Hong Kong Meditation Classes For A Mindful Start To 2020
1/10 Fivelements Habitat
This spiritual haven in the heart of Causeway Bay offers various meditation classes and mindfulness practices, from psychic development and energetic healing to tea ceremonies, right down to gong baths and crystal bowl meditation.
A first for Hong Kong, Fivelements houses a studio fitted with multiple projectors and a state-of-the-art sound system designed to create an immersive multi-sensory experience. This one-of-a-kind space allows for classes to incorporate sights—from spectacular nature scenes to sacred geometric shapes or colour therapy—and sounds for a truly uplifting practice.
Fivelements Habitat, 13A Tower One, Times Square, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 6803 5081; fivelements.com
2/10 Enhale Studio
This newly opened meditation studio hosts multiple guided meditation sessions per day, each varying in technique but all equally effective in helping you find inner serenity, bliss and a more positive outlook.
Ranging from tea ceremonies to reiki and energy balance, there's no question that this dedicated mindfulness studio will be a leader in Hong Kong's growing population of peace seekers.
Enhale Studio, 14th Floor, The Plaza, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, +852 9385 8389; enhalems.com
A newcomer to Hong Kong's wellness scene, Ikigai was opened by Gianni Melwani as a space to "discover your reason for being with a humble, authentic and encouraging voice."
Led by passionate teachers, Ikigai offers meditation classes that vary from immersive sound sessions to a gentle 'relax into breath' class, as well as yoga and breath work.
Ikigai, Unit 1207, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, +852 2524 8108; ikigai.hk
4/10 Kita Yoga
This charming space, which sits in a rare car-free street in Sheung Wan, induces instant calm.
As well as yoga, Kita offers a series of meditation classes to suit varying needs; be it a mantra meditation class to set intentions, or mellow breathing exercises by candlelight to relieve stress for a blissful night's rest.
Kita Yoga, 1, U Lam Terrace, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 5323-1978; kita-yoga.com
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5/10 Kadampa Meditation Centre
Kadampa, a peaceful Buddhist meditation centre near Victoria Park in Causeway Bay, hosts "meditation and advice for everyday life" sessions every Tuesday evening. They are free, but a donation is encouraged. Meditation classes specially designed for children are also on offer.
If you want take your practice to the next level, Kadampa also offers weekend courses, meditation retreats, chanted prayers and special events with senior guest teachers. While Kadampa teaches Buddhist meditation and philosophy, all—including non-buddhists—are welcome.
Kadampa Meditation Centre, 1st floor, Causeway Tower, 16-22 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, +852 2507 2237; meditation.hk
6/10 Red Doors Studio
Red Doors Studio in Wong Chuk Hang offers a serene setting for sound healing through gong bath meditation.
"The sound of a meditation gong induces a state of spontaneous meditation and relaxation, which facilitates the movement of chi or prana (positive life force) throughout the body," explains founder Martha Collard, who brings this ancient technique into modern times to help you rebalance, relax and rejuvenate.
Red Doors Studio, Flat A, 21st Floor, Lee Fund Centre, 31 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, +852 2110 0152; red-doors.com
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7/10 Anahata Yoga
One of the city's most authentic yoga studios, Anahata boasts a roster of teachers who have been living a yogic lifestyle and following yogic philosophy since childhood.
As well as yoga classes that stretch the mind and body, Anahata has a number of weekly guided meditation sessions. Honing easy-to-follow meditation techniques to open your energy centers, these classes are designed to improve concentration, memory and confidence.
Anahata Yoga, 18/F, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2905 1822; anahatayoga.com.hk
8/10 Balance Health
Recognised as one of Hong Kong’s first natural alternative clinics, Balance Health has been at the forefront of the city's move towards mindfulness.
As well as alternative therapies like natural medicine and physical treatments, this cosy space on Arbuthnot Road offers a number of practices to aid mind-body connection, including group meditation classes that range in approach, fromTibetan Buddhist and Tibetan singing bowls to hypno meditation.
Balance Health, 27/F, Universal Trade Center, 3 Arbuthnot Rd, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2530 3315; balancehealth.com.hk
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9/10 Samadhi Training Centre For The Soul
This light-filled space on Tai Ping Shan Street provides the perfect setting to shed layers of fear and anxiety to rediscover your most authentic self.
The centre’s founder and spiritual director, Ocean WhiteHawk (known to her students as Mother Ocean), is dedicated to teaching the science of consciousness and soul training in the path of enlightenment.
Samadhi Training Centre For The Soul, 2 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 9311 2915; facebook.com/samadhicentre
10/10 Mindful Ocean
Join a guided meditation by Karson Wong, a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher who offers 8-week MBSR programs and other mindfulness training courses in English and Cantonese for the general public. His sessions take place every Tuesday and Wednesday at WeWork Wanchai and WeWork Taikoo, with proceeds going to various charities.
Find out more at mindfulocean.com
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