A newcomer to Hong Kong's wellness scene, Ikigai was opened by Gianni Melwani as a space to "discover your reason for being with a humble, authentic and encouraging voice."
Led by passionate teachers, Ikigai offers meditation classes that vary from immersive sound sessions to a gentle 'relax into breath' class, as well as yoga and breathwork.
Locations in Central and Causeway Bay. Learn more at ikigai.hk
2. Kadampa Meditation Centre
Kadampa, a peaceful Buddhist meditation centre in Sheung Wan, hosts "meditation and advice for everyday life" sessions every Tuesday evening. They are free, but a donation is encouraged. Meditation classes specially designed for children are also on offer.
If you want to take your practice to the next level, Kadampa also offers weekend courses, meditation retreats, chanted prayers and special events with senior guest teachers. While Kadampa teaches Buddhist meditation and philosophy, all—including non-Buddhists—are welcome.
Kadampa Meditation Centre, 1st Floor, Harbour Commercial Building, 122-124 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2507 2237; meditation.hk
3. Red Doors Studio
Red Doors Studio in Wong Chuk Hang offers a serene setting for sound healing through gong bath meditation.
"The sound of a meditation gong induces a state of spontaneous meditation and relaxation, which facilitates the movement of chi or prana (positive life force) throughout the body," explains founder Martha Collard, who brings this ancient technique into modern times to help you rebalance, relax and rejuvenate.
Red Doors Studio, Flat A, 21st Floor, Lee Fund Centre, 31 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, +852 2110 0152; red-doors.com
4. Anahata Yoga
One of the city's most authentic yoga studios, Anahata boasts a roster of teachers who have been living a yogic lifestyle and following yogic philosophy since childhood.
As well as yoga classes that stretch the mind and body, Anahata has a number of weekly guided meditation sessions. Honing easy-to-follow meditation techniques to open your energy centers, these classes are designed to improve concentration, memory and confidence.
Anahata Yoga, 18/F, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2905 1822; anahatayoga.com.hk
5. Balance Health
Recognised as one of Hong Kong’s first natural alternative clinics, Balance Health has been at the forefront of the city's move towards mindfulness.
As well as alternative therapies like natural medicine and physical treatments, this cosy space on Arbuthnot Road offers a number of practices to aid mind-body connection, including group meditation classes that range in approach, from Tibetan, Buddhist and Tibetan singing bowls to hypno meditation.
Balance Health, 27/F, Universal Trade Center, 3 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2530 3315; balancehealth.com.hk
6. Samadhi Training Centre For The Soul
This light-filled space on Tai Ping Shan Street provides the perfect setting to shed layers of fear and anxiety to rediscover your most authentic self.
The centre’s founder and spiritual director, Ocean WhiteHawk (known to her students as Mother Ocean), is dedicated to teaching the science of consciousness and soul training in the path of enlightenment.
Samadhi Training Centre For The Soul, 2 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 9311 2915; facebook.com/samadhicentre
While not technically a meditation studio, Mindish is a mental health clinic that offers daily meditation classes to members. Located in Central, the space exudes a sense of calm and serenity with its custom-designed furniture.
If you're interested in bettering your mental health and exploring therapy, you'll be able to take advantage of the clinic's wide range of guided meditation sessions including sound baths, gong baths, and qigong-incorporated meditation.
Learn more at mindish.com
This article was published on Janurary 14, 2020 and updated on April 21, 2022.