Omaha Healing Arts Center (OM Center) is a remarkable and dynamic space for education, holistic healing, performing arts and community. Experience and learn about alternative medicine, acupuncture, massage, meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, bodywork, Craniosacral therapy, Shiatsu, color therapy, aromatherapy, humor therapy, Reiki, astrology, herbal therapy, Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, hypnosis and counseling with our workshops, seminars and holistic clinic.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 2011 Events


1216 Howard St.
Old Market • Omaha, Nebraska 68102
Phone OM: 402.345.5078
www.omahahealingarts.com
www.omahahallrental.com


December 2011 Events

• WEEKLY CLASSES •
Yoga • Tai Chi • Meditation
Please RSVP, Life changes!


YOGA
• On-Going Drop-In Class• All Levels
Every Tuesday, 6-7:30pm • $14
Taught by Jennifer Pierce
Eclectic Hatha: meditation, relaxation, postures!


TAI CHI • Wednesdays • 5:45-7pm
6-week course • $90

NEW DATES! COMING SOON!
Taught by Master Frank Fong
Learn “Awareness Through Movement”





Balancing the Chakras: Movement & Meditation
with Chanell Jaramillo
Sundays 9-10am • $30/3wks (Dec. 4-18)
Please RSVP!




Vinyasa Yoga
with Libba Harmon

Mon/Thurs 5:30-7:00pm • Tues/Wed 12:00-1:15pm • $15

Vinyasa is a steady dynamic flow of connected yoga asanas linked with breathwork in a continuous movement

Libba Harmon, certified yoga teacher and licensed acupuncturist, found yoga in the early 90's, during her days as aThai Boxer.When she decided to become a lover-not-a-fighter, Libba spent some time kicking around NYC, looking for some good asana. Being a downtown gal, Libba enjoyed the East Village yoga of years past, made sure to get in on some great visiting masters, andtaught at several downtown studios until the day she moved to Omaha, where she blossomed a busy acupuncture practice and brought sweaty NYC vinyasa to the midwest set. Libba recently spent 2 years living in Panama, where she launched Rancho Kula, a yoga/surf retreat business. Libba's style has grown into a challenging hybrid of alignment-based and playful vinyasa, with periodic opportunity to tone it down considerably. . . here or there, you might catch her teaching a slower, lower practice.


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DECEMBER

1 - Thurs ~ Freedom from Body Memory Talk & Book Signing w/Jonathan Tripodi 6:30-7:30pm $FREE
1 - Thurs ~ Native American Pipe Ceremony w/Bob "Lightening Hawk" Smith 8-9pm $Donation Only
2-8 - Friday-Thurs ~ Team Body Memory Recall Healing Sessions w/Jonathan Tripodi & Bob Smith

3 - Sat ~ "Mirror Image: Mind-Body Awareness & True Self-Image" Talk & Demo w/Phillip Starr 2-3:30pm $FREE
4 - Sun ~ Balancing the Chakras: Movement & Meditation w/Chanell Jaramillo 9-10am $10 per session
9 - Fri ~ Meditation & Mindfulness for Psychotherapists w/Richard Potter - 3.5 CEUs! 1-4:30pm $35 adv/$40 day of
9 - Fri ~ OM Center Poetry Slam 7:30pm $7
9-11 - Fri-Sun ~ Intro to Body Memory Training Seminar w/Jonathan Tripodi 21 CEUs 9am-5pm daily

14 - Weds ~ "Holiday Art Bazaar" OM Gallery Walk w/art by many local artists 5-8pm $FREE



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DECEMBER

Dec. 1 - Freedom from Body Memory: FREE Talk and Book Signing
with Jonathan Tripodi
6:30-7:30pm

From his Awakening to Body Memory in Part I through the fascinating science and case studies in Part II, Jonathan illuminates a healing path that is missed in traditional medicine and therapy that ultimately transforms body memory and accumulated stress, which in turn enables individuals to manifest positive changes in their body and life that were previously considered impossible. Uncover the secrets of body memory and how one’s unconscious hold on the past is the invisible source of pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and repetitive life experiences.

Jonathan Tripodi, author of Freedom from Body Memory – Awaken the Courage to Let Go of the Past, will provide a 45-minute presentation on body memory, followed by a book signing. Books are $20.

For almost two decades Jonathan has explored body memory and its relationship to chronic pain, stress, illness and behavior. His Body Memory Recall - BMR - approach has supported thousands of individuals to heal old wounds and experience renewed states of health, vitality, and function. His approach to therapeutic bodywork supports one to come out of survival mode and surrender to one's self healing intelligence. In so doing, a person can release accumulated stress, fear and pain from past experiences, and actualize renewed states of health, vitality, inner peace and joy. www.bodymemory.com

Dec. 1 - Native American Pipe Ceremony
with Bob "Lightening Hawk" Smith
8-9pm • Donation Only

Join OM for a Native American Pipe Ceremony, provided by Bob “Lightening Hawk” Smith. Bob is a pipe carrier, Sundancer and follower of the Red Road. His living elder, Wind Daughter, follows the lineage handed down by Sun Bear - who has already made his transition. The pipe ceremony is a method to send prayers and connect with the Creator or Great Spirit. All are welcome. Donations only.


Dec. 2-8: Team Body Memory Recall Healing Sessions
with Jonathan Tripodi & Bob Smith

Team Body Memory Recall healing sessions are gentle yet powerful. The simultaneous application of two sets of skilled hands working as one provides exceptional opportunities to clear accumulated stress, eliminate pain, and make progress in a shorter period of time - especially with chronic or challenging conditions.

Recommended: 3 Sessions • Fee: $300/hr. Team Sessions • Times: 10-11, 11:30 – 12:30, 2 – 3, 3:30 – 4:30, 5 – 6

To schedule, email Jonathan with date(s) and time(s) requested: Jonathan@freedomfrombodymemory.com


Bob will also provide private BMR healing sessions on Dec. 9-15, 2011 (at $150/hr)
.

For almost two decades, Jonathan Tripodi has explored body memory and its relationship to chronic pain, stress, illness, and behavior. His BMR approach has supported thousands of individuals to heal old wounds and experience renewed states of health, vitality, and function. His approach to therapeutic bodywork supports one to come out of survival mode and surrender to one's self-healing intelligence. In so doing, a person can release accumulated stress, fear, and pain from past experiences, and actualize renewed states of health, vitality, inner peace, and joy.

Robert W. Smith, Jr. is a licensed massage therapist who has passionately devoted more than 21 years to exploring effective methods of therapeutic bodywork, including BMR. He has been in private practice since 1990.

Dec. 3 - "Mirror Image: Mind-Body Awareness & True Self-Image" Talk & Demo
with founder Phillip Starr
2-3:30pm • $FREE

Mirror Image is one of the newest, most cutting-edge body-mind techniques! Blended with ancient QiGong principles, accessible to everyone, and recently developed in the U.S., Mirror Image has just been introduced to the U.K. by its founder, Phillip Starr. This technique is now fully endorsed by Dr. Maorong Jiang, a renowned professor at Omaha’s Creighton University!

Mirror Image uniquely blends Chinese QiGong (internal energy) routines with principles of body structure and movement that have been taken directly from ancient, traditional forms of Chinese martial arts principles, then marries them with self-image psychology to assess and develop your true self-image. With the awareness gained through Mirror Image, you can impact your overall health, relationships, performance at work or school, and your ability to reach your goals.

This introductory session is NOT simply a lecture; it is a hands-on, physical approach to the subject of self-image psychology that works! In this class, you will directly, physically experience the changes this awareness has on your true self-image! As a result, you will perform physical feats that you never imagined possible…until now!

If you can sit or stand, you can master the principles of Mirror Image and enjoy the many benefits it offers!

Develop unshakeable self-confidence and self-discipline.

Perform better in all aspects of your job and other activities
Harness the power of your creative imagination.

Alleviate fear, worry, and self-doubt.

Effortlessly eliminate bad habits.

Attract what you want into your life.
Eliminate what you don't want.

Clear clutter and confusion from your thinking.

Improve your health!

Eradicate internal scars and mental blocks.

Mirror Image is for everyone – even young children can benefit from learning these special techniques!

Phillip Starr, founder of the Mirror Image Technique

A practitioner of Chinese martial arts for more than 50 years, Phillip Starr is the founder of Yiliquan Kung Fu, a system that merges China’s three internal styles (taijiquan, xingyiquan, and baguazhang). He is currently the National Chairman of the Yiliquan Martial Arts Association.

Having begun martial arts training in judo in 1956, Starr soon became one of the first Americans to study kung fu and was the only American student of Master W.C. Chen, one of China’s premier martial arts masters. Starr became a U.S. National Champion in 1976, the first kung fu stylist to be awarded that title. From 1991 to 1995, he served as National Chairman for the Amateur Athletic Union Chinese Martial Arts Division, which subsequently became the largest kung fu organization in the United States. Also in 1991, Starr returned from competition retirement to win the title of U.S. National Champion at the age of 42, That same year, he received the AAU's highest honor, the Presidential Leadership Award. In 1992, he was named to the Kung Fu Hall of Fame by Inside Kung Fu magazine for "Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Martial Arts." He was also named as a “living treasure” by the Creighton Asian Studies Center.

Starr has now authored four best-selling martial arts books, and as one of the foremost authorities on Chinese internal martial arts, he regularly travels throughout the U.S. and Europe to teach seminars. Together with Dr. Maorong Jiang, Starr is currently authoring a book about the new Mirror Image technique.

Dr. Maorong Jiang

One of Creighton University’s best-known educators, Dr. Maorong Jiang created Creighton’s Asian Study Center, which is the most active center of its kind in the United States. Jiang devotes himself to improving the American educational system and is convinced Mirror Image is an answer.


Dec. 4 - Balancing the Chakras: Movement & Meditation
with Chanell Jaramillo
Sundays 9-10am • $30/3wks
Please RSVP!


Round and round, in and out, congestion and deficiency - these are the aspects of the chakras that need to be balanced. As you learn to examine the energy body through the chakra system, you will become more aware of your energetic needs and thus aim to restore the energy centers to homeostasis. Through specific movements, visualizations, and meditations, you can learn to cultivate and hone your awareness and balance your energetic field naturally.


This class will meet for one hour each week and focus on one chakra at a time, beginning with the root and ending with the crown. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for yoga movements. The class will offer introductory information, beginner to intermediate yoga style movements, and end with visualization & meditation on the chakra of the week.

Pillows and mats are available at the center, but feel free to bring your own. Please call in your RSVP to OM at 402-345-5078; drop-ins are also welcome.

Dec. 9-11: Intro to Body Memory Training Seminar
with Jonathan Tripodi
9am-5pm daily

A healthy, vital body is one that is free of the past. Old injuries, emotions, and fears are often stored within the body causing stress, tension, and restriction within the tissues. Body Memory Recall is a form of hands-on healing that integrates gentle forms of touch, pressure, and stretch to release old body memories and their associated body tensions. BMR significantly improves your health and function. For many, BMR has proven to be pivotal for creating lasting change.

For almost two decades Jonathan Tripodi has explored body memory and its relationship to chronic pain, stress, illness and behavior. His BMR approach has supported thousands of individuals to heal old wounds and experience renewed states of health, vitality, and function. His approach to therapeutic bodywork supports one to come out of survival mode and surrender to one's self-healing intelligence. In so doing, a person can release accumulated stress, fear, and pain from past experiences, and actualize renewed states of health, vitality, inner peace, and joy.

For more information and registration: www.freedomfrombodymemory.com


Dec. 9 - Meditation & Mindfulness for Psychotherapists
with Richard Potter
1-4:30pm • $35 adv/$40 day of • 3.5 CEUs!

Mindfulness is entering the mainstream of psychotherapy through a variety of “mindfulness-based interventions.” From the work of Kabat-Zinn to Ron Siegel to Marsha Linehan and beyond, therapists are finding that mindfulness, and by extension the broader field of meditation, can be extremely useful as a tool in the therapist’s toolkit. However, mindfulness and meditation are most effective when therapists are well-versed in the methods of meditation and able to apply the practice of mindfulness in their own daily lives.

This seminar will explore several techniques for controlling, stilling, and mastering the therapist’s thoughts, feelings, and actions, as well as suggestions that could allow for the development of a daily practice of meditation.

Richard Potter is a clinical social worker and licensed mental health practitioner. He taught social work at Dana College for 26 years. Richard is also a senior teacher for the Sufi Order International and has been a spiritual guide and teacher for more than three decades. He is the author of Authentic Spirituality: The Direct Path to Consciousness and Spiritual Development for Beginners: A Guide for Leading a Purpose-Filled Life with Jan Potter. Richard has held classes over the years at OM.

Dec. 9 - OM Center Poetry Slam
7:30pm • $7

What is a poetry Slam?

It's competition poetry; meaning humor, politics, enlightenment, sex, entertainment masquerading as literature, literature masquerading as entertainment. Poets will read, then judges will flash Olympic-style scoring to determine who goes on to the next round until there's just one poet left standing as the champion. It's a lot of fun!

Hosted by Matt Mason. Open mic starts at 7:30 followed by the slam; sign up BEFORE 7:30 as signup is limited and will only be allowed after 7:30 if less than 8 are in the slam.


Dec. 14 - "Holiday Art Bazaar" OM Gallery Walk
Many artists • 1008 gift ideas!
5-8pm$FREE

The Old Market Gallery Walk is a fun, FREE art tour through downtown Omaha. Join us the second Wednesday of every month for the best walking tour of the arts scene in Omaha! Tour the galleries and meet the artists - admission is FREE.

The December Gallery Walk at OM features live music by Dan Livingston, and art by: Clay Cunningham, William Holland, Jeffrey Koterba, Paul Koch, Roxanne Wach, Sandy Aquila, Jill Rizzo, Gerard Pefung, Annie Parker Knitting, Kathleen Coy, Camille Lansman, plus surprise artists! Come by for holiday cheering, meet the artists, and listen to some great music!

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Holistic Practitioners

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 2011 Events


1216 Howard St.
Old Market • Omaha, Nebraska 68102
Phone OM: 402.345.5078
www.omahahealingarts.com
www.omahahallrental.com


November 2011 Events

• WEEKLY CLASSES •
Yoga • Tai Chi • Meditation
Please RSVP, Life changes!


YOGA
• On-Going Drop-In Class• All Levels
Every Tuesday, 6-7:30pm • $14
Taught by Jennifer Pierce
Eclectic Hatha: meditation, relaxation, postures!


TAI CHI • Wednesdays • 5:45-7pm
6-week course • $90

NEW DATES! Sept. 21- Nov. 2 (skip Oct. 12)
Taught by Master Frank Fong
Learn “Awareness Through Movement”





Balancing the Chakras: Movement & Meditation
with Chanell Jaramillo
Sundays 9-10am • $30/3 weeks (Nov. 6-20)
Please RSVP!




Dharma Meditation Study Group
Sundays 10:30-11:30am beginning Nov. 6
(by donation only)

Omaha Karma Kagyu Study Group was started by Lama David Bole.
Suggested study materials include a copy of Dharma Paths by
Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. You can purchase a copy online from the Monastery at Kagyu.org.

For more information regarding this group please visit www.OmahaKSG.webs.com.


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NOVEMBER

6 - Sun ~ Balancing the Chakras:Movement & Meditation w/Chanell Jaramillo 9-10am $40/4 wks (Nov. 6-27)
7 - Mon ~ Qi Classes at OM! with Sarah Knispel 5 weeks November 7-December 12
9 - Weds~ Old Market Gallery Walk w/art by William Holland & Jeffrey Koterba 5-8pm $FREE
12 - Sat ~ Meditation, Mindfulness, & Spreading the Joy w/Richard Potter 1-5pm $25adv/$30 day of
12 - Sat ~
Poetry Slam 7:30pm $7
13 - Sun ~ Herbal Therapy for Seasonal Concerns w/Chanell Jaramillo 1-4pm $25

18-20 ~
MASTER CHEN Returns! QiGong, Meditation, Taoist Philosophy, & More!
26 - Sat ~ "The Basics of Astrology" Talk w/Sue Moon 3-5pm $FREE


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NOVEMBER

Nov. 6 - Balancing the Chakras: Movement & Meditation
with Chanell Jaramillo

Sundays 9-10am • $30/3 weeks (Nov. 6-20)
Please RSVP!


Round and round, in and out, congestion and deficiency - these are the aspects of the chakras that need to be balanced. As you learn to examine the energy body through the chakra system, you will become more aware of your energetic needs and thus aim to restore the energy centers to homeostasis. Through specific movements, visualizations, and meditations, you can learn to cultivate and hone your awareness and balance your energetic field naturally.


This class will meet for one hour each week and focus on one chakra at a time, beginning with the root and ending with the crown. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for yoga movements. The class will offer introductory information, beginner to intermediate yoga style movements, and end with visualization & meditation on the chakra of the week.

Pillows and mats are available at the center, but feel free to bring your own. Please call in your RSVP to OM at 402-345-5078; drop-ins are also welcome.

Nov. 7 - Monday Qi Classes at OM!
with Sarah Knispel
Mondays • 5-week sessions (Nov. 7-Dec 12; skip Nov. 14)
Call to RSVP!

Conditioning Class • 4-5pm • $50
This martial arts-inspired conditioning class will include a regimen of: stretching, simple kicks and punch combinations, core strengthening exercises, followed by a cool down and group mediation. Develop strength, release excess emotions and experience feeling re-charged and energized. Challenge your mind, body and spirit with this fun weekly program! Please wear workout shoes and be prepared to sweat.

Primordial QiGong • 5:15-6:30pm • $75
Move into stillness with this introductory series of Primordial QiGong. Harmonize your body, mind and spirit while you develop balance, coordination and concentration with these gentle movements. The 12 movements of Primordial QiGong are great for all levels of experience and physical conditions!

Beginning Meditation: Establishing a Daily Practice • 6:45–7:30pm • $45
Return to stillness and cultivate balance in your life through meditation. This class will address the logistics of establishing a meditation practice and offer a variety of techniques that regulate body-mind-spirit. Regulate the mind and body, reduce stress and increase your vitality!

Nebraska native Sarah Knispel has trained and studied with Master Chen since 2007. She has received Taoist and WuDang teachings in: tai chi, QiGong, meditation, energy healing, internal alchemy, and ceremonial arts. www.wudangtao.com

Nov. 9 - Old Market Gallery Walk
Featuring work by William Holland & Jeffrey Koterba
5-8pm$FREE

The Old Market Gallery Walk is a fun, FREE art tour through downtown Omaha. Join us the second Wednesday of every month for the best walking tour of the arts scene in Omaha! Tour the galleries and meet the artists - admission is FREE.

William Holland

Featured on many album covers, magazines, t-shirts, fliers, and more, the ink and watercolor art of William Holland has brought him into the spotlight. Most visual artists in the Midwest are classically trained, and specialize in the more traditional methods. Holland has done nothing of the sort. Instead, he has taken tried and tested media and developed a style all his own, a style not only surreal, but often going against the very grain of the Midwest.

Jeffrey Koterba

Jeffrey Koterba is an award-winning cartoonist for the Omaha World-Herald.

His work is distributed through King Features Syndicate to 400 newspapers nationwide, and have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In 2010, two of Koterba’s cartoons flew aboard space shuttle Discovery.

Koterba’s memoir, Inklings, was named a Chicago Tribune Favorite Nonfiction book of 2009. Entertainment Weekly called Inklings “a powerful and moving portrait of an artist.”

His band, Prairie Cats, has performed at the South by Southwest Music Festival, and at the Derby Lounge in Hollywood.

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Nov. 12 - Meditation, Mindfulness, & Spreading the Joy of an Awakened Heart
with Richard Potter
1-5pm • $25 adv/$30 day of

What is the ‘Great Work” for our time? It is to keep our minds and hearts clear and purified by gaining mastery over our thoughts, feelings, and actions. By performing this work we find ourselves bathed in light, infused with joy, and we discover the deep peace which is the nature of our soul. This has been the work of mystics from time immemorial but it is especially important at times of disharmony. In times like those in which we live, the spiritual person becomes a salve to heal the wounds of the earth and those who abide in its atmosphere. In this workshop we will clear and purify our minds and hearts and also learn techniques to use our quiet and joyful hearts to affect the larger environment.

Richard Potter is a senior teacher for the Sufi Order International and has been a spiritual guide and teacher for three decades. He has also published the books Authentic Spirituality and Spiritual Development for Beginners. Richard has held classes and led Sufi dancing evenings over the years at OM.


Nov. 12 - Poetry Slam
7:30pm • $7

What is a poetry Slam?

It's competition poetry; meaning humor, politics, enlightenment, sex, entertainment masquerading as literature, literature masquerading as entertainment. Poets will read, then judges will flash Olympic-style scoring to determine who goes on to the next round until there's just one poet left standing as the champion. It's a lot of fun!

Hosted by Matt Mason. Open mic starts at 7:30 followed by the slam; sign up BEFORE 7:30 as signup is limited and will only be allowed after 7:30 if less than 8 are in the slam.


Nov. 13 - Herbal Therapy for Seasonal Concerns
with Master Herbalist Chanell Jaramillo
1-4pm • $25


Rediscover the elders' secrets for boosting immunity, breaking fevers, soothing sore throats, calming upset tummies, kicking Seasonal Affective Disorder, and more! Join OM's certifed master herbalist for an afternoon of valuable information, do-it-yourself home techniques, and hands-on demonstration. Reconnect to the healer within through herbs, holism, and ancient wisdom.

Chanell Jaramillo
of Transpersonal Health is a certified life coach, Biopulsar aura counselor, and master herbalist. She holds a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and certificates from The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology Transformational Coach Training Program, The Global College of Natural Medicine, The Colour Energy Corporation, and The American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

Chanell specializes in transpersonal techniques to bring about self-awareness and transformation. She also focuses on the health of the aura and chakras to bring about healing, and incorporates Western herbalism to support the body as it transitions into a more natural and balanced state of health.



Nov. 18-20: MASTER CHEN Returns!
QiGong, Meditation, Taoist Philosophy, & More!
MUST Call OM to RSVP!

Known as “Chen,” Yun Xiang Tseng was trained from the age of six at the sacred Wu Dang Mountain in China. Wu Dang Mountain is legendary for its tai chi, kung fu, healing traditions, and spiritual practices. It is considered the most sacred Taoist mountain and the birthplace of internal martial arts.

Master Chen is a 24th generation lineage Quan Zhen Pai (Complete Reality Sect) and 15th generation lineage Wu Dang San Feng Pai. As an ordained Taoist priest, he is a gifted teacher of this ancient tradition. Chen’s mastery of English and his humorous delivery make his teaching both accessible and profound.

No experience is necessary for any of these classes! Class space is limited, so phone in your registration to OM at 402-345-5078 to secure your spot. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook to class.

Friday, Nov. 18: Spiritually Preparing for the 2012 Global Transformation
6:30-8:30pm • $35

The Taoists, like all indigenous cultures, have their own calendar and spiritual understanding about the world changes that will happen in 2012. Master Chen will share his own visions to help facilitate students preparing for the change. The key is to be prepared and spiritually balanced. Class will focus on understanding the earth changes happening and the spiritual change for humanity. Through a calm heart, one can finally know the authentic self and live a balanced life, managing the stresses of the world.

Saturday, Nov. 19: Wu Dang Primordial QiGong Part I & II (Hun Yun Qi Gong)
9am-4pm • $135

Primordial QiGong is considered a foundational form used by Taoist monks on Wu Dang Mountain to rebuild ching (vital essence) and yuan chi (vital energy). These simple exercises strengthen the physical body, open the twelve energy meridians, and clear emotions. Class will cover an introduction to QiGong theory, health benefits of
QiGong and internal chi movement. Learn to coordinate breath, movement and mind. This powerful set of exercises cleanses, restores health to each of the major organs, reverses aging, improves the immune system, and increases intuitive abilities.

Sunday, Nov. 20: Herbs, Food, & Tea Recipes - Remedies for Beauty, Health, & Longevity
2-4pm • $35

Tea has been a sacred and healing beverage for thousands of years. Learn simple traditional mountain remedies for reversing the signs of aging, promoting beautiful skin and digestive health, growing stronger hair, creating sexual vitality, balancing hormones, and cultivating longevity. Students will learn and experience the sacred art of the Chinese Gong Fu Tea Ceremony, so you can share tea culture with your friends. At least five varieties of tea will be tasted and numerous herbal formulas will be explained. The focus will be on teas for disease prevention, longevity and reversing aging.

Sunday, Nov. 20: Healing the Physical & Emotional Body - Meditation Techniques, Philosophy, & Chi Exercises
5-7pm • $35

Wu Dang Mountain has a history of meditation practices spanning more than two thousand years. Taoist philosophy focuses on meditation practices to cultivate a calm heart, healthy body, and still mind. Master Chen will discuss specific meditation techniques and QiGong exercises to heal the body. Taoist wisdom to help breakthrough the world of emotion will be shared.
QiGong exercises to rejuvenate the body will be covered that are simple and specific yet very powerful. Taoism is known for its practical solutions to counteract the stress of life, work, and emotions.

About Master Chen:

Practice in the West

In 1990, Master Chen emigrated from the People's Republic of China to the United States at the behest of his master, Master Li. He now resides in Evergreen, Colorado, with his wife and three children. With his gift for making Taoist thought accessible, Master Chen has taught the Wu Dang tradition of Taoism to many thousands of students in America and over 10,000 people in China. He is also a well-known Tai Chi Master with a large following in the United States.

As a Taoist teacher and Tai Chi instructor, Master Chen has been asked to share his teachings in many
network television and newspaper interviews and in articles in national magazines. He has been involved with two documentaries that aired in the winter of 2006.

Serving the Future of Taoism in the West
Master Chen is the president of Chi for Longevity and president/founder of the Association for Chinese and American Enrichment, Inc. (aka the North American Wudang Taoist Association), a nonprofit organization. He also serves as director of Wu Dang Cultural Studies in America. Chen is the President of the Sanfeng Friendship Association, based in Wu Dang, and is the official U.S. representative of Wu Dang for the Wu Dang Taoist Association. Master Chen's mission is to build the first Taoist monastery in the United States.

Nov. 26 - "The Basics of Astrology" Talk
with Sue Moon
3-5pm • $FREE


Learn how to understand astrology as a tool to help you live a happier, more productive life! By learning the cycles of the planets, we can understand our own cycles and patterns better. Astrology can give us a much deeper understanding of who we are in this life and how to live to our highest potential.



Holistic Practitioners

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October 2011 Events


1216 Howard St.
Old Market • Omaha, Nebraska 68102
Phone OM: 402.345.5078
www.omahahealingarts.com
www.omahahallrental.com


October 2011 Events

• WEEKLY CLASSES •
Yoga • Tai Chi • Meditation
Please RSVP, Life changes!


YOGA
• On-Going Drop-In Class• All Levels
Every Tuesday, 6-7:30pm • $14
Taught by Jennifer Pierce
Eclectic Hatha: meditation, relaxation, postures!


TAI CHI • Wednesdays • 5:45-7pm
6-week course • $90

NEW DATES! Sept. 21- Nov. 2 (skip Oct. 12)
Taught by Master Frank Fong
Learn “Awareness Through Movement”




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OCTOBER


2 - Sun ~ Tui-Na Massage Treatments Class w/Pete Starr 10am-5pm $108 • 6 CEUS!
4 - Tues ~ "The Last Nerve: A High Tea Poetry Brawl" featuring Rachel McKibbens and Mindy Nettifee 7:30pm $7
6 - Thurs ~ The Encyclopedia Show: Omaha presents "Volume VI: Vice Presidents" 7pm $5
8 - Sat ~ "Preview The Wisdom Path®" Talk w/Lyndyn Sophia Stratbucker 2-4pm $15
8 - Sat ~ Poetry Slam 7:30pm $7
9 - Sun ~ Balancing the Chakras: Movement & Meditation w/Chanell Jaramillo 9-10am $70/7 wks
12 - Weds~ Old Market Gallery Walk w/art by Christine Reed 5-8pm $FREE
16- Sun ~ Beyond the Mayan Calendar - What Now? w/Sue Moon & Doug D'Arcy 2-5pm $20
20 - Thurs ~ "Clearing the Mental & Emotional Pollution of Our World" w/Richard Potter 7-9pm $FREE
22 - Sat ~ Power Yoga Class w/Rudy Mettia - Hosted by Omaha Power Yoga! 1-4pm
23 - Sun ~ POSTPONED! Natural Therapies for Seasonal Affective Disorder w/Chanell Jaramillo 1-4pm $25
29 - Sat ~ "Exploring Mongolian Shamans" Slide Show & Talk w/Suman Barkhas 1-2pm $FREE - Please RSVP!
29 - Sat ~ Moving for Better Balance: Experience Tai Chi w/Suman Barkhas 3-5pm $20 adv/$25 day of



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OCTOBER

Oct. 2 - Tui-Na Massage Treatments Class
with instructor Pete Starr
10am-5pm • $108 • 6 CEUS!

Tui-Na is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese taoist and martial art principles to bring the body to balance. The principles being balanced are the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Practitioners may brush, knead, roll/press, and rub the areas between each of the joints (known as the eight gates) to open the body's defensive chi and get the energy moving in the meridians as well as the muscles.

This class, instructed by Pete Starr, will cover the following:

• Chinese Tui-Na (Remedial Massage) Forms
• Vital Force Treatments
• QiGong exercises
• Law of 5 Elements (From TCM)

Oct. 4 - "The Last Nerve: A High Tea Poetry Brawl"
A special poetry evening featuring Rachel McKibbens and Mindy Nettifee
7:30pm • $7 at the door


Two lady veterans of the performance poetry renaissance request your appearance at a unique event that has been called "an empowering call to wisdom and feistiness." Rachel McKibbens has appeared on HBO's Def Poetry Jam twice and is the 2009 Women of the World Poetry Slam champion. Mindy Nettifee is a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer and executive director of the nonprofit Write Now Poetry Society. Both have been on a combined 14 teams at the National Poetry Slam. Miss this night at your peril!

More info on these two at: www.thecultofmindy.com and www.rachelmckibbens.com
Find Nebraska poetry info at: PoetryMenu.com

Oct. 6 - The Encyclopedia Show: Omaha presents "Volume VI: Vice Presidents"
hosted by Katie F-S and Andrew Ek!
7pm • $5


The Encyclopedia Show: Omaha presents "Volume VI: Vice Presidents," hosted by Katie F-S and Andrew Ek, fact-checked by Shannon Jaxies, and featuring house band Michael Campbell. Join some of Omaha's best writers and performers (and one very special guest!) as we learn everything we could possibly want to know about vice-presidents!

Oct. 8 - "Preview The Wisdom Path®" Talk
with Lyndyn Sophia Stratbucker
2-4pm • $15

Find Balance and Wisdom
Discussion and Samples of Wisdom Path
® Therapies
with Lyndyn Sophia Stratbucker
Wisdom Path Certification Course preview

Join Lyndyn for discussion and sampling techniques of her upcoming Wisdom Path
® Training starting this Oct. 22-23, 2011.

Take the Wisdom Path® ~ where modern science merges with ageless wisdom.

Explore the Wisdom Path
® teachings: a therapeutic and spiritual journey, through Full Spectrum Yoga- all branches/aspects, Medical Yoga/Psychology, Complete Breath technology, Complete Meditation, Consciousness Studies, Enlightened Living, Mind/Body/Energy Medicine, Conscious Nutrition, Ancient Wisdom, Healthy Relationships, Prosperity & Success. Sacred Breath Purification, EPR® Therapy- Emotional Purification & Release, Kundalini/Kriya Yoga Therapy, Body Wisdom, Active Chakra Meditations- Get the most from your practice. Begin here or take your practice to the next level! 200-800hr RYT/Yoga Therapist, various CEUs

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Lyndyn Sophia Stratbucker- E-RYT (500+), MA- CWS, director/founder of The Wellness Connection/Nirvana Pointe Health Spa & Conscious Health Retreat Center, developer of The Wisdom Path® & EPR® Therapy, Intl. published researcher and yoga therapist- Heart Consciousness and The Breath- for elimination of addiction, including to negative thought and emotion- 2010 www.IAYT.org - Landmark certification in yoga therapy for chronic and traumatic stress, under Bessel van der Kolk, plus 30 yrs of other extraordinary training, research and experience to share with you!


Oct. 8 - Poetry Slam
7:30pm • $7

What is a poetry Slam?

It's competition poetry; meaning humor, politics, enlightenment, sex, entertainment masquerading as literature, literature masquerading as entertainment. Poets will read, then judges will flash Olympic-style scoring to determine who goes on to the next round until there's just one poet left standing as the champion. It's a lot of fun!

Hosted by Matt Mason. Open mic starts at 7:30 followed by the slam; sign up BEFORE 7:30 as signup is limited and will only be allowed after 7:30 if less than 8 are in the slam.


Oct. 9 - Balancing the Chakras: Movement & Meditation
with Chanell Jaramillo
9-10am • $70/7 weeks (Oct. 9-Nov. 20)
Please RSVP!


Round and round, in and out, congestion and deficiency - these are the aspects of the chakras that need to be balanced. As you learn to examine the energy body through the chakra system, you will become more aware of your energetic needs and thus aim to restore the energy centers to homeostasis. Through specific movements, visualizations, and meditations, you can learn to cultivate and hone your awareness and balance your energetic field naturally.

This class will meet for one hour each week and focus on one chakra at a time, beginning with the root and ending with the crown. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for yoga movements. The class will offer introductory information, beginner to intermediate yoga style movements, and end with visualization & meditation on the chakra of the week.

Pillows and mats are available at the center, but feel free to bring your own. Please call in your RSVP to OM at 402-345-5078; drop-ins are also welcome.


Oct. 12 - Old Market Gallery Walk
Featuring work by Christine Reed
5-8pm$FREE

The Old Market Gallery Walk is a fun, FREE art tour through downtown Omaha. Join us the second Wednesday of every month from May through October for the best walking tour of the arts scene in Omaha! Tour the galleries and meet the artists - admission is FREE.

This month features work by Christine Reed - "Still Wild: Horses of the Bighorn Canyon." The images center on wild horses in the Western landscape. The Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area straddles the border between Wyoming and Montana and encompasses the deep gorge of the canyon as well as the subtle salmon and red hues of the high desert region west of the canyon. The wild horse sub-herd and its dramatic landscape are part of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range.


Sponsored by jLofts on the Market and the Old Market Tavern

Oct. 16 - Beyond the Mayan Calendar - What Now?
with Sue Moon & Doug D'Arcy
2-5pm • $20
Join Doug D’Arcy and Sue Moon for their final workshop on how to navigate the years beyond the Mayan Calendar!

This is uncharted water and many structures that have become familiar to us will fade away. One of those structures is our financial security. We are already seeing this. Another will be the re-thinking of how we live. Smaller communities, growing our own food, and sharing what we have with each other are a probable outcome. We are waking up individually and collectively in a way that has not been seen or known on this planet before. We are faced with the responsibility to expand into a much greater awareness, where we realize our unity with each other and all that is.

Oct. 20 - "Clearing the Mental & Emotional Pollution of Our World"
with Richard Potter
7-9pm • $FREE


When human hearts awaken, and even while in the process of awakening, they are capable of transforming our world. Simply awakening oneself is helpful to the planet, but does not necessarily make a large difference. Learning to use the "awakened heart" for the benefit of the world is crucial to the future of humanity.

One need only observe the level of public discourse to witness both the cause and the product of runaway anger and fear that dominate the global mind. These clouds of sadness, hopelessness, anger, and rage that dominate the world mind are a product of human thought and feeling. Mystics and seers often refer to this level of reality as the “mind world” and it is a very real thing.

There are spiritual practices that can change this "mind world" from a dark cloud hanging over humanity to a bright hope for the future of humanity and the planet. Richard Potter has had the rare opportunity to study these deep and hidden practices specifically designed for the purpose of alleviating this malaise and feels they need to be shared at this crucial junction in the history of the planet and humanity.

If you feel the calling to be part of a spiritual solution to our current crisis and creating a bright future for planet Earth, please attend this free public seminar and learn these methods for doing this great work.


Oct. 22 - Power Yoga Class with Rudy Mettia
Hosted by Omaha Power Yoga!
1-4pm • $50 suggested donation

Rudy Mettia, E-RYT 500, often describes himself as “obsessed” with yoga and it is clearly evident in his teaching. Armed with a huge heart, awicked sense of humor, and fierce belief in the practice, Rudy’s enthusiasm for yoga shines through in every class. He inspires students to become Yoga Warriors by challenging their perceived boundaries while respecting their limitations. His teaching style helps beginners understand the asana and can revive even the longest yogi’s practice, breathing in new life with a deeper physical and philosophical understanding.

Rudy has creatively carved out his own style within the yoga community, becoming one of the most prolific and sought-after teachers on the West Coast - recently voted the #1 Power Yoga class in Los Angeles. Now a senior teacher at Santa Monica Power Yoga, he has accumulated more than 10,000 classroom hours teaching thousands of students worldwide. Rudy currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, the largest residential facility for holistic health and education in North America.

Having survived being orphaned at the age of nine, Rudy has had a host of unusual “careers,” from US Marine, policeman, and personal trainer to bouncer in Hollywood dive clubs, actor, and bartender. Through each of these “past lives” he has compiled wisdom and lessons learned along the way, courageously facing down challenges and persevering to become a gifted teacher.


Reserve your spot today! Register online at omahapoweryoga.com
or call Jeff at 402-321-7722.


Oct. 23 - POSTPONED! Natural Therapies for Seasonal Affective Disorder
with Master Herbalist Chanell Jaramillo
1-4pm • $25

Discover Mother Nature's remedies for banishing the blues! In the fall and winter months, nature gives us a little less light, which can lead to feeling not quiet like ourselves. Statistics show the rate of Seasonal Affective Disorder diagnoses rise by 20% north of the equator. Join us in discovering simple techniques, formulas, and therapies for kicking SAD.

Chanell Jaramillo of Transpersonal Health is a certified life coach, Biopulsar aura counselor, and master herbalist. She holds a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and certificates from The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology Transformational Coach Training Program, The Global College of Natural Medicine, The Colour Energy Corporation, and The American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

Chanell specializes in transpersonal techniques to bring about self-awareness and transformation. She also focuses on the health of the aura and chakras to bring about healing, and incorporates Western herbalism to support the body as it transitions into a more natural and balanced state of health.

Oct. 29 - "Exploring Mongolian Shamans" Slide Show & Talk
with Suman Barkhas
1-2pm • $FREE
Please RSVP!

Accompany Suman Barkhas on a journey through his native homeland, Mongolia, during this photographic PowerPoint presentation. Listen as he takes us into his experience with shamans in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, during his journey back.

Beautiful landscapes, fascinating culture, and healing shamans of Mongolia await us on our journey.

Suman (Sodnomdarjaa) Barkhas has traveled as a yoga monk throughout forty-six countries. He currently resides in Eugene, Oregon, working as a holistic wellness coach at the Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute.

Suman first received training in yoga, tai chi, QiGong, and meditation in Mongolia, India, and China, studying with tai chi masters Dr. Paul Lam and Jan Gun De, of Beijing University. Suman took initiation in ashtaung and tantra meditation in 1991, as well as yoga and meditation training in Benares, India, and International Yoga School in Ydresfors, Sweden. Following these trainings, he taught spirituality, yoga, and meditative practices throughout Asia, Europe, Scandinavian countries and the United States.

Suman is a tai chi master instructor of Moving for Better Balance, director of Holistic Yoga, teacher and yoga therapist teacher trainer at the Tai Chi Yoga Center, as well as director of the Holistic Healing Institute in Eugene, Oregon.

Oct. 29 - Moving for Better Balance: Experience Tai Chi
with Suman Barkhas
3-5pm • $20 adv/$25 day of

Moving for Better Balance tai chi movements adhere to fundamental principles of tai chi: weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing stances, good body alignment, and coordinated movements conducted in continuous, circular, and flowing motion. Movements are taught in sets that can be performed separately and linked to form a sequential routine.

This exercise program has been recommended by the Center For Disease Control and Prevention as an effective community-based intervention to prevent falls for older adults. Other benefits include: social and mental well-being, improved balance and daily physical functioning, self-confidence in performing daily activities, personal independence, and improved quality of life and overall health.

Holistic Practitioners