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Bali Lodging Options
Where You Stay
will play a big role in your overall experience of Ubud, Bali
Although most who attend our yoga training or retreat are expected to stay at the first 5 places listed below, we do not want anyone to feel locked into only those options; especially considering the incredibly low cost of lodging in Ubud may very well enable you to have an experience that you might never afford in places like the US, Australia or the UK. However, I want to be clear that our intention is not to promote indulgence in luxuries. The riches of Bali are formulated by its emphasis upon nature and spirituality. There are other 3rd world countries, that actually have far more wealth than Bali, and yet they often look rather impoverished in comparison. Therefore, Bali has a great lesson for the world: If you respect, honor and revere nature, then peaceful, healthy and stunningly beautiful surroundings can be something for everyone to enjoy; not just those who can afford it. Thus, it is our hope that all yoga students and retreaters will bring this lesson home with them and, more importantly, help to spread it far and wide!
You are welcome to request one of the lodging options below, but we cannot guarantee which place it will be; especially as the time for the training draws nearer and certain guest houses fill up. Nevertheless, each of the first 3 guesthouses described below is truly equal to the other, yet different. Thus, it is one's unique preferences that decide the better experience. For example, I love how Bali Moon is set back from the other lodges and overlooks a rice field. However, it does not have a pool as the other choices do. This is fine with me though, because I am not big on swimming and prefer its big balconies. But for those who like to cool off in the water, Gora is always a favorite. They have 2 beautiful and pristine pools and returning students usually request to be there again. And then there is Kausala, which is also where our administrative headquarters resides and where we are currently building a bamboo yoga shala of our own that we will use for smaller trainings, local classes, massage and other spa offerings. Kausala has the biggest rooms, which are really good for sharing. ~ Learn more about each place as you read below.
For those coming for the Yoga & Spa Retreat
Although for just $250 USD (already added to the cost of your retreat) you can stay at one of our 3 guest houses listed below, we thought you might also like to see a few more options since you can find both super cheap and super amazing places all over Ubud. However, if you do opt for some place other than our options, you will need to reserve and pay for it on your own. Nevertheless, we are happy to assist you if we can. And, for starters, you can deduct that $250 from your retreat price to apply to some other place of your choosing.
For those in the Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner Training
Although for just $250 USD (already added to the cost of your retreat) you can stay at one of our 3 guest houses listed below, we thought you might also like to see a few more options since you can find both super cheap and super amazing places all over Ubud. However, if you do opt for some place other than our options, you will need to reserve and pay for it on your own. Nevertheless, we are happy to assist you if we can. And, for starters, you can deduct that $250 from your training price to apply to some other place of your choosing; just be sure that it is not more than 15 min walking distance from our training site!
For the Yogis in the Vishwa Ayurveda ~ Yoga Teacher Training
Most yoga training students will be staying in the first 3 places listed above (and, in more detail, below); they are close to each other and just a 1-2 minute walk from our yoga training site at Casa Luna; unless of course you choose to stay at Casa Luna. In that case, you are already on our training campus. However, for Casa Luna, as well as for any other place that is not listed within the first 3 listed below, you will need to book and pay for those arrangements on your own. (Details below.)
...is about a 3 minute walk to our yoga training and retreat area at Casa Luna. I stayed there and found that the family that runs it became like family to me as well. So it's where my wife and I plan to stay upon our next visit. It doesnt have a pool, but makes up for it with its stone artistry and views of the rice fields. It also includes a free breakfast; and they might just ask you to join them for lunch and dinner as well.
This place is literally right next to our yoga training and retreat area at Casa Luna. The rooms are quite large but the pool is quite little. However, it is surrounded by greenery and kind of seems like your very own, and usually it is (at least when I stayed there). They will keep you stocked with free coffee and a coffee maker, but no free breakfast ...but again, the rooms are quite large, which makes up for a lack of free breakfast. But honestly, most of our trainess and retreaters opt to try out the myriad of other amazing restaurants in the area each morning.
...is the place where most of our yoga teacher trainees stay. It's as good or better than any of the other places listed above. It has two squeaky clean pools and a more modern than traditional feel. It is also less than a minute's walk from our retreat / training campus. And yep! It also Includes free breakfast.
On a really tight budget? Don't worry! Bali has something for everyone, such as...
There is also a very thrifty option below to stay at one of the wonderful hostels that are near to our training site. And, although i don't recommend attempting to plan your whole stay at a hostel, you may find it pleasantly tolerable for the first week or so. And, in taking this option, you can save a lot of money while also shopping around for the perfect place that fits your budget -when you're ready to get a room all to yourself. And, btw, our favorite hostel by far, and which is very close to our training site, is...
In Da Lodge
Ranked number one among lodges in Ubud, who knew a hostel with dorm style bunk beds could be so cool. But even more cool than that is the price! At only $4 per night, perhaps only your lunch will cost more. The grounds are clean and somehow feel like you are out in the country-side. Although no free breakfast, they have a really good and healthy restaurant with great prices. There are 3 communal areas including one with a pool. So if you don't mind sharing a bunk bed and a bathroom with some really cool international travelers, you can't beat In Da Lodge!
Staying at any place below this line will require you to book and pay for it directly with their management.
Casa Luna Bali
(15% Discount for our students!)
Casa Luna is also known as Honeymoon Guest House, but you don't have to be newly married to fall in love with the place, nor do you have to stay there to see it. This is because it is also the place where we hold our yoga training and yoga & spa retreat. Nevertheless, to stay here is basically to stay on campus. It's not as economical as most of the other places we offer, but if you get a roommate it may only be $18 to $40 per night; depending on the level of suite awesomeness you (and your roommate) choose.
Even if you do not opt to stay at Casa Luna you may still want to go to www.casalunabali.com to take a look at the gorgeous location that our training and retreat will be held; as well as all the other services and amenities they offer such as detox programs and cooking classes. On the other hand, if you do opt to stay "on campus" be sure to tell them you are a part of our yoga teacher training, TYM training or the yoga retreat so that you can get the 15% discount!
"The 40 spacious rooms are spread over two traditional compounds set in lush gardens, overlooking lily ponds and stone statues. The rooms feature four-poster beds, mosquito-nets, wooden shutters, carved doors, marbled floors and Javanese teak sofas. Breakfast includes fresh tropical fruit, house-made yogurt and granola, warm freshly baked pastries and bread from The Honeymoon Bakery..."
The places listed above are all very close to where our training and retreat take place at Casa Luna.
They are also very economically priced (with the exception of Casa Luna).
The places listed below provide unique experiences that, as suggested at the top of this page, you might want to try out, if only for the last few days of your retreat or training; or if you decide to stay longer. However, they are definitely NOT within walking distance to our training and retreat campus at Casa Luna. Nevertheless, you might never be able to stay at a place like this again! And if you are like me, it's not much different than my 15-30min commute to work each day in Cincinnati ...well except that the drive in Ubud is ridiculously more beautiful!
If you are very much into sustainable living and Bamboo, then this would be the ideal place to stay, or extend your stay. It was built by the founder of Green School (John Hardy) and is an award winning bamboo architectural wonder!
Again, not very close to our training site, but if you plan to stay longer in Bali this would be an amazing place to consider. Some say it is simply the best ~ and that is saying a lot!