BZP Brevard Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, September 18

10 am - 1 pm

Free Outdoor Family Event 

Please RSVP with the form below to help us with the count for the event. 

COVID NOTE - Please wear a mask to our event to help keep all safe. 


Blue Zones Project Parking Lot  ~ 191 West Main Street ~ downtown Brevard, NC 

Near Edward Jones & Transylvania Heritage Museum

This celebration will highlight the opportunities available to all residents to boost their well-being through engagement in the Blue Zones Project. Discover how you can get involved in transforming Brevard into a community where healthy choices are easier for everyone! 

Blue Zones Project in Brevard is powered by the Pisgah Health Foundation.

Attendees will receive complimentary bags, water bottles, T-shirts, a Blue Zones Book, fall starter plants, as long as supplies last, and have chances to win prizes, and can participate in these free activities:

Move Naturally & Downshift – free classes

  • 10:15 am - Qi gong – Belinda Roberts, Owner Elk Haven Wellness Center
  • 10:35 am - Movement Massage – Bobby Wilson, Path of Massage & Wellness
  • 11:00 am  - Mindful Movement – Beth Thran, LMT, BCTMB 
  • 11:30 am - Get Happy! 3 Self-Care Habits to Support Meaning, Vitality & Joy with Renee Peterson Trudeau
  • 12:00 pm  - Mindful Movement – Beth Thran, LMT, BCTMB 
  • 12:30 pm - Movement Massage – Bobby Wilson, Path of Massage & Wellness

About the teachers:

Belinda Roberts is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Livelong Acupuncture, LLC and the Owner/Director of Elk Haven Wellness Center in Brevard. Roberts studied at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts and Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine. 

Bobby Wilson is a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist NC #10197 with over 10-years experience and is the owner of Path of Massage and Wellness in Brevard.  Self-care is a necessity throughout one's lifetime. Come learn simple self-care techniques that will encourage a connection to the whole body . . . untwisting and lengthening the muscles of the arms that are connected to the feet.

Beth Thran Bunch is a Reiki Master, Bach Flower Registered Practitioner, and board-certified massage therapist practicing for more than 30 years. During these Blue Zones sessions, you will experience how to increase your energy or create a sense of calm through breath and movement. Beth will guide you through range-of-motion practices to loosen and hydrate the joints, while you learn to listen to your inner wisdom. Deep breathing keeps us present and is an integral part of mindful movement. Appropriate for people of all ages and states of well-being.

Renee Peterson Trudeau is a nationally-recognized author/speaker and life balance coach. During this event she will share 3 powerful, science-based strategies for feeling more alive, joyful and connected—no matter what’s going on around you.  This interactive experience is for all ages! Over the last 20 years, her work has appeared in the New York Times, Good Housekeeping, US News & World Report, AARP, Spirituality & Health and more.


          Kids Zone

  • Goodie Bags
  • Free bike helmets with Brevard Police Department
  • School supplies
  • Jump ropes
  • Blue Zones Coloring Book
  • Brevard Fire Department will have a fire truck on display for kids
  • Walking School Bus
  • Brevard High School Wellness Committee - healthy snacks and recipes for kids     

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         PEOPLE - Engagement 

  • Sign up for Blue Zones Project Programs: Purpose Workshops, Purpose Moais, Cooking Classes, Potluck Moais & Walking Moais
  • Sign up for drawings to win the Blue Zones Kitchen Cookbook provided by Pisgah Health Foundation
  • Sign up for drawing to win Wine from Sardinia, Italy donated by Broad Street Wines
  • Take the Personal Pledge

    • Learn about Blue Zones Approved Restaurants with Blue Ridge Bakery
    • Learn about Blue Zones Approved worksites with Comporium and TVS
    • Learn about Blue Zones Approved grocery stores with Food Matters Market
    • Learn about Blue Zones Approved schools with Brevard High School and Brevard Academy
    • Learn about Blue Zones Participating Organizations with the Transylvania Rotary Collaborative and Sonflower Kids  
    • Visit with Gaia Herbs who will have starter fall plants from Henderson's Greenhouse and Gaia products to share 


  • Learn about Policy Issues that Blue Zones Project focuses on in a community
  • Learn about the Ecusta Bike Trail with Friends of Ecusta Trail & Conserving Carolina
  • Explore Food & Nutrition Policy issues with Sugar & Diabetes education with Lani Callison from the Center for Counter Balance
  • AARP & WNC Fall Prevention Coalition - hands on activity "move with me" helps with balance and preventing falls
  • Tobacco Use Education 


Pisgah Health Foundation

  • Meet the team from Pisgah Health Foundation and learn about how they brought Blue Zones Project to Brevard.


“Pisgah Health Foundation strategically deployed the 50th Blue Zones Project in the world right here in Transylvania County,” said Lex Green, CPA President Pisgah Health Foundation. “This decision proved to be very beneficial during COVID-19. We thank the Blue Zones Project staff and volunteers for ensuring meaningful progress towards better health for all. We look forward to 2022 with increased anticipation of helping residents in our community live their best life now.” 

Support for this event by: Pisgah Health Foundation, Brevard Police Department, City of Brevard, Brevard Fire Department, Gaia Herbs, Path of Massage & Wellness, Subtle Energy Healing Therapies, Renee Peterson Trudeau, Blue Ridge Bakery, Comporium, Elk Haven Wellness Center, Broad Street Wines, Food Matters Market, Friends of Ecusta Trail, Center for Counter Balance, TVS – Transylvania Vocational Services, Transylvania Heritage Museum, AARP, WNC Falls Prevention Coalition, Edward Jones Investments, Brevard Seventh-Day Adventist Church, FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Center, Brevard Academy, D.D. Bullwinkel’s Outdoors, Connestee Falls Realty, Brevard High School Wellness Committee, Transylvania Rotary Collaborative, Sonflower Kids and many more.

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