A Luxurious Retreat Place COMO Shambhala Estate is a residential health retreat combining holistic wellness with state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional villa accommodation. The location is unique, a spiritual enclave of jungle, river and sun-rich clearings just north of Ubud. Specialists in yoga, Pilates and qigong provide inspiration and nurture, working in harmony with guides for mountain biking, hiking, climbing, whitewater rafting and outdoor circuit training. Guests who want to make a lasting commitment to change can embark on one of our targeted Wellness Programmes — Cleanse, Be Active, Ayurvedic and Bespoke — starting from three nights.The idea is to help guests make informed life changes that will last well beyond their stay. Text: Cheryl Marella Photos courtesy of: Como Shambala Estate

At the luxury Ubud spa retreat, Cheong Yew Kuan—an architect with conspicuous respect for the environment and indigenous styles of building—worked with interior designer Koichiro Ikebuchi to create COMO Shambhala Estate, combining local stone, wood and traditional alang-alang roofing to build sophisticated spaces that are at once contemporary and thoroughly traditional. COMO Shambhala Estate provides the specialised services of resident experts to help guide you out of familiar comfort zones towards higher goals. Their facilities support their

attention to detail and the way the experience is tailored to individuals. An exclusive Nine Treatment Rooms, Three Treatment Pacilions to the outdoor Hydrotherapy area with vitality pool are available for your wellness sessions. Moreover, male and female sauna and steam room, Yoga pavilion and Yoga bale, Pilates Studio for you who loves to strengthen your core, Consultation Rooms, Chemical-Free natural springwater pools so you don’t need to worry it will ruin your skin. Tennis court, Gym and jungle gyms. Sounds perfect, right?

the culture issue


September & october 2019

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