Have a Healthy, Happy April with These Local Wellness Events

Take a sunset paddleboard tour, pair yoga with private beer service, score free health screenings, and polish your penny-farthing for the Portland Tweed Ride.

By Tuck Woodstock March 31, 2016

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Polish your pipe, penny-farthing, and finest tweed outfit for the 7th annual Portland Tweed Ride.

Yoga + Beer
What: Stretch and balance your way through all-levels yoga class in Laurelwood Public House’s upstairs bar. If you make it through all 75 minutes, you’ll be rewarded by exclusive Beer Yogi service in the private bar—and if you can’t make it, you won’t be the first Yoga + Beer participant to break for a brew mid-asana! 
Where: Laurelwood Brewpub, 5115 NE Sandy Blvd.
When: Monday, April 11, 6–7:15 p.m.
How Much: $20; register here

Portland Tweed Ride
What: The dream of the 1890s is alive at Portland’s 7th annual tweed ride. After enjoying a leisurely tea social in historic Chapman and Lownsdale Squares, participants will hop on their bikes (extra points for classic cycles) and ride 10 miles around town, stopping for a picnic along the way. Don’t forget to wear your finest tweed! 
Where: Chapman Square, SW 3rd & Madison
When: Sunday, April 17, 2–7 p.m.
How Much: Free! More info here.

Love Your Gut with Mountain Mel’s Teas
What: Learn to alleviate your tummy troubles with teas and herbs at this free Zoom+ class. Attendees will sip samples of “diges-teas” as herbalist and Mountain Mel’s founder Melissa Mutterspaugh will explain how certain herbs can improve gut health and digestion. 
Where: Zoom+ Prime, 3218 NE Broadway St.
When: Friday, April 22, 12–1 p.m.
How Much: Free! RSVP here.

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Paddle through Sellwood River Park at sunset on a stand up paddleboard. 

Community Health Fair
What: Skip the hassle of scheduling doctors visits by consulting with a handful of Southeast Portland’s best wellness practitioners at this free public health fair, which features complimentary screenings for joint and muscle mobility, thyroid, adrenal and hormonal balance testing, and more.
Where: People’s Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Ave.
When: Saturday, April 23, 2–5 p.m.
How Much: Free! More info here.

The Physiology of Mindful Eating
What: Discover how mindful eating can positively affect your health at this free class by nutritional therapy practitioner Heather Schrock. Not convinced on the connection between brain and body? Research suggests that more than 15 digestive functions can be initiated by thought alone! 
Where: New Seasons Market Concordia, 5230 NE 33rd Ave.
When: Tuesday, April 26, 7–8:30 p.m.
How Much: Free! Register here.

Sunset Stand Up Paddleboard Tour
What: Learn to SUP like a pro with a quick lesson from knowledgeable REI crew before setting off on a sun-dappled tour through Sellwood River Park. Paddleboards and gear will be provided, but you’ll want to bring a headlamp to light your way across the tranquil waters as the sun sets. 
Where: Sellwood River Park, SE Spokane & Oaks
When: Friday, April 29, 6–8:30 p.m.
How Much: $55; register here.

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