Home to traditional Balinese Watukaru yoga and Balinese Pencak Silat martial arts, they are a healing sanctuary located in the spiritual village of Sesandan.
Yoga Retreats (10)
Krisna Ketut Suarmini
Krisna specializes in Balinese Watukaru yoga style.
I Gede Arya Adiwiguna
I Gede Arya started to learn Balinese traditional yoga and healing meditation by the age of 17 in 1993. He is a disciple of the ninth generation of Perguruan Seruling Dewata in Bali. He specializes in the Watukaru yoga tradition (Balinese traditional yoga) of Perguruan Seruling Dewata, Balinese traditional meditation, and snake style of martial arts (silat). He is committed to conserving the ancient Balinese yoga tradition, meditation, and silat by founding Baligrass Retreats.
Landy is a certified Vinyasa and meditation teacher. She has a natural gift of listening in order to understand people on a deeper level and applies effortlessly her understanding and empathy to her teaching or as she prefers to call it, guided self-healing through meditation, pranayama, yoga, and yoga therapy. She integrates her love for poetry, art, and oriental philosophy & medicine into her teaching and has been a part of many people's positive self-transformation and journeys to happier and more fulfilling lives.
Claudia is a mathematician and statistician turned full-time yogi. She’s certified in both Yin yoga and Yoga therapy, while studying extensively Chinese traditional medicine and acupuncture. Her passion for understanding the intricacies of the human body especially its self-healing power guided her to discover a unique approach of teaching, she helps students to deepen and expand their practices through activating specific acupressure points in the body. She believes there’s infinite power held in our body, and we just need to learn to use the right key to unleash it.
From a rice farmer and wife who worked over twelve hours in the rice paddies every single day in addition to taking care of a family of six, Dewi transformed her life by studying English and the practice of yoga. Now, she not only manages Balitrees, but teaches Traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga to both western guests and women and children from her local community. She believes Yoga is a way of life that can lead us to find more peace and joy from within ourselves. When in a class, she teaches with her heart and soul, giving all of her love, warmth, and authenticity to her students.
from United States, July 2019
"Heaven in Heaven "
Words can’t explain my experience . This is the best retreat ever, the host are very welcoming, loving and caring. I felt at home and loved.
Made lots of unforgettable friends which we keep in touch, we were all solo travelers. The yoga and the activities were beyond my expectations. I was very fortunate enough to be present with the village for the ceremony Galungan.
I can go on and on .. Of just a wonderful experience of heaven to me which i hold close to my heart. Will be going back as soon as possible. Thank you so much
from United States, February 2019
"Amazing experience "
Such a cultural, spiritual and energising experience. Balinese yoga, friendly happy and helpful staff, simple but tasty food. Stunning and serene setting
from United Kingdom, January 2019
"Little peace of heaven hidden away 😊"
I had the most amazing time at this retreat they have everything you need and more I spent 6 days here and didnt want to leave the yoga was great 2 a day and so many activities included I cannot wait to come back will definitely spend longer there
from Hong Kong, January 2019
"A Lovely Experience"
People there are very friendly and helpful. Food was also excellent, having a good real taste of Balinese traditional food every day. Perfect teacher and yoga classes for beginners. Program was well planned and cultural activities were interesting as well. Thank you for the superb hospitality during our stay.
from United States, November 2018
"The best part of my Bali trip! Amazing 4 days at Baligrass"
I've spent 4 amazing days at Baligrass retreat and I'm so happy that I chose to go there! For sure, it went all beyond my expectations!!
The balinese yoga lessons were great, even for a beginner like me, and they are held in a wonderful location, with the view on the rice fields.
The dining area is simple, but it has everything you might need (view always included). The food is delicious and it's different every day, served by all the lovely people working hard everyday there.
The cultural activities were always very interesting and fun to do. You get a choice between 2 or 3 activities, after each yoga session. I tried rice farming, trekking, preparing hindu offerings, balinese lessons and a visit to the waterfall and I loved them all!
This program is the perfect mixture of yoga and of cultural/traditional activities, that allows you to discover the real bali life, away from crowded tourist places. During these 4 days I learnt so many things, I took my mind off all the stressfull thoughts I had before and discovered a big pleasure in just being in contact with nature.
But most of all, I found out how amazing Balinese people can be.. they're welcoming, smiling, curious and they made me feel part of the village. I now have a balinese family!
If you want an even deeper cultural immersion in the balinese life, I'd suggest you to choose the homestay option.
I stayed at Bali Red Roses, with Mr. Wayan's family and I enjoyed it so much!
Suksuma Pisan Baligrass!
from Indonesia, September 2018
"Amazing experience all in all, food could have been healthie"
Staff and location (amazing view!!) was incredible!:) they made us feel welcome and were very helpfull. Staying in local fam was a nice experience!! Some tips what is the code of conduct would have been usefl though :) everyone and everything was relaxing, it was nice that things were so flexible. Learning about local coulture was facinating! The fact that we could choose the daily activities together with others was fun!
from United States, August 2018
Everything from the accommodations to the excursions to the yoga classes to the organizers to the other participants was wonderful. This was not a tourist area, which lended itself to an authentic experience that one cannot get from just exploring on one's own. All the people from the village who opened their houses to us were lovely. This is very much an immersion in traditional Balinese culture, so please do not come here expecting the "Western" idea of a yoga retreat. Truly an unforgettable experience and I hope to return again!
from Australia, August 2018
"Peaceful and unwind "
I loved everything. It was our mum’s trip to sleep n relax (we both have small kids) and it was perfect for that. So great to see how the village keeps n work together. The activities was interesting (u can choose what to do : make coconut oil, swinging on the swing over the rice fields, rice farming, swimming on the waterfall and so on..)
It was totally unique and unwind place. I would come again!!
from Thailand, July 2018
"Bali yoga retreat review"
I liked the environment, beautiful scenery in the rice paddy fields, open air yoga, all of the people were really friendly, the locals and fellow students.
from United Kingdom, July 2018
"Fantastic. Yoga plus many other varied activities "
What an amazing location. So lush and beautiful. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Amazing food. And so much involvement with the local community. I did a lot of activities in my five days but it still felt relaxing! Lots of yoga (2x 2 hours a day), meditation, massage, tai chi, martial arts, watching coconut oil being made, taking a dip in a waterfall, a swing over the fields, rice farming, met many great people! I wish I had had time for a Balinese language lesson and a music lesson too! I took the home stay option. Basic but homely, incredible value. The owner was lovely, left us Balinese cakes every morning so we had a little "pre-breakfast" before the main breakfast! Always on hand for little conversations or mini tours. It's not for you if you want high-end luxury and lots of personal technical yoga instruction. But if you want to experience yoga, different optional activities and Balinese culture in a beautiful, authentic location and help the community I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to recommend Balitrees and I hope to come back one day!
from New Zealand, July 2018
"Peace amongst the paddy fields"
I came for four days and would have stayed longer if I hadn’t already booked other plans. The village as a collective has seemingly all bought into making this retreat a warm, friendly, authentic slice of Balinese life and culture. The setting is idyllic, the accommodation and food all good and the friendly staff make it a wonderful experience. The yoga and meditation were traditional and offered a real chance to “unplug” from busy western ways.
I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone looking for an authentic/ restorative experience.
from Australia, July 2018
I liked the friendly and accommodating staff and locals and mixing with the guests from all over the world. The food was fresh and tasty and the activities were good. I liked the outdoor yoga.
from Australia, May 2018
"You will not regret it!"
Not just a yoga retreat in a beautiful location but a snapshot into Balinese village life. Great yoga instructor, great food, lots of activities available in free time, comfortable homestay, everyone so friendly. The retreat itself is in the most stunning location - I would go again even just to spend a few days in such a beautiful and peaceful place. Really really recommend, incredible value for money.
from Canada, May 2018
"Enjoy every minute wished I had stayed longer awesome experi"
The laid back schedule and that we were able to participate in so many extracurricular activities and all exclusive. Such great people. I didn’t know what to expect but I would definitely recommend to anyone stay longer than 4 days though!
from Indonesia, April 2018
"Sweet sweet balitrees!"
The people are amazing, the experience is amazing. If you are expecting a western sparkly yoga retreat, don't come here. Instead if you'd like to be spoiled by the staff, taken on adventures around the village and do a lot of Bali yoga. Come here! The concept is a bit chaotic, but it works and I had the best time. The home stay is lovely, the food is absolutely gorgeous and the surroundings lovely. Highly recommend! Thanks dewi, krishna, adi madi and everyone else. I loved my stay!!!
from Singapore, April 2018
"Excellent detox experience for the soul☺"
The host and the people in the village were so warm and kind. A real great Baliness experience. Many authenic experience like rice farming, massages and spritual healing. Meet many lovely people from all walks of life and the yoga practise and teacher Krishna was amazing. I am selling this little gem to all my friends. Value for money and will definately return again xx Thanks for a great stay 😍
from Indonesia, March 2018
"Real Balinese Life Experience."
Finnally i found the place where i can see the real Bali. Not like mostly place in Bali which are much touristic. The staff at Baligrass are so genuine! They go above and beyond to ensure you have the best time. I chose Baligrass because it also included cultural activities, unlike many other yoga retreats. Baligrass is very connected with the nature and the local community. Our experience was perfect! The location was amazing, in the middle of rice fields. Highly reccommend to anyone looking for peace of life.
from Indonesia, October 2018
"cette retraite tres bien pour decouvrir le yoga et les locau"
l ambiance, l acceuil, les activites
from Indonesia, September 2018
Lieux magiques, personnel/ gens du village super gentils. Ils font tout pour vous faire découvrir leur culture, surprises, nourriture végétarienne excellente servie sous format de buffet. Il faut s’attendre à une expérience rustique et non pas dans le lyxe, mais vous sortez avec l’impression d’en avoir telliement appris sur la vraie vie balinaise, cours de yoga adaptés à tous. Plutôt spirituels quêtes sportif. Axés sur la méditation et les chakras. Une de mes meilleures expériences à Bali! Si vous y allez,vous allez être occupés par toutes les activités tout en vous reposant.
from Thailand, August 2018
"Great Stay, I learned a lot"
The retreat is on such a beautiful place. All the Staff is so friendly and symphatic. I enlongerd my stay for 2more days because I liked it so much. The whole village works together so you can do so many different cultural activitys. The whole concept allows to have a very authentic experience in bali, compared to the majority of places on the island. The yogaclasses were so interesting, and everybody could take part, from experienced to beginner. The teachers were so nice and i learned a lot. Absolutely recommendable!
from Indonesia, July 2018
"Amazing yoga and meditation retreat"
This experience was great and very interesting, the staff was very hospitable and well took care of us. Food and accommodation was excellent. Yoga and meditation classes was really good quality, perfect for beginners and discover the basics and origins of yoga, our teacher was great and very sweet. This retreat was relaxing, isolated in the middle of the rice fields and in the heart of a small local village where the inhabitants are adorables and where the atmosphere is zen and serene. The cultural activities included in the program were very interesting and aim to help the local people of the village. Thank you for this stay, it was Perfect !!
from Indonesia, June 2018
Das kleine Dorf gab mir einen guten Einblick in das wahre Bali, fern vom Massentourismus.. Früh und am Nachmittag gab es eine yogasessions , welche immer im freien zwischen den Reisfeldern statt finden, egal bei welchem Wetter. Das gab dem allem nochmals einem besonderen Charme. Meine yogagruppe war zwischen 8-10 Leuten, was eine schöne Gruppengröße war und dazu beitrug den Aufenthalt ein familiäres Gefühl zu verleihen.
from Indonesia, May 2018
I loved my stay at mr. Wayan's place! Everything was well organized and the people are amazing. They arrange a lot of activities which you can choose. The food was very good and as a beginner I loved the yoga classes.
from Indonesia, May 2018
"7 days yoga retreat, massage and balinese village experience"
Everything was amazing! Instead of staying 3 nights I extended to 7... Great Yoga with a very good teacher, Krishna. The Yoga sessions usually start with warming up, before practising some asanas and traditional flows. In the end we usually had quite a long meditation, often with spiritual chakra growing. Often alternative choices such as Tai Chi possible.
My homestay (red roses) was lovely, Mr. Wayan and his family were very kind, everything was clean and comfortable. It was only a 5 minutes walk to the main area, but there was always someone to drop you by bike. Mr. Wayan took me to see sunrise and a very nice "selfie spot". I enjoyed the morning chat with him having coffee and balinese cakes so much!
The village activities were very interesting. I am very happy that the people in the village share their knowledge and activities with us, such as rice farming, language classes and the visit to the village's shaman.
My massages were very good, the spa is nicely located with a view in the forest. I could chose every day whether I want to participate in the second activity or go to traditional or modern massage. Traditional massage with the healer was quite an experience, I am glad to have done it once.
The whole team was very very kind and helpful all the time.
Špela Koželj .
from Myanmar [Burma], March 2020
"Eye-opening and so motivating for my yoga practice!"
I enjoyed everything there! It is a perfect place to relax in tranquility as there is noone but the rice fields and local village people. The staff is too friendly! I made some good friends there. They really make sure your stay is as pleasant and possible. Regards to Dian, Dewi, Aya, Andri... and Madeyoshi - he is too committed to this job! A driver, activity manager, photographer and an amazing man!
However the yoga journey itself really exceeded my expectations. I thought it's gonna be a week of yoga practice - but it was so much more. I reached asanas that I thought were not possible for me. I reached states of mind that I thought I was too weak to achieve. I learned so much about chakras, moon and sun salutation, mantras, mudras and so much more about the traditional Watukaru yoga. Thank you Giri and Krishna! They are always ready to share new knowledge... I was so inspired I even took notes in between of postures. I took a lot from there. The next day I bought own yoga mat and saluted the sun, just as they tought me... THANK YOU!
from Australia, February 2020
"True Off-the-Beaten Path Adventure Retreat"
Really loved my stay at Baligrass. The cultural experiences were very hands on and really quite unique. As a long time yogi, I really appreciated getting to learn the Traditional yoga they do in Bali. Not an experience you will get anywhere else! Thank you so much to the staff and teachers at Baligrass and the entire village of Balitrees. So very welcoming and happy to share their culture.
from United States, February 2020
"Very interesting experience"
I enjoyed the discussion on the background and history for Balinese yoga traditions and Pencak Silat. I also enjoyed the different Pencak Silat movement drills.
from United States, January 2020
"Best Solo Spot in Bali "
Balitrees is the number one location for solo travelers in Bali. The picturesque scenery, the food, and the team really made it feel like you were visiting a friends home. There is daily yoga/meditation as well as daily trips to a nearby waterfall, town, or shaman- you choose! Grab a massage down in the relaxation area, or do nothing but read on terrace all day overlooking the rice fields. There is also a nearby shop with ice cream for a night time treat! I will be going back for a much longer stay as I met the best people and made some great friends!
from Australia, January 2020
Great place to see the local culture, food and people. The majority are solo travelers from Europe, Asia and Australia.
from United Arab Emirates, January 2020
"Genuine Hospitality and Great Value for Money"
Dewi - was the over all in charge, Made Yossi organized tours and August were assisting us. All of the team of Balitrees Retreat has made me feel like a part of their family.
Dewi is wonderful yoga teacher and thanks to Krishna and Adi for explaining us details regarding the chakras.
I was planning to spend my birthday quietly but they busted me and surprised me with magic candle 😂
The food were mostly veggies which are all delightful. I dont mind gaining two kg of weight because I am surrounded with lovely positive people.
The place is so serene. The sound of nature is perfect for solo travellers who likes to seek tranquility.
The dogs accompany you and acts as your protector whenever you take a walk. So much positive energy!
Kudos to Balitrees! Looking forward to another retreat hopefully the soonest!
God bless you all and your team! Matur Suksama for an amazing experience I will always remember!
from East Timor, December 2019
"Like a Family Hug"
The way each one is lovingly received and treated, with respect for their individuality and uniqueness. My biggest respect for the Balitrees Retreats family.
from Germany, November 2019
"Heaven on earth ❤️"
We booked the retreat for a 5day stay and were overwhelmed by the beauty of the surroundings. A few hours after arriving we already knew - we will stay another night!
In the middle of the rice fields we did yoga, meditated, had the opportunity to do a lot of activities and get to know the locals. We were welcomed like a family member and when we left (we didn't want to but we already planned the following days) it felt like leaving our second home. Everyone there is so kind and tries their best to give you an unforgettable experience there.
In these 6 days we had an amazing experience, progressed so much in yoga thanks to the hard working instructors, and grounded ourselves in mother nature.
Thank you so much, Bali trees Team, we will come back as soon as possible!
from Australia, October 2019
"Escape to a place like no other "
If you need some time away and a place to relax Balitrees retreat is the paradise that's a home away from home. The yoga classes give you a fantastic insight on the traditional Balinese style and the staff could not have been more accommodating and treat you like one of the family.
from Indonesia, July 2018
The location is beautiful, the traditional food is excellent, the travellers and the locals you meet are amazing, the activities are fun and you can choose between three different ones every morning and afternoon.