15 Healthy Things to Do This Week in Boston

Shawmut Yoga Studio in the South End is hosting a gratitude yoga flow right before Thanksgiving, Outdoor Voices is headed to CorePower yoga for an after-turkey burn, and more healthy things to do this week.

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Shawmut Yoga Studio / Photo credit Judy West


Combo Dance Class: Ever want to drop into a dance class? Now’s your chance. Head to Edge Dance Company for a two hour combo class, open to the public. You just have to come ready to dance.

Free, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Edge Dance Company, 1 University Rd., Boston, facebook.com


Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: Join Community Manager of Student Support at Cambridge College, Reverend Cheng Imm Tan, for a discussion around methods for reducing stress through meditation and healthy life choices. There’s also an opportunity to win free produce following the event.  

Free, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Cambridge College, 500 Rutherford Ave., Charlestown, facebook.com


Holistic Movement: Drop into this movement class that draws on the worlds of martial arts, bodyweight training, restorative exercise, biomechanics, and alignment. Build strength, flexibility, and resiliency as you learn how to improve your balance and coordination in basic movement patterns.

$10, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism, 25 Saint Marys Court, Brookline, eventbrite.com

Wiggle and Wobble Before You Gobble: Move and shake before you veg out on the couch tomorrow watching football in a turkey coma, with a Zumba class led by Natalie Bayersdorfer, a master trainer for Strong by Zumba.

$10, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Marty Pino Orient Heights Community Center, 86 Boardman St., Boston, facebook.com  

Gratitude Yoga Flow: Feel calm, grateful, and relaxed heading into the holiday tomorrow with a yoga flow through gratitude sequences. All levels are welcome.

$21, 6 p.m.-7:15 p.m., Shawmut Yoga Studio, 280 Shawmut Ave., Boston, facebook.com 


Happy Thanksgiving: Be sure to check out one of the turkey trots in the area or special fitness classes today. If you don’t have access to a gym or didn’t sign up for a race in time, check out this workout  you can do right at home before you feast.


Restore Yoga: Begin your day, and your weekend, with this relaxing and restorative yoga sequence inside the Athleta in the Burlington Mall. Release tension in the neck and face, as well as areas of the lower back and hip complex. All levels are welcome.

Free, 5 a.m.-5:30 a.m., Athleta, 75 Middlesex Turnpike, Boston, eventbrite.com  


Buti and Brews: Experience this high-intensity workout blending cardio, tribal dance, plyometrics, and vinyasa-style yoga into one to activate and strengthen every part of your core. Afterwards, enjoy the beer of your choice in the taproom and mingle with other participants. Please bring your own yoga mat.

$20, 9:15 a.m.-11 a.m., Trillium Brewing Company, 110 Shawmut Rd., Canton, eventbrite.com 

Restorative Yoga and Essential Oils: Indulge in an hour of full-body relaxation with a short yoga flow filled with longer holds and restorative poses as well as an emphasis on breathing. Each pose will be linked to an essential oil as well to deepen your practice.

Free, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Athleta, 92 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Full Moon Meditation: Write down your goals and wishes and dive into a spiritual discourse topic a little deeper during this guided meditation. Light snacks, coffee, and tea will be provided.

Suggested Love Donation of $10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Center for Pranic Healing Boston LLC, 711 Atlantic Ave., Boston, facebook.com 

Intention Setting and Manifesting 101: Learn and practice several intention setting strategies as well as ways to manifest your goals. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and so will goodie bags, raffle prizes, and more.

$77, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St., Mattapan, roselightandlove.com 


Post-Turkey Burn at CorePower Yoga: Join Outdoor Voices at CorePower Yoga in the Seaport for a yoga sculpt class, combining free weights with yoga sequencing and cardio. You’ll certainly feel the burn, but get ready to sweat—the room is set at 90 degrees.

Free, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., CorePower Yoga Seaport, 20 Bond Dr., Boston, outdoorvoices.com

New England Spahtens Rucksgiving: Fill your rucksack, or large backpack, with winter clothing, supplies, toiletries, and snacks for the homeless as you walk around Boston visiting homeless shelters. Give back this holiday season while getting a little exercise in.

Free, meet at the Parkman’s Bandstand on the Boston Common, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., facebook.com  

Yoga with Cats: Forget goat yoga, head to Purr Cat Cafe and lounge around like cats in the presence of furry cats. Each class is an hour long and you can hang out with the cats for an additional 30 minutes if you so choose.

$25, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Purr Cat Cafe, 167 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, facebook.com 

Sweat It Out: Escape the cold and warm up at this free-to-the-public handcrafted mobile sauna on the Harborwalk. Learn about key tension areas in the body, discuss the difficulties in your lives with others, and find ways to release this tension.

Free, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., FPAC Space at the Envoy, 70A Sleeper St., Boston, eventbrite.com.