Bali's Best Yoga and Wellness Retreats

Soul Seed Travel Guide to the best Retreats, Spa’s and Healthy eats in Bali

Our recommended guide to Bali’s best Yoga and Wellness Retreats, all of them focused on taking a holistic approach to healing the body and mind through nutritious food, yoga, pilates, meditation, spa treatments, massages and traditional Balinese ceremonies.

Fivelements Signature Rejuvenation Retreat, Puri Ahimsa Bali, open all year

A Healing Retreat for Regeneration, Replenishment & Alignment. At Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa, we embrace holistic Balinese-inspired therapies administered by traditional Balinese healers using ancient wisdoms passed down through direct lineage.

Following the Balinese principal of Sekala-Niskala, which holds that we all live equally in two worlds; the seen or conscious world Sekala, and the unseen or psychic world Niskala, the Balinese healers engage the help of the divine source during each healing session.

The Panca Mahabhuta (five elements) Retreat is our signature program that comprises a holistic integrative approach designed to tune in on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels, allowing an organic healing process to naturally unfold. This begins by attuning to your authenticity and honouring your highest potential.

Acknowledging and respecting your individuality, we collaborate with you through a personalised Guest Liaisonprogramme, which guides and nurtures a healing path combining: Balinese-inspired healing rituals for purification, balancing and regeneration, Plant-based living foods cuisine for health, beauty and longevity, sacred arts practices for inner strength, alignment and dedication. Retreats are available in 3, 5, 7, 10, 14 & 21 nights’ stays.

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Yogalates Retreat at the Bhanuswari Resort & Spa in Ubud, 3rd – 10th May

Feel like unwinding, distress and rejuvenate. Then join Louise Solomon world-renowned teacher and trainer for an unforgettable experience; becoming unplugged replenishing your nervous system and calming your mind.

This 7-night holistic retreat is located in the mountains of Ubud. Nestled in the heart of Bali is rich in culture heritage and beauty. Surround yourself in its rich rainforests, terraced rice paddies spiritual Hindu temples and shrines, which complete the majestic terrain.

Join Louise and Facilitators to explore the vitality of your breath with the stability of your core; supporting functional movement within your body by embodying the world-renowned fusion of Yogalates. It’s a great way to compliment correct bio-mechanical movement into your everyday living, or to fine tune your Yoga meditation practise… Relax, rejuvenate, invigorate your mind and body. Retreats are at a beginner to intermediate level; all levels of Yoga are welcome.

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Zest for Life 14 Day Detox Transformation Retreat in Bali, open all year

Our Rolls-Royce Retreat, 14 day detox transformation! Including our specialised detox program, cultural and spiritual excursions, specialised private meditation instruction and infra red saunas. We are located near Ubud Bali Indonesia, a tropical paradise island steeped in Balinese Hindu traditions full of majestic pleasures. Dance and ceremony is a daily way of life for the Balinese, and of great fascination to foreign visitors. Ubud is surrounded by green rice fields, and nature. Our retreat village is bordered by the lush monkey forest, and rice fields. It is a rural area, with a busy thriving town, nearby – many shops of international standard, and health food restaurants for before and after your detox.

Our retreat program includes a health and wellness consultation, specialist meditation and breathing program, Change Your Mind Change Your Life session with our clinical hypnotherapist – a mix of life coaching, hypnotherapy and creative visualisation which you record to take away with you for repeated booster use, Balinese massages, hot stone massage, organic body scrub, facial, colonic hydrotherapy sessions, far infra red detox saunas, yoga classes with our private teacher, ionic detox foot baths, an enthralling visit to the Balinese Healer who is full of skill and charisma and an excursion to the Healing Volcanic Hot Pools will complete this retreat.

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3 Week Bali Yoga Teacher Training with Alchemy of Yoga School, 1st – 28th April

 alchemy of yoga Bali teacher training

Join Silvia Mordini and guest instructors for a 3-week immersion yoga teacher training on the magical “Island of Love”, Bali. This RYT 200 Hour Teacher Training is wholeheartedly dedicated to the art of self-study through self-exploration. A Hero’s Journey that will both challenge and encourage students to embrace their potential, awaken their inner power and ignite their passion for life.

Alchemy of Yoga is waiting for you to join us on our Bali Yoga Teacher Training course! We are seekers, adventurers, lovers of love, rebel yoga spirits, stretchy-minded, soulful, and sensitive. We enjoy supporting one another, laughter, organic food, dancing in the moonlight, lounging in the pool under the stars, playing at the beach, silent meditation hikes, taking naps, and enthusiastic conversation about elevating the world.

Ancient Alchemists, like their Yogi counterparts, saw all of creation as composed of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space. Through their meditations and explorations of these five elements, they created healing and transformative potions that unlocked many of the mysteries of the universe and therein contributed to the evolution of humankind. For us as Alchemist Yogis, our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, poses, breath, and thoughts. Mixing it all together changes your life. You are transformed into a Peace Leader, leading a Happiness Revolution and changing the world!

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EAT.PRAY.MOVE Ocean and Mountain Yoga Retreat Bali, 8th – 14th April

Our time in beautiful Bali will be split between two luxurious locations so guests can experience the best of what this lovely land has to offer! We will start at a seaside village away from the hustle and bustle and really settle in to this week alongside the ocean! We’ll have half of the week with beach accommodations and a relaxing way to ease into our holiday. We will be taken care of by an award-winning boutique hotel family that will host us at both locations in Bali. The first is sumptuous yet unassuming – an ocean-front retreat that lies in the shade of Mount Agung, held up as sacred by Balians, and surrounded by opulent coconut groves. Mid-way through the week we’ll head into Bali’s most famous town of Ubud. We’ll be hosted in luxury accommodations – a tranquil and secluded hillside retreat that sits high up on the edge of the rich green Ayung River valley in Bali’s central foothills, in the traditional Balinese hill village of Payangan. Both hotels offer award-winning design accommodations and even one of the world’s “Top 50 Pools in the World.”.

Guests will not only enjoy the grounds of the villa, the outdoor areas including a lovely pool, patio and lounges, but the retreat includes some amazing day-trips to the surrounding sites. A guided day in and around Ubud will lead guests through an introduction to this area. We’ll visit a spice plantation, get to participate in a Balinese healing and fire ritual, and learn Balinese cooking during our cuisine lesson. There will be time in nature, on the beaches, and also we’ll get to visit the Indonesian weavers of our “Give Back” Partner in Bali and learn more about the amazing textiles of the area.

The final full day entails a trip to the luxurious Four Seasons where we’ll delve deeper into Bali’s serene beauty and tradition by spending a day in the life of a local farmer – from a private guided walk through rice fields and jungle paths, followed by a picnic breakfast in a rice field pavilion, known as a bale, then we help local farmers plant rice with traditional methods. Next we venture to the spa villa close to the banks of the river for a traditional bathing ritual, scrub and massage. What a way to end the week – in pure relaxation!

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Bali Bliss Recharge & Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat, 21st -28th April

Join International Yoga Teachers, Catherine Harper-Tee and Patricia Spahn-Borrageiro, for 7 days and 7 nights in blissful Bali. Bring yourself back to yourself – retreat, reconnect, recharge and rejuvenate amongst the lush and magical surrounds of sacred central Ubud.

Both Catherine and Patricia have been teaching yoga and Pilates for many years. They bring together their combined expertise together with an in-depth knowledge of Bali, Ubud and surrounds, having lived and worked there for significant periods.

This special retreat will be an offering of yoga, movement, breath work and meditation – connecting all elements. The daily schedule will include two yoga sessions (most days) and plenty of down-time to invest in yourself. The retreat is open to yoga practitioners of all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Complete beginners are welcome but to get the most out of the retreat some previous yoga experience is recommended.

Take long peaceful earthing walks in rice paddies, read, rest, be nourished with deliciously healthy food, have plentiful massages and soak up the magical spiritual culture of all that is Bali. Extra activities can be organised at will.

The Shala Bali has been lovingly purpose built for yoga retreats by yoga teachers. The exquisite setting, accommodation and attention to detail is second to none and is probably the most beautiful retreat space in Ubud! Both Catherine and Patricia as co-hosts have a wealth of knowledge and experience behind them both in terms of yoga and their knowledge of Bali and Ubud. They are well ideally placed to teach, develop and nurture your yoga and meditation practice whatever your level, to broaden your experience of complimentary modalities and to assist and advise you to make the absolute most of your time in Bali.

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Embracing Your Self: A Sacred Journey to Bali yoga Retreat, 17th – 24th June

 

We invite you to join us in a sacred journey dedicated to the spirit and grace of Bali as we embrace our Self, our deepest beauty nature. In that embrace, mystery and transformation quicken and dance! Bali herself is a sensual feast, filled with wonder and light. She has been called by many names, including the “dawning of the world.” Let us ask her to illuminate us, so that we may walk in our beautiful nature and reflect our light into the world.

Imagine soaking in this lush emerald green land of Bali, full of majestic volcanoes and terraced rice fields. Experience the sacredness of Balinese daily rituals and traditions, colorful ceremonies and daily devotions, reflecting their deep reverence for life and spirit. We will partake in these celebrations and they will awaken in you the beauty and possibilities in your life. Embrace your self in this land steeped in the energy of transformation and joyful connection.

Together we will create a circle of abundance, compassion and support as we weave together our stories, wisdom and experiences. By learning to listen and discern our inner landscape, we deepen intuition and clarity and learn to find balance and harmony in our lives.

Circle and yoga class are in a beautiful circular pavilion with 360 degree views of bamboo forest. Our retreat center has a fresh water pool, spa treatments, Ayurvedic massage, nature walks, treks in the jungle, meditation, Balinese dance lessons and more if you so desire. Or take the time to sit in meditation, tranquility and silence on your private veranda where you will enjoy stunning views of the beautiful landscaped gardens and forest during unstructured time. From your veranda you might glimpse monkeys in their natural habitat and hear the chirping of a thousand birds or frogs composing a melodious symphony of natural sounds.

We are planning three half-day journeys all close to the retreat center. One trip is to a traditional Balinese village, home of sacred white cows, where we will visit a temple, meet local artisans and see the countryside. Another day we will travel to Ubud, the cultural and spiritual center of Bali. Our last day, we will learn how to make traditional flower offerings and participate in a Balinese purification ritual and blessing ceremony at a nearby temple and waterfall where we will immerse ourselves in the purest water in Bali.

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Heed Yourself & Awaken Your Senses Retreat in Bali with Naheed Radfar, 8th – 14th July 


Harness your intuition, strength, and serenity through the enchanting mystique of Bali, Indonesia.

Awaken and indulge your senses! Immerse yourself in the natural wonders and colorfully rich traditions of Bali, Indonesia. In the world’s most idyllic setting, we will engage in creative movement and flow, reawakening your innate ability to move with radiant energy.

Heed Yourself Bali Retreat with Naheed Radfar is the ideal place to harmonize the body, mind, and soul. With twice daily yoga offerings, fitness classes, Balinese dance lessons, and specialty workshops, we will explore both active and restorative modes to encourage balance. A variety of spa amenities – a complimentary Balinese massage, hot jacuzzi, herbal steam room, fresh-water infinity pool, and full service gym – ensure that you are fully pampered during your stay.

Celebrate vibrant Balinese culture with a traditional opening ceremony blessing, the famous Gamelon music and dance performance, and instructional wellness workshops preparing natural remedies and delectable Balinese food. Visits to historic temples, colorful markets, artisan shops, and delicious restaurants immerse us in the flavor of local life. Seek adventure by trekking through nearby jungle and Tegallelang rice paddies, soaking in volcanic hot springs atop Mt. Batur, and making new friends in the renowned Ubud Monkey Forest.

Luxuriate in a 5-star Health & Wellness Resort amidst tropical landscapes, landmark temples, and harmonious artisan communities. The venue is nestled in spectacular terrain crafted to create an environment of rejuvenation. Each private villa features a veranda where guests can enjoy stunning views of mountains, valleys, and lush flora.

Embark with us on this unique and once-in-a-lifetime journey to the exotic lands of Bali, Indonesia. As a community that encourages individuality and personal growth, all levels are welcome. We look forward to seeing you in paradise!.

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Re-Discover Balance Retreat – Yoga and Ayurveda, Ubud Bali 15th – 22nd September

Join Justin Robertshaw and Caroline Pontual as they hold a 7 day Yoga and Ayurveda retreat in lush and beautiful surroundings of Swasti Eco centre in Ubud, Bali. The retreat has an amazing content as well as plenty of free time to relax and will include daily led yoga classes, ayurveda treatment package (1 massage and 1 treatment), meditation and Pranayama workshops, a traditional Balinese water ceremony and waterfall visit and ayurveda consultations for each student so they know their Prakriti (biological and mental constitution) and vikriti (current state of health) and from there knowing how to balance their lifestyle more effectively through yoga asana (having better knowledge on which postures are better for them based on their individual constitutions), meditation, right diet and lifestyle. This knowledge can be then used during the retreat and also once the retreat has finished and empowers the participants to integrate into their daily lives going forwards.

This exclusive retreat will only have limited spaces available to allow a high level of teacher attention and support for all students. The peaceful retreat venue is ideally located just a short walk away from the magical arts and crafts village of Ubud with its well known market and the famous Monkey Forrest. Beautiful rice paddy views are close by with the Balinese volcanos in the backdrop. Justin and Caroline are two highly experienced yoga teachers with over 13 years of teaching and 21 years of practice experience between them and they welcome students of all levels from all around the world to their retreats and workshops.

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Alila Seminyak Luxury Beach Spa Resort

This chic beach retreat is located one of Bali’s most prestigious, pristine and untouched stretches of the South West shoreline. There are 240 contemporary styled rooms, as well as one spectacular penthouse, all embracing a chic beach and laid back style. The hotel is designed as a secret garden, decorated with beautiful greenery, exotic palms and colourful flowers which are complemented by the shimmering Indian ocean just footsteps away.

Situated at the quieter end of an eight-kilometre beach that stretches north from Kuta and Legian, Seminyak is the perfect spot for rest and recuperation with a touch of luxury. The Spa Alila offers Asian inspired pampering treatments, four superb swimming pools, a state-of-the-art gym and wellness centre and even a Leisure Concierge to help you decide how to fill up your days. Alila Seminyak is the first resort in Indonesia to surpass the rigorous EarthCheck standards, achieving a 44-point best practice score against the industry norm of five points. The resort’s eco and energy solutions include the use of local and recyclable building materials, operating completely paperless and using their own bottled water. In addition, low energy light fixtures, rainwater harvesting, environmental and building management systems have been implemented.

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Anantara Spa Resort, Seminyak

Discover the joys of Bali’s upscale enclave at Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort, an elegant spa retreat Bali hotel situated in a prime beachfront location. Awaken to the rustle of a sea breeze through coconut palms, toast the world famous Seminyak sunsets from your private balcony and dive into Balinese culture and unique island discoveries from this sought after stretch of shore.

Anantara’s all-suite Bali resort at Seminyak offers a distinctly contemporary design approach blended with Balinese and Indonesian culture, ocean views, expansive balconies and Anantara’s inimitable Jacuzzi terrazzo bath tubs big enough for two. Our all-suite resort amenities range from the glorious rooftop restaurant MoonLite Kitchen and Bar and the rooftop Anantara Spa to one infinity edge swimming pool staring out upon the Indian Ocean. With only 60 suites (inclusive of one penthouse) here at the Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort, the infinity pool does not get too crowded.

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2 Responses to Soul Seed Travel Guide to the best Retreats, Spa’s and Healthy eats in Bali

  1. Wayne May 26, 2015 at 12:38 am #

    Nice post. I did not understand yoga, but I had a desire to know more deeply. and I always love your posts. Are there specific criteria in choosing a good location to do yoga? Bali is a good location for this, maybe other tourist locations in Indonesia. But this seems related to the desired accommodation for this activity. nice info.

  2. Bali Wellness Retreat & Bali Yoga Travel September 23, 2016 at 3:09 am #

    Lovely.

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