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, February 1, 2012

February 2012 Events

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

February 2012 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! Jan. 11-Feb. 15
Taught by Master Frank Fong
Learn “Awareness Through Movement”

with Libba Harmon

Mon/Thurs 5:30-7pm • Tues/Wed noon-1:15pm
Drop-in $15 • 10-class punch card $120

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.

Balancing the Chakras: Movement & Meditation
with Chanell Jaramillo
Sundays 9-10am
$40/4wks (Feb. 5-26) • drop-in $10

Please RSVP!

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1 - FREE Body-Mind-Health Talk/Q&A w/David Scott Lynn 7:30-9pm
3-4 - Fri-Sat ~ Louder Than A Bomb: Omaha Kickoff! Film screening, Workshops, Open Mic w/special guests!
5 - Sun ~ Balancing the Chakras: Movement & Meditation w/Chanell Jaramillo 9-10am $10 per session
5 - Sun ~ DSL Edgework Workshop w/David Scott Lynn 1-4:30pm $25
11 - Mirror Image Workshop w/ Pete Starr 10am-4pm $60
11 - Sat ~
OM Center Poetry Slam 7:30pm $7
12 - Sun ~ Transforming Posture & Structural Alignment Through Conscious Stretching w/David Scott Lynn 1-4pm $25
18 - Sat ~ aetherplough presents: a dance performance by movement artist Shinichi Iova-Koga 8pm $10

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Feb. 1 - FREE Body-Mind-Health Talk/Q&A
with David Scott Lynn

Meet or RE-connect David and discover many new ideas at the same time!

Great News...sort of!
We can't figure out how to title this!
Just show up! It's Free!

Here's some of what you'll discover about your body-mind-health:
•• Myths of Yoga & Exercise, Bodywork & Therapy and how they affect you.

•• Body•Mind Breakdowns How Tension, Stress and habit patterns can lead to
Old Age, aches and pains, and lost movement;

•• DISCOVER: Better ANSWERS to the Puzzles of Posture, PAIN
& Dysfunction . . . with a Focus on Prevention & Self-Care

He's Here Until Feb. 10, 2012!
OMageden with David Scott Lynn
Free Talks, Workshops, Private Yoga & Bodywork Sessions
Developer of Let-Go Yoga & Yoga-based Bodywork

1) FREE TALKS on Yoga & Bodywork ... (PLEASE RSVP)
2) Private Yoga Coaching
3) Private Bodywork Sessions
4) Training Class for Yoga & Bodywork Practitioners

David Scott Lynn's Sessions Include ...
DSL Edgework: Yoga/Bodywork/Whole Health Therapeutics
A unique and effective form of Physical/Mental Yoga & Yoga-based Bodywork,.

1) Integrating Principles of Physical/Mental Yoga & "Let-Go Yoga"
Letting Go of Tension, Stress and Habit Patterns.
(specific yoga and stretching movements for your particular alignment issues)

2) Hands-on Bodywork with Structural Analysis & Postural Evaluation
Affecting the neuro-musculo-fascial system while working consciously
with "The Edge" ... the point of optimal working pressure ... homeopathic doses of pressure.

3) In-depth Knowledge and Understanding of Anatomy, Kinesiology and Physiology.
(physiological/neurological elements affecting postural distortion of the BodyMind)

Call OM to Schedule Appointments: 402.345.5078
• Private Yoga Coaching & Therapy Sessions
• Private Bodywork Sessions
--90 minute
--3 hour
• Preventive maintenance techniques tailored for your needs

David's Goal is to always get you as self-sufficient as soon as possible.
Whether it's through yogic stretching with the NO Pain, MORE Gain Philosophy,
integrating movement & ergonomics into your daily routines or self-treating your muscles.

David Scott Lynn co-authored Structural Balancing, a 380-page textbook for bodywork and physical therapy schools published in 2010 by McGraw-Hill. His other book - SIMPLE STEPS to Let-Go Yoga: How To GET CONTROL of Your Muscles, Fascia, Nerves & Joints by LETTING GO of Tension, Stress & Habit Patterns and Yoga for the WEST of US Making Yoga RELEVANT for the Western Body, Mind & Culture - will be the subject of his teaching during this visit to OM.

Along with spending much of his time writing and developing programs, David works in Boston with professional classical musicians, students & internationally known professors.

Yoga Educators & Therapy Basics:
Yoga for General Public:
Yoga/Bodywork Therapy:

DISCOVER: Better ANSWERS to the Puzzles of Posture, PAIN & Dysfunction . . . with a Focus on Prevention & Self-Care

Physical/Mental/Relational YOGA (Conscious Stretching) from a Western Psycho-Philosophical & Spiritual Perspective, including Yogic, Whole Health Medicine & Therapeutic Applications

DSL Let-Go Yoga: Maximize Results, Minimize Injury, with Scientifically-based Principles of Yoga, Health & Fitness

DSL EdgeWork: Yoga/Bodywork/Whole Health Therapeutics -- Bio-Structural Balancing with Yoga-Based, Hands-On Muscle Therapy, for a wide range of Neuromuscular, Myofascial & Structural Challenges

Feb. 3-4 - Louder Than A Bomb: Omaha Kickoff!
Film screening, Workshops, Open Mic
with special guests!

Get ready to kick off April's Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha!

The Nebraska Writers Collective will present Louder Than a Bomb co-founder, poet Kevin Coval, and Lamar Jorden, one of the students featured in the Louder Than a Bomb documentary film, for a trio of special events to be held at the OM Center:

Friday, Feb. 3: Louder Than a Bomb documentary screening; 7pm; open to the public.

Saturday, Feb. 4: Student workshops; 10am-3pm (lunch break on your own from noon to 1pm).

Saturday, Feb. 4: Student open mic (audience open to the public); 7pm.

Registration is FREE with RSVPs emailed to by Feb.3; without RSVP, late registration is $5.

Louder Than a Bomb is an annual youth poetry slam held in Chicago every spring. Founded in 2000 by Young Chicago Authors Artistic Director Kevin Coval and poet and former YCA Executive Director Anna Westof, it is now the largest youth slam in the world, with more than 70 teams competing in 2011.

The goal of the slam is to engage schools and community organizations from all over the Chicago area to not only share their stories, but listen to the voices of those from other parts of the city they would otherwise never hear. This friendly competition gathers the best and brightest young writers aged 13-19 from throughout the region, with the winners going on to represent Chicago at the national level.

Louder Than A Bomb is a safe space that emphasizes community building, education, and youth empowerment. By carrying on the rich tradition of oral storytelling and the spoken word, this competition historically engages more than 350 youth participants, representing more than 40 schools and community centers to share stories, break stereotypes, and speak the truth, challenging themselves and their audience.

Kevin Coval is the author of ALA “Book of the Year” finalist Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica, as well as Everyday People and L-vis Lives! He is co-founder and Artistic Director of Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Teen Poetry Festival, subject of an award-winning documentary of the same name. A regular contributor to Chicago Public Radio and a four-time HBO Def Poet, Coval teaches at the School of the Art Institute and in high schools around Chicago.

For more information:

Feb. 5 - Balancing the Chakras: Movement & Meditation
with Chanell Jaramillo
Sundays 9-10am (Feb. 5-26)
$40/4wks • drop-in $10

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.

Feb. 5 - DSL Edgework Workshop
with David Scott Lynn
1-4:30pm • $25

DISCOVER Better Answers to the Puzzles of Posture, PAIN & limited movement
. . . with a Focus on Prevention & Self-Care with David Scott Lynn

SIMPLE STEPS to Let-Go Yoga:
• How To GET CONTROL of Your Muscles, Fascia, Nerves & Joints by LETTING GO of Tension, Stress & Habit Patterns

• Myths of Yoga & Exercise and how they affect you.
• Body-Mind Breakdowns: How tension, stress, and habit patterns can lead to old age, aches and pains, and lost movement, plus what to do about it!
• Conscious Stretching Principals with DSL Edgework

Feb. 11 - Mirror Image Workshop
with Pete Starr
10am-4pm • $60

MIRROR IMAGE is one of the newest, cutting-edge body/mind techniques in the world! Recently developed in the U.S., it has recently been introduced to the U.K. by its founder, Pete Starr.

Unlike other body/mind methods, MIRROR IMAGE blends special Chinese qigong (internal energy manipulation) routines with certain principles of body structure and movement that have been taken directly from ancient, traditional forms of Chinese martial arts and marries them with self-image psychology to assess and adjust your self-image. This will impact your overall health, relationships, how you perform at work or school, and your ability to reach your goals.

It is not simply a lecture; it is a hands-on, physical approach to the subject of self-image psychology that works.

If you can sit or stand, you can master the principles of MIRROR IMAGE and enjoy the many benefits it offers!

Pete Starr, Founder of the Mirror Image Technique, began 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. A practitioner of the Chinese martial arts for more than 50 years, he has authored four best-selling martial arts books (available at bookstores and on at Pete Starr 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, Mr. Starr is authoring a book about the new Mirror Image technique.

Feb. 11 - 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 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.

This month's slam will feature Kait Rokowski.

Feb. 12 - Transforming Posture & Structural Alignment Through Conscious Stretching
with David Scott Lynn
1-4pm • $25
MUST CALL OM to RSVP: 402.345.5078

Better Insights into Puzzles of Posture & Pain
Transforming Posture & Structural Alignment Through Conscious Stretching and How Body & Mind Work Together to Maximize Results and Minimize Injuries
with David Scott Lynn, author of "Let Go Yoga"

You'll learn little known insights, have many myths dispelled, and attain more control over how your muscles and posture work. Learn Strategies to Relax, DE-Compress and Find Balance in Your Body.

David Scott Lynn will present the fundamentals of his unique system of finding and resolving physiological & neurological elements affecting postural distortion of the BodyMind, as well as how pain, dysfunction and limited movement manifest, and what to do about it.

You will learn a short, easy to do series of stretches designed to decompress your joints and tissues of your body to achieve Effortless Great Posture and Fluid, Energetic Movement without always thinking about it. You will understand how Conscious Stretching postures really work, from the inside out, and the ground up.

We will also explore the effects of meditation, thinking and scientific processes affecting one's neuromuscular system; especially working consciously with The Edges of neuromuscular & myofascial resistance and the parasympathetic (self-healing) nervous system.

You'll Also Receive a Link to a hidden page on his web site where you can Download his Brand New e-Book on the Simple Steps to Let-Go Yoga FOR FREE. It's packed with unique & useful information you'll find quite useful, and is an extension of this workshop.

Read About David's new e-Book and Let-Go Yoga HERE:

But DON'T buy it there. Wait for the workshop and you'll be able to access it for FREE!

This Workshop is VERY Useful for layperson as well as all kinds of Practitioners from Yoga teachers to Bodyworkers & Physical Therapists, to Personal trainers.

For over 30 years David has practiced and developed his system of DSL Edgework, a unique & effective approach to Conscious Stretching & Yoga-based bodywork.

David teaches the valuable science behind "Edgework", giving you an essential and practical understanding of the No Pain-More Gain approach. His system of DSL Edgework is based in part on an extensive practice and science of yoga and his unique perspectives on how the bodymind works, including much scientific study.

In addition to having clientele in many cities around America, David has trained therapists, including massage and neuromuscular therapists, physical therapists, yoga teachers and chiropractors around the country. His work is widely acknowledged as Leading Edge. DSL Edgework fully integrates principles of physical/mental yoga, yoga-based bodywork, and in-depth understandings of anatomy, kinesiology and physiology.

Feb. 18 - aetherplough presents:
a dance performance by movement artist Shinichi Iova-Koga

8pm • $10

Cellist April Faith-Slaker will accompany this performance.

Founded by Shinichi Iova-Koga in 1998, inkBoat is a performance collective working in fractured, filmic, delicate, and decayed environments. inkBoat’s performances evoke both the traditional and the experimental, drawing heavily from movements (political, artistic, personal) of challenge. Each performance is a dialogue between the apparent and hidden worlds.

Shinichi’s dance/theater/questioning process is informed by collaboration, whether with history, environment, gravity or fellow human beings.

Shinichi Iova-Koga and inkBoat are current artists in residence at ODC Theater in San Francisco.

Founded in 2008 by Susann Suprenant and Thom Sibbitt,
ætherplough was formed in response to a need to create context for contemporary performance in Omaha. The three-fold mission - create, produce, present - is the group's invitation to Omaha area artists of all backgrounds and artists from around the country to explore Omaha as a rich site for contemporary performance.

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