The New York Open Center’s mission is to bring the holistic, ecological and spiritual worldview into the contemporary world. Founded in 1984 in the heart of downtown New York City, The Open Center offers programs, workshops, conferences, lectures and performances that awaken the potential of the human spirit and help turn our society toward a future of well-being and sustainability.
The Open Center’s purpose is to advance and further the creation of a more conscious world, and to do so from the standpoint of urban America, where different cultures, ethnicities, beliefs and races converge and coexist in harmony. For over 36 years, we have presented a diverse offering of dynamic programs of different practices, traditions and belief systems, so that we may learn from each other to find the path best suited for ourselves.
It is our pursuit to help build a more multicultural, sustainable and just world. One open to the world’s mystical traditions, eager to learn from neglected health and wisdom sources and dedicated to the inner growth and human potential of all.
Drawing on practices and ideas from a wide variety of sources long neglected by mainstream academia, The Open Center focuses on the development of the body, the psyche, the spiritual faculties, the creative arts and on the social and ecological transformation of society.
Wonderful class!! Sandor Katz was very knowledgeable AND interesting! I would definitely take more classes with him.
Very informational. Peeka convered everything top to bottom and though it is alot of information, it's all very useful . I really enjoyed my time in this class.
Absolutely amazing! This class called out to me and I'm so glad I went for it. I got so much more out of it than I was expecting. Highly recommend New York Open Center's programs.
Loved the course leader and the beauty surrounding the ceremony
Interesting class, but I had no previous knowledge on the subject, so it was a little difficult to comprehend.
The class was great. Participants wrote wonderful pieces, and Nancy has a way of making everyone comfortable enough to "write from the heart"!
I decided not to go, but I’m sure it was great
The class was a joke. We left. They even told us they retitled it. For the first hour the guy who was anything but spiritual read from some papers and repeated himself about buying this and that over and over as well as recited multiple religious passages. Then wanted us to share our energy with him and 60 other people. When it said it was a class of 15 or less people. So we left. It was the opposite of everything I was ever taught. He even had us try and heal each other. Which ummm. You don’t do. A total joke. A scam. PS and everyone entering the room should be cleansed before partaking in that type of situation. Waste of money and time.
The course was extremely helpful in reframing how we see stress. The instructor, Priti was so wonderful and made me feel heard and seen. Her good cheer and positive energy was infectious. I’d highly recommend this course. My only complaint is that it was only 3 sessions, once a week. I’d have liked there to be at least 2 sessions a week!
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