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6 Ways to Wellness and Celebrate Self-Care in Downtown Richmond

2021: The Year of You

Keep the promise to cultivate and maintain the happiest you this year by celebrating all things self-care!

Make self-care a priority this year by allowing yourself space and time to learn, enjoy, rest and be with our guide to celebrating wellness in all kinds of ways while you live, work and play in downtown RVA.

6 Ways to Wellness and Celebrate Self-Care in Downtown Richmond

1. Ground Yourself with Nature

Connect yourself to the outdoors with a simple walk along the riverfront or try something new like kayaking across the James

Finding peace in nature while living in a city can be hard, but in Richmond, the James River (and a large portion of the city's parks system) flows right through the heart of downtown Richmond. Explore Richmond's ecosystem and bring yourself closer to the elements by foot, bike, or kayak alone or with the help of businesses like Riverside Outfitters and Waterfront RVA that offer expeditions for all experience levels.

6 Ways to Wellness and Celebrate Self-Care in Downtown Richmond

2. Get Back in Your Body with a Fitness Class

Release the stress and tension you may be holding inside when you get moving with a yoga or dance class

In downtown Richmond, you can realize your dreams of being a ballerina with classes from the Richmond Ballet, join an uplifting and inspiring community with SportsBackers, or go the more traditional route by joining one of downtown's many gyms.

6 Ways to Wellness and Celebrate Self-Care in Downtown Richmond

3. Take Up a Hobby Just for the Joy of it

Take the plunge to try something unfamiliar and invest in yourself by learning a new skill or craft

Put on an apron and try your hand at a cooking class with Mise En Place, take an art class with one of downtown's many painters, potters or creatives, or seek out inspiration for your next interest by exploring the Arts & Culture scene throughout downtown RVA.

6 Ways to Wellness and Celebrate Self-Care in Downtown Richmond

4. Create a Self-Care Ritual

Whether it's an updated personal hygiene routine or dedicated time for yourself, a self-care ritual can help to maintain healthy habits

Shop small and sustainably when you re-vamp your ritual by supporting downtown businesses dedicated to wellness and health like Maven Made and Adiva Naturals.

5. Dedicate Time to Relax and Disconnect

Step away from the screen and de-compress by relaxing and reading a book bought from a local bookstore

Unplug and unwind with mindful and intentional rest like reading a book from Fountain Bookstore or one of Richmond's public libraries.

6 Ways to Wellness and Celebrate Self-Care in Downtown Richmond

6. Embrace Play & Have Fun

Now more than ever, it's essential to find your inner child and enjoy the moments where you feel free

There is no better time than now to find the ways to break out of routine and light the fire inside! Finding fun looks different for everyone, but going on an adventure is great place to start! Plan your next adventure and explore all that downtown has to offer here!