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Serenity Eco-Guesthouse and Yoga

Serenity Eco Guesthouse and Yoga is located in Canggu, Bali, and offers eco-lodge, yoga retreats, and yoga teaching and training to guests around the world.

Instructors 3

Kartana

Kartana appreciates the continual challenge that yoga presents both physically and psychologically. Active by nature, Kartana also enjoys volleyball, football, and running. He believes yoga to be perfect complement to other forms of exercise as it improves flexibility, balance, and strength.

Sida

Sida is a former self-defense instructor and village chief. He has brought the joy and strength of yoga to many people in Bali, locals and visitors alike. Together with his wife Puspa, they give back to their community by offering yoga classes by donation in Karangasem.

Puspa

Puspa has over two decades of experience on the mat. She has been practicing yoga since 1992 and has taught yoga all over Southeast Asia. In addition to the various classes she offers, she also has background in meditation as well as philosophy.

Reviews 136

Greta Gotlieb

from New Zealand, April 2017

Good yoga classes, breakfast was good. I suggest staying elsewhere and coming just for yoga.

Charlotte Dyer

from Vietnam, February 2018

"Great, until we got very sick :("

The classes were great. The pool area is very nice and the breakfast was lovely. The room had everything we needed and the free insect repellent was a nice touch.

The staff were lovely.

Kristina Täht

from Estonia, February 2018

"like at home"

Very welcoming and homey athmosphare. Very smiling helpful stuff. Nice food and pool area.

Edwin Peel

from United States, February 2018

"Yoga bliss "

The staff were great, kind and helpful.

Yoga classes and teachers excellent.

Anonymous

from China, February 2018

Chill atmosphere, professional staff and teachers, desserts, lotions and soaps were all really nice, comfortable seating everywhere... just great

Stephanie Carrillo

from United States, February 2018

"Bed bugs and a dim bleak accommodation "

The yoga instruction was good.

Kevin Kreider

from United States, February 2018

"Not as serenity as I had hoped"

I liked the location and the yoga instructors

Simone Nordfalk

from Democratic Cambodia, January 2018

"Good yoga, bad accomodation "

I liked all of the yoga classes and the instructors. The pool area. The food was really good, but everyone in the dorm got sick, and we were not sure if it was from the food. I liked the fact that everything was eco friendly.

Rhi Whelan

from Democratic Cambodia, January 2018

"Bed bugs and many people were sick alwell"

Yoga was great

Joelina Diaz

from Thailand, January 2018

"Worst place"

Offer many yoga but it’s not worth it.

Karen Daehlin Holm

from Norway, January 2018

Yvonne Baldle-agboton

from Russia, January 2018

"2w yoga & detox"

Serenity Yoga and Guesthouse is a warm welcoming place where service is done with a smile and guests feel home straight away. Unfortunately I couldn’t stay in the main bldg due to full bookings. I stayed at Serenity 2 and rented a bycicle to ride back and forth. The yoga classes have been challenging at the beginning, since I haven’t practiced for two years, but all teachers made sure to explain well, to offer options of positions and to challenge you to do better. Within this short amount of time I gained strength, lost weight thanks to the fantastic alkaline resto and was in peace in mind and soul. I left this humble place reluctantly and wished I had booked for 4w instead!:)

Aiko Wada

from Japan, January 2018

"It was ok, won't be a repeater though"

The food were good at the alkaline restaurant, not cheap though.I also liked the high quality yoga classes and helpful staffs.

Anna Koshelek

from Indonesia, December 2017

"It was a perfect yoga vacation!"

I like serenity! For me its a paradise

Jesse Springer

from United States, December 2017

"Amazing Stay"

The entire staff was unbelievably friendly and proactively worked to make sure the stay was perfect! The yoga instructors were all phenomenal and I learned so much. I also made some great connections with others who stayed there, as the place has a great vibe and attracts like-minded people with great vibes. The value is also amazing, from food, massage etc. to motor bike rentals. Lastly, I was looking for a little balance for my trip, and there was enough night life within a few blocks to satisfy my needs.

Keith Hayes

from Great Britain, November 2017

The staff are absolutely wonderful ❤️

Huge choice of Yoga classes 🕉

Great massages 🕉

Food & choice of drinks is excellent 🌴

My home away from home 🙏

Anonymous

from Great Britain, November 2017

"Fantastic value for money and the most amazing place"

The staff were so incredibly friendly and the atmosphere was laid back and relaxed. It was also incredible value for money.

David Cook

from United States, November 2017

"Genuinely great experience!"

The vibe of the instruction was right on. I've learned from masters and the instructors here are on the same level!

Nigel De Sousa

from Hong Kong, October 2017

"Excellent retreat and great variety of yoga!"

Great variety of yoga classes well balanced with restorative yoga in the evening. Great food in the restaurant with excellent service and outstanding value

Kent Chong

from Malaysia, October 2017

Friendly and helpful staffs

Rose-marie Janse

from Sweden, September 2017

The atmosphare and the staff was verk nice and helpful?

Mina Kaur

from Great Britain, September 2017

"Great place for solo travellers"

Had the lovely Japan room right on the pool which was lovely and private for me.

Loved the vibe at Serenity, its tranquil yet friendly. Made some nice new friends quite easily.

Also it is located 5 minutes from a lovely quiet part of the beach ☺️

Jenna Large

from Australia, September 2017

"Perfect stay"

The variety of yoga and meditation classes on offer...there was something for everyone and the instructor's really guided you through the poses.

Anonymous

from Thailand, August 2017

"Challenging yoga "

Facilities were good, comfy beds and nice pool area, lots of classes available

Anonymous

from Australia, August 2017

"Great short stay"

Serenity is clean, safe and friendly and dedicated to living harmoniously with nature. The massages are excellent and the beginner yoga classes were great.

Anonymous

from Republic of Italy, August 2017

"Perfect for everything"

Lovely and simple place, very good vibes, super nice staff, I decided to leave earlier to go to Ubud with a friend and they refunded me, without even asking. They do their best to make you happy and you feel embraced and taken care of. Amazing vegan food, clean and high quality yoga teachers. Would recommend for sure!

Megan Rose Allen

from Ireland, August 2017

"Couldn't have had a better experience here"

The variety of classes was brilliant. The teachers were very patient and helpful. I improved so much over the week. The aerial yoga was my favourite class. The staff went above and beyond to help throughout my stay. I was sick one days and they could not have been any kinder.

Bodil Johnsen

from Norway, August 2017

This really changed my life. So much love from this place, would definitely come back. I also found Ashtanga yoga, felt really connected to it, and will continue practicing for the rest of my life. Thank you so much!

Liwa Hjortsberg

from Australia, July 2017

"Excellent location and yoga but expensive "

The location is great and the yoga teachers are amazing. My room (single private) was very nice and comfortable.

Marie Miclette

from Australia, July 2017

"Exactly what I needed"

It was just perfect to wake up in the morning and go directly to a yoga class. Excellent restaurants (The Shady Shack, Cafe Veda) are a 15-minute walk away. On hot days you can chill out by the pool and read a book and then take a sunset walk on the beach (5 minutes away). Beautiful facilities, calm location.

Gry Haukland

from Norway, July 2017

Ligiane Yamaguchi

from Australia, July 2017

All classes are amazing and there are a variety of different kind of yoga and meditation. The ecofriendly concept of this place is really interesting. Food are so good and staffs are friendly although some of them a little bit confused.

Anonymous

from Indonesia, July 2017

"Dr"

I liked the calm and nice area around the accommodation. It was a great location and the spirit around the accommodation was so nice and peaceful.

Darrelynn Klashinsky

from Indonesia, July 2017

"Communication Missing to make it Better."

The location close to the beach was nice. Most of the staff tried to be helpful but unable to resolve without better protocol in place.

Klára Blokšová

from Vietnam, June 2017

"Great yoga experience "

Very nice, peaceful place, amazing yoga teachers.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, June 2017

"A million miles fro. serenity"

The staff were great

Maya Laratsemi

from Indonesia, June 2017

"It's a real yoga retreat !"

Many variety of yoga class from different instructors, specially singing bowl & gong meditation was helped my yin balance

Manuel Eiras Casal

from Germany, June 2017

"Good place"

Food in the restaurant

Energy of the place

Beth Saddington

from Great Britain, May 2017

"Perfect retreat"

Fantastic yoga instructor, social, beautiful facilities and fantastic creative vegan food.

Cassandra Mcauliffe

from Australia, May 2017

"Cheap like the price"

Most of the yoga classes where good although some teachers where horrible. The food at the restaurant was healthy and fresh. Great location! I liked that the accomodation was smoke and alcohol free which attracted lots of like minded people who where health conscious, therefore great vibe and plenty of interesting people to talk to. Great hangout joint

Claire Darby

from Great Britain, May 2017

"Great experience of yoga "

The yoga teachers! They were all so different but everyone had something special about them-they have obviously been chosen eith care.

The restaurant was a great addition -good value and lots 9f variety -as well as being super healthy and convenient.

E Ross

from United States, May 2017

"Super relaxing with great food."

Yoga classes were fantastic.

Sophie Pearson

from Indonesia, May 2017

"Thoroughly enjoyable "

The yoga classes were top quality, really enjoyable. Also loved the atmosphere at Serenity, so many lovely places to chill and relax

Annika Rutlin

from Great Britain, May 2017

"Amazing selection of classes and talented teacherszing selection "

Amazing selection of classes. Instructors were inspiring and excellent.

Corinne Aubin

from Canada, May 2017

"Something I will do again and recommend"

Location, solitude, proposed agenda. Availability of staff and service. Accommodations were perfect, services for high and low maintenance guests.

Accessibility to transportation services was great. Loved the culture tour. Instructors were knowledgable. Proprietor was helpful and informative. The atmosphere was very laid back and enjoyable.

Lucy Stewart

from Great Britain, April 2017

"Yoga and chill"

It felt very inclusive, the staff were all very friendly, you did not have to be an expert at yoga.

There are lots of little fountains dotted around creating a constant background of trickling water sounds.

The food at the Alkaline cafe was healthy and delicious. Wish they sold a recipe book to take home to continue the goodness.

Vladimir Suslov

from Russia, April 2017

Ashtanga classes , gong meditations and pool

Alessia Retico

from Indonesia, April 2017

"Didn't want to leave"

I loved the atmosphere and the positive vibes! I'll è back!

Hoi Yan Lam

from Hong Kong, April 2017

"Enjoy every single moment there"

Yoga class. Friendly staff, originality of the place, beach nearby

Jacqueline Mitrovic

from Great Britain, April 2017

"Bookings process needs to be improved "

The yoga classes & instructors were brilliant. My favourites were Micky Yogi & Nikki.

The food /drinks available at alkaline was good

Kate Ekman

from United States, April 2017

"Serenity"

classes were fantastic, it was a fabulous deal

Ka Man Pang

from Hong Kong, April 2017

Food is good with a fare price in the Adreline restaurant

Veronica O Neill

from Egypt, April 2017

"Disapointed"

The pool and gardens were amazing, very friendly staff, the food was also very good quality

Hanna Almaleh

from Sweden, April 2017

"Excellent yoga"

I liked the yoga classes and the vegan food.

Aubrey Babcock

from United States, April 2017

"Nothing short of serene "

It's quiet, peaceful, well maintained and filled with friendly faces

Gisela Rigling

from Indonesia, February 2018

das personal war extrem hilfreich und freundlich!

des zimmer (obwohl ein dorm) war geräumig und sauber!

die anlage sehr gepflegt!

das essen.... hmmm, lecker!

Elisabeth Smits

from Indonesia, January 2018

"Yoga in Canggu"

Ik vond de gasten in Serenity erg leuk. Iedereen was daar met zelfde doel dus dat gaf verbinding. De yogalessen waren heel fijn en je zat vrij dicht bij alle winkels en restaurants v Canggu.

Anonymous

from Germany, January 2018

"Lovely place to find yourself!"

Breakfast included, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff

Franziska Kekule

from Japan, January 2018

"Lovely Stay!"

The staff was lovely and the whole atmosphere warm and super chill.

Marylou Johnston

from United States, January 2018

"I had a wonderful time"

I enjoyed every minute. Loved the place, the location, the staff, the instructors , the food! Everthing! Can.t wait to go back.

Kristin Fischer

from Switzerland, December 2017

Die gemütliche Atmosphäre, das leckere gesunde Essen, vorallem die Desserts!

Maider Laridan

from France, November 2017

La nourriture vegan sans gluten très sains

Anonymous

from Maldives, November 2017

"Einwöchiges Yogaretreat "

Das Essen ist supergut und gesund, die Preise sind angemessen. Die Unterkünfte haben für den günstigen Preis meine Erwartungen übertroffen: geräumig, sauber, für jeden Geschmack was dabei! Die Mitarbeiter sind extrem freundlich und strahlen Hilfsbereitschaft aus. Überhaupt finde ich, dass die Mitarbeiter den Ort auf Dauer so liebenswert machen!

Das Yogaangebot ist sehr vielfältig, die verschiedensten Yogastile werden angeboten mit täglich wechselndem Programm, wodurch für jeden was dabei ist.

Insgesamt bin ich sehr glücklich und zufrieden mit meiner Wahl des Yoga retreats. Canggu ist außerdem ein sehr hipper kleiner Surferort, in dem man noch viel mehr als Yoga machen kann! Top!

Cristina Vizuete Ruiz

from Spanish State, October 2017

Life-changing journey!

Simone Müller

from United States, October 2017

"Sehr gute Erklärungen"

Die Atmosphäre war super

Anonymous

from Austria, October 2017

Serenity ist das perfekte Yoga retreat! Klein und fein, die Lehrer gehen in den Kursen auf die Teilnehmer ein.

Kurse sind sehr anspruchsvoll, alle Lehrer kommen aus Bali.

Pool ist super, Massagen direkt in der Unterkunft!

Sehr freundliches Personal.

Marina Van Den Houten

from Netherlands, August 2017

"Perfect stay..will go home zen"

I liked the whole concept of reusing everything. The breakfast was very very good! I loved the sheets where you could.just pick three items. There's something for everyone! Also, I am no vegan but the food was very delicious..The guesthouse also provides complimentary water, which I was really happy with using daily. I would definitely come back.

Maria Iovaldi

from United States, August 2017

The yoga classes were really good, the big schedule and all the different yoga possibilities every day. The alkaline restaurant was also really practical to be right at the front.

Aline Charront

from France, July 2017

"Cours de yoga de très grande qualité"

Les cours de yoga qui sont enseignes par des profs très pédagogue et gentils, le calme et l'ambiance sereine . La gentillesse et l'accueil du personnel

Camille Normandin

from Canada, July 2017

Excellents profs! On se sent tout de suite à l'aise avec eux. Accomodent très bien leurs cours autant pour les débutants que les avancés. Personnel de Serinity disponible pour vous aider et la plage à 3 minutes de marche ?

Romina Tapia

from Indonesia, July 2017

"Me encanto, días relajantes"

Me gustaron las clases ilimitadas. Los profesores te apoyan mucho no importa tu nivel. Me wncanto el restoran con mucha comida vegetariana y deliciosa con precios convenientes. Tambien todo el staff fue super amable y siempre dispuesto a prestar ayuda

Anonymous

from Australia, June 2017

"Sehr gut aber nicht perfekt "

- sehr freundliches und bemuetes Personal (jedoch war manchmal an rechtes Gewusel hinter dem Thresen, 5-8 Mitarbeiter von denen 2-3 etwas zu tun hatten)

- verschiedene Auswahl an Yoga Stylen

- Sauberkeit war sehr gut

- viele Sitzgelegenheiten

Maïlys Letellier

from Indonesia, June 2017

"Retraite de yoga parfaite"

Ambiance, personnel, cours de yoga

Anonymous

from Belgium, June 2017

"Definitely to be recommended! "

Everyone in the staff was incredibly nice and accommodating.

The quality of the classes was really good, the unlimited pass lets you customise your time according to your own preferences and I loved to be able to try so many different yoga and meditation styles (taught by Balinese and Westeners). Options even included Yoga Philosophy and Life Coaching.

The eco concept is great. The restaurant was really good (mainly vegetarian/vegan/raw), the location right next to the beach was perfect and the busier center of Canggu is very close by if you want more variety.

I stayed in the second location (500m down the street) which I actually think is better since quieter (and apparently bigger and more recent rooms).

Finally I met some truly great people! I found much more during this week than I had expected...

Murielle Guiot

from France, May 2017

"organic and toga"

La variété des cours et la nourriture et boissons

Gabriela Lavigne

from Australia, April 2017

"Bon"

Bon

Testimonials 5

Nick Rio de Janeiro

TripAdvisor website

Lying in a hammock in the shade on one of my first days at Serenity, I found the owner Daniel was standing by me. He looked around at what he and his family and staff had created out of nothing - the trees and flowers, the pool, the wonderful muddle of yoga shalas and bedrooms - and he grinned and said: "I wish that wherever I travel, there would be somewhere like this to stay." He has a point.

I stayed for 30 days and left believing that this is a special place. It sits just a couple of hundred meters from the long beach with its rolling surf. It has a really good restaurant, mostly vegetarian. The food and the rooms are amazingly inexpensive. It offers a choice of yoga classes all day long - ashtanga, hatha, yin, vinyasa - all of it available for beginners as well as for those who are more experienced. But most of all, it is run by lovely people, who have taken their lead from Daniel and his wife, Yatna, who are both unusually aware of spiritual values.

Yatna spends hours each morning gathering wind-blown flowers and distributing them as blessings in beautiful little packages around the building. In Jurip, it has a master of massage of extraordinary talent. In Lala and Amanda, two endlessly patient managers who take the time to stop and talk and be interested in their guests. It may sound like an exaggeration, but I have never stayed anywhere where the staff were so consistently friendly and kind. There are not many places left where life counts for more than money. Like Daniel, I wish there were places like this wherever I travel.

Lynne Cohen

TripAdvisor website

My husband and I loved Serenity Eco Lodge. We are at the end of a three month trip and wanted our last days to be relaxing, comfortable and sprinkled with yoga and good vegetarian and Indonesian food. Serenity was perfect for us. It is well located near the beach and plenty of great restaurants. I do yoga but my husband does not and he had a great time taking walks to the beach and enjoying the lovely pool. I took several different yoga classes and each was very special and enlightening for me. I love to take away ideas for my own practice, although I doubt I will set up for "flying high" yoga in my home. I do recommended trying that class. Breakfasts were excellent, especially the pancakes with banana and pineapple, although the porridge with raisins and raw cashews and the red rice, banana and coconut milk were also yummy. Dinner was not our favorite because it catered too much to gluten free and we would have liked more options. The people who work the desk and throughout the place were all wonderful. Our room was very comfortable and quiet with air conditioning at exactly the right temperature. Canggu is a bit overrun with motorbikes and can get very hot during the day. You may see a waterbug on your patio and the water may not always be hot. Who cares? I always wonder why reviewers write negative comments, forgetting they are in the tropics. Do yourselves a favor and visit serenity now!

a traveler Australia

TripAdvisor website

Thank you very much Serenity for making my holidays as relaxing as it could have been! The place has a nice and peaceful atmosphere throughout the retreat. I especially enjoyed the pool area where I could relax in between yoga classes or just spent a couple of hours reading, eventhough there was a bit of construction going on, but I guess that wasn't really avoidable, it din't bother me anyway. I was staying in the Tarzan room with my friend. This room is very simple, with two single beds, a toilet, and a shower. Nothing special but nice and clean. We surely enjoyed our stay there. We were leaving Canggu for a week and came back. Unfortunately, the retreat was booked out by the time we came back, however, the friendly staff was able to book us a room at their partner Hostel Purnama just 30 meters up the road. Serenity is the most affordable yoga retreat, as far as I know, in Canggu. Of course, if you are after luxury, this is not the right address for you. The food was very nice, the menu offers a mixture of traditional Indonesian food as well as Western style dishes. I must admit though, that some portions of the dishes aren't very big.

Patrick UK

TripAdvisor website

I aimed Mysore classes early in the morning with Fernando, who is an outstanding teacher. I had heard of him and the place as reputable for practice and I wasn't disappointed. I loved his coaching, he spent time with everyone of us individually through practice adapting to our different personal levels. A real treat. Great teachers teach and inspire, Fernando belongs to that rare category.

The yoga room is spacious and peaceful. Excellent stuff really. The choices for Yoga classes are great. There is a great leaflet describing all classes, all levels, all styles. Staff was lovely, I went in a few days before to ask questions, really welcoming.I ate three times in the restaurant, the food is outstanding. Really delicious. Vegan, veggie, gluten free, all fresh and mostly locally sourced.

I also appreciated little notice boards everywhere explaining premaculture, recycling, how to compost. Great touch. I didn't stay, so it wouldn't be appropriate to offer my views on it's accommodation but I do know several options are available, form dorms to private rooms. The place overall has a lovely bohemian feel to it. Slightly chaotic and organised at the same time and that's an advantage and an asset. A unique little place with the right intentions at heart. Go without hesitation. Highly recommended.

a traveler USA

Tripadvisor website

I had such a wonderful experience here as a solo traveler. I got a room with air and it was so nice. The yoga was excellent, the pool is gorgeous, and the staff are so professional and friendly. I loved the Alkaline restaurant, and it was so fun to meet people over meals. The beach is a five minute walk and the sunsets and amazing. I got so many massages, and they were all really good This is one of the best places I've ever stayed.

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