Natural Living & Education Center in Asheville NC

Blue Ridge Mountains

We Are the Gita

Date(s) - 08/15/2015
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Faculty: Gillian Culff

we are the gita imageDate:  Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time:  2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location:  Sanctuary Trillium Room
Tuition:  $45.00
Registration:  Program Sign-up
Registration Closes 2 days prior

Class Information:  We Are the Gita: Inspired Writing for Joyful Living
Join writer and yogini, Gillian Culff, in a series of writing exercises for self-reflection, inspired by the classic Indian text the Bhagavad Gita. We’ll use the story of the Gita as an allegory to notice ingrained behavior patterns and consider ways to live more fully and happily. Be prepared for a combination of storytelling, writing, and discussion. You’ll leave with techniques that will help you to develop equanimity in stressful situations. Please bring a journal or notepad and a pen.

You will learn:

  • key moments in the story of the Gita
  • writing exercises for self-reflection
  • powerful techniques for joyful living, such as mantras, meditations and mnemonics to aid in making decisions with the heart instead of the head, connecting to spirit, handling whirling emotions, acting from a place of authenticity, and healing damaged relationships from a place of gratitude.

About Faculty:
Gillian CulffGillian Culff has been a professional writer for nearly two decades and has taught creative writing for eleven years. Her work has been anthologized and published in national and local publications in Hawaii, where she has lived for the past twenty years. She began practicing yoga and meditation in 2002 and has studied with some of the world’s most respected teachers, including Jim and Ruthie Bernaert, Noah Maze, Carlos Pomeda, Douglas Brooks, and Krishna Das. She enjoys bringing her passion for spiritual expansion together with her joint loves of writing and teaching. You can find out more about her at


Cancellation Policy:
 OM Sanctuary reserves the right to cancel a program if minimum enrollment of 2 is not met or due to unforeseen circumstances. 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.

Credit may be applied to any OM Sanctuary program or overnight stay for up to one year following the date of issue.