Over the past several years, Sacramento has been at the forefront of community living by holding free fitness and wellness events. But in the first quarter of 2020, all these were shifted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, as the city’s new coronavirus cases have plummeted to dramatic lows over the past several weeks, public and private organizations are now slowly shifting to “live” but limited capacity events.
Below is a list of live and virtual Sacramento events that may interest you:
Beyond Breath – An Introduction to Sky Breath Meditation by The Art of Living Foundation (free online session)
This 75-minute introductory session called “Beyond Breath” can help you get rid of stress and anxiety through calming breathing techniques and guided meditation. Studies have shown that breathing techniques can improve blood flow to the brain, lower blood pressure, and improve the nervous system.
Make sure that you immediately contact the organizer because each session has limited spots to guarantee that each participant gets to enjoy an interactive experience.
Location: Zoom session (Note: You’ll get your Zoom like by contacting the organizer at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Date: Saturday, June 12 at 4 pm
I Can Find Peace in Sacramento: Free 21 Days Spiritual Meditation Course by We Meditate (free online event)
You can join this free meditation course through this link, https://zoom.us/j/918171615. You can also contact the organizers, who are meditation volunteers practicing and teaching Sahaja Yoga meditation, through these links:
WhatsApp at +15132038961
Location: Zoom event
Date: Saturday, June 12 at 8:45 am to 10:15 am
COVID-FREE Bootcamp in the Park by Christina Rizzo
Organized by certified personal trainer Christina Rizzo, this free bootcamp is for anyone interested in getting physically active and losing weight naturally. All people are welcome here regardless of their fitness level; even seniors with mobility issues can participate in the event since the organizers will set up a chair section. (Note: All the attendees will be spaced at least six feet apart.)
The trainer specializes in circuit weight training, high intensity interval training, active aging adults programs, weight loss, and behavior development associated with fitness.
Date: Sunday, June 13 at 9 am – 10 am
Location: McKinley Park, 601 Alhambra Boulevard, Sacramento, CA
Bootcamp Fitness Class by Carmichael Bootcamp (free live event)
This bootcamp is for anyone interested in getting healthier and fit, regardless of their level of physical fitness. By promoting an active lifestyle, the organizers also aim to promote camaraderie among the participants.
What you should bring: a mat and weights (if you don’t have weights, you can still perform the activities)
Location: Eugene H. Ahner Park, 5517 Manzanita Avenue, Sacramento, CA
Date: Tuesday, June 15 at 6 am
Heal Your Lifelong Binge Eating and Lifelong Dieting by Shelby McDaniel (free online event)
The event is for someone who struggles with eating disorders or unhealthy relationship with food. This online masterclass includes techniques to control food cravings, eliminate guilt and destructive eating behaviors, and keep a healthy weight naturally.
Note: Prior to the event you will be provided with a confirmation link to join the online webinar.
Date: Tuesday, June 15 at 4 pm
REFRESHED / Yoga Nidra Hosted by Juice by Kenya and Lead by Breathing Space (free live event)
This yoga class, which is hosted by Jill Weston from Breathing Space, aims to relax your body and calm your mind. In line with the public health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19, only the first 30 people to register will be allowed to join and will be expected to follow social distancing guidelines.
What you should bring: a yoga mat and a pillow
Location: Esther Park, 3408 3rd Avenue, Sacramento, CA
Date: Wednesday, June 16 at 5 pm – 7 pm
How to Eliminate Chronic Physical and Emotional Pain without Pills (free online event)
This Zoom event is hosted and organized by Esateys, a board-certified nurse practitioner and life and relationship coach with an extensive background in alternative health modalities.
With this free masterclass, she can help you live a pain-free and more fulfilling life without relying on drugs and other band-aid solutions.
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Date: Wednesday, June 16 at 12 noon to 1 pm