Shoals Yoga in Downtown Series

SHOALS YOGA IN DOWNTOWN
Presented by Florence Main Street 

Florence Main Street is thrilled to announce our partnership with Shoals Yoga to bring the downtown community a 5 week yoga series in Wilson Park that is donation based. The goal of the Shoals Yoga in Downtown series is to incorporate elements of a healthy, happy, and peaceful life in downtown Florence.

“Whether you have never taken a yoga class or you practice yoga on a daily basis, Main Street wants you to come to downtown to learn more about how yoga can benefit your lifestyle. After the classes, we invite everyone to visit boutiques, salons, restaurants, and other stores in downtown to see just how active and alive our community is,” said Christina Dorough Event Coordinator of Florence Main Street.

The 5 week yoga series will be every Saturday morning at 10am beginning May 30th until June 27th.  We invite all ages, genders, and employees of downtown businesses to participate. This series will flow from a basic beginners style class and progress into various poses and breathing techniques throughout the five weeks leading into the art of calming the mind as the final class on June 27th. We hope you’ll bring a mat and an open mind and heart and join us for a fun, community building event that will leave you feeling calm and energized. While the series is free to attend please donate any amount you can as a way of thanking the yoga teachers for their time and efforts.Wilson Park Yoga

“We are excited to be offering this yoga series in downtown Florence to promote a stronger community and to give people the opportunity to experience a practice that facilitates physical and mental healing and peace of mind. Yoga is a five thousand year old science that has brought many positive changes into our lives and naturally, we want to share that with our family, friends, and community.” -Danielle Snoddy, owner of Shoals Yoga and yoga teacher.

May 30 taught by Danielle Snoddy, owner of Shoals Yoga.
June 6 taught by Ashley Baker, yoga teacher at Shoals Yoga.
June 13 taught by Connie Daniels, Shoals Yoga teacher trainee.
June 20 taught by Sarah Prejeant, Shoals Yoga teacher trainee.
June 27 taught by Danielle Snoddy.

To learn more about Shoals Yoga and the services they provide please visit their website http://shoalsyoga.com/ or like their Facebook page Shoals Yoga.

Florence Main Street, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to working with downtown business owners, community leaders, and residents toward the common goal of revitalizing Downtown Florence culturally and economically. For more information about us or any of these efforts, please contact Florence Main Street at 256-760-9648 or info@florencemainstreet.org

 

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Florence Foodies 2015

Do you love downtown Florence’s unique restaurants and the surprising and delicious menus you find there?  Florence Main Street is again shining the spotlight on Florence’s downtown dining revolution with the 2015 Florence Foodies series.  Florence Foodies is a unique social dining experience with an exclusive menu that features dishes not seen before on a restaurant’s regular year round menu.  Think ‘supper club’ at home grown restaurants with special menus and a rotating cast of new friends.  You’re going to want to be a part of this year long event!

Florence Main Street began the Florence Foodie series in 2013 featuring eight restaurants and it quickly exploded within the dining environment of the Shoals. The Foodies series restaurant hops to different downtown eateries each month from March thru November.  The 2015 Foodies schedule is amazing and a delicious experience is in store for attendees including new guest speakers and dishes to tantalize your taste buds!

“I think it’s safe to say that the Florence Foodies series was at the forefront of the local food scene.  Folks had their favorite places to dine but Foodies opened them up to so many more.  Our restaurants saw new faces become regular diners because of Foodies,” said Teryl Shields, Executive Director of Florence Main Street.

New for 2015 is a special event featuring Chef Alan Phillips of the Red Clay Epicurean. Chef Phillips, a native of the Shoals, graduated first in his class at Le Cordon Bleu California School of Culinary Arts. After working 10 years in the food industry in Los Angeles, he returned home to start his own company, where he takes the food cultures of the American South and puts his special twist on them. He is hosting the September Foodies special event featuring only products from Jack O’ Lantern Farms of downtown Florence. This will be the special foodie event of the year and is not to be missed.

“It was not hard to convince Chef Phillips to join the foodie program because he loves a challenge to wow people with different tastes and textures of food locals haven’t seen before. So naturally Chef Phillips jumped to the opportunity of working with Main Street. His mission with this event is to show why people should buy from the only hydroponic farm, Jack O’ Lantern Farm, in the shoals,” said Christina Dorough, Event Coordinator of Florence Main Street.

The participating restaurants for the 2015 Florence Foodies series are Wildwood Tavern, Sperry’s Restaurant, City Hardware, Odette, Imagine That Bakery & Café, Dish Gourmet Café, The Pie Factory, and Rivertown Coffee Company.

Tickets for Florence Foodies will be available online for purchase at the Florence Main Street website, www.florencemainstreet.org/store/florence-foodies, including individual and full season tickets by Monday, January 16th.  The special event tickets will be available on July 1, 2015.

“Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to dine with the best and most creative chefs in downtown Florence.  This is a great opportunity to become aware of what’s going on in our wonderful downtown restaurants.  As a Florence Foodie you will get sneak previews of dishes that may be included on the menus in the future.  The chefs go all out to display their creativity for the Florence Foodies and to WOW us with their new dishes.  In addition to all this is the opportunity to meet other local foodie folks and to make new friends. As an experienced Florence Foodie, I highly recommend that you come join us for the 2015 dining experience, “ commented Dave & Debra Reasons, 2014 Florence Foodies season ticket holders and originator of The Brown Bag Review blog.

 Florence Main Street, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to working with downtown business owners, community leaders, and residents toward the common goal of revitalizing Downtown Florence culturally and economically. For more information about us or any of these efforts, please contact Florence Main Street at 256-760-9648 or info@florencemainstreet.org

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