#FBW Asheville & Waynesville 2022 #FBW Asheville & Waynesville 2022

Health & Wellness

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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Mindfulness-Demystified: How to Stop Fighting with Your Mind (in-person) AVL
Eliza Meadows
Eliza Meadows
Eliza Sage Meadows, LLC

Demystify what mindfulness is and discover how to put some simple practices in place to stop fighting with your busy mind.  Perhaps now more than ever, we can benefit from combining the ancient practice of meditation with modern techniques from the fields of psychology and neuroscience to cultivate resilience and peace.  This class will teach specific skills that you can employ to calm your nervous system, change your outlook, and reduce the sense of overwhelm that can undermine your efforts to stay focused and achieve your goals.  Whether a curious beginner or seasoned practitioner, this class creates an opportunity to pause and be held in community as we humbly explore the way our minds work; moment by moment, together.  

This class will consist of an optional check-in from participants, a very short guided gentle movement component, breathing exercises, and guided meditation.

After this workshop you will walk away with:

  • One breathing technique you can use to calm your nervous system when feeling stressed.
  • One mindfulness meditation technique you can use to increase your awareness, improve your focus, and reduce anxiety.
  • A greater sense of peace and ease that you can take into the rest of your day. 

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.

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I Don’t Have Time for This: How to Stress Less (in-person) AVL
Lindsay Coward
Lindsay Coward
Yoga Nut

Feeling like there are always a million things to accomplish and only so much time in the day? What if your work didn’t feel like that? What if you had tools in place to help you stress less AND stay productive. During this interactive session, you will learn about stress, what it is, why it affects each of us differently, and identify your work-related stressors. You’ll walk away with a simple breathwork practice for activating the parasympathetic nervous system as well as tools for mitigating your daily work stress. Join this workshop to start stressing less and enjoying more! 

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.

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Impulse-control, Insight, Integrity (in-person) AVL
Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson
Clearlight Yoga

Freelancers and small businesses often struggle with giving clients the direction they need to become great customers. Healthy boundaries and direct, open communication aren't just best practices for personal relationships, they are the cornerstone of a functional freelance business. Learn how cultivating emotional intelligence as a professional and creating well-defined boundaries and systems for clients to follow can reduce stress, strengthen long-term customer relationships, increase higher quality referrals, and make your day-to-day work life more fun. Attendees will walk away with a 3 step plan for how they can improve client communication and greater confidence in their ability to build a scalable business that attracts their ideal customers. 

There is a covered structure up on the Clayton trail. If it rains we will go there. 

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.

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Health Benefits of Being Outside (in-person) AVL
Miranda Peterson Harton
Miranda Peterson Harton
Namaste in Nature

We'll discuss and experience the health benefits of being outdoors through movement and mindfulness. 

I'll give all attendees access to the year-long self-care calendar I created so they can continue their own health & happiness journeys beyond this event. 

There is a covered structure up on the Clayton Trail. If it rains we will go there.

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session. 

Friday, April 22, 2022

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Business as Pilgrimage (in-person) AVL
Gabriel Swinney
Gabriel Swinney
Swinney Creative

The goal of this talk will be to enthusiastically describe the value available to entrepreneurs in pursuing their passions outside of work, especially travel and adventure. In particular, attendees will be encouraged to import the lessons learned from the time spent cultivating their personal dreams, and to forge these experiences into tools for managing their professional lives.
I will illustrate this practice by talking about many of my personal experiences traveling around the globe, and how these intrepid journeys have directly informed my business goals, growth, and success. 

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.