As mindfulness-based healing modalities with prison populations gather attention in the public eye, and research supports their effectiveness generally, more volunteers are coming forward in Western North Carolina to create wellness among incarcerated people.
Umodzi Asheville, a one-day yoga festival celebrating community and global unity, will take place at the Odyssey Community School this Saturday, Sept. 12 and raise funds for World Camp’s Malawian programs.
YogaFest organizers hope to make Asheville a yogic destination by offering the premier yoga festival in the Southeast. Festival director Mike Hiers plans to create “a boutique, intimate and serious yoga festival that maintains the beauty and flavor of Asheville.”
Xpress talked with six yoga teachers who have infused their yoga classes with complementary healing or movement practices to create a unique yogic experience. Virginia Rosenberg teaches dance, qi gong and yoga, and teaches a weekly qi gong and yoga fusion class at West Asheville Yoga.
Xpress talked with six yoga teachers who have infused their yoga classes with complementary healing or movement practices to create a unique yogic experience. Becca Odom teaches a class where students are treated with acupuncture needles during restorative yoga poses.
Like proverbial peanut butter and jelly, yoga pairs perfectly with other healing modalities, according to several local yoga teachers. With countless yoga classes being offered daily in studios and public spaces around Asheville and Western North Carolina, these creative yogis are diversifying. Xpress talked with five yoga teachers who have infused their yoga classes with […]
Like proverbial peanut butter and jelly, yoga pairs perfectly with other healing modalities, according to several local yoga teachers.
Kristine Kaoverii Weber is a big-picture person. So although she’s the creator of Subtle Yoga, she spends less time thinking about yoga studios, complicated poses or the latest yoga pants and more time thinking about the current state of health care. It’s also what has led her to begin teaching behavioral health professionals how to […]
When I first walk into his office, Abbas Rakhshani offers me a warm, generous hug. “Hugging communicates and transfers energy,” he says. I immediately feel comforted by his calm, compassionate presence. And by the end our interview, I feel like I’ve had a healing session myself. Rakhshani opened the Yoga Wellness Center in South Asheville […]
CarePartners receives grant for PACE services CarePartners, a local nonprofit and member of Mission Health, recently received a $220,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and is now seeking approval to become a PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) providing. The primary purpose of PACE programming is to help elders remain […]
Asheville is often pegged as a yoga town, but yoga isn’t the only ancient Indian tradition that has gained popularity among local wellness enthusiasts — and Asheville has a new Ayurvedic wellness counseling program to prove it. The tagline for the program is, “Master your own health. Empower others to do the same.” Shala Worsley, […]
LEAF ticket holders may come for the music, but the healing-arts lineup has grown more and more robust, adding to a festival culture that puts a unique emphasis on wellness.
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.
In a series of blog posts, guest writer Colleen Kelly Mellor shares her senior view of a region often touted as one of America’s “Best Retirement Towns.” In her latest post, Mellor gives yoga a second try.
East meets West in Rosie Mulford’s new class series, Yoga and the 12 Steps, at Asheville Yoga Center. Mulford hopes to utilize the “ancient tools of yoga” and the 12-step program to address addiction in all of its forms. “For those who feel hopeless in addiction, it is important to note that we are all addicted to something,” says Mulford. “We chase desires and comfort. But it’s more important to know that there is hope, and there is a way out.”
Local yoga teacher Kimberly Drye gives us some insight as to why many Ashevillians are choosing to spend their Valentine’s Day on the mat.
This Saturday evening, Nov. 23, yogis and activists will come together at Asheville Yoga Center for the Yogis Beyond Coal event.
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.
For Army veteran William Gallion, a busy schedule makes finding time to treat back injuries and post traumatic stress disorder difficult. But thanks to a collaboration between Connected Warriors and Happy Body yoga studio, he and other veterans have been able to find relief through yoga.
Monette Chilson presents her book, “Sophia Rising: Awakening Your Sacred Wisdom Through Yoga,” at Malaprop’s on Monday, July 15.
Sierra Hollister, 49, has been offering Kundalini yoga classes to the community since 1995. (Photo by Kate Lundquist)