Home to traditional Balinese Watukaru yoga and Balinese Pencak Silat martial arts, we are a healing sanctuary located in the spiritual village of Sesandan.
Yoga Retreats (16)
9 Days 'Reconnect with Yourself' Spirituality, Culture, and Watukaru Yoga Retreat in Bali, IndonesiaAvailable all year round
6 Day "Accept & Love Yourself 100%"Healing Guided Meditation, Yoga & Emotional Detox Retreat in BaliAvailable from May till December
I Gede Arya started to learn Balinese traditional yoga and healing meditation by the age of 17 in 1993. He is a disciple of the ninth generation of Perguruan Seruling Dewata in Bali. He specialises in the Watukaru yoga tradition (Balinese traditional yoga) of Perguruan Seruling Dewata, Balinese traditional meditation, and snake style of martial arts (silat). He is committed to conserving the ancient Balinese yoga tradition, meditation, and silat by founding Baliuma Retreats.
Krishna is a traditional Balinese Watukaru yoga and meditation teacher. She has been studying and teaching Balinese yoga, meditation, pranayama, and charka opening for the past ten years. Her hands-on approach, passion for teaching, and loving smiles are mind-blowing and will certainly help you deepen your yoga and meditation practice. She is the kindest, most fun and passionate teacher and friend you will ever meet.
Danai is a psychotherapist, yoga and meditation instructor from Greece. In search of a more peaceful mind, she travelled across Europe into the majestic landscapes of Finland, where she discovered her true passion—fluid body movements through yoga and dancing. Combining her psychology background with her certification in Vinyasa Yoga and guided meditation, she guides people through their individual paths of self-acceptance, transformation, overcoming of past trauma and better communication with their subconscious mind and inner voice.
Landy is a certified Vinyasa and meditation teacher. She has a natural gift of listening in order to understand people on a deeper level and applies effortlessly her understanding and empathy to her teaching or as she prefers to call it, guided self-healing through meditation, pranayama, yoga and yoga therapy. She integrates her love for poetry, art and oriental philosophy & medicine into her teaching and has been a part of many people's positive self-transformation and journeys to happier and more fulfilling lives.
Claudia is a mathematician & statistician turned full-time yogi. She’s certified in both Yin yoga and Yoga therapy while studying extensively Chinese traditional medicine and acupuncture. Her passion for understanding the intricacies of the human body especially its self-healing power guided her to discover a unique approach of teaching, she helps students to deepen and expand their practices through activating specific acupressure points in the body. She believes there’s infinite power held in our body, and we just need to learn to use the right key to unleash it.
From a rice farmer and wife who worked over twelve hours in the rice paddies every single day in addition to taking care of a family of six, Dewi transformed her life by studying English and the practice of yoga. Now, she not only manages Balitrees, but also teaches Traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga to both western guests and women and children from her local community. She believes Yoga is a way of life that can lead us to find more peace and joy from within ourselves. When in a class, she teaches with her heart and soul, giving all of her love, warmth, and authenticity to her students.
from Ecuador, March 2020
"Incredible Retreat "
This place is amazing. If you want to meet new friends and learn about local Balinese culture away from the big towns, this is it! Everyone here treats you like family. The food is incredible. They go out of their way to host and make sure you’re happy. It’s a very caring atmosphere. The Balinese traditional yoga is quite balancing and inclusive for all levels from beginner to advanced.
Also the massages are great! I enjoyed the local shaman and the traditional healer. Overall a very rewarding and great experience that I highly recommend.
from Indonesia, February 2020
Lovely staff, great yoga teachers, good food and many activities to choose from in your free time. The whole village is involved in activities which I really appreciated and the location by the rice terraces is beautiful. Make sure to expect balinese yoga if you go, it is good but different from popular yoga styles.
from Australia, February 2020
"Over and above my expectations..."
I had a wonderful 3 days at BaliTrees. I loved the fact that everything was so chilled and that you could come and go as you choose. The location was beautiful, and the staff were extremely helpful. The yoga was very spiritual and different to the western yoga i've become accustomed to - definitely in a good way! I'll be back soon - next time for a week.
from Thailand, February 2020
i enjoyed the 7 days very much and got a lot out of the yoga. there is a beautiful energy to this place and I will return
from Australia, February 2020
The location set amid the rice paddies was amazing. The yoga held up high on a platform surrounded by wind chimes was gorgeous. Very relaxing. The cultural village activities were interesting and achievable as I am an older lady. The staff were very helpful and the rooms pleasant & comfortable. It was a really lovely experience.
from Indonesia, January 2020
Everything was more excellent than i expected. The village was so beautiful. All the instructors were so good. Food were amazing. Also people i met were so nice. I wish i could stay more. Definitely I will come back again here.
from Germany, January 2020
"I never wanted to leave again!"
The Mix of everything was perfect! I had a homestay at bapak Wayans house down the street. He has a beautiful garden and we got up every morning @5am to see the sunrise. Than I went to the yogaclass and after yoga we had delicious breakfast in the group @the retreat. The group was amazing and the stuff is so kind and wellcoming. We were joking around all the time or/and had good conversations about our experience at the meditation, in life, in Bali....
Drei, Yosi, Adi and Krishna told us so much about the culture, religion and about the village life. One night there was a ceremony at the temple and we were allowed to join. Dewi told us what to do at the ceremony.
I will really miss my homestay at bapak Wayan. Every day I learned so much and it was so lovely how much fun everybody had to open their doors and hearts! I will come back as soon as I can and stay even longer.
from Malaysia, January 2020
I loved everything about my time there! The lessons are amazing the activities and the humans! I miss it already a little and I want to come back for sure. : )
from France, January 2020
"Beautifully situated in the rice fields of Bali "
- Beautifully situated in the rice fields of Bali
- We liked the spiritual part of the Yoga and that it was not just seen as a workout.
- a lot of activities that can be done during the "Village activity" time. (Very interesting was the visit with a shaman as well as a traditional Balinese massage).
from United States, January 2020
Wonderful experience, spent 2 nights here and made some amazing connections with other there. Got to meet people from all over the world and do fun activities with them. It was less yoga based but more of a cultural experience, the Balinese food and people were very friendly and amazing!
from Canada, December 2019
"Perfect Yoga Retreat"
Balitrees was an excellent integration of relaxation and learning to practice Balinese yoga with group cultural immersion activities, such as learning how to make coconut oil, learning about rice farming and learning about Balinese music and dance. All the staff at Balitrees and the people who live and work in the village are warm and generous, and genuinely happy to help and answer questions. The daily schedule is well-planned, but still flexible enough to allow individuals to do their own thing. The food is delicious and plentiful! Thank you to everyone at Balitrees for the hospitality and unforgettable experience!
from United States, July 2019
"A must do when in Bali!"
This yoga retreat was a wonderful experience! It really helps you get out of your bubble and meet new people. Its also a great way to experience the Balinese culture that's almost impossible to do as a tourist in the city. The yoga sessions are meant for beginners but can also push you if you are experienced. I would highly recommend it!
from Australia, May 2019
"3 day/2 night beginners retreat"
My friend and I just completed a retreat that we both enjoyed very much, the yoga was challenging at times but enjoyable and suitable for beginners. The staff were all lovely, the food was delicious and the homestay at Red Roses was a great insight into village life in a beautifully untouched part of Bali.
from Estonia, May 2019
"A wonderful experience"
Loved the yoga course and all the activities, which were interesting and fun. The location between the rice fields is amazing. I felt safe and well taken care of. Thank you for everything!
from Australia, January 2019
"An authentic balinese experience."
The instructors was great, the accommodations was nice and clean and the location was really amazing.
from Austria, January 2019
"Accomodation from Umadhatu Resort was great"
It was a nice experience for me and for my bestfriend . Our accomdation in Umadhatu Resort was great because all the staffs were so friendly and treated us like a family. Special thanks to Mr Wayan who cooked for us everyday a simple but yummy meal. To Putu Adi Wirawan and Etar who took care for us on the road and took good pictures for us.Umadhatu accomodation was perfect to unwind and would recommend it.
from Vietnam, January 2019
"Great mix of yoga and culture"
I loved the layout of the days. each day consists of two yoga sessions and two cultural activities. Fantastic for a beginner. I stayed 4 days and was not ready to leave. There is so many cool things to do. The food was outstanding, the people were easy to get along with, and the workers really would do anything for you. I was there over New Year’s Eve and they made an effort for us to enjoy the evening with local performances and they even drove us somewhere special to view the fireworks.
from Australia, December 2018
"Do yourself a favour and visit this place"
I thought it was such a great experience. I learnt a lot about the Balinese culture and it was a good introduction to yoga. All of the staff and other travellers I met there were so friendly. The location and views were so beautiful. I stayed in Dewi's homestay and my room was beautiful and clean.
from Australia, November 2018
"Authentic Balinese yoga & village experience"
Everyone in the village was friendly, helpful and accommodating. It was a great way to not only learn about authentic Balinese yoga and meditation practices through the help of very talented instructors, but also to experience the real Bali hospitality and lifestyle. I especially loved the food and thoroughly enjoyed the activities on offer.
from Thailand, November 2018
"Amazing place, loved every second!"
Such a lovely friendly place, everyone is just wonderful! If you're looking for a real feel of Bali, just local people, local food and local culture... this is the place for you! I had never done yoga before, but i througherly enjoyed the two sessions a day (and the meditation) - amazing instructors! Beautiful setting, in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by rice fields! Couldn't recommend this place enough!
from Australia, November 2018
"Good all around"
Yoga classes, activities are good even if seems to be chaotic organization. Yoga in the rice field was great
from Indonesia, November 2018
"Hidden gem for the curious yoga newbie"
Krishna as an instructor was very skilled, funny and patient. She took her time with everyone to help them achieve their goals. It was a calm and relaxed environment, a great place to learn. All the staff does everything to make you feel comfortable and the food is very good. It’s placed in a very peaceful area and you for sure get to just relax and try out yoga. There’s even more to it than yoga and meditation, there’s different activities to do to really come close to the locals and get an authentic experience.
from United Arab Emirates, November 2018
The most peaceful and recharging 5 days of my life. Waking up with roosters, sleeping with sound of crickets, Amazing yoga and meditation sesions with Chrishna even for me as a super beginner it was easy to understand and follow. I have no words to describe how helpfull and kind people there are. I love the tours too. We learned so much about their culture. Cant wait to go back. Thank you Balitrees for everything! 🙏🏼
from Indonesia, October 2018
Everythings are above my expectation. Balinese style yoga, activities are all amazing.
from Indonesia, September 2018
"You get so much more for your money"
The location is totally unique. No tourists, no noise, just calmness and nature at its best. Perfect location for yoga. A lot of trips were included as well. The instructors are so lovely and they really do their best to fulfill all your wishes. We even got driven on a mountain to watch the sunrise! A massage is included, too.
from Indonesia, August 2018
This experience of life, culture of the Balinese village will be the best experience i had in Bali. Would love to reccomend everyone to come.
from United States, July 2018
"A lovely, real Bali experience"
The yoga instruction was great. Our teacher, Chrishna was kind, funny, helpful and taught us so much more than just yoga asanas. I really enjoyed learning about the history of Balinese yoga. The location is far in the village, which provided a great escape and an opportunity to see a beautiful side of Bali. The food was good, and the extra activities were very interesting. Everyone was very kind, and overall I would definitely recommend this retreat. A great value for what you pay.
from Indonesia, May 2018
"Was niet Wat ik had verwacht "
from Indonesia, May 2019
De yoga was zeer interactief en de instructeur Krisna zorgde voor een prettige sfeer. De activiteiten waren erg leuk, ik raad de waterval en schommel aan. Ik zat zelf niet in het retreat maar 5 min rijden verderop, hele vriendelijke mensen en heerlijk geslapen. Verder: prachtige locatie. Ben blij dat ik toch wat verder heb gereisd om dit deel van Bali te kunnen zien!
from Indonesia, April 2019
Beautiful location, I got an upgrade and stayed in a beautiful apartment. I enjoyed the activities very much and I really liked the traditional Balinese style of yoga. All the activities are done with local people and that's is a real plus.
from Indonesia, December 2018
"Beautiful, relaxing and comfortable"
We loved our stay here. The accommodation is very tidy, the view around is beautiful, the people are very nice and helpful. The yoga classes are great, the instructors are professional and funny. I can really recommmend this yoga retreat!!
from Indonesia, July 2018
"Muy buena experiencia"
Nos encanTo el paisaje, ambiente relajado, profesora de yoga y grupo genial, acomodación estupenda y comida riquisima.
Totalmente recomendable me gustaría volver
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from Germany, May 2018
"Pures Glück inmitten der Reisfelder"
Wunderschöne Lage mitten zwischen den Reisfeldern, wahnsinnig herzliches und hilfsbereites Personal. Man fühlt sich als wäre man Teil einer großen Familie. Leckers Essen, Meditation, Yoga und viele verschiedene Aktivitäten wie bspw. ein Kochen mit den Einheimischen, eine balinesische Massage, Reis ernten oder ein Ausflug zu einem Wasserfall. Fazit: absolut zu empfehlen