November Wellness Calendar

The Season of Giving
As the holiday season gets in full swing, take some time for yourself. No, it’s not selfish. Taking time to recharge gives you more energy so you can continue to give back to the world. And while you’re at it, give thanks for the strength of your body and mind.

Yoga on the Great Lawn at Drayton Hall
Enjoy yoga taught by certified instructors with a scenic view. Tickets are $20 for yoga, $25 for yoga and a mimosa, and $30 for yoga and a tour of Drayton Hall. 9 to 10 a.m., Drayton Hall, 3380 Ashley River Road.

Free Yoga at the Urban Farm
Come to MUSC’s urban Farm for free community yoga with instructor Jessica Eisenberg. 8 to 8:45 a.m., MUSC Urban Farm, 171 Ashley Ave. Visit MUSC Urban Farm’s Facebook page for details.

Nov. 3
Charleston Cycle Chicks Women’s 100
Join the Charleston Cycle Chicks for a 100km bike ride. Trek Bicycle Store will have post-ride food and drinks. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Trek Bicycle Store, 1180 Oakland Market Road, Mount Pleasant. Find Charleston Cycle Chicks on Facebook for details.

Nov. 4
Workout of the Day at Lululemon
Get your Sunday sweat on with an in-store Lululemon workout. 10 to 10:45 a.m., lululemon Charleston, 279 King St.  

Yoga and Wine
Enjoy and outdoor yoga flow followed by a refreshing glass of Rose wine. Tickets are $10. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Freshfields Village Green Lawn, 165 Village Green Dr., Johns Island.  

Nov. 7-8
Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run/Walk
Calling runners and walkers of all experience levels to get into the holiday spirit with this 2 mile run/walk through the festival light displays. This event gives participants the chance to revel in the magic of the spectacular light displays before they are open to the general public. Advance registration is required. Registration is $12 with Move It Pass holders getting a discounted rate of $10. Children 2 years or younger are free. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive.

Nov. 10
Sweet Tea Half Marathon and 10K
Enjoy a scenic run through Summerville with this race benefiting the Summerville Fire and Police fund and Dorchester County EMS. The run will include live entertainment and spirited water stations. The half marathon is $85 and the 10K run is $50. 7 to 11 a.m., Summerville.

Nov. 11
Hustle and Flow
Instructors Caryn O’Hara and Jenni Lane Noles Hart bring the heat with a dance infused workout followed by a relaxing yoga flow. An after-party with a live DJ and local vendors is also included. Tickets are $25. 9 to 11 a.m., Workshop, 1503 King St.  

2018 Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope
Bike for a cause and enjoy a post-ride brunch celebration with this event benefiting the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC. Registration is $36. 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Jerry Zucker ride for Hope, 86 Jonathan Lucas St.

Nov. 12
Healing Arts Workshop
This monthly event is a safe space for adult survivors of sexual violence held by People Against Rape. Admission is free. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. Email for more information.

Nov. 13
Breastfeeding and Parenting
This event held by the La Leche League Alliance for Breastfeeding Education is open to all mothers and mothers-to-be looking for support and guidance. Admission is free. 9:30 to 11 a.m., Roper St. Francis Mt. Pleasant Hospital, 3500 N Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant.

Nov. 16
Therapeutic Yoga and Sound Journey
Enjoy a night of vibration, sensation and community with yoga therapist Jennifer Hess Mitchell and sound guru Daniel Scruggs. This workshop combines guided movement and sound to create an energizing and relaxing experience. Admission is $25 per person. 6 to 7:30 p.m., Soul Yoga and Wellness, 1836 Ashley River Road.

Nov. 17
Chili 5K Trail Run/Walk
Hosted by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission, this celebration of fitness and fun will include a post-race party with hot chili from Ladles and cold beer to drink. Registration is $28 online and $34 the day of the race. 9 a.m., Laurel Hill County Park, 1400 SC-41, Mount Pleasant.

Bone Health with Barbara Halpern
This workshop teaches both yoga teachers and students how to maintain a healthy yoga practice while dealing with osteoporosis. It includes discussion and demonstration of a “bone healthy” yoga practice. Tickets are $30. 1 to 3 p.m., Holy Cow Yoga Center, 10 Windermere Blvd.  

Nov. 22
Turkey Day Run
Get fit and give back with the largest 5K in Charleston. Featuring a race course through downtown Charleston and a post-race party with free food and beverages, live music, and an awards ceremony. Proceeds benefit local charities. Registration is $15 online, $35 the day before the race and $45 the day of. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 9. Marion Square, 329 Meeting St.

Nov. 26
Raising the Barre
Join instructor and owner of The Barre Code, Courtney Vorachek for a 40-minute full-body workout in the Beach Club’s heated cabana pool. 5:15 to 5:55 p.m., The Beach Club Charleston, 28 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. Email

Nov. 28
Starlight Yoga at the Holiday Festival of Lights
Enjoy an evening of yoga under the holiday glow of the Festival of Lights. Led by yoga instructor Ji Hwang, this spirited flow is open to all fitness levels. Registration is $5 in advance and $8 on the day of the event. Picnic Center Meadow, James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive.