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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

2016 March • April • OM Calendar

OM Calendar
1216 Howard Street • Old Market • 402.345.5078 
Weekly and Special Events
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2016 • March • April 

• Weekly Classes • 
Yoga • Tai Chi • Meditation • QiGong 


Tuesdays • 6-7:30pm 
$14 drop in (10 classes pd in adv $12/class = $120)
On-Going Drop-In Classes or pay in adv. • All Levels 
Eclectic Hatha: meditation, relaxation, postures! 
Instructor: Jennifer Pierce


Wednesdays •  5:45-7pm
New class starting: CALL OM 
$100  6-wk course Must RSVP
Learn “Awareness Through Movement”
Instructor:  Master Frank Fong 


Thursdays • 7-8:30pm 
$40 (4 wks)  (Call if interested in one class only) MUST RSVP
Instructor: Don McKenna 


CALL OM FOR New Classes: 
Instructors: Sarah Brandt and Pete Starr 

DRUM JOURNEY • Equinox Gathering 

Friday • March 19 • 7:30pm 
Instructor: Don McKenna 

2016 Calendar • At A Glance

 2        QiGong with Pete Starr (5 week course begins) • 5:30-7p
11       Free Talk - Intro to The Way of The Shaman Workshop • 7-8:30pm 
12       Poetry Slam • 7:30pm 
12-13  The Way of The Shaman Workshop • Taught by Ellen Winner 
16       Free Talk and Shamanic Journey "Healing Thru The Way Of The Horse" Free 7pm
18-20  Vedic Thai-Yoga Massage Workshop • 24 CEU'S • Mukti • F/S/S • 9am-5pm 
19       Spring Equinox Drum Journey / Don McKenna, LIly Marie Livingston,Ryan Muff • 7:30pm

2, 3      Baxter Bell - Yoga Weekend Workshop 
9          Poetry Slam 7:30pm 
9-10     EXPO Body-Mind-Spirit Omaha's Holistic Health Expo • OM Sponsored -(Not at OM - @Baxter Arena) 
12-17   Dr. Lad Ayurvedic Consultations/Panchakarma Call for Appt time
20        Sound Journey with Crown Of Eternity • 7-9pm $20/$25 day of
28-3     Dr. David Bole Returns • Tibetan Tranquility Meditation, Non-Insertive Acupuncture     

 ... Keep Scrolling! 
Wednesday, March 2 * 5:30-7pm --POSTPONED.. Will set new date in Summer/ Call OM
QiGong with Phillip "Pete" Starr 

Qigong, or chi kung (literally: "Life Energy or Vital Energy Cultivation") is a holistic system of coordinated body postures and movement, breathing, and meditation used for health, spirituality, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (pronounced "chee") or what has been translated as "life energy".

According to Taoist philosophy, respectively, qigong allows access to higher realms of awareness, awakens one's "true nature", and helps develop human potential. Qigong practice typically involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and calm meditative state of mind. Qigong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide for recreation, exercise, relaxation, health maintenance, self-healing, and training for certain martial arts.
began studying martial arts in 1956, including judo, Kyokushin karate, Shito-ryu karate, Baixingquan (a form of Northern Shaolin kung fu), baguazhang, taijiquan, xingyiquan, and Filipino arnis. In 1976 he won the United States Karate Association's Grand Championships, becoming the first kung-fu stylist to win the title of National Champion. He is also a two-time winner of the Amateur Athletic Union's Chinese Martial Arts National Tournament. He has taught qigong, taijiquan, and Chinese martial arts in Omaha for many, many years. He has also authored five books on the (Chinese) martial arts: The Making Of A Butterfly, Martial Mechanics, Martial Maneuvers, Hidden Hands, and Developing Jin, as well as writing numerous articles for various magazines and e-magazines, including Inside Kung Fu andTruwaza. Starr lived in Liuzhou City, Guangxi, China, and has now returned to the Omaha area.

Fri/Sat/Sun, March 11, 12, 13 
Way Of The Shaman Workshop

March 16 * 7pm * FREE
Evening Talk and Shamanic Journey
Introduction into "Awakening Your Shamanic Connection"
Healing Through the Way of the Horse with Brent Bowyer
Experience a Shamanic journey and meet Brent Bowyer. 
Call OM to RSVP your Free spot! 

This talk and experience is an introduction to the workshop
coming April 1-3. (Workshop itself not at OM)   
(Upcoming retreat " Becoming the Horse" Awakening Your Shamanic Connection
-workshop. April 1,2,3 with Brent Bowyer and Carol Meade

"Magic Journeys and Healing Through the Way of the Horse" 
(Brent's 3 day workshop is NOT at OM Center. 
Please call Brent for information: 712-308-2052)
Friday April 1 -- 10:00 a .m. thru Sunday April 3 -- 3 p.m. 
This is an experiential workshop where students will learn: 
-Basic shamanic journeying: connecting with spirit guides and
   helpers using a drum-beat 
-To meet power animal guides 
-To interact with horses to help you achieve greater physical, 
   mental, emotional, and spiritual balance 
-Empowerment and authenticity 
-Healing power of hero's journey 
-To journey with heart and intuition 
-To connect deeply with nature 
-No Horse Experience Necessary.
   All horse activities are experienced on the ground. 

Cost: $249.00 Early Bird Registration (on or before March 17th) $275.00 Registrations between March 18 to March 31 
Cost includes on site lodging (dormitory style room sharing) & course materials. Meals available at additional cost. Space is limited so sign up early! 
To register or for more information, please contact: Carole Meade 515-279-9625 or 
Brent Bowyer 712-308-2052 

Fri/Sat/Sun•  9am-5pm •  March 18, 19, 20 * 24 CEU'S -MUST RSVP
Vedic Thai-Yoga Workshop

Saturday, March 19 • 7:30pm • Love Donation 

Sat/Sun March 2-3     
Baxter Bell • Yoga Evolution 
Baxter will share the newest and most relevant findings from such diverse topics as bone health to improving brain function, and you'll learn some surprisingly easy new practices that support both!

Join us in welcoming back Baxter Bell, MD back to Omaha for this rich, juicy and fascinating weekend yoga workshop on Yoga Evolution!
Ideally, your personal yoga practice changes, shifts and grows over time to meet the unique life circumstances and arising goals of your one-of-a-kind life. 

This weekend Baxter will help you to refine, refresh and advance your practice-to help it evolve! AND, the world of Yoga is also evolving with all kinds of new discoveries through ongoing research on how yoga can support Healthy Aging and your personal well being. 

Saturday April 2nd 
Evolution Asana Practice #1 | 9:30 am – 11:00 am
This 90-minute class consists of a well-balanced physical practice that incorporates
the latest innovations in Baxter’s Yoga for Healthy Aging program.
Experiential Session Part 1 | 1 pm - 2:50 pm
Let the Evolution Begin!
This kick-off session will include an introduction to the accessible concepts of Yoga Evolution and a well-balanced stress
 reducing yoga practice to help set the stage for our upcoming sessions this weekend.
Experiential Session Part 2 | 3 pm – 5:00 pm
Foundations of Evolution
Change often requires energy reserves and clarity of purpose. Our practice in this session will help us define the personal goals
 and the changes and you’d like to evolve in the coming months, while improving your overall physical and mental strength and determination.

Sunday April 3rd  
Evolution Asana Practice #2 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
This 90-minute class consists of a well-balanced physical practice that incorporates the latest innovations in Baxter’s Yoga for Healthy Aging program.
Experiential Session Part 3 | 12 pm - 1:50 pm
Evolution Time-Line
Change takes time, especially beneficial change. It turns out that even basic changes in your body, such as improving flexibility, takes time. Muscles and their support wrapping Fascia change at different rates, and your classes and home practice need to help support changes in a patient and thoughtful way. Our practice today will get you started on this evolutionary path in a challenging yet playful way, leaving you ready to navigate all that life presents to you!
Experiential Session Part 4 | 2 pm – 4:00 pm
The Slow Yoga Movement
You may recall the Slow Food Movement that swept the globe a few years ago. A similar philosophy also applies to our yoga practice- slowing down, dropping in, and reaping amazing personal health benefits. In our afternoon session, Baxter share some of the most exciting research findings on Yoga and your health, and we will do a Slow Yoga practice to finish your day off and leave you radiant and refreshed!

About Your Teacher:
Baxter Bell, MD, eRYT500 fell in love with yoga in 1993 while he was working full-time as a family physician. His appreciation for the potential of yoga for fostering health, healing, and equanimity was so great, he soon stepped down from his medical practice and trained to become a yoga teacher.
Now, he focuses on teaching yoga full time, both to ordinary students of all ages and physical conditions, and to the next generation of yoga teachers, to whom he teaches anatomy and yoga therapy along with his accessible, skillful style of yoga. He also sees students privately, helping them use yoga to help heal from and/or cope with a wide range of medical conditions.
With 17 years of teaching experience under his belt, Baxter brings a unique perspective to his teaching, combining his understanding of anatomy and medicine with his skill at instructing people from all walks of life and all levels of ability. In addition to teaching classes, workshops, and retreats internationally, Baxter is a presenter at Yoga Journal Conferences and the International Association of Yoga Therapy’s Sytar Conference, and teaches online courses and classes at Yoga U Online. 
Baxter is also the co-founder and writer for the popular Yoga for Healthy Aging blog, where he shares his knowledge of medical conditions, anatomy, and yoga with practitioners and teachers across the world. He has written articles for Yoga Journal and the journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapy. And he is often quoted as an expert on yoga and health by major national news outlets such as the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.
To learn more, visit,, and his YouTube channel Baxter Bell Yoga.
Due to the contract with our traveling teacher, and the limited number of enrollments we can offer, there will be no refunds offered for no shows or for cancellations after 3/25/16.

Saturday •  April 9, 2016 • 7:30pm • $5
OM 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 9-10  NOT AT OM.. OM Center is a sponsor
EXPO Body-Mind-Spirit Omaha's Holistic Health Expo

OM Sponsored -(Not at OM - @Baxter Arena) 
The 9th Annual - OMAHA HEALTH, WELLNESS, & FITNESS EXPO - The Mind-Body-Spirit Fair is back
at the all NEW - UNO Baxter Arena at Aksarben Village!!! Free Parking!!     
Great space, new facility, etc. 

April 12-17 
 Ayurvedic Consultations and Panchakarma
 with Dr. Lad from India

Consultations and Panchakarma (Massage) 
Dr. Meenal Lad, From India Ayurvedic Physician and relative of Dr. Lad (Albuquerque Institute) 
Ayurvedic Physician

Call OM soon for an appointment * 402.345.5078

Please Call OM soon for an appointment * 402.345.5078 
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 (our constitution) (Vata, Pitta, Kapha). 

* Ayurvedic Consultations 
($95 Approx. 45min- 1 hour)
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 
($295 Approx. 2-3 hours depending on your constitution)
Panchakarma Therapy cleanses toxins (Amma) from the body to restore, balance, rejuvenate health and enhance immune function through:
1) Evaluation of Constitution 
2) Abhyanga Ayurvedic Massage with 2 therapists and herbal medicated oil for detoxifying
3) Shirodhara Oil Treatment: warm oil poured on the forehead, balancing emotions and mind
4) In-room Sauna

Be prepared to have oil in your hair....Bring a robe and slippers.

Dr. Meenal Lad
Dr.Meenal Lad has an extensive background in Ayurveda and has a Masters Degree in Dravyaguna Ayurveda Pharmacology research and development. She is a Professor of Ayurvedic Science and a Professor at College of Ayurveda and Research Centre in India. She is an Ayurvedic M.D and has a PhD in Holistic Health/Ayurveda. 
Dr. Rajesh's Herbs carried by: Garry & Sun USA 1-888-98

Wednesday, April 20
Sound Journey with Crown Of Eternity

April 28-May 3
Dr. David Bole Ph.D.,A.P (Lama Losang) 
Acupuncture / Tibetan Tranquility Meditation
Call today for an appointment with Dr. Bole 

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