Samantha Spiro

Samantha Spiro

Sam Spiro (AKA Sam Zen) is a journalist and writer with more than 23 years’ experience living in Hong Kong and Asia. She arrived in the SAR in 1996, having deferred for a year her place on a Masters in International Journalism in London. She never went back, deciding to make journalism and editing her career in Hong Kong instead. Since the age of seven, when she had an “interesting” energy experience in her grandma’s toilet in the UK, Sam has had a strong calling towards all things spiritual. In 2016, she decided to “blow up” her corporate life in Hong Kong to transform her inner world – a transformation that saw her retrain and qualify in several mainstream, and...

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Pure Yoga teacher Patrick Creelman opens up about his spiritual journey from Canada to Hong Kong

Patrick Creelman reveals why he quit formal education in favour of something spiritual and how he had a little help from some famous gurus: Ram Dass, Bikram Choudhury and Georg Feuerstein.

Patrick Creelman reveals why he quit formal education in favour of something spiritual and how he had a little help from some famous gurus: Ram Dass, Bikram Choudhury and Georg Feuerstein.

12 Feb 2020 - 10:31AM
Putting the chi in yoga: Hatha and Vinyasa poses plus massage, traditional Chinese medicine, and acrobatics in classes that emphasise practical and spiritual sides

As China’s yoga market expands, local and international yogis are setting up teacher training schools. They offer the usual classic poses mixed with science, gymnastics and TCM.

As China’s yoga market expands, local and international yogis are setting up teacher training schools. They offer the usual classic poses mixed with science, gymnastics and TCM.

13 Nov 2019 - 5:50PM
Plant-based restaurant pioneer Bobsy Gaia’s journey from war-torn Beirut to Hong Kong

The founder of Bookworm Cafe, Life Cafe and Mana! considers the Lamma Forest, now home to more than 20,000 trees, to be his greatest accomplishment.

The founder of Bookworm Cafe, Life Cafe and Mana! considers the Lamma Forest, now home to more than 20,000 trees, to be his greatest accomplishment.

14 Sep 2019 - 2:00PM
Rocker turned activist who founded a Bali festival on shaking the world up

Sacha Stone founded the NewEarth Festival in Bali in 2017 which celebrates art, beauty and consciousness in action. This year’s festival centres around a three-day health sovereignty summit exploring topics including vaccines, GMOs, 5G and synthetic medicine.

Sacha Stone founded the NewEarth Festival in Bali in 2017 which celebrates art, beauty and consciousness in action. This year’s festival centres around a three-day health sovereignty summit exploring topics including vaccines, GMOs, 5G and synthetic medicine.

20 Jun 2019 - 3:01PM
How a Bali festival connects people through music, dance and yoga, transforming lives along the way

This year’s Bali Spirit Festival, from March 24 to 31, is expected to draw well over a thousand people, and will host more than 300 classes covering yoga, dance, healing, breath work, personal development and much more.

This year’s Bali Spirit Festival, from March 24 to 31, is expected to draw well over a thousand people, and will host more than 300 classes covering yoga, dance, healing, breath work, personal development and much more.

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