Past Events

Engaging with the LivingPulse

Thank you so much to those of you who joined us at Timber Hall for our inaugural event on September 29!

We gathered with around 90 people and engaged in activities to help us connect to the pulse and begin to form a community. The evening included meditation, yoga, body percussion, dancing, interactive painting, healthy snacks, and music by Free Planet Radio. See images of the event below (captured by Jesse Kitt). Check back here soon for announcements and details of upcoming events.

Photos by Jesse Kitt from “Engaging with the LivingPulse” on September 29, 2019



Engaging with the LivingPulse Event Description

Event held September 29, 2019, 4 pm – 7 pm
Timber Hall Events, 349 N Turkey Creek, Leicester, NC 28748

Join us for a free, interactive exploration of insights, movement, sights, and sounds and how they help us feel connected to the world.

This inaugural event will serve as an introduction of the LivingPulse organization, its guides, its ideas, and a few of its activities to the greater Asheville community.

Tickets are free. This event is intended for adults or near adults (ages 15+).  Get tickets via Eventbrite here.

Philosophers and scientists have suggested for centuries that there is a connection between human life, and all of the life on the earth and the universe. In recent years, as science has learned more about the nature of all life, that connection has moved beyond the suggestion stage, and has been made factually clear. While understanding this connection intellectually is not easy, it is doable. What is more difficult is feeling that connection and oneness in one’s entire being. LivingPulse will be an organization that shares new scientific research on this connection and—even more to the heart of our mission—offers various activities, led by guides, to help individuals feel that connection and oneness.

The guides at this event will include:

Marta Martin, executive director and event coordinator for the Asheville Movement Collective

River Guerguerian, artistic director of Asheville Rhythm and percussionist for Free Planet Radio

Matthew Richmond, musician, composer, and lecturer at University of North Carolina at Asheville

Nancy Jurek, Ayurvedic counselor, yoga instructor and meditation guide

Dan Collins, hiker, trail runner, and founder of LivingPulse

Tom Boots, visual artist and sound meditation guide

Free Planet Radio will provide live music for the event. (The band includes multi-instrumentalist Chris Rosser, two-time Grammy winner Eliot Wadopian, and River Guerguerian.)

We will begin gathering at 4:00 pm, so please plan to arrive no later than 4:30 pm and stay until 6:15 pm. That way you will be able to enjoy the depth and breadth of the presentations and activities and get a clearer sense of what LIvingPulse is about.

Event Schedule

Time Activity/Description

4:00 Gathering time

4:30 Welcome and Introductions

4:35 Breathing meditation, centering (w/audience participation)

4:40 Opening Thoughts

4:45 Movement/yoga/meditation (w/audience participation)

4:55 Brain science/How can we turn off the chatter & get to the pulse?

5:05 Origins of LivingPulse

5:10 Music as a path (w/audience participation)

5:20 Painting as a path

5:25 Dance as a path

5:30 Begin dance, music, painting (w/audience participation)

6:00 Wind down

6:10 Closing thoughts

6:15 Post-event hangout by the fire (with snacks and refreshments)

7:00 Closing

Tickets are free. Get tickets via Eventbrite here.