Updated on 06/09/2018
Ahh Bali… ‘the island of the Gods’ or ‘the island of a thousand temples’. What could be a better place to connect with body, mind and soul, practising yoga and meditation while nurturing the body with healthy juices and raw food? Bali’s pristine beaches, holy mountains, jungle-fringed river valleys and endless rolling rice paddies set the perfect practice conditions. Here are the best private villas to organise your dream Bali yoga retreat!
Hosting Yoga Retreats in a Private Bali Villa
Bali has attracted many searchers, artists and wanderers from all over the planet, seeking inspiration, beauty, tranquillity. The island has become a popular destination for people wanting to practice yoga and meditation. As a result, many spiritual retreat centres have opened in Bali. Additionally, you can also host intimate, custom designed yoga retreats in a private luxury villa. It truly is something different and it makes a great alternative to large scale – and often very expensive – retreat centres.
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By renting a private luxury villa, you can create a unique retreat experience. You can customise the program to perfectly align with the needs and wishes of students. Also, it is quite easy and profitable to organise all of this, without having to find a large company. If you need an instructor to teach the class, simply hire a private yoga instructor to your villa. There are many yoga instructors around Bali, you can check out The Practice Bali. Otherwise, you can let your villa managers know in advance and they can arrange one for you.
Now, you’re just lacking a space. Bali has some amazing luxury villas with outstanding yoga practice pavilions on-site. Check them out below!
Best villas for Bali yoga retreat
We have selected four super luxury villas that make idyllic venues for holding exclusive yoga retreats on Bali island. All of the villas feature expansive tropical gardens with large private swimming pools, numerous communal living and dining spaces and last but surely not least, spacious garden pavilions designed especially for yoga practices.
Villa Galante – Umalas
Villa Galante is a traditional 6-bedroom villa found in the emerald rice paddies of Umalas. It is not too far from the happening centre of Seminyak and also near to the beaches of Canggu. A sunset Yoga class on the beach of Batu Belig might be just that perfect add on to the retreat program!
Villa Galante features a huge tropical garden that blends in seamlessly with the rice paddies surrounding the estate. The ambience is utterly peaceful and tropical, perfect for outdoor yoga and meditation practices. Villa Galante also features an air-conditioned yoga pavilion at the entrance of the property. With a gorgeous timber floor, full-length glass sliding doors and high vaulted ceiling, the light-filled pavilion offers a sense of openness and tranquillity for yoga practices.
Around Villa Galante: Villa Galante is surrounded by tasty cafes such as Milk & Madu and Gelato Secret, all offering beautiful view of the rice field. For vegan eats, check out Green Ginger Noodle House and Divine Earth, just minutes away from the villa. A 10 minutes’ drive will take you to the popular Batu Belig Beach and Finns Beach Club where you can relax after a day of yoga class.
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Villa Yoga – Seminyak
Villa Yoga Seminyak is a private paradise right in the centre of Bali’s most fashionable town. It sits on 1900 m2 of tropical land, fringed by lush tropical plants and trees. In the heart of the estate sparkles a long 25-meter swimming pool. More importantly, by the pool-side, stands a handsome and spacious open-plan yoga pavilion with a beautiful teak wood floor and a traditional high soaring thatched roof.
This is the perfect yoga retreat venue if you want to enjoy easy access to the shops, cafes, restaurants and beaches beside the yoga retreat program. A yoga retreat at this villa offers students a perfect balance between happening beach scenes and inner peace. Villa Yoga houses a total of 7 bedrooms, making it possible to host a yoga event for up to 14 students. There is a large communal living space for students to enjoy some good food and drinks in between the practices.
Around Villa Yoga: We’re not exaggerating when we say this villa is surrounded by the best restaurants in town. Looking for vegan cafes, authentic Bali eateries or fine-dining restaurants? You name it, they got it. It is also just 10 minutes away from Seminyak Beach. Perfect!
Villa Yoga – Uluwatu
Villa Yoga Uluwatu is in the southern tip of Bali, near to the beautiful beach of Bingin. This upcoming yet relatively untouched part of Bali is home to the islands most beautiful white-sand beaches.
The estate of Villa Yoga Uluwatu comprises a 3-bedroom villa and a 5-bedroom villa, together making one grand yoga retreat haven. It can accommodate up to 20 people. The estate features lots of communal hubs, two swimming pools and as the jewel of the crown, an open-concept yoga studio. The pavilion has a gorgeous hardwood floor and a high vaulted ceiling.
Around Villa Yoga Uluwatu: This villa is very close to Bingin Beach, a white, sandy shore by the Indian Ocean. It’s perfect for swimming, snorkelling and surfing. The famous Uluwatu Temple and Jimbaran Bay (delicious seafood!) are just an easy drive away.
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Villa Mannao – Kerobokan
Villa Mannao is tucked in the rice fields of Kerobokan, just 15 minutes away from Seminyak. The surrounding is peaceful and beautiful, yet still close to the popular beaches, shops and restaurants. If you like sunshine, cool breeze and greenery, this place is a perfect match.
The villa comprises 8 bedrooms, and accommodate up to 20 people. It features a two swimming pools and a spacious lawn garden that is perfect for events or yoga retreats. At the open-plan living area, there is a bright massage room and massages or body treatments are available upon request. Although this villa does not have a specific studio or pavillion for yoga practice, the living area and lawn is spacious enough to host a session for more than 20 people.
Around Villa Mannao: This villa is close to the popular cafes and restaurants in Seminyak, such as Métis and Sarong. It is also close to Chiara Spa, where you can enjoy manicure/pedicure and massage treatments, and Seminyak Square for shopping.
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Villa Theo – Umalas
Villa Theo has an amazing location, surrounded by beautiful rice fields and in the middle of Canggu and Seminyak, two of the most popular beach towns in Bali.
This villa boasts 5 luxurious bedroom suites with garden bathrooms. The living and dining areas are open-air, where you can enjoy the scenic view of the private pool and sunset sky. The garden is massive, private and absolutely stunning, with a green manicured lawn that is surrounded by mature tropical trees, scenting flowers and exotic plants. It’s a great place to conduct your yoga sessions, at the same time enjoying the picturesque view of the surrounding.
Around Villa Theo: Since this is located in the middle of Canggu and Seminyak, it’s easy to get to both places. For shopping and eating, head over to Seminyak Square where there is Oberoi Eat Street and Finns Beach Club. For sightseeing, Tanah Lot in Canggu is a must-visit!
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