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, August 7, 2014

August-December 2014

2014 OM Center Event Calendar 
WELCOME to 2014 - The Year of the Horse!
Aug • Sept • Oct • Nov • Dec 2014
1216 Howard Street • Old Market • 402.345.5078
• 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 Starting Call OM  
$100  6-wk course  
Instructor:  Master Frank Fong 
Learn “Awareness Through Movement”

New Classes staring Call OM
Instructor: Don McKenna 
A guided relaxation cultivating the mediation experience

• Events Monthly At A Glance •
9   Sat. • Poetry Slam • 7:30pm • $7  
23 Sat. Susi Amendola FREE Talk on OYBC Yoga Teacher Certification 1:30 pm   
23 Sat. Susi Amendola FREE  Meditation 1:30pm   

10 Wed. New Beginning Tai Chi Starts 5:45-7:00pm (6 wk course) Must RSVP
11, 18 Thurs. • Yin Yoga Workshop "Hip Opening" core foundation • 6-7:30pm Must RSVP
13 Sat. • 7:30pm • $7 Poetry Slam 
10 Thru October 12th "Clothing Drive" Sponsored By Healing Winds Inipi
Children & Residents of the Native American Rosebud Reservation St. Francis, South Dakota

2-7  Ayurveda Consultations and Panchakarma • Dr. Kaushul  (Ayurvedic Doctor from India)
9, 16 Thurs. • Yin Yoga Workshop "Hip Opening" core foundation • 6-7:30pm Must RSVP
11 Sat. • The Future of Our Food in The 21st Century • 3-5pm FREE • Dr. John Ikerd 
11   Sat. • 7:30pm • $7 Poetry Slam
12   Sun. Clothing Drive DROP OFF DEADLINE: for Rosebud Reservation 
18, 19 Polarity Therapy Training CEU's Kenny Parker 
30 - Dec 11 • Beginners Yin Yoga Workshop • Must RSVP (6 classes $72)
      October 30, November 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11 

1       The Four Goals of Human Life - Talk and Tea • Br. Shantamrita (Disciple of Amma) • 2-4p
6-10  Toyohari Acupuncture Dr. David Bole (Lama Losang) Acupuncture, Meditation and Class
7       Poetry Regional Slam • 7:30p • $5
8       Poetry Slam (Continuation of Regionals) • 7:30pm • $5 
8       The Art of Living with Lama Losang • 9:30-5:30pm • 7 CEUs 
9       Tibetan Tranquility Meditation with Lama Losang • 10am-Noon
14     "What Does Compassion Look Like?" • Benefit Art Show - Opening Reception • 6-9p 
15     Concert: Gerald Trimble and The New Atlantis • 7:30p • $10adv/$15door 
16     DATE CHANGE: TO JANUARY 25, 2015
Sun. The First "2014 Regional Yoga Asana Exhibition and Competition" 
         Presented by Yoga Sport Center and USA Yoga Federation

6      3rd Annual OM Holiday Art Bazaar • 11-5p • FREE 
11    Concert: Ximena Borges • 7pm • $10adv/$13door
13    Poetry Slam • 7:30p • $5

• Event Details •

23 Sat. Susi Amendola FREE Talk on OYBC Yoga Teacher Certification 1:30 pm   
23 Sat. Susi Amendola FREE  Meditation 1:30pm   

Saturday • September 9 • 7:30pm • $7
Poetry Slam 
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

Saturday • September 10-October 15 • 5:45-7:00pm • $100 (6wks) MUST RSVP
Beginning Tai Chi Class
Instructor Frank Fong
Learn “Awareness Through Movement”

September 10 -THRU- October 12 (drop off deadline)
"Clothing Drive" 
Sponsored By Healing Winds Inipi
Children & Residents of the Native American Rosebud Reservation

St. Francis, South Dakota
Bring them by OM Center BEFORE October 12, 2014
Available for Drop Off between now til Oct. 12th...….Tues-Sat. 1-5pm

The Children and Residents of St Francis, S.D., on the Native American Rosebud Reservation, desperately need your support, in the form of warm winter clothing to
help ward off the harsh bitter cold of the forth coming winter conditions.
The temperatures fall well below zero and their lack of comfortable warm clothing
makes for extremely unpleasant living conditions. 

No Children anywhere in this world, day and age, should be placed in a position
 of life threatening circumstances, through no doing of their own! 
up until the 12th of October to OM Center and they will be immediately transported to Chief Reginald Left Hand Bull, of the St. Francis community, for direct distribution to his people in need.
With much Gratitude and Thanks from Chief Left Hand Bull  


October Now thru November 1st
Calling All Artist's!.. 
2nd Annual Call for Art for Compassion Omaha's
"What does Compassion look like?"  Art Show & Benefit November 14 - December 2, 2014 or 402.957.1087

The Challange: Using Post-it notes from the Five Days of Compassion, create a small, 2D piece of sell-able art answering the question: What does  Compassion Look Like? 
NOVEMBER 12, 2-6pm: Drop-off ready to display artwork with paperwork to OM Center 
NOVEMBER 14, 6-9pm: Opening reception, OM Center. Invite your friends, buyers! 
DECEMBER 2, noon-5pm: Pick up art from OM Center. 

October 2-7 • Call for Appointments 
Ayurveda Consultations and Panchakarma 
with Dr. Kaushul  
(Ayurvedic Doctor from India)
• Ayurvedic Consultations 
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
(2 1/2 hour session, by appt only) Panchakarma Therapy cleanses toxins (Amma)
 from the body to restore, balance, rejuvenate health and enhance immune function through:
1) Evaluation of Constitution/dietary recommendations
2) Abhyanga Ayurvedic Massage with 2 therapists and herbal medicated oil for detoxifying.
3) Shirodhara Oil Treatment: warm oil poured on the forehead, balances emotions/mind.
4) In-room Sauna.
Approximately 2 1/2-3 hours ..Allow about 3 hours for your appointment…
Be prepared to have oil in your hair….Bring a robe and slippers.

Please Call OM Center to schedule appts. 345-5078
Ayurveda is a system of healing that has its roots in ancient India, Tibet and Nepal
and is the oldest intact healing system in existence on our planet. Ayuh means life and veda means wisdom; Ayurveda literally means the wisdom of life. According to Ayurveda every individual is a microcosm of the cosmos; the outer life and the inner life are reflections of one another.
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(vata, pitta, kapha). 
Dr. Kamini Kaushal
Dr. Kaushal is from Jaipur, India, is an Ayurvedic Physician and associate of Dr. Rajesh, 
and a Professor of Ayurvedic Science (medicinal plant pharmacology)
in Rishikul Govt. Ayurvedic PG college,Haridwar (UK) 
Dr. Kaushal is actively involved in Ayurvedic Research & Development of
new treatment protocols for various forms of cancer & Diabetes. 
Dr. Rajesh's Herbs carried by: Garry & Sun USA 1-888-98 HERBS

Thursdays • October 9 and 16 • 6-7:30pm
Yin Based Yoga Two Day Workshop 
Must RSVP (2 classes $24) 
"Hip Opening" Improve mobility and flexibility , as well as
 reduce stress and soothe emotions with this 2-part workshop.

Saturday • October 11 • 3-5pm FREE Talk
The Future of Our Food in the 21st Century  
Dr. John Ikerd
As part of 2014 Food Day Omaha, The Humane Society of the United States invites you to a free discussion regarding animal welfare within the U.S. food system. The HSUS celebrates farmers and ranchers who give proper care to their animals, act in accordance with the basic ethics of compassion and practice humane and environmentally sustainable agriculture. This event, held in collaboration with the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, will provide you with knowledge on the impact of industrialized agriculture.

Dr. John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Missouri Columbia, will share his unique perspective on the catastrophic impact of industrialized agriculture. You’ll also learn which Nebraska farmers raise their animals humanely and sustainably, giving you an alternative to factory farmed food. Cheese samples, snacks and beverages will be available.

RSVP today for this free humane farming discussion. Contact Jocelyn Nickerson at if you have additional questions.

Saturday • October 11 • 7:30pm • $7
Poetry Slam 
Open mic starts at 7:30 followed by the Slam • Sign up BEFORE 7:30; signup Limited
What is a Poetry Slam? It's competition poetry; meaning humor, politics, enlightenment, sex, entertainment masquerading as literature, literature masquerading as entertainment.

Saturday/Sunday • October 18, 19 (16 CEU'S)  • 10am-6pm
Quantum Energy Healing Seminar
The Polarity Healing Method of Dr. Randolph Stone
Instructor Kenny Paker
Human energy fields and how they work 
-Polarity Therapy theory/Energy Mapping
-Headache treatment
-Complete Polarity healing session
• -Polarity exercises for vitality and super energy
-• Positive self awareness techniques

Kenny Parker, RPP, Director of the Polarity Institute of Texas. Kenny has been teaching Bodywork and Polarity Therapy for 15 years. His course is fun, thorough, brilliant and informative. No previous experience is necessary to learn these techniques.
Kenny Parker -Sound Healer -A founding member of 1960's Austin psychedelic rock band, Shiva's Headband, Kenny Parker is now known for his Shamanic Tibetan Bowl healing performances, instrumental classical guitar compositions and recordings. Combining his love of music and his extensive experience with the Healing Arts, Kenny is truly a pioneer on the cutting edge of this new frontier known as Sound Healing.

Thursdays • Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11 
Yin Based Yoga Series 
Must RSVP (6 wks $72)
"Mindful Movement, Compassionate Consciousness"
Join us on a six week journey to strengthen the spine, regulate energy pathways, 
and nourish receptivity. Enjoy heightened awareness through a medley of meditative asanas.  

Jasmine Soori is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Soul Coach, Intuitive reader, 
Karuna Reiki Master and Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach. 
Her passion is connecting you to your inner truth and helping you live the most vibrant, 
healthy, and fulfilling life imaginable!


November 6-10, 2014 • Call for Private Acupuncture Appointments 
Dr. Lama David Bole 
Returns to Omaha for: Acupuncture Appointments, Meditation and
The Art Of Living Class
Health Concerns? Call OM for Appointment Dr. David Bole will be available for
Toyohari Acupuncture Appointments  (Non-insertive needling) - Private Sessions  Call OM 402-345-5078

Saturday • November 8, 2014 • 9:30-5:30pm (Massage CUE'S)
The Art Of Living
Dr. David Bole (Lama Losang)
Five Elements  • Acupressure • Tai Chi • Meditation • Psychology of Happiness 
Art of Living Description:
This course is a personal journey to discover and explore effective methods for enhancing your health and happiness. It is based on traditional Oriental healing principles that are thousands of years old and encompasses ways of healing body, mind and spirit.

What you will learn:
• Sitting and walking meditation for serenity and peace of mind
• Tai Chi/Chi Kung  gentle stretching for strength, flexibility and balance
• Five Element approach to a healthy lifestyle, including diet and nutrition
• Acupressure: Five Element massage therapy for self healing and relaxation
• Psychology of Happiness for cultivating loving kindness and compassion

Lama Losang: (Dr. David Bole) is currently director of the Traditional Acupuncture Center, a holistic healthcare facility in Gainesville, Florida. He is the resident teaching Lama for the Gainesville Karma Thegsum Chöling, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation center under the guidance of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery in Woodstock, NY. 
Lama Losang received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Univ. of Florida, is a licensed Acupuncture Physician, and teaches Asian medicine, meditation, and Tai Chi Chuan. He completed the three-year retreat in the Karma Kagyu lineage tradition. As a Westerner trained in these ancient healing arts, Lama Losang is able to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western philosophical approaches and provides a unique synthesis to health and healing. 

Saturday • November 8 • 7:30pm • $7
Poetry Slam 
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.

Sunday • November 9 • 10am-Noon • $15 ADV / $20 Day of
Tibetan Tranquility Meditation • Lama Losang
Teachings on how to rest and stabilize the mind, necessary for insight meditation. This is a method for directly seeing the mind’s true nature. Buddha would often compare himself to a physician and the teachings to medicine.
All welcome, no previous training needed!

November  14 • 6-9pm Opening Reception (Showing thru December 2)
"What Does Compassion Look Like" Art Show and Benefit

Using Post-it notes from the Five Days of Compassion, artist's will create a small, 2D piece of sell-able art answering the question: What does  Compassion Look Like?   

ABOUT COMPASSION OMAHA: We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit group dedicating to engaging, in- spiring and educating through events and activities which foster active compassion toward all beings, including nonviolence, tolerance/acceptance and universal responsibility. The core group of our board of directors has been bringing events, like the Gaden Shartse Monks, to Omaha for over 20 years. We’re always thinking of new ways to help people consider their daily actions as opportunities to make a difference for someone.

DATE CHANGE This event has been changed to: JANUARY 25, 2015

 Was--November 16, 2014 
Presented by Yoga Sport Center & USA Yoga Federation -The First 2014 
"Regional Yoga Asana Exhibition and Competition" 
Participate, Volunteer, Compete or Attend!
Call Kelli to find out how! 
 Our intention is to make this a fun, community-building, annual event to raise awareness of the benefits of yoga practice!  Your participation and support will contribute to the awakening that there is yoga for everyone!  Asana competition may be a new concept, but, please consider...  
"Asana exhibition is a vehicle for self-expression and expansion.  It is an intimate experience of self-honor, trust, and competency where one can express their greatest strengths of body, mind and spirit." 

Please let me know how you can participate!  Kelli Morgan
Yoga Sport Center and Liv Yoga

Presented by Yoga Sport Center & USA Yoga Federation
2014 Regional Yoga Asana Exhibit & Competition NE & IA
Who: 3 Divisions: Youth 12-17; Adult 18-49; Senior 50+
What: Nebraska’s first Hatha Yoga Asana Exhibition & Competition
Why: To SHARE a passion, INSPIRE others, THRIVE in life & have FUN!
When: Sunday, November 16, 2014. Doors open 1pm – Exhibition 2pm
How: To compete you must register as a competitor with USA Yoga
Entry Fee:  $25 entry fee by October 15th.
Tickets: Advanced $15 – Limited Seating Available – $20 Door – if available

Please Visit:  for rules, information and registration
To purchase tickets:  
For sponsorships, donations for competitors and or judge’s gift bags, volunteers or other information,
please call Kelli Morgan, YSC Bellevue Ne, 402-932-9642


Sat • December 6 • 11am-5pm • Gawk and Shop! 
OM Center's Traditional Holiday Art Bazaar
Local Art • Global Beauty

Please Come by for Holiday Cheering, Meet the Artists, Music, Chair Massage, 
Shop & Gawk  . . . Bring friends, family or happy strangers!
Featuring: Lute Music with Kenneth Bé and Chair Massage with OM Massage Therapists
• Roxanne Wach
• William Holland
• Clay Cunningham
• Gerard Pefung
• Kathleen Coy
• Otis Xll
• Leela Brunner 
• Kristi Pederson
•Marea Whitaker Bishop
~~INDIA ~ NEPAL ~ TIBET~~~Art from Mic Novak 

• OM MassageTherapists! ...and more surprises! 
OM HOLISTIC CLINIC: Massage Therapy Acupuncture, Herbology, Bio-Pulsar

CLASSES: Yoga, Chi Gong, Tai Chi,

Thurs. •  December 11  •  7:00pm-8:30pm • $10 adv. Call OM RSVP • $13 day of
Performing a wonderful collage of old standards, contemporary songs and classic Christmas songs with a twist. Using only her voice, she loops sounds, beats, and harmonies together and magically sings over her own self-constructed orchestra!

“It is mind-boggling how Ximena gets so many sounds from her own body, but she does magnificently enchant”
The Hufftington Post

See videos at links attached below and BIO

Happy New Year!! See you Next Year in 2015
Expect Miracles! 
Thank you for your all of you support throughout our years!!
OM Staff and Family

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Omaha Healing Arts Center
 1216 Howard Street • Omaha, NE 68102 •
• 402.345.5078  •