18 Healthy Things to Do This Week

Stay fit with a half marathon, restorative yoga, and more.

Pilates With Purpose/ Photo provided

Pilates With Purpose/ Photo provided

Monday, December 12

Fight Back Against Chronic Pain: If you or someone you know has chronic pain, this seminar will teach you about alternative solutions, including acupuncture and essential oils.

Free, 2 p.m. Massachusetts State House, Great Hall, 24 Beacon St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Pilates with Purpose: Prepare for the holiday season with a Booty by Brabants class that promises to sculpt your booty and get you sweating. Proceeds will benefit housing nonprofit Heading Home.

$5 and an unwrapped present, 6:30 p.m. The Innovation and Design Building, 25 Drydock Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Guided Meditation: Somerville Skillshare is a free monthly workshop on an interesting topic. In this installment, you’ll enjoy a guided meditation and learn how to de-stress.

Donations encouraged, 7 p.m. The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, eventbrite.com.

Tuesday, December 13

Yoga, Wine, and Chocolate: Get your body moving with an all-levels vinyasa class, then satisfy your sweet tooth with Taza chocolate paired with wine.

$35, 7 p.m. Taza Chocolate, 561 Windsor St., Somerville, eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, December 14

Find Your Footing: For those who struggle with pain in the ankles and feet, this educational talk and gentle exercise workshop will restore your health from head to toe.

$5, 7 p.m. 123 Sutherland Road, Brighton, eventbrite.com.

Narcan Training: With overdoses a real and present danger in Massachusetts, it’s important to know what to do. This workshop teaches attendees how to perform rescue breathing and administer nasal Narcan.

Free, 6 p.m. Parkway Community YMCA, 1972 Centre St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Avoid the Nutrition Naughty List: The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes candy and sweets galore. At this session, nutritionists will teach you how to stay healthy without skipping holiday parties.

Free, 6 p.m. Adidas RunBase, 855 Boylston St.,  Boston, eventbrite.com.

Thursday, December 15

Vulnerable Brain Capacity: Experts in psychiatry, law, and neurology will discuss how to protect our aging brains, and a Q&A will follow.

Free, 6:30 p.m. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Bornstein Amphitheater, 75 Francis St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Friday, December 16

Winter Solstice Yoga: Join Samara Yoga for a restful candlelit practice. You’ll leave the restorative flow feeling downright zen.

$20, 12/16, 7:15 p.m. Samara Yoga, 249 Elm St., Somerville, samarayogastudio.com.


Yoga at Wormroom/Photo provided

Yoga at Wormtown/Photo provided

Saturday, December 17

Yoga in the Taproom: After a 75-minute vinyasa flow, nama-stay and enjoy a brew with your fellow yogis.

$20, 10 a.m. Wormtown Brewery, 72 Shrewsbury St., Worcester, eventbrite.com.

Rowing Workshop with Dan Walsh: If you’re looking to improve your rowing technique, hone your skills with Olympic bronze medalist Dan Walsh.

$40, 1 p.m. CrossFit Arsenal, 39 Clarendon St.,Watertown, eventbrite.com

Flip-O-Thon: At this fundraiser, you’ll do one thing and one thing only: Flip a giant tire over and over. You’ll find extra strength knowing that all proceeds go to Family Reach Foundation, which helps families fighting cancer.

$25, 12 p.m. Rx Strength Training, 50 Tufts St., Somerville, fundraise.org.

Recover, Rest, and Nourish: Take a pause at this YogaWorks event. Two instructors will guide you through a three-hour restorative sequence and guided meditation, with plenty of props and hands-on assists.

$40, 12/17, 12 p.m. YogaWorks, 364 Boylston St., Boston, yogaworks.com.

Restful Yoga and Reiki: Why choose between yoga and reiki? This event combines the two into one rejuvenating practice.

$40, 12/17, 6 p.m. Coolidge Corner Yoga, 1297 Beacon St., Brookline, coolidgeyoga.com.

Swet Studio

Aerial yoga at Swet Studio/Photo provided

Sunday, December 18

Donation Yoga: Pay what you can for this donation hatha yoga class at the YMAA. Bring your own mat and water.

Free, 9 a.m. YMAA Boston, 5 Basile St., Roslindale, branchingoutyoga.com.

Holiday Half: Gearing up for the Boston Marathon? Tag along for Tracksmith’s informal half marathon, which covers half of the marathon course backwards (from the finish line to Wellesley).

Free, 9:15 a.m. Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Boston, facebook.com.

Winter Quiet: This two-hour gentle yoga class will recharge your batteries in the midst of the hectic holiday season.

$22, 2 p.m. Down Under School of Yoga, 1054 Beacon St., Brookline, downunderyoga.com.

Swet Studio Aerial Yoga: Attendees of this aerial yoga event get exclusive passes to a December 19th screening of Passengers. Wear your best intergalactic attire, and you just might win a prize.

$30, 5:30 p.m. Swet Studio, 480 Tremont St., Boston, swetstudio.com