Post Content

Del Ray’s New ‘Wellness District’ Expands Offerings With Wellness Month

The wellness-related businesses in Del Ray have banded together to form The Wellness District, and the annual week devoted to providing care to the community has expanded into the entire month of September.

All this month is Wellness Month in Del Ray, and the offerings include gong meditations, outdoor yoga and free mental health webinars.

“Here’s the scoop,” Dr. Lauren Fisher, co-owner of Del Ray Psych and Wellness, told ALXnow. “There’s no time like the present for people to really be focusing on their wellness across the board, so we are doing a bunch of promos and free classes and different offerings. That will help the public acquainted with some of the wellness providers they are not familiar with in Del Ray. I think a lot of people don’t know how much there is in this small area.”

Wellness Week is usually celebrated in the third week in September, according to Visit Del Ray.

Y’all ready for an outdoor Hoopshop? Debora is serving up her skills in September! Let’s connect outside and with plenty…

Posted by Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga on Monday, August 31, 2020

“Del Ray has become the center of health and wellness in the region, with a wide range of award-winning wellness providers and fitness studios,” said Del Ray Business Association President Sue Kovalsky. “We are proud of the incredible work that The Wellness District does to connect the community to resources that help them live their best lives.”

Dr. Lola Capps, the owner of Chrysalis Chiropractic, said she has seen a dramatic increase in the number of wellness businesses in the area since she opened in 2003.

“We have since seen the wellness businesses explode here, and it seemed apparent that the next natural growth opportunity for the DRBA wellness businesses was to collectively deem ourselves The Wellness District,” Capps said.

Check out the Wellness District’s offerings below the jump.

  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29:  Del Ray Psych & Wellness hosts a free outdoor Gong Meditation Class by Sound Wellness every Tuesday evening in September from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Del Ray Psych & Wellness lot, located at 1900 Mount Vernon Avenue.
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30:  Senior yoga instructor/Coldwell Banker realtor Maureen Clyne and Del Ray Psych & Wellness host a free outdoor Harvest Moon Yoga class every Wednesday through Oct. 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Del Ray Psych & Wellness lot at 1900 Mount Vernon Avenue. All attendees will be required to wear masks, maintain 10-foot social distance, and bring their own mat.
  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 11: Del Ray Psych and Wellness hosts a free webinar, “More Than Mocktails: Understanding the Sober Curious Movement.” For more information, visit delraypsych.com.
  • MONDAY, SEPT. 14 and 28: Four Directions Wellness hosts “Mindfulness Mondays,” a complimentary guided meditation at 12 p.m. Register to attend via Zoom at fourdirectionswellness.com.
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23: The Inova Bloodmobile will be at the Del Ray Psych & Wellness lot at 1900 Mount Vernon Avenue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register online at bit.ly/delray092020. Donors will receive a Wellness District swag bag!

Promotions

  • Acupuncture in Del Ray (3140 Commonwealth Ave.):  Wellness package: 10% off a series of five acupuncture treatments to support stress reduction, promote better sleep and boosts immunity. Visit acupunctureindelray.com for more information.
  • Core Wellness & Physical Therapy (2212 Mt Vernon Ave.):  Personalized 30 minute Telehealth or Phone Consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Stroot, PT, “Dr. E”. Discuss how you can optimize your health with a personalized approach. This may include past or current injuries, pain, functional limitations, nutrition, fitness, prevention, and more.  To be used by November 1, 2020. For more information, visit www.corewellness.net.
  • eye2eye Optometry Corner (1502 Mount Vernon Ave.): Free lens cleaner and cloth when you schedule your annual eye exam; please note: you must mention Del Ray Wellness Month when making your appointment.
  • Four Directions Wellness (2001 Mount Vernon Ave.): Complimentary training on self-care Reiki during the month of September. Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing technique that promotes relaxation and balancing of mind, body and spirit! Dates and times vary so please review and register at www.fourdirectionswellness.com/classes
  • Impact Your Fitness (301 North Fairfax Street, Suite 107): Join us for a free masterclass on upgrading your home exercise with no equipment. Sign up at impactyourfitness.net.
  • Potomac Kempo (3650 S Glebe Rd, #190): $100 off enrollment for one student or $200 off enrollment for two students for the month of September. Available the following locations: National Landing, Fairlington, Old Town.  Learn more at www.potomackempo.com.
  • Truly-Life Eco Gifts (truly-life.com): Receive two free 1/4 bar of soaps when you purchase any three full bars during Wellness Month. At checkout, write “send” or “donate” in the comments — if you write “send,” Truly-Life will send both complementary bars to you; if you write “donate,” Truly-Life will send one to you and one will be donated to an Arlandria neighbor in need.
  • The Vital Body Massage and Bodywork (1900 Mt. Vernon Ave, Suite 101): 15% off your first massage when booking with Milah — book at the vitalbody.com and enter VB15 in the notes section when booking.  Expires September 30, 2020.

Photo via Mind the Mat Pilates and Yoga/Facebook

Recent Stories

(Updated 2:25 p.m.) The Alexandria Police Department (APD) is investigating a suspicious death at The Bloom at Braddock Apartments on the 900 block of North Henry Street in the Braddock…

Got any spare drugs? In an effort to curb misuse, Alexandria is asking residents to drop off expired prescription medication on Saturday (April 27). It’s National Prescription Drug Take Back…

Alexandria’s City Council will approve its fiscal year 2025 budget in a little more than a week, and important actions will be taken between now and then. On Wednesday (April…

Alexandria is seeking community feedback on a series of changes to South Pickett Street in the West End, including new pedestrian safety measures and protected bike lanes. The project would…

To celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week (May 6-10, 2024), Clean Air Partners is working with A Few Cool Hardware Stores to exchange DC, Maryland and Virginia residents’ gas-powered lawnmowers, trimmers, and leaf blowers at select Ace Hardware locations in the region. DMV residents who turn in their gas-powered lawn tools will receive a FREE Ego Power+ replacement including batteries and chargers, while supplies last.

Compared to gas, electric lawn equipment can reduce emissions, noise pollution, health risks and maintenance costs and time. The program aims to remove about a hundred gas-powered polluting tools from yards in the greater Baltimore-Washington region.

The exchanges will take place the weekends of May 17-19, 2024, and May 31-June 2, 2024, at A Few Cool Hardware Stores network of employee-owned Ace Hardware stores in the DC and Baltimore metro areas. To participate and get your free Ego Power+ lawn tool, sign up at https://qrco.de/CAPExchange to reserve your tool and select your trade-in date and location.

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here.

Pro Coro Alexandria – To the Sea

Join Pro Coro Alexandria, the chamber choir of the Alexandria Choral Society, this Saturday for our concert, “To the Sea.” Experience a variety of songs from beloved choral classics like “Shenandoah” and “What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?”

Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Annual Gala & Auction

Do good while having a good time at the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s 38th Annual Gala and Auction at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. The fun begins with a 2-hour open bar reception while mingling with 499 other Alexandrians who

×

Subscribe to our mailing list