IRIS Your Escape 2018 Health & Wellness Festival Returns For 7th Edition Sep 22-23 at Central Harbourfront

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Break away from the hustle and grind of Hong Kong to find your inner zen at the largest health and wellness festival this weekend, September 22 – 23 2018. Back again for its seventh release, IRIS: Your Escape is taking over Central Harbourfront for a two-day event that is encouraging individuals and families to take a break, reconnect and enjoy a sustainable way of life.

This year’s festival will introduce IRIS Insider, an illuminating set of talks, panels and workshops from local and international experts that will span on topics from environmental wellness, addiction, mental health, minimalism, and more with the hopes of inspiring positive change. We are especially excited about local NGO Eco Drive Hong Kong’s ‘We Recycle: What’s All The Fuss About Plastics’ panel happening at Saturday at 5:50pm, featuring our our very own Green Queen, Sonalie Figueiras. Local artists and musicians will also showcase their talents on IRIS Insider to make meaningful connections with our communities. Featuring one-of-a-kind fitness classes, inspiring speakers and transformative workshops, the lineup will include over 80 yoga, meditation and fitness classes, live performances, workshops, and activities. Their marketplace will be open both days with over 60 health and wellness vendors from active and swimwear, home and lifestyle, health and fitness, and organic skincare. Swedish eco-friendly, plant-based oat milk, Oatly, and Australian Nutrition and Sports (ANS) will be on hand for attendees to sample healthy snacks, foods and milks and juices.

Relax with family and littles with activities from The Playground or take part with their ongoing yoga sessions at Yoga Mainstage led by a stellar program of top yoga instructors like Margaret Chung, Dr. Yogananth Andiappan, Chaukei Ngai, and Wendy Wen. Explore the Zen Garden where Gianni Melwani, co-founder of IRIS: Your Escape, will guide participants through a mediation class or Reiki Master Teacher Corie Chu will conduct an Energy Healing and meditation seminar. For those looking for a more vigorous workout, an incredible schedule of workouts like cardio dance, Brailian Jiu Jitsu self defense, internal martial arts, Bollywood dance, high intensity interval training, kickboxing and full body movement will be led by some of Hong Kong’s biggest names at the Fit District. Curated to make happiness and health more understandable and inspirational through community, the festival is anticipating over 8,000 individuals, families, yogis and fitness enthusiasts. Bring a friend or your family and be sure to stay hydrated!

IRIS 2018 takes place on 22 to 23 September 2018 at Central Harbourfront from 10:30AM – 9:00PM on Saturday; and 9:00AM – 6:00PM on Sunday. Click here to purchase your ticket. 

Image courtesy of IRIS: Your Escape


  • Jenny Star Lor

    Jenny Star Lor is Green Queen’s resident eco wellness writer. She is passionate about reducing her carbon footprint, loves all things fitness and enjoys tasting her way through Hong Kong’s veggie dining options. Originally from Los Angeles, she now calls Hong Kong home. Previously, she wrote and reported for global publications such as The Hollywood Reporter and US Weekly. She is also a passionate pole dancer and teaches classes across Hong Kong.

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