Natural Living & Education Center in Asheville NC

Blue Ridge Mountains

Kindle Your Passion schedule

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/11/2017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Location
OM Sanctuary


Kindle Your Passion

OM Sanctuary invites you to ‘Kindle Your Passion’ for your relationship to self, life, and partnerships on Saturday, February 11, 2017 with a day of passion-filled programing options. How does one light up their connection to romance or joy?

Try something new, be outrageous or courageous, awaken your senses, nurture yourself, nurturing another, live in gratitude and gift those around you with a smile.

Event Description & Schedule

Passion Foods

Silvermoon Chocolate and Apothecary Lounge

9am-5pm, Sanctuary Pavilion Lounge
Chocolates: Romance your sense of taste with chocolates from the Silvermoon Chocolate Lounge. These raw cacao creations are delicious, innovative, nutritious, and sure to enliven your appreciation for life.
Prices vary.

Apothecary: The apothecary carries sustainable and organic herbs for thoughtfully-prepared tinctures and teas. The formulas and products contain the vital plant medicine that is often lost with substandard farming practices and long-distance shipping. Prices vary.

Silvermoon Chocolate Lounge

At Silvermoon Chocolate, chocolates are handcrafted from the finest possible ingredients- raw, organic, dairy-free, and nutritionally intact. Raw Food Artist, Chocolatier, and Feel Good Foods Expert, Stacey Aradhana Silvermoon has created these alchemical blends of superfoods that invigorate the palate as well as uplift the spirit through the magical properties of raw cacao! Her medicinal raw chocolate creations are delicious, innovative, nutritious, and sure to put a smile on your face. Prices of chocolates vary. Purchase onsite February 11th, 9am-5pm. Reservations not required to attend. Walk-ins welcome.

Apothecary

Alchemy honors the practice of Chinese Medicine, by offering classical formulas, seasonal specialties, intentional fare, as well as flavors meant to simply delight the palate and senses. Alchemy’s commitment to wellbeing is deeply rooted in the quality of herbs that are available, sourcing herbs from within the borders of the US and by doing so, offering formulas and products that contain the vital plant medicine that is often lost with substandard farming practices and long-distance shipping. ​The apothecary carries sustainable and organic herbs for thoughtfully-prepared tinctures and teas. Prices vary. Purchase onsite February 11th, 9am-5pm. Reservations not required to attend. Walk-ins welcome.

24 hour, Cantina: Healthy muffins, cookies, and bars from The Green Sage Cafe, “Asheville’s Healthy Restaurant.” Prices vary.

Green Sage


Green Sage Cafe, like OM Sanctuary, cares about what they serve you and seeks out healthy and natural ingredients. Their mission: To make Nourishing Food for Our Community using Sustainable Practices drives us. We see these life style choices as more than just a brand, it is what connects us all.

Kindle Your Passion 5 Course Fundraising Dinner

6pm & 8pm seatings by reservation / Sanctuary Dining Room
$125 Donation Per Guest / $225 Per Sponsor

You are warmly invited to join us for a romantic evening of candlelight and champagne. Each course is crafted by OM Sanctuary’s in-house chef Christopher DeWilde to kindle a sense of passion and nourish the heart. Wine pairings by Asheville Wine Market and live music by Michael John Jazz.

OM Sanctuary is a nonprofit retreat center serving the public with holistic education since its inception in 2012.This dinner serves as a harbinger to a series of events enabling us to reach the goal of $100,000 toward a new 1,800 sq.ft. educational program space addition.

Reservation Tickets: kindleyourpassion.eventbrite.com

*Vegan menu also available, see below

Kindle Your Passion Menu

Course I
Carrot Ginger Soup w/ Truffle Oil Drizzle

Course II
Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese
and a Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Course III
Braised Short Ribs & Black Cherry Bordelaise Sauce
served on a Grilled Polenta Cake with Asparagus

Course IV
Seared Coho Salmon with Butternut Squash Risotto

Course V
Rose Cake with Champagne Icing
served with a Chocolate Dipped Strawberry

Vegan Menu:

Course I
Carrot Ginger Soup
with Truffle Oil Drizzle

Course II
Roasted Beet Salad with Cashew Cheese
and a Blackberry Vinaigrette

Course III
Braised Tempeh with Madeira Sauce
served on a Grilled Polenta Cake with Asparagus

Course IV
Grilled Tofu with a Ponzu Glaze
served with Butternut Squash Risotto

Course V
Rose Cake with Champagne Icing
served with a Chocolate Dipped Strawberry

Kindle Your Passion Saturday Programs

Enrichment Seminar: Cacao Ceremony

2-4pm, Facilitated by Silvermoon Chocolate
Tuition: $30 per person / $50 per couple

Cacao has sacred and ceremonial uses throughout history, including its medicinal properties and how cacao can affect us on a mental, physiological, and spiritual level focusing on heart-opening effects, feel-good hormones released, and why it is known to increase feelings of love. Cacao Ceremony:

  • Begins with an opening prayer circle and setting of intentions/sacred space.
  • Each person will receive a 3 oz cup of ceremonial grade cacao elixir alchemized into a tea made from reishi and chaga mushrooms, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, cayenne pepper, and a few other aphrodisiac herbs such as damiana, rose, and vanilla.
  • Drink the Cacao together accompanied by live heart songs followed by guided silent meditation, that will move into movement meditation–qi gong/tai chi flow, toning, and a closing prayer.

Space is limited. Purchase tuition ticket on Eventbrite

Massage and Bodywork

Health & Wellness / 9am-9pm, Oshun Renewal Center (upper level). *Ask about other dates and times.
By availability, advance reservation required. Register by calling 828.252.7313 or emailing Mary Liske, Wellness Coordinator: [email protected]

Couples Session: $195 for 60 min/ $245 for 90 min
Individual Session: $90 for 60 min / $115 for 90 min
Register by calling 828.252.7313 or emailing [email protected]

Chocolate Indulgence Massage

Romance yourself or your partner by receiving the experience of a 1 hour or 11/2 hour Integrative Chocolate Indulgence Massage. The ultimate indulgence without calories.

Sense of Compassion Bodywork

Couples Session: 90 Minutes Only
LMT, Caroline Richardson

Learning how to massage your partner can be fun, easy, and romantic. Empower yourself and your love with personalized instruction with sessions designed to enhance intimacy in partnership while lowering stress levels in the body. Every person with a sense of their body and a sense of compassion is capable of therapeutic touch. Couples will learn:

  • To lower stress levels
  • Enhance intimacy in their relationship
  • The healing power of therapeutic bodywork and how to bring it home.
  • Muscle tension maintenance. Learn how to apply pressure to tense muscles in a way that feels good and is necessary to overall wellbeing.

Intuitive Card Readings

Sanctuary Pavilion, Trillium Room ~ 9am-9pm By availability

Couples Session: $50 for 30 min/ $100 for 60 min
Individual Session: $30 for 30 min / $60 for 60 min
Register by calling 828.252.7313 or emailing [email protected]

Tarot Card Reading

9am – 3pm, Soul Growth Guidance ~ with Brian Relph
There are many tools one can use to achieve clarity with their intuition. Among these are the Akashic Records and Tarot, two modalities which Brian combines to create a unique style of intuitive consultation. In an Akashic Tarot consultation, he serves as your energetic translator, creating a bridge between you and the information contained in your unique energetic imprint, your Akashic Record. With your permission:
Brian opens your Akashic Record, connecting with the information that is available.
Using the Tarot, he translates this energetic information into a message for the recipient(s).

As part of your Akashic Tarot consultation


Brian will attempt to assist you in the process of better understanding the events in your life and how you can experience more peace, joy, and grace as part of your everyday experience. The direction of your Akashic Tarot consultation is determined by the questions you ask. If there is no specific question coming up for you, you will work together to determine what it is you need to know.

Akashic Record and Tarot Card readings are similar to other modes of intuitive divination in that they both help to tap into a divine wisdom that is so often silent in daily lives. In this unique intuitive reading, Brian is combining the wisdom of both of these powerful modalities to provide an experience that offers both soulful connection and insightful clarity. Please understand, however, this work is not about being psychic or a fortuneteller, but rather aims to empower you and facilitate your emotional and spiritual growth.

Cards of Destiny

3-9pm, Destiny ~ with Lia Curtis-Fine
The Cards of Destiny are an ancient timekeeping system that essentially functions as a way to see further into ourselves. The reading will assist in learning more about your card, yourself, and your relationship.This system uses the 52-card playing deck as a multi-dimensional matrix of time. There are 52 cards in a deck:
52 weeks in the Gregorian year; 4 suits and 4 seasons; 13 cards in a suit and 13 weeks in a season
Add up the solar value of each card (1-52) you get 364, add 1 for the Joker, and you have 365. Each day of the year corresponds to a card and thus to an energy.