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11 healthy events to attend in February

No, this list isn’t just about workouts. Here, find health and wellness events that will provide benefits for every aspect of your well-being.

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Photo by Joanie Simon

Fill your February with both fun and health at these events around Northern Virginia.

Bunny Yoga and Meditation
Saturday, Feb. 1, 4-5 p.m.
You’ve heard of puppy yoga, kitten yoga and even goat yoga … but have you tried bunny yoga yet? Exercise with adorable bunnies and friends to relieve stress at this event. Plus, there’ll be plenty of time for bunny cuddles afterward. // National Integrative Wellness and Resource Center: 3260 Duke St., Alexandria; $30

Reversing Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline 2020
Tuesday, Feb. 4 and Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
Learn how to prevent the cognitive decline that comes with Alzheimer’s disease through this seminar that will include a step-by-step clinical guide, as well as tips for those who suffer from memory impairment. // The Carroll Institute: 11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 200, Reston; free

Sound Bath Recharge
Wednesday, Feb. 5 and Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Let the stress flow away as you listen to crystal bowls take you into a Zen state. The sounds of the bowls are claimed to bring happiness and energy to listeners. // YogaToka: 3260 Duke St., Third Floor, Alexandria; $20

Yogapuncture at Virginia University of Integrative Medicine
Saturday, Feb. 8, 9-11 a.m.
Yogapuncture is the combination of a 60-minute yoga class with community acupuncture. The yoga includes both qi and prana methods, and at the end of the class, while in shavasana, participants will receive several acupuncture needles for relaxing benefits. // Virginia University of Integrative Medicine: 9401 Mathy Drive, Room 200, Fairfax; $20

Self-Care Saturday
Saturday, Feb. 15, 1-3 p.m.
This Valentine’s Day weekend, make sure to show yourself some love too. This workshop includes meditation, Pilates, skin care tips and life coaching. // Studio BE Pilates: 4211 Fairfax Corner E. Ave., Suite 200, Fairfax; $15

Trail Mixer with Pacers Running and EX2 Adventures
Sunday, Feb. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Love trail runs? Curious as to what they offer that a treadmill doesn’t? Learn more about trail running at this mixer to kick off EX2 Adventures’ Spring Backyard Burn race series. There will be an informal Q&A session with runners in the trail community, as well as multiple brands. Snacks will be served too. // Pacers Running: 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Alrington; free

Stress, Hormones and Health
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6-8:30 p.m.
Dr. Vikram Raya of Vitology Institute will speak on functional medicine, and how patients can approach medicine in new ways. The seminar will go over hormonal imbalances, menopause, thyroid disorders, gut health disorders and how to get rid of general feelings of being unwell. // Lebanese Taverna: 2001 International Drive, Unit 1402, McLean; free

Adrenal Fatigue
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7-8:30 p.m.
What is adrenal fatigue? Find out at this health education lecture presented by Caring for Others, Ltd. The speaker,Dr. Jerry Cowart, will also lead a 30-minute Q&A session after the lecture. // Roselle Center for Healing: 8500 Executive Park Ave., Suite 300, Merrifield; free

Rise and Shine with CorePower Yoga and Brunch from DIRT
Saturday, Feb. 22, 9-10 a.m.
This one’s for the yogis and the foodies. Head to Ballston Exchange for a yoga session, led by CorePower Yoga, and then brunch away with food served by DIRT. All ticket sales will benefit the Humane Society. // Ballston Exchange: 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; $10

Friends and Family CPR
Saturday, Feb. 22, 9-11:30 a.m.
Ideal for parents and caregivers, this class trains attendees on performing CPR on infants and children. The course is for people who do not need a course completion card, but are still interested in knowing these lifesaving skills. Note: This is an adults-only class. Do not bring children with you. // Advanced Pediatrics: 100 E. St. SE, Suite 200, Vienna; $30-$50

Sentara Red Dress Luncheon 2020
Friday, Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Join Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center for a lunch to honor American Heart Month. All proceeds from the event will benefit the American Heart Association Go Red for Women. // Old Hickory Golf Club: 11921 Chanceford Drive, Woodbridge; $20

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