Happy New Year! It’s officially 2019, and it’s the season of renewal. If you’ve set wellness resolutions this year, then there’s no reason not to keep them (at least for the first month) with so many incredible wellness workshops and activities hosted in the 852 through the month—and if you haven’t decided on a goal for 2019, some of them might just inspire you to do so. Get your calendar out and start planning the month ahead—these are the wellness events in Hong Kong this January that you can’t miss.
It’s the one thing all runners have in common: none of us ever stretch enough. Whether it’s tense muscles or malalignment, enhance your running with Pure Yoga’s dedicated yoga session for long distance runners. The one-day workshops will give you skills to take home to take your training to the next level, so you can conquer your running goals in 2019. Find out more details here.
Go your own pace with this social run, jog and walk with OutRunners HK, Hong Kong’s first LGBTQ+ running group. Expect friendly competition and meet like-minded individuals with a fitness focus—runners will do a 9km route, joggers, 4-6km, and walkers 4km, so that everyone can meet at the end. Sign up here.
Start 2019 with purpose and grab your friends and head to The Peak for an energising morning hike around Lugard Road and the Peak Gardens before a goal-setting session with clinical psychologist Dr Kimberley Carder. Wrap up warm and bring a journal and pen to scribble down your goals for the coming year. Sign up here.
If you’re looking to up your athletic performance in 2019, it might be worth dropping into this breath work session to explore the relationship between mind and body. Used by monks in the Himalayan peaks, top athletes and the navy forces, this meditative practice can help take extreme racers and long-distance runners to the next level. Find more details here.
Put your best (pedicured) food forward into 2019 with an evening of wellness workshops hosted by BloomMe. Join in one or all three, and join a numerology session with Corie Chu, a candle making workshop with Slow Living China, and an essential oils session with Coco Chan. With refreshments from Zippysparkles & Co and healthy snacks from NOSH, it’s worth grabbing your friends and making a night of it. Sign up here.
Wondering what 2019 has in store for you? This numerology workshop with Corie Chu will give you a basic introduction to numerology, teach you how to create your own numerology birth chart, and look at how to make the most of your year and achieve your goals for 2019. Get your tickets here.
Music, dance, and of course, delicious food… is there a better way to spend a Sunday? Trade in the standard boozy brunch for a chilled afternoon of reggae music and healthy vegetarian fare with the relaunch of the Sundaze series by George Lukas Reggae Movement with MANA! Yoga Bam Bam will be joining to host a free Dancehall Yoga workshop (BYOM) and Black Kite Brewery will be supplying the beer… it is Sunday, after all. Check out the details here.
Relax and explore (get it?) with this fun and chilled-out walking tour and yoga session. Wandering around Wan Chai neighbourhood, you’ll have a chance to re-explore your home city with special stops at heritage buildings like Blue House and 18 Ship Street. The walk will be followed by a yoga session, improving mobility and flexibility as well as encouraging calmness. This event is limited to a maximum of 10 people—sign up here.
The Hive Sheung Wan is hosting its annual wellness retreat to kick start a year of mindful living and healthy choices. With a marketplace filled with luxurious wellness goodies, food and drinks, workshops in meditation, yoga and fitness, and a variety of talks from wellness experts, it’s the perfect event to make sure you’re keeping on track with your New Year resolutions. Sign up here.
This women’s health talk with guest speakers Dr Laurena Law, Zore Benhamou, and psychiatrist Dr Vaness Wong, sponsored by Colliers International, will cover hormonal influences in women’s health and the lifestyle tips to manage and support hormonal balance, how hormones related to weight management, and the relationship between hormones and mental health. Get your ticket here.
This three-hour workshop at Pure South (The Pulse) provides an opportunity for deep introspection with pranayma, meditation, and mindful asana. A mix of functional practice and a lecture to provide deeper understanding, this mini-retreat will also explore Nadis and Chakras. All levels are welcome—sign up here.
Focus yourself before Chinese New Year with Hong Kong Living’s first fitness and wellness mini-retreat. The three hour workshop includes a yoga and fitness session, as well as a talk on nutritional and diet maintenance with a lunch from Mama Malouf. Sign up here.