Yoga & Drums: Saturday at the Farmers’ Market

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Cary, NC — This Saturday, June 13, 2015, the Western Wake Farmers’ Market in Cary’s Carpenter Village is mixing up their usual routine with yoga and a drum circle.

The Western Wake Farmers’ Market

The Western Wake Farmers’ Market’s mission is to “nourish the community.” The market, which is open year-round, serves the community Saturdays from 8 am-noon in Cary’s Carpenter Village and, now, in the UNC Wellness Center in Northwest Cary from 7:30 am-12:30 pm.

As a non-profit market, Western Wake strives to “increase the resiliency of the local food system” by “increasing participation of consumers and operating two farmers markets where people can obtain fresh, healthy, local food and where producers can improve their livelihoods. You’ll always find a quality selection of produce, baked goods, crafts and more at the markets.

Yoga & Drums This Weekend

This weekend, the Western Wake Farmers’ Market is mixing things up at their Carpenter Village location with a “Day of Enrichment,” which will include a morning outdoor yoga class with a healing and educational drum circle to follow.

At 9 am, Strong Roots Yoga will allow participants to “deepen their breath with the help of the breeze and warm their muscles under the morning sun.” The class is designed to accommodate all levels; participants are encouraged to arrive early and to bring mats and water.

Then, from 10 am-noon, Greg Whitt will lead 20 minute drum sessions with breaks between each. This practice of drumming in a group has been used for centuries in nearly all cultures for ritual, healing, and celebration. Group drumming participants are connected to a common purpose by sharing rhythm experiences with others.

Event Details

The Western Wake Farmers Market’s Day of Enrichment
Saturday, June 13, 2015; 8:30 am-noon
Carpenter Village, 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary

9 am – Strong Roots Yoga; 10 am – Drum for Change

A suggested donation of $10 per class is appreciated. Stay in touch with the Western Wake Farmers’ Market on Facebook for more events.


Story from staff reports. Photo by Tina Floersch and Rob Huntley.


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