11 Healthy Things to Do This Week around Boston
An essential oils workshop, yoga at the Trillium Beer Garden, and more.
Monday, March 19
Yoga Hub Boston: Enjoy a yoga class in the historical Hotel Commonwealth, hosted by Yoga Hub Boston. Following the class, there will be a silent auction with items including spa treatments and Red Sox tickets. Proceeds from the event will go to the McCourt Foundation, which benefits those with neurological disorders.
$25, 5:30 p.m., Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, eventbrite.com.
Essential Oil Make & Take: New to essential oils and aromatherapy? Then this free class is perfect for you. Learn about the benefits of using essential oils in everyday life while customizing a scent for you. Everyone who attends the class goes home with a complimentary rollerball.
Free, 5-6 p.m., Breather Space, 262 Washington St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Tuesday, March 20
Benefit for 50Legs: Join 50Legs, an organization that provides prosthetics to those in need, including survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, for a benefit evening at Seiyo Sushi & Wine Shop. The entry is free, but there will be a silent auction and cash bar.
Free, 6:30 p.m., Seiyo Sushi & Wine Shop, 1721 Washington St., Boston, facebook.com.
10K Boot Camp Run: Tear up the Boston streets with a free 6 mile boot camp evening run, hosted by the Boston Midnight Runners. The run will start at Scholars Bar, near Park Station.
Free, 7 p.m., Scholars, 25 School St., Boston, facebook.com.
Wednesday, March 21
Lion Dance Workout: This has to be the most unique workout class this side of the Charles River. Learn the essentials of lion dancing, which you might recognize from these Chinese New Year celebrations in Boston. (Trust us, it’s a full-body workout). Proceeds go towards fundraising for the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence and Gund Kwok Asian Women’s Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe.
Donation requested, 6:30-8 p.m., China Trade Center, 2 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Friday, March 23
Run the Yard 5K: Pretend to be a Harvard student across this untimed 5k, which runs through Harvard Yard and the Law School campus. Most runners will be Harvard staff and students, but the event is open to the public.
Free, 7:25 a.m., Harvard University Science Center, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge, facebook.com.
Broga & Brew—Classic Rock Edition: You won’t often hear the words “classic rock” and “yoga” in the same sentence, so take advantage of this unique opportunity. Broga is a traditional yoga class geared towards men, but women are welcome to join as well. After the class, which will be paired with a soundtrack of classic rock music, yoga tickets include a trip to Navigation Brewing Co. for two pours or a flight of craft beer.
$25, 6-8 p.m., Navigation Brewing Co., 122 Western Ave., Lowell, eventbrite.com.
Saturday, March 24
At The Core: Asics’ Erin Bailey and holistic health coach sisters Balanced Beyars will host an afternoon of wellness this Saturday. There will be a precision ab workout and a workshop on healthy food prep.
$10, 12-2 p.m., WeWork One Boston, 1 Beacon St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Spin for Stroke Healing: Join Stroke Rehabilitation & Healing, a nonprofit that raises money for stroke survivors and their families, for a spin class at B/SPOKE, followed by refreshments and food.
$35, 3-5 p.m., B/SPOKE Studios, 101 Federal St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Sunday, March 25
Barre. Yoga. Cider.: Join Bantam Cider Company in their Union Square Taproom for a morning of yoga, barre, and cider. The one-hour fitness class will be a combination of restorative yoga and barre, followed by a flight of Bantam Cider afterwards. But don’t forget to BYOM (bring your own yoga mat).
$30, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bantam Cider Company, 40 Merriam St., Somerville, eventbrite.com.
Downdogs and Drafts: Flow through a healthy hour of yoga this Sunday, followed by draft beers from Trillium Brewing at their Roslindale location. Proceeds from the event go towards the Lingzi Foundation, dedicated to one of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
$30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.,Trillium Garden at Roslindale Substation, 4228 Washington St., Boston, facebook.com.