Yoga in Bali
Partying up a storm and drinking those decadent, colourful cocktails start to take a toll on your body after a while. So even if you’re in full holiday mode – sleeping in, soaking up the sun, and spending time in the ocean – you could end your trip feeling slightly jaded.
The good news is that this doesn’t have to be the case… just add a couple of days at a yoga retreat on to the end of your trip and you can fly home feeling fully rested and ready to tackle the work week ahead. The choices are endless – you will find daily, weekly, and monthly retreats that centre on everything from yoga to detoxing to personal growth and meditation.
Looking for a nudge in the right direction? We’ve put together a list of some of the most fabulous Balinese retreats:
Winner of the 2013 World Luxury Spa Award, this signature retreat in Ubud has luxurious, eco-friendly suites surrounded by lush jungle. Retreats vary between three and 21 days and give you a change to cleanse your body, mind and soul through healthy eating, exercise, holistic massage, acupuncture, meditation and yoga. There is a also a beauty sanctuary where you can enjoy a detoxifying body scrub, relaxing aromatic bath, facial, manicure or pedicure.
If you’re looking for a bit of luxury, this exclusive getaway will be right up your street. Recharge your batteries by lazing around the swimming pool, indulging in spa treatments, drinking cleansing juices and joining an intensive yoga class. If you want to get your heart rate up you can also sign up for surfing lessons.
This full service yoga studio and holistic healing retreat centre in Ubud is rustic, relaxing and unpretentious. Disciplines range from ecstatic dance to Yin yoga and Vinyasa flow. All the classes take place in mud-walled, thatched-roofed studios overlooking terraced rice paddies.
Craving some girl time? This is the one for you. Their tailored packages include surf classes, yoga sessions, exotic excursions, gourmet food and pampering spa treatments. Plus you get to stay in an elegant private villa surrounded by lush gardens, right by the sea. The retreat is also close to an array of shops and restaurants in the stylish Seminyak. What’s not to love?
If you do head over to Bali, make sure you read our full write up on this summer hot spot here.