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Omega Workshops: Learn Tools For A Lifetime, Time to Renew and Recharge

Jan. 19, 2008 – During January, Omega Holistic Institute will present a series of workshops at Maho Bay Camps on St. John. Jon Kabat-Zinn will speak about exploring our lives at a deeper level by giving us tools for recharging. He uses mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is based on his program of stress reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Kabat-Zinn is the author of numerous books, including his latest, "Coming to Your Senses," which engages in sitting meditation, body scanning and Hatha yoga, as well as mindfulness of communication and other activities of everyday life. He will be the featured speaker for the free from 7:30-8:30 p.m., Monday at Sol Yoga. It is located behind Mongoose Junction and to the left, rear parking lot.
They also offer a major discount to the Maho Bay Camp event for locals at $35 per class, $80 per day, or $400 per week.

Naushon Kabat-Zinn and Pamela Wilson will be conducting workshops at Maho Bay Camps from Jan. 13-18. Kabat-Zinn does a powerful Vinyasa Yoga, and Wilson speaks on "Enlightenment Is Here Already: Now Let's Clarify the Jewel, the Body and the Mind." David Wegman will focus on artistic expression by re-imaging the image, and Stephan Rechtschaffen, M.D., will talk about "Living Fully in This Moment." He is the co-founder of Omega and teaches holistic approaches to time, longevity, stress reduction and well-being. Steven Michael Pague, will present "Explorations Into the Natural Mysteries of Our World." He is the co-director for Omega's Maho Bay Program, bringing in music, dance, chant and prayer.
The featured speaker for the free Omega Monday workshop at SolYoga will be Alanna Kaivalya from 7:30-8:30 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 21. She offers an intensely unique sense of Jivamukti Yoga with a strong focus on Naga Yoga. (Sol Yoga is located behind Mongoose Junction and to the left rear parking lot.)

From Jan. 20-25, Daniel and Tara Bennett-Goleman will speak about "Emotional Alchemy." They have written best-selling books that explore how we can transform emotional confusion into a more genuine connection with ourselves and others. Natalie Goldberg guides participants into a chronological pronouncement of the facts of their lives; Annette Knopp presents sessions on "The Free Heart." Knopp says that we all have an intuitive sense of what that might be, yet too often feel that something is missing.
The last week of this event is from Jan. 27 to Feb. 1. One of the speakers, Ann Lindsay, is an award-winning artist and teacher and author of "Watercolor: A New Beginning: A Holistic Approach to Painting." She will present her approach to discovering the soulful pleasure of painting with watercolor. She will also be the speaker at 7:30 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 28, at Solyoga for free, as a farewell gift to the island of St. John from Omega.
John Perkins, the best-selling author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man," shows us how to achieve personal and global peace and prosperity by expanding our consciousness and shape shifting our institutions. Margot Anand will explore ancient methods of sexual alchemy, energy transmutations and wonderful ways to cultivate spiritual awakening. She has great descriptions in her book of "The Art of Sexual Ecstasy." Annette Knopp, Stephan Rechtschaffen and Steven Pague will also speak this week.
Stephan Rechschaffen is the co-founder of Omega and Steven Michael Pague is the co-director. This is their 24th year bringing in these workshops. They also offer a major discount to the Maho Bay Camp event for locals at $35. per class, $80. per day, or $400. per week.
Please contact Viki Brown at 693-5308 or vikibrown2@yahoo.com for more information. Schedules will also be posted at Connections and Starfish. For details on instructors who will be on St. John, go to eomega.org.
The public is invited to the Monday night events at Sol Yoga with no charge.

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