Where does the time go? As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to say goodbye to 2018 while we countdown to New Years’ resolutions and transformational retreat escapes—but before we have one last big hurrah to close the year, there’s still a month of wellness events determined to keep you physically and mentally in tip-top shape as you enter 2019. Check out the best wellness events in Hong Kong to add to your diary this December.
A gathering of eco-conscious, women-led Hong Kong businesses is sure to make your Saturday more interesting. Starting at 10am with a yoga class from The Vibe Tribe and JAHMU, the FEW Marketplace will host a variety of conscious wellness activities, including a BarreAmped Bootcamp with Barre 2 Barre + Barebells, a fireside chat with The Closeteur, a discussion with WOMB, and a Q&A session with nutrition and health experts Dr Bonnie Cheng, Angel Hon, Dr Laurena Law & Beth Wright. Find out more here.
The second two events in the Solar Wellness Series take place on December 2nd, led by Sophia Greengrass, Nikita Ramchandani and Natalie Soderstrom for a power flow and Yin Yang session, and December 16th, featuring a sunset recharge and restore class from Jessica Lee, and a Yoga Flow from Cam Kui. Organised in partnership with Green Is The New Black, the event is making an extra effort to be sustainable with solar powered DJ booths from HK.SolarSoundSystem to power you through the afternoon. Book your spot here.
If you’re looking to learn more about the ancient art of Ayurveda, join Leeron for an educational session on the natural healing and nutritional system. Covering doshas and which foods to eat, Ayurvedic seasons, stress and weight management, and beauty care, attendees can enjoy a turmeric latte and a goodie bag from Spicebox Organics and Subtle Energies along with functional knowledge and advice. Learn more here.
Celebrating their 2nd anniversary, sustainable pre-love clothing company HULA are hosting a pop-up with a special edit of pre-owned designer womenswear, bags, shoes and accessories, from more than 700 brands—and, as it’s the season of giving, 5% of net profits will be donated to partner charities. Find out more here.
Hong Kong’s instant spa and salon booking app is throwing a Christmas edition of its girls night out series, hosted at Tenkei HK. Grab the girls and enjoy a complimentary bespoke cocktail, Japanese finger food, mini spa, hair styling, and nail treatments, from Hong Kong spas like Levo Spa and Sense of Touch—plus, artisinal florsits BYDEAU will be on hand to provide festive floral workshops in between your pampering sessions. Find out more here.
A three-day camping event celebrating health and connection for women and children, the fourth Garden Gathering event presents a series of over 70 workshops and sharing sessions in everything from Chakras to crystals to painting. Explore the full lineup here.
Pure Yoga’s latest Yoga For All community event offers the popular ‘Yoga For Runners’ class in Tamar Park, led by yoga teacher and runner Chris Poon. This yoga session is designed with a runner’s body, aches and weaknesses in mind, focussing on stretching out the typically tight mucles and building strength in the core and upper body. Find more details here.
Joining forces with IRIS, Hong Kong’s first and only yoga festival, K11 Mall in Tsim Sha Tsui presents the last in its Yoga Plus series, bringing a little more zen to your Saturday shopping spree. Join Jessica Lee for a Christmas special ‘Yoga On Tap’ workshop at 3pm. More details here.
A race with a heart of green… this Sunday sweat session, starting at the Discovery Bay Ferry Pier, involves two kilometres of coastal hiking combined with beach cleaning. Go as fast as you like, but remember, the point is to grab the most litter. The group will convene for lunch at Zaks, so you can reward yourself for your conscious morning activities. Sign up here.
We love a good Christmas market, which is why we’re ecstatic that Green Queen have organised a first zero-waste Christmas market, to help make our Christmas shopping a little more conscious. Locally made, zero waste, eco-friendly, socially conscious and full of healthy products, the market promotes circular economy, plant-based dining, ethical fashion, natural and organic beauty, and wellbeing brands like Coconut Matter, Edgar, Zero Yet 100, and Rooftop Republic. Don’t forget your reusable canvas bag! More details here.
Sound has long been used for its healing benefits, and before the madness of Christmas and New Year ensue, enjoy a session of tranqility with Himalayan sining bowls to rebalance yourself mentally and emotionally. The 90-minute session will be conducted in Cantonese, and use seven different singing bowls for a unique harmonising effect. Find more details here.
Technically not December, but… if you’d like to start 2019 as you mean to go on—early mornings and sporty adventures on Hong Kong’s trails, that is—you’d best sign up for the New Year XTE Race. Available in two categories—Challenge (24.4km), or Elite (31.8km)—the race can be done individually or in a team of two. Staring in Plover Cove, the route takes runners through Hong Kong’s beautiful jungle trails, past Bride’s Pool and Pak Sin Leng Nature Trail. If you’re ready to take on the challenge, sign up here.