If you are like me you are desperate for the weekend. Hopefully this column will help you visualize how awesome your weekend will be. Let’s get down to business. What will you do this weekend that is fun, healthy, creative, cool, challenging and unique? The answers are all here: check out the highlighted events for this weekend in the 305. Try something different, go to a new place, meet some new people, expand your circle and have fun! Here’s Vol. 3 of Wellness Events in Miami.
“Wellness Events in Miami on Friday”
Brickell Splash is an all ages Water Park and Bar pop-up in the heart of Brickell. Cool off and ride the exhilarating NEO Splash water slides that range from over 40 Ft high to 300 Ft long to Water obstacle courses. Sometimes you just need to do something that you haven’t done since you were a kid and slide with life. Also, enjoy savory food at any of their food trucks. Food is always an incentive. There is a little bit for everyone. This last weekend I rode the NEO Splash water slides at Jungle Island and it was so much fun. I had no clue what I was in for but I just closed my eyes and went for the ride. If you can do this go for it. You won’t regret it!
Vibes Included – Free Beach Meditation:
Vibes Included is a new way to connect. You gather on the beach at 75th and Collins once a month to engage in meaningful activities with an emphasis on an eyes-closed-conversation led by someone inspirational from the community. I know that sounds spooky, but it’s not. It’s so crucial to do activities where you get to know new people and socialize. They explore life questions and meaningful subjects. It is cool and different and on the beach and you get to know interesting people that if you were on your Netflix cocoon probably you wouldn’t have a chance to meet. And it is free (unlike Netfllix).
Rough week? No energy to move a finger to press on on remote control? Come to Innergy Meditation studio for a 45 minute sound session. You lie on your back. You cover yourself with a blanket (I prefer two). The instructor plays various relaxing instruments. You wonder for the first 10 minutes what are you supposed to do. And then after that you have no recollection. You went to a different planet and after 45 minutes you come back without the stress, anxiety you brought in, and you feel relaxed and smiling. Beware, people won’t recognize the new you.
“Wellness Events in Miami on Saturday”
Yoga at the Kampong Garden:
Located on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove. The Kampong contains a fascinating array of tropical fruit cultivars and flowering trees. It’s like going to the Jungle. Kampong Planting Heritage collections from Southeast Asia, Central and South Americas, the Caribbean, and other tropical locales. Over 50 varieties of mango (there’s never enough mangos in my opinion). Join Sam Reynolds for a tropical and soulful experience of yoga at the Kampong gardens on Saturday at 10:30am. Tickets on sale.
Wynwood Art Walk:
Wynwood Art Walk happens every second Saturday of the month. It’s crazy. It’s fun. It’s free and open to everyone. Check out the artisan market with the hippest threads and coolest crafts from local Miami artisans, top local DJ’s, and food trucks galore. Take lots of selfies with the murals because the lighting is great. (InstaPro tip: You don’t have to post them all at once. Save some for those days where you don’t have anything to post.) Don’t miss craft beer, another trend with roots in Wynwood.
Back to School Book-Bag & School Supplies Charity Bootcamp:
This is a cool event with a touch of outreach and community. Here’s the deal. You go and get a free bootcamp with top talent from the fitness industry and instead of paying for a ticket you have to bring up to $20 worth (or more if you can) of school supplies for kids from the local community. Meeting point: Moore Park. 9:00am. For more info message Tony Thomas.
Brickell Sweat Crawl 2018:
You know all the classes and workouts that you missed during the last week when you were hustling at work? How about taking them all in one day? Mat Pilates, Spinning, Kickboxing, Bootcamp, and a run/jog. How about that!! Five Workouts. Four Studios partnering. Tons of Fun. Join CKO Miami, Club Pilates Brickell, RedBike Brickell, and BeatTheGym for an epic workout you won’t forget. Then at the end of the day (if you can still walk) meet for a cool down party at American Social Brickell. Tickets on sale.
“Wellness Events in Miami on Sunday”
Free Community Yoga at Lincoln Road:
Join Adrian Molina (me ahem) and my Warrior Flow crew for this growing weekly community of yogis practicing at the heart of Lincoln Road. We have a DJ, live singing, guided meditation, and special guests from the fitness community. This Sunday we have Jared Harrison from Equinox. Kid- and pet-friendly. After class enjoy a yummy tropical juice from one of our neighbors from the Lincoln Road Farmer’s Market.
Boxing with The Box:
Some people go to the beach on Sunday, some people take yoga classes, but others just go hardcore and punch during a 45-minute boxing class. Fat burning cardio, a full body workout, and some boxing skills to show off. That’s all it takes to leave feeling like a champ and with no regrets from last week. Meeting place: Mondrian Hotel sponsored by The Box.
See You on The Sand:
On Sunday mornings at 8:30 am on Hollywood North Beach Park, hundreds of like-minded folks and many who would be considered “unlikely meditators” gather for a 45-minute guided meditation facing the uprising sun led by meditation teacher Shelly Tygielski. If you are an early bird don’t miss this opportunity.
Loud & Proud LGBT Karaoke:
In case that what we are offering us is too chill… How about finishing your weekend with a loud & proud Karaoke night with the LGBT folks at Sweet Caroline on Brickell. All you need to set the mood for the week ahead is some singing and dancing and old school drag queen fun.