In our Bali Wellness Guide we share our favourite Yoga Retreats and Spa Resorts. All of them are focused on taking a holistic approach to healing the body and mind through nutritious food, yoga, pilates, meditation, holistic treatments, massages and traditional Balinese ceremonies.
Bali Wellness Guide: Retreats for Healing and Detox
A healing retreat for regeneration, replenishment and alignment. At Fivelements, 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 liaison programme, 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 and 21 nights’ stays.
Bali’s premier health and wellbeing spa retreat, Bagus Jati, is set in five hectares of hillside gardens among lush tropical forests in the mountains of Ubud, Bali. Bagus Jati offers stunning views of one of Bali’s most breathtaking valleys. It is an architecturally unique retreat dedicated to one thing – your wellbeing.
Eight circular deluxe spa villas, twelve superior villas, ten superior chalets, four pool villas and one royal pool suite are nestled into five hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens and jungle along with facilities that will ensure that you unwind, and experience a level of relaxation and rejuvenation that is unsurpassed.
The ideal yoga retreat to relax and unwind, Bagus Jati offers a variety of retreats that combine group and private yoga classes of all levels with Ayurvedic treatments as well as Reiki, holistic counselling, lifestyle coaching, Balinese massage and cooking classes using vegetables and spices from the resort’s own garden.
Immerse yourself in nature with treks through bamboo forests to nearby waterfalls, explore the cultural hub of Ubud with its breathtaking temples, or take some time to focus on your inner calm on the private terrace and luxury jacuzzi of each villa.
Set high in the hillsides amongst pristine mountains, coconut trees, rice fields, exotic fruit trees and sounds of nature, some might say it’s a place that feels like heaven on earth. Embraced by rice fields and rainforest climbs, Blue Karma is an ethnic destination embodying the cultural uniqueness of Bali and alchemic energy of the jungle. Chic yet comfortable, luxurious yet approachable, it may very well be heaven on earth.
With a comprehensive range of wellness treatments, you’ll receive the very best care for your body and soul. These 7 day detox retreats at Blue Karma Ubud can help you lose weight, reduce stress, clear up the skin and digestive problems, and significantly boost energy levels.
Traditional Balinese massages and a range of other treatments are available and offer the perfect opportunity to enhance your stay in Bali.
In this 14 day detox retreat you will experience a wonderful cleansing juice detox with added elixers and alkalising powders, as well as visit the “real bail” on tailor made special trips including a unique visit to a rural Balinese Priest in East Bali.
By attending for a longer time, your body will receive a more thorough cleanse, and those stubborn kilos will fall away as well! This is also suitable for those of you who don’t want to lose weight, but want to detox and cleanse your body. You will be pampered at the spa with hot stone massages, organic facials, and body scrubs.
For your mind and emotions, a specialised meditation and breathing session is included and the signature ”Change Your Mind, Change Your Life” hypnotherapy program, with a team of professional health practitioners. Bring back your zest for life and return home feeling renewed, full of enjoyment and enthusiasm for life.
Treat yourself to more than just pampering and spa experiences at the boutique wellness hotel, Adiwana Jembawan. This five day retreat starts with a hatha yoga class, pranayama and meditation. During the program your meals and spa treatment will be based on your wellness consultation result with the Ayurvedic Practitioner used to diagnose your Dosha.
Rejuvenation is often defined as the reversal of the ageing process. This contrasts with ‘life extension’ strategies that attempt to combat the causes of ageing in order to slow it down. Because rejuvenation is the reversal of ageing, the means employed to achieve it focus on repairing the damage caused by ageing and replacement of damaged tissue with new tissue.
While rejuvenation is one means to achieve extension of life, rejuvenation itself fundamentally affects a person by restoring aspects of youthfulness from the inside out. This retreat program is designed to reverse biological ageing and focuses on the quality of life instead of the mere prolongation of it. It is about enhancing your experience of life itself.
You can also customise your own retreat package based on your personal needs both as an individual or part of a group.
Imagine spending 8 days on the beautiful East coast of Bali immersed in nurturing, reconnecting and replenishing yourself….no distractions, no where else to be, nothing that ‘needs’ to be done. Enjoy twice daily yoga classes, meditation, workshops and mindful talks, plus plenty of time for self-reflection and adventure, will find your spirit renewed and start you on your journey of personal transformation. This time is for you.
Life in Amed Boutique Resort will be your home during the retreat. Featuring a blend of Balinese and modern design, beach front location, beautiful natural stone open air bathrooms, fragrant lush gardens, swimming pool and a fantastic restaurant serving Indonesian and Western cuisine, Life in Amed is in a class of its own.
Luxurious enough to feel spoilt, Life in Amed is located right in the hub of the traditional fishing village of Lean, uniquely giving you a glimpse into traditional East Balinese life while still having all the comforts expected of a boutique resort.
Spectacular scenery, incredible diving and snorkelling straight off the beach, a tranquil and slow pace of life and the opportunity to mingle with and learn more about the people and culture of this area will make this retreat different from your usual Bali yoga retreat.
Watch daily life unfold. Wake to the call of roosters and chickens, to the early morning sounds of small village life and watch and marvel as daily temple offerings are made and proffered in a centuries old tradition. Feel yourself slow down and remember what is important in life.
These seven day yoga and fitness escapes at Komune resort are filled with a mix of fitness training and yoga designed to give you some challenges and leave you with some new motivation to set you back on track.
Enjoy a magical location fronting world-class surf breaks, exotic design and a friendly community spirited atmosphere. Komune is dedicated to connecting adventurous, fun-loving, environmentally conscious travellers who share a passion for surf and beach culture.
This package is perfect for those who are looking for an active escape, with state of the art facilities, gourmet healthy food and organised workout sessions at your own pace. Specifically designed for those who wish to maintain their healthy and active lifestyle while on holiday, but with less restrictions of an organised group retreat.
The active health resort has a real village feel with rustic stone paths crossing the organic gardens connecting the Health Hub with the reception area, the spa and the popular Beach Club situated right on the famous Keramas surf beach.
This 7 day detox and cleanse retreat will take place at Blue Karma Seminyak resort. The retreat can help you lose weight, reduce stress, clear up the skin and digestive problems, get rid of the toxins in your body and rejuvenate your soul, letting the light inside you shine again and significantly boost energy levels.
It is designed for those who wish to cleanse and refuel their energy. The program consists of a juice fast, followed by a vegan and gluten-free feast, and includes an online consultation with a nutritionist two weeks prior to the D-Day.
Tucked away down a quiet side street, the resort offers a serene stay for those in search of a tranquil retreat. Fusing ethnic design with a tropical backdrop, it’s a welcome setting for anyone wanting to relax and recharge in style. The suites are spacious and sumptuous, with modern furnishings, robes, slippers and toiletries – all of which make for a stunning place to stay.
Ocean and mountain location
We’re returning to one of our favourite locales for our annual retreat in Bali. This year we’ll be premiering a new itinerary – a fully balanced week of daily yoga and meditation, along with times for self-care (spa treatments spread throughout the week) and cultural experiences which connect us to the elements: EARTH: enjoy a tour of a gourmet organic garden during a private cooking class with a head chef; WATER: we’ll take a ride in a traditional jukung boat along the eastern coast to a secluded beach with luxury lunch; FIRE: partake in a traditional fire ceremony led by a Balinese priest before a delicious tasting meal; AIR: breathe deep in the misty morning air as we take a guided walk through the picturesque rice paddy fields; ETHER: end the week with a special spa ritual dedicated to the full relaxation of our minds and bodies, as well as a traditional Balinese ‘melekut’ blessing.
Our time in Bali will be split between two 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 also includes some amazing day-trips to the surrounding sites. Various guided days in and around the East Bali and Ubud areas will lead guests through an introduction to this amazing country.
Bali Wellness Guide – Yoga Teacher Trainings
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!
Bali Wellness Guide – Spa Hotels
Set above Ubud’s verdant Valley of the Kings, Viceroy Bali is one of the world’s most intimate and beautiful experiences, considered the ultimate when choosing a luxury resort in Bali. Just 10 minutes from the bustling cultural town of Ubud, each of the 25 private pool villas looks out to a spectacular jungle ravine.
Adding to the serenity is the sound of the rolling river rising from the valley floor below, something best enjoyed from your outdoor Balinese bungalow perched next to the pool.
Three day wellness packages are offered that include daily spa treatments and private yoga lessons. Perched magnificently atop Bali’s Valley of the Kings, the Lembah Spa is considered one of Bali’s most tranquil settings and the perfect location for the pursuit of holistic health and well-being. Treatments have been meticulously developed combining Western knowledge with traditional, time-honoured Balinese wellness techniques handed down over centuries. Read reviews.
A winding mile from the village below, the hilltop boutique resort of Alila Ubud owes its inspiration to traditional Balinese village life. 14 two-storey wood-and-stone-made blocks house just 56 rooms. Each one offers panoramic views of the valley below, the River Ayung that runs through it and the ring of volcanoes surrounding the hotel.
On top of all this, Alila Ubud’s 25-metre infinity pool with a killer view is the wow-factor here. Like its sister hotels in Bali, Alila Villas Uluwatu and Alila Manggis, Alila Ubud is a sustainable design hotel with a minimal eco footprint.
Alila Ubud takes relaxation to a new level of indulgence with a Rainforest Spa Experience that unfolds within a blissful cocoon of tranquility and beautiful valley views, encompassing spa rejuvenation and culinary refreshment.
Amid this enchanting setting, surrender to the pampering sensations of a relaxing footbath followed by a 90-minute therapeutic massage designed to unravel the deepest tension and stress.
Then refresh with a healthy, delicious lunch, choosing from either a three-course Detox or Pan-Asian set menu, made with fresh local and organic ingredients. Read reviews.
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.
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.
Uncover the rich Balinese heritage and awe-inspiring natural wonders on this exotic island. Learn to ride the waves with expert surfing instructors who’ll show off their skills. Indulgent amenities abound in stylish rooms that channel the spirit of Bali.
Bali Wellness Guide – Luxury Villa Rentals
Luxury Retreat Villa in Seminyak, Bali / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / Pool
This enchanting luxury villa in Bali balances exquisite privacy with outstanding access to the beaches and nightlife of Seminyak.
With extraordinary design combining traditional Balinese architecture with visionary, contemporary style, the villa features a beautiful alfresco garden terrace, beautiful interior living spaces, a spectacular rooftop terrace and bar, and four superb bedroom suites.
Deluxe services include a private chef and security, creating the ideal vacation rental for a unique yet quintessential taste of this South Pacific paradise.
The terrace has the lush, secluded feel of a private sanctuary. Enjoy dreamy days with family and friends by the lagoon-like swimming pool, bathing in the crystalline waters, luxuriating on elegant loungers, and staying cool in the sumptuous, canopied bed. Relish an alfresco meal at the lovely table in the lanai, and sip afternoon cocktails in the lounge. In the evening, repair to the outstanding rooftop bar and terrace to behold the spectacular sunset views. Details.
Luxury Retreat Villa in Ubud, Bali / 4 Bedroom / 4 Bathrooms & Pool
Escape to the forests of Bali in luxury style at this luxury retreat villa in Ubud. Tucked into lush rice terraces, with views of the island’s sacred volcano. Laid out as a compound, the four-bedroom property can accommodate up to eight friends or extended family in a combination of common and private spaces.
Your holiday includes an airport transfer, daily breakfast, a twice-daily shuttle to Ubud and the services of a housekeeper and butler.
Settle into the striking pool and watch the sun move across the vibrant landscape, indulge in a nap in one of the sun loungers on the terrace and finish the day with a meal from the barbecue at the al-fresco table.
Designed by Popo Danes, one of the most renowned architects in Southeast Asia, the villa is a stunning take on traditional Balinese style.
In the main pavilion, a thatched roof, open-plan layout and several sets of French doors to the terrace lend a relaxed feel. The wicker seating area, dining table for ten and fully equipped kitchen are understated yet inviting.
Flower-covered pergolas connect the four bedrooms to the main house. All four suites are honeymoon-worthy retreats with king beds and en-suite bathrooms; two of the bedrooms connect to the villa’s spa area, and two have their own al-fresco showers.
From Villa Bayad Estate, it’s easy to visit the must-sees of Ubud, from its art museums to the market and royal palace.
Animal lovers won’t want to miss a visit to the nearby Taro Elephant Safari Park or Bali Bird Park. For those craving sun and sand, popular beaches such as Echo and Kuta are within day-trip distance. Details.
Bali Wellness Guide – Healthy eats
- Happy Cow is a great resource for recommendations on vegan and vegetarian restaurants.
- A HEALTHY FOODIES GUIDE TO SEMINYAK, BALI by Georgia McDermott.
- The Best Healthy Cafes In Bali: A Guide to Seminyak & Canggu by Zanna Van Dijk.
- A list of the best of the best spots around the island for everything that’s vegan, vegetarian, gluten free or organic by the Bali Bible.
- 12 PLACES TO EAT CLEAN AND HEALTHY IN BALI by the WanderLuxe.
- Heading to Canggu? Check out the healthiest places as recommended by blogger So She Was.
Bali Wellness Guide – Spa’s
Contact Soul Seed Travel to book your next retreat and check the ‘Recommended Retreats‘ guide for more yoga, wellness and transformational retreats around the world. Want to feature your Bali retreat with us? Get in touch!