Fill your March calendar with these healthy events

Spring is still weeks away. But good news! There's a wealth of wellness events around New York City this month that promise to put a pep in your step.
Won Meditation
Feeling blue? Check out a March 9 lovingkindness workshop at the Won temple with Sharon Salzberg, details below

The thing is, March can be the pits. Spring is still weeks away and the days can be dark and gloomy. But good news! There’s a wealth of wellness events this month that promise to put a pep in your step (and some muscles on your pre-sundress body). We’ve combed the city for this for awesome programs the city has to offer. So buck up! Spring is only about 20 days away…

Friday, March 4

Ah, the hula hoop. Whoulda thunk it’d turn out to be such a good workout? Well, Jivamukti did. That’s why they’re hosting a hula-hoop-and-yoga workshop tonight. “Hula Hooping and Yoga With Gayatri “Sandhi” Ferreira,” 8:30 p.m., $20, Jivamukti, 841 Broadway, at 13th St., Union Square,

Saturday, March 5

It’s Sati time! Patricia Moreno, the brains (and brawn) behind IntenSati has a new class called BodySoulSati, that’s launching at Equinox today. The class will joined by a nutritionist from BluePrintCleanse. “BodySoulSati Juiced Up!” 2 p.m.–4 p.m., $50, Equinox, 897 Broadway, at 19th St., Union Square,

Bad knees can be a huge problem in yoga, which is why learning to protect them is absolutely vital. Om Yoga’s know-your-knees workshop is a good first-step in making sure you keep those puppies safe and sound. “Get to Know Your Knees,” 9 a.m.–noon, $45, Om Yoga, 826 Broadway, between 12th and 13th Sts., Union Square,

Wednesday, March 9

Whether you’re new to meditation or have been sitting for years, you might want to head to the Won Buddhism temple tonight for a chance to practice lovingkindness with Sharon Salzberg, on of the country’s top meditation teachers who recently published a 28-day meditation practice book. “The Practice of Lovingkindness with Sharon Salzberg,” 7:00 p.m.–9 p.m., $20, 431 E. 57th St., between First Ave. and Sutton Place, Midtown East,

Saturday, March 12

Yoga can be about whipping yourself into shape, particularly at Kula Yoga Project. But sometimes it’s about slowing down. Kula’s Yin Yoga workshop is all about reconnecting to the stillness that yoga can provide. “Journey to Inner Space: A Yin Yoga Workshop,” 4 p.m.–6:30 p.m., $40, 28 Warren St., near Church, Tribeca,

Liberate your inner rhythm (yes, it’s there) with Pure Yoga’s Flowmotion workshop, led by Sarah Thompson Beyer, who created the method and put it to a soundtrack. “Flowmotion: Find Your Rhythm,” 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., $40 non-members, $35 members, Pure East, 203 E. 86th St., at Third Ave., Upper East Side, (Also at Pure West on Sunday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m.—visit website for more info.)

Sunday, March 13

Okay, yoga newbies, this one’s for you: a 90-minute yoga-virgins workshop at ViraYoga, if you want to check out the whole downdog thing in a supportive environment, and at a studio where alignment is a particularly big deal. “Begin at the Beginning with Sara Auster,” 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m., $30, ViraYoga Annex, 58o Broadway, between Prince and Houston, SoHo,

Thursday, March 17

Avert your eyes, vegans and veggies! Edible Manhattan is hosting a meat party that’s all about celebrating the best, well-cared-for meat the city’s got to offer. “Edible Manhattan’s Good Meat Party,” 6 p.m.–9 p.m., $26, Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry St., between Spring and Kenmore Sts., SoHo,

Saturday, March 19

Need to work on some hip and shoulder opening after those cold, creaky winter months? Check out Spring Cleaning at Strala Yoga with Derek Beres, who’ll be breaking down poses and facilitating your body’s cold-weather thaw. “Spring Cleaning with Derek Beres,” 1:30p.m.–4 p.m., Strala Yoga, 632 Broadway, between Bleecker and Houston, SoHo,

Central Park
Snap photos—and hike!—in Central Park. Photo via Outdoor Bound

Want to get a good hike in, in Central Park, while learning to take amazing photos? Well, Outdoor Bound’s got the outing for you—an Advanced Photography Hike in Central Park. “Advanced Photography Hike in Central Park,” 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m., $49, Outdoor Bound Adventures, departs 72nd Street and Central Park West, Upper West Side,

Sunday, March 20

An Ayurvedic sweat workshop? Yes, an Ayurvedic sweat workshop, and this one with Mas Vidal at Pure West. “An Ayurvedic Sweat Hot Yoga with Mas Vidal,” 3:00 p.m.–5 p.m., $40 non-members, $35 members, 204 West 77th at Amsterdam Ave., Upper West Side,

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