13 Healthy Things to Do in Boston This Week

Run in your undies or do barre in the Wang Theatre lobby.

people learning the traditional and modern techniques of brewing team at MEM

A tea brewing techniques class. / Ian Tartasky of MEM

Monday, February 12

The Deep Dance Series: This class featuring Alexandra James is all about breaking down body movements to create a more powerful body awareness with dance. A combination of improv and choreography, this class will focus on deconstructing every move in a dance to feel more connected to how you move.

$18, 10 a.m., The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, thebostoncalendar.com.

Becoming the CEO of Your Health: When Phoebe Lapine was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, she was faced with a lot of challenges with food and wellness when her career as a chef was just beginning. At this event, Lapine will discuss her book, The Wellness Project, and how she continues to keep up with a food-intense lifestyle with a focus on wellness.

Free, 4 p.m., Aldrich 207, Harvard Business School, Boston, eventbrite.com.

the Wang Theatre hosted a yoga class in their grand lobby last year, and this year they're hosting a barre class

The Wang Theatre is hosting a barre class, much like their yoga event last year. / Photo provided for “Wang Theatre Yoga”

Boch ‘n’ Barre3: The Boch Center is hosting its first ever barre class in the grand lobby of the Wang Theatre. They hosted a yoga event last year, but this year it’s all about the barre. After class, you’ll be invited upstairs for a complimentary glass of wine after a workout led byBoston barre trainers.

$25, 6 p.m., Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston, bochcenter.org.

Tuesday, February 13

First Flow, then Flowers at Exhale: Grab your yoga mat and your girlfriends for this Galentine’s Day event hosted by the Battery Wharf Hotel. First up is an Exhale yoga class, followed by a flower arranging class where you get to take home your arrangement and vase.

$85, 6:30 p.m., Exhale Boston – Battery Wharf, 2 Battery Wharf, Boston, alicestable.com.


Wednesday, February 14

Valentine’s Day Yoga Sculpt: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other, or with self-love in mind. This is a typical yoga sculpt class at CorePower with a little extra love.

$27, 5:30 p.m., CorePower Yoga, 1119 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, facebook.com.

people tasting tea at a tea techniques brewing event at MEM

Tea tasting at a brewing techniques event. / Photo by Ian Tartasky of MEM

Tea Brewing Techniques: If you’re feeling a little too dependent on your morning trip to Dunkin’ Donuts, this class could help your overall wellness. This one-hour workshop will go through traditional and modern demonstrations on brewing tea using varying techniques and equipment. You’ll be well able to do it on your own after the class, and your caffeine kick can start to come from a tea leaf instead of a coffee bean.

$15, 6:30 p.m., MEM TEA Training Center and Tasting Room, 196 Elm St., Davis Square, North Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Thursday, February 15

Nutrition Consultation: Registered Dietitian Allie Lang, RD, LDN, is hosting free nutrition consultations in Hyde Park for anyone who may have questions about a healthy diet or who needs advice. Healthy recipes will also be given out.

Free, 6 p.m., Thomas M. Menino YMCA, 1137 River St., Hyde Park, facebook.com.

Friday, February 16

Yummy Yoga: End your Valentine’s Day week with a fun and relaxing partner yoga workshop in Roslindale. This laid-back class requires neither a partner nor experience.

$30, 7:30 p.m., Akasha Studio, 20 Birch St., Roslindale, facebook.com.

Saturday, February 17

three people at the 2017 Boston undie run, benefitting NF research

Boston Undie Run 2017. / Photo by Joseph Lee

Cupid’s Undie Run: This run is a little different from other fundraisers in Boston, but it’s all for a good cause. Cupid’s Undie Run will start outside the House of Blues for about a mile run and end with a huge party, all in your undies. Since 2010, participants have been dropping their pants to raise money for Neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder.

$40, 12 p.m., House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, my.cupids.org.

Back to Black Yoga: Yoga is a favorite workout for many because of the physical and emotional relief you feel with practice. This O2 Yoga class will do just as much for others as it does for you with its donation to Time’s Up, the legal defense fund for those who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace. 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated by class instructor Jemila.

$40, 1:30 p.m., O2 Yoga, 1001 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, thebostoncalendar.com.

SWEAT x SLT: This high intensity, low-impact workout is free for one class only, and there’s not much else like it out there. This combination of cardio, strength training, and Pilates is usually $32 per class. It’s the epitome of a full-body workout, and it’s a great way to treat yourself post-Valentine’s Day.

Free, 2 p.m., SLT Back Bay, 341 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Sunday, February 18


The Trillium Garden at the Roslindale Substation. / Photo by Jacqueline Cain

Barre & Brews at Trillium Garden: The Roslindale Substation Trillium Garden has been a huge hit in these freezing winter months when its outdoor counterpart isn’t open on the Greenway. Trillium’s brewery headquarters in Canton hosted a yoga class last week, but this week it’s all about barre in Roslindale. The price of this bring your own mat event includes a glass of beer after your workout.

$25, 11 a.m., Trillium Garden at Roslindale Substation, 4228 Washington St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

New Moon Gong Meditation: In yoga practice, new and full moons are a time for reflection and centering yourself. This class is being held a few days after the new moon on February 15, as a chance to balance yourself going into the next lunar phase.

$12, 7 p.m., The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, eventbrite.com.