Jeda Yoga Retreats in Pemuteran, Bali

 

pemuteran, bali

Bali’s yoga retreats seem to spiral around Ubud and the beaches around Seminyak, and most guests might not realize there is a whole island around them! On our RetreaTours, we like to show people the other sides of Bali, such as Sideman (east central coast), Tejakula (northeast coast), and even Munduk, high in the north central heart of the island. The northwest coast of the island, however, is a well-guarded secret that offers many treasures for the adventurous yogi.

courtesy of Jeda Yoga Retreats

courtesy of Jeda Yoga Retreats

Jeda Yoga Retreats in Pemuteran offers an amazing location and picture-perfect facilities to host your own retreats. Their well-stocked studio can hold up to 25 students, and you can either open the wall of doors to a gorgeous garden, or you can close the doors to kick on the air conditioner–OR the heater to have hot yoga! And of course retreats aren’t limited to yoga–Tai Chi, Pilates, bellydancing, boot camp style retreats, photography workshops, silent retreats, writing retreats…if you can practice it, you can do it at Jeda!

There are 3 villas on site which can accommodate up to 17 people total. Now, if you’ve been to Bali, you know that many villas are very slick and quite stylish, but I promise you that they don’t hold a candle to Jeda. Our villa (Villa Java) just blew us away. We explored the others, and each has their own unique twist and very clever architectural elements. The attention to detail and the original art bowled me over.

Frangipanis!

Frangipanis!

The property backs up against the West Bali National Park and the beaches are less than a kilometer down the hill–the best of both worlds. The grounds are immaculate with jepun trees (frangipani/plumeria) littering the grass with fragrant flowers. (But not for long! The grounds are so well-kept that the flowers I spotted out my bedroom window were swept up by the time I went outside to grab one!)

The owners invited us to stay at Jeda for a night to experience what they had to offer. I am so happy we took her up on her offer or we would have missed this full moon over our swimming pool! I still think about the “sunset that could have been!” We were in the pool at sunset, enjoying the bird and bats flitting around the pink sky, and although I could tell it was going to be a tremendous sunset, I couldn’t will myself to leave the amazing infinity pool. It was an epic sunset in the only way that Bali can deliver (that is, with amazing volcanoes silhouetted in the distance!) but I still don’t regret my choice 😉

My full moon over the villa pool.

My full moon over the villa pool.

I wish we had been at Jeda longer to experience more of the amazing home cooking. Jeda provides a private in-house chef that specialized in nourishing vegetarian cuisine with an Ayurveda twist (with fish and chicken options available).

One of the greatest things about Jeda is that they have custom made itinerary options that you can piece together to build your own retreat. They can arrange:

  • Transportation to and from Pemuteran to and from any location in Bali
  • Traditional Balinese music and dance performances
  • Daytrips to the beach / mountains (with a guide)
  • Snorkling and scuba diving trips (Pemuteran and Menjangan Island)
  • Balinese massages
  • Traditional Balinese cleansing ceremony (a guest favorite!)

If you are an instructor or coach and you want to experience a less-touristed, calmer side of Bali for your retreat, I would highly suggest you think about Jeda Yoga Retreats. Shoot Jeda an email and let them know what you’re thinking (and that we sent you)! And when you’re there, make sure to tell the sunset I said “hello” and that I’ll catch it next time.

If I’m not in the pool, that is.

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Lauren

Co-pilot at RetreaTours "Making living out of a suitcase look good since 2013." Former physician and teacher turned itinerant for the greater good.

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