samadhi-oasisSaturday May 19  7:30-9:00pm

Samadhi is a soulful kirtan band based in North Carolina. Although the term kirtan is originally from India, we celebrate traditions from around the world that foster community gatherings centered around devotional call and response singing. Kirtan transforms the spirit, bringing us together, unifying our hearts and voices, sharing in the spirit. Because kirtan requires participation, WE NEED YOU! Our music is as diverse as our band, and with influences that include jazz, gospel, indie, rock n’roll, and soul, our chants range from moments of sweet intimacy to resounding expressions of the heart. Our members include Krishna Nama, Prema, Rangadevi, Steve, Kat, Julian, Courtney & Vikram.


Monday May 21  7:00-8:00pm
A Strong Immune System for a Healthy You – Part 2
With Belinda Macri of Clearwater Retreat

We shared a wonderful evening in April here at the Oasis talking about how we can shift our daily lifestyle practices to enhance our immune system to keep us healthy and happy. In this evenings session, we’ll learn Holistic ways to incorporate these lifestyle practices into your day, gaining awareness of how the Rythm of Nature plays the main role in this. For example, learn how to adjust your sleep routine, for a rejuvenating nights rest, becoming aware of the time you go to bed makes a big impact on how well we will sleep and feel the next morning. What time you eat your biggest meal? When you exercise and more. Once we begin to live in harmony with nature, we bring vibrancy back into our life. This all leads to a healthy strong immune system, keeping you healthy and free from disease.

Belinda’s passion for assisting others in achieving their highest level of well-being led her to create Clearwater Retreat.Years in the works, Clearwater Retreat is a space that nourishes mind/body and spirit. Special detail throughout the retreat allows one to feel peace and experience the fullness of who they are and return to wholeness. I love to incorporate all of the following specialties when working with individuals or groups.

Bringing awareness of the impact our daily lifestyle choices make on our bodies and mind is what Belinda enjoys; using all of the following practices for each individual. We are all so beautifully unique. My life has taught me and provided me with a wealth of knowledge from experience; this opens the path to compassion, love, and peace. I am Chopra Center Certified in Perfect Health, Advanced Ayurveda as a Consultant, a certified Yoga Instructor with the American Yoga Academy, a certified Meditation Teacher and advanced teaching at the Essence of the Himalayas in India and a Polarity Therapist, energy bodywork from Spa Tech Institute.

Over the past year and a half, I have expanded my breath of knowledge by working as a Health Coach for Dr. Rawls and in Customer Support with Vital Plan assisting individuals with immune dysfunction(Lyme disease), using Dr. Rawls’ herbal protocol. Peace…. breathe, yoga, meditation, Balance….. nutrition, lifestyle practices, touchFreedom….. stillness in mind, body and spirit. Check out Belinda’s Clearwater Retreat for her ongoing programs.


Tuesday May 22 7:00-8:30pm
Essential Oils Workshop with Irina Teixeira

Essential oils are natural compounds that are found in plants. They give plants, flowers and fruits their aromatic smell and have been used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications for thousands of years. If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils can be used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive effects of essential oils are boundless. Essential oils are a natural way to accomplish a healthy lifestyle because they work on the mind, body and spirit. Come and learn how use essential oils to unleash the potential of these natural remedies, take control of your health and lower your pharmacy bills.

Irina Teixeira is a doTERRA Health and Wellness Advocate. Her role in the community is to teach workshops on empowering people to make healthy and natural decisions with respect to their health care choices. For more information, visit www.mydoterra.com/irinateixeira or contact Irina at 336-213-2869 – mysticgroveoils@gmail.com.


Wednesday May 23  7:00-9:00pm
Triangle Area Green Party Presents the Film: Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse
Joinus for our first -in-a-seriesof films & follow up discussion!

Ourgoal is to offer films to educate and inspire people to take actionon important issues affecting us (that you might not hear about in the news).

And- the Green Party is now officially on the ballot in NC!! We want to grow the party as we work towards a sustainable future, with “People, Planet, & Peace Over Profits”.

About the film, just released in 2017: “In this highly anticipated sequel to his groundbreaking Advertising& the End of the World , media scholar Sut Jhally explores the devastating personal and environmental fallout from advertising, commercial culture, and rampant American consumerism.

Ranging from the emergence of the modern advertising industry in the early 20th century to the full-scale commercialization of the culture today, Jhally identifies one consistent message running throughout all of advertising: the idea that corporate brands and consumer goods are the keys to human happiness. He then shows how this powerful narrative, backed by billions of dollars a year and propagated by the best creative minds, has blinded us to the catastrophic costs of ever-accelerating rates of consumption…”

* Pleasecome at 6:30 if you want to order food/drink from the cafe.

Donationsare appreciated to cover our costs & spread the word.Thanks!

Find out more about the NC Green Party here:


Thursday May 24  7:00-8:00pm
Crop Formations: Assistance for Our Transformation with author and Oasis founder Robert Roskind

In the last few decades thousands of crop formations have been appearing all over the world, with many appearing in southern England. Who are creating these and why? There are fake, human-made formations but the real ones are recognizable because:

* There are no mistakes – none;
* There are no footprints or tire tracks though the ground is usually soft and wet;
* They are completed over a short summer night, on irregular ground where the pattern can only be detected from above;
* The millions of flattened grain stalks are interwoven like baskets and are not crushed but rather molecularly bent and suspended a quarter inch above the ground. they are ot dead but continue to grow;
* Many include complex mathematical, astrological and astronomical information.

Robert Roskind is the author of twelve books including Rasta Heart: A Journey into One Love, The Beauty Path: A Native American Journey into One Love, The Gathering of the Healers, In the Spirit of Marriage and In the Spirit of Business. He is also the producer of a record-breaking PBS series and the organizer of over 200 One Love Events in the U.S. and Jamaica. He lives in Carrboro and operates the Oasis.

Friday May 25  7:30-8:30pm
Magic with Steve Dixon

My name is Steven Dixon. I was born and raised in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. Magic has always been a passion of mine ever since I was a small child. I would often perform with my “magic kit” to my family, and as I grew older so did my love of magic. After watching David Blaine perform one night while I was in middle school, I suddenly fell in love with card magic. From that point on much of my focus has been on up close and card magic. Throughout high school I performed for several clubs/restaurants in the area and you could sometimes find me on Franklin St. performing for a random audience.

I attended college at Appalachian State University and did a few gigs while in college. Since I graduated from college magic became more of a hobby for me. Over the past year or so I have been ramping up my magic and have started to perform again. I invite all of you to come and watch some of my magic. Part of the evening will consist of me “table hopping” and the other part will consist of me doing “parlor style” magic (seated at a table with an audience). “Magic exists only in the moment”-Steven Dixon


Saturday May 26  7:30-9:00pm
Nathan Vallejo LIVE! FREE!

Local musician Nate Vallejo is the lead singer and songwriter for the local band, Mr. Darcy (Love Is EP available for listen/download at mrdarcyband.bandcamp.com), a four-piece rock n’ roll band with original content drawing from a wide array of genres (from Wilco to Steppenwolf, My Morning Jacket to Santana, The Black Keys to Pearl Jam). Nate Vallejo has built his vocal and lyrical style from influences such as Ryan Adams, Jeff Tweedy, Dan Auerbach, and Eric Clapton.

Not quite folk, not quite soul, but somewhere in between, Nate Vallejo plays sweeping rhythms and haunting melodies, jumping from finger-picking poetry to soggy-bottom blues in the blink of an eye. Never having been classically trained, Nate Vallejo has learned to “play by ear,” which has influenced his music to come primarily from feeling and intuition. When playing solo, Nate commits to creating vulnerable emotional space as he bears his heart and soul. Having traveled cross country to the west coast several times over the years, Nate’s lyrics reflect a thoughtful outlook on what it is to leave home, to find love, and to heal the wounds of the past through loving one’s Self.

Currently, he is working on Mr. Darcy’s first full album, Carolina Skies, which will be available by the Summer of 2018. Nate is also working on his second solo release, titled Renewal, after his 2015 release of his self-titled EP (available for listen at https://soundcloud.com/nate-vallejo). Find Nate on Facebook to follow his travels and to stay tuned to upcoming shows and releases.



Thursday May 31
Time: 6 PM – 7 PM (social session)
7 PM-830 PM (event/poetry reading and open mic)
Recalibrating the Scales 

Wine sample included!!! Calling all fellow poets, wordsmiths, enthusiasts and spectators!!!!!!!! Poetry reading and open mic night!!! Links enclosed below!! You are cordially invited to join Normia and friends at Oasis in Carr Mill for an official introduction of her recently launched Recalibrating the Scales Radio Show. Learn more about this recent endeavor, coupled with a sneak preview of her recently published literary work, “Pardon My Vernacular: Wordsmith at Large (Verbal Tango) Volume One,” alongside her forthcoming published written works (extracted content from radio broadcasts) for reading enthusiasts. Listen to original poetry by Normia and friends while sipping on exotic beverages and light Indian fare. Please note that the event/poetry reading begins promptly at 7 PM. The open mic will follow the event. Poetry and prose welcome. Limited parking is available on site.



If you enjoy my show, I humbly implore to make donations via Patreon via: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=7241511

The Recalibrating the Scales Radio Show Home Page:


Normia Vázquez Scales (Mia) is a savvy entrepreneur, educator, writer and motivational speaker. Mia passionately advocates and promotes balance to both adults and youth alike via educational mediums such as the nationally renowned AVID Program. However, her comprehensive experience entails Reading/Language Arts Instruction for Miami-Dade Public Schools coupled with efforts in primary school districts encompassing Illinois and North Carolina, respectively.

Furthermore, Mia’s Communications credentialing yielded/birthed from DePaul University has afforded her the opportunity to serve both DePaul and Florida State Universities. Dyson Inc. also labors as a prior landmark which enabled her to engage in International Sales, Marketing and Communications. However, her specialty/niche embodies aiding disadvantaged women and youth yearning to re-hydrate, reinvent and become reacquainted with their former and reinvented selves. Mia’s spare time is torn between travelling, humanitarian endeavors such as the Women’s Book Compilation Project, coupled with her “Recalibrating the Scales Radio Show” and youth advocacy in primary academia.


Now serving organic Counter Culture Coffee (chosen #1 in Southeast, fresh-ground & French-pressed), kratom, kava, large selection of organic teas, smoothies and lemonade, gluten-free, a few vegetarian and vegan meals from Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe, veggie quiches from Whole Foods, personal no-GMOs Naan pizzas, organic North Coast beer, wine, gluten-free, vegan, raw and regular pastries and fine chocolates from Matthews Chocolates in Hillsborough. 

During the daytime hours, The Oasis operates as a traditional coffee/cafe/tea/wine lounge. Come alone or with friends and enjoy the relaxing environment. At night, The Oasis transforms into an environment of entertainment, connections and inspiration. On week nights, we host free presentations (7:00-8:00pm) on life-affirming topics (holistic health, environmental issues, indigenous wisdom, sustainability, etc.). On weekend nights we have Movies-That-Matter and live music. All our events are free. (The Oasis is also available to rent for presentations, meetings, workshops, parties, etc.)