A yoga session during a Mum and Child Empowerment Dayfest.

Inner peace and balance amid the mayhem: the ‘dayfests’ that empower and heal

  • From yoga and kirtan chanting to vegetarian cooking, a series of day-long events aims to counter Hong Kong’s frenetic pace and empower participants
  • Organiser Michelle Harris says her desire to empower people stems from her own traumatic past
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A yoga session during a Mum and Child Empowerment Dayfest.
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Georgia Toon goes through a workout in Mid-Levels, Hong Kong. Her new healthy lifestyle has allowed her to shed 30kg and greatly improved her mental health. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Her weight made her depressed and anxious. Exercise, healthy diet changed that – she’s lost 30kg

  • Ignorance of mental health issues means people may not realise they suffer depression and anxiety, and there’s a stigma attached to asking a doctor for help
  • Hong Kong-based teacher Georgia Toon is living proof that choosing mental wellness pays off. ‘I’m less anxious, and more enthusiastic about life,’ she says
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Georgia Toon goes through a workout in Mid-Levels, Hong Kong. Her new healthy lifestyle has allowed her to shed 30kg and greatly improved her mental health. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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