitewater rafting, snorkelling with Manta Rays and a morning hike up Mount Batur. The couple will show you what the island has to offer, as you go on adventures with your new friends to Ubud and the Nusa Islands, and wind down together with a spa treatment. On your final night, enjoy a farewell sunset at Finns Beach Club, and stay longer for dancing and cocktails!
Retreat prices, duration and dates: Will and Carrie’s WanderFit Retreats in Bali run for seven days, with prices starting from USD 3,299. The retreats are held a few times a year, so you’ll want to check out the website for retreat dates.
WanderFit Bali Retreat, Canggu, e. [email protected]
19. Surf Getaways
Designed by women (Aussie’s accomplished surf coaches to be exact) for women, this seven-day retreat aims to make surfing accessible for all. You’ll stay in a luxury villa in Canggu, and by day, you get to learn the basics or how to improve your skills based on your level. Then in your free time, wind down with two complimentary yoga classes and an in-villa massage, or go out and explore Bali’s most happening ‘hood.
Retreat prices, duration and dates: The Best of Bali Surf Experience is a seven-night programme held monthly. The retreats start from AUD 3,500, inclusive of accommodation in a hip Canggu villa.
Surf Getaways, Canggu, p. +61 266 854 546, e. [email protected]
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