- Leading yoga, meditation and hiking experiences in the mountains surrounding Asheville, Namaste in Nature is known for their (public and private) tours designed for folks wanting a deeper connection with the nature around them. Offerings include mountaintop yoga, waterfall hikes, a “Sunset and Full Moon Yoga Hike” and the NEW “Family / Beginner / Warmup Waterfall Yoga Hike,” perfect for newer yogis or hikers and for younger kids. This shorter, 75-minute experience includes an easy, less-than-a-mile round-trip hike and 30 minutes of yoga near a waterfall. Guests also receive a custom map with their booking confirmation that reveals where to find more waterfalls in the area, and a portion of the proceeds goes to support maintenance and conservation efforts and tree donations.
- Foraging traditions were long held by Native Americans and early settlers of the biodiverse Blue Ridge Mountains around Asheville. And, though wild edibles can be collected any time of year, fall is peak season for mushrooms. No Taste Like Home takes tour goers on expert-guided gathering expeditions with connections to Asheville’s best restaurants for dining on foraged finds. Recently added restaurant partner, Benne on Eagle, is particularly exciting as chef de cuisine Ashleigh Shanti remains in the running for the 2020 James Beard “Rising Star Chef of the Year,” leading the kitchen as it explores African American and West African influences on food in Southern Appalachia.
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