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This Bangkok Wellness Festival Is the Perfect Way to Prep for Festive Season Debauchery

The Peninsula Bangkok wants you to get your chakras balanced before all the feasting and champagne toasts, so they’ve organized this completely complimentary three-day Wellness Festival. Here’s all you need to know.

Peninsula Bangkok wellness festival

By David Ngo

Nov 30, 2021

LET’S FACE IT: the festive season may be one of the merriest times of the year, but it isn’t exactly the healthiest. No matter which holidays you celebrate, this is a time for ordering an extra glass of pét-nat, for piling on an extra helping of roast beef, for staying up an extra hour because the dance floor is just too good to leave. That spirit of good-natured excess may be fun, but it can really throw your mind-body alignment out of whack. That’s why the three-day Wellness Festival at The Peninsula Bangkok, December 2-4 couldn’t come at a better time – or a better price, i.e. free!

The festival features daily itineraries packed with all sorts of complimentary classes to eat, work out, and live better. Since everything here is taught by experts in their fields, you’ll know that you’re in the very best of hands. Instructors include a renowned mindfulness practitioner, an ordained Buddhist monk, and all manner of top-flight fitness coaches, chefs, and more. It’s the ideal way to get your glow on and find your center before the festive season. (See entire schedule of events below.)

To get participants into shape, there’s a whole string of fitness classes, including Barre by Kru Chao, MMA Workouts by Rika Ishige, Yoga Flow, and Aqua Fit classes in the pools. Melt off body fat in the Drop It Like It’s Hot! or build concentration, coordination, and physical-mental synchronicity with qigong.

For those looking to find some much-needed Zen before holiday stress, The Peninsula festival caters to your emotional wellness with a Bangkok bent, such as guided meditations with a Buddhist monk, sound therapy, mindfulness courses, and much more. And for anyone looking to build healthier eating habits, there are plant-based cooking classes, smoothie-making sessions, and even a sourdough starter class.

Let The Peninsula Bangkok Wellness Festival serve as a preview for all the holistic healing available at the hotel, and if your palate is primed, sign up for the three-day Active Body & Healthy Mind package. The package, which starts at Bt28,000++ per person or Bt45,000++ for two, includes two nights in a Deluxe Room with flexible 24-hour check-in and check-out, full board including a range of yummy plant-based-dish options, a whopping five complimentary spa treatments at The Peninsula Spa, up to five exercise classes, including yoga, pilates, Muay Thai, tennis, HIIT, pilates, Aqua Yoga and Aqua Fit, as well as one mindful breathwork class. 

In a season of indulgence, The Peninsula Bangkok Wellness Festival offers both a welcome respite and reset button. That being said, it’s also proof that wellness itself can feel incredibly indulgent. 

Here’s the line-up for The Peninsula Bangkok Wellness Festival 2021. All activities are complimentary, but advance reservations are required.

Day 1
Thursday, December 2, 2021 

10:00 am – 11:00 am (maximum 10 people)
Mindfulness
at Kusuma/Busaba/Katima, Lobby floor 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (maximum 50 people)
Telomeres by Dr Mart Maiprasert
at Kusuma/Busaba/Katima, Lobby floor 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (maximum 4 people)
Sourdough-making class and the serving of a quick plant-based dish alongside sourdough
at Thiptara Upper Deck 

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm (maximum 50 people)
Plant-based food: an alternative option for building muscle by Dr AlisaNana
at Kusuma/Busaba/Katima, Lobby floor 

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (maximum 6 people)
AquaQi by Kru Pang (Thana Jindashotinun)
at The Pool 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (maximum 15 people)
Sound therapy
at Kusuma/Busaba/Katima, Lobby floor 

Day 2
Friday, December 3, 2021

6:00 am – 7:00 am (maximum 7 people)
Pilates at Gong Wu Shrine
(meeting point at Concierge Counter at 5:45 am) 

8:30 am – 9:30 am (maximum 50 people)
Mindset Shifting to Reach Your Health Dream by Hayden Rhodes
at Kusuma/Busaba/Katima, Lobby floor 

10:00 am – 11:00 am (maximum 15 people)
Barre exercise by Kru Chao (Nicha Yongyuennarn)
at Kusuma/Busaba/Katima, Lobby floor 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (maximum 4 people)
Plant-based salad cooking class
at Thiptara Upper Deck 

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (maximum 15 people)
MMA Workout by Khun Rika Ishige
at Kusuma/Busaba/Katima, Lobby floor 

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (maximum 50 people)
Spiritual Wellbeing, the needs in 21st Century by Dr Buathon Thienarrom
at Kusuma/Busaba/Katima, Lobby floor 

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm (maximum 15 people)
Get loose Qigong exercise by Kru Pang (Thana Jindashotinun)
at Kusuma/Busaba/Katima, Lobby floor 

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Day 3
Saturday, December 4, 2021

6:00 am – 7:00 am (maximum 10 people)
Meditation with Buddhist monk
at Chintara, Lobby floor 

8:30 am – 9:30 am (maximum 50 people)
Body Fat – Drop it Like it’s Hot! by Hayden Rhodes
at Chintara, Lobby floor 

10:00 am – 11:00 am (maximum 6 people)
Aqua Fit
at The Pool, Ground floor 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (maximum 4 people)
Art of Smoothies class
at Thiptara Upper Deck 

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm (maximum 15 people)
Yoga Flow by Kru Satit Kingwongsa
at Chintara, Lobby floor 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (maximum 15 people)
MMA Workout by Khun Rika Ishige
at Chintara, Lobby floor 

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (maximum 15 people)
Sound Therapy
at Chintara, Lobby floor 

For reservations, please contact The Peninsula Bangkok’s Fitness Centre on 66-2/020-2888 or e-mail spapbk@peninsula.com

All photos courtesy of The Peninsula Bangkok.

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