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.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October 2011 Events

1216 Howard St.
Old Market • Omaha, Nebraska 68102
Phone OM: 402.345.5078

October 2011 Events

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

• 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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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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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: and
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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

Certification program- for Personal Practice or Professional use- in hospitals, mental health clinics, integrative health practices, companies, yoga studios, private professional practice and more. The Healthcare of the Future in NOW!
The Wellness Connection ~ Conscious Health & Holistic Living
Enlightenment, Vital Health, Success
Wisdom Path Program – click for details!

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 - 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

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
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.

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