Natural Living & Education Center in Asheville NC

Blue Ridge Mountains

the OM Monthly


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November 2018

Featured Theme – What Is A Mala(Yoga Beads)

Monthly Practice – Mala Meditation

Plant Medicine ~ Rose Petals

Recipes ~ Make A Rose Bead Mala/Rose Tea


October 2018

Featured Theme – Bone Health & Restoration

Monthly Practice –  Bone Tapping

Plant Medicine ~ Common Plantain

Recipes ~ Plantain Leaf Crisps/Plantain Poultice

September 2018

Featured Theme – About Himalayan Salt Stone

Monthly Practice – Scrubbing With Himalayan Salt

Plant Medicine ~ Wild Rose

Recipes ~ Himalayan Salt Scrub/Rosewater Spray

August 2018

Featured Theme – Fostering Inner Happiness

Monthly Practice – Release Your Smile

Plant Medicine ~ Lemon Balm

Recipes ~ Lemon Balm Sun Tea/Bug Repellent

July 2018

Featured Theme – Cooling Techniques For Summer

Monthly Practice – Cooling Compress Points

Plant Medicine ~ Lemon

Recipe ~ Cooling Lemon-Dill Dressing

June 2018

Featured Theme – Human Circadian Rhythms

Monthly Practice – Heart-Focused Sleep Practice

Plant Medicine ~ Holy Basil

Recipe ~ Iced Holy Basil Tea


May 2018

Featured Theme – Gardens and Wellness

Monthly Practice – Flower Arranging Meditation

Plant Medicine ~ Common Blue Violet

Recipe ~ Springtime Honey Allergy Tonic


April 2018

Featured Theme – Anti-Aging Sounds

Monthly Practice – Restorative Sounds

Plant Medicine ~ Common Chickweed

Recipe ~ Chickweed Salad


February 2018

Featured Theme – Healthy Heart

Monthly Practice – Open Heart Meditation

Plant Medicine ~ Hawthorn

Recipe ~ Hawthorne Syrup Heart Tonic


December 2017

Featured Theme – Release and Rejoice


November 2017

Featured Theme – Create Stillness Within

Monthly Practice – Building Mind-Body Nutrition

Plant Medicine ~ Cucumber

Recipe ~ Cucumber & Mint Water/Cucumber Salad


October 2017

Featured Theme – Falling Into Holistic Wellness

Monthly Practice – Change of Seasons, Change of Space

Plant Medicine ~ Oats and Zinc

Recipe ~ Oat Power Rolls

September 2017

Featured Theme – Create Your Sanctuary Within

Monthly Practice – Detach and Achieve Happiness

Plant Medicine ~ Lemon Balm

Recipe ~ Vegan Blueberry-Lemon Scones

August 2017

Featured Theme – Mental Clarity & Raw Food Living

Monthly Practice – Improving Eating Habits

Plant Medicine ~ Cha-Cha-Cha Chia Seeds

Recipe ~ Avocado, Chia Seed & Cacao Smoothie


July 2017

Featured Theme – “Bee-ing” Mindful of Nature’s Pollinator

Monthly Practice – Intentional Gardening

Plant Medicine ~ Bee Balm

Recipe ~ Bee Balm Summer Blend Iced Tea/Hummingbird Bread with Bee Balm Flowers


June 2017

Featured Theme – Summer Solstice

Monthly Practice – Create a Gratitude Solstice Despacho

Plant Medicine ~ St. John’s Wort

Recipe ~ Solstice Sun Tea


May 2017

Featured Theme – Forest Bathing

Monthly Practice – Take a Forest Bath

Plant Medicine ~ Morel Mushrooms

Recipe ~ Morel, Ramp & Asparagus Pasta


April 2017

Featured Theme – Spring As Medicine

Monthly Practice – Go Outside!

Plant Medicine ~ Common Dandelion

Recipe ~ Appalachian Mountain Spring Tonic


March 2017

Featured Theme – Spring into Self-Care

Monthly Practice – Self Care

Plant Medicine ~ Peppermint Leaf

Recipe ~ Peppermint Moon Infusion


February 2017

Featured Theme – A Time of Clearing

Monthly Practice – Ritual of Clearing

Plant Medicine ~ Sagebrush & Common Sage

Recipes ~ Clearing Mint-Sage Herbal Tea/Make a Smudge Stick


December 2016

Featured Theme – Heart Centered December

Monthly Practice – Loving Kindness Meditation

Plant Medicine ~ Pine

Recipes ~ Pine Syrup/Pine Needle Tea/Pine Cone Bird Feeder


November 2016

Monthly Practice – Gratitude

Plant Medicine ~ Apples

Recipes ~ Apple Cider Vinegar/Facial Toner/Detox Bath


October 2016

Monthly Practice – Collect Leaves

Plant Medicine ~ Poison Ivy


March 2015

Monthly Practice – Relaxation Response

Plant Medicine ~ 5 Delicious Green Smoothies For Full Body Cleanse

Recipes ~ Green Smoothies


February 2015

Monthly Practice – Creating a Vision Board

OM Care: Self-Care for the Caregiver

Plant Medicine ~ House Plants: Purify your Air

Recipe ~ Air Purification:Top 12 Plants


December 2014

Monthly Practice – Self Care

OM Care: Self-Care for the Caregiver

Plant Medicine ~ Turmeric

Recipes ~ Detoxing and Fat-Burning Morning Tonic/Festive Holiday Spray


August 2014

Monthly Practice – Meet Your Feet

Exploring Holistic Landscaping

Plant Medicine ~ Chamomile

Recipe ~ Chamomile Tea Foot Treatment


July 2014

Monthly Practice – Sound Healing

Counting Our Feathered Friends

Plant Medicine ~ Mint

Recipe ~ Matcha Mint Tea


June 2014

Monthly Practice – Planting the Seed of Positive Language

The Local Nature Conservancy and OM Sanctuary partner to create an Ecological Restoration Strategic Plan

Plant Medicine ~ Lemongrass

Recipes – Lemongrass Aroma Spray/Foaming Foot Scrub/Vegetarian Thai Tom Yum Soup 

March 2014

Monthly Practice – Creating Sacred Space

Authentic Voicework

Plant Medicine ~ Lavender

Recipes – Lavender Carpet Freshener/Linen Spray/Furniture Polish

February 2014

Monthly Practice – 8 All Natural Tips for Sleep

Disconnect to Reconnect

Plant Medicine ~ Ginger

Recipes – Candied Ginger/Rose Ginger Romantic Massage Oil/Grow Ginger From The Store 


January 2014

Monthly Practice – Chromotherapy

Plant Medicine ~ Chocolate Mint

Recipes – Chocolate Mint Hot Cocoa/Chocolate Mint Extract/Chocolate Mint Chocolate Leaves


November/December 2013

Monthly Practice – Body Tapping

Plant Medicine ~ Cinnamon

Recipes – Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie/Cinnamon & Honey Body Scrub/Handmade Cinnamon Ornaments


October 2013

Monthly Practice – Walking Meditation

Technology Free – What?!

Plant Medicine ~ Fennel

Recipes – Caramelized Fennel/Skin Tonic/Flea & Tick Repellent


September 2013

Monthly Practice – The Power of the Breath

Plant Medicine ~ Basil

Recipes – Basil Pesto/Basil Acne Tonic/Basil Bug Spray