Get out of your room and take advantage of the free classes.
The art of Tai Chi was originally founded as a form of self-defense in ancient China. These days however, Tai Chi has gained popularity for its meditation-in-motion, particularly among those looking to relieve stress and improving their health. And it’s easy to see why, too. Tai Chi provides serenity through flowing gentle and graceful movements; its deep breathing techniques a antidote to stress and a harried lifestyle.
As one of Hong Kong’s favourite pastimes, Tai Chi is practised in most public parks and gardens in the city. In fact, Hong Kong Tourism Board has been running a free class for tourists (although locals have been spotted) in front of Hong Kong Museum of Art, every alternate weekdays. For a more intimate approach while on vacation, here are three Hong hotels that offer tai chi as part of their room service.
Traditional Chinese Medicine-inspired (TCM) Chuan Spa’s Tai Chi class was designed to help busy metropolitans achieve health and spiritual balance. Available every Tuesday and Saturday at its rooftop, guests can step in to the Tao of Tai Chi with Master Cheung Fu Yau. Available from 5:00pm – 6:00pm on Tuesdays and from 10:00am – 11:00am on Saturdays, the Tai Chi class is conducted is complimentary for all Langham Place Hotel guests.
Eaton Hong Kong, Jordan
At Eaton, providing guests with that extra something is all about crafting an experiential stay. The hotel’s daily Tai Chi classes are a great way to spend some time indoors before venturing out to the maze that is Nathan Road, where the hotel is located. Whats’ nice about the class is it’s conducted daily in the quaint green oasis of the hotel’s T Garden. Classes are complimentary.
Guests in residence at this hotel with a magnificent view of Victoria Harbour can start their day with Tai Chi classes at the hotel’s outdoor Pool Terrace. Conducted by Tai Chi Master William Ng, he patiently demonstrates this ‘soft martial art’ that promotes health and spiritual balance. The classes are conducted every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.