Asheville Yoga Center, a pillar of the city’s emerging “wellness district” in the area around South Liberty Street, is up for sale. The transition represents the next phase of changes brought about by the divorce of the center’s founders, Stephanie and Sunny Keach, according to Melissa Driver, the company’s general manager. Also in brief: prostate cancer screening tips for men, new programs and services and a new website that illustrates the impact of the opioid epidemic on the local community.
Since the inception of a new adaptive exercise program for athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities in October, a core group of about six athletes with a variety of abilities and challenges have made “incredible” progress, reports Karla Furnari of Buncombe County Recreation Services. The program meets on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. at South Slope CrossFit and is free to attend.
Activated by the opening of a yoga studio, a ‘wellness block’ of like-minded businesses has sprung up in South Liberty Street area, creating a wellness-oriented community.
This year’s fundraising dinner — prepared by Michael Marshall of the Renaissance Hotel with pours from Biltmore Wines — will enable the Literacy Council to secure volunteer tutors for some 350 locals lacking reading, writing and language skills.
The Asheville Yoga Center this week begins its third season of Yoga in the Park, a series of outdoor yoga classes held in Pack Square Park to benefit two local nonprofits.
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.”
Asheville Yoga Center will screen the documentary One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das, which chronicles the world-renowned spiritual teacher and Grammy-nominated recording artist’s life on Dec. 13 and 14. Proceeds from the event benefit Shoulder to Shoulder, a nonprofit that provides health care services in Honduras.
This Saturday evening, Nov. 23, yogis and activists will come together at Asheville Yoga Center for the Yogis Beyond Coal event.
This weekend, enjoy meditation, theater, cycling and more. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-cost entertainment.
Sierra Hollister, 49, has been offering Kundalini yoga classes to the community since 1995. (Photo by Kate Lundquist)
This week, Xpress brings you a variety of holiday happenings, along with some options for riding out the apocalypse.
Jessica Lee, 28, is the Online Content Director for Clear Channel. Here, she demonstrates ardha uttanasana, or halfway lift, at Asheville Yoga Center. This is the 12th post of a yoga-pose series by freelance writer and yoga instructor, Kate Lundquist. Photos by Kate Lundquist.
Rich Risbridger, 38, circus performer and yoga instructor, inspires a playful attitude in his yoga classes. Here, he demonstrates full Hanumanasana in downtown Asheville. This is the eighth post in the yoga series by freelance writer Kate Lundquist.
The best things in life are free (or cheap), and we’ve got local theater, a letterpress print collective, nature walks and yoga to prove it. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-cost happenings to keep you entertained on a budget.