Western North Carolina is a health-conscious place, but one that hasn’t always been welcoming for the LGBTQ community. And without health and wellness opportunities that provide care, while also affirming sexuality and gender identity, some LGBTQ folks may not share essential information with their providers or avoid health care settings entirely. Numerous local organizations and […]
Yoga instructor Melissa Bertenthal asks readers to look past traditional notions of self-care.
Rituals that draw on the traditions of indigenous, non-Western cultures are part of a growing industry at the intersection of health, wellness and spirituality. Some in Western North Carolina have raised concerns about whether it’s appropriate for non-native practitioners to offer and profit from traditional practices and techniques.
This year, Mission Weight Management counselor Marit Weikel is building on good habits she’s already established, infusing them with new and exciting challenges.
At least five Asheville area breweries and one cidery host regular yoga classes.
From laughter yoga to therapy with a dash of good cheer, a number of Asheville-area helping professionals serve up healing with a side of humor.
A new yoga center will pop up in town in October. West Asheville Yoga owner Cat Matlock has bought out One Center Yoga and has plans to transform it into a wellness center. Matlock says the new Embodiment Center will offer alignment yoga, vinyasa yoga, ayurvedic medicine, dancing, health coaching and kirtan.
“To walk the streets of Asheville and see a rainbow of people engaging in wellness, health and larger discussions of access and change is exactly what we need, right now.”
Yoga doesn’t end when you get off the mat, say several local yoga instructors, who broaden their practice to include working for social justice.
A variety of Asheville nonprofits include yoga in their offerings to at-risk populations, including the incarcerated, the homeless, and older adults. The organizations stress that any activity that taps into the parasympathetic nervous system creates an inner sense of safety.
Writing your resolutions can be tough, and keeping them can even tougher. Asheville wellness practitioners offer their resolutions and intentions as a way to inspire community members and remind them of the local support, education and opportunities to stay healthy and motivated throughout the year.
A variety of intention-setting yoga workshops on New Year’s Eve will help participants create and keep their resolutions for the new year.
A party for the release of Lillah Schwartz’s new book, Healing Our Backs with Yoga: An Essential Guide to Back Pain Relief, will be held Friday, Aug. 26, at One Center Yoga, 120 Coxe Ave. The book offers readers the opportunity to learn the basic yoga poses used in Schwartz’s signature back course. It contains hundreds of photos […]
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Now in its third season, Bend and Brew unites craft beer tastings and discussions with yoga sessions at Asheville breweries.
Healing Touch and reiki are energy-work modalities that are finding their way into complementary therapies offered in many mainstream medical settings, including hospitals, hospice and veteran care.
When used together, yoga and physical therapy can speed up healing for limited/impaired populations.
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.”