Hong Kong witnessed a unique escapade that emphasised on health and wellbeing on March 3rd and 4th. IRIS HKG 2018 Your Escape – Hong Kong’s Largest Outdoor Wellness Festival was organised last weekend and it was an absolute eye-opener for the first-timers. The festival was all about creating awareness and engaging the participants to consciously connect with themselves and with others on a deeper level. The festival presented the best of both worlds – the physical and the emotional wellbeing aspects of living.
The 6 zones of the IRIS HKG Festival – March 2018:
The West Kowloon Cultural District Nursery Park was transformed into a wholesome, soulful destination where thousands of people participated. Many came in with yoga mats rolled up, to experience the meticulously selected yoga sessions at the Mainstage. The Mainstage saw a union of collective conscious as the young and old alike enjoyed their lunges, upward dogs and most importantly the flow of energy.
The Zen Garden on the other hand gave the participants an intimate and rejuvenating experience. The healers, teachers and speakers of the event took everyone at the Zen Garden to a spiritual world letting them unwind and unlearn. It is a must-do according to everyone who attended the various sessions over the couple of days.
The festival saw its most vibrant and dynamic at the Fit District. People thronged the arena for some serious fitness fun. The aura was electrifying and the goal was to induce some kick-ass, heart thumping action in an interactive environment. The activities included Zumba, Capoeira, Tai Chi, Kick Boxing and many more fitness sessions.
The goal of life is rapture. Art is the way we experience it. Art is the transforming experience.
— Joseph Campbell.
The Talent Theatre was very true to Joseph Campbell’s words as it saw an array of creativity inducing talent happen. From music, demos to dance and creative workshops, this place transformed into any artists dream while entertaining everyone at the festival.
Silent Disco Dome
This experience is truly better done than said. It is a unique, scintillating and uplifting experience that you wouldn’t want to miss during the next IRIS HKG (probably again this year?). Remember to look for the Silent Disco Dome when you visit!
Fun and frolic are an essential part of any festival. And who does that better than kids? The Playground was the perfect place for kids and parents to bond, nurture their relationship as they had some all rounded fun.
Eating and Shopping is synonymous to festivals. The 2 days IRIS HKG health, yoga and wellness festival had an amazing display of stalls. All the stalls that catered to every need at the Marketplace. Breathable fabrics and clothing, Super foods, Organic cosmetics and skincare products, Vegan delicacies, treatment essentials, gyms, studios, spas, healing, organic coffee and what not?! John Master Organics, VitaCoco, BareMinerals, Urban Spring HK, LUSH, CALZEDONIA, Mana, Eatology, 10/10 Hope, UP Health and 30 others partnered up to make this festival a grand success.