January 25 - February 1, 2020

Gabor Maté, Saki F. Santorelli, Mark Matousek and more…

Omega Costa Rica • Week 4

Throughout the week, enjoy a workshop in the morning, try another in the afternoon, or abandon your schedule and head to the beach.

For more information or to register for a program, please call Omega at 877.944.2002 or visit eOmega.org/winter

For questions you can email [email protected]

When the Body Says No
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
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
Annette Knopp

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.

The Path to Longevity
Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD,
physician, cofounder of Omega, founder of Blue Spirit Costa Rica, and author of Time Shifting.

Cultivate Your Life Force
Steven Michael Pague
, certified instructor in qigong and healing arts and founding Omega staff member.

Register information

For more information or to register for a program, please call Omega at 877.944.2002 or visit eOmega.org/winter

  • Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST
  • Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. EST

Omega accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express


Created by Omega cofounder Stephan Rechtschaffen, Blue Spirit is located in Nosara, on the northwest coast of Costa Rica. Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Blue Spirit offers an extraordinarily beautiful and pristine setting on a three-mile-long sandy beach.


Our helpful reservations staff can answer your questions and assist you with travel information. Call 800.944.2002 or visit eOmega.org/winter.


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. Visit eOmega.org/insure for details.


Make the most of your stay at Blue Spirit:

  • Unwind with a massage at the spa
  • Spend some quiet time at the beach
  • Float in the infinity pool
  • Take a yoga or qigong class
  • Treat yourself to something special at the café
  • Stop by the Blue Spirit Store for books, souvenirs, and supplies
  • Add an optional detox cleanse


The food at Blue Spirit centers around local and organic sources. Most meals are plant-based and are served buffet-style in the open-air dining room, where you can gaze out at the ocean and the surrounding jungle, and enjoy conversation with other guests. Fish is also served during some meals.


Explore the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica (additional fees apply):

  • Kayaking expedition
  • Horseback riding
  • Zip line adventure
  • Canopy tour
  • River and ocean stand-up paddle tours
  • Waterfall hike


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