Bali: relaxation;

Yoga barn (image via Kelly)

When I was booking Bali, I knew I needed to end the trip in Ubud. Situated approximately one hour north of the airport, Ubud is known as the culture centre. As soon as we arrived, I knew I was where I was supposed to be.

Yoga Studio at Yoga Barn (via Emma)

If you love yoga & raw food, I would highly recommend staying more than two days. The yoga schedule at Yoga Barn is extensive. Just see below for the June schedule:

I did a 6pm yin yoga class just as the sun was setting. We were situated on the first floor in the open field, overlooking all the rice fields near by & just the setting along was incredible. As it was still quite warm at this time, my muscles were able stretch a lot further & I felt I got so much out of that class.

Pampering wise, the ONLY day spa I will ever go to again would be Kush, located at Yoga Barn.

Taken from the website:

“KUSH treatments focus on balance and rejuvenation. Each healing ceremony draws from ancient Vedic and Tantric practices. Our dedication to authenticity of technique, purity of product and devotion to optimum health and wellbeing have resulted in the development of a healing environment like no other in Bali.

All of KUSH’s therapists have a deep seated knowledge in Indonesian bodywork and have undergone many months of dedicated training with Yoga and Ayurveda specialist Uma Inder to learn the principles of Ayurveda and Yoga”

You can see the full treatment list here.

I got the ‘Balancing Ayuryoga Massage’ which is Kush’s strongest massage combined with assisted yogic stretches & Marma pressure point therapy with medicinal oils. It was by far the best massage I’ve EVER received & it was the perfect way to end my holiday & time in Ubud.

If I had my time again, I would spend a week (or a few) just at Yoga Barn & Kush. There is also accommodation on site plus numerous hotels & resorts nearby. I stayed at Alaya Resort next door which I would highly recommend, even if it’s just for one night.

Now, back to planning the next trip back 🙂


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