Gokul Yoga Bali is a yoga school and ashram set amid lush green on a Bali river bank. The school offers yoga workshops, classes, and teacher training courses.
Yoga Teacher Training (1)
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500
Masley is a trained and dedicated yoga instructor. Her practice is influenced by classical yoga covering Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga currently taught by Mahayogi Jani Jaatinen of Gokul Yoga. She teaches Hatha and Vinyasa yoga which are alignment-based so no matter the pace of the practice is, the mind finds quiet strength in becoming aware of the rhythm of the body. She is a registered yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and has a background in community and clinical psychology. She hopes to share her knowledge in using yoga as a complementary toolkit in managing stress, anxiety, and depression.
Zaida Aguado Bordes
from Ireland, August 2018
Excellent instructors, really good course, wonderful location and amazing food. The staff in Shanti Toya Were wonderful and very helpful, food incredibly delicious, and the course intens but absolutely great.
I hightly recommend this place and this particular course.
Anis Nabillah Mohd Azli
from Malaysia, March 2019
"Beautiful experience "
First of all, the yoga retreat price is really worth the trip/time. It’s one of the most affordable yoga retreat in south east Asia with awesome experience. The ashram, is hidden in the midst of rice paddy field with soothing environment (but beware of mosquito)
We have 4 different yoga instructors that came to teach us during the week. They’re so friendly and taught us the different types/dynamics of yoga. The classes were getting intense as day goes by but you’ll get stronger as well.
And I met 7 beautiful strong women from all across Europe and they made my stay even more special.
The host n staff were all friendly and helpful. They tend to our enquiries n help arrange our transportation when we’re going out to other areas.
Food was amazing! It’s all vegan but super delicious and there’s free flow of fresh tropical fruits daily.
I would definitely recommend this place to other people. Good job shanti toya ashram team !
from Australia, March 2019
I loved staying at Gokul Yoga Retreat, the location was so peaceful in the middle of the forest, the food was also good with different choices every day. Staff and all the instructors were really nice, I really had an amazing experience here!
from United States, February 2019
"Local, vegan, middle of the jungle but close to Ubud"
This place was like paradise to me and my fellow retreat members. Nobody wanted to leave and luckily I was able to stay for 10 days. Unfortunately I had an accident the morning before the retreat, which stopped me from doing yoga, but I enjoyed myself very much everyday with my new friends, the amazing vegan food, the paradise-like pool, the wonderful staff, the daily activities and my books. Rama almost completely healed my almost broken tailbone, and after 7 days I was already able to do some yoga. The staff was super helpful and bought bandaids and medicine for me when I needed it.
It is very local, so you eat Balinese food, stay in rooms that are very comfortable but it's not a retreat. That also defines the people who do the retreat. It was very mixed, everyone was not about performing but about enjoying and learning.
The surroundings are so green, so many birds and insects (in the trees, they keep everything really clean so I had no fear of spiders or insects in the rooms or food) and you can see the sunset from the neighbourhood ricefields. You can rent a scooter for 60.000 rupiah and drive within 30 minutes to ubud if you like.
Because of my accident I had a different experience than the others, but it was the best I could've wished for. I only had to pay for my food, accommodation and treatments, which is still a very good price for what you get in return.
All in all, it was my best, most relaxing and eye opening experience in my 5 weeks of Bali.
from Indonesia, February 2019
The yoga classes, the teachers, massage, people overall were really, really great! And the vegan food was amazing! For that I would come back anytime.
from Australia, February 2019
The staff were all very kind and helpful. All the yoga teachers were experienced and good teachers. The envioronment is divine and promotes tranquility.
from Taiwan, February 2019
"Great yoga experience in a traquil setting"
The place is excellent, the people who work there caring and lovely, they try their best and overall we had a wonderful experience. Food was 100% vegan and inspired me to try it after coming back home - I felt light and healthy. Rooms were spacious, beds comfortable and bathroom was clean and practical. The whole place is located in the middle of rice fields, quiet and tranquil. Every day's schedule was interesting and we attended all the activities. Fantastic experience - highly recommend!
from France, February 2019
"An exceĺlent experience!"
The yoga workshop was amazing, so helpful and inspiring! All the yoga teachers were very good, experienced and helpful. The food was all fresh and delicious! Shanti Toya is a beautiful place with a very loving and caring atmosphere, one feels like the staff and guests are all part of a big family.
from Estonia, January 2019
"Everything that I excpected"
I liked everything about this retreat. It was certainly very good value for money. The premises were perfect. Like a paradise garden. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The pool was a real highlight and greatly appreciated after a hot day. I never knew vegan food could be that good. I slept like an angel. The daily activities were really interesting. Especially the visit to the local village and the local family. I also really enjoyed the massage and meeting the local healer. This experience truly changed my life and I would recommend it to everyone.
from Australia, January 2019
"Amazing experience "
Amazing location, lovely people, good food, awesome classes, fantastic massages and excellent value for money. If you need to get away for a while and be around like minded people, among nature then this is definitely the retreat for you, however if you like the finer things in life than this retreat may not be the one you’re looking for. You have everything that you need for a comfortable and relaxing retreat and the Bali experience is above and beyond. Everyone is so loving and accomodating and they really take care of you. I’ll be back for sure! Thanks so much Kalina and the rest of the team 🙂
from Australia, January 2019
Fresh water pool
from Sweden, January 2019
"Authentic Balienese experience"
You feel so welcome from the very start. The program is truly abundant. I loved to get to know the Balinese culture more.
Har Leng Law
from United States, January 2019
The instructors are good
from Italy, January 2019
Shanti Toya Ashram is a magical, quiet and peaceful place surrounded by lush tropical nature. Fresh spring water in the pool, delicious food and healing treatments combined with always different yoga and meditation classes make this place a dream. If you need to recharge your batteries, if you need some peace of mind, if you are looking for any kind of inspiration, well, this is the place for you.
Private yoga classes can be arranged and the library offers a great choice of books for the ones that want to go deeper in to yoga and its principles.
A special mention goes to the staff which is made by dedicated, sweet and caring people.
Unforgettable, I felt like home (and better!)
from Great Britain, December 2018
"An oasis in Bali"
I loved everything about this retreat, the set up was perfect! Staff were welcoming, the organised daily workshops/day tour was a fantastic way to learn traditional Balinese culture and 2 yoga classes a day with a variation of teachers to keep it interesting. We had a very small and intimate class which meant that the teachers could help us individually, and each one was knowledgeable and passionate about their practise.
Oh and the fresh spring water pool in the jungle was paradise!
Mary Kate Fitzpatrick
from Laos, December 2018
I loved Shanti Toya Ashram. This was my first yoga retreat ever, and I enjoyed it immensely. The instructors were all wonderful, and each brought something different, and the site itself is a wonderful place to relax and reflect.
from United States, December 2018
"This is a very special place"
The people- so warm and friendly
from Australia, December 2018
"Excellent opportunity to relax and further practice"
The staff and teachers were all amazing. So friendly, gracious and welcoming. The food was fresh and varied. The grounds themselves were so beautiful. The photos don't do it justice. On top of that the Balinese experience tour was such a great insight into Balinese culture. We did so much in just 4hrs. That was such a gift. Overall so many places to be mindful and reflective on the grounds and not far from Ubud for day trips if you like. A fantastic experience, I will definitely be back.
from Latvia, November 2018
Instructions and explanation
from Vietnam, November 2018
"Wonderful stay, thank you! "
The staff at this place are some of the nicest people I have ever met.
from Australia, October 2018
"Good relaxing wonderful place"
The location was wonderful. Yoga class good. Staff friendly and happy. Overall I moved my stress levels to zero.
I healed and moved a lot of negative stuff.
from Australia, September 2018
"Retreat revive and rejuvenate "
from United States, August 2018
"Exceeded my expectations "
Perfect location, great food. The best part for me was the variety of yoga styles and teachers- all Balinese. A perfect place to rejuvenate and heal. I’ll definitely be back.
from Slovenia, July 2018
A perfect little place in the middle of the jungle, with amazing fresh food and lovely teachers.
from Ireland, July 2018
"Week of yoga in tranquil forest and mid of rice fields "
Quality of daily yoga in morning and evening was amazing. Various instructors, different yoga (Vinyasa, Yin, Dynamic), breathing exercises. Besides that each day some activity - Balinese village, cooking and dancing class, make of offerings. Lovely staff - Kalina manager was very helpful all the time, Pradnya who runs the place is lovely lady as well, not to forget the chef ladies who prepared amazing vegetarian food. Ashram is in the forest, lot of flora and fauna( geckos:) so you rather like living in nature, no frills accommodation, focused on yoga.
from Australia, July 2018
"Highly recommended "
The staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful. The yoga instruction and variety was excellent. The cultural experiences were interesting, educational and enjoyable. The food was healthy and very tasty. The location in a small forest by a river surrounded by a farming village was peaceful, relaxing, colourful, refreshing and there was local wildlife to be seen.A variety of accommodation options are available. Massage and healing services are very good. Transport services are timely and professional. Overall an excellent experience and value for money.
from Great Britain, July 2018
"Amazing week "
Such a lovely place with lovely people, beautiful surroundings in the most peaceful location, amazing homemade vegan food everyday, the trip was really interesting, the massage was amazing, the activities were all fun, yoga was great, the people I met there were so lovely... the only downside was my room which was a little unclean and they are very basic but they do their best to be accommodating and help in any way they can. The perfect place to relax and find your inner calm, thanks for a lovely week x
from Malaysia, July 2018
"for yoga beginners"
the yoga classes are perfect for beginners, the basics like right bearings are explained very well! For advanced yogis the classes are a bit simple sometimes. But anyways it’s great to get to know many types of yoga. The meals are super delicious and the massage is the best we’ve ever had.
from New Zealand, July 2018
Excellent value for money, with 7 days accommodation plus 3 meals a day and 2 daily yoga sessions, really couldn't ask for more! Enjoyed the tranquility of the surroundings, a good place to relax and distress. Staffs are all supper friendly and helpful.
from Great Britain, July 2018
The environment and the staff were incredibly lovely. I felt very relaxed and calm on my return to work. A very good place to switch off
from Indonesia, June 2018
"A little piece of heaven in the green "
Everything about this retreat exceeded my expectations. The environment was calm, comforting and friendly. The staff (and I mean ALL the staff) are some of the most welcoming and friendly people I have ever met. The location is perfect, surrounded my the green of bamboo, palm trees and rice paddies within a small village. I would highly recommend this to anyone, whether you are a beginner at yoga, or more experienced. The classes are fun and relaxed, and you leave with more confidence in your practice than when you first arrived. The activities and schedule allow you to really get to know more about Balinese culture, and fall in love with it.
from Oman, June 2018
"The retreat was worth it!! "
The team is the best !
Paula Lopez Pena
from Bangladesh, June 2018
"Can't think of a better Yoga retreat"
Everything, from the yoga classes to the vegan food (and, of course, the customer service) was absolutely brilliant. And everyone was so friendly! It felt like home.
from Thailand, June 2018
"Good retreat environment with great interaction of stuffs th"
The pool in the jungle is really nice and clean. The stuffs are awesome, they try their best to make you feel great! They schedule different type of yoga every day and also has a balinese culture tour which is really unique. It happned to be fullmoon, we had a very unique experience there. I really enjoy the staying.
from New Zealand, June 2018
"Amazing quality peaceful retreat "
The value for money of this retreat was outstanding and the hospitality from everyone was amazing you felt well and truely part of the family
from Macedonia, May 2018
"Relaxing retriet with serioze joga"
Staff are great-here to help you with everything. Food was delicious(special tnks to Aisa and Kade). Kalina the menager is there for everything you want(she made me feel special on this retriet and tnks for that.)
And joga lessons-this is seriouse joga. I have lerned much from all joga teachers-I was asking so many questions,they responded to all😊.
Not to forget the pool-georgious.
This retriet is my special experience,highly recomended.
from Egypt, December 2017
"Gokul x Umasari"
Really a course where learning was at the foundation and practical application of the knowledge. The schedule was strict but we also had a lot of freedom.
from France, March 2019
"An incredible week in a real haven! "
The whole experience at Shanti Toya was absolutely brilliant!
The yoga sessions everyday and the food were my favourite! We had different teachers and different types of yoga to practice. The teachers were very nice and attentive, they really wanted us to progress at our own pace.
I have to come back on the food... It was SO GOOD !!!! Everything was vegan and just perfect! A lot of very different vegetables in different spices and sauce. The broth were amazing! Thanks to the brilliant chefs!!!!!
I loved the coconut water everyday, so healthy and so good.
I also really like to be able to discover and understand more of the Balinese culture with the different activities they planned for us, and also the conversations we had with them.
from Singapore, February 2019
"It was such a great experience!"
The food is amazing, the atmosphere so calm and beautiful, the staff so kind and nice and I learnt so much in yoga. Also the Massage is incredible!
I can only recommend this place!
Edith De Vries
from Netherlands, February 2019
"Yoga Retreat Shanty Toya was heerlijk!"
Zodra je de poort door bent voel je de rust. De geluiden van de jungle geven de yogalessen een extra dimensie. De sfeer in ashram was heel ontspannend. Maar liefst vijf Balinese yoga teachers lieten ons alle facetten van yoga beleven en gaven veel achtergrondinformatie. Ook de extra activiteiten waren erg leuk om te doen. Het veganistische eten was heerlijk. De medewerkers hadden veel persoonlijke aandacht voor ons, het voelde voor mij echt als thuiskomen!
from United States, October 2018
"Wunderschöne Oase für die Sinne"
Idyllische Lage zwischen Reisfeldern und ein absolut traumhafter Garten. Insbesondere der Pool war super toll!! Abwechslung bei den Yoga-Stilen zum reinschnuppern. Der zusätzliche Workshop war für mich total hilfreich. Super nette Mitarbeiter und ein herrliches veganes Essen jeden Tag! Nur zu empfehlen :-)
from Malaysia, July 2018
"Unglaublich entspannte Woche inmitten von Reisfeldern"
- die Anlage
- das große Zimmer (mit eigenem Bad)
- das super freundliche Personal
-das frisch zubereitete vegane Essen
-das vielfältige Yogaangebot
-die kostenlose Massage
from France, May 2018
"Super retraite très apaisante et intense "
Le cadre est très joli et excentré, la piscine très agréable. Les cours sont tops, le staff aussi, la cuisine même si vegane est excellente (moi qui ne mange pas de légumes d'ordinaire !) les activités en dehors des cours sont très bien... (visite du village, rizières, usine traitement de riz, cours de cuisine, danse Balinaise) 😊 j'ai vraiment apprécié ma retraite et rencontré des gens très gentils. Merci 😊