Natural Living & Education Center in Asheville NC

Blue Ridge Mountains

Winter Solstice

Date(s) - 12/17/2016
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

OM Sanctuary

Lighting of the 16 Lights

https-_cdn-evbuc-com_images_26313469_97733006417_1_originalFaculty: Osun Priestess, Yeye Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis, M.Ed (and Chief Olu, Derrick Lewis)
Date: Saturday, December 17th
Time: 4:30p – 9:00p
Location: Sanctuary Multipurpose Room
Tuition: $10 if pre-registered before December 15th
$15 at the Door
Donation: Please consider giving more than the listed price for this program. All proceeds go to support Artist-in-Resident and Sacred Ceremony. Registration

Program Information:

The Lighting of The 16 Lights is a powerful ancient Osun celebratory ceremony dedicated to lighting the way for world peace and love. Every year the lights are traditionally relit to assist in re-awakening the sacred wisdoms on earth and within humanity.
Join Osun Omileye, OM Sanctuary Artist-in-Residence in this sacred evening as she and her husband Chief Olu and friends, guide participants in this powerful multicultural celebration of song, meditation, blessing, and the lighting of the lights ceremony.
Bring: Intention for harmony, fruit offering, candle, instruments, water from your area to mix with waters from other areas (this is a take home), altar items you may want blessed.
Community Potluck following Ceremony: Bring a dish to share.
Children are with parents at all times.
Retreat Lodging: 10% discount to participants. Call 828.252.7313 with Code: WTR16sol


Artist in Residence
Osun Omileye:

M.Ed is an international author, spiritual teacher, African Caribbean fifth generation wisdom keeper, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Certified Hypnotherapist, licensed integrative psychotherapist, master mindfulness and meditation teacher. She travels around the world sharing teachings and ceremonies on how to live in balance with our waters, earth and the whole community of life. She is initiated as a Yeye Osun and Crown of Osun (international spiritual ambassador for Osun).

Chief Olu:

is an international spiritual teacher, Ifa priest, and a Duke graduate with African American and Cherokee roots. He draws on his unique expertise of IT Project Management, Sustainable Economics, environmental concerns, and spirituality to share his teachings and ceremonies. He works alongside his wife Yeye Omileye, sharing teachings on how to live in balance with our waters, earth and the whole community.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Children are welcome but are expected to be respectful and with parents at all times. Please consider a donation at the door for your child’s participation.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

OM Sanctuary offers free parking but riding with a friend is recommended. Asheville has taxi and Uber service.

What can I bring into the event?

Dress comfortably for both indoor and outdoor activities. Take care of personal needs and bring your own drinking water.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Emailing [email protected] is the best way to have your questions answered. You may also call 828.252.7313 and leave a voice message for programs with your question, name, and email address.

What’s the refund policy?

No refunds after 14 days prior to the event.