Clear Mind, Pure Peace: Mindfulness Classes at Cheekwood
Weekly September 12TH – October 24TH | 9:30am-10:30am
Each week, an instructor from The Happy Hour will teach a mindfulness practice that can help to improve awareness and presence, tackle the inner critic, learn breathwork for relaxation, and decrease stress or racing thoughts. Guests can expect to be guided through a mindfulness practice or guided meditation, followed by time for reflection and discussion around the experience. The goal of this class is to develop resiliency to help guests navigate the ebbs and flows of life.
Class size is limited to 12 participants.
Free Mini-Workshop at 12 South Farmers Market
September 28th | 5:30pm-6:30pm
We’ll be at the 12 South Farmers Market to answer your questions and host a FREE mini-workshop so that you can get a taste for what we do in our classes.
We will run two 25 minute mini-group “What’s on Your Plate” workshops starting at 5:30pm and 6pm, respectively. Save your spot!
BONUS: ANY FUTURE SERVICES PURCHASED AT THE FARMERS MARKET WILL BE 20% OFF!
Every other week SEPTEMBER 16TH – OCTOBER 28TH | 5:30-6:30pm
We’ll tackle mental wellness in the face of one of the toughest jobs out there: motherhood. Join us every other Thursday, starting September 16th for community support and connection. Throughout this series, we’ll discuss topics like squeezing in self-care (in 5 minutes or less), boundaries, communication, mindfulness for stress, and finding balance. Because even superheroes need time to recharge.
If you are interested in meeting and connecting with moms of similar mindsets, learning and growing with others in all stages of motherhood, then this group is for you.
Group size is limited to 10 participants.
Sundays starting October 3rd | 10:30AM-11:30AM
Yoga Therapy with Ashley Shelley, LPC-MHSP and 200RYT, is an integrative offering that empowers individuals to connect mind, body, and spirit. This is not like your regular power flow class, you will be guided through gentle and intentional movement with a focus on learning from your body and the experience. Ashley’s curated yoga flows include grounding and centering breathwork, prompts for processing what may arise, guided meditations to promote stillness and calm, and an offering to carry you forward.
This class is not psychotherapy or counseling, but an alternative route to tap into ‘you’ like never before. We encourage the use of your own yoga props such as a mat, bolster, blanket, and/or blocks.
Sound Bath with Ann Sensing
October 15th | 7PM-8PM
Join us for a deeply calming sound bath with Ann Sensing. Sound Baths are a meditative, multisensory, and unique experience in which participants are bathed in the vibration of various wind and percussion instruments while lying down. Unlike other forms of meditation, Sound Baths focus on ambient sounds, rather than silence or a guided practice to reach a new state of tranquility.
This lie-down meditation encourages deep relaxation, allowing you to unplug and find release. We encourage you to bring a mat, a blanket, pillows, eye coverings, or whatever helps you to settle into rest.
All are welcome to our space to enjoy the benefits. Whether you are curious about sound meditation or meditation in general, seeking to deepen your practice, or are just in need of an evening to reset, Ann Sensing will be your guide into a transformative practice of sound healing.
Save your spot, this event is likely to sell out!
Self-Study with Tarot Cards
October 23rd | 5:30pm-7pm
Spooky season is upon us! Time to allow your curiosity to wander to the realm of the mystical. Massey Armistead, intuitive healer, tarot reader, and poet will introduce us to the practice of tarot card reading. Tarot cards can be used as a useful tool for self-study, strengthening intuition, mindfulness, and connection beyond the physical world to the higher self. Not knowing where to begin is not a problem (what the heck are major and minor arcana anyway?) Massey will provide an introduction of tarot, including the meanings and understandings of the cards and archetypes, how ego and intuition play into the reading, and how to further your self-study with all this information.
You will have the opportunity to learn with your own deck of tarot cards, bringing about a deeper understanding of the archetypes and what they mean. Bonus: Massey is giving a group reading at the conclusion of the event. Grab your friends and join us for a fun evening of diving into deeper intuition.
Mind Body Magic Festival
October 30th | 10am-3pm
We are back for our second year at Mind Body Magic Festival. This outdoor gathering brings together the best of the health and wellness community in Nashville. We are excited to be representing mental wellness as an everyday part of overall health! Come and stop by our booth to take a free mindfulness class, meet some of our practitioners, sign up for upcoming events (with an exclusive discount code), and shop some of our favorite items that promote mental wellness.
Our mindfulness classes will start on the hour and will be led by Clara Belden, Certified Holistic Life Coach, Tonia Dixon, Licensed Professional Counselor, or Claire Price, Certified Holistic Life Coach. These free classes are a great way to sample what we are all about at The Happy Hour. So mark your calendars for this event, we can’t wait to see you there!
Living with Big Emotions
Weekly from October 26th – November 16th | 5:30PM-6:30PM
Living with big, overwhelming emotions can be a very difficult process to navigate. Without a roadmap to help you navigate and express your emotions, you could easily feel misunderstood and alone. You don’t have to feel this way. If you’re experiencing big emotions (anger, anxiety, and/or depression to name a few) and are looking for relief, we can help you take steps toward understanding, communicating and managing your emotions.
We are accepting submissions to join our therapy group. Connect with others who are also on a journey to getting better at living with big emotions. You will have the support and professional guidance from licensed therapist, Tonia Dixon, and a community of understanding and acceptance to surround you. This combination of support and community is a proven asset when learning to live, and even thrive, with your big emotions.