Surga means HEAVEN in Bahasa Indonesian, and we think our purpose-built Shala is just that!

With panoramic views across Ekas Bay, Surga Shala has wooden floors, open-plan with hand-crafted brilliant (star stone) walls which create a natural and nurturing vibe.

Our Shala is 216 m2 and easily accommodates up to 36 mats. Classes are held in the open area or in our “Glasshouse”, a fully-enclosed glass room with air conditioning. The adjoining relaxation and kitchen area can serve soothing herbal teas, chai and rejuvenating Jamu for our students.

The flat roof of the Shala has our special “Rooftop Magic” budget accommodation for Yoga Surf Retreats with a large chill-out area overlooking the whole of magnificent Ekas Bay and Rinjani volcano.


Our Yoga teachers can create a unique Retreat experience for those guests who want to make YOGA a central theme of their holiday. Come along and enjoy daily classes or immerse yourself in deepening your practice with extra Yoga sessions, meditation and Restorative classes.

As a Retreat guest you will receive all the bonus benefits of our Platinum Guests at Planet. Both the “Yoga” and combined “Surf School and Yoga” packages are favourites. It’s up to you, so please ask for any assistance with bookings and we will make the Yoga magic happen for you.

Our Teachers

Sonya is a dedicated Yogini who discovered Yoga 30 years ago while travelling through Nepal and India. The practice has stayed with her, and continues to nurture her, through life.

She has practiced many styles of Yoga from Hatha yoga in the Sivananda tradition, Ashtanga and now is a regular Iyengar practitioner. Her classes focus on fluidity of movement, strength, alignment, breathwork, relaxation and deep connection with your body.

Sonya is truly excited to offer daily meditation and YOGA classes in our amazing SURGA YOGA Shala. These classes cater for all abilities, focus on your needs, and will leave you feeling balanced in body, mind and spirit.

Sonya is supported by Mey, our local teacher from Lombok. Mey began yoga 10 years ago at Heaven on the Planet with guidance from our visiting teachers. She is supple and loved by our guests. Mey is an exception in Lombok because young girls and women never get an opportunity to learn this ancient practice.

Your Teachers

Want to share Heaven with all your YOGA friends? Teachers, you are very welcome to bring your students here and host a retreat in this beautiful place. You will have the use of the Shala and all its facilities. Our capable staff will support you to create an unforgettable Yoga retreat. We offer special “Many Lovers” discounts for big groups and yoga guests. Please see our Platinum Package page for further information about prices and inclusions.


Our Signature

“Understanding without practice is better than practice without understanding. Understanding with practice is better than understanding without practice. Residing in your true nature is better than understanding or practice”, Upanishads


Retreats can be booked by a group of guests at any time. The Retreats last 5 or more days … you can choose. You may bring your own teacher or Sonya would be very happy to help.

During the retreat, all guests enjoy the Full Platinum Package which gives you a worry-free holiday. There’s unlimited food, including vegetarian and vegan dishes, and we can create a menu with special requests just for you. Please ask and we’ll try very hard to meet your needs. By having your own shala with a private kitchen, we can also supply the ingredients if you want to cook and enjoy this time together.

Words fail to reveal the essence of your experience. Only the environment and your friends can do that … and time in Heaven on the Planet.

Heaven’s Winning Philosophy

An environment for fun, health and relaxation.

Surf, SUP, Kite or Foil — all at Heaven on the Planet! Great waves, great winds and azure-blue flat water. Surf the easy sand bar, big waves at Outside Ekas or the classic Indo waves at Insides. Foil a kilometre. Kite the lagoons or reefs with cross-onshore winds of perfect strength.

Relax with flat-water SUP journeys. Take a mask to see the fish or join SUP yoga. Combined with magnificent meals and rooms, cocktails, free massages, two pools and a massive yoga shala, beauty treatments, movie theatre, crèche and more … there’s too much to do! Our philosophy for life? .. natural, beautiful and harmonious.


“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar


The views are unsurpassed and the caring staff are at your service. After yoga, take a short stroll to the white sand beach and the clear waters of Ekas Bay or contemplate on the landscaped roof of the yoga centre. Maybe treat yourself in the Spa right next door. Yoga classes are at times that suit you with general or private classes.

Our promise is, “Nothing goes extinct at Planet, except for sad travellers”.
“Do your practice and all is coming.”, Sri K. Patthabi Jois