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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
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Hank Wesselman
Spirit Medicine

In the Western world today, interest in complementary and alternative therapies is on the rise, and increasing numbers of healthcare practitioners and laypersons alike are discovering the ease with which the healing modalities pioneered by indigen

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Mariah Fenton Gladis
Be Bold in Your Personal Growth

Are you ready to live life without the filter of the past or anxiety for the future? Ready to move past recurring themes or patterns of dysfunction to create healthy relationships?

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

When first approaching the idea of writing our memoir, says acclaimed poet, memoirist, and playwright Nick Flynn, we often write what we believe is our unique autobiography—but as we press on, we discover that our story

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Melissa Myozen Blacker
Meeting Suffering & Joy With Awareness

This silent meditation retreat provides an opportunity to practice traditional Zen meditation in a safe and open environment with two experienced and committed teachers.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2015 to 06/28/2015
Richard Leider
What’s Next?

There comes a time in our lives when one chapter of life is finishing and the next one is yet to be written, when we wonder, “What’s next?” For many, this happens at midlife. But it can happen at any point.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2015 to 06/28/2015
Danielle MacKinnon
What Our Pets Are Really Telling Us

Have you ever longed to communicate with animals? Is there a way to understand what dogs, cats, horses, and even wild animals are thinking and feeling?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2015 to 06/28/2015
Charley Rosen

For 32 years, Beyond Basketball has been the go-to workshop for “hoop-o-philes” of all ages and skill levels.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2015 to 07/03/2015
Joan White
The Discipline & Freedom of Sadhana

We may not consider discipline and freedom as compatible partners, but the life’s work of B.K.S. Iyengar is a testament to the fact that these two ideas complement and support one another.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Hank Wesselman
Spirit Medicine

In the Western world today, interest in complementary and alternative therapies is on the rise, and increasing numbers of healthcare practitioners and laypersons alike are discovering the ease with which the healing modalities pioneered by indigen

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Mariah Fenton Gladis
Be Bold in Your Personal Growth

Are you ready to live life without the filter of the past or anxiety for the future? Ready to move past recurring themes or patterns of dysfunction to create healthy relationships?

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

When first approaching the idea of writing our memoir, says acclaimed poet, memoirist, and playwright Nick Flynn, we often write what we believe is our unique autobiography—but as we press on, we discover that our story

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Melissa Myozen Blacker
Meeting Suffering & Joy With Awareness

This silent meditation retreat provides an opportunity to practice traditional Zen meditation in a safe and open environment with two experienced and committed teachers.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2015 to 06/28/2015
Richard Leider
What’s Next?

There comes a time in our lives when one chapter of life is finishing and the next one is yet to be written, when we wonder, “What’s next?” For many, this happens at midlife. But it can happen at any point.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2015 to 06/28/2015
Danielle MacKinnon
What Our Pets Are Really Telling Us

Have you ever longed to communicate with animals? Is there a way to understand what dogs, cats, horses, and even wild animals are thinking and feeling?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2015 to 06/28/2015
Charley Rosen

For 32 years, Beyond Basketball has been the go-to workshop for “hoop-o-philes” of all ages and skill levels.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2015 to 07/03/2015
Joan White
The Discipline & Freedom of Sadhana

We may not consider discipline and freedom as compatible partners, but the life’s work of B.K.S. Iyengar is a testament to the fact that these two ideas complement and support one another.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2015 to 07/03/2015
Lynda Greenberg

For many of us, drawing seems to be a mysterious process, reserved for the few who are “talented,” but the work of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain has debunked this myth.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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
Yoga master, author, animal activist, and artist, Sharon Gannon is a cocreator 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
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
One of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West, Jack Kornfield, PhD, shares the two essential truths to the process of awakening and understanding your true nature. Explore more from Jack Kornfield   More
Rodney Yee and his wife, Colleen Saidman reveal why the difficulties in your closest relationships is rooted in the things you don't understand about yourself and why your partner holds the key to expanding your perception of yourself.   Explore more from Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman   More
Founder and executive director of Niroga Institute, Bidyut “B.K.” Bose, PhD discusses why dialectic behavior therapy combined with a mindfulness practice offers positive benefits to people struggling with major clinical disorders at the Yoga Service Council conference. Explore more from BK Bose: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/bidyut-bk-bose More
Founder and executive director of Niroga Institute, Bidyut “B.K.” Bose, PhD reveals why yoga and meditation practices have been shown to alter your genetic code at the Yoga Service Council conference. Explore more from BK Bose: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/bidyut-bk-bose More
Founder and executive director of Niroga Institute, Bidyut “B.K.” Bose, PhD discusses how the a mindfulness practice impacts the process of neuroplasticity by creating new cell structures and connections in the brain at the Yoga Service Council conference. Explore more from BK Bose: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/bidyut-bk-bose More
Yoga and fitness expert and the founder of Baptiste Power of Yoga, Sherri Baptiste guides you through a brief exercise from nationally recognized series "Yoga With Weights." Explore more from Sherri Baptiste: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/sherri-baptiste More

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Omega Institute Nature Nurtures Spirituality & Environmentalism in Kids
You’ve probably heard that kids today spend far less time outdoors than they did two decades ago—it's probably true for you, too. According to studies, American kids spend half as much time outside today as they did in the 1990s, and more than a quarter of British children spend less than 30 minutes a week (that's less than 5 minutes a day) outdoors. More
Explore this month’s astrology and its celestial influence in your life with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19) More
January 2015: A Beginner’s Guide to the 21st Century by Eric Francis
It’s taken me 14 years to get a handle on the 21st century, but I finally feel like I’m making some progress. One thing that I will say is that I’m learning how helpful it is to look to the past for some information about where we are today. It may not be the ultimate guide, but if you want to know where “here” is, it’s a good idea to know where you came from and how you went from there. More
Omega Institute In Service of Sustainability: Developing a Practice of Caring for Others & the Earth
Developing a Practice of Caring for Others & the Earth
It seems that all religions include teachings on how to be of service to the world and how to care for each other. For Hindus, karma yoga is the yoga of action and selfless service. Christians are encouraged to love one another and bear each others' burdens (Galatians 6:2). Muslims have the concept of īthār, or "preferring others to oneself." The Torah instructs Jews to love their neighbors (Leviticus 19:18). The Dalai Lama, a voice for the global Buddhist community, says, "My religion in kindness." What does this have to do with sustainability? Everything. More
Omega Institute Take a Stand In Your Life By Sitting Down to Meditate by Jon Kabat-Zinn
In its outward manifestation, meditation appears to involve either stopping, by parking the body in stillness that suspends activity, or giving oneself over to flowing movement. In either case, it is an embodiment of wise attention, an inward gesture undertaken for the most part in silence, a shift from doing to simply being. It is an act that may at first seem artificial but that we soon discover, if we keep at it, is ultimately one of pure love for the life unfolding within us and around us. More
Omega Institute Practicing The Work at Work by Byron Katie
“My boss just doesn't appreciate me,” is a common complaint heard in many offices across the country. Recent research from Gallup has found that less than one in three Americans receive praise from their work supervisor, and employees who say they have not been recognized at work are more likely to quit in the next year. More
Omega Institute Preparing for a Silent Retreat
Whether you are looking to take a break from your overly scheduled life or go deeper into your spiritual practice, a silent retreat or workshop is a great place to get still and renew your body, mind, and spirit.  More
Omega Institute Moving Meditation 101
What: Moving meditation allows you to turn any form of conscious movement into a sacred body prayer. Some people use the practice to express themselves and experience the present moment, while others set an intention to communicate or connect with nature or the divine. Examples: Spiritually inspired martial arts such as tai chi and qigong; vinyasa and other types of meditative yoga; walking meditation; and dancing meditation. More

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