Prenatal Yoga
Aug
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Prenatal Yoga

Krista Jones, RYT, CD(DONA) is a yoga instructor and mother of three living and practicing in Athens, Georgia. She became pregnant with her first little girl while completing the Yoga Alliance 200-hr Teacher training at the Tallapoosa Center for Inner Arts. As her focus started shifting (along with her changing body), Krista then enrolled in the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training through the Mamaste program, which conforms the safety guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for exercise during pregnancy. Krista so enjoyed working with expectant new Mammas that she then decided to undergo her Doula training through DONA International so that she can share her passion for childbirth and motherhood with other women in the community.

Prenatal yoga is a great way to cultivate strength, flexibility and stamina - all of which help you feel great throughout your pregnancy as well as prepare your mind and body for Labor, Birth and Motherhood, along with teaching breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. This one hour Prenatal Yoga class will focus on poses that help ease the discomforts associated with pregnancy and prepare the body for childbirth.

Drop-in rate is $14/class or six classes can be purchased for $60 (3 month expiration).

http://babybellyyoga.com

 

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Yoga for Moms
Aug
22
7:15pm 7:15pm

Yoga for Moms

Are you a MOM?  Do you need some (affordable!) YOGA in your life?

Then join us for Yoga for Moms!

Allow the experienced yogini and mother of three, Krista Jones, to take you on an incredible journey into self-care for moms of all stages (newborns - teenagers!).  This class will incorporate abdominal and pelvic floor strengthening as well as increasing overall energy and well-being!  And with a focus on self-care, the asanas, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques will help you cope with the demands of life and motherhood.

Starting on October 4th, Yoga for Moms will be on Tuesday evenings 

from 7:15 to 8:15pm at Thrive  

Beginners and experienced yoginis welcome!!

Enjoy 6 classes for $60 (with a 3 month expiration) or a drop-in rate of $14 per class.  

Plus, if you've never taken a class with Krista before, then your first class is FREE!!

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Advanced Yang style Taiji: Forms Review and Push Hands
Aug
24
5:30pm 5:30pm

Advanced Yang style Taiji: Forms Review and Push Hands

In this class, students will be exploring deeper levels of traditional bare-hand forms.  We will also begin our study of the traditional Yang style push hands curriculum.  This class is appropriate for students that have some form background.

This class is ongoing and requires previous completion of Taiji Foundations course, or instructor permission. Please contact the office for more information at 706-850-2000.

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Better Breastfeeding Class
Jul
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

Better Breastfeeding Class

Better Breastfeeding Class w/ Melanie Garland

Melanie Garland is an RN, IBCLC who breastfed her own two children. She has helped hundreds of breastfeeding mothers in hospital, support group, home and outpatient settings. She is known for her warm, encouraging demeanor and her knack for helping moms create achievable breastfeeding strategies. 

Melanie Garland is an RN, IBCLC who breastfed her own two children. She has helped hundreds of breastfeeding mothers in hospital, support group, home and outpatient settings. She is known for her warm, encouraging demeanor and her knack for helping moms create achievable breastfeeding strategies. 

Thrive is honored to offer this wonderful class as a continued support to the Families at our clinic and in our community.  Space is limited, call 706.850.2000 to reserve. Pricing-$35 per couple.

This 2 hour class is designed to help parents feel confident during the early weeks of breastfeeding. After spending almost a decade helping mothers navigate their breastfeeding challenges after baby's birth, Melanie has put a lot of thought into designing a class that will really help you avoid some of the most common early breastfeeding challenges! This class will be relaxed, informative and very encouraging. 

There will be ample time for questions on any aspect of breastfeeding before and after the prepared content. The class will highlight the instinctive, simple behaviors that mother and baby naturally display, and focus on the experiences that are common in healthy, uncomplicated breastfeeding scenarios. Melanie's goal is to prepare you for a "normal" breastfeeding experience, while giving you the information you need to navigate challenges that may arise.

These classes cover all the breastfeeding basics, with straight talk on the joys of breastfeeding and the challenges you might face. You will Learn how to set yourself up for success, how to know when breastfeeding is going well, and what to do if you run into challenges. Melanie's goal is for you to leave the class encouraged and well-prepared to get breastfeeding off to  a great start. 

 

 

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Pilates
May
17
10:15am10:15am

Pilates

Hi, My name is Kelly Anderson. I started teaching mat Pilates in 2007 and completed a 600 Hour Pilates Comprehensive Certification in 2015 through Power Pilates, N.Y. I love teaching because I love to help people improve their bodies and be a part in them feeling good about themselves. I would love for you to be a part of my class.

Pilates is a philosophy of exercising based on the principles created by Joseph Pilates. These principles focus on the idea that the core of the body should be stable and strong before the rest of the body is strengthened. Participants perform exercises in a seamless fashion to create an energized, pain-free, balanced and strong body.


In this class, we focus on the 6 Principles of Pilates:
1. Centering/ Stabilization- Understanding the importance of moving from a stable source. This can be physical, but there are also mental and breathing components.

2. Control – Learning to control one’s movements while paying full attention to detail in technique.

3. Concentration – It is better to do one repetition correctly than many without.

4. Flow/ Efficiency of Movement – Learning to move with ease through each exercise.

5. Breath – Learning to breathe along with the flow of movement and to facilitate core support. The breath can also be used for both energizing the body as well as relaxation.

6. Precision – focusing on details and practicing a keen awareness for optimal alignment of the body as a whole.

In this class, we also work on:
1. Strengthening the entire body
2. Balance
3. Agility
4. Stretching
5. Relaxation
6. Most Important – Having Fun!

What You Need:
1. Your own mat (optional)
2. Towel (optional)
3. Water
4. 2-3 lb weights
5. 5 – 10 lb weights

Drop in Rate of $15

                                                   All Experience Levels Are Welcome!

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Two Bee Childbirth Class
Apr
30
1:00pm 1:00pm

Two Bee Childbirth Class

Want to feel confidant and calm as you navigate the childbirth experience? Learn about normal birth, how to make this experience your own, and how to participate in your own care.  Our classes are small, informal and participation oriented. Our model combines a unique mix of classroom discussion, practice and exercise combined with home-study activities. Classes are taught by Kate Hodges , an experienced birth doula and mama of two.

This class series takes place over three consecutive Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm. Cost for entire series is $200.

Bonus Breastfeeding class with Melanie Garland is included.

For more information and registration check out:

http://www.twobeebirthservices.com/

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Advanced Yang style Taiji: Forms Review and Push Hands
Apr
20
5:30pm 5:30pm

Advanced Yang style Taiji: Forms Review and Push Hands

In this class, students will be exploring deeper levels of traditional bare-hand forms.  We will also begin our study of the traditional Yang style push hands curriculum.  This class is appropriate for students that have some form background.

This class is ongoing and requires previous completion of Taiji Foundations course, or instructor permission. Please contact the office for more information at 706-850-2000.

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Tai Chi Easy
Apr
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

Tai Chi Easy

"In order to give fullyfrom the heart each of us must be grounded in the earth, centered in our mind and open to the possibilities of the heavens." -Valerie Fagan

This Qi Gong/Tai Chi practice focuses on the three major connections of Earth,Mind and Spirit and incorporates them into three forms of practice - movement, self massage and meditation. Qi Gong/Tai Chi has been credited for increasing flexibility, decreasing stress responses and improving focus through clarity of the mind. 

Join us for this 5 week workshop -
Wednesdays
April 5th-26th from 5:30-6:30pm. 

 $50.00 registration
For more information contact Valerie Fagan
706-540-1351

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Pop-up Thai Massage
Apr
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Pop-up Thai Massage

Thai massage

Traditional Thai Massage is a versatile and dynamic therapy that is used to treat pain, injuries both acute and chronic, improve range of motion and flexibility, increase energy levels and performance, manage stress, and improve digestive and organ function. Traditional Thai massage finds it origins in the yogic, indigenous medical, and meditative traditions of Thailand. Although stretching is the most well-known aspect of Thai massage, Thai massage also uses compression, neuromuscular point work, joint manipulation, traction, and range of motion work as well. Traditional Thai Massage leads to immediate and long-lasting results that accumulate with each session.

Matt Holton Bio


Matt Holton is a Licensed Massage Therapist with 10 years of experience and a long-time student of Traditional Medicine and alternative therapies. Matt has had successful therapeutic relationships with clients ranging from Olympic athletes to post operative patients. Matt strives to compassionately listen to clients and develop practical strategies to help them reach their goals and live more mobile lives.


This pop-up massage clinic will take place Saturday, February 18th from 1-5pm.

Suggested Donations:

$75 for one hour

$40 for thirty minutes

To reserve your spot, please contact Matt Holton at the number or email below.

404-451-7189

mattholtonlmt@gmail.com

www.mattholtonlmt.com

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Women Rising
Mar
31
5:00pm 5:00pm

Women Rising

Do you or someone you know struggle with your role as a wife, mother, businesswoman and the myriad of other jobs, roles and way we define ourselves? Let's explore our expectation of who and what we want to be and how those expectations intersect with those of our loved ones and society as a whole. My goal is to lead a compassionate women's circle where we can discuss and explore our roles as women. Can we lead our lives with more compassion for ourselves? Can we sharpen our ability to speak up and speak our truth? Can we offer our gifts to the world without fear of recrimination or without the fear that we will neglect our loved ones? If any of these topics I interest you, I hope you will join me as we explore the ways we as women relate to others in the world.

Dr. Allison Kennamer is hosting this compassionate women's circle on February 26th from 5-7pm.

This class is $15. If you would like to enroll please click HERE

 

 

 

 

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Pop-Up Community Style Acupuncture
Mar
30
11:30am11:30am

Pop-Up Community Style Acupuncture

We have a special offer here at Thrive for the month of March.  Have you always wanted to try Acupuncture but money and time were an issue? Then this is for you! This Pop-up community style Acupuncture will take place in the Thrive classroom and will be administered by either John Albright L.Ac. or Jana Galis L.Ac. . Concerns such as allergies, anxiety, depression, gastritis, headache, hypertension, low back pain, arthritis, smoking cessation, sciatica and more can be addressed through this treatment.

                    Thursdays: 11:30am- 2:00pm             Sundays: 10am-12:30pm

                  $35 for each treatment or $200 for unlimited treatments all month.

    Pop by or call our office at 706-850-2000 to reserve your spot, space is limited!

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Red Tent Moon Lodge
Feb
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Red Tent Moon Lodge

 

This month's Red Tent of Athens, facilitated by Connie Muscenti & Christy Gray, is creating, right here in our local community, a place where women can meet each other and at the very same time take care of one another and ourselves. On the second Friday of the month we step out of a kind of world that keeps us occupied. Inside the Red Tent of Athens, we give ourselves time to remember who we are at our very core, honoring and remembering we must turn from our identities and roles towards the innermost temple of our own hearts. Come into the Red Tent of Athens, stop for a breath, and be in your body. In the quiet and sometimes celebratory company of wonderful women, feel. In what you feel, there is much that is waiting for you.

Topic of Discussion - "Who Am I?"

What is the story we tell ourselves? How do we identify or define ourselves? What messages do we reinforce that may be self-limiting or self-empowering and how are these messages influencing our expectations, what we see and how we act?

Let's explore the beliefs and perspectives we have about ourselves and look into the power of our patterns and how they affect our thinking and acting. Do we value ourselves for who we "are" or do we get stuck in valuing "doing" over "being"?

*Suggested donation $10 - $20 (goes directly to a woman in need in the community)
*All Women are welcome
*Adorn yourselves in Red, if you feel called
 

 

 

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Taiji Foundations
Feb
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Taiji Foundations

This Taiji Foundations class is a prerequisite for Tony's Taiji classes. This workshop is ideal for beginners and a 'back to basics' course for seasoned students.

4 week course on Thursdays
 February 9th - March 2nd, 6:30-7:30p


 Pre- registration required; please call
706-850-2000 to reserve your spot!

$65 tuition for the entire series

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Core9 Diastasis Repair w/ Hannah Gay
Jan
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

Core9 Diastasis Repair w/ Hannah Gay

4-week intensive Workshop on Wednesdays September 7th - 28th, 6:30-7:30 pm, pre-registration required, please email hannah.gay@babybootcamp.com to reserve space.

Cost: $100 plus $59 required Core 9 fitness equipment kit (purchased from teacher) and a foam roller ( either brought from home or purchased elsewhere by student ) 

Core9 Diastasis Repair is appropriate for women at any stage of motherhood (4 weeks postpartum and beyond). Each week class participants will meet for a small group training session. During our sessions we will focus on movements to strengthen and engage the pelvic floor and transverse abdominal muscles. Participants will receive individualized attention and will be expected to apply the learned movements as homework until the next session. Participants will receive a personalized assessment prior to the start of the workshop and after the workshop is complete. 

"My goal is to help you repair your diastasis by giving you the tools you need to continually strengthen your body. I hope that by the end of our workshop you feel empowered, whole and refreshed!” -Hannah

Please call THRIVE if you have any questions.

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New Year Re-start
Jan
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

New Year Re-start

Come out and jump start the new year by learning how to make long-term sustainable changes to achieve optimum health without giving up everything you love. This workshop will be led by Jana Galis, L.Ac, and will be based on the revolutionary Whole30 program. 

This 6 week workshop includes program instructions, recipes, in-person and online support, customization help, and pre/post evaluations for $75. Comprehensive Blood work and Functional Analysis is an additional $224.

Orientation on January 11, 2017 from 7-8pm
For registration and info;
706.850.2000 or office@thrivespace.net

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Taiji 24 Form
Dec
15
5:30pm 5:30pm

Taiji 24 Form

The Taiji 24 Posture Standardized Form is the most popular Taiji form worldwide.  As such it acts as the "International Language" of enthusiasts everywhere.  From New York to Paris to New Delhi to Shanghai, one can find practitioners at public parks practicing the 24 form.  Graduates from this class will feel comfortable jumping right in, no matter where they are, and making friends with the locals.

 

The 24 is often referred to as a "short form".  In contrast to some of the longer traditional forms, this form is simpler to learn and takes less time to complete.  It is a perfect form for beginners, and a not-to-be-overlooked addition to the seasoned Taiji player's repertoire.

Monthly Class tuition - $45

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Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion
Nov
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion

Story Circles  with: Jan Turner

  • October 10th and 24th
  • November 14th and 28th
  • December 12th

This series of Story Circles takes it's name from Soren Kierkegaard, the Danish Philosopher, who asserted that one of the great challenges of being human is that we live our lives forward but understand them backward.  

This is the essence of Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion

" We are the stories we tell, they illuminate who we are and who we can become. Without stories, life can seem random and lacking in meaning, a series of incidents and accidents without context.," says Jan Turner

These Story Circles, where the public is invited to share stories in an informal and supportive setting are a wonderful way to make a contribution that is authentic and makes a lasting impact.

Story Circles focus on true, personal stories for grown-ups. Drop-ins welcome.

- Discover your innate talent as a storyteller

- Find the meaning in the stories of your life

- Draw on memories, cultural images and sensory experiences

- Gain confidence by practicing your story in a supportive atmosphere

$5 suggested donation. Join us, come as you are with pen and paper.

 

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Qigong for the Heart
Nov
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

Qigong for the Heart

Sometimes our lives get "congested " and this practice can help open the door to a new perspective in our lives and our hearts. The focus of this series is on movements that increase flexibility in the body/mind as well as seeking emotional balance of the heart.

This is a 4 week series that includes 4 baskets of practice: meditation, breath work, movement and self massage techniques. Easy gentle movement both standing and moving which can be done by people who are trying the practice for the 1st time or by practitioners who wish to gain a new perspective to this ancient Chinese tradition.

This workshop is taught by Valerie Fagan, a current teacher for the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi.

Classes start October 26th through November 16th.

Full series is $40!

 

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Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion
Nov
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion

Story Circles  with: Jan Turner

  • October 10th and 24th
  • November 14th and 28th
  • December 12th

This series of Story Circles takes it's name from Soren Kierkegaard, the Danish Philosopher, who asserted that one of the great challenges of being human is that we live our lives forward but understand them backward.  

This is the essence of Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion

" We are the stories we tell, they illuminate who we are and who we can become. Without stories, life can seem random and lacking in meaning, a series of incidents and accidents without context.," says Jan Turner

These Story Circles, where the public is invited to share stories in an informal and supportive setting are a wonderful way to make a contribution that is authentic and makes a lasting impact.

Story Circles focus on true, personal stories for grown-ups. Drop-ins welcome.

- Discover your innate talent as a storyteller

- Find the meaning in the stories of your life

- Draw on memories, cultural images and sensory experiences

- Gain confidence by practicing your story in a supportive atmosphere

$5 suggested donation. Join us, come as you are with pen and paper.

 

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Thrive Tea House
Oct
15
12:00pm12:00pm

Thrive Tea House

The Thrive Tea House is back by popular demand and this time we'll be hosting a communal tea tasting!

The diverse world of Chinese tea is complex, exciting and sublime. In this unique pop-up, we'll immerse ourselves into that world and experience first hand all that tea has to offer.

This is a great way to get exposed to lots of new tea flavors and their many benefits for everyday living. Come join in on the fun! Bring a friend to share the experience, make yourselves at home, stay for as long as you'd like, and let the tea take you on a journey.

$5 entry fee includes as much tea as you like :)


 

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Push Hands Principles with Tony Galis
Sep
17
10:00am10:00am

Push Hands Principles with Tony Galis

This unique day-long workshop is designed to introduce the basic principles of traditional Yang style push hands.  This workshop is excellent for the student that genuinely seeks to understand their forms at a deeper level. Traditional forms will take on a completely different, arguably more "authentic" feel after experiencing this basic material.  It is also excellent preparation for the student interested in progressing to a study of push hands.  

The course is designed for any skill level.  Previous experience with a bare-hand form (24, 48, 108, "long form", "short form", etc...) is recommended.

THIS COURSE WILL NOT BE COMPETITIVE IN NATURE!  Though this course will include two-person drills and activities (partner work), we will perform these activities in a safe and cooperative environment.  We will not be studying traditional martial applications, though this material is a pre-requisite for understanding those applications.  This class is designed to take participants deeper into their own experience of Taiji (Tai Chi). 

Even if you have zero interest in Taiji as a martial art, this class will provide you with a new depth that will PROFOUNDLY affect your health and meditative goals!!

$75, register by calling 706.850.2000

 

 

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Medical Qigong with Tony Galis
Jun
4
10:00am10:00am

Medical Qigong with Tony Galis

Qigong exercises are often categorized based on the focus of the exercises. As suggested by name, Medical Qigong is a description of types of qigong that focus on health and healing. In this class, we will use th Five Element (or Five Phase) model as a context from which to explore relationships between organ systems and their physical and emotional manifestations, both in health and in dysfunction. We will learn qigong exercises designed to enhance function of the organ systems and improve physical and emotional health. This class will benefit beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

 

Workshop will begin at 10:00 am, breaking for lunch midday and will end at 4:00 pm.

Registration required, limited space, call to make arrangements, 706.850.2000.

Workshop is $60 in advance. 

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Cha Dao: The Chinese Way of Tea
Jun
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cha Dao: The Chinese Way of Tea

Tea (Camellia Sinensis) is the single most popular beverage in the world, excluding water.  It has dictated global trade patterns for centuries, and has even started wars.  Elaborate ceremonies punctuated the harvest of the best new spring teas destined for the imperial palace in China over the course of many dynasties.  And today, tea connoisseurs still spend hundreds of dollars for just a few ounces of the best teas. 

Today, much is being made of the health benefits of tea.  But this plant has been prized for its health benefits in the East for millennia.  Steeped in legend, valued by many, with a storied past, tea is fascinating!

Here in the South, we drink a lot of tea (iced, of course).  And though many folks occasionally substitute tea for coffee, most people in the country have never had the pleasure of drinking good tea,  Even when the tea itself is of good quality, it is often brewed poorly, completely ruining any of its subtle flavors.

 

In this very special evening, we will be:

*discussing tea culture and history

*discussing tea health benefits

*discussing tea legend and ceremony

*discussing tea types (what's the difference between green tea and black tea?)

*examples of various brewing methods.

*sampling various types of (high quality) tea, brewed correctly.

*** Space is limited to 10 people for this special event. Please call to make a reservation 706.850.2000. 

$40

 

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Taiji Foundations w/ Tony Galis
May
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

Taiji Foundations w/ Tony Galis

This five week series is a solid foundation for students interested in laying down a foundation for a life long Taiji practice - Perfect for beginners and a back-to-basics course for seasoned Taiji students.

This series is a prerequisite for all Tony's Taiji classes.

$75 pre-registration required, call 706-850-2000

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Taiji Foundations w/ Tony Galis
May
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

Taiji Foundations w/ Tony Galis

This five week series will lay a solid foundation for students interested in laying down a foundation for a life long Taiji practice - Perfect for beginners and a back-to-basics course for seasoned Taiji students.

This series is a prerequisite for all Tony's Taiji classes.

$75 pre-registration required, call 706-850-2000

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Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion
May
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion

Story Circles  with: Jan Turner

  • March 14th, 28th
  • April 11th, 25th
  • May 9th, 23rd
  • June 13th, 27th
  • 7:30-8:30pm

This series of Story Circles takes it's name from Soren Kierkegaard, the Danish Philosopher, who asserted that one of the great challenges of being human is that we live our lives forward but understand them backward.  

This is the essence of Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion

" We are the stories we tell, they illuminate who we are and who we can become. Without stories, life can seem random and lacking in meaning, a series of incidents and accidents without context.," says Jan Turner

These Story Circles, where the public is invited to share stories in an informal and supportive setting are a wonderful way to make a contribution that is authentic and makes a lasting impact.

Story Circles focus on true, personal stories for grown-ups. Drop-ins welcome.

- Discover your innate talent as a storyteller

- Find the meaning in the stories of your life

- Draw on memories, cultural images and sensory experiences

- Gain confidence by practicing your story in a supportive atmosphere

$5 suggested donation. Join us, come as you are with pen and paper.

 

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Intro to Handstands
Apr
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Intro to Handstands

Intro to Handstands w/ Michael Black and Leah McKellop

In this class we will explore the fundamentals of hand balancing. This class will cover wrist care, proper warmup, form, controlling balance and conquering fears! This is an introduction, so all levels of experience are welcome.

*** Donation based offering. Drop-ins are welcome.

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Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion
Apr
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion

Story Circles  with: Jan Turner

  • April 11th, 25th
  • May 9th, 23rd
  • June 13th, 27th
  •  
  • 7:30-8:30pm

This series of Story Circles takes it's name from Soren Kierkegaard, the Danish Philosopher, who asserted that one of the great challenges of being human is that we live our lives forward but understand them backward.  

This is the essence of Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion

" We are the stories we tell, they illuminate who we are and who we can become. Without stories, life can seem random and lacking in meaning, a series of incidents and accidents without context.," says Jan Turner

These Story Circles, where the public is invited to share stories in an informal and supportive setting are a wonderful way to make a contribution that is authentic and makes a lasting impact.

Story Circles focus on true, personal stories for grown-ups. Drop-ins welcome.

- Discover your innate talent as a storyteller

- Find the meaning in the stories of your life

- Draw on memories, cultural images and sensory experiences

- Gain confidence by practicing your story in a supportive atmosphere

$5 suggested donation. Join us, come as you are with pen and paper.

 

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Therapeutic AcroYoga and Thai Massage
Apr
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Therapeutic AcroYoga and Thai Massage

Therapeutic AcroYoga and Thai Massage with Michael Black and Leah McKellop

This class will explore the basic elements of Thai Massage.  We will then apply this towards therapeutic side AcroYoga.  No Acro or Thai Massage Experience necessary, just be ready to relax.

*** Donation based offering. Drop-ins welcome.

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Essence of Qigong w/ Tony Galis
Apr
2
10:00am10:00am

Essence of Qigong w/ Tony Galis

Come and immerse yourself in a day long exploration of the practice of qigong.  We will start with the fundamentals, and then investigate those fundamentals in the context of practice.  As with any practice, success depends on clear understanding of the foundational principles that make the practice what it is.  Through movement, breath, and visualization, those principles will come alive, setting the stage for all participants getting the most from their qigong practice.  All levels of experience are welcome to attend.  Those new to the art will find this class an indispensable introduction to a life changing practice.  Longtime practitioners will likely find connections within the material that they have not previously encountered.   Come explore the profound benefits of this ancient internal art with us!

Students should bring a water bottle, a notebook and pen, and wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat bottomed shoes.

Cost is $60, preregistration required by March 23rd. Call 706-850-2000

Curious to know more about qigong?  Below are links to two past articles we have posted.

ARTICLE 1

ARTICLE 2

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Yamuna®             for Fit and Happy Hands, Wrists & Shoulders w/ michelle Arington
Mar
19
9:30am 9:30am

Yamuna® for Fit and Happy Hands, Wrists & Shoulders w/ michelle Arington

Increase flexibility, strength, and tone, and improve alignment of your hands, wrists and shoulders with Yamuna® tools and techniques. Prevent carpal tunnel and other repetitive stress conditions that cause pain and tension in wrists and hands. Learn how to use your hands correctly and effectively in your yoga practice to avoid common injury and impact to your wrists.  

These parties fill up fast!  Please PREREGISTER and pay $38 cash/check in advance to hold your space!

Yamuna® Black Balls and Foot Wakers and will be available for use and purchase after the class.

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Happy Feet release Party w/ Michelle Arington
Feb
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Happy Feet release Party w/ Michelle Arington

Your feet are the foundation for your body. Yamuna®  Foot Fitness is essential for everyone at any fitness level and is a MUST for all runners, dancers, Yoga practitioners and anyone who is on their feet every day. This Foot Fitness Party will give you simple proactive tools and solutions that can help you alleviate pain and prevent it. Increase flexibility, range of motion and alignment. Strengthen and create stability and balance in your feet and you will strengthen and create stability and balance in your entire body.

These parties fill up fast! Please call the office to pre-register and pay in advance to hold your space!

$35 cash/check made out to Michelle Arington - Yamuna® Balls will be available for use and for purchase after the party.

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