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  • Science of Yogic Breathing/Pranayama Immersion
    February, 24th 11:00am-5:00pm
    Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian is a researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina studying cancer therapeutics, and Yoga. His recent research provides evidence how Pranayama (Yogic breathing) practices could promote wellbeing in the context of health and disease. Sundar is a member of International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Integral Yoga Teachers Association, and is an IAYT-certified Yoga Therapist. He is the Founder/Director of PranaScience Institute, and a speaker of TEDx Charleston 2015. His recent book is “PranaScience: Decoding Yoga Breathing”.
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    $65.00
  • April 7-8 - Artist's Way Creative Weekend
    This is a fundraiser for OM Sanctuary! Jim Nave has graciously donated his time to the organization for this program in order to serve the mission of holistic education through OM Sanctuary.

    The Artist's Way Creativity Weekend at
    OM Sanctuary, Asheville, NC
    Facilitated by poet James Navé

    Saturday and Sunday, April 7th & 8th, 2018
    http://omsanctuary.org/events/artistswayretreat/

    Sliding scale begins at $100 (value: $288). Includes 11 hours of educational programming, plus a healthy, organic lunch each day.

    Call us to purchase: 828.252.7313.
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  • Mindfulness Circle
    Fridays 7:00pm-8:30pm
    Donation Based
    Suggested Donation $5-$25 ( pay-what-you-can!)

    This circle is open & friendly to participants of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, and experience levels. We'll explore different types of mindfulness practice each week drawing upon a wide range of styles inclusive of both introspective forms of practice and social forms of mindfulness. Exercises will be followed by group discussion and exploration of our thoughts, feelings, and experiences within a safe, comfortable, and compassionate environment. Each week will be unique and every meeting will benefit from the perspectives of those who join us.

    Jesse Goldman is the founder of Slack-Librium LLC, an Asheville based organization that provides slackline & mindfulness instruction in schools, camps, & events across the country. Slack-Librium has been providing programming in Asheville City Schools since 2014 and has traveled to over 10+ states to share their unique brand of awareness-based education. Jesse graduated from UNC-Asheville in 2016 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Africana Studies. While in college he founded the University's student-run Mindfulness Club & created the annually recurring event, Mindfulness Festival. Since graduating he has dedicated his full attention to Slack-Librium and the development & facilitation of awareness-based curriculum.
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    $25.00
  • Reawakening Your Soul: Follow Your Bliss
    ~~ Saturday March 3rd - One Day Retreat ~~
    with Free Art Opening Friday night March 2nd

    Get ready to embark on an epic journey to experience ultimate freedom and eternal
    fulfillment. You will learn successful spiritual tools, techniques and exercises that
    will open the portals to your heroic soul. This unique experiential program offers
    transcendental videos to reprogram your spiritual DNA, meditations, intentional
    coloring exercises, group interaction and more. Once you discover and experience
    your true nature as Spirit, you naturally begin to follow your bliss.
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    $65.00
  • Restorative Sound Bath: March 24th
    This Restorative Sound Bath lead by Billy Zanski, will help to slow our breath, and shift our brainwaves. As the powerful sound waves wash over our bodies, stress and worry dissipates, and our mind’s thoughts move into the background. Focusing on the landscape of peaceful sounds helps to activate the deep intelligence within our body and spirit.

    Billy opens up space for others to feel expanded, connected, and held in peace. Opening us up to a greater perspective, inviting subtle shifts and healing to happen spontaneously.

    Billy Zanski is an enthusiastic teacher, musician, and "helper in healing''. Sound healing and taking percussion into the realm of therapy has become the cornerstone of his sound shop Skinny Beats in Asheville. Billy has developed a mix of rhythmic and deep harmonic frequencies, from seeking out and learning from teachers across the globe. Here are some of the instruments used for each session: planetary gongs, gemstone and crystal (alchemy) bowls, West African harp, didgeridoo, handpan, and many other special instruments. For more information please visit www.skinnybeatsdrums.com.
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    $25.00
  • Slackline & Mindfulness Feb. 24th
    Saturday, February 24th
    1:00pm-3:00pm

    In the heart of the Winter, OM Sanctuary offers a warm & inviting indoor space to find balance - physically, mentally, & emotionally.

    Over the course of two, 2-hour workshops throughout the month of February we will strengthen our bodies and minds through an engaging combination of slackline & mindfulness practice. Slacklining is an emerging balance sport that offers an array of health benefits - from increasing focus & concentration to building leg & core strength. The sport offers an easy and exciting avenue to bring embodied movement into mindfulness practice. Slack-Librium founder Jesse Goldman has designed each workshop for participants of any skill level in order to accommodate a diverse range of individuals. All participants will have the opportunity to achieve personally set goals within a supportive community. If you show up and participate, you will make noticeable personal progression in each class - guaranteed! Each 2 hour class will include a blend of experiential mindfulness practice, reflection, group discussion, and of course slackline instruction & practice! Each class will revolve around a separate theme: Relaxation, Concentration, Balance, & Patience.

    Registration: Registration: $50 for both classes. $30 for Individual classes. For maximum benefits and discounted rates we encourage you to sign up for the series!

    Registration is limited to 12 participants per class. Partial scholarships are available for individuals in need of financial assistance - please email slacklibrium@gmail.com for more information.

    About the instructor: Jesse Goldman is the founder of Slack-Librium LLC, an Asheville-based educational organization that provides slackline & mindfulness programming for individuals of all ages. Since 2013, Slack-Librium has provided installations & workshops at over 40 events in 10+ states across the US. Locally, their focus revolves primarily around providing educational programming in schools. Having worked in a variety of Asheville schools including Asheville Middle School, Francine Delaney New School for Children, Carolina Day School, & more, Slack-Librium helps to provide valuable social & emotional learning throughout the school day and during after-school hours. Their work has been featured in Mountain Xpress, WLOS, & WPVM-FM. Jesse is a graduate of UNC-Asheville, where he founded the student-run mindfulness club which still meets weekly under new student leadership. For more information, visit slacklibrium.com or email Jesse at slacklibrium@gmail.com
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    $30.00
  • Transforming Cotton Cloth with Dye
    Saturday, March 31st
    4:00-6:00pm

    Enjoy an immersive, guided exploration with Jessica Kaufman, owner of Waxon Studio, through the infinite possibilities of dye + cotton! Using professional-grade, low-impact liquid dyes, and 100% cotton cloth, your instructor will offer an overview of multiple ways to create pattern and depth on a piece you will make and take home. This very hands-on class requires some standing while working on your piece. You will receive in-depth instruction on how to prepare fabrics for dyeing, how the dyes work, and different ways to fold/twist/scrunch/bind your fabric from dyeing traditions across the world. Ice dye, shibori, and batik will also be discussed! Enjoy two hours of joy-filled learning and bring home a handmade treasure. Participants can choose between a cotton t-shirt (let us know what size you’d like by emailing us) or a 27” square wall-hanging.

    Tickets : $40 in advance/$55 on the day of includes: Class, materials, and access to OM Sanctuary's 54-acre campus, with contemplative destinations from 3p-7p (one hour before and after). 

    Registration Questions? Contact Jessica Kaufman: waxonstudio@gmail.com
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    $40.00