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Reviews (48)

Per Arberg Jensen

from Denmark, February 2019

"Good ambience and good yoga"

The team at Flowers & Fire was really excellent.

The yoga teachers (I had the pleasure of being taught by Colette, Denise and Ash) were very experienced, each with their own style.

The local young guys taking care of the cafe, the rooms and anything else are really attentive, dedicated and made a big impression.

Ania secured a smooth introduction to the place and to Gili Air in general, and was always available with recommendations.

I stayed in the dorm which worked well - only sweet loving people seem to go to Flowers & Fire :-)

Diana Min

from United States, February 2019

"Perfect stay!"

The food was amazing, the staff was lovely and the rooms were so beautiful!

Cheyanna O'connor

from Australia, February 2019

"Beautiful yoga retreat, great food"

Amazing yoga teachers, Emily and Denise were great. Saha and all the other staff were all lovely and go above and beyond to look after everyone and keep the retreat clean. Food is delicious and healthy. We loved the routine we got into there of a yummy healthy breakfast and fresh juice each morning followed by a yoga class and a dip in the pool. Thanks Flowers and Fire!

Steph Ellenor

from United Kingdom, January 2019

"Amazing teachers and staff! "

The wonderful Balinese men who work there providing the most AMAZING food and beautiful smiles. All of the yoga instructors were awesome, I learnt so much in just one week and the studio is beautiful, such a calm and peaceful atmosphere!

Anonymous

from Indonesia, January 2019

"The best place in Gili Air - food, staff & yoga*****"

I am so glad I chose to stay here during my visit in the Gilis. My visit was during the rainy season, so it was great to have good people, professional yoga classes and good vibes around, when it was raining every now and then.

The boys in the staff are so nice & it is great to see people enjoying their work. Very friendly space for staff and guests.

The food was super good and breakfast/lunch available until 5 pm. Great value for money.

I liked all the classes , which felt very adjustable to all levels.

Anonymous

from Singapore, January 2019

"Great place for yoga and amazing people,full soul reset "

Everything from Food to yoga/instructors ,environment,location,etc

Susan Morales

from Nepal, January 2019

"Absolutely Bliss"

For me the highlight was the chilled vibes and the food. The location was spectacular and the food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking to relax.

Anonymous

from Singapore, January 2019

"Good as a yoga class, not ideal as retreat"

Yoga instructor was nice & knowledgeable

Gillian Witter

from South Korea, January 2019

"A Lovely Place With Potential for Growth"

This retreat was lovely. The decor is pleasing on the eyes, comfortable, and thoughtful details were put into make the space feel good.

The food was delicious,. It was scrumptious, vibrant, tasty, and presented well. Keep up the excellent work in the food department.

The front desk staff were kind, knowledgeable, and on point. Well done! Keep up the great work.

All the yoga classes were unique, of high calibre in terms of instruction, cuing, and accommodation to all levels. Lots of variety with quality international instructors.

I would recommend staying here. It's a nice change from Bali. Nice location. And a great island vibe. Keep it up!

Annie Hua

from Australia, December 2018

"Beautiful place, beautiful people, amazing experience."

This retreat is such a special place. It is so well looked after- from the facilities, to the food. I can see that staff genuinely care about the place, and it really shows in the atmosphere. Instructors were top notch, as well as the equipment. Im so grateful to have such a wonderful experience at such a special place.

Ronja Sallinen

from Australia, December 2018

"Amazing Yoga retreat! "

The staff was amazing, so friendly and fun. I stayed in the dorm and it did not feel like one. It felt like a good hotel room. Air conditioning and very nice sheets. The daily yoga lessons were really good and suited a beginner as me. I also traveled alone there and it was as a really good place to travel solo. I made alot of new friends in no time.

Nadine Bancroft

from Vietnam, December 2018

"Best yoga retreat in Bali"

Flowers and Fire is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy your practise.

The staff are incredible, accomodation is very comfortable and the food is delicious. I enjoyed all the yoga classes and found the teachers to be very knowledgable.

I would definitely recommend this yoga retreat and would love to come back.

Terry Springford

from Australia, December 2018

"Chilled and nourishing"

A wonderful chilled retreat set in a welcoming garden about five minutes walk from the main harbour. With attention to detail and a genuine passion for wellness owner Emily and her friendly team make you feel right at home. Two 90-minute classes are run each day and the level of teaching is excellent. Classes are in English. Breakfast and lunch are available. The mostly vegan menu was superb. Accommodation ranges from bungalows to a four-bed dorm. Can't wait to return.

Caitlin Setter

from Australia, December 2018

"Sanctuary retreat exceeded expectations"

Flowers and Fire was an amazing experience. The bungalow was stunning, very clean and homey. The outdoor bathroom was a nice added addition. The yoga classes were of a very high standard, some of the best classes I have ever taken. The routine of the morning class and evening class, sometimes with a meditation workshop in the middle was the perfect structure for the day. Emily and Ania have excellent recommendations for things to do on the island during the day, but i normally just ate and read by the pool relaxing. The food was incredibly fresh, healthy and delicious. Perfect food for the climate.

Ania and Emily were also amazing hosts and made arrangements for me to upgrade my room and ensure that I was happy and comfortable at all times.

Could not recommend this experience more highly if you are looking for a getaway to simply relax, practice yoga and take in the atmosphere of the island.

I will definitely be returning!

Tracey Brittain

from Indonesia, December 2018

"Such a relaxing and enriching experience"

Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food.

Anonymous

from Australia, November 2018

Yoga was fab!

Food was amazing.

Natasha Martirosian

from United Kingdom, October 2018

"What a beatiful oasis!"

The bedding was really amazing and the shampoo to die for! The cocoon of each bed made it so comfy and private even in a dorm. I love that the pool is salt water, feels like the ocean and really refreshing. The staff and food was just absolutely AMAZING. I would eat it every day forever and not get tired of the healthy lovely foods they prepare with care and love. Sahar is a wonderful person and Ania is absolutely the sweetest person!

I loved the relaxed feel of the space as I had a few health problems during my stay and the staff made me feel so comfortable and taken care of and although I did have to miss a few yoga classes (BOO!) I was really happy to be where I was during that time. The yoga classes were beautifully lead on the 2nd floor and the afternoon flow always closed Shavasana with the sunset which was really enriching.

If you're looking for a rejuvenating and calming place to regenerate, heal, or just get away, this is a really special place to do it! Will come back for sure!

Ellie Brawn

from Indonesia, October 2018

"Oasis in paradise "

The staff at flowers and fire go above and beyond to make excellent food and create an amazing atmosphere. The yoga instructors are inspiring, and the yoga both challenging and thought-provoking. I loved the design of the room and restaurant/pool area - it feels like a little oasis on the island, but just a short walk away from all beaches, restaurants and bars. I can't rate the experience highly enough and can't wait to visit again!

Sara Harned

from United States, October 2018

Flowers and Fire Yoga exceeded ALL of my expectations and I can't wait to start planning my next trip back!!

As a beginner, the yoga classes lead by Ahmed and Emily were inclusive and had great energy. Each had a very different approach to their practice but both made sure to give options for the movements to meet you at your level and I so appreciate them both! Thank you both for sharing your practice!!!

Ania met me on arrival with a warm welcome and made me feel right at home. The rest of the staff are nothing short of amazing, from smiles and positivity to culinary delights, they were always making sure everyone was taken care of!

The property itself is beautiful and clean with a super comfortable bed...after many nights away from home, this was such a luxury! The vibe is great with couples and solo travelers alike making it easy to meet new people. Make sure to attend Monday night's movie and curry...it was excellent 🙂 I've meet so many wonderful people in my time at Flowers and Fire, I wouldn't trade it for the world....hands down 10/10!!

Donna Sadzius

from Australia, September 2018

"Life-changing experience!"

From the initial welcome to the last goodbye, there was nothing but joy to be had. The bed was heavenly, the food was deliciously nutritious, the yoga instructors were experts in their various yoga styles, and the staff went above and beyond their duties.

Catriona Kenny

from Cambodia, July 2018

"Such a beautiful place, great yoga and amazing food"

The accommodation was gorgeous really comfy bed with fluffy duvet and pillows everything was brand new and so clean. The staff are so lovely and really make you feel at home so friendly. The food was so tasty and filling and the juices are to die for!!! The yoga teachers here are some of the best I have ever had I learned so much in this week. Overall had a wonderful experience feel so relaxed and fit and healthy after this week. I would definitely go back again!!!!😊 🙏

Marleen Mooij

from United States, February 2019

"Lovely friendly and welcoming place"

It felt so cosy and nice, everybody’s friendly, the guys are so welcoming and friendly and so was everybody else. The food is lovely and everything is possible, vegan, glutenfree you name it:) Its a family feeling due to a very good and nice way of Many thanks 🙏🏻

Kerstin Müller

from United States, February 2019

"Öffnet einem das Herz"

Der Aufenthalt bei Flowers & Fire und auf Gili Air war wundervoll. Zwar ist das Mehrbettzimmer, dass ich gebucht hatte, etwas einfacher und enger als die Bungalows, aber trotzdem ist es so gemacht, dass jeder sein Privatbereich hat. Die Leute von Flowers & Fire waren total nett und haben sich immer mit einem Unterhalten. Die Yoga Kurse waren super, der Unterrichts-Raum ist traumhaft. Rundum ein toller Aufenthalt, der sehr heilsam ist und einem das Herz öffnet. Jeder Zeit wieder!!

Alexandra Lavoie

from Canada, February 2019

"Pure merveille "

L’ambiance , la nourriture , la pédagogie et la connaissance des professeurs!

Leticia Pereira

from Australia, January 2019

"What an amazing experience!"

Unforgettable 5 days, everything was just perfect. Specially if you’re a female solo traveler, this place is the one for you :)

Marlene Vila

from United States, January 2019

"Feeling Bliss In Samadhi 🌺"

Its natural environment, its extraordinary rooms, its immensely sweet and serviceable staff , the healthy and delicious food..invites you to achieve the state of samadhi

Maria Fuentes

from Indonesia, November 2018

"Great place, amazing staff and food and great yoga!!"

TODO - EVERYTHING

Laura Eich

from Indonesia, August 2018

"Wonderful place to take a time off "

The food was healthy and excellent, the accommodation has a wonderful and relaxing atmosphere, the yoga teachers are highly qualified and you find classes for every level

Hanna Floresca

from United States, February 2019

I liked everything avout this retreat! The hospitality of the staff was incredible, food was delicious and the property is beautiful! I would have liked more yoga classes and a longer stay!

Shalz A

from United States, January 2019

"Have to do Yoga here"

The place is very beautiful and clean. The staff and management are excellent. They are very helpful, friendly and had great energy. There are plenty of places to eat around Flower and Fire. The yoga classes were excellent. Each instructor was unique and perfect for someone who doesn't do yoga on the regular.

Anonymous

from Sweden, January 2019

"Grateful🌺"

Just a bliss for the soul to fully immerse into a flow of island and yoga life. Filling the day with vibrant food, memorable encounters and Abundance on all levels.

Ps. Beds are amazing too!

Nikita Cote

from Thailand, January 2019

"Amazing experience"

The schedule was just enough to allow me the time to explore the island for the full 2 days I was there. The food was delicious, instructor was kind and had a calming presence. The atmosphere of the retreat was welcoming and made for a great time! The location is not right on the beach but that did not matter because it is a 5 minute walk away! Highly recommend Flowers & Fire Yoga!

Yunhye Kim

from South Korea, November 2018

"nice experience"

nice staff, nice yoga class

also nice accomodation

Tatenda Shoko

from Kenya, October 2018

"Unmatched experience!"

I felt truly spoilt during the 5 days I spent at Flowers and Fire. Everything from the beds and showers, to the food, and the yoga classes with Emily and Ahmed, was truly exceptional. The staff, in particular, went above and beyond to make sure that every need was catered for, and were always so cheerful and friendly. Highly highly recommend Flowers and Fire, and would definitely go back if I got a chance.

Thank you Emily, Ania and staff, and I hope the beautiful space you've created continues to flourish.

Molly Goldstein

from Uganda, July 2018

"Exceptional! "

Wow. The space is as beautiful as the reviews say. From the delicious bed linens to the wonderful shampoo to the peaceful lighting, Emily and her team have worked so hard to make this place beautiful. And the food is delicious :) But the yoga instruction is also exceptional—I think that’s really important to emphasize. Each instructor was so skilled and thoughtful in guiding students. All levels and interests (power yoga to meditation) will find something that resonates, I think. Sign up if you have the opportunity to visit.

Camille Lory

from Indonesia, January 2019

"Perfect first yoga retreat experience"

The place, the rooms, the food, the people, the atmosphere are just in total great. And most importantly the different yoga classes are well instructed and in a beautiful bamboo constructed yoga patio! Loved every bit of it !

Anonymous

from Israel, January 2019

Flowers and Fire is a beautiful place. The yoga is very very very good. They all are truly amazing teachers and it was a wonderful experience to practice with them. In the mornings there are two classes, in the afternoon one, and it's all kinds of Yoga and Pilates so the schedule really leaves no desires. However, I wouldn't call it a "retreat": It's drop-in classes, so there can be up to 35 or 40 people at times. Which was still great, it just never felt like a retreat. On the other hand that's probably the reason why the package prices are this unbeatable.

The dorm was small, but excellently equipped. There were European outlets, so Euros didn't even need an adapter to charge their computers or phones. There was warm water in the shower (yey!!), and soap, shampoo, conditioner and towels were provided. The staff made the beds and cleaned the bathroom on a daily basis, which is a proper blessing in a dorm.

And as for the food, it was absolutely delicious!!!

In sum, it was a beautiful and stylish place with excellent food, very kind and warm staff, and the package prices are absolutely unbeatable.

Testimonials (5)

Meryl C. - Grow in Gili's yoga garden

TripAdvisor's website

Flowers and Fire is a beautiful, tranquil yoga studio and retreat centre set in a garden of flowers. Founder, Emily has considered every detail to create the perfect getaway on the magical Gili Air. With authentic, top class teachers, this is the perfect space to grow your yoga practice. The cafe serves wonderful salad and smoothie bowls so that you can nourish both body and soul.

Nadia P. - A haven for modern yogis, conscious food and creative travelers

TripAdvisor's website

Flowers & Fire is such a gem - on the island of Gili Air, in Indonesia, and beyond. I absolutely loved my time there and would recommend it to anyone. The yoga classes are hosted in this beautiful treehouse studio and by knowledgeable teachers from around the world. With vinyasa flows in the morning and gentle flows in the afternoons, serving all levels of experience, and sharing bits and pieces of holistic yoga philosophy in non-dogmatic ways, these are some of the best classes I ever participated in. I loved the smoothie & salad bowls served in the cafe, and there's always cool and kind people hanging around the cafe and visiting the events which helped me quickly meet like-mindeds. The bungalows are super comfortable and are built with beautiful natural materials giving it both an organic and luxurious feel. All in all, it's a beautiful space and creative community with a great offering to any modern yogi looking to deepen their practice, conscious foodies looking to nourish, design-minded travelers to spend the night(s), and creative wanderers looking to meet like-mindeds. Thank you Flowers & Fire and see you next time around :)

a traveler - Starting place with great potential

TripAdvisor's website

At the time of my Gili Air visit (April 2018) this place was just starting, there were some final installations going on and the cafe wasn't working yet, however it was obvious already than, that the place has a great potential to become a very unique, as well as popular one. The main reason for it, in my opinion, is the presence and honest care of the owner, which comes across in every detail here - from design, layout, menu concept to teaching approach etc.

I stayed almost a week on Gili Air, at the time there only two yoga places: F&F and H20, I checked both, both have a central (easy to find) location, but location on an island of this scale doesn't really matter.

I was looking for the right yoga practice approach and good vibe for me, which I did not find in H20, but can’t judge for anyone else. F&F met my needs more than fine.

regularly dropped in for the F&F morning class, as well as to the afternoon class.In general the level of the class was always adjusted according to the level of it’s participants . From what I saw, there is no need for beginners to worry about joining in . For those with deeper previous practice - the class is open to your own exploration and you can still learn some new stuff. For example I learned to practice the idea of being under water (divers will understand) and the knowledge of a wave being part of the sea ( idea of more philosophical sort, no time to explain ;-).

Fingers crossed XXX

Debbie Roberts

Google My Business

This serene and beautiful yoga retreat on Gili Air is a gem!! I took two classes, one from Ana and one from Emily. They were the best classes I've ever experienced and deepened my practice more than ever before. They are set in a beautiful airy bamboo treehouse. Afterward, we had a refreshing fruit bowl and tea. I'll never forget this experience!

Anthea Tindall

Google My Business

I've been visiting the Gili Islands for years so it was exciting to find a new yoga center just opened on Gili Air. This place is a little gem. The staff are friendly and courteous and will do anything to help you. The yoga is amazing, taught in a stunning treehouse studio. It also has beautiful gardens, yummy cafe and stylish, comfortable accommodation. I've already booked to return for my next trip! Make sure you try the vegan choc top ice cream - I've never eaten anything so healthy that actually tasted so good!