Calendar

Events – Charlotte, NC Edition

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31

Reversing Diabetes – 6:30pm. You do not have to be taking multiple medications or experience the complications of diabetes. Learn how to free yourself from fear. Reverse diabetes and get your quality of life back. Come hear leading diabetes expert, Dr Michael Smith, and enjoy a free dinner at Harper’s restaurant in Pineville. Reservation required: 704-708-4404.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Emotional Alchemy with Essential Oils – 6:15-7:15pm. Experience emotional balance and clarity using essential oils. $10. 1912 Commonwealth Ave. 704-266-1443. OkraCharlotte.com

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Salt Yoga with Swati – 6-7pm. Learn to effectively calm, tame and manage the mind with the ancient yoga techniques under the guidance of the experienced instructor with the added bonus of all the benefits of salt therapy. Also offered Nov 17. $30. 2221 North Center St, Hickory. contact@salinity.net. Salinity.net

Candlelight Yoga – 7-8:30pm. Casey Miller will lead you through a candlelit, 90-minute practice of yin, yang and yoga nidra. $20. 1912 Commonwealth Ave. 704-266-1443. OkraCharlotte.com

Concert and Art Showing – 7pm. In-A-Chord (Paul Huff & Cindy Ballaro) are celebrating the release of their new CD with a concert featuring original music and favorites. Artist Libby Ginn will be showing a retrospective of her work before and after the concert. Light refreshments served. Sponsored by Unity Spiritual Center of Charlotte. $10 donation. Milford Chapel, Park Road Church, 3900 Park Rd. 704-619-9029. CharlotteSpiritualCenter.org

Full Moon Drum Circle and Ancestral Celebration – 7-10pm. Bring your drums, a dish to share and items for our ancestral altar. This is a time to celebrate the change in seasons and honor those who have come before. All ages. Rain or shine. Details: Phoenix.nest.healing@gmail.com. Love offering. Spiritual Light Center of Charlotte, 7300 Mallard Creek Rd. 704-599-1180. slcofcharlotte@att.net. SLCofCharlotte.org

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Sierra Club Service Outing – 9am-12pm. Invasive plant removal and a short walk on the trail. Equipment provided though participants may want to bring their own work gloves. Little Sugar Creek Greenway/Carolina Thread Trail near Discovery Place Nature Museum at Freedom Park. Meet behind Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Rd. Details: MaryLouBuc@aol.com or CharlotteSierraClub.org

ChiRunning/Walking Workshop – 9:30-11am. Learn how to use natural forces to run/walk more effortlessly and injury free. $40. 1912 Commonwealth Ave. 704-266-1443. OkraCharlotte.com

Arm Balancing Playshop – 1-3pm. Share in an afternoon of experimentation and empowerment while exploring variations of arm balancing postures. $35. 1912 Commonwealth Ave. 704-266-1443. OkraCharlotte.com

Spiritual Psychic Readings – 1-4pm. Intuitive, psychic, experienced readers/mediums using various tools of the trade. Readings start at $40 for 20 minutes. Call for appointment. 704-896-3111. Meetup.com/TheNook/events/2017-11

Dr Dream and 55 Singing Bowls – 2-5pm. Experience the Universal Love Galactivation which is a multi-sensory journey utilizing energetic modalities to create a tangible spiritual experience. Align energy to source, promote healing, self-empowerment and authenticity. $25 prepaid ($33 at the door). Register: 704-662-0946. AhlaraInternational.com

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Queen City Center for Spiritual Living – 10:30am. Welcome, we have a very positive and open-minded view of spirituality that you may find interesting. Our Sunday meetings are uplifting and engaging. Meeting on the first Sunday of each month. The Double Tree Hotel at South Park Mall, near the band shell. 6300 Morrison Blvd. 704-643-4970. QueenCityCSL.com

Unity of Charlotte Sunday Service – 10:30am. Rev Renee Leboa joins us for a powerful message and moving music. 401 E Arrowood Rd. 704-523-0062. UnityofCharlotte.org

Unity Book Club – 12pm. Discussing “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson. 401 E Arrowood Rd. 704-523-0062. UnityofCharlotte.org

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Guided Shamanic Meditation – Robbie Warren will work to bring clarity and wisdom through this led meditation. $30. 1912 Commonwealth Ave. 704-266-1443. OkraCharlotte.com

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Soul Senses – 11am-12pm. Enlightening series of classes based on the teachings of John Holland and including the webinar ‘Revealing your Soul Senses – Harnessing Your Inner Guidance’. Also offered Nov 21. $15. 2221 North Center St, Hickory. contact@salinity.net. Salinity.net

Life Readings – 1-4pm. Leslie is a certified medium who approaches each reading with compassion and uses her gifts to give insight into what is going on in your life, to share hope and encouragement and to contact loved ones on the other side who have messages of love. Let Leslie help you find understanding and direction in your life by sharing her gifts with you. Also offered Nov 21. $50. 2221 North Center St, Hickory. contact@salinity.net. Salinity.net

Reversing Diabetes – 6:30pm. You do not have to be taking multiple medications or experience the complications of diabetes. Learn how to free yourself from fear. Reverse your type II diabetes and get your quality of life back. Come hear leading diabetes expert, Dr Michael Smith and enjoy a free dinner at Harper’s restaurant in Pineville. Reservation required: 704-708-4404

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Essential Oils 101 – 6:15-7:15pm. Learn the basics of Young Living’s essential oil line. Free. 1912 Commonwealth Ave. 704-266-1443. OkraCharlotte.com

Unity Movie Night – 7pm. A special documentary screening of “HEAL” featuring Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton and more. $10; tickets available online. 401 E Arrowood Rd. 704-523-0062. UnityofCharlotte.org

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

In-A-Chord Concert – 7-9pm. An evening full of humor, harmony and heart. These wonderful musicians, Cindy Ballaro and Paul Huff, will entertain you with hits from artists such as the Beatles, Eagles, Doobie Brothers and original music from their new CD. $10 suggested love offering. Spiritual Light Center of Charlotte, 7300 Mallard Creek Rd. 704-599-1180. slcofcharlotte@att.net. SLCofCharlotte.org

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Silent Meditation for Peace – 11am-12pm. Open to the public. Free. St Martin’s Episcopal Church (courtyard), 1510 E 7th St. MedforPeaceCLT@gmail.com

Thank You Veterans Day – 12-4pm. With gratitude, Veterans receive 10% off all merchandise (except books) in store only. Just ask! Mama Bessie’s Place, 3010 Monroe Rd, shop 104. 704-632-9911

SoulCollage – 1:30-4:30pm. A creative and lighthearted collage process with Margaret Wyche that allows one to explore their life, inner wisdom, and intuition. $45 includes all supplies. 5200 Park Rd, Ste 200C, Charlotte. 704-807-3635. MWyche3@icloud.net. ElementalHealingCharlotte.com

Talisman Class – 1:30-3pm. A talisman, an object believed to contain magical properties, thought to bring good luck and protection. Come create your personal signature talisman with Salem Wolf Heart. $25. 704-896-3111. Meetup.com/TheNook/events/2017-11

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Unity of Charlotte Sunday Service – 10:30am. Rev Grace Carcich from Asheville revisits her well-received message and humor: part 2 of “Trusting the Stirrings of Your Soul”. 401 E Arrowood Rd. 704-523-0062. UnityofCharlotte.org

Intuitive Crystal Gridding – 2-3:30pm. Learn to weave together the power of sacred geometry and crystals, meditating with the grid. A meditation will be guided and amplified with live sound healing music of crystal bowls, drum, flute, voice, hand pan and much more. With Katie Sutton. Participants will receive 4 crystals to get them started on their at home crystal grid practice. $35. Reserve: 704-662-0946. AhlaraInternational.com

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Holistic Health Network Meeting – 6:45pm. Holistic Nurses of Charlotte invites you. Beth Brown take us on a Harp Healing Journey. Beth is a graduate of the International Harp Therapy program of San Diego and is certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner. She offers Therapeutic Harp as well as volunteers at Levine and Carolinas Rehab Center. Free. TheHarpWhisperer.com. St Gabriel’s Church, 3016 Providence Rd. Parking to the right of Providence Rd entrance. Details: Belle Radenbaugh, 704-575-1153. NCHolisticNetwork.com

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Sierra Club Central Piedmont Meeting – 6:30, pizza; 7pm, program. Climb the Highest Mountain! Charlotte attorney, Woody Connette, has reached the summit of the highest mountain peak in each of our 50 states, from the 20,320ft Mt Denali in Alaska to the somewhat less intimidating 345ft Britton Hill in Florida. Come enjoy Woody’s presentation about the adventures and challenges that he faced in reaching this ambitious goal. Free and open to the public. Mahlon Adams Pavilion, Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Ave. Details: GPfeffer@carolina.rr.com or CharlotteSierraClub.org

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Senior and Veterans Discount Day – 10am-6pm. Seniors and Veterans receive 10% off all merchandise in store only (except books). Just ask! Mama Bessie’s Place, 3010 Monroe Rd, shop 104. 704-632-9911

Stress Reduction and Emotional Balancing with Essential Oils – 6:15-7:15pm. Learn how to use essential oils to reduce stress and promote balance in all aspects of life, with Amy Williams. $10. 1912 Commonwealth Ave. 704-266-1443. OkraCharlotte.com

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

SAGEST: Study And Gathering of Earth-centered Spirituality and Teachings – 7:30-9:30pm. A monthly gathering to study and discuss earth-centered spirituality. This is an open and welcoming group designed to facilitate open dialog and understanding as well as discuss different group dynamics and practices. Details: sagest.clt@gmail.com. Love offering. Spiritual Light Center of Charlotte, 7300 Mallard Creek Rd. 704-599-1180. slcofcharlotte@att.net. SLCofCharlotte.org

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Feng Shui – 10:30-11:30am. A system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy. Join Heidi E Kent for this insight filled adventure. $10. 704-896-3111. Meetup.com/TheNook/events/2017-11

Mystical Shamanic Evolution – 1-2:30pm. Bridging ancient reality with the human experience; a fusion of mysteries and magic. $35. 704-896-3111. Meetup.com/TheNook/events/2017-11

Triggerpoint Therapy Workshop – 1:45-3pm. Utilizing the Triggerpoint deep tissue therapy products, help relieve soreness and tension throughout the body. $10. 1912 Commonwealth Ave. 704-266-1443. OkraCharlotte.com

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Unity of Charlotte Sunday Service – 10:30am. Rev Christy Snow brings her music and message. Special appearance by Paul Huff and Cindy Ballaro from the award-winning duo “In-A-Chord”. 401 E Arrowood Rd. 704-523-0062. UnityofCharlotte.org

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Create a Pollinator Paradise – 6:30pm. NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture agent Debbie Roos gives an overview of regional pollinators with an emphasis on bees. Roos will address design principles for a pollinator garden and plant selection to attract a diversity of pollinators. Free (donations welcome). Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Rd. CharlotteGardenClub.org/programs.php

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Unity of Charlotte Sunday Service – 10:30am. Rev Christy Snow returns with part 2 of her message and great music. 401 E Arrowood Rd. 704-523-0062. UnityofCharlotte.org

DIY Elderberry Syrup Class – 11am-12:30pm. Boil berries while they’re bountiful. Make medicine in season to prepare for winter blues and bugs. Fight off colds, flu, coughs and allergies with this age-old remedy. Elderberries offer antioxidants, potassium, beta carotene, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin C. Organic berries, local turmeric and raw wildflower honey. Walk away with a bottle of prepared medicine for your home apothecary. $30/person. 10715 Shopton Rd West. WishWeHadAcres.com

Fireside Fire Cider – 1-2pm. Join us for a fire-side fire cider making workshop. Celebrate this accessible medicine and folkloric wellness tradition. In the style of Stone Soup, bring your favorite fire cider ingredient – onion, pepper, vinegar, turmeric, ginger, your choice. Keep the spirit of accessible medicine alive. Please bring a clean jar to take your medicine home or bring a small farm donation to cover materials and ingredients. $5/person for materials needed. Stay well, be well this season. 10715 Shopton Rd West. WishWeHadAcres.com

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Mala and Mantra Workshop – 6-9pm. Create your own mala with personal power and healing intentions, with Jennifer Holley. $45; wooden mala, $65; gemstone mala. 1912 Commonwealth Ave. 704-266-1443. OkraCharlotte.com

Heal your Gut, Improve your Health – 6:30pm. Improve your health by healing your gut: Learn natural approaches to resolve acid reflux, bloating, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, Chron’s and Colitis. Come hear leading wellness expert, Dr Michael Smith and enjoy a free dinner at Harper’s restaurant in Pineville. Reservation required: 704-708-4404

The Power of Giving – 7pm. Conscious capitalism and the future of business with Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS and the One-to-One movement. $45. Knight Theater at the Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S Tryon St. 704-372-1000. CarolinaTix.org

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Flash Sale at Mama Bessie’s Place – 10am-6pm. 10% off marked prices for specimen crystals, clusters and polished points from Brazilian collection (in store only). Mama Bessie’s Place, 3010 Monroe Rd, Shop 104. 704-632-9911

Aroma Yoga – 6:15-7:30pm. Discover how to integrate essential oils into your yoga and relaxation routines. $15 early bird/$20 day of. 1912 Commonwealth Ave. 704-266-1443. OkraCharlotte.com

 

Natural Awakenings Coming Soon 

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

Silent Meditation and Yoga Retreat – Dec 1-3. This weekend retreat will give you the opportunity to revitalize yourself, unclutter your mind, deepen your understanding of yourself and others, and discover your inner sources of strength. $395. Prama Wellness Center, 140 S Panhandle, Marshall. 828-649-9911. info@PramaInstitute.org. Register: Prama.org.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2

SHiFT Charlotte Holiday Pop Up Market & Psychic Fair – 11am-5pm. The ultimate FREE mind-body-spirit family friendly shopping event this holiday season. Our first ever SHiFT Charlotte pop up market is host to 50 incredible unique and local vendors; with a full Psychic Fair thrown in. Fully programmed family friendly kid’s area. Free. Lenny Boy Brewery, 3000 South Tryon St. 470-310-2016. SHiFTCharlotte.com

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3

Angel Wash: A Positive Aspect of Brainwashing – 12:30-1:30pm. An amazing experience of being immersed in God’s love, washing away the beliefs that no longer serve you and enjoying the sensation of love, peace and harmony as Angels whisper the truth of who we were created to be. $10 suggested love offering. Spiritual Light Center of Charlotte, 7300 Mallard Creek Rd. 704-599-1180. SLCofCharlotte@att.net. SLCofCharlotte.org

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6

5 Day Juice Cleanse & Yoga Retreat – Dec 6-10. Cleanse the body and spirit with 5 days of juice, yoga, meditation and more. $995. Prama Wellness Center, 140 S Panhandle, Marshall. 828-649-9911. Prama.org

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30

Meditation Retreat – Jan 30-Feb 1. A retreat of modified silent mediation and prayer. $230. Christmount, 222 Fern Way, Black Mountain. 828-669-8977. info@christmount.org. Christmount.org/meditation

 

Natural Awakenings Ongoing Calendar

 

sunday

Spiritual Light Center of Charlotte – 10:30am. Rev. Rebecca Nagy, spiritual leader. A non-denominational spiritual community, grounded in the Universal Truth Teachings of New Thought and Ageless Wisdom. Services followed by Master Mind and Fellowship. 7300 Mallard Creek Rd. 704-599-1180. SLCofCharlotte.org

Unity of Charlotte Sunday Celebration Service – 10:30am. Spirit-led and Heart-driven describes this welcoming spiritual community that offers spiritual enrichment classes throughout the week and a vibrant Sunday Celebration Service with terrific music and inspiring messages. Youth Program ages 4+ avail. Unity of Charlotte, 401 E Arrowood Rd, Charlotte. 704-523-0062. UnityofCharlotte.org

Unity Spiritual Center – 10:30am. Casual service. Positive music, centering meditations and inspiring metaphysical talks. We are a spiritual community (not a religion) grounded in Unity Metaphysics, A Course in Miracles and related Eastern teachings. Milford Chapel, Park Rd Church, 3900 Park Rd. 704-619-9029. Find us on Facebook, Meetup and CharlotteSpiritualCenter.org

Who Are You? Journey to True Self – 2:30-3:30pm. Gain an understanding of the process of shifting your identity to True Self, where you will find greater peace, power, confidence and clarity. $15. Elemental Healing Charlotte, 5200 Park Rd, Bldg 1, 2nd floor, Ste 207B, Community room #2. 704-608-8027. Hertzell.Tara@gmail.com

A Course in Miracles Study Group – 7pm. Ongoing study and discussion of ACIM. Jim & Kay Fuller have been facilitating ACIM studies for over 25 years. Bonnie Briar Townhomes, Elm Ln at Hwy 51. 704-619-9029. Find us on Facebook, Meetup and CharlotteSpiritualCenter.org

Yin Yoga – 7-8pm. Yin yoga is for improving joint mobility and relieving tension held on the inner level. This practice is perfect for healing injuries, recovering from illness and surgery. Unplug from the busy details of life, let your body relax and be still. Visit website for pricing. Elemental Healing Charlotte, Bldg 1, 2nd floor, Movement room #1. theyogaoasis@icloud.com. TheYogaOasis.com

 

monday

A Course in Miracles Study Group – 7pm. Ongoing study and discussion of ACIM. Jim and Kay Fuller have been facilitating ACIM studies for over 25 years. Park Rd Church, Room CC505, 3900 Park Rd. 704-619-9029. Find us on Facebook, Meetup and CharlotteSpiritualCenter.org

 

tuesday

Yoga Therapeutics – 12-12:50pm. A focused specialized therapeutic yoga class for chronic and acute issues for increased healing and range of motion. Taught by Jeffrey Shoaf, Internationally Certified Yoga Therapist. $12 drop in rate. 2001 Selwyn Ave. 704-927-0774. Mpbconline.org. CornwellCenter.org

Weekly Daytime Meditation – 12-1pm. Brief instruction period, 30-minute silent meditation, and a short period of questions and answers. Donation. Park Rd Baptist Church, Milford Chapel, 3900 Park Rd, Charlotte. InsightMeditationCharlotte.org

A Course in Miracles Ongoing Study – 1:30-3pm. Whether you are new to the ‘Course’ or a seasoned veteran, welcome to our study group. Meeting weekly to reconnect with the truth. Love offering. Spiritual Light Center of Charlotte, 7300 Mallard Creek Rd. 704-599-1180. SLCofCharlotte@att.net. SLCofCharlotte.org

Meditation and Metaphysical Studies – 6:30, 7pm. Guided and silent meditation followed by a teaching program. Attend one part or both. Appropriate for beginners and long-time students. Park Rd Church, Room CC505, 3900 Park Rd. 704-619-9029. Find us on Facebook, Meetup and CharlotteSpiritualCenter.org

Beginner Tai Chi – 6:30-7:30pm. Join Master Nigel Barnes for improved balance, focus, flexibility, coordination, joint pain, arthritis, blood circulation and more. Designed for those new to Tai Chi or want to benefit from more foundational training. Also offered Thursdays. $75/month. Elemental Healing Charlotte, 5200 Park Rd, Bldg 1, 2nd floor, Movement room #1. 704-777-4006. RoyalDragonTaiChi@gmail.com. RoyalDragonTaiChi.com

Meditation & Modern Buddhism – 7-8pm. Transform your everyday life; improve your relationships and begin to experience the world in a different way. $10. Elemental Healing Charlotte, 5200 Park Rd, Bldg 1, 2nd floor, Library. 704-776-0327. Elvita.Kondili79@gmail.com. TheGoodTherapy.com

 

wednesday

The School of Spirituality – 10:30am-12pm. On-going class with Barbara Ruff is a discussion on spiritual topics relevant to our changing world and search for deeper meaning. All welcome. Love offering. Unity of Charlotte, 401 E Arrowood Rd, Charlotte. 704-523-0062. UnityofCharlotte.org

Conversation with Beatrice – 11am-5pm. Readings with Angels, Elemental, Deities, Zodiac. By appointment only. $60/hour Mama Bessie’s Place, 3010 Monroe Rd. 704-293-3578. Beatrice Alvina Bates: beatricebatesllc@gmail.com

Lunch & Learn – 11:30am-1pm. Bring your lunch and join Theresa Gendron, Your Soul Loves the Truth. Stop in anytime. Light beverage and supplies provided. Weekly adult coloring activities. $25. Sanctuary Imports, 822 Lamar Ave. 203-518-6449. coachingyoursoul@outlook.com. YourSoulLovesTheTruth.com/programs

Tarot Readings – 1-6pm. Heather Gaffney-Darnell is an intuitive reader, teacher and energy healer in the foothills of NC. She joins us weekly to assist individuals in finding answers to create healing and transformation. $40. 2221 North Center St, Hickory. contact@salinity.net. Salinity.net

Weekly Wednesday Meditation – 7-9pm. Practice instructions for those new to meditation at 7pm. Silent mindfulness meditation at 7:30pm, followed by dharma talk and discussion. Donation. Park Rd Baptist Church, Milford Chapel, 3900 Park Rd, Charlotte. IMCCharlotte.org

Wellness Wednesdays – 7-8:30pm. Join Tiffany Kohlstrom and Cindy DeHaan for a weekly series and learn different elements of physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. $20 suggested love offering. Spiritual Light Center of Charlotte, 7300 Mallard Creek Rd. 704-599-1180. SLCofCharlotte@att.net. SLCofCharlotte.org

Heartfulness Meditation – 7:30pm. This group meets for a period of silent meditation. The process begins promptly at 7:30pm, so we suggest you arrive around 7:15. More info: Heartfulness.org. Unity of Charlotte, 401 E Arrowood Rd, Charlotte. 704-523-0062. UnityofCharlotte.org

 

thursday

A Course in Miracles – 9:30am. A transformative ongoing study group open to all. Where philosophy, psychology, and religion end, A Course in Miracles begins. Freewill offering. Unity of Charlotte, 401 E. Arrowood Road, Charlotte. 704-523-0062, UnityOfCharlotte.org.

Yin Yoga – 6-7:15pm. A class focused on deep release of connective tissues with longer held postures in a meditative environment. Yoga for Life, 1410 W Morehead St, Ste 200. 704-344-9662. CenteredWellness@carolina.rr.com. YogaforLifeCharlotte.com

 

saturday

Farmers’ Market Tour – 8:30am. Enjoy fresh local food and support our Piedmont region farmers. Focus is on organic, non-GMO and pesticide-free veggies, fruit, meat and more. Free. Charlotte Farmers’ Market, 1801 Yorkmont Rd. EatLocalCLT@gmail.com