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, January 8, 2015

January - February 2015

OM Calendar
www.omahahealingarts.com
1216 Howard Street • Old Market • 402.345.5078 
January-February 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
New Class Started Call OM
$100  6-wk course  
Instructor:  Master Frank Fong 
Learn “Awareness Through Movement”

GUIDED MEDITATION  • Thursdays 
New Classes staring in the Spring 2015 
Instructor: Don McKenna 
A guided relaxation cultivating the mediation experience


• 2015 Month @A Glance - Quick View •
January 2015
10  Sat.  • Poetry Slam • 7:30pm • $7
14  Weds • Beginning Tai Chi • Frank Fong 
31  Sat    • A Night of Poetry • 7pm • $5 
                   FeaturingOtis XII Matt Mason • Gina Keplinger, Michelle Troxclair . . .  more 

February
4, 5   Wed/Thurs • Jyotish Vedic Astrology Readings MUST SIGN UP
 7   Sat                • Asian Facial Cupping Demo • 2pm FREE
14  Sat                • Poetry Slam • 7:30p • $5
28-March 1  Sat/Sun • Master Chen Returns "The Heart of Tao" RSVP

March
 1  Sun   • Master Chen Returns "The Heart of Tao" RSVP 
 6  Fri    • Michael Campbell CD unveiling! And mini cool concert!!!
14  Sat   • Poetry Slam • 7:30p • $5

 April
17,-19    • The Way of The Shaman Workshop 

May
7,-12   • Dr. David Bole (Lama Losang) Non-Insertive Acupuncture-Toyahari, Acupressure Classes, Tibetan Meditation 

• Details For OM Events • Jan/Feb/March •

JANUARY 2015

Saturday • January 10, 2015 • 7:30pm • $7
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.







Starting Jan. 14th • 5:45-7:00pm • $100 (6wks) MUST RSVP
Wednesdays • January 14 - February 18, 2015 •  New Classes 
Beginning Tai Chi Class
Increase your internal and external strength!  
Instructor Frank Fong
Frank Fong is from China (Hong Kong), where he learned from three grandmasters.
He has been practicing Tai Chi for over 45 years, and has been teaching it for 30 years.

 Benefits of practicing Tai Chi
-Increases awareness,facilitating the mind and body to work together
 ensuring the best functionfor the whole being
- Keeps injuries at bay and quickens recovery from illness and injury
- Increases focus and concentration
- Assists to regain, maintain and sharpen physical and mental balance
 Physical balance wards off falling -Mental balance wards off and relieves stress
- No impact exercise. . . instead, soft and gentle movements
- Relieves arthritis pain by promoting the flow of the body's natural lubricants
- Assists in lowering and managing high blood pressure
-Improves digestion
- Reduces pain and helps manage headaches
-Helps to maintain regularity
- Improves blood and lymph circulation
- Regulates the body temperature and comfort
 by cooling the body in the summer and warming it in the winter
-Improves the quality of sleep
- Improves stamina and helps the body to recover from overworking
- Tones and smoothes the skin
- Improves and maintains flexibility and elasticity of the body
Particularly helpful for those in recovery from strokes and heart attacks


Instructor, Master Frank Fong
Frank Fong emphasizes soft and gentle movements to promote stress relief,
mood enhancement and a relaxed temperament. His chief goals for his students
are self healing and inner development. Step by step, he will help students find
their own path and build their own strength and confidence; leading towards a
healthy body, a happy spirit and a better life.

Master Fong is from China (Hong Kong), where he learned from three grandmasters.
He has been practicing Tai Chi for over 45 years, and has been teaching it for 30 years.
He has shared his art in Tai Chi classes through many organizations.
He continues to improve on the skill and knowledge by traveling across the U.S.,
Canada and China, periodically, to share and exchange techniques
with other Tai Chi masters and teachers.



Saturday • January 31, 2015
Matt Mason and Otis Twelve . . . 
Doing Something . . .
A recent issue of Omaha Magazine featured Omaha legend Otis XII as well as former LTAB competitor and coach Gina Keplinger AND a story about the OM Center, where Omaha's monthly poetry slam takes place.

So thanks, Omaha Magazine, great inspiration for a reading featuring
Otis XII and Gina Keplinger as well as Michelle Troxclair, Matt Mason,
and more at the OM Center as a fundraiser for the Nebraska Writers Collective!

About the Featured Performers:
Otis XII
is not only a long-time voice on Omaha radio,
he's an award-winning novelist and poet whose work has been celebrated in England and beyond.

Michelle Troxclair -has been on stage herself and an influence
to local poets for years, being one of the best-loved
spoken word poets in the region.

Gina Keplinger -though new to performing poetry, fits in like a pro, winning fans this past summer at the National Poetry Slam in Oakland.

Matt Mason -has won a Pushcart Prize and performed his poetry in festivals on four continents.
Together, they make for a dynamic evening you won't forget.


FEBRUARY 2015

Wed/Thurs • February 4,5 2015 • Must RSVP Appt on Website: See below
Jyotish Vedic Astrology Readings with Vilasitha

With Amma’s blessings, Vilasitha will be giving Jyotish readings on an M.A. Center sponsored tour in Omaha in 2015. Vilasitha has been a devotee of Amma since 2001 and has provided Jyotish consultations during Amma's tours in USA, Europe, India and Japan.

Select an appointment here: jyotish.acuityscheduling.com
Information about Jyotish is available on this page: static.amritapuja.org/jyotish.html
Sign up for a reading and share the news with anyone who is in need of astrology assistance.

All proceeds go entirely to Amma's charitable activities world-wide and the Jyotishi is serving purely in a volunteer capacity.














Saturday • February 7, 2015 • 2pm • Free bring friends!

Free Demo! 
Ancient Asian Facial Cupping 

Acupuncturist Sara Kowalik 
Learn about the benefits
of the ancient Asian art of Facial Cupping…

Drawing for a Free session with Sara Kowalik! Take advantage of her special this month! 

Saturday • February 14, 2015 • 7:30pm • $7
Poetry Slam on Valentines Day! So What!   
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.







Saturday February 28, 2015 and Sunday March 1, 2015
Call OM to RSVP 
"The Heart Of The Tao" with Master Chen
Wu Dang Daoist Priest Yun Xiang Tseng
Learn Taoist Practices For Life!
Master Chen • Taoist Priest 
Teaching;
Taoist Yoga • Qi Gong Alchemy • Self Defense and Fitness • Chinese Massage and Energy Work
Nicholas Schnell's teacher, Master Yun Xiang Tseng, or more lovingly called Master Chen,
is coming back to Omaha in February! 
Students cherish Master Chen’s ability to share deep wisdom in an understandable way. 
Master Chen’s classes are filled with humor and deep, ancient wisdom. This trip, his educational focus is on physical movement. 

Master Chen Class Schedule
NOTE; THIS FRIDAY CLASS NOT AT OM CENTER!
Friday, February 27th, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM  $35
Location TBA, THIS CLASS IS NOT AT OM CENTER
Beginners Wu Dang Kung Fu for Self Defense & Fitness
Beginners will enjoy learning basic kung fu techniques for self-defense.  
Wu Dang kung fu is unique because it cultivates energy while also exercising the body.  
Learn simple, safe and effective skills that have been used for over 1,000 years to protect yourself and family.  
No experience necessary.  Notes:  Please wear comfortable clothes you can stretch in.  

Saturday, February 28th, 9AM – 12:30 PM $75  
Ma Wang Dui Dao Yao (Taoist Yoga Stretching)
This is an ancient series of 12 gentle stretches and exercises often referred to as Chinese Yoga. These moves have been practiced for over 2,000 years on Wu Dang Mountain.  Called Ma Wang based on the ancient tomb these exercise were re-discovered from.  This simple and easy to use technique is great for balancing all 12 meridians, increasing flexibility, improving joint mobility, promoting longevity and increasing circulation.  Taoist stretching is called dao yin or often referred to as “Taoist Yoga” today.  No experience necessary.  Notes: Please  wear comfortable clothes you can stretch in.

Saturday, February 28th, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM $75  
Long Men (Dragon Gate) Qi Gong Alchemy
 Master Chen will share a very ancient and traditional qi gong set from his
 Long Men Wu Dang (Dragon’s Gate) lineage. The set combines heaven and
 earth qi in gentle, graceful movements that produce alchemical transformation. 
 This mystical set helps develop internal alchemy and produce internal healing.
 Please, join this exceptional class for self-healing and transformation.  
The Long Men form is known for rejuvenating the body, balancing all t
welve energy meridians, creating flexibility and strengthening the spirit.  
Notes: Please wear comfortable clothes you can stretch in.

MARCH 2015

Sunday, March 1st, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM $125 OM Center
Traditional Chinese Massage: 
Tuina and Taoist Energy Work
(6 Hour CEU Class For LMTs)
Shi Fu (Master) Chen has worked on thousands of clients from
around the world and brings many years of experience.  He will present a powerful
and informative class that will include basic massage techniques and external chi (energy) 
healing techniques used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Participants will learn massage techniques, 
acupressure points, theory of Chinese massage and medical uses of specialized massage techniques.
Class will also cover basic energy healing techniques (medical chi kung) used in healing various diseases.
 This class is great for beginners, those who want to heal their family and friends, massage therapists, 
healers, parents, bodyworkers and anyone wanting to learn more about healing.  No experience necessary.  
 6 Hours of hands on CEU will be available for massage therapists.  One hour lunch break.  


Friday March 6, 7:30pm • Free Admission
My Turn Now CD Release Party
featuring Michael Campbell 
with special guests Korey Anderson and Vern Kathol


Saturday  March 14,  2015 • 7:30pm • $7
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. 







APRIL 2015

Sat/Sun • April 17, 18-19, 2015
Foundation for Shamanic Studies Level 1 Workshop 
Starting in Omaha April 18-19, 2015!
Michael Harner's “The Way of the Shaman”® 
Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing

The Basic Workshop in Core Shamanism
(Non-residential Weekend)
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday, April 19, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
$220 paid by March 18, 2015 • $240 paid after March 18, 2015
10% discount for Foundation for Shamanic Studies Sponsoring and Council Members

Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:30-9:00 pm (open to the public)
FREE Introduction to Shamanic Journeying

Taught by Ellen Winner, CSC®*
Ellen Winner practices shamanism in Boulder, Colorado, 
and serves as Guest Faculty for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. 
Extensively trained in Core Shamanism by the Foundation, she has also studied
in Nepal with indigenous Himalayan shamans.

In the Basic experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism,
the universal, near- universal, and common basic methods of the shaman to enter non ordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Particular emphasis is on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream.

Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming at 4-8 cycles per second, a technique for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and awakening dormant spiritual abilities including connections with Nature.
Practice includes comparisons by participants of their discoveries in shamanic journeys as well as introduction to shamanic divination and healing. They learn methods for journeying to meet and study with their own individual 
spirit helpers in non-ordinary reality, a classic step in shamanic practice.
Participants learn how to use their journey skills to restore spiritual power and health, and how shamanism can be applied in contemporary daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the Planet.
The Basic Workshop is a prerequisite for all advanced FSS shamanic training workshops and programs.

To register, or for more information, contact:
Karen Baumstark, spiritpathways1@aim.com
Call Karen (402) 630-6988.
 You can also register online at www.worldshaman.org
*Certified Shamanic Counselor (Harner Method). Shamanic Counseling is a one-on-one technique for teaching the classic shamanic journey.