The Asheville wellness scene only gets more vibrant as the spring months approach. Take a look at some of these upcoming, healthy events in WNC from learning to use weeds as medicine to walking for a cause.
Jerome Smith, spiritual director at Asheville Meditation Center and ordained Pandit in the Himalayan tradition, says that while meditation can be intimidating, it’s a state of mind that everyone can access. Xpress talks with Smith about the challenges and benefits that go along with starting a meditation practice, as well as his advice for beginners.
A group of middle school-age yogis from Odyssey Community School busted out their downward-facing dogs and tree poses in a student-organized flash mob downtown on Oct. 31 at the Vance Memorial.
Blythe Brown, a 27-year-old youth yoga instructor and art educator, offers a creative movement and meditation experience in Asheville. (photo by Kate Lundquist)
Mindfulness for children can be found all over town, from the hospital to a small West Asheville school.
Robin and Corey Costanzo, yoga instructor and somatic psychologist, respectively, offer a unique opportunity for Asheville residents and visitors to relax and rejuvenate.
Cloud Cottage Community of Mindful Living in Black Mountain hosts this by-donation event next Saturday.
On Wednesday, Feb. 23, the last day of the global peace initiative called “Winter Feast for the Soul,” the community is invited to a celebratory closing event and poetry reading.
An Asheville business will open its doors to the community on March 30 for a week of meditation, community lunches and discussions about finding meaning in work.