18 Healthy Things to Do This Week

From free fitness to a yoga hike with wine.

Monday, June 12

Salsa in the Park: Come dance the summer away at this family-friendly outdoor dancing experience. There will be snacks, water, and dancing lessons—including for those who are hard of hearing or visually impaired.

Free, 6 p.m. Blackstone Community Center, 50 W. Brookline St., Boston, facebook.com.

Self-Defense Basics: Learn how to recognize threatening body language and how to stay safe and empowered at this free workshop.

Free, 6:30 p.m. East Boston Public Library, 365 Breman St., Boston, facebook.com. 


Athenæum photo by Lovely Valentine Photo + Film

Tuesday, June 13

Opioids in Literature: Join professor Susan Mizruchi as she takes a unique look at addiction—one that strays away from the strictly medical and political.

Free, 12 p.m. Boston Athenaeum, 10.5 Beacon St., Boston, bostonathenaeum.org.

Free BollyX: Get in the groove at a free BollyX class held at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Free, 5:30 p.m. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

Wednesday, June 14

Hit the Deck at Equinox: Join Izzy VanHall for a free yoga class on Equinox’s downtown Boston roof deck. RSVP to Lynne.Fine@Equinox.com.

Free, 6:30 p.m. Equinox, 4 Avery St., Boston, equinox.com.

Thursday, June 15

Free Pound: Try your hand at Pound, a fitness class based on drumming and percussion. It’s offered for free at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Free, 5:45 p.m. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

At the Still Point: This musical performance brings the inner world of medicine to life through sound, images, and more.

Free, 7 p.m. Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston, eventbrite.com.

Mem Tea

Mem Tea/Photo by Michaela Thompson

Friday, June 16

Tea Basics 101: Taste and learn the differences between various types of teas. This one-hour seminar is hosted by Mem Tea.

$15, 6:30 p.m. Mem Tea Tasting Room, 196 Elm St., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Coolidge Corner Yoga

Coolidge Corner Yoga photo by Kadri Kurgan

Saturday, June 17

Essentrics: Stretch and relieve every muscle and joint in your body with this free Essentrics class at the Somerville Community Growing Center.

Free, 9 a.m. Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., Somerville, thebostoncalendar.com.

Evy Tea’s Airstream Party: Join cold-pressed tea shop Evy Tea for its one-year anniversary and the unveiling of its new Mobile Tea Bar.

Free, 11 a.m. EvyTea, 253 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, eventbrite.com

Shoulders: Boundless Freedom: This Coolidge Corner Yoga workshop will teach you how to release tension in your shoulders, and discuss the biomechanics that make it possible.

$55, 11 a.m. Coolidge Corner Yoga, 1297 Beacon St., Brookline, coolidgeyooga.com. 

Yoga Hike and Wine Tasting: What’s better than a hike followed by a yoga class? A hike followed by a yoga class followed by a wine tasting. Join the fun at Bare Hill Wildlife Sanctuary.

$40, 11 a.m. Bare Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, 104 Bolston St., Harvard, eventbrite.com.

Charity Spin Class: Healthworks and Creating Leaders in Movement Boston are hosting a Spin class that benefits Dress for Success, which provides women with the clothes and tools they need to succeed at work.

$18, 12:30 p.m. Healthworks, 325 Harvard St., Brookline, eventbrite.com.

Shedding Light on Sun Salutations: Still stymied by sun salutations? This workshop at Asana Charlestown will break down the basics of the foundational yoga flow.

$30, 12:30 p.m. Asana Charlestown, 20 City Square, Charlestown, asanacharlestown.com.

Hips: Rock ‘Em and Unlock ‘Em: Say goodbye to tight hips after this course at Coolidge Corner Yoga. You’ll learn how yoga can improve alignment and range of motion.

$55, 3 p.m. Coolidge Corner Yoga, 1297 Beacon St., Brookline, coolidgeyooga.com. 

Summer Yoga to Live Cello: Transition from spring to summer with the help of a detoxifying vinyasa yoga practice accompanied with a live cello performance.

$30, 1 p.m. South Boston Yoga, 36 W. Broadway, Boston, southbostonyoga.net.

Sunday, June 18

Batch Cooking 101 with Father’s Day Flavors: Learn how to make a marinade the dad in your life will love. Felicia Pintos will teach you how to cook in bulk using healthy and delicious flavors.

$15, 12:30 p.m. Mill City Grows, 250 Jackson St., Lowell, eventbrite.com.

The Four Secrets of Handstand: Learn to handstand like a pro with expert yogi Matt Giordano. Students should have at least three months of steady yoga practice.

$55, 1 p.m. Coolidge Corner Yoga, 1297 Beacon St., Brookline, coolidgeyoga.com.

Looking for more free fitness classes? Check out our comprehensive guide.