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, March 6, 2019

March | April | May 2019

OM Calendar

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1216 Howard Street • Old Market • 402.345.5078 
Weekly and Special Events
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Spring 2019

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

Every Tuesday • On-Going • 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

 NEW! Thursdays • March 7-May 30 • 5:30-6:30pm 
$10 drop in
All Levels Hatha: meditation, relaxation, postures! 
Instructor: Julia Beutler
**No class March 21, April 4, April 11, and May 2**

New dates coming soon....

6-week session / $100
Instructor:  Master Frank Fong

Stay tuned for new dates!
$40 (4 wks) MUST RSVP
Instructor: Don McKenna 

Month At a Glance
March-May 2019

7-May 30  NEW! Yoga with Julia | 5:30-6:30pm | $10 drop-in | all levels
8-10   POSTPONED Mukti returns! Thai Massage on the Table | 24 CEUs | See below for details! 
29-31 Nischala Devi returns! | See below for details!

2-14    The Monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery Return! See below for details....
18       Kirtan with Ron Osborne | 7 pm | love donations | see below for details!
22-30  Dr. Minakshi Joshi, Ayurvedic Physician returns! | See below for details!

4        Learn Muscle Testing with Dr. Tom Smith, D.C. | 1-4 pm | See below for details!
5       Drum and Crystal Bowl Journey with Sue McCarthy and Don McKenna | See below for details!
16-21   Dr. Lama David Bole returns! | See below for details!
18      Introduction to Asian Healing Arts | 9am-5pm | $55 adv, $65 door | See below for details!
19      Tibetan Tranquility Meditation with Dr. Bole | 10am-Noon | $15 adv, $20 door | See below!
31       NEW! 3rd Eye Opening with Brian Assam | 7-9 pm | See below for details!

OM Event Details


Mukti Returns!
September 13 | Vedic Thai Massage on the Table | $195 | 8 CEUs

  • Ayurvedic assessments for postural and emotional integrity
  • Refined delicate details for perfect exchanges with recipients and self during a treatment
  • Optimum positionings for optimum effects
  • Vedic terminologies including familiarization with physical and ethereal anatomies
  • 8 CEUs for massage therapists
  • 9 am - 4 pm 

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September 14-15 | Vedic Thai Massage on the Futon | $350 | 16 CEUs

  • Ayurvedic assessments for postural and emotional integrity
  • Refined delicate details for perfect exchanges with recipients and self during a treatment
  • Optimum positionings for optimum effects
  • Vedic terminologies including familiarization with physical and ethereal anatomies
  • 16 CEUs for massage therapists
  • 9 am - 4 pm each day

 ~ Take both classes for a total of 24 CEUs | $500 ~
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A Weekend with Nischala Joy Devi
Fri 3/29/19 6:00-8:00P + Sat & Sun 3/30-3/31/19 9:00A-5:30P | $275

Nischala Joy Devi is a masterful teacher and healer. For many years she has been highly respected as an international advocate for her innovative way of expressing Yoga and its subtle uses for spiritual growth. Her dynamic delivery and deep inner conviction empower each individual, allowing the teachings to expand beyond boundaries and limitations of any one tradition enabling her to touch people’s hearts.

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APRIL 2-14, 2019 • Open Daily 1-5 pm for mandala viewing

TICKETS: •  402.345.5078 •
“All Event” Tix Available

The monks wanted to stop in Omaha one more time before they return to the Monastery in India!

Blessings & Healing Sessions - home, business and personal - AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT: Call 402.345.5078


• Tuesday, April 2 • 7pm • Donation

• Daily viewing: April 3-14, 1-5pm • Donation

Watch the Monks recreate the ancient tradition of building a sacred sand painting dedicated to Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. Viewing this detailed Mandala opens the mind and awakens the spirit. When a Mandala is built of sand, the goodness it brings is multiplied by the number of grains of sand it contains. Stop by daily to see it evolve.


• Wednesday, April 3 • 7pm • $20 ADV/$25 at door

This powerful ritual helps remove obstacles that prevent one from achieving enlightenment. The Lama places colored strings and fabric (ritually fused to represent obstacles) on participants. The obstacles are cut using Weapons of Wisdom, opening the door to liberation, wisdom and achieving your goals.

Benefit Art Show - First Friday - Live Tibetan Art!


• Friday, April 5 • 6-9pm • Free

• Daily viewing: Apr. 3-14 • 1-5pm & during events

Experience compassion from a visual point of view. Artists create art inspired by Post-it Note suggestions for a more compassionate Omaha from Compassion Omaha’s signature event, Five Days of Compassion. (Art sales benefit artists, CO, and Monastery.) Join us on First Friday to meet the artists and see the monks creating the sand mandala.

COMPASSION & HEALING: Opening Blessing & Healing Talk

• Saturday, April 6 • 10am • Baxter Arena •  Mainstage at the Omaha Health Expo

Join the monks as they offer a blessing to open the Expo and then discuss the deep connection of compassion in healing. (Register for your free ticket at - look for 2019 Health Expo!)

Guided Healing Meditation - All Are Welcome


• Saturday, April 6 • 7pm • $20 ADV/$25 at door

Join us for our traditional Healing for Healers. This ritual cleansing by Vajravidharan, Buddha of Purification, removes negativity and its subtle imprints, bringing clarity of body, mind and spirit. Especially beneficial to those in the healing arts, this ritual is open to everyone.

Chanting & Blessings


• Sunday, April 7 • 2pm • $15 ADV/$20 at door

A favorite event over the years! The monks end their day with this warm, chanted ceremony reminding us to be grateful for blessings overflowing – literally. Bring a wish or request for any kind of blessing. The ceremony is followed by a brief, silent meditation.

Offering Ceremony


• Tuesday, April 9 • 7pm • $15 ADV/$20 at door

An Omaha first! This special offering to Tara, the female Buddha who embodies the wisdom and compassion of all enlightened beings, helps end the suffering all sentient beings and assists us on our spiritual path. The offering uses ritual cakes, instruments and chanting. The puja is followed by a brief Q & A.

Guided Meditation


• Friday, April 12 • 7pm • $20 ADV/$25 at door

The Bodhisattva Chenrezig embodies the universal compassion of all the Buddhas. The blessing of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara/Kwan Yin/Kannon) helps us be more peaceful and compassionate in times of instability. Be initiated to Chenrezig’s mantra: Om Mani Padme Hum, which contains the essence of all of Buddha’s teachings.


• Sunday, April 14 • 2pm • $10 adult/$5 kids 5-12

Be a part of this traditional blessing at OM Center. The meditative Mandala practice culminates with a ceremony and destruction of the Chenrezig Mandala, signifying the transience of life. Participants receive a small piece of the Mandala.

Tax-deductible donations accepted at all events.
Scholarships available - contact OM.


Sacred Chant at OM

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm | open to all with love donations

Join Ron Osborne for an evening of kirtan -- call and response mantra chanting!

Ron has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 30 years. He is certified by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers worldwide, completed their intensive 500 hour teachers training course and has visited and lived in Sivananda Ashrams around the world.


DR. JOSHI RETURNS: Panchakarma Treatments and Ayurvedic Consultations
April 22-30

Panchakarma Treatments
2-3 hours in length
$295; includes consultation

Ayurvedic Consultations
45 min - 1 hour, depending on situation 
Pulse, tongue, and eye evaluation, body typing, individualized treatment plan, and more

Call OM to schedule!


A Workshop with Dr. Tom Smith, D.C.
Saturday, May 4, 1-4pm | $55  (3 hour CEU)

Dr. Tom Smith is a chiropractor, and is the founder of Heartland Chiropractic in Bellevue, NE.

Applied kinesiology (AK) which is also known as muscle strength testing, is a method of testing various muscles and trigger points which are linked to particular organs and glands. Specific muscle weakness can signal distant internal imbalances.

In this workshop, you'll begin learning the art of muscle testing and how it can be used in your practice and daily life. You will learn how to test others, test yourself, and how you can gain information and apply results to your practice and personal health. Learn from someone with almost 30 years of experience in utilizing muscle testing in practice. 

Dr. Tom Smith, D.C. is an 1993 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. He also has a degree from Iowa State University and Faith Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, is board certified in chiropractic neurology, and is a certified NET practitioner. 

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Drum and Crystal Bowl Journey with Chakra Blessing using Sacred Mantras

Sunday, May 5, 2019 | 7:00-8:30 pm | RSVP Requested / Love donations accepted

Drum journeys have been very popular at the OM Center. Based on shamanic tradition, drum journeys support the traveler in a lucid waking dream state that can be relaxing, healing, and informative -- often transformational. Combined with the penetrating healing power of the crystal bowls, sacred mantras will be chanted for the first time at the body chakras for balance and clarity. All together, this journey is a one-of-a-kind sound immersion experience.

Sue McCarthy has been involved with the spiritual community for the past 30 years. She has been facilitating Crystal Bowl Healing and Meditations since her life changed when she was introduced to the bowls. Sue will play her crystal bowls to balance the chakras and heal the body. The waves of sound wash clean and restore our cognitive process to a state of perception and appreciation of beauty that, in and of itself, is a form of gratitude and healing. 

Having studied in the US, India, and Malaysia, Don McKenna is a meditation and mindfulness facilitator at OM and around the Omaha metro. His drum journeys have been a popular feature at the OM Center over the years. He will be leaving the Omaha area and is offering this token of appreciation to his friends.

RSVP requested: Call OM


Asian Healing Arts and Tranquility Meditation with Dr. David Bole Ph.D., A.P. (Lama Losang)
May 16-21, 2019

Toyohari Acupuncture is a refined system of Japanese 5-phase meridian therapy, based on a practitioner's acute palpation, ability to feel Chi, and special non-insertive needle techniques. Appointments available Thursday-Monday, May 16-20. $90 for first appointment, $75 for follow-ups. Call OM to schedule!

Introduciton to Asian Healing Arts on Saturday, May 18; 9am-noon, 1:30pm-5pm. $55 in advance, $65 day of. CEUs available! Open to all - laypersons and professionals. Learn 5-element approach to a healthy lifestyle; meditation techniques; gentle movement techniques for strength, flexibility, and balance; acupressure massage; and the Psychology of Happiness. MUST RSVP to prepare printed materials. Call OM to register!

Tibetan Tranquility Meditation Class on Sunday, May 19, 10am-noon. A how-to teaching on Tibetan meditation techniques; 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. No previous training needed! $15 in advance, $20 day of. Call OM to register!

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Shamanic Breath Yoga, Crystal Grid Meditation, and Sound Alchemy

Friday, May 31, 2019 | 7:00-9:00 pm | $30 in adv / $35 at the door

Join us for an extraordinary, deeply healing and profound yoga and meditation experience that will help you realize the infinite nature of who you are and your body’s ability to heal.

This special event will consist primarily of breathwork, meditation and sound healing designed to activate your chakras and open your 3rd-eye. It will also include a room sized crystal grid which will support awakening this energy. When the third eye awakens it release serotonin, "the feel good hormone,” and DMT, “the Spirit Molecule” responsible for lucidity and expanding consciousness. This process can connect us with higher wisdom and inner truths. It reveals our deepest source for creativity and connection with our higher awareness.

This workshop will be guided by Brian Assam, a certified Vinyasa and Kundalini instructor and Breathwork facilitator who is driven to elevate people through yoga and conscious awareness.

*This is an intense form of pranayama that is not suitable during pregnancy or for those with epilepsy. Persons with cardiovascular health issues, or any other (serious) health conditions, should always consult a medical doctor before practicing this breathwork.

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