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Yoga Studio Review: The Yoga Barn (Bali, Indonesia)

What is The Yoga Barn?

The Yoga Barn is an all encompassing center for yoga and healing located in Ubud, the cultural center of Bali.  Offering more than 75 yoga classes a week, practitioners of all backgrounds and levels come for the quintessential ‘yoga in Bali’ experience. Nestled among rice paddies and their own organic farm, they’ve maintained the traditional Balinese essence within their 50 acres of space. Yoga is often what initially attracts guests to The Yoga Barn, but they also offer onsite accommodation, a healthy cafe, retail, and a holistic healing center with a variety of healing treatments.  Come for yoga, come for healing; whatever your experience is, you’re sure to be pleased with your time spent there. Always something fun going on at The Yoga Barn!

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Our experience

We spent one month in Ubud and the majority of our free time at The Yoga Barn practicing yoga and connecting with other like-minded people.  Ubud is one of the healthiest cities in Asia. We shared a 20 class package and attended a wide variety of classes during our stay, with shots of wheatgrass and healthy smoothies in between at The Garden Kafe.  I also experienced a couple acupuncture sessions, to heal my foot from a recent accident. Between the two of us, we tried over 10 types of classes, many different teachers, and too many desserts to count. 😉

Classes we took: Vinyasa Flow, Tibetan Bowl and Gong Therapy Meditation, Yin Yoga, Yin Yoga for Healing, Anusara Therapy, Pranayama, Restorative

Teachers: All of the teachers we had ran great classes. A couple teachers that really stood out to us were Bex, Emily, and Les

 

Onsite restaurant, the Garden Kafe

Yoga Barn's onsite restaurant, Garden Kafe - Ubud, Indonesia

The onsite restaurant has unique daily specials and an extensive menu that caters to yogis. You’ll find vegetarian, vegan and raw options with international flare and unique pairings.  They use ingredients from their onsite organic farm and have wheatgrass pots at each table! A couple days a week they offer a buffet, including during Monday night movie night!

*Our experience at The Yoga Barn’s Garden Kafe

 

Classes and Programs

photo credit: www.catkabira.com/yoga/classes-at-yoga-barn
photo credit: www.catkabira.com/yoga/classes-at-yoga-barn

Tons of class types to choose from: yoga asana, meditation, pranayama, dance, workshops, etc. See the full class list here.

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Recommended classes: Vinyasa flow with Bex or Les, Anusara Therapy with Emily, Tibetan Bowl Meditation

Popular classes: Vinyasa flow, Ecsatic Dance, Tibetan Bowel Meditation, Anusara Therapy

Programs: Yoga teacher training, tons of workshops, Kush Ayurvedic Center, retail store, and holistic therapies (Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Thai Yoga Massage, etc) 

 

Pricing: Great thing about the pricing is you can SHARE the class packages with friends which can save a ton of money!

  • Drop in classes 110,000 IDR ($9 USD)
  • 5 class pack 450,000 IDR ($37 USD) – equivalent to $7/class
  • 10 class pack 750,000 IDR ($61 USD) – equivalent to $6/class
  • 20 class pack 1,200,000 IDR ($98 USD) – equivalent to $5/class
  • Unlimited Month 2,400,000 IDR ($197)

*The unlimited month is the only package that cannot be shared with friends

 

Location:

Conveniently located in the heart of the bustling streets of Ubud. Located just off of two of the main streets in the city center: Hanomen and Monkey Forest Road. It’s campus is large and inviting. Luckily you never hear the buzzing of motorbikes that take over the streets of Ubud. Plenty of motorbike parking at the main entrance. If it fills up, there is additional parking out back.


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Facilities:

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The 50 acres of space feels a bit like paradise hidden from the busy streets of Ubud. It is beautifully laid out and has so much to offer.

Yoga Studios:

First and foremost, people come here for the yoga classes. The Yoga Barn has a total of 5 yoga studios, 2 of which are used for the 10-12 classes they host daily. 3 are available to rent. Yoga Teacher Trainings and retreats are held all year long. Don’t worry about bringing your own mat and props as they are provided to each student for class.

Accommodation:

9 guest houses are available with a 3 different room types. These are available to those who plan to use the facilities for 3 or more consecutive days and also are used for retreats. There are plans to expand this more later this year!

Kush Ayurvedic Center:

kush ayervedic center in Yoga Barn

 

Each therapy at the onsite Ayurvedic center draws from ancient Vedic and Tantric practices. Among these practices are: massages, Swedhana Steam sessions, and Far-Infrared Sauna sessions among others.

Holistic Healing:

The services this center offers are quite extensive, but you can expect to find the following and much more: Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Thai Yoga Massage, Pranic Healing and Chakra Balancing.

Retail:

yoga barn retail shop - ubud, Indonesia

They’ve partnered with Bali Spirit to bring you the latest yoga fashions, jewelry, mats and props.

 

Surprises & Delights:

photo credit: www.yogazine.theglobalyogi.com
photo credit: www.yogazine.theglobalyogi.com

Surprise! I was involved in a motorbike accident while crossing the street, near The Yoga Barn! (So be careful, traffic gets crazy during high season). On a positive note, this resulted in getting the chance to experience the Holistic Healing aspect of The Yoga Barn, and I received two acupuncture treatments since I was unable to practice yoga after the accident.  I was delighted to try acupuncture for the first time here. My experience was unbelievably positive and I can’t wait to try it again.

We were delighted to see that The Yoga Barn gives back! They support a number of local charities and organizations and area always involved in a new project! Most recently, they are heading to Palestine to share a number of art forms including yoga, Thai massage, music and art. It’s heart warming to see a successful 8 year old business involved in philanthropy.

 

Ideal for:

Anyone coming to Ubud, Bali to practice yoga. They truly have something for everyone, and all levels of practitioners. Great for a one time drop in, but best experienced when taking multiple classes and trying their various offerings. If you want to “practice yoga in bali” this is your place.

 

 

Final Thoughts?

We adore The Yoga Barn. The classes seemed accessible to all and reminded us of the classes back home in the states. Since the schedule is so comprehensive, there is always a class waiting for you. After spending a month in Ubud we still had several class types that we never got around to (Ecstatic dance especially). Don’t think twice, if you’re in Bali you cannot miss the Yoga Barn.

 

 

*Our classes were provided by The Yoga Barn however as always our opinions are our own

 

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About Anne

Anne is a passionate yogi who loves to be active outdoors. When she's not traveling to destinations near the equator to practice yoga and eat tropical fruit, you can find her in the kitchen cooking up nourishing meals with her partner, Brandon. A music junkie at heart, she is currently spinning: Tor, Hiatus, Friend. and Giyo.

5 thoughts on “Yoga Studio Review: The Yoga Barn (Bali, Indonesia)”

  1. I wanted to write and let people know that is not a place for resting. I stayed here for a couple days after a retreat i was on to decompress and sleep and it was the worst part of my bali experience. it feels like i was back in college and everyone out and about, playing music, talking, singing, yelling..and i hope you like screaming kids at 6:30 in the morning because the place is connected to an elementary school. good food though

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    • Thanks for the honest comment, Mandy. That’s too bad you weren’t able to have a positive experience there after the retreat you went on.

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  2. We stopped in while traveling through Ubud for 3 days. Scary busy in the low season. Not restful and not a place I would recommend to anyone. Give yourself a break and find somewhere else to relax.

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    • Totally respect your opinion here. The city center of Ubud has become more and more chaotic as time goes on.

      We still love Ubud and the community of people who call it home. However, staying a few minutes scooter ride outside of town makes for a more peaceful stay 🙂

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