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06/14/2015 to 06/19/2015
HeatherAsh Amara
Inner Empowerment for Women

This workshop has been cancelled.

Do you judge yourself harshly for falling short of perfection, or do you become your own worst critic, rather than your best friend and ally?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Breaking Through to Emotional & Spiritual Freedom
“Our shadow is a divine map that reconnects us to the life we were meant to live and the people we were meant to be.”—Debbie Ford
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/26/2015
Joining Yoga & Social Activism

It is no mistake that yoga has been appearing nearly everywhere lately. It is here because we need it to awaken us—for our own personal health and happiness, and for the benefit of the entire planet.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Hank Wesselman
An Introduction to Shamanic Journeying

The rediscovery of shamanism has emerged as a major component of the modern world’s spiritual reawakening.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Marie Manuchehri
Connect With Ancient Wisdom & Healing Energy

You have the capacity to receive, interpret, and successfully use your senses to heal your body. In this intuitive workshop, learn the skills needed to harness this innate ability and achieve better health and well-being.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Restoring Your Life Force

Tai chi chuan is a system of beautiful, flowing movements used by millions of people around the world as a graceful, meditative exercise. Qigong is an ancient mind-body system for cultivating our natural energy.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Paul Williams
Recovery Is Not Just for Addicts

Do you feel tethered to your phone, or turn to food for comfort? Are you a perfectionist who can’t let things go, or do you repeatedly find yourself in a pattern of unhealthy relationships?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
A Yoga, Food & Body Image Intensive

Are you unhappy with your body? Do you struggle with emotional eating? Or, would you like to learn how to use yoga to help your clients with disordered eating and body dissatisfaction?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015

The Chinese healing art of qigong has been a source of health and longevity for women for thousands of years.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Fred Poole
Reclaiming Our Stories

Authors Fred Poole and Marta Szabo create a studio where writers bring their most important stories to life, even those that seem too complex to tackle.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Breaking Through to Emotional & Spiritual Freedom
“Our shadow is a divine map that reconnects us to the life we were meant to live and the people we were meant to be.”—Debbie Ford
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/26/2015
Joining Yoga & Social Activism

It is no mistake that yoga has been appearing nearly everywhere lately. It is here because we need it to awaken us—for our own personal health and happiness, and for the benefit of the entire planet.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Hank Wesselman
An Introduction to Shamanic Journeying

The rediscovery of shamanism has emerged as a major component of the modern world’s spiritual reawakening.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Marie Manuchehri
Connect With Ancient Wisdom & Healing Energy

You have the capacity to receive, interpret, and successfully use your senses to heal your body. In this intuitive workshop, learn the skills needed to harness this innate ability and achieve better health and well-being.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Restoring Your Life Force

Tai chi chuan is a system of beautiful, flowing movements used by millions of people around the world as a graceful, meditative exercise. Qigong is an ancient mind-body system for cultivating our natural energy.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Paul Williams
Recovery Is Not Just for Addicts

Do you feel tethered to your phone, or turn to food for comfort? Are you a perfectionist who can’t let things go, or do you repeatedly find yourself in a pattern of unhealthy relationships?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
A Yoga, Food & Body Image Intensive

Are you unhappy with your body? Do you struggle with emotional eating? Or, would you like to learn how to use yoga to help your clients with disordered eating and body dissatisfaction?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015

The Chinese healing art of qigong has been a source of health and longevity for women for thousands of years.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Fred Poole
Reclaiming Our Stories

Authors Fred Poole and Marta Szabo create a studio where writers bring their most important stories to life, even those that seem too complex to tackle.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Alex Grey

Visionary artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey teach painting and drawing from the wellspring of divine imagination. In this workshop, artists at any level of experience create from the sacred ground and the mystic eye.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Author of the best-selling Many Lives, Many Masters, Brian Weiss, MD has a lifetime of work that reveals the very real physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation that is possible when we embrace reincarnation. In this 30-minute video, he guides you through a past-life regression experience from the comforts of your home. Explore more from Brian Weiss   More
Omega's cofounder, Elizabeth Lesser reads the excerpt "Bozos on the Bus" from her best-selling book, Broken Open, in the Ram Dass Library during Family Week at Omega Institute. Explore more from Elizabeth Lesser   More
Widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences, Pema Chödrön says that it is important to acknowledge what is it that gets you hooked and drives you crazy, so that you are able to work with your mind, rather than the outer circumstances to restore your sense of balance. Explore more from Pema Chödrön: eomega.org/workshops/teachers/pema-chödrön More
Widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences, Pema Chödrön asks you to try this Tonglen meditation in order to take away pain and/or anguish as well as send comfort and happiness to of any individual, animal or nation in suffering. Explore more from Pema Chödrön   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

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March 2015: Waiting for The Big Thaw by Eric Francis
It's a bit challenging to think about spring with the world iced over and temperatures staying below freezing for days on end. At least up here in the Northern Hemisphere, spring is indeed on its way, and it will be commemorated by some rather spectacular astrological events. More
Explore this month’s astrology and its celestial influence in your life with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19) More
Omega Institute Managing Menopause With Qigong
Some women hardly notice the changes that come along with menopause. Other women experience the changes as uncomfortable or even unbearable. Either way, studies show that women can benefit from the ancient wisdom of qigong, a form of meditative movement that originated in China and helps balance and cultivate qi, or energy, within the body. Symptoms & Traditional Treatment More
Omega Institute Seeing the Soul Through Visionary Art: An Interview With Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 1
An Interview with Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 1
Omega: How do you describe visionary art to someone who encounters it for the first time? Alex and Allyson: The visionary artist’s mission is to make the soul perceptible. Where scientific, materialist culture develops the eyes of outer perception, visionary art encourages the development of inner sight. To find the visionary realm, we use the intuitive inner eye, the eye of contemplation, the eye of the soul. More
Omega Institute 10 Ayurvedic Practices for Winter by Shiva Rea
Self-Care for the Quiet Season
1. Sneha—oiling the body, nose, and ears in the evening is nourishing and fortifying for the muscles and connective tissues. As our bodies are exposed to cold and wind, our pores and fascia tighten and roughen in response. Oiling the orifices of the head helps the sensory pathways stay balanced. Favor kapha massage oil, ashwagandha-bala oil, or sesame oil.  2. Do dry-brushing a few times a week to invigorate the tissues and move stagnant lymph and blood. More
Omega Institute Alex and Allyson Grey Creativity as Spiritual Practice: An Interview With Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 2
An Interview With Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 2
Omega: How do your creative and spiritual lives intertwine—are they separate or one in the same? Alex and Allyson: Our creative and spiritual lives are completely entangled and indistinguishable. Integrating creativity as spiritual practice is the core teaching of CoSM. Artists working together form an accelerator of inspired energies that enhance and catalyze evolution. We have three bodies of work between us: Alex's art, Allyson's art, and CoSM, a social sculpture we share with a community. More
Omega Institute Lonely? Try This 5 Minute Qigong Remedy by Robert Peng
Whenever you're feeling disconnected, isolated, or driftless, you can cultivate a feeling of being at home in your family, your community, and the universe at large by practicing a simple qigong exercise called “Awaken Awareness."  More
Omega Institute The Future of Yoga Service
Rob: What are some of your ideas about, or hopes for, the future of yoga service in America in the next decade? More
Omega Institute Get Happy with Qi
4 Ways to Increase Your Happiness Now
Circumstances may not always give you a reason to be happy, but happiness is still within your grasp. One way to get happy is to connect with your qi, or life force energy. Here are some easy ways to generate your own happiness, whatever your current mood. Smile From Within Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh said, “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” More
Omega Institute Soul to Soul at Work by Ram Dass
An Interview With Ram Dass, Part 2
Lois: What do you think is the most important work for organizations like Omega to focus on now? Ram Dass: Compassion! Compassion and making one’s work karma yoga; doing one’s work as a vehicle for getting to God. And that will be wonderful. I remember my own thing about Omega, which I like to say: There are two institutions in one. One institution is for the participants and one institution is for the staff, and they are coming to a school for their spiritual development. Wow! More

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