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Earth Day Celebration 2018

Earth Day Celebration 2018

By on May 17, 2018 in Events, OM Sanctuary Blog, Programs | 0 comments

April 22, 2018: Earth Day OM Sanctuary had an extremely impactful Earth Day celebration on Sunday, April 22 featuring climate scientist Michael Mann. Many from the local and global community gathered with several qualified professionals to share their knowledge on the science behind climate change. The afternoon also included sustainable practices, current political...

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Staff Highlight: Patty Levesque

Staff Highlight: Patty Levesque

By on Dec 3, 2016 in OM Sanctuary Blog | 0 comments

Patty Levesque is OM Sanctuary’s Guest Services Supervisor and has been with us for over 1 year now. Over 3 years ago she fell in love with the healing environment of the sanctuary attending programs and volunteering. She stated she loved watching the organization grow. After traveling to the Omega Institute, Patty was happy to see a non-profit in the south east...

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Retreatant Reflections pt 3

Retreatant Reflections pt 3

By on Nov 26, 2016 in OM Sanctuary Blog | 0 comments

We recently sent out a guest feedback request and we were overwhelmed with amazing reviews. Thank you everyone that responded! Published studies show that keeping a gratitude journal or openly expressing what you are grateful for can help improve your emotional and physical wellbeing! During this season of giving thanks, please accept our sincere expression of...

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Macrobiotic Madness!

By on Nov 19, 2016 in OM Sanctuary Blog | 0 comments

Introducing Christopher DeWilde, OM Sanctuary’s new Chef and Kitchen Coordinator! Christopher brings a sense of balance to the kitchen and has begun working with local/organic food providers to ensure that OM Sanctuary will be able to offer the cleanest source of nourishment for the mind, body and soul. When Christopher was a child, his grandparents owned two...

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Beauty in Blessings

Beauty in Blessings

By on Nov 5, 2016 in OM Sanctuary Blog | 0 comments

On the 4th Sunday of every month, Omileye (Osun Priestess and OMS artist-in-residence) and her husband Olu, lead sacred water ceremonies at OM Sanctuary’s French Broad River access. Omi shares, “This past Sunday there were 12 of us at the river. Participants have said they have really enjoyed the blessings and the children love it too! The ceremonies involve...

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MountainTrue and OM Sanctuary

MountainTrue and OM Sanctuary

By on Oct 29, 2016 in OM Sanctuary Blog | 0 comments

OM Sanctuary is highlighting MountainTrue an organization that has helped strengthen the holistic management of invasives in our forest. This blog post is dedicated to our ongoing partnership with MountainTrue. MountainTrue is a local organization in Asheville that, “envisions Western North Carolina with thriving communities that are connected to and help sustain a...

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Love Your Work and it Becomes Play

Love Your Work and it Becomes Play

By on Oct 27, 2016 in OM Sanctuary Blog | 0 comments

While the carbon footprint project continues to develop and expand in scope, this week’s blog post is aimed at highlighting some of the hospitality and extra-curricular activities Evan has been able to experience as an intern at OM Sanctuary. Hey everyone, This past week has been very productive in terms of project development and networking including a follow-up...

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Retreatant Reflections pt 2

Retreatant Reflections pt 2

By on Oct 22, 2016 in OM Sanctuary Blog | 0 comments

Here is the second installment of our retreatant reflections blog posts! This is what Susan Marshall had to say about her experience at OM Sanctuary: “The OM Sanctuary is a delightful gem that I was fortunate to discover during my first visit to Asheville! From the charming, beautifully appointed rooms — complete with fireplace and whirlpool tub — to the...

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Building Partnerships

Building Partnerships

By on Oct 20, 2016 in OM Sanctuary Blog | 0 comments

This week Evan was able to meet some of OM Sanctuary’s community partners who are on the forefront of local sustainability and conservation initiatives. By establishing and maintaining a healthy partnership with the local community, OM Sanctuary is in a better position to achieve its sustainability goals. Please allow him to share some of these experiences...

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Celebrating Conservation at OMS

Celebrating Conservation at OMS

By on Oct 15, 2016 in OM Sanctuary Blog | 0 comments

OM Sanctuary is happy to announce continued stewardship of 42 acres of local growth forest! Last year, with the help of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, we officially put the majority of the 54 acre OM Sanctuary property into conservation easement, which protects this area from development in perpetuity. Additionally, the conservation offsets the...

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