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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. 


Photo by Amir Leron, copyrights reserved.

Photo by Amir Leron, copyrights reserved.

Rapé Ceremony

  • Date: Tue, March 26, 2019 (The March event is currently full. Next Rapé Ceremony is scheduled for Tue, April 16, 7-8pm. Registration for that event is now open. See link below.)

  • Time: 7:00-8:00 PM

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

  • Cost: $20 (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.

Cost per participant is $20. Please note that private Rapé sessions with Ronen are now available as well. Please click here for more information about such private sessions.

Please note: because of the special space needs of this event, it is limited to 8 participants only.

photo by    Deniz Altindas

Meditate and create!

  • Date: Sat, March 30, 2019

  • 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.


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 and Healing Workshop

  • Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019

  • Time: 2:00-4:0 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!


Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony

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

  • 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 Chinese Tea Ceremony in the tradition of the Ming Dynasty style.

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. 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. 


Introduction to Essential oils

  • Date: Friday, February 22, 2019

  • Time: 6:00-7:00 PM

  • Where: Open Heart Energy, Cary (map)

  • Cost: Free

    Essential oils are used in many different ways to support our heath. Learn how you can use essential oils in your daily routine to benefit your overall sense of wellness, boost your immune system, enhance mood, balance hormones, and much more.

    This FREE one hour presentation is by Debbie Orol RN, BSN, Certified Holistic Health Coach, and Gold doTERRA Wellness Advocate.

    While this presentation is free, it is limited to 12 participants due to space restrictions. Please RSVP.


Meditation Thursdays

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

  • Time: 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

  • Where: Open Heart Energy, downtown Cary (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. 



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

  • 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.