While we hope that you’ve had a balanced Christmas and healthy holiday season, we know it’s not always possible. Luckily, there’s no better time to have a fresh start and recommit to wellness habits than the start of a New Year. With Chinese New Year falling in January this year, there are a few weeks to get a start on your New Year’s Resolutions before your resolve is tested—and plenty of wellness events in Hong Kong throughout the month to help you on your way.
Jan 7-13: #CarrytheCup Popup with LUSH
Start a new year with good habits and a little encouragement from LUSH. Pop into the Soho Square branch with your own reusable cup (or purchase one of the LUSH branded ones) to get a complimentary cup of Fairtrade vegan coffee. More details here.
Jan 9: Sacred Sound Journey
Join sound healing expert Malbert Lee at Fivelements Habitats for a meditative journey using singing bowls and gong baths to elevate your energy for the year ahead. The experience includes a detox juice, a journalling and manifestation session, and sound session to clear your mind and energy flow. More details here.
Jan 10: Gluten-Free Vegan Dim Sum Making Class
Start your New Year plant-based diet resolution with a gluten-free, vegan dim sum workshop. Learn how to make your favourite dim sum dishes like steamed buns, siu mai, and rice dumplings with Foodcraft, using entirely plant-based ingredient. Sign up here.
Jan 11: Chakra Healing & Tea Ceremony
Resham Daswani, Fivelements Habitat’s in-house tea curator, will lead a tea ceremony and chakra healing workshop with special guest Sonia Samtani, the renowned hypnotherapist. Unblock your chakras and move into the New Year more aligned and grounded. It’s one of two events at the urban retreat space on January 11th, so perhaps treat yourself to a day retreat. More details here.
Jan 11: Full Moon Meditation
The second event at Fivelements on Saturday 11th January. Led by Liz McCaughey and Lulu Taylor, this meditation, gong and crystal bell bath will prepare you for intention setting for the first full moon of 2020. Make an evening of it, and add on a plant-based buffet dinner at Sakti Elixir kitchen. More details here.
Jan 12: Teapigs Popup Pre-Loved Sale
A selection of new and pre-loved items to help you clean out (and refill) your new year wardrobe. Bags, clothes and accessories will all be available, from a mix of luxe and high-street brands. More details here.
Jan 13: NoMoreSecrets: Think Red. Act Green.
This panel discussion at The Upper House hosted by the founder and CEO of LUÜNA naturals, Olivia Cotes-James, will open up the conversation on periods. Working on breaking taboos and encouraging dialogue, the evening will include speakers, a conscious goody bag, and all the profits from the evening will help provide period cups to girls in need in Hong Kong through FreePeriodsHK. Register here.
Jan 16: Reiki & Meditation with Corie Chu
Perfect for beginners or those curious about the practice, this workshop with Reiki master Corie Chu begins with a short guided meditation, followed by a Reiki healing treatment. Register here.
Jan 16: The Psychology of Mediation
This talk and discussion on meditation explores its uses in the workplace for both HR and personal use. The speaker, Ting-kwok IU, is a Hong Kong-based mediator and solicitor, and will be touching on the overlap of psychology and meditation, as well as resolving workplace conflicts using the practice. More details here.
Jan 18: Handstands for Everyone Workshop
Join veteran yogi Victor Chau for a full day yoga workout to perfect your handstand. The three-hour morning workshop will focus on the foundations, how to utilise your core strength, posture, and shoulder openings for a safe handstand, while the afternoon workshop will perfect balance and variations. Sign up for either workshop or do the two together for a full-day immersion. More details here.
Jan 18: Hip Hop Masterclass with Ken San Jose
In Hong Kong for his first every workshop, hip-hop social media sensation Ken San Jose is giving. a two-hour dance class. In collaboration with The Best Gift Foundation, the event’s proceeds will go towards classroom building projects in the Philippines. Sign up here.
Jan 18: Earth Annex—Your Promise To The Planet
Join Hong Kong’s leading eco activists for a panel discussion on sustainability, conservation, and fast-fashion at Fivelements Habitat. The discussion will conclude with a screening of Plastic China, and plant-based dining from Sakti Elixir Kitchen. More details here.
Jan 21: Detox and Vitality Aromatherapy Workshop
Learn how to make your own bath salts with this wellness workshop from Banyan Workspace. Designed specifically for detox, this workshop will focus on how to cleanse before and after the holiday season. Find out more here.
Jan 30: Sound Bath Meditation at Eaton HK
The monthly sound bath session at Eaton HK is back for its first session of 2020, led by Malbert Lee. Open to both hotel guests and local residents, its the perfect way to wind down for the evening. Sign up here.
Jan 31-Feb 2: The Nine Dragons 50/50 2020
Hoka One’s infamous Nine Dragons ultra race is back. Kicking off on January 31st, the three-day event includes the 50-mile overnight race, and the 50-kilometre event on February 2nd. Registration is still open—anyone looking for a slightly more manageable challenge to train for in the next month can check out the 10K and 22K races, though space is limited. Find out more here.