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.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

June 2013

OM Center • In the Old Market
1216 Howard Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
2013 OM Calendar of Events -Scroll Below Weekly Classes

Yoga • Tai Chi • Meditation

YOGA On-Going Drop-In Class• All Levels
Tuesdays 6-7:30pm • $14
Taught by Instructor Jennifer Pierce
Eclectic Hatha: meditation, relaxation, postures!

 Call for next 6 wk class dates 
Wednesdays • 5:45-7pm
6-week course • $90
Taught by Master Frank Fong
Learn “Awareness Through Movement”

MEDITATION • Thursdays • 6:30-8pm 
 $40 adv (4wks) or $12 drop in
Mind  over  Madness • MTPWTCM
Meditation Training for People Who Think They Can’t Meditate!
with Instructor Don McKenna

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• At A Glance CALENDAR 2013 •

1-2 Karuna Reiki I and II Class ~ Sudda Devi (Joyce Linbrunner) 9am-5pm POSTPONED
2- Krauna Reiki Master Class - Sudda Devi (Joyce Linbrunner) 9am-5pm POSTPONED
7 - Poetry Slam 7:30pm $7 (Special Fri. NOT the usual Sat. nite)
12- An Evening with Leonard Orr 7pm $8-$20/sliding scale• RSVP
13- Mind Over Madness Meditation Class• with Don McKenna • 6:30pm-8:30pm • Please call Om to RSVP
20- Mind Over Madness Meditation Class• with Don McKenna • 6:30pm-8:30pm • Please call Om to RSVP 
22- Libba Harman YOGA ~ LIVE Music ~ East Forrest • 6-7:30 Class
22- LIVE Music Concert of "East Forrest" ~ Sound Journey • 8:00pm 
27- Mind Over Madness Meditation Class• with Don McKenna • 6:30pm-8:30pm • Please call Om to RSVP
30- The Hichhikers Guide to Medical History • with Ted Kaptchuk • 7-8pm • $8RSVP/$10door/Scholarships

June 1,2 
Karuna Reiki Workshops (POSTPONED) 
Instructor Suddha Devi (Joyce Linbrunner) 
For laypersons and professionals. Take one weekend or both!!  
Karuna Reiki I  
June 1st  9am-Noon  $200 (Usui Master class pre-req) 4 contact hours 

Karuna Reiki II
June 1st  1-5pm  $200 •(Karuna I pre-req) 4 contact hours

Karuna Reiki Master Class 
 (Karuna II pre-req) 8 contact hours June 2nd  9am-5pm $400
*Class size is purposefully limited to 5 participants. Pre-requisites exist.
 Registration  RSVP CALL OM CENTER: 402.345.5078
For detailed Class questions contact Suddha at 402-740-0366, or visit

June 12, 2013 • Wednesday • 7pm, $8-$20/sliding scale • RSVP 
Fireside Chat  
Meet Leonard Orr 
. . . The Modern Day Yogi, Visionary, Teacher and Author,
Founder of the Conscious Breathing Movement, Rebirthing. 
Leonard is one of the elders of what we term today,“The New Age Movement” 

This is an invitation to be open to what emerges.  Leonard speaks on a variety of topics and always takes his participants on creative, thoughtful and visionary journeys. 
Topics may include…
Spiritual enlightenment , spiritual purification rebirthing breathwork, and spiritual purification.  
Leonard Orr is a life-long student of self-transformation, consciousness shifting, and is one of the pioneers of the New Age Movement! 
Leonard is the Founder of Rebirthing, a phenomenal self-healing tool
using conscious intuitive energy breathing. This is perhaps the most valuable self-healing ability that humans can learn.  
"Learning and mastering the simple and pleasurable
 principles of spiritual purification can “be hazardous to your misery.” 
Leonard Orr is the founder and father of the worldwide Conscious Energy Breathing –Rebirthing Breathwork movement. He discovered the technique in the mid 60’s. Through him it has spread like wild fire to over 27 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 8 immortal 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,
Thursdays 6:30pm-8:30pm • 4wks $55 or $15 drop in • PLEASE RSVP
 Mind over Madness
Meditation Class 
Meditation Training for People who Think 
They Can’t Meditate!
 Instructor Don McKenna  

Can’t meditate? Don’t know where to start? Don’t know your Mind from your Muladhara? This is your opportunity to ask someone who’s had his eyes closed(been in the dark) for 22 years!   

•enhance quality of life and decrease stress symptoms 
•decrease blood pressure 
•increase energy and reduce pain 
•decrease sleep-interfering cognitive processes (eg, worry)
•increase mindfulness, which in turn leads to symptom reduction and improved well-being
•reduce distress and improve positive mood states
Call OM to reserve your spot! 

Don McKenna is a Reiki Master/Teacher, student of Sri Vidya,
meditator in the Transcendental, Zen, Tibetan, and Tantric
traditions, Certified in Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong and Therapeutic Touch,
 and student of the meditative arts of aboriginal cultures.

June 22 • Yoga and live music 6pm/ $25 • 
Concert w/ East Forest 8pm/ $10 • both $30
Summer Solstice Events 
JULY 8pm "East Forest" • 6:00pm Libba Harmon
6:00pm • Summer Solstice Yoga
with Libba Harmon & East Forest Live
$25 RSVP / $30 day of
8pm • Sound Journey Concert
 Music of East Forest
Evening Show • 8pm • $10 Adv / $15 day of
June 30 • 7-8pm • $8RSVP/$10 door/scholarship

The Hitchhikers Guide to Medical History
With Ted Katpchuk
From Shamans, to Chinese Physicians to Medical Doctors 
A Personal Journey
This evening talk will describe Harvard professor Ted Kaptchuk's experience in Chinese medical school
and his later encounter with India's Ayurveda and the intellectual and emotional turmoil this created. 
His subsequent study of the Hippocratic Corpus failed to resolve the conflict for him.

 Ted will then explore the origin of Chinese, Ayurveda and Hippocratic Medicine in relationship to shamanic healing.
  He will elucidate the origins of modern medicine biomedicine, with an effort to describe “What is healing?”  
  Ted mixes personal stories, historical scholarship and
his extensive experience as a healer and scientist.    
This talk will be informative, entertaining and addressed to non-specialists
 and amazingly will be done in less than an hour with plenty of time for questions and discussion.   

 Ted Kaptchuk currently is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School where he investigates the placebo effects and the patient-practitioner relationship. He has published over 175 scientific and scholarly articles that have appeared in such journals as New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet and BMJ. He was one of the first Westerners to study Chinese medicine in China in the 1970s.  His The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine is considered a classic text. 
 Professor Kaptchuk entered the field of placebo research after pioneering the study of East Asian medicine in the United States and Europe and establishing himself as a scholar of multiple healing traditions. He is the author of The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine, a classic textbook, and was senior writer and researcher for the 9-hour BBC-TV series The Healing Arts, which documented healing practices around the world.
Professor Kaptchuk received a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Columbia University in 1968 and graduated with a degree in Chinese medicine from the Macao Institute of Chinese Medicine (Macao, China) in 1975. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in 1998 and Associate Professor in 2007.  From 1998 to 2011, Professor Kaptchuk was Associate Director of the Osher Research Center at Harvard Medical School.
He was a member of NCCAM’s National Advisory Council from 1999 to 2010 and an expert panelist for the FDA from 2001 to 2005. 

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