Bali's Best Yoga and Wellness Retreats

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

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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

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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Detox Retreat at Bagus Jati Health, Ubud

Bajus Jati

Bali’s premier Health and Wellbeing Spa Retreat, Bagus Jati, is set in 5 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.

At Bagus Jati, our guests are treated as individuals. Our natural health and well-being programs are tailored to focus on replenishing your body, mind and spirit, offering you the tools to improve the quality of your everyday life. Escape the daily stress of life and learn to live well.

Luxury Chakra Retreat with Yoga & Mindful Workshops, Ubud

luxury chakra retreat

This luxury chakra retreat in Ubud will honor the deeply spiritual nature of Bali, or “Island of the Gods,” by offering a series of workshops exploring the Chakra System, the seven spiritual centers in the human body.

A series of mindful workshops will guide you in the exploration of creative self-expression in your life. Every day, you will be guided into awareness and understanding of how these swirling wheels of energy assist you in staying balanced and healthy.

Complimenting the workshops, we will extend the chakra focus through corresponding daily yoga postures, sensory experiences, and cultural local activities.

We will begin the week with the 1st chakra and work our way up to the 7th by the last day, offering a complete immersion into the world of chakras using all the senses. You will surely end the week feeling balanced in mind, body, and spirit.

You will not only enjoy the grounds of the hotel, the outdoor areas, including a lovely pool, patio and lounges, but the retreat also includes some amazing day-trips to the surrounding sites.

A guided day in and around Ubud will lead you through an introduction to the area, the sites and temples. We’ll enjoy participating in activities that mirror the elements for our chakra-themed days, such as visiting the rice paddies (earth), a water temple (water), a Balinese healing and fire ritual (fire), as well as experience the traditional Balinese dance (air).

There will be free time to explore more of the amazing town of Ubud, as well as relax and renew poolside, overlooking the rainforest.

The final full day entails a trip to a luxurious 5* hotel and spa where we’ll indulge in personalized chakra ceremony spa treatments and plenty of time to relax in the lush surroundings – the perfect way to balance out a week of soul-work and mindfulness.

This luxury chakra retreat in Ubud will honor the deeply spiritual nature of Bali, or “Island of the Gods,” by offering a series of workshops exploring the Chakra System, the seven spiritual centers in the human body.

A series of mindful workshops will guide you in the exploration of creative self-expression in your life. Every day, you will be guided into awareness and understanding of how these swirling wheels of energy assist you in staying balanced and healthy.

Complimenting the workshops, we will extend the chakra focus through corresponding daily yoga postures, sensory experiences, and cultural local activities.

We will begin the week with the 1st chakra and work our way up to the 7th by the last day, offering a complete immersion into the world of chakras using all the senses. You will surely end the week feeling balanced in mind, body, and spirit.

You will not only enjoy the grounds of the hotel, the outdoor areas, including a lovely pool, patio and lounges, but the retreat also includes some amazing day-trips to the surrounding sites.

A guided day in and around Ubud will lead you through an introduction to the area, the sites and temples. We’ll enjoy participating in activities that mirror the elements for our chakra-themed days, such as visiting the rice paddies (earth), a water temple (water), a Balinese healing and fire ritual (fire), as well as experience the traditional Balinese dance (air).

There will be free time to explore more of the amazing town of Ubud, as well as relax and renew poolside, overlooking the rainforest.

The final full day entails a trip to a luxurious 5* hotel and spa where we’ll indulge in personalized chakra ceremony spa treatments and plenty of time to relax in the lush surroundings – the perfect way to balance out a week of soul-work and mindfulness.

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7, 10 & 14 Nights Healing Detox Retreat at Fivelements, Ubud 

healing detox retreat

On our Healing Detox Retreat, 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.

A healing journey for detoxification and transformation. At Fivelements, Bali we recognise that optimal wellness comes from learning to love and respect the body, mind, and spirit, where health and well-being are a reflection of inner harmony.

This is our signature cleansing programme inspired by the ancient Balinese philosophy that promotes living with purity of thought, speech, and action. It encourages us to align our heartfelt goodwill and thinking with consistent speech and action.

The retreat includes traditional Balinese healing therapies aimed to detoxify and purify the physical body, sekala, and the non-physical mind and soul, niskala, unifying body and mind towards a natural harmonious state of being, and allowing an organic healing process to unfold.

With your needs in mind, we collaborate with you to nurture a new healing path, combining:
Balinese Healing Rituals for purification, balance and regeneration. Living Foods for detoxification, nutrition and vitality and Sacred Arts for inner strength, integrity and dedication.

As our lives become increasingly demanding, fast-paced and over-stressed, we begin to recognise significant impacts in our body’s natural ability to sustain healthy organ productivity, effective toxin elimination and overall health and wellness.

Combined with the growing number of harmful chemicals and pollutants to which we are exposed on a daily basis (whether due to impure air or water, food pesticides, preservatives, additives or other non-natural materials), this is causing us to experience poorer health, including chronic aches and pains, lower levels of energy and productivity, frequent illness, decreased memory or concentration, depression, ongoing digestive issues, bloating, excessive weight, dependence upon food or other substances, disease and premature aging.

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Gateway of Love Bali Yoga Retreat

During our 8-days dedicated to the Gateway of Love Bali Yoga retreat we will explore the transformative power of loving kindness and feel how the rich, Balinese culture integrates this into all aspects of life. Here you will find flowers and smiles for miles and miles, a Namaste throughout the day. The wafting of sweet incense following your every movement.

This is way more than a Yoga Retreat. Our Chief Love Alchemists Silvia Mordini and Kevin Westrich will hold space for your personal evolution, healing and joy.

Are you ready to make yourself the priority?. Self-Love is the way back to YOU.
If you’ve found yourself struggling to maintain healthy boundaries we will give you the tools and modalities to commit to your own happiness.

We promise our Bali Yoga Retreat will take you from feeling exhausted and uninspired to feeling enthusiastic and rejuvenated.

Imagine your days getting healing treatments, experiencing the beautiful Balinese culture and enjoying daily delicious massages (the first one is our gift!) We promise you’ll have what you need for sustainable change. You will return all (en)lightened up, loving ourself and loving your life!.

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7 Day Detox Retreat at Blue Karma Ubud

Indulge yourself for a whole week in the Blue Karma Ubud resort on the magical island of Bali.

Between heaven and earth, 3.5 km from the centre of Ubud, in the middle of rice paddies, you’ll discover Blue Karma Resort Ubud, our Boutique Hotel de Charme, where everything waits for you to relax and let go.

In the middle of this verdant haven of peace, built with respect for the environment, surrounded by fruit trees and deliciously perfumed plants, nestles a 25 m pool, our Karma Yoga pagoda, gazebos with their thatched roofs as well as many other resting areas.

With a comprehensive range of wellness treatments, you’ll receive the very best care for your body and soul. This detox retreat at the Blue Karma Ubud resort can help you lose weight, reduce stress, clear up the skin and digestive problems, and significantly boost energy levels.

Let go of possibly years of accumulated stress and negative mental patterns and give your body and soul a new energy and vitality. Reconnect with yourself, others, and the environment at Blue Karma Ubud. Traditional Balinese massage and a range of other treatments are available and offer the perfect opportunity to enhance your stay in Bali.

Zest for Life 14 Day Detox Transformation Retreat, Ubud

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

 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

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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Pilates and Yoga Retreat at Desa Seni

This pilates and yoga retreat at Desa Seni is one of our most popular, even amongst our teachers! Every two years we return to the island of gods for our Bali fix. For the fourth time, our beautiful teacher of teachers, Tash Barnard, will be leading us through her innovative and knowledgable Pilates classes and inspire you to do more than you thought you were capable of.

Tracy Sue de Plassis, classical Pilates and Iyengar Yoga teacher will join us and add that second layer of teaching with her patience, knowlegde and wisdom.

Exercise besides, of course there will be plenty of time to explore the natural and cultural wonders of Bali itself, be it the beaches, the temples, an evening walk through the rice fields or the creative bustle of Ubud’s shop-lined alleys.

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Re-Discover Balance Retreat – Yoga and Ayurveda

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 at #

    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.

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