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Why Ubud is considered to be best place to learn yoga in Bali? What are the famous places to learn yoga in Ubud?

Alongside spa and well-being, yoga has become increasingly popular among both tourists and locals in Bali. The same is being fully complimented by the rise in the number of yoga classes, schools and retreats. Ubud, especially has turned out to be a yogi’s heaven. Though small in size, the city hosts several classes practicing different yoga styles and spiritual practices. The studios around Ubud are well equipped and located in picturesque locations to add the element of peace to the process.

On top of that, the classes run across the city are highly affordable, wherein the average drop-in price is about $8.60. Starting your day in Ubud with a yoga class is always a great start to imbibe in the energy across the beautiful country. The most popular yoga classes are run at:

  • The Yoga Barn
  • Ubud Yoga House
  • Radiantly Alive
  • Intuitive Flow
  • Taksu Yoga
  • Pilates Studio

Is yoga commonly practiced in Ubud?

Ubud has always been a heaven for yogic and other spiritual and self-healing practices. Nestled among a small cluster of old villages, you will get to see several styles and practices that range from fast paced vinyasa to calm and relaxed meditations. The tranquil beauty of the surrounding landscape makes the practice even more popular among tourists looking forward to a spiritual experience. Consequently, you will get a range of villas, studios, resorts, ashrams and workshops that cater yoga lessons.

What is the specialty of yoga classes in Ubud?

For those who have been there, Ubud would automatically mean yoga. Some even go on to state is as a city for hippies. The offerings are quite extensive and range from yoga sessions to tantric classes and spiritual healing sessions. In most places in and around Ubud, there’s a cultural uniqueness that you won’t find elsewhere. People here not only do practice yoga but welcome all who wants to learn or help themselves through the art of self healing and meditation.

The location and landscape of Ubud also compliments the offerings perfectly. Nestled among green rice fields and the view of the huge Mount Batur in the far, it s a great place to find peace and many come seeking.

Which are the best resorts and hotels that offer yoga classes in Ubud?

Most resorts in Ubud arrange yoga classes every morning. The top recommendations include:

  • The Purist Villas, Jl. Tirta Tawar, Banjar Kutuh Kaja, Ubud, Petulu, Gianyar
  • Kamandalu Ubud, Jalan Raya Andong, Banjar Nagi, Desa Petulu, Ubud
  • ONEWORLD Retreats Kumara Ubud, Jl. Suweta Br. Sambahan, Ubud
  • Blooming Lotus Yoga, Br. Mawang Kaja, Desa Lodtunduh, Lodtunduh, Ubud
  • Suly Resort, Yoga and Spa, Jl. Cok Rai Pudak, Yangloni, Peliata, Ubud
  • Naya Ubud, Jalan Raya Sayan Gang Puskesmas Ubud II, Desa Sayan, Sayan, Ubud
  • The Yoga Barn, Jl. Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar
  • Puri Sunia Resort, Jl. Tirta Tawar, Petulu, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar

What is the minimum time required to learn yoga in Ubud?

If you have any kind of gymnastic/martial arts training in the past, progress will be easier and faster. It takes time to perfect the postures and asanas required to do Yoga. In most cases, the first class will range between 60 and 90 minutes topped by an introductory session wherein you get to learn the art on a one-on-one basis. The next session will involve doing more complicated asanas.

There is no limit to the amount of time you can dedicate to yoga but as long as you are staying in Bali, it would be spiritually and physically uplifting to be a part of a yoga session every morning.

What is the minimum cost for a yoga class in Ubud?

Yoga classes in Ubud are highly affordable, especially if you have managed to buy class passes. The drop in price (without a previous registration) will cost around $8.60 and with a pass, it will be cut to half.

What is the minimum duration of the yoga class?

Each yoga session lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. Depending on the type of lesson you are taking and the level of it, the session may extend.

Are there parks or villages where free yoga classes are conducted?

Yoga is popularly practiced across Ubud. While the locals have their own daily schedule, you can always be a part of free yoga sessions organized in local parks and villages. Some of the most prominent locations include:
  • Silent Meditation Retreats
  • Dragonfly Village
  • The Yoga Barn
  • Desa Sena, the Village Resort
  • Sivananda Yoga Ashram
  • Ashram Munivara

Which is the well known institute which offers yoga classes in Ubud?

The two most prominent institutes for yoga classes and research in and around Ubud include the:

  • Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center
  • International College for Kundalini Yoga

The Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center offers several variations of yoga training and also takes in students willing to get deeper into the practice. The sessions are well spread out and regardless of your proficiency in yogic training, you can be a part of the curriculum. The International Collge for Kundalini Yoga, on the other hand, is a popular transformational experience under the guidance of Guru Dass.

It’s fully-fledged yoga training that helps heal your body and mind and makes you a renewed person. Guru Dass is world renowned for his life changing lessons.

What are the best yoga studios in Ubud?

The top yoga studios in Ubud, Bali include the:

Yoga Barn: A cult establishment, the Yoga Barn offers a holistic experience. a range of yoga classes and practised are followed her across the year and each of them focuses on ayurvedic principles. Situated not far from the city center, it’s a very tranquil place that anyone would easily belong to.

Intuitive Flow: A less known gem of a yoga studio, Intuitive Flow is nestled among green rice fields and overlooks the greenery and magnanimousness of Mount Batur. You can easily expect a few butterflies to fly in an out of the studio as you are deeply immersed in a life-changing practice. This is a place with character and always worth a try.

Radiantly Alive: The newest of yoga studios in Ubud, Radiantly Alive offer communal open areas for yoga practices and somewhat portrays the ambience of a laid back holiday home. The studio has been attracting a younger crowd and it’s a liberating feeling inside.

For how much you can hire a personal yoga trainer in Ubud?

Private yoga classes are a hit among honeymooning couples and travelers looking for a space of undisturbed spirituality during their stay. Most yoga resorts and studios help arrange private yoga teachers and lessons. Hiring your own private teacher also allows you the flexibility of timing and the cost for each session can go up to $42. You will need to however book an appointment beforehand if you have particular preferences for teacher or a recommendation.

What are the best places where kids can do yoga with parents in Ubud?

Yoga with your kids is a unique experience. The family getting together to attain a state of self-healing and calmness is something that can change the way you live for a lifetime. There are several places that offer family friendly yoga sessions and include:

  • The Shala Bali
  • Como Shambhala
  • Soul Sanctuaries
  • The Yoga Barn

Are there any special classes for beginners?

The life of yoga is an untouched realm for most. Well, if you are in Ubud, consider putting your first steps into the form. There are several studios and ashrams that offer beginner lessons in yoga and yogic practices. The most recommended course for beginners, with no prior knowledge of yoga, is the Hatha Yoga. It doesn’t require a great amount of flexibility but is more about self-realization, inner peace and awakening your soul. The process involves easy asanas, pranayamas and meditation.

Integrating ancient practices into modern formats, it will certainly be a revealing experience for anyone. That said, it can be a nerve wrecking experience attending your first class. Don’t be nervous, don’t be embarrassed, be confident in your looks and get rid of your ego and inhibitions.

What should you wear to a Yoga class?

Clothing is an essential part of your yoga sessions. It is necessary that you wear something light and something that doesn’t limit your movements. The common recommendations include yoga pants (could be lycra or spandex), light cotton shirts, sports bras for women, yoga shorts and the like. No footwear s needed when doing yoga. It is necessary that you are present in your lightest attire to enjoy and be helped by the practices.

Where can you buy yoga wear in Ubud?

There are plenty of shops to choose from when it comes to buying yoga gear in Ubud. While boutiques sell fixed-price goods, you can always seek the local market and bargain for something you like. The range of designs and styles available are flattering and you will find the crop tops and sports bras a perfect accompaniment in outdoors too under your racer back tops and sheer summer blouses. Yoga pants too come in a range of make – roll top, long, flared, mid-length, ruched waists and more. Some of the popular places however include:
  • Bali Yoga Shop
  • WE’AR Yoga Clothing and Street Wear
  • The Yoga Barn
  • BaliSpirit
  • Lucky Family Yoga Wear
  • Taksu Yoga
  • Ubud Yoga House
  • Threads of Life

Are there any Yoga Ashrams in Ubud? Is there any proper accommodation in the Yoga Ashrams in Ubud?

Yoga ashrams are for those who would like to immerse themselves in the art of yoga. There are several such retreats in and around Ubud that let you be a part of their holistic culture by stating inside their premises, usually a guesthouse, depending on your choice and needs. The popular yoga ashrams that also host participants include:

Anand Ashram: 3 kilometres north of Ubud with daily sessions of yoga and spiritual chanting. The expected donation is of US$30 per night and it will include your room, breakfast, lunch and ashram activities.

Blooming Lotus: Affordable retreats just outside Ubud.

Amrtasiddhi: Yoga ashram that also offers Ayurvedic programs for detox. It is situated in Nyuh Kuning.

Ashram Munivara: Cheap accommodations in partnership with Om Ham. This is the place for the aesthetic Kundalini Tantra Yoga. Sessions cost about US$2.50,

Gokul Yoga: Donation based classes running between Mondays and Saturdays.

What are the benefits I will get from Yoga?

Yoga is recommended to be practiced from as early as age as possible. The benefits are multi-dimensional and include:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved respiration, vitality and energy
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Weight reduction
  • Balanced metabolism
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Injury protection and self-healing
  • Better circulatory a cardio health
  • Better stress management
  • Getting over sleeping problems
  • Get over addiction
  • Better concentration
  • Mental calmness/clarity
  • Relaxes the mind
  • Improved creativity
  • Better self-awareness
  • Relieves chronic pains
  • Better immunity
  • A positive outlook towards life

How many days can we attend the yoga classes?

Yoga classes are held 24x7 and 365 days across the year in and around Ubud. Regardless of the time of your visit, you can always hope to join an ongoing yoga class. If you are particularly vacationing to attain spiritual freedom, it is recommended that you attend two classes daily. The most popular sessions are usually held in the morning and in the evening. Other than that, you can also opt for a yoga teacher certification course that will allow you to become an instructor back home. The choices are limitless and thoroughly dependant on your idea of vacation.

Do I need to book for yoga classes in advance?

In most cases yes, you will be required to do an advanced booking to be a part of the yoga class. This is specially if you have been looking to be a part of the class of a recommended/referred teacher/instructor. Drop-ins too are allowed but they will cost you more, sometimes, double the price if you had an advanced booking or have bought class passes.

Are yoga courses included in the room costs?

If you have planned on staying in a yoga retreat / ashram in Ubud, the yoga course cost would be inclusive of your accommodation, breakfast, lunch and other activities. You can choose among a range of accommodation depending on who you are traveling with and what kind of experience you are looking forward to.

Can I become a certified yoga trainer?

Popular yoga retreats around Ubud offer yoga teacher training certifications and courses that you can be a part of. On course, you will have to spend a considerable amount of time in the place, perhaps extend your visa for another 30 days to complete the course and go back home with a yoga teacher training certification. Some of the most popular places that offer yoga teacher training certifications include:
  • Blooming Lotus Yoga
  • Radiantly Alive Yoga
  • The Yoga Barn
  • Zuna Yoga Bali
  • BaliSpirit
  • Shades of Yoga
  • The Sacred Fig
  • Sivananda
  • Intuitive Flow

Are baby sitters available easily near yoga centers?

There are some yoga retreats that provide daycare center for toddlers and infants. However, it is best to enquire the availability of the service before you go for your session. Otherwise, you can always hire a professional babysitter to travel along and take care of your infant while you complete your sessions.

Are play area available near yoga centers?

In most cases, yoga centers and retreats are built around natural spaces with a lot of greenery. If you are traveling with kids, it would be an exciting opportunity to be a part of the well kept environment. It is not unusual for adults to take part in the lessons while kids can enjoy the time on their own in the nearby park, but within the premises of the retreat. The play areas are made complete safe and are constantly invigilated for any eventuality. Centers like Ubud Yoga Centers even run special sessions for kids that they can be a part of.

I have a back injury, can I still do yoga?

The answer is both ‘yes’ and ‘no’. Depending on the nature of the injury, your yoga instructor would be able to help you with the right kind of asanas. There are specific exercises that will even offer help and relieve your back pain and soreness. People who regularly do yoga are twice more likely to cut back any kind of back pain and improve their body flexibility. On the other hand, there are certain poses that you will need to avoid, in case you are suffering from back pain.

So that answer is you can still hope to join a yoga class but make sure that your teacher/instructor knows the kind of back pain you are facing. He will be able to help.

Can someone with Asthma do yoga?

Yoga is in fact one of the most popular treatments to fight asthma. There are special exercises that will help you relieve yourself off the condition and get back to normal life. In fact, people suffering from acute asthma especially seek yoga classes in Ubud as a remedial treatment. So, if you have been suffering yourself a condition and are planning a trip to Ubud, consider yourself lucky!

Are there any precautions I need to take before doing Yoga?

You should avoid yoga if:

  • You are pregnant or are at the height of having your periods (though there are special yoga classes for pregnant women)
  • You have a heart problem, suffer from low blood pressure (certain postures will be avoided)
  • Have back or neck problems, multiple sclerosis or osteoporosis
  • You are drunk or high on drugs

Yoga requires you to be in a pure state of mind and you should be able to leave back your inhibitions. There is no age limit as such, but you should be above 5 years of age. In some cases, kids start practising yoga even younger.

What other services are also provided with Yoga?

Depending on the kind of session you apply for, a typical yoga class will be accompanied by:

  • Meditation
  • Spiritual chanting
  • Healthy meals
  • Accommodations
  • Message therapies

And the like Some yoga establishments even offer you accommodation to stay inside the premises and make use of their facility throughout your stay in Bali. This is perfect if you have always wanted to connect deeper with yourself and with nature.

Will I be provided with meals after my yoga class?

Yoga sessions aren’t followed by meals but you will be offered juices and other herbal drinks to rehydrate your system. It is recommended that you keep your metabolism healthy and compliment your yoga classes with a healthy diet. Most yoga ashrams will usually provide breakfast and lunch with your yoga class course fee, if you are also booking an accommodation within their premises.

Can I use credit cards to pay for my Yoga classes?

If you are visiting an ashram for yoga class, expect to pay in cash. However, credit cards are also acceptable in most studios, resorts and other retreats. Since yoga is quite popular among foreign tourists, the mode of payment/donation too is varied.

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