JANUARY 17–24, 2015
This week at Omega Costa Rica, you can explore the science and spirit of consciousness, immerse yourself in restorative yoga and rejuvenating qigong, or clarify your calling in life. Tap into your unconscious to free the writer within, experience the brain-enhancing power of acupressure, or learn to find fulfillment in the present moment.
Get the most out of the sample workshops by day, rest and relax, and then take time to enjoy the fun and invigorating evening activities at Blue Spirit.
Sample from any or all of the following workshops during Week 3.
The Science & Spirit of Consciousness
Eben Alexander, MD, and Karen Newell
Join New York Times best-selling author Eben Alexander and brain entrainment pioneer Karen Newell to explore the science and spirit of consciousness. Dr. Alexander leads you through the lessons, experiences, and enigma of consciousness and near-death experiences. Then, Karen Newell, cofounder of Sacred Acoustics, guides you in using specific sounds as effective tools to expand your consciousness and initiate a deep meditative state of oneness. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion about how to bring these insights into your everyday life.
Relax & Write™
Tapping Your Unconscious for Life & Art
Are you a new or established writer struggling to tap into your creative well? The Relax & Write™ method shows you that the blank page is nothing to fear. Created by Maia Danziger, the Relax & Write™ method unlocks the unconscious to develop your passion for writing and living. In a safe and nonjudgmental setting, you practice deep relaxation, guided meditation, sensory awareness, and tapping into the "observer self." This process teaches you to awaken the inner voice you’ve always wanted to hear and to put that voice to paper.
Qigong Personal Alchemy
Roger Jahnke, OMD
Qigong is the ancient Chinese art of awakening and cultivating the vital energy of the universe within you. Anyone can learn to focus their connection to qi (chi), or vital energy, to manifest radiant health, experience the light of their eternal spiritual nature, and alchemically transform their life. Dynamic teacher Roger Jahnke—a doctor of Chinese medicine and author of The Healing Promise of Qi and The Healer Within—guides you through accessible principles of Chinese medicine and easy qigong practices you can remember and use for a lifetime.
In Search of an Authentic Life
Callings are urges from deep within that tell you what it will take to “make your life come true.” They point you toward awakenings, course corrections, and powerful authenticity. Gregg Levoy, author of Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life, shows you how to take a creative approach to the challenges of listening and responding to life’s callings. Learn to clarify your callings, work with resistance, and identify who and what can help you make your callings a reality.
The Ultimate Brain Hack
Zap Your Beliefs & Get a Life!
Mary T. Sise, LCSW, DCEP
Learn to identify the beliefs that keep you from creating a life filled with abundance, loving relationships, vibrant health, and a natural state of joy. Discover a deceptively simple acupressure technique that quickly removes the energetic imprints in limiting beliefs. From this new state of coherence, you can unblock your meridian points and reprogram yourself to create a life beyond what you thought was possible.
Yoga for Rejuvenation
In this rejuvenating week of hatha yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Gaia Yoga, and chanting, you transform old patterns stored in the body, recover your deepest inner wisdom, and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit. Learn to activate Kundalini energy through asanas and other dynamic movements. Use yogic sounds and sacred chants to elevate and accelerate cellular vibration, all while stimulating physical, mental, and emotional detoxification and renewal.
Longevity & Beyond
Living Fully in This Moment
Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD
Each of us has a rhythm, a way of life that reveals who we are. In the 5Rhythms® practice created by Gabrielle Roth, we come together to celebrate all aspects of humanity and energetically move whatever is arising in our lives. We allow the rhythm of the beat to shatter our egos through ecstatic dance and we dissolve into the purity of our own soul. 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.
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.