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Videos (3)

Instructors (6)

I Gede Arya

Krishna

Danai Siamou

Landy Yan

Claudia Wang

Dewi

Reviews (245)

Amy Goode

from Great Britain, February 2020

The people I met, as well as everyone at Balitrees. What an amazing experience it was

Bruno Desimoni

from Indonesia, December 2020

"Lugar simples e aconchegante, perfeito parar relaxar"

Toda a equipe é muito solicita e receptiva. Tive uma excelente experiencia e recomendo o lugar pra quem procura um local simples para relaxar e ter uma experiencia com Yoga.

Chloe Orwin

from Great Britain, March 2020

"This place is magical"

If your looking for time out from your chaotic lifestyle and enjoy yoga and cultural activities then this place is for you. Set in the most beautiful rice paddies, the breathtaking view never gets boring to look at. A great combination of yoga classes and cultural activities to keep you occupied throughout the day and enough time to chill and relax with the use of spa. Absolute bliss! The people here are so welcoming and really take care of you and listen to anything you wish to add on to your trip. They go above and beyond what is expected and really they cannot be faulted. I stayed in a lovely home stay short walk from the yoga centre and woke up to a plate of fresh fruit waiting outside my front door most mornings. The owners really made it feel special and was always willing to share stories and general information with me. All staff made me welcome and and made my time at balitrees ever so special. I will never forget this place and highly recommend you must visit. It really is a magical place and you leave feeling so relaxed and recharged. Well done to everyone working so hard to make Balitrees a great place to stay 👏🏻

Abigail Muros Velazquez

from France, February 2020

"4 days in Balitrees - February 2020"

What I really loved were the location and surrounding views. This place is so green and lovely, with rice terraces and banana and palm trees all around.

The staff were helpful and smiley. Always trying to walk the extra mile and being flexible about the excursions and considerate of everyone's needs.

Danya Alshamari

from Qatar, February 2020

"I learned A lot of new Baliness Yoga style. "

Meditation with Edi and the village activity

Yolande Groenewald

from Netherlands, February 2020

"Soul food"

The experience was exactly what I needed on a personal level, the yoga and meditation was really good for me. The staff went out of their way to assist and make sure all requirements met. It was an authentic experience. Clear communication at all time, from the moment it was booked with Balitrees it was seamless experience

Anonymous

from Hong Kong, February 2020

"Everything was excellent & I was satisfied with the service"

I love that the location was quite secluded which is really great for meditation. Friendly staffs and great teacher :)

Annick Van Der Harten

from Malaysia, February 2020

"Peaceful, friendly and traditional"

The staff of Balitrees is truly Indonesian: infinitely kind and considerate, wanting to attend to your every need while staying at Balitrees. From the homestay families to the wonderful cooks in the kitchen, the drivers, the yoga teachers... Everyone wants you to have a lovely time and enjoy your peace and quiet.

Anonymous

from Australia, February 2020

"Very good yoga & friendly staff but certain areas to improve"

The best thing was the friendliness of the staff, all very approachable and happy to help

Yoga was on the whole very good, especially Ade,

Yoga swing was fun and so was coconut oil making. I really loved the yoga on the beach which was really hot, but really enjoyable and beautiful.

Lana Delerue

from Great Britain, January 2020

"A great peaceful place to recharge "

Amazing location among paddy fields, very accommodating staff, lots of fruit, great juices in a nearby shop and wonderful massages.

Cristina Gherman

from Great Britain, January 2020

"A magical experience - the one recommended to everyone"

it's the first time for me and my partner doing a yoga retreat and everything was beyond expectations - starting from the location, in a small village, away from city stress and pollution. We stayed over in a guest house, hosted by a villager (Mr. Wayan), which was fabulous - clean, comfortable and truly authentic. Food was exceptional, freshly cooked every day and I ate the best mangoes and fruits of my life. Yoga was great indeed, quite different vs. sport yoga - more spiritual. Cultural activities in the village well thought and planned.

Heidi Kilen

from Norway, January 2020

Very nice yogaretreat😀

Breda Ryan

from Australia, January 2020

"First time on a yoga retreat in Bali and I loved it"

Instructors were knowledgeable, authentic, professional and communicated easily in English. Yoga was held outdoors in the shade with a cool breeze and this was was ideal and refreshing.

Food was delicious with a good variety with the addition of fresh fruit with every meal.

Sophia Chu

from Hong Kong, January 2020

"great way to embrace nature and local community"

i love how Balitrees is located right next to rice terrace and surrounded by nature. The location feels exclusive but not so out of reach. I also love how they work with neighborhood guest houses to accommodate guests, and not building massive building complex for it, which is more sustainable for the land. The staff in Balitrees are all very friendly and very accommodating to our need. There are assorted activities arranged everyday from morning to the evening. We get to experience local culture such as baliness dance, or learn how to make coconut oil, or just simple jump into the pond of waterfall for a refreshing dip. I also love the opportunities to meet people from around the world who all chose to be there, meaning we are all looking for the similar experience.

Natalie Heng

from Singapore, December 2019

"I wish I could stay a bit longer! "

Balitrees is a heartwarming place with friendly people, beautiful scenery, and fulfilled with relaxing and harmonious ambience which is what I hoped for a short birthday holiday break! The staff remembers you like treating you back to home. Yoga was conducted twice a day, and teachers are very knowledgeable and will explain asana poses and also talking about chakras and mantras in breakdown. Foods are prepared with very generous portion. May request for airport transfer which driver is very friendly. Local activities are arranged with options given, though sometimes my preferred activities was cancelled / unavailable which may due to local ceremonial activities and only being told last minute. But it was totally understandable and staff will arrange other activities as compensation. Be with an open heart and expect for surprise! Definitely worth for multiple visits and highly recommended!! Thank you Balitrees!

Anonymous

from United Arab Emirates, December 2019

"Wish I could stay longer!"

I love every bits of this place, from the yoga, superb companions, delicious healthy food, accomodating host and the local activities! I am so glad I did it, just what I needed for a short break and will definitely come again one day.

Anonymous

from Luxembourg, December 2019

"Amazing"

I stayed for almost 2 weeks. I can only say...

Amazing experience that I recommend to everyone !

A small corner of paradise among the rice paddies.

People, landscapes, yoga, food, culture <3

Christian Angelo Libiano

from Philippines, December 2019

"Another home."

I love the way they treat people like family. They care, they worry and talk with upmost respect.

The warmth can be felt from the people in the village every where. It felt great waking up to a beautiful view. I felt that everything is in the right places it may not be perfect but it is satisfying enough. Saying things here is not enough to describe the experience, I recommend you try even for a few days. I stayed for 8. I found peace and confidence. I felt energy and vibe passed on from the place, people and attitudes. You will have chances to meet people which is another good experience but it feel that the retreat itself made it possible. You wont get bored if you're open minded. Its a place to help you love yourself more and think about good things about people and possibly life which is i think is one of the spiritual goal of the retreat.

Anonymous

from Vietnam, December 2019

"A brilliant stay! "

We really enjoyed our time at this yoga retreat; the staff were so friendly and welcoming and the food was amazing! The views were incredible and the activities were really good. We met some really nice people and really enjoyed our stay!

Kylie Bly-garcia

from Australia, December 2019

"The best experience in Bali"

Everything about this retreat was amazing! The yoga was unlike any other yoga I had ever learned, incredibly unique and traditional balinese style. The location was on a beautiful rice field that was so pretty at sunset and sunrise. The facilities were always really clean and the beds were so comfy. THE FOOD WAS AMAZING! I miss the food so much. They would always make traditional balinese food with fresh rice, veggies, and fruits. Lastly, the activities provided during the day between yoga were incredible. I learned Tai Chi, martial arts, balinese drawing, went to a waterfall, had a traditional balinese massage... and so much more! Loved this retreat and really wish I didn't have to leave

Alan Rabiller

from Indonesia, December 2019

"Amazing expérience"

Everything was perfect in balitrees,thé center ,the staf ,the teachers ,the student the activitys After yoga ,good atmosphèr i recommend

Clary Nord

from Indonesia, December 2019

The watukaruyoga was really god for me. Made difference.

Gina Miranda

from Canada, December 2019

"Just what I needed! "

The place was beautiful. The staff were friendly and approachable. The food was tasty simple and the variety was great. I enjoyed the cultural activities and love the fact that they involved all of the local community. The yoga was simple and got progressively harder and great for beginners because it started with the fundamentals and built up. Krishna was an amazing instructor and so is Gedde! It's away from the big cities so if you're looking for a nice quiet place it's perfect. The rice fields are beautiful!

Safira Olsen

from Indonesia, December 2019

"lovely stay"

Everything

Anonymous

from Hong Kong, November 2019

"Great Peaceful Yoga Retreat"

Everything was great, Overall a great stay. The staff go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. I would return for another stay when time permits. Thanks 🙏🏼

Anonymous

from Singapore, November 2019

"Wonderful stay at Balitrees!"

Fun activities, flexible arrangement, delicious food, warm hospitality and overall, a peaceful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the usual Bali spots.

Jo Kingsbury

from New Zealand, October 2019

"Fabulous time at the retreat"

It was relaxed and interesting. It was a different style of yoga to what I have been doing so it was nice to learn a new style and understand where it came from.

The staff were amazing and couldn’t be more helpful.

My delux accomodation was super clean and comfortable.

I loved that it was remote and a small group.

Joshua Forgione

from Thailand, October 2019

"Amazing just go. "

This retreat was exactly what I was looking for it is not ran by Westerners. The energy is absolutely amazing and the teachers and staff are very helpful with any questions. I definitely plan on returning again soon!

Jackie Mclaughlin

from Great Britain, October 2019

"Amazing Experience & Highly Recommended"

I loved everything❤️ It was a perfect tranquil setting surrounded with beautiful rice fields.The Balitrees team and the people in the village are very humble and friendly and couldn’t do enough to help you in anyway. Our Yoga Teachers Krishna and Gede were wonderful teachers and always available if you have any questions. Made, who took us to all of our activities, was so accommodating and shared his knowledge openly. The yoga and all activities were amazing. I enjoyed everything. The people who stayed there are from all over the world. It was amazing to get to know each other, and I feel I have made friends for life. I am definitely coming back and will be bringing friends to join me. I missed Balitrees as soon as I left, it is such a special place. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for this wonderful life changing experience and authentic Balinese way of living ❤️🙏❤️

Maria Lawler

from United States, October 2019

"Relaxing, but not Invigorating"

I really enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere with a beautiful view of a rice field. I also enjoyed the expertise of the teachers and the kindness of the staff. Also, the food was excellent.

Rachel Nott

from Great Britain, October 2019

"Special and unique place"

Th teaching were outstanding, the quality of food and variety, all the staff that worked there, the accommodation, just such an amazing time and will definitely go back.

Sabira Verhaert

from Netherlands, October 2019

"Unique experience on a breathtaking location"

The people around were amazing. Dewi and her whole team for the organisation plus the people attending. There was a lovely atmosphere. This is where you encounter an authentic Balinese experience on a breathtaking location. The yoga & meditation for all levels, plus the activities were great. Krishna plus team and Made for the activities.Great job done.

Jose Zevallos

from United States, October 2019

"Great experience "

The retreat exceded my expectations. The instructors were great; the food was healthy, varied and delicious; the location is beautiful; and the accommodations and the facilities are excellent. The staff is first class and do their best to meet the needs of the participants. I am particularly grateful with Dewi, who went out of her way to get a medication that I desperately needed.

Anonymous

from Netherlands, October 2019

"Lovely retreat in a beautiful environment"

I I loved the retreat so much, the days passed so quickly. I enjoyed the yoga very much, because it was so different from the European yoga I was used to as they practice traditional balinese yoga. Also the surroundings are beautiful and enjoyed all the activities between the yoga sessions. A lot of the people from the village are involved in this retreat and it was great to get a little inside in their lives. Definitely would recommend this retreat!!

Мирослава Лузина

from Qatar, October 2019

"Cannot be better. Perfect place ❤️"

My accommodation was very nice, food was super tasty, daily activities were very good organized, and I fell in love with yoga and continue practice at home.

I was looking for quite beautiful place, where I could relax and other people could plane my daily activities, something like “all inclusive”, but Balinese style - and Balitrees was just PERFECT perfect place.

Also before coming to Bali I had such a strong back pain, but they literally fixed my body, all of those massages (traditional, modern and other one😃), yoga helped me with that problem.

But the best thing about the place is people. Local people and Balitrees team are super friendly ad helpful ❤️

Thank you so much❤️ I had an amazing time ❤️

Suzanne Dobinson

from United States, September 2019

"Amazing experience!"

This was an amazing experience! This retreat Centre is in a small community which was perfect for everyone in my group of 9. I was afraid there would be too much down time but that totally was not the case. Balitrees offers many cultural activities which created some very intriguing opportunities. Of course if you preferred to go to the quiet area and relax with your journal or book, there was always space. The yoga teachers were quite knowledgeable and were passionate about sharing and teaching. We all felt very accomplished completing our exam and receiving our yoga certification.I really can't find anything that I would complain about.... food was great, staff were amazing, the rooms/beds/pillows were very comfortable, location was beautiful and the community was very welcoming! They really have an attention to the details and creating a unique experience. I will definitely be back! Thank you to everyone at Balitrees!

Katie Hogan

from Great Britain, September 2019

"The most perfect retreat!"

I had been looking forward to this retreat for a very long time and it didn’t disappoint. We loved everything! It was a perfect setting next to beautiful rice fields to reflect and feel calm. We practiced yoga and meditation sessions twice a day with activities. I really enjoyed the rice farming and tai chi! Dewi and Made Yosi were very kind and helpful, as well as the other staff. The guest room was beautiful and the relaxation area was lovely! I would definitely love to come again. Our instructors Krishna and Gede were wonderful teachers and lovely people.

Thank you so much for a wonderful time!

Pip Walker

from Australia, September 2019

"Fast track to relaxation in authentic setting"

Lovely accommodation, great value for money. Staff were very obliging and we felt very at home.

Medi S

from Philippines, September 2019

"Amazing!! "

From start to finish, the retreat exceeded my expectations! I am grateful for the connections I’ve made with such wonderful people from all around the world and got to experience with them the awesome activities and classes at the retreat. I also especially appreciate the incredible care from the manager Dewi and meeting Landy! Beautiful memories and my life has been changed by this retreat!

Chelsea Fenerin

from Indonesia, September 2019

"Amazing value! A highlight in my travels "

Bali trees was such a special experience and an amazing value! I have been traveling around SE Asia for 5 months and it was been one of the highlights so far. The staff is wonderful and make you feel like part of a family. The yoga and yoga instructors were fantastic. I became more flexible and was able to do a head stand after only a short amount of time! The food was so delicious that I went for seconds almost every time. The activities are great as well! I got to know some of the villagers and learned some Balinese, how to farm rice, make coconut oil and participated in a trash clean up! The villagers also put on a show with traditional Balinese music and dancing. There was only about 8 of us and about 30+ Balinese villagers. It was all very special and fun! The massages were great as well! I would happily do this retreat again and would recommend it to everyone. :)

Lim Sok Yik

from Malaysia, September 2019

"Relax and love the environement"

It was awesome trip for me where you're away from the city and everything is about being nature and peace. Everyone is so friendly over there and we are just like a big family. Foods is nice and of course the yoga session is awesome. I will definitely came back again.

Alice Escrivant

from France, September 2019

"Nice experience"

Classes of yoga with comments about the origin , on why we do certain types of movements and the spirituality of lessons.

They are very open to answer to our questions and explain more after class.

Anne Sophie Caramazana

from Indonesia, August 2019

"The most wholesome experience "

Such an amazing experience. The atmosphere at this retreat is pure and benevolent. Everyone is here to help you and to make you feel confortable. The yoga classes are awesome and you will definitely want to do more once you go back to your regular life. Not to mention the place of the retreat which is surrounded by the most beautiful rice field. At the end, the whole experience makes you feel like Bali is a place you can call home and I can guarantee you'll want to visit again.

Irene Tan

from Singapore, August 2019

"Had an awesome 7D6N retreat at Balitrees!"

1. Good spread of food and they will ensure that you're well fed. The chef also surprised us with bakso one day as some of us were craving for it!

2. Very accommodating team as they are very flexible for you to choose your own cultural activity. I like the fact that Balitrees teams up with the local villagers to provide homestay service and organise the cultural activities for the guests. The whole team works like a family to me.

3. Some of my favourite activities include sunset beach yoga, making coconut oil, learning Balinese language (and some basic Sanskrit characters too!), pencak silat and the village swing (felt like roller coaster to me!). For those thirsty guests like me, they were so nice to drop us off at a convenient store to get our Bintang "juice" to enjoy with dinner :D

4. The traditional massage (foot reflexology) was painful but very enjoyable. My modern massage at Baligreen was good too by Martha.

5. My first time learning moon salutation and chakra opening in Balinese way.

Audrey Beaulieu

from United States, August 2019

"Authentic experience"

Great cultural experiences ! Amazing location. Very peaceful, calm and beautiful. The staff and locals are incredibly friendly and welcoming. If you are looking for a natural retreat with authentic access to Balinese culture and yoga practice, this is the one for you!

Mandy Parris-piper

from New Zealand, August 2019

"Peaceful break from the life’s chaos "

Friendly warm atmosphere

Integrated with the locals from the village so felt part of an extended family, much more than just a yoga retreat. Activities were all a great experience.

Staff very inclusive of all ability during yoga and genuinely interested in you doing the best you could without judgement.

Best mum and daughter experience

Paul Parrett

from United States, August 2019

"The best retreat in Bali!"

Absolutely everything! This retreat went above and beyond to make my stay extremely memorable. Not only did Adi provide full service across the board, but he made sure that my request for maximum Silat training was fulfilled. Between Adi, Gede, and Made Yosi and all of the wonderful ladies at the retreat you couldnt ask for a better crew of people. Balitrees really immerses you in the culture and makes sure that you have an intimate and enjoyable experience of everything Bali has to offer. We were kept well fed, engaged, and sore from all of our hardcore yoga and silat classes.

If you are thinking of booking this retreat for yoga or silat, stop waiting and DO IT. The value of this experience goes far beyond money but hits right at the core of what any traveler would want. A fully immersive experience with people who make it even better.

Shiho Asai

from Japan, August 2019

"I feel like I found my new home there!"

All the staff members are very warm and nice. The place is quiet and relaxing.

And people who stayed there are from all over the world.

It was amazing to get to know each other through not only doing yoga practice but also experiencing lots of Balinese culture.

I wish I could stay longer....

I would love to go back again sometime soon!!!

Thank you very much for the special experience☆

Anonymous

from Indonesia, August 2019

"Rice fields love"

I booked one week in this beautiful region. My homestay was very nice. I enjoyed being surrounded by the local people and endless rice fields. I would love to come back.

Anonymous

from Italy, August 2019

"Balitrees...the best way to start a trip in Indonesia "

Atmosphere, warm welcoming of Balitrees staff, yoga instructors, beautiful and peaceful location, activities organized during the day

Anonymous

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Would definitely return!!"

At Balitrees there is such a great community of people working together to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. There are partnerships within the village which enable the daily activities, like the balinese music class. As a solo female traveller, I felt very safe and supported, there was a sociable atmosphere with everybody eating together and hanging out.

Kristie Jones

from Canada, August 2019

"Excellent stay, excellent training!"

My sister and I came to complete the 8-day yoga teacher training and had a wonderful experience!

We stayed at Bali Red Roses homestay - a short walk down the road from BaliTrees. Our host Wayan and his family were so sweet and accommodating; Wayan was very helpful and kind and kept our room & the washroom very clean.

The daily meals made by BaliTrees staff were delicious! Every meal we had was fantastic and there was always a good amount of food available. Coffee and tea were available all day, which was great. We had two meals outside of BaliTrees that were excellent as well.

The staff at BaliTrees were all very kind and helpful. Made Yosi, who took us to all of our activities, was a great and accommodating driver. The activities themselves were lots of fun, and very informative! My favourite activities were rice farming and making coconut oil. The traditional Balinese dance performance was also outstanding!

Each one of the yoga instructors were very skilled, knowledgeable, and helpful. They were able to answer all of our questions and help us to improve our form and learn new skills. The Balinese Watukaru yoga style we trained in was new to us, and we found it very beautiful and powerful to learn and train in. The instructors were excellent in helping us prepare for our Level One teaching exam, and we will be glad to come back and train again with them for Level Two!

Overall it was a wonderful week with wonderful training in a beautiful place.

Katelin Bomok

from Indonesia, July 2019

"Amazing retreat!"

I stayed at Balitrees for 5 days! It’s an amazing little retreat in a small Balinese village, away from other tourists. It is surrounded by stunning views of the rice fields. The retreat is great for solo travellers since everyone eats together and you can quickly form bonds with people. I met some great people! The yoga and meditation were great and the village activities were super!

I loved my stay at Balitrees and will definitely return if I ever revisit Bali!

Chloe Graham

from Australia, July 2019

"Beautiful place to stay"

Balitrees is a beautiful place to stay, all staff are amazing, kind and genuine people. Nothing is too much. Not touristy at all. So much to do, I stayed 3 nights but would have loved to stay a couple more as didn't have time to do all of the activities as well. Would definitely like to go back.

Christos Korres

from United Arab Emirates, July 2019

"Great experience! "

The retreat location is so beautiful away from tourists. I loved the homemade Balinese food, tasty different options on every meal and day. The rooms were clean and spacious and they had all you need at a yoga retreat. Plenty of activities to choose from and very educating yoga and meditation classes. The most important part is the people you meet, mostly solo travelers from all over the world. Thank you to the BaliTrees family that made me feel like home for 5 days!

Emiliano Lerda

from United States, July 2019

"Amazingly rich experience!"

Our stay at Balitrees was so culturally rich. My wife and I are 38 years old, and we stayed for 8 days to complete the Yoga Teacher Training, passing Level I of Balinese Watukaru Traditional Yoga.

Things we LOVED:

Yoga twice a day; Mondays and Fridays yoga on the beach.

- Cultural experiences and activities - Making Balinese Pastries, making homemade coconut oil, Hindu offerings, visiting temples; and visiting the Shaman

- Breakfast, lunch and dinner were home cooked and authentic local cuisine, very healthy and delicious

- Beautiful surroundings with a view of the rice paddies and palm trees

- Peaceful and serene. Balitrees is a great place to unwind, get away from it all, and focus on your mental health.

Accommodations are clean, beautiful and simple. We stayed in the bungalows onsite. The staff are very friendly and accommodating.

Another great aspect of our experience was the people we met at the retreat, we met so many wonderful people from around the world including US, Canada, Mexico, Poland, Denmark, Paraguay, and U.K.

Gayle Bramley

from Australia, July 2019

"Peace at Balitrees"

I really loved the peace and serenity here,it was like a family environment and I felt so comfortable.I learnt a lot about yoga,meditation and prayer and so enjoyed being around all of the beautiful souls here,I even had a little cry when I left

Sonya Orford

from Australia, July 2019

"The Roses"

I loved the Roses Homestay for it’s authenticity to Balinese living. Wayan and his family were the most excellent hosts. I can not congratulate the Balitrees Admin and staff enough for their genuine care, generosity of time and effort! The daily program is fabulous; it’s varied and guest driven. The yoga is the mist amazing..Krishna and Gede are clever and giving! I have learnt so much..I will be back!!

Jessica Dodd

from Australia, July 2019

"Welcoming and friendly retreat"

A beautiful spot with wonderful accommodation and food.

Staff were lovely, the day is structured well with good options for flexibility.

Would go back in a heartbeat

Briar Johnson

from New Zealand, July 2019

"Best time of my life! "

Loved the atmosphere and the activities that were on offer. We were able to meet many of the villagers, and take part in lots of activities that were really fun and learn a lot about culture. Yoga was amazing with amazing instructors.

Food was spectacular!

Melissa Avila

from Canada, July 2019

"Immersed in Real Bali"

I loved that I got to see real Bali. Balitrees is located in a very peaceful area surrounding the local villages. Staff, accommodations, food and activities surpassed my expectations. On top of that I got an 8 day yoga teacher certification. Yoga instruction was excellent and I met lots of interesting people. It's a good place to relax, enjoy yourself, and immerse in Balinese culture. It's also super cheap.

Jodel Naguit

from Bahrain, July 2019

"Excellent Yoga & Meditation Teacher's Training! "

Staff are humble, helpful, accomodating and fun. Krishna and Gede are welll experienced teachers. Rooms are well cleaned and big. Comfortable beds. Beautiful garden. Good choice of bath soap & shampoo. Delicious buffet meals. Awesome daily Balinese life activities. All and all fantastic Watukaru Yoga & Meditation teacher's training. Thanks to Adi for adjusting our itineraries to see more of Bali, to Krishna and Gede for memorable Yoga/Meditation & Tai Chi experience, to Ayu for granting our request to cook our favorite Balinese vegetable dish and to Made who's always there to assist us. Kudus to Balitrees!

Anonymous

from United States, June 2019

"Good but not great."

It was great to get away from the tourism and I truly felt that I was experiencing the authentic Balinese way of living. The food is homestyle. The staff is friendly and always willing to help and arrange transportation for you. I felt very refreshed and that this was a good experience. This retreat is good for slowing down the pace of your life to let your mind relax.

Maria Ely Rachel Lopez

from Vietnam, June 2019

"Awesome experience"

The friendly staffs. The type of yoga and all activities are amazing. I enjoyed everything. I will definitely come back and invite friends to join me.

Gail Anning

from Australia, June 2019

"Refreshed"

I really enjoyed the traditional food the flexible schedule the surrounds the people were just so friendly and helpful. The yoga and meditation was relaxed and a great way to experience a different kind of yoga.. my only regret is that I couldn't stay a month!!

Anonymous

from Sweden, June 2019

"An unforgettable experience"

Balitrees retreat was one of the best parts of our trip to Bali. It was a really authentic experience and apart from yoga we got to experience the balinese culture and the daily life in the village which we really enjoyed. The location was amazing. The village was beautiful and peaceful with yoga lessons in front of rice fields. We had most of our yoga classes with Krishna and we really enjoyed them. She is an excellent teacher, very caring and encouraging for all the students of different levels. All the staff were really friendly and kind and they constantly tried to make our stay as pleasant as possible. In general we had an amazing time and definitely would like to comeback...

Emeline Pinela

from Australia, June 2019

"Fantastic "

The retreat is exactly what l needed . The place is so beautiful , the food is delicious (l am going to miss it ). Very traditional food . The people there are absolutely amazing , if you need anything they are here for you , very arranging . I am super beginner in yoga so l was a bit scare about it but it went well ,the teacher is good and funny . I meet also good people there . I wish l could stay longer , l will come back for sure . I recommended to take the transfert with them is so much easier and the driver is awesome ! See you next year

Monika Jaskowska

from United States, June 2019

"Amazing Experience"

The location of the retreat is in a small village that is very relaxing and peaceful. Yoga and meditation every morning and afternoon with very knowledgeable and friendly instructors. The included activities are very varied so there's a bit for everyone. My favorite was the traditional healer that helped me tremendously. And of course the food was amazing, especially the fresh sambal!

Adriana Montes

from United States, June 2019

"Nice Stay but Needs Improvement "

I liked the location. It was calm and beautiful. The rooms were also nice and clean with all the commodities that were necessary.

Annie Van De Beek

from Indonesia, June 2019

"My Wellness experience "

My first experience of a Wellness Retreat and it was so much more than I imagined. Adi & Dewi answered all my questions and arranged transport - putting up with my change in dates - accomodating me with no issues.

Staff were extremely friendly.

The yoga and activities were so much more than I imagined - I wish I had more time to experience them all!

Food was exceptional- traditional Balinese cooked fresh for every meal and plenty to eat.

My only fault was the hardness if the bed - some would not have a problem with that. The huts were extremely comfortable and great to get away from TV.

Meeting so many travellers from around the world who were so friendly and happy sharing their stories.

It truly was the highlight of my stay in Bali.

I have no hesitation in recommending and look forward to going back.

I missed as soon as I left.

Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for this glorious and affordable experience.

Linda Zhang

from Singapore, June 2019

"Great relaxation and balancing getaway"

The people in the village and Balitrees team are very humble and friendly. Everybody are very helpful. There are a lot of activites that you can choose for you to experience firsthand the Balinese cultural activities. Some of my favourites are visiting shaman and wear their traditional clothes, watch traditional Balinese dance and going to waterfalls.

Yoga teachers are very attentive and informative, they correct your posture and explain the purpose/meaning behind each yoga movements which was splendid. Thus makes me understand that every movement is related to rejuvenate and to make certain organ or some part in your body to be healthier. Yoga is suitable for beginner to advance practitioners, the teaching is traditional Balinese Watukaru yoga sun and moon salutation, meditation and chanting.

The area itself is so refreshing surrounded by ricefields, accomodation is good, room and toilet are cleaned everyday during yoga session. Never lack of food and tasted great as well (1 type of fruits and 3 types of dishes), drinks are unlimited mineral water/coffee/tea.

Kim Lewis

from United States, May 2019

"A deeper experience in Bali"

If you are interested in a deeper experience in Bali, you should visit Balitrees. The location is amazing, so serene and peaceful, overlooking rice fields. You practice yoga twice per day. I loved how we learned a more spiritual and traditional Balinese yoga practice. It's simple, perfect for anyone who is trying to learn the true foundation of yoga. Balitrees is much more that just a yoga retreat, it's more like a cultural experience. Each day you can choose an afternoon activity and evening activity in the local village. Like visiting a nearby secret waterfall or getting a Balinese massage. Massages are cheap and amazing. We also watched a dance performance of the local village. You are served breakfast, lunch and dinner, which is all prepared on site. My favorite was the fresh fruits. Everyone who works at Balitrees is amazing and they deserve all of the credit, especially our driver, Made. They work really hard and create a heart warming experience for the guests. Hopefully one day I can visit again.

Elen Ifan

from Australia, May 2019

"Wonderful stay at Balitrees"

The location of Balitrees was just gorgeous, it took our breath away when we arrived. All the staff were so friendly and lovely and the yoga was fantastic, back to basics which was great. I managed a headstand for the first time! The food was all very good and we enjoyed most of the activities. The massage at BaliGreen was out of this world.

Ausra Jacunskiene

from Norway, May 2019

"Amazing experience in the village "

Amazing staff, they make you feel as at home. Just mention that you would something and they will do all the best for you.

The yoga is more spiritual. As a yoga teacher you can get more experienced in meditation techniques.

You will not get bored at the village, they hold you busy with various activities.

Highly recommend this amazing retreat! 🥰

Anonymous

from Australia, May 2019

"Peace, serenity, yoga - what more can you ask for?"

From the first moment arriving, we felt peaceful at once, due to the peaceful surrounding, the quiet noise and the atmosphere of serenity at the retreat. Everyone was lovely, yoga was calming and we got to experience so amazing local activities and views that were just stunning. They really took care of us and it's a great place to shut off from the world. What a great place, would definitely do it again.

Lily Phung

from Australia, May 2019

"What a great secluded place!"

Everything! Everyone made us feel very welcomed, accommodation was great.

The place is so peaceful and the food had a variety of everything. We got to experience some of the culture and had such an amazing time, will definitely recommend and come back.

Anonymous

from Malaysia, May 2019

"Heaven door"

Located on a rice terrace area with a stunning view. All staff have been positive and quick responding. The activities are organised amateurly with local people of the village which is sincere and more enjoyable. The yoga sessions have been impressive with Krishna.

Emily Chan

from Hong Kong, May 2019

"A retreat experience SUPER recommended"

One week life in Balitrees fulfills both of my soul and energy! It was one of the best and most unforgettable experience in my recent years journey!

The highlight is the whole team of Balitrees who are so warm and take care of everything very well, for e.g. my driver Hedra is super nice and responsible, they arrange activities flexibility upon our request (Special thanks to Mr. Activity, Yoshi and Dewi!)

Yoga teachers Krishna and Gede Arya are excellent and are the BEST I have ever met! The sessions are not only about how to do good poses, but more importantly how to connect with your body and the natural energy, to a spiritual level. Every lesson was ended with lots of sweat and wholeheartedly joyfulness and fulfillment! I could hardly believe I am able to do “headstand” for a moment with their assistant and tones of encourage! The beach yoga session is so much relaxed and very impressive!

The local cultural activities are organized by local people living in the villages, they are so much fun, as well we could join up and connect with their daily life. I never feel bored or empty in the retreats with plenty of activities to choose from. Bali Swing, Waterfall excursion, Mask dance show, Tai Chi and Martial Arts are my favourite!

Balitrees is the best part of my Bail solo journey, I met many great people there who supported each other! I am so blessed to have this experience and got lots of precious memories here! SHANTI 🙏

Ben Sharabi

from Indonesia, April 2019

"Awesome experience! From the vibe to the people to the food!"

The experience as a whole. From the instructors, to the food, to the location, to the setting, to the owners, to the other guests, to the housing, to the value for the money, I really had the best possible experience. I even extended for 1 night!

Anonymous

from Indonesia, April 2019

"Wholistic cultural experience"

We loved the ancient style of Balinese Yoga and how instructors explained the background and purpose of movements and chants/ prayer

Also enjoyed the opportunity to engage with local people in their homes learning aspects of their lifestyle, coconut oil making, pastry cooking etc. the local people are very warm and friendly despite our language barriers

It was great to try traditional massage from the local healing man and acupressure massage guy...between them my hip has regained mobility to cross my legs again....something I have been trying to resolve for the last 4 months!

Food was always delicious. Staff always friendly and willing to help. Madee would always organise lifts for you to go places without charge when local

It was great how the additional cultural activities are also included in the retreat price!

Accomodation is updated and clean

A complete body mind and soul experience immersed in Balinese local culture....without the bustle of westernised tourism.

Mandy Powell

from Australia, April 2019

"Balitrees is fantastic!"

The facility and staff provided a truly amazing cultural Bali experience. It was more than what we expected incorporating a good balance of yoga, meditation and activities.

Anonymous

from Indonesia, April 2019

"This was totally amazing experience wonderful energy "

The kind warm family that run the retreat

Paula Blaker

from Indonesia, April 2019

"Great Value, Great Retreat"

Beautiful and peaceful atmosphere full of connection to village, villagers, earth, water, sky, earth, moon. The yoga and meditation were very spiritual and positive for both my body and mind. The extra activities offered in both the morning and afternoon are varied, fun, informative and included in the price. Highly recommend.

Kaja Tiidema

from Estonia, April 2019

"I loved every minute of my stay in there🙏🏼 "

The place is so amazing! People are so friendly and I loved the activities 🙌🏼

Anonymous

from Brazil, April 2019

"Great experience "

The place is peaceful sorounding by the rice fields, the staff are great (specially Dewi she is the manager and also we had one yoga class with her and the first class of her, was great! ). The food is really good. The waterfall near is incredible, the selfie point and swing is a great view and the making coconut oil with lovely people, all the staff will help you for whatever you need. The blessing from shaman is amazing!

Amanda Eyrich

from United States, April 2019

"Fantastic experience at Balitrees! Loved every minute!"

The hospitality and kindness of the people here was fabulous. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The food was outstanding and incredibly fresh. They offered to do my laundry at no additional cost and had a wonderful selection of activities to do each day. The location is everything that you would want and expect from Bali... Rice Fields, beautiful sunset views, peace and quiet, and they even had an awesome Balinese swing in the village. I was really happy with the yoga classes, especially since there was only a few of us (max of 10 guests at once) so it was really personal. I had an incredible time and I will definitely be back. 🤩 Very very grateful to the entire Balitrees staff.

Elizabeth Faiella

from Thailand, April 2019

"Very relaxing yoga "

I really like the location and the friendliness of the staff.

Anonymous

from Singapore, March 2019

"Best thing I’ve done in Bali!!"

The whole community were so incredibly welcoming - not just the people working at Balitrees but everyone I met. It’s a wonderful group of people in the village and I felt honoured to get to know you all! Additionally, the location is spectacular - doing yoga surrounded by rice fields - you really can’t beat it! The food was divine and the accommodation was very comfortable and of a high standard in general. It was also really lovely to do traditional Balinese yoga that focuses on the spiritual side of yoga. All round a fabulous few days!! I did 3 days but will definitely be back for more in the future. :-)

Anonymous

from Germany, March 2019

"Magic stay in the nature"

Great welcome in the village, it is the perfect location to shut down from the touristic spots. We were a small group and had the opportunity to meet the locals and discover their various activities. The yoga approach is different then the studios ones and you learn about its grounds and history. I even stayed one day more because I didn’t wanted to leave! You definitely get the value back for your money. I recommend it to everyone interested in self development or who wants to learn about the Bali culture. This place is full of Love and you integrate a big village family for a few days.

Catherine Stott

from United States, March 2019

"A great experience at Balitrees"

I really enjoyed my time at Balitrees Yoga Retreat, just wish I booked for longer. Everything was great. It was a true Balinese cultural experience and I loved mixing with the locals both at the retreat and in the village. We were all made to feel so welcome and comfortable. The yoga with Krishna was fun and easy to follow. The style is good for beginners and more advanced. The accommodation was very comfortable and the traditional food was very good and there was lots of it! The extra activities after yoga twice a day were fun, always lots to do at Balitrees if you want to. The scenery was breathtaking and the air so clean.

I definately recommend Balitrees to experience the traditional culture and as a great place to escape to.

Janina Pehws

from Australia, March 2019

"Amazing yoga retreat and authentic cultural experience"

I loved everything about Balitrees!

The yoga sessions, the activities (making coconut oil, visiting the waterfall, massages,...) and the food! And all the people involved had been so lovely and made it extra special.

I did the 8 days teacher training.

And even though it's not a standard teacher training, it was perfect for my purposes. To still have enough time to experience Bali, but still be introduced to the Balinese style yoga in order to be able to pass it on.

I would definitely come back and can highly recommend a retreat at Balitrees!

John Li

from Australia, March 2019

"Great easy-going stay"

We stayed in Balitrees (on-site near the yoga room) for 3 nights in 2019. Food: excellent, some tasty local food was had, although portion sizes were occasionally small. Popular items like boiled eggs would sometimes run out. Facilities: sparse but definitely high quality (by Bali standards). Enjoyed firm mattresses, our room had good privacy, and the outdoor yoga studio was superb with good quality mats, blocks and soft floors - which was good for headstands and falling over. Yoga teaching: very good, Krisha was fun and attentive and we thoroughly enjoyed the level which was not too high. Activities were superb - especially the waterfall visit which was easily a highlight of the whole holiday. Staff: also very good, very friendly and accommodating. After a waterfall visit they provided extra towels. At the retreat, activities are done on a democratic basis (i.e. they can only let the guests do one activity which they have to agree on), anf they were always trying to be flexible to meet our needs. Communication with the staff via Whatsapp was easy too.

Anonymous

from New Zealand, March 2019

"Honest Review "

I really enjoyed the atmosphere here and the Balinese activities. This is for sure worth your money! The drivers are so kind and they take you wherever you want to go! There is a massage that’s included which is AMAZING and things you would end up paying for (ex: large swing) is included in the price of your stay! Also, the bedrooms are very clean and they make your bed each day after breakfast. I enjoyed the easy to follow schedule with the flexibility to choose what activities to partake in. I would definitely recommend this retreat for the activities and the cheap accommodation!

Giacinta Clark

from Indonesia, March 2019

"Heaven on earth"

I absolutely loved my time at Baligreens. The service was amazing from Mate and the team! I thoroughly enjoyed Krishna and Gede’s yoga classes. They are both very passionate instructors and share valuable information to improve your practice. I specifically loved the different cultural activities that were offered. The martial arts and Tai chi were my favourite. The food and accommodation was great and the location is stunning. It’s a perfect place to go if you are interested in reconnecting with nature and emercing yourself in the Balinese culture.

Aida Lopez

from United States, February 2019

"Best Time Ever @ Balitrees"

The whole experience was amazing. Balitrees is run by traditional Balinese families who couldn't take care of you any better. Through the activities in between excellent yoga sessions (amazing options and flexibility) you'll get to know the culture in so many ways. The place, facing glorious ricefields is just worth staring at for hours. We had the best massage, visited a waterfall and a beautiful swing whilst others did taichi or martial arts. All by Balinese staff running the place. The yoga classes were brilliant, and that includes the meditation. A must for when you're in Bali!

Agnieszka Mazur

from Great Britain, February 2019

"A piece of heaven on earth."

Everything was amazing! No words to describe how beautiful and peaceful the place is. Best spot for yoga and meditation - very close to nature - the real one!

Lovely and passionate teachers!

I hope to be back soon :)

Thank you sooooo much !

Veronica L.

from United Arab Emirates, February 2019

"Blowmind your retreat as none does "

The location, environment was just perfect if you willing to completely disconnect. The employees are very nice and attentive.

Wen Loh

from United States, February 2019

"More than a yoga retreat "

Get to completely immerse yourself in another culture, to learn and appreciate the local Balinese life. I really loved how secluded we were, and how welcoming and keen the locals were to share their place with us. And the food! I miss the food.

Ela Krzak

from United States, February 2019

"Ela from Poland "

I enjoy my stay very much. I’m very happy to have met all the people at Balitrees. They are very kind, helpful and they made me feel at home. It is a very beautiful and peaceful place. I will definitely come back!

Thank you to the whole team!

Rochelle Sutton

from Australia, February 2019

"R.Sutton review"

Loved the community vibes & discussions. An all around fantastic experience:)

Kaupo Torro

from Indonesia, February 2019

"Perfect 3 days "

We actually didn’t have much experience in yoga before, but still decided to go and look if that’s something for us. After 3 days in Balitrees Retreatment we are surely going to contiue with yoga. Peole there are super kind and nice! There are so many different things to do, so we even didn’t have time to read our books :) This Balitrees Retreats is MUST DO in Bali! :)

Vivienne Van Der Meij

from Portugal, February 2019

"Love Bali and Balitrees"

Had an unforgettable experience here at Balitrees. Thank you so much for all the hospitaly and attention. I will defenetly return next year

Anonymous

from United States, January 2019

"ReIgnite your soul at a perfect place for a perfect feeling "

I was in Balitrees Retreat for about 3 nights , it was one of the most amazing experience with Deep connection to Yoga and Spirit.

Everything was exceptionally good and the hospitality and the people were just like a family.

They were really kind and flexible.

Its a perfect place to connect to yourself and to nature.

Its a pure and a simple place with lots of energy and greenery.

The food is mostly organic and fresh and the accommodation is basic covering almost all basic requirements.

The people are really helpful and happy to take care of all your request.

It was like a heaven in one corner of bali.

Highly recommended .

Danny Szczecinski

from United States, January 2019

"Highly recommend for a unique, traditional experience"

Staff and workers were amazing! Very friendly and very helpful with all of our needs. They were always smiling and so happy, the energy there is so positive. The food was delicious and with many vegetarian options. Lots of different choices for activities and the schedule was very flexible so we were able enjoy what we wanted. The yoga instructors were very skilled in the Balinese yoga and Thai Chi. If we requested special stretching and partner exercises they didn't hesitate to put it into the routine for the day. If you have questions for the instructors, they quickly help you with answers and suggestions. Also, the home stays are really cool because the area is a whole village, everyone knows each other like family, and you can stay in someone's home and it's like you have a new family too. The Balinese way is to be a host to everyone and they really are, this location is so peaceful and special and just the place we were looking for.

Made Yoshi- thank you so much for taking such great care of us, you are a very kind, patient man!

Jess- We didn't get to day bye! But thanks for being such a great middle-man and helping us understand everything, and sharing with us. It was great to meet you!

Anonymous

from India, January 2019

"Love in Balitress Retreats"

Got opportunities to learn ancient traditional Baliness Watukaru Yoga which includes Mantras, Mudras, Meditation,Asanas,Balinese Surya Namaskara,Balinese Chandra Namaskar, and Balinese Disciplines as taught in Perguruan Seruling Dewata Ashram,one of most oldest Ashram in the World.

Balitress Retreats can be compares Paradise on the Earth as the place free from Stress like anxiety,and depression.

Free from noise pollution, air pollution,and water pollution.

Yoga teachers are well experienced, professional, qualified,frank, and high skilled.Wish to come back Bali again at Balitress Retreats for 2nd level within few years.My mind is always close to Balitress Retreats.

Balinese music always keep mind calm.

Evening Baliness body massage service stimulates the mind and the body which always relax the mind and keep body comfortable.All the Baliness foods provided are delicious, food are providing until our stomach is full in Buffer System,all fruits and raw vegetables are fresh.Dinning Hall provides Drinking Water 24 hours,warm water during Lunch, and Dinner time.We can take Coffee, and Tea from Dinning Hall at any .Service is excellent as Staffsare friendly,simple, innocent, and kind so always keep smiling and look after our problems to sove.All my classmates and course participants are open minded, helpful,share everything in their mind whenever we questions.There, people are far away from high egos, jealous, and Competion.So,nobody disturb me there, I am free and Independent.

Paul Bevan

from Indonesia, January 2019

All the staff at Bali trees are great. Very helpful & generous with their time. The yoga classes were fun & a thorough workout. The location is beautiful & it was very nice to experience the Balinese village lifestyle.

Desiree Folcio

from Australia, January 2019

"The most beautiful experience of my life "

I have really loved the environment, every person in the village was lovely and always available to satisfy every request.

The quality of the food was amazing , suitable for vegetarian and non. The yoga teacher Traing was very intensive and very interesting.

I learned so much ! Very helpful especially for me that I ‘m studing to be a yoga teacher .

Last but not least the activities during the day were so funny and interesting !

Anonymous

from Japan, January 2019

I refreshed my mind and body after 7 day retreats at Balitrees. The location was breathtaking, surrounded by the terraced paddy fields. The room was clean and comfortable. All staff was very warm and welcoming. The yoga instructors were well trained and friendly. Balinese yoga much more focused on spiritual, so there were a lot of mantras and meditation during 2 hour session twice a day. Besides yoga, there were a lot of activities to do. For example, coconut oil making, language class, cooking class, shaman healer...etc., which also supports local community.

It was lovely vacation, meeting new people, doing new things, and learning a different culture. Thank you to everyone at Balitrees!

Anna Johansson

from Indonesia, January 2019

"Pleasant surprise for a total beginner"

Booking a yoga retreat was way out of my comfort zone. I was hoping for a great experience, but I was also nervous about everything, from being laughed at at yoga to being brainwashed into a cult. 😂 Of course none of that happened! Every little thing turned out to be a positive surprise. The yoga instructor was warm, welcoming, and gave great instructions and feedback, and set the mood in the group so everyone helped and cheered for each other. All staff was incredibly friendly (even by indonesian standards!) and after a short while you almost felt like part of the family. The surroundings are absolutely beautiful (finally I could enjoy the landscape without the littering and garbage that plagues big parts of Bali today). The cultural activities and visits around the village felt genuine and non-expoitative.

I would really recommend this retreat for anyone, especially if you are a total beginner like me in yoga, and also if you care about the environment and culture of Bali.

Thank you for this experience, I wish I could have stayed longer! ❤️

Anonymous

from Philippines, January 2019

"Balitrees Surya Yoga retreat"

Everything about my Balitrees experience is great. Communication upon booking was easy and prompt. The description and the instructions for pick up were very clear. All the staff that I encountered were extremely friendly and helpful. Our instructor for yoga was amazing and very patient, I very much enjoyed all the sessions. I also liked the variety of activities that one could choose from and the coordination of the staff that organises them is impressive as they will always take your option into consideration. This retreat was a very positive experience and I will certainly recommend it to friends and family. Thank you to everyone at Balitrees for sharing your beautiful and special place.

Steffi Soh

from Singapore, January 2019

"Fantastic getaway in the middle of the padi fields"

Dewi and the team was very warm and welcoming and the stay was fabulous. The beds were comfortable with mosquito nets and the room and toilet were clean. The yoga practiced here was more religious and spiritual compared to classes in Singapore which was interesting and refreshing for me. Also learnt about the different forms of meditation from Krishna (including taichi!).

There were also a lot of activities to do - definitely no worries about boredom but i would suggest informing them in advance of the activity you would like to do so that they have time to prepare. Food was good too!

The place is a little far from the airport but its worth the travel for the peace and quiet and fewer tourists. Madiuisi still waited with us at Tabanan City to make sure we got on our grab ride safely to the airport.

All in all, i had an amazing time. Thank you Adi, Dewi, Rai, Krishna, Madiuisi and the team!

Alsu Halikova

from Great Britain, January 2019

"Fantastic! "

I liked the most the atmosphere at the retreat. People, location, the accommodation, food and yoga classes were just as everything I expected and even more.

I had 8 days teacher training during Christmas 2018 at the reatreat and had most wonderful time. All people participated at the yoga classes were also very supportive and same-minded.

I stayed not at the guest house and was very pleased with that. However, everyone who I met stayed at the guest house also were fully satisfied. The retreat offers various activities and yoga classe taking different places to make your retreat even more memorable. I highly recocomnd everyone to experinace what I did and meet these wonderful people. It’s truly worth it. Go for it, do not hesitate! Namaste. 🙏

Nozima Ganieva

from Indonesia, January 2019

"Small authentic village experience "

I loved the location, it was just in the middle of rice fields, very calming and peaceful. Staff was very friendly too! Lovely place to be.

Ling Wong

from Singapore, January 2019

"Great Yoga, friendly people and lots to do"

Organised and friendly retreat. Communal dining area where we got to congregate after yoga. Yoga was good and catered to all abilities. Area is peaceful and full of nature. The village was friendly and everyone had a smile.

I traveled solo and was please to find many others who had also done the same! It was also my first time in Bali, my first yoga retreat experience and almost my first yoga session (I've had 2-3 yoga sessions in the last 10 years of my life, the last lesson approx 5 years ago!). Anxiety is expected as a lot of firsts for me, though I was made to feel at home very quickly.

There's a list of optional activities, or you can ask if there is anything in particular you would like to do instead and if they will try and accommodate. So there is plenty to do (such as seeing the Shaman, massage, coconut oil making, waterfall, trekking). Or if you prefer you can just sit and relax in the serene environment. I stayed in the guesthouse which was great in terms of location and quality. I also had a look at some of the homestays and they also seem very accomodating.

Made Yoshi drove us everywhere to the activities and beyond! All staff looked after us so thanks to Dewi, Krishna, Gede and the rest for making this a enjoyable experience amd taking care of all of us! I will be returning and will be bringing my friends along! I highly recommend this retreat!

Anonymous

from United States, December 2018

"Perfect getaway"

I loved the hosts, I loved the daily structure and I liked everyone else who came to the retreat. We were complete strangers from all over the planet, but had plenty in common. I loved how there was daily yoga but it wasn't super strict, and the daily cultural activities were all special. You could tell the whole town supported this retreat and it felt good to contribute to the local economy. It was the perfect blend of comfort and authentic local experience.

Ecem Ǿz

from Turkey, December 2018

"Cabin attendant"

My balinese style meditation amd yoga teacher training experience was amazing. I had no expectation of what my time would be like there but it was so much more than I could have imagined! Thank y'all..

Anonymous

from Indonesia, December 2018

"The real yoga. "

I am forever grateful for the lessons I got from the teachers about balinese meaning and traditions of yoga, meditation and praying. I wanted to learn more about hindu Bali's traditions, history and culture, and learned so much from the teachers and the workers Who happyly answered all my questions.

Defenatly the place to go if you what to expand your 'Western' understanding of yoga, and maybe even seek healing guidance from a shaman.

Anonymous

from United States, December 2018

"Best Yoga Retreat In Bali"

The Megati village exceptionally beautiful

Lush Green all around. The Balitrees setup is mindblowing. The staff is welcoming and their hospitality is great. Yoga teachers are very well trained. I enjoyed the overall experience and definitely visit sometime soon.

Anonymous

from Philippines, December 2018

Had a wonderful time at Balitrees - staff were friendly and accommodating, the instructors were very good and easy to follow. Apart from the morning and afternoon yoga sessions, there is a variety of activities and I really enjoyed exploring and learning about the village life. The location is away from the touristy areas - peaceful and with lush greenery.

Marcel Clobus

from Netherlands, December 2018

"An unforgettable experience and will definitely return"

When I first booked my trip to Bali I really wanted to learn Pencak Silat, this is due to inspiration from movies like Raid Redemption and Raid Redemption 2 featuring Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian.

They showed great passion on the screen as well that it is a real martial art form applicable in all situations.

The teacher at Balitrees, Guru Gede is fully trained in all 72 styles of Pencak Silat and will teach you anything he knows even though his English is not so strong, it is enough to fully understand.

Guru Krishna, the yoga and meditation teacher helped me greatly with her calmness.

Dewi, the general manager shows great love and concern to all.

Made Yosi the tour guide will make sure you can visit all the sites on Bali you want to see.

Hendra the security guard and driver from the airport makes sure you feel safe and the owner Adi deserves a special mention. I was hospitalized for 3 days due to a severe case of Bronchitis and medicine poisoning which caused a delirium; he and my girlfriend took great care of me and without their help I would probably be still very ill right now.

Even though my time was short at Balitrees, I learned valuable lessons that I will carry with me in life and can fully say I am able to defend myself to most physical attacks due to the wise lessons from Guru Gede.

Thank you everyone at Balitrees! We will come back so we can do some real training and not an hospital holiday!

With kindest Regards,

Marcel & Sheila

Anonymous

from Indonesia, December 2018

All the staff were very good, helpful, polite and kind. The location is beautiful in the rice fields of western Bali. All the organised activities were interesting and engaging. Beautiful swimming in the waterfall. I had two excellent massages at the local spa. If you want to experience Bali off the tourist trail this is the place to visit

Anonymous

from Singapore, December 2018

staff were friendly and yoga experience was authentic

John Viaña

from Switzerland, December 2018

"Balinese yoga: a taster"

The food was amazing, and the cultural activities (waterfalls trip and making of a Hindu offering, attending a Hindu ceremony) were very interesting and fun. The yoga was also great, and it included meditations and Tai Chi-like martial arts movements.

Merrilyn Helliwell

from Indonesia, December 2018

The staff and their service to please you .

Adele Thomas

from United States, December 2018

"Wonderful experience, beautiful people and teachings"

I loved the yoga classes and meditation. The teachers were very informative and they made the whole learning process fun. I did my first head stand with these guys! :) the food each day was real balinese Home Cooking and delicious.

Milana Khlebina

from Indonesia, December 2018

"Great time"

Beautiful little village

Gorgeous rice fields

Beach 30 min away

Great yoga

Met great people

Very healing experience

Namita Khatu

from Australia, November 2018

"Amazing place to experience peace "

Loved the three days that I got to share in the village and the opportunity that I got to meet the localities. Lovely people, amazing location to relax and awesome food. Will definitely recommend it to my friends and will come back for sure.

Flora Mae Alcobilla

from Philippines, November 2018

"One of a kind experience. "

We were treated as guests as well as like members of the family. The team and the homestay family was very kind and accomodating.We never felt out of place even if we were from different countries. Also, everything was excellent.

Stephanie Owen

from United States, November 2018

"What an excellent stay"

What an excellent stay. I LOVED the Balitrees staff - they were a joy to be around every day and I learned so much about the culture from them. I enjoyed the morning and afternoon yoga/meditation sessions. There's also a daily activity schedule with lots of flexibility which made it easier to work around any excursions I wanted to do.

Thank you Adi, Dewi, Gede and everyone else at Balitrees for making my stay such a wonderful experience to remember! <3

Landy Yan

from Great Britain, November 2018

"Landy "

It was an amazing experience! The staff are kind and always very nice. Amazing teachers and Balinese hospitality! Come to Balitrees to support the village! Already planning on coming back!

Ivy Tay

from Singapore, November 2018

"Good getaway from touristy Bali "

I arrived late due to flight delay and they had kindly arranged a pickup for me and a drop off for dinner along the way. Yosi waited for me at my Homestay and guided me to my room. In the morning, Yosi will come and pick me up to the retreat meal area. At the end of day, he would send me back. He was very caring by ensuring the guests are well. One of the guest was feeling unwell and he took the initiative to buy some Panadol and Pocari for her.

The set up is inside a village amid the padi fields. It’s breezy and scenic during our yoga sessions. Mats were provided. Both Krishna and Komang were friendly and clear in their instructions. They even organized a yoga and mediation by the beach during sunset. Totally awesome!

Aleksandra Mrkobrada

from Indonesia, November 2018

"People was like my family "

The place, the location and the people. Everyone was so friendly and kind, I felt like my home. The place was medicine for the soul, peaceful and enjoyable

Liz Incze

from United States, October 2018

"Perfect for my first yoga retreat "

The instructors were excellent, very supportive and encouraging. There was plenty of flexibility (pun intended) in what we did for our two yoga sessions each day, while still teaching us about the traditions and giving us serious workouts. Our group was only 6 people, which was really perfect. We also arrived at basically the same time, so we got to experience it all at the same pace. The activities as options were all interesting, and there wasn’t enough time to do them all. Our group found we had similar interests, so we did the activities together, although that wasn’t a requirement.

The staff were quite attentive. It was particularly impressive to learn that Balitrees is still relatively young as a business - there is much that is already professionally in place, and there is obviously growth in the plans to make things even more special. 4 days, 3 nights was exactly the right amount of time for me, and I think it was fortunate we had the same group together in that time.

The organization ahead of time was very simple - Dewi made it all easy, once I made the initial reservation, and I knew what to expect, and when for transportation to and from Balitrees from Tabanan. On site, it all went smoothly.

Getting to experience some of the local culture was also rewarding and enlightening.

Anonymous

from Singapore, October 2018

"Perfect escape in the most tranquil landscape "

Staff was amazing. The view breathtaking and yoga and meditation really helped me find more peace

Jimmy Corneyre

from Great Britain, October 2018

"The best if you want to feel the "real Bali Yoga experience""

I am a flight attendant (I have been everywhere), and I have to say It was ones of the best experience of my life. The connection with people, as everyone were really friendly and flexible to any requests. The teachers and the staff are so approachable, passionate, fun and nice, you feel welcomed and home.

The area, the trees and the location are so nice, you will feel the vibes!

It was my 1st time in Bali, and I will come back for sure.

Thank you for everything!

Francesca Stocco

from Italy, September 2018

"Magic experience!"

I come back home with my heart full of emotions: nature, people...full of energy.

The staff is really helpful. Yoga teachers are really professional. You can do many activities every day...all nice!!! I suggest you to visit the Shaman!

Alannah Stubbs

from Australia, September 2018

"Balitrees yoga retreat "

Everything!! The yoga was traditional and so special to learn about and be a part of! The staff and locals and everyone there were soo friendly/caring, they went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and enjoying our time! They had great activities and included us in their traditions, sharing soo much with us! The food was amazingg and the accomodation was great!! Sorroundings were even better!!! Everything was beautiful!! Will definetely return! Miss their smiling faces already!!

Aleksandra Sekuloska

from Australia, September 2018

So much knowledge... And patient. Very kind and the instructions were precise and easy to understand

Steven Mols

from Netherlands, September 2018

"Balitrees retreat"

I would recommend this trip to everybody. The area, people and quality has exeeded my expectation. The atmosphere was verry relaxing and you meet a lot of wonderful new people. Thank you so much Balitrees I will never forget these days and will surely come back in the future.

Michael Ball

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Beautiful and peaceful rural idyll"

Balitrees is old school Bali, peaceful, serene, green and so hospitable it is impossible not to love it.

Lisa Moschetti

from United States, September 2018

"Unforgettable Experience"

This was more than just a yoga retreat, it was an experience! You are immersed in the culture, practicing among the rice paddies in a small village. The staff are so friendly and accommodating, and the friends I made were incredible. If you want a traditional experience, I highly recommend Balitrees.

Marte Grahl

from Norway, August 2018

"Loved it!"

Amazing place, setup and people!

Oumelghait El Alj

from Réunion, August 2018

"Great mix of traditional yoga/aurhentic cultural activities "

All staff was really helful and reliable, nice people and beautiful village with a good mix of yoga/cultural activities . If you are looking for authenticity, yoga, massage and meeting people all around the world , it s the best place ever!

Dileen Ee

from United States, August 2018

"Perfect stay in the paddy fields "

The stunning paddy fields were peaceful and uninterrupted, and perfect for a yoga retreat. Dewi and Made were so patient and helpful despite our many requests, and always went the extra mile to answer our queries and make things better for us. The home cooked meals were delicious too! Balitrees also has the noble intent of wanting the retreat to benefit the rest of the villagers, and I really respect that.

Monique Butler

from Australia, August 2018

"A peice of paradise"

This was more than just yoga. It was a glance into balinese village life. The were activities every day that you could do if you wanted - rice farming, making coconut oil, helping with the cooking, martial arts, and more.

The yoga was great, the instructor,

khrishna, explained how this traditional balinese yoga was different, and why meditation and mantras were an important part of yoga practice.

The staff were so friendly, the food was delicious, and all of the guests become like family.

Niamh Kelly

from Indonesia, August 2018

"An amazing experience- paradise "

I had an amazing couple of days in balitrees. I am so glad I stumbled across this retreat on the internet and was blown away by such positive reviews. But now I completely understand and give this place a 10/10. Thank you so much to Krishna and gede, they were amazing teachers. The highlights for me were hearing the Balinese traditions and how the yoga has been passed down to them through generations, the gorgeous retreat goers I met, the fresh fruit growing everyone, witnessing the brightest sky full of stars, making coconut oil, the swing and surrounding area, singing the cranberries with the local musician, visiting the local shaman. I really felt like I was well off the tourist trail :)

Sarka Bejckova

from Malaysia, August 2018

"8 day yoga teacher training"

I trully enjoyed the local experience in beatiful quiet place and the traditional way of practicing yoga with chanting, mantras and meditation. Exactly what I was looking for! I also felt in love with all the staff who genuinly take care of everyone and create the feeling like being at home! I want to come back again!

Louise James

from Great Britain, August 2018

"The real Bali"

The staff and everyone that I came into contact with were all very warm, friendly and welcoming. The overall experience was great and so interesting. The food we were served was delicious and some that I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to try elsewhere. The activities were fun and showed the village life well, though I wasn’t there for long enough to do them all. The staff were incredibly accommodating of everyone’s needs and went out of their way to try to make sure that everyone was able to do the activities that they wanted. I was able to book a transfer to Ubud through them.

Miho Iizuka

from United States, August 2018

Every staff are very friendly and kind. we could learn bali life style not only yoga.

Mei Ling Low

from Singapore, August 2018

"Must-go for Yoga and Culture Enthusiasts "

There are so many things that impressed me about this tight-knitted yoga retreat establishment. I really like the spiritual yoga taught by Krishna and Gede. They made me realise that Yoga, when practised correctly, is meant to be relaxing and not punishing/tiring. The chanting of mantras, chakra opening, and meditation to end off the sessions really helped to recuperate the energy spent doing the salutations, and I felt great after every single yoga session with the two teachers! Suksma! There were also many cultural activities prepared by Madeyoshi and the Balitrees team. We met different villagers for the activities, and got the chance to learn more about Balinese culture/heritage/language from them. I particularly enjoyed the Balinese language class with Mr Wayan, a trip to the local shaman and coconut oil making :)! Thank you for working so hard to ensure that every guest got the chance to do what they wanted to do. Finally, the Balitrees staff were amazing beyond words! They took care of our every need and treated every guest with the most genuine of hearts. The home-cooked food was extremely delicious, the drivers were fun, and everyone was always open to having conversations with us. They are like a second family by the end of 5 days and I cannot wait to be back again. Adi, Rai, Dewi, Madeyoshi, Widi, Ayu, Lisna, Yulia, Male, Nang Pik, Tino and Nengah - Suksma pisan for being like Belis and Mboks!!!!

gillian kirk

from Canada, August 2018

"Authentically Balinese with heart and soul"

I did the 1 week yoga teacher training and it was an amazing sand unforgettable experience. I learned many things that I will take home to my own practice and when I teach. The teachers are excellent and try to maintain a balance of discipline and fun. It is suitable for all levels.

The experience of Balitrees is truly authentic Balinese village life, unspoiled by commercialization or tourism. The homestays give you a taste of what it is to live in a village in the rice fields in the shadow of Mount Watukaru. I stayed at Bali Red Roses, which was the closest homestay to the main retreat area (5 minute walk) and my host Wayan was one of the most hospitable, generous people I have ever met. Every morning he brought a light breakfast of Balinese cake ans tea of coffee and the offer to walk to watch the sunrise. He also gave lessons in Balinese language and rice farming.

You have a choice of activities twice a day, from massage to visiting the local shaman to learning how to make coconut oil and many others. This is how Balitrees provides a true immersion into the village lifestyle and what makes it extra special.

If you’re looking for a 5 star luxury resort that caters to your every western need, this is not the place for you. But if you’re ok with spartan living and bending your expectations in exchange for a taste of the true rural life of the region, you will love Balitrees. The place has so much heart and soul. I will never forget my time there.

Francis Da Silva

from Indonesia, August 2018

"Amazing experience!!!"

This retreat is just incredible. The place is absolutely stunning and it feels very homey, the yoga teachers are very knowledgeable and friendly, food was fantastic and the extra activities are super fun! I will definitely come back to this retreat again and stay longer than 3 days!

Look no further, you have found the best and most authentic yoga retreat in Bali!

Hannah Kuusik

from Thailand, August 2018

"An idyllic yoga experience"

It was so wonderful to experience a spiritual and unique yoga retreat in such a beautiful location. The team are so friendly and welcoming and it was fantastic to see how balitrees involves the local community. They have a clear ethical and moral vision for this enterprise. I thoroughly enjoyed the blissful yoga sessions as well as the wide range of activities on offer. It was an amazing insight into balinese culture and tradition. Furthermore, the location of the reatreat is stunning. It was truly magical to practise yoga overlooking the tranquil rolling hills of the rice paddies and the mountains of the surrounding area. I would highly recommend this yoga retreat and would love to return and do it again myself!

Gry Haukland

from Norway, July 2018

"Great experience "

The teacher was great, so was all the people working there. So lovely and helpful, smiling and kind. Beautiful souls. The location and the accomadation was also great. An amazing and interesting experience.I also loved all the different activities that we could choose from. Bycycling, waterfall, the spa, visit to two temples, visit to a shaman, and to a healer, just to name a few. Also all the lovely people we met from all over the world. The teacher training was both fun and interesting. All in all a wonderful and unique place that I highly recommand.

Taylor Reckhow

from United States, July 2018

"Unique, peaceful experience"

I spent three nights at the Balitrees retreat in a homestay. It was lovely! Balinese yoga is much more focused on the spiritual, so there was a lot of seated meditation during the two-hour yoga classes, twice a day. I have a back bad so that part was painful for me, and I would have liked to be eased in to longer meditations as a newbie, but I appreciated learning so much about this ancient yoga style, even as an amateur yoga practitioner. I loved learning the sun and moon solutions (different than I've learned to do in the US) so much so that I plan to do them each morning at home :)

I also enjoyed all of the extra activities--your days are busy and you learn so much about Balinese culture. Located in a quiet village, I enjoyed walking each morning from my homestay (15 minutes) but the staff provide transportation (car or scooter) to take you to and from if you choose. The other visitors and staff were all so wonderful and friendly.

Victoria Teng

from Indonesia, July 2018

The 5 days I spent at this yoga-retreat has been truly amazing, rewarding, peaceful and fun. I came here to learn more about how to practice yoga by myself and after this retreat I can say that I will definitely start doing it on my own at home. The yoga was great, it felt authentic and personal, easy to follow and I found it good for beginners but there was also more experienced people in the class. The location was beautiful with ricefield views and away from the crowd which was perfect. Apart from the yoga there was also plenty of other activities to choose from and I had so much fun learning ricefarming, we got to meet a farmer and try ricefarming ourselves which was an unforgettable experience! Also visited a local waterfall, where we could swim and was so much fun. Met a lot of great people too from all over world which made the stay better. And everyone working at the retreat is so nice, helpful and willing to assist with anything you need. I had so much fun and in the end I wished I stayed longer than 5 days. I hope I can come back one day. Big thank you to Dewi, Mede, Adi and everyone else for organising this amazing and wonderful retreat, I am so happy I got to go there and recommend it to everyone who wants a yoga away from the crowd and a balinese cultural experience!

Meg Kelleher

from Ireland, July 2018

"Great cultural experience "

My sister and myself did the 3 day yoga retreat here and we found it most relaxing and very interesting. As it was our first time in Bali we found that this yoga camp diffinately exceeded our expectations of what real bali is like. We enjoyed everything from the yoga, the food, the extra activities and the home stay. We would 100% recommend especially if you want a relaxing and cultural experience and see everything first hand. It was also lovely to meet different people from all around the world and hear their stories. ☺️

Hugh Heffernan

from Australia, July 2018

"Love this place"

I liked everything about this place. Met some amazing people. Location was so nice. The days were perfectly filled. I loved learning the traditional Balinese Yoga also.

Staff were very helpful.

I want to go back.

Sly Natty

from New Zealand, July 2018

"Worth it"

Lay back, easy going

Elizabeth Ormston

from Indonesia, July 2018

"Beautiful yoga retreat"

Lovely quiet yoga retreat. Lots of extra activities. Very welcoming. I really enjoyed my experience

Carlin Reeves

from South Korea, July 2018

Amazing cultural experience with such accommodating hosts. A peaceful venue away from the hustle and bustle of tourist trap areas. If you want something more authentic and down to earth, this is your retreat. There are plenty of other activities besides for yoga, such as a visit to a waterfall, cooking classes, and massages, to name but a few. Dewi and the rest of the staff are incredibly kind. I hope to return in the future.

Cathy Ward

from Australia, July 2018

"A little shot of bliss!"

A wonderful start to our Bali holiday. Made and his friendly staff could not have been more helpful, driving us everywhere we wanted to go. We enjoyed the experience of staying at a homestay the first night but happily moved to Balitrees when a room became available and the accommodation there was excellent.

The food was good. Loved the fresh veggies at every meal and the fruit in particular. Breakfast was perfect each day.

I knew I would struggle with the yoga a little as I have some joint problems, but Krishna let me work at my own level. I found the class easy to follow and exercising and meditating surrounded by spectacular rice fields was very special.

The interaction with the local villagers during the activities made this a unique experience. It’s humbling to observe their lives and see how happy and welcoming they are and good to know that Balitrees is helping them.

Lyn Gould

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Discovering the heart of Bali"

I loved the whole experience - the two yoga sessions per day were great with the morning more physical and the afternoon exploring the spiritual side a bit more. The village activities give a fascinating insight into the Balinese way of life. The instructors were wonderful and clearly really keen to share their knowledge and ideals. All the staff were extremely welcoming and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. I also really liked meeting different people as guests came and went - a much more interesting dynamic than set start and finish dates. All in all a truly amazing authentic experience. However, if you are looking for a luxury relaxing retreat this is probably not the right one for you, it’s pretty intense and a little basic.

Grace Hudson

from Great Britain, July 2018

"An amazing experience"

I really enjoyed the authenticity of Balitrees. We were able to meet the locals and see how they lived. The locals were very friendly and so welcoming and the village was absolutely beautiful. The food was also amazing.

Afef Jwini

from Indonesia, July 2018

"Great experience "

The staff were very friendly

The host very kind and helpful

Everyone in the village was happy seeing us there and greeting us all the time

Ryan Pater

from Indonesia, July 2018

"Authentic people, location, and training"

Sesandan village has an incredible community that is deeply connected to Balitrees itself. What Adi has done with his home is inspiring and filled with love which you can see from all

the staff to the youth that are in training close by. This is mostly a yoga retreat but if requested you can receive Silat training from the incredible Gede. He is full of life, incredibly positive, and so much fun to learn from. I was there for one week and alternated between yoga and silat classes during the day, ate incredible Balinese food, hung out with the locals, went to a ceremony at the temple, swam in the local untouched waterfall, and attempted to use my limited vocabulary of Balinese. I will be coming back and sending anyone that comes to Bali straight here!

Lina Al-Tamim

from Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, July 2018

"It was unbelievable amazing , must to go "

I liked everything there ,very relaxing beautifull nature and village , very friendly people and i wish if i had more time to stay there , i definitely recommend it

Maria Eugenia Murua

from Indonesia, July 2018

"Amazing experience "

Quiet, nice place, people and yoga school. I will back

Anonymous

from United States, July 2018

"had a wonderful time"

Wonderful staff and beautiful place.

How nice the staff and the villagers.

It is a wonderful place to do yoga, relax, and feel something more...

and I met wonderful people from all over the world.

Elise Anderson

from Malaysia, July 2018

"The bali I was looking for"

The team and the community is very friendly and helping. I got sick the last 2 days there and they took care of my needs. I felt very welcomed and happy there. For all of those who seek a bit remote and quiet area with great people even people who stay there this is the place to come to. I will come back to get my 2ND teaching certification. Thanks for everything I was looking for in Bali Dewi!

Ryoko Nadeau

from Ecuador, July 2018

"Exceeded my expectations!"

If you want to practice yoga and learn about true lives of people in Balinese villages, look no further. My partner and I spent a week and got our yoga teacher certificates. We couldn’t have been happier with nicest people, great yoga teachers and peaceful village life. They have many excursions and keep you busy if you want to experience different activities. Or you can just relax and get massages. I highly recommend this retreat for anyone!

supriya jain

from United States, July 2018

"Very good experience and value for money!"

1) location is excellent - calm and nice atmosphere

2) people - community concept is amazing and the whole community is very warm and welcoming

3) focus on yoga - yoga is taught as a holistic concept also and not just as an exercise.

4) Not commercial - less number of people in the retreat makes it very good. There is individual focus and I hope this place maintains its originality and not lose it to commercial purposes

5) Activities - village activities are interesting engagement

Sarah Johnson

from New Zealand, July 2018

The scene of community. I realy felt like I was a part of the family.

Robing Ng

from Singapore, June 2018

"A refreshing and motivated retreat"

I am glad I have learned more about yoga and meditation. The five-day programme has helped my body mind and soul. Besides that, they have many activities which helps one to realise the simple joy of life and appreciate the little things in our daily lives which we might have taken for granted.

Kaori Matsuda

from Japan, June 2018

"wonderful experience"

I really enjoyed the twice a day yoga sessions in a place where you can feel and hear the sounds of breeze, sunshine and rain. All the people at the retreat are so welcoming and happy so that taught me how to relax and be.

Katie Wade

from Australia, June 2018

"Great Authentic Experience"

Really enjoyed this retreat. If you want an authentic Balineese experience this is a very good option. The homestay accomm is awesome and you get to experience the lives of the Balineese. All the people who work on the retreat are so friendly and helpful, it's such a nice experience. Great intro to yoga for beginners.

The activities are great and you are not left feeling like 'well what do I do now?', lots of activities :)

Kimberly Leckey

from Indonesia, June 2018

"Just what I needed"

I loved the authentic cultural experience offered and how many different people in the village contributed to the education and activities of the retreat. My favorite was the rice farming! The Yoga was very different to my western practice but I loved diving deeper into a more spiritual practice surrounded by beautiful views!

Ruly Marianti

from Indonesia, June 2018

My daughter and I had amazing five days in Balitrees Retreat with two yoga sessions per day (at 9.30am and 3pm) under the supervision of friendly Balinese trainers who speak English well. In addition to the yoga sessions, guests were entertained with various interesting daily local activities.

Balitrees Yoga Retreat is established and managed by the local community in Sesandan village - Tabanan Bali. Their warm, friendly and service oriented attitude is amazing.They took care of the guests professionally, but at the same time they also gave the feelings that they were family. The facilities are relatively simple but comfortable (clean room, good bathroom, AC, hot water, free wifi etc) I highly appreciate this great local efforts!

The style taught is called Balinese Watukaru Yoga and Meditation. This focuses on practicing original flows such as the Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara) and Moon Salutation (Candra Namaskara). The main goal in practicing these flows - not only do the fancy poses or Asanas - is to awakening the seven Chakras in our body. The beauty and serenity of the surrounding really helped us to fully enjoy practicing the spiritual yoga.

Anonymous

from Germany, December 2019

"Wer Ruhe sucht, ist hier richtig."

Zw. Reisfeldern und Urwald liegt das Retreat, welches mit viel Herzblut organisiert wird.

Es wird 3x täglich frisch (meist vegetarisch) gekocht.

Die Yoga Stunden waren toll und perfekt für Einsteiger geeignet.

Die angebotenen Aktivitäten wurden über die Dorfgemeinschaft organisiert und waren immer abwechslungsreich. Wer sich für die Kultur und das Leben auf Bali interessiert, ist hier richtig. Alle Mitarbeiter sind absolut bemüht, dass alle internationalen Gäste glücklich sind.

Marjoleine Vullings

from Netherlands, December 2019

"super mooie Balinese yoga ervaring"

De sfeer van de magische Balinese omgeving, de mensen, de locatie en de liefde die je voelt. Je komt in contact met de locale mensen van Bali die je alles vertellen over hun leven en je meenemen in hun leven. Als je het echte Bali wilt leren kennen is dit de mogelijkheid. De yoga is fijn en heerlijk buiten met uitzicht op de rijstvelden. De mantra's vond ik heerlijk in combinatie met de yoga en dagelijkse meditatie. Yoga op het strand is zo magisch. Het strand is heel rustig en niet toeristisch dus echt fijn.

De activiteiten in de tijd die over is zijn heel leuk omdat je hiermee het Balinese leven leert kennen(en alle activiteiten zijn echt heel leuk om mee te doen!!) . Ook als je speciale verzoeken hebt dan willen ze er alles aan doen om je te helpen. Zo mochten degenen die dat wilden bij de volle maan ceremonie zijn. Ik wilde een bepaald religieus relikwie kopen wat alleen op de locale markt te koop was, bleek nadat ik dit had uitgelegd aan Dewi en Made Josi. Ze hebben toen geregeld dat ik naar de locale markt kon op het beste tijdstip en mij naar het juiste kraampje gebracht. Ik kijk met een gevuld hart terug op een super fijne week Balitrees.

Julie Blanchard

from Thailand, November 2019

"Séjour parfait"

C’était ma première expérience de yoga, et tout s’est très bien passé, j’en avais tellement besoin!!!

L’accueil est chaleureux, les sorties proposées sont très diversifiées et très bien organisées ! Sans parler du site Magnifique !

Merci encore à toute l’équipe et particulièrement à Dewi qui fait de son mieux pour nous arranger !!👍

Anonymous

from Austria, November 2019

Der freundliche Umgang und das man viele tolle Menschen kennengerlernt hat

Maréva Sanchez Alonso

from Indonesia, November 2019

"Experience incroyable "

Cette retraite de yoga était quelque chose de nouveau pour moi, j'ai vraiment apprécié les cours qui étaient adaptés à tout niveau. J'ai appris énormément de nouvelles choses grâce aux professeurs très compétents.

2 activités au choix par demie journée, ce qui vous laisse toujours l'occasion de tester quelque chose de nouveau.

Toute l'équipe est aux petits soins pour faire de votre séjour un bon agréable moment, ce fût un réel bonheur et je le recommande sans hésiter.

Nasthasia Guedet

from Indonesia, October 2019

"Retraite Balitrees"

Les gens sont accueillants, et donne envie d’apprendre de la culture balinaise.

Le lieu est extraordinaire. Il m’a permis de me ressourcer loin du tourisme et du bruit des villes.

La nourriture était bonne, et intéressante, car bien différente de mon pays.

Les cours de yoga étaient vraiment bien. Les professeurs sont passionnés, et ils montrent l’envie de transmettre.

J’espère que ce lieu saura être préservé de la foule, et de l’emprise touriste présente en Asie !

Irma Schoordijk

from Netherlands, September 2019

"Geweldige ervaring op prachtige locatie"

De ligging van het resort midden in de rijstvelden. De lessen waren goed te volgen in het Engels. Het eten was heerlijk en gevarieerd. Al het personeel zeer vriendelijk en behulpzaam.

Melanie Fonseca

from Switzerland, August 2019

"I love bali trees"

Cadre, ambiance et culture incroyable.

Un lieu paisible et authentique où se ressourcer et profiter pleinement de la nature.

Beaucoup d'activités en parallèle, nourriture locale et cuisinières dévouées.

Communauté très à l'écoute.

Bref un retour à l'essentiel indéniable.

Zoé Leconte

from France, August 2019

"Super retraite @Balitrees ! "

Ravie de ma retraite chez Balitrees !

Le lieu de la retraite est super et permet de découvrir une autre facette de Bali, beaucoup plus authentique !

Mon logement était très bien (j’étais pour ma part chez Balitrees et non chez l’habitant), la nourriture est très bonne et le personnel adorable !

Très bon équilibre entre cours de yoga / méditation et temps libre.

Les activités organisées en dehors du yoga permettent d’être en contact avec les habitants du village, tous adorables !

Et bien sûr de très belles rencontres faites pendant la retraite !

Bref, rien à redire !

Delphine Chapelle

from France, July 2019

Ce qui nous a plu:

La découverte de la culture balinaise par l'accueil et l'attention chaleureuse qui nous est réservés.

Les activités proposées sont un plus pour partager des moments exclusifs avec les habitants et leur environnement.

Le lieu est très adapté pour rapidement se retrouver soit même et vivre un moment d'exception.

Heleen Van Nues

from Australia, June 2019

"Lovely stay! Yoga, food, people. Everything was amazing!"

The retreat was authentic. The yoga, food, location, activities etc. were all great! It was fun, interesting and relaxing the entire time. The yoga was twice a day and for all levels. A place to slow down, turnoff your mind and enjoy real Balinese culture. The facilities were great. We couldnt stop taking naps haha. The staff and yoga instructors were so nice!! They took great care of us.

Claire Montangerand

from New Caledonia, May 2019

"Retraite dans un cadre idyllique et très ressourçant "

Le lieu (vu sur les rizières depuis le logement et le shala de yoga), l'accessibilité des cours de yoga traditionnel avec des notions de base et quelques aspects théoriques et historiques présentés par la professeure, l'accueil chaleureux du personnel et des habitants du village, les échanges culturels avec les habitants proposés lors des activités journalières, les masseuses du village qui sont très compétentes, les liens créés avec les autres personnes participant à la retraite, ...

Anonymous

from Germany, May 2019

"Inspirierender Yoga Retreat Aufenthalt in Balitrees"

Das Yoga Retreat liegt wunderschön eingebettet mitten in den Reisfeldern. Tolle Belegschaft die sich um alles kümmert und jeden Wunsch erfüllt. Die Lehrer sind ausgezeichnet ganz besonders Krisna. Das traditionelle Essen wird täglich frisch zubereitet und schmeckt sehr gut (Frühstück, Lunch, Dinner). Die Unternehmungen sind vielfältig, für jeden ist etwas dabei. Ganz besonders kann ich einen Besuch beim Schamanen und die modern Massage in Bali Green empfehlen. Die Unterkünfte sind sauber und mit den wichtigsten Dingen ausgestattet. Das W- Lan funktioniert gut. Ich habe den Aufenthalt genossen und kommen definitiv wieder. Vielen Dank an das Team für die schöne Zeit und Erfahrung. Agnes B.

Andree Ruting

from Netherlands, March 2019

"I do not remember her name exactly she was a very good teach"

The watukaru yoga lessons, the communal feeling, the excursions with Made. the massage. I felt as home.

Nathalie Tusveld

from Netherlands, March 2019

"Fijne plek met lieve mensen"

De trip naar de waterval was prachtig.

En adi is zo aardig 😊

Constanza Perez

from Vietnam, March 2019

"100% recommended"

It was a wonderful experience, I did not have many expectations because I wanted to be surprised and really did it when I arrived at the place. They are all very concerned that you are well and very loving. The classes are good because they care to explain and teach you everything, I feel very grateful.

Anonymous

from Germany, March 2019

familiäres ambiente in einer dorfgemeinschaft

Gaby Moreno

from Japan, February 2019

"Me encantó! I loved it!"

Desde que te recogen sientes la calidez con la que te reciben y una vez que llegas al lugar del retiro uno se asombro de la belleza de pausaje que te acompañará por el resto de días! La comida tradicional me gustó un montón, no solamente es deliciosa pero es cocinada por una comunidad, todos trabajan en cominidad :) eso me fascino porque hizo la experiencia más local.

Llevo 5 años haciendo yoga y nunca había experimentado tanta devoción que transmitió la instructors de yoga, ella además de ser muy sabia, es muy alegre y el resto del personal también, siempre estarán sonrientes y dispuesto a ayudar en lo que sea.

A ojos cerrados recomiendo el retiro! Les va a encantar :)

Mercedes Parrilla Álvarez

from Indonesia, November 2018

Me encantó la cantidad de cosas que pude aprender sobre la cultura balinesa. No sólo aprendí diferentes técnicas de yoga, sino también acerca de la espiritualidad balinesa y su patrimonio cultural a través de las diferentes actividades que proponen. El pueblo donde se realiza es precioso, y se nota que conserva intacto su encanto tradicional. La gente que lo organiza y hospeda es muy amable, siempre sonriente, y los otros viajeros con los que coincidí fueron personas muy interesantes e inspiradoras. Mis profesores de yoga fueron encantadores, y de verdad transmiten una energía muy bonita. En general, ha sido una vivencia preciosa. Terimah kasi 🙏🏽

Silvia Gonzalez

from United States, November 2018

"No pudo estar mejor"

Me gustó todo. Desde el principio sientes todo muy familiar. Elloa se preocupan en todo momento de lo que quieres hacer o lo que te hace falta. El yoga es excelente. El homestay maravilloso. La comida deliciosa. Yosi el conductor es excelente.

Grisella Haaze

from Indonesia, November 2018

"Heerlijk! "

Ik heb een heerlijke tijd gehad in Balitrees. Het eten was goed, de locatie tussen de rijstvelden was prachtig en de accomodatie zag er erg goed uit. Daarbij had ik echt het gevoel om even helemaal tussen de locals te leven, zonder enig toerisme. De familie was ontzettend lief en wilde alles voor je doen. De yogalessen zaten goed in elkaar.

Sylvia Ypma

from Netherlands, October 2018

"Was een geweldige leuke week!!"

Balitrees legt op een zeer mooi en rustige plek bij prachtige rijstvelden. De verzorging was geweldig. En het eten heerlijk. Voor Mandi( de mr die je over herl wil brengen) is niets te veel. Je word op handen gedragen. De yoga is ontspannen en gezellig. En wij zijn een dag naar het strand gegaan om daar de yoga les te volgen. Wat een geweldige ervaring!!! De activiteiten zijn super leuk en elke weer wat anders. En ook hier weer geld , alles is bespreekbaar!. Kortom ik heb een kleine week gezeten, maar ik vond het te kort. Een aanrader voor iedereen bij deze geweldige lieve mensen.

Contra's

De aardbeving! En verder heb ik alles als zeer positief ervaren!

Yvonne Huijs

from Netherlands, October 2018

"Super yoga retreat!"

Het personeel was super, de locatie prachtig, de yogalessen erg fijn, het eten was heerlijk, het bed was erg fijn en de aanvullende activiteiten erg leuk!

Cristina Fernández

from Germany, October 2018

"Wonderful experience"

The place is just amazing. You can not get tired of the view from the yoga room. The food? You feel that it's made with care and it is very tasty!

From the moment I contacted them they were fast and efficient answering my questions and organizing my arrival with detail.

The yoga class was good and very interesting. I really like it when the teacher explains you the benefits of the asana.

The activities were also interesting. They show you the real Balines life. I felt that they have a strong sense of community.

Each and everyone of them made us feel at home

Alejandra VF

from Singapore, September 2018

"Gran immersion sin pretensiones en el centro de Bali"

Me encanto la localización, el yoga autentico, la calidez del personal de balitrees y sobretodo las actividades con la gente local.

Anne Van Het Hooft

from Indonesia, September 2018

"Amazing times"

Lovely people with a great atmosphere. Everting was better than expected. I really enjoyed my time here especially the activities they provide and the amazing food. Definitely go here if you want to have a real look at the Balinese culture and enjoy the yoga classes!

Anonymous

from United States, September 2018

"I had the most amazing time"

The teacher was amazing, we had such a strong connection with the local habitants of the village, they were extremely welcoming and it was fantastic to be in such a typical area with less tourists

Charlotte Roseboom

from Indonesia, August 2018

"Geweldige locatie, fijne yoga en vriendelijke mensen"

Ik heb hier een geweldige tijd gehad en ben zelfs 1 nachtje langer gebleven. De omgeving is werkelijk prachtig, midden in de rijstvelden! De yoga is toegankelijk voor iedereen en ik merkte al erg snel vooruitgang bij mezelf. Het eten is ook erg lekker en de dagelijkse activiteiten (denk aan een Balinese muziek workshop, of het zelf maken van kokosolie) zijn heel leuk! Erg leuk dat de hele community erbij wordt betrokken. Ik zou Balitrees iedereen aanraden!

Anonymous

from United States, August 2018

"Beleef de traditionele Balinese cultuur en yoga"

Als je op zoek bent naar een lokale ervaring in traditionele Balinese stijl dan ben je aan het goede adres. Zoek je liever een luxe yoga resort Westerse stijl dan moet je niet bij Balitrees zijn. Je waant je volledig in de bergen en tussen de rijstvelden waar je met een intieme groep zowel yoga beoefent als deelneemt aan lokale culturele activiteiten.

Anna Sophia Burch

from United States, August 2018

"Doing yoga and meditation between beautiful rice paddies"

The retreat gives you the true bali experience with local activities and balinese yoga style. I loved the regional food and how the whole village was occupied in the accomodation and activities of the yogis in the retreat.

Susan Hemelaar

from Netherlands, August 2018

"Back to basic"

Overnacht in homestay Red roses. Erg vriendelijke en lieve familie. Je wordt echt als familie gezien. Lessen waren erg fijn, zowel voor beginners als gevorderden. Locatie is prachtig; midden in de natuur met allemaal locals om je heen. Het eten was echt Balinees en heerlijk!

Nathalie Da Silva Capela

from France, August 2018

"Great experience !"

The place is very quiet and beautiful. The Yoga teacher is very nice and the activities (cooking, making coco nut oil, Balinese langage lesson, traditionnal massage, music lesson,...) are very interesting. The team (people from the village) are so nice and helpful . It is very nice place to think about yourself and find happiness! I will come back! :-)

Robin Verkaik

from Indonesia, August 2018

"Warm, friendly and committed"

The people all were very sweet and warm, the room was fine, the yoga was good for beginners and more advanced yogi's, the teachers were good and committed, the activities were nice, the food was delicious, especially the green pancakes rolls and the group atmosphere was very nice. And also very sweet....I had an injury, so I couldn't join the yoga and Pencak Silat classes anymore. I wanted to leave earlier and that was no problem. Thank you!

Elodie Stuber

from Thailand, July 2018

"A nice time among beautiful rice terraces"

The scenery was amazing: a perfect location for a peaceful yoga retreat.

Local people were really friendly and the staff was very arranging and helpful.

We loved the modern massage and the yoga at the beach.

Many activities are offered.

Transportation from and to Tabanan and in the village is well-organised.

Génesis Valenzuela Morales

from Thailand, July 2018

"Bonita experiencia!! "

La organización del retiro es muy buena, los horarios de actividades, comida, clases se cumplen muy bien, todo el staff es muy cariñoso y te ayudan en todo lo que necesitas, son muy serviciales y atentos. Las actividades culturales son muy bonitas y tienes la oportunidad de conocer el estilo de vida Balines, todos lo hacen con mucha disposición. Solo como oportunidad de mejora, creo que deberían monitorear la calidad de los Homestay, ya que el primer día me quedé en una casa donde no había wifi ni agua caliente, de todas maneras me solucionaron el problema al día siguiente y me cambiaron a un hotel, pero sería bueno sentirse cómodo desde el primer momento y contar con los servicios que ofrecen, lo demás todo perfecto, lo recomiendo.

Steffen Grieble

from Indonesia, July 2018

Das Balitrees Yogaretreat ist ein spiritueller und kultureller Ort. Es liegt zwischen den Reisterassen und es ist angenehm ruhig. Die Mitarbeiter war sehr freundlich und es gab immer etwas zum lachen.

Jutta Kunze

from Indonesia, June 2018

"An Amazing Experience!"

This retreat is unique! It not only offers yoga and meditation but very unusual experiences (like for example the visit of a local healer or coconut oil making) since it involves locals from the surrounding in the daily activities which are offered to the quests.

The concept of this retreat is very convincing and well put into place and is the best I ever encountered during my 11 years living in Indonesia since now. In addition, the surrounding is stunning and far away from all the Bali tourism circus things ! Congratuation to the organizers and the extraordinary charming community around Balitrees! To keep this unique quality I wish this retreat won´t expand too much in the upcoming years. Stay small, so you will stay unique!