PLAY TO PAY: Asheville Community Yoga member Ben Phan says yoga makes him a better person and musician. "The focus on breath and awareness has helped me become more vulnerable and present, which enhances my connection to songwriting and performing," he says. Half of the proceeds from his band's upcoming concert will go toward ACY's expansion.

Conscious party: Asheville Community Yoga stretches into a larger space with help from member Ben Phan

A singer and dexterous guitar player, Phan wrote much of his debut album Dreams in Modern Folk while walking solo from Mexico to Canada. He’ll play those songs plus some unheard numbers at a benefit concert for Asheville Community Yoga’s expansion. The Grey Eagle hosts the event on Saturday, June 18.

Kristin Luna Ray will offer a workshop on mantra at Asheville Community Yoga.

For your health: Upcoming wellness events

  INTIMACY SKILLS PRACTICE GROUP AT CO-LUMINATE Helping individuals and couples refuel romance and get relationships back on track, Steve Torma leads an intimacy skills practice group on Friday, April 11, 8 – 10 p.m. at co-luminate in downtown Asheville. Through presentation, demonstration, discussions and group activities, participants can brush up on their nonviolent communication […]

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This weekend on a shoestring

This weekend presents a number of entertaining opportunities to support local organizations, so get off the couch, help a good cause and have a great time! In addition, there’s plenty of music, art and more for your viewing and listening pleasure. And while you’re here, check out Clubland for a complete schedule of weekend music.

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This weekend on a shoestring

This weekend starts with a bang: a green, beer soaked bang. But it doesn’t end there. We’ve got art openings, music, spoken word, outdoors and even some events for the kids. And as usual, they’re as easy on the wallet as they are entertaining. While you’re here, check out Clubland for a complete schedule of weekend music.