With so much to offer visitors who come to the island, deciding to do yoga in Bali makes a lot of sense. A warm, year round climate makes beachside yoga sessions, swimming in the ocean and sunset viewing a pleasingly feasible daily routine.
The island has a rich spiritual tradition stemming from the unique fusion of Hindu, Buddhist and Animist faiths that have evolved over the centuries. Add to that a rich artistic heritage and it becomes clear that you can easily immerse yourself in any number of spiritual, or meditation retreats in mystical Bali.
Yoga Teacher Trainings in Bali
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The diversity of the environment means that surfers, hikers and divers can all pursue their passions here. While an abundance of eateries and shops selling organic, vegan, vegetarian and other wholesome fare will appeal to the growing market for detox and even fasting retreats that are prevalent in Bali.
The exponential growth of yoga has lead to many studios in Bali offering budding instructors the chance to become certified by enrolling in yoga teacher training courses.
Whether it’s your first yoga vacation or you are a seasoned travelling yogi, you will find some of the best yoga retreats in the world in Bali.
An array of enchanting locations await you, from lush inland forests, to quiet sandy bays, the island is blessed with places to deepen your practice and satisfy your yogic needs.
At the luxury end of the market you can find Desa Seni, surrounded by rice paddy fields, the accommodation has a traditional village atmosphere combined with modern amenities and comfort.
The Yoga Barn is a well established centre in Ubud which offers short yoga and wellness retreats and comes equipped with 5 open-air yoga shalas.
Split between both beachside and inland accommodation Eat, Pray, Move retreats offer guests the chance to experience the best of the island’s scenery with daily yoga and meditation practice.
Yoga Teacher Training in Bali
With yoga classes being in such high demand across the world, the need for certified instructors has increased accordingly. There are now a wealth of yoga teacher training courses to choose from in Bali with many of the most sought after instructors coming to the island to pass on their wisdom and skills to the next generation of yogis.
Popular Yoga Destinations in Bali
Ubud is generally considered to be the heartbeat of the yoga scene in Bali. The variety and extent of accommodation, restaurants, bars, cafes and, of course, yoga studios has resulted in a boom in the small town.
In addition to your daily asanas, you can take advantage of numerous hiking trails in the area and reward yourself with any number of delicious dishes served up at the eateries available on your doorstep.
Canggu is fast emerging as the next yogi place-to-be and it’s easy to see why. Right on the coast and a safe distance from busy Seminyak, there are various studios now offering yoga and pilates and a number of places to find healthy food and wellness facilities.
What Yogis should know about Bali
An annual event in Bali that may well appeal to yogis, and anyone who appreciates some respite from the modern dependency on technology, is Nyepi Day. Falling at the time when locals celebrate New Year, islanders are expected to observe the rules of the Day of Silence.
This unique celebration involves disconnecting from all power sources and electronic devices and abondonding the usual routines of work and travel. This is a great opportunity to appreciate your natural surroundings and company without any of the distractions that accompany our normal existence.