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Week 4


JANUARY 24–31, 2015

In Week 4 of Omega Costa Rica, you can explore a revolution of consciousness, break through to the next stage of your evolution, open up to life’s teachings, or practice rejuvenating yoga, qigong, or ecstatic dance. Discover empowering stories from the Sufi world, recover your wholeness through meditative inquiry, or learn the principles of longevity.

Dive into the sample workshops, optional activities, exciting excursions, and evening events—and enjoy all that Blue Spirit has to offer.

Sample from any or all of the following workshops during Week 4.

A Revolution in Consciousness
Personal & Global Transformation
John Perkins
We have entered a revolutionary time in history. Indigenous shamans from the Amazon to the Himalayas prophesied these times and foresaw a revolution in consciousness. People everywhere are now awakening to the fact that we must transform our ways of life if we want the world to prosper and move in a healthy direction. John Perkins—a trained shaman and a former "economic hit man" who knows the system from the inside—shares inspirational perspectives on the current problems and offers new solutions. Discover ways to constructively participate in the revolution, realize your personal dreams, and help create a sustainable, just, and spiritually fulfilling world.

A Cocreative World
Breaking Through to the Next Stage of Evolution
Barbara Marx Hubbard

The evolutionary impulse is arising in us now. We are facing a choice between devolution and destruction, or evolution and the cocreation of a new world. Each of us is seeded with an impulse to be more, do more, give more, and love more. If you feel within you the drive to step into the next stage of your own evolution, this will be a celebratory and empowering experience for you. Join this gathering to deepen your experience of the inner impulses of creation, and discover how to work toward the fulfillment of a cocreative world.

Life as Your Teacher
Integrating Spiritual Liberty & Everyday Impermanence
Pir Shabda Kahn

The way we approach life has a great effect on how we experience it. Can we greet life with a welcoming heart, treating each experience as an opportunity for guidance? For centuries, Sufis have used sound, movement, breath, and meditation as tools to train the heart and mind. Sufi practice teaches us to encounter all of life fully. Through engaged practice, one may find the divine in everything. No aspect of life is left out. Learn to integrate spiritual practice into the direct experience of your daily life.

Untold Stories of Inspiration & Empowerment
Tamam Kahn

Who were the 7th-century Arabian women who left their mark on the world, and what part do their stories play in our world today? Why do we know nothing about Muhammad’s Jewish wives or the Christian mother of his son? And why is it so hard to find any book in English on Fatima, daughter of the Prophet, an exemplar for women who is as famous as Mary in Muslim countries? Discover this nearly forgotten history as we share inspirational poems and tales of empowerment.

5Rhythms® Movement as Meditation
Amber Ryan

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.

Yoga for Rejuvenation
Marianela Ortiz

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.

The Free Heart™
Annette Knopp

As human beings living in a conditional world, we tend to look outside ourselves for perfect love and acceptance, and we overlook what is already present in the core of our being and heart. Guided by spiritual counselor Annette Knopp, we learn through meditative inquiry and experiential exercises how to rediscover our natural wholeness, befriend ourselves, and use the challenges in our life as a doorway to come home to our true self.

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.

Waterfall Qigong
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.