18 Healthy Things to Do This Week

Bust stress, work up a sweat, and more.

metal yoga

Metal yoga photo provided

Monday, May 22

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction: Watertown Public Library is hosting a free workshop dedicated to mindfulness and stress reduction practices.

Free, 12 p.m. Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St., Watertown, eventbrite.com.

Surviving Your Laptop: Say goodbye to office aches and pains. At this lesson, you’ll learn some basics of anatomy and physiology, plus stretching and posture techniques that’ll help relieve tension.

Free, 2:30 p.m. CIC Boston, 50 Milk St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Tuesday, May 23

Metal Yoga: Ready to reach peak Somerville? Black Widow Yoga is hosting a heavy metal yoga class at Once Somerville. Dress accordingly.

$17, 6 p.m. Once Somerville, 156 Highland Ave., Somerville, ticketfly.com.

Kick it by Eliza

Kick It by Eliza/photo by Lindsay Hite Photography

Wednesday, May 24

Essential Oils Series: Attend the first session in this four-part series, which will explore the relationship between essential oils and our emotions, ailments, and metabolism.

Free, 3 p.m. Life Alive Urban Oasis and Organic Cafe, 765 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Spring Foraging: Go way beyond the grocery store at this workshop. This lesson in foraging will teach you how to find and use herbs and greens that grow wild in Massachusetts.

$25, 6 p.m. Menotomy Rocks Park, 150 Jason St., Arlington, asapconnected.com

Kick It + Boston Wellness: We’re hosting a special Kick It by Eliza class with creator Eliza Shirazi and Tufts Medical Center. Join us for a rooftop workout, then stay for sips and bites.

$10, 6 p.m. 90FS, 1 Federal St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Fusion Playground: Immerse yourself in an evening of dance and interactive art. Instructors will lead a fusion dance class, then unleash the crowd on the for-adults playground.

$10+, 7 p.m. Warehouse XI, 11 Sanborn Court, Somerville, eventbrite.com.

Bey and Jay Flow: Get in formation for Yoga Around Town’s Beyonce and Jay Z-themed class at Sterling’s. Tickets include a post-class cocktail and a $15 Sweetgreen voucher.

$25, 7 p.m. Sterling’s, 60 State St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Herbal Remedies for Digestion: Learn to use herbal teas to enhance your digestion, and stay for a discussion about gut health and bacteria. You’ll even go home with your own tea blend.

$20, 7 p.m. Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, eventbrite.com.

Thursday, May 25

Cardio Dance and Warrior Sculpt Yoga: Try free classes from Life Time Fitness at Faneuil Hall. The gym will be offering cardio dance and sculpt yoga.

Free, 6 p.m. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 South Market Building, Boston, thebostoncalendar.com.



Questival photo provided

Friday, May 26

Cotopaxi Questival: Outdoor brand Cotopaxi is hosting a 24-hour adventure race, called Questival, for teams of explorers. Challenges range from feats of strength to trivia.

$47+ per person, 5/26-5/27. Kicks off at Christopher Columbus Park, 145 Commercial St., Boston, cotopaxi.com.

Saturday, May 27

Free Sunrise Yoga: Aria Yoga is kicking off a five-week free yoga series at the Charles River Bistro. Start your morning with movement, then enjoy 50 percent off a meal at the bistro.

Free, 8 a.m. Charles River Bistro, 1 David G Mugar Way, Boston, eventbrite.com.

EverybodyFights Brunch Fit: Box your way to brunch. This event starts with a grueling class at EverybodyFights Financial District, then heads over to Warehouse Bar and Grille for brunch.

$39, 11 a.m. EverybodyFights, 1 Federal St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Afrobeat Fit Summer Kickoff: Join Afrobeat Fit for an hour-long fitness party. The class features music and movement from West Africa and the United Kingdom. Even better? It only costs $1.

$1, 1:15 pm. The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Call to Healing: This half-day retreat will help individuals—particularly those from marginalized communities—begin to heal from trauma, using movement, body work, energy practices, meditation, and more.

$13+, 4 p.m. Yoga in the Village, 17 Station St., Brookline, eventbrite.com.

Sunday, May 28

Metcon3: Take Equinox’s signature metabolic conditioning class for free at the Lululemon store in Chestnut Hill. It’ll get your Sunday firing.

Free, 9:30 a.m. Lululemon, 55 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, lululemon.com.

Yoga Hike: Combine two healthy activities—hiking and yoga—during this day in the Blue Hills. You’ll hike the scenic Skyline Loop Trail for an hour, then be guided through an hour of vinyasa yoga.

$30, 10 a.m. Blue Hills, 695 Hillside St., Milton, backcountryyoga.com.

Farm to Table Cooking Class: Join Lowell’s Mill City Grows for a farm-to-table cooking class focused on reducing sugar and salt in your diet. Bring Tupperware for leftovers.

$15 per family, 12:30 p.m. Mill No. 5 Red and White Kitchen, 250 Jackson St., Lowell, eventbrite.com.