18 Healthy Things to Do This Week

Learn self defense, take a cooking class, work up a sweat, and more.

Monday, June 5

Women’s Self Defense: This two-day program led by the Quincy Police Department teaches women how to stay safe and protect themselves in any situation.

Free, Monday and Tuesday, 6 p.m. Merrymount Park, 100 Merrymount Pkwy., Quincy, facebook.com.

Tuesday, June 6

Yoga Author Talk: The Boston Public Library is hosting Jessamyn Stanley, the author of Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body, for a chat with WBUR’s Robin Young.

Free, 6 p.m. BPL Rabb Hall, 700 Boylston St., Boston, bpl.org.

Women Accelerators

Photo provided by Women Accelerators

Wednesday, June 7

Healthy Food Fuels Hungry Minds Conference: Join the League of Women in Food and Agriculture and Let’s Talk About Food for a discussion about school food and public health.

$50, 8 a.m. 1 Oxford St., Cambridge, mahealthcouncil.org.

Farm-to-Kitchen Cooking Class: This cooking class at the Boston Public Market, led in collaboration with Saltbox Farm, will teach you how to use local and seasonal ingredients in your next meal.

$75, 6 p.m. 100 Hanover St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Building Resilience for Work and Life: Find the balance between work, home, love, and success with Women Accelerators, an organization that strives to empower women and close the wage gap.

$10, 6 p.m. Broad Institute, 415 Main St., Cambridge, eventbrite.com. 

Thursday, June 8

LGBTQ Fertility Soiree: Members of the LGBTQ community are invited to learn about fertility and family-building options. Expect cocktails, appetizers, and an appearance by Keytar Bear.

Free, 6:30 p.m. Bella Luna & the Milky Way, 284 Amory St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Healthy Recipe Tasting: Allie Lang, a dietitian at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, will teach you how to prepare affordable and seasonal meals. And yes, there will be samples.

Free, 8 a.m. Shaw’s, 1377 Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park, brighamandwomensfaulkner.org.

Modern Barre

Modern Barre/Photo provided

Friday, June 9

Free Modern Barre: Modern Barre is hosting a free class at the New Balance flagship store. Beats will be provided by DJ Sprino.

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

305 Pride Night: Fridays in June, 305 Fitness is hosting Pride classes. Sign up and bring an LGBTQ friend for free. Expect a top-notch soundtrack and even more dancing than usual.

$26, Fridays, 6:30 p.m. BSC Lab, 699 Boylston St., Boston, 305fitness-boston.com.

Partner Stretching and Massage: Grab your significant other (or a friend) for this workshop at Down Under School of Yoga. You’ll learn the basics of partner stretching and Shiatsu massage.

$30, 7:15 p.m. Down Under School of Yoga, 306 Walnut St., Newton, downunderyoga.com.

Root + Reboot. Photo provided.

Saturday, June 10

Run and Meditation: Enjoy a two-mile walk or run in the Common, followed by a meditation class at the Mandarin Oriental. Reservations are required.

Free, 9 a.m. Meet at 139 Tremont St., Boston, mandarinoriental.com.

Root + Reboot Wellness Festival: Connect with local fitness, beauty, and wellness experts at this all-day wellness festival at the Boston Public Market. Expect yoga, nutrition tips, beauty advice, and more.

$50, 10 a.m., 100 Hanover St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Earn Your Lunch: Instructor Bron Volney will lead you through a punishing bootcamp before you enjoy cocktails and a discounted lunch at Sterling’s.

$20, 10 a.m. Sterling’s, 60 State St., Boston, broncorefitness.com.

Beats and Benevolence: EverybodyFights and Carrie Seyer are leading a HIIT and yoga class at the Paradise, followed by refreshments. Each student gets to nominate a charity, and the random winner gets the proceeds from the class.

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

Yoga Basics Workshop: New to yoga? Join East Side Yoga and Fitness for a yoga 101 workshop, covering everything from poses to alignment.

$40, 1 p.m. East Side Yoga and Fitness, 584 East Broadway, Boston, east-sideyogaandfitness.com.

The Relational Body Yoga: This workshop brings the current social climate into the yoga studio, helping students process discussions around race, gender, sexuality, and more using the body and movement. In addition to yoga, expect meditation, mindful listening, discussion, art, and improvisation.

$20 suggested donation, 2 p.m. Down Under School of Yoga, 2000 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, downunderyoga.com.

Sunday, June 11

Brunch Fit Cycling: Check out Exhale’s new cycling class, then migrate to Aragosta for brunch and mimosas.

$39, 11 a.m. Exhale, 2 Battery Wharf, Boston, eventbrite.com.

Introduction to Mindful Walking: Tranquil Mount Auburn Cemetery offers the perfect place to learn mindful walking, a form of moving meditation.

Free, 2 p.m. Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.