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!
May 14th, 2023
MOTHER'S DAY YOGA NIDRA/ GUIDED MEDITATION with LIPBONE
Deep relaxation and creative insight go hand in hand as you explore the borderlands of the waking dream-state. This gently guided meditation with 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. BRING YOUR MOM!
May 21, 2023
Spring Energy Cascade with Roland Walters
Join us for a Spring group energy healing and deep stress relieving musically guided meditation.
“Energy Cascade" with Roland Walters at 2:00pm. Through the power of I AM, positive energies are magnified to help release your negative energies and to feel the magnificent uplifting Light.
Energy Cascade is not a class but a group event. An event in which the participants will work as one. Through this, the participants will be able to feel how working together as one has significant magnification on the energy. They will be sitting in chairs in a triangle formation with one person being the focus. The energy being sent to that person will be in layers so that they can truly feel the magnification and change in the energy. The group will also be able to feel this. This helps people to release, recharge and heal but the ultimate goal is for the participants to be fully connected to the Divine!
May 28th, 2023
Women's Drum Circle
with Tricia Wilson
Please join us for our Healing Women’s Drum Circle on @ 1PM. Release, rejuvenate, renew and relax within a loving and supportive community. No drum? No problem! No experience? Join in when you feel the best.
All are welcome.
From 1:00 till 3:00pm
Love donation of $10 is appreciated.
If you have question call 252-908-0577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 4th, 2023
Maureen O’Neill has designed a workshop that offers a variety of exercises to help participants connect and engage with the present moment through guided meditation and breathing, mantra repetition and meditative mark-making (drawing). No art experience is necessary – just a willingness to engage in a workshop that is about process, rather than product – the now, rather than the later – This workshop encourages and supports the strength and wisdom of the intuitive spirit.
2-hour workshop, $35.00 in advance
$45.00 at the door
Maureen O’Neill is a visual artist who lives in Tarboro, North Carolina. She grew up in Holyoke, Massachusetts and received her B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her M.F.A. in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. She is the Director of Exhibitions and Educational Programming for the Barton College Art Galleries and Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Art, Barton College.
June 25th, 2023
Cellular Sound Attunement
with Fiona Thieking
Come relax into a journey of sound & receive a Cellular Sound Attunement w Fiona Thieking in the cosmic container of Planetary Gongs, Zen Therapeutic Singing Bowls & Reiki. A unique & rejuvenating experience to align your mind, body & soul. This sound journey is designed to assist the body in achieving theta & delta brainwaves where deep cellular healing is called home. In this practice of relaxation we communicate our dreams & intentions at a cellular level so that our highest truths can be integrated & reborn.
Fiona began her deep dive into healing modalities in 2016 & has honed in on systematic ways to assist people in accessing meditative brain waves through sound. She is traveling to you from Ascension Studio, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, & is originally from the heart of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado — joyed to share her wisdom of wellness, she travels the United States channeling restorative sound journeys. Fiona is a RYT, Reiki Master & Certified Vibrational Sound Specialist who offers cosmic sound attunements & cellular rejuvenation with Planetary Gongs & Zen Therapeutic Singing Bowls.
Advance tickets are $35.00 and $45.00 at the door if space is available.
September 9th, 2023
Freddy Silva is a bestselling author and leading researcher of ancient civilizations, restricted history, sacred sites and their interaction with consciousness. He is also the leading expert on crop circles. He has published eight books in six languages, and produced fourteen documentaries. Freddy Silva leads us on an adventure into the findings of his extensive around the world research into topics that are not found in most history books that will open your eyes to new realities of where we have come from.
His talks will take place at Oak Grove Retreat inside of Saint Anne’s Chapel, September 9th. The first discussion “Transformers” will begin at 10:00am with a break for an included lunch and followed by a 2nd discussion on “Initiation and Quest for Other World” beginning at 2:00pm.
TRANSFORMERS: The Sacred Science of Ancient Temples
People have been visiting sacred places for thousands of years to experience special types of energy, to heal, or to reach higher states of consciousness. But how exactly does this process work? How do ancient temples attract energy and how does it interact with people?
In this presentation we shall travel to such places around the world to examine how ancient cultures sensed these hotspots, the ways in which modern technology detects telluric currents, and how the energy of sacred space interacts with the human body and its sense of perception, allowing for a more direct connection with the subtle universe.
INITIATION AND THE QUEST FOR THE OTHERWORLD
Initiation means ‘to become conscious’. But just how does one become conscious?
Long ago there existed a secret ritual from which initiates returned ‘awakened’ or ‘risen from the dead’, and up to the Greek era the experience was considered a pinnacle of spiritual development. With roots in Japan c.8000 BC, the Way of the Gods moved westward, adopted by Christian gnostics as the ‘living resurrection’. As one gnostic gospel explains, “to live a human existence ordinarily is to live a spiritual death, but the moment a person experiences living resurrection is the moment they discover enlightenment: It is the revealing of what truly exists and a transition into newness,” and anyone exposed to this in life became spiritually awakened.
This dangerous out-of-body experience involved techniques to guide more penetrating frequencies, raising the body’s frequency and allowing direct experience of the Otherworld. It was regarded as the most secret of all practices within Mysteries schools, whose practitioners included Pythagoras and Plato.
Discover where initiation was practiced, why no bodies were found in Egyptian pyramids, why priestesses held the highest level of office, and how a sacred narrative was twisted to create the false story of one practitioner, Jesus.
Freddy Silva is a bestselling author and leading researcher of ancient civilizations, restricted history, sacred sites and their interaction with consciousness. He is also the leading expert on crop circles. He has published eight books in six languages, and produced fourteen documentaries.
Described by one CEO as "perhaps the best metaphysical speaker in the world right now,” for two decades he has been an international keynote speaker, with notable appearances at the International Science and Consciousness Conference, the International Society For The Study Of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, and the Association for Research and Enlightenment, in addition to appearances on Gaia TV, History Channel, BBC, and radio shows such as Earth Ancients, Fade To Black and Coast To Coast.
To relax, he leads sell-out tours to sacred sites worldwide.
For books and documentaries, please visit invisibletemple.com
Tickets to the one day event are $175.00 per person. Maximum of 50 tickets will be sold.
Please bring a cushion for your chair and a refillable water bottle. Coffee and Water will be available. Lunch will be served with vegan options. Feel free to book accommodations to stay on site at Oak Grove Retreat, through Airbnb or locally at the Quality Inn and Suites Tarboro(mention Oak Grove Retreat).
September 24th, 2023
In this restful yoga class, you will experience the unique Ravi weighted yoga prop- a very special prop created with yoga poses in mind! An 8 pound weighted blanket that is used to increase the rest response in the body and enhance postures. No experience is needed and students will be guided throughout and hands on assists will be available.
Class will be taught lying down with minimal standing and seated postures. Please bring a yoga mat, all other props will be provided.
Guide information: Patti Mordecai has practiced yoga for 30 years and taught for 12 years. Her training includes Blue Lotus 285 hour YTT, Duke’s Yoga for Cancer Patients and Little Guru Kids YTT. She is the owner of Edenton Yoga and believes that the wisdom and practices of yoga can benefit all.
Cost: $35 in advance Tickets or $45 at the door if there is room.