Monthly Class Videos

 

We sponsor monthly community classes and events to support your health. We record these classes and feature them here for our members to review. Please enjoy, and let us know if you have any suggestions.

Wonderful Wild Foods with Luke Cannon

Interested in local wild foods? This fun and illuminating presentation highlights many of our finest Appalachian wild edible plants and fungi. In this presentation Luke discusses many of his spring and summer favorites as well as harvesting ethics, philosophies, best...

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How to Set Goals That Stick with Keith Wimsett

Keith Wimsett will share the top five strategies that some of the most successful people in the world use to achieve their goals and transform their lives.  This class will break down, step-by-step, how to make your New year's Resolutions "quit proof" and entirely...

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Food As Medicine with Zev Friedman

Just as polluting our parent ecosystems can make us sick, so can we support our health through wise land care and daily nutrition habits that give us what we need to thrive. In this session, we will delve into how soil, geology and environmental factors influence the...

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The Way of Grief: A Holistic Look at Bereavement

Come together with your community to explore the contemporary views of grief, the transformative power of change, and the ways we can support one another through the inevitability of death.  This class is the final installment of a four-part monthly series on death...

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Creating an End-of-Life Care Plan

Prepare for your final chapter in life through the use of living wills, advance directives, designated power of attorney, and vigil plans. Our panel of local experts will answer all of your questions in this second installment of our four-part series: “On Death and...

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Peaceful Parenting: 7 Steps to Avoid Power Struggles

As parents we are all familiar with power struggles. Whether our children are two or twenty-one years old we have all experienced the frustration and disbelief of these confrontations as our children behave like saboteurs to gain control. Power struggles are the...

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Myths and Realities of Death and Dying in America

Join us for a panel discussion on important, often unexamined questions such as: What does dying look like? What are the options for end-of-life care in America? What is hospice and palliative care? What is a death doula? What are some holistic approaches to...

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Tame Your Pelvic Pain with Dr. Susie Gronski

Men and women alike can take control of their pelvic pain, and Dr. Susie Gronski wants to show them how. This community class will explore pelvic floor function, anatomy, and both the possible causes of and resources for alleviating pelvic pain.Integrative Family...

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The Healing Power of Nature with Dr. Kurt Beil

In our modern world we often forget that our environment influences our health. Research shows that exposure to the natural world and the lack thereof is an important determinant of individual and community health and well-being. This talk explores some of the...

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Intro to Ayurveda with Greta Kent-Stoll

Ayurveda addresses the roots of illness and gives you the tools for optimal well-being. By optimizing your body’s ability to self-heal, this ancient Vedic science guides you to your most healthy, vibrant state.Greta will discuss the foundational concepts of Ayurveda....

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Thyroid Health with Dr. Brian Lewis

Our very own Dr. Brian Lewis will provide an overview of how the thyroid functions, how to promote thyroid health through lifestyle, and the treatment of common thyroid conditions. Together we will discover hidden causes of thyroid imbalance and learn how to interpret...

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Essential Oils 101

This class explores how essential oils can be incorporated into your everyday life. Essential oils can improve your sleep, cheer you up after a difficult day, soothe you through the flu season, sharpen your mental stamina and focus, boost your immune system, and ease...

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The Scoop on Poop with Dr. Gronski, DPT, PRPC

Do you ever find yourself forcing it to poop? Pushing and straining is detrimental to your overall health and well-being, but not everyone likes talking about this common problem.Pooping can feel great, and in this workshop you'll learn how!This workshop will show you...

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Positive Psychology with Dr. Brent Beam

What if you could easily cultivate habits that lead to lifelong happiness—would you pursue it? The field of positive psychology reveals just how happiness is constructed, the habits of the world’s happy people, and how all of us can boost our happiness, for good.Based...

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Lifestyle Medicine with Brian Asbill, MD

Brian Asbill, MD presents the latest compelling evidence on preventing and reversing chronic disease with lifestyle medicine. Dr. Asbill is a board-certified Cardiologist currently working at Asheville Cardiology. This is a great summary of the evidence behind why...

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Science of Sleep

Linda Camaratta, RN has extensive experience with coaching individuals toward healthy sleep. She covers a variety of natural methods for promoting healthy sleep and offers practical advice for insomnia. The video is about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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