As we celebrate wellness month this August, we pay homage to self-care, stress management, and promoting healthy routines. According to the National Wellness Institute, there are six dimensions of wellness which comprises of emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual. Building a holistic sense of wellness and fulfilment is imperative to leading a healthier lifestyle which can be achieved through various activities.
There seems to be a general agreement that the definition of wellness is a conscious, self-directed and evolving process achieving one’s full potential and is multidimensional encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual well-being, and the environment which is both positive and affirming.
We’ve put together a list of our top 10 picks of affordable wellness spaces to check out in Singapore – from yoga, to mindfulness, to Japanese onsen spas.
Considered the no. 1 Onsen & Spa in Southeast Asia, the Yunomori Onsen & Spa combines traditional Japanese onsen therapies and Thai spa treatments. With the mineral-rich and warm waters, Yunomori offers a wide range of onsen baths and facilities ranging from the simple and traditional to the modern and technological, providing both a relaxing and therapeutic experience that comes with its own set of benefits.
The Onsen Day Pass is priced at S$40.66 including tax (for adults), S$29.96 including tax (for children aged between 3 and 15 years old), and S$29.96 including tax (for seniors aged 65 years old and above) which includes an all-day access to Yunomori baths, sauna, one steam room (male onsen area only) and steam room, one set of towels, one set of Yukata with amenities included and a relaxing lounge access. To redeem this day pass, simply purchase the pass directly through Yunomori Onsen & Spa’s website and present your order confirmation (sent to your email) and identification card at the check-in counter for registration.
Yunomori Onsen & Spa
Address: Kallang Wave Mall, #02-17/18
1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397628
Tel: 6386 4126/63857985
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily
A holistic wellness club created for a new generation seeking wonder, balance, and connection. Set in a beautifully restored pre-war art deco shophouse, the club features programming that spans over 8,000 square feet. Set over 4 floors featuring a curation of services including a café, yoga studio, gym, and outdoor sauna and cold plunge, reflexology lounge, and more – the programming at Trapeze Rec. Club spans across movement (fitness + yoga), martial arts (Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiujitsu, wrestling) and thermal suite.
The membership packages are tiered accordingly to the various curated wellness experiences tailored to the individual’s own unique needs which include an all access unlimited monthly package priced at $380 with a 6 months’ commitment that is opened to unlimited access to open gym sessions & open mat, thermal suite sessions, free access to community events, and more; movement (fitness & yoga) unlimited package priced at $340 with a 3 months’ commitment which allows unlimited access to open gym and open mat class, unlimited thermal suite sessions, free access to community events, and more.
In addition to the classes offered, there are also a series of upcoming workshops which include handstand workshop (28th August) and Backbend workshop (4th September) – both of which are priced at $110 and customers who book more than 2 weeks earlier will get to enjoy 10% off for each workshop.
Bookings can be made through Trapeze Rec. Club through their app, via phone, in person or online booking system.
Trapeze Rec. Club
Address: 36 Duxton Hill #04-00
Tel: 9724 5920
Opening hours: 6.30am – 9.30pm (Monday – Friday), 8.30am – 6pm (Saturday and Sunday)
A one-stop wellness centred located in the heart of Orchard, Como Shambhala Urban Escape offers a wide range of health and wellness services tailored to every individual’s specific needs – from private sessions to group yoga, pilates, meditation, gyrotronic classes, osteopathy, physiotherapy, traditional Chinese medicine, integral coaching, and more. Como Shambhala has continued to curate and evolve their exclusive suite of wellness experiences from a handpicked team of experts to uplift the mind, body, and soul through various classes and workshops that are available on-site or online.
Combining contemporary science with ancient healing, there are various programmes and services which are available for bookings on-the-go through the Como Shambhala app which is downloadable from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. With destinations that span across 9 countries (Australia, Bhutan, Indonesia, Italy, Maldives, Singapore, Thailand, Turks and Caicos, and United Kingdom) and 4 continents, the Como Group destinations offer wellness programmes and experiences on-site which range from retreats and workshops, facial care, beauty care, massage therapy, cleanse programmes, to hydrotherapy, and more.
Partnering with The Stretch Clinic in Singapore to support consumers’ wellness journey to move freely and lead a pain-free active lifestyle, consumers receive personalised assessment and treatment plans from experts and practitioners for fast effective recovery. The packages from the stretch clinic varies between $161 for a 30 minutes session (physiotherapy) and $214 for a 90 minutes session (sports massage).
More information on the type of programmes available, pricing and packages can be found on their website.Como Shambhala Singapore
Address: 402 Orchard Road #06-01/02
Tel: 6304 3552
Opening hours: 7.30am – 9pm (Monday – Friday); 7.30am – 6pm (Saturday and Sunday)
On a mission to raise your vibration, the float club was established in 2014 and began by two first-time entrepreneurs who believe that knowing yourself is the most powerful change you can bring to the world. Through reconnecting with yourself, and being aware of your inner world can transform your outlook in life. If you’re the type of person who is constantly on-the-go, consider finding ease in the homely space at Palm Ave Float Club.
As we mostly spend our day indoors especially when working through our 9-6 day jobs, natural light and energy is an energy booster for our bodies. The red light therapy is an effective way to help the body function better from the inside out as the red light stimulates our mitochondria cells, helping to produce cellular energy more efficiently. Ten minutes is all one needs for each session, making it the perfect add-on before or after a float.
To prepare for your first float journey, read up on this guide.
For first time floaters, there is a package special of $15 off your first package when you book online with the promo code “FIRSTTRIP”. Alternatively, $89 gets you a single float (valid for 1 month).
Palm Ave Float Club
Address: 66 Kampong Bugis, #05-01
Tel: 9151 6004
Opening hours: 10am – 9pm (Monday – Wednesday), 2pm – 9pm (Thursday), 9am – 9pm (Friday - Sunday)
Exhale Healing Space curates safe and grounding spaces for people to rest and reset with a focus to educate and empower self-care through a deep connection to our body’s wisdom. Offering multiple complementary health and healing modalities like accessible yoga, reiki therapy, breathwork, meditation, sound healing, and more, Exhale Healing Space serves to bring movement and reiki to under-served communities in a sustainable and compassion way through private sessions, workshops, and courses.
In addition to the private sessions and reiki courses, pop in to check out their online store where their hand-selected, sage-cleansed, and reiki-charged crystals are on sale. If you’re looking for something uplifting, consider getting the stress relief candy bags ($28) which consists of Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Lepidolite, Fluorite, and Celestite that will lift your spirits and soothe your weary soul.
With their upcoming programmes that involve reiki workshops and hands-on exercises, interested participants are able to make bookings here.
Exhale Healing Spae
Address: 211 Henderson Road, #14-02
Tel: 8156 1350
Opening hours: Depending on their workshops and courses timings
6. Space 2b
Space 2b is more than just a wellness studio – they are a dedicated collective of mindfulness mentors who believe in the power of meditation and sound to transform your life and your work from the inside out. Offering over 30 weekly sound healing, meditation & somatic experiences led by highly-trained instructors, there are daily body and coaching therapy sessions, regular monthly special events, immersive tantra trainings and sound healing teacher trainings to help you feel your body, and deeply connect with yourself from within.
For those who are looking to squeeze in some meditation time before getting to work, during lunch break, or even after work, explore the various classes schedule here. For those who prefer to join a virtual class from the comforts of wherever you are, there are various online livestream sessions here.
If you’re new to the terms of meditation and movement and are curious to understand more about what they do and offer, the single drop in class is priced at $50 (with 1 free class when you sign up for a membership package on the same day) and $180 for a bronze membership (which consists of a 4 sessions package with 2 months validity and shareable with a partner).
Address: 2B Stanley Street
Opening hours: 12am – 8.30pm (Monday – Friday), 10am – 6pm (Saturday), 12pm – 6pm (Sunday)
Altered States was born from our desire to explore the deeper self, and to make meaningful connections along the way where the studio helps you by developing a consistent and authentic practice to find purpose, happiness, and improve your wellbeing. The programme at the studio encompass ‘align’ classes that are typically dynamic and energetic, meditation classes that help develop your practice by exploring different methods such as sound, mantras, and movement that allows your body to speak and discover a sense of release, freedom and fluidity within.
With their series of workshops and retreats that are a great way to dive deeper and commit to your full attention under the guidance of an experienced teacher, they offer a well-rounded mix of theory and practice that include kundalini yoga, crystal sound bath, sunrise sadhana, ecstatic dance, and more.
If you’re looking for a unique way to commemorate a special occasion with your family and friends, there is also a curated selection of half-day retreats that lasts for 3 hours and accommodates 10-15 guests priced at an affordable $95 per guest to bond with your loved ones. As for class packages, a 5 class pack sets you back at $155 (valid for 3 months and for a regular 75 mins class which is not shareable).
Uncle Tan’s Herbal Remedies help to promote and sustain Singapore’s healing heritage. With his knowledge of medicinal plants and herbal remedies, and together with his group of volunteers to ensure that his contribution to that heritage can be sustained over the longer term.
As Singapore has great conditions for farming since its a tropical country with diverse species of flora (about 500,000 preserved specimens in Singapore Botanic Gardens), the community RC garden has now since moved to D’Kranji Resort. As a working farm, Uncle Tan provides herbs and healing advice at the farm daily from 10am – 1pm. Belonging to a long lineage of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) giants who have often given little access to medical help, Uncle Tan believes in lifelong learning to find healing help in herbs and perpetuate this healing tradition and pass on the knowledge to future generations.
As part of the tour facilities in Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, which is a countryside destination located in Kranji, the resort provides a local farm stay experience with 35 villas so if you’re seeking for a unique stay experience away from the hustle and bustle and urban part of Singapore, this unique kampong-like resort which is surrounded by local farms will be a good choice to explore the serenity of the environment and surrounding country side attractions to feel a slower pace of life in Singapore.
Gallop Kranji Farm Resort
Address: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2
Tel: 6898 9228
Opening hours: Main Office - 8am – 9pm (Monday – Sunday)
Scentopia is Sentosa’s latest tourist attraction, offering the best perfume tours in Singapore and perfume making workshops for all ages to enjoy. Singapore’s first augmented reality perfume-making experience curated based on your personality type, users are able to get creative at Scentopia’s hands-on workshop and discover the scent that best suits your personality so don’t forget to have your mobile phone and Facebook app ready!
Nestled within the Beach station at Sentosa, the interactive scent library comes with over 174 types of ingredients and each ingredient tablet comes with an odour profile, providing information on the scent such as what type of perfume is commonly found in. With over 300 free-to-use augmented reality scented exhibits located around the store, you’re invited to go on a mini tour and scan the QR codes with your mobile phone to unveil more details about the scents in a 3D-like digital world.
As Sentosa is covered with secondary rainforest and houses various flora, of which most are native, the perfumery exhibits and tours are also designed for all to appreciate the heritage and history of perfumery that is focused on orchids and Sentosa’s plants.
Aside from merely making perfumes, you’re also able to make room fragrances, reed diffuser, bath oils, and signature scented candles which is perfect for bridal shower group experiences and gatherings with friends (min. of 5 pax at $105 per pax) as we all know that scent has the power to reconnect people physically.
Get a sense of the inner design of the intimate digital perfume bar and how you’re able to create your own bespoke fragrance at the perfume making workshop here. A one hour 50ml perfume-making workshop priced at $95 will open up an amazing collection of usual and rare scent of ingredients that include orchids fragrance oils from Singapore and Asia.
36 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa
Tel: 8031 7081
Opening hours: 11am – 7pm daily
10. Core Collective
With over 100 of the best fitness, wellness, and lifestyle professionals providing their services under one roof, Core Collective is a one-stop centre for all your health and wellness needs. Take the first step to a happier and healthier you by exploring a variety of fitness, wellness, and medical services available at Core Collective and Core Clinic.
There are various programmes and services that are available – from personal training, to group fitness classes, activities, and food & beverage outlets serving up wholesome dishes, the programmes are catered to those who are looking to indulge in a variety of fitness, wellness, and lifestyle activities and those are looking to spend time with your family and children.
As there are four locations (Anson Road, Dempsey, i12 Katong, and Sentosa) in Singapore that offer a distinct and unique experience – whether you’re looking for a central location or even a culturally rich and vibrant neighbourhood in the East, there is an outlet that is catered to your fitness needs.
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For the group fitness class, a rhythm cycling studio trial series pass at CRNK is priced at $50 (for 2 classes valid for a month) and if you’re a first-timer and are new to the studio, there’s a free 30 minutes personal training & 15 minutes consultation to trial the personal training session.
Core Collective Anson
79 Anson Road
Level 21 & 22
Tel: 6250 1222
Level 21 (Wellness Suites and Group Fitness Classes)
Monday to Friday: 7.30am - 8.30pm
Saturday: 8.00am - 4.00pm
Public Holidays: 8.00am - 2.00pm
Level 22 (Gym and Group Fitness Classes)
Monday to Friday: 6.00am - 9.00pm
Saturday: 7.00am - 4.00pm
Public Holidays: 8.00am - 6.00pm
Addresses of other locations can be found here