Twelve Days of Wellness

  • December 09, 2018
  • December 20, 2018
  • Throughout the Del Ray community

Make time for self-care during the busy holiday season!  The Well Ray community presents Twelve Days of Wellness in Del Ray from Dec. 9-20, featuring free workshops, classes, promotions, and more.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Guided Community Meditation, 8:30pm to 9pm, Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga, 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue. Note: Wear comfortable clothes, the room can be chilly.


Monday, Dec. 10

PK Move Holiday Ninja Story Time!: Children and their caregivers are invited to listen to some stories with the PK Move Ninjas!, 2pm at Dolce&Bean, 2003a Mount Vernon Avenue. Please sign up at Dolce & Bean, space limited.

Connecting with Your Intuition for Health & Well-Being; 7pm at Four Directions Wellness, 2001 Mount Vernon Avenue. Space is Limited so please register at


Tuesday, Dec. 11

Introductory Reiki Sessions ($65) at Del Ray Psych & Wellness, 1900 Mount Vernon Ave. Email 

WELLNESS TIP: “In the wonderful movie The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, do you remember when the Grinch realizes? ‘It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags…..What if Christmas (the holidays), perhaps, means a little bit more.’ Acknowledge the importance of the season - family, friends, community, love, compassion, forgiveness and spirit. Keep it simple and don’t worry about all of the extras. Instead, carve out time for connecting with those around you.” -- Four Directions Wellness owner Mara Benner.


Wednesday, Dec. 12

PK Silver Class (Parkour for Adults 50+), 10-11am, Monarca In Flight, 3431-F Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church, VA, 22041

Introductory Acupuncture Session ($85) at Del Ray Psych & Wellness as availability lasts. 1900 Mount Vernon Ave. Email

Wise Light Wellness offers a free virtual winter wellness with essential oils workshop. Click here: There is also a raffle for a 15mL oil for attendees who register for the webinar!


Thursday, Dec. 13

Holiday Open House at Solutions Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, featuring free Graston treatments. Call 703-299-3111 or email heidi@solutionsphysicaltherapy.comto schedule. For more information, visit

Friday, Dec. 14

Free Community Yoga Class at Ease Yoga & Cafe, suitable for all levels; 6:30pm to 7:30pm, 3051 Mount Vernon Avenue.

Introductory Reiki Sessions ($65) at Del Ray Psych & Wellness. 1900 Mount Vernon Ave. Email 


Saturday, Dec. 15

Holiday Meditation with Yoga in Daily Life Alexandria, 3:30pm at James M Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Avenue.

Holiday Op en House at Chrysalis Chiropractic of Alexandria and Acupuncture in Del Ray, LLC from 9-1pm, 3140 Commonwealth (703) 535-7881


Sunday, Dec. 16

Open House and Shopping Pop-Up at Truly-Life Eco Gifts, featuring handmade gifts by Truly-Life, free massages by Simply Therapeutic, and local paintings by Len Garon, 1pm to 4pm, 111 E. Randolph Ave.

Monday, Dec. 17

Join Del Ray Psych’s Free Event: Nourishing Bites for the Holidays with certified nutrition consultant Krystal Ross: Learn yummy, easy swaps that can make your family favorites both fun and healthy; 7pm at Del Ray Psych and Wellness, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue. 

WELLNESS TIP: “Select one thing that brings you the most joy this holiday season and the create time for it in your schedule. Remember that you have the power to influence your family get together in a positive way. A joyful and positive attitude is likely to influence others around you.” Dr. Lauren Fisher, Del Ray Psych & Wellness

Tuesday, Dec. 18

WELLNESS TIP: “Commit to at least one workout over the holiday weekend. This way you will stay on track without taking time away from R&R. Stay accountable by scheduling it ahead of time.” -- Ascend Cycle owner Kat Zajac

Wednesday, Dec. 19

PK Silver: Staying Healthy & Active over the Holiday Season for older adults; during this workshop, learn exercise tips for keeping YOUR December merry and bright. 10am at Dolce & Bean. Sign up at Dolce & Bean. Space limited.

What Is Hypnosis for Weight Loss with Dr. Boosalis: Learn about the myths and misconceptions of hypnosis, and how to use hypnosis to combat cravings and lose weight; 7pm at Del Ray Psych and Wellness, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue. 

Thursday, Dec. 20

WELLNESS TIP:“Reality is we stress during the holidays. It happens. Our buttons are pressed, and often times it’s because we surround ourselves with the people who actually created those buttons. Try and notice when your buttons are being pushed, then mentally name what you are feeling without identifying with it, then think something ridiculous -- and smile. You can’t change how others are going to act, but you can change how you feel about it and how you respond to it. Take it in, breathe, smile, and maybe chuckle a bit.” -- Mindful Junkie’s Gina White.


BeautyCounter: 10% off all Beautycounter orders Dec 9-20. Order online at, or contact Stephanie Parker at 703.598.1675 or

Core Wellness & Physical Therapy: 25% off far infrared sauna single sessions. Sauna suite sessions may purchased during the 12 Days of Wellness, and used any time before February 1st. Simply email Dr. E with “Holiday Sweat Sesh” in the subject line to purchase and make an appointment. Note:Sauna appointments are first come first serve, during our business hours Monday- Friday. 

Del Ray Psych & Wellness: Del Ray Psych & Wellness is offering discount holiday gift certificates for new clients who are interested in exploring Acupuncture ($85) or Reiki Energy Sessions ($65). Contact to find out more information. 

Dental Excellence: Dental Excellence is Northern Virginia’s premier dental health center, delivering a wide range of top-quality care and holistic treatment options for the whole family! Take advantage of these end-of-the-year apecials: Invisalign Clear Aligners: $4,999; Whitening: Custom Home Trays:$2502 In-Office Sessions: $350 4 In-Office Sessions: $550; NuCalm Natural Relaxation: $80/hour. For more information, visit

PK Move: Through Dec. 25, Drop your business card in the PK Move basket on the Dolce & Bean counter for a chance to win a free 10-class pass (for use by one person x 10 one-hour classes OR 10 people for a single 1-hour event, such as a team building exercise or birthday party) One lucky winner will be chosen! (Pass good for regular open classes only. Special event to take place at mutually agreed upon time. Not for resale. Winner must follow all PK Move registration policies regarding safety, waiver, etc.)

PK Move: Through Dec. 25th, receive 20% off the price of 10 classes at PK Move! (Discount available at time of purchase.)

Potomac Kempo: Through Dec. 25, Come try a complimentary session. And if you like it and enroll, your immediate family members train for FREE the rest of the month! Offer applies at the Fairlington and Old Town locations. Contact

Yoga In Daily Life: Holiday special -- 20% off all class passes with promo code HOLIDAYS or 50% off for new students with promo code NEW (offers may not be combined. Register online at or visit the studio at 2402 Mount Vernon Avenue.

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