Our Philosophy - Shanti
‘Shanti’ means inner peace. A state of mental, physical and spiritual bliss that leads to serenity and calmness, enabling clear perception. We aim to inspire and guide our guests towards the path of achieving ‘Shanti’. Regain inner balance with our holistic retreats focused on health and happiness through a natural approach and authentic experiences.
Guided and inspired by traditional Balinese Philosophies, we aim to share their inclusive, universal way of life, which nurtures harmony with spirit, the environment and one another.
We strive to be approachable, always truthful and sincere, to have dedicated passion for our work, to respect others irrespective of age, race and/or religion, to have courage to embrace change, and to deliver exceptional and exemplary service 24/7 to everyone and anyone who walks through our doors.
Where is Shanti - Som
Shanti-Som Wellness Retreat is in the beautiful Andalucia region of Spain, nestled in the midst of nature and surrounded by the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park and Biosphere Reserve. Our Retreat is amongst nature in the hills and rural mountains of the Spanish countryside and we think it helps bring a rustic authenticity to the overall experience. Being amongst nature in the wilderness brings a sense of peace and tranquility where we can remove our ‘social armor’ and simply just be.
Located in charming Monda, our Retreat is located just 40 minutes drive from Malaga airport and 10 minutes from trendy Marbella. The initial intention of Shanti-Som was to create a peaceful haven, away from the usual tourist jaunts and to provide a slice of Asia that is easily accessible within Europe.
Shanti-Som brings together the elements of Balinese spirit and architecture within the Oriental gardens and curated artwork.
Rather than building a large flashy complex, the owner wanted to create an intimate setting where guests don’t feel self-conscious or intimidated in any way. With this in mind the property was built with just 15 guest rooms and as the owner has a love of nature, there is an expansive oriental garden with buddha statues, waterfall features and a Balinese Yoga pavilion. This pavilion uses the same principles of Balinese spiritual architecture to create a sacred place that is in line with a harmonious and balanced energy. Of importance is the philosophy ‘Tri Hats Karana’- creating harmony and balance with human, nature and gods
The Shanti - Som Team
Ultimately what we think makes our Retreat so special is the staff. They are the ones who create an authentic and truly transformative experience.
At Shanti-Som we spend time getting to know our customers before they arrive so we can design a program that caters to their specific needs. Whilst everyone is different, from dietary requirements to physical fitness levels and emotional health, we have one universal goal- to help develop a positive mindset by equipping them with sustainable habits that can be incorporated into every day life with ease.
All our staff, including Wellness coaches and trainers, are professionally experienced to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Deciding to take on a more personal approach, the property has only 15 guest rooms to allow our guests the ultimate sense of privacy and peace. Each room is fitted with modern luxurious fittings and personalised touches to ensure a comfortable and worry-free stay.
Facilities & Services
Our many facilities are all aimed towards wellness and relaxation. At Shanti-Som we provide individualised service for our guests and help guide them throughout the estate to make the most of their stay.