This week at Omega Costa Rica, you can learn to improve health and bring more joy into your life, gather the tools you need to become your best self, or tap into your unconscious to free the writer within. You can also practice rejuvenating qigong, celebrate the freedom of creative movement, reconnect with the love and intelligence of the heart, 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 and create your own experience.
Sample from any or all of the following workshops during Week 4.
The Nutrition for Life Plan
Nourish Your Body, Mind & Spirit
Joan Borysenko, PhD
Be prepared to relax, reflect, and nourish your whole being as you immerse yourself in mind-body medicine, psychology, and spiritual practices that inform and inspire your journey to joyous, radiant health. Discover dynamic tools to implement a unique Nutrition-for-Life Plan, including tips for cooking, mind-body meditations, journaling, everyday healing rituals, and a four-week strategy to jump start your new approach to joyful eating and “digesting” your life. Learn why leading-edge nutritional science and ancient holistic wisdom should inform your personal food choices, and experience the Zen of eating—how beliefs, mindfulness, pleasure, and gratitude are as physiologically important as the foods you eat.
Reach Your Highest Potential
The Tools to Overcome Whatever Holds You Back
You have the potential to live a much fuller life, where you wake up every morning feeling enthusiastic about the day ahead and throw yourself into everything you do—not because you have to, but because you want to. But do you sense that there’s more to life or that you’re not living your life to the fullest? Find out what’s holding you back and learn simple, effective tools to boost your relationships, work, and creativity. Gather “The Tools” to become your best self.
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.
The Healing Power of Qi
Qigong & Tai Chi Practices for Life
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.
Afro Flow Yoga
Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff W. Jones
Experience the creative, unique fusion of vinyasa and Kundalini inspired yoga with dance from the African Diaspora. Afro Flow Yoga™ cofounders Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff W. Jones guide us on a transformational journey of heart-opening movement, deep stretches, singing, meditation, relaxation, and reflection—all interwoven with the dynamic rhythmic release of energizing and healing percussion with vocals. Together in a nonjudgmental environment, we celebrate the freedom of movement, connect to the elements of nature, and tap into the power of our collective, creative energy with live drumming! No experience necessary; all levels are welcome.
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.
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
Waterfall Qigong Style
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
Joan Borysenko, PhD, is a biologist, licensed psychologist, spiritual director, and trainer of sp ...
Barry Michels, LCSW, JD, has been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 1986. He holds a ...
Maia Danziger, CPCC, is a certified professional coactive coach, who helps writers and artists de ...
Jeff W. Jones, cofounder of Afro Flow Yoga™ with his wife Leslie Salmon Jones, is a multi-instr ...
Roger Jahnke, OMD, has practiced clinical Chinese medicine for almost 40 years. With nine researc ...
Annette Knopp is an Inner-Depth Counselor, shamanic practitioner, and certified vinyasa yoga and ...
Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD, author of Timeshifting, is cofounder of the Omega Institute a ...
Steven Michael Pague, a founding staff member of the Omega Institute, has been cofacilitating Ome ...
Tuition & Fees
Omega Costa Rica Week 4
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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- 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.