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.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

JANUARY 2013



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1216 Howard Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
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                 2013 Calendar of Events

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

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

TAI CHI • Wednesdays • 5:45-7pm
7-week course • $90
Taught by Master Frank Fong
Learn “Awareness Through Movement”


 
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    2013 . . . We made it!!! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! 
THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND OF OM! 


• SHORT CALENDAR •
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JANUARY 
12   SAT  - OM Center Poetry Slam Featuring Sierra DeMuler  7:30pm  $7
26   SAT  -  OM Center Poetry Slam Featuring Marc Smith, CREATOR AND FOUNDER of the Poetry Slam   7:30pm  $7
27   SUN  -  BOOK RELEASE RECEPTION "The Turnpike" and PUBLIC READING by Author Thom Sibbitt  5-8pm

 Mark your calendars
 Dr. Rajesh returns to OM Center March 31-April 5, 2013!

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JANUARY

January 12 •  Saturday • 7:30pm • $7 
OM Center Poetry Slam Featuring Sierra DeMulder!

Sierra DeMulder is one of the most accomplished and recognizable young women in the world of slam poetry. The two-time National Poetry Slam champion has spent the past five years energizing audiences at colleges and poetry events across the nation, seamlessly weaving complex issues of identity and gender with the honesty of heartbreak. Her poetry not only proves to be an entertaining journey but inevitably leaves crowds reaching for more.








                          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 featured performer and 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. 






January 26 • Saturday • 7:30pm • $7
OM Center Poetry Slam (MARK YOUR CALENDARS for this special engagement!) 
 



FEATURING 
MARC KELLY SMITH

Creator and Founder of the 
Poetry Slam Movement! 

                   Watch Video of Marc Live at OM!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov5cc_DJmpE



Marc Smith is best known for bringing to the worldwide poetry community a new style of poetic presentation that has spawned one the most important social/literary arts movements of our time.

As stated in the PBS television series, The United States of Poetry, a “strand of new poetry began at Chicago’s Green Mill Tavern in 1987 when Marc Smith found a home for the Poetry Slam.” Since then, performance poetry has spread throughout the country and across the globe to hundreds of cities, universities, high schools, festivals, and cultural centers. Each year, teams from American and European cities compete in National
Poetry Slams, extravagant homespun festivals blending thousands of poetic voices.

The Slam has taken root and is flourishing in Australia, Germany, UK, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Madagascar, Singapore, and even at the South Pole.


January 27 • Sunday • 5-8pm
Book Release Reception, The Turnpike, and Public Reading by Author Thom Sibbitt!  
The Turnpike is pseudo-memoira bout the struggle of a young man to escape the inheritance of the shattered hopes, dreams, and lives of his parents. The young man roams New York City, self-cannibalizing himself with alcohol and sex until he escapes the city to impossibly collide with his dead father on the great American highway.

“Pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses  your understanding” Gibran
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Thom Sibbitt is a Nebraska native. He is the Managing Director of ætherplough,a tool for cultivating performance in Omaha. He also works as an arts mentor for high school artists. Thom has organized writing groups, created original performance work, and facilitated the work of contemporary artists for the last 15 years. Thom spent a decade in New York City, where he earned his BFA from New York University,worked extensively in the downtown theater scene and lost his mind. In Omaha, Thom gardens, cooks for friends and works in his wood shop in his infinitesimal free time.

Thom Sibbitt, Author/Publisher / 402.319.5990
www.theturnpikebythomsibbitt.com