Healthy Events

15 Healthy Things to Do This Week

Do you take your yoga with rum or rosé?

Photo provided by Sri Sri School of Yoga.

Monday, August 14

Sri Sri Yoga: Spend an hour and a half practicing this special form of yoga, which guides the mind and body into a state of deep relaxation.

$10, 7 p.m. Boston’s Nonprofit Center, 89 South St., Boston, artofliving.org.

Tuesday, August 15

Blood Drive at the Brigham: Brigham and Women’s and Dana-Farber have experienced a recent lull in blood donations. Help ease the problem by donating blood during this drive.

Free, 8 a.m. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 15 Frances St., Boston, signupgenius.com.

Rum & Yoga/Photo provided by Kristin Khederian

Wednesday, August 16

Rum & Yoga: Detox with an hour of yoga flow, and retox with rum cocktails. Your ticket also includes a Sweetgreen salad.

$35, 7:30 p.m. Bully Boy Distillers, 44 Cedric St., Boston, eventbrite.com. 

Healthfest on Broadway: Head over to Broadway, in South Boston, for free health screenings, walk-in mammograms, health insurance sign-up assistance, and more.

Free, 2 p.m. South Boston Community Health Center, 409 W. Broadway, Boston, facebook.com.

Barry’s for Best Buddies: Get a great workout for an even better cause. Sweat through 40 minutes of Barry’s, then cool it down with a yoga flow. Proceeds benefit Best Buddies.

$10, 6:30 p.m. The Street, 33 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, eventbrite.com.

Self Defense for Women: Healthworks is teaming up with IMPACT for a self defense lesson that will teach women how to stay safe and stand up to violence.

Free, 5:30 p.m. Copley Plaza Great Lawn, Boston, eventbrite.com. 

Thursday, August 17

Ignite the Night Dance Jam: Cycle and dance the night away with glow-in-the-dark gear and a live drummer. This special event at Life Time is open to members and non-members.

$15 for non-members, 6 p.m. Life Time Athletic, 300 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, lifetimefitness.com.

Tabata Blast/Photo provided by Kelly Lorenz Imagery

Friday, August 18

Tabata Full Body Blast: Kathy G., the creator of Tread Tabata, is hosting a free tabata class at the New Balance flagship store in Brighton. Attendees will also enjoy 20 percent off store purchases.

Free, 6 p.m. New Balance, 140 Guest St., Brighton, eventbrite.com.

Sunset Yoga at the Beach: Unwind after a long week at work with the ocean breeze in your hair. If you want to lounge on the beach before class, you can buy a $10 day pass before 5 p.m.

$15, 6:30 p.m. Nahant Beach, 1 Nahant Road, Nahant, eventbrite.com. 

Saturday, August 19

Namaste and Drink Rosé: Bring your rosiest attire for a one-hour power yoga class at Beacon Hill Yoga. After the workout, head over to Charles Street for bottomless rosé, dessert, and raffle prizes. Proceeds from the event benefit the American Lung Association.

$35, 2 p.m. Beacon Hill Yoga, 57 Phillips St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Health Center Block Party: Celebrate National Health Center Week with Codman Square Health Center. Activities include face painting, yoga, health screenings, massages, and more.

Free, 10:30 a.m. Codman Square, Dorchester, facebook.com. 

Peach Fest on the Plaza: If you love this nutritious and in-season stone fruit, head to the Boston Public Market for peach crisps, knishes, breads, muffins, and more.

Free, 10 a.m. Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston, facebook.com. 

Commonwealth Circus Center Open House: Jamaica Plain’s newest circus center is hosting an open house, where community members can try out the silks, juggling, aerials, and more. C3 has also partnered with NuDay Syria on a hula-hoop-making workshop—participants may either make a hoop to send to a Syrian child, or buy one and donate the cost to NuDay.

Free, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Commonwealth Circus Center, 8 Brookley Road, Jamaica Plain, commonwealthcircus.com.

 Sunday, August 20

Walk for Vision: This 5K walk along the Charles River benefits ocular inflammatory disease research. If you raise at least $75, event organizers will waive your walk fee.

$60, 9:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency Cambridge, 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, walkforvision.org.

Yoga on the Lawn: CorePower Yoga is leading a free class on the lawn at New Balance’s expansive Brighton facility.

Free, 11 a.m. New Balance, 140 Guest St., Brighton, facebook.com.


Cynthia Fernandez Cynthia Fernandez, Digital Intern at Boston Magazine cfernandez@bostonmagazine.com