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08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
Barry Michels
Putting Your Life in Forward Motion

This workshop is part of Family Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
Dani Shapiro
A Workshop in Fiction & Memoir

This workshop is part of Family Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015

Addictive behaviors disconnect and separate you—from yourself, your loved ones, and your environment. Yoga, a Sanskrit word that means union, reintegrates and restores balance and wholeness.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Barry Michels
Developing the Tools to Unlock Your Full Potential

You have the potential to live a much fuller life, where you wake up every morning feeling enthusiastic about the day ahead and throw yourself into everything you do—not because you have to, but because you want to.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Dare to Dream Your Reality Differently

During this profound time of evolution on earth, we have the opportunity to rise to a higher state of consciousness, to dream new dreams, and shapeshift into the creative force of life itself to manifest our personal and collective destinies.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Where Joy & Fun Meet Deep & Sacred

Let Your Yoga Dance® is a yoga chakra dancing fusion that combines yoga, the chakras, and user-friendly dance designed to rejuvenate and revitalize your body, mind, and spirit.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Ann Kristin Lindsay
A Wild Weekend Adventure

Spend an exciting weekend exploring the lively, transparent medium of watercolor, even if you have never picked up a paintbrush before.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015

The mala is a traditional garland of 108 prayer beads. Every bead represents a truth, and meditating on each bead with an affirmation, or mantra, is known to bring peace of mind.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Keith Mitchell
Breaking Free of the Roles We Play

Former NFL linebacker Keith Mitchell was forced to retire early from injury. Instead of letting that define him, he focused on healing through yoga and meditation.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Joel Feldman
A Retreat for Couples

Love is a basic human need, and every interaction can help support or hinder intimacy. The key to increasing love and passion in your relationship is your ability, as a couple, to bring mindful awareness to all interactions.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
Barry Michels
Putting Your Life in Forward Motion

This workshop is part of Family Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
Dani Shapiro
A Workshop in Fiction & Memoir

This workshop is part of Family Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015

Addictive behaviors disconnect and separate you—from yourself, your loved ones, and your environment. Yoga, a Sanskrit word that means union, reintegrates and restores balance and wholeness.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Barry Michels
Developing the Tools to Unlock Your Full Potential

You have the potential to live a much fuller life, where you wake up every morning feeling enthusiastic about the day ahead and throw yourself into everything you do—not because you have to, but because you want to.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Dare to Dream Your Reality Differently

During this profound time of evolution on earth, we have the opportunity to rise to a higher state of consciousness, to dream new dreams, and shapeshift into the creative force of life itself to manifest our personal and collective destinies.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Where Joy & Fun Meet Deep & Sacred

Let Your Yoga Dance® is a yoga chakra dancing fusion that combines yoga, the chakras, and user-friendly dance designed to rejuvenate and revitalize your body, mind, and spirit.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Ann Kristin Lindsay
A Wild Weekend Adventure

Spend an exciting weekend exploring the lively, transparent medium of watercolor, even if you have never picked up a paintbrush before.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015

The mala is a traditional garland of 108 prayer beads. Every bead represents a truth, and meditating on each bead with an affirmation, or mantra, is known to bring peace of mind.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Keith Mitchell
Breaking Free of the Roles We Play

Former NFL linebacker Keith Mitchell was forced to retire early from injury. Instead of letting that define him, he focused on healing through yoga and meditation.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Joel Feldman
A Retreat for Couples

Love is a basic human need, and every interaction can help support or hinder intimacy. The key to increasing love and passion in your relationship is your ability, as a couple, to bring mindful awareness to all interactions.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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
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 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

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Omega Institute 4 Stages of Consciousness by Pam Grout
We live in a multidimensional universe and there are dozens of different levels of consciousness, oftentimes residing in one person. I’ve broken it down into four major consciousness categories. Each of these levels has dozens of subsets, all that play out in different ways in our lives. Let’s just say that my goal is to move closer to level four. More
Planting Seeds of Well-Being
The days have been getting longer, more light hinting of spring's approach until it’s 7:00 p.m. and still light out. The nose detects spring, often before the eyes. Even with snow still on the ground it’s possible to smell the shift happening. The scent is watery, plantish, earthy. Some days you can even feel spring in the depths of your being, a subtle nostalgia or déjà vu. We’ve been here before, in this time between seasons.  More
We are now in the phase between eclipses. There was a total eclipse of the Sun in the last degree of Pisces on Friday, March 20. We are now approaching the corresponding total eclipse of the Moon in Libra on Saturday, April 4. More
Explore this month’s astrology and its celestial influence in your life with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19)  More
Omega Institute Stop Second-Guessing Yourself: An Interview With Byron Katie, Part 1
An Interview With Byron Katie, Part 1
Omega: How is The Work, or the process of inquiry, different from doubting or second-guessing? Katie: As different as day from night. Doubting or second-guessing comes from a lack of self-confidence and leads to confusion, which is only suffering. Inquiry leads to the end of suffering. It always leaves you as a kinder human being. More
Omega Institute Loving Without Exception: An Interview With Byron Katie, Part 2
An Interview With Byron Katie, Part 2
Omega: Your experience of “waking up to reality” was very dramatic. Such experiences won’t happen to most people, so how can the rest of us awaken? Katie: Thought by thought. People think that they need to get “enlightened” in order to be free, and nobody knows what enlightenment is. Yes, it’s in the sacred texts, and yes, this guru or that lama says he has attained it, but that’s just a concept; it’s the story of a past. More
Omega Institute Living Jivamukti Yoga
An Interview With Sharon Gannon and David Life
Omega: You met as artists in New York City in the early 1980s. How did studying and teaching yoga transform your life at that time? Sharon: Yoga informed our life. It provided us something to do together, which was creative, the ultimate creative adventure: self-realization. David: My life transformed into being mainly interested in yoga, yogis, and yoga philosophy—consequently my interest in other things diminished. But most other things that could attract my interest seemed to pale in comparison to the immensity of yoga. More
Omega Institute Find Greater Health in Unexpected Ways
A beautiful sunrise that suffuses you with peace. A painting that inspires you and moves you to create your own art. The clear night sky whose expanse of stars makes you feel insignificant and significant at the same time. While it may be difficult to put these experiences into words, there are times when you feel a connection happening inside. It’s as if seemingly separate parts of yourself come together, or everything between you and the rest of the world dissolves, and suddenly you feel acutely alive. More
Omega Institute Experience a State of Oneness by Alberto Villoldo
Years ago I was amazed to learn that 90 percent of the human body consists of bacteria that are alien to us. Only the remaining 10 percent of the body is made up of our own DNA. So does this mean that “I” am only that 10 percent? No. I am the energy field that organizes this amazing living colony that has a sense of self, of "I-ness." The 100 trillion cells of my colony are kept humming in harmony and balance by the Luminous Energy Field (LEF), operating through my brain and nervous system. More
Omega Institute Sound Meditation 101
What: Sound meditation uses pleasant, nonvocal sound as the object of concentration. The sound can come from a variety of objects, including chimes, cymbals, metal or crystal bowls, shamanic drums, or a gong. Types: Tibetan singing bowl meditation, crystal bowl meditation, or gong meditation in the Kundalini Yoga tradition. There is also the related practice of chanting meditation. More

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