The Como Shambala Estate at Begawan Giri in Bali is a residential health retreat that promises total commitment to the pursuit of personal potential and improved wellbeing, the location inspired by a spring revered for its healing properties.
Immerse Yourself in a Safe and Protected Environment.
Como Shambala Estate is a retreat for change providing inspiration and encouragement for guests to make their own personal journey towards better health. It advocates proactive wellness, offering lifestyle as well as healing programs. The fully immersive, 360-degree experience is closely tailored to each individual’s needs. All that is required is a willingness to engage in the process of renewal and positive change. Ongoing relationships are a key part of this, for the Como Shambala Estate is not a one-stop spa shop but a holistic health centre committed to the process of life-long learning.
Holistic health means taking care of mind, body and spirit and balancing these three integrated components. Nothing offered at the Como Shambala Estate is pure pampering, nor devoted entirely to the exterior physique without taking a closer look at the hidden elements that make up a fit and contented person. Consultation and communication is therefore an essential element of a Como Shambala Estate stay, as is the nurturing environment. With this in mind, Como Shambala Estate provides an elevated level of care and intimacy where guests can find the space to re-connect with nature’s rhythms, the time to discover new passions and the momentous opportunity to shed old habits. Guests will feel comfortable coming here alone, engaging at their own pace and on their own terms, or experiencing the powerful camaraderie created by shared goals. Many of Shambala Estate guests don’t just make life-changing improvements to their health; they also leave with life-long friends.
Discover Infinite Possibility and the Impulse to Enquire.
Como Shambala Estate, while endowed with state-of-the-art health facilities, places greatest value on its passionate and highly experienced team of specialist staff. Intuitive, purposeful and empowering, they are dedicated to guiding each guest out of familiar comfort zones towards higher goals, unrealised depths, new strengths and a sense of equilibrium. In addition to changing mindsets, teaching skills and setting new perspectives, their experts also provide healing treatments and bodywork
Board of Advisors
Como Shambala Estate’s advisory panel is made up of a limited number of world-class experts in holistic health, invited by the owner to help direct Como Shambala Estate’s philosophy, ensure the integrity of its offerings and its continual evolution.
Retreat Programs (weeks and weekends) are led by Como Shambala Estate’s Visiting Masters, including international teachers in Yoga and Meditation, Pilates Instructors, Life Coaches and Energy Healers. Other Visiting Masters host Learning Seminars focusing on subjects as varied as nutrition and religion. Note that the Visiting Masters schedule is dynamic, varied and evolves constantly. Teachers are also always available for private sessions, or discussions during meals.
In addition to a Fitness Instructor, Como Shambala Estate has a resident Yoga Master and Pilates Instructor as well as teachers in Tai’Chi, Qigong and other martial arts.
Activities at Como Shambala Estate.
Physical activity is particularly compelling at Como Shambala Estate owing to the retreat’s location in rural Bali. Active Adventure Challenges include mountain biking, hiking, climbing, rowing, white-water rafting and outdoor circuit training utilising the nearby mountains, volcanoes, rivers and back-country tracks, paths and byways. Swimming and tennis are available on site. Cultural Activities include excursions to local temples, ceremonies, markets and galleries. Special Cultural Workshops might include sessions in Balinese dance, photography or writing.
Therapists at Como Shambala Estate
This core team administers different types of hands-on healing. Traditional Eastern techniques include Thai, Indonesian, Shiatsu and Ayur vedic massage. Other areas of expertise include Hot Stone, Sports and Deep Tissue massage. There is also a Reflexologist. Body Care Specialists are available for hydrotherapies, and Aestheticians for skin and non-surgical anti-ageing treatment.
Understanding your stay at Como Shambala Estate.
Prior to entering Como Shambala Estate, guests are encouraged to communicate directly with the property so that the right Personal Program may be developed for each individual. Como Shambala Estate recommends that guests also fill in a pre-arrival questionnaire to help ensure that requirements are not only met but anticipated. A fixed Como Shambala Estate Activities Schedule operates daily with group activities that might include morning Yoga, Pilates,Tai’Chi, morning walks, guided hikes, meditation, cooking demonstrations and specialist Learning Seminars.The time remaining is then scheduled according to the Personal Program of each guest. Personal Programs complement the Como Shambala Estate
Activities Schedule, and focus on particular activities, therapies and nutritional requirements to help everybody reach his or her individual goals. Suggested Personal Programs include Detoxification, Stress Management, Weight Management, Get Fit and Skin Revitalisation. Retreat Programs are the specialist weeks led by Visiting Masters, focusing on specific subjects such as Yoga or Pilates. Usually, they involve five hours of practice daily (split between morning and evening), Learning Seminars (to provide a greater depth of knowledge on the Retreat’s specific to subject) and appropriate treatments.
A special place of healing that teaches a new way of living.
The Como Shambala Estate believes food lies at the very heart of good living – not just in terms of our physical health, but also in the larger scheme of enjoying each day and what it brings to the table.Therefore, they do not stipulate calorie-counting diets, nor do they believe that healthful eating means deprivation. They foster a more balanced approach, encouraging guests to enjoy their food and its creation while maintaining a life-long interest in the benefits of good nutrition. These values are reflected in Personal Eating Plans drawn up by the Como Shambala Estate resident Nutritionist and Executive Chef, complemented by Special Learning Seminars and cookery workshops. With this in mind, Como Shambala Estate has developed a particular cuisine, available at all meals. It is organic, sourced locally, and is delivered from field to table with minimum delay. Meat, fish and vegetables are all featured, allowing all guests to eat healthily whatever their preferences.Tastes, too, are given full rein in influences that run the gamut from South Indian spices to subtle Italian. Balinese cooking also appears on the menus. The range of foods accommodates intolerances (soy milk instead of cow milk, and yeast-free breads). Menus feature little salt. Raw unprocessed honey replaces sugar. Raw fruit and vegetables are also critically important to CSE’s menus – they are richer in living enzymes – and there is an extensive juice and vegetable extract menu.
Como Shambala Estate health facilities include nine treatment rooms (including two for couples), an outdoor hydrotherapy area, swimming pool, Yoga room, Pilates studio and a separate male/female steam and sauna, a fullyequipped gym with dramatic views, and consultation rooms. The Water Garden occupies a hidden zone above the river. It is made up of a steam, hot tub, and four pavilions, each with expansive rest areas and outdoor baths and showers. All Como Shambala Estate facilities utilise water from The Source, a natural spring revered by locals for its healing properties.
Accommodation at Como Shambala Estate.
Accommodation consists of five Residences, each with four or five suites and a large swimming pool, in addition to five further standalone villas (one-, two- and three-bedroom) with assorted living space and private pools. In addition, there are three two-bedroom garden villas with living, dining, kitchen areas and private pools, and two double bedroom retreat suites both featuring a private therapy room (for couples) and private pool.
Air conditioning; Internet access; Dual line phone with voice mail; Satellite TV; DVD Player; Electronic personal safe; Private Bar; Yoga mat; Como Shambala bathroom amenities.
Concierge and secretarial services; Travel and tour assistance; Limousines; Foreign exchange; Personal shopping assistance; Multilingual hotel staff.
‘Glow’ for all-day dining; ‘Kudus’ for breakfast and dinner only’. Menus focus on organic, fresh and nutritional Como Shambhala cuisine – seven years in development, and low in sugar, salt and fat.
Time for thought, time for therapy, time for action – The Como Shambala Estate.