Yoga is a must-do in Bali, but you don’t need to go all the way to Ubud for an authentic experience. Canggu is a vibrant coastal district located close to – but far enough away from – the busy streets of Seminyak. It’s a popular destination for a relaxed holiday.
Canggu is best known for its surf beaches, trendy shops, casual cafes and restaurants, but a growing number of beautiful Yoga and Pilates studios are making their way to an evolving wellness scene offering a range of classes for the healthy Canggu community. Whether you’re looking to break a sweat with Pilates or just to calm your body and soul doing yoga in a stunning setting – there is a class for you.
The highly experienced teachers will ensure you the get the most out of your exercise whether you are a beginner or an expert. Many of the studios feature holistic treatments, onsite spas and healthy cafés to round off your experience. Drop in early to reserve your space, or book a private class beforehand for more intimate exercise. All the studios provide mats and other equipment, so all you need to pack is comfortable, stretchy clothing.
Five yoga classes in Canggu, Bali
1. Hatha Yoga Classes
The stunning open-air bamboo studio amidst rice fields (and just few steps away from the beach) also hosts yoga teacher training as well as community groups and life-enriching events. Cute giftshop and yoga-wear for sale here too.
The Practice offers three Hatha yoga classes for varying levels of practice, and typical class length is 90 minutes.
- Stage1 Moon Hatha class focuses on stability and calmness of body and mind with long holds.
- Stage 2 Sun Hatha includes conscious Vinyasa, standing poses and floor work with deep breathing and movements.
- Stage 3 Fire Hatha brings together all the elements – Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra and Meditation.
In addition to the Hatha series, yoga programs include Yin, Restorative and Complete Practice, as well as the occasional Yoga Fundamentals workshop tailored to those discovering yoga.
Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No.94, Canggu, Bali
(+62) 0812 3670 2160
2. Canggu Flyhigh Yoga Class
Need a break from challenging yoga poses? Want to experience traditional yoga postures in a new and exciting way?
Hang free in the air and let gravity do the work for you. Flyhigh is a fun and modern approach to aerial yoga focusing on lengthening the spine and returning the body to its natural curves. Your flexibility will increase with the aid of a yoga belt and allow you to stay in inversions for longer periods.
Serenity Yoga Canggu offers two Flyhigh Yoga classes per week on Tuesdays and Saturdays that are suitable for beginners. Fly High is super fun, super dynamic and therapeutic practice! Other yoga classes: Vinyasa, Hatha, Chakra Flow, Chakra Sodana, Yin Yang, and Restorative.
Serenity Yoga Canggu
Jalan Nelayan, Banjar Canggu, Badung, Bali (On the way to Tanah Lot Temple)
(+62) 361 846 9251 or (+62) 811 3888 472
3. Mysore Style Yoga
Mysore is a traditional way to learn, deepen and perfect Ashtanga practise gradually. Nataraja Bali Yoga Shala offers 4 days a week Mysore style morning classes with the guidance of well-respected Indian guru Yoga Acharya, Nilesh R. Tiwari.
The class sizes are small and ideal for beginners as they offer individual guidance to develop personalised yoga practice in a peaceful environment. Kids are more than welcome to join!
Nataraja Bali Yoga Shala is in Umalas between Seminyak and Canggu, Bali. Alongside their yoga classes, it is a great place to unwind and connect with likeminded people over a warm cup of chai and delicious Indian home cooking from their vegetarian Vedic kitchen. Peace, love and light!
Nataraja Bali Yoga Shala
Jalan Dukuh Indah No.606, Umalas, Bali
(+62) 0815 1080 8845
4. Mat Pilates
Ready for a full-body workout and burning abs? Go for Urban Choreography at The Canggu Studio. This style of dance, community, and lifestyle revolving around choreographed pieces will make you forget that you are on an actual exercise, and not just dance!
The Urban Choreography is available every Tuesday at The Canggu Studio.
The Canggu Studio is a holistic fitness centre that focuses on every part of your well-being, offering a range of classes under one roof. Yoga classes include Vinyasa Flow, Acroyoga and Kundalini. From Yoga to Muay Thai and Dancehall – they’ve got you covered.
The Canggu Studio
Jalan Nelayan No.32, Canggu, Bali
(+62) 0812 383 7891
5. In-Villa Exercise
Fancy doing Yoga in your villa? Guests of Elite Havens villas can arrange personalised yoga classes with instruction in the privacy of their luxury villa rental – just ask your villa specialist when booking, or your villa manager on arrival, about availability and pricing.
Cover photo by: Rachel Brathen @yoga_girl