Welcome to Thrive

THRIVE is a collaborative platform of conventional, integrative, & functional medicine practitioners coming together in one setting to provide personalized healthcare to clients.
Working Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM EST


M - Th 8a - 5p, F 8a - 4p, Sa 10a - 1p, Su - Closed


6401 Carnegie Blvd, Suite 2A, Charlotte, NC 28211



Fitness Instructor Spotlight: Sara Cain-da Costa

Sara, originally from New Hampshire teaches  Yoga, Meditation, and specialty workshops at Thrive and we're excited to have her. Learn more about Sara, her style and book a class below! What's your name? Sara Cain-da Costa What is your superpower at Thrive? Yoga, Meditation, & Health Coaching What's so special about Thrive? The amazing health care and fitness/yoga professionals and staff. There's nothing like it in Charlotte. Where did you grow up? Hooksett, New Hampshire Any Activities/Hobbies outside of Thrive? Hiking, biking, cooking, traveling, enjoying time with family, friends, and my 3 rescue dogs. What is your definition of Functional Medicine? Functional Medicine is getting to the root cause of issues, not just placing a "band-aid" on a concern. Going deep to heal. What's on your Netflix Que? Well, it's December so I'm deep into Christmas classic movies, Red...

Mindfulness & Meditation

Below is a list of Exercises and Practices to Start at Home Cultivate Self-Awareness and Mindfulness “Self-awareness is the ability to take an honest look at your life without any attachment to it being right or wrong, good or bad “ -- Debbie Ford Take a quiet moment and pay attention to your emotions. Are you feeling happy, angry, sad? Are your emotions reflected in or caused by the state of your body? Pay attention to your shoulders and neck; Can you relax them? As you relax, take a few deep breaths and consider what might be causing your stress, anxiety, tension or negative thoughts. Reflect on your recent interactions then bring your attention back to the present moment. Think about your toes and how they feel right...



By: Dr. Scott Greenapple With all the turmoil, anger frustration, and general upheaval in the country and world right now, I thought this would be the perfect time to guide you through a meditation to quiet the mind and open the heart. https://vimeo.com/426720724 Metta or Loving Kindness Meditation is a method of developing compassion.  More information is sent from the heart to the brain than from the brain to the heart. When we hold compassion, joy, love and equanimity in the heart, we can help bring those qualities and awareness to not only ourselves, but to those we come in contact with or just hold dear to us.   These meditations are great ways to cultivate our sense of compassion, thereby sending out good will, kindness and warmth by...

Adding Meditation To Your Toolbox

Meditation plays a bigger and bigger role in our society just as yoga did at its early stages in 2000, and 20 years later part of our society. Isabel Shankle has been teaching yoga and meditation for more than 20 years Meditation is one more necessary tool in the “ toolbox” to learn to cope with life’s challenges. The question is , how do we deal with our challenges in the best possible way. During this pandemic many people have been connecting and reconnecting all over the world virtually, holding space for one another, feeling the truth, and being part of a community. The body- the breath- is able to release any emotion, any pain by paying attention to the inner body as well as the outer body...

Qi Gong & Self Massage

QI GONG: Enhance Your Immune System, Decrease Your Stress With this Meditation with Movement https://vimeo.com/418914789 Qi - Gong is an eastern practice of balancing the body, breath and the mind with flowing movements and meditation. "Qi" means "Energy", "Gong" means "To Work".  So, literally we are working with the body's energy to balance and harmonize, allowing the body's natural capacity to turn on the healer within. In this short video we are using a form of massage or tapping to align the three Dan Tiens or what are known as "Elixir Fields".  Aligning these three elixir fields or reservoirs of energy is a great way to begin any Qi Gong or Tai Chi practice.  It is also a wonderful ritual to start and end the day on its own.   There...

Qi Gong with Greenapple

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