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, Reiki, astrology, herbal therapy, Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, hypnosis and counseling, workshops, seminars and holistic clinic.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November • December 2015

OM Calendar
www.omahahealingarts.com
1216 Howard Street • Old Market • 402.345.5078 
Weekly and Special Events
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November • December 2015

• WEEKLY CLASSES  • 
Yoga • Tai Chi • Meditation

Tuesdays • 6-7:30pm • YOGA 
$14 drop in (10 classes pd in adv $12/class = $120)
Instructor: Jennifer Pierce 
On-Going Drop-In Class • All Levels 
Eclectic Hatha: meditation, relaxation, postures! 

Wednesdays • 5:45-7pm • TAI CHI 
New Classes Starting (6 wks) Call for dates
$100  6-wk course  
Instructor:  Master Frank Fong 
Learn “Awareness Through Movement”

Thursdays • 7-8:30pm  MEDITATION and MINDFULNESS
New Classes STARTING 2016! Call for dates
Thursdays Monthly • $12 door / $10 ADV / $40 for 4 events 
Instructor: Don McKenna 

QiGong Classes with Sarah Brandt
New classes starting Call for dates

Dates Announced Monthly • DRUM JOURNEY 
Call for dates and to be put on our list
Instructor: Don McKenna 


• 2015 Monthly Quick Overview •

NOVEMBER
14  Poetry Slam 7pm
15  Master Talk 7pm 
21  Humane Society Panel

DECEMBER
12 Br. Swami Shantamrita  3-5pm Free Program / Donations Welcome
12 Poetry Slam 7pm
19 OM Holiday Art Bazaar 11-6pm Free Admission
NEW YEAR MEDITATION Announced soon! Call to be updated or Stay tuned!

November 15 
Master Class Talks with Julie Lyonn Lieberman 


























December 12, 3-5pm Free Admission 
Br. Swami Shantamrita 
The Importance of Sound, Bhajans and Vibrations
Disciple fo Amma
Talk • Music • Meditation 
With As modern science has finally realized, this whole universe is nothing but energy, vibration. Yet, this is no new finding. The ancient Indian sages and most ancient cultures around the world have understood this fact since time immemorial. 
In today's world, more often than not we unconsciously expose ourselves to energy and vibrations that are not conducive to our spiritual growth. However, with conscious effort, we can utilize the tremendous power of vibration and sound to our spiritual advantage, through chanting and devotional singing. 
The talk will serve as an int
roduction to this spiritual science, and to a great spiritual leader who practices it -- Mata Amritanandamayi.


























Saturday • December 19, 2015 • 11am-6pm • Free Admission and Gawking 
"OM Holiday Art Bazaar" 2015
Local Art • Global Beauty • Music by Collin Smith

-Amma Bake Sale (Vegan Ayurvedic) 
-Ear Seed Treatments by Nebraska Acupuncturists 
-Chair Massage with OM Center Therapist's

Please Come by for Holiday Cheering, Meet the Artists, Chair Massage, Acu-Ear Seed Treatments, Bake Sale, Shop & Gawk • Bring friends, family or happy strangers! 
"Be There Then" 




••• LOCAL GUEST ARTIST'S •••
• Roxanne Wach
• Clay Cunningham
• Paul Koch 
• Don McKenna
• William Holland 
• Otis Xll
• Kristi Pederson
• Kate Jobe
• Linda Marshall 
• Tim Pierce 
MORE TBA !! 

Art From India *Tibet*Nepal 
~ Mic Novak 

• AMMA bake sale ~gluten free vegan Ayurvedic & raw goodies 
• OM MassageTherapist's! 
• Bio-Pulsar Aura Readings with Chanell Jaramillo 
• Nebraska Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association (NAOMA) 
• Sample Ear Seeds treatments! http://www.naoma.org/

•••••••••GIFT CERTIFICATES IDEAS•••••••••
• OM HOLISTIC CLINIC: 
  Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Herbology, Bio-Pulsar/Aura Reading
• CLASSES: Yoga, Chi Gong, Tai Chi,


Friday, July 17, 2015

July • August • September • October 2015

OM Calendar
www.omahahealingarts.com
1216 Howard Street • Old Market • 402.345.5078 
July • August • September • October 2015

• WEEKLY CLASSES  • 
Yoga • Tai Chi • Meditation

Tuesdays • 6-7:30pm • YOGA 
$14 drop in (10 classes pd in adv $12/class = $120)
Instructor: Jennifer Pierce 
On-Going Drop-In Class • All Levels 
Eclectic Hatha: meditation, relaxation, postures! 

Wednesdays • 5:45-7pm • TAI CHI 
Call for times: New Class Starting (6 wks)
$100  6-wk course  
Instructor:  Master Frank Fong 
Learn “Awareness Through Movement”

Thursdays • 7-8:30pm  MEDITATION and MINDFULNESS
Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24
Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Thursdays Monthly • $12 door / $10 ADV / $40 for 4 events 
Instructor: Don McKenna 

Dates Announced Monthly  •  DRUM JOURNEY 
 October 15, 2015 • $12 door / $10 ADV / $40 for 4 events 
Instructor: Don McKenna 


• 2015 MONTHLY @A Glance - Quick Overview •

July
11       • 8 Healing Sounds with Qigong • Sarah Brandt •  12pm • $35 
11       • Poetry Slam • 7:30p • $5
16       • Sufi Zikr Movement with Meditation • 7pm • Donation only 
18      • Susi Amendola • Free Meditation • Yoga Training Talk 12:30-2pm • No Charge 
22       • Infant Immunity by Dr. Joel • Hosted by Free Choice Vacs Omaha Present •  5:30-7pm • No Charge

August 
1         • Ear Seed Aricular Therapy with Sara Kowlik 
8         • Poetry Slam • 7:30p • $5
20       • Meditation and Mindfulness 7-8:30pm
22       •  POSTPONED: Dr. Shawn Schmidt Talk "Alternative Treatments for Pain, Disease and Inflammation" 
22       • Goodbye to Gerard Pefung and Art Sale 6-9pm • He's leaving us for The Chicago Art Institute for 4 years!! 
27       • Drum Journey with Don McKenna 
29       • Bhagavati Seva Puja with Performed By Bri. Remandevi • 6:30 Doors Open 7pm Puja • $100 sponsorship 

September • 
TIBETAN MONKS RETURN TO OMAHA! 7-19th 
Visit 9-19th…. WATCH Sand Mandala Creation Daily with the Monks! 
3        • Meditation / Mindfulness • Don McKenna • 7-8:30pm
7        Tibetan MONKS -Labor Day Parade! -AM in Streets of Downtown Omaha
8        • Tales of The Master" Book Release Douglas Vincent Wesslmann 7pm 
9        • Tibetan Sand Mandala OPENING 12:30pm FREE
9        • Chay Drol Blessing- Clearing Obstacles • 7:30pm 
10        GIVE PEACE A Chance •  7pm UNO  (NOT  OM)
11      • Healing for Healers Ceremony • 7:30pm  
12      • Chenrezig Empowerment on Compassion • 7:30pm 
12      • NOT OM -NO Poetry Slam HERE • -CHANGED LOCATION This time ONLY
13      • Traditional Tibetan TEA Ceremony  • 2pm  
17      • Medicine Buddha Empowerment • 7:30pm 
19      • "What does Compassion Look?" • 3rd Annual Benefit Art show • 4-6pm 
19      • Mandala Closing Ceremony • 8pm 
24      • Meditation / Mindfulness with Don McKenna 7pm  
26-27 • The Mistaken Identity Of Pain -Workshop- Instructor Ann Murley Massage CEU's open to all therapists 

October
1         • Meditation and Mindfulness 7-8:30pm
4-9      • Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Meenal Lad from India-Panchakarma / Consultations 
10       • Poetry Slam • 7:30p • $5
15       • Drum Journey with Don Mckenna 7pm 
22-27  • Dr. David Bole • Non-insertive Acupuncture • Tibetan Mediation • ART OF LIVING Class

JULY 
Saturday • July 18th • 12:30-2pm • No Charge 
Meditation and Yoga Certification Talk 
Free Guided Meditation with Susi Amendola Founder and Director of OYBC    
with Talk on OYBC Yoga Teacher Training  (to be at Omaha Yoga and Bodywork Center)


Learn about OYBC's YOGA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
 including an awareness relaxation

Free Guided MEDITATION with Susi Amendola 
This Certification program is a nine month long dedicated Yoga study starts this fall 2015 and is led by Susi Amendola ERYT 













Wednesday • July 22, 2015 • 5:30-7pm • Free  
 Free Choice Vacs Omaha Present Free Event
Talk -Infant Immunity by Dr. Joel
















































AUGUST 
Saturday • August 1, 2015 • 12:30pm • $5 
Speaker  Sara Kowalik, L.Ac.
Every individual in attendance will be offered ear seed treatment included in the admission! 
Did you know that the ear is a complete, specialized system used in Acupuncture?
The ear contains a micro system of the entire body and is easily accessible by the
practitioner for both assessment and treatment.  
Treatment uses Acupressure Seeds.
No needles required!
Auricular Therapy is a proven, safe and efficient method to naturally support your body’s ability to heal itself and help restore health.  It is particularly effective in treating Pain, Headaches, Stress, Anxiety, Allergies, Weight Loss and Addictions. 

To find out more about this unique and powerful treatment method attend this talk and demo. 
IF interested in having ear seeds Contact SARA KOWALIK for an individual appointment. 
Root to Branch Acupuncture 1216 Howard Street, Omaha Nebraska 68102 402.319.2077
Sara Kowalik, L.Ac.
is a Chinese Medical Practitioner licensed to practice Acupuncture in the State of Nebraska.
She is a board certified Diplomat in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission
for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Sara graduated as Salutatorian with a Master’s of Science
in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
(TCTCM) in Austin, Texas. ( A 3 year training included over 3,045 didactic and clinical hours)



Saturday •  August 8, 2015 • 7:30pm • $5
Poetry Slam  
It's the longest-running slam in Omaha, often featuring 
some of the best performance poets in the nation.
Open mic starts at 7:30 followed by the Slam • Sign up BEFORE 7:30; signup is limited


What is a Poetry Slam? It's competition poetry; meaning humor, politics, enlightenment,
sex, entertainment masquerading as literature, literature masquerading as entertainment.
Poets read, then judges chosen from the audience flash Olympic-style scoring (ranging from 1 to 10) based on both the writing and performance of the poem.  This goes on for 3 rounds to determine somebody with a high score that we can declare as the winner. In truth, everyone who adds to the evening should be considered a winner, but since we only have one Golden Monkey trophy, we have to figure out some way to give it out. 








August 29, 2015 • 6:30 Seating • 7pm Puja • Sponsorship is $100
Bhagavati Seva Puja
An Ancient Vedic Puja Ceremony done to restore balance
in the environment and bring peace within us and the world.
Performed By Bri. Remandevi
From Amritapuri Ashram Disciple of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi
The puja will last approximately two hours. Prasad will be served afterwards

Sponsorship registers you for a special intention. You can request a Sankalpa in a specific area of your life or for a loved one. Puja sponsorship is $100. You do not need to be present to receive the benefits of the puja. Please include your date of birth and Birth Star when registering. 
Your request will be included in this evenings puja. 
Sankalpa is a Sanskrit word meaning good intention, an oath or resolution. 

This Bhagavati Seva Puja is performed in the South Indian Kerala tradition as it is done in Amritapuri.  It's a ceremony to the Goddess in the 3 aspects within the trinity, as Creator, Sustainer, and Transformer, conferring both spiritual and material welfare. Among these are spiritual and scholastic knowledge, prosperity, and fulfillment of wishes, protection from miseries and negative forces and removal of obstacles. This puja is for protection, fulfillment of wishes and for spiritual benefits.  
Puja is prayer ceremony to the Divine performed to keep us in harmony with cosmic forces, 
thereby removing and overcoming the sorrows of life and bringing spiritual upliftment.  By doing puja, thoughts and vibrations of spiritual
forces are created around us.  These spiritual forces work to eliminate the negative influences in our life and help surround us with positive
energy which can bring us peace of mind, material prosperity and enable us to more clearly touch the Divine, our true nature.

A limited number of volunteers are needed to help with the puja. To make arrangements to attend as a volunteer, contact Sudha: 402.740.0366
All proceeds cover cost of puja supplies and to support Amma’s humanitarian activities.

For Registration or Questions Contact:
Sudha: 402.740.0366  --Durga: 402.812.6979 --Rajesh: 402.657.8872

SEPTEMBER 

September 8 • 7pm FREE 
"Tales Of The Master" Book Release/Signing Party! 
Douglas Vincent Wesselmann
This and many more questions will be answered 
at the "Tales of the Master" Release Party... September 8th, 7pm start at the OM Center in the Old Market. 
Free wine... Free music... Free conversation... Books? Not so free... Would love to see you there.















September 7-19, 2015  
Omaha Compassion and OM Center are Hosting 
The Gaden Shartse Monk Tour 
Chanting, Tea Ceremony, Meditation, Sand Mandala, House / Business Blessings and MORE!
http://www.sacredartsoftibettour.org/#!tour-bios/c1yds




Tibetan Monks September Schedule 
Visit the Monks Daily Sept 9-19, 1-5pm  to Watch the Creation of the Sand Mandala!
Visit 9-19th…. WATCH Sand Mandala Creation Daily with the Monks! 
7      Tibetan MONKS -Labor Day Parade! -AM in Streets of Downtown Omaha
9     • Tibetan Sand Mandala OPENING 12:30pm FREE
8      • Chay Drol Blessing- Clearing Obstacles • 7:30pm 
10      GIVE PEACE A Chance •  7pm UNO  (NOT  OM)
11    • Healing for Healers Ceremony • 7:30pm  
12    • Chenrezig Empowerment on Compassion • 7:30pm 
13    • Traditional Tibetan TEA Ceremony  • 2pm  
17    • Medicine Buddha Empowerment • 7:30pm 
19    • What does Compassion Look?" • 3rd Annual Benefit Art show • 4-6pm 
19    • Mandala Closing Ceremony • 8pm







































September 26, 27 
The Mistaken Identity of Pain
for Fibromyalgia and Arthritis type symtoms
with Founder, Omaha School Of Massage, Ann Murley 

























OCTOBER 

October 4-9 • Sunday - Friday 
Ayurvedic Holistic Therapy * Sun-Fri October 4-9
Consultations and Panchakarma (Massage) 
Dr. Meenal Lad, From India Ayurvedic Physician and relative of Dr. Lad (Albuquerque Institute) 
Ayurvedic Physician


Call OM soon for an appointment * 402.345.5078



We are sorry to announce Dr. Kamini was not able to obtain a visa from India.
However, we are honored to have Dr. Meenal Lad Ayurvedic Physician and relative of Dr. Vasant Lad visiting OM Center. 

There are more times for Panchakarma and Consultations available
Please Call OM soon for an appointment * 402.345.5078 
We experience health and joy when we understand and align with both our individual constitutions as well as the natural rhythms of nature. Ayurveda gives us a framework through which to understand the needs of the body and psyche in the form of the Subtle Elements (earth, water, fire, air, space) and the Doshas (our constitution) (Vata, Pitta, Kapha). 

* Ayurvedic Consultations 
($95 Approx. 1 hour)
Experience pulse, eye, tongue evaluation, body typing and more. Each individual is genetically different, giving them a specific constitution (Prakriti) and an individualized treatment plan. 

* Panchakarma Treatments 

($295 Approx. 2-3 hours depending on your constitution)
Panchakarma Therapy cleanses toxins (Amma) from the body to restore, balance, rejuvenate health and enhance immune function through:
1) Evaluation of Constitution 
2) Abhyanga Ayurvedic Massage with 2 therapists and herbal medicated oil for detoxifying
3) Shirodhara Oil Treatment: warm oil poured on the forehead, balancing emotions and mind
4) In-room Sauna


Dr. Meenal Lad
Dr.Meenal Lad has an extensive background in Ayurveda and has a Masters Degree in Dravyaguna Ayurveda Pharmacology research and development. She is a Professor of Ayurvedic Science and a Professor at College of Ayurveda and Research Centre in India. She is an Ayurvedic M.D and has a PhD in Holistic Health/Ayurveda. 
Dr. Rajesh's Herbs carried by: Garry & Sun USA 1-888-98 HERBSwww.garrysun.com


Saturday •  October 10, 2015 • 7:30pm • $5
Poetry Slam  
It's the longest-running slam in Omaha, often featuring 
some of the best performance poets in the nation.
Open mic starts at 7:30 followed by the Slam • Sign up BEFORE 7:30; signup is limited


What is a Poetry Slam? It's competition poetry; meaning humor, politics, enlightenment,
sex, entertainment masquerading as literature, literature masquerading as entertainment.
Poets read, then judges chosen from the audience flash Olympic-style scoring (ranging from 1 to 10) based on both the writing and performance of the poem.  This goes on for 3 rounds to determine somebody with a high score that we can declare as the winner. In truth, everyone who adds to the evening should be considered a winner, but since we only have one Golden Monkey trophy, we have to figure out some way to give it out. 











October 22-27 
Dr. David Bole Lc.A, (Lama Bole)
Call for RSVP and Private Appts (Flyer NEW DATES ARE OCTOBER not May)
Non-Insertive Acupuncture Appts • Art of Living • Tibetan Tranquility Meditation 


Thursday, April 30, 2015

May • June • July 2015


OM Calendar
www.omahahealingarts.com
1216 Howard Street • Old Market • 402.345.5078 
May • June • July  2015

• Weekly Classes • 
Yoga • Tai Chi • Meditation

YOGA •Tuesdays • 6-7:30pm 
$14 drop in (10 classes pd in adv $12/class = $120)
Instructor: Jennifer Pierce 
On-Going Drop-In Class • All Levels 
Eclectic Hatha: meditation, relaxation, postures! 

TAI CHI • Wednesdays • 5:45-7pm
Call for times: New Class Starting (6 wks)
$100  6-wk course  
Instructor:  Master Frank Fong 
Learn “Awareness Through Movement”

MEDITATION  • Call for new class dates
Instructor: Don McKenna 




• 2015 Month @A Glance - Quick View •
May
6         • Beginning Tai Chi Class Starting (6 weeks) 
7,-12   • POSTPONED WATCH EMAIL FOR NEW DATES:
             Dr. David Bole (Lama Losang) Non-Insertive Acupuncture-Toyahari, Acupressure Classes, Tibetan Meditation 
       • Poetry Slam • 7:30p • $5
20       • Sound Journey with Drumming and Gong / Don McKenna and Angela Barber 
23       • Self Care Made Easy For Everybody hosted by Downtown Omaha Massage • 10am-12pm  

 June
13        • Poetry Slam • 7:30p • $5
13, 14  • Pranic Healing • Level 1 Workshop (Massage CEU'S) 
17        • Leonard Orr • Founding Father of Rebirthing • 7-9pm
19        • RUMI Cafe 
20        • Historical Facts and Vaccines 1:30-3pm FREE
27        • Talk -Ear Seed Therapy with Acupuncture points No Needle! 12:30 


July
11       • 8 Healing Sounds with Qigong • Sarah Brandt •  12pm • $35 
11       • Poetry Slam • 7:30p • $5
16       • Sufi Zikr Movement with Meditation • 7pm • Donation only 
18      Susi Amendola • Free Meditation • Yoga Training Talk 12:30-2pm • No Charge 
22       Infant Immunity by Dr. Joel • Hosted by Free Choice Vacs Omaha Present •  5:30-7pm • No Charge

   • MAY 2015 •

May 7-12 (Postponed) OM Staff will be sending email with new dates. 
Dr. David Bole Ph.D., A.P. (Lama Losang)
Acupuncture, Art of Living Class, Tibetan Tranquility Meditation 




































Wednesday, May 20 • 7-8:30pm • RSVP Please Call 
Sound JourneyGong and Drum 
 Shamanic Guided Journey
with Don McKenna and Angela Barber

Angela Barber of Sound Oasis will join Don McKenna from Acoustic Sweat Lodge in a mixed Shamanic drum and trance gong guided journey to worlds above. Please feel free to bring your own blanket, pad, pillow, journey gear. Yoga mats will be provided.

This is NOT a drum circle. This is an opportunity to explore your own Dream Time. If you’ve never experienced shamanic journey, now is the time.

 







Saturday • May 23 • 10am-12pm • $25 with RSVP $30 day of  
Self Care Made Easy For Everybody
hosted by Downtown Omaha Massage • 10am-12pm 
Join us for a morning of education and movement! Learn easy to use stretching
techniques that can be applied in the comforts of your home or at work.
These techniques are effective ways to stretch and feel less restriction and discomfort in your body. 
 "Stretching can help improve flexibility, and, consequently, range of motion in your joints. Better flexibility may improve your
performance in physical activities or decrease your risk of injuries by helping your joints move through their full range of motion and
enabling your muscles to work most effectively." *Mayo Clinic Staff

 


 








• JUNE 2015 •


Saturday •  June 13 • 7:30pm • $5
Poetry Slam  
It's the longest-running slam in Omaha, often featuring 
some of the best performance poets in the nation.
Open mic starts at 7:30 followed by the Slam • Sign up BEFORE 7:30; signup is limited


What is a Poetry Slam? It's competition poetry; meaning humor, politics, enlightenment,
sex, entertainment masquerading as literature, literature masquerading as entertainment.
Poets read, then judges chosen from the audience flash Olympic-style scoring (ranging from 1 to 10) based on both the writing and performance of the poem.  This goes on for 3 rounds to determine somebody with a high score that we can declare as the winner. In truth, everyone who adds to the evening should be considered a winner, but since we only have one Golden Monkey trophy, we have to figure out some way to give it out. 






June 13, 14 Saturday/ Sunday  (Massage CEU'S)
Pranic Healing Level 1



































 

Wednesday • June 17, 2015 • $10
Special Engagement  
An evening 
with Founder Father of Rebirthing, Leonard Orr
Interesting times we are living in!
Leonard will share his current insights about living
in this time of The Heart Opening. His travels, experience and teachings around the world
give him a unique perspective into the hearts of humanity. 


Topics can include ...
Rebirthing, life on the planet in 2015,
the Energy Body, four elements, mantra and spiritual community...and others
 

 www.LeonardOrr.com and www.RebirthingBreathwork.com
 

_____________________________________
 Leonard Orr
Leonard Orr is the founder and father of the worldwide Conscious Energy Breathing Rebirthing Breath-work movement. He discovered the technique in the mid 60s. Through him it has spread like wild fire to over27 countries, and over 100,000 Breathworkers throughout the world. Conscious Breathing/Rebirthing has been nick named the Pranayama, (yogic breathing,) of the west.

Leonard Orr is a life-long student of self-transformation, body mastery, and is one of the pioneers
of the New Age. He is a modern day yogi, visionary, teacher, author, businessman, and leader
in the fields of longevity and physical immortality. He has been lecturing and doing trainings all over
the world for 30 years. He has met 8immortal yogi masters so far and has been their devoted student for
over 28 years. He is the author of over 20 books. His unique ideas have healed and changed
the lives of millions worldwide.

His ideas are exceedingly transforming and revolutionary. Some of his topics include Conscious Breathing,
healing with the elements; earth, air, water, and fire, spiritual enlightenment, self-healing, body mastery,
the science of affirmations, responsible citizenship, personal success and self-improvement, prosperity,
democracy, comparative religion, economics, health, and immortality.

Leonard also defined the 8 Biggies of Human Trauma,which include the Birth Trauma, Parental
Disapproval Syndrome, Specific Negatives, the Unconscious Death urge, Past Life Karma, School Trauma,
Religion Trauma, and Senility. You can learn more about these in his book, The Healing Manual,
available through Inspiration University.
To learn more about Leonard Orr, his books, trainings, or ideas,
visitwww.LeonardOrr.com and www.RebirthingBreathwork.com






Friday • June 19, 2015 •  7 - 9 p.m • $5 RSVP

Known around the world . . . First time in Omaha
"Rumi Cafe"

Hosted by Richard and Jan Chalice Potter
An Informal Evening of Sharing Ecstatic Poetry
From the 12th - 15th century ••• Rumi, Hafiz to Kabir and more! 
Audience participation encouraged! YES! Bring Your Favorite Ecstatic Poem to read...

If you have favorite poems from these writers, please bring them along to read.  We'll have some collections of their poetry available, if you'd like to peruse them and find some new favorites. 


Join us for the first Rumi Cafe night, a wonderful, informal evening of poetry, conversation, and snacks with old and new friends.  We'll enjoy sharing the soulful poetry of the ecstatic 12th - 15th century poets like Rumi, Hafiz, and Kabir.


"Come, come, whoever you are, wanderer, worshiper,lover of learning.
Even though you break your vows a thousand times - it does not matter,
for ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, come again, come."
Rumi


 
Saturday •June 20, 2014 • 1:30-3pm • Free
FREE CHOICE VACS OMAHA
with Adam Fogarty Presents
A needle vs a meal
Faith in Vaccines vs Historical Facts 
Did you know that American cities of the past lived
with a lot of the same disease producing conditions
as third world countries of today? 
Find out how water sewerage and sanitation, and other factors,
reduced deaths to infectious diseases in huge numbers,

before most vaccines even existed…


Zipping through several hundred years of vital statistics data from the USA 
and Europe, this power point presentation unveils easily observable decreasing trends in mortality due to all major infectious diseases through time, and highlights the
major known factors that contributed to this success. 
Was it because of vaccines?  You decide. 
Q and A after the presentation.

To stay in touch with us and with future events Like our Free Choice Vacs Omaha page on facebook. Or find us on Meetup under the name Free Choice Vacs Omaha.
All who have an interest in learning more about this subject are Welcome to attend!!  This is a Free Event.



Saturday •June 27, 2014 • 12:30  • $5

Auricular (Ear) Therapy for Pain and Stress
Speaker  Sara Kowalik, L.Ac.
Every individual in attendance will be offered ear seed treatment included in the admission! 
Did you know that the ear is a complete, specialized system used in Acupuncture?
The ear contains a micro system of the entire body and is easily accessible by the
practitioner for both assessment and treatment.  
Treatment uses Acupressure Seeds.
No needles required!
Auricular Therapy is a proven, safe and efficient method to naturally support your body’s ability to heal itself and help restore health.  It is particularly effective in treating Pain, Headaches, Stress, Anxiety, Allergies, Weight Loss and Addictions. 

To find out more about this unique and powerful treatment method attend this talk and demo. 
IF interested in having ear seeds Contact SARA KOWALIK for an individual appointment. 
Root to Branch Acupuncture 1216 Howard Street, Omaha Nebraska 68102 402.319.2077
Sara Kowalik, L.Ac.
is a Chinese Medical Practitioner licensed to practice Acupuncture in the State of Nebraska.
She is a board certified Diplomat in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission
for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Sara graduated as Salutatorian with a Master’s of Science
in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
(TCTCM) in Austin, Texas. ( A 3 year training included over 3,045 didactic and clinical hours)



     • JULY 2015 •

Saturday • July 11, 2015 • 12:00am-2pm 
8 Healing Sounds with QiGong Movement
Workshop with Sarah Brandt
Sound • Vibration • Movement • Breath • Visualization
Please Please RSVP • Call OM 402-345-5078
The practice of the 8 Healing Sounds & coordinated movements combine: sound, vibration, movement, breath, and visualization for balancing the mind & body.
In the Taoist tradition, this practice enhances one’s overall well-being and works directly upon particular organs, emotions and energy channels in the body. 

These Ancient Taoist Healing practices 
will enable you to transform the effects of emotions and daily stress through sound and movement. There is an old saying, “Our ‘issues’ reflect in our tissues.” Strong emotions 
and high stress require extra energy and have an effect on the body’s immunity and organs, often accelerating the aging process. This class will review the 
five major organs and their associated emotions, colors, sounds and elements—in accordance with the Chinese 5 Element Theory. The 8 Healing Sounds & Movements
is a practice for self-healing and rejuvenation. Discover how to integrate sound with movement to maintain a life of wellness and harmony!

Sarah Brandt is a direct disciple of Master Chen and is a 26th generation lineage holder of the Taoist Dragon Gate Branch. Through Master Chen she has received teachings and training in Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Energy Healing and I Ching Numerology.  Sarah offers group and individual instruction for Qi Gong, Tai Chi, meditation, 
yoga, physical conditioning, and self-healing methods.





Saturday •  July 11 • 7:30pm • $5
Poetry Slam  
It's the longest-running slam in Omaha, often featuring 
some of the best performance poets in the nation.
Open mic starts at 7:30 followed by the Slam • Sign up BEFORE 7:30; signup is limited


What is a Poetry Slam? It's competition poetry; meaning humor, politics, enlightenment,
sex, entertainment masquerading as literature, literature masquerading as entertainment.
Poets read, then judges chosen from the audience flash Olympic-style scoring (ranging from 1 to 10) based on both the writing and performance of the poem.  This goes on for 3 rounds to determine somebody with a high score that we can declare as the winner. In truth, everyone who adds to the evening should be considered a winner, but since we only have one Golden Monkey trophy, we have to figure out some way to give it out. 






Thursday • July 16 • 7pm • POSTPONED - New date coming!! Stay tuned
Sufi Zikr... Movement and Meditation
Journey into the deepest aspects of Self
Experience qualities of peace and eternal Being

 with Richard and Chalice Potter 

Zikr . . . Remembrance


The Subject Tonight is Love
And for tomorrow night as well.
As a matter of fact,
I know of no better topic
For us to discuss
Until we all die

Hafiz
 





                              



Saturday • July 18th • 12:30-2pm • No Charge 
Free Guided Meditation with Susi Amendola Founder and Director of OYBC    
with Talk on OYBC Yoga Teacher Training  (to be at Omaha Yoga and Bodywork Center)


Learn about OYBC's YOGA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
 including an awareness relaxation

Free Guided MEDITATION with Susi Amendola 
This Certification program is a nine month long dedicated Yoga study starts this fall 2015 and is led by Susi Amendola ERYT 












Wednesday • July 22, 2015 • 5:30-7pm • Free  
 Free Choice Vacs Omaha Present Free Event
Talk -Infant Immunity by Dr. Joel