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
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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)
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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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