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Goat Yoga at Franny’s Farm

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From the farm that brings you the annual

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Asheville Yoga Festival Scheduled for July 27-30

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Asheville Yoga Festival is pleased to announce its dates for 2017. The Festival, formerly Asheville YogaFest, is in its fourth year and is now under the ownership and direction of Asheville residents and veteran yoga practitioners Amanda Hale and Sara Levine LaStella. The festival will feature over 30 presenters and 70+ offerings, including yoga, music, outdoor activities, and unique health & wellness vendors. 

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25th Annual Frostbite Run

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As the mercury drops and Old Man Winter comes sneaking in, we’re ready for all those awesome winter activities that turn cold weather into COOL weather: hot chocolate, snowball fights, and sledding included! In addition to these almost universal ways to chill when it’s cold, Henderson County has its own unique winter tradition: two and a half decades of memories in Henderson County’s annual Frostbite Races, at the Leila Patterson Fitness & Aquatics Center and presented by Trace and Company.

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2nd Annual Trick Or Trail 5 Mile Run October 22nd, 2016

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This Halloween, a ghoulish parade will set out into the dark depths of DuPont Forest in the 2nd Annual DuPont Trick or Trail 5 Mile Run and One Mile Spooky Sprint Fun Run. As the only nighttime trail race around, this event is sure to impart lasting memories on participants for many Halloweens to come.

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Walkers Take To the Street To Fight Suicide

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Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide is preventable. Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. It is estimated that 85% of people in the United States alone will know someone who has died by suicide, and that one out of every five of those losses will be a close friend or relative. 

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Free Lecture: Personal Health and Climate Change

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Event takes place Sept. 26 at The Collider in downtown Asheville, open to the public

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Asheville Buddhist Center Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

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Urban Dharma NC invites the public to a festival celebration of the fifth anniversary of its founding, entitled “Living the Life Abundant: A Mandala for Openness, Generosity, and Joy.”

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RESONATE Festival Brings the Sound of Wellness to Downtown Asheville

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Asheville is known worldwide for its unique musical expression, diverse array of the healing arts opportunities for spiritual reflection. Now in its third year, the RESONATE festival is set to elevate Asheville’s status as the source for all things sound, wellness and spirit. Held on October 1st and 2nd at the historic YMI Cultural Center, RESONATE will feature two days of workshops and concerts that inspire and empower. RESONATE explores the nexus of alternative healing modalities, the physics of sound healing, cymatics, neurobiofeedback, entrainment, and epigenetics. Further, the event provides a platform for professionals in the healing arts to tune up their toolbox and share their gifts with the community.

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Special Olympics Athletes Get New Uniforms

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On July 18, 2016, the Buncombe County Special Olympics basketball team converged on the Kimmel Arena at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.  Athletes shot hoops with members of the UNC Asheville men’s and women’s basketball teams in between trying on shoes.  They enthusiastically declared their favorite numbers as a volunteer recorded what would appear on the back of their new jersey.  The arena could barely contain the excitement of the Buncombe County Special Olympics athletes who relished the attention.  Buncombe County Special Olympic athletes were enthusiastic about the prospect of proper-fitting uniforms that would sharpen their team’s appearance.  The event had a profoundly meaningful impact as Buncombe County Special Olympics athletes told coordinators the night had been their favorite event and reached out over social media to inform their friends and family.

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Asheville YogaFest Scheduled for July 8, 9 and 10, 2016

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Asheville YogaFest 2016 is pleased to present its Third Annual Yoga Extravaganza on July 8th, 9th and 10th in historic Montford at the Morris Hellenic Cultural Center, 227 Cumberland Ave. A special locals only ticket for all three days of the festival is now on sale for $100. The locals only price is available for Buncombe County residents, public servants, non-profit workers and students in order to make this yoga celebration accessible to the local community. Asheville YogaFest 2016 is a project of the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission. "We are proud of what Asheville YogaFest has become – an immersive, intensive, three day, all encompassing, yoga experience! We're soaring into our third year and are offering the most amazing array of yoga teachers ever seen in our city. We are a festival born to honor yoga teachers...their dedication and expertise. All of our teachers this year were hand selected and we visited all of their cities and studios. They represent the best, most accessible and engaging yoga teachers in our part of the country,” said Mike Hiers, Asheville YogaFest 2016 Director.

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