UPDATE: We just got great news about the roads, they are dry and clear on the Highways, primary roads, and on Zillicoa.
We are on for today and will have an amazing New Year’s Day celebration 3:00-9:00 at Odyssey!
Please stay safe and make the best choice for yourself based on road conditions where you live.
Join us for a Sacred, Playful, and Illuminated Celebration of New Year’s Eve!!
$25 pre-sale tickets (first tier) until December 15th
$30 pre-sale tickets (second tier) Dec. 16-30
$35 – $50 sliding scale at the door
$15 ecstatic dance tickets available at the door at 11 pm
Odyssey Community School
90 Zillioca St
Asheville, NC 28801
Rescheduled, see above.
~ Kirtan with Samata, Sangita Devi & Friends
~ Sound Healing Bath with Billy Zanski
~ Ecstatic Dance DJed live by Robert Kochka
~ Intention Setting Ceremony & Peace Prayer
~ Tea Room by Dobra Infusion
~ Cacao & Chocolate by Silvermoon
~ Co-creative altar & art space
Our NYE offering will combine kirtan, a meditative Sound Healing Bath led by Billy Zanski, and an intention setting ceremony. Kirtan will be led by Samata, Sangita Devi and special guests, Whitney Moore, Michal Oliver, and Billy Zanski. This year’s ritual will include a reflective journey on the past year, an intention setting ceremony and peace prayer. The ceremony will be followed by an Ecstatic Dance wave, weaving us together in celebration as we welcome in the New Year and ending with live stillness from Billy.
Sangita Devi Kirtan:
Samata DeCori – Lead Vocals & Harmonium
Noah Stockdale- Bass & Vocals
Allen Roda- Tabla & Percussion
Michal Oliver- Drums
Whitney Moore- Vocals & Strings
Billy Zanski- Drums & Percussion
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~About the Event~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Through call and response chanting we have the opportunity to create a deeper connection to ourself, one another, and the Divine. We experience the stillness of our true self by letting the mind to quiet down and our inner self expand in the sound of sacred chanting. Through this, each one of us can enjoy the peace born of our true nature. When we chant we open to pure love, and through pure love we bring peace to the world and to ourselves.
Sangita Devi lead kirtan on a weekly basis bringing community together to share in satsang and devotion in Asheville and the Southeast region for 15 years. For more info check out: www.SangitaDevi.com
This will be the 13th consecutive New Year’s Eve event that Sangita Devi has hosted. We are excited to once again bring our amazing community together to celebrate and bring the new year in together.
WHAT IS ECSTATIC DANCE?:
It is free-form dance to a soundtrack that is designed to take you on a journey from a deep reflective space, all the way up to a driving high energy peak – and back down again. Some people meditate, some people do yoga, and some dance into ecstatic joy. The most important thing is that other peoples’ safety is honored.
Sound therapy helps to slow our breath, and shift our brainwaves. As the powerful sound waves wash over our bodies, stress and worry dissipates, and our minds thoughts move into the background. Focusing on the landscape of peaceful sounds helps to activate the deep intelligence within our body and spirit…opening us up to a greater perspective, allowing subtle shifts, and healing to happen spontaneously.
Here are some of the instruments that Billy uses for each session: planetary gongs, gemstone and crystal (alchemy) bowls, west african harp, didgeridoo, handpan, and many other special instruments.
Raw Food Artist, Chocolatier, and Feel Good Foods Expert, Stacey Aradhana Silvermoon has created alchemical blends of superfoods that invigorate the palate as well as uplift the spirit through the magical properties of raw cacao! Her medicinal raw chocolate creations are delicious, innovative, nutritious, and sure to put a smile on your face. A wide range of raw cacao treats will be available for purchase in the Lounge.
The Tea Lounge is an Intentionally curated space with a delightful selection of aromas, tastes, smell, lighting, and subtle soundscapes. The magic of the Tea Lounge allows people to take a moment, connect and engage with one another. We are excited to share with you this experience of relaxation, rejuvenation, and celebration!
****CO-CREATIVE ALTAR & ART-SPACE****
We will have an altar where you will be able to write, draw and paint your intentions into a glorious and bold new year! We’re really excited about this to find out more, you’ll just have to come on New Years Eve! :D
CHILDREN Please note that children are welcome to attend with their families, but there will be no childcare provided. We ask parents to keep your children with you and help them to respect the quiet times, ESPECIALLY during the intention-setting ceremony. This is important. Thank you! ***
Children 12 and under free~
VOLUNTEERING: There will be a limited number of work/trade options for people who would like to participate but who are tight with funds – or who would like to contribute in a non-financial way. If this is something that interests you, please email Samata at firstname.lastname@example.org