HK's first yoga competition bends the rules just a bit

Competing to attain enlightenment? It could be a stretch. Yet some of the region's best yoga practitioners brought their poses to Hong Kong this weekend for the first major competition of its kind to be held here.

Sunday, 4 December, 2011, 12:00am

Yoga instruction stretches enjoyment of keeping fit

All-in Yoga 99 US cents Rating 10/10

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Need for exercise breathes life into ancient practices

Effectiveness in providing mental and physical benefits gains converts

A relatively recent newcomer to the Hong Kong health and wellness scene is already one of the most successful businesses on the block.

Echoing the trend in international cities around the world, the local yoga industry has snowballed over the past five years.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am


Body of work

Eric Faider teaches a therapeutic Thai bodywork course. Today, 7pm-10pm, tomorrow-Sun, 2.30pm-6pm, May 11, 7pm-10pm, May 12-13, 2.30pm- 6pm, Reflections, 21/F Jing Long Commercial Bldg, 52 Tang Lung St, Causeway Bay, HK$4,600. Inquiries: 2504 1333

Reflex actions

4 May 2007 - 12:00am


Breath of fresh air Jac Vidgen offers free introductory talks on the Buteyko breathing method for alleviating stress and various ailments. Today, 8pm-10pm, Sun, 11am-12.30pm, Mar 5, 7pm-9pm, various locations. Inquiries: 9378 5185, or

2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


Fateful day

Eva Summer Breeze leads Dream Destiny workshops. 'using age-old spiritual principles to build a perfect life'. Today, Feb 9, 7pm-10pm, Reflections, 21/F Jing Long Commercial Bldg, 52 Tang Lung St, Causeway Bay, HK$650. Inquiries: 2504 1333, or

Brought to heal

2 Feb 2007 - 12:00am


Path to peace

Guidelines to Inner Life with Swami Gokulanda, head of the Ramakrishna Mission in New Delhi. Tonight, 7pm-8.30pm, the Hindu Mandir, 2/F Carnarvon Mansion, Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Inquiries: 2385 7397.

Yoga work

28 Jul 2006 - 12:00am


Farm fresh food

Felix Schoener, gourmet chef from the Farm health resort in the Philippines, is holding classes in holistic cuisine preparation. Learn innovative ways of making 'living food', apply gourmet methods to preparation and presentation, and taste his creations on Jun 21, Life Cafe, 10 Shelley St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2810 9777

Magnified help

16 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


Obstacle discourse The Philosopher Circle, with Sravaniya DiPecoraro, discusses overcoming obstacles to yoga practice, yoga sutras and the Bhagavad-Gita. Tomorrow, 4pm-5.30pm, Yogasana, 3/F Century Court, 239 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, $120. Inquiries: 2511 8892, or e-mail

9 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


Holistic happenings

2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


Soothing ripples A two-month sports-massage diploma course starts tomorrow, 2pm-6pm at the International Spa and Beauty College, 10/F, Silver Fortune Plaza, 1 Wellington St, Central. $9,800. Inquiries: 2526 8818,

or e-mail

26 May 2006 - 12:00am


Spiritual life

Father Jim Fredericks, a Catholic priest of the San Francisco archdiocese, and Thor Barddal, an artist and teacher with Brahma Kumaris in Iceland, talk about spirituality and how a relationship with God can make life 'meaningful and happy'. Today, 6.30pm, Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centre, 17 Dragon Rd, Causeway Bay, free. Inquiries: 2806 3008

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


Basics first

2 Sep 2005 - 12:00am


Head start

Indian head massage certificate course with Valerie Demery. Today and Jun 3, 9.30am-1.30pm, $1,200. Inquiries: 2328 2546 or 9439 4281, or go to

Well being

27 May 2005 - 12:00am


Dance for fun: This monthly dance jam is described as 'a safe space to explore your full emotional and physical response to music'. Sat, 4pm-5.45pm (doors close 4.10pm), Dance Concept Studio, 7/F Great Smart Tower, 230 Wan Chai Rd, free (but $20-$50 contribution for studio costs appreciated).

18 Mar 2005 - 12:00am