Ubud: Spiritual Vibe in the Cultural Hub
” It is the island’s major art and culture center. Ubud has a long history in alternative therapies and holistic wellness, as the very name comes from the word “ubad”, which means medicine in ancient Balinese “
Ubud is located 90 minutes away from the airport in central Bali surrounded by rice paddies and dense forest. Over the last few years, Ubud has evolved to become a top class international destination, while preserving its cultural and traditional style. There is a wide range of resorts and retreat centers, from luxury to more affordable options. Many of the yoga and meeting spaces offer stunning views of the jungle built as open pavilions allowing direct contact with nature. These venues are mostly located outside the town center providing privacy and tranquility, but accessible to all the amenities that Ubud has to offer.
As well as other tourist areas, the center offers a variety of cafes, restaurants, shops, boutiques, handicraft markets and spas but mostly oriented to the increased number of visitors interested in wellness and alternative therapies. This includes yoga, meditation, healing, relaxation or nutrition, with an amazing mixture of creativity, healthy and vegetarian choices. Ubud is home to many studios that cater different styles of yoga, meditation, workshops, and body movement classes.
Within less than 30 minutes drive, immerse yourself in culture by exploring ancient temples, original art galleries, painters’ small studios, museums, woodcarvings, jewelry and also traditional dance performances or classes can be taken. Ubud also features some of the most spectacular rice terraces, its valley hosts beautiful pathways perfect for trekking, cycling tours and herbal walks. Workshops about Jamu (Indonesian herbal remedies), fun chocolate factory tours, traditional Balinese cooking courses, coffee tasting in a plantation, visits to elephant sanctuary and rafting adventures can be organized.
During the numerous religious ceremonies that take place throughout the year, the colors and décor inspire mysticism and joy. For those keen to experience traditional healing, it might be interesting to visit a Balian (Bali Healer) who treats physical and mental illness as well as energy imbalance.
We got available a big range of accommodation options and yoga studios to host your Workshops, Seminars, Retreats, Trainings and Wellness Holidays. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to get a quotation or more information at firstname.lastname@example.org