Yoga in Medewi
• While many people 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.
Begin your day with a yoga class, or stretch out after a surf session... there are a few options for blissful yoga classes around Medewi. Keep in mind that wherever you choose to practise, it's advisable to book your yoga class the day before.
Yoga classes are held in a lovely, peaceful riverside shala in Pulukan village, just a few minutes from Medewi. There is no set schedule for Adinda's classes, so please drop her a WhatsApp to find out what her schedule is for the week. Classes are about 60-75 minutes, and are Hatha, Vinyasa, power and restorative yoga, while private classes can include Yoga Nidra and chakra balancing too. Adinda gives instruction in both English and Indonesian. You'll need to confirm the day before if you will be joining a yoga class – you can do so via WhatsApp on +6287861477400. Drop-in classes are Rp150,000 each, while private classes are Rp200,000 per person; mats are available if you don't have your own.
Lia Bhakti Yoga
Yoga classes are held regularly at various rooftop locations around Yeh Sumbul, as well as on the beach – and Lisa teaches private classes (in English or German) too. She teaches a variety of yoga styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, yoga for surfers, breath work, restorative yoga and Yin (more details on Lisa's website). Classes are from Rp150,000 per person; mats and blocks are provided. To see the class schedule take a look at Lisa's Instagram page; you can reach her via WhatsApp on +6281337361031.
The yoga space at Puri Dajuma Eco Resort, a short drive from Medewi, takes full advantage of its tropical setting: it looks out through the trees onto the ocean. Yoga 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.