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Next Up at
Oak Grove Retreat

This spring we invite you to join us for meditative art, drumming, breathworks, and sound ceremony. Descriptions and booking info below! 

Sunday May 19th, 2024 at 2:00pm

Deep relaxation, toning, and creative insight go hand in hand as you explore the borderlands of the meditative state. This gently guided meditation with live music, offers an opportunity for you to, not only relax the body, but to access that which lies beneath the fight-or-flight decision making process. 
Utilizing sacred sound frequencies, breath, vocalized tones, and visualization, be prepared to go deep. Bring a mat, pillow, blanket, or bolster and comfy clothes.

Advance Tickets at $35.00. $45.00 at the Door.

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Weekday Classes for the Summer of 2024

Welcome our newest Resident Artist: Caroleeena!

Caroleeena has come to Oak Grove Retreat and Tarboro to offer her world renowned movement classes for summer 2024. Caroleeena joins Lipbone Redding and ourselves to offer the best in Music and Movement opportunities to help you cultivate good health, stress relief, creativity and joy.

 

Caroleeena (a.k.a. Carolyn Mabry) is an internationally recognized hoopdancer, fire performer and circus arts instructor from Raleigh, NC. She taught for many years at Cirque de Vol and has been teaching hoopdance and fire arts nationally and internationally since 2005.

 

Many of you who've attended the Raleigh Hoop Jam, Raleigh Drum Circle, Profound Sound Retreat, Oak Grove Rhythm Retreat or even the NC State Fair may be familiar with Caoleeena's Hula Hoop and Fire Spinning.

 

Caroleeena is also an experienced yogi, yoga instructor and strength trainer who has studied Kundalini yoga under Yogi Bhajan, Hatha yoga, Aerial yoga, and gymnastics and taught Yin Yoga and Strength and Flexibility Training for Circus Artists. She's a creative, methodical and encouraging teacher, mentor and coach whose focus is helping people feel good in their bodies, enhance their mobility, calm their minds and central nervous systems and experience play and joy.

 

These Classes are all $15 per class at the door. Package discounts are available through Caroleeena.

Classes will be offered untill the last week of August

Class Schedule:

Strength Building and Flexibility - Mondays Starting May 20th 6:30-7:30 pm

These stretches encourage muscle strength, motor control, and better circulation. It's not about becoming hyper mobile but being strong and flexible in equal balance. These movements help us increase mobility and deepen our body awareness, become more confident and courageous,

and develop perseverance and patience. This class is suitable for all levels, even those who've never even come close to doing a split.

Morning Yin Yoga - Tuesdays Starting May 21th at 10:30-11:30 am

This is a meditative, healing practice using passive, long-held poses while sitting or lying down. Yin yoga stretches more than just the large muscles. It allows you to strengthen and apply gentle stretch to connective tissues, fascia, joints, and ligaments in a low stress way that increases mobility and calms the central nervous system. Gentle poses are held while the rest of the body stays at ease. It is a wonderful way to unwind a tight or stressed body, mind, or spirit. It is also a great start to the day. Yin is suitable for all levels, including beginners.

 

Hula Hoop and Hoopdance - Tuesdays Starting May 21th at 6:30-7:30 pm

Even if you have never hula successfully hula hooped, this class will get you hooping! The class will cover on-body and off-body hooping, ways to incorporate dance, tosses, lifts, balances, and contact rolls as well as many other tricks and skills. It's also a very fun playdate and opportunity for creativity and dance that is also excellent exercise. Hoops are available for use in class and custom made hoops can be made to order for an additional cost of $35 for one or $60 for two.

 

Yin Yoga - Wednesdays Starting May 22th at 6:30-7:30 pm

This is a meditative, healing practice using passive, long-held poses while sitting or lying down. Yin yoga stretches more than just the large muscles. It allows you to strengthen and apply gentle stretch to connective tissues, fascia, joints, and ligaments in a low stress way that increases mobility and calms the central nervous system. Gentle poses are held while the rest of the body stays at ease. It is a wonderful way to unwind a tight or stressed body, mind, or spirit. It is also a great start to the day. Yin is suitable for all levels, including beginners.

Hatha Yoga - Thursdays Starting May 23th at 6:30-7:30 pm

Hatha yoga is a slower-paced stretching practice where gentle poses and stances are held for a few breaths.This class will often include breathing techniques and meditation as well. It is suitable for all levels.

 

More classes may be offered if there is demand and participation. These would include Fire Spinning, Writing From The Senses: A Poetry Writer's Playshop, Performance Of Poetry: Combining elements of poetry, storytelling, and performance

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Sunday June 1st, 2024 at 2:00pm

. Release, rejuvenate, renew and relax within a loving and supportive community. No drum? No problem! No experience? Join in when you feel the beat.
Love donation of $10 is appreciated.
If you have question call 252-908-0577 or email st.annes.oakgrove@gmail.com.

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Jun 14 – Jun 16, 2024

Lynn Battle assists individuals by providing intuitive spiritual coaching and other holistic modalities that provide alignment of the mind, body, and spirit. As a professionally trained Board Certified Holistic Practitioner, Reiki Master and Intuitive Medium, She has the tools and skillset to help you cultivate the life you imagined.

 

Committing to a healthier lifestyle and Mental Wellness is just that – A COMMITMENT. This commitment is one that will take a lot of time, effort, and dedication. My commitment is to provide you with accountability, understanding and support. BATTLEGROUND HOLISTIC WELLNESS

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June 22, 2024 6:300pm

Have you experienced a UFO (or UAP) “sighting” that left you  bewildered, confused, and perhaps even frightened, wondering what will happen next? Or are you excited about your experience and ready to be part of a local group where it is safe to share your story? Or perhaps you are simply interested in the topic and want to learn more. 

 

You are not alone! 

 

Many of us have experienced the “hitchhiker effect” since we heard Chris Bledsoe speak back in January or read his book. Others came to hear him because they had already had a profound experience and those experiences are intensifying. Many wanted to come but it was too late to buy a ticket. Others are simply interested in the topic but with all the scary stories out there they are curious but not sure who to trust. 

 

If this describes you please join us Saturday, June 22 at 6:30 pm at the Oak Grove Retreat Center in Tarboro, NC for a gathering of like-minded folks from all walks of life who are deeply interested in this topic. 

 

This informal gathering will include short presentations by Deborah Dunn, LMFT, a seasoned trauma therapist (www.mentalhealthconsulting.net) and Leo Phillips, a professional documentary producer (www.leo.phillips.com) both with verified “sightings” of a very profound nature of their own that changed their career trajectory. Their experiences have led them to work together to write a book, Sightings: How a UFO Encounter Can Change Your Life, and to provide consultation services for  Enigma Labs in New York City, a citizen sightings data collection app which  is experiencing unprecedented numbers of people all over the world having “sightings” who need fellowship, support, and education navigating this brave new world. (www.enigmalabs.com). Enigma is fully supporting this event with handouts and information resources in the hopes more regional support groups will form across the country. 

 

Leo is creating a documentary about his own experience, and is looking for stories of others if they would like to participate. However all sharing is totally voluntary and will not be used without your written permission. If there is time we may even do some sky-watching! 

 

Seating in the chapel is limited to forty participants. However if there is sufficient overflow we will consider moving outside weather permitting. Please bring a chair and repellent. RSVP and reserve your seat in the chapel by sending $10.00 per person by June 15th. $20.00 at the door

This will also be a great weekend to come and camp at Oak Grove Retreat.  A discussion on Sightings on Saturday night and the Summer Solstice Meditation on Sunday.

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Sunday June 23rd, 2024 at 2:00pm

Welcome to Summer. Together we can make a difference. Let’s celebrate the Summer Solstice with a meditation on inner-peace, and World-peace. Lipbone (Pranavam Das) leads this powerful event.  This will also be a great weekend to come and camp at Oak Grove Retreat.  A discussion on Sightings on Saturday night and the Summer Solstice Meditation on Sunday.

Wear something cool and comfortable, bring a yoga mat, or folding chair 

We will be actively directing our compassion during a portion of this meditation. 

 

Deep relaxation, toning, and creative insight go hand in hand as you explore the borderlands of the meditative state. This gently guided meditation with live music, offers an opportunity for you to, not only relax the body, but to access that which lies beneath the fight-or-flight decision making process. 
Utilizing sacred sound frequencies, breath, vocalized tones, and visualization.

This is a free event for Community Members.

Advance Tickets at $35.00. $45.00 at the Door.

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Saturday June 29th, 2024

Nikki Kornegay is a 300-Hour National Board-Certified Reflexologist and Second Degree Usui Reiki Practitioner who has recently relocated to Louisburg, NC, her husband’s hometown. In her nearly 14- year career in healthcare, she began to realize that our culture has difficulty addressing some of the root causes of people's illnesses – stressors, traumas, and lifestyles that are not conducive to good health and mental well-being – and she wanted to find a way to help people begin to heal themselves from a holistic perspective. She received her Level I & II Reiki attunements through Heartfelt Reiki with Kara Emmy in 2020; she was later introduced to the concepts of Reflexology and trained through The Academy of Reflective Wellness with Cyndi Hill in 2023. She then completed national certification through the American Reflexology Certification Board which sent her farther down the path of her journey where she meets you today. Let Nikki help you bridge the gap between traditional and holistic wellness so you can heal from the inside out.

Text her at 919-738-4223 to schedule your session.

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Sunday July 7th, 2024 at 2:00pm

. Release, rejuvenate, renew and relax within a loving and supportive community. No drum? No problem! No experience? Join in when you feel the beat.
Love donation of $10 is appreciated.
If you have question call 252-908-0577 or email st.annes.oakgrove@gmail.com.

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