Wednesday May 22 7pm-8pm
Wild Atlantic Coast Yoga Retreat Mini Info Session
w/ Jen Fortin

Jen Fortin is a passionate and caring yoga teacher dedicated to exploring the depths of self love, happiness, joy and being fully present in your life. Jen is co-hosting a once in a lifetime experience on the Wild Atlantic Coast in Ireland this July 6-13, where we will travel daily, meditate on a private beach in the evenings, practice yoga in the mornings while we set intentions for our day and dig deeper in self love exploration, journal writing and building a rich and supportive community of new friends from around the world. This information session is a perfect opportunity to hear details of the retreat, practice self reflection, ask questions and explore a bit of mindful movement.

Jen is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer specializing
in yoga for athletes, beginner yoga and Vinyasa flow. She has been
teaching since 2014 and has had the privilege of working with
professional and collegiate athletic teams guiding them through safe
and effective recovery yoga sessions. Jen pours her heart and soul
into each class she teaches, making sure the environment and practice
are safe, welcoming and fun! As the mom of an active little boy, Jen works to find balance in her everyday life and dedicates herself to helping her clients find the same. When she is not on her mat, you can find her outdoors hiking trails, at the lake on her paddle board, or just laying low and enjoying time with her
family. Link: https://www.yogaretreatsireland.com/county-limerick-ireland.html

Friday May 24  7:00-8:30pm
Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
Marley – The Documentary

Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history, and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, legend, and the man, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, never before seen performances, previously unreleased music, and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.



Friday May 31  7:00-8:30pm
Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today (apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad). By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.

Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries around the world, the documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, east and west and explores why millions today have turned their attention inwards, bucking the limitations of the material world in pursuit of self-realization.


Sunday June 2 6:30-8:30pm
Sunday Game Night is a PRIVATE EVENT for
MeetUp Finding Female Friends Past Fifty/Chapel Hill+ Chapter


If you want to join this event you need to:
1) Be a Female Past Fifty
2) Join Meet Up.com
3) Join Finding Female Friends Past Fifty/Chapel Hill+ Chapter group
4) Must Register and RSVP on the MeetUp site for the Game Night event, space is limited https://www.meetup.com/Finding-Female-Friends-Past-Fifty-Chapel-Hill/

If you are interested in Oasis hosting a game night open to the public let Robert know. If there is enough interest we will gladly add a game night to the Oasis event calendar.

Sunday June 9 6:30-8:30pm

VIDEO & DISCUSSION NIGHT ~ 2nd Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm

We are at a crossroads in our history. We are on the precipice of destroying our habitat, the very earth that gives us sustenance and supports life. Our multiple challenges of climate change, deforestation, overgrazing, fisheries collapse, food insecurity, and the rapid extinction of species are all part of a single, over-arching problem: Humanity has overshot the carrying capacity of the Earth.

Join with others willing to honestly face our situation and have the most important discussion of our lives: how we pull out of our ecological nosedive and transition to a life-affirming global culture, an earth community of sustainability, justice, and peace!

We show a different video each session and discuss a range of important issues and options to address them. For detailed information on each session, see https://betseydowning.com/upcoming-events/ . Information will be posted 5-6 days prior to the event.

PRACTICES AND ACTIONS TO CREATE RESILIENCE ~ 4th Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm

In these sessions we focus on creating resilience, both individually and in community. It includes personal practices such as deep breathing and meditation to calm and center ourselves, as well as actions we can take in our communities to adapt to the coming changes brought on by climate destabilization. Bring your comments, questions, ideas, and friends! Free! Open to all!  Presented by the Citizens Climate Collaborative: Betsey Downing, Tana Hartman Thorn, Dirk Kelder, and Jim Sander.

Monday June 10  7:00-8:00pm
Hart’s Mill Ecovillage and Farm

Hart’s Mill Ecovillage and Farm: What is an ecovillage? How is it different from cohousing? What is the role of this new model of community in transforming the world, ecologically, economically, and socially? And how will it look? These are just a few of the questions that we can explore together in this relaxed and interactive gathering.

Hart’s Mill is an evolving community on 112 acres of land located in
Orange County between Hillsborough and Mebane. The farm is already
productive, and we are finalizing the designs for approximately 32
housing units, both single-family and shared. We are looking for
additional members to help us build our vision of a cooperative,
sustainable, and creative ecovillage. Hart’s Mill members Marilyn
Grubbs and Richard Pinneau coordinate these evenings, to explore how ecovillages can contribute to greener, more harmonious living in the 21st Century. Contact marilyngrubbs@gmail.com for more information.



samadhi-oasisSaturday June 15 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.


Saturday June 22 7:30-8:30pm
MAGIC! LIVE! with Steve Dixon

My name is Steven Dixon.I was born and raised in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area and I have been practicing magic since around the age of 8 when I received my first magic kit. Around the time of middle school/high school, I started to delve into the world of card magic, and that became my passion. I have performed close up/walk around magic at various establishments, including Parizade, Mellow Mushroom, and Spice Street. I am currently on Imagine Circus’s list of magicians for the area, and you can sometimes find me doing street magic in the downtown Carrboro/Chapel Hill area. I’m currently working on a stand up/parlor style show, which is what I will be performing at OASIS. Please come out for a wonderful night of magic, laughter, and entertainment!”



Now serving organic Counter Culture Coffee (chosen #1 in Southeast, fresh-ground & French-pressed), kratom, kava, CBD products, drinks and edibles, large selection of organic teas, smoothies, gluten-free, vegan and regular pastries and chocolates. 

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.)