JANUARY 10–17, 2015
In Week 2 of Omega Costa Rica, you can unlock your erotic intelligence, explore the wisdom of the heart, or learn to meditate naturally by being mindful of nature. Discover ways to tap into your inner wisdom through Eco-Meditation, unleash your creative potential through ecstatic dance, or practice rejuvenating yoga or qigong.
Throughout the week, you can explore the sample workshops in the morning and afternoon, stroll the three-mile-long sandy beach, and then relax and enjoy the exciting evening activities offered at Blue Spirit. Or, leave the schedule behind and try an excursion.
Sample from any or all of the following workshops during Week 2.
Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
Why does great sex so often fade for couples who claim to love each other as much as ever? Why does a good intimate connection not guarantee good sex? Guided by internationally renowned therapist and author Esther Perel, Unlocking Erotic Intelligence advances a bold new take on intimacy and sex. In a fun and safe environment, learn to release erotic blocks, become more open with your partner about your needs, and cultivate novelty, playfulness, and mystery—in and out of the bedroom. Rekindle intimacy, curiosity, and sensuality in your relationship. Couples and individuals of all sexual orientations are welcome.
The Wisdom of the Heart
Where Science, Psychology & Spirit Meet
Joan Borysenko, PhD, and Gordon Dveirin, EdD
Feeling tired? Grouchy? Ready to revive? Immerse yourself in the mystery of love—along with the healing power of appreciation and gratitude—and discover the importance of compassion and connectedness for health and longevity. From the bonding role of oxytocin to the healing power of gratefulness and appreciation, love is what matters most. Join mind-body medicine pioneer, Joan Borysenko, and cofounder of the Claritas Institute for Interspiritual Inquiry, Gordon Dveirin, and share this quintessentially human journey to your own tender heart and the heart of all that lives.
Nature of Mind, Mind of Nature
Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, MFT
Amidst the beauty of the Pacific coast, learn to meditate naturally by being mindful of nature. With Daniel Rechtschaffen as your guide, you are invited to rediscover how to slow down and return your mind to its natural state using a variety of embodied awareness practices. As you navigate the inner forests of your mind, the surrounding ocean, trees, monkeys, and birds, will be your teachers.
Dawson Church, PhD
Tap into wisdom you never knew you had with a new technique called Eco-Meditation. As you train your body and emotions to tap into your core, you discover peace and tranquility, along with inspiration and answers from your higher self. Eco-Meditation incorporates techniques from mindfulness, HeartMath, neurofeedback, and EFT tapping. It does not require belief or any prior training, since it uses physical actions to quickly induce a deep meditative state.
Joyful, Blissful Yoga
Edgar Ortiz, president of the Costa Rican Yoga Association, guides us in a fun-filled practice of yoga that serves as a reminder of the divine. Drawing on the precise alignments of Iyengar Yoga and a joyful attitude inspired from the Anusara tradition, he challenges us to find, explore, and respect our limits in postures ranging from handstands to restorative poses. Through our practice, we come more fully into the present moment and find well-being and harmony inside and out.
5Rhythms®: Body Talk
Music and dance have brought humanity together since the earliest cultures. They have been used as celebration, mourning, ritual, healing, and connection. Each of us has a natural rhythm, a way of life that reveals who we are. Some of us intuitively exist in a fluid state of being, while others thrive in the creative energy of chaos. A simple yet profound moving meditation practice, the 5Rhythms® are designed to bring out our creative potential and provide deep healing for the body, mind, and spirit. Join certified 5Rhythms® teacher Amber Ryan to awaken your untapped potential with this ecstatic dance practice.
Longevity & Beyond
Living Fully in This Moment
Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD
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 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
While practicing qigong—using a simple yet profound system of breathwork, mental focus, movement, and stillness—you learn to let go, allowing your life force to flow. Experience the laughing free fall of the mystery of qi (chi) to increase general health and strengthen immune function, while also enhancing intuition, creativity, sexual vitality, and 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.