It’s finally May and just before we spring into the city summer heat, there’s no other perfect time to check out these wellness events in Hong Kong. With the excitement over last month’s fitness and wellness events like IRIS and the HK Sevens, we’ve definitely been left wanting more—although, we’re not opposed to some much-needed R&R either. This May is all about sustainability, with local produce marketplaces and eco-conscious beach parties, and of course, best not forget Mother’s Day on May 12th. Check out the Compare Retreats guide to Hong Kong wellness events in May.
May 1-6: Tumi Loft Pop-Up
To launch its new campaign with Hollywood actor Chris Pratt, Tumi are hosting an exclusive pop-up ‘Loft’ in Pacific Place. With a dedicated personalisation station offering monogramming services, as well as displays on the brand’s heritage, innovation and durability, there’s plenty to see while picking out your perfect durable suitcases or multi-functional cabin-size bag. Find out more here.
May 3: Foundations of Universal Yoga
It’s all in the name: universal yoga is a method suitable for all levels. Led by Kelsey Xia and Icy Lin, Pure Yoga will be hosting a workshop which lays the foundations of the practice touching on alignment, safety, and individual progression. Get tickets here.
May 4: Urban Farm & Feast Market
Locavore or not, the importance of sourcing local produce is only growing. Fortunately, in Hong Kong, we’re not short of businesses and farms helping to bring the benefits of fresher and healthier produce to us. Newly opened, The Hive Sheung Wan will be hosting an urban farm marketplace with workshops held by Spicebox Organics and Fresca running throughout the day. RSVP here.
May 4-May 5: Shi Fu Miz
Take a trip out Cheung Chau for a festival with great DJ sets and even greater sunsets. A perfect place to reconnect with the outdoors, Shi Fu Miz returns on the 4th and 5th with last chance tickets still available here.
May 5: Lululemon Hysan Place Mother’s Day Yoga with Faris Chan
In addition to their regular Monday Meditation and Thursday Yoga community classes, Lululemon are hosting an extra class this month in celebration of Mother’s Day. Hosted at Hysan Place, mum’s can enjoy an hour to themselves to reflect, stretch and strengthen with mum and yogi Faris Chan. Find out more here.
May 11: Therapeutic Forest Bathing
Earth Day may have just passed us but you can learn more about wellness benefits found in nature through a guided forest bathing experience led by Amanda Yik, founder of Shinrin Yoku Hong Kong. Forest bathing can help regulate blood pressure, stress hormone levels and strengthen the immune system. Taking place in Lung Fu Shan, you can sign up here.
May 11: Keto Workshop
There can be a lot of misinformation on the popular Ketogenic diet and how to go about implementing it. To clear up the misconceptions, LCHF diet specialist Oliver Smith will be leading a workshop at Kinesiology Asia which addresses the main questions and concerns about the low-carb diet. Find out more information here.
May 16: Relax with Reiki & Meditation
Japanese for ‘universal life force’, Reiki is an energy healing method that can be used to reduce stress and anxiety. Designed to heal mental and emotional well-being, this holistic energy treatment is being taught at Guccha Studio with Hong Kong energy healer Corie Chu, open to every level of experience with meditation. Sign up here.
May 18: Blue Crush Beach Party
If you’re already thinking of your next beach trip, Blue Crush is a sustainable beach party that aims to get people thinking about single-use plastic with a day filled with art, music, and fashion. Get your tickets here.
May 19: District Race 2019
District Race returns this year with three categories of challenges – Elite, Open, and Explorer. Having not set route or distance, the race is your perfect chance to get out and explore the city with a cardio kick. Sign up here.
May 26: Intro to AIS and Neuromuscular Conditioning
Learn how isolated stretching can alleviate joint dysfunction, in a short yet comprehensive 1-day course led by trainer Liam Harness at the Institute of Holistic Healthcare. This course will focus on building practical techniques to wide the joints range of motions and function as well as look at the most common causes of pain and movement dysfunction. Sign up here.
May 28: Menstrual Awareness Day
Shedding some light on an often overlooked topic, The Vibe Tribe will be partnering with Luuna Naturals and Dr. Katherine Dale to host an informative session on topics such as period poverty, body empowerment, and women’s health. Talks will be followed by movement sessions focused on mediation, yoga, and pilates with the intention of feminine celebration. Sign up here.