Known for years as the Snowball is scheduled for March 6-8, 2020 at Valley View Holiday Inn.  Check in begins at 3 pm March 6, dinner at 5:30.  The hotel has recently gone through a multi million dollar makeover and it is beautiful, fully accessible, adequate parking, wonderful indoor heated pool, super exercise room, elegant rooms and lovely meeting space.

Register For Event by going to the Program tab and click on the MS Awareness link

Stressed? Overloaded with information and opinions? This program will offer tools and teachings that can open your heart to all the wonderful possibilities in store for you in the warmer months, and beyond. We invite you to set aside your routine, to savor the opportunity, explore new and relaxing experiences in store for you at this retreat. All events are free to attend. Just come have a great time.

Scheduled speakers, programs & Discussion Groups:                        

  • Caregiver 
  • Newly diagnosed
  • Alternative Treatments
  • CBD
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Chair Yoga
  • Doctor Panel
  • Nutrition
  • Resources for people with MS
  • Our MS Stories
  • Pharmaceutical Educational Programs

Special room rates available by calling 540-362-4500, ask for MS Alliance Kickoff room block, before February 20, 2020. Scholarships are a vital part of our mission. We strive to make our programs available to as many people as possible. For Limited Financial

Assistance please email:  MS Alliance of Virginia at



Wellness Wednesday Series!

Dr. Dave is a naturopathic physician offering FREE wellness lecture and open discussions monthly on a variety of topics at our Roanoke Office location and on Facebook Live.  More info on dates here!

1317 3rd St SW Roanoke VA 24016 at 5pm

January: Flu Fighter!

February: Health for Your Heart!

March: Environmental Molds and How they affect your health!

April: Herbal Allergy Relief

May: Blood, Moons, Roots and Wombs (a talk on women’s health)

June: Herbs for the Primal Male

July: Lyme’s Disease- supporting acute and chronic illness naturally. 

August: Natural Skin Cancer Prevention

September: Create a Healthy Microbiome

October: Natural Thyroid Support

November: Liver Detox: Safe and Natural

December: Mental Health: A natural approach. 



Manage Diabetes Naturally – Holiday Survival Tips!


Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2 PM – 3 PM 

You don’t have to put your fork down this holiday season. Join Dr. Dave for tips on how best to manage blood sugar and pie! Gain helpful hints to curb temptation during the holidays, while staying on track with your diabetic protocol. If you seek alternative and/or adjunctive treatment to manage diabetes, this lecture is for you. Dr. Dave Hamilton is a Naturopathic Physician in the Roanoke area offering free wellness lectures and open discussions monthly on a variety of health topics.

The class is FREE, but please RSVP!
So we know how many samples to bring 🙂


The Haven on 5th

808 5th St SW

Roanoke, VA 24016


Reserve your seat.

Bone Broth Tasting and Talk – Heirloom Restaurant

Bone Broth Tasting and Talk – Heirloom Restaurant

BONE BROTH Tasting and Talk – 5pm FEB 11th Heirloom Restaurant

Warm your bones with a hearty local flavor. Join us on February 11th as Chef Clark teams up with Wish we Had Acres, Dr. Dave and Laura Denyes, to host a Bone Broth Class.  You will learn how to make your own broth as well as the nutritional benefits of consuming broth.  Nothing goes to waste in Heirloom’s kitchen especially the delicious bones. Bones are locally sourced in keeping with Heirloom’s mission that every ingredient from drop to chop is made or raised right here in North Carolina. Come learn how Heirloom turns what other kitchen’s might call scraps into a delicious and nutritious treat, that also honors the animals from which it came.  The class will be accompanied by a five course broth tasting menu at no additional charge.  Wine and beer pairings can be added to the tasting for an additional $25.

Reserve your seat.

This is our third annual Bone Broth tasting event partnering with Heirloom in our shared mission that Food is medicine. An inviting look at our culinary heritage, bring your inquisitive palates for a new tradition in health…

5PM-7PM or until the bowls are empty.
Sunday February 11, 2018

Heirloom Restaurant
8470 Bellhaven Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216

Broth tasting menu is included with class registration. You will have the opportunity to purchase Heirloom’s prepared stocks and broths after class. You may purchase the pairings menu in advance or same day if desired.

Enjoy the tastings and talk with your seat reservation.

Reserve your seat.




Welcome to Charlotte’s Original Goat Yoga!!

Are you eager to sign up for 2018 Goat Yoga, or know someone who is? To celebrate our third full season of goat yoga, we are offering a limited number of season passes for 2018! The Full Season Pass includes access to all 2018 goat yoga classes (10-12 total), 1 bottle of our natural bug spray, a farm yoga mat, and 10% off Synergy Yoga regular class passes (excludes new client special). Our goat yoga instructors will offer 10% off their drop-in classes at participating studios.

Cherry pick or attend them all, with the full season pass, you can choose your own farm adventure.

We are blown away by the 2017 Goat Yoga community! Thank you ALL for your enthusiasm and support. Everyone was incredible with our beloved goats and we have noticed a marked change in the energy around here. This type of event offers our social goats an opportunity to connect with all of you in a way that we, alone, cannot.

Have YOU had a chance to do mountain pose next to a goat? Join our social goats in the pasture and bring new meaning to your practice… they love yoga on the farm as much as we do. There is nothing better than goat noses interrupting yoga poses or the excited squeal of delight from Miss Sadie the sow who lives for farm visitors and belly rubs. All farm yoga is laid back and family friendly. Get in some good stretches, take in the fresh air, and snuggle our adorable baby goats!

2018 class dates TBA. Classes start in April and run through October.

Tentative dates, subject to change.
April 8, 22
May 6, 20
June 10, 24
July 15
August 12
September 16, 30
October 14, 28

Claim your Full Season Pass or pre-register for our first goat yoga class of 2018!

Single Class Drop In: $12

As a courtesy to our yogis, we request that you pre-register. Children are welcome! Children over age 12 require individual registration. All children must accompany a registered adult.

*NO RESTROOMS available. Please plan accordingly!
•Please bring your own yoga mat and water.
•Farm bug spray is available for purchase.
•No dogs allowed.
•Please only plan to attend if you are a registered guest or on staff. If you have special needs, please contact us in advance.
•Weather permitting**

We encourage those who can, to carpool as parking is limited.
STEELE CREEK FRIENDS we encourage you to ride your bike or walk to the farm.

**We do not offer refunds. Unused classes do not roll over into the next season, are non-exchangeable and non-transferable. We do not offer exceptions for cancellations. If we cancel due to extreme weather conditions, we will offer a rain date. Please follow the goat yoga event page on Facebook for last minute weather updates, or contact us directly with questions. If you suspect inclement weather, please dress appropriately, bring an extra towel, blanket or tarp. Class will very likely go ON!


Just how powerful can a day be?                                           
On average, a human life span is 27,375 days long. Along the way, there are bound to be some boring days. And there will certainly be plenty of “pretty normal” days.But every once in a while, if we’re lucky, along will come a day that is truly spectacular. A day that presents you with eye-opening experiences, exciting new awarenesses and relationships, and more than your fair share of fun.

SHIFT Charlotte was created to be one of those special days in your life. In fact, SHIFT Charlotte is:

  • A day for people interested in dialing the richness of their existence up to 11;
  • A day for people desiring a life that is conscious and mindful, healthy and happy, authentic and empowered;
  • A day for people brave enough to harness the collective power of our city’s visionary speakers, teachers, healers, readers and practitioners toward improving their own body, mind and spirit;
  • A day for people who get lit up by the excitement and deep value of an immersive day-long experience, exploring life-changing holistic, alternative and integrative practices;
  • A day for people who enjoy making new like-minded friends that share your same values, aspire to your same ideals, and call your same city “home.”

Which begs another question: Just how perfect can a day be?

(Hint: come to SHIFT Charlotte on March 24th to see for yourself.)