OM Sanctuary to host solstice celebration starting Thursday, June 20

Press release

From OM Sanctuary:

Who: OM Sanctuary

What:Sacred Circle Solstice Celebrations

Thursday, June 20 5:30 p.m -8:30 p.m.
Friday, June 21 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 23 11 a.m.- noon

Where: OM Sanctuary – 87 Richmond Hill Dr. Asheville, NC 28806

Sacred Circle Solstice Celebrations

Join us at the OM Sanctuary for our Solstice Celebration June 20-23. Starting on Thursday, June 20, at 5:30 p.m. we will host the ‘Fine Art Mandalas of Nature Art Reception’ with Guest Artist Taylor Johnson. Followed by the Sanctuary Stroll at 6:30pm and at 7:30pm the creation of the Community Solstice and Sand Mandala with Martha Kriger. Martha will lead with a short talk about creating an intention and “how-to.” Everyone will be welcome to add to the Mandala until Sunday morning.

On Friday, June 21, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Dances of Universal Peace, presented by Shemsuddin Stewart Millard, are simple, meditative, joyous, circle dances that use chants, music, and guided movements.

On Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Martha Kriger will guide in the creation of a personalized Nature Mandala related to solstice, the earth cycles, and connection with nature. The class is instructional and will include a meditation and nature walk. Cost is sliding scale $25‐ $35 and includes cost of materials per person. For registration call: 828-252-7313

On Sunday, June 23, from 11 a.m. – noon we will hold a ‘Church of the Garden Solstice Celebration Service and Walking Meditation’. This is when the Community Solstice Sand Mandala will be dissolved with the many blessings infused in the design.

All events are free except the Saturday Mandala class. Donations are greatly appreciated.

About OM Sanctuary
O is for Oshun: Renewal and vitality
M is for Mountain: Strength and stability
Sanctuary: Sacred space for rest and rejuvenation

With the insight, vision and help of generous donors and supporters, OM Sanctuary will become a leading model for a combined community and nature-sensitive retreat center. Natural Beauty has a way of calming the nervous system and connecting us to our natural rhythms. Studies on holistic practices continue to acknowledge the mind-body connection in certain forms of depression, anxiety, weight gain, chronic fatigue, insomnia, migraines, memory problems, irritability, and relationship difficulties.

The nonprofit will offer classes, demonstrations, lectures, training, day-long and extended-stay programs on topics such as life enrichment, stress reduction, modeling health for children, cooking for health, yoga, and meditation. Guests will have access to well-being services, healthy food, and other resources for mindful living. We invite guests to disconnect from their cell phones and computers to reconnect with their natural rhythms and inner wisdom. Several areas of campus will be cell-phone and computer free.

The beautiful 54-acre property provides ample outdoor space to reflect and de-stress. OM Sanctuary will create a community for individuals to feel supported as they live, love, learn, and laugh together.


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