Yoga in Medewi
• While many yogis feel comfortable walking around Ubud and Canggu wearing cropped yoga tops, please keep in mind that Medewi is a predominantly Muslim area. You would be showing respect to the community if you drive to your yoga class wearing a T-shirt over a cropped top.
Whether you're wanting to stretch out after a surf session, practise yoga for the first time or deepen your regular practise, there are a few options for blissful yoga classes around Medewi.
Yoga classes are held in a lovely, peaceful riverside shala in Pulukan village, just a few minutes from Medewi. Classes, which are about 90 minutes, take place at 9am and 3pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and Adinda gives instruction in both English and Indonesian. You'll need to confirm the day before if you will be joining a class – you can do so via WhatsApp on +6287861477400. Classes are Rp50,000 each; mats are available if you don't have your own.
Yoga classes are held regularly at Medewi Yoga House, which is on the road that leads from the big mosque into the paddies. Ratna holds 60-minute classes from Mondays until Thursdays at 9am, 10.30am and 4pm; on Fridays at 9am and 10.30am and on Saturdays at 9am. She teaches a range of classes, including Hatha, Kundalini, Nadha and Yoga Detox. Please book your class the day before via WhatsApp on +6281339513452. Classes are Rp100,000 each for drop-in, with discounts for Indonesians and on multi-class passes. Yoga mats and equipment are provided.
The yoga space at Puri Dajuma Eco Resort takes full advantage of its tropical setting: it looks out through the trees onto the ocean. Classes are open to anyone (not only guests) and usually held here daily at 11am, but you'll need to book a day in advance – email firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes are Rp150,000 each; mats and blocks are provided.
Kelapa's yoga space ticks all the dreamy-island-yoga boxes: classes are held on the beachfront between the palms. There is usually one class every morning, but because the yoga teacher travels from another village you'll need to book a day in advance – email email@example.com. Classes are $15 each (the rupiah amount varies with currency fluctuations); mats and blocks are provided. Meditation classes are also offered – these cost $20 and also need to be booked in advance.