Upcoming Programs & Retreats


Earth Day Celebration
April 20, 2019

Earth Day Celebration! Enjoy three forest based presentations, live music, slack-lining, Appalachian Medicine Chai Chat, face-painting, Qi Gong, Chair Massage, rock painting, Prayer Rock Circle Ceremony, AppalaChai!, Raffle prizes and more!

Earth Day Celebration Schedule

12:00- Registration and outdoor activities

12:30-1:15- Forest Bathing Introduction with Mary Liske
1:30-2:15- Appalachian Medicine Chai Chat with Warren Wilson students Hannah Gibbons and Dakota Wagner
2:40-3:40- Mindful Forestry with Dave Ellum
3:50-4:45- Guided Mindful Forestry on the Tranquility Trail

4:30-5:30-Qi Gong in the Garden
4:45-5:30- Prayer Rock Circle Ceremony

*Schedule subject to change

Forest Bathing Introduction
May 4, 2019

In this Forest Bathing Chai Chat, learn the history and health benefits of disconnecting from daily distractions while connecting with nature. Mindfully experiencing nature through the senses is wonderful in reducing stress and connecting on a cellular and spiritual level with the environment. Benefits include lowering the stress hormone cortisol, strengthening the immune system and improving mood and cognition.

After the Chai Chat, participants can choose to immerse and explore the interconnected web of life in the OM Sanctuary’s 42-acre conservation forest and allow creativity, wonder and healing to take place in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

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