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Events

Events schedule for Open Heart Energy, NC Yogi, and Ronen Divon (as an Author)

 

Upcoming Events

The following is a list of events of various sorts. It includes Open Heart Energy events, as well as special classes and workshops for NC Yogi, NC Taoist, Ronen Divon as an author, and other happenings of interest. To keep abreast of it all, visit this page occasionally, connect with us on social networks, and subscribe to our non-intrusive email list. 

 

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Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony & the 10 bulls of zen

  • Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

  • Time: 2:30-4:30 PM

  • Where: Open Heart Energy, downtown Cary (map)

  • Cost: $25/$30 (cash, Venmo, Paypal, or check)

We will be holding a Special Chinese Tea Ceremony in the tradition of the Ming Dynasty style, combined with the telling of the 10 Bulls of Zen story.

Handpicked, rare whole leaf teas of an exquisite quality will be served in the Kung Fu (High Skill) method with Yixing teaware. The cost of this tea is very high, some tea leaves reaching hundreds and even thousands of dollars per pound. Aside of drinking the tea, we will infuse art and story-telling into the event, focusing on the famous 10 Bulls of Zen. This is an unforgettable experience not to be missed. Guests to this event will be transported into the world of the Chinese Literati-Scholars.

Cost per participant is $25.00 for advanced registration, $30.00 at the door (pending space availability.) Please note, if the event will be cancelled for any reason, you will be fully reimbursed. To register, follow the link below. Paypal or Credit Card payment is required. If you prefer to pay by Venmo or cash, please contact Ronen.

Please note: Participants are requested to avoid wearing any perfumes or scented body lotions/deodorants as the tea experience includes its delicate scent. Also, if you have poetry, drawings, music or other art you wish to exhibit and share, it is encouraged. Just coordinate this with Ronen in advance. 


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Learn Tai Chi in 5 weeks!

In this 14-session course, offered during a period of 5 weeks, we will learn the entire Short Yang Tai Chi form, also known as the Standard 24 Yang.
Created in ancient China as a form of martial arts, Tai Chi is practiced these days mainly as a form of slow exercise, aimed at promoting health and wellness. Extensive studies show the tremendous mental, emotional and physical benefits of this practice.

In this Tai Chi course, we will start each session with a gentle warm-up followed by several Qi-Gong exercises (Qi-Gong are repeated movements aimed at cultivating energy in the body), and then proceed to learn the Short Yang form, adding moves in each progressing session. Since this course is based on progression in learning the various moves, there can be no drop-ins. It is a complete package. You may miss a class and make it up the following session, but it is not recommended to miss more than one class in a row.

Whether you already know of Tai Chi and wish to learn this ancient art, or this is your first time learning about it, stop by for a free 30 min introduction session that will be given on Wednesday, May 29th, 7:30pm at Republic of Yoga (Cary.)

This course is already in progress. A new course is scheduled for the evening hours in June-July. Updated details and links will be posted soon.

The entire course cost is $210.00 (including all 14 sessions).
Course dates are: 
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:
June 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19,  21, 24, 26
July 1, 3, 5, 8, 10.

Each session is about 60 min in length, starting at 7:30 PM. 
Space is limited! Advanced registration recommended. 

Click here to register for the course.
Click here to register to the free intro session only. 


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Meditation Wednesdays @ Vibe

  • Date(s): Every Wednesday starting May 15, 2019

  • Time: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Where: Vibe Cary Coworking (map)

  • Cost: $10 (cash, Venmo, Paypal, or check)

A weekly meditation group, guided by Ronen, and dedicated to learning new mindfulness techniques as well as practice. Newbies and seasoned participants are welcome. Each meetup is a standalone i.e. you do not need to be present in every single one. Drop-ins are okay.


Photo by Amir Leron, copyrights reserved.    AmazonCalling.org

Photo by Amir Leron, copyrights reserved. AmazonCalling.org

Rapé Ceremony

  • Dates: Tue, June 18, 2019

  • Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

  • Where: Open Heart Energy, downtown Cary (map)

  • Cost: $20 if paid in advance, $25 at the door (cash, Venmo, Paypal, or check)

Rapé (pronounced Hape) is a sacred shamanic medicine used by tribes of the Amazon as well as other South American indigenous cultures for thousands of years. It is a snuff made of various tree ashes combined with fine tobacco. The latter is not the common one typically used in cigarettes, but rather Nicotina Rustica which is highly potent. The resulting powder is highly refined.
For clarification purposes: Rapé is legal in the USA i.e. it does not contain any hallucinatory agents. It is a mean to focus the mind, release energies that do not serve us, and much, much more. 

When applied and served in a manner that honors the tradition it is coming from, Rapé is powerful medicine. It can provide insight, guidance, protection, and healing. It is a holy sacrament, not a substance, and thus should be treated accordingly. When working with Rapé, we work with the Rapé Spirit. Each blend has a different spirit connected with it.

In a Rapé ceremony, we first honor the spirit of smoke (Defuma,) and then conduct an opening prayer handled by the facilitator. The participants are asked to have an intention in mind before receiving the Rapé which is served individually. The snuff is then administered by a special blow pipe called Tepi to one nostril at a time. Instructions will be provided as to the process.

The experience of Rapé is quite powerful and can last anything from a few minutes to several hours.

Please note that private Rapé sessions with Ronen are now available as well. Please click here for more information about such private sessions.

Please also note that because of the special space needs of this event, it is limited to 8-10 participants only.

Rapé and Kuripe (self-administering blow pipe), as well as original photos from the Amazon tribes and their jewelry, are now available for sales at these events.  


Photo by Amir Leron, copyrights reserved.    AmazonCalling.org

Photo by Amir Leron, copyrights reserved. AmazonCalling.org

kambo group ceremony

  • Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019

  • Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Where: Greater Cary area (exact location TBA)

  • Cost: $135 (cash, Venmo)

Kambo is an Amazonian medicine used for healing and general balance of wellness. If you are not familiar with Kambo please learn more about it here while a page dedicated for the practice is being added to this website.

This Kambo ceremony will be supervised by Jim who will be visiting with us from Asheville. Jim is a seasoned Kambo facilitator. Ronen will be assisting.
(Ronen will be offering private Kambo sessions late June.)

This ceremony is done in a group setting. Space is limited thus advance booking is recommended.


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Conscious Breathwork & Hape Ceremony

  • Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 15-16, 2019

  • Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Where: Terra Sol Sanctuary, 507 Castle Street, Wilmington, NC

  • Cost: $88-$154 (for both days | because this is a ceremony, both dates must be attended)

Breakthrough Breathwork is a form of a deep meditation that helps activate the subconscious mind to bring about deeper consciousness and soulful insights. Full, free breathing is one of the most powerful ways to enhance our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. By practicing this circular breath for an extended period of time, energy channels open up in the body. Whatever tension, suppressed memories, un-supportive thought patterns and unresolved emotions that are ready to move will come up through this work. This process shifts and moves energy within, and transformation takes place at a cellular level. It can give us clarity and allow a deeper relationship with ourselves and with the world around us. It is only through a relaxed mind and body that we can releases the tension that is blocking us from accessing our true power. The power that comes from our connection to Source.

CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR BREATHWORK:
Pregnancy | Glaucoma | Recent Surgery | Severe, chronic high blood pressure not controlled by medication | History of seizure not controlled by medication | Schizophrenia or multiple personality disorder | Asthma with any slight cardiovascular problems. If using inhalers, please bring with you | Mental illnesses, particularly bipolar depression and paranoid personality disorder | Cardiovascular problems or history of aneurysms |History of trauma or extreme abuse, please speak with the Facilitator before signing up

For more information please contact Elena at 910-554-1206.

  • Please refrain from eating 2 hours prior to practice.

  • If you choose to eat, please eat lightly because it will have an impact on your experience.

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothes.

  • Bring a yoga mat, a water bottle and a journal.

  • Personal eye mask is encouraged.

  • Feel free to bring your own pillow and blanket.

Limited to 25 participants

Registration Deadline: June 8, 2019

BIOS:
Elena Weber is a Breathwork Healer & Facilitator. By cultivating the medicines and rituals taught to her by guardians and lightwork teachers and channeling the gifts within her, she provides a way to learn and experience healing, transformation and empowerment through breathwork. Elena has lived locally for nearly 20 years, enjoying the quiet life that our beach community offers. She is madly in love with her husband of 22 years, sharing their home with 2 dogs, a cat and chickens! She thrives on movement and meditation through dance and yoga. Elena is also a Reiki Master, Certified Yoga Instructor and Massage Therapist. She communes with nature; the trees, the sea and the stars. She values most the making of deep connections, where she can cry with you as much as share a big belly laugh. She is passionate about cultivating a community where we can come as we are, without hesitation, to practice and receive the healing and enlightening benefits of breath.

Ronen Divon is a Shamanic Healer. For over three decades he has walked a spiritual and holistic path. Born in Israel, educated in New York, and currently residing in North Carolina, Ronen had traveled the world, spending time with teachers, masters, healers and guides with wisdom that spans multiple traditions, including the Far-East, India, Israel, Brazil, Peru, and Indigenous America. Ronen had been working with several Rapé Spirits for several years. He is a seasoned Plant Medicine facilitator that is affiliated with the CA-based Church of the Celestial Heart. Other than his work as a healer, Ronen is also a published author, a Yoga, Meditation, and Tai Chi instructor and his offerings include healing and Reiki and other modalities of energy-work and medicine circles. Ronen also provides guidance related to spiritualism, self-growth and relationships. He also remains a student, learning and adding modalities that will best serve his clients; each according to their own unique needs.

About Hape (Rapé)
Rapé (pronounced Hape) is a sacred shamanic medicine used by tribes of the Amazon as well as other South American indigenous cultures for thousands of years. It is a snuff made of various tree ashes combined with fine tobacco. The latter is not the common one typically used in cigarettes, but rather Nicotina Rustica which is highly potent. The resulting powder is highly refined. When applied and served in a manner that honors the tradition it is coming from, Rapé is powerful medicine. It can provide insight, guidance, protection, and healing. It is a holy sacrament, not a substance, and thus should be treated accordingly. When working with Rapé, we work with the Rapé Spirit. Each blend has a different spirit connected with it. For clarification purposes: Rapé is legal in the USA i.e. it does not contain any hallucinatory agents. It is a mean to focus the mind, release energies that do not serve us, and much, much more.


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Vibrational Yin Yoga

  • Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019

  • Time: 2:00-4:00 PM

  • Where: Republic of Yoga, Cary (map)

  • Cost: $40 (paid to Republic of Yoga)

    Yin Yoga is an amazing practice for diving deep, going beyond the muscles; lightly stretching connective tissues, tendons and ligaments, opening up energetic pathways along the body. It is an introspective practice that includes supported poses that are held longer yet with ease.

    While Yin Yoga is healing all by itself, in this special workshop we will add vibrational elements such as singing bowls, tuning fork, and light Reiki. If you are already familiar with Yin Yoga, this is an opportunity to explore yet another layer of its benefits. New participants to Yin Yoga are welcomed as no previous knowledge or experience are required. Great for all ages and levels of practice!

    The workshop will be guided by Ronen Divon, a seasoned E-RYT 500 and YACEP Yoga instructor. Ronen is the owner of Open Heart Energy, where he offers healing and mindfulness sessions that combines Reiki, various modalities of energy-work, as well as sound and vibrations.


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Subtle Energy and Healing Workshop

  • Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019

  • Time: 2:00-4:00 PM

  • Where: Republic of Yoga, Cary (map)

  • Cost: $40 (paid to Republic of Yoga)

    We have the power to heal ourselves and others. A great place to start is with the body’s own subtle energy.
    Everything around us is made of energy. There are many forms of energy, such as heat, electromagnetic, nuclear, and chemical. We too are made of energy; layers of energy. One such energy is called subtle because not everyone immediately feels it. Yet, once we learn to recognize it, we can become attuned to issues arising in our body even before these manifest in illness. Expressions of subtle energy include sensations of currents, tingling, waves of heat, colors, and pulsation.

    In this workshop, using techniques such as focused breath, wrist Qigong, and sense-activated mindfulness, we will explore and learn how to identify types of subtle energy. From energetically understating the role of chakras, to mentally moving prana throughout the body for healing and nourishment, this workshop will address ways in which we can funnel this amazing resource our body already has for our higher good.

    Join Ronen, our seasoned E-RYT 500 and YACEP Yoga Alliance® Instructor, who is also an energy-work facilitator, for a two hour energy-ride! Whether you are familiar with energy forms such as Reiki, Qigong and prana, or new to this arena, this workshop is a wonderful introduction that will enrich your life.
    All are welcome!


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NC Yogi

For ongoing NC Yogi classes, workshops and events, please click here.

Due to a busy schedule at Open Heart Energy, at current, Ronen's only ongoing weekly Yoga class is:


Past Events To Be Scheduled Again
(you can ask to be notified when new dates are made available - please see below)


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SUBTLE ENERGY SHIELDING AND CLEARING TRAINING

  • Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Where: Republic of Yoga, Cary (map)

  • Cost $40 (paid to Republic of Yoga)

We are made of, and surrounded by energy. As such, we are affected by everything around us. There is a subtle energy layer surrounding our physical body called the peri-spirit, as well as the subtle (energy) body, comprised of energy channels called nadis or meridians;  prana or life force wind which flows through them; and the intersections of those channels, called chakras. Some people may be more sensitive to changes in energy around them than others--either way, we may be affected. The result can be a sudden bad mood, agitation, anxiety, depression or other feelings of dis-ease.

Is there anything that can be done about it, and if so, what?

In this workshop, Ronen Divon will present the challenges related to disagreeable energy and offer methods to address possible scenarios.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to subtle energy in the context of this workshop

  • Forms of energy shields (including demonstrations)

  • Methods for energetic clearing (including practical hands-on practice)

*Please note: While this workshop is on the topic of energy covered in previous workshops, participation in the previous training is not required. Ronen will review any topics needed for this workshop.

Space is limited; we suggest you reserve your spot in advance.


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Essential Meditation

  • Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

  • Time: 7:00-8:00 PM

  • Where: Open Heart Energy, Cary (map)

  • Cost: $20

Join Ronen Divon and Debbie Orol for a unique meditation event!
Debbie is an essential oils expert. During this event we will combine an essential oils experience with meditation.

Two different essential types of oils will be used at the start of each twenty minute meditation seating; each aimed at creating a special vibe. The meditation part would be guided by Ronen, a seasoned facilitator.

Space is limited and early registration is advised.

Special bonus: participants will receive a free 5 ml roller bottle as a take away!

Debbie Orol RN, BSN, is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Gold doTERRA Wellness Advocate.


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Yin Yoga Workshop at Yogaspire in Chapel Hill

  • Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

  • Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Where: Yogaspire, Chapel Hill

  • Cost: $20-$30 recommended donation (cash, Venmo, Paypal, or check)

Using traditional asanas that require little external effort, Yin Yoga has a profound effect. This style of Yoga targets primarily the fascia, ligaments, and tendons. The practice opens pathways, allowing better flow of energy. Props such as belts, bolsters, and blankets, are employed to support our poses, so that longer holds of asanas (2 to 5 minutes,) requires very little muscular effort. This is a unique opportunity to go on a journey with a Yoga style that opens not only the muscles, but also the connective tissues, resulting in sensations of calm and wellness.

No previous experience or knowledge of Yin Yoga is required. All levels welcomed!
Please join us for an enjoyable opportunity to explore your Yinner-self.


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Meditate and create!

  • Date: This event has ended. Next event date will be posted once event is scheduled.

  • Time: 4:00-6:00 PM

  • Where: Open Heart Energy, downtown Cary (map)

  • Cost: $30+$5 materials fee (cash, Venmo, Paypal, or check)

Many artists note that when they create, their mind is solely focused on their art; be it music, painting, sculpting, or writing. Indeed, art creation is a form of meditation. Yet one does not need be an artist to experience meditation, nor does meditation requires one to be an artist. 

In a unique workshop, led by both Ronen and Yael, we will explore this unique connection between meditation and creation. Ronen, a seasoned meditation instructor, will lead us through meditative exercises. Those will be followed by Yael, an Art Therapist, taking us through art directives. The experience is of creation out of a place of being, not thinking. 

Cost per participant is $30+$5 (materials fee,) total of $35. This early bird fee is available through Mar 20, after which the cost will be $40+$5 (pending availability). Please note, if the event will be cancelled for any reason, you will be fully reimbursed.

Please note: because of the special space needs of this event, it is limited to 6 participants only.