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YWCA Community Advisory Committee

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

YWCA is excited to be forming a Community Advisory Committee that will act as a liaison between the YWCA and the community we serve, and will build the leadership and civic engagement capacity of community members. The focus of this committee will be to ensure clear and timely communication that allows for community members to… Continue Reading YWCA Community Advisory Committee

Asheville’s Racial Justice Coalition Appoints Robert Thomas as Community Liaison

Friday, November 1, 2019

October 31, 2019, Asheville, NC: This week, Asheville’s Racial Justice Coalition (RJC) announced that they have hired Robert Thomas, Jr. to take on the role of RJC Community Liaison, a two-year position funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s Collaborative Problem Solving Grant awarded to the Coalition earlier this year. As a community activist, a… Continue Reading Asheville’s Racial Justice Coalition Appoints Robert Thomas as Community Liaison

Week Without Violence

Thursday, October 10, 2019

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. For more than 20 years, we have set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence – a week to raise awareness and engage action to end the broad spectrum of violence –… Continue Reading Week Without Violence

Releasing Trauma with Yoga

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Releasing Trauma With Yoga Workshops will be held every third Sunday of the month from November through March, 11:15 am – 1:15 pm in YWCA’s upstairs Group Fitness Studio. November 17th: Compassion December 15th: Relation January 19th: Acceptance February 16th: Centeredness March 15th: Empowerment This workshop is free for YWCA of Asheville Fitness and Aquatics… Continue Reading Releasing Trauma with Yoga

Personal Training Specials for Fall!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

From now through December 31st, we are pleased to bring back our super-popular Fall Personal Training Specials! New YWCA Fitness and Aquatics Center members will enjoy 2 free Personal Training Sessions as a sign-up bonus, and all members are entitled to 20% off Personal Training packages through the end of the year!  Our team of… Continue Reading Personal Training Specials for Fall!

Honoring the Trees at YWCA

Friday, September 20, 2019

Dear YWCA Community, As many of you know, in late August, we lost several beautiful and mature trees on our property unnecessarily. To learn more about what took place, please see our joint statement with Duke Energy as well as the coverage by the Asheville Citizen Times. Moving forward, while we know that we can… Continue Reading Honoring the Trees at YWCA

Community Open Swim

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Every Saturday, YWCA of Asheville, in partnership with City of Asheville Parks and Recreation, is offering free Community Open Swim to the public. Winter/Spring 2020 hours are: Saturdays 1:30-3:30 pm through May 16th, 2020. Join us in our solar-heated, indoor pool and bring a friend! You do not need to RSVP or be a member… Continue Reading Community Open Swim

Water Aerobics Instructor Training – October 19 & 20

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

On Saturday, October 19th and Sunday October 20th, 2019, YWCA of Asheville Aquatics will host a two-day training workshop for new and existing water cardio instructors! This foundational program will provide you with a complete overview of how to facilitate a safe, effective and enjoyable general group exercise program. You will experience both theory (classroom)… Continue Reading Water Aerobics Instructor Training – October 19 & 20

Updated weather alert: All YWCA programs and facilities will be CLOSING at 1pm today, Thursday, February 20th. On Friday, February 21st we will operate on a delayed schedule: our building will open at 9am, and Empowerment Child Care and Early Learning Program will open at 10am.