Baliuma Retreats

Baliuma Retreats hosts Balinese style of yoga holidays and meditation at real Balinese life community.

Instructors 1

I Gede Arya Adiwiguna

Gede Arya started to learn Balinese traditional yoga and healing meditation at the age of 17 by 1993. He is a disciple of the ninth generations of Perguruan Seruling Dewata in Bali. He is specialized in the Watukaru yoga tradition (Balinese traditional yoga) of Perguruan Seruling Dewata, Balinese traditional meditation, and snake style of martial arts (silat). Gede Arya commits to conserving the ancient Balinese tradition of yoga, meditation, and silat.

Reviews 38

Mark Hugges

from Indonesia, August 2018

"Amazing experience."

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.

Alexa Kronisch

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.

Sheila Hasnoe

from Indonesia, May 2018

"Was niet Wat ik had verwacht "

Leuke mensen

Benjamin Beaty

from Thailand, April 2018

"Excellent SEA Retreat"

Our driver was incredible. Mr. Wayan was very accommodating, as he took us where we wanted to go whenever we wanted to. He also made and served us most of our meals. He is very kind.

The retreat is newer to the village, and it is Southeast Asian Culture. Please be aware of this as you visit. They do not have a set schedule, as schedules are a very western style of life. Be patient with them, and make the most of your time with people from all over the world. If the staff cannot provide something or are not up front by saying "no," do not get upset; they have a save face culture and are really trying to please you as best they can.

The yoga teacher was wonderful. She had great knowledge of traditional Balinese yoga and ran her classes well.

The location is beautiful - very rural and peaceful. Do not expect western-standard amenities, though.


from Great Britain, April 2018

"First yoga retreat experience"

It was our first time for my boyfriend and I . I like the yoga classes and the explanations. Adi was really good explaining the meaning of the tradional Balinese yoga. Trisna was really patient with us for the yoga classes.

The food and activites were amazing. Thanks to Adi, diwa, Yan and Made yosi.

We are definetely thinking of taking traditional yoga classes in London.

Thank you for this amazing experience.

Sally Hopper

from Great Britain, April 2018

"Wonderful experience"

The Balinese yoga is very rewarding to do. It isn't complicated and the additional chakra work was fascinating.

The accommodation is delightful, views over rice paddies, very comfortable beds, and generous space in each appartment. (A swimming pool is being constructed.)

The food was excellent.

The afternoon activities were of seemingly endless variety, and delivered with care and great attention to detail.

The staff were so kind and thoughtful, it was like finding a new family.

I had a wonderful time, and recommend this yoga retreat extremely highly.

The other guests were great fun too!

Celeste Buckley

from Australia, April 2018

"Wonderful 4 days in the rice fields! "

This yoga retreat was absolutely devine, settled in the rice fields Bali Trees is a great place to relax and unwind. The yoga is a traditional Indonesian style and most likely different to what you get in the Western world but incorporates asanas and salutations. Krisna the instructor is full of interesting knowledge. f your looking for a high intensity yoga this is not here, it is more a relaxed and traditional style but you are still able to work up a sweat doing 15 sun salutations in the balmy indo heat, not to mention the amazing view from the shala. The extra activities that Adi provides at Bali Trees was an absolute highlight, in my 3 night there I did yoga, went swimming in a waterfall, made coconut oil, did a home cooking class, planted rice in the rice fields and got a healing massage. The whole place is very authentic and is it such a nice change out of the other very western parts of Bali like Canggu, this is how the locals live. The food at Bali Trees is delicious and vegan or vego can be catered for easily.

When you stay at Umadhatu you are about 10-15mins away from Bali Trees (where you do yoga), this is not an issue as you are driven to an from as much as you need. Umadhatu rooms are simple and comfortable with everything you need, there also is a small pool that can be used during you stay. The food is tasty and service impeccable. The best thing about Umadhatu is the gorgeous Wayan, his smile is infectious and he goes out of his way to make you happy!


from Australia, March 2018

"Unforgettable and truly amazing "

I had never done a minute of Yoga in my life and right from the start, everything was fantastic. The instructor (Krishna) was very helpful and supportive as were the other people in the class. The location amongst the rice terraces is so beautiful it is intoxicating. The staff at Umadhatu treat you like an honoured guest and the food is better than I expected. I look forward to returning one day. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life, even if I can’t touch my toes!

Barbara Klaver

from Singapore, March 2018

"Lovely authentic yoga experience in remote Umadhatu"

Very authentic Balinese yoga experience

Wonderful location in Tabanan right in between the rice paddies

Wonderful yoga classes in morning and afternoon, by Krishna

Tanya Engstrem

from Indonesia, March 2018

It was nice experience. Yoga school located in a countryside, surrounded by rice fields and forest. I lived in a hotel 10 min away from a school, which is very nice, with a friendly staff. Every day I had a transfer to the yoga place. During 4 days of my stay I had cooking class, massage and I was on a waterfall. There is also few hiking trails around. It's a pity that I didn't have a chance to have a yoga on a beach which I expected. It's a peaceful place, perfect for relax and meditation.

Brookelynn Russell

from Thailand, February 2018

"Best experience!!!"

We could not be happier with our time spent at Umadhatu for the yoga retreat! The accommodation was so nice and clean, the staff was extremely welcoming and catering to our every want/ need, the food was incredible, and the instructors were very knowledgable. Overall fantastic experience!


from Singapore, February 2018

I had wonderful experiences here. Enjoyed not only yoga classes but also culture experience sessions. Accommodation was also very good, especially I loved breakfast they gave. Definitely, this is really affordable price.


Ajay Singh

from Malaysia, February 2018

"A perfect soul overhaul "

Amazing venue, great hospitality and warm hearts throughout the retreat. I stayed at the Umadhatu resort and and traveled 20 minutes a day through lush greenery to get to the amazing gazebo where our yoga sessions were held, words fail to describe the amazing experience. Keep in mind tho that you will be living in a village as a local so adjust your expectations accordingly. This trip was great for the soul and I highly recommend it.

Crystal Gurrola

from Japan, January 2018

I had a lovely time at this retreat. The village was so serene and calm. The people were so kind and generous. I always felt safe and so well taken care of. What’s so special about this retreat is how so many members of the community are involved and working together. You get a real taste for the Balinese way of life. The classes are beginner level but Mrs. Krishna did a great job of accomodating all yogi levels. The rooms are quite spacious and the beds are very comfortable. I met interesting people from all over the world. It was a very comfortable sized group to experience all the beauty with.

Cornelia Bluhm

from Great Britain, January 2018

"A wonderful experience. "

This was a wonderful start to our holiday and the balance was just right for us as beginners. The teacher Mrs Krishna made the sessions fun and challenging and was a joy to be with.

Like Bali itself this was relaxed,flexible and inclusive and gave us a wonderful cultural insight to the simple pleasures of Balinese village life and community. if you like things to run to order or expected something highly regimented this is probably not your thing but probably what you need! Value for money and excellent experience. Not only can we now move more freely than ever before we visited a faith healer, leaned how to cook Balinese food marshal arts and helped plant a padi field what more could you ask for

Lily Cole

from Singapore, December 2017

"Great "

I arrived and have never felt more welcome and at ease at the place surrounded by such warm hearted people. The yoga was great some which I will carry forward with my practise, Krishna was so lovely and the setting was beautiful.

The Balinese activities were also very interesting to me, so I am grateful for some of the experiences and things I saw which without you guys would not have been possible.

The food in all the places was so yummy and well catered for being a vegetarian. I stayed at umadhatu where I got my own whole villa which was something I had not expected which was nice. I am thankful to Wayan for his great hospitality and infectious smile. For breakfast he asked what we would like the night before so could we could request different stuff.

I would like to thank everyone involved for this wonderful Stay and I hope to return in March.

Varsha Venugopal

from Myanmar [Burma], December 2017

"Relaxing and Fun Yoga (if you are doing the retreat)"

I really enjoyed my 4 days at Umadhatu Resort with daily yoga at Bali Trees (10 mins away from the resort) with Ms Krishna. Accomodation was tops and definitely exceeded my expectation. I was introduced to a lovely caretaker, Wayan who accomodated all my silly requests such as my cravings for Pissan Goreng (fried bananas) and mangoes. During my tenure, I practiced yoga with a lovely lady called Ms Krishna who is very personable in her approach and was always there to give me extra push to perfect my posture.


from Philippines, December 2017

"amazing way to enjoy yoga "

Adi, is such a great host. He will try to accomodate all your requests. The staff are very friendly. The food are amazingly good everyday. Umadhatu is a perfect place to stay after a long day of yoga and other activities. The staff are great as well especially Wayan, he'll make sure you enjoy your food and don't skip your meal. Kudos to everyone for making our stay enjoyably memorable! 😉👏👍🏻👍🏻

Katarina Abovic

from Indonesia, December 2017

"Amazing experience"

Great people, great place

Martina Orosiova

from Great Britain, December 2017


Projects the knowledge very well

Diane Jones

from Indonesia, December 2017

"Authentic, intimate, amazing location"

I stayed at nearby Umadhatu resort and was transported each day through lovely countryside to yoga platform and Bali Trees Resort.

Villa- upgraded to brand new 2 bedroomed Villa for my sole use it was very modern, clean and high spec. Food was cooked to order and I was able to choose what I wanted to eat the following day, basically I had an individual chef. The manager was Wayan and he was superb, friendly, extremely knowledgeable and good English and all his young staff were very attentive and kind too. One evening I joined the owner and his family and had a wonderful time, they were so unbelievably hospitable and genuine. The last evening was my birthday and a fantastic meal was prepared, plus 2 birthday cakes and a traditional Balinese offering. All the resort staff and owner sang traditional songs and gave their kind blessings. Amazing place, excellent location to explore the surrounding area.

Yoga area- the platform was in the most beautiful setting, a valley of paddy fields infront, jungle and far reaching views of the erupting Mt Agung the other direction. It is within a small village, and everyone I met was friendly. You are truly embedded in an authentic Balinese rural village. There were only 2 of us and we had great fun in every session. They consisted of spiritual tuition, meditation, asanas and flow. Different but excellent. Be open minded and embrace. The cultural activities were authentic, interesting and bespoke.


from Indonesia, November 2017

"Nice relaxation and yoga retreat"

The place was serene and far out the tourist area. Biking distance to beach. Cultural activities were great.


from Indonesia, November 2017

"This retreat is different in a good way!"

This was a fun retreat! The schedule was flexible, with yoga, Tai chi, or chanting. The yoga sessions were not like yoga I've done before - they are tradition Balinese style asanas and quite informal, with classes broken up with explanations, trying out different poses, laughing. Both of the instructors were great.

Adi is a great host and kept us busy when not doing yoga - a waterfall trip, biking to the beach for sunset, village cultural activities. The villas are nice and clean.

Eva Zuehlke

from Indonesia, November 2017

"Great escape!"

This yoga retreat was a wonderful experience. I booked a shared villa but didn't have to share it because of low season. The food was very delicious and Wayan was a really great host. Since we were one of the first guests, the wifi wasn't working properly in the rooms yet but once I told Wayan about it, he got a second router installed right away. Most of the yoga sessions took place at a different location which was absolutely beautiful. The yoga and meditation sessions were very entertaining and ideal for beginners. Adi had a lot cultural activities planned out for us which all were great (tradional cocnut oil making, balinese pastries etc.). Watching the sunset at the beach was a big plus. I got quite lucky because the other five participants were really great and made my stay very enjoyable.

Lucia Martínez Breton

from Indonesia, November 2017

"It has been a pleasure to stay few days at Watukaru"

I loved the scene; marvellous landscape, nice and very practical classes, fabulous food, clean and lovely accommodation. The staff were so lovely. Everything was perfect, also I really enjoyed the activities organized. Great experience. Hope to come back soon

May Mina

from Qatar, November 2017

"Just perfect "

The view is amazing.. The whole Staff at the resort were super nice and friendly.. They made me.feel like family

Anabel Aragon

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

Lisa Sonja Roth

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


from Singapore, March 2018

"Super séjour"

Les gens étaient vraiment très gentils et le cadre est magnifique

Marike Compagne

from Indonesia, February 2018

"Amazing experience, wouldn't have want to miss it"

Staying here was great. Here you will experience authentic Bali, sincere and friendly people and beautiful surroundings. Doing yoga while being surrounded by ricefields is really great. I had to get used to the yoga classes at first (little different then I was used to), but they were really good and nice. The room I stayed in was amazing, very spacious, clean and with a beautiful view. The food is great and the staff is really nice. They treat you like family. So if you want to get out of the "main touristic areas" for a while, this is definitely your place to be.

Laura Dekker

from Malaysia, January 2018

"Only good words for this retreat"

I loved that everyone from the yoga retreat team is kind, want to help you with everything and do their best to make this retreat a great experience for you! And they did make this retreat an super great experience. As a beginner, the yoga classes were perfect for me, but also for the people who are more experienced with yoga is this a good retreat! The food van very good, the location is amazing and the accamodation is so beautiful! I had a privat room with a lot of space!

Annet Gosens

from Indonesia, January 2018

"Simply amazing "


Excellent food

All traditional activities that

Myriam Vandecaveye

from Indonesia, December 2017

"Zeer mooi verblijf en mooie locatie"

De yoga was op een zeer mooie locatie en alle activiteiten zeker de moeite waard. De mensen zijn zeer flexibel, als je een voorstel hebt voor een activiteit of aan iets niet wil deelnemen wordt daar rekening mee gehouden. Het verblijf resort was zeer mooi en proper

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