IRIS: Your Wellness Escape is back for the second time this year, bringing a weekend full of yoga fun to Hong Kong’s Central Harbourfront. With two full yoga and fitness-packed days and 60 classes across six stages, there’s almost too much choice: so we’ve broken it down for you. Here is the perfect all-round wellness festival itinerary, with the 10 sessions you shouldn’t miss this weekend at IRIS.
Cam Kui | Yoga Mainstage | 11:00-12:00
South African yogi Cam Kui used yoga as the backbone of her healthy lifestyle while battling early-stage cervical cancer, and now teaches yoga as well as working full-time in finance. Her vinyasa yoga class is an alignment-based practice, working on posture and strengthening the entire body—sounds like the perfect start to a wellness weekend.
Raise Your Vibration with Cristina Lopez McLauchlan | Silent Disco | 13:50-14:50
MANA! Brand Manager and founder of The Vibe Tribe, Cristina McLauchlan is all positivity for yourself and the world around you. Using music from DJ Laohu in her meditation and movement session, this vinyasa flow class will uplift and bring you out of yourself for a more meaningful yoga experience.
Nike NTC Endurance with Utah Lee | Fit District | 15:40-17:10
Nike Master Trainer Utah Lee leads a hybrid cardio-dance class of Nike NTC Endurance—high and moderate-intensity cardio, strength, agility, reaction and balance drills—mixed with Groovy Pop, a dance-based cardio workout. Hardcore sweating and plenty of fun to be had—at the very least, you may pick up a new dance routine.
What’s all the fuss about plastic? with EcoDrive | IRIS Insiders | 17:50-18:50
Co-founder of EcoDrive Sherry Fung Wong moderates a discussion with Sonalie Figueiras of Green Queen, William Davies of Swire and Phillipe Li of HK Recycles on plastics in Hong Kong and beyond. Join the discussion and learn from the industry insiders how to help out more with this eco-initiative.
LIGHTS//OUT Boxing with Angie Ng | Fit District | 19:40-20:40
It’s time to amp up the energy with club lights and fast-paced dance tunes. Model, spin coach and fitness instructor Angie Ng brings new boxing club LIGHTS//OUT to IRIS for the first time, with a mix of high-intensity weight training and boxing under the Hong Kong skyline—the perfect way to wind down from a day of wellness, and gear up for your Saturday night.
All About the Chakras with Sophia Greengrass | Silent Disco | 09:30-10:30
UK-born and Hong Kong-based Sophie has spent nearly a decade practising yoga and three years teaching, training under Master Yoganath Andiappan. This Hatha Yoga class will use asanas and deep breathing to help energy flow in the Chakras. Ideal to warm you up on a Sunday morning, this class will help unblock your mind and focus your energy for the day ahead.
Alchemy Crystal Bowls Meditation with Martina Lee | Zen Garden | 10:40-11:40
PURE Yoga teacher Martina was born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, and has trained in Reiki, sound therapy, visionary craniosacral work and Thai yoga massage techniques. This meditation workshop incorporates singing bowls in a guided meditation that will bring you good vibrations and balance to your mind and body, helping you reach a deeper meditative state.
Power in Movement with The Mentorship Squad | Yoga Mainstage | 12:20-13:20
Four alumni from Victor Chau’s Mentorship Workshop—Agatha Carenza, Derval Louli, Rebecca Jean Wong, and Serene Nah—are joining forces to bring together their unique styles into one hour of ‘Power in Movement’, including pranayama, flow, power, meditation.
Breathe Move Flow with Nikita Ramchandani | Silent Disco | 14:10-15:10
Founder of Kita Yoga Studio Nikita Ramchandani leads an energised vinyasa yoga session focussed on alignment, creativity and functionality, with pranayama breath work and meditation to help you centre in your practice.
Debunking Meditation Myths with Gianni Melwani | Zen Garden | 16:30-18:00
IRIS co-founder Gianni Melwani will lead a chilled out session Sunday evening using his own experiences of Meditation, Pranayama and Vedanta Philosophy to help debunk some of the common myths and stereotypes associated with meditation. Beginning with a discussion and followed by basic pranayama and kriya techniques, this is the perfect session for anyone looking to learn the basic of meditation or work on perfecting their technique.