There’s just no escaping yoga when you’re in Ubud, Bali. Whether you’re new to this discipline or are a seasoned practitioner, scheduling a yoga class is an absolute must-do when you’re there. Here are the best yoga studios in town to get your zen on while in Bali:
1. Intuitive Flow
Located not too far from The Blanco Renaissance Museum, Intuitive Flow has been around for a decade and offers daily yoga classes from 7am to 7pm. Take your yoga practice to another level with a breathtaking view of Mount Agung on the horizon at this studio. You can also find teacher trainings, retreats, and other special events at its sister school Nalanda.
Address: Penestanan Kaja, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
2. Taksu Yoga & Movement Arts
If you prefer small classes in an intimate environment, head over to Taksu Yoga for Beginner, Hatha, Vinyasa, or Restorative yoga and various meditation forms led by instructors from Bali and around the world. The serene shala (Sanskrit for abode) is located around a natural setting and greenery, and you’ll get to practice with the soothing sounds of the river nearby. I also love that it’s housed with a relaxing spa and restaurant.
Address: Jalan Goutama Selatan, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia.
3. Radiantly Alive Yoga
Founded in 2012, the studio (run by a husband and wife team) offers 60 yoga and movement classes per week with in-house and guest teachers. Looking to try something different? Check out Radiantly Alive’s exclusive programmes such as Feminine Flow Yoga, Play and Flow, Chakra Journey, Five Elements Dance, and other interesting classes. Oh, also do drop by the iconic Ganesha Bookshop while you’re in the area.
Address: Jalan Jembawan No. 3, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia.
On a long haul flight? Get started on the yoga whilst in the air:
4. Ubud Yoga House
Always wanted to work on your asanas (postures) among Ubud’s beautiful rice fields? This open-air boutique yoga studio is located just within an easy 15-minute walk from the centre of Ubud. Choose from seven different rejuvenating classes to fit your schedule in between or before exploring the island. Ubud Yoga House opened on March 20, 2014, coinciding with the United Nations International Day of Happiness! It’s also a socially conscious business, aimed at giving back to Indonesian society and economy.
Address: Jalan Subak Sokwayah, Ubud, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia.
Tel: +62 821-44181058
5. Swasti Eco Cottages
Besides offering regular classes for different yoga styles and all levels of ability daily, if you’ve got your little one(s) in tow, then you all can enjoy the 90-minute Ubud Circus for Kids – a circus class for children and their parents – twice a week. Swasti Eco Cottages also offers a weekly Breathwork Reiki Journey class, where you’ll go on a journey of self-healing by connecting to your own breath within a calm oasis. It’s definitely a useful skill to bring home to apply to your hectic life when your Bali vacay is over.
Address: Jalan Raya Nyuh Bojog, Banjar Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia.
6. The Yoga Barn
This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning this cult favourite in downtown Ubud. With five spacious studios to host daily classes, workshops, and retreats in yoga, dance, meditation, Ayurveda, and breathwork, it seems like The Yoga Barn is the go-to place for many yogis visiting Ubud. There are plenty of classes to choose from, but do note that advance booking or reservations for daily classes are not available. You’re advised to register 30 minutes before for daytime classes and one hour prior to evening events. Consider downloading their mobile app too, for easy planning.
Address: Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Peliatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia.
Tel: +62-361-971236 or +62-361-971407