Host your own yoga retreat in Bali: Everything you need to know

With lush jungles, beautiful beaches and a friendly culture, it’s easy to see why the Island of the Gods is a health retreat hot-spot.

If you’re a yoga teacher who’s been dreaming of running your own yoga retreat, Bali could be the ideal place for your retreat experience.

Why run a yoga retreat in Bali?

Bali is the perfect mix of spirituality, nature, culture and ease.

Offering beautiful scenery from the stunning shoreline to the thriving rainforests and lush rice fields, Bali’s natural and vibrant ambiance deeply resonates with those seeking spirituality and self-discovery.

As well as being popular among guests, Bali offers the right infrastructure. The island is easy to get to, and easy to get around.

Find the perfect retreat venue

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Once you’ve decided you’re going to host your own retreat, the first step is to choose where to host it. Choosing your venue is probably the most critical aspect of planning your retreat in Bali.

We’ve outlined some of the most important factors when picking a retreat location:

Resort location

What do you hope to offer your guests? If you’d like to offer a combined yoga and surf retreat, you’ll need to be near a good surf break.

And if you’re looking for relaxation, you’ll want to avoid overcrowded areas.

Yoga facilities

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A yoga retreat needs the right facilities for yoga classes and meditation sessions. Things to look out for include:

  • Yoga studios large enough to host your yoga sessions
  • Yoga equipment provided (so you don’t need to bring 20 yoga mats with you)
  • Any specialist equipment you might need, like an aerial yoga set up
  • Additional workout facilities, like a gym or pool

You wouldn’t go on a yoga retreat just to eat junk food, would you? Make sure your retreat location has the ability to cater for your group, preferably with healthy and organic food.

Ask for sample menus so you can make sure your guests will have enough variety of food, including catering for any dietary restrictions, like vegetarian or gluten-free.

 Accommodation options

Your retreat package will likely include accommodation. It’s important to be able to offer your guests a variety of room options, from more budget-friendly options to luxurious villas.

Find out if your retreat location can offer group discounts, so you can get your retreat participants the best deal possible.

Other activities

You can’t do yoga for 10 hours a day, so you’ll need to consider what else your guests might like to do. Surfing, shopping, and cooking classes are all popular options.

For the ultimate luxury, find a retreat location with a spa, so guests can relax after an intense day of yoga classes with a spa treatment, like a traditional Balinese massage.

Don’t do it all alone

Planning a yoga retreat is a huge undertaking, especially if you haven’t done it before. With the right venue and event coordinator, you’ll be able to count on support with organising logistical tasks like airport transfers, meals and yoga space.

This can free up your time to focus on planning the details of your retreat in order to deliver the most inspiring yoga experience to your guests.

Hosting your yoga retreat at Hotel Komune

Hotel Komune is situated on the picturesque east coast of Bali, right on the famous Keramas surf break. As a hub for yoga, health and fitness on the island, our resort features world-class yoga facilities and luxurious beachside accommodation to pamper your guests during their stay.

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