Five Fun Things To Do in Canggu

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As all yogis know, the key to a good life is balance. Even on a yoga teacher training, taking some time to do something a little different can be a great way to keep you refreshed and ready to hit the mat again after a full week of learning. Luckily, you don’t need to travel too far on Bali to have an adventure… in fact you don’t have to travel at all! As Canggu grows in popularity thanks to its beaches, cafes and chilled out surf vibe, the options for fun times keep on growing. Which makes sticking around the hood on your precious time off a pretty tempting option!

Here are five ways to get maximum fun out of your spare time on our Santosha Bali Yoga Teacher Training courses….

Surf Lessons
Santosha-Yoga-Surfing-Retreats-130109-008We are lucky enough to hold our training in one of Bali’s great surf spots. With three main surf breaks and all year round waves, Canggu is the perfect spot to pick up a board and start a new hobby or improve your existing surf skills. Although Canggu caters well for more experienced surfers, there are some consistent spots perfect for absolute beginners and friendly experienced teachers in the area to help you get started. We have many students who walk away from their time in Bali with not only a yoga teaching certificate but a new lifelong passion for surfing as well. Pretty good deal if we do say so ourselves!

You can simply rock up to the surf stands at end of Batu Bolong and grab a board and lesson, or give these guys a shout and book yourself in for beginners or intermediate lesson here.

Splash Starlight Movies

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 5.40.45 PMLove movies? Love water parks? Then this is the activity for you! Splash screens a winning collection of favourites every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, so grab a floaty and join the fun under the stars. Saturday and Sunday screenings are more family oriented, and Friday offers a 15+ movie option. If you come after 6pm prices are 150,000 Rp for adults which includes full access to Canggu Club and Splash. Or “splash” out and buy a day pass, and spend the day whizzing down the waterslides with your new yoga friends! Have a look at the movies on offer here.

Image courtesy Splash Bali

Treat yourself!

A pampering massage session is a such a relaxing way to really make the most of your downtime, and Canggu has lots of options in this area. Two of our favourites are Golddust and Therapy – both offer generous discounts for Santosha students which doesn’t hurt either. Having “researched” quite a few of their offerings (all in the name of this list of course!) I can safely inform you Golddust’s hot stone massage will leave you swooning. Their fantastic pedicures and manicures are also a favourite with the Santosha team. For facial fans, Therapy’s “Sparkling Iceballs” treatment is a unique must-try, and their massages are top notch.

For those who want a massage of the more therapeutic kind, Canggu’s best kept secret Dr Jurip just happens to work out of Eco Serenity Guesthouse where our trainings are held. This means you have the hands of a truly talented healer right on your doorstep – which we highly recommend you take advantage of! Even if you don’t have a specific injury or issue, Dr Jurip will work his magic on you. Dr Jurip can be easily booked via Serenity Reception, just ask one of the helpful desk staff to set you up.

 Silver Jewellery Making Workshop 

10897992_878486215552687_4618005868873520120_nIf you want a truly unique souvenir of your time in Bali to keep or give to a loved one, then this is course should be top of your list. House of Alaia offer a three hour class for only 375,000 Rp – which includes 5 grams of silver and a lesson thoroughly covering every stage of custom jewellery production. Plus you get to come away with a handmade creation to remind your time in Bali. What could be more special than that! Find out more here.

Rings and photo courtesy of House of Alaia.

Indonesian Cooking Classes

image14Why just learn to teach yoga when you can take home a whole new set of skills in the kitchen as well! Anyone who has eaten in Bali knows that food culture here is a big deal. In these classes you are learning from the best, as Iboe Soelastri takes you through the basics ingredients of Balinese cooking, then on to cooking a range of Balinese dishes, including Sambal Matah (Balinese Chili Paste) and a traditional Balinese dessert made with coconut and palm sugar. If you mouth is watering already then read more about the experience on Bali Foodies.

Image courtesy Bali Foodies.


Hope this helps you plan the perfect day off in amongst all your learning and study. To start planning your yoga teaching journey, check out our upcoming Santosha Yoga Teacher Training dates page. See you in Canggu!

Did you find something cool to do in Canggu during your teacher training? Share with us in the comments!

Header image courtesy The Chillhouse, Canggu


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