The Yoga Barn
The Yoga Barn in itself is a destination, a yogi’s dream land, with over 15 classes to choose from each day, it brings travellers and locals together through the shared love of yoga. Located right in the heart of Ubud, walking distance to many hotels and homestays, Yoga Barn is open daily from 7am – 9pm.
Many people visit Ubud with the sole intention of immersing themselves in a yoga practice, and with over 100 classes per week to choose from, The Yoga Barn is one of the world’s premier yoga locations. The fiery powerful yogi can take part in vinyasa, hatha and power yoga classes. Those looking for a quieter practice can find their peace in slow flow, gentle yoga and yin yoga sessions.
Each class lasts a generous 90 minutes; plenty of time to get the most out of your practice and concludes with a solid savasana sesh. Teachers are a combination of foreigners and locals, each of which bring their own unique personalities to the mat. Explore the variety of teachers, and listen to recommendations from others to find those best for your practice; there is a teacher for everyone.
Friday nights and Sunday afternoons are devoted to dance! These are sessions with no-instruction, guided by the beats of epic DJ’s. It’s a free-flowing dance – no talking, no drinking, no phones, no judgement. Let loose and dance the week away. Friday night ecstatic dance & Sunday dance are the most popular offerings at the Yoga Barn. You will need to arrive 2 hours early in order to score a ticket. There is also a variety of non-asana classes on offer at the ‘Barn such as sound healing, meditation and weekly movies.
Regular yoga classes fill up on a first come, first served basis. Registration opens 30 minutes before class. The Yoga Barn offers a variety of pricing options from one-class passes, for those who just want to dip their toes in the water, through to unlimited monthly passes for the hard-core yogi (the more you buy, the cheaper the price).
The Yoga Barn is also home to Kush Spa, a detox centre, a juice bar and the on-site restaurant Garden Kafe (the sister location to Kafe). The café serves healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, raw desserts, pressed juices, coconuts, and no shortage of coffee; it’s the perfect hang to meet and mingle with other like-minded souls.
Step back into downward facing dog in one of the world’s best Yoga centres with over 75 classes on offer every week; the hardest part is deciding which one to go to!