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About Thrive

Welcome! Thrive: A Conscious Health Experience is coming to Clemson, SC on Saturday, April 20th from 10am to 4pm! The event will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Clemson (the church is across from the Clemson University tennis courts and next door to Mellow Mushroom). We have a full schedule of presentations and a growing list of exhibitors. Check out our schedule!

Thrive is a one-of-a-kind health exploration experience for the Clemson, SC community. As part of Earth Week, and just a few days before Clemson University’s Earth Day celebration, Thrive Health Experience will be a sustainable health fair with goals of 1) educating the public about sustainable health care and 2) highlighting the sustainable health care options that are available in the Clemson area. Proceeds from the health fair will go to support the Clemson Free Clinic’s sustainable health care efforts.

Sustainable health care includes practitioners of alternative health, healing arts, integrative medicine, herbal medicine, bodywork, and nutritional counseling. Sustainable health care practitioners as well as those working toward community and environmental wellness are invited to exhibit at Thrive.

About the Organizers

  • Renee Gahan
    Renee Gahan is a yoga teacher in the Clemson area. Currently, she teaches yoga through the Leisure Skills program at Clemson University along with a 10 week session for women going through menopause. She also enjoys teaching yoga to kids, helping women with pregnancy and birth, and focused private sessions. Renee is keenly interested in the myriad ways that yoga can assist people in their healing process and how a yoga practice can spark an overall expansion of the sense of well being. You can contact Renee at clemsonyoga@yahoo.com.
  • Emily Havener
    Green Apple Food Therapy founder Emily Havener is a certified health coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She helps people figure out why they eat the way they do and how to change it for maximum benefit. She is also available for group speaking engagements and at-home weight-loss parties. http://greenapplefoodtherapy.com
  • Melissa Powell
    Melissa Powell is a freelance grant writer and event organizer for non-profit organizations as well as a stay-at-home, work-at-home mom to a two-and-a-half-year-old bundle of energy. For more than 15 years, Melissa has volunteered and worked with many non-profits, including The Center for Women (Charleston, SC), the Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center (Berkeley, CA), and the Anderson Free Clinic (Anderson, SC). Her passions in the sustainable health world include herbal medicine and yoga. Melissa can be reached at melissatpowell@gmail.com.





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