April Service Project: Building Our Community

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FullSizeRender-5 copyAs we continue to work on our new space, we are seeing more and more friendships developing along the way. It’s a great way to connect with other community members, teachers, and staff!
Sign up today to help with the expansion and feel a greater sense of connection as you literally put your imprint into the creation of something for all of us.Please sign up at the front desk next time you come in for class or, if you’ve already signed up and have specific days/times you are available, let us know that too, so we can get you on the schedule. Feel free to email Wendy if you have any questions. wendy@ashevillecommunityyoga.com

Featured Artist: Nancy Allen

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Nancy LilyWe are excited to announce that with the coming of Spring we welcome Nancy Allen’s photography. Her beautiful depictions of flowers are perfect as we see the world bloom around us. She is donating 100% of the sales of her work to our landscaping projects which will begin in May. Thank you Nancy for sharing your gorgeous art with us.

Here’s a bit about Nancy…
My parents gave me a camera for my birthday when I was 14 or 15. I loved taking pictures and have had a camera ever since, documenting family, my 5 children, and vacations. Fast forward more years than I like to count. I met this neat man (yes, that’s Jack) who in addition to sharing with me an interest in duplicate bridge also had an interest in photography. We started going out together to shoot and soon joined a camera club. That led to going on trips with other photographers and going to workshops to learn more tricks and techniques. While I don’t have the technical knowledge of a professional photographer I am able to “see” pictures in front of me and can usually capture what I see. I love all aspects of it, getting outside, finding the shot, and coming home to ‘develop’ what I saw. After awhile I saw that more than anything else I really enjoyed photographing flowers, they spoke to me, and while I still photograph other subjects, flowers are my favorite subject.

After working for the IRS and traveling to work in Paris and Puerto Rico, I retired in 1999 and moved to Charleston, SC, where I met Jack. Our love for the mountains of North Carolina drew us to Asheville and we settled here, enjoying our photography, hiking, and, of course, attending classes and events at Asheville Community Yoga. I have never been in such a caring, loving group, you all have been so welcoming it has made our move even sweeter.

April Raffle Basket: Spring Adventure Package

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Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 10.40.48 AMThis month’s raffle basket offers you the opportunity to explore the beautiful mountains by bike and treat yourself to a yummy meal! All of the these items were donated by our amazing community. This basket is valued at $510 and includes:

  • Mountain bike tour for two from Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventures
  • Bike and helmet rentals from Mossy Mountain Bikeworks
  • $50 gift card to Farm Burger
  • Sample pack and two glasses from Noble Cider

Tickets can be purchased at the front desk one for $5 or five for $20. A winner will be picked at the end of the month. Good luck!

May Service Project – Can You Dig It?

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Calling all gardeners and landscapers! SIGN UP NOW for our landscaping projects in May!

Although it’s still early to begin planting, there is a lot of prep work to be done to get garden spaces ready. We will have designated gardening/landscaping groups working on specific projects, so please sign up at the front desk and share what your gardening skills and interests are, as well as your availability so we can match you up with the right task. Feel free to email Wendy at wendy@ashevillecommunityyoga.com if you have any questions or wish to sign up. Thanks!

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 men’s and women’s clothes, shoes and accessories.