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September 2022

Walking Meditation & Qi Gong, NC Arboretum

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, 28806
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REGISTER Experience the deep peace and joy of slow walking meditation in the Plants of Promise Garden at the North Carolina Arboretum. Each walking meditation practice begins with a series of very gentle Qigong movements. Qigong is a mindful movement practice that supports the body's natural healing processes, promotes healthy circulation, invites a sense of inner calm, and releases tension from the body. Accessible to all ages and all bodies. Group size is limited to 12 participants. You can sign…

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Chair-Supported Yoga on Monday Mornings

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

PURCHASE CLASS PASSES PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP Mondays, 9:30am - 10:30am Safe, gentle, therapeutic yoga stretches to relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, and improve flexibility, balance, and joint mobility while cultivating inner calm. Seated and standing poses are done with the support of a chair. Each class finishes with a guided relaxation. No prior yoga experience needed. This is an online weekly class offered via ZOOM, which is an easy-to-use online conference space that you can access via your phone, tablet, or computer.…

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Yoga-inspired Pilates on Monday Mornings

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

PURCHASE CLASS PASSES PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP Monday mornings, 11am – Noon Yoga-inspired Pilates moves at a mindful pace, with the support of the breath, to strengthen and stretch all major muscle groups and support overall physical fitness. This class will help you to improve circulation, coordination, core strength, muscle tone, back health, joint stability, bone density, and strengthen and stabilize the hips and pelvis. Strengthening exercise done with the support of healthy breathing is also highly effective in boosting mood,…

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Tuesday Morning Gentle Yoga

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:10 am

PURCHASE CLASS PASSES PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP Tuesdays, 10am - 11:10 Gentle, mindful stretching to relieve tension, reduce stress, improve balance and flexibility, and cultivate inner calm. Learn practical tools to improve mental health and keep body systems in balance. No prior yoga experience needed. Participants must be able to get up and down off the floor unassisted.   This is an online weekly class offered via ZOOM, which is an easy-to-use online conference space that you can access via your…

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Yoga for Arthritis & Osteoporosis on Wednesday Mornings

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

PURCHASE CLASS PASSES PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP Wednesday mornings, 11am - Noon Yoga is among the most effective exercises for improving bone and joint health. This ongoing weekly class is suitable for total beginners and advanced yogis. Seated poses can be performed either in a chair or seated on the floor. Modified poses will be offered to accommodate your body's unique needs. You will learn: exercises for building bone density, stabilizing and lubricating joints, and reducing pain and inflammation how to…

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Community Meditation on Wednesday Evenings

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free or by-donation gentle yoga and meditation session every Wednesday evening from 7pm - 8pm on Zoom. Gentle seated stretching, calming breath practice, lightly guided seated meditation. We conclude with a progressive relaxation that can be done lying-down or reclined in a chair. All are welcome. No experience necessary. The seated portion of the practice can be done in a chair, on the floor, on your couch or in your bed. To join the group, simply email Jenne so she…

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Chair Pilates on Thursday Mornings

September 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

PURCHASE CLASS PASSES PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP Thursdays 9:30am – 10:30am Pilates in a chair is more fun and more challenging than you think! Using a sturdy, armless chair as a supportive prop in pilates yields new and creative options for many of the most classic pilates exercises for stretching and strengthening! This class incorporates light dumbbells and resistance bands to help build strength, joint stabilization, and bone density. However, the exercises can also be done without weights or bands and…

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Friday Mornings: Yin & Restorative Yoga

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

PURCHASE CLASS PASSES PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP Fridays, 11am - Noon Energy is renewed through the practice of rest. This class is a combination of gentle yin stretches and nurturing restorative poses. Yin and Restorative Yoga support the body's natural healing processes, improve joint mobility, reduce inflammation, and relieve the effects of stress on the body and brain. Modifications are offered throughout this class to support your body's unique needs. This is an online weekly class offered on Zoom, an easy-to-use…

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October 2022

Bounce! Rebounder Fitness on Tuesday mornings

October 4 @ 9:25 am - 9:45 am
Zoom, 99 Sevier Street
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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PURCHASE CLASS PASSES PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP Tuesdays 9:25am – 9:45am (begins Oct 4th) The benefits of exercising on a rebounder trampoline are numerous: strengthens and tones muscles, builds bone density, boosts cardiovascular health and immune function, improves balance and coordination, and according to a study done by NASA, is 68% more efficient than jogging. The elasticity of the rebounder surface makes it a highly efficient and low-impact exercise for joint health. This class is mindfully paced with modifications offered so…

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Qigong & Guided Meditation on Wednesday Mornings

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

PURCHASE CLASS PASSES PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP Wednesdays, 10am - 10:45 (begins October 6th) Qigong means "cultivation of life-energy." Qigong is the foundation of Tai Chi practice. Instead of a set sequence like Tai Chi, Qigong consists of a wide variety of slow, flowing movements that balance the nervous system and optimize joint mobility, tapping and knocking to circulate blood, lymph, and vital energy, and gentle yoga-like stretches for tension-release. Research demonstrates the effectiveness of qigong in improving physical coordination and…

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