Como Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri in Bali is a residential health retreat committed to helping people find a sense of peace through a continuous process of learning and rebalancing, aided by special environments, specific knowledge and healing therapies.
Guests are approached on an individual basis each day with treatments incorporating the best of ancient Asian traditions, combined with western advances. Bodywork is an essential part of the experience, and special yoga retreats are held regularly.
Health professionals include therapists, consultants, resident teachers, visiting masters and activity guides. There is a resident nutritionist, naturopath, ayurvedic doctor, physiotherapies and fitness, yoga and Pilates instructors. Local staff are employed wherever possible, and artists and dancers are hired for traditional Balinese performances.
The estate has established a kindergarten for local children, and the Como Foundation is involved in many philanthropic interests.
The estate is on 10 hectares, 15 minutes from Ubud, in the central foothills of Bali. One bedroom villas have separate living area, indoor and outdoor bathroom, hot tub, lap pool, private sun deck and garden.
Guests work at their own pace enjoying state-of-the-art facilities and enjoying fresh and nutritional organic cuisine.
If you fancy taking a cooking class, Australian chef Chris Miller is on hard to teach you how to choose and prepare meals from fresh ingredients and create dishes you will want to replicate at home.
Accommodation choices are wide and varied and staff will advise the best for your needs and budget. Whatever option you choose, you have access to pools, lounge areas and shaded pavilions.
Individual rooms and suites, starting with Garden Rooms. Suites have one bedroom, except the Royal Suite which has two. The five residences, each with four or five suites and large pool, are private and situated in forest clearings. They have lounge and relaxation areas and pools.
There are one-bedroom Retreat Villas, two-bedroom Duplex Retreat Villas and four standalone Private Villas with two or three bedrooms.
Como Shambhala Estate, 15 minutes from Ubud in Bali.
Bali Tours has five-night bespoke packages. They include return Garuda Indonesia airfares, five-nights at Como Shambhala, all meals, standard beverages, cooking class, two treatments, one-hour massage, activities and airport transfers.
Price per person twin share:
- Darwin $2747
- Perth $2957
- Brisbane $3087
- Sydney and Melbourne $3197
Prices correct at November 13, 2008.
For further information
Bali Tours Indonesian Specialists
2nd Floor, Fawkner Centre,
499 St Kilda Road
Ph: (03) 9820 9288 or 1800 33 8004
Fax: (03) 9867 1050
Como Shambhala Estate
Ph: +62 361 978888
Fax: +62 361 978889
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