From the Railroad Museum to the now-defunct Sacramento Jazz Jubilee (RIP), Old Sac has always been a great place to get in touch with some good old-fashioned Americana. But at this point, what’s more classically Californian than doing yoga in spaces no one ever thought to do yoga in? Starting Aug. 13, the Yoga Seed Collective will be holding a free series under the canopy on J Street on the embarcadero. Sacramento’s only nonprofit yoga studio, Yoga Seed, provides trauma-informed mindfulness services to our area’s at-risk and underserved populations, so now’s your chance to nab a free session with a teacher who genuinely cares about your well-being. And, as an added bonus, they assume no skill level, meaning that kids and the (much more inflexible) young at heart can attend worry free. Monday sessions begin at noon, so if it’s looking like a scorcher, you may want to wake up early for their 6:30 a.m. session on Wednesdays. And, since you drove all the way down to Old Sac just for some exercise, why not treat yourself to that famous by-the-barrel saltwater taffy from one of the district’s seven competing candy shops? It may ruin all the work you just did, but we think it’s worth it. Visit their page at for more info.

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 9 of issue #272 (Aug. 15 – 29, 2018)**