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Take Care – Health and Wellbeing Events in Hong Kong this August

By crystal_wilde 31 July 2013
  Look after your body and mind this August by learning relaxation tips and techniques that will help you bid farewell to stress, boost your immune system, take positive lessons from life and heal yourself and others. Above and Beyond (August 1st and 6th 7.30pm) Combat strain and stress the simple way by joining a free introductory class on Transcendental Meditation (TM) at Shakti Healing Circle. Visiting practitioner Peter Herman will show you how to overcome and eliminate pressure, fatigue and tension with this easy meditation technique used by millions, including Paul McCartney, Hugh Jackman and Jerry Seinfeld. Sit back, close your eyes and effortlessly transcend into peace. Those already in the know can join group TM classes on August 6th from 7pm to 8pm for HKD$100.  
  Peace and Tranquility (August 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th) Make every Sunday a calm and restful day as you recuperate and prepare for another busy week ahead. Join Kadampa Meditation Centre’s Sunday meditation sessions for HKD$98 from 5.30pm and end the week on a high.  
  Out With the Bad and in With the Good Flush out the toxins and achieve a healthy body and mind at the Integrated Medicine Institute. Offering a 10-day introduction to Clinical Detoxification, the Stanley Street centre will use an informative briefing session to show you how to purge your body of impurities. Take these useful tips home and put them into practice as you receive guidance from professionals every step of the way.  
  Pre-natal Yoga Classes (August 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th 11.30am – 12.30pm) Learn how to relax, stay toned and bust stress during pregnancy with Shakti Healing Circle’s pre-natal yoga classes. Book one class for HKD$280, or pay HKD$260 per session when purchasing a package of six.  
  Yoga for All Keep on top of your game and stay relaxed throughout the day with Yogi and I Fitness and Relaxation Centre’s private yoga programmes. These highly intensive courses can be tailored to meet your needs and will help keep your body and mind at peak level.  
  Fitness Qigong (August 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th 7pm – 8.15pm) Wave goodbye to physical problems and clear the blockages in your body through energy healing with Qigong. Shakti Healing Circle’s Fitness Qigong classes will help you loosen stiff joints and increase your overall flexibility. Join in every Wednesday evening for HKD$250 or pay HKD$220 for each class in the month when booking in advance.  
  The Ethos of Emptiness (August 20th, 27th and September 3rd 7.30pm – 9.15pm) Achieve peace of mind and ultimate happiness during a three-week August-September course at Kadampa Meditation Centre. Solve your mental and physical problems by meditating on the concept of emptiness and begin your journey towards enlightenment. Each class costs HKD$80.  
  Lifesaving Lessons (August 22nd – 23rd) If your adventurous children are likely swim too far out to sea or lose their balance when climbing a tree, be sure to master the skills of pediatric first aid and CPR on this two-day course at Shakti Healing Circle. The programme costs HKD$1,800.  
  Modern Buddhism (August 23rd and 30th 7.30pm – 9.30pm) If you’re a busy bee and struggle finding time to relax, bag yourself some mainstay inner peace with Kadampa Meditation Centre’s drop-in meditation course on Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings. Find solutions to problems and learn to apply positive teachings from the book of Modern Buddhism to your life. Suggested donations for each class are HKD$50 – HKD$100.  
  Happy, Healthy and Holy (August 24th 2pm – 6pm) Increase your flexibility, correct your posture, strengthen your nervous system and open your heart to love and trust. Join Shakti Healing Circle’s Experience Your Infinity Kundalini Yoga workshop for HKD$500 and sweat, stretch and laugh your way to ultimate relaxation.  
  Channel Your Energy (August 24th 11.30am – 6.30pm) Start from the beginning and work your way up the healing ladder with Shakti Healing Circle’s Reiki level 1 certificate class. Reiki, meaning Universal Life Energy, is an alternative healing method said to promote good physical and mental health. Safe and suitable for all ages, Reiki will teach you how to balance your physical, emotional and spiritual power. The course costs HKD$1,500.  
  Finding the Root Cause of Weight Gain If you’re battling with your weight and can’t seem to shed those last few pesky pounds, sign yourself up for the Integrated Medicine Institute’s 12-week Root-Cause Weight Loss Programme and attack the medical triggers of weight gain. Let the professionals design a tailor-made diet and motivational plan to suit your lifestyle and keep off the weight in the long run. The 12-week course costs HKD$4,950.  
  Heal at Home (August 28th 10am – 5pm) Working with your body’s internal system that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord, CranioSacral techniques allow you to enhance your health from home. The Shakti Healing Circle course costs HKD$1,800, but those who register by August 14th will receive an early bird discounted price of HKD$1,600.  
  Yoga for Kids It’s not only adults who need some downtime. Have your kids stretch and breathe their way to serenity with special younsters' yoga classes by Gecko Yoga at the Jungleroo Early Education Centre. Suitable for 2-5 year-olds, Yoga in the Jungle will turn your little ones into flexible mini monkeys. And for tiny tots aged two and under, Gecko Yoga also offers 45-minute classes that will enhance both their pre-verbal communication and physical confidence.  
  Increase your Self-Awareness (August 28th 7pm)

Attend a free introductory talk on conflict resolution, the dreaming body and embracing all parts of yourself when interfaith minister Peter Lloyd visits the Shakti Healing Circle on August 28th. Covering a range of topics from myths to psychotherapy, these collaborative talks will help increase your self-awareness and improve your wellbeing.

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