Natural Living & Education Center in Asheville NC

Blue Ridge Mountains

Messages to the Heart

Date(s) - 02/13/2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

OM Sanctuary

Elise and Phil Okrend

Date: Saturday, February 13

Time:  2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location:Sanctuary Trillium Room

Tuition:  $45.00

Registration: Program Sign-up
Registration Closes: 12:00pm 2/13/2016


A Journey to Healing and Empowerment Through Art and Words.

Asheville Pastel Artist Elise Okrend and her husband, Life Coach Phil Okrend came together to produce the healing and inspirational coffee table book, Messages to the Heart, Reflections of Beauty and Truth. Now, they will lead you on a transformative journey of self -discovery.  By using beautiful soothing art and mindful, contemplative passages from their book, you will learn to see your life through new eyes that will inspire, heal and empower you to connect to your inner guidance.

You will be guided toward finding clarity on such issues as:

  • Letting Go
  • Finding Purpose
  • Trust
  • Self Worth
  • Making Choices
  • Taking Steps
  • Finding Strength
  • Living from Abundance

You will leave the workshop with tools and a framework to make positive change in your life. This is the foundational workshop for a new series.

EandPOkrendAs two creative souls passionate about the healing arts, Elise and Phil Okrend founded a successful greeting card company, MixedBlessing in 1990 based on messages of peace, tolerance and diversity. The story behind their company was featured in national media such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Good Morning America. Their greeting card business success allowed the couple to diversify further into individual passions. Elise now pursues her artistic callings in healing and mindful pastel paintings in her art gallery space in Asheville, North Carolina and in the permanent collection of hospitals, offices and residences. Phil helps hundreds of clients as a certified life and business coach, incorporating writing, public speaking and original reflective music into his practice. For more information, please visit


“This was what my spirit needed. I was called to this program to sort through what my purpose and passion truly is. Phil and Elise made it clear to me through their compassion and beautiful words and paintings.” ~Michele

“I loved the intimacy. I found the seminar to be thoughtful, reflective and stimulating at the same time. I would definitely recommend the seminar to anyone looking to identify their life’s purpose.” ~Roberta

Cancellation Policies

Cancellation Policy:
 OM Sanctuary reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If OM Sanctuary cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.
Refund Policy:
 If you cancel your registration eight (8) or more days before your program begins, you will receive a full refund, less a $35 processing fee.  If you cancel your registration less than eight (8) days before your program begins, you will receive a nonrefundable credit, less a $35 processing fee, toward future OM Sanctuary programs or overnight stays.