Event Date: 02/22/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Reiki Sound Blessing and Rose Quartz Meditation ♥ Experience gentle balancing Reiki Energy as you are serenaded by the healing sound of the Tibetan bowls, tuning forks, rose quartz, all held completely nourished inside the beautiful salt cave. Allow yourself to completely rejuvenate during this zen hour. This session is led by our gifted Megan Hensley! This special Self Care session will be focused on unconditional love and how to share this wonderful gift. We will incorporate the powerful stone Rose Quartz which offers gentle energetic balance for the heart and is radiating with unconditional love. A powerful Rose Quartz Stone will be gifted to everyone in the session, as a reminder to always choose love. We look forward ti sharing this beautiful evening with you. $43 pp for reservations includes a Rose Quartz Stone to book now go on www.AshevilleSaltCave.com

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12 Eagle St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/22/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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The 6 Week Childbirth Class Series begins on the start date listed above and runs for 6 consecutive weeeks unless listed otherwise:  Beginning Tuesday May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20 Beginning Thursday June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13 Beginning Sunday June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 Beginning Tuesday July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15 Beginning Thursday July 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24 Beginning Sunday August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, No Class Sept. 3rd (Labor Day Weekend), 10th, 17th Beginning Tuesday September 5th, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10  Beginning Sunday October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5 Beginning Thursday October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16 Beginning Sunday November 12,19, 26, December 3, 10, 17 Beginning Tuesday November 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19 Weeknight classes are from 6pm - 9pm Sunday classes are from 4pm - 7pm Whether you're a first-time or experienced parent, alone or with a partner, and no matter what type of birth your are striving to have (home or hospital birth, unmedicated, VBAC, epidural) this 6 week long class series will enrich your knowledge not only of childbirth but of your relationships: to your partner, your care provider, and yourself.    In the Lamaze 6 Week Childbirth Class Series You'll learn: Pregnancy Anatomy and Physiology Labor Stages & Signs of Labor   Creating a positive birth experience Tools to increase connection with your partner, care provider and your baby! Hands-on Labor Coping and Support Techniques for both mothers and partners Advocacy and how to make Informed Decisions during Labor How to address and work with Fears and Anxieties To Honor your Pregnancy and Birth as a Rite of Passage. And now for the fine print...Because our classes often sell out, we do not offer refunds or transfers for non-medical reasons, so please be sure you can attend the class you register for! If you choose to register for class beginning after your 34th week, there are no refunds if your baby arrives before the series is over. At this time, Homegrown Babies can only accept Primary NC Pregnancy Medicaid insurance YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Free Early Pregnancy Class If you would like to purchase postpartum/breastfeeding related instruction separately from a childbirth class series or see the upcoming series dates go here:  Baby Moon Postpartum Breastfeeding & Babycare Class with Support Circle  We also offer class bundles:  Birth with Courage + Baby Moon Postpartum Breastfeeding & Babycare Class Feel free to contact Chama Woydak with any questions or concerns at 828-777-8899 or [email protected]

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/22/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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The 7 Week Series includes 6 consecutive weeks of Childbirth Education, in addition to a 4.5 hour Breastfeeding/Baby Care Class class that is taken prenatally (ideally between 30-35 weeks.) For the 6 week childbirth class dates: Beginning Sunday September 25th, October 2nd, NO CLASS ON 9th, Thursday 13th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Beginning Thursday October 27th, November 3rd, 10th, 17th, No class on 24th  Dec. 1st, 8th Beginning Sunday November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, December 4th, 11th Beginning Tuesday January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, February 7th Beginning Sunday Janaury 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, February 5th, 12th Beginning Thursday January 26th, February 2nd, 9th 16th, 23rd, March 2nd Beginning Sunday February 19th, 26th, March 5th 12th, no class on 19th, 26th, April 2nd Beginning Tuesday February 21st, 28th, March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Beginning Thursday March 9th, 1th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th, 13th Beginning Tuesday April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd, 9th Beginning Thursday April 20th, 27th, May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Beginning Tuesday May 16th, 23rd, 30th, June 6th, 13th, 20th  Babymoon Breastfeeding & Babycare Class Dates:            2017: February 25, March 25, April 29, May 27, June 24 You will have a choice of dates for the Babymoon Class on the registration form. Designed to help you navigate the postpartum, this is 4.5 hour class is taken prenatally, ideally between 30-35 weeks, but you can take it at any time. We will cover Postpartum Planning & Support; Changing Identity, Roles & Relationships; Breastfeeding; Infant Needs, Cues & Soothing Techniques; Sleep Scenarios; and more! The cost is $65 per couple (included in the 7 week registration fee); singles are welcome to bring a friend, family member, or support person. If you are taking childbirth classes, you do not need to be finished with them to attend.    Babymoon Classes are led by Childbirth Educator & Doula Jen Chandlee, CD; ICCE And now for the fine print...Because our classes often sell out, we do not offer refunds or transfers for non-medical reasons, so please be sure you can attend the class you register for! If you choose to register for the 6 week childbirth series of classes beginning after your 33rd week of pregnancy, there are no refunds if your baby arrives beforehand. At this time, Homegrown Babies can only accept Primary NC Medicaid insurance Feel free to contact Chama Woydak with any questions or concerns at 828-777-8899 or [email protected] YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Free Early Pregnancy Class If you would like to purchase postpartum/breastfeeding related instruction separately from a childbirth class series or see the upcoming series dates go here:  Babymoon Postpartum Breastfeeding & Babycare Class with Support Circle 

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/24/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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This two day training is the next step for current Thai practitioners, who are looking for new techniques and advanced approaches to add into their sessions. This course came out of a request from a student who has been practicing for a few years and is now ready for more. There are so many nuances and additional techniques that can be added into the flow that were just not possible to include in the original training. So, here you have it...The next level! We will focus on each body position (Supine, Side Lying, Double Leg stretches, Prone, Childs and Seated) and add in additional options for all of these. Some techniques will be brand new and some will simply be additions to the techniques you should already be familiar with. There will also be some discussion around people's experience with the work so far and discussing any questions or issues that have arisen. This class will be limited to 20 people and only for Thai practitioners only, no beginners. This course is approved by NCBTMB for 12 hours of CE credits. Hope to see you there! Date:  February 24 & 25- 10-5pm Cost: $145* for 2 days and 12 CE's           $99 for 1 day and 6 CE's *= with $50 Early discount (before 12/24) To avoid Eventbrite fees, I also accept payments by check: Michael Sitzer 14 Lookout Rd Asheville, NC 28804 contact Michael directly at 828-774-2662 or [email protected] more info at: www.thaiyogatrainings.com If no video appears below, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oss102RRNfI

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261 Ashland Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/24/2018   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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Trying to eliminate grains, dairy or processed foods and feel like there is nothing left to eat? After these classes you will see that there are endless options available for you to eliminate these foods and still enjoy delicious and satisfying meals. Each of the 3 classes will tackle a different meal either breakfast, lunch or dinner and include recipes, tips for success, a tasty meal sample and resources that you can take with you and feel prepared to start eating healthier and feeling better!

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19 zillicoa st , suite 3 West Entrance , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 02/27/2018   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Guided sitting and walking secular, non-religious meditation. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Every Tuesday. Free, donations appreciated.

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77 West Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/28/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Are you looking for a quick crash course to help you find mental strategies or breathing strategies to cope with labor?  Does your partner need some guidance on how to support you during your birth?  Do you have some fears or anxieties about the big day and how you are going to get through it?  Comfort measures are not just for an unmedicated vaginal birth, but are useful and often most needed when labor does not go the way we planned. Join us for this 1 1/2 hour class to give mom's tools to feel safe and strong during her labor and help her relax down into the sensations she will feel rather than fight them.  Partners will leave this class knowing when to talk, what to say (understanding your mama's love lanugage), how to support, how to touch and bring pain relief both during and between contractions.  This is a Homegrown Babies community offering that is offered at no charge!

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/02/2018   Event Time: 8:00 AM

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Mindful Mornings is a monthly one-hour forum where mission-driven do-gooders convene, collaborate, and learn. From yogis, to nutritionists, to nonprofit leaders and wellbeing advocates, this meetup is meant to break down silos by creating a community of people willing and able to help one another achieve their goals in support of the bigger mission -- making the world a better place. If you want to learn from others working to overcome similar obstacles, or simply enjoy some time together appreciating good food, delicious drink, and stimulating conversation, you'll love Mindful Mornings. Doors open at 8! Keynote begins by 8:20 a.m. Questions? Go here, https://www.mindfulmornings.org/asheville Or contact your Chapter Founder, Micah at [email protected] 

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5 Foundy Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/03/2018   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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Welcoming another new addition to your family?  Is your older child excited about becoming a big sibling but not sure what their new title really means? Register now for this awesome Sibling Class. The Sibling Class is designed for children ages 2 and older. Each class we sit together and learn the basics about newborns - what they are wearing when they are born, how babies communicate, and what babies need (diapers, clothes, blankets, love). We talk about the process of labor and birth in G-rated fashion - where moms and dads go to have a baby or what it will be like to have a baby at home, how the baby gets out of mom, what are those funny sounds mom is making, and that mom is OK. Children are encouraged to bring a baby doll or baby-sized stuffed animal to class so they can diaper, clothe, swaddle, and hold the baby. They will learn the important ways they can help when the new baby comes home and learn how to "play" with thier little sibling and show the baby love. Each class includes time to read a book, watch a birth story, and do a craft and ebbs and flows to hold the attention of the various ages in the group. Although this class is primarliy focused on the children, parents will learn tips about integrating the new baby to the mix, including ways to welcome the new baby, how siblings can help with the day-to-day tasks a newborn requires, transitioning to a family of four or more, and how to prepare children for the birth of their new brother or sister.  The class will also have resources on what to expect, the changing family dynamics, challenges with older children such as toilet training and sleep.   The children will create a onesie for the new baby and create a big brother/sister tee shirt for themselves. They will also receive "I'm the Big Brother/Sister" certificate upon completing the class  YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Childbirth Refresher Class We also offer class bundles:  Childbirth Refresher Class + Welcome Little Baby Sibling Class

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/03/2018 - 03/04/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 AM

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The most talked-about Modern Traveling Metaphysical and Energy Healing Fair in the Carolinas that brings the absolute best to you. Readers Psychics –– Mediums –– Tarot –– Astrologer –– Chinese Face Readings Past Life –– Angel Readings –– Animal Communicator- Holistic Healing Professionals Energy Healers –– Sound healing –– Reiki Energy Clearing & balancing Vendors Crystals –– Jewelry –– Bracelets –– Gemstones –– Health & Wellness Products –––– Visual Art –––– and much more! To be part of the Fair (as Vendor, Reader or Healer) please fill application and pay for your booth at: www.awakenings1111.com

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1 Edwin Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/04/2018   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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This is more than a movement class... a journey, an activation, a remembering. We create sacred space and come together in community to open up our bodies for deep connection.  We take masculine linear movement and add our feminine roll, swirl and flow. Trusting our bodies to be our guide and lighting a fire inside. ~~~ Release, remember, and reclaim yourself through movement. A practice combining intuition, circle, yoga and dance.  We move to open the channel that is our body. To love ourselves. To love each other.

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62 Wall Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/06/2018   Event Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Free Beginning Class and introduction to the class series offered by the Asheville twig of the Taoist Tai Chi Society for your health and well being

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261 Asheland Avenue , Asheville, NC 28816
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Event Date: 03/06/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Free.  Are you interested in Systemic Constellations but not ready for a full day workshop? This Constellations Taster Evening is for you! Dip your toe into the Knowing Field. It's a fun, eye-opening evening!  Systemic Constellation is an effective method for working with trans-generational issues and repeating patterns that show up in the family by increasing the flows of Love in your family system, easing the blockages to the flows of Love. A Family Constellation Workshop is a beautiful and gentle way to bring the real issues in your family system to light and to encourage them to transform. Systemic Family Constellations began in Germany in the early 1980s, and are the life work of Bert Hellinger, psychotherapist. Systemic Family Constellation is a popular, known therapy worldwide and is now gaining traction in the US.  What is Family Constellation and how does it work?  During a Systemic Family Constellation workshop, we gather as a sacred circle of individuals in service to our families and to each others' families. If you have an issue you want to look at in your family system, I will ask you some basic questions about your family system: Who was excluded? Did anyone die at a young age? Was anyone forgotten? When I have a sense of where the issue might be centered, I ask you to chose people from the group to represent your family members, issues, events, or even places which might have a bearing on the issue. I will ask you to place each representative in the working space in the manner in which it feels 'right' to you.  When a representative is placed, they are connected to the Knowing Field of your family system. They begin to relate to one another in very specific visual and spatial ways. From these relationships, we can see what cannot normally be seen about the inner workings of the system, and we can see where blockages occur. By nudging the system and by encouraging representatives to use Healing Statements of simple truth about what is, we strengthen the system and increase the flows of love within it. Systemic Constellation is one of the only methods for examining and modifying trans-generational patterns within the family system. To have a successful constellation you don't need to bring any other members of your family with you! We can do deep work in constellations because you bring the complete Knowing Field of your family system with you. We work with the system itself when we do a constellation. You can bring any issue to the workshop to be constellated. In the past, clients have looked at issues such as these: Repeating Patterns Across The Generations Addiction Estrangement Loss of Fortune Repercussions of Immigration Physical Pain which defies treatment Eating Disorders and many more Constellation work looks into the systemic aspects of the issue, that is, the parts of the issue which lie in the system itself, rather than in individuals.

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670 Weaverville RD #1 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 03/14/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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This class bundle includes the one-time, three-hour Childbirth Refresher Class and the one time Welcome Baby Sibling Class. The Childbirth Refresher Class is for women who have given birth previously.  We will cover what to pack, signs of labor, coping techniques, hands-on comfort measures, labor positons, birth preferences and informed consent, and ideas for sibling integration and postpartum planning. Many families need support for siblings with a new baby. The Sibling Class is designed for you to learn about integrating the new baby to the mix, together with your children. Come to class with your older children and learn ways to welcome the new baby, how siblings can help with the day-to-day tasks a newborn requires, transitioning to a family of four or more, and how to prepare children for the birth of their new brother or sister.  The class will focus on what to expect, the changing family dynamics, challenges with older children such as toilet training and sleep.   Select a Sibling Class to attend - you may attend the sibling class whenever it fits your schedule, prior to, after, or in the same month you attend your Refresher class. The children will paint a onesie for the new baby and create a big brother/sister tee shirt for themselves. They will also receive "I'm the Big Brother/Sister" certificate upon completing the class  This class is appropriate for kids 2 and older.   For this bundle you will pick the date of your refresher class and during checkout you will pick the Saturday for your Sibling Class. You can choose to attend the Sibling Class during the same month as your Refresher class, prior to or after your Refresher class - whatever fits your schedule. And now for the fine print...Because our classes often sell out, we do not offer refunds or transfers for non-medical reasons, so please be sure you can attend the class you register for! If you choose to register for class that will begin after 37 weeks, there are no refunds if your baby arrives beforehand.

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/17/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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“Owning our story and loving ourselves through the process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do” - Brene Brown Whether you are a new or experienced parent, caregiver, family member, partner, or doula, birth leaves a lasting impact, regardless of how “fine” the baby is afterward. What many well-meaning people don’t understand is that birth trauma is about your perception, not an outcome. When your birth doesn’t go as planned, you can experience feelings of helplessness, terror, and intense fear for your own life or the life of your baby that leaves a lasting impression and doesn’t go away. And the more time that goes by, the more “fine” you and everyone else might expect you to feel. But how are you supposed to feel at peace with a birth that was not what you expected? A birth you didn’t want? Or a birth with no room for how you feel? In this workshop, you will set a new course for healing your birth experience in a safe, supportive, and validating space. You will have the opportunity to both share your story and learn how to hold space for others. Using art, you will begin the process of putting the pieces back together with support and empathy from the courageous members of the group. Art therapy is about the process, just like birth. You will be encouraged to focus on what it’s like to make art, including any feelings or body sensations that come up. Whether you’re an experienced artist or haven’t made art in 20 years, art therapy is for everyone, and you’ll be encouraged to adopt a sense of curiosity about what comes up in your art without any preconceived notions of what it “should” look like. This workshop combines didactic information about birth trauma, space for sharing your story, and an art therapy directive designed to honor and heal from your experience. No matter how long ago you gave birth, or how it compares to other birth stories, if you find yourself thinking, replaying, and feeling haunted by your birth experience, you belong in this workshop. 

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383 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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