10 Hong Kong Wellness Classes To Relax Your Mind And Body
Studio: Balance Health
If savasana (corpse pose) is your favourite part of a yoga practice, this class is for you. Also known as yogic sleep, yoga nidra is a state of conscious deep sleep reached by separating the external awareness of the physical body from the mind through guided meditation, which induces deep physical, emotional and mental relaxation while significantly reducing stress.
Balance Health, Room 2705, 27/F, Universal Trade Centre 3-5 Arbuthnot Road, Central; +852 2530 3315
2/10Tibetan Singing Bowl and Gong Sound Bath
Studio: Enhale Meditation Studio
Having been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes, Tibetan singing bowls create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and discordant parts of the body, mind and soul. Together with a gong bath, the sounds generate an energetic medicine that transports you to a place of calm and balance.
Enhale Meditation Studio, 14/F, The Plaza 21 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central; +852 9385 8389
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3/10Meditation + Stretch
Studio: Kita Yoga
Immerse yourself in grounding good vibes at this cosy neighbourhood studio, where the class starts with some stretching to warm up the body, followed by a guided meditation that brings awareness to your breath, energy and to the present. This practice is designed to help you live consciously with intention and let go of things that no longer serve you.
Kita Yoga, 1, U Lam Terrace, Shueng Wan; 852 5323 1978
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4/10Raindrop Self Massage and Gong
Studio: Red Doors Studio
Using Young Living’s unique blend of Raindrop Technique pure essential oils, the class indulges your senses in a deeply harmonising aromatic experience inspired by Native American wellness traditions. You’ll learn to massage your own feet, followed by a deeply relaxing 45-minute deep gong bath before restoring your energy with homemade brownies and yogi tea.
Red Doors Studio, Flat A, Floor 21, Lee Fund Centre, 31 Wong Chuk Hang Road; +852 2110 0152
Studio: Luxe Nova Lifestyle Studio
Through the process of making and drinking tea, this private guided tea ceremony creates space for meditation and reflection as we connect to the energy of nature. The practice of tea meditation helps to heal and rejuvenate our mind, body and spirit with clarity and peace, and can be easily integrated into our daily routine as a support system to enhance and sustain our wellbeing.
Luxe Nova Lifestyle Studio, VPlus, 68 Wellington St, Central; +852 2898 0568
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6/10Hips and Hamstrings Stretch
Studio: Yoga Bagel
A sedentary lifestyle and sitting all day tightens and shortens our hip flexors and hamstrings, which can eventually take a toll on our lower back. This class is instructed at a slow pace and focuses on hip-opening yoga poses to help loosen up and relieve tension in the body.
Yoga Bagel, 13/F, Mirage Tower, 13-15 Thomson Road, Wanchai Hong Kong; +852 9298 1851
7/10Warm Stretch and Release Yoga
Studio: Flex Studio (Central)
A perfect restorative stretch after a workout or a long day at work, this class is set in a mildly heated room to allow more flexibility in your body. Each posture requires a longer hold to achieve deeper stretch in order to release tension and stiffness, and no matter your fitness level, you’ll leave the class feeling light and relaxed.
Flex Studio, 3/F & 4/F, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2813 2399
Studio: FLOAX Floatation Therapy Spa
Struggling with sleep? Research has shown that an hour of floating is equivalent to four to eight hours of sleep, so you can essentially ‘earn’ those sleepless hours back at FLOAX. Supported by 550kg of Epsom salt, the water creates an anti-gravity environment that reduces the sensation of physical strain on your body, allowing you to de-stress, heal and energise in a deep meditative state.
FLOAX Floatation Therapy, 1/F, Wing Hing Mansion, No.16 Granville Circuit, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2321 9624
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Studio: Yoga Room
Let the candlelight guide your evening with a deep, meditative yin yoga practice, which involves longer and more passive holds to let go of tension stored in the body and calm the nervous system. The gentle candlelight helps to balance your emotions as you surrender to the practice and open the deep connective tissues in our body through a series of yin asanas.
Yoga Room, Xiu Ping Commercial Building, 104 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan; +852 2544 8398
Studio: Bodywize HK
A rehabilitative version of anti-gravity aerial yoga, Air Therapy is designed to allow more time for slow stretching while floating through a series of gentle full body inversions and flowing spinal traction to open up the spine, hip and connective tissues. All levels are welcome, as the hammock height is lowered to encourage complete relaxation.
Bodywize HK, 2/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Rd, Causeway Bay; +852 2838 5686
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