The team at Green Is The New Black is busy putting the finishing touches on The Conscious Festival Hong Kong and we hope you’re as busy we are planning you’re own agenda for the event.
That said, we know there is a lot of information to take in surrounding the event so we want to make it easier for you to digest. In the coming days, you can look forward to a few articles summarizing what’s happening at the event in the coming days. Let’s start with workshops:
Ocean in Motion
Join us on Saturday evening for an evening of short and long film screenings with one common theme: the ocean. Designed to inspire, excite, entertain, and most importantly, create more awareness surrounding the ocean. You’ll come away feeling like you’ve been In, On or Under the water, without even getting wet. You can also take part in a Q&A session after the film screening, on Anything Ocean. What’s more? Enjoy complimentary wine from La Cabane and beer from The Artist (while stocks last, but don’t worry, there will be wine for purchase if we run out). This event is brought to you by Ocean Recovery Alliance, an NGO based in Hong Kong and any funds raised will be donated back to them.
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Body – Mind – Soul – Breath Work
Calm your mind and embark on a blissful journey through hypnagogic visualization in a class focused on breath work and specially designed to teach you a sequence that combines insights from various traditions. Throughout the class, Thomas Amiard will teach you how to develop awareness, insights, and creativity while also stretching, relaxing, and re-energizing the body at the cellular level. Don’t forget your yoga mat.
When: 11:15am – 12:45am
A Sustainable & Healthy Approach to Life
Have you ever wanted to know what’s really going on inside your body? In this workshop, you can. Led by Biorna Quantics, explore how your health data can empower you to live a better, healthier and more sustainable life. You will learn how your unique DNA can improve results from your nutrition plan and gym workouts so you can save time and achieve your fitness goals faster and smarter. You will also learn how to reduce waste and expenditure by identifying deficiencies so you only need to take the supplements that your body really needs. The workshop will leave you better equipped to use your health data to bio-tailor nutrition to improve body composition, athletic performance and feel more energized mentally on a regular basis.
When: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Dance Evolution with Kelley Mountain
Dance your heart out at this interactive dance experience that is designed for dancers of all ages and levels. Instead, this workshop is open to anyone looking to explore new edges of intimacy and vulnerability within themselves in a safe and supportive place. Participants will have a chance to be the witness and also be witnessed, which according to workshop leader Kelley Mountain of Goddess Modern, is one of the greatest gifts we can give each other, as it creates the space for the one being witnessed to try on new aspects of themselves, literally transforming the witnessed on the spot, and bringing them to new levels of awareness, empowerment, and expression. Afterward, there will also be an open discussion circle about the experience to share, reflect, and integrate together.
When: 2:15pm – 3:15pm
A FitSphere Experience with Liv Lo
Join Liv Lo as she leads a signature FitSphere class that will have participants doing fit-yoga flow with a sunset backdrop. Meet Liv and roll out your yoga mat while moving to live beats by DJ Vitto against Hong Kong’s iconic harbor view surrounded by fellow conscious yogis.
Cost: US$20 / HK$157
Wellbeing Morning with ChauKei Ngai & Fitbit
Kick start your weekend with an energizing yoga routine, a real-time heart-rate breathing exercise, and a revitalizing breakfast. This 45-minute flow yoga routine will be accompanied by a 5-minute Fitbit aided breathing exercise to slow down your breathing, body, and heart. When you’re all done, you’ll also be treated to a fresh and healthy breakfast. Don’t forget your Fitbit! If you don’t have one, there will be some units available to rent during the exercise.
When: 9:45am – 10:45am
The Kapuhala Warrior Workout with Fitbit
To be warrior fit you have to be fast, strong and flexible. Test your endurance, strength, and flexibility with Kapuhala’s new workout and get exact performance feedback from Fitbit. You’ll burn fat with high-intensity cardio intervals, build strength with calisthenics and fix your form as well as stretch with active yoga. And if you’re not yet on the Fitbit bandwagon, you’ll meet this all-day fitness companion that helps you live your best life. It’s hugely popular for being a water-resistant, lightweight watch that tracks 24/7 heart rate, calorie burn, female health, 15+ exercises, goal progress, sleep and more. Two lucky Warriors will also receive a FITBIT giveaway. If joining this workshop, bring your own mat and water bottle, and know that there are limited devices available to trial.
When: 9:45am – 10:45am
Sustainable Coffee Tasting
Have you ever enjoyed a cup of consciousness? We also like to call it a cup of joy. Led by Encompass HK, join us for an indulgent and informational conscious coffee tasting that continues to a greener future. Sustainable policies are key for multinational companies, especially in the coffee industry, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are good instruments to optimize and communicate these policies in collaboration with the company’s most important stakeholders. At this coffee-tasting event, we will discuss the achievement of four SDGs through the coffee supply chain alone:
- SDG1 No Poverty
- SDG5 Gender Equality
- SDG8 Decent work and economic growth
- SDG15 Life on Land
And, of course, indulge in the refined taste of this artisan quality coffee as the product of sustainable practice from The Hummingfish Foundation while learning more about how different coffee companies have worked towards in achieving these SDGs. We hope you’ll be more conscious about your own next cup of joy.
When: 11:00am – 12:15pm
Transforming the Negative Into Positive
Discover, experience and develop consciousness – what that connects all of us to the spiritual source, to each other, all forms of life, other planes of existence and throughout time into eternity. Connecting with this consciousness is something truly wonderful to be alive for and experience – join Alive Wellness in doing all this through a session of modern holistic therapy.
When: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: HK$50 (with complimentary gift)
A series of meditation that will help you find your center, connect with your inner self, experience positive emotions and set authentic intentions. Led by Subba, co-founder of Sattvaa and mindful mentor, the workshop will be recorded so attendees can take home recordings of the meditations post-event.
When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Contact Beyond Contact Dance
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, make space to listen to your body intuition and let your sense guide you to a freer version of yourself in movement and sound – with our Festival Wellness Break Facilitator, certified NLP & Health Coach, Organisation Change Management Specialist, and all-around passionate Mind-Body Connection Alchemist, through Contact Beyond Contact Dance. You’ll be dancing, healing and connecting with the best Hong Kong harbour view and all music provided will be 100% powered by the Sun, thanks to HK Solar Sound System, and their totally off-grid DJ Booth at the Kerry Hotel Rooftop.
When: 5:00pm – 6:45pm
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
We know that Whampoa might sound like the end of the world to some folks so we decided to not only charter some boats but also host conscious experience on the boats themselves. Riders on Saturday will get to take part in a 10-minute meditation session by Beatrice Lee, a certified Meditation Instructor and Clinical Hypnotherapist (GHSC). In this guided session, you’ll discover if you are storing any anger, frustration, sadness, fear or worry and what to do to achieve optimal health inside out. Sunday riders will be joining Seema Bhatia, founder, and director of Prana Yum and a breath, water and sound teacher. She is well known to empower others through holistic practices and meditation to achieve one’s potential by managing stress and responsibility. Now, not all boat rides will have workshops and seats are also limited but you can register and find the schedule HERE.
When: Both Saturday & Sunday
Get Your Roller Skates On!
Yes, there are roller skaters in Hong Kong, and they’re the Hong Kong Roller Derby, and Madame Quad. They’ll be organising roller skating workshops all day over both days, and you just need to pay for rental of the roller skates. What are you waiting for? Get your active on! Register HERE.
When: Both Saturday & Sunday, 11:00am – 6pm
The Conscious Festival by Green Is The New Black takes place on Saturday 13th April & Sunday 14th April 2019 at the Kerry Hotel 38 號 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom Bay, Hong Kong.
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