How to Choose a Retreat in Bali

Bali’s meditation retreats are some of the most beautiful in the world. The incredible island paradise is home to a number of incredible retreats with a range of styles from relaxation, yoga and healing meditation to personal transformation and spiritual awakening. We’ve selected 7 of the best meditation retreats in Bali to find your peace of mind. 

1. Villa Mirah 

If you’re looking for a short rejuvenating stay then the 3 days breathing space yoga retreat at Villa Mirah is the perfect getaway. Have the ultimate long weekend surrounded by nature while practicing transformative healing techniques like yoga, pranayama and meditation. This is the perfect place to relax and re-centre as you enjoy the unique and picturesque eco-retreat.

Length of Stay: 2 nights, 3 days

Price 1 Person: USD$350 / AUD $512

Package Includes: 

  • 3 Daily meals
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation classes
  • 1 hour healing massage
  • 1 ice bath session
  • Breathwork or Pranayama
  • Zen Walking

2. Hot Stone Club 

Spend 8 days regenerating with healing techniques from around the world at the Hot Stone Club Retreat. Step out of the hustle and bustle of daily life into this relaxing and healing centre created to boost your vitality, cleanse your body and clear your mind. The Hot Stone Club offers a unique program of treatments from Balinese, Chinese, Vedic and Eastern European tradition. The beautiful and tranquil retreat located in Ubud, is fit with cozy villas with private terraces and offers a number of treatments in their amazing package.

Length of Stay: 8 days and 7 nights

Price 1 Person: USD$1,550 / AUD $2,261

Package Includes:

  • Daily morning practice: Hath yoga, Kriya yoga, Aqua yoga, QiGong yoga
  • Daily hydrogen therapies
  • 3 x massages (Balinese, Hot Stone and Aroma)
  • 1 x session with a traditional Balinese healer
  • 1 x 30 minute acupuncture session
  • Daily meals - choice of vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian
  • Traditional wood-fired sauna experience

3. Goddess Sanctuary 

This one is for goddesses only, sorry boys. Designed for women, by women; the Goddess Sanctuary is a gorgeous private oasis located in the heart of Seminyak. With unlimited hours of rejuvenating spa treatments, luscious amenities and retreat activities this is the perfect place to get back in touch with yourself. If you’re in the mood for a change of pace, this retreat is located within walking distance to Bali’s best boutique shopping district, beach clubs and world class restaurants.  

Length of Stay: 7 days, 6 nights

Price 1 Person: USD$2,786 / AUD $4,068

Package Includes:

  • Unlimited hours of rejuvenating spa treatments everyday
  • 3 “Follow Your Bliss” days with a choice of cultural, adventure or relaxation experiences
  • 6 daily yoga and meditation sessions in a beautiful open shala
  • 16 delicious meals
  • Special retreat workshops - mandala making, cacao ceremony, sound healing, breathwork, life coaching, journaling and ceremonies.
  • Gourmet cuisine
  • Airport transfer
  • Turn down service
  • Daily freshly baked healthy cookies and fruit baskets 
  • Free Wifi

4. Jalan Raya Sayan

If you’re looking for a more intensely spiritual kind of an experience, then this 11 day luxury spiritual biohacking retreat at Jalan Raya Sayan is for you. This retreat is one of the more popular stays in Ubud and aims at helping you achieve spiritual renewal, personal transformation and expansion. The program is designed to assist in spiritual awakening and breakthroughs with powerful breathwork classes, Kundalini Kriyas, meditations, workshops and ceremonies; all in a luxurious and gorgeous setting. 

Length of Stay: 11 days, 10 Nights

Price 1 Person: USD 2,580 / AUD $3,768

Package Includes:

  • 7 sunset yoga classes
  • 10 meditation sessions
  • 8 seminars on energy, the chakras and ancient Tantras
  • 7 workshops on inner struggle and the source of your joy
  • 1 full body massage
  • Balinese cooking class
  • Cacao and fire ceremony
  • Daily integrated Himalayan yoga journeys
  • Daily pranayama sessions
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Support of expert facilitators
  • Healing rituals and alchemizing ceremonies
  • Pampering massage
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Airport transfers 

5. Amori Villas 

The Amori Wellness and Healing experience is a journey of self-discovery. This 6 day “inside out” meditation and yoga retreat is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful and unspoiled places in Ubud. This wellness retreat was created by 2 Australians from Perth who wanted a healing island experience to escape the routine of life. Nestled beside one of the island’s sacred rivers,  Amori Villas is the perfect place for relaxing, rejuvenation and healing. 

Length of Stay: 6 days, 5 nights

Price 1 Person: USD $1982 / AUD $2,894

Package Includes: 

  • 4 daily yoga sessions
  • 2 meditation sessions
  • 3 - 1 hour Balinese body massages
  • 1 natural facial
  • 1 herbal Boreh massage and wrap (2 hours)
  • 1 visit to Maha Rese for cleansing
  • Ceremonies
  • Daily healthy breakfast
  • Daily shuttle service to visit the town and surroundings
  • Personal service, from: butlers, ches and spa therapists
  • Airport transfers 

6. Couples Sanctuary Villa

If you’re looking to heal and relax with your partner the Couple Sanctuary Villa retreat will help build greater intimacy, communication and trust. Enjoy 5 days in this gorgeous luxury Villa located in an authentic Balinese village, close to the cultural center of Ubud. We hope you like dancing, because this retreat uses dance therapy, couples yoga and thai massage as modalities for healing. 

Length of Stay: 5 days, 4 nights

2 People: USD $2230/ AUD $3,256

Package Includes: 

  • Daily couples yoga and meditation sessions (suitable for all levels)
  • Dance therapy workshops
  • 2 Thai massage workshops focused on couples massage
  • Daily breakfast
  • Airport transfer 

7. Adiwana Resort Jembawan 

A stay at the beautiful Adwina Resort, located in the heart of Ubud, will rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. With picturesque views, all your meals covered and 17 Ayurvedic and spa treatments included in the package, this retreat offers a completely transformative and deeply relaxing experience. If you have any health concerns, their expert Ayurvedic practitioners will tailor their lifestyle program for you. 

Length of Stay: 8 days, 7 nights 

Price 1 Person: USD $2,235/ AUD $3,264

Price 2 People: USD $3393 / AUD$4,955

Package Includes:

  • 17 Ayurvedic and spa treatments 
  • 7 yoga classes
  • 2 excursions and daily resort activities
  • 1 wellness consultation
  • Daily lunch, breakfast and dinner (with standard drinks)
  • Daily gourmet afternoon tea
  • Welcome drinks and welcome basket
  • Daily turndown service
  • Resort butler service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Return airport transfer 

Final Thoughts

There's something for everyone in our 7 best meditation retreats in Bali list. Any of these incredible retreats can facilitate relaxation, healing, spiritual and personal growth. Not only do these experiences take you out into nature and away from the busyness of daily life, they give you space to get back in touch with yourself. Whether you're going solo, with a friend or a partner these retreats can be truly transformative. The only thing left to do is experience it for yourself.

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