16 Healthy Things to Do This Week

Stay healthy with yoga, a wellness expo, Barre3, and charitable 5Ks.


Barre3/photo provided

Monday, April 17

Dance for No More: Dayna Altman, a sexual assault survivor, created an advocacy-focused music video to spread her message of perseverance. In this two-hour workshop, Altman will tell her story and teach the choreography from her video.

$10, 7:30 p.m. Ink Block Apartments, 300 Harrison Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com

Kids in the Kitchen: This day kicks off a week-long series of cooking classes for kids. There are sessions focused on local food, composting, and food waste.

$9+, various times. The Kitchen at the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

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Tuesday, April 18

Post Marathon Flow: If you ran the marathon—or just went for a weekend jaunt—this yoga class will loosen your aching muscles. Plus, it benefits Bike & Build.

$25, 6 p.m. Janji, 328 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Wednesday, April 19

Sunrise Yoga: Clear your mind and energize your body with sunrise yoga. The hour-long session includes a vinyasa flow sequence, breath work, and meditation.

Free, 7:30 a.m. WeWork South Station, 745 Atlantic Ave., eventbrite.com

Thursday, April 20

Live Well Expo: This health, wellness, and sustainability event will kick off with a free bike tune up station, followed by exhibitions from companies dedicated to healthy, green living.

Free, 8 a.m. Atlantic Wharf, 203 Congress St., Boston, atlanticwharfboston.com.

Community Yoga Class: Admission to this hour of community yoga supports the Women’s Lunch Place and its mission to provide healthy meals and services to women struggling with homelessness and poverty.

$10, 7 p.m. Women’s Lunch Place, 67 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Friday, April 21

Brain Health Fair: At this one-day-only event, you can talk with some of the best neurologists in the world; learn about research advancements in MS, Alzheimer’s, dementia, concussions, and more; and even hold a human brain.

Free, 10 a.m. Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston, patients.aan.com.


Bootcamp Brunch / Photo provided

Saturday, April 22

Miles for Maji 5k: This 5K is a fundraiser and awareness campaign that raises money for the city of Makiba, Tanzania. Citizens there must walk six hours to collect water, so proceeds will go toward providing clean water to the city.

$30, 8 a.m. Chestnut Hill Reservoir, 400 Chestnut Hill Ave., Boston, classy.org.

Free Spartan Workout: If you’re training for a Spartan Race (or just get your sweat on) hit up this free training session.

Free, 9 a.m. Dewey Square Park, Corner of Atlantic Ave. and Summer St., Boston, spartan.com.

Boston College ALS 5K: Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge? It was started by former BC athete Pete Frates, following his 2012 ALS diagnosis. This year, BC is hosting its annual BC MBA 5K to benefit the Pete Frates Home Health Care Initiative, which is run through the ALS Association.

$25, 9 a.m. Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, mba5k.com.

Brunch Fit Bootcamp: This bootcamp will make you earn your brunch. First, get your heart up with non-stop cardio and resistance training. You’ll be ready when the time comes to refuel.

$39, 10 a.m. Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, eventbrite.com

Goat Yoga: Embrace the latest, weirdest fitness trend—goat yoga—with a class an animal-friendly class at Rutland’s Heifer Farm. Beware stray hooves as you flow into downward dog.

$20, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Heifer Farm, 216 Wachusett St., Rutland, heifer.org.

Beats + Benevolence: Downward dog to a live DJ at this charity yoga event. Every attendee will receive a $15 credit to Sweetgreen, a three-day pass to Equinox, and a chance to win a monthly pass to YogaWorks and CorePower Yoga.

$30, 11 a.m. Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.

All About the Core: Celebrate Earth Day with an hour of vinyasa yoga and a flight of Lookout Cider.

$20, 11 a.m. Belkin Family Lookout Farm, 89 Pleasant St. South, Natick, eventbrite.com.

Goat yoga

Goat yoga photo courtesy of Heifer Farm

Sunday, April 23

Barre3 at Lululemon: Head to Lululemon’s Prudential Center store for a 45-minute barre session, and maybe a little shopping. Bring a mat and water bottle.

Free, 10 a.m. Lululemon, 776 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Yoga Sculpt for Bike and Build: Wake up your body and mind with an hour-long yoga session overlooking the Boston Harbor. After class, cool down at Blackmoor Bar + Kitchen with a brunch buffet and mimosas.

$39, 11 a.m. Marriott Boston Harbor, 34-44 Charles River Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com