REVIEW OF THE YOGA BARN IN UBUD, BALI
[social_warfare] Ubud in Bali is the place where I fell head over heel in love with yoga all over again. And the Yoga Barn played a big part in it. Hatha yoga, yin yoga, power yoga, restorative yoga, kundalini yoga, meditation classes, pranayama, ecstatic dance, astrology, sound healing, workshops, trainings… it’s like Disney Land for yoga teachers! This is the place you wanna hang out if you want to practice yoga, eat healthy, breathe healthy and just live a yogic life.
Read my review of the Yoga Barn in Bali:
In case you’ve never heard of the Yoga Barn: it’s a full service yoga studio in the heart of Ubud, surrounded by beautiful jungle. They offer up to 17 classes a day. Can I just repeat that? 17 classes!! If you know of any other studio in the world where you can find let me know, because I want to visit it. You can click here to check out their schedule.
And while being pretty big it’s also the most stunning yoga studio I know. The beautiful yoga shalas, the bamboo buildings, the tropical jungle garden – it’s a totally awesome place.
The Yoga Barn also contains an established Holistic Healing center that includes Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Cleansing & Detox retreats, Sound Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Naturopathy and much, much more. I had an amazing chiropractic session with Adolf and a friend of mine strongly recommends the astrology sessions and massages.
A cute outdoor cafe with yummy breakfast and healthy food completes the place, it’s the perfect place to hang out after a yoga class and make new friends.
Okay, after all this raving, there’s a bit of a downside, too. The Yoga Barn is the biggest yoga center in Ubud and it can get busy. The classes often have between 50 and 70 students, so it’s not a very intimate atmosphere and I heard people call it a yoga factory…
I don’t agree with that. I think the energy of the place is amazing; everyone visiting is just so into yoga, it’s infectious. But if you were a total beginner, I would recommend visiting an Intro to Yoga class and not one of the popular and crowded Vinyasa classes. For more advanced yogis I recommend to check out the classes from Denise, Bex, Carlos and Emily. All the teachers are really good and experienced but those are my favorites 🙂
The Yoga Barn people also organize the yearly Bali Spirit Festival in Ubud. Click here to read my article about everything you need to know about the Bali Spirit Festival with more tips on Ubud and Bali.
A single class costs 130,000 IDR, a 10 classes pass costs 900,000 IDR and a 30 day unlimited class card costs 2,600,000 IDR in April 2017.
Have you been to the Yoga Barn? What do you think, did you like it? Share your experience in the Happy Yoga Travels Facebook group.