By Helen Yu
June 03, 2020
Discover a healthier, more balanced way of life this Global Wellness Day
There’s never been a better time to learn about the importance of practising self-care and healthy habits. And if you’re thinking that June is fit to bursting with wellness events, then you’re right—alongside a whole host of international surfing and yoga days (June 20 and 21), there’s also Global Wellness Day (GWD) which falls on June 13. A special project dedicated to living well with the goal of raising awareness of personal health, the day is often celebrated by the global community with different wellness-focused activities.
From luxurious staycation packages to fitness workshops and inspiring online panel discussions, we list some of the best wellness events happening in town for you to celebrate the occasion and enjoy a much-needed break from city life.
When: From now till August 31
What: In celebration of GWD, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental has curated a special staycation package for urbanites to unwind and reclaim peace, embracing the art of slow living. In addition to a comfortable stay at a stylishly-designed suite with a complimentary room upgrade, guests can expect wellness perks such as a nourishing breakfast, a 60-minute personal training session, a 60-minute spa treatment of your choice, group fitness and yoga classes, as well as 25% dining discount at Amber, SOMM, MO Bar and PDT.
For bookings, call +852 2132 0088, email email@example.com or visit mandarinoriental.com/landmark
When: From now till December 31
What: Treat yourself and a loved one to a decadent staycation at The Four Seasons Hong Kong this GWD. The package includes an overnight accommodation in one of the hotel’s gorgeously-appointed rooms, daily breakfast for two, as well as two 60-minute healing spa treatments. Guests will be also invited to join workshops featuring Tibetan singing bowl therapy, guided meditation and nutrition consultation with a culinary expert for a holistic wellness journey.
For bookings, call +852 3196 8333 or visit fourseasons.com
When: From now till September 30
What: For a little luxury with your GWD celebrations, don’t miss out Grand Hyatt Hong Kong’s rejuvenating staycation package. Guests will enjoy a five-star head-to-toe relaxation with a 24-hour stay, complimentary upgrade to a Harbour View Room and daily breakfast for two at Grand Café. For those who are looking to stay active and keep your fitness goals on track during the holidays, good news: the package also offers guests complimentary access to the fitness centre and the outdoor luxurious swimming pool.
You can also pick one benefit from the package, including HK$1,000 credit per night to be used at the hotel’s restaurants, a set menu at One Harbour Road or Grissini for two people, a 40-minute body massage for two at Plateau Spa (on weekdays), to name just a few. What’s not to love?
For bookings, visit hyatt.com
When: June 7
What: Those seeking to restore inner peace and release negative energy can join this wellness workshop organised by the award-winning flotation therapy spa FLOAX. The healing experience will feature Himalayans singing bowls meditation, followed by a short integration and mindful tea-drinking practice. Guests can also add HK$886 to enjoy a 60-minute flotation therapy after the workshop.
Purchase tickets at eventbrite.hk
See also: 5 Best Massages In Hong Kong
When: June 13
What: The official organisation of Global Wellness Day will be hosting a 24-hour live stream event featuring wellness-themed activities, inspirational talks and panel discussions. Some of the notable speakers include: Janice Lyn, World Champion Muay Thai athlete; Sah Simone, international transformational speaker; Andrew Sealy, celebrity yogi and founder of Yoga Revealed.
Register at globalwellnessday.org
When: June 13
What: Developed by Dutchman Wim Hof (aka The Iceman), the Wim Hof Method is a combination of meditation, breathing exercises and exposure to cold. The therapy is recognised as elite athletes’ and Silicon Valley founders’ secret antidote to stress, which can help improve sleep quality, promote anxiety relief and even boost our immune system. Wellness enthusiasts can now experience the therapy by joining a workshop hosted by Brain Lai—Hong Kong Kong’s first and only certified Wim Hof Method Instructor—for a truly unique, relaxing wellness celebration.
Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com
When: June 17
What: This online event brings together the brightest minds from the wellness and hospitality sectors to address industry challenges and market trends caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, where you’ll be able to participate in inspiring panel discussions and network with like-minded individuals. The line-up of speakers features Linda Tang, co-founder of Asia’s leading wellness studio WeBarre; Jim Huether, CEO of Hyperice, and more.
Register at thefitsummit.com