Past Retreat - June 2021
Happiness Factory Retreat
19 - 20 June 2021 - SOLD OUT
Holistic Health Hacks for Summer Wellness
This retreat embodied all things Summer! Guests supercharged their mind, body and soul with Happiness Factory's holistic wellness staycation. Held at the iconic Peninsula Hong Kong with unparalleled views of the Hong Kong skyline, this luxurious weekend retreat consisted of 2 days of world class accommodation, refreshments and 6 workshops led by Hong Kong’s top practitioners: Rebecca Jean Wong, Brian Lai, Malbert Lee and Jess Shih.
Package 1: $6,478* includes a 1-night stay in a Deluxe Room, 2 days of workshops for 1 attendee SOLD OUT
Package 2: $9,778* includes a 1-night stay in a Deluxe Room, 2 days of workshops for 2 attendees (shared occupancy) SOLD OUT
Package 3: $3,800* for workshops only. All attendees will receive a Happiness Factory Gift Bag to Eat, Move, Sleep and Feel Happy
*plus 10% service charge
Email to register interest in a future retreat: HF@perfectlybalanced.org
Supercharge your Mind, Body and Soul
The fire element of Summer is associated with movement, relationships and transformation. Happiness Factory curated a range of unique experiences to enable guests to open up, receive and reinforce the magical energy of Summer, and revisit intentions that were set at the start of 2021. Over the weekend, some of Hong Kong's top practitioners led the following workshops:
Integrated Heart-opening Flow and Chi Breathwork
Mindful Connection and Movement with Purpose
Sleep Happy with Summerlicious CBD Gong Bath
Summer Sunrise Yoga
The Wim Hof Method and Ice-Bath Experience
Other Retreat Privileges
All attendees received a Happiness Factory gift bag to Eat, Move, Sleep and Feel Happy
Exclusive arrival transfer offer by Rolls-Royce at $628* one way
Optional 1:1 private sessions with Rebecca Jean Wong, Brian Lai, Malbert Lee and Jess Shih
15% discount applicable at The Peninsula Spa
Afternoon Tea at The Lounge: guaranteed booking for you and two additional guests to indulge in The Peninsula’s signature afternoon tea over your stay
15% discount applicable with in-house Personal Trainers at the Peninsula Fitness Centre
plus 10% service
SCHEDULE - SATURDAY 19 JUNE
11.00 - 13.00 Move & Feel Happy: Integrated Heart-opening Flow and Chi Breathwork with Rebecca and Brian
We kicked off the Happiness Factory retreat by opening up our hearts and Chi with a Feel Good Flow by Rebecca, preparing the mind and body for the following 2 days. Brian then guided us through a range of breathwork exercises designed to attract and receive a strong, vibrant flow of Chi - perfect to nourish that Fire energy within all of us! Together, we moved and breathed with intention, achieving a sense of rejuvenation across the mind, body and soul.
13.00 - 15.00 Eat Happy: Refreshments & Fireside Chat with Nutrition Coach Beth Wright
Beth led an open discussion about the myths surrounding nutrition and popular diets such as keto, paleo, intermittent fasting & vegan, and shared practical tips on how to combine our love of food and wine in a happy, healthy and sustainable manner.
15.00 - 16.00 Move Happy: Inside Flow with Rebecca
Inside Flow is not about perfect asanas. It is about synching our breath to the beat of music. We moved with our breath and were carried away by the sounds of hip hop, pop, and even electro pop. This revolutionary, dynamic flow class is the brainwork of global yoga master, Young Ho Kim, who takes his passion for music and fuses it with yoga, martial arts and dance. Rebecca took us through this special practice, where we experienced the power and unity of Movement, Breath, Heart and Music.
16.00 – 17.00 Feel Happy: Mindful Connection and Movement with Purpose with Rebecca and Jess (Feel Good Factory)
Summer's magical fire energy is known to boost charisma, compassion and communication. Rebecca and Jess shared their personal tips on how to mindfully communicate both verbally and non-verbally in order to connect effectively with others, and more importantly, yourself. The session finished with a beautiful meditation practice.
17.00 - 20.45 Free Time and Dinner
20.45 - 21.00 Sleep Happy: Poolside chat with Found CBD
21.00 - 22.00 Sleep Happy: Summer Gong Bath with Malbert
This evening workshop was curated to balance our summer energy by immersing in the alchemy of sounds, frequencies and vibrations of the Peninsula Pool. It was the perfect environment to release tension and old energy that no longer serves us, and create a clear opening to invite in new, positive energy. At the end of the evening, guests couldn't help but feel a deep sense of relaxation and calm, a precursor to a restful night's sleep.
SCHEDULE - SUNDAY 20 JUNE
07:30 – 08:30 Move Happy: Sunrise Flow with Rebecca
What better way to start a Sunday than with the positive sunrise vibes at the Peninsula's Pool and Sun Terrace? This session invited guests to reset their energy and refresh their intentions for 2021 with a feel good, mindful practice, all set to the stunning view of Hong Kong's harbour. In this workshop, Rebecca flowed with us to bring a sense of unity and positive energy.
08.30 – 10.00 Break for Naturally Peninsula smoothies and breakfast
10.15 - 13.15 Feel Happy: Wim Hof Method and Ice-Bath Experience with Brian
If you ever wanted to learn the science and art of breathwork, including the Wim Hof Method, this workshop is it. Brian guided us through a variety of ways to increase our resilience towards stress, through the power of our breath alone. At the conclusion of this workshop, everyone had the option of experiencing a new level of mind and body strength, with a safe and guided ice immersion against the backdrop of the Hong Kong harbour. (And, we're pleased to report - ALL guests opted in for this!)
13.15 - 13.30 Eat Happy with Suphia's Functional Foods
After the Ice-Bath, it is very common to feel supercharged...and hungry! Suphia was on hand to re-fuel us with her array of energy bars and power balls, made with love and packed with nutrients.
Rebecca Jean Wong
Inner Flow Movement
MOVEMENT, Inside Flow
Practice Inside Flow and other Feel Good movements with Rebecca on the Peninsula
Pool and Sun Deck. Music drives Inside Flow yoga and frames the whole sequence, with movement and breath being One. Since its inception by Young Ho Kim in Germany, Inside Flow has received a popular following around the world and Rebecca Jean Wong has grown this unique style of yoga in Hong Kong. Over the weekend, Rebecca will practice Inside Flow with you, as well as share how to Mindfully Connect in a special workshop with her partner at Feel Good Factory, Jess Shih.
BREATHWORK, The Wim Hof Method
Breathwork has been integrated into the lives of Navy SEALs, elite athletes, and Silicon Valley CEOs to perform at their best under high-stress environments. Developed by Dutchman Wim Hof (The Ice Man), the Wim Hof Method is a combination of meditation, breathing exercises and exposure to the cold.
Brian, Hong Kong’s first and only certified Wim Hof Method Instructor will coach you to discover the Wim Hof Method and a variety of other breathwork to increase your resilience towards stress and have the tools to achieve your peak optimal state.
SOUND HEALING, Gong Bath
Soak up the powerful Chi at the Summerlicious Gong Bath by immersing in the alchemy of sounds, frequencies and vibrations by Malbert’s gongs. The Gong Bath is an antidote to stress, by releasing tension and energy blockages and cleaning the subconscious mind. Malbert is Hong Kong’s leading sound experience facilitator, having trained with renown international gong and singing bowl masters. His sound has touched participants around the world, from Hong Kong to London.
MINDFUL CONNECTION, Move with Purpose
Jess is no stranger in spreading feel good vibes. A household name in the Hong Kong fitnessscene, Jess has what it takes to lead and command a room. Jess knows just what it takes toconnect with her background as a group fitness instructor at XYZ and Lights Out. She willbe sharing with her Feel Good Factory partner, Rebecca on how to Mindfully Connect and tospeak and convey with purpose.
NUTRITION, Eat Happy Fire-side Chat
Beth is a lifestyle, health, nutrition and accountability coach. A lawyer by background, she is fully aware of the daily stresses her clients deal with. Her philosophy is centred around balance and adaptation, supporting her clients to achieve their goals without taking away all the enjoyment. During the Eat Happy Fire-side Chat, Beth will lead an interactive conversation on the truths and myths of various diets and answer any questions related to nutrition, fitness and lifestyle.