It was Eat Pray Love that really sealed the deal. Today, Bali is officially one of the most sought-after yoga travel destinations on the planet.
From rainforest hideaways to beachfront shalas, there are countless options for practicing yoga in Bali.
One of the most unique experiences you can have is to enjoy a yoga class in the privacy of your own villa. These villas in Bali offer a beautiful setting for yoga.
Villa Nag Shampa is built around yoga – literally. This amazing seven-bedroom estate is centred around a yoga shala which appears to be floating in the villa’s lagoon-shaped swimming pool. The shala can accommodate up to 20 yogis and yoga mats, blocks and bolsters are also provided. Besides the beautiful yoga space, the villa boasts four pools, a private spa and organic gardens.
Villa Nag Shampa
Location: Ubud, Bali
Price: From USD $1,890 / night
Villa Waru has some of the most magical gardens in Bali designed by the late great Made Wijaya. Set amidst this tropical splendour is the villa’s yoga pavilion which sits perched over a tranquil pond. Villa Waru is a great option for hosting retreats in Bali with two swimming pools and seven bedrooms which sleep up to 16 guests.
Location: Nusa Dua, Bali
Price: From USD $519 / night
Leave the crowds behind and experience the tranquil beauty of the real Bali at Bali il Mare. This beautiful four-bedroom villa is located in North Bali, offering exclusive access to a private stretch of beach. The yoga pavilion offers direct views of the beach and ocean. Bali il Mare is a four-bedroom villa designed by the same architect behind Bali’s Bulagari resort, so you know it’s five-star all the way.
Bali il Mare
Location: Pemuteran, Bali
Price: From USD $341 / night
Villa Malaathina is a huge seven-bedroom estate that’s perfect for hosting events and retreats. The villa has a beautiful yoga room with an adjoining massage room. There’s also an air-conditioned gym with full-wall mirrors right next door to the yoga space. Villa Malaathina is located in Umalas, minutes from the trendy areas of Seminyak and Canggu.
Location: Umalas, Bali
Price: From USD $1,155 / night
The Lotus Residence is a hidden paradise tucked into the lush nature of Tabanan. The six-bedroom villa offers a relaxing break from reality, lightyears form the crowded areas of South Bali and houses a beautiful open-plan yoga shala overlooking the tropics. The spacious luxury estate comes fully staffed with a chef, housekeepers, butlers and security. The Lotus Residence is also a terrific venue for hosting a yoga retreat in Bali.
The Lotus Residence
Location: Tabanan, Bali
Price: From USD $635 / night
Villa Hansa is located in Canggu, the trendiest neighbourhood in Bali, offering easy access to great surfing and dining while still maintaining a soothing atmosphere overlooking a tropical river. The yoga space is set in the villa’s beautiful gardens and features a tranquil statue of the Buddha. The villa has seven bedrooms, 12-metre pool and a gorgeous design mixing Indonesian antiques with modern architecture.
Location: Canggu, Bali
Price: From USD $637 / night
Villa Atacaya is a modern villa with beautiful Balinese details set in the quiet area of Seseh, surrounded by rice fields and a tranquil river flowing by. The villa has five bedrooms and can sleep up to 12 guests and the open-air bathrooms are the stuff of tropical dreams. The yoga deck overlooks the river and offers a beautiful setting for your practice.
Location: Seseh, Bali
Price: From USD $387 / night
Stating the obvious – Villa Yoga is an amazing place for practicing yoga. This seven-bedroom villa is located in Seminyak, surrounded by the best restaurants and shopping in Bali. The villa is beautifully designed using Indonesian art and antiques and features a 25-metre swimming pool and a media room to keep you entertained. Villa Yoga includes a semi-open yoga space located by the pool. Another popular option for hosting retreats and workshops in Bali.