This workshop will teach you why we do pranayama and when and how to practice it both on and off the mat. Learn the foundational breathing practices used to center and focus the mind; move into breathing practices used to raise energy levels; and wind down with breathing practices used to relax the nervous system for deep introspection and meditation. At the end of the workshop, you will feel empowered to take pranayama home to practice and be able to participate confidently in pranayama during group yoga classes. $25http://beyogaandwellness.com/events-2-be-yoga-charlotte/
Foundation Training is a new approach to physical, structural, and neurological health. It is a simple proven method using the principles of ideal human biomechanics to correct postural imbalances and relieve pain in minutes a day at any age or fitness level. It’s the ultimate accessory to help improve any activity or movement program. Investment: $25 $25https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=11941&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=2&sTrn=100000428
Study for 3 days with the famous artist Jane Chapin in this Landscape Workshop. First time in our area and great opportunity for our local art community. Limited Space sign up ASAP ! $450.http://janechapin.com/works
This workshop will offer acrylic and oil painters the techniques of creating from the palette knife versus a brush! Have you always wanted to loosen up your works? This is one way to do just that! Create all subject matter with palette knife creating shadows, one stroke approach, hard and soft edges, blended colors, different knives for different techniques. Time: Saturday 9-4, Sunday 12-6 Cost $190 Pre-registration required. We accept Visa, Discover, or MasterCard over the phone at 704-541-0741; or you can stop by during gallery hours with payment. $190http://www.charlottefineart.com/
The Art Department and The Arts at Queens invites you to this special event. The department's graduating students come together in their senior year to showcase their many talents in this exhibition of graphic art and interior design. The show will be prefaced with a presentation by an art history senior on the fusion of art and music. Opening Reception: Friday, April 28 5-7 p.m. Exhibition: April 29-May 7 Weekdays 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Weekends 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
All Mixed-Level Yoga Class A small investment of $7 gets you in the door to a powerful yoga class with eclectic music from our in house DJ and classes led by the top teachers in the Charlotte Region. $7https://www.yogatopiacharlotte.com/yoga-classes/
In this 4-week series, we’ll break down the components of a Vinyasa-style class in a fun, relaxed learning environment. A sampling of topics we will cover: * the mechanics of key postures that are frequently taught in Vinaysa classes* how to utilize props to help you move with greater ease * alignment concepts to prepare you to practice safely * breathing techniques to support you on and off the yoga mat Expect a warm, friendly learning environment where everyone is welcome…maybe even bring a friend for an extra dose of motivation and support! Classes held Tuesdays 5/2-/23 7:30-8:45pm $75 for all 4 weekshttps://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=11941&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=2&sTrn=100000100
Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique presents ‘Garden Party’, on view April 7th through May 27th. “If birds could build nests, then they could make hats.” This whimsical notion was the beginning of the joyful bird and animal portraits that artist Vicki Sawyer is celebrated for. The ‘Garden Party’ exhibition features Vicki’s original artwork along with ceramics by Teresa Pietsch and jewelry from Anna Johnson. Preview party Thursday, April 6th from 5-8pm with Vicki Sawyer in attendance.http://www.larkandkey.com
Oil artist and Curator Joni Purk will be one of our featured artists for May. You will see why she is nicknamed the Artist of Diversity. David Terpening is the most meticulous wood turner you will ever see. Creating wood turned vessels, boxes and furniture. Oil truly mixes well with wood. May Showcased Studio Artist: Susan Staub Winner of 2016 student show, Susan’s works in oil will be on display in CFA’s studio space. Susan paints many lovely local scenes which you will want to bring home with you. Opening Reception May 13, 10-2 and 5-8, Meet all three artists! freehttp://www.charlottefineart.com/
Features live exhibits of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians native to North Carolina. Get close to wildlife by walking among butterflies in a Butterfly Pavilion, observing live animals in both Creative Cavern and Insect Alley, hanging out in "Our Big Backyard" or exploring the Paw Paw Nature Trail.
Museum offers a glimpse into the significant role that trolleys played in the social and economic development of Charlotte.
The Matthews Heritage Museum and the Western North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross are joining together to put on the exhibit “A Century of Helping Hands"in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the American Red Cross in Mecklenburg County. The exhibit opens February 4 and will run to June 24, 2017. Many Red Cross chapters were founded in the US in 1917 as part of the effort to serve soldiers in World War I. Adults $4, 10 - 17 $2; under 10 free, Free first Saturday of the monthhttp://www.matthewsheritagemuseum.org