This week, sample from a wide variety of programs with Omega's acclaimed teachers. Enjoy a workshop in the morning, try another in the afternoon, or stick with the same workshop all week. You can also abandon your schedule and head to the beach.
Sample from all these workshops during the week. Note: Workshops meet each day (except Wednesdays).
When the Body Says No
Mind/Body Unity & The Stress-Disease Connection
Gabor Maté, MD
Stress is ubiquitous these days—in the workplace, in the home, and virtually everywhere that people interact. It can take a heavy toll unless it’s managed effectively and insightfully. If properly understood, stressful conditions can provide important openings for compassion and self-awareness (which are major tools in recovery and healing). Renowned physician Gabor Maté shows you how stress is negatively affecting your life and reveals key strategies to effectively prevent or transform stressful environments, at work or home.
Writing to Awaken
Memoir As A Path Of Transformation
Mark Matousek, MA
When you learn to write truthfully about life experiences and discern your soul’s journey, you come to understand the mythic dimension of your struggles and triumphs. Join memoirist Mark Matousek for a literary pilgrimage within and discover spiritual memoir as a path to self-knowledge.
Unearthing the Treasure in Your Chest
Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA
Professor of medicine Saki F. Santorelli explains how we were born with a treasure within us. Yet, having forgotten this, we think we are poor. Fueled by the universal longing to remember our richness, we enter the vastness and mystery of the human heart. Through meditation and silence, stillness and movement, and both structured and spontaneous moments of dialogue and inquiry, we learn to enter, sooth, and polish the heart as we embody the beauty of our humanity.
Afro Flow Yoga
Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff W. Jones
Experience a unique fusion of vinyasa yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and dance movement from the African Diaspora with Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff W. Jones, creators of Afro Flow Yoga™. Celebrate the freedom of movement, connect to the elements of nature, and tap into the power of collective, creative energy with live drumming. Open to all levels and abilities.
Living From Heart-Mind
There is a dimension of our being that remains free and undamaged, no matter the conditions of our lives. Through meditation, experiential inquiries, and contemplative dialogue, Annette Knopp guides you toward the direct knowing of your heart-mind and helps you learn to relax more into what is already profoundly complete within.
Cultivate Your Life Force
Find the Extraordinary in the Ordinary With Waterfall Qigong
Steven Michael Pague
The ancient, proven, and easy-to-learn practices of qigong can strengthen immune function, enhance creativity, increase bone density, improve balance, and vitalize your entire being. With Steven Michael Pague, certified instructor in Chinese movement and healing arts and founding Omega staff member, you learn to experience the extraordinary in the ordinary in a Waterfall Qigong style.
The Path to Longevity
Rest, Restore & Repair
Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD
Physician, author, cofounder of Omega, and founder of Blue Spirit, Stephan Rechtschaffen teaches integrative approaches to longevity, time, stress reduction, and well-being. Learn to attain and maintain greater vitality and a longer life, and discover ways to lead a more balanced life while coming deeper into the present moment.
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.
Wednesdays are a free day so you can explore all that Blue Spirit and the surrounding area have to offer.
Sample Daily Schedule (Weeks 1, 3, and 4)
|7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.||Daily Optional Yoga or Qigong Class|
|7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.||Breakfast|
|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
Gabor Maté, MD, is a renowned physician and best-selling author whose books have been published...
Mark Matousek, MA, a writer, teacher, and Buddhist practitioner, is the author of two acclaimed...
Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, is an educator, meditation teacher, and writer. A professor of...
Leslie Salmon Jones, creator of Afro Flow Yoga™, is a professional dancer, certified holistic...
Jeff W. Jones, cofounder of Afro Flow Yoga™ with his wife Leslie Salmon Jones, is a multi...
Annette Knopp is a seasoned guide in the realm of consciousness. As a counselor, meditation...
Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD, author of Timeshifting, is cofounder of the Omega Institute and...
Steven Michael Pague, a founding staff member of the Omega Institute, has been cofacilitating...
Tuition & Fees
Costa Rica Week 4
Please see Stay With Us below for all-inclusive prices, as costs will vary depending on your program and room choices.
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. Rates are available through TravMark's A+ Program Protection Plans. Get a free quote today.
- Early Bird: Save $100 when you register on or before November 11, 2019. This discount is available both online and by phone.
- Extend your stay: Save $200 when you book two weeks at Omega Costa Rica. Add another two weeks and save an additional $200. To take advantage of this discount, please call Omega at 877.944.2002.
- Members also receive $100 off anytime. This discount is available both online and by phone.