/So if Sarah’s the undisputed surfing master / beach bum in this duo, Elly is claiming the yoga title.


Whether you know your vinyasa from your ashtanga and your proud pigeon from your king pigeon, or you’re a complete yoga newbie, here are her top three spots for practicing on this beautiful island.

The Temple Lodge, Bingin {website}

Daily 8am classes are held in the courtyard of this boutique hotel, both for guests and non-guests.  A revolving schedule with an emphasis on vinyasa flow, this is a fab spot for a pre-brekkie workout.

Tip: they also do the most delicious omelettes and Italian coffee in their cliff top dining space, if you’re feeling peckish afterwards.

{credits: The Temple Lodge}

Bingin also boasts a rather lovely beach, and some pretty fab surf – see here for more eye candy from the Bukit Peninsula.

The Yoga Shack, Nusa Lembongan {website}

Tucked away in a peaceful garden, just a short stroll from one of the main beaches on Nusa Lembongan, the Yoga Shack runs twice daily classes (none on Mondays) of mainly hatha and yin yang  yoga.

A gorgeous studio constructed from all natural bamboo, wood and alang alang, these classes can get pretty full so make sure you arrive early!  The connected Big Fish Diving dive shop can also get you up close and personal with a big (operative word) bunch of manta rays – highly recommended!

{credits: The Yoga Shack}

The Yoga Barn, Ubud {website}

The most well known of Bali’s yoga studios and for good reason, no list of top spots would be complete without this gem of a property.

Located in the south of Ubud, a short walk from the centre of town, this studio runs around 12 classes a day, as well as hosting retreats, an ayurvedic healing sanctum, evening events, organic cafe and even a guest house.

Practicing yoga in the open air Nyoman studio with Ubud’s famed rice paddies all around is really a very special experience, particularly during monsoon season.

{credits: The Yoga Barn}

And in case you’re feeling inspired, here’s a little yoga-map:

Share the knowledge please people, where should I add to this map on the next trip over…?