NEW SUMMER HOURS! FROM MAY 19 to AUGUST 15 WE OPEN AT NOON EVERYDAY!
Now serving gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan meals from the incomparable Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe, veggie quiches from Whole Foods, personal no-GMOs Naan pizzas, organic Counter Culture Coffee, organic Zhi Tea, organic North Coast beer, wine, gluten-free, vegan, raw and regular pastries from the area’s top pastry chefs, and fine chocolates. PLUS! Some days we have Veronique’s awesome gluten-free and regular savory vegetarian crepes!
Always free wifi & parking!
This week at the Oasis! Details at “Evening Music & Presentations”
All Our Events Are Free!.
MORE DETAILS UNDER “EVENING PRESENTATIONS & MUSIC”
When we connect with the Highest part of ourselves, embrace our true worth, and heal the false core beliefs that have been blocking our good, we allow the natural movement of love, wholeness and abundance to flow from Source into our experience. In this introductory class, we will explore these ideas and how to incorporate them into our daily life.
Victoria Loveland-Coen is an author, Spiritual Coach, Interfaith Minister and mother of twins. She has been a student of New Thought/Ancient Wisdom for over 35 years, along with being a long-time meditator, and a graduate from Agape’s Practitioner Program under Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith. She offers support in the practice of proactive gratitude through her blog The Gratitude Experiment (www.gratitudexp.com) as well as the Gratitude Experiment page on Facebook. Her popular workshop, Conscious Co-Creating, is now available, complete with a Facilitator’s Guide, to spiritually-focused study groups everywhere. Victoria is happy to be serving Unity Center of Peace in Chapel Hill, as co-Minister.
Tuesday September 16 7:00-8:00pm
How to Cultivate Healing
with Tom Spector, PhD
Tom will present a talk, “How to Cultivate Healing”, based on Part 1 of his book, Our Two Gardens: How to Cultivate Healing. For over 35 years, Tom has been sharing his special gift for helping people resolve issues of stress, worry, anxiety, fear, guilt, and chronic pain, and to restore self-esteem. Tom’s teachings are clear and easy to follow. They combine profound meaning with light humor. Learn techniques that really work!
Tom began meditating in 1968 while enrolled in a highly selective, intense graduate program at Yale University. He was struggling not only with the curriculum, but also with anger and battered sense of self-esteem when he decided to learn meditation to improve his situation. Meditation seemed to clarify issues and elucidate the best paths forward. Tom then completed the full PhD Program in record time. He has been teaching meditation and healing since 1976. Tom’s book, Our Two Gardens: How to Cultivate Healing and Meditation and Healing CD, will be available for purchase at the talk.
Tom lives in North Carolina with his wife, Joanna, who teaches yoga at Duke University and their studio. Learn more about meditation and yoga at their website www.hathahouse.com
Wednesday Sept 17 7:00-8:00pm
Embodying Chinese Medicine Series: Coming Home to the Earth Element with Li-Lan Hsiang Weiss L.Ac.
This element’s season is late summer, when the bounty of the Earth abounds; it is a matrix that contains, allows, and supports all living processes. The Chinese medicine organs that correspond to the Earth element are the Stomach and Spleen, which allow the transformation and transportation of the environment’s energy into our bodies in usable form. Come enjoy an evening of embodiment practices: Acupressure, Qi Gong movements, meditation, and self-reflection to cultivate one’s capacity to both give and receive equally.
Li-Lan Hsiang Weiss is a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, and Reiki practitioner in private practice in Durham since 2005. She is also a certified practitioner and instructor of the Hands on Health the Maya Way and Self Care Level 1 class of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®. She incorporates Maya spiritual healing into a session when appropriate, as taught to her by Dr. Rosita Arvigo. Her focus is to live fully present and embodied and help others do so.
Visit her practice at http://www.armoniahealth.com/
We are surrounded and have been deeply enculturated by it – FEAR. Everything we read and see in the media, health-care, politics, religion, laws, school protocol, even our marriage vows remind us that there is something to fear . . . in all of it!
But what if this weren’t true? What if it’s all a mirage, and truly the only thing we have to fear “is fear itself?”
Join certified holistic health coach, Traci Philips, as she discusses not only how well we have learned the fear response, but what to do if you find it has a grip hold on your ability to live your life fully and authentically. Learn how to harness healthy instinctual & protective responses to serve you and the difference between them and the fear-based reactions that come from distorted belief patterns that have been placed upon us.
Traci Philips, owner of That Certain Way To Wellness, offers Holistic Health & Lifestyle Coaching that assists individuals to find the wellness within by GOAL setting, ACTION planning & aligning their CORE VALUES with the daily CHOICES they make. Traci specializes in nutrition, detoxification, weight management & empowerment training, and is also the founder of Wellness of Chatham, a group that meets to discuss topics concerning health and well-being. A native of Denver, Colorado, Traci is truly passionate about helping people make connections between what they put into their bodies & minds and their daily vitality.
Friday September 19 7:00-10:00pm (music begins around 8)
Live Reggae & Soul with Gregory Blaine & Dolie Chandler
Fundraiser for Nourish International
Gregory and Dolie have become our “house musicians,” performing almost every weekend. Why? Because the audience loves them and their music is transcendental – that is it assists us in transcending our stress, egos and fears and takes us into a very peaceful place. You will definitely leave more centered and peaceful. It’s an awesome evening of One Love music and vibes! “I’ve been do’n my current musical focus for about 10 years,” says Gregory. “Our sound is Raw, Honest, Emotionally Driven, and always evolving. It’s purposeful soul learn’n to self love and acccept it’s Wholeness and Innocence Pure. I know how to speak for what I need, I know what I want musically, and will not be moved from that place. I love bring’n different players to performances”! I am thankful and I cherish a “Blessed” connection with each one of these gifted musicians.”
Nourish International invests in student and community leaders around the globe in partnership and education to be part of the solution to extreme poverty. Nourish was founded in 2003 by students from UNC-Chapel Hill and is a student-led movement on 60 college and high school campuses across North America. Nourish is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Carrboro, NC.
MicroBirth is a new feature-length documentary looking at birth in a whole new way; through the lens of a microscope. The film investigates the latest scientific research that is starting to link the way babies are born with health in later life, particularly the increased risk of children developing certain immune-related conditions, including asthma, type 1 diabetes, celiac (coeliac) disease, obesity, cardio-vascular diseases, mental health disorders and even some cancers.
The purpose of the documentary is to raise public awareness of the importance of “seeding the baby’s microbiome” at birth with the mother’s own bacteria – this bacteria helps train the immune system to recognise what is “friend” and what is “foe”. We believe “seeding of the baby’s microbiome” should be on every birth plan – for even if vaginal birth isn’t possible, immediate skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding can still help to provide bacteria crucial to the development of the baby’s immune system. In the scientists’ view, if we can get the seeding of the baby’s microbiome right at birth, this could make a massive difference to the baby’s health for the rest of its life. Consequently, we believe that “Microbirth” is of extreme importance for global health and potentially, for the future of mankind!
The Oasis is located in downtown Carrboro inside the Carr Mill Mall (behind Weaver Street Market between Elmo’s and Panzanella). With its 14-foot ceilings, polished wood floors, handcrafted decor, large windows and double glass doors opening into the broad hallway, it is one of the most beautiful and uplifting gathering spots in the area. In addition to tables and cushioned chairs, there is seating on pillows on the floor of a raised-platform area (shoes-optional). And yes there is plenty of free on-site parking and wifi!
During the daytime hours, The Oasis operates as a traditional coffee/cafe/tea/wine lounge, serving the finest organic coffee, teas, and wines, and delicious pastries, and vegetarian meals. Come alone or with friends and enjoy the relaxing environment.
At night, The Oasis transforms into an environment of entertainment, connections and inspiration. Several nights a week, we host free presentations (7:00-8:00pm) on life-affirming topics (holistic health, environmental issues, indigenous wisdom, sustainability, etc.) where like-minded people can gather. On weekend nights we have Spiritual Cinema Night and live acoustic music with local and regional artists. All our events are free. (The Oasis is also available to rent for presentations, meetings, workshops, parties, etc.)