- Find Peace with Free Online Yoga and Meditation Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains | Find your Zen during this stressful time. Miranda Peterson of Asheville yoga-hike company Namaste in Nature has developed a series of free online videos to help you relax. In the videos, Miranda guides you in front of a backdrop of vistas, waterfalls and forest trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains. From a 10-minute sensory meditation to a gentle, immune-boosting yoga asana practice, these videos are designed to “calm and support your immune system.” The videos are easily accessible on YouTube. Asheville Community Yoga, West Asheville Yoga and Pure Barre Asheville are among local studios livestreaming classes so you can get your workout in from home.
- Solo (or Group) Self-Care | Take part in just-launched virtual yoga and group-tarot readings – and soon-to-come meditation, dance and cooking classes – personalized from afar by the experts at Asheville Wellness Tours. These online experiences allow you to gather your group (virtually, of course) to foster connection, balance and self-care, even while you’re separated.
- Give Yourself a Nature Minute | One of the Asheville area's most beloved outdoor attractions, Grandfather Mountain, is hosting a series called "Nature Minutes." In the videos, park staff will showcase the adorable animals, such as otters, cougars and bears, that call this nature preserve home. You'll also be introduced to the natural wonders of the mountain. You can catch the series on Grandfather Mountain's Facebook page.
For more virtual vacation ideas, visit: https://www.exploreasheville.com/stories/post/how-to-virtually-experience-asheville/