We are happy to team up with some amazing partners in Hong Kong that help us with our event. Learn more about what they do here!
Lush believes in making effective products from fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics. They invents their own products fresh by hand using little or no preservative or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients from companies that do not commission tests on animals and in testing our products on humans. Lush provides a wide range of cosmetic products such as shampoo, shower, bath, skincare, make up and so on… to brighten your day and night!
Benefit for participants: LUSH will be providing some amazing content for the sponsor bags/race packs!.
Lemon Drop Studio
LemonDrop Studio locates in the heart of the vibrant Kennedy Town neighbourhood, Lemon Drop is a cozy studio filled with natural light. With a focus on small size classes and personalized instruction, the teachers of Lemon Drop Studio radiate with experienced knowledge from their diverse training. Lemon Drop Studio offers over 30-40 classes per week designed for all levels students. It offers Hatha Yoga, Gentle Flow, Yoga Fundamentals, Yoga Stretch, Vinyasa, Yin Yang, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Back Care Yoga, Core Strength Yoga, Detox Yoga, HIIT, Contemporary Dance and Kids Dance. Lemon Drop Studio organizes yoga events as well as workshops and trainings from time to time.
Benefit for participants: Lemondrop will be providing one of the Yoga videos, holding one of the yoga/ meetups and providing their studio location for the talk and movie nights.
HK Running is a site that lets you find great new places to run or hike in Hong Kong with ease. Their aim is to provide you with all the info you need for a great day out. Featuring multi-background mapping options, creative route names, transport info, safety and learning pages as well as a dedicated blog and forum for you to learn about everything running.
Benefit for participants: HK Running has helped to find and design the running courses we use, provide the maps and videos as well as helping organise the running meetups.
Float On Hong Kong
Float On HK is Hong Kong’s first sensory deprivation centre. Our Dream Pods are filled with 500 kilograms of Epsom salt and magnesium in water kept at 34.5 degrees, roughly surface skin temperature, which ultimately mimics being in a zero gravity environment. Cocooned within our Dream Pods, your body becomes weightless and every muscle begins to relax letting your mind calm and enter a relaxed state. Floating is a form of pausing from our busy and over stimulated Kong-create environment and enter a state of deep mental and physical relaxation and recovery. It is also known as flotation- REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique).
Benefit for participants: Float On will be providing the winners with prizes, as well as being the location for sponsor bag pick up.
The Yoga Room
The Yoga Room is a boutique yoga studio in the heart of Sheung Wan with four studios (3/F, 4/F,6/F and 16/F). The Yoga Room is a sanctuary amidst the chaos below with its spacious and bright feel.
With a focus on small classes and high quality, personalized instruction, the teachers of The Yoga Room radiate with warmth and knowledge from their extensive and diverse training. The Yoga Room offers over 100 classes per week designed for the beginner to the advanced. The Yoga Room is proud to offer group classes in Hot Yoga, Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Jivamukti, Mindfulness Yoga, Vinyasa, Mat Pilates, Pre-natal Yoga, Prenatal Pilates, Mum & Baby Yoga, and Kids Yoga, all taught by Certified instructors. We also offer private classes at our studios or at your preferred location. The Yoga Room organizes a lot of outdoor yoga events as well as workshops and trainings with famous teachers from abroad.
Benefit for participants: The Yoga Room will be holding 2 of the yoga meetups for participants.
teapigs Hong Kong
teapigs – the brand of specialty tea from the UK.
With 32 flavours of tea covering black, green, white, oolong, herbal teas and super power organic matcha. Teapigs only use the very best quality whole leaf teas, whole berries, and whole herbs – not the dusty stuff. teapigs features green packaging which is either biodegradable or recyclable and all printing is done with vegetable based inks; the tea bags are completely biodegradable.
Order directly through the website or find teapigs teas at various supermarkets and specialty food shops in Hong Kong.
Benefit for participants: Teapigs will be providing everyone with a sample of their amazing tea in the sponsor bags.
Essencial Candles was started to help provide an all natural healthy candle for everyone to enjoy. They use all natural beeswax directly from a bee farm in Hong Kong and blend it with pure essential oils. With the use of beeswax, the candle acts as a natural air purifier as beeswax has a non-toxic burn and produces negative ions when burning. Added in is a cotton wick to throw off a lovely scent and a warm glowing essence.
All candles are hand made in Hong Kong
Benefit for participants: Each participant will get a special edition essencial candle in their sponsor bag/ race pack!
My Yoga Trail
My Yoga Trail is run by Silke Bender. Silke is a coach and business consultant, a yoga instructor and trail runner focusing on corporate yoga classes and yoga for runners in Asia and Europe.
Benefit for participants: Silke will be providing one of the yoga videos, and will be holding one of the yoga meetups.
Dr Monica Borschel
Dr Monica Borschel is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. She graduated with her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City.
She later moved to Hong Kong to pursue her doctorate at the University of Hong Kong in Social Work and Social Administration.
She uses attachment based theory, personality and identity theory, positive psychology and guided meditative practices to enable her clients to find the healing within themselves.
Now a clinical physcholgist, Monica specializes in loss and attachment. She uses guided meditations and positive psychology as part of her treatment process.
Monica works with families and individuals on
-Coping with loss (relationship break-ups, divorce, loss of finance or trade, job loss and death of a loved one)
-Coping with stress and emotions
-Recognizing abuse and healing after abuse
-Play therapy with children dealing with loss
Benefit for participants: Dr Monica has helped to put the meditation week together and will be giving a talk on stress and giving a live meditation to participants who join the talk.
Nadine Bubner Yoga
As a Certified Health Coach, IRONMAN Certified Coach, Certified Yoga Instructor and athlete Nadine Bubner offers a unique perspective and practical solutions on how to live a healthier life, and perform at your optimum. Living in Hong Kong can be demanding and stressful, Nadine works with everyone who wants to improve time management, health and life quality. Especially tailormade for the business man or woman, time pressured mum and athletes.
Benefit for participants: Nadine will be holding one of the yoga meetups.
Mind Body Matters
Alexa Massingham is a yoga teacher and mindfulness trainer for young people. Her company Mind Body Matters is the result of her experience in working in education and her practice of mindfulness and yoga. She is currently working with schools, businesses and charities in Hong Kong to support overall well being and stress reduction through both practices. As a former school teacher, her passion and motivation has been to support the wellbeing of young people, and those around them, to help them live happier and healthier lives.
Benefit for participants: Alexa will be holding one of the yoga meetups.
MantraBands are simple, elegant bracelets with a touch of delicate polish and an uplifting message; promoting a lifestyle of optimism, positivity, mindfulness. Wear your MantraBand every day as your daily reminder, affirmation, and inspiration. Made with love.
Benefit for participants: Mantraband will be giving their incredible bracelets as prizes to the winners!
Kimberley is a Clinical Psychology doctoral candidate and a doctoral resident in private practice. She grew up in Hong Kong and understands the pressures that the city can have. Living in Hong Kong can make you feel like you need to create additional hours in the day while being on top of your game in every aspect.
Kimberley works predominantly in family therapy as she appreciates that issues are never hanging out in isolation, we are all a part of a system that attributes, compensates and can heal problems.
An avid athlete, as Hong Kong’s first professional MMA fighter she debuted and won the first title fight in this city. She knows how important creating a positive relationship with your body and exercise regime is. Although no longer professional, Kimberley is a competitive athlete taking part in both local and international jiu-jitsu competitions.
Taking on a challenge like a 5km race, like most things in sports psychology, is about re-working your internal monologue. Monitoring our ‘self-talk’ through mindfulness can be ultimate tool in supporting yourself during these five weeks and beyond.
Kimberley is currently a doctoral resident at SPOT and is available for individual psychotherapy for both teens and adults, seasoned athletes and beginners.
Benefit to participants: Kimberly has helped us put the mindfulness program together.
You can contact Kim at: firstname.lastname@example.org