It’s safe to say that throughout 2020, health and wellness has been at the top of everyone’s minds. This month, learn new healthy habits, get in a good workout and destress at these 10 events.
Bootcamp & Brunch
Every Sunday, 10-11:30 a.m.
Sweat it out and then enjoy good bites afterward with this weekly boot camp in Reston. The program is now limited to nine participants, who each must maintain 6 feet apart, so register ahead of time to secure your spot. // Reston Association: 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston; $25
Natural Weight Loss Day
Every Sunday, noon-1 p.m.
Whole Health Center hosts complimentary screenings every Sunday to help improve clients’ wellness. After the screening, a staff member will design a personalized plan to help clients lose weight and reach other health goals. // Whole Health Center: 10329 Democracy Lane, Fairfax; free
Sound Healing Relaxation
Every Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Relax your body and mind with the sounds of crystal singing bowls for a deep meditation. Health benefits include decreased anxiety and depression, pain reduction, better sleep and more energy. // National Integrative Wellness and Resource Center: 3260 Duke St., Alexandria; $25
Every Tuesday, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
This yoga class is for expecting mothers to help teach them to connect with their baby and trust their intuition. The Kundalini-based prenatal class is based in ancient practices to help moms experience a healthy pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. // EKOE Health: 254 N. Washington St., Falls Church; $20
Pilates at National Integrative Wellness and Resource Center
Every Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
This class is a combination of Pilates movements with stretching and strength building exercises for a full-body conditioning workout. Held weekly, the sessions are meant for all fitness levels and ages. // National Integrative Wellness and Resource Center: 3260 Duke St., Alexandria; $25
Energized Fitness for Parkinson’s
Every Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
This program provides a high-energy fitness experience geared toward improving mobility and strength for those with Parkinson’s disease. Led by Sheetal Yadav, these weekly sessions provide physical therapy to geriatric clients to maximize health and optimize independence. // The Kensington Falls Church: 700 W. Broad St., Falls Church; free
Reversing Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline
Tuesday, July 7, 7-8:30 p.m.
Dr. Garland Glenn will lead this lecture on how to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and the best-known methods on how to treat the condition and how to take care of loved ones that are diagnosed. // The Carroll Institute: 11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 2000, Reston; free
Yoga for Black Lives Matter
Sundays, July 12 and 26, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
This outdoor yoga session will be led by Rachel B., the founder of Evolving Lives Body and Mind with all donations supporting Black Lives Matter DC. Being held on multiple Sundays this summer through Sept. 27, the vinyasa yoga session will be held as the sun sets in the background, encouraging self-care and time to destress. // National Museum of African American History and Culture: 1400 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC; $5.50-$25
Your Questions from A to Z about Pregnancy, Birth & Baby
Tuesday, July 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
If you’re pregnant or are planning on becoming pregnant soon, this women’s health conversation will help answer all of your questions. Dr. Zohreh Nikkah Abyaneh and Dr. Ashraf Afifi will answer pregnancy-related questions in easy-to-understand ways. // Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge: 2500 Neabsco Common Place, Woodbridge; free
Wednesday, July 29, 7 p.m.
Hosted by Merrifield’s Roselle Center for Healing, this educational webinar will provide need-to-know details on hyperthyroid-hashimoto. Dr. Qinglong Zhang will lead the discussion and attendees will learn about treatments and how to achieve optimal health through functional medicine. // virtual; free
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