This week at Omega Costa Rica, you can explore a revolution of consciousness, unlock your erotic intelligence, or learn to become more resilient. You can also discover ways to transform your relationship with money, immerse yourself in ecstatic dance, restorative yoga, or qigong, or learn to find fulfillment in the present 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, abandon your schedule, head to the beach to rest and relax, and 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.
A Revolution in Consciousness
Crossing the Perception Bridge
Human perceptions have created the wars, pollution, species extinctions, social injustices, and other crises that currently threaten our planet. We are at the frontier of a world-changing revolution—a consciousness revolution. It will redefine relationships between perceived and objective reality and the impact we humans have on both. John Perkins—a trained shaman and former "economic hit man" who knows the system from the inside—explains that “objective reality” is dependent on our “perceived realities,” both personal and collective. Discover how we can create “perception bridges” that transport us from one reality (a stressful relationship or job; or a failed economic system) into a new reality (a loving relationship or deeply satisfying job; or an economic system that is itself a renewable resource). Come explore inspirational perspectives on the current problems, along with new solutions.
Mating in Captivity
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 Soul of Money
Transforming Your Relationship With Money & Life
Chances are your beliefs about money have limited you and your life. For most of us, tangled emotions about money are an obstacle to success. A dysfunctional relationship with money can hold us back from achieving our highest potential. Come experience a new sense of freedom and discover practical tools to transform your relationship with money and life.
Bouncing Back & Bouncing Forward
Transforming Crisis Into Growth
Jack Saul, PhD
Resilience is our capacity to bounce back from challenges and adversity, and to bounce forward to new stages of growth and self-transformation. Learn to map and access resources from the four domains of resilience, our storied pasts, our current ecosystem, our collective group capacities, and our imagined futures. We explore these realms using experiential and artistic modalities.
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.
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.
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
Lynne Twist is best-selling author of The Soul of Money: Transforming Your R ...
John Perkins, one of the world’s leading authorities on shamanism, combines ...
Esther Perel, MA, LMFT, one of the world’s most respected voices on erotic ...
Jack Saul, PhD, author of Collective Trauma, Collective Healing: Pro ...
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 3
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.
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- 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.