Unique holistic programs now available to wider audience 

New York, NY (April 19, 2010) – From Alabama to Wyoming, those seeking paths to well-being, enlightened living and deeper awareness can find educational programs with the click of a button. The New York Open Center, the nation’s leading urban holistic learning center, is opening its doors even wider with the launch of Open Center Online Learning, a digital platform housing a collection of audio podcasts (O’Casts™) of the center’s classes, workshops, trainings and events. 

Found at Learn.OpenCenter.org, these O’Casts™ are a rich and expanding body of recordings of current and archival programs available both as excerpts and as purchasable, full-length down­loads. Additionally, extensive online instructional programs offering continuing-education units and certifications will be available in the coming months. 

“For more than 26 years, we have offered New York City residents thousands of programs to help awaken their holistic, spiritual and creative sides,” said Walter Beebe, president of New York Open Center. “Open Center Online Learning is a comprehensive database of O’Casts™, full of valuable resources for those beyond our city’s boundaries, to download and enjoy. We are excited to integrate this new initiative into our curriculum.” 

Currently, the Open Center offers more than 500 programs annually in spirituality, holistic health, wellness, psychol­ogy, self-development, society, ecology and creativity. A complete catalogue of events can be found at www.opencenter.org/.

About the New York Open Center

Founded in 1984, New York Open Center is the nation’s largest urban nonprofit institution dedicated to nurturing body, mind and spirit through holistic learning and world culture. A preeminent platform for the world’s most renowned visionaries, such as Deepak Chopra, Karen Armstrong, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Cornel West, the Open Center offers more than 500 workshops, lectures, performances, conferences and professional trainings annually, welcoming more than 250,000 people in its 26-year history.