Thinking about a retreat in Bali?
It’s all too easy to let our fitness and health routine slide. But the reality is if we don’t put ourselves first, we could be heading for a trainwreck. Thankfully, wellness retreats are having a moment – especially on the island of Bali where there are so many inspiring options. So whether you’re craving a wellness weekender, a rustic getaway, a luxury yoga retreat, or a serious cleanse to get you back on track, here’s our tried and tested recommendations for 2017.
THE FIVE-STAR YOGI
When luxury calls, Como Shambhala Estate is Bali’s most esteemed wellness destination. Simply put; facilities, programs, and treatments are first class. Check into a Retreat Villa and hand your being over to their team of TCM, Ayurveda and yoga experts – you’re in good hands!
THE VEGAN TRAVELER
Fivelements is a wellness sanctuary with elegant riverside villa, sustainable facilities, and 100% plant-based cuisine. Explore healing and detox retreats and experience spiritual treatments bestowed by Balinese healers including fire ceremonies and water blessings.
When you seek a retreat that feels nourishing and grounding then a Panchakarma detox at Oneworld Ayurveda is for you. Offering gorgeous accommodation and wellness facilities, your program consists of daily consultations with the Ayurvedic doctors, twice-daily nurturing treatments and meals tailored to your dosha. A Panchakarma is a life-changing experience for many!
THE LUXURY SPA-GOER
Why not add on a healing retreat with your luxury pool villa when staying at the Four Seasons Sayan. It’s five-star service all the way, their treatments are some of the finest on the island – sublime! Book in for a sacred nap while you’re there, trust us.
Down-to earth Desa Seni is where you stay in traditional houses set around organic gardens, a salt water pool and yoga shalas. Stretch your limbs, juice cleanse and chant with like-minded souls from all around the world.
THE SPIRITUAL SEEKER
Oneworld Retreats is an affordable destination that appeals to those who seek quality yoga, ricefield walks and temple visits. There’s an optional silent day with a highpoint, their Chakra Dhara – one of the best treatments In Bali.
THE JUNGLE DETOX
Explore programs including ‘Sleep’, ‘Silence’, and ‘Quit Smoking’ at the newly launched Svarga Loka Resort. This retreat houses a detox clinic and riverside spa with unique experiences including kundalini yoga and full moon meditations.
THE URBAN DETOX
Peppers Seminyak is a boutique resort that works when you want to be nearby the beach and Seminyak’s glitz and glamour. Your juice detox programs can be enhanced by resident consultants, and fitness experts and medi-spa services.
Located in Canggu, this is one for the girls. Enjoy learning to surf, sunset yoga, healthy meals and day trips to local sites. Perfect for solo travellers, mothers and daughters and time with the girls.
A FAMILY RETREAT
Set on a black sand beach in Sanur, Hotel Komune appeals to those who like to mix up their yoga with surf, spa – with a sunset beer! Their healthy cuisine and spa are nicely affordable and why not bring the entire family – the kids club is epic.
Insider tip: with HOTEL KOMUNE you can bring the kids (their kids’ club is epic).
You can also bliss out in Bali with these celebrity-led retreats which regularly pop up on the retreat schedule. Popular are Amanda’s www.amandajanelife.com yoga and nutrition retreats. Australia’s best selling yoga author, Jessie Chapman of https://radianceretreats.com hosts a yoga and spa retreat and Sunset Pilates is about to launch a series of Pilates retreats – we can hardly wait!
BECOME A YOGA TEACHER – at a retreat!
THE SHALA BALI is a retreat destination that also offers the opportunity to become a yoga teacher. Sleep in beautifully appointed villas with organic gardens, an infinity pool and Ayurvedic spa.