Happening from 10 to 15 October 2022, the event invites everyone to refresh and rejuvenate themselves through an array of activities and workshops.
In a bid to bring mental health to the forefront and champion wellness, Raffles Place Alliance (RPA) is playing its part to support and educate the community about holistic wellness this October with RELEASE @Raffles Place.
Participants can look forward to taking a stroll through informative installations located on the Body, Mind, Heart and Soul Lawns in Raffles Place Park, participating in workshops focused on wellness, enjoying daily 60-minutes-of-fun activities and soul-stirring performances across various spots in Raffles Place, and more!
To participate in the various activities, members of the public can register their interest here and make a donation to the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) — a non-profit organisation that provides support to individuals facing a crisis, thinking about or affected by suicide.
Here is a list of things that you can look forward to at RELEASE @Raffles Place!
FlowState Movement Therapy @Soul Lawn
Begin the week and mark World Mental Health Day 2022 with a dynamic session of FlowState Movement Therapy at the Soul Lawn, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Quieten the noise in your mind and let your body take control. Let loose through the use of psychotherapeutic movements and dance. You’re sure to feel relaxed yet energised to take on the rest of the week.
African Dance @Body Lawn
Now that you’re all energised, release your inner strength with like-minded ladies and gents through the powerful beats and graceful movements of African dance with AFROWITHJEEVI from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Push your boundaries and form social connections at the Body Lawn with fellow dancers, and experience the joy and sweat of an African dance workout.
Ecstatic Dance @Hidden Alcove in Raffles Place
Photo Credits: Raffles Place Alliance (unless otherwise stated)
As we reach the mid of the week, let’s keep healing! Join an Ecstatic Dance session held for the first time from a hidden alcove in Raffles Place from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Abandon yourself to the rhythm and shake off the tension from your day! Let the music take you on an intimately rejuvenating journey as you release all tension in a unique experience with a view.
Glow Stick Dance Party Workout - SPECIAL EDITION@ Body Lawn
There’s also going to be a special edition of Raffles Place Alliance x HPB’s popular Glow Stick Dance Party Workout from 7pm to 8pm in Raffles Place Park! In conjunction with RELEASE@Raffles Place, be sure to not miss out on this glamorous and unique dance workout! Whip out your glow sticks and dance to your heart’s desire to end off your perfect evening after a taxing day at work.
The Good Market at Ocean Financial Centre
Venue: Ocean Financial Centre, Level 1
Date: 13 to 15 Oct 2022
Time: 11.00am to 9.00pm
Take a walk around the park and stretch your legs or go on a mini shopping spree at the first edition of The Good Market. The market is partnering with vendors such as Cloop!, Books Beyond Borders, LifeLine Clothing (upcycle textile education exhibition) and the Happiness Initiative; to promote good causes for people and the environment. Held from 11am to 9pm on Thursday to Saturday at Ocean Financial Centre (Level 1), browse and shop, with profits donated to the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS).
Mat Pilates Class @Body Lawn
Photo Credit: FOCUS
For an uplifting mind-body exercise, how about a Mat Pilates class conducted by FOCUS in the park? Starting from 6.30pm to 7.15pm at Body Lawn, get ready.. stretch.. and prepare yourself for a fun and amazing workout!
Acroyoga @Soul Lawn
Photo Credit: Acroyoga by Aaron Koh
While you’re activating your mind, soul and heart, don’t forget to take care of your body too! Your body's a temple — release any tension and build your strength with Acroyoga by Aaron Koh and his team at the Soul Lawn, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Combining strength and flexibility, pair up with a trusted partner and conquer your fears.
KpopX Fitness @Body Lawn
Photo Credit: KpopX Fitness
Kick off your TGIF and welcome the end of the week with a bang Gangnam-style! Time to channel your BTS groove with KpopX Fitness happening from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at the Body Lawn. With a passionate fitness instructor, Wen Jie, engage in an easy-going, energetic, and fun fitness programme and bond with other participants altogether!
Poi Play Workshop @Soul Lawn
Improve your coordination and freedom of expression with basic poi spins and flow movements at the Poi Play Workshop from 7pm to 8pm at the Soul Lawn. The maestros from Starlight Alchemy will take you through a dynamic and engaging workshop using weights on the end of tethers and creating swinging motions to the beat. Relish sweet catharsis through rhythmic patterns.
Performance by MOTUS @Soul Lawn
Venue: Soul Lawn
Date: 14 Oct 2022
Time: 8.00pm to 9.00pm
Stay on for the night as we bring you live music and performances. It is now time to inject the spirit of celebration and inventiveness with a performance by MOTUS from 8pm to 9pm at Soul Lawn. Featuring a unique batucada set-up as the basis of their music, MOTUS infuses different genres like funk, hip-hop, and soul to present you with a distinct live and fun music experience.
Doodle Jam Workshop @The Good Market
The healing and fun continue into the weekend! Get your little ones involved and participate in a Doodle Jam Workshop at The Good Market from 3pm to 6pm. Hosted by The Doodle Bandit himself, Mas Safreen, learn the basic techniques of drawing and generate new neurons which will improve overall brain functioning when you pick up a new skill.
HPB Zen Doodling Class @Mind Lawn
Unleash that inner artist of yours further with the HPB Zen Doodling Class at Mind Lawn, happening from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. Get creative as you draw using unplanned lines and repeated patterns to release inner tension and stress. Finish off your own art as you incorporate simple shapes and patterns in this therapeutic craft class.
Laughter Workshop @Soul Lawn
Photo Credit: Singapore Laughter Yoga
If you’re up for laughs, consider joining the Laughter Workshop at Soul Lawn from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. As we know, laughter is the best medicine and a unique and healthy form of expression. As our body doesn’t know the difference between fake or real laughter, reduce stress through Laughter Therapy by LAUGHTER AT WORKS, while also enjoying breathing meditation and laughter yoga exercises.
Body Rhythm Workshop @Soul Lawn
Make merry as the sun sets and join the Body Rhythm Workshop at Soul Lawn from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Surrender your body and mind to the rhythm of rock and reggae music through clapping, stamping, body percussion and singing. You can even get the chance to create and record your own unique-sounding rhythm or melody with instruments such as a high hat, kick drum or snare!
Performance by MantraVine @Soul Lawn
Venue: Soul Lawn
Date: 15 Oct 2022
Time: 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Finish off your Saturday night with a performance by MantraVine – a trio of sonic alchemists mixing neo-shamanic rhythms with live instruments and psychedelic dance grooves. They are bound to evoke your dancing spirit with ancient mantras, electrifying guitars, funky horns and organic frequencies.