Yoga Bliss is an international yoga center that offers daily yoga classes, workshops, retreats, and teacher training on Nusa Lembongan, Bali.
Yoga Retreats (10)
Gwen is the founder of Yoga Bliss and one of the lead teachers. She took her first yoga class more than a decade ago and began to teach following the request of her teachers. Her practice varies from Ashtanga to Restorative/Vinyasa. She has studied Ashtanga yoga, yoga anatomy, yoga philosophy, and Restorative yoga in France, Mysore (India), and Indonesia with world-renowned teachers as Monica Gauci, Gregor Maehle, Laruga Glaser, Judith Hanson-Lasater, Lizzie Lasater, Cyndi Lee, and many others. Her teaching style combines a strong emphasis on traditional yoga with the needs of each individual.
With more than a decade of practice and teaching experience, Lisa was initially drawn to yoga through asana. But as she evolved, so did her practice. From building power and strength with Ashtanga and Power Yoga - to the more subtle, mindful practices of Yin Yoga and Meditation. She believes that a “one pose fits all” approach has no place in yoga and as such, her teaching is focused on meeting students where they are at, in the present moment. When not on her mat, or engulfed in a book, she travels extensively to experience all of the amazing gifts that this life has to offer.
from Indonesia, March 2020
"pure soul balm"
the little and most beautiful Island I've seen so far is inviting you to the special place "yoga bliss" and its name doesn't exaggerate - it truly was the most blissful yoga experience I've ever had. My bungalow offered me enough space and so much room to relax and unwind surrounded by mother nature and all their noises. Waking up in the morning, I always knew that "M" was waiting for me with a beautifully created yoga sequence - she leads you through a session with her passionate heart and brings out the really best of your soul, body and mind. She is just pure magic and after one session you feel deeply moved and changed. So, you experience this "after yoga bliss" in a total new way... When you finished the morning routine the restaurant inside offers a plenty of fresh and healthy food - for me as a vegan it was simply heaven. Till the next session in the evening you are able to explore the island, get some massages or simply go to the overwhelming beach and enjoy this amazingly beautiful scenery.
THIS experience s truly unforgettable and memorable - I'll always carry it right inside of my heart like a weapon.
from Switzerland, February 2020
"Best Yoga experience ever!"
Everything was absolutely perfect! The place beautiful! The teachers wonderful! Especially I enjoyed Yvonnes classes where you really could get back to your balance, back to that grounded feeling.
The people there were also really kind and helpfull. Merete organized everything perfect - from pick up, surf lessons, diving, massages to drop of back to the airport. I've never felt so safe to travelling alone.
The food was always yummi. :)
I absolutely recommend Yoga Bliss to everyone and I am sure, that I will be back soon.
A big thank you to Yoga Bliss for everything, I've found myself again! lot of love for you!
from Germany, February 2020
"A little paradise! "
I had an amazing time at Yoga Bliss. The rooms and the Shala are so nice and the teachers are even better!
I even extended my stay for another 3 nights which shows how much I loved it there. I can only recommend it - even to yoga beginners!
from Singapore, January 2020
"Excellent Yoga Classes with Lots of Yoga Styles"
All the yoga instructors are excellent and really make the effort to make every class something special. They are great at dealing with all levels from beginner to advanced.
It is great to try out some different styles such as Yin, Ashtanga and Power Yoga.
Merete is not just a great yoga teacher but makes everyone feel welcome.
Great to have plenty of Vegetarian and Vegan choices in the on-site restaurant.
I really enjoyed hiring a scooter and exploring the island.
from Vietnam, January 2020
"Great Yoga Retreat!"
The area was cute and secluded. The workers and yoga teachers were very friendly and helpful (: The food was good and reasonably priced.
from United States, January 2020
"Wonderful Experience "
The location was very beautiful and the food was great. I enjoyed the variety of instruction and teachings.
from United Arab Emirates, December 2019
"Lots of wonderful memories!"
The staff were really lovely and sweet. Also, the breakfast was delicious and healthy with a generous selection on the menu. I loved the facilities and location and the yoga instruction from Rose was really meaningful and excellent. I would definitely like to return at some point in the future for the purpose of catching up on good memories.
from New Zealand, December 2019
"Wonderful experience "
It was a pleasure to get taught by those fantastic, enthusiastic yoga teachers.
from Australia, December 2019
I enjoyed my stay at Yoga Bliss. Merete was such an easy person to get on with. Her style of Yoga was fantastic. I would recommend to others.
from Thailand, November 2019
"Great yoga classes with bad accommodation "
The yoga teachers were all very friendly and competent and Merete's goal was definitely for everyone to have a good experience.
She was friendly, welcoming and a great instructor.
The accommodation in Nyoman on the other hand was far from great. At first glance, the place looks nice but the pool is not very clean. The room wasn't filthy but a bit grubby and not well maintained. There was a big mold stain on the wall and one of the pillows was full of mold stains. The kitchen is unacceptably filthy. We got served veggies that were not fresh (black stains on the cabbage) on dirty plates with dirty cuttlery that we had to clean with our napkins. It was dusgusting.
When we stored our luggage, they painted the wall it was leaning against and they painted over my backpack causing big green stains cause they didn't move it. This place is unacceptable which makes the retreat still good but not great in price.
from Spain, November 2019
"All good but overpriced "
The yoga classes were great, good mix for beginners and advanced, the breakfast bowls are really nice, the staff is very nice. The huts are nice except the bathroom. The pool is lovely. Snorkeling surfing and massages were included.
from Netherlands, November 2019
"Just PERFECT! 😍"
Everything - mainly because of Lisa Nelson! My experience would have not been as perfect without her! 😍
from Taiwan, September 2019
"great experience at another part of Bali"
I have been to Bali so many times but never got a chance to experience another islands, I chose 4 days 3 nights yoga retreat, it's way too short, I didn't get much yoga classes I can participate, I tried to do as much as I can, the class was good for every level, and depends on instructor might have some challenging for you. Lisa was great ! had a great time at her power yoga in the morning, I was worried the class might be really basic in the beginning, and for me I really hope I can enhance my yoga at this time, but Lisa did a great job to bring some challenge in the class, and made my morning class really sweaty and challenging!! The breakfast and massage were both good, I wish I could stay longer !!
from Switzerland, September 2019
"Wonderful week, couldn’t have wish for better "
Everything was great. Amazing people, awesome teachers (even if you’re a beginner like me), that food was to die for, close to the beach but fare enough you're Not in the noise. Would recommend 10000%!
from Japan, June 2019
"Luxerious week :)"
There is no better place to completly chill out then at green garden. So close to the beautiful beach, i quickly got into a routine. I absolutly loved the classes and felt comfortable getting help from the amazing instructors. Thank you for everything!
from Great Britain, June 2019
"A Blessing! "
The whole team at yoga bliss have been a real blessing to meet. I booked a 7day toga & surf retreat & ended up in Nusa Lembongan for a month.. and planning to return very soon! From the moment I arrived I instantly felt welcome & at home. It’s been a huge pleasure to meet such a beautiful group of people & I enjoyed every moment of being there.
from Australia, May 2019
"Great value retreat"
Nusa Lembongan is a great choice for location, with a great vibe and a thousand places to relax.
The activities complement the yoga really well. The surfing scene on the island is great for learners, and the massages added to the relaxing getaway experience.
Nanna was the teacher and she was excellent. Aside from being an excellent yogi she really engages with the retreaters to make sure they are getting the most out of their time on the island. She is one of those people that radiates positivity - just the kind of person you want to be dealing with on a retreat!
from Great Britain, December 2018
I love the idea of connection of 4 different styles of yoga (2 Yin + 2 Yang) since they all together give great basement for yoga teaching and better idea which direction to go in the future.
I liked the savasana adjustments workshop, philosophy conversations, lots of opportunities to teach, silence kept during the morning practices. Very nice and experienced teachers and beauty of Lembongan island! ♥
from Saudi Arabia, December 2018
"Not what I was expecting for the amount of money I paid"
Teachers were super nice I got to learn so much from day 1 , The island was small not too many people & the weather is different not always sunny or rainy.
from Hong Kong, December 2018
"my main instructor was sammy "
I felt like finally i found a guru (sammy), she was very engaging and caring towards us, students. Her choice of music were soothing and energizing. I was always looking forward to her classes as she made me feel very comfortable despite my beginner level in yoga practices. And of course everyone were welcoming during our stay, friendly staff, good food, swimming pool...what more to ask!?
from Denmark, November 2018
"Wonderful yoga experience "
The yoga was great, the staff at the resort was very helpful and kind! Food was excellent! Very good place to try surfing for the first time:)
from United States, October 2018
"10 Day Yoga Retreat"
Everything - the organization of the retreat, the bungalows/property, the yoga classes and shala, the island, the people, the weather...
HIGHLY recommend this to anyone looking for an independent yoga retreat; you will have an excellent opportunity to enjoy and explore the island on your own, as well as receive assistance With planning other activities (surfing, snorkeling). Hollie made it so easy; I never felt like I didn't know what to do/where to go/what was going on. Upon arrival, we discussed when I wanted to do the included activities and she basically sent a few text messages and it was all taken care of for me, including transportation. I also loved that there was transportation to and from the airport.
from Finland, October 2018
The yoga classes were excellent: plenty of different styles to try out and choose from, great instructors, and a beautiful shala. The bungalow I stayed in was brand new with a gorgeous outdoor bathroom; best of all, Hollie was so helpful and welcoming both in her messages and in person, I instantly felt at home. Thanks for the relaxing four days!
from Great Britain, September 2018
D’Mel Sari was a lovely place to stay. Clean and super Friendly.
The food at the retreat was sometimes really good, other times not, lack oingredients,undercooked, bad service, no organisation, however the staff were friendly..
I enjoyed the yoga and the teachers were lovely. It was great to be able to change the surf lessons for massage.
The snorkel trip was more than amazing, so good I went twice. Well organised, safety conscious and took good care of us all in the water.🙏
from United States, September 2018
"The best and worst trip of my life "
Being in Bali was life changing. I learned a lot about yoga and the philosophy I met 16 amazing people who were on the journey with me who I will keep in contact with my whole life.
from United States, September 2018
"This is a must Yoga retreat "
There was nothing that I didn’t like - loved it all!
from Brazil, September 2018
"A portal to freedom!"
Perfect introduction to all four styles they mentioned on the advertising ... the schedule, even though it was super intense, that was exactly what I needed to be really focused on the purpose of the course and time there! Took me a while to understand the approach with the students but now after a couple of days I just understand how seriously the teachers are about passing such a beautiful knowledge!
from Singapore, September 2018
"Unforgettable experience in my life. "
First of all, Pick-up with Company Rocky and drop-off was amazingly smooth and safe. Also, I stayed at D' Mel sari which is the guest house nearby Yoga bliss. Owner, Ketut was very nice and friendly during the stay. Coordinator Hollie, a very responsible person, greeted and planed all messages and surfing classes with me even though she was not feeling well. I tried all kinds of yoga classes which are professional and let your stress go. Teachers are very friendly and helpful. Especially Vanessa made us happy and smile all the time during the class. Piru led me to more intense practice as I always want to. Especially It was my first time to try Yin Class. Highly recommend Yin class if you want to see yourself. Teacher Hollie will guide you to find peaceful inner body health with it. Breakfast!! gave me such a grateful morning after morning yoga classes. sometimes It took times to get breakfast around 30mins- 1hr. But all menu is very good and if you are not the morning person, then you can have it in the afternoon or evening. No time limit for retreat guests. not only breakfast, But lunch or dinner was good too. Prices are reasonable and just so cozy to relax there with good food. I miss there so much. Massages! just make your day so relaxing and masseuse find your stressful stop on your body and make it smooth again. Surfing instructors were very professional and responsible for their jobs. I was extremely enjoying every time every day. Thank you all. miss you so much.
from Hungary, September 2018
Amazing place, amazing people:)
from United Arab Emirates, August 2018
The organization of my Yoga bliss holiday was very well done, with care and attention to making it all run smoothly. The yoga timetable and events were well planned and all help was given if any changes were requested. The yoga shala was ideal and in a beautiful setting. The teachings were of a high standard, and I enjoyed them immensely. Everyone was warm and friendly.
from New Zealand, August 2018
The 3 instructors were all amazing!
from Great Britain, August 2018
"Wish it was closer!"
I had a great time at Yoga Bliss, I honestly wish I could return multiple times a year. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and the breakfasts were tasty and healthy. The location of shala was incredibly relaxing, no yoga location will compare now! Hollie was a great teacher, excellent instruction and guidance. Absolutely loved Lembongan, decided to stay a few extra days in the end and would love to go back not only for the yoga but also the island vibes.
from Great Britain, August 2018
"Amazing yoga retreat at Yoga Bliss"
I absolutely loved the 7 day retreat I did at Yoga Bliss. The shala is a beautiful, atmospheric and peaceful place to do yoga with a soft breeze flowing through, the rustling of leaves, the sound of cockerels and the smell of incense. There’s a really good variety of yoga taught by 3 experienced and excellent teachers who all have their different styles. They were all so knowledgable about the yoga they were teaching and created a meditative atmosphere every class. I’d not done much yoga before the retreat, but I feel really inspired to continue after my time at Yoga Bliss. The surfing lessons and massages are a great addition to the yoga. The package as a whole is a perfect mixture of fun and relaxing. Being on the retreat made it easy to meet other ‘retreaters’ and I made some really good new friends from all over the world. Everyone came on their own like me. We would often eat breakfast together in the Green Garden Restaurant which served yummy, nutritional food. Hollie, the retreat coordinator who also teaches yoga, is so friendly and good at linking up those on retreat. It was nice to have a ‘go-to’ person if you had any questions or issues and she organises the surfing and massages for you. The people on retreat could use the lovely Yoga Bliss pool even if you were staying in a partner guesthouse nearby. Yoga Bliss was near to the nice main beach on Nusa Lembongan and lots of restaurants & cafes. It’s a small chilled place so you really feel start feeling at home here.
Kiri Jean Green
from Australia, August 2018
I am really grateful for my experience at Yoga Bliss. It was just what I needed.
I was lucky to score a bungalow at the last minute. I loved the outdoor bathroom.
I enjoyed reconnecting with yoga at my level. (It's been a while... so I'm back to the beginning)
Surf lessons were great! I actually stood up so I was totally stoked with that.
Lembogan is a neat little island, very charming. I loved exploring it.
And the food at the Green cafe was yummy and healthy.
The ladies doing the retreat were all lovely to
And a big thanks to Hollie for the yoga classes and coordinating all the extras like surf, massage and travel.
from United States, June 2018
"Wonderful stay in paradise"
I booked this retreat on a whim and could not have been happier with the decision: the other retreat guests, the classes, the lodging, and the food were all excellent! Hollie was so accommodating and her classes were the perfect blend of body&mind. Nusa Lembongan is a beautiful island on which to spend a week doing yoga, hiking, surfing and more! I can’t recommend this retreat enough and would absolutely love to go back someday.
from Hong Kong, June 2018
"Wonderful experience in Yoga Bliss and love the islands"
Peter Arnoud Bensen
from Singapore, June 2018
What can I say, It is always a gamble if you book your Holiday and in this case an active one in the form of a Yoga Retreat. After some hectic months I really needed a break. Going for a Yoga retreat was the number 1 on my bucket list. My 15 days at Yoga Bliss was on the scale of 1 to 10, a 10+. The ambiance is giving you everything your heart needs and desires. The Bungalows are from that kind that you feel home and don’t want to leave anymore. The food that comes out of their kitchen is from another level and close to heavenly. Everything is organic and delicious. Their menu has such wide range that it is impossible to try everything during your stay. The Yoga classes given by Hollie and Gwen they are well trained and knowledgeable yoga masters. The Shala is such a serene place, surrounded by banana and palm trees. The Shala has an amazing floor from recycled teak wood. Their classes are diverse and never boring. They push you without pushing you over limits you don’t even know you were capable of. The yoga classes at Yoga Bliss are two times daily and in some occasions three times a day and they are always full, but never crowded. Yoga Bliss on Lembongan is like a new overseas family to me. While writing this review a warm feeling of amazing experiences fill my heart and I can consider myself a very lucky person, because my gamble is rewarded with the jackpot.
My love to the complete Yoga Bliss Team,
Peter Arnoud Bensen.
from Great Britain, May 2018
"Nice for asanas no passion or spirituality "
Good communication from teacher keen to keep things organised. Food offered was great healthy filling and good value for money. Consistent lessons. Accommodation very good. Nice location on island.
from Australia, May 2018
"Your future self will thankful for this. "
Truly blissful! This retreat will provide so much more than just yoga classes. Hollie, Gwen, and all the staff at the Green Garden helped answer all my questions, were warm and welcoming, and guided me make the most of my time of the island. I left feeling grateful, humbled, and refreshed. Take time for yourself to recharge and relax in this little paradise.
from United Arab Emirates, May 2018
"Fantastic retreat, wasn’t ready to leave "
The value for the money is great. The yoga classes were well adjusted for all levels and Hollie is a great teacher. The location on the island is fantastic and I loved the overall vibe of the place, especially the staff, who are warm, friendly and extremely accommodating.
from New Zealand, April 2018
"Absolutely life changing "
Excellent curriculum and teaching methods, good healthy food the Shala is lovely. Both Gwen and Lisa impart their knowledge with love and patience. They kept my attention for the full 22 days and went out of their way to ensure our days were interesting.
from Australia, March 2018
"Better experience then I could have hoped for"
The Teachers ofcourse.
The structure of the course.
The staff at green garden.
The small group.
The amazing people I have met.
from French Polynesia, March 2020
from Germany, March 2020
Alle Yoga-Lehrer waren wirklich exzellent & super freundlich! :)
from Germany, January 2020
Die yogalehrerinnen sowie „M“ waren super herzlich und hilfsbereit. Man kommt richtig zur Ruhe in einer der Abendyogastunden. Ich werde das vermissen. ❤️
Laura Van Kolk
from Netherlands, January 2020
Het eten, de gastvrijheid, de verbinding tussen de mensen en respect voor elkaar. Een heerlijk zwembad waar je gebruik van kunt maken, lekker eten en de vrijheid om het prachtige lembongan te ontdekken. TOP
from Switzerland, October 2019
"Der perfekte Ort zum Entschleunigen "
Sehr familiäre Atmosphäre mit gutem Essen. Lisa hat sich fürsorglich um alle Gäste und deren Anliegen und Wünsche gekümmert. Die Yogastunden waren sehr vielseitig. Ich konne in verschiedene Yoga-Stilrichtungen einblick nehmen.
from Germany, June 2019
"A truly blissful yoga experience "
I spent my first week of my trip In lembongan and it was a mere bliss! Tika and Nanna are just the best hosts one can wish for. Unbelievably friendly, good hearted and always smiling :)
The accommodation is great, you have everything you need and the pool is just stunning.
Yoga was amazing. I took so many classes and all of them were not only inspiring but also at times the perfect amount of exhausting and fulfilling. The atmosphere is awesome and being able to do three courses a day just perfect!
The food was amazing! Thanks green garden team, already missing your awesome smoothie bowls.
All in all a marvelous experience, I am definitely coming back :)
from Germany, December 2018
"Sportliche Erholung auf Lembongan"
Wir hatten das 10 Tage Yoga-Retreat gebucht und sind mehr als begeistert! Unsere Yoga-Lehrerin war Hollie. Sie ist eine sehr sehr liebe Person, die auf all unsere Wünsche und Bedürfnisse eingegangen ist. Wir durften ganz viele neue Erfahrungen mitnehmen und haben auch viel von ihr gelernt.
Die Unterkunft sieht aus wie auf den Bildern. Momentan, November 2018, ist Baustelle hinten am Pool. Wenn man dort tagsüber liegen und schwimmen mag, hat man etwas Baustellenlärm. Um dem Lärm aus dem Weg zu gehen kann man vorne im Restaurant Bescheid sagen, dass man sich gerne einen Roller mieten möchte. Es gibt wirklich viele schöne Ecken auf der Insel Lembongan und Ceningan, die über die gelbe Brücke zu erreichen ist, die man innerhalb von mehreren Tagen gemütlich erkunden kann.
Das Essen im Restaurant ist super lecker und dazu auch noch sehr preiswert! Wir mussten eigentlich nirgends anders hingehen.
Im Retreat war auch Surf-Unterricht inbegriffen. Die Jungs von der Schule „Newbro“ haben uns alles sehr ruhig erklärt und hatten sehr viel Geduld mit uns und haben uns nach jedem Versuch Tips gegeben, wie es klappt. Und dann stand man nach mehreren Versuchen tatsächlich auf dem Brett und hat sich von den Wellen treiben lassen. Eine Erfahrung, die wir nicht missen wollen!
Auch der Schnorchel-Trip war unvergesslich! Die wunderschönen Korallen in den Mangroven sind ein Muss! Ebenso beeindruckend war es, als wir bei Penigan den Manta-Rochen im Meer begegnet sind.
Vielen Dank an alle!
from Switzerland, November 2018
"Confi-feeling place with very friendly staff"
I booked a Yoga Retreat for one week and had a pleasent stay at Yoga Bliss and the Green Garden Bungalows.
The Yoga classes were in a beautiful but simple outdoor shala and Hollie teaches great Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Yin classes.
The bungalow was very nice and the outdoor shower and toilet on the back as well. In the Green Garden restaurant they serve delicious food, lovely arranged smoothie bowls. The staff is very friendly. It was great to have breakfast, yoga, surf classes and water included. The surf classes were fun too, with great instructors and everyone could stand on the board the first day:-)
from India, November 2018
"Great yoga retreat "
Very nice location, good stay at retreat center (hotel services are ok but could still be a bit better... but the yoga coordinator is trying hard to train the local personnel...), amazing and challenging yoga classes by Hollie and Sami... all in all a very positive experience, thanks to Hollie&Sami!
from Germany, October 2018
Vorweg: Ich bin nicht der Yoga Mensch, dennoch hatte ich eine tolle, entspannte, sportliche Woche. Es war ein Experiment: Ein Mal Yoga die Woche reicht mir ;).
Die enthaltenen Transfers, Massagen, Surfstunden waren gut abgestimmt und sehr verbindlich organisiert. Die Yoga-Einheiten sind mit 90min herausfordernd. Es werden sowohl für Einsteigerinnen und Fortgeschrittene viele Varianten angeboten, so dass man auf jeden Fall weiter kommt.
Ich habe tolle Menschen getroffen, vielleicht ist dass das Beste.
from United States, September 2018
"Amazing week at Yoga Bliss"
Als beginner was het erg leuk om da verschillende stijlen yoga uit te proberen. De instructeurs helpen je heel goed, aangepast naar niveau.
Hollie gaf ons bij aankomst een uitgebreide uitleg van de mogelijkheden, we voelden on gelijk welkom.
De surflessen en de massages waren heel goed!
Ook het ontbijt en het verblijf in Green Gardens was super!
from Spain, August 2018
"Great yoga facilities, fantastic yoga teachers"
Getting this retreat made really easy to land, get picked up, get to the island and meet really nice people. The yoga studio is really beautiful and I really recommend to stay at the bungalows there if available. The island is stunning and you can mostly walk everywhere. The yoga sessions are really balanced and it is actually nice go to at least 2 of them per day, that still leaves plenty of time for other activities.
from United States, August 2018
The place is amazing, nice staff, good yoga lesson. The other activities (surf, massage) are well organised and you never have to worry about anything.
Food at the green garden is very good and healthy.
from United States, August 2018
"A great experience!"
I really enjoyed the restaurant (food was always fresh and delicious, and the staff super friendly) and the yoga classes. Hollie and Sarah are really great teachers, and the shala is an amazing place to practice. I would even suggest to add a private class to the package for beginners like me, as mine was highly beneficial
from France, August 2018
"Un séjour mitigé "
Le restaurent green garden est délicieux. Très bon rapport qualité prix. Très bon. Copieux. Pas de taxe additionnelle
Le personnel indonésien adorable et attentionné. De beaux moments de partage avec eux.
Les partenaires extérieurs indonésiens (surf snorkling massage) sont très bien. Chaleureux et professionnel.
from Germany, June 2018
I stayed for the 7-day-retreat and cannot stop smiling. Hollie is one of the best teachers I ever had (and these are at least 40) besides that she is such a lovely person - we all wanted to pack her in our bags and import her to our yogaschools back home. She makes the classes interesting and challenging for all levels.
The bungalows are very very nice and stylish as well as the shala and the restaurant. (Like other people mentioned, it is not a retreat like being „away from everything“ because the restaurant and the classes are open for everyone which I personally loved because it creates great energy, especially in the classes) Fantastic food & the sweetest staff. Altogether a magic atmosphere. I wanna come back immediately and will also send all my friends there!!!!