May 5-7, 2017 - Asheville NC

 Om Sanctuary .  87 Richmond Hill Drive, Asheville, NC 28806 . 

Om Sanctuary .  87 Richmond Hill Drive, Asheville, NC 28806 . 

Join us on this beautiful 54-acre mountain retreat center in Asheville, North Carolina, as we surround ourselves in nature.  This beautiful eco-friendly nature-based retreat center is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains above the French Broad River, 1.5 mi.  from the heart of Asheville, where we'll experience peace and mindfulness bringing balance to your body, mind and soul, as we take a mini weekend escape from the pressures and challenges of the modern world. Here you will have the opportunity to embrace a slower pace, rebalance, restore, relax, and rediscover your own inner sanctuary.

The retreat includes lodging and meals which are organic, locally sourced, with the ability to meet all dietary restrictions. We'll have no excuses in unplugging from the modern world and implementing a little Self Love as we focus on our wellbeing, because the sanctuary is a TV free, Pet free, Smoke free campus. (The campus will assign a designated smoking area, please inquire on sign in.)  It also prohibits Cell phones in common areas, but of course are available to use from the privacy of your room. This weekend is all about you! So let is go -  turn it off - relax, refresh and renew!

Our Itinerary for our Retreat is listed below, but I'm reserving the right to adjust it if needed for the benefit of all. 


4pm:  Check-in

5pm- 7pm: Welcome Ceremony, Setting of intentions, and honoring our sacred space, Circle of Love,  includes a gentle yoga practice and mindful meditation. Journal, Led by Donna Melanson, Rivercane Studio

7pm-8:30pm: Dinner, Multipurpose Room

8:45pm-10:00pm: Check in with each other, and end evening with restorative yoga. Journal, Led by Donna Melanson


7am-8am: Broadcasting our morning meditation on, that will take place at the Serenity Labyrinth Garden with Waterfall - weather permitting, Journal,  Led by Donna Melanson

8:00-9:30am: Breakfast in Multipurpose Room

9:30-10:45am: Holistic Gentle Flow Class taught by Om Sanctuary in Rivercane Studio, or stroll through the romantic Serenity Labyrinth Garden with waterfall, hike the Tranquility Trail on our 42-acre conservation easement or nurture yourself with a massage (additional fee) or other treatments in the Oshun Renewal Center.

11:00am-12:00pm: Holistic Meditation Class in Rivercane Studio or take a walk in Nature among Om Santuary's 45 acres, or possibly schedule spa service.

12:00pm - 1:30pm: Lunch in Multipurpose Rm

1:30pm -2:30pm:  Free Time  Hike the tranquility trail through Om Santuary's 45 acres, sit by the waterfall and Journal or schedule spa service(additional fee).

2:30 - 4:30: Gentle Flow Yoga - Meditation in Motion - Journal - Circle of Love - Donna Melanson

4:45-6:45: Make our intentions come to life, Conversation, Community, Crafts, and Maybe a little laughter Yoga -Journal - Donna Melanson

7pm-8:30pm: Dinner, Multipurpose Room

8:45pm-10:00pm: Check in with each other, and end evening with yoga nidra. Led by Donna Melanson

 Blue Ridge Mountains - Asheville, NC  Land of the sky

Blue Ridge Mountains - Asheville, NC  Land of the sky


7am-8am- Broadcasting our morning meditation on, that will take place in the Rivercane Studio or in the Sanctuary Garden Labyrinth, Journal, Led by Donna Melanson

8:00-9:30am: Breakfast, Multipurpose Room

9:30-10:45am: Holistic Class in Rivercane Studio,  or take a walk in Nature among Om Santuary's 45 acres, sit in garden and journal or schedule spa service (additional fee).

11:00-12:00pm: Closing Ceremony and remarks. Led by Donna Melanson

More about OM Sanctuary - click here

$550 Shared, Double Occupancy
$775 Private, Single Occupancy

Asheville locals: Participate in Retreat, for a little staycation, without lodging for just $350

Tuition includes: 
-Two nights lodging
-Five healthy, fresh meals
-Classes and Workshops throughout the weekend, use of Gardens, Hiking Trails

Also includes all taxes and gratuities!


To Register for this Retreat please fill out the form below. In subject line write RETREAT. Under message, Let me know if your registering for the retreat as "staycation"no room, single room, or double occupancy room.  If registering for a double room, please let me know who you want to room with, or whether you want me to assign you with another yogi. Hit "Submit"

Then below registration form listed are your payment options. Select, ADD to cart, make payment. Congratulations! I will see you on Retreat  May 5-7. 

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Want to go, but need to wait for your friend/roomie, next paycheck or whatever reason. $250 deposit will hold your spot. 

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About Crystal Gray: Crystal Gray has been teaching yoga since 2005. She has owned a successful yoga studio and leads teacher trainings in her hometown. Crystal also enjoys leading retreats nationally and abroad. Her passion is helping women to find what lights them up so they can shine more brightly in the world. We’re more than our jobs, our marital status, if we’re parents or not- we all have something special to share and Crystal strives to help women find it then develop the confidence to share it! Join Crystal for classes on YouTubeFacebookPeriscope and Instagram or find all the classes and blog. 


About Donna Melanson: 35,000 followers from around the world tune in to Donna Melanson’s daily sunrise broadcast from the beach on ( Her intention is to spread peace globally, starting with the self. Donna shares a short yoga session and meditation along with community and conversation as the sun rises over the Atlantic ocean. She has created a practice, and an institute that is founded on the premise that, "yoga is for every body and for every soul.” Donna is the founder of Azul Yoga and Azul Yoga Institute, offering Yoga Teacher Training, Continuing Education, Classes and Retreats.

 Donna Melanson, ERYT500, YACEP, RPYT, RCYT

Donna Melanson, ERYT500, YACEP, RPYT, RCYT