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06/17/2016 to 06/19/2016
Richard Leider

We all have a unique gift and were put on this earth to share it. What is yours?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2016 to 06/24/2016
The Painting Experience

Explore the world of spontaneous creation—a transformative journey into the unexpected where no rules apply.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2016 to 06/24/2016
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
06/19/2016 to 06/24/2016
Hank Wesselman
Shamanism & the Modern Mystical Movement

In the Western world, increasing numbers of health-care practitioners and laypersons alike are discovering the healing modalities pioneered by indigenous peoples.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2016 to 06/26/2016
Tony Horton

Real and lasting change can happen when we commit to health as a lifestyle. Exercise, whole foods, and the right mindset is a combination that leads to a vibrant, productive, and full life when we focus on being the best we can be.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2016 to 07/01/2016
Right Here, Right Now

In the midst of your fast paced life, you can learn to be happy, healthy, and peaceful. You don’t have to leave the world behind and run off to a cave to learn mindfulness and reduce stress.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2016 to 06/26/2016
A Weekend Retreat With Panache Desai

Your soul has a vibrational essence, guiding you to understand and fulfill your unique role and purpose in life. But how do you tune into that vibration and access an authentic life of possibility, synchronicity, and inner peace?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2016 to 06/26/2016
Hank Wesselman
A Weekend Intensive

As gatekeepers of the invisible realms, shamans tend to have a special relationship with one of the elemental spirits through which specific gifts may be conveyed.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016
Joan White

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
06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016
A Yoga, Food & Body Image Intensive

Eat Breathe Thrive™ is an integrative mental health program that helps people heal from disordered eating and negative body image.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/17/2016 to 06/19/2016
Richard Leider

We all have a unique gift and were put on this earth to share it. What is yours?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2016 to 06/24/2016
The Painting Experience

Explore the world of spontaneous creation—a transformative journey into the unexpected where no rules apply.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2016 to 06/24/2016
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
06/19/2016 to 06/24/2016
Hank Wesselman
Shamanism & the Modern Mystical Movement

In the Western world, increasing numbers of health-care practitioners and laypersons alike are discovering the healing modalities pioneered by indigenous peoples.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2016 to 06/26/2016
Tony Horton

Real and lasting change can happen when we commit to health as a lifestyle. Exercise, whole foods, and the right mindset is a combination that leads to a vibrant, productive, and full life when we focus on being the best we can be.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2016 to 07/01/2016
Right Here, Right Now

In the midst of your fast paced life, you can learn to be happy, healthy, and peaceful. You don’t have to leave the world behind and run off to a cave to learn mindfulness and reduce stress.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2016 to 06/26/2016
A Weekend Retreat With Panache Desai

Your soul has a vibrational essence, guiding you to understand and fulfill your unique role and purpose in life. But how do you tune into that vibration and access an authentic life of possibility, synchronicity, and inner peace?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2016 to 06/26/2016
Hank Wesselman
A Weekend Intensive

As gatekeepers of the invisible realms, shamans tend to have a special relationship with one of the elemental spirits through which specific gifts may be conveyed.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016
Joan White

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
06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016
A Yoga, Food & Body Image Intensive

Eat Breathe Thrive™ is an integrative mental health program that helps people heal from disordered eating and negative body image.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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 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.   Sharon Gannon and David Life are teaching Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training, May 1-27, 2016. 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
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
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
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

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Omega Institute Ready for Your Third Act? Jane Fonda on How to Thrive Past Midlife
Jane Fonda on How to Thrive Past Midlife
Oscar winning-actress and activist Jane Fonda says the “third act,” those extra 30 years past midlife, is not just a footnote. In this talk filmed at TEDx Women, she likens these years to a staircase. Jokingly, she admits that while it may seem like getting older makes it harder to climb stairs, she points out that our human spirit continues to climb upward even while the body might be declining. More
Present Yourself Fearlessly by Elizabeth Gilbert
My advice is just usually my mom's good advice recycled. I feel more comfortable just redispensing her advice because I know it came from her Grandma. I know it's been tested, it's got deep legs. It's a home remedy. We know how to make apple butter. I'm not doing your new fangled fancy culinary molecular advice here, this is advice you know grandma to grandma to granddaughter to granddaughter that got passed on. More
On my short to-do list of book projects, I have a concept for one called Know When You Don't Know: A Guide to Investigative Reporting and Life. The little joke in there is that life is kind of like an investigative reporting project. It always was one, but in our current environment of information overwhelm, awareness is indispensable. More
Omega Institute Mantra Meditation 101
What: Practiced in a variety of spiritual traditions, mantra meditation is the act of silently or audibly repeating a mantra—a special word, thought, or phrase—either in an ancient, sacred language, or in your native tongue. More
Omega Institute The Future in the Rearview Mirror by Sam Keen
Soren Kierkegaard said, “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” How can we turn a vague longing for renewal into a specific vision of a new way forward? It is not an easy thing to be reborn. The problem, as Marshall McLuhan said, is “we drive into the future using only our rearview mirror.” In childhood our rearview mirror contained very little, but by the time we reach middle age our past experience and present expectations begin to solidify and form our character. Our waistlines begin to expand and our opinions contract. More
Omega Institute Awakening to the Kindness of Others by Nawang Khechog
Because of so many different people’s kindness, we are able to achieve great things and even find happiness. Unfortunately, we often forget this and don't spend enough time reflecting on other’s kindness and how we benefit from it. We are constantly nurtured by each other’s kindness. It’s actually easy to begin to truly appreciate the kindness of others if we think about something as simple as the food and drink that is digesting in our stomachs right now, giving us energy and health. So many people were involved in the making of those things. More
Omega Institute Secrets of Master Yogis
Yoga can be practiced by anyone, at any age. It helps young and old build strength, find balance, and stay flexible through low-impact movement. B.K.S Iyengar, one of the world’s most well-known yoga masters passed away in 2014, just shy of his 97th birthday. He started life with a frail and sick body but grew to be able to hold conversations while standing on his head, a level of vitality he attributed to yoga.  More
Omega Institute The Role of the Modern Elder
In traditional Native American cultures, as people age and become elders, it becomes their responsibility to pass along their life experience and wisdom to younger generations. And in return, members of the tribe collectively care for their elders. Today in the United States, more than 76 million baby boomers are creating a shift in the age composition of our population. Experts say people aged 65 and older will make up more than 20 percent of the population by 2029. More
Connect to Your Inner Wisdom: An Interview With Barry Michels and Phil Stutz
An Interview With Barry Michels and Phil Stutz
Omega: How did you come up with the Tools? Phil: I actually developed the tools out of frustration. Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, I was frustrated with psychotherapy. It dealt with the causes of people’s problems, but it didn’t help so much where the rubber meets the road. More

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