New York Open Center

New York Open Center

Life Skills
Flatiron, New York, New York
(299 Reviews)

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.

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(299 Reviews)
The Magic & Medicine of Trees


Attended: The Magic & Medicine of Trees


Fermenting Vegetables: From Sauerkraut to Probiotic


Attended: Fermenting Vegetables: From Sauerkraut to Probiotic

Wonderful class!! Sandor Katz was very knowledgeable AND interesting! I would definitely take more classes with him.

Green Medicine: A 4-Month Training in Herbalism

Jasmin L.

Attended: Green Medicine: A 4-Month Training in Herbalism

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.

HeartMath for Unlocking Creativity, Flow & Happiness


Attended: HeartMath for Unlocking Creativity, Flow & Happiness

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.

Valentine’s Day Guayusa Dream Tea Ceremony

Moshe O.

Attended: Valentine’s Day Guayusa Dream Tea Ceremony

Loved the course leader and the beauty surrounding the ceremony

2020 Vision: Predictions for the New Year


Attended: 2020 Vision: Predictions for the New Year

Interesting class, but I had no previous knowledge on the subject, so it was a little difficult to comprehend.

Jumpstart Your Memoir: Writing from the Heart

Joanne C.

Attended: Jumpstart Your Memoir: Writing from the Heart

The class was great. Participants wrote wonderful pieces, and Nancy has a way of making everyone comfortable enough to "write from the heart"!

Human TuneIn™ : A Sound Healing Event


Attended: Human TuneIn™ : A Sound Healing Event

I decided not to go, but I’m sure it was great

Collective Shamanism – The Power of Large Group Healing


Attended: Collective Shamanism – The Power of Large Group Healing

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.

Calming the Nervous System


Attended: Calming the Nervous System

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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22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016
New York Open Center
Flatiron, Manhattan
22 E 30th St
Btwn 5th & Madison Avenues
New York, New York 10016

Teachers at New York Open Center

Adrienne Jamiel Alan Turry Alan Steinfeld Alan Finger & Sarah Finger Alastair McIntosh, PhD Albert Garcia- Romeu, PhD Alberto Villoldo Alessandra Belloni Alex Lickerman, MD Alex Grey & Allyson Grey Alex Pattakos, PhD and Elaine Dundon Alexandre Tannous Alicia Allison Alicia Wilson Alicia A. Cook Alina Bas, M.A. Alisa Rose Alison DeNicole Alix Weisz Allison Gilbert Alua Arthur, J.D. Amelia Kinkade Amir Vahab Amy Gross Amy Cunningham Amy Maricle Amy B. Scher Amy Gross, David Gumpel & Jayne Gumpel Ana Polanco Andrea Beaman Andrea Candee Andrew Appel Andrew J Mellen Andrew Vidich, PhD Andrew Holecek Andrew Appel Andrew Hahn, PhD Angel Kyodo Williams Angela Voss Anjie Cho & Laura Morris Ann Marie Chiasson Anna Brooke Annabelle Berrios Anneke Lucas Annelise Hagen Annie Bond Anodea Judith, PhD Anthony Bossis Anthony P. Bossis, PhD, & Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, Anton ​B​araschi Anusha Sehgal Parivallal, & Dilip Sarkar etal Anysia Marcell Kiel Arielle Ford Arnaé Batson Maggie Wheeler Ashley Partington Ashley Partington Ashley Ludman Audrey Sussman & Lacy Daigle Ava Tramer Banafsheh Sayyad Banafsheh Barak Ziv Barbara Russell Barbara E. Savin Barbara Biziou Barbara Stone, PhD, LISW, DCEP Barbara Carrellas Barbara Solowey Barbara Solowey Barbara Diane Barry Barbara Mainguy and Lewis Mehl Madrona Barry Gordon Barry Gordon & Tina Munson Bear Fox Beata Lewis Bentinho Massaro Bernadette Bloom Bettina Zumdick Bhola Banstola Bradford Keeney, PhD and Hillary Keeney, PhD Brandon Espy Brenda Yarnold Brendon Brett Cotter Brian Harris Brian Muraresku Brian Cotnoir Briana MacWilliam Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, LCSW Britt Collins Bruce Cryer Candice Candice Carl McColman Carla Tara Carol Pearson Carol Look Carol Look & Peta Stapleton Carollanne Crichton CarolMarie Fiorito Caryn Scotto d’Luzia Catharine Delong Catherine DeLong Cathy Zheutlin Charlie Gilkey Charlie Morley Charon Kransen Chef Fortunato Nicotra Chiron Armand Chloë Goodchild Chongtul Rinpoche Chris Grosso Chris Germer, PhD Christian de la Huerta Christina Chambreau Christine Petrik Christine Petrik Christine M. Filardi Circle of Soul Claire Bidwell Smith Clark Strand & Perdita Finn Claude Stein Claudia Welch Claudia Coenen Clayton Ainger Constantina Rhodes Corinne A. Carey CourseHorse Inc Craig Chalquist Cynthia Stadd Cynthia Bourgeault D. DiVittorio, Richard Anton Diaz J. Mullins, H. Takeuchi, Amy Salerno Daisy Lee Dan Millman Dan Tomasulo, MAPP, MFA, PhD Dan Lerner, Dan Tomasulo & Jennifer Cory Dan Tomasulo & Jen Cory Dan Tomasulo, MAPP, MFA, PhD and Dan Lerner, MAPP Dan Tomasulo, MAPP, MFA, PhD and Dan Lerner, MAPP Dana G Dana James Daniel Javit Daniel Pinchbeck Danielle MacKinnon Danita Otruba, RA, AIA & Rosalie Prinzivalli Darryl Aken-Afam David Treleaven David Treleaven, Ph.D. David Crow David Nichtern David Harp, MA David Kessler David Winston, RH (AHG) David Straus David Borenstein, MD; Demo DiMartile & Mary Shomon David Gruder assisted by Sarette Zecharia David Moises Perez Martinez David Winston, Drew DiVittorio & Peeka Trenkle Dawn Copeland Dawn Petter Dawson Church, PhD Dawson Church Day Schildkret Dean Sluyter Deborah Koff-Chapin Deborah Davis, LAc Deborah Starr, PhD Debra Pascali-Bonaro Deepak Chopra Demitra Vassiliadis Denise Galon & Munira Merchant, BAMS Dennis Tirch Devan Sipher Devorah Medwin & Caren Martineau Dian Killian, PhD Diana Raab Diane Goldner Divya Alter Dolores Mosquera Dominique Christina, MA, Med Dominique Christina Don Conreaux Don Jose Ruiz Donatella Moltisanti Donatella Moltisanti & Michael Finkelstein, MD Donna Schwenk Donna Henes Donna Eden with David Feinstein, PhD Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz, PhD, RSMT, RSME Doug O'Brien Douglas Beasley Douglas Sloan Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis Dr. Dennis Tirch Dr. Gabor Maté & Daniel Maté Dr. Jamie Turndorf Dr. Joseph Sacco Dr. Marc Grossman Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz and Heather Dane Dr. Raphael Kellman Drew DiVittorio Drew DiVittorio, Dipl (NCCAOM) & Melissa Tiers Drew DiVittorio, Jessica Mullins & Richard Anton Diaz E.H. Rick Jarow, Ph.D. Eben Alexander Eben Alexander & Karen Newell Eileen Moran with Sound & Music Training Alumni Eirik Jensen, Rolf Brandrud & Mercedes Ozuna Elaine Clayton Elaine Woodall Elaine Egidio & Nan Moss Elena Brower Eli Bliliuos Elin Spring and Suzanne Révy Eliza Douglas Elizabeth Willoughby Elizabeth Gilbert Elizabeth Whitier Elizabeth B. Jenkins Elizabeth Nielson & Ingmar Gorman Elizabeth Nielson and Jayne Gumpel Elizabeth Scholl & Ginger Andro Ellen Kamhi, Phd, RN Ellen Goldberg Ellen Tadd Ellen Goldberg Ellen Saltonstall Elysa Fenenbock Elysa Fenenbock & Joshua Lesser Emiliya Zhivotovskaya Emily Cavelier En Tsao Eric Landon Eric Landon Eric Landon Eric Brumett, Sarah Faith Brumett and Tara Greenway Eric Schmehl & Mica McCullough Erica Sobol Erin Olivo Erin Claire Jones Erin Davis & Ken Campbell Erin Nichole Smith Faith Adiele Father Thomas Ryan Fran Maher, L.Ac, and Brian Coffey, LMT Francesca Arnoldy Francesco Santoro Francis Tiso, PhD Frank Ostaseski Gabor Maté Gabriel Francis Gael Mae Ferguson Gail Cristelli Gail Mae Ferguson Gary Strauss, MS, RPP, PWE Gary Lincoff Gay Kraeger Gayle Kirschenbaum Gerald Epstein Ginger Clarkson Giuseppe Caltabiano Glen Velez Glen Velez & Loire Cotler Glenn Black Grandmaster T. K. Shih, OMD, L.Ac. Greg Stewart Greg Bogart Greg Reitman Greg Stewart and Tania Stewart Gretchen Rubin Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD Heather Dane & Amy Scher Heidi L Heidi L Heidi L Heidi L Henry Fersko-Weiss, LCSW Hilary Garivaltis Holly Holly Holly Bellebuono Hope Martin Howard Barry Schatz Hugh Byrne, PhD Ilka . Ira Byock, Anthony Bossis & Craig D. Blinderman Irina Adams Irina Maryanchik Iris Scott, BFA Irma StarSpirit Woman Irma StarSpirit Woman, Itzhak Beery and the NY Shamanic Circle Itzhak Beery Itzhak Beery & the NY Shamanic Circle Itzhak Beery & Monique Lang Itzhak Beery and Michael Ofek Ivan Núñez del Prado & Juan Núñez Del Prado Jack Nelson Jack Nelson Jack Nelson Jack Rosen Jackie S Jacob Liberman, OD, PhD James Morris, PhD & Oludamini Ogunnaike James Van Praagh Jamia Wilson, Elisa Camahort & Carolyn Gerin Jan Booth Jan Booth and Susan Luck Jan, Leslie, Frank, Francesca, Olivia, Claire, Tashel, Jeanne & Anthony Jane LaFazio Janet Bond Brill Jay McCarthy Jean McClelland Jean Haner Jean Koerner Jeanine T. Abraham Jeanne Carbonetti Jeanne Denney Jeff Gitterman Jeff Migdow Jeff Volk and Gabriel Keleman, PhD Jeffrey Black Jenn Lederer Jenna la Flamme Jennifer Mattson Jennifer Waters Jennifer "Lightwolf" Jones Jennifer Marie Hofmann Jennifer Waters & Kay Aubrey-Chimene Jenny Zigrino Jessica Hochman, PhD Jill Willard Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jina Penn-Tracy & Stuart Valentine Jo Anne Kelly Richards Joan Herrmann Joan Griffiths Vega Joanna Crespo Joanne Turnier Jody Wright Joe Monkman Joe Weston John Beaulieu John Perkins John Lee John Lloyd John Pellitteri, PhD John Michelotti Jon Turk Jon Mundy, Ph.D. Jonas Westring Jonathan Bricklin Jonathan Robinson Jonni Pollard Jorge Gallegos Jorge Luis Delgado Jose Luis Herrera Joshua M. Greene and Godfrey Townsend Joule L'Adara, MFA JP Sears Judi Rubin-Bosco & Frank Bosco Judith Wendell Judith Orloff, MD Judith Hanson Lasater Julia Cameron Julie Chibbaro Julie Lande Groth Jurian Hughes Kabir Helminski Kacey Morabito Grean & Marcy Clark Kambiz Naficy Karen Wyatt Karen Friedland Karen Rose Karen Noé Karen Anderson Karine Gordineer, MH, RM Kat Kowalski Kat Kowalski MDIV, BCC, Emily Johnson, MSN, CRNP & Cora Welsh, CCLS, MA Kate Mitcheom Kathleen Booker & Marcy Clark Kathryn Davis Kathryn Templeton Kelli DeFlora Kelly Turner Kelly Thomas Ken Cohen Ken Doka Ken Campbell and Erin Davis Kevin Nathaniel Kim Schneiderman, LCSW Kir Noel Kori Burkholder Kori Burkholder & Marcy Clark Kristen Rae Stevens Kristin Petrovich Kunchok Gyaltsen, DTM, MPH, PhD, and assistant, Sanggee Bohm Kyle McDonald Kyriacos Markides La Shonda Tyree Lakshmi Voelker Lakshmi Voelker & Tracey Eccleston Lakshmi Voelker & Tracey Eccleston Lama Migmar Tseten Lama Surya Das Lana Epstein, MA, LICSW Lata Chettri-Kennedy Laura A Laura Simms Laura Berman Fortgang Laura Berman Fortang Laura Day Laura Alden Kamm Laura Kamm with guest, Scott Clover Laura Lynne Jackson Laurel Parnell Lauren Walker Lauren Harkness & Guy Shahar Laurie Nadel Lawrence Edwards, PhD Layne Dalfen Leah Guy Leah Pearlman & Radhanath Swami Lee Lee Lee VanZyl Leigh Ann Cobb Lena DeGloma Leonard George Les Aria Les Aria & David Hanscom Les Aria, David Hanscom, Babs Yohai &Jasmine Yohai-Rifkin Leslie Blackhall Leslie Grossman Letha Hadady Lewis Mehl-Madrona, Lewis Mehl-Madrona & Barbara Mainguy Liana Werner-Grey Lili Lili Linda Bender Linda Graham, MFT Linda Kundell Linda Schnapp and Marisa Schnapp Linda Star Wolf Lisa Romeo Lisa Rankin Lisa VanOstrand Livia Kohn, PhD Lizzy Loch Kelly Lodro Rinzler Loire Cotler & Glen Velez Lois Bender Loren Fishman Lori Spagna Lorna Byrne Lorraine Goldbloom Louise Livingstone Louise Montello Luba Evans-Zion & CC Treadway Lynda Greenberg Lynn Singer Lynn Bourbeau Madhu Krishnappa Maron, ACC, CPC Maggie Law Maia Danziger Maia Danziger Maia Kincaid, PhD Mantak Chia Manu Dawson Marc Gian Marc Gian Marc De La Ménardière Marco Dolce Marcy Clark Marcy Clark & Kori Burkholder Margaret Maria Sirois Maria Sirois, Kelly Fredrickson & Catherine Flavin Marina Romero & Samuel Malkemus Marjorie Fein Mark Matousek Mark Nepo Mark Wolynn Mark Epstein Mark Plotkin Mark Thurston, PhD Mark Matousek Mark Wolynn Mark Hyman Mark Nepo, Baptist de Pape and Agapi Stassinopoulos Martha Eddy, PhD Marty Epstein Mary Shomon Mary Attwood Mary Atwood, Louise Livingstone & Angel Voss Mary Carter & Evan Marshall Mary Helen Leonard Mary Reilly Nichols Master Li Junfeng Matt Levine Matthew Fox Matthew Wood Matthew Wood Matthew Wood Matthieu Ricard & Laurie Anderson Mavis Gewant May McCarthy Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD Maya Jocelyn Mel Stabin Melanie Sloane Melanie McWhorter Melissa Tiers Melissa Harris Melyssa Davis Micah Mortali Michael Tellinger Michael J. Gelb Michael Winn Michael Shea Michael Ardito Michael Lerner Michael Cotayo and Kathy Carey Michael Gelb & Sharon Salzberg Michaela Haas, PhD Michaela Boehm and Steve James Michelle N Michelle Cassandra Johnson & Lama Rod Owens Mike Shelah & Geraldy Jean-Baptiste Millennia Ruth Lytle, ND Millennia Ruth Lytle, ND, CNS with guest Chef James Ray Mirabai Bush Mirabai Starr and Adam Bucko Miranda Maher Miranda Macpherson Mitchell Yass, PhD, DPT Monique Lang Monti Carlo Monti Carlo Moshe Ratson Multiple Presenters M’Bemba Bangoura & Michael Markus Nacho Arimany Naina Marballi Naina Marballi Naina Marballi, BSAM, DAC Naina Marballi Nan Moss Assisted by Elaine M. Egidio Nan Moss, CSC & Rev. Elaine M. Egidio ,MCAT, LPC, BC-DMT Nancy Marie Brown Nancy Slonim Aronie Nancy Napier Nancy Smith, LMT Nancy Colier Nancy Lonsdorf Nathalie Marinoff Nevşah F. ​Karamehmet Nick Hoefly Nick Hoefly Nicki Cohen, PhD, MT-BC, Niika Quistgard Nikki Kurt Nikolai Chapochnikov Nisha Saini Nita Renfrew & Reggie Ceaser NYC Healing Circle NYC Healing Circle & Andrew Appel Odelia Shargian Olivia Olkowski Olivia Bareham onYang Yang, PhD Ora Nadrich Paloma Cervantes Pam Grout Pamela Miles Pantera Saint-Montaigne Parashakti Sigalit Pat Moffit Cook Pat Moffitt Cook Patricia Pimentel Selassie Patricia Selassie Patricia Diesel Patricia Pimentel Selassie and Millennia Ruth Lytle Patrician McCarthy Patty Dann Paul Weinfield Paul Denniston Paul Stamets Paul Selig Paul Aurand, MHt & Sophia Kramer, MHt, RN Paul Henderson and Smadar Yaish Paul-Michael Carr Paula Oleska Paula Tursi Paula Oleska Peeka Trinkle Peeka Trenkle Peeka Trenkle & Drew DiVittorio, Dipl (NCCAOM) Peeka Trenkle, Drew DiVittorio & David Winston Penny Simkin, PT Penny Price Lavin Peter Bongiorno Peter Doobinin Peter Bongiorno & Robert Kachko Petr Janata PhD Petra Loewen Phil Lynch Pir Zia Inayat-Khan Prem Sadasivananda Priscilla Bright Priti Robyn Ross Rabbi Rami Shapiro, PhD Radical Change Agent Rainbow Eagle Rajiv Juneja Ralph De la Rosa Ralph White Ralph White and Andrea Lomanto Randy Kamen Ravi Ratan, MSc, MBA, DSc Ray Crist Rebecca Gordon Rebecca Plevin Rene Whitlock Rene Whitlock Rene Whitlock Rhonda Magee & Sharon Salzberg Richard O’Connor Richard Schwartz Richard Lamarita Richard Michaels Richard C. Miller, PhD Richard Michael & Kena Acuna Richard Michaels, CPCC, MCC & & Madhu Krishnappa Maron, ACC, CPC Richard Michaels, MCC & Wendy Rodriguez, CPC Richard P. Brown Richard P. Brown & Patricia Gerbarg Richard P. Brown, MD and Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD Rick Barrett Rick Jarow , PhD Rick Doblin, Annie Mithoefer & Michael Mithoefer Rika Keck Rita London Rita Navarrete Perez and Toñita Gonzales Rita Navarrete Perez & Toñita Gonzales Robert Wergin Robert Notter Robert Peng Robert M Place Robert Vetter, MA Robert Place Robert Peng and Michael J. Gelb Robin Rose Bennett Robin Rose Bennett & Blues-Rock Guitarist Spiros Soukis Rodrigo Gonzalez Rodrigo Gonzalez & Joan White-Hansen Roger Jahnke, OMD Roger Lipsey Ronald Alexander Roopa Mahadevan Rosalie Prinzivalli Rosalie Prinzivalli and Judith Wendall Rosemary Buczek Rosemary Garcia Ross Silver, Jane Jenkins & Cyrena Esposito Ross Silver, Jane Jenkins & Cyrena Esposito Ruby Parker Rupert Sheldrake Rupert Spira Ruth Levy Sakina Nur Sandor Ellix Katz Sangeeta Laura Biagi Sara Auster Sara Crow Sara Chana Silverstein Scott Kiloby Scott Tillitt and Ajax Greene See Course Description Sergio Magaña (Ocelocoyotl) Sergio Magaña Sergio Krakowski Shakta Khalsa Shakti Caterina Maggi Shama Dhanani Shamini Jain Shane Kulman Shannon Kaiser, Emma Loewe, Amy Leigh Mercree & Deganit Nuur Sharon Smith Sharon Brown Sharon Manner and Marc Rosenbaum Shaykha Fariha al Jerrahi Sheikha Khadija Radin Sheila Delson, CPO-CD Shmuel Tatz, PT, PhD Sifu Ed D’Urso Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT Silvia Nakkach Simcha Raphael Simcha Raphael, Frank Ostaseski, Henry Fersko-Weiss, Jeanne Denney etc... Simone Wright Smadar Yaish Solange Ross Solla Pizzuto Sonia Sonia Choquette, PhD Sonia Choquette, PhD Sri Shyamji Bhatnagar Stan Tatkin Stephani Dimopoulous Stephanie Rooker Stephanie Boucher Stephanie Rose Bird Stephen Post Stephen Ross, MD, Jeffrey Guss, MD, and Anthony Bossis, PhD Steve Bass Steve Jackowicz Steve Almond Steve Filante & Sharon Brown Steven Post Steven Post, with Eve Berkson Sue Frederick Susan Pollack Susan Blum Susan Anderson Susan Anderson, CSW Susannah Bien-Gund Suzi Tucker Suzy Becker Swami Asokananda Swami Sarvapriyananda Tama J. Kieves Tamika Tamika Tara Well Tashel C. Bordere, PhD, CT Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche Teresa C Teresa C Teresa C Teresa Coates Teri Meissner Terry Dunn THE SISTERHOOD Theodore Nazz & Jan Muchnikoff Thomas Moore Thomas Amelio Thomas Jones Tim Boyd Tim Freke Timothy Simonson Timothy McCall, MD Timothy Baur Todd Evan Pressman Toni Bergins & Joy Lynne Okoye Tori Quisling, MEd Tracy Cochran Trish DeTura, RN Trish O’Sullivan Tzivia Gover Ubaka Hill V Bell, D Brownstone, A Ortelee, J Lynch M.S. Lewis, W Stickevers & A Steinfeld Valerie Naranjo Vanessa Codoniu Wendie Colter Wesley Burwell William J. Kaplanidis Yamuna Zake Yasmin Boland Yogiraj Alan Finger Yogiraj Alan Finger & Sarah Platt-Finger Yolanda Navarro & Liza Pullman Yoo Sookyung Yosef Funke, Scott Winter, Kristi Lee Schatz & Celeste Blackman Ysaye Barnwell, PhD Yuri Stoyanov, Steve Bass, MA Marjorie Roth & Greg Alexander Yuval Ron Zenith Virago Zuleikha .
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