Art & Culture - 09/12/18

Meditation for the Hong Kong Masses

Written by Sarah L

Discover Iris, Hong Kong’s harbourfront festival dedicated to wellness, workouts and your all around wellbeing.

Against the backdrop of Hong Kong’s famous urban skyline, IRIS: Your Escape is a festival taking place on the 22nd and 23rd of September that promises to free you from the stresses of city living. Whether you’re a young entrepreneur looking for a much-needed mental detox, a seasoned yogi looking to connect with like-minded individuals or a family looking for an exciting weekend activity, IRIS offers something for everyone.

The idea behind the festival is hidden right within its name. Just as the iris is the part of the eye that controls the pupil’s expansion, the team behind IRIS have put on this refreshing festival to open your eyes to a broader world, encouraging deeper social connectivity through yoga, meditation, music and the arts. Billed as an escape from the insanity of city life, it aims to not only provide a weekend of tranquility but also bring the tools needed to introduce a sense of calm and connectivity into your day-to-day existence.

Separated into six zones, the Main Stage is dedicated to yoga, hosting renowned instructors who will lead group sessions for all abilities. The Fit District invites you to sweat out the metaphorical (and literal) pollution through a variety of interactive classes ranging from circuit training to tai chi. At the Silent Disco, relax your mind by simply enjoying the unique experience of dancing with friends, family and strangers or head to the Zen Garden for guided meditation, motivational speakers and healers. And, for those wishing to indulge in Hong Kong’s favourite weekend activity, there’s retail therapy via the Marketplace zone where you can browse environmentally conscious clothing and skincare brands as well as unique food and drink stalls.

Interest piqued? We’ve got you covered. In collaboration with the Hybrid Group, all Hive members can not only enjoy an exclusive 20% when they purchase a ticket. And, for the lucky few, we have 20 two day passes to share across our six Hong Kong locations. Ask your Front of House for more details!

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