Balitrees Retreats

Balitrees Retreats hosts Balinese Watukaru yoga style retreats, Balinese original meditation, Silat martial arts, healing, spiritual, and cultural holidays.

Instructors 2

I Gede Arya Adiwiguna

I Gede Arya Adiwiguna started to learn Balinese traditional yoga and healing meditation by the age of 17 in 1993. He is a disciple of the ninth generation of Perguruan Seruling Dewata in Bali. He specialized in the Watukaru yoga tradition (Balinese traditional yoga) of Perguruan Seruling Dewata, Balinese traditional meditation, and snake style of martial arts (silat). He committed to conserving the ancient Balinese tradition of yoga, meditation, and silat by founding Balitrees Retreats.

Seruling Dewata (Hatha Yoga)

Krishna Ketut Suarmini

Krishna is an original Balinese yoga instructor, who studied Balinese Watukaru yoga for the past 10 years.

Reviews 221

Sarka Bejckova

from Malaysia, August 2018

"8 day yoga teacher training"

I trully enjoyed the local experience in beatiful quiet place and the traditional way of practicing yoga with chanting, mantras and meditation. Exactly what I was looking for! I also felt in love with all the staff who genuinly take care of everyone and create the feeling like being at home! I want to come back again!

Gry Haukland

from Norway, July 2018

"Great experience "

The teacher was great, so was all the people working there. So lovely and helpful, smiling and kind. Beautiful souls. The location and the accomadation was also great. An amazing and interesting experience.I also loved all the different activities that we could choose from. Bycycling, waterfall, the spa, visit to two temples, visit to a shaman, and to a healer, just to name a few. Also all the lovely people we met from all over the world. The teacher training was both fun and interesting. All in all a wonderful and unique place that I highly recommand.

Grace Hudson

from Great Britain, July 2018

"An amazing experience"

I really enjoyed the authenticity of Balitrees. We were able to meet the locals and see how they lived. The locals were very friendly and so welcoming and the village was absolutely beautiful. The food was also amazing.

Maria Eugenia Murua

from Indonesia, July 2018

"Amazing experience "

Quiet, nice place, people and yoga school. I will back

Anonymous

from United States, July 2018

"had a wonderful time"

Wonderful staff and beautiful place.

How nice the staff and the villagers.

It is a wonderful place to do yoga, relax, and feel something more...

and I met wonderful people from all over the world.

Elise Anderson

from Malaysia, July 2018

"The bali I was looking for"

The team and the community is very friendly and helping. I got sick the last 2 days there and they took care of my needs. I felt very welcomed and happy there. For all of those who seek a bit remote and quiet area with great people even people who stay there this is the place to come to. I will come back to get my 2ND teaching certification. Thanks for everything I was looking for in Bali Dewi!

Ryoko Nadeau

from Ecuador, July 2018

"Exceeded my expectations!"

If you want to practice yoga and learn about true lives of people in Balinese villages, look no further. My partner and I spent a week and got our yoga teacher certificates. We couldn’t have been happier with nicest people, great yoga teachers and peaceful village life. They have many excursions and keep you busy if you want to experience different activities. Or you can just relax and get massages. I highly recommend this retreat for anyone!

Rickie Cabigao

from United States, May 2018

"Excellent Yoga Retreat"

My stay in Balitrees has been nothing but a bliss. The area is a remote area and that’s what I needed! The staff there are wonderful, very friendly, and cater to your every needs with a smile on their face always! Great food that are always ready from breakfast to lunch, then dinner. This is a small business where you will actually interact with a very polite business owner. They do have activities planned daily for those who would want to experience their lifestyles and what they have to offer. Otherwise, if you want just serenity and relaxation: yoga, waterfalls, and massage (traditional and regular/modern) are all you need. My suggestion: it will be best to interact with the staff and your fellow retreaters. This is a great spiritual retreat and also a great deal! I highly recommend it to everyone! And please don’t forget to tip them for their great service. It is not required, but I feel it’s the polite thing to do when someone treat you very nice. ���

Imola Kurucz

from Great Britain, May 2018

"Amazing experience "

I have learnt a lot about yoga and practicing it in a beautiful environment like this gave me more peacefulness that I hoped for. The staff was super nice and helpful, the activities were very interesting and enjoyable. If I get a chance I will be back! Thank you for everything.

Joselyn Cárdenas

from Indonesia, May 2018

"Una completa experiencia !"

Me gustó mucho todas las experiencias culturales que acompañaron el Programa de Entrenamiento para Profesores de Yoga. El lugar es bellísimo, rodeado de campos de arroz y atardeceres mágicos, las personas de la aldea también son increibles ! Siempre preocupadas de si todo está bien y si estamos a gusto: Adi y Dewi, encargados de la organización; el señor Made Josie, siempre tan amable y dispuesto a ayudar con lo que se necesite; las chicas del área del comedor, con comida deliciosa y siempre lista a tiempo y la profe Krishna, encargada de las clases de Yoga, siempre dispuesta a responder cualquier duda técnica y a perfeccionar los asanas para poderlos trasmitir perfectamente a nuestros alumnos. Gente increible y un hermoso lugar para quedarse !! Muy recomendable !

Nela Ukropcova

from Slovak Republic, April 2018

"great experience "

Peaceful, loving environment. Very friendly and helpful people. Spiritual yoga, a lot of meditation. No stress, never bored, plenty of great activities. Nice tasty food, also great choices for vegans. And so many smiling faces around 😍

Hanadi Kadura

from Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, April 2018

"Amazing Balinese Experience"

I found the beautiful Balitrees retreat an authentic environment to learn about the interesting Balinese culture and Watukaru yoga style in a close-knit village. The landscape is breathtaking and staff members are friendly and cater to the visitors requests. Adi, Dewi, Krishna, Rai, and others thank you for making my Balinese experience a positive and fruitful one. My friends already enjoyed practicing the Watukaru Yoga style. I will definitely be back. Keep up the great job.

Fiona Quinlivan

from Australia, April 2018

"Out of this world"

There are so many things that were so good about the yoga training. Very friendly staff and people. A picturesque backdrop in which to do yoga in the middle of rice fields. All the staff would bend over backwards to accomodate your needs .So much was included in the teaching training all the activities after yoga a water fall visit, making coconut oil ,traditional massage with a healer, modern massage, planting rice, music sessions, dance and the list continues.

Laurie Gallant

from Canada, February 2018

The instructors are very knowledgeable and passionate in their practice of spirit yoga. They had gentle and kind teaching skills yet pushed you to experience the yoga fully!

Saniya Mahboob

from Pakistan, January 2018

"Balitrees- Yoga in luxurious lush greenery with lovely views"

- Great hospitality

- Amazing location

- Approachable and Accommodating Hosts

- Helpful Instructors

- Eventful Village Activities

Anonymous

from Indonesia, January 2018

"a breath for a lifetime"

The village is so beautiful, authentic Balinese and just beautiful people.

I loved the food, the atmosphere and to observe but also be part of a community, almost family, in Bali!

It is the best experience you can make in Bali, in my eyes and from my heart.

Lana Sladakovic

from United Arab Emirates, December 2017

"A unique non-commercial Balinese healing paradise"

Situated on the edges of a lush jungle far from the bustling city life this charming ’’secret garden’’ will undoubtedly offer peace and tranquillity whilst enjoying the breath taking views of picturesque rice fields and being amongst genuinely warm- hearted villagers who can teach you the roots of Balinese yoga.

Perfect for the sole travellers. If you come here alone, you will definitely come out making dear friendships with special like-minded people.

Although you will not find luxury here you will enjoy the beauty of unspoilt nature ruined only by the random sounds of cicadas and geckos accompanied by the gentle breeze of mild Balinese hills.

Our lovely hostesses Rhianna and Dewi will prepare the most delicious light meals using fresh coconuts from nearby trees with no processed food; young Ray will be able to give you free lifts to the waterfall or a close by beach to do yoga.

Moreover, lovely villagers will always greet you and invite you to their ceremonies like dancing in masks or worshipping the Gods.

Although this village lacks the glamour of Ubud yoga centres, I am certain to say that its authenticity as well as tranquillity are not to be replaceable by any 5 star hotel.

In such a short time I was able to learn so much from these kind and unique people in this little Indonesian paradise and most importantly I will be able to share my experience with like- minded people.

This whole experience is definitely the beginning of your healing journey!

Genesis Valenzuela Morales

from Thailand, July 2018

"Bonita experiencia!! "

La organización del retiro es muy buena, los horarios de actividades, comida, clases se cumplen muy bien, todo el staff es muy cariñoso y te ayudan en todo lo que necesitas, son muy serviciales y atentos. Las actividades culturales son muy bonitas y tienes la oportunidad de conocer el estilo de vida Balines, todos lo hacen con mucha disposición. Solo como oportunidad de mejora, creo que deberían monitorear la calidad de los Homestay, ya que el primer día me quedé en una casa donde no había wifi ni agua caliente, de todas maneras me solucionaron el problema al día siguiente y me cambiaron a un hotel, pero sería bueno sentirse cómodo desde el primer momento y contar con los servicios que ofrecen, lo demás todo perfecto, lo recomiendo.

Steffen Grieble

from Indonesia, July 2018

Das Balitrees Yogaretreat ist ein spiritueller und kultureller Ort. Es liegt zwischen den Reisterassen und es ist angenehm ruhig. Die Mitarbeiter war sehr freundlich und es gab immer etwas zum lachen.

Jutta Kunze

from Indonesia, June 2018

"An Amazing Experience!"

This retreat is unique! It not only offers yoga and meditation but very unusual experiences (like for example the visit of a local healer or coconut oil making) since it involves locals from the surrounding in the daily activities which are offered to the quests.

The concept of this retreat is very convincing and well put into place and is the best I ever encountered during my 11 years living in Indonesia since now. In addition, the surrounding is stunning and far away from all the Bali tourism circus things ! Congratuation to the organizers and the extraordinary charming community around Balitrees! To keep this unique quality I wish this retreat won´t expand too much in the upcoming years. Stay small, so you will stay unique!

Tina R.

from Belgium, June 2018

"Nice yoga experience in a wonderful place"

This is such a wonderful place to be and the people are so great! If you just want to be close to nature, do some typical Balinese activities or join in yogaclass, all of that is possible.

The yoga is so much fun too, while you may also discover that some 'impossible' postures áre possible with a little help.

Elke Makowski

from Netherlands, May 2018

"Yoga in paradise"

I came with my friend and college to attend the teachertraining. We are both dancers so we know a thing or so about movement. But we were very surprised to find a form of yoga that is so pure. It has had allmost no adjustments over time (sinds 451 AD) and is therefore very different from the most modern styles of yoga we knew sofar.

It was inspiring and although the class had also beginners as more advanced students, everyone could benefit from the classes. Krishna our teacher was very patient and knowledgeble. She aswered every question with great patience. We've learned in just a few days so much more than we had expected. And if you're interested it's also possible to attend the extra martial arts classes.

Besides the classes Balitrees also tries to make the whole village benefit from the students/tourists that are coming. Students sleep in places with the locals, food is prepaired by them and they provide all kinds of activities in the village, such as coconut oil making workshops, a small ricefield expedition etc.

And on top of all this, the school is located in an absolutely astonishing environment as is quiet rare nowadays in Bali.

It is definitely a wonderful place to do yoga, relax, learn more and meet wonderful people from all over the world.

Anonymous

from Germany, February 2018

Meine Unterkunft war das Baligreen. Ketut und Heni unsere Gastgeber sind großartig. Heni zaubert das beste Frühstück -man fühlt sich sofort wie zuhause.Adi und seine Familie/Freunde sind unglaublich gastfreundlich. Jeden Tag sind verschiedene Aktivitäten geboten (keine Pflicht). Man bekommt die Chance in die balinesische Kultur einzutauchen, Traditionen und Menschen ganz ohne Filter kennenzulernen. Alle Dorfbewohner sind wundervolle Menschen, die dich mit ihrem Lächeln anstecken. Ein magischer Ort, absolut weiterempfehlenswert.

Johanna Gutenberg

from Denmark, September 2017

"Priceless Experience!"

I am extremely grateful for the experiences I made at Balitrees Retreat, as I feel I got the chance to experience the real Balinese lifestyle! I have spent 14 days there and it is one of the quietest and peaceful places to practice traditional Balinese yoga, meditation, and the Balinese culture! Adi, the owner, and his staff do their very best to make their guest feel welcome, comfortable and integrate them into the village life. The villagers are genuinely nice people and enjoy your company.

The rooms are clean, the food is delicious and the activities included in the programme (Balinese cooking class, yoga at the beach, healing massage and much more) which are daily offered are priceless!

Niamh Kelly

from Indonesia, August 2018

"An amazing experience- paradise "

I had an amazing couple of days in balitrees. I am so glad I stumbled across this retreat on the internet and was blown away by such positive reviews. But now I completely understand and give this place a 10/10. Thank you so much to Krishna and gede, they were amazing teachers. The highlights for me were hearing the Balinese traditions and how the yoga has been passed down to them through generations, the gorgeous retreat goers I met, the fresh fruit growing everyone, witnessing the brightest sky full of stars, making coconut oil, the swing and surrounding area, singing the cranberries with the local musician, visiting the local shaman. I really felt like I was well off the tourist trail :)

Louise James

from Great Britain, August 2018

"The real Bali"

The staff and everyone that I came into contact with were all very warm, friendly and welcoming. The overall experience was great and so interesting. The food we were served was delicious and some that I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to try elsewhere. The activities were fun and showed the village life well, though I wasn’t there for long enough to do them all. The staff were incredibly accommodating of everyone’s needs and went out of their way to try to make sure that everyone was able to do the activities that they wanted. I was able to book a transfer to Ubud through them.

Miho Iizuka

from United States, August 2018

Every staff are very friendly and kind. we could learn bali life style not only yoga.

Mei Ling Low

from Singapore, August 2018

"Must-go for Yoga and Culture Enthusiasts "

There are so many things that impressed me about this tight-knitted yoga retreat establishment. I really like the spiritual yoga taught by Krishna and Gede. They made me realise that Yoga, when practised correctly, is meant to be relaxing and not punishing/tiring. The chanting of mantras, chakra opening, and meditation to end off the sessions really helped to recuperate the energy spent doing the salutations, and I felt great after every single yoga session with the two teachers! Suksma! There were also many cultural activities prepared by Madeyoshi and the Balitrees team. We met different villagers for the activities, and got the chance to learn more about Balinese culture/heritage/language from them. I particularly enjoyed the Balinese language class with Mr Wayan, a trip to the local shaman and coconut oil making :)! Thank you for working so hard to ensure that every guest got the chance to do what they wanted to do. Finally, the Balitrees staff were amazing beyond words! They took care of our every need and treated every guest with the most genuine of hearts. The home-cooked food was extremely delicious, the drivers were fun, and everyone was always open to having conversations with us. They are like a second family by the end of 5 days and I cannot wait to be back again. Adi, Rai, Dewi, Madeyoshi, Widi, Ayu, Lisna, Yulia, Male, Nang Pik, Tino and Nengah - Suksma pisan for being like Belis and Mboks!!!!

Gillian Kirk

from Canada, August 2018

"Authentically Balinese with heart and soul"

I did the 1 week yoga teacher training and it was an amazing sand unforgettable experience. I learned many things that I will take home to my own practice and when I teach. The teachers are excellent and try to maintain a balance of discipline and fun. It is suitable for all levels.

The experience of Balitrees is truly authentic Balinese village life, unspoiled by commercialization or tourism. The homestays give you a taste of what it is to live in a village in the rice fields in the shadow of Mount Watukaru. I stayed at Bali Red Roses, which was the closest homestay to the main retreat area (5 minute walk) and my host Wayan was one of the most hospitable, generous people I have ever met. Every morning he brought a light breakfast of Balinese cake ans tea of coffee and the offer to walk to watch the sunrise. He also gave lessons in Balinese language and rice farming.

You have a choice of activities twice a day, from massage to visiting the local shaman to learning how to make coconut oil and many others. This is how Balitrees provides a true immersion into the village lifestyle and what makes it extra special.

If you’re looking for a 5 star luxury resort that caters to your every western need, this is not the place for you. But if you’re ok with spartan living and bending your expectations in exchange for a taste of the true rural life of the region, you will love Balitrees. The place has so much heart and soul. I will never forget my time there.

Francis Da Silva

from Indonesia, August 2018

"Amazing experience!!!"

This retreat is just incredible. The place is absolutely stunning and it feels very homey, the yoga teachers are very knowledgeable and friendly, food was fantastic and the extra activities are super fun! I will definitely come back to this retreat again and stay longer than 3 days!

Look no further, you have found the best and most authentic yoga retreat in Bali!

Hannah Kuusik

from Thailand, August 2018

"An idyllic yoga experience"

It was so wonderful to experience a spiritual and unique yoga retreat in such a beautiful location. The team are so friendly and welcoming and it was fantastic to see how balitrees involves the local community. They have a clear ethical and moral vision for this enterprise. I thoroughly enjoyed the blissful yoga sessions as well as the wide range of activities on offer. It was an amazing insight into balinese culture and tradition. Furthermore, the location of the reatreat is stunning. It was truly magical to practise yoga overlooking the tranquil rolling hills of the rice paddies and the mountains of the surrounding area. I would highly recommend this yoga retreat and would love to return and do it again myself!

Taylor Reckhow

from United States, July 2018

"Unique, peaceful experience"

I spent three nights at the Balitrees retreat in a homestay. It was lovely! Balinese yoga is much more focused on the spiritual, so there was a lot of seated meditation during the two-hour yoga classes, twice a day. I have a back bad so that part was painful for me, and I would have liked to be eased in to longer meditations as a newbie, but I appreciated learning so much about this ancient yoga style, even as an amateur yoga practitioner. I loved learning the sun and moon solutions (different than I've learned to do in the US) so much so that I plan to do them each morning at home :)

I also enjoyed all of the extra activities--your days are busy and you learn so much about Balinese culture. Located in a quiet village, I enjoyed walking each morning from my homestay (15 minutes) but the staff provide transportation (car or scooter) to take you to and from if you choose. The other visitors and staff were all so wonderful and friendly.

Victoria Teng

from Indonesia, July 2018

The 5 days I spent at this yoga-retreat has been truly amazing, rewarding, peaceful and fun. I came here to learn more about how to practice yoga by myself and after this retreat I can say that I will definitely start doing it on my own at home. The yoga was great, it felt authentic and personal, easy to follow and I found it good for beginners but there was also more experienced people in the class. The location was beautiful with ricefield views and away from the crowd which was perfect. Apart from the yoga there was also plenty of other activities to choose from and I had so much fun learning ricefarming, we got to meet a farmer and try ricefarming ourselves which was an unforgettable experience! Also visited a local waterfall, where we could swim and was so much fun. Met a lot of great people too from all over world which made the stay better. And everyone working at the retreat is so nice, helpful and willing to assist with anything you need. I had so much fun and in the end I wished I stayed longer than 5 days. I hope I can come back one day. Big thank you to Dewi, Mede, Adi and everyone else for organising this amazing and wonderful retreat, I am so happy I got to go there and recommend it to everyone who wants a yoga away from the crowd and a balinese cultural experience!

Meg Kelleher

from Ireland, July 2018

"Great cultural experience "

My sister and myself did the 3 day yoga retreat here and we found it most relaxing and very interesting. As it was our first time in Bali we found that this yoga camp diffinately exceeded our expectations of what real bali is like. We enjoyed everything from the yoga, the food, the extra activities and the home stay. We would 100% recommend especially if you want a relaxing and cultural experience and see everything first hand. It was also lovely to meet different people from all around the world and hear their stories. ☺️

Hugh Heffernan

from Australia, July 2018

"Love this place"

I liked everything about this place. Met some amazing people. Location was so nice. The days were perfectly filled. I loved learning the traditional Balinese Yoga also.

Staff were very helpful.

I want to go back.

Sly Natty

from New Zealand, July 2018

"Worth it"

Lay back, easy going

Elizabeth Ormston

from Indonesia, July 2018

"Beautiful yoga retreat"

Lovely quiet yoga retreat. Lots of extra activities. Very welcoming. I really enjoyed my experience

Carlin Reeves

from South Korea, July 2018

Amazing cultural experience with such accommodating hosts. A peaceful venue away from the hustle and bustle of tourist trap areas. If you want something more authentic and down to earth, this is your retreat. There are plenty of other activities besides for yoga, such as a visit to a waterfall, cooking classes, and massages, to name but a few. Dewi and the rest of the staff are incredibly kind. I hope to return in the future.

Cathy Ward

from Australia, July 2018

"A little shot of bliss!"

A wonderful start to our Bali holiday. Made and his friendly staff could not have been more helpful, driving us everywhere we wanted to go. We enjoyed the experience of staying at a homestay the first night but happily moved to Balitrees when a room became available and the accommodation there was excellent.

The food was good. Loved the fresh veggies at every meal and the fruit in particular. Breakfast was perfect each day.

I knew I would struggle with the yoga a little as I have some joint problems, but Krishna let me work at my own level. I found the class easy to follow and exercising and meditating surrounded by spectacular rice fields was very special.

The interaction with the local villagers during the activities made this a unique experience. It’s humbling to observe their lives and see how happy and welcoming they are and good to know that Balitrees is helping them.

Lyn Gould

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Discovering the heart of Bali"

I loved the whole experience - the two yoga sessions per day were great with the morning more physical and the afternoon exploring the spiritual side a bit more. The village activities give a fascinating insight into the Balinese way of life. The instructors were wonderful and clearly really keen to share their knowledge and ideals. All the staff were extremely welcoming and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. I also really liked meeting different people as guests came and went - a much more interesting dynamic than set start and finish dates. All in all a truly amazing authentic experience. However, if you are looking for a luxury relaxing retreat this is probably not the right one for you, it’s pretty intense and a little basic.

Afef Jwini

from Indonesia, July 2018

"Great experience "

The staff were very friendly

The host very kind and helpful

Everyone in the village was happy seeing us there and greeting us all the time

Ryan Pater

from Indonesia, July 2018

"Authentic people, location, and training"

Sesandan village has an incredible community that is deeply connected to Balitrees itself. What Adi has done with his home is inspiring and filled with love which you can see from all

the staff to the youth that are in training close by. This is mostly a yoga retreat but if requested you can receive Silat training from the incredible Gede. He is full of life, incredibly positive, and so much fun to learn from. I was there for one week and alternated between yoga and silat classes during the day, ate incredible Balinese food, hung out with the locals, went to a ceremony at the temple, swam in the local untouched waterfall, and attempted to use my limited vocabulary of Balinese. I will be coming back and sending anyone that comes to Bali straight here!

Lina Altamim

from Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, July 2018

"It was unbelievable amazing , must to go "

I liked everything there ,very relaxing beautifull nature and village , very friendly people and i wish if i had more time to stay there , i definitely recommend it

Supriya Jain

from United States, July 2018

"Very good experience and value for money!"

1) location is excellent - calm and nice atmosphere

2) people - community concept is amazing and the whole community is very warm and welcoming

3) focus on yoga - yoga is taught as a holistic concept also and not just as an exercise.

4) Not commercial - less number of people in the retreat makes it very good. There is individual focus and I hope this place maintains its originality and not lose it to commercial purposes

5) Activities - village activities are interesting engagement

Sarah Johnson

from New Zealand, July 2018

The scene of community. I realy felt like I was a part of the family.

Robing Ng

from Singapore, June 2018

"A refreshing and motivated retreat"

I am glad I have learned more about yoga and meditation. The five-day programme has helped my body mind and soul. Besides that, they have many activities which helps one to realise the simple joy of life and appreciate the little things in our daily lives which we might have taken for granted.

Kaori Matsuda

from Japan, June 2018

"wonderful experience"

I really enjoyed the twice a day yoga sessions in a place where you can feel and hear the sounds of breeze, sunshine and rain. All the people at the retreat are so welcoming and happy so that taught me how to relax and be.

Katie Wade

from Australia, June 2018

"Great Authentic Experience"

Really enjoyed this retreat. If you want an authentic Balineese experience this is a very good option. The homestay accomm is awesome and you get to experience the lives of the Balineese. All the people who work on the retreat are so friendly and helpful, it's such a nice experience. Great intro to yoga for beginners.

The activities are great and you are not left feeling like 'well what do I do now?', lots of activities :)

Kimberly Leckey

from Indonesia, June 2018

"Just what I needed"

I loved the authentic cultural experience offered and how many different people in the village contributed to the education and activities of the retreat. My favorite was the rice farming! The Yoga was very different to my western practice but I loved diving deeper into a more spiritual practice surrounded by beautiful views!

Ruly Marianti

from Indonesia, June 2018

My daughter and I had amazing five days in Balitrees Retreat with two yoga sessions per day (at 9.30am and 3pm) under the supervision of friendly Balinese trainers who speak English well. In addition to the yoga sessions, guests were entertained with various interesting daily local activities.

Balitrees Yoga Retreat is established and managed by the local community in Sesandan village - Tabanan Bali. Their warm, friendly and service oriented attitude is amazing.They took care of the guests professionally, but at the same time they also gave the feelings that they were family. The facilities are relatively simple but comfortable (clean room, good bathroom, AC, hot water, free wifi etc) I highly appreciate this great local efforts!

The style taught is called Balinese Watukaru Yoga and Meditation. This focuses on practicing original flows such as the Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara) and Moon Salutation (Candra Namaskara). The main goal in practicing these flows - not only do the fancy poses or Asanas - is to awakening the seven Chakras in our body. The beauty and serenity of the surrounding really helped us to fully enjoy practicing the spiritual yoga.

Alicia Doohan

from Indonesia, June 2018

"Unique yoga and cultural experience in the country side!"

For me, Balitrees was a definite highlight of my time in Indonesia. It was a breath of fresh air from the buzz of cities and cars. I deeply appreciated that this retreat was ran by the community and for the community. Everyone, from the owners to our yoga instructors, to our cultural excursion leaders, was present, helpful and kind hearted. They genuinely wanted to connect with and teach us about Balinese traditions. This experience was so unique and special, and I would love to return!

Stephanie Nguyen

from United States, June 2018

"Amazing and unforgettable experience"

The staff at Balitrees really worked hard to make this an amazing experience for all the guests. They went above and beyond to ensure that everyone’s needs were met. Krishna, the yoga instructor, is very knowledgeable and I’m thankful to have learned from her during my stay here.

Jessica Dam

from Taiwan, June 2018

"Amazing experience "

This was an amazing experience for my first time in Bali and I highly recommend it to everyone who is considering doing a yoga and meditation retreat in Bali. The staff at Balitrees is wonderful, incredibly warm and welcoming. If you are not a big yogi, don’t be intimidated! The yoga really focuses on opening your chakras, so you’re not expected to do any crazy strength moves. However if you are more experienced, the instructors can guide you through different ways to challenge yourself. The activities give really great insight into the Balinese culture and were really fun to experience! I can’t emphasize how amazing the staff, the villagers and the other guests were. You won’t regret spending time at Balitrees.

Alvin Mbabazi

from United States, June 2018

"Most Blissful Time I've Had in A Long While"

It was a great experience learning about the Balinese Yoga Culture and this has definitely taken my practice to the next level. Nice people, nice place. I'll be back again.

Mira Shah

from Indonesia, June 2018

"Really nice retreat"

The setting for the retreat amongst all the rice fields was absolutely spectacular. I felt the serenity in the village. The people were genuine and so lovely.. felt like a family! Krishna, the instructor, was great and very knowledgeable. I also loved the fact that the retreat involved people from the village/community in Sesandan. Gave the retreat a really authentic vibe and made it feel like I was contributing to the community.

Astrid Ardagh

from Indonesia, June 2018

"Couldn't have wished for a better experience!"

If you're looking for an authentic experience, knowledge and practice of spiritual yoga and meditation and a unique insight into local traditions and culture hosted by kind and knowledgable people you won't find anything better than Balitrees.

I enjoyed a transformative and peaceful week, gaining insight into the true nature of yoga, feeling my body changing and my mind clearing even after just a few days. I really enjoyed having the opportunity to visit the local people and doing activities such as rice planting and cooking.

It was a unique and unforgettable experience and I hope to return some time in the future!

Thank you for having me :)

Carina Novy

from Malaysia, June 2018

"The perfect escape!"

I stayed 3 days and 2 nights. And from the moment I got picked up to the second the dropped me off again I felt welcomed. Everyone at Balitrees is so nice and helpful! The food was delicious and more than enough. The accommodation was definitely not luxurious, but since you spend most of your day at the camp anyways, it really doesn't matter. Besides, the people in the village that host the guest are so lovely. The yoga itself is something special, as its not the typical "fitness" yoga, but goes deeper on a spiritual level. The camp owners explain the culture of Bali and the village and also the meaning behind yoga. I just really enjoyed my time there and would love to come back and stay way longer!

Elaine Lima

from New Zealand, June 2018

"A Peaceful spot among nature"

How to start?! We had such a ball at Balitrees! Missing it already. We wanted to go in a yoga retreat which was not commercialized and we could not have found any better. Balitress is situated in a middle of ricefields,coconut trees and beautiful nature. It is a simple, relaxing and peaceful place. Strongly Recommend!

There is no restaurants or shops nearby.The 2 activities per day plus 4hs of yoga keep you busy. If you are an early bird, the sunrise (prob 0.5 to 1km walk from yoga place) is beautiful - just ask them how to get there. Not much to do at night,take a book with ya.

The community there is great, a lot of people are involved with Balitrees somehow. If you are unsure about anything just ask Adi or Dewi(she is on site most of the time). They are also very flexible if you have any suggestions or recommendations - dont be afraid to ask! They will try the best to make your holiday/retreat to be the best!

Accommodation: It can be a bit confusing on the website, but they have 2 types: Guest house - which is on site, where the yoga and activities happen. Homestay: you have your own room in someone's house,which can be nearby or a few kms away.

Yoga: they follow a "type" of yoga,as beginners you basically learn about 2 flows, plus meditations and stretching.They teach you about chakras and what is about.

We stayed there 5 days. I believe for us it was right amount of time... there are a lot of interesting activities and we got to do most of them. Ah, take insect repellent

Emily Sanders

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Lovely, peaceful four day day retreat"

My yoga teacher, although I didn't get her name, was wonderful. She was very positive and encouraging with all of us no matter what our ability was. Each session we would build on the previous ones and in just four short days I made so much progress and conquered headstands, advanced crow and some other positions. Beginners went from not being able to cross their legs to being able to.

The whole set up of Balitrees involves the entire village. One person does the music class, another does the coconut oil, another the massage, they all help build a 'selfie spot' and run the home stays, and they have monthly meeetings to decide on what to do next. I think it's ~10% maybe more that goes directly to the village and it's great to know that you're helping the whole community.

The setting is idyllic. The yoga hut faces gorgeous rice terraces, much more beautiful than tegallang, and the sunrises and sunsets are stunning. There aren't any other tourists in sight and the whole place has a very welcoming feel.

Grace Chow

from Singapore, June 2018

"Perfect getaway"

This retreat was everything I hoped it would be and more. I loved that this place is non-commercialized, so you really get to immerse in the culture and take part in activities around the village. It was great to learn about the traditional Balinese yoga, not just the "modern yoga" that most of us are used to doing. Halfway through some of the yoga classes, we got an option to do traditional martial arts (silat), which was so much fun. The staff and the people in the village are all so wonderful and accommodating - they definitely made my stay all the more enjoyable.

Irma Pelemis

from Australia, June 2018

"Excellent all round "

The people, the location everything about the place was beautiful. Loved the vibe and really enjoyed the experience. Everybody made us feel at home it was hard to leave. Would definitely recommend for anybody trying to escape the hustle and bustle and just be.

Kestley Shannon

from Indonesia, June 2018

"I really enjoyed! "

The people here work so hard, and by the end of 5 days felt like family! The yoga is taught in a way that makes it possible and encourages you to continue the practice on your own once you leave, which is amazing because now I feel more confident to practice on my own! The activities and location are a plus, because the view is beautiful, and I reiterate the people who work here and live in the village are so welcoming and amazing, I highly recommend if you want a deeper immersion into Balinese culture!

Rebecca Maneen

from United States, June 2018

"Authentic yoga retreat"

Wonderful location with yoga that is traditional to the area and cultural activities everyday..loved everything about it!

Rebecca Leo

from Australia, May 2018

"Authentic, relaxing and beautiful - Balitrees"

An authentic Balinese experience, where you meet wonderful people, both locals and travellers. Not only do you learn about the Balinese culture, but also have time to completely escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life. An experience I won't forget!

Melissa Pasquin

from Singapore, May 2018

"perfect place for inner peace :)"

Meditation in a serene environment

Ravindra Nagar

from South Africa, May 2018

"Amazing yoga and Silat retreat"

I enjoyed the friendly staff and people around the retreat. The views, activities around the village and food was amazing. The yoga classes was just what I needed and was well worth the money spent.

Alice Mendes

from Thailand, May 2018

"Great experience in Balitrees "

The food, the staff, the environment and the other participants.. everything was great. We were able

To do a lot of different kinds of activities and the view from the rice terrace is gorgeous. Everyone was amazingly helpful and nice :) I recommend it!

Yang Yu

from United States, May 2018

"Had a wonderful time at Balitree!"

The Location: it is very far from the commercialized area, which is great for meditation and yoga retreats. Everyday I got to do local activities, be with a group of other guests and most importantly, focus on myself at the same time.

The staff: The staff at Balitree are just wonderful. Dewi, Made Yosi and Ray are so helpful and I really like the yoga instructor Krishna.

The accommodation: I stayed at the local's house, I have everything I need and I really like the settings.

Silvia Pellegrini

from Italy, May 2018

"AMAZING experience in Balitrees, all staff is so nice!"

I spend 4Days unforgettable i did Yoga with Krishna (she's awesome), Cook, how to do coconut oil, Farmer activities in the rice terraces, and many many other things!. The good was always good! Cook with love, driver always available, Dewi and Madè very nice!

The yoga lessons are for everyone, beginners or advanced level, i enjoy so much and we did meditation too. I'M regenerate now and i Just want to come back again!

Thank you thank you thank you!

Om shanti shanti Om

Ljubomir Karanovic

from United States, May 2018

"Genuine Bali Yoga experience"

I spent 3 days in the Balitrees retreat, and enjoyed it very much. After several days of tourist activities in Bali, this place offered what I really needed - authentic Bali experience. Beautiful nature (retreat was in the middle of rice fields and jungle, forget the tourist places, this is the real deal), wonderful local people who took great care of us all and tried to meet all of our needs (huge thanks especially to Made), real Indonesian food made with love and so on, all the extra "cultural activities", such as Silat marital arts training, Balinese music class, making of an offering etc. I especially enjoyed staying in a village house, and visit to the local healer who offered traditional Balinese massage.

I'm not much of a Yoga expert, but I think we practiced very solid yoga, for about 4 hours per day, including stretching, asanas, chanting, meditations, working with mudras... it came across as genuine and unspoiled Balinese Yoga.

Julian Bleddyn

from Australia, May 2018

"8 days of yoga and life balance !"

The team, location, environment, atmosphere were all exceptional!

Stella Ceserani

from Guam, May 2018

"AMAZING PLACE!!!"

We fell immediately in love with the people of this village. The scenery and serenity are above and beyond. I'm personally not a huge fan of yoga but my wife brought me here and I just honestly can't say enough about how much we both enjoyed it. We did not want to leave. The people there will be the main reason we go back again. Terima Kasih BANYAK Ibu Dewi, Pak Made, Krishna, Pak Adi and everyone else too.

Eva Warchol

from Great Britain, May 2018

"Paradise a hidden gem to do yoga and relax"

Yoga, non commercialised with a great relaxed approach, and krishna, the teacher was vet knowledgeable and found a great balance between beginners and those qualifying

Aurora Thompson

from Indonesia, May 2018

"Review of 5 days 6nights homestay "

I love doing the meditation classes because thats where i find the most help and strength. I also loved help some of the woman who i helped cook with, and sll the activities

Patryk Jablonski

from United States, May 2018

"Best place ever!"

The place is amazing I never did yoga before and thought that it will be hard but everyone was easy going and push as harder and laugh and harder it was just so good I never thought I will learn head stand just in few days ! I would Be back here and if you looking for nice real quite place where everyone is just normal !

Julie Hilsum

from Australia, April 2018

"Yoga getaway"

The staff were amazing warm and inviting

The surrounding rice paddies and scenery stunning

Triin Vendel

from Australia, April 2018

"Good experience "

Friendly staff, good food, facilities were nice. Were also able to get massages and try martial arts. It’s located in the village which gave us opportunity to see rice terraces and learn more about Balinese life. Would recommend!

Sophiexxx Lemay

from Canada, April 2018

"The teacher was amazing. She is attentive and dedicated."

I loved everything about Balitrees. The location in the middle of the rice plantations is just beautiful. It helps you relax. The food is fresh and delicious. My room was cleaned. The staff is very friendly and attentive. They will help you in every way that they can. The yoga classes are great and are adapted. If you want you can go further and learn new and more difficult positions. There are also a large variety of activities to choose from, and they are all interesting. You can truly discover the Balinese culture. Well, I recommend you to go to Balitrees. If you love yoga, the nature, and discovering a new culture, this is absolutely for you!

Shane Cheng

from Hong Kong, April 2018

"Much more than just a yoga retreat ♥"

The experience is way more than what I expected! I felt lucky to be there. I came to the retreat location in awe of the beautiful view over the rice paddy - it was a much needed break from city life and the touristy side of Bali. It was like the locals let us into their lives, instead of a commercialized performance of the same as in, say, Ubud.

The atmosphere of the yoga sessions is at times fun and at times serene. The instructor, Ms. Krishna, pushes us to try and improve on poses. She gave tips for our at-home practices and individual attention to work through poses we struggle with. Four hours of yoga a day is not easy, but it pays off!

The staff was helpful and always nice. We were well taken care of and well fed. The food was fresh and delicious. The chef was accommodating with food allergies other guests have.

The cultural activities are a massive plus! Our schedule was filled with different things to do each day, like going to the waterfalls, Balinese cooking lessons, language lessons, rice planting, offering making, etc. I felt lucky to participate in the village activities, which would probably have costed a fortune elsewhere. I seriously recommend this retreat for travelers and yogis who want to experience a more authentic side of Bali.

Emily Durber

from Indonesia, April 2018

"Wonderful Balitreed"

I absolutely loved my time at Balitrees yoga retreat. The staff are all super friendly and exceptionally accommodating. The accommodation was excellent and the yoga sessions were perfect for all abilities. The landscape around the retreat is absolutely stunning, and the additional activities that they provided were really good. My time spent at Balitrees was probably the highlight of my trip to Bali and I will definitely be recommending it to all of my friends.

Wilde Lau

from China, April 2018

"Unique and Unforgettable!"

I was so amazed and touched by the warmest welcome from the Balitrees team & the Sesandan villagers. Practicing yoga & meditation overlooking the stunning rice terrace was so relaxing. I went for an early morning walk in the village on my own, the villagers all greeted with the most beautiful smiles, except for the dogs (they bark and run after you when you walk near their home).

This was more than a yoga retreat; the local Balianese cultural experience was truly priceless. We were lucky enough to participate the Odalam (bi-yearly temple ceremony in the village), everyone including us were dressed in traditional Balianese costumes, the ceremony was just beautiful and spiritual!

It was very funny that one day when we were on our way to see local healer Guru Ketut, the car tile went flat. Adi showed up right away and sent 4 local teenagers to take us there with their motorbikes. I also enjoyed the Balianese language lesson with Wayan and to see sunrise with Made.

I felt truly blessed everyday: surrounded by warm-hearted local people, stunning nature, delicious food, unique Balianese village experience & some interesting guests! Suksema Balitrees & Baligreen for all the wonderful memories. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and hope this place stays the way it is.

Ka Geen Cheung

from Canada, April 2018

"Amazing experience - loved every moment"

Really grateful to the whole team at Balitrees for such an unforgettable experience. Each yoga retreat group is small (<15 people), so you can benefit from individual time with the yoga instructor. You don’t need to be super fit to go...I’ve done 5 yoga classes in my life and I was able to keep up. For those who are more advanced, they can cater the sessions to your needs (eg yoga teacher cert).

There are optional cultural activities provided after the yoga sessions. I haven’t had the chance to experience all of them, but do ask for the waterfall, coconut oil making, sunrise, and rice field farming activities. They were some of the highlights of my Bali trip. Imagine walking on the ridge between rice terraces and learning how to plant rice - it was just heaven.

Food was amazing. Some of the best meals I’ve ever had. I’ll remember those fried mushrooms forever.

The location in Sirsandan is gorgeous - the yoga shala is set on a hill overlooking rice field terraces that take your breath away. The surrounding areas are filled with cacao, rambutan, banana, guava, and coconut trees, and if you ask nicely the staff are happy to pick one off the tree and let you have a taste.

Lasty the staff are all second to none. This is largely a family run business with local community involvement, and the care and attention that everyone puts in Balitrees just shines through in excellent, reliable, and flexible staff who will try to accomodate everyone’s wishes.

Much love,

KGC

Sharon Taylor

from Vietnam, April 2018

"The nicest place to spend my Birthday. "

The location is absolutely stunning. The greenest rice fields and highest coconut trees, surrounded by sounds of nature at night time. Every where you go you will be greeted by the locals with the biggest smiles and be made fell so welcome. It was a beginners retreat, so not too intense, with some more advance Yogis but our instructor made it enjoyable for all. A laugh was had at each class! I spent my Birthday here and when we returned from the Temple that evening the staff surprised me with a birthday cake! The hospitality was of the highest quality! I'd definitely recommend Balitrees!

Charlotte Bland

from Indonesia, April 2018

"The most amazing experience!"

This yoga and meditation retreat exceeded all my expectations and

more. The yoga classes twice a day were great, thorough and varied and they were suitable for total beginners through to advanced. The wonderful instructor Krishna, always has a smile on her face and is happy to help with techniques, advice and always gives different options to make positions/poses accessible to all abilities. The meditation was always a wonderfully relaxing way to end our sessions and I can't imagine a more idyllic place to do this- surrounded by beautiful rice fields and the sounds of nature.

The staff at Balitrees can't do enough for you. They are genuinely some of the warmest, most caring people I've had the pleasure of meeting. Our days were filled with interesting and varied activities from cultural trips, to massages, tai chi on the beach to rice farming, Balinese music and language lessons, a visit to the local shaman and more. Best of all, they are all free which for the price and authenticity is absolutely astounding! Any suggestions you had they tried their best to accommodate such as putting on a Balinese cooking class, taking us to the waterfall and organising a trip to Tanah Lot temple where we received blessings in the sea! The highlight for me was getting to attend a traditional Balinese wedding in the village. We were provided with appropriate clothing and welcomed into the celebration with truly open arms. It's a once in a lifetime experience that I'll never forget.

Zora Lai

from Hong Kong, April 2018

"Great time with all of you !"

Thanks Balitrees for being such a wonderful host, it was a very lovely week for me.

All the people in this Village are so nice, they were very thoughtful, they surprised one of the guest with Birthday Cake. It was so nice.

The Yoga lesson was great and make me relax. We also were to the beach for Yoga.

Most of the guest came alone, so we were like a big international family.

It was great to share different cultural background with all of you.

I am already missing Balitrees so much !

I will come back and bring more friends to enjoy this great experience.

Anonymous

from Egypt, April 2018

"My favorite place!"

There are loads of activities for you to do but my favorite part was the spirtual yoga and meditation. It is more than a physical sport, they taught us the spiritual side which is most important in my mind. I will be back ASAP for the training!!!!

Sandra Rendahl

from Indonesia, April 2018

"A unique and wonderful Bali experience"

I had some of my best days on Bali at Balitrees. The location is so beautiful, away from the turism, and I stayed in the guesthouse at Balitrees which is next to the dining area and very close to the yoga shala. The yoga sessions was traditional with meditation which I came to enjoy more and more. Great food, super friendly and helpfull staff and really good activities to choose from every day. I loved it!

Best regards, Sandra from Sweden

Paula Harvey

from Great Britain, April 2018

"A Balinese Bounty"

A wonderfully authentic experience - welcomed heart and soul into the village - great yoga - great food. Balitrees is lively and fun but has an overriding tranquillity that you can't escape - it's truly lovely - there's so much on offer - everyone at Balitrees wants you to have the best experience possible and I did - I hope to experience it again soon 😊💕

Solaire James

from Indonesia, April 2018

"Amazing slice of paradise "

Fully immersed in those lush rice fields where all you can hear are the crickets and Kirshna chanting. The walk to the yoga is bliss, you have to take your time just so you can drink it all in. The yoga is traditional and modern which is a great way for people to understand what yoga is really about instead of treating it like a sport. Food is delicious and everyone are so welcoming, you can make this time whatever you need it to be for yourself. You are not a tourist anymore, you can be part of the culture (every foreigners dream). Special shout out to Dewi for her high spirits, laughs and helpfulness!

Jan Tibensky

from Indonesia, April 2018

"Very nice experience for me as a beginner "

I loved everything about my stay in yogo BaliTrees retreat. Beautiful scenery at rice terraces. Beautiful Unspoiled village people. Calmness and harmony of the spirit or that lovely place. Classes were traditional spiritual and Kishna was excellent yoga teacher, thank you so much Krishna.

Nika Krizman

from United States, April 2018

"Unforgettable stay in paradise"

My stay was very short but nevertheless unforgettable. The retreat is set on top of the hill, surrounded by rice paddies near small village with warm and smiley locals. The view is breathtaking and the nature is so beautiful and intact it brings tears to your eyes. Adi and his brother are the warmest and nicest persons, just like Arta and other staff working there. They do everything to make you feel good and adjust the activities according to your wishes. The meals are very tasty and light at the same time, very often accompanied by freshly picked coconut. Overall, the experence certainly exceeded all my expectations. I recommend it to everyone who wants to try living like a true Balinese, learning their traditional yoga and meditation, and getting to know their culture. I will certaily return to that magic place.

Vanessa Bahamontes

from Indonesia, March 2018

"Best retreat ever! "

I really like everything of this retreat! It’s been just awesome

Very nice people, place, yoga, staff, food... everything!

If I back to Bali to do a retreat definitely I’ll repeat here.

Milagros Burton

from Great Britain, March 2018

"A hidden treasure in a beautiful country!"

The experience at Balitrees was fantastic, I was picked up from the airport at mid-night and I felt very safe and comfortable straight away as this was the first time I was travelling solo. I had the pleasure of experiencing the home accommodation as well as the on site accommodation and both are perfectly fine, the rooms were cleaned and spacious and very comfortable to relax and rest. The whole experience was amazing, the food was delicious and freshly prepared, the activities and trips were awesome and I had the great luck of having met a lovely girl who shared the week with me and will be a friend for many years to come. The staff are super friendly and make you feel at home and you just feel as part off their family. Krishna is a great instructor, she pushes you but she is also understanding and made me laugh a lot! the place is just magical and will highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a escape and time to think and reconnect to the simple things in life. Will definitely come back.

Mhairi Kennedy

from Australia, March 2018

"Wonderful Experience "

This retreat is stunning. The people here are wonderful and the instructor Krishna is one of the best Yoga Teachers I have come across. Full of fun and spends alot of time on each person in class.

The driver Wayan is a superstar. He was always there in the morning to greet us with a smile and nothing was too much trouble.

This was a very special experience for me and I hope to return in June so I can take part in more activities.

Thanks everyone and see you soon

Mhairi

Krys Lawrence

from Australia, March 2018

"Traditional Experience "

We loved how basic and traditional the experience was. It was the perfect place to unwind and destress from fast paced city living. Being able to take part in activities within the village is a humbling experience. The setting of the yoga studio within the rice fields of the village is absolutely beautiful.

Alyssa Alanguilan

from Canada, March 2018

"Bali trees retreat"

The staff at Balitrees are so genuine! They go above and beyond to ensure you have the best time. I chose Balitrees because it also included cultural activities, unlike many other yoga retreats. The guesthouses are super homey. Very chill, with lots of learning and mingling. Great value!

Carolina Serra

from Indonesia, March 2018

"Great Yoga Experience!!"

Balitrees is very connected with the nature and the local community. Our experience was perfect! The location was amazing, in the middle of rice fields. The staff was great and very friendly. The Yoga classes were very good for beginners, which was our case.

Caroline Naughton

from Ireland, March 2018

The staff were very friendly everyone was so nice, the location was great. Our room was very clean. I would come back.

Anny Aarup

from Denmark, March 2018

"Yoga in the most beautiful and peaceful surroundings"

I had a wonderful 7 days stay at Balitree i February. The retreat is surrounded by rice fields, which makes it an incredible palace to do yoga. In spite of being there in the rainy season, it just made the yoga sessions even more intense, doing yoga looking the rice fields and listening to the heavy rain.

Adi, Krishna, Dewi, Made, Ray and all the other wonderful people being a part of Balitree are doing everything possible, to make your stay nice, and this makes you feel very welcome.

Balitree is not big, but exactly the size this makes the place very special and recommendable. This is an incredible place to meet the nicest persons - both Balinese and people from all over the world. Don’t hesitate - go there if you can, you won’t regret it.

Magdalena Wielopolski

from United States, March 2018

"An unforgettable stay at Balitrees Retreats!"

We didn't know what to expect when we signed up for Balitrees Retreats yoga retreat. We just knew we wanted to start our trip with a few days of yoga and a reset from our lives. We were blown away by the place, the people, the food, the activities.

Neither of us had much experience with yoga but totally fell in love with. Krishna was an incredible teacher and taught us a lot about the health and spiritual benefits of yoga. She was also very kind and patient. We loved her!

The location is stunning! Our food was served under a canopy right by the rolling rice paddy fields. We would never have had the opportunity to come to this part of Bali without this.

We felt very fortunate to be able to visit the village shaman and village healer. The healer put my boyfriend's hip back in its place after he'd been having months of trouble with it.

All the food is traditional and cooked there. Each meal was delicious!

We were so sad to leave Balitrees and we're already planning our next trip back! We will be recommending it to anyone who's coming to Bali.

Ashley Brinnen

from Cambodia, March 2018

"Wonderful authentic experiance"

Wonderful authentic balinese experiance. The setting was absolutely stunning and everyone was so kind. The instructors were wonderful and very enthusiastic to teach the ways of Balinese yoga. Certainly exceeded expectations.

Gabriela Reyes

from Germany, March 2018

"More than perfect"

I loved the location! It was so nice to get out of the city and just enjoy the beautiful village! Everyone was really nice during my whole stay and the food was incredibly delicious! Would def recommend for any one who wants to enjoy 2x daily yoga with beautiful views, indulge in cultural activities of the village, eat delicious and disconnect from stress.

Kerstin Andersson

from Indonesia, March 2018

"Excellent "

The atmosphere The people and the yoga.It was just great!

Jiten Patel

from Fiji, March 2018

"Worth the Days I was there"

Very friendly hosts. The yoga teachers were excellent, the place , the environment a paradise. will definitely visit Bali Trees again.

Anonymous

from Hong Kong, February 2018

The food was great. I told them I was vegan before I arrived and all the meals had a vegan options which was delicious. They go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need and are always on hand to help you with any problems. Absolutely lovely.

The activities were well planned and the location is beautiful. The yoga classes themselves were fun and not too difficult, also different options were given for different abilities.

Really enjoyed my time at balitrees.

Julia Vanpoucke

from United States, February 2018

"Like a dream"

A place of magic, hearts of gold, spirits of the divine. There aren’t enough words to describe the time spent at Balitree Retreat. A true Balinese experience shared with beautiful people. Each person made you feel like family. Our days were filled with yoga, meditation, traditional activities, amazing food, and the most majestic scenery. We will be back!

Lilla Kőrösi

from Indonesia, February 2018

"Amazing days discovering balinese culture and yoga"

The location is amazing, so as the teachers and workers who do everything for you and try to arrange things so all your wishes are fulfilled. Got to learn a lot about balinese yoga, and had some amazing activities as well as nice local food.

I definitely recommend it!

Michele Breslin

from United States, February 2018

It was a truly authentic immersive experience in Balinese culture and yoga. The staff went out of their way to accommodate me - and always with a smile. I loved everything about Balitrees retreat and I look forward to returning! Suksema!

Claire Flavelle

from Indonesia, February 2018

"Peaceful paradise"

I loved everything!

The accommodation was amazing, great facilities and comfort and the view beautiful.

The staff really make this retreat. They treat you like family, always happy and joking. They really go above and beyond with anything you could want.

The yoga was fantastic. Ibu Ketut is very knowledgable and great at teaching. She makes every session fun and relaxing, while still pushing you to do your best.

I really enjoyed the daily activities too, a trip to the waterfall is a must!

Vitor Lisboa

from Indonesia, February 2018

"Heaven in the rice fields"

Location, Yoga lessons, food, extra activities, and dedication of the Team.

Martha Mills

from Indonesia, February 2018

Everything was amazing I would highly recommend this retreat to anybody looking for a relaxing yoga session with like minded people to help you progress.

Tamsin Irving

from Malaysia, February 2018

"Wonderful experience "

The location was stunning. Lovely to be in the village. Everyone was so friendly & welcoming.

I liked that there were activities in the village as well as the yoga.

Lone Jensen

from Denmark, February 2018

"The perfect start for my Bali adventure"

I originally booked 5 days, but already after a day or two realized that I wanted to stay longer. I extended my stay and also took the exam for the teaching certificate.

I enjoyed every single second there. The area, the food, yoga, people. Would definitely recommend for anyone. No shops, no tourists, very relaxing. Everywhere you look is green and beautiful.

I met a lot of the friendly people of sesandan village and there where a lot of activities all day long.

I hope they keep it small and intimate, as that's what made the experience perfect.

Thanks and hope to see you again som time :)

Jackie Talbot

from Great Britain, February 2018

Everything ..

Shannon Tran

from Singapore, January 2018

"Relaxing, educational and cultural!"

First off, the location is gorgeous - waking up to lush green rice paddies everyday was a treat! The yoga was unlike any of the (few) classes I had done back home in England. Mrs krisna was patient and thorough, especially with my boyfriend who had never ever done yoga before. His posture and flexibility has improved so much in just the few days we were there. The activities were all really fun, we loved the masked dance the villagers put on for us and learning the traditional Balinese instruments. The village treks were gentle and the locals were so friendly and welcoming - the dogs too (love you nico). It was so nice to be invited to the temple ceremony and learn about Balinese culture. The food was delicious and different everyday! Can’t give Balitrees and the staff enough praise, it was the absolute highlight of our three months traveling Asia.

Anonymous

from Indonesia, January 2018

"The real Bali"

Balitrees was the perfect get away from the touristy areas of Bali. Most destinations in Bali have lost their original culture and here you can find it. From staying in a small village on a rice farm, to eating authentic Balinese cuisine, to visiting the local sites, shaman and energy healer only known by locals. No only do you get this cultural experience but the yoga is also Balinese form which gets your mind in the proper form to relax and energize your inner being. It’s beginner to intermediate level and satisfying for any level of yogi.

Your days can be full of yoga and activities or you may choose to rest and read by the rice fields or take a scenic walk down the country roads.

I only wish I stayed longer...I was there a short 2.5 days but many stayed a week or longer. You can even earn a level 1 certificate in one week with their intensive yoga course.

You will certainly connect with the wonderfully warm staff there to serve you, guide you and provide the support you need for your stay.

I will definitely be going back.

Anonymous

from Finland, January 2018

"Much more than a yoga retreat"

Super-friendly and family-like atmosphere at Balitrees Retreats located in the Balinese country-side. Apart from twice-daily yoga classes (style: traditional Balinese hatha yoga) held by lovely Mrs. Krishna, there were lots of additional activities to choose from every day: Went for a yoga class on the black-sand beach, learned how to make some yummy local dishes, learned about cultivating rice, made some offerings (flower arrangements for the gods), visited a local healer etc. A beautiful and relaxing set-up overall - everything was run very smoothly from the moment of pick-up from the airport to leaving Bali. Definitely recommended!

Marta Bernad

from Indonesia, January 2018

Amazing place, great staff, new and interesting style of yoga and traditional activities. Highly recommendable!

Michael Dutton

from Indonesia, January 2018

"Chanting + relaxing "

The setting was amazing and we felt emerged in the local culture. The meals were simple but delicious local cuisine. The yoga / meditation was a unique experience and great to learn about the traditional methods, it was like nothing we have previously practiced. Adi made a great effort to provide a range of activities within the local area, which left us feeling more connected with the area, rather than the usual tourist locations.

Susan Chinn

from United States, January 2018

"Wonderful Cultural Experience"

The people and the activities at Balitrees Retreat were awesome! My husband, daughter and I had so much fun! We were able to connect with kind, positive people, beautiful nature, and God. We are very glad we went to Balitrees!

Kimberley Sinclair-lee

from Canada, January 2018

"Perfect then more"

Everything! The experience was much more than I expected. The entire staff and village welcome you with an open heart. If you need or want to do anything just ask. If you want to experience true village life this is the place to go. I truly hope to return someday and highly recommend the retreat and experience. I leave with new friendships and much peace....

Siang Mui (sammi) Tan

from Singapore, January 2018

"Refreshing experience for city dwellers"

The facility is quite new (last than 1 yr), the team members doing their best to facilitate the activities and always with a smile on their face.

Adi (owner) plans activities addition to the twice daily yoga sessions, which enhance the entire experience (morning walk, waterfall visit, blessing ceremony, evening traditional show, etc.) while the schedule are not pack.

Benjamin Tuhakaraina

from France, December 2017

"Jungle yoga retreat"

Friendly, professional, authentic balinese village experience, very astheic views from yoga area, great yoga

Genevieve Young

from South Africa, December 2017

"I'll be back!"

Adi is a thoughtful, welcoming and wonderful host. He shares his valuable knowledge about Balinese yoga and meditation freely and in an easy to understand way. The location is beautiful, staff very friendly and accommodating, food delicious! There are lots of interesting activities to do or freedom to just be and relax. It was lovely.

Anonymous

from Malaysia, December 2017

"Sweet escape"

I love the energy, the ambience, the warmth community, the authenticity of the village, the food, the services etc..

Amanda Robinson

from Indonesia, December 2017

"Genuine cultural experience "

The retreat was well organised, I was greeted by Ray one of the team members in an agreed location in Tabanan.

Is was moved to accommodation close to the yoga studio. It was in the middle of a beautiful rice field in a very peaceful location.

All meals provided where delicious local Balinese food made by the lovely Rhiana and Dewi who looked after me very well.

Another retreat member was at another location, I went to her accommodation D'umadhatu and had an equally delicious meal there too.

The yoga classes where provided by Kutut and Adi who shared their great skills in yoga and meditation.

In the evenings we where kept busy by meeting local villagers who kindly invited us into their homes to share their cultural experiences with us.

We also went on trips around the local area, paid our own entrance fees which was completely reasonable.

I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to see a part of Bali relatively untouched to tourism. It does have the glamour of yoga studios in Ubud, but it does have a feeling of warmth and community spirit which is endearing.

Mia Puekker

from Indonesia, December 2017

"Memories for Life so greatfull"

The team !

Adi: always willing to create great aktivitys

Rhiana & Arta: With big heart and lovely humor and making great food

Ketut : Our cunning and wonderfull yoga teacher she gave us so much.

Nang: Taking us to activities vid big heart and smile .

Ray: Great driver with a big smile

And a big thanks to the community for their big welcome

Michelle Chua

from United States, November 2017

"Genuine warm hospitality "

Authenticity of the experience and people

Jacqueline Mahedy

from Indonesia, November 2017

"Beyond my expectations! "

Everything about the retreat was perfect. From the moment I was picked up to the moment I was dropped off was skillfully planned to include both yoga, meditation and cultural activities I would have never been able to experience had I not been there.

Stacey Lewis

from Australia, November 2017

"Very flexible & accommodating"

Yoga on the beach & daily yoga were both very peaceful locations. The food was amazing we looked forward to every meal. The staff were very lovely. Accommodation was upgraded free of charge.

Celine Krone

from Indonesia, November 2017

"Lovely nature and people in the village"

I loved to finally get out of the tourist areas and see Bali for real. In the little village everyone was so kind to us and knew Mr Adi's retreat. It was so fun to see traditional balinese yoga, kitchen and houses. Also i found it so great that we were only 2-4 guests at a time so we really could get to know the staff, who were always so happy and fun.

Emily Collins

from Thailand, October 2017

"Unbelievable Retreat in a Beautiful Setting"

There's really nothing to dislike about a Balitrees retreat! The staff alone make this a truly incredible and unbelievable experience. Not only is Adi and excellent host, but his staff, Dewi and Rhianna, make sure that your every need is attended to- from the daily activities they help to coordinate to the delicious meals they serve. Everyone at Balitrees (including the neighbors!) is warmly welcoming and make you feel 100% at home from the moment you arrive.

The location is another major plus. Balitrees is set in a quaint, traditional Balinese village where you'll be welcomed to participate in the daily life there. The yoga pavilion overlooks lush rice terraces, which is a wonderfully peaceful place to practice.

Balitrees has an inclusive vibe and is in no means a yoga "bootcamp". Participants of all skill level, even first timers, will feel comfortable there at they tailor the experience to your particular abilities and goals.

I strongly recommend attending a retreat at Balusters Retreats. I found it to be an incredibly restorative experience that far exceeded my expectations. I hope to return within the year!

Megan Ray

from Indonesia, October 2017

"Experience yoga, meditation, and Bali village life!"

Adi is a fantastic host. He is so welcoming and thoughtful always taliloring the experience to your desires. The setting is very relaxing surrounded by rice fields and the sounds of nature and running water. Dewi and Rihanna feed you three delicious meals a day that they cook fresh and are so fun and friendly. I loved doing yoga and working on my meditation in the open air yoga studio with views of the rice fields. Most of all I enjoyed learning about Bali villiage life, getting to participate in some of it, and getting my incessant questions answered about everything I’d been curious about since coming to Bali. Thanks Balitrees team!!!

Juulia Vekkila

from Sweden, October 2017

"Amazing place in a small village"

I liked everything. The small village is so beatiful and all people are so lovely, funny and friendly. They do anyting to make sure you will enjoy your time. During the yoga sessions you can admire the view of rise fields. It is so peaceful there. I liked this balinese yoga very much and would recommend this especially for beginners, like I was. Mr. Adi will plan all kind of activities for day- and night time and you can take part of those if you want. I really recommend to do that because you will meet amazing people and get to know real balinese culture. Your accomodation is around the nature so nature might come into your room too, be prepared. But it is not too bad and it really shouldn't be a reason why not to go there. I had a 5 days yoga retreat and could've stay longer. One of the best things where I have spent money. This place really took a piece of my heart and exceeded my expectations. I definately will come back some day.

Jeanine Hurte

from Germany, October 2017

"A beautiful retreat to come down"

Bali retreats is everything you can imagine. Located close to a big rice fields in a very small village. It's silent and just beautiful.

Very tasty and healthy Balinese Food.

For me this was a very traditional retreat that also let me experience balinese culture.

Iuliia Surovegina

from United States, October 2017

"More than just a yoga retreat"

This place brought me back to life after a difficult half a year and many problems with my health. I did not want to leave and I'm already thinking of when I can come back. It's so much more than just yoga and meditation. You really emerge into Balinese culture and see it through the eyes of local villagers who are extremely friendly and hospitable. You can find peace and quiet here in what is considered one of the most touristy places on Earth - Bali. The nature surrounding you is gorgeous and definitely has its own role of settling peace inside you. People who I've met there are so kind and radiant and do everything possible to make your stay even more comfortable and relaxing. Adi didn't have any schedule but improvised every day and gave us as much freedom as we wanted which was much better than I expected. Thank you so much for such a great experience!!!

Joana Delgado

from Australia, October 2017

"The retreat was wonderful "

I stayed in Balitrees retreat for 5 nights. Adi is the organiser of the Retreat and his family and friends help with all the activities, food and yoga.

My experience in Balitrees was wonderful and I just wished I could have stayed longer.

With me there were a few more people which made the whole experience even better.

I improved my yoga skills but I could also learn a bit of Tai Chi with the beautiful surroundings of the rice fields.

Having a local Balinese experience was also one of the best things of the retreat. I did cooking classes, had a healing massage, learnt how to make offerings, did good walkings to know the area and see the temples of the village and also went to Tanah Lot temple.

The food was also delicious and traditional with options of vegetarian or not.

Maria Shatalova

from China, October 2017

Everything! The staff and even all the villagers were amazing. They make you feel like a part of their family. They are extremely helpful and always try to meet any requests you have. The home cooked food was very delicious and healthy. The accommodation exceeded all our new expectations.we never expected to find so much comfort amid rice paddies. And most importantly, it was a very spiritual experience. We learned a lot about mantra and mudra meditation, pranayama and spiritual aspects of yoga they don't teach in yoga classes we are all used to. Hoping to come for level 2

Andrew Nance

from United States, October 2017

"Find Your Center at Balitrees Retreats"

Balitrees Retreats was hands down the most serene experience I have ever had. It surpassed all of my expectations tenfold. Looking around at all of the splendor surrounding me during my first yoga and mediation session I asked myself if I had stumbled into heaven by mistake. Rice terraces, butterflies and sunshine; this place is truly paradise.

The only tourists in the village are the ones staying at the retreat so you really have the opportunity to submerge yourself in culture and relaxation. The daily village activities are very enriching and provide an authentic look into the village life of Sesandan and the Balinese way. The food was tasty and there was always plenty of it, I once asked for some coconut juice and someone kindly climbed a tree and plucked a fresh coconut for me to drink-it was delicious!

Mr. Adi and his team were very accommodating throughout my entire stay there. I am very much looking forward to my return and highly recommend anyone looking for relaxation in Bali to experience this.

Sarah Brock

from Brunei, October 2017

"Great Retreat with Lovely People"

A different style of yoga and a great introduction to meditation and a variety of Balinese cultural activities; all in a serene setting. Adi and his staff were very welcoming and hospitable; especially going over and above to provide transport to/from the retreat and for any alternative day trips. I was humbled by the warmth and connection between local community members in their joined efforts to make visitors welcome and also in their day to day lives. Such a refreshing change compared to many other cultures!

Ketut the yoga teacher gets a special mention for her desire to learn and note at least 2 new English words per day and constantly develop her yoga practice; leaving many of us in awe at her ability to achieve advanced asanas!

Anonymous

from Indonesia, October 2017

Staying at Balitrees was a fantastic and unique experience that I'd highly recommend to others! Thanks to Adi, Ketut, the Balitrees staff and the local village for the wonderful hospitality!

Rebecca Li

from Australia, September 2017

"A paradise away "

Mr Adi was a very knowledgeable and hospitable man. He shared all his wealth of knowledge about yoga and the local community and made a great effort to ensure my comfort during the stay. He was communicative up until the moment I arrived, always accommodating to my needs including pick locations. Excellent food, hot showers, clean rooms, wifi and yoga lessons. I enjoyed a music class, cooking lesson and tradition massage session during my stay, all part of the retreats package. Riana, Rai, Didi, Kutuk and Devi were so wonderful with providing outstanding service and I felt part of a family. Thankyou! I will return for longer next time so that I can enjoy the rice fields, helping the locals and doing yoga with Adi as the instructor.

Alex Binet

from Indonesia, September 2017

"B-E-A-U-TIFUL"

All the staffs are really friendly and ready to help you for all your need. The activities are numerous and instructive. The Balines food is amazing and with good quantity. The village by it self is really peacful and relax. The perfect spot to discover Balinese culture and practice yoga. I definitely go back there but for longer next time.

Andre Damian

from Great Britain, September 2017

"Best experience I have had on Bali"

Escape your every day stresses and come to the lovely village of Sesandan Megati in Tabanan. The Balitrees meditation and yoga experience is magical, as you will be in a truly beautiful and inspiring environment, surrounded by positive people and the kind - always smiling - people of Sesandan.

Adi and his staff do an excellent job of creating the best possible experience for you. Every day you will be presented with new opportunities to grow in meditation, yoga, to learn from Hindu culture should you wish, and to engage with the local community at Sesandan.

The programme is flexible, and tailored to the individual needs and wants of its participants. Your happiness and satisfaction is the staff's #1 priority - I felt very appreciated and taken care of during my stay. They really go above and beyond to help you. I am very happy with the warmth and pure joy and kindness of every staff member and I can honestly say I've experienced the customer experience has been one of the best I've ever had so far.

Besides getting better at yoga and meditation, a very unique aspect of this programme is the opportunity to see the real Balinese life. The people of Sesandan are extremely welcoming - a genuine kindness that you could never dream of in touristic places like Kuta or Ubud. The Sesandan community wants to welcome travellers from all walks of life and backgrounds, and will be here to give you a warm welcome.

Don't wait and start discovering this hidden gem in Bali ASAP!

Tammy Leung

from Hong Kong, September 2017

"quite and authentic village life"

In this place, you rest and they take care of everything. You live in the village. You practice yoga and meditation twice a day. Adi arranges activities like trekking after the practice. Sometimes you have chance to attend a village event like a wedding. Food is simple and authentic.

Aleksandra Slesareva

from Indonesia, September 2017

"Perfect place for yoga and learning about balinese life"

I met a lot of great balinese people in Balitrees and Sesandan village, also made friends with other tourist coming to the reatreat. Apart from yoga we made a lot of nice activities like music class, making coconut oil, hindu offerings, cooking, ceremonies, kite festival, visited traditional healer . The place is very beautiful surrounded by rice terraces. It is very relaxing and peacful and I like how the retreat is organized! You have a lot of activies every day ! Ketut and Adi are great yoga instructors, they teach more spiritual yoga than in some western resorts. And the weather is not so hot as at the beach, just perfect for practicing yoga and walk around.

Danielle Lydamore-prasad

from New Zealand, September 2017

"One of my most memorable travel experiences yet!"

If you’re looking for a family away from home, a place to meet kindred spirits, experience authentic Balinese culture or somewhere to strengthen your yoga and spiritual practices - then this is the place for you.

The wonderful people of this village will invite you into their homes, share their amazing stories and ultimately go out of their way to make sure you’re enjoying your stay.

There is something truly unique, genuine and magical about Balitrees and I would encourage anyone looking to reconnect with themselves and other likeminded people to stay here.

Thank you so much for everything, I can't imagine it will be too long before I visit again :)

Anonymous

from Great Britain, September 2017

"Perfect"

Balitrees is the perfect retreat. The people are so freindly and Adi goes out of his way to ensure your stay is enjoyable. Yoga and meditation are really good quality. Took the longest trek around the village and the scenery was amazing. I just wish could have stayed longer.

Phai Leng Gan

from Malaysia, September 2017

"It is beyond a yoga retreat"

1st thing is the people. From the moment I arrived at the airport, Rai and DeDe took good care of me. They even prepared cold drink and welcome snack for me in the car. As it has past lunch hour in the retreat, they brought me to a small "warung" to have lunch. The nasi goreng was yummy and I really like the drink that they specially ordered for me "Deluman", which is a type of jelly made from a type of leave.

All the other staff that I met in the resort were also super friendly and helpful, Dewi, Lyana, Ayu.... and everyone in the village. I also miss my little friend Dodok, Dica, Aimi.... whom have made my stay in Balitree feel at home.

Food prepared by the retreat was always yummy and the portion is very generous. I also love the local coffee that they serve.

The yoga and meditation session. Ketut the instructor was very patient. She always explained every pose in details and shared the benefit. She is more excited than us to see our progress. I also like the meditation session by Adi. I find his session easier to follow as compared with some meditation that I have tried before.

The activities arranged for us were also amazing. We have visited a local primary school, got a great massage from a healer, attended coconut oil making session, visited local market, tracking in the village, fishing with the kids and got to participate in the once a year Kite Festival at Tanah Lot. All at no additional charge.

Welldone Adi and team! I will surely go back again!

Sarah Wong

from Singapore, September 2017

"Great retreat - location, food, activities, people"

I loved many things but what I loved most was how Adi and his team made me feel so welcome throughout my stay. They are a sincere bunch who always try to meet your personalised needs as much as possible. It is a great place to book if you are looking into an authentic village experience.

Erika Massia

from Indonesia, September 2017

"Magical place, wonderful experience"

That place is a real paradise. I really enjoyed every moment, the village, the people, the different focus of yoga on the tradional balinese school...Teachers are so passionate and patient and the landscape just a treasure!

Kelsey Hatchitt

from Singapore, September 2017

"Peaceful and relaxing "

The location of the retreat is so ideal - after traveling to Ubud after the retreat I immediately missed the quiet of the village and the bungalow. The location for yoga was also perfect, an open aired bungalow overlooking the rice field. For those who are looking for a retreat away from the tourists and haggling of Ubud and other larger towns, this is perfect for you. The staff and people of the village are also so sweet - we loved getting to know Dewi and Rihanna and the rest of the people. Everyone was welcoming and friendly, the perfect place to relax. Also, the food was fabulous. There is enough variety each day that you never get tired of the food, in fact it's difficult to stop eating it.

Chloe Soula

from Indonesia, September 2017

"Un coup de cœur "

Par ou commencer .. j'ai tout aimé ! A commencer par l'endroit qui est absolument somptueux, relaxant, apaisant, au milieux des rizières et loin des lieux touristiques. J'ai adoré le village dans lequel se situe la retraite! Les gens sont d'une gentillesse exceptionnelle et nous accueillent à bras ouverts. On a vraiment l'impression de faire partie intégrante du village ce qui nous permet de découvrir vraiment leur culture.

La nourriture est aussi excellente ! On s'est vraiment régalés à tous les repas !

Je suis débutante en yoga et jai vraiment aimé les cours qui m'ont appris beaucoup et m'ont donne envie de continuer à pratiquer le yoga une fois rentrée en france. Deux fois par jours nous avions des activités de découvertes de la culture balinaise toutes plus intéressantes les unes que les autres !

Adi a été à notre écoute tout au long du séjour et a tout fait pour satisfaire nos envies ce qui était vraiment appréciable.

En conclusion : ne vous posez pas de questions, foncez vous ne serez pas déçu !

Jennifer Young

from Indonesia, September 2017

"Yoga retreat went above-and-beyond expectations"

1. Being welcomed into the BaliTrees family: you get to know the villagers on a first name basis and they really look after you and care for you :)

2. If there were any issues, they were looked after in a speedy manner. For example, I experienced some PMS pains and cravings, so Adi's family members went out to the local town to get me pain killers and some chocolate. Amazing!

3. Learning about authentic Balinese yoga and Balinese culture - great to compare the style with my usual practice and to learn from kind, local Balinese people about their daily village life (making offerings, dancing, cooking, massage etc)

4. The food was amazing

5. Being surrounded by beautiful nature: coconut trees (the coconuts were delicious to drink from at lunch time!!), rice fields and fresh air

6. The communication between the host (Adi) and his helpful team was great. They ensured I knew where to go, where to be dropped off at etc.

Ines Oliver

from Australia, September 2017

Beautiful place, and everyone in the village is so nice'!!! Everyone try to make you feel comfortable and at home.

Really nice experience.

Josefin Rönnerfjäll

from Norway, August 2017

"This place is frickin awesome! "

Absolutely loved this place! Could go on and on, but Ill try to make it short.

The location is wonderful, quiet on a hillside overlooking green ricefields. The staff is super nice and the food was delicious! I was a bit sceptical due to a review about the food, but I loved it! Adi arranged so we could participate in cooking lunch, which was good cause now I have recipes to use back home:)

The yoga was better than I thought. Really loved the sunset and moon salutations (even though I thought my back wouldnt), but you got into it really fast and I started to look forward to them. Great overall workout and fokus on meditation.

You have a wide range of activities to choose from as well, or you can just relax on the patio. Adi took us into town after a beach yoga session and bought us dinner, that was really nice!

I really really recommed going here!

Emiliana Corrado

from China, August 2017

"Bali bliss..."

The family feeling was the thing that I enjoyed the most! Everyone was so kind and helpful and I couldn't feel more welcome.. I really felt I.got.the chance to experience in some way Balinese culture and traditions even if my stay was not long enough.. The activities were very interesting plus Adi the owner always tried to.satisfy our requests. our.yoga teacher Ketut was so nice, and even if balinese yoga style is quite different from what I had practiced before I liked the different insight on the practice! And we experienced different ways to try and connect with our inner self, relax and begin our soul healing practice... And last but not least, going there by myself I was very lucky to share my stay with Sarah and Raman, two wonderful girls and adventure companions! ! I really spent a wonderful time, and brought back home wonderful memories.. Thank you very much! Ps They also bought a cake for me as a surprise for my birthday! Best birthday ever! I couldn't have asked for more! Thank you?

Stefanie Wurm

from Austria, August 2017

"Yoga in a small village in Bali - escape the crowds"

I had a wonderful time at Balitrees - this retreat was definitely a highlight of my trip to Bali. I can recommend this truly authentic experience to anyone who wants to learn about traditional balinese yoga in a quiet, peaceful and relaxing setting. You will meet the friendliest locals, who will teach you everything you want to know about their culture and traditions. When I did the retreat, we were only 5-8 guests and no other tourists around - what a wonderful experience. I already miss the home-cooked food and waking up surrounded by beautiful rice terraces.

Raman Kaur

from Singapore, August 2017

"Good experience "

1. Serene location

2. Friendly and light hearted hosts

3. Value for money

Yulia Tartachnyk

from Indonesia, August 2017

"Paradise hidden in the middle of jungle "

Well I have to say it was big surprise !

While most of yoga retreats offering spa but not yoga for abnormal amount of money we decided to try out Bali tree .

From the first moment when we drive closer to area I knew it Was right choice. We have been in Bali for second time and I can confidently say That only in middle of the island ( and I don't speak about Ubud) u can feel real Balinese culture . This place lost in jungle and it is magic of it. U can see wonderful rice terraces without any single tourist around. You will feel as part of the community. I am disagreeing with previous comments saying it is for beginners ( if you seeking just sport it is not for you) It is just different! -Spiritual , deep, beneficial for body and soul. Also You can always push your body further if u willing to. Mr.Adi introduce us Thai Chi as he practices it for very long time. Apart of daily yoga and meditation classes there was lots of cultural activities what helps to understand Balinese culture better: dance, music , rice cultivation, Hindu ceremonies , coconut oil making, coffe farm, visit to healer . People speaks English and kindly willing to share everything with us.

It was priceless experience.

Thank you for amazing days with you . Mr. Adi and Ketut thank u for sharing your knowledge with us. I hope to be back one day. And learn more from you ?

Cindy Solberg

from Indonesia, August 2017

"Magical Bali Yoga and Meditation Retreat "

Remote and very beautiful location. Warm hospitality and an interesting glimpse into Balinese village lifestyle.

Demie Risby

from Indonesia, August 2017

"A true paradise, a must stay!!!"

Balitrees retreat:

Where do I start.....

Firstly balitrees is set within the most beautiful surroundings; rice paddies and palm trees galore this place is truly divine. what makes it better is the fact that it is set in a peaceful quiet village with no other tourism apart from this small retreat.

The owner Adi is a wonderful man who will go above and beyond to make your time with him truly memorable... this retreat has only been open for 3 months and you get a real feel of authenticity and realism.

You get to choose out of 3 accommodation, the main area, the homestay ( 10 minute walk away ) and the villas( 20 minute drive ) each of these suited to wether you want a more personal experience such as the homestay, the villas for a private experience and the main area to be close to the daily activity, food and main yoga!

The food is delicious, a wonderful set of traditional Balinese dishes are served each day, breakfast lunch and dinner all included within the package!! All filling and plentiful, you will eat these under a small beautiful bamboo open hut overlooking the rice terrace while sharing the experience with only a few lucky others( only up to 10 at one time) you also receive free water all the time( bottled) you are even provided with your own water bottle to use through your stay which adds a wonderful touch to the whole experience.

Also included in the very cheap retreat are local Balinese activities that happen more than once each day, these can range from the

Sissil Egge

from Indonesia, August 2017

"Magical Balitrees "

Everything!

Shani Miller

from Indonesia, August 2017

"Wonderful experience"

Such a beautiful quiet village, all the people are very lovely and welcome you with open arms, I loved the combination of yoga, meditation and some cultural things in between. The food was also great!!

Irene Nissen

from Australia, August 2017

"Bali Trees Retreat - a great retreat"

The people ver very warm and welcoming. Nothing was a bother and they would bend over backwards to accommodate the needs of the guests.

The environment (both the village and the accommodation) was relaxed and comfortable.

Yoga lessons met my needs and were taught in a friendly and fun way accommodations the different levels of the students.

Fiesole Marks

from United States, August 2017

"Beyond Amazing "

I really can't recommend this experience enough! Set in the incredibly peaceful mountains of Bali and surrounded by terraced rice paddies, Balitrees offers an experience rather than a retreat. I have never felt more at home away from home than I did in the village. The scale of time just disappears as the slow pace of life there creates a relaxing environment away from the realities of modern life.

Adi's traditional knowledge of spiritual yoga and meditation is extensive and he is able to teach silat and tai chi too. The classes are aimed to provide an introduction and deep understanding of the practices and were perfect for beginners like me as Adi is incredibly patient and passionate about passing on his knowledge. (You can even sign up to study and take the yoga exam if you wish and have the time) Classes are a couple of hours each morning and afternoon and between classes Adi provides opportunities for you to visit various villagers and learn about their way of life. Food was absolutely delicious and not at all what I expected. Simple and slightly repetitive but with fantastic flavours, especially the spiced chicken! Not just vegetarian as previously advertised - when we said we ate meat it was generously provided!

Francoise Heydenreich

from Singapore, July 2017

"Best get away spot in bali with real cultural experience"

Away from the highly frequented tourist areas and in the middle of balis beautiful nature with its wide stunning range of colors, shapes and smells. This retreat offers a perfect combination of experiencing the balinese culture and getting a soft start into “ yoga land“. Nevertheless, advanced yogis get the chance to expand their knowledge and learn about “watukaru“- the traditional yoga, which has been developed in the mountain nearby.

Overall, it was an exceptionel experience and I am happy that 8 had the wonderful opportunity to experience the unique hindu- bali traditions first hand. All villagers were very kind and welcoming.

Also, food was better than what we had been served in restaurants. The staff was super caring and gave each guest individual service. Whatever you need, Adi and his community will take care of it even if its about other, personal concerns.

Best get away spot in Bali I'd stay!

Emma Sothern

from Vietnam, July 2017

"Perfect escape in a traditional Balinese village"

I had a wonderful experience at Balitrees. I didn't know what to expect as some of these 'cultural retreats' can seem a bit forced or overly cheesy! Not the case here. The people of Sedandan village were incredibly welcoming and genuinely pleased to have us there. Myself and the 2 other guests were even invited to a wedding...A wonderful experience although they insisted on stuffing us with too much food!!

Adi and his team continuously went out of their way to help us, from including a little bucket of toiletries in the bathroom to bringing us to the village healer. Whatever we wanted!! They were all so warm and kind, we were made to feel instantly at home!!

The classes were a bit different to what I'd expected but I actually loved them...It was refreshing to see a less exercise-focused and more spiritual approach to yoga. One of my favourite aspects was the moving meditation - like a form of Tai Chi - and I hope I can remember it now!! The schedule's pretty loose so you have time to explore the area if you don't want to get involved in activities.

Anyway, if you're looking for an authentic cultural experience with the kindest people, to learn something different in a beautiful setting and to make great friends, you've found it. Thanks Adi, Dewi, Mrs Ketut, Rihanna, Yulia, Yoshi, Rai and everyone there for making it such a special experience (and sorry for all the mis-spellings of the names!) I'll be back one day!!

Rosemarie Mansi

from New Zealand, July 2017

"The real Bali"

If you would like to see the real Bali, practice yoga and recharge, then this is the retreat for you. We started each day with yummy snacks, meditation, sun salutations and tai chi. The day was filled with great simple, local, food and fantastic cultural experiences such as coconut oil making, music classes and cooking lessons. We finished the day with yoga, which was tailored to both experience and flexibility levels, and dinner. It was great to practice different types of yoga with different teachers.

I cannot describe how relaxing it is to sit outside meditating, feeling the sun on your back and listening to the cicadas, frogs and roosters. It was pure bliss.

The staff were incredibly welcoming and friendly. They just wanted us to experience their village and way of life. They cannot do enough for you and they are great good company.

This retreat can only hold four people so it will not be overrun with tourists.

I loved my stay at Balitrees and will definitely return. It was by far the best part of my trip.

Anonymous

from Malaysia, July 2017

"Incredible experience "

Everyone was incredibly nice and very friendly! The location is amazing and not full of tourists. The accomodation and food is also amazing!!! Loved my time here!

Elaina Matsko

from United States, July 2017

"Amazing, authentic Balinese experience"

The first thing you notice arriving at the retreat is how remote you feel among the beautiful rice terraces (that are better than Ubud in my opinion.) It's one of the most relaxing environments I've ever been in where you can disconnect from your fast-paced life and really reconnect with nature. It seems like there is no one around apart from the people who live in the village. A very non-touristy location where everyone you meet is warm & welcoming and the most beautiful views to go along with it all.

The early morning challenge of Tali Rasa quickly became my favorite time of the day but the other daily activities also really deliver. You get to sit with the local villagers and learn to make offerings in the traditional way, learn to play traditional Balinese instruments, afternoon yoga alongside the children's lessons (be it yoga, martial arts or dance lessons) and see the daily life of a village that hasn't been overrun by tourists and western civilization.

The accommodations were good; comfortable beds, showers with hot water, AC and wifi all made it easy to still get the comforts of home while indulging in this experience.

It happened to be my birthday during my stay and I was given a birthday party by the villagers/staff and their children. What a special day they provided for me! The girls put on a Balinese dance, everyone sang Happy Birthday (in Balinese) and they even got me a cake. :) I truly can't say enough good things about every person involved in Balitrees!

Eleanor Purvis

from Indonesia, June 2017

"A blissful retreat "

Adi and his family were wonderful hosts. The entire experience far exceeded my expectations. Where do I start.

The setting of the retreat is in a very rural village. You couldn't get more remote if you tried. Rice terraces, coconut and banana trees. A tropical paradise. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The meals prepared were simple but extremely tasty. Fresh fruit was always on offer.

Meditation and Balinese Tai Chi class every morning. Perfect routines to clear your mind. The afternoon session were yoga focussed. All my instructors were excellent. They tailor the routines to suit my needs. My classes involved a lot of hamstring stretches and back bends. As only 4 guests can stay at one time you receive great personal tuition. I had a day of 1-2-1 classes.

You become a member of the family very quickly. Everyone is so friendly.

Cultural exchange. Everyday there is an opportunity to take part in a cultural activity. Watching the sunrise, oil making, preparing a Balinese meal, a session with the local medicine man, crafting offerings/blessings.

I enjoyed everything I did on the retreat. If you are looking for a relaxing few days, in a beautiful setting and a family environment look no further.

Monique Buker

from Australia, June 2017

"Wonderful culture and yoga experience "

I booked a 4 nights yoga retreat at Balitrees. What I received was so much more than I hoped for :) Mr Adi ( the owner of the place) has been extremely welcoming and happy to share his knowledge about the balinese culture with me. I was the only one staying at this wonderful village. I already miss all inhabitants and hope that I can come back at some point.

Everyday I visited another family and did and got to know something different about the balinese culture.

The accommodation is great! The beds are comfy... The food is balinese and good.

I was lucky to be be the only student in the yoga classes. As I was a beginner, I really enjoyed this.

I am sure this is one of the - if not the - most authentic balinese cultural experience.

I wish Mr Adi success with his relatively new business.

Anonymous

from Myanmar [Burma], June 2017

"A Beautiful, Cultural Experience "

•family owned! It is very village oriented and your interactions with locals is unlike most places in Bali

•beautiful and very clean rooms

•activities were interesting and educational; it was nice to leave feeling like I learned a bit about Balinese life

•small group was nice; very unlike the large, crowded retreats around

•more of a cultural experience with a bit of yoga

Nava Bastani

from India, May 2017

"Beautiful retreat in real Bali"

Adi's and his family took such wonderful care of us while we were at his village. We did yoga in the morning and Talia Rossi which is the Balinese equivalent of tai chi and we did short meditation's. The food was delicious and prepare daily by his family. The daily cultural events which happened around the village in neighbors homes was a real treat and something I deeply treasured. The location is very beautiful and out of the regular tourist areas so that you feel like you're in the real Bali. I would recommend you spending an extra night and doing the tour with Adi, he takes you to a lovely temple, Hot Springs and the beach as well as lunch at his family's café in Tabanan. This is more like a cultural retreat where you get the best of all worlds. Very good for beginners .

Anna Sophia Burch

from United States, August 2018

"Doing yoga and meditation between beautiful rice paddies"

The retreat gives you the true bali experience with local activities and balinese yoga style. I loved the regional food and how the whole village was occupied in the accomodation and activities of the yogis in the retreat.

Susan Hemelaar

from Netherlands, August 2018

"Back to basic"

Overnacht in homestay Red roses. Erg vriendelijke en lieve familie. Je wordt echt als familie gezien. Lessen waren erg fijn, zowel voor beginners als gevorderden. Locatie is prachtig; midden in de natuur met allemaal locals om je heen. Het eten was echt Balinees en heerlijk!

Nathalie Da Silva Capela

from France, August 2018

"Great experience !"

The place is very quiet and beautiful. The Yoga teacher is very nice and the activities (cooking, making coco nut oil, Balinese langage lesson, traditionnal massage, music lesson,...) are very interesting. The team (people from the village) are so nice and helpful . It is very nice place to think about yourself and find happiness! I will come back! :-)

Robin Verkaik

from Indonesia, August 2018

"Warm, friendly and committed"

The people all were very sweet and warm, the room was fine, the yoga was good for beginners and more advanced yogi's, the teachers were good and committed, the activities were nice, the food was delicious, especially the green pancakes rolls and the group atmosphere was very nice. And also very sweet....I had an injury, so I couldn't join the yoga and Pencak Silat classes anymore. I wanted to leave earlier and that was no problem. Thank you!

Elodie Stuber

from Thailand, July 2018

"A nice time among beautiful rice terraces"

The scenery was amazing: a perfect location for a peaceful yoga retreat.

Local people were really friendly and the staff was very arranging and helpful.

We loved the modern massage and the yoga at the beach.

Many activities are offered.

Transportation from and to Tabanan and in the village is well-organised.

Pascale Vieuxtemps

from Indonesia, June 2018

"Mon meilleur souvenirs de Bali"

Un environnement exceptionnel : paysage somptueux de rizieres en terrasses, dans une campagne au calme, au loin du traffic, de la circulation et des touristes !

Des cours de Yoga ou Taichi avec de tres bons professeurs qui ne comptent pas leur temps et sont d une grande patience et gentillesse.

Des activites culturelles tres pertinentes, qui font participer les habitants du village et nous permettent de rentrer au coeur de la culture balinaise, que ce soit les cours de cuisine, de musique traditionnelle, de plantations du riz, le massage... toutes les activites sont interessantes.

La cuisine est delicieuse.

Et puis les participants, tous charmants !

Eugenie Neumann

from United States, June 2018

"Top location and yoga / martial arts teachers"

I really enjoyed the beautiful landscape and the activities. It was also great to always opt in for a massage. I enjoyed the yoga and meditation / martial arts sessions most because the teachers were very competent but still not too serious sometimes - so we had a good laugh from time to time :)

A recommendation regarding activities: it would be amazing to hike up the mountain one day!

Iveta Mattielighova

from Singapore, June 2018

"Paradise where the time stops in every way"

Balitrees truly is a very paradisy place. You'll get "sucked" into the peacefulness in no time. What is better than start your day with slow yoga and meditation with hilarious view of the rice fields and palm trees. The food is extremely delicious and the people working there very lovely. Besides yoga, you can chose each day two activities to do, or just go for a massage or whatever your heart wants, because Dewi & Adi will try to arrange for you everything! It's amazing how they can make almost anything happen. :) That being told, the whole atmosphere is a very relaxed & flexible chaos. Don't expect a schedule or even to have an idea what and when is exactly going to happen. Especially if you live in one of the accommodations that are further away, it could be a bit frustrating that you didn't know you should prepare your bag for the whole day... It's also quite confusing, that different accommodations go under different retreats just for you to find out, that it's all the same (totally unnecessary). Some of our group would have booked a different accommodation if we knew in the first place, because for example the place where the massages are is magical. Also important to know - sometimes you eat at Balitrees and sometimes in your other accommodation so you don't stay with the group... But go experience for yourself, its worth it :)

Sandra Schmidt

from United States, May 2018

"Great Experience"

I really liked my stay in Balitrees. Everybody was very nice and friendly. I met amazing people and had a lot of fun. The yoga classes were great and also the activities within the village. I learnt so many new things :) Thank you so much for everything! I can highly recommend Balitrees!

Gwenaelle Allain

from Indonesia, May 2018

"3 jours de stage"

Le lieu est perdu dans les rizière ce qui est très reposant et magnifique. Les installations sont aussi très bien. J'ai beaucoup apprécié les activités proposées en plus du yoga qui étaient très enrichissantes.

Olivier Beer

from Indonesia, May 2018

Les activitées variées

Yela De Koning

from Indonesia, April 2018

Ik vond het ontzettend leuk dat alle betrokkenen bij de yoga retreat uit de buurt kwamen en het echt een kleine community is!

Celine Hennig-wilmking

from Germany, April 2018

"So much love! "

It was a amazing experience with so much love and wonderful people. A very good program and nice food. I will come back.

Thao Nguyen Yen Tran

from Indonesia, April 2018

"Highly recommended!"

I really enjoyed my time at Balitrees Yoga Retreat. The people there are so friendly, the food was delicious, Yoga was wonderful and they offer so many interesting activities, like waterfall visits, massage (traditional and modern), rice farming, wood carving, making offerings and a lot more! Moreover everything was very clean and wow - what a view! Thank you so much.

Kerstin Schneider

from Thailand, April 2018

Yoga lessons, lunch and dinner, all the offered activities around, the whole programm and concept

Loic Martineau

from Malaysia, April 2018

""Formidable immersion dans la vie balinaise authentique""

cadre magnifique paysage grandiose, des hôtes charmants et très serviables un programme d'activité formidable des leçons de yoga originales et de bon niveau

une tres bonne ambiance

beaucoup de chaleur humaine et d'authenticité

Janina Isert

from Indonesia, February 2018

"Empfehlenswert"

Es waren 5 Tage Entspannung! In der Zeit im Retreat musste ich mich um nichts kümmern. Zwischen den Yoga Sessions wurden Aktivitäten angeboten, sodass man sich um nichts kümmern musste. Wir wurden immer um unsere Meinung und Anregungen gebeten, dass auch alle Gäste zufrieden sind. Adi und sein Team kümmern sich sehr gut um die Gäste. Die Yogs Sessions allgemein wurden sehr unterschiedlich gestaltet, auch mit verschiedenen Trainern. Wer ein paar Tage dem Stress entfliegen möchte, ist im Balietrees gut aufgehoben. Kann ich nur weiterempfehlen!

Aicha Rachati

from Belgium, January 2018

"Balitrees retreat: meer dan alleen yoga en meditatie"

Als je van yoga en meditatie houdt maar je wilt je ook verdiepen in de Balinese cultuur in al zijn facetten dan is deze retreat zeker iets voor u.

Je leeft tussen de sympatieke mensen van het dorp en verblijft in luxueuze prive ruimtes met uitzicht over de felgroene rijstvelden.

Bovendien is het een perfecte prijs- kwaliteit verhouding.

Ik had hier een fantastische tijd en ik kom zeker een keertje terug

Mark Zimmermann

from Indonesia, January 2018

"Great retreat"

- wonderful location

- unique yoga style

- great local food

- nice people

- felt like a part of the family/village

- many to explore

- so a beautiful time, that I extended my stay

Anonymous

from Austria, December 2017

"My best authentic Bali experience !"

It were great 5 days I spent at Balitrees. The whole crew is just too lovely and the group of fellow „Yogis“ was amazing, too.

There were so many activities, I don‘t even know where to begin. Just to name a few favouritve memories, there was a bicycle tour to the beach with an amazing sunset, visiting many villagers, some of them showed us how they make coconut oil, we cooked delicious pastery, tried the handicraft of making offerings, had the chance to try Gamelan... just amazing experiences !

Twice a day there were Yoga and Meditation classes, which were very interesting.

The food was very good, you won‘t be hungry, three big meals a day !

The housing was beautiful and sourrounded by beautiful garden and landscape, too.

All in all, it was just a perfect experience I can highly recommend.

Jessika Lessard-voisard

from New Caledonia, November 2017

"Un séjour de ressourcement plus que parfait "

La beauté des lieux, la gentillesse de tout l'équipe, la diversité des activités, la qualité des cours de yoga, l'ouverture d'esprit de l'équipe, la localisation de l'endroit (le village est charmant), la qualité de la nourriture.

Agustin De La Parta

from Australia, November 2017

"Great way to experience real bali"

To be part of the village for a couple of days. Learning about how they live, and by yoga and meditation reach a great peace/relaxation state.

Clarence Nihon He

from Indonesia, October 2017

"Magnifique expérience dans un vrai village de Bali"

Mon séjour à Sesandan fut exceptionnel. Mr Adi prend extrêmement bien soin de ses guests et on se sent super bien accueilli, entouré et écouté tout au long du séjour. Le moindre petit souci est vite résolu. Les gens de Balitrees et du village sont toujours souriants et bien veillants. Mon hébergement était à 500 mètres du site mais dès que je voulais y retourner pour m’y reposer quelqu’un était disponible pour m’y reconduire...même si la marche jusque là était magnifique (mais un peu trop chaud entre 11h et 15h). L’ambiance du lieu et du village est très zen et simple. Les activités chouettes, magnifique spectacle balinais un soir juste pour nous (nous étions seulement 4). J’ai beaucoup aimé vivre là et découvrir la vrai vie de ces balinais sur place! Om swamstiastu! Suksuma ?

Fatou Sow

from United States, October 2017

"Unforgettable experience"

I just spent 5 unforgettable days at Balitrees retreats in magnificent Sesandan village. I will never forget this incredible experience : living with the inhabitants and enjoying traditional activities with them, doing Balinese meditation and yoga (very traditional, not western adapted at all) and learning the process of rice cultivation. I don't think you can find that kind of enlightening retreats easily! I really recommend it to anybody who would be interested in a real body and mind healing. Thank you Adi, his team and the whole village!

Criostal Mulroy

from Australia, October 2017

"L'éveil a la culture "

Le lieu

Les gens étaient très gentils et attentifs

Le personnel fait en sorte qu'on sois tous a l'aise et nous arrange sur le transport

Risette Hoekwater

from Indonesia, October 2017

"Alle verwachtingen overtroffen!"

Zonder verwachtingen ben ik deze zgn. retraite ingegaan. Ik heb amper yoga ervaring en zou wel zien hoe dit was. In een woord GE-WEL-DIG. Alles was perfect. De ligging, de mensen, het eten en de lessen. Alles gebeurt in overleg. De lessen werden op jouw wensen afgesteld. Ook werd de freetime opgevuld met leuke uitstapjes. Die je kostenloos kon meedoen als je wilde. Als je niet wilde, was dat geen probleem. Het was peacefull en zeker een aanrader. Mede doordat het zo kleinschalig is, is het heel intiem en persoonlijk!

Romy Janssen

from Indonesia, October 2017

"Heerlijke get-away"

Iedereen van het (Engelssprekend!) personeel kende je direct bij naam. De groep is kleinschalig. De accomodatie was luxe en goed voorzien. De omgeving is prachtig om te wandelen. Je bent de enige toerist/buitenlander in het dorp waar iedereen zo goed mogelijk Engels probeert te praten. Je bent onderdeel van hun community als je dat wilt en kunt deelnemen aan al hun dagelijkse activiteiten. Verrassend geweldige ervaring!

Tiziana Caprino

from Indonesia, October 2017

"A peaceful and heartwarming place"

If you are looking for a slice of "real Bali", don't miss this beautiful place! The owner Adi gives you the chance to see into traditional Balinese Yoga and Meditation and also a little bit into Balinese Culture (like traditional balinese music and dance). The location is surrounded by rice fields and it's the perfect place to calm down and find peace. The people there are very heartwarming and after a couple of days

you will become part of the small village. You will get invited into neighbours houses for preparing meals (by the way: the food is very yummi) , making Hindu offerings or just for having a chat...

This Retreat was one of the best things I have ever done and I felt really welcome! I am very grateful for this experience and I hope that Adi will maintain this Retreat. Thanks for everything!

Anonymous

from Malaysia, September 2017

"Amazing cultural & spiritual experience "

The people there were all super lovely and did everything for us to have a great stay. The location and landscape was also really beautiful. The yoga sessions were nice.

Zakia Chergui

from Netherlands, August 2017

"Much respect for adi, he is a great teacher."

This is the most best experience in Life. Adi and the staff are great! The landshape and spirit of the village are impressed. Also the balanese culture is special with the lovely humans of the village. Rest and peace of the rist field. Look inside this world its an yourney the rest of your Life .To invest in your self for your body and Mindset. Thanks in advance for this amazing yourney in Bali.

Jessica Agard

from Indonesia, August 2017

"Semaine chez l habitant"

Les.habitants du village sont très accueillant

Rebecca Staal

from Thailand, August 2017

Die Lage der Unterkunft ist sehr abgelegen von der Stadt aber das hat mir sehr gut gefallen um mal zu entspannen und die Aussicht auf die Reisfelder ist so wunderschön! und die Bewohner im Dorf sind alle sehr nett und helfen immer gerne. Es ist auch interessant ein Einblick in die "eigentliche" Kultur von Bali zu bekommen. Das Zimmer war auch groß, sauber und einfach besser als erwartet.

Luciana Rosinni

from United Arab Emirates, June 2017

"The best experiencie for body and soul that I've had"

I went to this retreat looking for yoga and meditation, and some relax. What happened those days is more that what I can tell just with words. I came back home feeling happier and really thankful.

Mr. Adi is waiting for you at the airport and bring you to the Village. From then on you enter in a new world, all the people I met, all theirs traditions, their kindness, their humble way of living, made me be in real contact with my inner self and realize what is really important in life.

I was the only 'tourist' in the village, the families around opened their doors an their hearts to me.

You need to experience this.

The whole retreat exceeded my expectations, the food they cooked was simply amazing, the room was clean and nice, the bed comfy, I couldn't ask for more.

Mijke Brugman

from Indonesia, May 2017

"Highly reconmended"

It was a great experience, way better then i expected! Adi (the owner) is really nice, going out of his way to make you feel comfortable and make sure your wishes are fullfilled. He even helpt me with my visa extention! The room is nice as well, its clean and everything you need is provided. The rest of the staff is also lovely! The're very friendly, cook amazing meals, clean your room and even do

laundry. The lessons are nice and there are also several activities provided. But there is also enough 'me-time', if you want. Overall, i had a great time!

Willem Beijen

from Vietnam, May 2017

"The real traditional bali life"

I had a really good time at balitrees. The freedom to make my own choises for what program i prefered where really nice. All the activities with the local people of the village where really fun an gave a good insight of traditional bali life. Everybody was very was super helpfull and friendly. I learned alot and made many new friends.

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Brian Lau China

Balitrees Retreats Facebook page

Amazing experience, very cultural and enlightening for authentic Balinese culture and traditions. The staff are all incredible - friendly and helpful in every way! Surrounded by rice paddies and palm trees with no tourists aside from others in your group it’s a real retreat!

Patricia Montironi Italy

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I was there from the 24th to 28th of July, and I had a great time there. Everything was perfect. They took care of everything and I felt like at home in a family.

I learned a lot about the Balinese culture and that was I wanted. Ketut the yoga teacher was an excellent teacher, it was so nice to do yoga at the ricefield, at the beach and at Umadarthu, each place had its charm.

Then they tought me to do the offering (canang), to play gamelan (their instrument) .... the teacher had such a patience with me coz I do not have any musical ear !!!! but he managed to teach me the basic. It was fun. Then I went to plant my rice ... so in 3 months somebody will eat my rice. I went to an orphanage (it was my special request) because I brought some english books and pencils that I wanted to give to a school and Adi organized it to me even it was not in the package of activities. And at last as the cherry on top of the cake I had the traditional balinese massage from the healer Ketut. Wonderful!

When we did the tour with bike : real good mountain bikes brand new !

The transfers from the airport and to my second destination were perfect.

The food was really good.

Well for sure if someone of my friend wish to go to Bali I will highly recommend Balitrees Retreat (Megati, Sedandan, Tabanan Sub-District, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82162, Indonesia) for a real meet with Balinese culture in a non touristic part of the island.

I would give a 10 - the highest score because they diserve all and even more!

Yours sincerely,

Patricia Montironi

Marcela Zeman Australia

Balitrees Retreats Facebook page

A truly wonderful retreat. Peaceful. Picturesque. Incredibly friendly and accommodating hosts. And a lot of fun! To be away from the hustle and bustle of some of the main areas of Bali and be up in the mountains in a traditional village amongst the stunning tiered rice paddy farmlands of Sesandan was so relaxing and scenic. A beautiful place to practice the original form of yoga with very knowledgeable teachers who also have a terrific sense of humour injecting joy and laughter into each session. A peaceful, warm and smiling heart after each class! And yoga on the black sands of the nearby beaches with a full moon rising and the crashing waves of the ocean was spectacular. Cycling there through the local villages and rice fields was one of my personal highlights – a lot of fun with the group on the way! The opportunity to visit the local orphanage and make a contribution to the children was so heart-warming. Thank you Adi. A wonderful place doing wonderful work which all showed in the radiant smiles of the kids and their obvious well-being. The accommodation far exceeded expectations and is tranquil and plush. And the food was great – wonderful local fresh produce cooked in the traditional Balinese way and served with much love by the fabulous staff of Balitrees. My 5 day visit was far too short – and I will be returning! Thank you to all at Balitrees – it felt like a home away from home.

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