an in depth review of the yoga classes available in Ubud
If there is any place that captures the true essence and spirit of Bali, it’s the town of Ubud. Considered to be the cultural heartbeat of Bali, Ubud has a sacred and traditional style and energy that is undeniably palpable. With its temples, hallowed forests, and rolling rice terraces, it’s hard to find a more suitable place to practice the ancient art of yoga.
Check out our list of the best yoga studios to hit during your time in Ubud.
THE YOGA BARN
The world-famous Yoga Barn is the largest and most popular yoga studio in all of Ubud. In addition to its extensive yoga class list, you can also immerse yourself in the teachings of philosophy, meditation, breathwork, reiki, and sound healing. With cleanse and detox packages, an Ayurvedic spa, and guest accommodations, the Yoga Barn is a true sanctuary for overall spiritual wellness.
Jl. Hanoman, Pengosekan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali – Map me
Its multitude of modalities, well-rounded staff, and family feel make Radiantly Alive another popular studio found centrally located in Ubud. Dark wood floors, oversized windows, and lush greens create a peaceful jungle paradise, perfect for deepening your practice. Averaging 80 classes a month, this studio is sure to provide you with a style and level suitable to your needs.
Jalan Jembawan No. 3 Ubud, Bali, Indonesia – Map me
UBUD YOGA HOUSE
If you are looking for a more personal experience, this boutique yoga studio is certainly less overwhelming, with its class size maxing out at 12. This friendly, hands-on, deck studio sits upstairs in the owner’s home, which overlooks the rice fields that surround it.
Jl. Subak Sokwayah, Ubud, Bali – Indonesia – Map me
This cultural center provides a multitude of experiences, including water ceremonies, permaculture excursions, and special art events. Choose from daily yoga classes, or go beyond to expand your cultural awareness and immerse yourself in the ancient traditions of Indonesia.
Jl. Sugriwa No.4, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali – Map me
ASHTANGA YOGA BALI RESEARCH CENTER
Run by popular yogis Prem and Rhada, this center is on a mission to provide high-quality Ashtanga training, along with meditation and traditional Ayurvedic practices. Teacher trainings and workshop intensives are offered to empower you towards your highest radiant health and well-being. Daily Mysore practices, women’s consultations, and private tantra work make this center a rare gem in Ubud!
Jl. Raya Pejeng Kawan No.45, Pejeng Kaja, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali – Map me
With its temple design and small class size, this unique jungle studio makes for an experience like no other. Taksu means “the indescribable essence of Spirit,” and that is just what you will feel on these beautiful grounds. The studio is set in a spa complex, and also features a raw vegan restaurant and cafe. Teacher trainings and wellness workshops are held in this natural setting, taught by experienced and competitive Indonesian and international instructors.
Jalan Goutama Selatan Ubud, Bali Indonesia – Map me
Open daily from 9 am to 5:30 pm
Located just outside of Ubud in the village of Penestanan you will find Intuitive Flow— a quiet alternative to the larger, more populated studios. Attend moderately sized classes, workshops and teacher trainings, surrounded by the beautiful, lush greens of central Bali.
Penestanan Kaja, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia – Map me
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A short distance from downtown Ubud, this popular plant-based restaurant and permaculture garden now offers yoga, tai chi, and capoeira classes in its dojo. After your physical practice, enjoy their weekly farmer’s market, or try a culinary class with their world-class executive chef.
Jalan Puskesmas Ubud II Kutuh, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali – Map me
CHAKRA YOGA SHALA
Luh, a dedicated teacher and healer provides private yoga classes and holistic consultations, as well as teacher trainings and healing retreats at Chakra Yoga, opened in 2018. Her yoga philosophy is influenced by traditional Indian practices and her high priesthood lineage. Experience the powers of this passionate healer for yourself!
Kubu Ubud, Jl. Raya Sayan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Bali – Map me
+62-878-6151-8448 – chakrayogabali.com/ – no online schedule available
Open from Monday to Saturday from 6 am to 9 pm
This centrally located studio emphasizes proper form and alignment, and with classes priced at just $5 US, it’s perfect for budget-conscious travelers and residents.
Jl. Suweta No.6, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali – Map me
UBUD YOGA CENTRE
This impressive two-tiered complex showcases a contemporary design that houses 3 yoga studios, a children’s center, lifestyle shop, and even a wine bar. As a Bikram inspired studio, here you will find a multitude of classes designed to add some heat to your practice.
Jl. Raya Singakerta No.108, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali – Map me
Open from Monday to Friday from 6 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 6 am to 2.30 pm
Also Read>>> a Review of Ubud Yoga Center on YOGI TIMES
SPACIOUS YOGA AT THE SEEDS OF LIFE CAFE
6 days a week, this raw vegan cafe hosts a traditional Mysore ashtanga class led by the founder of Spacious Yoga. The sequence does take some time to learn, but beginners are welcome to embark on their journey of this dedicated independent practice.
Jl. Goutama Sel. No.2, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali – Map me
COMO SHAMBHALA ESTATE
Just a few miles outside of Ubud is the extraordinary COMO Shambhala Estate– a residential health retreat located next to the River Ayung. This ‘Retreat for Change’ is home to state of the art fitness facilities where you can enjoy daily classes in Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga, or maybe even try something new, like Pranayamic Breathwork or Tai Chi.
The Estate employs resident experts including a Yoga Master and Ayurvedic Doctor, who collectively support the 360-degree approach to wellness. At COMO Shambhala, every class and treatment is designed to honor the holistic health of both your body and mind.
Banjar Begawan, Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Gianyar, Bali – Map me
TAMAN HATI AND MEDITATION ASHRAM
This tranquil yoga and meditation ashram is located on the family compound of the Balinese owner, Ketut. Translated, Tamam Hati means “Garden of the Heart.” Here in this peaceful setting you can enjoy small and affordable classes richly infused with the true Hindi spirit.
Jalan Nyuh Gading No.7, Ubud, MAS, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali – Map me
Just a 5-minute walk from the center of Ubud you will find this charming and luxurious guesthouse. The hand-carved stone gateway welcomes you to take the daily Hatha/Gentle Flow class at 7:30 am, located in a colorful and artistic studio space on the grounds of the owner’s Janet DeNeefe’s family home. Three-day yoga retreats are also an option, which include spa treatments and gourmet food.
Jl. Bisma, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali- Map me
NINE HEAVEN AT SAPULIDI RESORT AND SPA
Let the art at this local gallery and yoga space inspire and rejuvenate you. Choose from three daily classes at this resort just south of Ubud in Pengosekan village. Set on a peaceful lake, Sapulidi is complete with spa and infinity pool for some post-yoga pampering.
Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Banjar Pengosekan Kelod, Desa Mas, Ubud, MAS, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali – Map me
SWASTI ECO COTTAGES
This colorful and eclectic eco-resort in Nyuh Kuning offers 2 classes a day, including morning flow, Yin, Hatha, and gentle yoga. Classes are 110,000 IDR ($8) and open to everyone. Soak in the positive energy of their beautiful grounds, surrounded by a variety of birds and flowers. After class, visit their earth-friendly cafe where you can enjoy produce grown in their gardens.
Jl. Nyuh Bojog No.3, MAS, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali – Map me
SHRIMAN YOGA BUNGALOWS
In the rice fields just north of Ubud, these eco-friendly bungalows offer daily complimentary donation classes. Classical Indian-inspired yoga overlooking the Campuhan valley, and Vedic astrology consultations make this a unique and special place to enhance your practice.
Jl. Subak Sok Wayah, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali – Map me
+62-822-3665-1836 – vedicastrologyubud.com/ – no online schedule available
Open daily from 8 am to 6 pm
For a variety of certified yoga teacher trainings, turn to Zuna Yoga. This boutique retreat center is tucked away just a short distance from the center of Ubud, making it the perfect environment to enhance your yoga expertise. Under the guidance of their professionally educated staff, attain your own certification and spread your love of yoga wherever you go!
Jalan Raya Laplapan Ubud Bali Indonesi – Map me
De Mantra is a quaint and humble school founded by a native, Ubud-born yoga instructor. The studio offers small teacher training programs, as well as ancient Balinese energy healings— all infused with Nusantara traditions and an air of ancestral, spiritual heritage.
Jl. Raya Lungsiakan No.65, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali – Map me
ESCAPE THE WORLD
If an in-depth journey is what you seek, try this all-inclusive experience: Escape the World. This 7 day/6 night retreat includes daily yoga and meditation sessions, meals, comfortable accommodation, purification rituals, and so much more. Swimming pools, lush gardens, and views of Bali’s rolling rice fields create a placid and restful scene for your inner exploration. Previous guests even include Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the inspiring bestseller Eat, Pray Love!
Jl. Suweta Br. Sambahan, Ubud, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali – Map me
+62-361-972686 – no online schedule available
WHITE LOTUS OASIS
White Lotus Oasis is a guesthouse just 150 meters from Ubud Market and Ubud Palace, in the city center district. The dark wood floors and tall windows of their yoga studio create a calm and inviting space to pull up a mat and let all your worries wash away. Contact the bright and friendly owner, Sandeh for class schedule!
Jl. Kajeng No.23, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali – Map me
BALI LIFE STUDIO
Daily classes are offered to all skill levels at this welcoming studio, not only in yoga, but in dance, healing, and martial arts. All of Bali Life Studio’s classes are rooted in traditional history and culture, and allow you to explore your inner self through creative movement and expression.
Petulu, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali – Map me
SHALA DEVI YOGA
Shala Devi offers a variety of classes 6 days a week to yogis of all levels and experience. Take part in Gentle Flow, Pranayama Chanting, Slow Vinyasa, or perhaps Yin Yoga. The light colors and exposed brick give this space a delightful, Western feel. Rest assured though, you won’t forget you are in the healing arms of beautiful Bali!
Mumbai Station Cafe, Jl. Raya Sanggingan No.90, Kedewatan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali – Map me
SANATANA YOGA BALI
Sanatana Yoga offers 200 hour certified yoga teacher training, as well as multi-day surf retreats. For an even more in-depth experience, you can take part in a 7 day Earth Mindful and Conscious Retreat, where you will connect with the local community and immerse yourself in the true spirit and culture of Bali. Yoga classes, meditation, and breathwork, a waterfall excursion, daily breakfast, and accommodations are all included in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Jalan kelingkung Jl. Lod Tunduh, Lodtunduh, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali – Map me
If you want to experience the power of yoga, visit any one of these sacred spaces and soak up all the magic that Ubud has to offer you. Namaste!