06 December 2016

9 Bali Villas Perfect for a Yoga Retreat

How does stretching out on the beachfront to views of the boundless ocean sound? Or lying down in savasana in an open-plan yoga pavilion surrounded by towering palms and lush greenery? In between yoga classes and meditation sessions you’ll have amenities like a turquoise pool, fitness room, spa room and tropical garden at your disposal too. It’s not too good to be true - at these nine villas, you’ll find your yoga retreat paradise:

Villa Yoga

Take your yoga retreat to the next level at Villa Yoga, where a poolside yoga pavilion, lush tropical garden and gorgeous living spaces await. Start your day with an invigorating yoga session in a beautiful indoor/outdoor yoga studio featuring hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, fans and yoga equipment. It’s the perfect place to hold a group class, conduct a meditation session or perfect your practice in private. If you need a change of scenery in between the yoga and meditation sessions the lively streets of Seminyak - lined with restaurants, cafes and bars - are located a 5-minute drive away.

Mannao Estate

Round up your fellow yoga-loving friends for a group retreat at Mannao Estate. Containing a total of 12 bedrooms, this sprawling complex is ideal for accommodating large groups. In the cool hours of the early morning roll out your mats for an outdoor practice in the well-manicured garden. After you’ve worked your muscles it’s time to nourish your body, so make your way to the breezy dining area where a breakfast feast awaits. In between your group yoga and meditation classes, make the best out of your tropical retreat by basking under the sun upon the loungers, taking dips in the pool or relaxing in the airy living spaces of the villa.

Villa Galante

Six bedroom Villa Galante accommodates a total of 14 guests, making it an ideal venue for hosting small group retreats. Step past the entrance and you’ll set sight on an expansive garden dotted with tropical foliage and swaying palms - a serene setting great for outdoor yoga or meditation. The villa features an array of communal living spaces and private nooks, so you’ll have plenty of cosy spots to choose from, whether you wish to interact with the group or engage in quiet reflection during your retreat.

Villa Bayad

The verdant surroundings and picture-perfect garden at Villa Bayad is a feast for the eyes; in this scenic and serene environment your mind will easily settle into a meditative state. Rise up bright and early for a rejuvenating class in the breezy yoga pavilion, followed by a zen-inducing meditation session. Fill up the rest of your day with workouts in the gym, dips in the infinity pool or movie marathons in the plush cinema room.

Villa Kamaniiya

Tucked away in a tranquil village along Sayan Ridge, Villa Kamaniiya exudes vibe of serenity. You’ll be placed far away from the busy crowds at central Ubud, and wake up to lush views of tropical greenery each day - a setting perfect for a calming retreat. After a morning yoga session sink down into the sparkling waters of the infinity pool, enjoy a cup of tea on one of the breezy terraces or indulge in a massage at the spa pavilion. Repeat this enviable routine for the rest of your stay.

Villa Puri Nirwana

Escape the frenetic pace and concrete jungle settings of the metropolitan city! A perfect tropical retreat involves plenty of sun, sea and greenery, and you’ll find them all in a paradisiacal place like Villa Puri Nirwana. Set in a quiet fishing village in Ketewel, the villa overlooks the turquoise seas, and comes surrounded by lush foliage. The sprawling 5,000 square metre garden provides ample space for you to roll out your mats for an outdoor practice. When night beckons, retreat to a plush bedroom with panoramic sea views. Is there anything more that you can ask for?

Villa Angsoka

Retreats are conducted in style at Villa Angsoka, a luxurious holiday home set along the secluded coasts of East Bali. Gaze out to the ocean and enjoy the sea breeze while you stretch out in a yoga pose by the beachfront, or let the sonorous sounds of the wave still your mind as you begin your meditation practice. A spacious infinity pool, plush massage room and airy living spaces ensure that rest and relaxation come easy throughout your stay.

Villa Mana

Gather a group of fellow yoga enthusiasts for a group retreat at the six bedroom Villa Mana. This plush holiday home comes fitted with contemporary pieces and a wide array of amenities, ensuring that you and your travelling party will enjoy a relaxing and playful retreat. When you’re not performing asanas out on a mat in the well-manicured garden, you’ll be enjoying a dip in the infinity pool, lounging upon a daybed on the sun-drenched terrace or tucking into a wholesome dish in the capacious dining area.

Villa Atas Awan

Stilling your mind in a busy environment can be a challenge. For a mind clearing and soul-soothing retreat, it helps to be transported away from the buzzing city, right into an oasis-like Villa Atas Awan. You’ll be greeted by the sight of a lush green landscape, a postcard-perfect garden dotted with swaying palms and rustic living spaces adorned with wooden fixtures. At the end of the day unwind with a soak in a large terrazzo tub, or sip a sundowner or two out on a private terrace.

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