As the executive director of True Ridge, a Hendersonville-based nonprofit serving Western North Carolina’s Hispanic population, Lori Garcia-McCammon has never had an easy job. Her organization helps survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and refers clients to bilingual mental health counselors. Recent years have been straining, as many of the Central American immigrants her […]
Prior to Dr. Robyn Tiger’s class, “Yoga for Cancer Recovery,” Asheville Community Yoga hadn’t offered yoga tailored to the unique needs of cancer survivors. While Asheville is brimming with yoga instructors, fewer practice yoga therapy, which requires extensive specialized training.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Robin and Corey Costanzo, yoga instructor and somatic psychologist, respectively, offer a unique opportunity for Asheville residents and visitors to relax and rejuvenate.
Sarah Jean Couture, 31, invites students to explore other cultures in order to travel inwards to find adventure and peace. Here, she demonstrates exalted mountain pose at Jonas Gerard’s gallery on Clingman Avenue.
Asheville Community Yoga celebrates the expansion of its sliding-scale studio with grand opening festivities.
Music takes center stage this weekend with local CD release parties, gentle folk singers, a punk rock showcase and experimental out-of-towners. But, as always, we bring you a variety of low cost happenings to ensure there’s something for everyone.
Downtown will be filled with free activities this weekend, but with Bele Chere comes lots of people. If you’re not one for crowds, consider these budget-friendly events that offer some distance from the throngs of sun-kissed strangers.
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.
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.