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COMO SHAMBHALA ESTATE

COMO SHAMBHALA ESTATE (link) (instagram) Location: COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali Banjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia Year built: December 2005 Architect/ designer: Malaysian architect Cheong Yew Kuan and Japanese interior designer Koichiro Ikebuchi Ethos: Traditional Balinese and Colonial Dutch wellness retreat for change Wellness has been a buzzword the past couple of years, and while I’ve also dabbled in essential oils and yoga and eating clean, there is no better way to refresh and relax than by traveling. When I had the chance to stay at COMO Shambhala E...
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CDDXGOURAMI: SIVANANDA BAHAMAS WEEK FOUR

:: ALL OUTFITS GOURAMI:: All good things must come to an end. My final week at Paradise Island was something I will always remember because the entire program had put me into a mental state of bliss. Unplugged and uninterrupted, I got to connect with myself and the world, an experience that is usually lost when I’m back in the busy city of Hong Kong. After four weeks of practicing yoga, I also received my yoga teaching certification which was really exciting! I don’t plan to teach but it’s a great feeling to know how to push my practice further when I do it at home. It was also an amazing experience to be with myself for an en...
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CDDXGOURAMI: SIVANANDA BAHAMAS WEEK THREE

::ALL OUTFITS GOURAMI :: As soon as week three came along, I knew the rest of the trip was going to fly by. Every now and then, when I had a moment to spare, I would remind myself to stop and appreciate this experience, and to really absorb all the bliss, and inner peace this special place had to offer. To be able to stop time, and take a moment for yourself, is such a valuable skill. Especially when you live in the center of the hustle, and bustle of Hong Kong. When you work in the digital, fashion industry, where everything is fast paced, and people have short attention span. The Satsangs: The Satsangs has to be one of my fav...
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CDDXGOURAMI: SIVANANDA BAHAMAS WEEK TWO

::ALL OUTFITS GOURAMI :: Week one was all about adjusting to the new schedule, meeting the new people in the whole new surrounding. Learning the words to the daily chants, familiarizing myself to literally, everything. As soon as week two came around, I was cruising. I was not only going from place to place, attending all my classes, and lectures with ease, but I found myself doing everything with a big smile on my face. Catching yourself smiling for no apparent reason is the most blissful feeling. Like everything is going just right. At the ashram, there is no pressure, no judgement, no stress, all you need to focus on is your...
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