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08/10/2014 to 08/15/2014
Redefining Fitness, Beauty & Power for the 21st Century Woman
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/10/2014 to 08/15/2014
The Sacred Balance of Masculine & Feminine
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/10/2014 to 08/15/2014
Tony Stockwell
A Journey of Exploration & Discovery
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/10/2014 to 08/15/2014
Fred Poole
Reclaiming Our Stories
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/10/2014 to 08/15/2014
Divine Energy Healing
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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08/10/2014 to 08/15/2014
Redefining Fitness, Beauty & Power for the 21st Century Woman
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/10/2014 to 08/15/2014
The Sacred Balance of Masculine & Feminine
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/10/2014 to 08/15/2014
Tony Stockwell
A Journey of Exploration & Discovery
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/10/2014 to 08/15/2014
Fred Poole
Reclaiming Our Stories
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/10/2014 to 08/15/2014
Divine Energy Healing
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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12/18/2013 to 08/01/2014
Panache Desai
4-Part Video & Downloadable Audio Series
12/18/2013 to 08/01/2014
Panache Desai
4-Part Video & Downloadable Audio Series
06/04/2014
Panache Desai
Talk & Book Reading With Panache Desai
07/19/2014
Panache Desai
Elizabeth Lesser, Panache Desai, and Brian Weiss discuss how, in these modern times, we can live a soulful life. More
09/26/2014 to 09/28/2014
With Pema Chödrön and Dale Asrael
10/03/2014 to 10/05/2014
Eben Alexander
Moving Beyond Space, Time & Words
Join this gathering with some of the nation’s top leaders in neuroscience, healing, and the sacred dimensions of life from anywhere via live stream and enjoy the extraordinary opportunity to encounter your soul. More
American Buddhist nun, Pema Chödrön says that society cultivates a tolerance and acceptance of aggressiveness and by deciding to interrupt the momentum of this cycle, you will do yourself and the world a great service. Explore more from Pema Chödrön   More
Widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences, Pema Chödrön discusses how easy it is to waste your life with distractions, or dunzie, if you are not used to spending any time alone in meditation or solitude. Explore more from Pema Chödrön   More
Editor in chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and author, Kelly McGonigal, PhD, discusses why stories of what went wrong and the lessons learned are so valuable in order to understand how to make scientific studies and research of alternative therapies like yoga, meditation, and mindfulness more effective at the Yoga Service Council conference at Omega Institute. Explore more from Kelly McGonigal   More
Editor in chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and author, Kelly McGonigal, PhD, teaches psychology, yoga, and meditation at Stanford University. In this video from the Yoga Service Council conference at Omega Institute, she explores the importance of science and research as a service to an integrative approach to yoga philosophy, anatomy, physiology, and psychology. Explore more from Kelly McGonigal: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/kelly-mcgonigal More
Ready to raise the bar? The Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training at Omega with yoga masters Sharon Gannon and David Life is a rigorous monthlong residential professional training. Jivamukti Yoga is one of the most popular forms of yoga in the world. Learn more about the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training More
Join yoga masters Sharon Gannon and David Life for a monthlong teacher training in Jivamukti Yoga, one of the most popular forms of yoga in the world. Acquire the skills and confidence necessary to become a Jivamukti Yoga teacher and lead classes that incorporate asanas, music, chanting, scriptural study, and meditation in a challenging vinyasa practice. Learn more about the Jivamukti Yoga® Teacher Training at Omega.  More
Yoga master, author, animal activist, and artist, Sharon Gannon is a co-creator of the Jivamukti Yoga Method with David Life. In this video, she discusses the importance of Jivamukti which emphasizes vinyasa, scriptural study, devotion, prayer, music, chanting, and meditation, as well as animal rights, veganism, environmentalism, and political activism as paths to enlightenment. Explore more from Sharon Gannon   More
Sharon Gannon, cocreator of the Jivamukti Yoga Method with David Life, discusses the power of yoga to help you work through unresolved karmic actions and struggles in order to return to state of joy. Explore more from Sharon Gannon   More
Yoga master, author, animal activist, and artist, Sharon Gannon is a co-creator of the Jivamukti Yoga Method with David Life. In this video, she discusses how yoga teaches you to take responsibility for your life and to see problems as opportunities to life as a loving, kind, and compassionate human being. Explore more from Sharon Gannon   More
Come soak in the sun on the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica this winter. An all-inclusive Omega winter learning vacation at Blue Spirit Retreat offers the perfect combination of rest and relaxation, lifelong learning, and inspired living. Blue Spirit, a new resort created by Omega cofounder Stephan Rechtschaffen, is located in Nosara, on the northwest coast of Costa Rica. The local town boasts excellent restaurants, local cultural events, and an international community that gives the region a vibrantly creative atmosphere. More

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Omega Institute How Mindfulness Skills Help Children Flourish by Rob Schware and Jennifer Cohen Harper
An Interview With Jennifer Cohen Harper
Rob: What originally motivated you to do this work? Has that motivation changed over time? More
Omega Institute Living In Illumination by Mirabai Starr
Discovering Love as the Heart of Religion
Ever since I was a little girl, I have been drawn to the living heart of every spiritual tradition I have encountered. Like a night wanderer who comes across a sanctuary in the woods, I peer through the stained-glass window, aching to enter and bow down at the altar I see blazing within. More
Omega Institute Accepting What is Real by Tara Brach
About 20 years ago, a close friend and I drove to southern Virginia to attend a retreat led by Vietnamese Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. At the closing ceremony, he asked us to choose a partner—I turned to face my friend—and bow to each other. He then instructed us to hug our partner while taking three conscious and full in-breaths and out-breaths. More
Omega Institute You May Be More Resilient Than You Think by Linda Graham
My next-door neighbor has a big, affectionate, 125-pound Malamut named Barney and an eight-year-old granddaughter who adores him. One day, as Samantha was arriving to visit, I watched her run up to Barney to give him a hug. Barney responded exuberantly, licking her face profusely. He was simply greeting her with affection, but Samantha clearly wasn’t prepared for such rough-and-tumble love: she burst into tears. More
Omega Institute What to Bring to a Yoga Retreat
As you prepare for a yoga retreat, here are some essentials you'll want to consider—for your body, mind, and spirit. For Your Mind & Spirit More
Omega Institute Finding Meaning & Purpose at Work
Lessons From the Bhagavad Gita
Written in approximately 200 C.E., the Bhagavad Gita unfolds as a dialogue between a warrior prince named Arjuna and Lord Krishna, who serves as his spiritual guide and charioteer as Arjuna prepares to fight against his own kinsmen to reclaim his kingdom’s throne. Along the way, Krishna and Arjuna discuss the various paths of yoga; the laws of karma; personal dharma; and the purpose of life. Here is Krishna’s advice for finding (and doing) work that really matters in the world, as interpreted by three spiritual teachers: Ram Dass, Sally Kempton, and the late Eknath Easwaran. More
Omega Institute Healing Pain Begins With Breaking Old Patterns by Ana Forrest
We are intensely habitual creatures, and many of our habits don't serve us. Most of us have pain because we've fallen into bad patterns: physical, emotional, and spiritual ones. To heal pain, we need to break those patterns, which can be surprisingly challenging. Don't believe me? Try this: clasp your hands. Look at which thumb and forefinger are on top. Now, interlace your fingers again with the other thumb and forefinger on top. That weird, awkward, uncomfortable feeling? It's called change. And it's hard. More
Omega Institute Growing Into Yoga by Dan Siegel
Lessons in Mindful Awareness for Kids
For thousands of years, wisdom traditions have taught us that paying attention to the present moment has powerful positive effects on our health. In this new millennium, sci­ence has found empirically validated support for these ancient claims that what we do with our minds and our bodies influences our well-being and our happiness. There are many ways to learn to pay attention to our moment-by-moment experience with openness and kind regard. Mindfulness comes in many forms. More

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