A 10-day line-up featuring over 120 offerings such as fitness classes, meditation workshops, arts and lifestyle experiences, the inaugural Wellness Festival will be taking place from 3 to 12 June 2022.
Held in hope of inspiring locals and visitors to embrace holistic wellness as a way of life, the festival is the first nationwide effort to promote holistic wellbeing, and is organised by the Singapore Tourism Board in collaboration with Enterprise Singapore (Enterprise SG), Health Promotion Board (HPB), National Arts Council (NAC), Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC), and Sport Singapore (SportSG).
Singapore’s First Wellness Festival
For the festival, “Wellness refers to the active pursuit of maintaining or enhancing one’s personal well-being”, thus the festival will encompass three key pillars: “Fitness”, “Emotional & Mental Health” as well as “Lifestyle”.
The team behind the Wellness Festival expresses their hopes that this event will educate the public about what holistic wellness is and raise awareness of the benefits of holistic wellness, showcase the breadth and accessibility of wellness offerings and encourage the public to kickstart their wellness journey.
Highlights At the Singapore Wellness Festival
From a meditation masterclass at an art gallery, Pilates on board a luxury tall ship, or join a wellness tour to discover hidden gems in local neighbourhoods, these are some of the activities participants can look forward to a 10-day line-up of over 120 physical and virtual wellness offerings.
With several large-scale activations in popular locations across Singapore, there is sure to be something for everyone. Here are some highlights to look out for.
The Wellness Sensorium
A multi-sensory pop-up at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay, this sensorium will have six zones offering innovative and instagrammable experiences. These include the Stone Ritual, which engages visitors in the mindful and collaborative exercise of stone-stacking to heighten their spatial awareness, and the Light and Sound Bath, a darkened environment filled with slow-moving coloured lights and ambient sound to induce a state of calm.
Free daily programmes at the Masterclass Studio
Learn the practice of slow-stitching meditation from textile artist Agatha Lee, or join a cooking demonstration and nutrition workshop that celebrates health and Singapore’s local flavours with Charlotte Mei and Sarah Huang Benjamin.
Craft Fragrance Experience
Happening at various timeslots at Delta House, participants can discover iconic fragrance notes Inside Oo La Lab, and create a formula with a professional mixologist which will be bottled, crimped, capped & labelled to take home.
Join complimentary fitness at health classes at Jewel Changi Airport
From 11 to 12 June, visitors to Jewel Changi Airport can enjoy complimentary fitness and health classes at the Shiseido Forest Valley, set against the backdrop of the HSBC Rain Vortex. These classes are organised by Jewel Changi Airport Devt, Changi Airport
Group, SportSG and STB. Participants can expect K-Kardio, Spin classes and a mass Taichi workout that promotes serenity through gentle movements, led by 2015 SEA Games Wushu gold medallist Lee Tze Yuan.
ClassPass will also conduct free virtual fitness and wellness classes at Gardens by the Bay and the scenic Civic District. These will be coupled with a mini virtual tour of each location.
Wellness food tours at Singapore Wellness Festival
Festival-goers can also sign up for Wellness food tours such as the ‘TCM in Food’ Tour by Let’s Go Tour Singapore, where participants can discover how traditional Chinese medicine is applied to food preparation.
Families can go on fun outdoor tours such as a ‘Family Farm Adventure’, which takes participants on an outdoor tour of Kampung Kampus by Earth Adventures that includes a farm-to-table plant-based organic lunch on the farm.
How to take part in the Singapore Wellness Festival
For more information on the ongoing activities at the Singapore Wellness Festival, visit the website here. More information will also be on their Facebook and Instagram at @wellnessfestsg.