Omega Institute Winter Program Week One
Jai Uttal, Nubia Teixeria, Joan Halifax Roshi, Shiva Rea, Demetri Velisarius, Steven Michael Pague, Stephan Rechtschaffen, Robert Turner and Julian DeVoe
Where: Blue Spirit
Details: This week at Blue Spirit Costa Rica, you can enjoy the sampler workshops, or immerse yourself in a rejuvenating 8-day intensive cleanse with Shivanter Singh and Julian DeVoe.
Exploring Compassion & Wisdom in the World Today
Joan Halifax Roshi
Join Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, and engaged Buddhism advocate, Joan Halifax Roshi, for a very contemporary approach to the teachings and practices of Buddhism. Receive basic instructions on various forms of meditation; learn special practices on compassion; explore teachings on the three-fold path of virtue, concentration, and wisdom; and look into engaged practice in the world today.
Ritual of Renewal Through Yoga & Flow Arts
Experience a fluid and dynamic approach to yoga and living through energetic vinyasa yoga and movement meditation. A natural path to inner freedom and healing, Fluid Power is derived from root forms such as Kalarippayatu, the Indian martial arts system, and sahaja or tantric-based free-form flow. Explore the power of fluid embodiment to free up creative intelligence, create openness to possibility, and form a liberating connection to the pulse of life.
Awakening Bhakti Workshop
A Celebration of Divine & Human Love
Celebrate and connect with the divine through bhakti yoga—the yoga of divine love. In the practice of bhakti yoga, our emotions help us reconnect with the divine to find healing and wholeness within ourselves. The practice of chanting itself becomes our teacher, reconnecting us with spirit and guiding us home. Join Grammy Award-nominated artist Jai Uttal as he demystifies kirtan and shows that, with a little rhythm and a lot of self-acceptance, everyone can sing, share, and connect heart and soul with others.
Pranayama & Bhakti Yoga for Life
Explore accessible yogic techniques and bring healing into your life through mindful movement, breathwork, and prayer. Pranayama (breathwork) and bhakti yoga (spiritual devotion) are two profound ways to connect with the divine source. While our breath connects our “inner and outer” environments, bhakti yoga creates an inseparable link with spirit throughout our daily life. Breathing, singing, praying, and moving our bodies through asana, we learn to cultivate a nurturing practice to help navigate our day-to-day life.
Prana Danda Yoga™ Meditation
Discover Prana Danda Yoga™, a unique mind-body training method that involves interweaving a flexible five-foot staff in and around the body, merging with meditative spiral movements and a vinyasa sequence. As an object of meditation, the staff acts as a divining rod to improve alignment, sharpen attention, refine coordination, and awaken the central energetic channel (danda). The practice begins in meditation, transitions to circulating movement with the staff, and then returns to sitting practice.
Longevity & Beyond
Living Fully in This Moment
Physician and cofounder of Omega, Stephan Rechtschaffen, teaches holistic approaches to time, longevity, stress reduction, and well-being. Learn the fundamental basis for vitality and long life while finding fulfillment in the moment. Through lecture, visualization techniques, and mindfulness practices, the author of Timeshifting: Creating More Time to Enjoy Your Life and coauthor of Vitality and Wellness, shows you how to slow down and come into a more authentic and balanced rhythm of life that is the result of living fully in the present moment.
Free Fall of the Laughing Stream
Steven Michael Pague
Practicing qigong—using simple, yet profound systems of breathwork, mental focus, movement, and stillness—we learn to let go, allowing life force to flow. Experiencing the laughing free fall of the mystery of qi (chi), we increase general health and strengthen immune function, while also enhancing intuition, creativity, sexual vitality, and much more. Come away with a real sense of the promise of qi and a practical understanding of how to bring these restorative practices into daily life.
8-Day Intensive Cleanse
A New Year, A New You
Robert Turner and Julian DeVoe
Immerse yourself in a revitalizing 8-day intensive cleanse with the executive chef and general manager of Omega FoodWorks, Robert Turner, and conscious strategist Julian DeVoe. Enjoy educational classes throughout the day; an in-depth, one-on-one session with a healthy lifestyle coach; daily yoga, movement meditation, and breathing exercises; and an abundant array of delicious, healthy food combined with herbs, teas, and juices. There also will be plenty of downtime to enjoy the Costa Rica experience while cleansing. You return home with a plan to maintain a healthy lifestyle once the program is completed. (This program follows a different format than the other sampler week classes listed in Week 1.) Please see Intensive Daily Schedule or call Omega Registration for more information.)