Damien de Bastier has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 25 years. It was love at first stretch when he was introduced to the Ashtanga practice in 1998, as it combines his inclination for sports, meditation, and self-inquiry. As an Authorized Ashtanga teacher, his intention is to preserve the gifts of the Ashtanga method as they have been transmitted to him by his teachers.
from Indonesia, April 2018
"Lovely Stay, Restaurant Staff Superb"
The pool was really good. The room was big and lovely too.
Restaurant staff amazing! So kind and lovely.
Great Massage and treatmeants
And the Ecstasy Dance on Thursday SO GOOD! And great yoga classes by Melissa!
from Armenia, July 2017
"Nice and authentic if you like individual flexible retreats"
The yoga teachers were great, the place was a really authentic yoga place. The accommodation / my room was great. Suvi, who was responsible for welcoming newcomers was very nice and friendly. The staff in Samadi To was very friendly and were providing good service. The overall ambiance was easy-going and very appropriate for a yoga center. I would like to return here, it was too short.
Mia A Indonesia
The room is small, just like a square box but somehow little details make it feels luxurious. The choice of blanket, the painting in the bath room, and the swimming pool just steps away from your door. The restaurant is a bliss, I have never tasted vegetarian food that taste that good. And of course the yoga studio with lots of program will be a bonus if you are into yoga. It was a nice laid back place if you're not into big hotels, but more of a homey place to stay.
Natalie Gray Australia
I stayed at Samadi for 10 days in one of their pool rooms. The setting is stunning, beautifully designed and laid out with a pool by my doorstep. Quiet and serene. I arrived late and Suvi was waiting for me and her gentle and welcoming approach was the perfect welcome to Samadi, she was always there for me and the other guests throughout my visit as well. Thanks Suvi! I went to Samadi to learn Mysore. I had been doing led Ashtanga classes and really wanted to experience Mysore. I was incredibly nervous to go to my first class - with all the usual jitters and worries that come along with doing something new. I needn't have been worried! From the moment I stepped into the Shala - Damien was there to support and guide me. He is an incredible man with so much insight and intuition. He has so much compassion and an understanding of what each person needs in his classes. He is incredible to watch as he makes subtle changes or sits down with someone to chat about what they are doing on and off he mat. He is funny and strong and appreciates each person being there to practice with him. I felt so empowered and inspired the whole time I was there and am so glad our lives crossed paths. I would highly recommend a one-on-one session with him - I didn't do one but will next time I come back! Damien and his partner have created and incredible space! Beyond the yoga mat - the restaurant, the Sunday market, the shop, the workers they have (all so nice!!!) I can't say anything wrong with this place. What a treat and a blessing to have been there for 10 days. Next time I will stay longer. Thank you to everyone at Samadi, esp. Also Damien's apprentices who guided me through my Mysore practice. The cleaning ladies, the restaurant workers! The incredible Yin classes I did too! I am rambling but it really is a special place. Thanks again everyone!
I was meant to stay only three days at Samadi Bali but ended up coming back after staying in some other places for some nights because I was spoilt the moment I entered this place.
A friend of mine recommended this place to me, because she had joined the Yoga classes during her stay in Canggu, but I booked a room for the first three nights of my stay in Bali, so I got the room experience as well. I arrived late at night and even though there was nobody around I felt at home straight away, I found a welcoming letter in my room, explaining everything I needed to know for the first night, and they had even provided a mobile phone in case I would have to talk to the person in charge or order some food.
On the one hand the rooms have a very modern and stylish furniture, but still it seems as so greatest care have been given that everything is as environmentally friendly as possible. The rooms are big enough and so are the bath rooms. You will find fresh filtered water in glass bottles every day.
There is a fridge, a kitchen sink and a cooker in the outside area as well as a table and some chairs. So if you like you can even prepare your own food. And there´s a very nice pool if you need to cool down or have a swim. The whole area is very well kept.
All the food and the drinks I had at the little cafe, which is open from 8 am to 3 pm, was just wonderful. The fruit salads and the pancakes made of rice flour were my favorites, but anything else I had was just as good. The reason why I came to Samadi Bali in the first place, was to be close to the Yoga shala, as I wanted to practice as much as I could during my stay. I attended many different Yoga classes and they were all very good: I attended Ashtanga Mysore practice, Asthanga led class, Vinyasa classes and Yin Yoga classes. You can feel that the teachers love what they do and they are all very dedicated and know what they do. All the staff was very friendly and always very much commited to help me with anything I would need. I would definitively come back to this wonderful and extremely relaxing place, should I ever come back to Canggu.
a traveler Sweden
The food was just amasing, beautiful rooms and I fell in love with the two dogs who was taking care of all the guests at Samadi- just the most wonderful place and I strongly recomend Samadi Bali with all my heart.
a traveler Australia
I recently discovered Samadi and I can’t recommend it enough. It has a large pavilion set up for yoga, surrounded by lush gardens that are private and quiet.
I’ve found the Vinyasa classes with Ailise excellent. She corrects positions where necessary which has really improved my results and posture. Ailise also gives insight into the yoga theories present in each pose which I have not experienced with other teachers before and I think it brings an extra dimension to the classes. Every class is different from the last which keeps it fresh and interesting.
Samadi also has a great café for healthy delicious food. The Sunday organic markets are also terrific. Great fresh produce from local suppliers, herbs and spices, homemade breads, yoghurts and traditional jamu for sale. It’s something I’m now scheduling in for my weekly shopping!