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04/26/2015 to 05/01/2015
Connecting With Your Vibrant Self in Nature
Get inspired by nature and immerse yourself in a revitalizing 5-day Hiking Yoga intensive with Eric Kipp and Karen Kipp. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/22/2015 to 05/25/2015
The Master Key to Health, Creativity & Empowerment
Join some of the world’s masters of qi cultivation to learn how qi practices can lead to improved health, creativity, and empowerment. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Help shift ecosystems from a state of fragmentation to dynamic balance with the science of Tree Whispering. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Amplify the Healing Power of Your Yoga Practice
Lauren Walker, creator of Energy Medicine Yoga (EMYoga), guides you through a gentle yoga practice to improve your well-being. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Brett Bevell teaches First & Second Degree Reiki Training for self-treatment and healing others. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/12/2015 to 06/14/2015
The Art of Energy Flow
Daniel Orlansky teaches yoga asanas, qigong, breathing exercises, and massage techniques that activate and balance our bodies' meridian pathways. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Connect With Ancient Wisdom & Healing Energy
Learn to receive, interpret, and successfully use your senses to heal your body and achieve better health and well-being. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Learn a form of qigong specifically designed for women to strengthen the spine, create flexibility, and improve joint and bone problems. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
04/26/2015 to 05/01/2015
Connecting With Your Vibrant Self in Nature
Get inspired by nature and immerse yourself in a revitalizing 5-day Hiking Yoga intensive with Eric Kipp and Karen Kipp. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/22/2015 to 05/25/2015
The Master Key to Health, Creativity & Empowerment
Join some of the world’s masters of qi cultivation to learn how qi practices can lead to improved health, creativity, and empowerment. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Help shift ecosystems from a state of fragmentation to dynamic balance with the science of Tree Whispering. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Amplify the Healing Power of Your Yoga Practice
Lauren Walker, creator of Energy Medicine Yoga (EMYoga), guides you through a gentle yoga practice to improve your well-being. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Brett Bevell teaches First & Second Degree Reiki Training for self-treatment and healing others. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/12/2015 to 06/14/2015
The Art of Energy Flow
Daniel Orlansky teaches yoga asanas, qigong, breathing exercises, and massage techniques that activate and balance our bodies' meridian pathways. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Connect With Ancient Wisdom & Healing Energy
Learn to receive, interpret, and successfully use your senses to heal your body and achieve better health and well-being. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Learn a form of qigong specifically designed for women to strengthen the spine, create flexibility, and improve joint and bone problems. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Omega's Veterans, Trauma & Treatment conference is an unprecedented gathering of experts in resiliency and the treatment of trauma for veterans using complementary and alternative medicine. It offers professional information on the latest mind-body treatments for veterans with PTSD. Throughout the weekend, keynote lectures, panel discussions, and concurrent workshops explore mind-body treatments for veterans’ trauma. More
Working with some of the top stars in Hollywood, psychotherapists Barry Michels and Phil Stutz, coauthors of The Tools, have helped thousands of patients live fuller, more passionate and creative lives.     More
We all have heard that yoga and other mind-body practices are good for us. Using recent studies as a foundation for exploration, Jon Kabat-Zinn explains some of the science and theory behind why yoga, tai chi, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and other mind-body practices can improve the recovery of those who have been wounded through trauma. Explore more from Jon Kabat-Zinn   More
How can we help veterans and those who have suffered trauma or survivor's guilt to feel at home in their bodies again? Peter A. Levine describes the methods of helping patients experience, reflect, and learn from their emotions. Explore more with Peter A. Levine More
Interested in doing a cleanse but not sure where to begin? Tom Francescott, a naturopathic doctor who specializes in science-based detoxification and personalized natural health care, explains the deeper reasons behind why people cleanse and why detoxifying is a great tool for letting go and moving forward in your life. Explore more from Tom Francescott   More
Zen Buddhist monk and combat veteran of the Vietnam War, Claude AnShin Thomas discusses the scars of war and the importance of understanding why healing doesn't mean the absence of suffering. Explore more from Claude AnShin Thomas   More
Renowned physician and expert on mind-body wellness, Gabor Maté, speaks at the Yoga Service Conference about the long-term effects of stress and tension on a young child's life as well as the role of love, connection, and the authentic expression of self in the development of a healthy immune system. Learn more about Gabor Maté     More
A renowned physician and expert on mind-body wellness, Gabor Maté discusses why a common link between most chronic diseases is often the person's emotional life as well as their relationship to the world at the 2012 Yoga Service Council conference. Explore more from Gabor Mate: More
Peter A. Levine, PhD, is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing® and the director of The Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, a nonprofit, educational, and research organization focusing on worldwide healing and prevention of trauma. He discusses how chronic pain and trauma interact, and why somatic experiencing can help.   Learn more about Peter A. Levine's upcoming presentation at the Veterans, Trauma & Treatment conference.       More
The number of veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is alarmingly high, and growing on a daily basis. In response to the growing need for support above and beyond what the current system is equipped to provide, Omega convened a group of national experts, healing practitioners, and veteran's advocates to collaborate on best practices in healing modalities in an effort to help more veterans get treatment, more quickly. More

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Omega Institute Raising a Digital Native
What the Research Says About Parenting in the Age of Technology
Richie Byrne is the warm-up comedian for The Dr. Oz Show. One of his funniest jokes is when he asks people to turn off their cell phones, “If you don't know how to turn off your phone, don’t worry, we have a 9-year-old standing by to help you.” Today's children have grown up surrounded by technology and they seem to understand how to work any device. They're called digital natives. More
Omega Institute How to Recognize & Deal With Emotional Triggers
The news. Family. Work. Stress. Life. Many things can trigger a response that knocks you out of being centered and calm and sends you tumbling into an unpleasant emotion like anger, jealousy, or even sadness. It doesn't matter how often you meditate or how long you can hold a headstand, we are all triggered by something, sometime. It's a part of life. The question is, are you able to recognize when you feel triggered and then access tools for working with these emotions? More
Omega Institute Chanting Meditation 101
What: Chanting meditation is a musical practice during which you sing or chant sacred mantras, phrases, and/or songs, often accompanied by live instruments. Some practices sing or chant in unison; others follow a call-and-response format. Types: Kirtan (in the yoga, Sikh, and Hindu traditions), Buddhist chanting, and Gregorian chant. More
Omega Institute Seeking Higher Self by Beryl Bender Birch
The Journey Within
Yoga is simple. It only takes a little attention, a little practice every day, and soon we realize we have developed a regular practice. We meditate for ten or fifteen minutes every morning; we do a regular asana practice. We use the breathing exercises or a yoga nidra recording to relax and calm the mind. More
Omega Institute Forest Bathing
The Healing Potential of a Walk in the Woods
Spending time outside is instinctive and intuitive. After all, we evolved in tandem with the natural world, though most of us—especially Americans—don't spend much time there anymore. But as anyone who heads out for a walk or travels into the countryside for a weekend knows, being outdoors makes us feel good. More
Omega Institute A Mindful Approach to Therapy
Mindfulness is a popular technique for dealing with everyday stress. It is also becoming a more widely used tool in therapy as research begins to accumulate indicating mindfulness can be as effective as medicine in some cases.  Mindfulness meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as paying attention in a particular way—on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgment. More
Omega Institute Why This Congressman Is Bringing Mindfulness to Vets Tim Ryan
Wisconsin native Travis Leanna was 22 years old in 2007, when he was deployed to Fallujah for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Initially buzzing with excitement over the prospect of heading overseas and into combat, the young Marine quickly realized that the experience would be nothing like what he expected. Leanna spent most of his time in Fallujah hiding in various locations, working with improvised explosive devices, and looking for civilians who were making bombs. More
Omega Institute The Great PTSD Name Debate
In recent years, a debate has been brewing between the U.S. Army, the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and veterans’ and women’s advocates about the pros and cons of the medical term post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. More
Omega Institute Emerging Theories of Consciousness
Philosophers and scientists have pondered the nature of consciousness for centuries. Now more than ever, scientists are adding some pretty interesting theories to the discussion. But is understanding consciousness simply a question of brain physiology and chemistry, or is there something larger at play? Explaining consciousness from a scientific point of view is going to be hard, according to Australian philosopher and cognitive scientist David Chalmers. More

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