Your Week in Wellness: October 12 – 18, 2015

Root vegetablesImage: Skånska Matupplevelser. (Creative Commons)

Atlanta is chock full o’ amazing health and wellness events. How’s a person supposed to keep up? Fear not! We’ve got your back. Every Monday, WellATL brings you a handy-dandy list of the week’s finest options. And now, behold, seven days of awesome…

Monday, October 12

So you bought a GoPro to document all your outdoorsy adventures… now what? Learn GoPro Basics at the Perimeter REI from 7 to 8:30pm. The class is free but registration spots are limited.

Tuesday, October 13

The W Hotel in Buckhead and Pink Barre are hosting Tuck for a Cause benefitting Susan G. Komen of Greater Atlanta. For a $5 minimum donation, you’ll get a total body workout from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Be sure to RSVP!

Wednesday, October 14

Restock your produce bin at the Decatur Farmers Market, 4 to 7pm. This seasonal market closes in December so get some face time with your local farmers while you can!

Thursday, October 15

Bust a gut at Laughter Yoga hosted by Laughter Yoga Atlanta and AK Crossfit from 7:30 to 8:30pm. You don’t even need a yoga mat. Plus, it’s free!

Friday, October 16

Grab your best girlfriends for Girls Night Out: Festive Fall Entertaining class held at The Cook’s Warehouse in Midtown from 7 to 9pm. Learn to make cedar salmon with pesto vinaigrette, orange miso baby greens salad, and much more. Registration is $45.

Saturday, October 17

Ever heard of the hammer throw? What about the sheaf toss? Stone of strength? Watch some serious kilted athleticism during “The Highland Heavies” Competition at the 43rd Annual Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival. Tickets range in price from $5-19. Enjoy a hike up the mountain and other festival activities including music, shopping, and food.

Sunday, October 18

Increase your home remedy knowledge at The Homestead Atlanta’s Herbal Health: Fire Cider workshop, 2 to 4pm. Learn to make the vinegar and herb based Appalachian tonic used for generations to ward off cold and flu. Registration is $35. Georgia Organics or Villages of East Lake Community members receive a $20 discount.