Welcome to our blog page, this is where we get to invite, inspire and educate our much-valued yoga community to tune-in on what is topical and happening in our Ubud oasis. With the essence of sharing at our core, these outreach articles are a resource you can rely on for being interesting, diverse, candid and inspiring. They aim to be nothing short of supportive or provoking in your daily lives.  Written by full time ‘Ubudian’ professionals and yogis you will receive reviews, insights, features, and shared personal experiences on our teachers, healers, new release programs and trending conscious community topics. Find out when our latest blogs are published via our social media channels, and always offer feedback. We want to respond to our community with relevant and progressive information. Happy reading!


Balinese Yoga Teacher, Made Murni – Her journey and take on ‘Yoga in Bali’

Made Murni is a Balinese born and raised, Yoga Teacher at The Yoga Barn who like the island of Bali, has over time come to blend age old traditions and philosophies of yogic practice with her native spiritual Hindu beliefs. As a role model and leading female Balinese yoga teacher her unique energy and ability to express the depth of her connection to her beloved island expands the hearts and minds of her students. Her story offers an intrinsically woven tale that is representative of how Yoga in Bali and the influence of the native Hindu culture can be the turn key that’s starts many on a deeper spiritual path. Read more ...


How does Colon Hydrotherapy support a detox retreat?

Taking yourself on a healing journey through a detox and fasting retreat nourishes the body internally and protects it from external harmful toxins. Through a regime of healthy juices, reduced stress, gentle movement, and relaxation, the body gets a break from constantly trying to digest and it is provided with the space it needs to heal and “clear out”. To support this process many detox retreats use colon hydrotherapy. This treatment works to clear the gastrointestinal tract of built-up waste from undigested food and toxic substances.

We all need a helping hand (or tube…) sometimes… Read more


Yoga Activism and cutting to the heart of women’s yoga training.

In the ‘western’ world our value of what ‘yoga’ offers can be tainted by an ever-increasing amount of self-promoting Instagram fanatical yogis, branding new levels of transformation with highly ranked hashtags. In pole opposition, a more traditional perspective on ‘yoga’ are the thoughts of India where lineages of teachers and yogic philosophy are shared in Ashrams. But what of the ‘yoga’ happening in between? Would you consider women's yoga and Yoga Activism as a vehicle for change on a global scale? If you take a moment, imagine how yoga activated in the heart of those championing the causes of the oppressed can transcribe into specialist yoga training courses and self-care women’s yoga training. There are in fact potent experiences offered in specialized workshops that are proven to soothe-say past trauma, activate self-love, heal and empower men and women from all walks of life. Read more ...


Emotional healing: the journey of releasing trapped emotions to heal physical pain

Many of us live with a strong connection to our external body. We see our external, we feel it, we hear it; others see, feel and hear it too. We use our external, our physical body, to greet the world, it looks back at us when we glance in the mirror and it forms a huge part of our personal identity. We are judged on it. We are complemented or criticised on it. Therefore, we tend to give our external a lot more love than our internal.

When we look into healing, although pain may manifest externally, the root cause is almost always an emotional pain that has become lodged in the subtle body. Facing our emotions and tracing them back to the trigger helps to remove such blockages; this is when the healing begins. This journey is not as straightforward as a physical examination, some tablets or rest though, it needs emotional healing. Read more ...


Winding It Back - The Yoga Barn’s First Yoga Teacher Training

The Yoga Barn’s destiny—growing into one of the one of the most sought-after Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) Centre’s in South East Asia, if not the world—was not inevitable, or even envisioned, when it was first built. With humble beginnings, ‘The Barn’ once stood as a simple studio in the rice paddies of Bali, looking vastly different.

The School of Sacred Arts (SOSA) who launched the first ever Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga Barn, are running their final 200-hour YTT in March/April this year. As a way to honor their contributions, we are featuring them in this month’s blog about our history. Find out about their final 200-hour YTT course as they, along with The Yoga Barn co-founders, recall the modest beginnings of what was to become a teacher training mecca. Read more ...


Sideways Glance in Balinese Dance

As most visitors to the island of Bali can profess they are keen to learn a little about Balinese Dance in a sideways glance. Visitors listen with one ear cocked taking in an explanation of the history of the dance form whilst swiping the eyes left to right so as not to miss the detailed performance in motion. But why not give it a try and learn about its rich history and diversity by taking a community Pre Legong Era Dance at The Yoga Barn. You will put theory into practice in a fun and challenging way learning about poise (agum) and the principles of balance in the Hindu culture. Read more ...


The Healing Pathways of Yoga

Two passionate yogi’s teaching here at The Yoga Barn, and announced as feature Bali Spirit Festival 2019 presenters are yoga teachers Carlos Romero of Livin’ Inspired and Daniela Garza, Daniela Mandala Yoga. They co-teach a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) course in Bali through the School of Healing Arts, and run individual therapeutics training workshops where they fuse Thai Yoga Massage and myofascial release techniques with yoga to harness the power of healing pathways. Learn about where their journeys started and how to book one of their transformative courses. Read more ...


Why do a Yoga Teacher Training even if you don't want to teach Yoga?

If Yoga has touched your life in some way it’s natural to be inquisitive into its many transformative powers and want to learn more through a yoga teacher training. If you have been thinking about doing a training but don’t actually want to teach yoga, don’t let that put you off.  Of course, the trainings have been designed to qualify aspiring teachers, but they are for dedicated yogi’s and inquisitive, curious souls too. Read more ...


How to reap the benefits of the Fasting Cleansing Process with Hillary Hitt

Fasting is the word on everyone’s lips at the moment. From juice, water and fruit fasts to regular intermittent fasting, fasting has become a go-to way to understand our relationship with food, cleanse, lose weight and rebalance the body. But fasting shouldn’t be taken lightly. Not eating for a few days doesn’t quite cut it. In order to fully experience the benefits of any fast it’s important that you are aware of “why” we fast and the right protocol to break a fast. This comes from the guidance and support of an expert. Read more ...