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Yoga @ Chi The Spa at Shangri-La, Tanjung Aru K. Kinabalu

Angeline Friday, November 19, 2010 , , , , ,
Sorry, this is not a food post. I felt it would be interesting to show you this fantastically perfect place that you can go for massage and yoga practice. Today morning, I taught a couple's from oversea which will only practice yoga when they travel together for leisure, the wife is 5 month pregnant, so there're some modification yoga postures for both of them in order to be functional and also having a great workout session!
Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La 
20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru
88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Malaysia
T: (60 88) 327 888
F: (60 88) 327 878
Hours: 9am - 10pm
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Tanjung Aru offers a unique spa design concept - a stand-alone "spa village" sits on an "island" connected to the hotel via a private causeway. Each of the eight villas has its own herbal steam room, spacious relaxation area and private changing room. A private yoga pavilion with a deck extending out over the South China Sea offers spectacular sunset views. Traditional Borneo treatments on the spa menu are plant-based in nature, energy aware and reflect the multi-cultural heritage of the region.  CHI, The Spa at Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa was voted "Best Spa in Malaysia" in the SpaFinder 2009 Readers' Poll. In traditional Chinese philosophy, "chi" or "Qi" is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality. For people to maintain good health, it is believed that "chi" must flow freely within the body and, when blocked, "dis-ease" and illness follow. Movement is therefore a key element in releasing blockages.  Body massage, exercise, stretching, hydrotherapy, and movement of the mind through relaxation and meditation combine to assist the body's natural renewal and form the basis of the CHI spa philosophy.
Direction to the Yoga Pavilion
For me, I would love to practice yoga here everyday. So beautiful and calm!
Yoga Mats and Towels
Breeze from the sea
Over looking seaview, best place to practise yoga ever!
Massage can be done in this place too!
 
Yoga Pavilion
Yoga Pavilion "Good Feng Shui"
Back to the Spa Reception
Signature Therapies and Massage
All CHI signature therapies start with a welcome foot ritual to prepare you for a memorable experience to be relished long after the treatment has ended.
CHI Balance
1 hr 30 min MYR 390
A unique blend of Asian techniques personalised to suit your current Yin/Yang status, focusing on the earth element (building chi), wood element (moving chi) and fire element (clarity and peace of mind). Techniques include acupressure, energizing massage for yang stimulation and a relaxing massage for yin calm. Pure oriental element oils are use to harmonize Chi flow.
Himalayan Healing Stone Massage
2 hr 15 min MYR 530
Inspired by the healing rituals of Lake Kokonar in Tibet. An ancient massage technique using a combination of hot stones heated in oils and herbs to ground the body and restore vitality and cool stones to balance stress.
Aroma vitality
2 hr MYR 480
A gentle and soothing massage bringing together elements of Swedish, shiatsu and reflexology combined with the therapeutic qualities of oriental aromatic essential oils. Designed to strengthen the body's vital energy so you emerge with renewed spirit.
Herbal Harmony
2 hr 30 min MYR 600
A blend of Traditional Asian healing herbs wrapped in a heated linen pouch, is quickly and firmly tapped onto the body then gently pressed and rolled to both tone and soothe stressed, tired or aching muscles. An Aroma Vitality Massage balances body rhythms and releases the flow of Chi energy to revitalize mind, body and soul.
Borneo Therapy
1 hr 15 min MYR 350
An exotic massage inspired by the traditions of bobohizan, the island’s native healers. It starts with a foot ritual using seven types of herbs such as nutmeg, red ginger, and betel leaf, believed to remove negative energy. It is followed by a special body massage using firm palm and thumb pressure.
Asian Blend
1 hr MYR 280
A blend of Swedish and Chinese 'Tui Na' techniques come together to stimulate circulation and restore the smooth flow of Chi. Helps to clear energy channels, release tension and give an overall sense of well being.
Teaching Payment Collected, good pay master!!!
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