Practicing downward dog while overlooking the tropical greenery of Ubud? I am in. 

Ubud is a nature lover’s playground. This location has quickly become the spiritual heartbeat of Bali which sees thousands of tourists every year. With scenic hikes, cascading waterfalls and magnificent temples it’s easy to understand why this has become such a beloved location.

It’s no secret that Bali is loved for its serene nature, refreshing atmosphere, and tantalizing tropical fruits which makes it simultaneously the perfect place to host a yoga retreat. 

Yoga retreats in Ubud are the perfect chance to disconnect. Disconnect from the fast-paced modern world, your phone, your never ending to-do list, and the constant distractions that take up way too much of your time. Disconnect from it all. 

Yoga retreats are a safe space to shut out your overthinking mind and be guided by experts through healing practices while also deepening your knowledge of yoga.

I believe that a retreat is something everybody should experience. The transformation that comes with committing time to healing is beyond anything you could replicate elsewhere.

So, if this sounds like something your body and soul needs, keep reading for the best yoga retreats in Ubud!

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Why Should You Consider a Yoga Retreat in Ubud?

Alongside increasing your knowledge of yoga, you are introduced to a world of slow living in Ubud. Anyone who has been lucky enough to visit Bali will surely know this already!

Yoga retreats also offer a community like no other. No matter your skill level, you are welcomed into a tribe that treats you just like family. This can be such an amazing experience as you see complete strangers supporting one another through a radical transformation. 

The lessons and teachings that you learn at yoga retreats will have a long-lasting impact on your entire life. 

If you’re still on the fence, you should know that some of my favorite experiences have been from retreats. You truly have no idea how beneficial taking this time can be until you decide to do so.

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Ubud is simply sensational

What Can You Expect From a Yoga Retreat in Ubud?

I may be stating the obvious here but the main aspect of a yoga retreat is…yoga. 

Each retreat will have its own take on this. Some may offer various yoga classes throughout the day whereas others may only offer yoga classes in the morning. The overarching theme throughout the retreats is the mind and body connection and yoga is used as a tool to produce a sense of balance in your body.

Meditation and healing sessions will also be hosted. Plus, you’ll get to experience some of Bali’s natural beauty. From seeing some of Bali’s best temples to snorkeling in the ocean, these are once-in-a-lifetime excursions.

As for food, you will be well looked after. Bali is well known for its range of tropical fruits and vegetables and you will certainly get to try these here. Retreats supply a range of nutritionally dense food and will usually cater to dietary preferences.

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    How to Choose the Right Yoga Retreat in Ubud for You?

    Retreats come in all different shapes and sizes and choosing the right retreat for you is completely subjective.

    Yoga retreats can vary in both skill and quantity. So, if you have little to no experience in yoga, you will want to find a retreat that welcomes beginners.

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    Alternatively, if you do have experience with yoga, you’ll want to select a retreat that prioritizes teaching various styles of yoga. 

    You should also consider the excursions you would love to do too. Bali has so much to offer and you should definitely take advantage of that.

    For sightseers, some retreats offer excursions to some of the best sights in Bali – the temples in the heart of Ubud. For nature enthusiasts, you may prefer a retreat that hosts hiking excursions to the best waterfalls in Bali.

    Next, consider the below factors.


    Ubud is a small district in Bali which has grown in popularity over recent years. It’s now one of the most popular places to stay in Bali. But, the population of this location is thought to be around 100,000, so you’ll feel just like a local wherever you stay. 

    With that in mind, many of the retreats are located around the same area. No matter which retreat you choose, you’ll be embedded in the nature of Bali while also being a short distance away from the vibrant center. 


    No two retreats will ever look the same when it comes to the practices offered.

    For beginners, you’ll want to find retreats that teach beginner-friendly yoga classes, meditation, and the basics around the mind and body connection. Whereas those who already practice yoga will want to select a retreat that holds many yoga classes teaching various styles.

    Whichever retreat you choose, you’ll be introduced to other meditative and healing practices such as breathwork and reiki. 

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    While you can find some luxury retreats, most of the retreats in Bali are affordable in price. 

    The main feature that will increase the price of the trip is the accommodation. For example, Bali has some beautiful resorts where you can stay in premium penthouses and suites, which will certainly increase the price.

    Secondly, the services offered will also factor into the price. The retreats with a packed schedule full of ceremonies, yoga classes, and healing practices will tend to charge more than those that allow “free time” during the day.

    It never hurts to have a budget in mind while browsing.


    Perks are aspects of a retreat that are offered at an additional price.

    It seems that in Bali, the main perk is spa treatments. While the retreats may offer one Balinese massage, if you want to indulge in your wellbeing you will have to pay more. Additionally, one-to-one coaching may be offered for a cost as well as extra excursions around the city. 


    The duration of retreats can vary but most last from three to seven days.

    The longer you stay at a retreat, the more benefits you will experience. However, short retreats do have their advantages as they are easy to fit into your schedule and can still have a dramatic impact on your overall well-being.

    Most retreats are fixed in length and you are expected to stay for the entire retreat, however, some retreats may allow you to show up and leave on any day.

    My best advice is to find a retreat that is the right length for you. Fully committing yourself to the experience is the best way to bring about transformation.

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    The Top 10 Yoga Retreats in Ubud

    Okay, so with that being said, here are the best yoga retreats in Ubud. Get your notepad out!

    Best Overall Yoga Retreat in Ubud – 7-Day Finding Balance Yoga Retreat

    7 Day Finding Balance Yoga Retreat
    Sit up straight, I know you’re slouching!
    • $369
    • Firefly Retreat, Bali

    Kicking this list off with a bang is this seven-day “finding balance” retreat. The theme for the week? Taking the break your body needs and finally finding that “work-life balance” everybody keeps talking about.

    Your day will be spent partaking in daily yoga practices, meditation, and experiencing Balinese culture. You’ll feel a part of the family as you practice traditional Barong dancing, cook authentic dishes, and visit local temples. 

    You’ll also find yourself in the heart of Bali’s rice fields. Here, beautiful fireflies light up the area at night and you’ll finally be able to take that moment of pause you have been craving.

    Best Luxury Yoga Retreat in Ubud – 7-Day Yoga, Meditation & Holistic Retreat

    7 Day Yoga, Meditation & Holistic Retreat
    For Wakanda!
    • $1992
    • Wakanda Ubud Resort

    Go all out and indulge in a seven-day yoga retreat, rid yourself of toxins, and rejuvenate both your mind, body, and soul.

    You’re in for a retreat filled with all the Yogi wisdom you could imagine. With healing ceremonies, engaging discussions, traditional yoga practices, and thought-provoking activities, there never will be a dull moment.

    Hatha yoga and Vinyasa yoga are used as a tool during the retreat to clear energy in your body and activate your mind. This is the perfect opportunity to recharge and become mentally stronger. Most importantly, indulge in luxury accommodation with deluxe suite rooms and an outdoor pool located just ten minutes away from Ubud’s city center.

    Best Budget Yoga Retreat in Ubud – 3-Day “Bali Soul” Yoga Retreat

    3 Day “Bali Soul” Yoga Retreat
    FIVE waterfalls? Sign me up!
    • $330
    • Hotel Uma Danna

    Three entire days of yoga, hidden jungle waterfalls, and community? This is easily one of the best yoga retreats in Ubud. 

    During the three days, you will have access to four yoga sessions and tours of five different waterfalls. For the rest of the day, head into Ubud’s city center or relax at the accommodation and spark a conversation with a stranger.

    This is an adventure-packed long weekend and with such an affordable price tag, it makes it hard to say no to this one. 

    Best Yoga Retreat in Ubud for Solo Travelers – 6-Day Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat

    6 Day Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat
    Bali Yoga School is seriously superior
    • $425
    • Bali Yoga School 

    A retreat can be a welcoming escape for those that have been traveling for a while and this retreat delivers community and feel-good vibes.

    During this retreat, you will be invited to daily yoga sessions, mantra chanting, and four Ayurvedic massages. You’ll also be glad to know that there will be daily meals to refuel your body after too many days of airport food.

    All skill levels are welcome as you are guided through Hatha, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga yoga. Take this time to reflect on your journey and decide on your next location. 

    Best Yoga Retreat in Ubud for Couples – 5-Day Vibrance Private Yoga Therapy Retreat

    5 Day Vibrance Private Yoga Therapy Retreat
    Grab your partner and go!
    • $1558
    • Samyama Mindfulness Center

    Spend that much-needed quality time with your partner at this yoga retreat in Ubud. Igniting conversations, reconnection, and relationship strengthening exercises all while being surrounded by the gorgeous jungle views of Bali? It couldn’t get any better than that. 

    This retreat uses yoga therapy to bring about vitality, rejuvenation, and emotional balance in your relationship. The combination of yoga and meditation is designed to teach you how to reconnect with one another on a spiritual level. 

    The whole retreat has a sense of well-being in mind where they explore three different topics in depth. These topics consist of rejuvenation and grounding, sexual health and emotional balance, and mental clarity and focus. Each topic is thought to bring about a healthier relationship. 

    Most Unique Yoga Retreat in Ubud – 4-Day Detox Cleanse Your Mind & Body

    4 Day Detox Cleanse Your Mind & Body
    Cos who doesn’t need a detox?
    • $390
    • Hot Stone Club

    If you’re in desperate need of a full-body detox, this yoga retreat is just what you’ve been searching for. 

    This retreat teaches various styles of yoga including Hatha yoga, Kriya yoga, and Power yoga, so you’ll feel included whatever your skill type. Alongside that, you will take part in a detox program designed to completely rejuvenate your entire body. 

    At the retreat, they have a nourishing meal plan to supply your body with healthy nutrients,  a guided steaming ceremony for cleansing, and anti-ageing treatments to remove toxins from your body. Plus, deep tissue massages are offered which stimulate the drainage of your lymphatic system. 

    Spend a couple of days here and you’ll come back feeling totally aligned with your body, mind, and soul. 

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    Best Spiritual Yoga Retreat in Ubud – 5-Day Meditation & Yoga Retreat

    5 Day Meditation & Yoga Retreat
    Can you hack 9 hours of deep meditation?
    • $390
    • Samyama Mindfulness Mediation Center

    Book a space in one of the best yoga retreats in Ubud and go all in with your spiritual journey.

    The retreat has up to nine hours of deep meditation and yoga classes. Expect to discover root causes for limiting beliefs and unlock the power of the brain and body connection.

    This retreat is ideal for those with limited knowledge of yoga. Here you will be taught the foundational practices as well as diving deep into the world of meditation. 

    Best Over-The-Top Luxury Yoga Retreat in Ubud – 8-Day High Vibe Vinyasa & Yin Yoga Retreat

    8 Day High Vibe Vinyasa & Yin Yoga Retreat
    And I mean over-the-top. This is the real deal guys.
    • $5000
    • Soulshine Bali

    Immerse yourself in internal healing and prepare for eight entire days of luxury and self-prioritization. 

    During the retreat, you’ll take part in heart-pumping yoga early in the morning to feel alive in your body, and during the evenings, deep restorative yoga for optimal healing and peace. There are also excursions such as a sunrise hike up Mount Batur, a visit to the hot springs, and the holy water temple.

    The location and accommodation boast luxury like nothing else. Find yourself staying in penthouse suites that are fit for royalty with tropical views of Bali peeking in through the window. There is also a private patio and lounge and you can even treat yourself to a cocktail at the poolside club. 

    Best Yoga Retreat in Ubud for Friends – 7-Day Live Free Yoga, Meditation & Adventure Retreat

    7 Day Live Free Yoga, Meditation & Adventure Retreat
    Get the gang together for this epic escape
    • $1499
    • The Ark Wellness Retreat

    Have an experience of a lifetime with your best friends by attending this yoga retreat. The entire trip will be filled with non-stop fun and a sprinkle of inner healing. 

    This yoga retreat is designed to unleash your wild side and embrace your inner child. Throughout the day, you’ll attend Vinyasa yoga classes that are inclusive of all skill levels, and spend time getting to know the Balinese culture. You might even spot a turtle on your snorkeling excursion and you’ll put your Bear Grylls sense of spirit to the test in challenging river rafting and waterfall hikes.

    The whole sense of community that comes with this retreat is something to be admired. You may just extend your soul tribe here. Plus, there are shared and private villas to choose from, so you can have an adult slumber party with your best friend.

    Best Yoga Spa Retreat For Women in Ubud – 3-Day Women’s Luxury Private Yoga Retreat

    3 Day Women’s Luxury Private Yoga Retreat
    This one’s for you ladies!
    • $1199
    • Naya, Ubud

    Sorry guys, this beautiful private yoga retreat is just for the ladies. 

    Whether you’re planning a wellness bachelorette or it’s just been too long since you jetted off together with your girls, this retreat combines luxury and restorative therapies.

    Live your best life as you spend your morning practising yoga and your afternoons visiting famous Balinese water temples and designing jewelry. There is also a 60-minute Balinese massage included in the retreat package but you’re more than welcome to indulge and add more spa treatments to your trip. 

    This retreat is laid back, so you’ll find yourself with plenty of time to tour the areas with your friends, pamper yourselves or simply stay up all night chatting as you overlook some of the best views that Ubud has to offer. 

    FAQs About Yoga Retreats in Ubud

    Here are some FAQs about yoga retreats in Ubud, Bali. Please drop any questions of your own in the comments section below.

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    Final Thoughts on Yoga Retreats in Ubud

    Bali is known for its refreshing atmosphere, nutritious foods, and calming lifestyle, so it’s easy to understand how they host so many five-star retreats. 

    Going on a yoga retreat may just transform your life. Not only will you get to experience the culture but the guided practices you learn can be continued when you return home. From stress management to improving mobility and increased energy, the list of benefits that derive from yoga is extensive.

    So, if you’re ready to leap into the Yogi lifestyle but can’t pick your favorite, I would book the Seven-Day Finding Balance Retreat. This retreat has the perfect blend of yoga, Balinese culture, and exciting excursions, all for an affordable price.

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