Another month, another chance to make friends with the wellness resolutions you made all those weeks ago. it’s a nice and eclectic selection of events this March in Singapore, everything from boozy yoga sessions to sundown marathons. Here’s what to look out for.
This yoga and wine event is the closest thing you can get to drinking and exercising at the same time. The session will feature a one-hour moon salutation sequence class led by Kathy Gabriels from Urban Yogis, who are also behind lots of pop-up yoga events and retreats, and then you will get to taste wine with Shalom Chin, who has been in the industry for 13 years, and been part of creating several vintages with wineries in Australia, Austria and Italy.
How much: $18
Where: Somewhere in Kreta Ayer Rd (exact location will only be given after booking)
Local yoga studio Kate Porter Yoga is bringing in Joan Hyman, veteran yoga practitioner and director of teacher training at Wanderlust, a platform hosting fitness classes and lectures, to conduct five classes; each with a different focus, from postures to building strength for your muscles and shoulders.
How much: $85 (each); $400 (all)
Where: Laguna Park Studio, 5000G Marine Parade Rd.
Claire McFarlane, survivor of a brutal rape incident in Paris, began her journey to run 3000km on the beach across 184 countries for her cause. This time round, she will be joined by members of a body movement campaign Rock The Naked Truth at East Coast Angsana Green, for a 16-km run. You can show your support by running with her (for any distance you wish) or donate to help rape survivors in Singapore.
How much: Free
Where: East Coast Angsana Green
Botanic Gardens is one of those places you just know you’ll enjoy doing yoga at—fresh air, nature, and all-round good vibes; also a regular venue for outdoor fitness events. This time, you will get to practice pilates techniques like plank and boat variations, prone and supine exercises that will strengthen your abdominal, back, pelvic floor and hips muscles.
How much: $8
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens
The half-day long retreat is back again at Sofitel Sentosa’s So Spa, where you begin the day at 8am with a three-hour vinyasa, yin yoga and meditation session, then reward yourself with a back massage and fill your stomach with a healthy lunch set. You are also entitled to the full use of So Spa’s facilities, but take note: additional treatments are chargeable.
How much: $270 (early bird); $300
Where: Sofitel Sentosa
We know that Silent Disco will be at i Light Marina Bay this year, but they are also collaborating with Soulscape, a local health and fitness community platform, also behind Soulscape Festival in Sentosa, launching Silent Fitness Yoga. So, you will get to practice yoga with a set of wireless noise-cancelling headphones. There will also be a drinks bar at the space, where you can quench your thirst, but additional charges may apply.
How much: $30 (early bird); $38
Where: Marina Bay City Gallery
Asia’s largest night run is just over a month away, celebrating its 10th anniversary, with a route that begins at the F1 Pit Building. Don’t let the half and full marathons scare you off. Even if you haven’t been running regularly, you probably can still start training now and be ready for a decent 5K. If you’re already in shape, amp it up for the next four weeks and get ready for a 10K. There’s also a five-day, artsy night festival at the F1 Pit building leading up to the race, with lots of sports vendors, live music, exercise classes and more. Registration closes on Feb 28 and starts at $50 for the 5K fun run.
How much: $40-100
Where: F1 Pit Building
Ending off the month is the annual yoga festival in Singapore. Although no information on the festival has been announced, it’s an event to mark on your calendars, especially for yoga fanatics. The programs are likely to be similar to the previous year’s edition, featuring lots of yoga-related workshops, a championship and a mass yoga workout.
How much: TBC
Where: Orchard Road