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Fun Classes for Expats Living in Bali

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: One of the best ways to get settled after a move is to get out there and do something. Enhance your experience in Bali by joining classes that are great for meeting people and adapting to life abroad.

Bali, is a vibrant hub for expats and digital nomads, offering a plethora of opportunities to learn new skills, indulge in local culture, and connect with like-minded individuals. Whether you're looking to master the art of Balinese cooking, dive into the Indonesian language, or unleash your creativity through art and wine, there's a class for you. Engaging in these classes not only enriches your stay in Bali but also provides a fantastic avenue to meet people and integrate into the local community. Here's a curated list of English-speaking classes that cater to a variety of interests and are sure to enhance your Balinese experience.

Anika Balinese Cooking Class

Type of Class(es): Balinese Cooking
Location: Kuta, Bali

At Anika Balinese Cooking Class, expats and digital nomads can immerse themselves in the flavors of Bali. The classes are designed for all skill levels and include a market tour to learn about local ingredients, followed by hands-on cooking instruction. You'll learn to prepare traditional dishes and enjoy the fruits of your labor with fellow classmates.

Cinta Bahasa Indonesian Language School

Type of Class(es): Indonesian Language
Location: Ubud, Bali
Website: www.cintabahasa.com

Cinta Bahasa is a well-known language school that offers Indonesian language courses for expats. Their approach is interactive and communicative, making it easier for English speakers to pick up the language. Classes range from beginner to advanced levels, and they also offer private tutoring.

Bali Center for Artistic Creativity

Type of Class(es): Painting and Drawing
Location: Ubud, Bali

The Bali Center for Artistic Creativity provides a nurturing environment for expats to explore their artistic side. Classes are available in painting and drawing, with guidance from experienced instructors. It's a great way to relax and express yourself through art while living in Bali.

Honeysuckle Bali Cooking School

Type of Class(es): Indonesian and Balinese Cooking
Location: Seminyak, Bali

Honeysuckle Bali Cooking School offers a hands-on cooking experience where you can learn to make authentic Indonesian and Balinese cuisine. The classes are suitable for all levels and include a trip to the local market to source fresh ingredients.

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Workshops

Type of Class(es): Writing and Literature
Location: Ubud, Bali
Website: www.ubudwritersfestival.com

During the annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, a series of workshops are offered that cater to aspiring writers and literature enthusiasts. These workshops are conducted by established authors and are a great opportunity to hone your writing skills and network with the literary community.

Bali Culinary Pastry School

Type of Class(es): Pastry and Baking
Location: Denpasar, Bali
Website: www.balipastry.com

For those with a sweet tooth, the Bali Culinary Pastry School offers classes in pastry and baking. Learn from professional chefs and create delicious desserts and baked goods. The school provides a range of courses from beginner to advanced levels.

Threads of Life Indonesian Textile Arts Center

Type of Class(es): Textile Arts
Location: Ubud, Bali
Website: www.threadsoflife.com

Threads of Life is a fair trade business that also runs workshops on Indonesian textile arts. Learn traditional techniques such as natural dyeing and ikat weaving, and gain insight into the cultural significance of textiles in Indonesia.

Bali Wine Tasting Club

Type of Class(es): Wine Tasting
Location: Various locations in Bali

Join the Bali Wine Tasting Club to explore the world of wines in a tropical setting. The club organizes regular tasting events that are perfect for both beginners and connoisseurs. It's a social and educational way to appreciate wine and meet fellow expats.

Ubud Jewelry Studio

Type of Class(es): Jewelry Making
Location: Ubud, Bali
Website: www.ubudjewelrystudio.com

Ubud Jewelry Studio offers workshops where you can learn the art of jewelry making from skilled artisans. Create your own unique pieces using traditional techniques. It's a fun and creative way to spend your time in Bali.

Samadi Bali Cooking School

Type of Class(es): Vegetarian Cooking
Location: Canggu, Bali
Website: www.samadibali.com

Samadi Bali Cooking School specializes in vegetarian cooking classes that focus on healthy and organic meals. These classes are perfect for those looking to expand their vegetarian recipe repertoire and learn more about nutrition and wellness.

Paradiso Ubud

Type of Class(es): Film and Documentary Screenings, Cultural Workshops
Location: Ubud, Bali
Website: www.paradisoubud.com

Paradiso Ubud is not just a cinema but also a cultural center that offers a variety of workshops and events. Attend documentary screenings, participate in discussions, and join workshops that range from Balinese dance to eco-friendly practices.

Bali Silent Retreat

Type of Class(es): Meditation and Mindfulness
Location: Tabanan, Bali
Website: www.balisilentretreat.com

Bali Silent Retreat provides a serene environment for meditation and mindfulness classes. It's an ideal place for expats to unwind and reconnect with themselves through guided sessions and silent reflection amidst the natural beauty of Bali.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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