Labyrinth Walkshop
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

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

Chuck will lead us through a gentle ritual that allows us to lay down any burdens. We'll discuss what life is like without so much weight bearing down on us. Then we'll walk the labyrinth and leave burden behind. I invite you to come walk with us and leave the studio lighter than when you walked in. <3

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Intro to Pranayama
May
25
11:30 AM11:30

Intro to Pranayama

Join Kathleen Sweeney, E 200RYT, for an hour-long intro and/or refresher class on Pranayama. Pranayama is the formal practice of controlling the breath, which is the source of our prana or vital life force.


Kathleen will share little known information about the breath, teach pranayama exercises, breathing techniques and the sequence to follow to the ultimate goal, which is meditation.


If you are looking for a stress-busting, resilience-boosting tool; considering a meditation practice or transcending your current practice, you will want to attend this one-time event.

You can sit on a chair, against the wall or unsupported based on your needs, requirements and desires. Class cards, members and drop-ins are all welcome. Charge for this healing, helpful experience for drop-ins is only $10. Please be sure to wear clothing with an expandable waistband.

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Yamuna® Body Rolling
May
25
2:00 PM14:00

Yamuna® Body Rolling

Yamuna® Body Rolling : Shoulders

$50 Early Bird by May 15 - $60 after May 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
May
25
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
May
26
3:00 PM15:00

Yoga Nidra

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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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Voices of the Natural World (Event Sponsor, Off-Site)
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Voices of the Natural World (Event Sponsor, Off-Site)

Hearing the Voices of the Natural World:  An Introduction to Plant Spirit Medicine and the Wisdom of Plants


Saturday, June 8th, 10:00am

Private Residence, 28739, Arrive: 9:30, Depart: 3:30-4:00pm

Cost $45, 20% off Shift members, includes refreshments

Potluck lunch


If you are interested in carpooling from The Shift and for more information, please contact Heather via e-mail, or call: 828-450-1166

“When the plants hear someone, even just one person, listening once again they like it very much. So that's a wonderful offering in itself." Eliot Cowan, Plant Spirit Medicine


Plant Spirit Medicine marks the return of a very ancient form of healing. Our ancestors, who lived so connected to the land, knew that the natural world was infused with awareness and spirit and that the spirits of the local plants were joyful to join in friendship with the people.  Here in this season of abundant spring and this time of vibrant expression of the natural world, join us for an offsite day of stories about the Plant Spirits and the deep healing medicine that comes from our green friends.  During this experiential program, we will spend time in nature, learning the language of plants, how to engage with them and hear their voices. Together we will explore the wisdom of the plant people and the messages they share with us.

Jane Wollack is a Plant Spirit Medicine Healer, Certified Herbalist and NC Licensed Massage Therapist (#10504). She began her Plant Spirit Medicine Practice in 2002.  Since opening to the spirit and grace of the plant people, Jane is grateful to witness the deep transformation and restoration experienced by her clients as they move to a place of balance and harmony and being who they really are.   Jane practices Plant Spirit Medicine in Hendersonville, NC.

"The plants want to be heard. They have so much to offer us. They want us to receive that benefit. The benefit of healing. The benefit of wisdom. The benefit of what it is to live in balance and communication with the world around us."
—Eliot Cowan


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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.

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Writing to Awaken The Spirit
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Writing to Awaken The Spirit

Writing to Awaken the Spirit: A Workshop for Those Who Love Writing 

$45, 20% off Shift Year-Long Members.

Please purchase or RSVP by June 15th to ensure your space.

Who are you? Why are you here? What do you want? These and other questions will make up the core of this exploratory writing workshop. Using evocative music, images and words, we will immerse ourselves in the creative universe of the Soul, tap into our inner Muse and navigate through the hidden landscape of the unconscious to connect with and bring forth our authentic Voice. Along the way, we’ll uncover the powerful link between our intuition and our creativity, a tool that when utilized can provide us with inspiration, guidance and profound wisdom.  In the sacred space created by this workshop, there will be opportunities to share our discoveries as well as become a mirror for others. With a spirit of adventure, we will journey together into the unknown and return with a softer heart and a nourished Soul.

Victoria Fann is a writer, transformational coach, creative guide and community builder. She’s been facilitating groups and leading creative workshops throughout the U.S. since 1989. Her dance with the written word has been a constant in her life giving birth to poetry, articles, essays, plays, screenplays, and most recently, a book about creativity called Creative Alchemy: Accessing the Extraordinary Power of the Muse to Transform Your Art & Your Life which was published in December 2018. You can learn more about her and her work on her website www.victoriafann.com.

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Aerial Yoga Fun~ Certification &amp; Training
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Aerial Yoga Fun~ Certification & Training

Learn to teach Aerial Yoga Level 1! This training is for Fitness professionals; Yoga teachers, Group Exercise instructors, Personal Trainers, etc. Focus on safely instructing students to explore different poses and sequences. Learn multiple class formats, spotting, and hands on assists. Students practice teaching in front of a group and receive feedback. Registered yoga teachers earn 12 continuing education hours with the Yoga Alliance. Manual included.


       Instructor bio: Anne Laing started practicing yoga in 1999. She fell in love with the movement, breath and flow of a class. Through yoga, she found her way to Pilates and began teaching at The Tom Smith Pilates Studio in 2003. Inspired by her yoga teaching clients, Anne earned her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certificate with T.R.Y. for Life in 2007, and her 500 hour in May 2018. She is also a Barre Intensity Regional Master Trainer. Specializing in alignment, form and flow, Anne uses her classical ballet background to bring yoga to beginners and seasoned practitioners throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania. Anne currently leads the 200-hour yoga teacher training program at One Love Yoga In Kent, OH.

Certified Yoga Alliance CE program.

Investment: $400 (includes purchase of the book)
Space is limited. Reserve today.

Payment plan. Pay $100 to reserve your space and pay the remaining $300 over the next three months.

Contact Heather about scholarships available.

NO REFUNDS after the first two payments are made.


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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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Nutrition Solutions: Brain Health
May
8
2:30 PM14:30

Nutrition Solutions: Brain Health

Taft Draper RD, CSSD, CSCS, CLT will be joining us here for a FREE interactive event on the Gut-Brain connection and ways to maintain brain health through the ways we fuel our bodies!

Taft believes in living the life you deserve by taking care of your body through eating a variety of foods and incorporating exercise into your schedule most days of the week. Everyone deserves to be happy and healthy and by supplying the body with the right nutrients you can prevent illness and disease as well as provide the nutrients in managing your symptoms.

Taft has provided nutrition education in many different areas, from the health department and hospitals to corporations, high schools and colleges. He enjoys educating everyone on how powerful nutrition is to our well-being. In addition, he believes in supporting our local farmers and protecting the environment. His career is currently reaching out around Western North Carolina and beyond to provide all ages optimal nutrition. He finds if very gratifying in being a part of so many peoples lives. Taft has worked with many different nutrition-related conditions including weight management, sports nutrition, food sensitivities/intolerances, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease as well as many others. With any condition someone may have, correcting your system imbalances and addressing the root causes allows the body to function
at its best.

Taft is a Registered Dietitian and Fitness Coach. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Western Carolina University. In his career he has continued to stay up to date with the latest scientific research and part of the reason he enjoys this work so much is due to the wealth of information and the opportunities for continued growth.

Taft is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports, Cardiovascular, and
Wellness Nutrition, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, National Strength and
Conditioning Association, and National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Taft is also a integrative and functional nutritionist, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a Certified LEAP Therapist. In addition, he has a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management and intrinsic coach.

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