New year, new you — right? If learning a new skill and reducing your stress levels rank among your 2018 plans, then Work-Shop has an unexpected solution to both. Forget yoga or pilates, or getting into crafty. With their suggestion, you can relax while you're making melodic music.
At Mind, Body... Ukulele?, the calming effects of playing the stringed instrument are in the spotlight. Under the guidance of musician Erin Harrington, you'll step through the basics, pick up a few well-known songs and discover how playing the uke can clear your mind.
If you can — and you're committed to your new de-stressing skill — then you should take a ukulele with you. You can pick something up for around $25, if you need to buy one before you head along. Or, you can hire one for an extra fee. If you don't have your own, you can't put your new talents into action the moment you walk out the door, though.