Education Center in Asheville NC

Blue Ridge Mountains

Health & Wellness

 

“Cultivate clarity, strength, vitality, and power from natural, beautiful and organic living.” Bryant McGill 

 

Professional sessions using complementary therapies, treatments, nutrition, and coaching assist overall health and wellness. These sessions bring a better balance to the mental, emotional and physical states.

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Current Instructors

Massage Therapy

Integrative Massage


Gentle and relaxing, this full-body massage relieves tension, improves circulation and promotes an overall sense of well-being.
Individual: 60 minutes/$85 or 90 minutes/$110

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Deep Tissue Massage


This massage utilizes specific techniques with slow, deep pressure to release and dissolve muscle tension and discomfort.  Sauna suggested as a pre-treatment for greater benefit.
Individual: 60 minutes/$95 or 90 minutes/$120
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Salt Stone Sensation


Warm Himalayan salt stone massage combines thermal therapy and salt therapy to offer a deeply relaxing, restoring experience. Salt stones enrich your body with essential trace minerals and negative ions to calm the nervous system. Smooth, rounded salt stones are gently heated and applied with salt-infused oil in a flowing manner to induce profound relaxation. Heat-sensitive individuals can enjoy many benefits with cooler stones used for this treatment.  
Individual: 70 minutes/$145 Reserve Now


Couples Massage


Nurture your relationship by experiencing your massage in the same room at the same time. Each will receive a massage with therapeutic techniques designed to increase circulation, promote general relaxation and to bring a sense of well-being. By availability.
Integrative: 60 minutes/$170 or 90 minutes/$220
Deep Tissue: 60 minutes/$190 or 90 minutes/$240
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Signature Aromatherapy Massage Treatments

Lemongrass Lift


Awaken your senses with lemongrass, ginger and grapefruit oils in this invigorating treatment.  Body brushing exfoliates the skin and improves circulation, preparing you for a stimulating massage with warming, rejuvenating oils. Enjoy a cup of organic tea to finish.
Individual: 60 minutes/$110 or 90 minutes/$135
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Orange Blossom


Brighten your day and melt stress away with this uplifting, calming, mood-elevating massage. An integrative massage enhanced by the warm, joyful qualities of sweet orange and grapefruit oils and a relaxing therapeutic rocking technique.  An herbal eye pack and citrus herb tea compliment the treatment.
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Mountain Moonlight


A tranquilizing blend of lavender, clary sage, ylang-ylang and mugwort oils will send you off to dreamtime. A relaxing massage enhanced by energy balancing, an herbal eye pack and soothing herb tea. Sweet dreams!   
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Additional Treatments

Energy Balance


Tranquilizing, calming and centering, Reiki therapy utilizes very light touch to clear and harmonize your energy field and help restore physical and emotional well-being. Treatment customized to your needs using ancient energy channeling techniques by certified Reiki masters. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.  
Individual: 60 minutes/$85 or as an add-on (30 min) $45
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Body Brush


Dry skin brushing feels amazing and gives you glowing, silky smooth skin. It helps detox the lymph, improve circulation and reduce cellulite. After the exfoliation, your skin drinks in a soothing oil application. Keep the complementary natural bristle brush to use at home for ongoing benefits!
Individual: 60 minutes/$85 or as an add-on (30 min) $45
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Cranial Sacral


This treatment inspires a deeply meditative experience to calm the nervous system and quiet the mind. Gentle, subtle, intuitive touch on the bones of the head and sacrum releases muscular and energetic tension to free the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Beneficial for migraines, chronic neck and back pain.
Individual: 60 minutes/$85 or as an add-on (30 min) $45
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Reservation and Cancellation Policy

Reservation: To reserve a massage (48 hr. reservation suggested: 828.252.7313, 24hr. cancellation)
Availability: To assure availability, it is recommended that Retreatants pre-register for their private session or massage at least 1 week in advance.
Gratuity: All treatments will include a 20% gratuity, going directly (in full) to the therapist. You may elect to increase or decrease this amount.
*All cancellations MUST take place via phone by calling: 828.252.7313.

    If leaving a voicemail, it must include your:

  • Full name
  • Date/day/time of service, and
  • Whether or not you’re interested in a reschedule, or cancellation only.

**Please leave all details in your voicemail, otherwise we will consider your reservation active and booked.
Cancellation Policy: OM Sanctuary works with independent professional contractors, therefore we request a 48-hour advance notice for a cancellation. A 24-hour cancellation is Non-refundable.
No Refund: Cancellation same day as session or no show for session.
Late arrivals: Individuals are charged the full price of treatment and the treatment end time will not be extended.

Wellness Day Retreat

Wellness Day Retreats


OM Sanctuary opens up the opportunity for locals to experience one-two holistic classes, an organic, locally-sourced breakfast, and campus access until 2:30 pm. Wellness Day Retreats are offered up as a personal “mini-retreat” – relax, sink deeper into the surroundings, and provide health & wellness for the mind/body/soul. Explore the campus surroundings, hike the mile-long Tranquility Trail, attend a holistic class, and separate yourself from the distractions of a highly-charged world. Sunday-Saturday based upon availability from 8:30-2:30pm.
Individual: $35 Locals: $25
Call to reserve your Wellness Day Retreat 828-252-7313

Chai Chats

Chai Chats

Sip a complimentary chai tea and gather with a qualified professional(s) in their field who will share leading edge knowledge in the form of presentations on health, wellness and sustainability. The educational content will be inspired by one of OM Sanctuary’s six educational categories including:  Wisdom & Inspiration, Mindful Practices, Health & Wellness, Sustainable Living, Transformational Arts, and Personalized Retreats. AppalaChai is a sponsor of this program.

Upcoming Programs Saturday Schedule:

  • 09.15.18, Living an Empowered Life!: Janese Derrough ~ The focus of this Chai Chat is creating more happiness with each new day! Learning to work with that inner magnetism can make a huge difference in all areas of life. When standing in this true inner strength, the magnetism and energy attract situations and people that add the ingredients to support a richer happier life. Participants will learn and implement all the tools needed to create more happiness. Janese Derrough is a nationally acclaimed Empowerment Guide teaching groups and individuals for over 30 years on areas of intuition, empowerment, vision boards, and mindfulness. She lives in Asheville, NC.
  • 9.22.18, Mindful Eating: Lisette Gallaher ~ Explore the wonders of bringing awareness to the food that is eaten. During this Chai Chat, the benefits of mindful eating will be discussed, both mentally and physically. The discussion will be put into practice during a guided meditation including slowly eating various kinds of foods, such as berries and nuts. Develop awareness more deeply and learn that mindfulness and meditation are not confined to seated breath work, but are actually cultivated and sustained in how seemingly every day tasks, such as eating, are approached.
  • 9.29.18, Raw Cacao Indulgence: Brynda Bechtold ~ Come feel the love and learn the value of raw cacao. Tastes will span from the basic bitter to the synergistic melding of natural flavors. Enjoy and savor four Mannaplanet treats:  Orange Sunshine Macaroons, Rock Stars, Hempnosis Mint Tarts and Brazil Caramels. Learn the health aspects of heirloom raw cacao and how it impacts the endocannabinoid system. There will be a time of cacao contemplation complemented by a reishi cacao elixir. Mannaplanet treats will be available for purchase.

 

 

Previous Programs:

 

  • 06.16.18, Daily Serenity: Elle Jai Taylor~  It can be challenging to practice yoga & meditation with a busy schedule so come learn some quick tips and tools that will intersperse balance, calmness and serenity into anyone’s day. In this presentation, the participants will learn how to bring peace and mindfulness into everyday life within only 15-60 seconds. Bring some sticky notes!!
  • 06.30.18, Introduction to Meditation: Marcel Anders-Hoepgen~ In this Seminar, you will learn to understand what Meditation is and how to reach this state of mind. We will discuss the benefits of a regular practice, different traditions and exercises and how to set up your own meditation practice.
  • 06.23.18, The Power of Breath: Marcel Anders-Hoepgen~ In the Siddha-Nath Tradition of Yoga, breath is regarded as the most powerful tool, to still the mind, reach physical, emotional and mental clarity and perfection. Learn about the innumerable benefits of proper breathing and Pranayama (the science of breath/energy control)
  • 07.07.18, Astrology of the Eclipse Season: Virginia Rosenberg~Every 6 months, we experience an eclipse portal. Eclipses come in pairs, and sometimes triplets. They hold major astrological influence and set the tone for chapters of life we work with for 6-18 months. Come learn about the astrology of eclipses in general and the partial solar eclipses of July 13 and August 11 in particular. See how the themes apply to your life and how to best align with the cosmic energies afoot.
  • 07.14.18, Somatic Mindfulness: Caroline Richardson~This chai chat will be an experiential introduction to mindful embodiment, following the model of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (PRYT) – where relaxation meets personal growth. You are your own best teacher, healer, & therapist, especially when you create the intention and conditions to listen to your body (such a rich source for guidance and wisdom). A PRYT session is a fantastic way to “get out of your head and into your body”, and position yourself to receive transformative, empowering information from your deepest self. These sessions are normally conducted 1-on-1 (client/practitioner), but this experience will be modified so that each participant can take their own journey of self-inquiry and receive the right medicine for them.
  • 07.21.18, Soul Journaling: Nicole Buonocore~Give voice to your soul, your unique essence!  Create a vision journal through a collage of images, sketches, paintings, written word, photos, lyrics poems and finds from nature. We will have fun using this organic, spontaneous, & creative process to capture our unique visions for our lives.  Our journals will encompass abundance, health, spirituality, love, dreams, our calling, career, bliss, sensuality, self-care, creativity, our home, family, travel, & anything else your soul may desire. ($10 material fee)
  • 07.28.28, Learn How to Deal with the Mind: Marcel Anders-Hoepgen
    The mind can be your best friend, or worst enemy. Understanding how the mind works, will give you many easy possibilities to change the way your life is. Or as the Buddha said “you create your world with your thoughts.”
  • 08.04.18, Chi Empowerment: Celandine Miller ~ In this presentation, Chi or Universal life force energy will be discussed and explored. Also included will be basic principles and modern tools to balance Chi in order to live more fully. Chi overlaps and connects with ancient studies such as Reiki, Prana, chakras, meridians and Auras. Listening to the whole self and increasing health through raising daily Chi levels with action and thought will be the focus of this Chai Chat. Celandine Miller, LMBT, learned the ancient martial art of Tai Chi at age 5 and continues to use Chi to heal as a Massage Therapist and Thai Yoga Practitioner.  She currently teaches the Yang style 24 form Tai Chi on Tuesdays at 9:30 at OM Sanctuary.
  • 9.01.18, Essential Living:  Sarah Skinner~Essential oils have truly incredible healing properties for our bodies, minds, and spirits! Participants will learn the benefits of different oils and how to use them topically in the form of a roller ball. Each participant will be able to choose different essential oils and blend their own roller ball! Blends range from stress/anxiety relief to back pain/inflammation relief. ($10 material fee)
  • 9.08.18, The Relationship between Health and Healing: Michael Nye~This presentation will focus on the elements often present when healing occurs and how to use that knowledge to align yourself with a healing experience.  Learn how this process is naturally at work in our life at all times and what we may be doing to prevent it. An integral focus of this discussion is on the holographic and interconnected nature of our existence.  Walk away with an understanding of how physical ailments can develop in tandem with spiritual, mental, psychic, and emotional dysfunction.

Cancellation Policy: Registration is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the program you registered for, your tuition fee can be transferred to another individual or go to support this program.

Date: Saturdays, 2018

Time: 2:00p – 4:00p

Location: Trillium Room

Sliding Tuition: $5 – $35  Pay what you can. Please Note: $15 supports this program. $20 + supports those who pay less than $15.

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Private Sessions

Yoga

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

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By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Tai Chi

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

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By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Qi Gong

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

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By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Meditation

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

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By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Guided Hikes

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

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By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Strength & Conditioning

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

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By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Belly Dancing

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

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By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Movement & Dance

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

Movement & Dance

If you have a body, you have everything you need to heal. Throughout time, humans have used dance as a form of healing. Our bodies are made to heal if we give them loving awareness and the opportunity to do so. Prior dance or movement experience is unnecessary. Get our of your head and into your body! Feel as much as you can. Tap into the wealth of innate wisdom that lives in your cells. Private and group dance sessions are fun and enlightening. Movement is medicine.

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By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Hula Hoop Flow

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

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By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Intuitive Astrology Readings

Intuitive Astrology Sessions with Virginia Rosenberg
Astrology is an ages-old symbolic language and healing art. Our ancestors stargazed to attain wisdom. The position of the planets and heavenly bodies in relationship to Earth hold special meaning that can promote awareness, clarity, and easeful navigation in our lives. Virginia has been practicing intuitive astrology professionally since 2010. She has performed readings for thousands of clients worldwide. Come with your birth date, location, and time of birth (if known). Virginia will read your charts and the intuitive field. Readings for individuals, couples, and families are available in increments of 60, 90, and 120 minutes. 90-120 minutes is recommended for couples and families.

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

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By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Intuitive Card Readings

Akashic Card readings are similar to other modes of intuitive divination in that they help us to tap into a divine wisdom that is so supportive in our lives.  In this unique intuitive reading, I am combining the wisdom of the cards with the insight of Akashic Records work to provide an experience that offers both soulful connection and insightful clarity.  This work is not about reading your fortune but rather about shining a light of insight on areas where you might be stuck or in need of perspective, in order to empower and facilitate your emotional and spiritual growth.

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

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By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Reflexology

Reflexology is an ancient form of healing which dates back to 2500 BC. The basic premise is that the entire body is mirrored on the soles of the feet through a system of reflexes.

During a session, your Reflexologist will apply pressure to these reflexes bringing about an overall feeling of relaxation and balance within the body, which is the primary benefit of Reflexology. Other benefits from including stress release, improved circulation, and the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells. All the client needs to do is remove their shoes and socks, lay back in a recliner chair and let your reflexologist do the rest!

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

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By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Reiki

Tranquilizing, calming and centering, Reiki therapy utilizes very light touch to clear and harmonize your energy field and help restore physical and emotional well-being. Treatment customized to your needs using ancient energy channeling techniques by certified Reiki masters. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

Reserve Now

By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Sound Therapy

Sound Therapy helps to slow our breath, and shift our brainwaves. As the powerful sound waves wash over our bodies, stress and worry dissipates, and our minds thoughts move into the background. Focusing on the landscape of peaceful sounds helps to activate the deep intelligence within our body and spirit. Opening us up to a greater perspective, allowing subtle shifts, and healing to happen spontaneously.

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

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By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Slackline

Private & group sessions will help participants to strengthen their balance – physically, mentally, & emotionally. Each session will be specially tailored to meet the unique needs and desires of participants. Be prepared to learn basic slackline posture as well as intermediate & advanced skills. In addition to learning standard slackline skills, explore ways of using the slackline as a therapeutic tool to aid in stretching & fitness. All sessions will include a mixture of seated mindfulness practice & slackline training. Learning how to slackline is a fun & engaging way to exercise both body & mind! Sessions can take place indoors or outdoors depending on weather and the preferences of participants.

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

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By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Forest Bathing

Begin your private Forest Bathing session with a meditation and Forest Bathing discussion with the OM Sanctuary’s Wellness Coordinator.

Allow your senses to soak in the soothing technique of forest bathing. Going outside is wonderful medicine for reducing stress and connecting to nature on a cellular level. Rediscovering the “Biophilia”, what Harvard entomologist E.O Wilson and Yale social ecologist Stephen Kellert define as humanity’s affinity for nature, can be key to unlocking the potential benefits of practices such as Shinrin-Yoku and meditative walking.

Devote time and develop a meaningful relationship with nature. Schedule your forest walking as a routine practice, much like you would for yoga or meditation.

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

Reserve Now

By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Wellness Coaching

Wellness coaches are knowledgeable advisers who provide ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. A wellness coach will listen carefully and help you to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition advice to determine what changes are necessary for you. The areas of health are mental, emotional, social, environmental, financial, physical, and spiritual. In the coaching relationship you may decide to work on all areas of your life at once or just focus on one. Every coaching program is personalized and tailored on an individual basis in order to meet your needs and wants. Along the way, you and I will work together to reassess goals and priorities

Individual Sessions 60 min/$85 or Group Sessions 60 min/$120 (up to 10 ppl)

Private sessions are one on one (or group sessions) set to offer the best way to experience a custom-tailored class with maximum benefit to individuals.

Reserve Now

By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

Spiritual Counseling

Spiritual Counseling is a practice in which space is held for you as you walk your life path and discover all that the universe has to offer you.  This is a chance for you to investigate and honor what is unfolding in your life and in your spiritual practice.  If spiritual practice has never been a part of your life, you might use this work as an opportunity to explore new practices that might be resonant for you. If you are feeling ready to step away from the faith of your upbringing and see what else the world of spirituality has to offer, this is a safe space in which to undertake that exploration.  Spiritual Counseling is here for you if you are excited about what your spiritual life is showing you and need someone to share your enthusiasm.  If you simply want to deepen your relationship with yourself,  this is an opportunity to reach toward whatever might be calling to your heart.

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By availability, please call to schedule 828-252-7313, we look forward to serving you. Thank you!

OM Sanctuary’s Newsletter

The OM Monthly has a Plant Medicine section that offers suggestive treats, snacks and meals provided by mother earth.

OM Sanctuary focuses on bringing health & wellness programs to the community, which offers up the opportunity to hold space for the body, mind, and spirit to come together in holistic alignment.

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