Time to shape up.
New Year’s Day Intention-Setting Practice
What: Rid yourself of last year’s samskaras (habits) and settle into healthier ones at the extended session ($13).
Why: Begin 2011 with kriyas (cleansing and healing practices), as well as restorative poses.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: UniverseCity Yoga, 4212 University Way NE, ste. 202.
New Year’s Eve Dinner
What: Both Monsoon locations host celebratory, multicourse prix fixe meals ($50-$90).
Why: Sample Kusshi oysters, Moulard duck, and black sesame sticky rice dumplings in Capitol Hill or Wagyu beef tartare, rainbow trout, and coconut amaretto bread pudding in Bellevue.
When: Fri., 5-10 p.m.
Where: Monsoon Seattle, 615 19th Ave. E. (206-325-2111); Monsoon East, 10245 Main St. (425-635-1112). Reservations required.
What: Lace up a pair of blades and practice those figure eights.
Why: Once you’ve had your fill, check out the oversize train sets and turn-of-the-century Winter Village at Center House (open thru Dec. 31).
When: Thru Jan. 2. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion and Center House, 305 Harrison St. (206-684-7200). Admission is $7. Cash only.
What: The much-anticipated upscale burger joint from the folks behind Quinn’s and Restaurant Zoe launches in Fremont.
Why: All-natural Painted Hills beef patties, truffled shoestring potatoes, and Empire Ice Cream milk shakes.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 4302 Fremont Ave. N. (206-547-2600).
Photo: Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton / Flickr