9 Days Restore, Stretch, Breath, Exotic Yoga Retreat in East Bali

  • Pondok Pisang Candidasa, Jl. Mendira, Kec. Karangasem, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia

Yoga Retreat in Bali

Our soul soothing Bali retreat is a wee of heaven set on the white sandy beaches of Candidasa. A perfect Bali holiday retreat nestled amongst the coconut trees with our own private beach! You will enjoy a range of wonderful activities as the Bali retreat is an inspiring blend of quality yoga practice, snorkeling, hiking, gourmet healthy meals, swimming, rustic boutique eco accommodation, massages, and lazy days!


  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 1 one-hour reflexology
  • 1 one-hour Balinese massages
  • Beach excursion and snorkeling excursion
  • Dinner out at favorite local restaurant
  • Daily meals and refreshments
  • Guided trek to rice paddy trek
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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Pondok Pisang is a secluded venue (10 minutes drive from Candi Dasa) with a very peaceful energy about it. There are 6 different bungalows all varying in sizes, a yoga studio and a restaurant. It is right on the water and the water in front is great for snorkeling or swimming in. It has a very small sandy beach, and a deck that goes up to the waters edge. The bungalows are all different in their layout. They are not air conditioned, but have stand fans or ceiling fans and there is always a cool ocean breeze blowing through to cool the rooms. Each of the bungalows has their own privacy. The venue has Wi-Fi available. There are no televisions, DVD players or CD players in the rooms. Though there are lots of stars and places to chill out.

  • Day 1: fly into Denpasar, transfer to resort, relax and settle in, welcome dinner
  • Day 2: morning yoga, free day, massage, restorative yoga
  • Day 3: morning yoga, snorkeling adventure, massage, restorative yoga
  • Day 4: morning yoga, free day or cooking class, massage, restorative yoga
  • Day 5: morning yoga, trekking adventure, massage, restorative yoga
  • Day 6: morning yoga, special guest session, massage, restorative yoga
  • Day 7: morning yoga, free day or cooking class, massage, restorative yoga
  • Day 8: morning yoga, free day or cooking class, massage, farewell dinner
  • Day 9: morning yoga, end of retreat, departure
  • Virginia Slevin

    Is the owner of SoulFit adventures. Virginia has always had a passion for travel, which was first ignited some 20 years ago when she was fortunate to spend 7 years living and working in Europe. Her passion for health and wellness has developed slowly over a number of years and she is still on this journey. Virginia is very grateful to have been part of the amazing Power Living Yoga community in Sydney, Australia and she has completed her 200-hour Power yoga teacher training with modern Australian master yogi, Duncan Peak. She also practices Kundalini yoga when time permits.

Candidasa, Bali, is located in the picturesque regency of Karangasem in Eastern Bali approx. 65 km from Bali's capital of Denpasar. The stretch of coast from Manggis to Samuh village is collectively known as Candidasa, even though it is actually made up of numerous other villages.

Candidasa has a relaxed beach vibe & laid back feel, it is the place to stay for those who want to get away from the more hectic tourist centres and experience the real Bali, where you can still see & experience the Balinese way of life mostly unaffected by tourism.

The relaxing atmosphere of Candidasa and the friendly people make this an excellent base for exploring the region, whether it is for diving the on coral reefs, lazing on the beach, or taking a tour to one of the many attractions.

Pondok Pisang has its own restaurant that serves us breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The ingredients for the food come directly from the surrounding area and will be predominately vegetarian (Indonesian) with some fish. Fresh drinking water will be provided throughout the day. You can always pick up any snacks that you think you might need from the supermarket in Candi Dasa town. Please advise of any dietary requirements when completing your booking form.The retreat is an alcohol free week. Having said that you might enjoy a drink at the end of the day and as alcohol is expensive in Bali, it might be wise to pick something up duty free and bring that with you. Otherwise, just enjoy the detox.

Following are just a few of the optional excursions available throughout the week with extra payment:

  • Surfing with experienced local guide - there are 2 surf breaks within driving distance to Candidasa
  • Scuba diving with experienced local guide (recommended for experienced divers) - there are some great dives around Candidasa
  • Shopping excursion to Ubud
  • Pampering and spa treatments at local spa
  • Visit a local healer
  • Visit the water temple
  • 1 1-hour Balinese massages
  • 1 1-hour reflexology treatment
  • 1 dinner out at local ‘favorite’ restaurant
  • 2 daily yoga classes with fully qualified yoga instructor
  • 8 nights accommodation in boutique rustic eco accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals at Pondok Pisang including breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and refreshments
  • Complimentary arrival drink and refreshments
  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Guided Trek
  • Pick up and drop off transfers to/from Pondok Pisang from anywhere in Bali
  • Snorkeling adventure to white sandy beach or lagoon
  • SoulFit adventures representative
  • Use of Yoga Studio for the duration of the retreat
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control
  • Departure airport tax 150,000 IDR per person
  • Hotel incidentals: mini bar, laundry, telephone
  • International airfares
  • Optional excursions
  • Single room surcharge
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel Insurance appropriate for all of the activities listed
  • Visa fee on arrival 35.00 USD per person

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Helena Rasker from Netherlands
    9 out of 10

    "This retreat was exactly what I was hoping for and more. Relaxing and restoring for both body and mind, and loads of fun on top of that. Nothing can beat the combination of a great yoga instructor, bike guide and masseuse and the views and culinary delights of Tuscany! Highly recommended."

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  • Review by Paula Rayfield, Australia from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Virginia has created such an amazing experience with her Bali rest and restore yoga retreat. I can’t thank you enough Virginia. I was struck with the tranquility and beauty of the venue the moment I arrived. Greeted by the warm, ever smiling Balinese staff, the scene was very much set for a pretty special time. Set among lush gardens with authentic Balinese bungalows nestled among palm and coconut trees with the ocean lapping almost at your door – it’s just gorgeous. The yoga space is incredible, the food healthy and tasty, the staff divine. The yoga is both challenging and meditative but achievable for all levels. Virginia looks after you. Did I mention the sunrise and sunsets and the view from the yoga shala! For me, a beautiful week of good company, laughter, contentment and reflection. If you are considering it, don’t hesitate, it is truly a week you will cherish."

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  • Review by Maxine Bates from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "It's been such a magical trip!!!! Thank you so much for everything - I really have had the time of my life - such a lovely group too! Thank you for such a fantastic experience - a trip I will never forget, thank you."

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  • Review by Helena Rasker from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "This retreat was exactly what I was hoping for, and more. Relaxing and restoring for both body and mind, and loads of fun on top of that. Nothing can beat the combination of a great yoga instructor, bike guide and masseuse and the views and culinary delights of Tuscany. Highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Sarah Brindley from Great Britain
    10 out of 10

    "A wonderful stay in Tuscany, stretching out, cycling through wonderful scenery, and generally pampering myself. Hope to see you again! "

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  • Review by Rosemary Tapner from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Just wonderful! A longer retreat, 10 days would be perfect!"

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  • Review by Diane and Steven Sharpe from Great Britain
    10 out of 10

    "What a superb and amazing week! From the moment we were met in Lucca by the charismatic Ricardo and meeting our fellow retreat goers, to then arriving at the idyllic and magical Villa Boccella and greeted by lovely host, Virginia, the scene was truly set for a great experience. Virginia’s expert yoga instruction and warm and welcoming environment provided a really enjoyable, as well as challenging and rewarding experience catering to experienced yoga goers like my wife, as well as a complete novice like myself! (I am now a convert - thanks Virginia!"

    "The itinerary for the week was a perfect mix of yoga, cycling, and free time to explore the delights of Lucca and surrounding area. We absolutely loved the escorted cycling excursion days with stunning scenery, great routes, and lovely refreshment stops. The accommodation was truly fabulous and the home cooked food was a five-star delicious! What also made the week was that we were lucky enough to share our experience with a great bunch of people who quickly became friends from day one."

    "This holiday exceeded all our expectations and we would like to sincerely thank Virginia for making it happen and giving us so many great and lovely memories of our week of yoga and cycling in Tuscany with Soulfit Adventures! Grazie per la felicità di amore e di amicizia."

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  • Review by Julie Taylor from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "I found the retreat and location to be of wonderful benefit in providing total relaxation and uplifting of my body, soul and my spirit. The fellow participants were great companions and the staff super friendly and accommodating. Thank you all. And of course great leadership from Virginia."

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  • Review by Nicole Duffy from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "The trip was everything I was hoping it would be - a serene location, massages and yoga which got me to a very nice state of relaxation that I had rarely, if ever experienced previously. A relaxing time away in a beautiful haven with some wonderful new friends!"

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  • Review by Julianne Hauser from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The yoga retreat that I attended, organized by Soulfit Adventures, was an extraordinary experience. Having stayed at the glorious Jeda Villa in Petumeran, Bali, I felt a sense of euphoria as well tranquility. The yoga sessions instructed by Virginia Slevin were challenging yet comforting; I looked forward every day to my yoga practice. In addition to the yoga, the retreat included a day of trekking through one of Balis national parks as well as an amazing snorkeling excursion where I was able to see sea life that I have only previously seen at an aquarium. Additionally, the meals provided were prepared by a wonderful chef and were healthy and delicious. I left the retreat feeling peaceful and at a better place in mind, body and spirit. I am very much looking forward to another retreat organized by Soulfit Adventures. The experience was surreal, and one that I will always remember."

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  • Review by Kath Sinclair from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Oh Soulfit Adventures how can I thank thee??? What an amazing 8 days I have just spent in Bali on a yoga retreat! Virginia is awesome and just had everything covered from our collection and transfers from the airport, to our gorgeous rooms and time at our magical venue, to the fun outings organized. It was a beautiful time being away from the usual distractions of home life, in Bali we were able to immerse ourselves in yoga, build friendships and find tranquil space for our minds beside the ocean, not to mention the incredible fun we had snorkeling, hiking and shopping and sharing together."

    "The yoga was challenging, but very rewarding and the Yin yoga each evening a real treasure. The venue was perfect with the most gorgeous vibe of love and relaxation, the food oh so delicious and plentiful. We had the choice to do as little or as much as we liked. As well as the yoga we were offered day trips out snorkeling, we went on an amazing hike through the traditional rice paddies which was just glorious; we had a shopping expedition to Ubud not to mention the included massages and reflexology treatments. All in all an amazing experience."

    "Not only were the yoga and organized activities amazing, but the like-minded people sharing it with me were exceptional and great friendships formed. For me a truly magical holiday! If you are looking to get away, advance your yoga, just begin yoga, relax, meet amazing people, have delicious food in an environment that is simply stunning, with nothing at all you have to think about or organize for yourself, this is the trip for you! Take your next adventure with Soulfit Adventures, you wont be disappointed!"

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  • Review by Mirella Furlan & Mike Evans from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "We truly enjoyed our bike and yoga adventure to Lucca and the surrounding areas. The bikes were great and Paladino's bike shop Chronos had top notch equipment and service. The accommodations were spectacular and the local gelato was the perfect end to the cycling each day. Tim was a great guide but no way could you draft behind him!! We'll always remember and hope to try one of your other destinations soon."

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  • Review by Jen, Maddie and MacKenzie from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "I just wanted to say thank you so much for our wonderful Bali retreat experience. Our accommodation was so relaxing and it was special to spend time with such nice people. I feel stronger in my practice and I'm very grateful to you for all the preparation that goes into organizing the retreat. Look forward to catching up at our reunion where we can compare photos. "

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  • Review by Jennie Kenny
    10 out of 10

    "Great group dynamics, beautiful scenery, lovely villa, a trip of a lifetime! Thank you so much also for your fantastic yoga classes! Lastly, I must say to you that I thought you did a fantastic job, I loved every day, and I loved meeting all those amazing human beings (you included). I was quite aware that I was the oldest person in the group and that I am in a completely different chapter in my life than everyone else but thank God, it really didnt matter. Another highlight was the massage by Isa; I doubt Ill ever have another as good."

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  • Review by Kathy McAlphine
    10 out of 10

    "This is a fantastic active holiday! Virginia's strong yoga classes combined with a beautiful villa, incredible countryside and a fun group made the perfect vacation for me. SoulFit adventures has established a very talented local connection in Lucca from the hosts at Villa Menocchi, the transportation, to the experts at Chrono Bikes. Top notch all the way!"

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  • Review by Liz Waggott
    9 out of 10

    "Fabulous time, with fabulous people. Virginia is a caring and knowledgeable yoga teacher. Her organizational skills are amazing. Great week of yoga, swimming, relaxing, pampering and other activities. Thanks again for your great organizing, teaching and friendship. It's a week neither of us will ever forget (more to come we hope!)."

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  • Review by Jane Davies
    10 out of 10

    "A perfect combination of chill out time, yoga, and excursions - interspersed with luxurious massages and an inspirational speaker. Thank you Virginia for all your thoughtful inclusions, for the considerate yoga instruction, and for looking after our every need."

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  • Review by Lesley Anderson, from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Northern Laos is a great travel destination, and this itinerary is a perfect way to experience it. I especially enjoyed the opportunity for local, quiet and remote experiences and being able to come home to excellent accommodation and cuisine. The trip included rest days at two small and delightful resorts which were a real treat. Although Northern Laos is hilly (and very scenic), our cycle routes were mostly along rivers and valleys and hence were quite manageable. The two days long-boating on rivers were a highlight. Cycling is in my Australian life, but yoga is not. However, I found that the daily morning sessions were a great thing to do, and the teacher was good at handling the variety of experience levels in the class. If you regularly do cycling, or yoga, or neither, this trip could be just the thing for you."

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  • Review by Jo & Daniel Finn, from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "My wife Jo and I were privileged to be on Soultfit Adventure's October Laos trip. As seasoned travellers our high expectations were more than exceeded. The many highlights included Isa the superb yoga instructor, great boutique accommodation, fantastic food, beautiful local people and sensational travel buddies. We highly recommend SoulFit Adventures for a perfect balance of activity and leisure! "

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  • Review by Brigitte, from Prague
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks for organizing/arranging a lovely holiday in a superb environment, lodging, with lovely and very caring hosts plus teachers/therapists. Also a big thanks for always checking and making sure we were alright and having a good time and, understanding the long bike trips were not me. Thanks again to you Virginia as well as Siobhan, Isabella, Lauren & Mariangela and of course Elena."

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  • Review by Cindi Fewlass, from UK
    10 out of 10

    "A lovely relaxing week in a beautiful setting. The organizer, yoga teacher, masseuse and cycle guide were attentive to the needs of the group and ensured that individuals could leave the detail to them. thanks to all. Please feedback to Lauren that I found her practice particularly engaging and relaxing and that she has a warm and caring personality."

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  • Review by Inessa Dvizova, from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Great combination of activities and a lot of attention paid to making sure everyone enjoyed the retreat, being flexible and making changes when necessary. Thank you very much for a wonderful week."

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  • Review by Liz Hanson, from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Very friendly and supportive organizers. The Villa is very special. Lauren's yoga was well paced and loved the massage from Isabella and Mariangela's cooking!"

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  • Review by Andrew Hill & Charlie Beasley, from UK
    10 out of 10

    "What a great way to spend a week! We had such fun: combining great company, invigorating yoga every morning with Lauren and relaxing cycling through the Tuscan countryside with Virginia and our guide, fantastic home cooked meals, great local wines, and a great massage at the end of the week with Isa!! Everything worked seamlessly and we had nothing to do other than just relax and unwind from our busy lives back home. Thanks very much to Virginia and SoulFit adventures!"

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  • Review by Lauren Piccolo
    10 out of 10

    "This has been a truly wonderful week with you on your SoulFit Yoga & Cycling Retreat. I have been humbled by the opportunity and experience of working with you over the past week. You are a compassionate leader with a great sense of humor who always kept the group together and happy. I have learned so much from teaching yoga with the group this week , for example, watching Andy's progression and Brigitte's confidence grow through the week makes me feel that this thing that we do - breathing, moving, sweating - all together in a room is one of the best things that we can do for ourselves. It's a universal benefit for all those who are willing to do the work. And because of you, we had the opportunity to come together and make this happen! You have a beautiful practice Virginia. Enjoy your own journey learning on and off the mat. I am sure we will see each other again."

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  • Review by Isabelle Vorweg, from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Yippiiiii - this is great!!! We were toasting to you yesterday cause we all love it so much it is really as you said calming, interesting, happy, relaxing and sweating!!! Was such a a nice perfectly organized and super 10 days and we all enjoyed it a lot."

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  • Review by Jeremy Nathan
    10 out of 10

    "Our SoulFit adventures trip was nothing short of fantastic. The local guides, internal travel, transfers and accommodation were all great and perfectly organized. For us to have been on such a diverse trip without having to worry about any of the logistics in these foreign countries was an absolute treat. I highly recommend SoulFit Adventures."

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SoulFit Adventures offers yoga retreats and holidays that incorporate cycling, hiking, support of local communities, and responsible tourism.

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9 days / 8 nights


Arrival: Friday October 6, 2017
Departure: Saturday October 14, 2017

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