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13 Best Yoga Retreats in Ubud, Bali [2024]

Ubud has become a hub for yoga and wellness retreats. Because of that, there are SO many yoga retreats in Ubud. But don’t worry, I’ve sorted out the best of them for you.

I spent a week in Ubud and let me tell you, it’s a magical place. I highly recommend renting a scooter to chase waterfalls, visiting Monkey Forest, watching a Legong performance, and walking along Campuhan Ridge.

Ubud’s combination of cultural richness, natural beauty, wellness offerings, and spiritualism has made it a sought-after destination for travelers and yogis alike seeking a peaceful and transformative experience. So, let’s explore Ubud yoga retreats!

The 13 Best Yoga Retreats in Ubud, Bali

Nestled in the heart of the island, Ubud is celebrated for its lush landscapes and cultural richness, and as a center for holistic well-being. It also has a range of world-class retreats and yoga studios, making it a sought-after destination for those on a journey of self-discovery and mindfulness. Enjoy!

1. 6-Day ‘Inside & Out’ Self-Discovery & Wellness Retreat

 RATING: 5/5 | 📅 DATES: Multiple Dates | 💳 BOOK NOW

Aerial view of a center with large infinity pool in Ubud

📍 Location: Ubud, Bali

🚌 Airport Transfer Included: Yes

💥 Highlights: Luxury accommodations, infinity pool, spa treatments, 5 stars

Amori Bali Wellness Retreat is nestled among the trees of Ubud and offers magical yoga and wellness retreats. This specific retreat kicks off with a cultural ceremony to set the spiritual tone and offers daily yoga sessions, nutritious breakfasts, and indulgent spa treatments.

Enjoy three Balinese massages, a natural facial, and a 2-hour Herbal Boreh Massage & Wrap. Engage in afternoon meditation sessions, followed by tea time amidst serene surroundings.

Explore Ubud with daily shuttles and a half-day driving tour. Connect with Bali’s spiritual side through a visit to a High Priest for cleansing.

This retreat is customizable – you can tailor the intensity, spa treatments, and cultural experiences to your liking. With local knowledge and a dedicated team, discover the best of Bali’s magic at this retreat.

2. 3-Day “Hridaya” Silent Meditation Retreat Ubud, Bali

 RATING: 4.8/5 | 📅 DATES: Multiple Dates | 💳 BOOK NOW

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📍 Location: Ubud, Bali

🚌 Airport Transfer Included: Available for an additional fee

💥 Highlights: Silence, heavy meditation focus

This transformative 3-day silent meditation retreat at the Samyama Meditation Center in Ubud, Bali, is centered around the concept of the Spiritual Heart or “Hridaya.” The retreat guides participants into the depths of self-discovery, leading to a sense of freedom from thoughts, past conditionings, and the reactive mind.

The unique aspect of this retreat lies in its focus on reconnecting with the heart, fostering a profound sense of love, gratitude, and connection to life itself. Each day you will practice yoga, meditation, and attend lectures in silence. It caters to all levels.

Accommodations are not provided at this retreat but the center is located a few minutes walk from lots of hotels and resorts. Three healthy vegetarian meals are included each day.

3. 5-Day Purifying your Body, Mind, and Soul

 RATING: 4.5/5 | 📅 DATES: Multiple Dates | 💳 BOOK NOW

Balinese purification ritual at a yoga retreat in Ubud

📍 Location: Sayan, Ubud, Bali

🚌 Airport Transfer Included: Available for an additional fee

💥 Highlights: Restorative, wellness treatments

Hosted by One Fit Wellness Bali, this retreat is for anyone feeling burnt out and needing nourishment. This retreat is less yoga intensive and more focused on fortifying and nourishing the body and soul.

In addition to two hatha yoga classes, you will experience a Melukat purifying ceremony (a Balinese ritual to cleanse the body), a sound healing ceremony, guided meditation, and guided walks in the rice paddy fields.

The retreat center is home to a spa and wellness center where you may spend much of your time. Included in your retreat price are one 60-minute massage and one 60-minute session in the healing stone chamber. Optional add-ons include additional massage and Reiki.

4. 3-Day Rejuvenation in Nature

 RATING: 4.5/5 | 📅 DATES: Multiple Dates | 💳 BOOK NOW

📍 Location: Eco village in south Ubud

🚌 Airport Transfer Included: Available for an additional fee

💥 Highlights: Prioritizes the healing benefits of nature, trekking, massage

I love this retreat because it is extremely flexible (you can start any day and you can stay longer than 3 days) and it recognizes our need for nature and utilizes it during this retreat to renew and heal.

During your time you will practice various styles of yoga, go on a 2-hour trek, go on a meditative walk, take a Balinese dance lesson, and get a traditional Balinese massage.

Stay in a beautiful retreat center with a huge pool surrounded by rice paddies.

5. 7-Day Wellness Yoga Retreat

 RATING: 4.55/5 | 📅 DATES: Multiple Dates | 💳 BOOK NOW

📍 Location: FireFly Retreat Center, Ubud

🚌 Airport Transfer Included: Available for an additional fee

💥 Highlights: Budget retreat, fireflies, lots of cultural activities

 This is one of the most popular yoga retreats in Indonesia

This is an excellent retreat for budget travelers and/or for people looking for a more significant cultural element to their retreat. FireFly retreats follow a strict schedule that begins anew every Sunday.

Throughout the week you will practice yoga daily, walk through the rice paddies, and learn about rice season, art, and Balinese culture. You will also go on a cultural excursion (visit a school, plan rice paddies, observe artists, etc.), learn how to make jamu and canang, make chocolate, and practice guided meditation.

There will also be plenty of free time to rest or explore on your own. The retreat is located in the middle of the rice fields, so you will see fireflies at night. The accommodations are basic, spacious and clean, but basic. This is not a retreat for someone looking for luxurious accommodations.

6. 5-Day Restore and Renew Retreat

 RATING: 4.55/5 | 📅 DATES: Multiple Dates | 💳 BOOK NOW

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📍 Location: Om Ham Retreat Center, Ubud

🚌 Airport Transfer Included: Yes

💥 Highlights: Amazing and friendly staff, great food

This is one of the most popular yoga retreats in Bali

For anyone looking to boost their energy levels. This retreat is designed to restore the body and refresh the mind through daily Kundalini and tantra yoga, massages, meditations, and traditional purification rituals.

Enjoy morning walks, a motivational lecture, sound healing ceremonies, and delicious food at this popular 5-day yoga retreat in Ubud.

The retreat center is located amongst rice paddies and steep ravines in Ubud’s central foothills of the Gianyar regency. The pool looks out over the rice fields.

7. 14-Day Yoga and Self-Healing Holiday

 RATING: 4.55/5 | 📅 DATES: Multiple Dates | 💳 BOOK NOW

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📍 Location: Purana Boutique Resort, Ubud

🚌 Airport Transfer Included: Yes

💥 Highlights: Butler service (assigned to each room), massages, resort

This is a great retreat for anyone who likes customization and support with booking other types of activities and excursions.

You will practice yoga once a day, typically at 7 or 8 am, and then you have the rest of the day to either indulge in wellness activities at the villa or explore the town. Either way, your private butler will help you plan out your schedule, including booking excursions off-site.

Two 1-hour massages and two aromatherapy massages are included in your package, as well as a Balinese cleansing ritual, a cooking class, and a trip to a temple. In your free time, spend time walking the ground or exploring on your own.

The resort you will stay at is a beautiful, spacious, 10-room resort, with the option to stay in a private villa with a private pool for a total private escape.

8. 4-Day Healing Yoga Retreat

 RATING: 4.55/5 | 📅 DATES: Multiple Dates | 💳 BOOK NOW

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📍 Location: Purana Boutique Resort, Ubud

🚌 Airport Transfer Included: Available for an additional fee

💥 Highlights: Visit with a Balinese Healer

For a quicker trip, Purana Boutique Resort also offers shorter retreats like this 4-day option that includes a visit to a traditional Balinese Healer.

You will practice yoga each morning, visit a temple, and get a massage as well. There is a lot of free time for exploring, as this retreat is not yoga or activity-heavy.

9. 7-Day Wellness Holiday Solo Traveler’s Yoga Retreat

 RATING: 4.8/5 | 📅 DATES: Multiple Dates | 💳 BOOK NOW

Bedroom at a yoga retreat in Bali

📍 Location: Purana Boutique Resort, Ubud

🚌 Airport Transfer Included: Available for an additional fee

💥 Highlights: Budget-friendly, good for solo travelers, cooking class, massage

Discover the authentic charm of Bali at FireFly Retreat, nestled in the serene hillside of a lush jungle ravine amidst the rice paddy farmlands of Ubud village.

FireFly Retreat is a welcoming haven that offers daily yoga practices, tranquil afternoons, and free time to explore the community or venture to other areas on the Island of the Gods, Bali.

This retreat allows you to witness the spectacle of fireflies at night, hence its name. Its emphasis is on creating a warm and inviting environment with lovely staff and engaging class teachers. The carefully designed schedule ensures a balance in both body and mind.

FireFly Retreat is not about luxury but about providing a genuine and affordable holiday experience. If you seek an authentic taste of Bali, where camaraderie and genuine experiences take precedence, FireFly Retreat is your ideal destination.

10. 7-Day Nervous System Connection Retreat

 RATING: 4.8/5 | 📅 DATES: Multiple Dates | 💳 BOOK NOW

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📍 Location: Sukawati, Ubud, Bali

🚌 Airport Transfer Included: Yes

💥 Highlights: Ice Bath, Breathwork, Yoga, Meditation, Sound Healing, Trauma Release, Nature Therapy, Massage and workshops

Experience a transformative 7-day wellness retreat in south Ubud, at HUOMN. Their holistic approach combines yoga, meditation, breathwork, ice baths, trauma release exercises, sound healing, and more, all aimed at central nervous system regulation and perception.

This retreat is ideal for stress management, trauma and burnout recovery, and personal development. At this retreat, you will find solace in the tranquil environment, connect with your nervous system and tune into your body’s signals, and transform your perspectives on wellbeing.

Their anti-inflammatory menu will nourish your body – all meals are crafted from locally sourced organic ingredients, support sustainability, reduce inflammation, and are grounded in scientific insights.

Join HUOMN on a journey to reboot your well-being, unlock your inner healer, and create a more compassionate world. Stay in a gorgeous villa complex with beautiful rooms.

11. 4-Day Cooking and Yoga Holiday in Ubud

 RATING: 4.55/5 | 📅 DATES: Multiple Dates | 💳 BOOK NOW

📍 Location: Purana Boutique Resort, Ubud

🚌 Airport Transfer Included: No, transfer not available

💥 Highlights: Cooking class, beautiful accommodations

This retreat combines the best of both worlds – yoga and cooking – in one immersive experience. The yoga classes are suitable for all levels and are held in a serene and peaceful environment, as the retreat center is small and private.

You will have one cooking class where you will learn to prepare traditional Balinese dishes using fresh and local ingredients.

The retreat also includes additional wellness activities, such as spa treatments, nature walks, and a cultural excursion You will also have plenty of free time to explore Ubud at your own pace.

12. 5-Day Meditation, Sound Healing, and Yoga Retreat

 RATING: 4.5/5 | 📅 DATES: Multiple Dates | 💳 BOOK NOW

Woman playing singing bowls at a yoga retreat in ubud

📍 Location: Om Ham Retreat Center, Ubud

🚌 Airport Transfer Included: Yes

💥 Highlights: Sound healing, Kundalini yoga

This retreat focuses on meditation, sound healing, and yoga practices to promote relaxation, rejuvenation, and inner peace.

In addition to 4 Kundalini yoga classes, you will also participate in two sound healing sessions, which use different sounds, vibrations, and frequencies to induce a deep state of relaxation and healing, and one sunrise walk.

This retreat is a great way to unwind, de-stress, and connect with your inner self.

13. 4-Day ‘Inner Beauty Restoration’ Wellness Retreat

 RATING: 5/5 | 📅 DATES: Multiple Dates | 💳 BOOK NOW

📍 Location: Amori Bali Wellness Retreat, Ubud, Bali

🚌 Airport Transfer Included: Yes

💥 Highlights: Excursion, Thai Massage, cultural ceremony

Discover the enchanting Amori yoga shala, a magical space with a curved bamboo structure and warm recycled teak floor, offering an uplifting and peaceful ambiance. The Amori Experience is personal, homely, and designed for your well-being, providing customized and skillful service from wellness practitioners, butlers, and hotel staff.

Security and cultural immersion are integral to the Amori Experience. Feel safe and connect with the local Banjar, experiencing the authentic surroundings of Ubud.

Luxury accommodation sets the stage for an unforgettable retreat, featuring daily morning yoga sessions, Thai massage, afternoon meditations followed by tea, half-day excursion to explore temples and rice paddies.

Enliven your body, mind, and spirit with Amori’s wellness and healing experience, and leave refreshed, rejuvenated, and motivated.

My husband and I in Bali in 2015!

Why Choose Ubud for a Yoga Retreat?

Ubud, Bali is a popular destination for yoga retreats, and for good reason. Here are some reasons why you might choose Ubud for your next yoga retreat:

  • Stunning natural surroundings: Ubud is surrounded by lush rainforests, rice paddies, and river valleys, making it an idyllic setting for a yoga retreat. Practicing yoga amid the beauty of nature can be a deeply rejuvenating and grounding experience.
  • High-quality facilities: Ubud is home to a wide range of yoga retreat centers, from traditional Balinese-style resorts to modern eco-friendly facilities.
  • Experienced teachers: Ubud attracts some of the best yoga teachers from around the world, many of whom have trained in the traditional disciplines of yoga and meditation.
  • Rich cultural heritage: Ubud has a rich cultural heritage, with traditional dance performances, art galleries, and museums showcasing Balinese art and handicrafts. Immerse yourself in the local culture to deepen your understanding and appreciation of the practice of yoga.
  • Holistic wellness: Ubud has a thriving wellness scene, with many health-conscious cafes and restaurants serving organic, vegan, and vegetarian cuisine. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to nourish your body and mind during your retreat.
  • Yoga: Ubud has become a hub for yoga, attracting yoga enthusiasts from around the world who seek to rejuvenate their mind, body, and soul through holistic practices.
  • Spiritualism: Ubud has long been associated with spiritualism, and many visitors come to seek out healers, meditation centers, and other spiritual practices.
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Yoga Retreats in Ubud: FAQ

Why is Ubud so famous?

Ubud is famous for its nature, spiritualism, wellness offerings, food, culture, and affordability.

Is Ubud worth visiting?

Yes, Ubud is worth visiting if you’re interested in experiencing the beauty, culture, and wellness offerings of Bali.

How far is Ubud from the beach?

Ubud is located in the central uplands of Bali, and it is not particularly close to the beach. It takes about an hour to reach the closest beach from Ubud, and up to 2 hours to reach some of the more popular beaches in Kuta and Seminyak.

How many days in Ubud is enough?

The number of days you should spend in Ubud depends on your personal preferences and travel plans. However, most visitors to Ubud recommend staying at least three to four days to fully experience the town and its surrounding attractions. Add additional days if you are practicing yoga in Ubud, Bali.

Which is better Bali or Phuket?

The choice between Bali and Phuket depends on what you’re looking for in a vacation. If you’re interested in a more cultural and natural experience, Bali may be the better choice. If you’re looking for a beach-focused vacation with lots of nightlife and entertainment options, Phuket may be the better choice.

What is the best month to go to Bali?

The best time to go to Bali is in July and August for the weather (but major crowds) or the shoulder months of April, May, June, September, and October when the weather is still good but there are fewer visitors.

Yoga Retreats in Ubud Wrap-Up

Ubud is a true paradise for yogis and wellness enthusiasts, offering an array of quality yoga retreats set in stunning natural surroundings. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil escape, a transformative experience, or simply a chance to recharge and unwind, these are the best yoga retreats in Ubud, Bali.

From traditional Balinese-style resorts to modern eco-friendly facilities, there’s something for every taste and budget. I hope this list of the 13 best yoga retreats in Ubud has helped you find your dream getaway and inspired you to embark on a journey of self-discovery, health, and wellness in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.

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