This week at Omega Costa Rica, you can unlock the power of purpose, bring more presence and meaning into life, or rediscover your wholeness through spiritual inquiry. Learn to sustain your passion for life, practice rejuvenating yoga or qigong, or practice living fully in the moment.
Workshops meet each day (except Wednesday) in the morning and afternoon. Sample from a variety of programs with Omega’s acclaimed teachers, choosing a new workshop each day, if you like. Or, you can leave the schedule behind and and create your own experience.
Sample from any or all of the following workshops during Week 2.
Unlock the Power of Purpose
What is a purposeful life? It's a fulfilling life with a clear answer to the question: "Why do you get up in the morning?" Purpose is not just for a special few, but something each one of us is born with and can unlock. Fundamental to happiness, health, and longevity, naming your purpose can give you the will to not just live, but to live long and well.
Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD
Embodying our visions, longings, and commitments generates a presence that brings our purpose to life. Engage in the conversations, reflections, and somatic practices that enable us to embody our purpose and to "presence it" in the world.
The Free Heart
We all long for a life full of meaning, fulfillment, love, and connection, yet we might be confused on how to truly actualize that intention in our day-to-day reality. Drawing from a rich well of experiential inquiries, guided meditation, and shamanic medicine tools, Annette Knopp invites us to remember the ever-present love and intelligence of the heart, and relax into what is already profoundly complete within. Come experience the Free Heart™ process.
Discovering & Sustaining Your Passion for Life
What inspires or inhibits passion in your life? What saps it? How do you lose passion and how do you get it back? Learn to cultivate not just a specific passion, but ways to cultivate passion as a mindset or stance that helps bring vitality into everything you do—from work to relationships to creative pursuits—so you can live a truly inspired spiritual life.
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.
5Rhythms Movement as Meditation
Within each moment rests the seed of awakening. In each breath we have an opportunity to seek refuge within ourselves or to fully connect with another. The 5Rhythms® practice allows us a space to explore the primary levels of connection to oneself, one another, and the collective. Dance by dance we show up just as we are awakening to our truths, dancing ourselves inside-out to return to a simple and profound state of being. The 5Rhythms—flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness—are a moving meditation practice created by Gabrielle Roth. They are designed to bring out each individual’s creative potential as well as being a catalyst for deep healing in the body, mind, and soul.
The Path to Longevity
Create More Time for Life
Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD
Physician, author, and cofounder of Omega, Stephan Rechtschaffen, teaches integrative approaches to longevity, time, stress reduction, and well-being. Learn the fundamental basis to attain and maintain greater vitality and long life. Through inspiring lectures, guided visualizations, and meditation practices, the author of Timeshifting and coauthor of Vitality and Wellness, shows you how to lead a more balanced and integrative life while coming deeper into the present moment.
Cultivate Your Life Force
Find the Extraordinary in the Ordinary With Waterfall Qigong
Steven Michael Pague
"Qi" is life force and "gong" is cultivation. Through one of the most eloquent and powerful methods of exercise and moving meditation, we delve into the mysteries and practicality of qigong. We easily learn and practice movements that enhance balance, flexibility, vitality, creativity, and more, while strengthening immune function and resilience. We also play and transform ourselves with unique and quite enjoyable forms called “Animal Frolics.” Join in and kindle the fire of your inner smile, align yourself between Heaven and Earth, and find the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Add an optional cleanse to any week:
There is an additional $200 charge for this program. Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for the cleanse.
During Weeks 1–4 there are no workshops on Wednesdays to allow you ample free time to enjoy the area.
Sample Daily Schedule (Weeks 1-4)
|7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.||Daily Open Yoga or Qigong Class|
|7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.||Breakfast|
|12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.||Lunch|
|2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.||Dinner|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Entertainment, Workshop, or Free Time|
Meet the Teachers
Richard Leider, founder of The Inventure Group, and Senior Fellow at the Univ ...
Gregg Levoy is author of Vital Signs: Discovering & Sustaining Your P ...
Annette Knopp is an Inner-Depth Counselor, shamanic practitioner, and certifi ...
Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD, is author of eight books and founder of Strozzi In ...
Marianela Ortiz, codirector of the Spa Bodyworker program at the Gaia Foundat ...
Amber Ryan, a certified 5Rhythms® teacher, is a transformative movement faci ...
Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD, author of Timeshifting, is cofounder of t ...
Steven Michael Pague, cofacilitator of Omega’s winter programs for more tha ...
Tuition & Fees
Omega Costa Rica Week 2
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), and more.
Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.
A refund, less a $100 processing fee, will be offered for cancellations made on or before the close of business, 45 days before each program. No refund or credit will be offered for cancellations made with less than 45 days notice; if you do not show up; or if you leave a program early.
We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance, which insures you against unforeseen sickness, injury, job loss, inclement weather, and more. Special rates are available through TravMark's A+ Program Protection Plans. Get a free quote today.
Certificate of Attendance $ 25.00
- Early Bird: Save $100 when you register on or before 5:00 p.m. EST November 3, 2017. This discount is available both online and by phone.
- Extend your stay: Save $200 when you book two or more weeks of Omega Costa Rica at Blue Spirit. To take advantage of this discount, please call Omega at 877.944.2002.