Health – Asheville Blog http://ashevilleblog.com Your Source for all things Asheville Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:28:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.15 Western North Carolina Activists Take Fight For Free Healthcare To Streets In Washington DC http://ashevilleblog.com/fight-for-free-healthcare/ http://ashevilleblog.com/fight-for-free-healthcare/#respond Sun, 10 Jun 2018 17:54:23 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11698 On Saturday, June 23, Western North Carolina advocates for National Improved Medicare for All join other National Improved Medicare for All advocates from across the country to take to the streets to make the case for Single Payer Healthcare for All.

The post Western North Carolina Activists Take Fight For Free Healthcare To Streets In Washington DC appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
On Saturday, June 23, Western North Carolina advocates for National Improved Medicare for All join other National Improved Medicare for All advocates from across the country to take to the streets to make the case for Single Payer Healthcare for All.

The group will join forces with Health Over Profit for Everyone, who has worked in conjunction with the Backbone Campaign to  organize the Medicare for All aspect of the march. The Western North Carolina group and the two organizations  listed above  support H.R. 676, which has a record 122 co-sponsors — more than half of all Democrats in the US House of Representatives. The Senate bill, S. 1804, has 17 co-sponsors, including Sen. Bernie Sanders the lead sponsor.

The healthcare component of the march will feature people telling their personal stories explaining why they support National Improved Medicare for All. Visuals will include a massive ball and chain symbolizing the burden of current health care in the United States which includes high premiums as well as co-payments and high deductibles and narrow healthcare networks which are all barriers to care. At the same time Medicaid, which provides healthcare to 74 million people, is being cut, burdening low-income people with healthcare costs.

The Western North Carolina group is bringing six 10-ft vertical banners that say “Health Justice” and four 6-ft horizontal banners that say “Medicare for All, Everybody In” and “Medicare for All, Nobody Out.”  In addition they are bringing a 20-ft tall deer fence banner and bringing dozens of handmade signs that call for Medicare for All. Organizers will distribute health security cards to demonstrate how single payer would provide lifelong healthcare including dental, optical and access to all health providers without premiums or co-pays.

More information available at www.healthoverprofit.org AND PeopleForHealthcare.org

The post Western North Carolina Activists Take Fight For Free Healthcare To Streets In Washington DC appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
http://ashevilleblog.com/fight-for-free-healthcare/feed/ 0
GreenWork Makes the Dream Work http://ashevilleblog.com/greenwork-makes-dream-work/ http://ashevilleblog.com/greenwork-makes-dream-work/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 18:09:45 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11708 To help keep Asheville’s natural lands and waterways free from trash, Asheville Yoga Center is raising funds for Asheville GreenWorks as its Charity of the Month for June 2018.

The post GreenWork Makes the Dream Work appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
Asheville Yoga Center Fundraises to Support local nonprofit Asheville Greenworks

To help keep Asheville’s natural lands and waterways free from trash, Asheville Yoga Center is raising funds for Asheville GreenWorks as its Charity of the Month for June 2018.

All month long, AYC will have donation boxes stationed at the AYC Studio and Boutique for guests to directly contribute funds, and on Thursday, June 28, 10% of all drop-in and community class sales will be donated to the local nonprofit. Along with class donations, AYC will contribute $250 to enhance the community through educational and volunteer-based environmental programs

“Asheville’s natural resources are beloved by the community, and it is incredibly important that we keep our lands healthy and thriving for future generations,” says Melissa Pennscott, General Manager of AYC. “We are grateful for the diligent efforts of Asheville GreenWorks and the hands-on opportunities they provide to our community, and we are happy to support them in any way we can.”

For nearly 50 years, Asheville GreenWorks has worked to provide educational and volunteer-based programs to preserve and protect Asheville’s beautiful landscape. From cleanups along rivers, roads, and forests, to educational programs for effective recycling and waste reduction, Asheville GreenWorks has made a tremendous impact on the quality and health of Asheville’s natural resources.

“Through hands-on service work in our local environment, GreenWorks volunteers form deep connections to the natural world and to other members of the community,” says Dawn Chavez, executive director of Asheville GreenWorks. “A cleaner, healthier environment benefits us all. We are proud to have this opportunity to partner with the Asheville Yoga Center, whose sustainability goals and community-building efforts mirror our organization’s mission and programs.”

On June 16th, GreenWorks will hold its 17th Garden Tour. This year’s tour takes place in the Historic Montford Neighborhood and has a focus on gardens that support native pollinators. The self-guided tour begins at 9:30 am at the Isaac Dickson Elementary School. Tickets and details are available on the GreenWorks website: www.ashevillegreenworks.org/garden-tour.

For more information on Asheville Greenworks, go to ashevillegreenworks.org.

About Asheville Yoga Center

Asheville Yoga Center (AYC) is a leader in providing world-class instruction and support for personal growth through yoga. Founded in 1997, AYC offers classes, teacher trainings, and a retail boutique for yoga practitioners of all levels. Learn more at youryoga.com. 

About Asheville GreenWorks

Asheville GreenWorks inspires, equips and mobilizes individuals and communities to take care of the places we love to live. Since 1973, GreenWorks has worked to enhance the community through educational and volunteer-based environmental programs. With thousands of volunteers, GreenWorks engages the community in grassroots projects such as tree plantings, environmental cleanups, anti-litter and waste reduction education, creation and maintenance of green spaces, and care and preservation of Asheville’s rivers and trees.

The post GreenWork Makes the Dream Work appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
http://ashevilleblog.com/greenwork-makes-dream-work/feed/ 0
Tried Tested Tips to Buy HCG Drops http://ashevilleblog.com/tried-tested-tips-buy-hcg-drops/ http://ashevilleblog.com/tried-tested-tips-buy-hcg-drops/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 00:43:45 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11662 HCG drops are the most effective alternative to injections. This product is especially helpful for people who are looking for ways to lose huge amounts of weight in less time. If you are one of those people who is struggling with weight issues, then you would be happy to know that HCG drops are not …

The post Tried Tested Tips to Buy HCG Drops appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
HCG drops are the most effective alternative to injections. This product is especially helpful for people who are looking for ways to lose huge amounts of weight in less time. If you are one of those people who is struggling with weight issues, then you would be happy to know that HCG drops are not only a good option but also readily available. However, you need to exercise caution when buying these drops as you must only buy from a reputed seller, be it online or a retailer.

The Purpose of HCG Drops

HCG hormone is present in both men and women that act as a foundation hormone for a lot of functions in the body. However, Dr. Simeons, father of HCG diet, realized that when injected into an obese person’s body it has a remarkable ability to curb the appetite and use abnormal fat as energy reserves. As a result, HCG diet plan was born. Today it is one of the most popular forms of weight loss that actually produces results.

Now that you know that a solution to your weight loss problem is within reachable distance, the next question is how and where to buy these drops. Don’t worry, this article will tell you how to safely buy the dosage that will last through the 3 phases of HCG drops diet plan.

So here is a step-by-step guide to choose the right drops and know exactly where and how to buy them!

Homeopathic Vs. Non-homeopathic Drops

When you decide to take the HCG diet plan route for weight loss, then the decision-making process doesn’t end there. The next step is to choose the method. Since you are reading this article, it is safe to assume that you chose the HCG drops over injections. So now you need to pick between homeopathic and non-homeopathic variants. But to pick one over another, you need to know the effectiveness of each.

Homeopathic drops do not contain high amounts of HCG hormone and can be bought over-the-counter without the prescription. This is ideal for people who are struggling to lose just the last remaining inch of their body fat or trying to get back in shape. A little bit of calorie restriction along with exercise combined with HCG drops can help you achieve your weight goal with minimal effort.

On the other hand, the non-homeopathic variant is more potent and used by people who need to lose large amounts of weight. Non-homeopathic HCG drops give you energy when you are on a low-calorie diet. You will not be required to exercise a lot, just 30 mins of light-impact exercise such as yoga or walking will do the trick. You would require a doctor’s prescription to buy these drops.

Tips to Buy the HCG Drops

Once you have picked the one you want, the next step is to choose the right one to buy. Here are some tips that will help you make an informed decision.

  • Research your Options: There are many factors that help you determine the right product that can help you reach your weight loss goal easily. Some factors include the price of the drops, customer satisfaction, reputation in the market, etc. Start researching your options based on these factors, look for brands that meet these requirements, and rank them on the basis of their credibility.
  • Drops Vs. Injection: During your research, you may also come across another option, HCG injections. Before you get confused as to which one is better, it is important to know that HCG drops are a great alternative to the injections. They are painless and do not require an expert for your dosage.
  • Ranking: Ask around for recommendations, go online to read reviews, ask professionals for their insight on brands and then rank the product based on effectiveness, reviews, credibility, potential, and user experience. You can also checkout HCG websites to see the products that are doing well in the market. You need to combine all these factors to zero-in on a product that meets the standards of quality.

Where to buy?

By now you have probably acquired a good amount of knowledge from your research. However, that still doesn’t answer the question – where to buy? It is very important to choose the right platform to purchase these drops as the last thing you want on your hands is a fake product that can cause more harm than doing any good. It doesn’t matter if you are buying homeopathic or non-homeopathic drops, you need to be sure that whoever you buy it from is a reputed seller. Lucky for you, HCG drops are available in both retail and online stores. Here are some points you should consider when buying from a store:

  • Only buy from licensed stores that assure you best quality products
  • Make sure that the product you buy is FDA approved
  • You can buy your HCG supplement from trusted online stores or by visiting the manufacturer’s website
  • Be sure to keep an eye out for FDA banned products
  • Check for in-house doctors if they are selling non-homeopathic HCG drops

So once you establish the store’s integrity, it is safe to buy your HCG products from them.

Choose a Reputed Seller

Buying HCG supplements is not a decision that you would want to make in a rush. Not only do you need to find a reputed seller, you must also ensure that the manufacturer you are buying from also holds merit. There are many brands and companies that are selling HCG products but not all can be trusted. You need to carefully study the buying guide of each seller to know the ingredients, their process, their limitations etc.

Once you have bought your HCG supplement, it is time to start the rigorous routine of the diet plan that is sure to give results. While it may seem to be a lengthy process to find the right HCG drop on the market, it certainly is an important step towards safe and healthy weight loss.

This is a sponsored post 

The post Tried Tested Tips to Buy HCG Drops appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
http://ashevilleblog.com/tried-tested-tips-buy-hcg-drops/feed/ 0
Asheville Yoga Festival Announces 2018 Schedule http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-yoga-festival-announces-2018-schedule/ http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-yoga-festival-announces-2018-schedule/#respond Wed, 28 Mar 2018 21:16:29 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11527 Asheville Yoga Festival is pleased to announce the 2018 schedule. Taking place July 26th through 29th, the festival will feature over 30 presenters and 90+ offerings, ranging from yoga to music to meditation to outdoor recreation.

The post Asheville Yoga Festival Announces 2018 Schedule appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
 2018 Festival to Take Place July 26-29

Asheville Yoga Festival is pleased to announce the 2018 schedule. Taking place July 26th through 29th, the festival will feature over 30 presenters and 90+ offerings, ranging from yoga to music to meditation to outdoor recreation.

Now in its second year under the ownership and direction of Asheville residents and veteran yoga practitioners Amanda Hale and Sara Levine LaStella, Asheville Yoga Festival aims to build on last year’s success and continue its growth toward becoming the Southeast’s preeminent yoga festival.

“This year’s festival feels even more thoughtful and impactful than our first year,” said LaStella. “We are bringing together an incredibly qualified group of instructors to teach traditional methods of yoga alongside some current topics that are close to our hearts, such as gender identity, diversity, body positivity and the yoga practice outside of the classroom. Our hope is that everyone feels as though this festival was created for them and that they walk away feeling filled up and more connected, inside and out.”

This year’s lineup again brings together many notable local and nationally recognized instructors to create an immersive experience and expose festival goers to a wide variety of yoga styles and philosophies.

  • 2018 Scheduled Presenters:
  • MC YOGI Sara Clark
  • Stephanie Snyder
  • Chelsey Korus
  • Michael Johnson
  • Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
  • Taylor Harkness
  • Jean Jacques Gabriel
  • Tymi Howard
  • Chelsea Jackson Roberts
  • Lillah Schwartz
  • Rusty Wells
  • Lisa Zahiya
  • Stephanie Keach

The Festival will again utilize indoor and outdoor venues throughout downtown Asheville, including Pack Square Park, the YMI Cultural Center, Hilton Garden Inn, and the Masonic Temple. New locations this year include the AC Marriott and The Asheville Social Hall. The footprint makes it easy for festival goers to walk from venue to venue, while being exposed to the vibrant culture of downtown.

The Mountain Air Market in Pack Square will be open to the public again this year, giving everyone the opportunity to listen to live music, view and participate in various demonstrations, and explore an exceptional mix of health and wellness businesses, both local and from across the country. There will also be a daily community yoga practice that’s open to the public at no charge.

Stretching beyond yoga practice, festival goers can participate in guided nature hikes, stand-up paddle boarding, educational workshops, evening concerts, and much more. The goal is to take advantage of as many experiences the Asheville area has to offer.

Giving back to the community is also a key component of Asheville Yoga Festival’s guiding philosophy. A portion of the Festival’s proceeds will be donated to local non-profit Light a Path. Light a Path’s mission is to create community and resilience in underserved populations of WNC through offering yoga, mindfulness, and other somatic therapies at no cost. For more information visit lightapath.org.

Full information is available at ashevilleyogafestival.com. Follow @AshevilleYogaFestival on Facebook and Instagram.

The post Asheville Yoga Festival Announces 2018 Schedule appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-yoga-festival-announces-2018-schedule/feed/ 0
Mercy Urgent Care Offers $25 Sports Physicals to Student Athletes http://ashevilleblog.com/mercy-urgent-care-offers-25-sports-physicals-student-athletes/ http://ashevilleblog.com/mercy-urgent-care-offers-25-sports-physicals-student-athletes/#respond Wed, 28 Mar 2018 21:10:29 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11524 Mercy Urgent Care is offering a special rate of $25.00 on sports physicals for all elementary through high school students from now through May 31, 2018. Individuals may drop in to one of the four urgent care locations in Buncombe County or the one in Transylvania County at their convenience.

The post Mercy Urgent Care Offers $25 Sports Physicals to Student Athletes appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
Mercy Urgent Care is offering a special rate of $25.00 on sports physicals for all elementary through high school students from now through May 31, 2018. Individuals may drop in to one of the four urgent care locations in Buncombe County or the one in Transylvania County at their convenience.

Parents and guardians of student athletes should their school’s physical form with them for their physical. Students 18 years and older must present a valid photo ID. Students under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult with a valid photo ID. Payment can be made with cash, check, or credit card. Insurance will not be accepted for this special offer.

There are approximately 5,500 student athletes in the Buncombe County School System alone. Mercy Urgent Care hopes that the convenience and affordability of their sports physicals will ensure children who would like to participate are not deterred by the cost of a physical.

About Mercy Urgent Care: Mercy Urgent Care has served more than one million patients in the Asheville area since 1985. Providing, high-quality, affordable and convenient medical care for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, the Buncombe County locations (three in Asheville, one in Weaverville) are open seven days a week, 362 days a year, except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. A fifth site in Brevard provides care for the residents of Transylvania County. The West location has the most extensive hours and is open Monday-Friday: 7 a.m-8:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. More information about hours and locations can be found at www.mercyurgentcare.org

 

The post Mercy Urgent Care Offers $25 Sports Physicals to Student Athletes appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
http://ashevilleblog.com/mercy-urgent-care-offers-25-sports-physicals-student-athletes/feed/ 0
Healthcare For All, Y’all (We’re Already Paying For It) http://ashevilleblog.com/healthcare-yall-already-paying/ http://ashevilleblog.com/healthcare-yall-already-paying/#comments Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:01:37 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11334 Please join us for a forum on the health, economic and social aspects of providing healthcare to all in the US. Joel R. Segal, who, as the senior legislative aide to Rep. John Conyers, was one of the lead staffers on the Affordable Care Act and co-authored HR 676, also known as “Expanded and Improved Medicare For All.” January 14th, 2018 at Blue Ridge Community College

The post Healthcare For All, Y’all (We’re Already Paying For It) appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
Healthcare For All, Y’all (We’re Already Paying For It)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

2:00 – 2:30 Networking and Snacks

2:30 – 4:00 Presentation, Q&A

Blue Ridge Community College, Patton Auditorium, Patton Building

180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, NC 28731

Please join us for a forum on the health, economic and social aspects of providing healthcare to all in the US. Joel R. Segal, who, as the senior legislative aide to Rep. John Conyers, was one of the lead staffers on the Affordable Care Act and co-authored HR 676, also known as “Expanded and Improved Medicare For All.”

According to Mr. Segal, “Millions of Americans are needlessly suffering because of our bloated, complicated, inefficient profit-driven healthcare system. Nothing is more important than being able to get the healthcare you need when you need it, without the fear that it will bankrupt you. For many, it is quite literally life and death. That is why in 2003, while working for Congressman John Conyers, I co-wrote a bill that offered real solutions.”

From 2:00 – 2:30 pm, we will network with our sponsors and other supporting organizations, listed below. Event flyer is attached. 

SPONSORS

~Our Revolution~

~NAACP   ~Progressive Women of Hendersonville ~Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

~TrueRidge ~Immigration Network ~Silent Vigil for Immigration Reform ~Freshman Year for Free ~Namaste

  ~Western North Carolina Green Party   ~Democratic Socialists of America, Asheville ~Henderson County Democratic Party

The post Healthcare For All, Y’all (We’re Already Paying For It) appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
http://ashevilleblog.com/healthcare-yall-already-paying/feed/ 1
Asheville Yoga Center Fundraises for Asheville on Bikes http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-yoga-center-fundraises-asheville-bikes/ http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-yoga-center-fundraises-asheville-bikes/#comments Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:55:54 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11332 Asheville Yoga Center is cycling into the New Year with Asheville on Bikes to help support eco-friendly transportation and bike safety in the community. Starting on January 1, there will be donation boxes in AYC’s studio and boutique locations for monetary contributions. On Thursday, January 25, 10% of drop-in and community-class sales will be donated to the charity along with a direct donation of $250.

The post Asheville Yoga Center Fundraises for Asheville on Bikes appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
Yoga studio to donate 10% of proceeds on Jan. 25 to support local charity

Asheville Yoga Center is cycling into the New Year with Asheville on Bikes to help support eco-friendly transportation and bike safety in the community. Starting on January 1, there will be donation boxes in AYC’s studio and boutique locations for monetary contributions. On Thursday, January 25, 10% of drop-in and community-class sales will be donated to the charity along with a direct donation of $250.

“We realize the importance of reducing our carbon footprint and improving our sidewalks, greenways, and infrastructures to ensure the safety of community transportation. We are glad that we can support their efforts,” says Melissa Pennscott, General Manager of the yoga studio.

The nonprofit takes a three-pronged approach to achieving this goal: educating children and adults in the community about urban cycling; advocating for the advancement of transportation policies that meet the needs of all community members; and celebrations in the form of community bike rides and events designed to encourage participation. The signature celebration and fundraiser is Bike Love, which will take place on February 24.

“The goal of Asheville on Bikes is to make transportation safe and accessible for all people in the Asheville Community,” says Mike Sule, Director of Asheville on Bikes.

For more information on Asheville on Bikes, go to ashevilleonbikes.com.

About Asheville Yoga Center:

Asheville Yoga Center (AYC) is a leader in providing world-class instruction and support for personal growth through yoga. Founded in 1997, AYC offers classes, teacher training, and a retail boutique for yoga practitioners of all levels. Learn more at youryoga.com. 

About Asheville on Bikes:

Asheville on Bikes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating the culture of urban and commuter cycling in Asheville and Buncombe County through advocacy & celebration. Founded in 2006, Asheville on Bikes began as a group of 25 cyclists who dressed up and rode in Asheville’s holiday parade, winning a $750 prize for their spirited presence. That prize became the nest egg for Asheville on Bikes’ initial advocacy efforts, including community rides, bike corrals, and many, many emails to city and county staff.

The post Asheville Yoga Center Fundraises for Asheville on Bikes appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-yoga-center-fundraises-asheville-bikes/feed/ 1
Bee City USA Asheville Program Now Led By Asheville GreenWorks http://ashevilleblog.com/bee-city-usa-asheville-program-now-led-asheville-greenworks/ http://ashevilleblog.com/bee-city-usa-asheville-program-now-led-asheville-greenworks/#comments Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:08:03 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11008 Asheville GreenWorks is pleased to announce that it is now the organizational home of the Bee City USA Asheville affiliate.

The post Bee City USA Asheville Program Now Led By Asheville GreenWorks appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
Asheville GreenWorks is pleased to announce that it is now the organizational home of the Bee City USA Asheville affiliate.

Bee City USA is a national nonprofit launched in 2012 that galvanizes communities to sustain pollinators by providing them with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants and free to nearly free of pesticides. It fosters ongoing dialogue in urban and suburban areas to raise awareness of the role and importance of pollinators.

“Bringing Bee City USA Asheville under our umbrella of programs is a natural fit for Asheville GreenWorks,” says GreenWorks Executive Director Dawn Chávez. “Our Green Communities program focus includes things like our Food Tree Project, which wouldn’t be possible without bees and other pollinators. We are proud to carry forward this important initiative in our community.”

Asheville was the nation’s inaugural Bee City, with its chapter established in 2012 by Bee City USA founder and director Phyllis Stiles. Today, there are sixty city and campus affiliates in 26 states.

“From the beginning, Asheville GreenWorks lent Bee City USA a hand, loaning us equipment for our launch party and meeting space for our steering committee,” says Stiles. “During their annual garden tour they let us highlight pollinator-friendly gardening principles. No other organization is better suited to facilitate Asheville’s Bee City USA program, in coordination with the Asheville Tree Commission, than GreenWorks. They are adept at mobilizing volunteers, including kids, to get their hands dirty for a great cause.”

While pollinators are responsible for 1 in 3 bites of the food we eat and the reproduction of 90% of the world’s wild plant species, many pollinator species are at risk due to habitat loss and misuse of pesticides.

Among many pollinator installation projects, GreenWorks/Bee City USA Asheville will be working this spring with Glen Arden Elementary School’s Eco Readers club to install a pollinator garden at the school with funding from a Project Learning Tree grant. Students learn as they work, with a series of outdoor programs and extensions that keep them engaged for long after the first planting. This year’s annual Pollination Celebration! will span the month of June with a series of events to celebrate pollinators, the benefits they provide, and the importance of protecting and creating pollinator-friendly habitat in Asheville. Partners from around the community will lead educational and interactive events to learn about bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

Asheville GreenWorks welcomes past volunteers of local Bee City USA activities to continue working with the group in its new organizational home. To learn more or to get involved with Bee City USA Asheville, visit the chapter’s Facebook page at facebook.com/beecityasheville/. For more information about Bee City USA’s national efforts, visit beecityusa.org.

Established in 1973, Asheville GreenWorks inspires, equips and mobilizes individuals and communities to take care of the places we love to live. With thousands of volunteers, Asheville GreenWorks engages the community in grassroots projects including tree plantings, urban agriculture, environmental cleanups, anti-litter and waste reduction education, creation of green spaces, and preservation of Asheville’s rivers and trees.

The post Bee City USA Asheville Program Now Led By Asheville GreenWorks appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
http://ashevilleblog.com/bee-city-usa-asheville-program-now-led-asheville-greenworks/feed/ 1
Goat Yoga at Franny’s Farm http://ashevilleblog.com/goat-yoga-frannys-farm/ http://ashevilleblog.com/goat-yoga-frannys-farm/#respond Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:45:45 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10906 From the farm that brings you the annual Goat Yoga at Franny’s Farm appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
From the farm that brings you the annual Barnaroo, introducing Farm Friend Bend: An interactive yoga class that gets you zen with new goat friends. The classes are all for beginners, and great for those new to yoga or those who need more baby goats in their life!

Yoga with cats took the country by storm recently with even local breweries getting in on the action. Now for something different: yoga with goats!

The event will be on April 30th, at Franny’s Farm: 22 Frannys Farm Rd, Leicester, NC 28748. There will be 4 different classes offered throughout the day: 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 4:00 pm.

Tickets are $18 dollars and go on sale today. You can grab your ticket at https://farmfriendbend.eventbrite.com

More about the organizers:
Taylon and Franny are neighbors and Leicester Lady Farmers. They have a mission to connect people with local farmers with fun events for adults and kids.

Contact: You may contact Frances Tacy at: franny@frannysfarm.com or 828-708-5587 and Taylon Breeden at Taylon.breeden@gmail.com or 828-424-8678

The post Goat Yoga at Franny’s Farm appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
http://ashevilleblog.com/goat-yoga-frannys-farm/feed/ 0
Asheville Yoga Festival Scheduled for July 27-30 http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-yoga-festival-scheduled-july-27-30/ http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-yoga-festival-scheduled-july-27-30/#respond Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:18:51 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10896 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. 

The post Asheville Yoga Festival Scheduled for July 27-30 appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
Newly Redesigned Festival to Include Internationally Acclaimed Presenters

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.

“Asheville has long been a place for healing, where people come to nourish their bodies and spirits,” said Amanda Hale, Festival Co-Director. “The city is also deep in the practice of yoga, with more studios and practitioners than most cities of similar size. It is well known in the yoga community across the country that there is something special happening here, and Sara and I hope to create a space for soulful connection to take place, both with self and others, in the midst of the some of the oldest, most beautiful mountains on earth.”

Yoga Journal has also recognized Asheville’s restorative vibe, “Since the 1700s, folks have flocked here for the healing powers of the crisp mountain air and nearby mineral springs, and today’s plethora of yoga studios, spas, and holistic treatment options bolster the health-conscious culture.”

There are many changes in store for the Festival this year. The location of the festival has transitioned from the Montford neighborhood to the heart of downtown Asheville. The increased footprint utilizes multiple indoor and outdoor venues, including Pack Square Park, the YMI Cultural Center, Hilton Garden Inn, Hyatt Place, the Masonic Temple and the AC Marriott.

Additionally, the Festival will offer a variety of experiences and personal enrichment opportunities beyond intensive yoga practice, like guided nature hikes, a farm to table dinner, and evening concerts. There will also be a Vendor Village that will be open to the public, allowing everyone to explore an exceptional mix of health and wellness businesses, both local and from across the country.

It is important to Hale and LaStella that Asheville Yoga Festival is a catalyst for change, and their desire is to offer a space for convergence to happen on a personal, social and energetic level. “We acknowledge that life is messy and uncomfortable,” said Hale, “and to do this work requires us to be bold and courageous. The invitation is to join us on a pilgrimage to reconnect and receive, so that when you return home, you will be inspired to put your yoga in action and be of service, that what you have received will ripple out.”

“Asheville has long been a place of convergence in so many ways – geographically, philosophically, creatively,” continued Festival Co-Director LaStella. “The city itself was founded on land where two Native American trails crossed, or converged, and it’s where the French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers come together, so the concept seemed to us the perfect theme for Asheville Yoga Festival. And after a year of extreme divisiveness, we wanted to focus on bringing people together.”

Asheville Yoga Festival continues its evolution into the preeminent yoga festival in the Southeastern United States. The Festival will continue to highlight many of the amazing local teachers, while also bringing in more nationally recognized presenters to offer new perspectives on the practice of yoga. Notable Asheville presenters include Stephanie Keach, Adi Westerman, Michael Johnson, Sierra Hollister, Shala Worsley, Brooke Tyler, Joe Taft, and Cat Matlock, who will align with many of the country’s best: Rusty Wells, Chelsey Korus, MC YOGI, Anton Holmes Mackey, Krista Cahill, Taylor Harkness, and Chelsea Jackson Roberts. The objective is to create an immersive experience and expose festival goers to a wide variety of yoga styles, while also taking advantage of the opportunity to explore the vibrant culture of Asheville.

Giving back to the community is also an important component of Asheville Yoga Festival’s guiding philosophy. A portion of the Festival’s proceeds will be donated to local non-profit Light a Path. Conceived as an “expression of service” by a group of Asheville-based yogis and other practitioners, Light a Path’s mission is to create community and resilience in underserved populations of WNC through offering yoga, mindfulness, and other somatic therapies at no cost. For more information visit lightapath.org.

Full information is available at ashevilleyogafestival.com. Follow @AshevilleYogaFestival on Facebook and Instagram.

The post Asheville Yoga Festival Scheduled for July 27-30 appeared first on Asheville Blog.

]]>
http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-yoga-festival-scheduled-july-27-30/feed/ 0