Many activities are best done in the company of a group of like minded and motivated individuals. Veronica Williams (pictured) provides a round up of such local groups.
1. Nashville Hiking Meetup
Nashville Hiking Meet up is one of the largest Meet up groups in Nashville. This group goes on hikes throughout Nashville and the surrounding area. To encourage everyone to join this group they organize hikes from beginner to advanced.
2. Nashville Slow Riders
Looking for a group of bike riders to test out new trails and greenways in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area? Nashville Slow Riders is a member-drive organization of bikers specialize in organizing informal bike rides. It is the members job to plan rides, so join and get the whole group along for a ride!
3. Nashville Outdoor Adventure Club
This adventure club is all about different adventures, this social-oriented outdoor club plans indoor and activities throughout the month. Interested in badminton, kayaking, canoeing, and maybe even a board game afterwards, Nashville Adventure club is a great way to get outside and meet new people!
4. The Estuary – Mindfulness,
Self-Care, and Support Community
From meditation to classes on self-awareness, The Estuary offers a community rooted deep in spiritual and self-awareness. Beyond having small Meet ups The Estuary center offers classes on the healing arts.
5. Whole-Food Plant-Based Dieters
Looking to grab dinner once a month with some like-minded eaters? This group focuses on finding local restaurants that over whole-food and plant-based options. They get together and discuss and support each others journeys on their plant-based journey all over a delicious Nashville dining option.
6. Conscious Transformation Nashville
“Create the extraordinary life you know is possible,” is the mission of Conscious Transformation Nashville. This group has meetings once a month to support each other on their personal and professional development. The group follows Joey Klein’s core teachings on how to create the life you want through conscious awareness. You can learn more about Joey’s teachings here: http://www.joeyklein.com/.
7. Nashville Shambhala
Looking for a meditation group to join. The Shambhala Meditation group is rooted in the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist scholar. Connected with the worldwide organization Shambhala you will also be connected to a worldwide organization that has classes and retreats specializing in meditation. The Meet up offers bi-weekly meditations.
8. Edible Week Walks and Plant Classes
Learn what to eat on a hike and how to use your backyard plants in a salad? This group organizes walks and information session to learn more about the edible plants in the area and the edible plants in your own backyard.
***This Meet up has been on hold but will resume walks in September.
9. Maeva Movement
New Moon Women’s Circle and Detox to Retox
Once a month join this forward thinking yoga and movement studio in East Nashville as they bring like minded yogis and pilate enthusiast together for their monthly Detox to Retox and New Moon Women’s Circle. Detox to Retox is a great community event that features a pilates mat class followed by cocktails and conversation. New Moon Women’s circle is a monthly workshop focused on bringing women together for a night of yoga, journaling, and meditation.
10. Nashville Beginners
Running Meet up
This group is focused on helping new runners, and runners of all levels meet their goals. They meet up every Saturday for a 1-3 mile run. Beyond this they run 5K’s and other local runs together. This is the perfect group if you are looking for local encouragement as you begin running.
11. Nashville Reiki & Essential Oils
Led by a group of Reiki Masters and Aromatherapists this organization holds weekly Reiki shares, reiki classes, group discussions, and more. They have several different Meet ups that all focus on reiki and spreading the art of this energy healing to others. Reiki is a traditional Chinese practice focusing on the transfer of energy throughout your body. The practice of Reiki focuses on emotional and physical healing.
12. Stepping Out Social Dance Meetup
Salsa dancing to line dancing this social dance Meet up does it all! Check out some fun new places to dance, learn some new moves, and meet a great dance partner, this Meet up organizes events every weekend. So get out and good moving in a new and fun way.
Are you looking for your new favorite Vegan restaurant? Looking for more fellow Vegans? Looking to join a group who wants to make a difference? This group of Nashville Vegans get together for everything from dinner at great Vegan restaurants around town to create community and discuss Veganism.
14. Inner Engineering Nashville
(Isha Yoga & Meditation Classes)
If you are interested in free meditation classes, yoga programs, and other social gatherings Inner Engineering Nashville partners with Isha (Institute of Inner Sciences) to bring meditation and yoga to the masses. Their Meet up offers monthly meditation for beginners and more.
15. Walk and Talk Meetup
Forming a community is just what this group encourages in their walk and talk Meet ups. This group meets at Sylvan Park every Tuesday at 6pm and encourages participants to meet a walking partner to walk and talk. They want to encourage everyone to “get outside for the walk and talk.”