ADDA YOGA Bali, Indonesia


Located in the hip small town of Canggu (pronounced “changoo”) on Bali’s Southwest Coast and situated on a rooftop overlooking Canggu, you’ll find ADDA Yoga studio.

Boasting an average 5/5 stars from 60 reviews on Trip Advisor, visitors here are treated with stunning sunset views as they unwind in the ambiance of the natural timber architecture and serene colours.

Curious to learn more, we decided to take the opportunity to speak to Eric A.G, owner of ADDA Yoga, to discover how this French-Australian came to build a successful yoga studio in this exotic part of the world.

“Attending the yoga classes with a view of the sunset was an absolute highlight of my trip! The serene atmosphere, combined with expert instruction, made each session a rejuvenating journey for the mind and body. The picturesque sunset added an extra layer of beauty to an already amazing yoga practice.”

Trip Advisor, Dec 2023

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self

The Bhagavad Gita

Romi: Can you share a bit of your background and how long you’ve been in Bali?

Eric: I am a French-Australian business owner who lived and worked in Australia for 10 years. I was managing a large logistics team back in France and owned a transport and furniture removal company in Australia.

After numerous trips to Bali, I decided I just really loved the place. Then 6 months ago, I decided to move here. The islands, the culture, the vibe and of course the yoga scene are what makes me happy to be here.

Romi: What was your personal journey into yoga like?

Eric: I started practicing yoga 8 years ago. Firstly, it was just for the physical activity but then I discovered new amazing benefits of yoga. After that, I fell in love with the yoga and started travelling the world while practicing.

I consider yoga a science, constantly evolving. I try to bring new modern scientific parameters into it while keeping a strong and deep background in the traditional philosophy. Growth and improvement are my targets.

Romi: What type of core practices do you offer at your studio?

Eric: We have 35 classes per week ranging from gentle to strong, spiritual to physical and beginners to advance. ADDA Yoga is a multi-style yoga studio.

In summary, we believe that because everyone is different, we want to reach different goals and paths and that there’s no standard practice. Our goal is to take our students on a path of discovery as part of their yoga practice. No matter what they want to achieve, every student can go from here and continue their path of growth and learning.

Romi: It’s great to see that you also offer yoga teacher training. Can you tell us a bit about your 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teacher training courses?

Eric: We want to train the very best yoga teachers. Simply put, there are hundreds of yoga teacher training courses around and ADDA Yoga aims to be different.

We want our graduates to be able to teach a class at the end of their YTT (yoga teacher training) and give them the potential to become worldclass teachers. This means different teachers with big potentials.

Romi: When is your next Bali retreat and what does that entail?

Eric: We don’t currently have any retreats running. In the meantime, stay tuned for some coming around July 2024!

Romi: What tips do you have to others who might be thinking of opening their own yoga studio?

Eric: Plan ahead and prepare your opening in order to streamline your activity quicker. Make sure that what you deliver is what people expect, and not what your taste or you as a student would expect.

Romi: What are the biggest day-to-day challenges you face running your studio?

Eric: Getting people to choose our studio over others in a very competitive market. In this age of social media, the image we portray and how we showcase ourselves is crucial. It’s just not possible to build a successful yoga studio without a strong social media presence.

Romi: Do you have any favourite activities in Bali which visitors should try?

Eric: Yes, definitively hiking up Mount Agung. Or if you could do a water temple sacred ceremony, with the bath, that would be awesome.

Romi: Recommendations for the best restaurants in Canggu and around?

Eric: Thank you for asking! I am a travel blogger too. I have a blog article on the topic of best places to eat in Canggu.

Check it out here!

Romi: What has your experience been like to start using a booking system for your studio? Has it helped you greatly with keeping track of your accounting, bookings, and class scheduling?

Eric: Definitely. Bookamat has been a life changer, especially when we get busy. In addition, what I like the most are the statistics. We can get reports on many topics. It’s very handy for a studio manager. 

Romi: 2024, what are you looking forward to most for this year?

Eric: Being happy 🙂 

A place to be yourself, be happy, learn, practice’.


If you are in Bali for work or on holiday, be sure to visit ADDA Yoga. Here you can practice in an open-air studio close to the rice fields with incredible views and a beautiful community.

Have a look at their website to see which classes you would like to join and follow along on Facebook and Instagram for daily updates.

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Romi has been writing for Bookamat since 2020. She loves adventuring, practicing yoga and writing about the latest fitness trends.
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