The Hong Kong weather often means that summers are a game of keeping cool and staying dry, but your plans certainly don’t have to be tethered to the forecast with so many exciting wellness events in Hong Kong over July. Mark your calendars for night hikes, lunchtime meditation and even a three-day summer wellness festival with these wellness events in Hong Kong to look forward to this month.
July 1: Core Intensive at Pure Yoga
Begin the month with some functional exercise work at Pure Yoga. All movement begins at the core, making it a crucial part of the body to work on. Building stronger core muscles will improve both performance and function as well as alleviate lower back pain. To learn more about the workshop see here.
July 2: Workplace Mindfulness Workshop At The Hive
With workplace wellness a predicted trend for 2019, the Hive’s bringing back their popular workshop on balancing energy for the workplace. Open to both newcomers and Hive members, the workshop teaches variations of meditation, EFT tapping and therapeutic aromatherapy to help you release negative energy and channel positivity, the key to facing challenges at both work and in life. For more information see here.
Jul 3: Vegetarian & Vegan Food Tour by Hong Kong Greeters
Here in Hong Kong Island we’re not short on vegan options for lunch, with cafés and restaurant all offering extensive plant-based menus. A little more remote, the New Territories is often overlooked but it’s rich in heritage and vegetarian food. Combining both, this countryside detour will fill you with tasty (vegan) dim sum and allow you to discover the city as you’ve never seen it before. The tours will run throughout July. Find more available dates here.
July 4: Running Through My Mind
For those looking to take their running to the next level, Running Through My Mind is a community event hosted by Lululemon and The Hive that aims to bring avid runners and racers together. The event will have a live panel discussion on the mental benefits of running with any proceeds from the night going to Talking Mental’s Here To Be programme for stress management for teens. For more information see here.
July 5: Victoria Peak Night Hike
While you’re not likely to see stars, don’t skip out on Outdoor Hong Kong’s night hike which will take you all across Central district along the bustling urban landscape. A perfect way to beat the heat, you might see the Hong Kong skyline in a different light with this unique night experience of the city. Find more information here.
July 10: Beginner’s Run at Lululemon
Ready to sweat it out? Join a 30-minute guided run with other racers this month with the meet-up point at Lululemon’s New Territories store. For more dates and information see here.
July 11: Singing Bowl Meditation at LifeHub
This July you’ll still find time for zen even if you’re on a time-crunch. Head over to LifeHub on your lunch break for an hour of meditation that will put the body and mind in deep relaxation, leaving you refreshed for the rest of the day. The session will also include tingsha and mantra repetition perfect for anyone new to mindfulness and meditation—sign up here.
July 12: Mindful Eating by Nido Asia
Emphasising the interconnectivity of the mind, body and spirit, nutrition goes beyond satiating hunger. Nido Asia’s mindful eating workshop focuses on how to make dining a gratitude practice as well as answering questions on nutrition and dieting. The workshop will also include a three-course light dinner, recipes and a skincare line to try at home. For more information, see here.
July 19: ARCH Wellness Festival
We’re still having withdrawals from IRIS and a three-day weekend wellness festival sounds right up our alley. Bringing all aspects of wellness, Arch will tap into fitness, mindfulness and informative panels and talks on each day. The festival will take place at Central Harborfront Space, with more information on the event here.
Jul 28: OMIYOGA
The summer heat may mean that hot yoga is an unintended result of outdoor practice but the sunshine and sweat will only add to the workout. Omiyoga will be hosting a day of outdoor Hatha yoga as well as other mindfulness activities like breathing exercises and chanting. Find more about the event here.