April is National Stress Awareness Month, which means this month is dedicated to helping you take some much needed “me-time” and unwinding from life’s daily stresses. And there’s no better place to do that than our very own Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. So whether your idea of relaxing is vegging out on the sofa with a pint of ice cream and binging a show on Netflix, or sweating off that stress and tension from a long day at work with a rejuvenating workout, we’ve got plenty of ways for you to unwind in Capitol Riverfront.
Silver Mirror Facial Bar
Treat yourself to a "me" day at Silver Mirror Facial Bar. Detoxify and calm your skin with a relaxing 50-minute facial, then let go of all that pent-up stress from a long week of hard work during a Facial Decompression massage. And who said treating yourself only had to be for the month of April? Starting May 1, Silver Mirror will be launching a new Premium Membership Subscription with benefits like one free PureLift Device ($500 value), monthly 50-minute facials, one monthly Decompression Massage, one monthly Microneedling or Deeper Peel, and so much more, all for the monthly fee of $399/month. Sign up for your membership today! 1355 3rd Street SE
Spring Fitness Series
Get your body moving and work-out that negative energy with our Capitol Riverfront Spring Fitness Series! We’ve partnered with local fitness studios like Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, 9Round Fitness, and VIDA Fitness to bring you five weeks of free fitness classes on the Yards Park boardwalk. Each week will bring a full schedule of classes tailored for all experience levels. Sundays will have boxing + HIIT classes with Mayweather at 8:30 am; Tuesdays will have kickboxing classes with 9Round at 7:30 am; and Thursdays will have sunrise yoga with VIDA at 7:00 am. So get up, get active, and sweat off the stress while taking in that beautiful, early-morning boardwalk view. 355 Water St. SE
Headache Masterclass with Rose PT
Rose Physical Therapy Group is educating the community on the common causes and fixes for stress-induced tension headaches. Rose PT will host a Headache/ TMJ Masterclass on April 29, at 9:00 am. This masterclass is an interactive workshop that will address the physical consequences and issues related to headaches, TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) and posture. This workshop is especially geared toward people with desk jobs and will educate participants on how to prevent or get rid of a headache during the workday. So come learn all the latest tips, tricks, and hacks in Physical Therapy for preventing stress-induced headaches! 1015 Half Street SE
Earth Day Yoga
This Earth Day, April 22, gather your fellow yogis and attend an Earth Day Yoga class presented by the Yards. And as an added bonus, the first twelve (12) attendees at each class will receive $25 off a Yards Lululemon purchase and the first 50 guests at each class will receive branded yoga straps to use for future classes. So become one with nature and ground yourself this Earth Day at the Yards! 355 Water Street SE
Brunch on the Go
Nothing is more stress-free than enjoying a meal you didn’t have to make yourself. Grab your cardio buddy and head on over to the Yards to enjoy a relaxing 2-mile walk (or 3 mile run if you’re up for it), followed by a quick pick-up of a delicious brunch for two! You will have your choice of brunch from Osteria Morini, La Famosa, Shilling Canning Company, or Chloe. Tickets for "Brunch on the Go" are $65 and include 2 champagne glasses, 2 fanny packs, 1 bottle of bubbles, Brunch for 2 (from your selected restaurant), a guided stretch and warm-up with Lululemon, and a guided walk or run with Pacers. 300 Tingey Street SE
Pairings for a "Self-Care" Night in
Everyone needs a good “self-care” night once in a while. And for those 21 and up, nothing pairs better with a cozy night in than a pint of ice cream and a bottle of wine for one. Need a one-stop shop for your boozier necessities? Housebar has got you covered. Offering unique liquor-infused ice cream flavors like “Waffles and Whiskey” or “Vanilla Bean Bourbon”, Housebar has an expertly curated selection for every occasion. Or, if your feeling a little more peckish, Housebar recommends a light and yummy pairing of MiLa dumplings and a bottle of Domaine Feuillat-Juillot Montagny "Camille" chardonnay to round out your personal wellness day plans. These light soup dumplings are easy to make and come in chicken, pork and pork & shrimp, each a perfect blend of flavor and belly-warming goodness. And the refreshing Chardonnay from France adds a bright citrus and fruity sip to highlight the Asian flavors of the MiLa dumplings. Dry with a creamy finish, this wine is a perfect for putting you in a self-care trance. So stock up on those bath bombs, rent that movie you’ve been wanting to watch, and head over to Housebar to pick up your more boozy supplies for the perfect “Self-Care” night in. 1299 First Street SE
Picnic in the Park
Take advantage of our neighborhood’s beautiful open green spaces! Pack a picnic and spend a day at the park with your favorite people, or just bask in your own company while enjoying the universally relaxing activity of people-watching. And even if you don't want to make a whole day of it, our beautiful neighborhood parks are the perfect spaces to read a book, play fetch with your pup, or look pensively off into the distance at the majestic Anacostia River (because you are the main character).