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Wind-down and relax: What to do for Global Wellness Day 2021 in Hong Kong

Finally, a day where slowing down is encouraged upon. With bounds of enthusiasm, really. A day of back-to-back spa sessions, meditation practices and yoga flows — all the great name of self-care. Global Wellness Day (12 June) falls on a Saturday this year, which also means the go-ahead is given to clear and postpone everything on your weekend to-dos and embrace a day reserved for only you. Inhale, exhale and enjoy.

Something easy…

Landmark Mandarin Oriental The Oriental Spa

An afternoon of calm awaits at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s The Oriental Spa with two complimentary mind-body rejuvenation on the agenda: Body Balance virtual class guided by fitness instructors from Les Milles for 30 minutes of tai chi- and pilates-based yoga, and then a body-scrub making workshop with the spa’s treatment supervisor Sunita. Finish with light refreshments from the spa café.

The Oriental Spa will also be tuning into the Mandarin Oriental ’24 Hours of Wellness’ events, live-streamed by wellness experts from Mandarin Oriental properties around the world.

Reservations can be made via +852 2132 0011 or lmhkg-spa@mohg.com.

Asaya ‘Wellness Workshops’

Guided by an experienced set of resident practitioners and ambassadors, Rosewood’s Asaya prepares a whole-day itinerary of complementary workshops and experiences to bring out the best you. Four isolated sessions beginning from 10am and ending at 4:50pm, the schedule includes mindful flows, Body Blast by lululemon and meditation session made especially for mental health. Reservations here.

For events beyond the day, Asaya has curated a selection of getaway experiences with the ‘Wellcation’ series from 16 June through 11 July. Packages will range of one-day solo experiences to immersive seven-day retreats — everything you will need for a personal journey to self-care and discovery. More information here.

Something committed…

Upper House Mother Pearl x iLiving meditation session

If you haven’t already heard: The Mother Pearl pop-up in the sleek lobbies of The Upper House is here for the coming three months. Between delicious guilt-free sips, take time — 60 minutes, to be exact — to recharge and restore frazzled minds with a somatic singing bowl meditation hosted in partnership with iLiving, a Hong Kong boutique wellness consultancy. Sky-high atop the hotel’s Sky Lounge, exhale out any lingering stress and anxiety accumulated from a hard work-week and inhale the refreshing, plant-based treats from Mother Pearl. May we suggest the affogato with vegan vanilla ice cream from Happy Cow? An exclusive cuppa to this location only.

Tickets are priced at HK$400 and can be purchased here.

The Langham ‘Rejuvenate. Recharge. Redefine’ staycation package

A week of overworked evenings and ad-hoc meetings called far too early; you truly deserve an evening getaway to relax and recharge. Something that’s in store at The Langham with a wellness package designed reconnect with your inner zen. Along with a dinner detox set for two and free upgrade to a deluxe room, the package includes two wellness class led by expert lululemon ambassadors: a self-healing gong- and-singing-bowl session led by Malbert Lee, and a self-care ‘mobility’ class aimed to improve movement through stretching and stability work with Chris Tang.

Packages start from HK$2,388. Reservations are available from 9 September and can be made here or by calling +852 2375 11433.

Flex Studios classes

Reach, breathe, stretch and repeat with Flex Studio’s extensive portfolio of classes, perfect for any wellness day patron. Take it easy and knead out the kinks in a body-rolling class or sweat-it-out with a satisfying session of barre or pilates. The choice and commitment is yours.

Those eager to make the switch to a more habitual routine will enjoy a meditation workshop hosted by the studio on 19 June, then, a 7-day summer detox and cleanse beginning 21 June.

Pay-as-you-go classes at Flex begin at HK$340 and HK$1,100 for group packages. More information on upcoming events at Flex can be found online or via +852 2813 2212 (Island South) and +852 2813 2399 (Central) . Reservations can be made here

Something fun…

Harbour City ‘Beauty Mart’

In the front lobby of Harbour City is where you’ll find Beauty Mart — a self-proclaimed ‘first-ever Wellness Beauty market in Hong Kong’. Trail through the bazaar-style stalls, each sectioned into one of three themes: Rose’, ‘Tea’ and ‘Vegan’. Broadcasting a message that beauty is far beyond skin-deep, especially with the added categories of food and health, Beauty Mart emphasises on the value of maintaining a positive gut-health and mental well-being too.

Home-grown brands participating include The Big Things Kitchen, Ketoré, eo Beauty & Health, The Nutter Company and more.

Header image courtesy of Asaya.

Wind-down and relax: What to do for Global Wellness Day 2021 in Hong Kong

Lorria Sahmet


After two years writing in luxury retail, Lorria now covers food and drink happenings in Hong Kong. When not taste-testing for the best fries in the city (shoestring, always!), find her at home obsessing over tableware and attempting a fruit garden on her tiny bay window. She is happiest by the ocean with a giant fishbowl-glass of Aperol Spritz.

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