In a downward dog nutshell, BaliSpirit Festival is an annual celebration of yoga, dance and music in Bali’s cultural village of Ubud. For five days every year, Ubud draws together lovers of spiritual awareness from across the world to enjoy live dance and music performances, classes and demonstrations of classical hatha yoga and traditional Javanese dance and more. If these are your kinds of interests, or you’re looking to boost your holistic health and fun, one trip to the BaliSpirit Festival and the celebration could become a regular must-do on your Zen calendar. 

Yoga by day, music by night

A relatively new event, the BaliSpirit Festival continues to pick up momentum after its eigth annual event in 2015. This ultimate coming together of yoga, dance and world music attracts a global audience of around 6,000 from some 50 countries each year. For five days, the holistic and spiritually aware crowd descend on Bali’s beautiful cultural centre of Ubud, surrounded by rice paddies and revered for its arts, restaurants, shops and all-round pleasant vibe. 

In addition to world-class yoga classes and demonstrations, BaliSpirit Festival is a celebration of world music and diversity with the Coco Love Stage featuring many devotional musicians and the One World Night Music Stage sharing music with messages of peace, love and positivity from across the world. The festival starts on the night of day one with an opening party and from 8am the following day, the schedule is jam-packed with everything from classes on how to awake your chakras to all types of yoga and meditation to poi, and fire-twirling classes to belly dancing. Student Flights can tie in a trip to BaliSpirit on your Bali holiday, ask us how today.


When is it?

29th March 2015 to 03rd April 2016

Tips and tricks

  • BaliSpirit Festival is not the largest festival in the world, but it is still hugely popular and accommodation in Ubud is limited. Student Flights can help book flights, transfers, accommodation and other handy things for you well in advance.

  • While the night-time dancing and music is super fun, don’t over do it so you’re fresh and ready for those early morning classes!

  • Throughout the festival, there is a shuttle service from Ubud to the festival grounds (which has different venues for day and night events) and pick-up zones are at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, soccer field, KAFE at Hanoman St, COCO supermarket, ARMA Café and Purnati Center for the Arts.

  • The Dharma Fair at the Purnati Center for the Arts is a marketplace and activities centre that runs for the duration of the festival.  

  • Alcohol, non-biodegradable rubbish and other items are not allowed in the festival grounds; check out the full list before you go.

  • BaliSpirit Festival teams up with local organisations for community outreach each year; ask how you can contribute to this good cause. 

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