AARP Smart Driver
Apr
25
1:00 PM13:00

AARP Smart Driver

Do you know the three most dangerous driving concerns for drivers over 50? What is the # 1 cause of accidents in North Carolina? Are roundabouts safer or just a confusing mess? The AARP Smart Driver course is the first research based, refresher course designed specifically for older drivers. It addresses these questions and covers the basics of “What’s Changing”, which is everything from cars, roads, and traffic patterns to, of course, all of us! Join us for Smart Driver to refresh your skills and become an even safer driver! The course will be offered at The Shift on April 25th. There is no “behind the wheel” time to worry about, no one is assessing your abilities, and there are no tests to take! We’ll even make sure coffee and snacks are available!

The one-time class runs for four hours from 1-5pm. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.**

Register with Heather at 828-450-1166 or online: www.theshiftstudio.com/register

Payment is by cash or check the day of class

(Please arrive by 12:45pm to take care of payment and registration. Class begins promptly at 1pm). Limited to 20 participants.

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Yamuna® Body Rolling
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Yamuna® Body Rolling

Free your hips with this special Yamuna® Body Rolling class offering a very deep Yamuna® ball workout to improve flexibility and range of motion in your hips. Learn how to quickly and easily: --> increase flexibly in the hamstrings --> increase range of motion in the hip --> prevent or relieve sciatica pain --> release tension and pain in the hips, low back and knees This empowering self-care session applies the Yamuna® method to reach deep into your hip joints, freeing your hips of tightness and restriction. Incorporating these routines into your life will help to prevent the breakdown of the hip joint and keep your legs, hips and low back strong and healthy for years to come! $50 Early Bird by April 15 - $60 after April 15 Must contact Michelle Arington to register http://bit.ly/ContactMichelleArington *Price does not include purchase of Yamuna® balls *Yamuna® balls will be available for class use and purchase

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Gong Meditation
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Gong Meditation

$10-$20 Sliding Scale. Registration preferred. Every Last Saturday of the month!

Gong meditation is a unique type of sound practice that involves using therapeutic gong sounds and vibrations to bring about healing. This practice is also sometimes referred to as a “gong bath” because participants are “bathed” in meditation gong sound waves. The goal of “gong meditation” is usually therapeutic, whereas mindfulness meditation has many therapeutic benefits, but its deeper goal is awareness and non-judgmental appreciation of the present moment.

Sound therapy has long been used to manage a broad range of health conditions. The treatments are based on the understanding that all forms of matter – including our body’s cells – vibrate at different frequencies. Factors such as stress, depression and disease cause cells and organs within our bodies to vibrate at non-optimal frequencies.

(Source: https://mindworks.org/blog/what-is-gong-meditation-and-how-is-it-practiced/)

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Yoga Nidra
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Yoga Nidra

Purchase/Register Here

Gentle stretching, self-massage, and a restorative yoga session set to soothing live music, culminate in a Yoga Nidra practice. Yoga Nidra guides you to the twilight place between awake and asleep where ultimate relaxation resides, with an invitation to connect more deeply to life. Clinical research highlights the effectiveness of Yoga Nidra for increasing vitality, improving sleep, managing chronic illness, and relieving stress, anxiety, and depression.  

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Spark Your Soulfire (A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish)
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Spark Your Soulfire (A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish)

What keeps our dreams from becoming reality? Is it because we aren't sure how to take them out of the ether of our minds and create a home for them in the world? Creating a plan can be hard if you aren't sure where to start. Join us for this dream-planning workshop where we discuss how to create realistic goal achieving plans that fit into our lives.
$5 suggested donation (though please don't let that deter you from coming!)
Each person joining us will receive a FREE Passion Planner to help organize and plan their dreams!

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Uncover YOUR Awesomeness
May
4
1:00 PM13:00

Uncover YOUR Awesomeness

Uncover YOUR Awesomeness Saturday, May 4th 1-5 pm

Have you ever felt like you needed to hold yourself back? That you were too much? Or on the contrary, not enough? Not smart enough, young enough, enthusiastic enough, etc? Yet there is no one like YOU. Unique and unprecedented, amazing, miraculous. This is an afternoon of learning self-acceptance through movement, writing and rituals. Qoya, labyrinth, and much more. Give yourself permission to slow down and listen inward. In the sacred circle of women. Come as you are, no prior knowledge necessary. Age 16 or older. Open to anyone who identifies as female. Registration recommended. $44 (members 20% discount)

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Song Bath with Threshold Choir
May
11
4:00 PM16:00

Song Bath with Threshold Choir

One Choir, Many Voices     

Singing gently at the thresholds of life in over 200 communities around the world.

Our goal is to bring ease and comfort to those at the thresholds of living and dying. A calm and focused presence at the bedside, with gentle voices, simple songs, and sincere kindness, can be soothing and reassuring to clients, family, and caregivers alike.

When we are invited to a bedside, we visit in groups of two to four singers. We invite families and caregivers to join us in song or to participate by listening. We choose songs to respond to the client's musical taste, spiritual direction, and current receptivity. Many of the songs we offer are composed by Threshold Choir members specifically to communicate ease, comfort, and presence. Because our songs are not religiously oriented, our singing is appropriate for those who are deeply spiritual, whether religious or not.

Families have said that our presence helps them to “be” with their loved one after the “doing” is done.  Often they will continue to sing for their loved one after we have departed.

The service is our gift; there is no charge.

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Energy Medicine: Permission to Come into Balance
May
18
3:00 PM15:00

Energy Medicine: Permission to Come into Balance

Feeling like you live in a box is no fun. Soul draining, actually. But how do we relieve true pressures like anxiety, anger, grief or even suppressed joy? If you regularly struggle to feel at ease, or just in certain situations, these 2 hours will change your life. This fun, interactive and intentional workshop is designed to teach you tools to expel, shift or even retain energy using your hands, arms, legs, voice and breath. This will give you the power and awareness to observe when others are doing the same unconsciously. Find immediate relief physically, mentally and spiritually. All the better, take the tools with you with access to exclusive video tutorials available to workshop participants. This is the beginning of a happier, healthier life!

Limit 10 participants. $35. Registration required. Email headtotoes@gmail.com to sign up or ask questions. Learn more about Emily at www.TheSomaticShaman.com

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Summer SOULstice Sacred Sound Gala
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Summer SOULstice Sacred Sound Gala

~~ HERE COMES THE SUN! ~~

Summer SOULstice Sacred Sound Gala

Tickets $21-$30. Shift members will receive a Special Code.

An Immersive, Alchemical, Interactive Celebration of the Summer Solstice

Sacred Sound, Community Love, and Ecstatic Movement to the Beatles!

...Doo Doo Doo Doo...

Drawing upon ancient lore, Summer Solstice or Midsummer, is a celebration of the Goddess and God at the height of power. The Goddess, our beautiful Mother Earth, is ripe with luscious fields, orchards and gardens. The God, our Benevolent Sacred Sun, nurtures and protects Mother Earth with his warmth and light. Together on this longest day and night, they ensure the coming of a bountiful harvest.

We celebrate this glorious Summer Solstice with spoken word, and ancient Vedic chant and mudra dedicated to the LIGHT. The indigenous, purifying tones of Sacred Voice, Tibetan and crystal bowls, and the exquisite bathing frequencies of gongs take us deeply into the nurturing and healing Rays of Light within us and all around us. We dance into Lightness in ecstatic movement, ending our celebration in joy, sharing, and dark, fair trade chocolate.

Once again we offer the the Inner Healing Ray, the seating closest to the bowls and gongs, providing those in this area with individual, hands-on vibrational healing with Solfeggio and Divine Feminine tuning forks, gong and crystal pyramids.

Vibrational Alchemists Myrrh de Marmion and Wendy Morrison are your sonic sherpas.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/here-comes-the-sun-summer-soulstice-sacred-sound-gala-tickets-60541550407?fbclid=IwAR3dkkIv3stiGdEcHjfKTiN2ouZH_l9rYZGe7QMH2q1W3D3T39wNGBS-fv0

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Beginner Belly Dance
Mar
28
6:45 PM18:45

Beginner Belly Dance

This 7-week series will be for the absolute beginner and for experienced dancers wanting to review basic technique. Focus will be on how belly dance can improve posture, energy, core strength, and a healthy lower back outside of class.  

Drop Ins are $25

Single Classes may be purchased in advance $22

Your first class is $10

PURCHASE

First time students are defined as students who are new to Erin.

Shift members use code SPECIALTY for online purchase.

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What's In a Name?
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

What's In a Name?

What's in a name? For the rose, it may smell as sweet no matter what name it is given, but for our goals and dreams it is far too easy to let them fall by the wayside as we let the chaos of life take over. By taking the time to give our dreams a name, to give them detailed explanations of what they look like and feel like, we give them an identity that we can connect with and pursue. Join us on March 26 for our first Spark Your Soulfire workshop designed to help us give life to our dreams.

We can't wait to see you there! $5 donation suggested but not required. Bring yourself, bring your dreams, bring your friends and come Spark Your SoulFire!

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Yoga for Rehabilitation & Healing
Mar
26
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga for Rehabilitation & Healing

Donation-Based Workshop

Let us know you’re coming!

All are welcome to attend this healthy lifestyle focus on Rehabilitation Yoga. Time will allow for discussion and Q/A. No previous experience of yoga is necessary.

"Rehabilitation Yoga" is unique in that the focus is on theory and practice of mind-body science and breath over bodily movements performed in standard yoga practice. 


The end result and purpose is to augment and hasten healing from sports and other injuries and surgeries, as well as to prevent repeated injury to the body’s vulnerable areas.

Exceedingly gentle practice and discussion will take place, along with ample time for questions and answers. If you have any concern about participation, please check with your health care practitioner. Your health practitioner is also welcome to call the presenter if more information is needed before granting permission.

Time: Tuesday March 26, 2-4 pm

Location: The Shift, 708 Fleming Street Hendersonville

Cost: Donation, paid to The Shift

Presenter: Leslie Ferree Morrill, IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, E-500 Registered Yoga Teacher


Leslie’s medical yoga experience includes:

Therapeutic Yoga for cancer patients and nursing staff (Mission Hospital), Adaptive Yoga for persons with chronic illness and wheelchair individuals (Council on Aging, Health and Yoga Lifestyle classes for in-patients (South Coast Medical Center).

Her yoga teaching career spans over forty years which includes leadership positions in Yoga Education Society and founding member of Yoga Alliance.

She moved to Asheville in 2007 and now resides in Hendersonville with her husband Grant and cat Mathilda


Leslie welcomes any questions or concerns:

(828) 333-1537


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Yoga for Falls Prevention & Balance
Mar
12
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga for Falls Prevention & Balance

Donation-Based Workshop

Let us know you’re coming!

Leslie Morrill, E-RYT 500 Certified Yoga Therapist has served as the Yoga Therapist at Council on Aging and Area Agency on Aging in Asheville.

Proven and practical techniques from both Yoga and Integrative Medicine will be given in this relaxed workshop setting.

We will discuss and practice methods to help prevent falls and improve balance - simple and easy to apply in everyday life, starting immediately!

SELF-AWARENESS (knowing where we are in space) and FUNCTIONAL MOBILITY (proper standing, sitting, and walking alignment) are KEYS TOO FREEDOM.

SOME TOPICS WE WILL COVER:

MOVEMENTS AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISES TO HELP PREVENT FALLS
HOW TO AVOID SHUFFLING (A FALL WAITING TO HAPPEN)
HOW TO INCREASE JOINT MOBILITY
HOW TO SAFELY PICK UP ARTICLES FROM THE FLOOR
HOW TO SAFELY TRANSITION FROM SITTING TO STANDING AND VICE VERSA
YOGA TECHNIQUES FOR INCREASING PROPRIOCEPTION AWARENESS

This workshop is valuable not only for seniors approaching or in the higher fall-risk age (65 and over, like the workshop presenter herself), but for caregivers, facility staff, and anyone in the eldercare industry!

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The Voice of Knowledge
Mar
6
11:30 AM11:30

The Voice of Knowledge

Class Cards Welcome.

In The Voice of Knowledge, Miguel Ruiz reminds us of a profound and simple truth: The only way to end our emotional suffering and restore our joy in living is to stop believing in lies — mainly about ourselves. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, this breakthrough book shows us how to recover our faith in the truth and return to our own common sense. Ruiz changes the way we perceive ourselves, and the way we perceive other people. 

NOW is a perfect time to discover this wisdom, AND it is my time to share this wisdom you. This Wisdom will take the edge out of the experience of chaos and confusion as we live in a world that often does not make sense. The Earth is so abundant, and yet we are immersed in stories of poverty, famine, and stories of “not enough." We ask ourselves, “How did this happen?”

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ELDOA Specialty Series
Mar
5
to Mar 21

ELDOA Specialty Series

Hello ELDOA enthusiasts! As you may know, the next ELDOA 6-class session at The Shift is almost here - hooray! Please come and turn back time on your spine! Tell family and friends, too! Everyone can benefit from a little decompression! 


For those of you already signed up, this can serve as  reminder:


Tuesday & Thursday evenings, March 5th - 21st (3 weeks, 6 classes)

6:15-7:30 pm

$60 per person / session - Shift members 10% off

$12 - drop-in

Payments made directly to me in the form of cash, ALL major credit cards accepted; checks payable to AIM (Armstrong Integrative Movement) 

Please CALL 828-243-8353 to sign up (advance sign-ups greatly appreciated)

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Embrace C.A.L.M.
Mar
5
1:00 PM13:00

Embrace C.A.L.M.

Join us for an informative, interactive event !

RSVP by Friday, March 1st karen@holisticelderservices.com (828) 595-9271 or (484) 459-3118

Create a Plan - Age with Confidence - Live in the moment - Move forward

Professional experts will discuss: being prepared, staying in control, and achieving the best outcomes in regard to your home, your belongings, your health.

Presenters: Jill Hart - Blue Ridge Real Estate, Laura Uherka - Simply Change & Karen Wolfrom MSA, RNC, CMC - Holistic Elder Services®

Refreshments will be served

Bring your questions, Invite a friend.

Remain calm in every situation because peace equals power. Joyce Meyer

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Embodiment
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Embodiment

We all know that muscles make us move, but do we know what it feels like to be in all our tissues when we move? What does it feel like when we focus on our skin, fascia, or bones? In this 4-week series we will explore what it feels like to initiate movement from different tissues and to "listen" to what each "says". We will also explore what it feels like to "share energy" throughout the rest of the body with areas that feel depleted or less energetic than others. 

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Labyrinth Walkshop
Feb
22
4:00 PM16:00

Labyrinth Walkshop

Chuck Hunner of Golden Spirit Labyrinths is both a Labyrinth maker and historian.

Come experience the transformational tool of our 7-circuit Chartres Labyrinth with Chuck Hunner. This is his third Walkshop at The Shift. He will take us through the pattern evolution, types of Labyrinths and help us connect, relax, reflect and deepen our awareness of the use of Labyrinths in our modern-day world.

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Sacred Swap - Gathering in Sisterhood
Feb
16
2:00 PM14:00

Sacred Swap - Gathering in Sisterhood

RSVP to Jessica@jessicaricchetti.com or by clicking "going" on fb ~ in order to help estimate how many will be joining us, for setup and logistic purposes. Thank you!

The Shift Studio will be opening their doors for us.
In Divine Reciprocity, Love Donations to the studio are appreciated!

A community gathering to trade/barter/exchange/gift sacred items and receive new-to-you sacred items. We will also sip some delicious herbal tea, and have heart-centered sister connections new & old.

Sacred items can be anything that has been special to you that you feel another sister may find meaningful!

~ Sacred tools, stones, totems, art, sculptures, spiritual items, plants or herbal items, something you make, anything that calls to you. Bring as many or few items as feels aligned.

The swaps will all be handled woman-to-woman…

~ If you bring more than one item, bring a small blanket or scarf to place your items on. We will set up our blankets in a circle on the cushiony labyrinth floor inside the studio. Once you find something you would like to receive, offer something of yours in trade, or cash*.

~ Feel free to bring sellable items & check in to your intention with that as well... knowing that this is a space to gather in sisterhood and connect, not just to set up shop. And with that said, maybe you have some amazing things to offer for $ that we would love to see. Be open to give/receive/exchange however feels true to you.

All femme-identifying folks welcome. Our small children are invited to stay at home, since we will have a floor full of sacred items with some being fragile.

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What to bring:

+ Your sacred items to gift or exchange, and a small blanket/scarf to put them on.

+ A mug for tea.

+ *You may desire to bring cash for the possibility of finding something that you would like to call yours, and/or as an offering to the studio.

+ Your open heart

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Jessica will provide her Wild Woman’s Moon Herbal tea, and other selections for everyone to enjoy. Bring a mug if you would like any tea!

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Yoga for Anxiety & Depression
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga for Anxiety & Depression

Register Now!

Learn practical, yoga-based tools that will help you:
– Manage episodes and break cycles of anxiety and depression
– Establish preventative practices that strengthen emotional and neuropsychological resiliency
-Develop a relationship of safety, care-taking, and radical kindness toward yourself.

Sunday, Feb 10th, 1 – 5pm @ The Shift Studio, Hendersonville
$45 Early Bird Registration (by February 1st)
$60 Standard Registration (by February 9th)
(20% off for monthly members of The Shift Studio)

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Partner Yoga Playshop
Feb
2
2:00 PM14:00

Partner Yoga Playshop

Partner Yoga Playshop

Early Bird Registration (by January 27th) $45 per couple

Standard Registration (by February 1st) $55 per couple

Space is limited; registering in advance is required.

Facilitated by Jenne Sluder, C-IAYT and Ellen Morrissey, C-IAYT

Come explore the playfulness and juicy stretches of yoga-in-relationship! Bring your friend, sweetheart, yoga buddy, or a family member to share your practice with. Releasing tension by offering and receiving support from others is a joy.This playshop is suitable for everyone, including beginners.


Expect creative and accessible stretches, opportunities for deep relaxation, lots of laughter… and chocolate.

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