15 Wellness Events In Hong Kong For Your November Calendar

15 Wellness Events In Hong Kong For Your November Calendar

If you were hoping for some quiet before the storm (aka, the winter festive season), then November is refusing to oblige. Beyond the return of Hong Kong’s biggest music festival, Clockenflap, this month in Hong Kong is jam-packed with wellness conferences, conscious pop-ups, and yoga days by the dozen. Get out your calendars, and start marking down the essential wellness events in Hong Kong this month. 

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Nov 1: Conscious Cinema x MANA! World Vegan Day Screening

To celebrate World Vegan Day, Conscious Cinema will be screening the 10th anniversary edition of Earthlings, a documentary about humankinds dependence economically on animals. Tickets include food and beverage from MANA! and founder Bobsy Gaia will join the event for a talk. Buy tickets here.

Nov 1-Dec 16: FlexHK’s 30-Day Pilates Challenge

Running throughout November and into December, Flex invites you to take on the 30-day Pilates Challange. Opt for a specially priced 10 or 15 class package, and see what allegro, trios and a private session can do for your fitness. Find out more here.

Nov 3-10: Luxarity Pop-up

Bringing sustainability and luxury fashion together, Lane Crawford Joyce Group’s social initiative Luxarity presents a conscious fashion pop-up in Central Hong Kong. Head to On The List, Duddell Street to do your part (and reboot your wardrobe at the same time). Find out more here.

Nov 3-25: Escape 360

IRIS has become more than just a yoga festival in the last year, and this November its teamed up with Ngong Ping 360 to bring you an urban wellness escape like no other. Taking place each weekend in November, enjoy the sweeping views of Lantau from the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, and then join yoga, fitness or mediation sessions in Ngong Ping beside Big Buddha. Buy your ticket here.

Nov 5-7: Four Season’s Master’s of Wellness

Renowned Ashtanga Yoga Practitioner, Santina, join the Four Seasons Hong Kong spa team for three days this month, offering bespoke private sessions as part of the Masters of Wellness series. Santina completed the primary, second and third series of the Ashtanga yoga system under mentor Mark Togni, and is a certified Master Teacher in the Nicky Knoff Yoga System, as well as holding a Masters of Gestalt therapy. Book your session here.

Nov 10: Spartan Race

You know the drill by now: the Spartan Race returns to Kam Tin Country Club for the third year, with 13km+ Super, 5km+ Sprint and Kids race options in the multi-challenge assault course. There’s still time to sign up if you’re feeling daring or want to join your friends last minute as a team. Expect mud, sweat and beers. Learn more here.

Nov 10: RUN Charity Race

The RUN Charity Race gives you more than just good health: raising funds for sports and education programmes to rehabilitate vulnerable refugees, you can run for a cause and support the refugee community in Hong Kong. Run 14 or 19KM through Tai Tam Country Park, or run the 19KM as a two-person corporate team. Sign up here.

Nov 10: Fat is a Feminist Issue: Lunch with Susie Orbach

As part of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival (2-11 November), join Susie Orbach, author of “Fat is a Feminist Issue”, for lunch at the Old Bailey in Tai Kwun. Written more than 40 years ago, Orbach’s insights into diet culture and societies obsession with women’s bodies is more relevant than ever as she explores current feminist movements and the evolution of fitness in the age of social media. Get your tickets here.

Nov 14-18: The Time of Your Life 30-Hour Yoga Immersion with Marysia Do

You don’t always have to jump on a plane for a wellness escape (although we’re always a fan of a luxury yoga retreat), and Marysia Do’s 30-hour yoga immersion provides a break right here in the city. A five-day journey of asana, meditation and journaling, the immersion helps participants refocus expectations, ideas of community, and how we can contribute to the world around us. Learn more about the course here.

Nov 16-18: Eaton Workshop Presents The Human/Progress Festival

Part of the Eaton Workshop, this international festival—which debuted in Washington DC in September—combines celebration and activism to explore our role in society and what we can do to progress to a better future. The lineup includes group energy healing and sound bath sessions, meditation classes, environmental film screenings, an LGBTQ+ rainbow brunch, vegetarian cooking class, and musical and dance performances from local and visiting artists. The event will benefit Hong Kong non-profits like Pink Alliance, A Plastic Ocean, and Wandering Voices, so you can spend your weekend helping great local causes. Learn more here. 

Nov 21: Sustainability Series x Live Zero—Little Green Steps

Live Zero, Hong Kong’s first zero-waste store, will share the ‘little green steps’ we as consumers can take to help out with Hong Kong’s environmental problems, and contribute to the global sustainability crisis. Learn more here.

Nov 25: Solar Wellness Series

The third of Solar Wellness Series events combines wellness, music and sustainability for an afternoon of relaxation in the city. This session includes a creative flow yoga session with Joakin Olin, and a meditation tea ceremony with May Ngoy of the Garden Gathering. Learn more here.

Nov 28: Wellness Christmas Market

Hong Kong athleisure brand FeloSophie have curated a Charity Wellness Christmas Marketplace of the best in health and wellness fashion, skincare, home goods and jewellery. Hosted in WeWork Taikoo between 11am and 7pm, it’s the perfect opportunity to get ahead of your Christmas shopping. While the event is free, the first 50 people to RSVP get a free goodie bag when they attend the marketplace. Sign up here.

Nov 30: TEDxTinHauWomen presents “Showing Up Now”

The second annual TEDxTinHau Women event will be hosted at Sky 100 in the ICC. On the theme of ‘Showing up’, expect the talks to push boundaries, break rules and rise beyond the status quo. Buy your tickets here.

Nov 30: Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training with Jason Crandell

Yoga teachers who have already achieved their 200-hour teacher training can take their practice to the next level with this 300-hour advanced vinyasa teacher training course. Running over a period of six months, and split into three 100-hour modules: Module 1, 30th November to 12th December, creating space and freedom (hips and legs); Module 2, 8th to the 20th March 2019, building integrity and stability (core and spine); and Module 3, 7th to the 19th June 2019, cultivating strength and movement (shoulders, neck and upper back). Learn more about the course here. 

Coming up…

December 12: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Silent Night Experiences (including Sound Off Yoga, Silent Movement Class and Silent Spa Treatments).

Rebecca Cairns

Editor & CCO

Hong Kong-based writer and editor Rebecca Cairns helped develop Compare Retreats from concept to creation as founding editor and has formerly written on travel and wellness with Hong Kong Tatler and The Culture Trip. Her editorial work has taken her all around the world and she is a qualified NASM personal trainer and an avid runner. When she's not travelling, she's planning her next trip, taking hikes to the beach or scribbling away in boutique coffee shops. You can follow her travels on Instagram @jetsetcreate.

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