Monthly Kirtan

with Samata, Kalidas & Friends

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Join Samata, Kalidas & friends for a beautiful evening of kirtan, Bhakti, & chanting. 

Kalidas and Samata have been singing and sharing in the practice of Bhakti together since 2003. They have played countless kirtans and traveled together over the years. This is the beginning of a new and fun kirtan collaboration project. 

We look forward to singing with you at the Violet Owl on Friday, May 18. Doors open at 7 and kirtan starts at 7:30. 

Admission: sliding scale $10-15
Street parking is free after 6 and there is also a parking garage nearby.

Upcoming dates!

Friday, May 18th

Friday, June 15th

HeartMind: Living from the

Intelligence of the Heart


HeartMind: Living from the Intelligence of the Heart

with Master Instructor, Sarah Austin

There is an ongoing dialogue between the brain and the heart. Most of us are aware of how the brain tells our hearts what to do however, most of us have forgotten that the heart communicates with the brain. We often move through the world from what is coming from our heads. In this class we will explore the intelligence that comes from our hearts and ask ourselves the question, “what would it be like to move through the world from this place?” Our hearts have an impact on our brains which empowers our actions to align with our heart’s desire. There will be a 30 minute discussion followed by asana (posture/physical yoga) practice. 

Saturday, May 19th

2pm - 4pm

$20-25 sliding scale

Online tickets:

Writing from the Heart of Silence


"This poetry. I never know what I'm going to say. I don't plan it. When I'm outside the saying of it, I get very quiet and rarely speak at all." ~ Rumi

We will be Writing from the Heart of Silence, where all writing begins, Sunday May 20 from 2-5:30 PM, in downtown Asheville. Come prepared with a notebook you would write anything at all in, including your grocery list, and a fast writing pen you like. Dress comfortably; writing is a Full-Bodied activity! You'll be asked to leave your shoes and your 'mind' at the door, and you can bring pillows with you for the chairs or the floor in addition to the yoga studio mats and blocks and blankets available. ♥

Take a journey with us into the Realm of All Possibilities with Aile’s signature process, Writing from the Heart™. This is an afternoon to gather to write together and dive deep into the Silence, where the origin of wisdom and creative potential lie, and bring forth an awareness that is beyond the superficial, into words. We share these words aloud (always optional) and receive gentle feedback. We open up to the Unknown and are willing to take risks in a safe supportive environment for Self-Discovery. We strengthen our meditation and our Writing Practice (for writers in all genres) as we write. Aile (Amana) has 20 years of experience in teaching, guiding, and coaching writers and non-writers alike. 

Aile Shebar, RN, MS is a writing coach and editor, and was voted one of the “Best of Western North Carolina” Creative Writing Teachers. Her root writing teachers are Natalie Goldberg, David Whyte, Robert Bly, Julia Cameron, Joan Logghe, Judyth Hill, Sam Shepard, Murray Mednick and others. Her spiritual teacher, H. W. L. Poonja (Papaji) suggested she use writing as an aide to Self-inquiry, and a form of satsang, or gatherings in Truth. 

Through the Portal into Self- Expression! We will gather to write, using inquiry, Writing Practice, meditative moments and more, at Violet Owl Wellness at 62 Wall St. in downtown Asheville, next to Jubilee, from 2 - 5:30 on Sunday afternoon, May 20.

To RSVP or for more information contact Aile Shebar at 828-777-0369 or by private message on Facebook:
Cost* Advance: $45. At the door: $55. To pay with a credit card by PayPal, please use To prepay by check, contact Aile via Private Message here on FB for mailing address.♥

Tea and break nibbles provided. Bring your own break snack if you have allergies or sensitivities. 

*Anyone with a sincere desire to attend who cannot pay the full price, please contact Aile. ♥ 

Kirtan with Kris & Matt!

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Join Kris & Matt for a kirtan this coming Memorial Day weekend

Sanskrit mantra, song, and sound for coming back home to our real selves, to love, to peace, to ease, to happiness

$10 suggested donation

Saturday, May 26th

6pm - 8:30pm


Relax and unwind your body and mind this summer solstice with deep stretches, breath work and Ayurveda inspired bodywork therapies. 
Join Sarah and Nicole in asana, pranayama and meditation practices. Krystal will offer guidance on essential self care techniques that include topics in skin care, massage & bodywork, all coupled with the use of essential oil formulations to support and enhance your self care routines throughout the summer.
 Our retreat offerings will include Ayurvedic inspired foods to sustain you throughout the afternoon. Light Ayurvedic bodywork sessions will be offered at an additional cost and will include the following treatments: herbal body scrubs, shirodara (Indian scalp massage and hot oil treatments), warming foot treatments & soaks. (Ayurveda mini-bodywork sessions will range in price $20-$45)

Caturday Cat Yoga & Coffee


Calling all cat enthusiasts, cat lovers and cat admirers! These are a few of your favorite things:

1x per month with Furever Friends Animal Rescue & Asheville Cat Weirdos!


1PM - 3PM

What to expect:
Cats, Yoga, Coffee, Casual cat meet up w/ adoptable kitties from FurEver Friends Animal Rescue, est 2002!

FYI: The yoga class is a ticketed event, as we only have space for a certain amount of humans + cats. However, from 2-3pm we will be open to the public to allow people to come in, donate, and take a peek at the adorable/adoptable cats and MAYBE even find their #fureverfriend!

This event is in collaboration w/ Asheville Cat Weirdos and FurEver Friends Animal Rescue, est 2002, we are hosting a #caturday yoga, stretching and coffee event 1x per month! Stay tuned for future events. 😊 

About the cats:
There will be adoptable felines starring the show from Furever Friends Animal Rescue!

About the yoga class:
This class will be a gentle, all levels yoga class. GREAT for beginners/cat enthusiasts/people who like holding cats during yoga. It's also a great class for those who like stretching + chilling out. And as always, we will make time for a 10 min cat nap (savasana) ;-)

Please contact Violet Owl Wellness if you have any questions ♥ 

$10 - 20 sliding scale
Proceeds to FurEver Friends Animal Rescue
Reserve your spot in advance, limited space available!