Tired of slumming it at a run of the mill yoga studio? Want to practice pilates in a more fabulous way? Wish to consult an expert in holistic health or alternative therapies? Well then mama, you’re in for a treat if you head down to Delfi on Orchard Road to pop into the new COMO Shambhala Urban Escape. We were invited along to see what all the fuss is about, and boy, were we wowed.
Billed as a modern “wellness centre” COMO Shambhala’s offerings include the usual yoga (the centre specialises in Iyengar yoga and offers pre-natal classes) and Pilates, but you can also treat yourself to a massage, and even see oh-so-wonderful gynecologist, obstetrician (up until 20 weeks) and functional medicine specialist, Dr. Shirin Jacob. In short, COMO Shambhala lets you take good care of yourself as a woman and mama in all kinds of ways, and in gorgeous surroundings to boot. The reception area feels rather like arriving at a five star hotel, and studios are clean, white-walled and peaceful, with high ceilings and wooden floors.
As well as the busy daily schedule of classes (with plenty of lunchtime options for working mamas), COMO Shambhala also offer workshop programmes which cater to people interested in diving a little deeper into a practice or technique. Like Sarah Manning’s Role-Play for Childbirth through Yoga workshop, which teaches breathing techniques and positions to couples expecting a baby.
All sounds divine, right? Well, let’s get into the nitty gritty… How much is all this luxurious healthiness going to cost you? Well, the very best thing (lean in close because we’re going to tell you a secret), the prices are actually pretty darn reasonable! Instead of charging a monthly membership fee, COMO sell their classes in packages which is perfect for busy mamas with unpredictable schedules. Starting from SGD40 for a single class, if you cough up for a block of 50 classes to use within a year, it’s $1250, bringing the cost down to a pretty reasonable SGD25 per class. We’re not saying it’s bargain basement, but we’d rather pay for what we actually use unlike our languishing gym memberships.
All together now… OMMMMMMMMMM….
COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, 402 Orchard Road, #06-01/02 Delfi Orchard, Singapore 238876
Tel: (+65) 6304 3552