The Central Collective

923 N. Central St. Knoxville, TN


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Healthy Happy Hour Block Party

Join WUOT’s TruckBeat team and The Central Collective for a family-friendly afternoon block party

There will be fun and healthy activities for adults and kids, face-painting, low-cost yoga and children's movement classes – and more! And make sure to bring your health questions – we’ve lined up a fantastic roster of public health experts from the Knox County Health Department who will be available to answer your health and wellness questions one-on-one. They’ll also provide information and resources for eating healthy on a tight budget, helping your baby grow up strong, and the latest on the Zika virus. Share your health stories and questions in the TruckBeat story truck, enjoy a delicious summer pie from the Dale's Fried Pies stand and get your portrait taken in our free photo booth!

The Knox County Health Department lineup includes:

  • Martha Buchanan, M.D. and director of the Knox County Health Department (general public health information)
  • Dena Mashburn, N.P. and clinical services manager (general clinical information)
  • Connie Cronley, R.N. and epidemiology nurse (Zika)
  • Andrea Woodard, Vector Control Supervisor (mosquitoes)
  • Amber Ford, registered dietitian and public health educator (nutrition)
  • Katie Larsen, program manager (Strong Baby project)

Registered yoga teacher Leslie Ann Ellingburg will be leading Kids’ Yoga and Beginner Basics:

Kids Yoga, 4:30-5:15: Get your kids to shake off the built-up energy they've stored during the day! This class will blend kid friendly yoga poses, creative movement, and a fun playlist to get them moving. Kids benefit from yoga just as much as adults. Yoga helps kids to focus, stay calm, and provides physical activity to keep them healthy. Ages 6-9, donation-based, $5 minimum

Beginner Basics, 5:45-6:30: Have you always wanted to try yoga or just need a good after-work stretch? Beginner Basics will introduce you to basic yoga postures, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, and how to use props in your yoga practice. Leslie will also be available to answer any yoga or physical activity related questions you may have after class. Limited mats are available. Donation-based, $5 minimum.  

Leslie Ann Ellingburg is a registered yoga teacher who holds a degree in exercise science/physical education from East Tennessee State University. She teaches yoga at a variety of places in Knoxville and Morristown. When not teaching yoga, Leslie teaches dance at Studio 180 Dance in Morristown and has a blog called AUM in the Arts. For more information on Leslie you can visit her website or follow her on Facebook at Yogini is a Dancer.

Earlier Event: July 18
Rooftop Breakfast Yoga
Later Event: July 23
Mai Tai Cocktail Class