Cathay Pacific’s Business Class lounge at The Pier in Hong Kong has just become even more beneficial for mind, body and soul following the opening of The Sanctuary by Pure Yoga.
The Sanctuary by Pure Yoga is a 65-square-metre area divided into two zones: The Body Sanctuary, which is dedicated to yoga, and The Mind Sanctuary, where travellers can meditate to focus and calm the mind.
Cathay Pacific General Manager Customer Experience and Design, Vivian Lo, said the precinct is the “perfect place to relax before a flight. We listen to the needs of our customers and continuously evolve to improve their experience with us.”
“Whether it’s dining at our popular Noodle Bar, catching up with some work or enjoying a drink at the bar or at the Teahouse, there are myriad ways for our customers to spend time at the lounge. Now they’ll also be encouraged to meditate and practice yoga before flying with us.”
The Body Sanctuary
Among the wellness offerings, The Body Sanctuary (pictured above) provides travellers with a space for gentle yoga with guided videos led by Pure Yoga teachers. There’s also a secluded space for self-practice. Seated stretching is an alternative; chairs overlook instructions on how to stretch different parts of the body while seated. The exercises are designed to improve circulation, enhance joint mobility and relax the mind for a comfortable and restful journey.
The Mind Sanctuary
Within The Mind Sanctuary there are two types of meditation on offer. The first is audio meditation: four cushioned pods are equipped with noise-cancelling headphones and iPads, and customers can listen to guided meditation sessions narrated by Pure Yoga’s expert teachers. The second is gazing meditation: comfortable cushions overlook graphics placed on the wall ahead and facilitate a Trataka yoga practice.
These practices help to improve focus, memory and visualisation skills, as well as centring the mind in a state of awareness and attention.
Last January, Hong Kong-headquartered Pure Group launched the ‘Travel Well with Yoga’ series of inflight videos in partnership with Cathay Pacific, designed to help passengers ease into their journeys with meditation and yoga.
The Sanctuary by Pure Yoga is open to travellers who have access to Cathay Pacific The Pier Business Class Lounge at Hong Kong Airport, as well as Diamond, Gold and Silver Marco Polo Club members. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon First and Business Class passengers will also be able to enjoy the new offering.
Lead image: The Sanctuary by Pure Yoga – The Mind Sanctuary