Natural Living & Education Center in Asheville NC

Blue Ridge Mountains

Deep Listening: Heal Your Heart, Heal the World

Date(s) - 06/28/2014 - 06/29/2014
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

OM Sanctuary

Workshop Price
$199 Accommodations not included (call 828.252.7313 to make a room reservation)
Gourmet lunch on Saturday included

This is a weekend workshop.
10:00am – 5:30pm Saturday, June 28 and 9:30am – 12:30pm Sunday, June 29

In a world filled with overload and data smog, our ears and hearts have become hardened to our core needs, and to the cares of the people closest to us. Our reduced sensitivity harms our own health with stress that causes emotional and physical illness. This is magnified in the heartlessness of society. With Deep Listening, we heal our own hearts, and begin an energetic chain reaction that heals the world. If you are ready to bring more love into your life, move with more deliberateness, sleep better and awake with a sense of gladness, this retreat is for you.

Psychologist Dr. Michael DeMaria has been practicing meditation and the healing arts for over 30 years. He has discovered that deep listening is an equally important practice, one that has the potential to open humans to a new level of personal and societal healing. In the tranquil retreat space of the OM Sanctuary, we will practice techniques to shed the callouses of our hearts, and to reconnect to the vitality of our wholeness. Through movement, music, and mediation, we’ll learn to deeply listen to our own bodies and hearts, and to open to those we love.

“Deep Listening” takes place at the beautiful OM Sanctuary in Asheville NC. With lodging on site, this retreat center focuses on relaxation and rejuvenation – perfect for a mid summer visit.

This is a great healing workshop for couples, and for people with elderly parents. Retreat practices will demonstrate how listening “with the ears of our heart” allows us to open to the hearts of those around us, while bringing more healing and less stress into our own lives.

Join Dr. Michael DeMaria, Psychologist, Author, Sound Healing Artist, and 4-time Grammy Nominee as he presents “Deep Listening – Heal Your Heart, Heal the World” at the OM Sanctuary in Asheville June 28-29. Register by May 15 for free access to Friday night concert.


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DeMaria crossed arms palm bkgrndDr. Michael Brant DeMaria is a psychologist with over 25 years of experience in helping guide others on their life journeys. He has published and presented numerous papers on the role creativity and spirituality play in the healing process nationally and internationally. Michael DeMaria is the author of Horns and Halos (1992), Ever Flowing On (2001) and the book of poetry, Moments (2008). His passion for philosophy and psychology started at a young age having graduated with degrees in both as he turned 20, while also achieving the outstanding student award the same year in the department of philosophy, art and religious studies. Dr. DeMaria then became the youngest recipient of a Ph.D. in the clinical psychology program at Duquesne University, where he studied in the graduate programs in psychology, philosophy and The Institute of Formative Spirituality.