Join our Yogathon!

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From 10 am Saturday, October 14th until 10 am Sunday, October 15th, Executive Director Michael Greenfield will be leading 24 hours of various yoga practices at Asheville Community Yoga. This event will raise funds for our wellness expansion project, incorporating a third studio space, healing arts space, Zen & Now thrift shop, health-conscious cafe, and childcare!
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Seva Yoga ~ The Art of Selfless Service

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Ways You Can Help in Our Community

Seva Yoga is the art of selfless service and is at the core of our mission here at Asheville Community Yoga. Through our commitment to serve our community here and reach out to the greater community of Asheville and beyond, we are making yoga and wellness more accessible.

Here are some ways in which you can also practice Seva at Asheville Community Yoga:

  • Volunteer! There are endless ways to help out through volunteering. We are always looking for additional help at Zen & Now, with landscaping and expansion projects, and folding towels, straightening up the props, or sweeping the walkways
  • Raffle Donations – Do you or your business have a service or product to donate to our monthly raffle? Our raffles provide a great way to get your name out there to thousands of people while also generating donations for the center. It’s a win-win! To participate in the raffle, please contact Lauren@ashevillecommunityyoga.com
  • Community Offerings – Do you have a service you would like to offer to the members of the community? 100% of the proceeds from the donations of services go to the Expansion Project and have been a big help in creating our new space! Please contact Liz@ashevillecommunityyoga.com to share your services with other members of the community.
  • Smile Amazon – Do you regularly order items from Amazon? This is a simple, yet very helpful way to practice Seva Yoga. Please go to Smile.Amazon.com and choose Asheville Community Yoga as your charity. We will receive .5% on every purchase you make from Smile.Amazon.
  • Zen & Now – Shifts are available for people to work at Zen & Now, our pre-loved clothing store. If you cannot work a regular shift, you can always come in a bit early for class or stay after class and help straighten up the racks, return clothing to the racks from the dressing rooms, etc. Please email Lauren@ashevillecommunityyoga.com for additional information and feel free to check in with a staff member whenever you wish to help before or after classes.
  • Service Projects – Each month we have a service project where we gather as a group and practice our Seva. Sometimes that includes doing a big project here at the center, other times we step outside of Asheville Community Yoga and reach out to the greater Asheville community to help other non-profits or engage with groups with special needs and requests for assistance. These have included Manna Food Bank, Homeward Bound, HelpMate, and many others. Please email Wendy@ashevillecommunityyoga.com if you have any suggestions of worthwhile service projects for the future or wish to be included in a current service project.
  • It’s the “little things” – Our practice is so much more than just stepping on and off the mat to move, meditate, and breathe. Cleaning your mat and blocks properly, taking time to fold your blanket neatly, and replacing the props in an orderly way are just a few of the many ways you can help out whenever you come to practice. With our new landscaping, there are always weeds to pull and plants to water. Please check in with a staff member for ways you can practice Seva.

Calling All Artists!

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Every six weeks we feature the artwork of one of our community members. We would love to showcase your work! If you are interested in being considered, please email wendy@ashevillecommunityyoga.com with photos of your paintings or photographs. Artists donate a minimum of 30% of the proceeds, creating a win-win situation for students to purchase art and give both to the artist and the center.

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Featured Artists – Our Creative Staff!

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Throughout the next few weeks, you will see the fabulous creative talents of our staff here at Asheville Community Yoga, as we display their beautiful work. Please check out the lobby of Studio B for the latest display featuring “A Peek Into the Magic Garden”, a collection of 16 canvases created by Lauren Cox, photographs by Ryan Tibbs, and Wendy Mallett, as well as the beautiful and always popular work of community member Marilu Solares, now available on wood canvases. Check it out!

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Ongoing Garden Project – Weed, Water, Plant

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weeding-with-soil-knife-webOur Gardening Project is ongoing, so if you see a weed – pull it! If you find a veggie or an herb ready to harvest – feel free! If you’d like to donate plants, help with watering, or have any other way of adding more beauty to our outdoor  Please email Wendy@ashevillecommunityyoga.com if you have any questions. Thanks! Please dress for gardening, bring your own gloves and tools if you have them, and don’t forget your water bottle!

WORK DAY! – Friday, July 14th

Come help plant flowers by the sign out front from 1:30 to 3:30. Please bring your own trowel and garden gloves if you have them! Email Wendy to sign up to help with this!

WISH LIST:

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Hardy, Drought-resistant Perennials and Groundcovers

TO DO LIST:

URGENT NEED FOR WEEDING IN FRONT OF CENTER AND UNDER TREES!

Watering – The hose is located behind the building and so are the current watering cans. Please be sure to always turn off the hose after use.

Weeding & Deadheading – Please feel free to pull weeds from any of the berms and to deadhead flower blossoms

August Raffle Basket

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old-style-bicycle-1914-hiThis month our raffle is a BIKE! Valued at $500, Mossy Mountain Bikeworks has been so generous to donate a 2016 Suberbe Classic vintage style bike.
Tickets are sold at the front desk one for $5 or five for $20 and a winner is picked at the end of the month!

Zen & Now: NOW OPEN!

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Come to refresh your look with recycled clothes for reduced prices at Zen & Now, where all proceeds benefit Asheville Community Yoga. Please remember that we are always gratefully accepting your donations of gently used women’s clothes, shoes and accessories.