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Color Faire brings yoga, music and color throwing to Asheville
The Saturday, Sept. 12, Color Faire offers participants a chance to relax and sip a hot cacao drink before plunging themselves into yoga, music, belly dancing, flow arts and healthy food options.
In the Spirit: Open to the one
Xpress corresponded with AskLizze founder Liz Cox, and Sangha Shabda vocalists Jojo Silverman and Aditi Sethi-Brown about Kirtan with Sangha Shabda, part of musical series Open to the One.
Luna Ray brings mantra-based music to The Altamont Theatre
Local musician and kirtan leader Luna Ray calls mantras — sacred syllables or groups of words — ancient science that allows people to open up. “It’s technology with which to wake up, to touch our hearts, to remind us of who we are,” she says. “The mantras are so powerful that even if you don’t […]
The future is now: Where to ring in 2015
Ready or not, here comes the new year. Whether you can’t unload 2014 soon enough or you could actually use another month or two to tie up loose ends, the countdown to 2015 is on. It’s up to you how (and, perhaps more importantly, where) you want to greet it. Yes, watching the whole televised […]
For your health: Wellness news and events in WNC
Tickets on sale for Our VOICE’s 40th anniversary celebration at Diana Wortham Theatre Our VOICE has been advocating for and supporting victims of sexual abuse for 40 years, and a huge part of that work has been addressing difficult topics and situations that too often go unspoken. It’s fitting then, that the organization’s 40th anniversary […]
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 […]
Yogi-activists move ‘Beyond Coal’
This Saturday evening, Nov. 23, yogis and activists will come together at Asheville Yoga Center for the Yogis Beyond Coal event.
Sound Track: Moonflower
The 20-track double-album by local chant and world music group Shantavaani is a collection of ancient and modern spiritual songs and writings from Asian, paired with contemporary folk originals.
Smart bets web extra: Kirtan leader Jai Uttal returns to Asheville
The Grammy-nominated performer presents a concert and workshop this weekend.
Accessing joy through yoga and music
Michael Johnson and his wife Stephanie of Clearlight Yoga invite Asheville to practice on and off the mat to heal the self and benefit the community. This is the 10th post in the yoga series, Asana Xpress.
Smart Bets web extra: Kristin Luna Ray’s new album
Updated show information: The CD pre-release celebration takes place at Asheville Community Yoga on Saturday, Dec. 3.
A fond farewell to Renjith Iya
The Asheville music community suffered a staggering loss this week with the untimely passing of multi-instrumentalist Andrew Barnett, aka Renjith Iya. A public memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. at the Warren Wilson College Chapel.
Photos from the Global Peace Gathering and StarGate Portal Opening
Artists, new-age philosophers, musicians, free thinkers and the curious passerby alike celebrated at the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage at Pack Square Park on Sunday, Oct. 10, elevating global collective consciousness through devotional music and discussion while dancing under a glowing crescent moon.