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5 Reasons to Visit Bali on a Yoga Retreat

January 13, 2016

Bali, sometimes referred to as the Island of the Gods, is known as a yoga Mecca to dive deeper into your practice while experiencing the beauty of nature.

While we rarely place it on a map, it’s a relatively small island in the middle of Indonesia, an archipelago of about 13,000 islands south of the Philippines and north of Australia.

But why should yogis and those seeking greater inner awareness and love visit Bali? We explored the top reasons to visit this sacred space.

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5 Reasons to Visit Bali on a Yoga Retreat


1. It’s one of the most beautiful places on the planet. 

Bali boasts beautiful beaches, in fact, it’s part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species. There’s a wide range of dive sites with high-quality reefs and plenty of places to surf and explore the seas and beaches.

The land also contains many mountains and jungles. In Ubud, there’s a Monkey Forest and the Campuhan Ridge—plenty of places to soak in the beautiful views and the rice patties. Bali also contains healing hot springs.

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2. It’s home to fantastic yoga retreat centers.

As a yoga Mecca, Bali contains countless yoga retreat centers and yoga schools that are designed to send you to Nirvana and learn about yourself.

Discover the perfect retreat center for you. 

3. In Bali, you can visit historic temples and connect to your spirit.

Bali has some of the most memorable, spiritual temples on earth, including the famous Tirta water temple, the Besikah Temple, and the Uluwatu Temple–a home for traditional Kecak dance ceremonies.128321778_177fde32ed_o

4. There are plenty of opportunities to heal through yoga, meditation, and massage in Bali.

Bali is the ideal place to dive deeper in your yoga practice with world-class yoga teaching hosting retreats year round. Affordable yoga teacher training centers, retreat centers, and studios are commonplace. Bali’s scenic views are bound to take a person deeper into her practice.

For those wanting to begin or nourish a meditation practice, silent retreat centers, and courses are available in various ashrams.

In addition, Balinese massage is part of the traditional culture. Spas use the freshest ingredients from the jungles and gardens, providing a unique experience for visitors. There are hundreds of places to choose from, ranging from simple massage huts in Kuta to lavish spas.


5. It’s a yogi foodie paradise.

Balinese cuisine is one of the most complex cuisines in the world, which uses a variety of spices, blended with the fresh vegetables, meat and fish. Part of Indonesian cuisine, it pulls from indigenous traditions and other regional cuisine, as well as Chinese and Indian. Special foods are eaten during festivals and religious ceremonies, as well as for offerings for the deities.

Balinese coffee, Kopi Bali, and hot tea, teh panas, are also popular, as well as a form of black rice pudding, bubur injun, for dessert.

For matter your style and interests, you’re bound to feel at home in Bali.

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