Event Date: 12/16/2017   Event Time: 10:00 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: 12/16/2017   Event Time: 10:30 AM

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Open studio groups are for attending to our spiritual, creative, and intuitive selves. Zero art experience is required. Just an attitude of wonder and curiosity at what will show up for you in your art.Open studio begins with a short meditation to set an intention or check in with how you're feeling, then about an hour of art-making of your choosing. I have pens, pencils, markers, oil and chalk pastels, acrylic and watercolor paint, and collage materials. After art-making, we'll clean up and then come together as a group to share anything about your experience.

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383 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 12/19/2017   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 Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/26/2017   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Education, training, help and support for anyone caring for a person with Alzheimer's or other memory disorder. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Mary at [email protected], 828.230.4143

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40 North Merrimon Ave , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 01/01/2018   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Enjoy a soothing, peaceful, and healthy beginning to the New Year with Linda and Larry Cammarata, and sound therapist Anne Elizabeth. Meditation, mindful movement, crystal bowls, didgeridoo, flutes, vocals, and percussion. At Urban Dharma, 77 Walnut St., Asheville, NC 28801. (Enter through the patio next to Zambra’s restaurant)

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77 W Walnut St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/02/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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For Parkinson's patients and caregivers. We meet on First Tuesdays to offer social experiences, guest speakers, and support opportunities/information for patients, partners, families and caregivers coping with this complex disease. Coffee at 10:00 am; business and event at 10:30 am. All are welcome. Handicap Accessible. Join us on Facebook: Parkinson's Support Group AVL

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954 Tunnel Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 01/02/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Members and specialists join together to offer strategies and techniques to better manage Parkinson's Disease in a congenial and convivial setting. First half hour is social; remainder is a changing calendar of events.

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954 Tunnel Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 01/05/2018   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
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Event Date: 01/06/2018   Event Time: 10:30 AM

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Curious about open studio and how your clients would benefit from this adjunct? You can’t accurately recommend something to your clients if you haven’t experienced it for yourself. Come learn the nitty gritty about art therapy and the open studio model, which clients are appropriate for this group, and experience for yourself the challenges and benefits of making art in a group setting. Part info session, part experiential art-making, and part sharing, this workshop is for clinicians interested in adding art therapy as a collaborative resource for his or her practice. Bring your questions, case examples, and an openness to try something new!

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383 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 01/06/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Open House the first Saturday of the month from 11:00 to 1:00 pm For new and not so new people to Shambhala, please visit our Open House for a friendly introduction to the Asheville Shambhala Center. All are welcome. We'll show you around our Center and answer any questions about Shambhala and offer light refreshments. If you'd like to know more, you are welcome to contact us at the Center 828-200-5120. To find the Center, check out the map of our location on our "Contact Us" page. https://asheville.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=244521

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60 North Merrimon Ave. Suite 113 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 01/06/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Open House the first Saturday of the month from 11:00 to 1:00 pm For new and not so new people to Shambhala, please visit our Open House for a friendly introduction to the Asheville Shambhala Center. All are welcome. We'll show you around our Center and answer any questions about Shambhala and offer light refreshments. If you'd like to know more, you are welcome to contact us at the Center 828-200-5120.

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60 North Merrimon Ave., Suite 113 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 01/07/2018   Event Time: 4:00 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: 01/07/2018   Event Time: 4:00 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: 01/09/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Stay well. Do more. Living Healthy with Diabetes is a FREE program for people wanting to better manage their health. In the workshop, participants learn how to reduce pain, get more restful sleep, manage medication, plan healthy meals and much more. For more information or to register, contact Stephanie at 828-251-7438 or [email protected] Registration closes Tuesday, January 2nd.

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2 Bear Creek Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 01/10/2018   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: 01/13/2018   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
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Event Date: 01/13/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Join us for a beautiful Sound Healing Concert inside the majestic Cave of Salt. The concert will be performed by our friend from Skinny Beats Drum Shop and Gallery-Billy Zanski. Come enjoy the sounds of singing crystal bowls, unique African instruments, and various drums. The music will vibrate throughout the walls of the Salt Cave, reaching and healing the deepest parts of your soul. This special event is only $38 per person. Reservations are required. Book Now www.ashevillesaltcave.com **This is a pre-purchased ticket to an event, you ticket is not refundable once purchase. No children under 12 allowed.

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12 Eagle St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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