Life in Beijing can be exciting, but it can also be stressful. Sometimes we all need to take some time out, to turn off WeChat and focus on what’s really important. So we’ve rounded up some forthcoming opportunities to chill out and reconnect.
Healing Crystal Bowls Spa, Mar 17
Take a break from the relentless noise of the city, lie down and enjoy the sound of Himalayan and crystal singing bowls. This sound therapy, according to the organizers, can “achieve an altered state of consciousness similar to deep meditation.” After the singing bowl session participants can enjoy the relaxing sound of the hang drum, a tuned steel drum, and take advantage of a free medical consultation with specialist doctors. Bring your own blanket or yoga mat to chill out on.
Adults. RMB 60 (pre-booked), RMB 80 (at the door). 3-5pm. Free Spirits Sound Healing. 16 Liangmahe South Road, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区亮马河南路16.
Christian Marriage Retreat, Apr 5-7
Christian couples aim to spend their whole lives together, and to create a safe and loving space in which to raise children. But this can be a long road, and sometimes it helps to make time for each other and rediscover what makes your relationship work. This retreat is led by married couple Grady and Sandy, and is open to all foreign passport holders.
Adults (childcare available for kids 4 and under). RMB 2,200. Friday 9am to Sunday 1pm. Goose and Duck Ranch, Huairou. 怀柔区北寨.
A Professional Woman’s Guide to Purpose, Passion and Profits, Apr 13
Life coach Caneisha Berry promises to help women unblock their careers, discover their unique gifts, and learn how to turn them into successful careers, at this one-day workshop.
Adults. RMB 3,500 (early bird RMB 3,000). East Hotel, 22 Jiuxianqiao Rd, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区酒仙桥路22号东隅北京酒店.
A Woman’s Healing Journey Retreat, May 11-12
Also led by Caneisha Berry, “A Woman’s Healing Journey” gives participants an opportunity to get out of the city to the peace of Singing Deer Lodge, and to discover the “soul wounds” which are undermining their happiness and confidence.
Adults. RMB 1,500-2,400 depending on room, includes meals and workshops. Singing Deer Lodge, West Bailianyu Village, Fengjiayu Town, Miyun County. 密云县冯家裕镇西白莲峪村南地.
Photos: Pixabay, courtesy of event organizers