Joel Dunning, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl. Herb.
316 North 115th Street
Glimpse Gallery: 4225 Cuming St.
Omaha Healing Arts Center
Sandy Aquila, Director
1216 Howard Street
Omaha's Old Market
Welcome to Omaha Yoga Notes, an ongoing feature of
Heartland Healing Magazine
To have your yoga news reviewed for the next issue of Omaha Yoga Notes, email your yoga practice/studio information and news to:
Be sure to include all the important details such as time, date, location and contact information.
Omaha Yoga Notes
With Theresa Murphy
The official first day of spring is March 21. In my circle of people, mostly yoga practitioners, the mantra has been, “Spring is almost here.” This affirmation has been repeated since around February 1. Knowing full well how unpredictable Nebraska winters can be, I’ve tried to assure my friends and peers: “Spring will be here when it’s here.”
There is a concept in yoga known as “santosha,” the Sanskrit word for contentment. Contentment is required for piece of mind, yet we live in a world that can lend itself to discontentment if we allow it. I believe everybody can relate to the tendency toward discontentedness in the midst of a real Nebraska winter. So my advice in the face of adversity is to remember that while contentment is a path to serenity, it doesn’t mean complacency. It’s comfort, not submission. There is always work to be done on our quest for peace. For example, one could take a hot yoga class on the coldest day of the year.
While the purpose of this article is to inform the wise readers in Omaha of their local options for yoga, it goes hand in hand with work on the path towards peace and contentment. If you are not enjoying your present situation, change it. Take a yoga class or a workshop to learn how. With the official start date of spring right around the corner, the mantra has shifted from lamenting the weather to lamenting the bodies formed by staying bundled up and inside all winter long. There is nothing like yoga to get a body (and mind) in shape for anything, especially contentment.
Corrections and omissions: In the previous issue, A Little Space Yoga was incorrectly identified as A Little Yoga Space. Also, yoga events at the Omaha Healing Arts Center (omahahealingarts.com) and The Wellness Connection (thewellnessconnection.net) were inadvertently omitted. They are included in this issue.
Special yoga workshops and offerings for spring:
A Little Space Yoga
March 16 and April 20, 12-2 pm: Restorative Yoga Classes
Omaha Healing Arts Center
February 28, 6:30-8pm: Tibetan Yantra Yoga: Mantras and Mudras Class $15
Yantra Yoga was originally taught in the 8th century AD by the Tibetan teacher Vairocana, a student of Guru Padmasambhava. It is based on the notion of trul-khor, or Body Mandala.
Energizing, self-healing, breathing exercises, ancient movements,
postures, breathing exercises, full body and hand mudras, meditation.
March 7: 1st Friday Jam/Drum Circle, donations accepted
Potluck, 6:00-7:00 pm, Meditation 7:15 pm, Drumming & Dancing 7:30 pm
Bring suit/towel for hot tub/sauna.
Spending the night in Nirvana: just $10 on 1st Fridays
February 16: Chakra Class 10:30 am-noon, Nutrition Workshop, w/Free lunch 12:00-2:00 pm,
Science of Breath and Meditation 2:00-5:00 pm
All three $45
March 14-16 & April 12-13: Connected Wellness Series
Learn the entire Connected Wellness System - Healing Arts & Life Coaching
April 12 & 13: 12th Annual Spring Retreat
Nirvana Pointe Wellness Retreat- Spring Breath & Meditations
One Tree Yoga
March 8, 15, 22, 29: Beginner’s Beginner Series, Saturdays 8:00-9:00am, $40
NO PREVIOUS YOGA EXPERIENCE NEEDED... This is for total NEWBIES..
March 1: Ayurveda Yoga Workshop for Kapha Bodies, 1:30-3:30 pm, $25
April 26: Ayurveda Yoga Workshop for Vatta Bodies, 1:30-3:30 pm, $25
Using the ancient science of Ayurveda, customize a yoga practice to bring balance to your life. We are offering separate workshops for Pitta, Vatta and Kapha bodies, with Theresa Murphy.
March 8 & April 12: Second Saturday Series with Theresa Murphy & Libba Harmon, $30 each
March 8: “A Leg to Stand On - Standing poses, for ...well, standing.” 1:30-4:30 pm
April 12: “Breathe Deep & Chill Oout - a pranayama and meditation afternoon.” 1:30-4:30 pm
March 16: Family Yoga “Lucky” Themed Yoga class, 2:00-3:00 pm
April 26: Family Yoga “Spring” Themed Yoga class, 4:00-5:00 pm
Family Yoga - $20 each class for family up to 3 members ($5 each additional member)
March 16: Mommy & Baby Yoga, 8:45-9:30 am, $14 for Mommy & Baby
March 29: Restorative Yoga, 2:00-3:30pm, $20
April 12: Yoga for Menopause with Robyn Tait, 1:30-3:30 pm, $25
Come, de-stress, relax, bond with your body. Form a new relationship with your changing self. This workshop is yoga just for you, for where you are, right now.
April 4-6: Yoga Intensive with international yoga instructor, Tias Little
Friday, 2:00-5:00 pm Class for Teachers - Uddiyana and the Inner Knee
6:00-8:00 pm - Blood Flow to the Heart
Saturday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm - Side Ways
2:00 pm-5:00 pm - Folding Inward
Sunday, 9 am-12 pm: Length and Strength
1:30-3:30 pm: The Jewel in the Lotus
April 20, 27, May 4, 18: Kids Yoga Camp, Sundays, 2:00-4:00pm, $80 per four week session. Snack, yoga and craft all provided
March 30: Chakra Workshop, 4:00-6:00pm, $25
April 27: Restorative Yoga Workshop, 4:00-6:00pm, $25
Omaha Yoga & Bodywork Center
Energy Intensive Workshop with Vidrarani - Saturday, March 8th, 1;00-4:00pm, $35
Recharge and reenergize yourself in this fun, playful workshop. Practices geared towards building, circulating and storing energy will be explored.
April 4, 6:00 -10:00pm, $45 & April 5th, 12:30-5:00pm, $50
Ayurvedic Healing: What does your tongue, body type and more tell you? with Dr. Rajesh Kotecha
April 6, 10:30 am-3:30 pm: Ayurvedic Cooking with Susi & Dr. Rajesh, , $75
April 13, 2:00-4:30 pm: Yoga Nidra — The Art of Being Relaxed with Susann Swang, $30
This yoga practice releases and transforms the three-fold tensions in our bodies,yielding complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.
If the list above does not deliver the tools for contentment, check out the Omaha Health, Wellness, & Fitness Expo - The Mind, Body, & Spirit Fair scheduled for April 26-27, 2008 at the Omaha Civic Auditorium. For more information you can go to omahahealthexpo.com. Good luck and keep practicing.
Theresa Murphy is co-owner and director of One Tree Yoga and a certified yoga instructor registered with Yoga Alliance at the ERYT 200 level. She studies and works with Tias Little and Rolf Gates assisting them in workshops nationally and internationally.
|Pilates Lifestyle and Vital Lifestyles
New location in Omaha
Arisha Wemhoff Pilates & Yoga
Midwest Yoga Teachers Association