COMO Shambhala Estate
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 mountain biking guides, hiking, climbing, whitewater rafting, and outdoor circuit training. Guests who want to make a lasting commitment to change can embark on one of the 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—presenting you with new challenges, providing endless inspiration in your lifelong journey towards better health and a holistic approach. Nothing offered at the Estate is devoted entirely to the exterior physique without looking at the hidden elements. This 360-degree experience is key to the proactive philosophy.
Facilities – COMO Shambhala Estate provides resident experts’ specialized services to help guide you out of familiar comfort zones towards higher goals. The facilities support attention to detail and the way the experience is tailored to individuals. Nine treatment rooms (three for couples), Three treatment pavilions, Outdoor hydrotherapy area with vitality pool, Male/female sauna and steam room, yoga pavilion and Yoga bale, Pilates studio, Consultation rooms, 25-meter swimming pool, Chemical-free natural spring water pools, Tennis court, Gym with weights and cardio equipment, Outdoor jungle gyms.
Accommodations – Unique among Bali wellness resorts, COMO Shambhala Estate feels genuinely residential, like a home away from home. All of the individual rooms and suites at the Ubud spa resort sit within one of the freestanding Residences. Every room is different but has access to its Residence’s pools, lounge areas, and shaded pavilions. For this reason, it appeals not just to those with specific wellness goals in mind. Still, the dramatic accommodation in villas and suites is suited to couples, independent travelers, groups, and families seeking a peaceful holiday. All of the individual rooms and suites exist within the setting of a Residence (Bayugita, Tirta Ening, Tejasuara, Wanakasaand Umabona). Each suite has one bedroom except the Royal Suite at Umabona, which features two bedrooms. Advice is given on which room is suited to your particular needs (sizes vary, so please refer to detailed floor plans and descriptions relevant to an entire Residence. Whatever option, you get access to your Residence’s pools, lounge areas, and shaded pavilions.
Dining & Cuisine – At COMO Shambhala Estate, you can immerse yourself in the flavors of Indonesian cuisine at Kudus House or enjoy the balance, nutrition, and sophisticated tastes of the healthy COMO Shambhala Cuisine on all-day menus at glow. This is where the focus on nutrition reveals certain foods’ power to maximize personal performance, increase concentration and energy, and calibrate blood-sugar levels—also making dining flexible and comfortable, offering a variety of options to suit different moods and tastes, from a romantic dinner for two on your suite’s terrace to a family meal in a private Residence. There is a resident nutritionist, while the Ayurvedic doctor also creates special Ayurvedic diets to match your requirements to help direct those on specific wellness programs. Philosophy – The COMO Shambhala Cuisine takes its unique inspiration from the living foods tradition. This maintains the nutritional integrity of the authentic foods’ essential enzymes, vitamins, and minerals and allows you to benefit from the ‘life force’ of specific ingredients. Many of them raw, brought from field to table with minimum delay.
“Kudus House” – Showcasing the diverse influences, flavors, and spices of Indonesia’s regions, Kudus House offers a truly gourmet Ubud experience. The intimate restaurant occupies a picturesque 150-year-old former Javanese residence, from which it serves both breakfast and dinner. Local breakfast options also include a range of European options. “Glow” – glow, is the buzzing heart of COMO Shambhala Estate. A contemporary-styled, open-sided, all-day-dining venue, light features easy dishes and the nutritious and delicious COMO Shambhala Cuisine – including salads, energizing juices blends rich in living enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Those interested in cooking will particularly enjoy glow’s open kitchen, where you can watch your fresh food as it is being prepared. And on Sundays, a popular brunch is offered that is memorable not only for the lively, flavourful cuisine but the occasion’s informal style. Picnic lunch at the water garden, Kedara is also available on request.
Wellness by COMO Shambhala Estate – A residential ‘retreat for change’ combines a deep-rooted approach to wellness with state-of-the-art facilities and unique villa accommodation. The location is unique – an auspicious and spiritual enclave of jungle just north of Ubud in Bali, where guests relax to the sounds of the rustling jungle and rumbling Ayung River. Specialists in yoga and Pilates work in harmony with the nature-filled surroundings, delivering effective holistic treatment designed to restore and revitalize both mind and body. Few places offer such an extensive and immersive wellness experience, combining healthy, energy-giving food for every meal with a dynamic itinerary of activities and treatments created according to your needs. Whether you’re looking for a yoga retreat in Bali or a total wellness overhaul, COMO Shambhala Estate offers a nurturing environment to progress. Every detail is taken care of by your personal assistant, ensuring a completely hassle-free, restorative trip. The idea is to help guests make informed life changes that will last well beyond their stay.
“The Wellness Programmes” – Help guests improve specific areas of their wellbeing through targeted therapies, healthy eating options, and expert consultations. Programs can be booked with any stay of three days or longer. Priority reservations for the Schedule of Activities and COMO Shambhala treatments will be given to guests on Wellness Programmes. Children under 16 years of age may not join the Wellness Programmes.
Ayurveda means ‘the science or knowledge of life’ and is an ancient Indian holistic healthcare system. Ayurvedic wellness programs aim to restore the body to a natural state of equilibrium by rectifying imbalances in the body’s three doshas – Vata, pitta, and Kapha – that make up the body’s constitution. Benefits include weight loss, stress relief, and detoxification. Wherever the Ayurvedic therapies are available, an Ayurvedic Doctor is provided to prescribe the most appropriate treatments. He or she will also add nutritionist support in personalized eating plans. A minimum of three treatments for optimal results is recommended.
Location – The retreat for change is near Ubud, a 20-minute drive from this bustling artists’ town towards the island’s center. Life is village-based, relaxed, and largely rural. The landscape comprises rice paddies, distant volcanoes, and forest, with COMO Shambhala Estate nestled in a clearing above a jungle-covered gorge beside the River Ayung.