The Open Center Live Remote Broadcast in Soho – 83 Spring Street New York, NY – This Week on Health in 30 with Barbara Ficarra
Tune in this Friday, February 16th, Health in 30 is going on location to the Open Center in New York City for a live remote broadcast! Set your dial to WRCR AM 1300 Radio Rockland or go to Healthin30.com (click on the WRCR logo) or WRCR.com to listen live! Joining Barbara Ficarra will be Thomas Amelio, Director of the Open Center, and Susan Luck, one of the founders of the nursing program.
“The Open Center is a non-profit educational and cultural center offering programs intended to heal the body, nourish the soul and awaken the spirit. It aims to serve as a focal point for holistic thought and practice in the heart of New York City. In the present global situation, where symptoms of profound ecological, spiritual, political and economic crisis face large segments of humanity, it aspires to be a place where life-enhancing, creative initiatives can be given voice. In a time of dramatic change, it is devoted to the quest for meaning; in this materialistic epoch, it considers the exploration of life’s deeper mysteries essential; and when the strains of urban existence numb, it seeks to stimulate aliveness and vitality among its community of guests, program participants, members, and staff. Based on an open and comprehensive approach to the rich wisdom traditions of the world, the Center’s goal is to offer a meeting place where people of shared values develop community. Finally, the Open Center believes that a major key to the 21st Century is the adoption of a more holistic, ecological and spiritual worldview. The agenda therefore is clear: to assist the emergence of fresh insights and knowledge of this nature in whatever field or discipline they may appear.” Classes include: Institute for Integral Health and Body Work: Integrative Nurse Educator Certificate Program, Integrative Health Studies Integrative Approaches for Anxiety and Depression, Holistic Health, Herbs and Nutrition, Chinese Health Practices…and both professional and Masters Degree Programs are available. The Open Center offers evening events, full-day workshops, ongoing classes, advanced trainings, and graduate degree opportunities. For more info check out Opencenter.org!
Susan Luck RN, BS, MA is a national speaker and consultant on integrative healthcare, Susan has written and published extensively on the role of nursing in a holistic health paradigm. She has been a nurse for over 20 years, practicing in a variety of clinical and integrative health care settings both in the U.S. and abroad, and has served as a medical anthropologist specializing in cross-cultural perspectives on health and healing, Susan has been a pioneer in Holistic Nursing education for, and has been voted Holistic Nurse of the Year by, the American Holistic Nurses Association.
Thomas Amelio is the managing director of the NY Open Center down in Soho, New York. Thomas was a founding member of, and a senior teacher at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health for 20 years, and continues to teach meditation there, and in New York. While living in India he edited the book, “Yoga: The Ultimate Spiritual Path.” By Swami Rajarshi Muni. From 2000-2002 he was director of the Ross Institute Center for Well-Being in East Hampton, NY.