Affordable Yoga Retreats in Bali for All Budgets
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Many years ago, on the island of Java in Indonesia, a hermit named Maha Rsi Markandeya lived in the Raung Mountain. One day, he took 800 people along with him and traveled to what is today known as West Bali.
Unfortunately, once they arrived at this new place, more than half of his people were eaten by tigers and snakes. Therefore, he decided to go back to the Raung Mountain and planted five different types of metals as a ritual to protect him and his people, and as the foundation of power for Besakih.
Besakih is a temple on the slopes of Mount Agung. There, he established a Balinese Hindu ritual that consisted of worshipping Sang Hyang Widhi –the Supreme God of Indonesian Hinduism– three times a day and bringing offerings of water, fire and flowers, known as “bebali”.
Since then, the Balinese have combined animism, ancestor worshipping, Hinduism and Buddhism to create a unique religion that has formed this extraordinary culture. Bali is the only Hindu island in Indonesia, and it has one of the largest concentrations of Hindu people outside of India. As a consequence, yoga has flourished immensely here!
This amazing island is home to impressive religious sites, gorgeous beaches, stunning volcanoes, picturesque rice fields and sacred waterfalls, lovely handicrafts, incredibly rich culture and, of course, hundreds of yoga retreats.
The good news is that all this abundance doesn’t translate into expensiveness. There are plenty of affordable yoga retreats in Bali for everyone to feel the magic of this island. Below, you’ll find five of the very best budget options to embrace the Balinese culture and deepen your practice in this yoga paradise for as little as 14 USD per day.
Note: BookYogaRetreats offers a flexible cancellation policy. Should you not be able to travel as scheduled, we’d be happy to help you alter your booking with the same organizer or with a different organizer.
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- Cost per day: from US$14
- Duration: 4 Days
- Location: Canggu
Located on the southern coast of Bali, Canggu is well-known for being a lively resort village surrounded by terraced rice fields and beaches. Some of its most famous shores are Berawa, Echo Beach and Batu Bolong.
There are many high-end shops and restaurants, a thrilling nightlife and some spectacular sunsets that you can contemplate either at the beach or at Tanah Lot – a Hindu temple that sits on a rocky outcrop.
Just 15 minutes away from Echo Beach, this yoga holiday offers a relaxing stay in an eco-friendly environment surrounded by a beautiful permaculture garden. It includes up to 10 daily yoga classes and you can choose between 20 different yoga styles.
It offers a daily 100% vegan breakfast buffet, and you can also use the outdoor swimming pool as much as you want. Optional things to do during your free time are available at an additional fee such as spa treatments, surfing, cycling tours, golf, water rafting tours and hiking are some of them.
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- Cost per day: from US$35
- Duration: 2 Days
- Location: Tabanan
If you’re going on vacation in Bali and would like to add some spirituality to your trip but you’re short on time, this 2-days budget yoga retreat will suit you just fine! Here, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga, one of the oldest styles of yoga.
This holiday takes place in Tabanan, a region that features some of the most beautiful natural scenery on the island. During this yoga retreat, you’ll be able to relax and unwind through the practice of yoga, meditation, chakra opening and pranayama.
The retreat includes two yoga sessions per day, daily meditation and pranayama practices, one pampering spa treatment, Balinese Hindu Blessings, Balinese cultural activities in the village, a trip to a stunning local waterfall for purification and daily Balinese meals.
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- Cost per day: from US$42
- Duration: 5 Days
- Location: Tabanan
This yoga holiday takes place in the Sesandan village, an antique and spiritual site where yoga and meditation are seen by locals as self-healing ancient tools.
Here, at the heart of Bali's wild untouched nature, you can experience the real Bali and contemplate the famous Mount Batukaru, an extinct volcano that’s considered a highly spiritual site – the second-highest peak in Bali.
The program of this retreat includes Balinese yoga and sitting meditation sessions, daily Balinese & Indonesian breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus fresh juices twice a day.
You’ll be spending your afternoons in the Sesandan village community, where you’ll engage in fun activities such as tours, rice terrace trekking, a trip to a waterfall, making traditional coconut oil, taking part in a Balinese cooking class and learning how to do the canang sari –one of the offerings to thank Sang Hyang Widhi.
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- Cost per day: from US$40
- Duration: 7 Days
- Location: Buleleng
Located in North Bali, Buleleng is famous for the beauty of its waterfalls, historical attractions, and “Tari Teruna Jaya”, a popular dance of dynamic movements, vivid costumes and peculiar facial expressions that was invented there.
Buleleng is also known for its big city Lovina, where you can watch dolphins in their natural habitat. Close by, Menjangan Island is home to the most amazing coral reefs. There are scuba diving sites for all levels for you to see the incredible marine life.
This yoga holiday includes daily breakfast and dinner, 6 meditation sessions, 5 Vinyasa yoga classes, one yoga lecture, daily Balinese cultural activities and one adventure tour to a dolphin’s natural habitat, where you’ll get to do snorkeling and canoeing.
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- Cost per day: from US$38
- Duration: 4 Days
- Location: Wondrous
Wondrous is famous for its sandy beaches and clear waters filled with marine life. This yoga retreat takes place by the beach, far away from cars, motorbikes, or any kind of pollution. Here, you can contemplate the sunrise on one side and just a 20-minute walk away you can also see the sunset.
Did you know that the practice of Yin and Restorative Yoga has been scientifically proven to be better than sleep for releasing tense muscles, relieving joint aches and calming the body and mind? Well, on this yoga holiday you’ll practice these styles along with Hatha, Vinyasa, Tantra and Nidra.
This yoga holiday also offers a flexible starting date, unlimited yoga classes, use of the pool, a 3-hour rest and renew workshop, one hour of traditional massage and daily healthy breakfast options.
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Looking forward to becoming a yoga instructor? There are plenty of great options for a yoga teacher training in Bali.