Just when you think that Hong Kong might be quietening down for a long, hot summer – bam. With Global Wellness Day (June 9th), International Surf Day (June 16), International Yoga Day (June 21st), and who can forget, International Pineapple Day (June 27th), there’s more wellness events than you can shake a yoga mat at. Our calendars are pretty jammed with yoga conferences, new moon meditations and balcony-busting assault courses, but there’s probably still time for a city retreat or two. Check out the wellness events in Hong Kong you can’t miss in June.
Wellness Events In Hong Kong…
June 1-9: Yoga Masters Series at The Oriental Spa
As part of the Mandarin Oriental Group’s Global Wellness Day offerings, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is introducing a “Yoga Masters Series”. Each session is an introduction to different yoga practices, with a different topic each day, including meditation, discussion, and Q&A sessions.
Contact The Landmark Mandarin Oriental to book: [email protected]
June 1-5: Yosh Han Clairvoyant Reader at The Four Seasons Spa
An internationally respected intuitive clairvoyant and aura reader, Yosh is known for identifying each person’s energy and spiritual hot spots.
Contact the Four Seasons spa to book your appointment.
June 1-5: Gong Sound & Reiki Healing with Anna Fong Braillard
Renowned for providing a truly holistic approach to wellness, the award-winning Mandarin Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is delighted to welcome gong sound therapist and reiki master Anne Fong Braillard. During her visit at The Mandarin Spa, guests can book a private session, or a 90-minute workshop.
For more details contact [email protected]
June 2: TEDx Wan Chai
TEDx Wan Chai is back with an incredible roster of speakers from all backgrounds, including talks from MMA fighter Ramona Pascual, environmental entrepreneur Saketaram Soussilane, and performances from Hong Kong’s own Peel Street Poets. Tickets include access to the after-party – expect to be inspired.
June 5-26: Wellness Month at Ce La Vie
Our favourite Central rooftop bar just made it a whole lot easier to enjoy the finer things and keep fit. With a four week programme of more than 10 events, each week has a theme to help you along your wellness journey: Move Move (5 & 7 June); Connect Deeply (12, 13 & 14 June); Stress Less (19, 21 & 23 June); and Eat Well (26 & 28 June). With sessions led by Dominic Fan, Corie Chu, and Resham Deswani, you’ll be keeping company with the best in Hong Kong’s fitness scene.
More details on Facebook
June 7-10: Asia Yoga Conference
Another returning event: Asia Yoga Conference will present over 180 workshops and 50 global presenters in a four-day event to help you deepen your practice and explore new ones. The schedule offers a variety of workshops, lectures, half- and full-day intensive sessions and free community events designed to appeal to different levels from beginners through to advanced, with some workshops specifically designed for teachers – so grab your mat and spend a weekend on yourself.
June 9: Balcony Buster Course with The Mandarin Spa
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental will be offering a Balcony Buster Course. In the unique setting of the 23rd-floor balcony of the hotel, the high-intensity fitness class combines an obstacle course and functional training exercises, taking about 15 minutes to complete. Each participant has full access to The Mandarin Spa facilities afterwards.
Contact The Mandarin Oriental for more details and booking: [email protected]
June 13: New Moon Meditation at Four Seasons Spa
The Four Seasons Spa has been hosting some incredible wellness workshops, and we can’t wait for this New Moon Meditation – a chance to celebrate the cycles of Mother Nature with a little ‘me’ time, too.
Contact the Four Seasons spa to book your slot.
June 14-15: Koture Kapsule Pop Up
If you find that your shopping addiction and eco-consciousness don’t quite add up, then the Koture Kapsule popup is where you need to be this month. Donate and recycle your old unused clothes, and have the chance to shop for your summer wardrobe from a selection of eco-conscious brands and designs. Support a good cause and look good? We’re in.
More details on Facebook
June 16: International Surfing Day at Pui O Beach
Mavericks Bar and Lifebase at Pui O Beach have teamed up to bring a day of beach fun for wave worshippers. Expect barbecues, board swaps, surf lessons and plenty of special stalls for a day of family fun. Suitable for all ages and levels of experience.
June 21: International Yoga Day at Fivelements Hong Kong
Celebrate International Yoga Day with a one-day yoga retreat at Fivelements Hong Kong. Zen out in Sai Kung and deepen your yoga practice with a morning asana class, yoga philosophy sessions, an mediative pranayama class to end, along with an Ayurveda-inspired yogi brunch.
June 23: Introduction to Meditation with Anhao
Calling all wellness newbies: if you haven’t already got a meditation practice and don’t know where to start, Anhao are here to clear up some of those misconceptions, introduce the benefits of meditation, show you the five essentials, and guide you through a 30-minute meditation session.
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June 23-24: 2-Day Men’s Tennis and Wellness Retreat
This one is for the men: if you’re looking for an escape from the daily grind, then enjoy a city break without even leaving the city. Fivelements Hong Kong is hosting a one-night, two-day retreat with the Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy in Sai Kung, which includes holistic wellness therapies, stimulating talks by health experts, and tennis training from the world-renowned Bruguera Tennis Academy. A plant-based menu will be provided throughout your stay by Fivelements’ award-winning Sakti Dining Room, ensuring you feel incredible inside and out.
June 25-30: Yin Yoga Teacher Training CET
Yoga teachers looking to enhance their teaching tool kit should sign up for this workshop, specialising in improving the Yin and Yang aspects of your teaching. Looking at anatomy as well as emotional, mental, and energetic qualities of yoga, this training is open to teachers of all levels, or anyone working within the fitness field.
More details on arieltang.com
New Pure Studio Opens June 1 In Mongkok
Pure Yoga have opened a new 9,700 square-foot studio in Mongkok East at Grand Century Place. The new studio space will feature 20 different types of yoga, and 125 weekly classes.
Flex Extend Their Central Studio Space
Flex unveiled their newest studio space in Central on May 31st, extending onto an extra floor and featuring more space for yoga, FLEXtreme, Xtend Barre and AntiGravity® Aerial classes. The new studio also has an outdoor balcony space, perfect for sunset yoga.
LIGHTS//OUT Boxing Club To Open June 6
New boxing club LIGHTS//OUT is pioneering an immersive fitness concept driven by music and grounded in boxing. Inspired by nightclub boxing trends that have taken America and the UK by storm, LIGHTS//OUT delivers a unique high-intensity boxing and fitness workout in a fun party-style atmosphere. Officially opening on the June 6, LIGHTS//OUT is offering trial classes at HKD150.
Nood Foods Launches New Summer Smoothie Bowls
Nood Foods has launched a new summer wellness menu, which includes delicious smoothie bowls which taste as good as they look. Choose from the detoxifying dragon fruit bowl, or the energising matcha and avocado and decorate with two toppings of your choice.
Registration Now Open For TransNT
The second edition of the TransNT (the sister of Translantau) is now open for registration. The event will be held on the 10th of November starting at 8:00am, and starts at Shui Long Wo and ends in Tsuen Wan. The course will be 52km long with 3,000 meters of elevation and open to solo runners.
Train Like A Dragon Boat Champ At Bouncelimit
BounceLimit has been training Hong Kong Dragon Boat race team, Seagods, for the upcoming races on June 18 – and now offer this high-intensity training for other teams. Get in touch if you want to train like a rowing champ.
‘New You’ Pedi-Facial at The Oriental Spa
The Oriental Spa at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has launched a new spa treatment that combines two therapies to reveal a ‘New You’: The Pedi:Facial Transformation treatment combines acclaimed French podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez’s signature foot care and a revolutionary non-surgical, non-intrusive alternative to a cosmetic facelift from leading German brand SEYO. Enjoy a discounted introductory rate of HK$2,400 on this treatment until 31 July.
July: Pure Yoga Kwun Tong to open
September: Pure Yoga Star Street to open
Beyond Hong Kong…
- WillYogaSurf presents Alon! with Will Tan: This 5-day retreat in the Philippines with Pure Yoga offers guests the chance to see how daily practice and nature can help us reset and re-centre. pure-yoga.com
- British organic skincare brand ila® is set to launch the first Apothecary Concierge at Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives, during the resort’s Talise wellness month in June 2018. The ila Apothecary Concierge provides guests with an in-room spa experience and is the first personalised wellness service of its kind in the Maldives.
- COMO Maalifushi announces a new retreat with Amy Buck and Eva Persak for Semptember 2018, combining pilates, HIIT and nutritional workshops. More details here.
- Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort to open doors on 11 November: The Luxurious beachfront resort will open in Abu Dhabi later this year, with a strong commitment to sustainability. In keeping with its naturally beautiful location, the 293 room hotel values sustainable tourism and will be free of plastic straws and single-use plastics bottles.