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Experience the first in a series of yoga flows offered exclusively for members by Leslie Salmon Jones, creator of Afro Flow Yoga™Leslie offers up a perfect exercise to do at the office when you want to take a quick break, move your body, and release tension. Blending dances of the African Diaspora and yogic practices, Leslie moves to the music of her husband and cofounder of Afro Flow Yoga, Jeff W. Jones, and teaches an exercise routine that can be done anywhere in a chair. More
"Radical remission survivors are bad patients, and they're proud of it," says Kelly Turner of these unique cancer survivors. Watch the story of her groundbreaking research and learn about the nine key factors that radical remission survivors have in common. More
Iyanla Vanzant, one of America’s most profound spiritual leaders, takes a deep dive into the topic of prayer. From a refreshingly candid perspective, Vanzant teaches that prayer is not necessarily about religion. Learn what prayer really is, how to do it, and what the benefits are. More
Watch Deva Premal and Miten perform their devotional song "The Greatest Challenge." With albums topping the New Age charts in Europe, Australia, and America, Deva Premal and Miten offer their songs as an invitation into the nature of love, devotion, and consciousness. More
Watch Little Flower Yoga instructor Argos Gonzalez teach high school students mindfulness practices to help them de-stress, love themselves, and feel empowered to take control of their lives.  More
Before creating Afro Flow Yoga™, a blend of dances of the African Diaspora and yogic practices, Leslie Salmon Jones trained at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. Watch her connect with the rhythms of multi-instrumentalist, Jeffrey Jones, cofounder of Afro Flow Yoga, in this Omega original dance piece.  More
Kelly Turner's doctorate research uncovered nine key factors that contribute to cancer remission. Watch Omega scholarship recipients Helanna and Nicole's quest to apply these nine healing factors and the profound transformations they experienced.  More
How do you shift the culture of a school to be more mindful? Ali Smith explains how the Holistic Life Foundation goes into schools, to not only teach children and teens mindfulness meditation practices, but also train their teachers and principals.  More
We are living in a world where many of us are angry about issues of gender, race, and violence. What do we do with such strong emotion? Mindfulness teacher Rhonda V. Magee suggests we allow ourselves to be present with our anger so we can learn to generate compassion.  More
Ann Bradney, founder and director of the Radical Aliveness Institute, has a mission to help people feel without censure, so they won't pass their pain on to others. Get a taste of what it's like to experience this kind of emotional freedom as she guides workshop participants to identify and embrace their deep emotions. More
Omega: How do you define archetypes? Laurence: Archetypes are universal patterns. They are the common ways that all humans experience things. Archetypes are expressed differently by different cultures, but these various representations all refer back to the underlying patterns that are recognized by everyone. Omega: Laurence, how have you used archetypes in your work with planetary astrology? More
When we are sick and in pain, we try to get well quickly. This is the natural response. We seek treatments to "fix" or get rid of our pain and symptoms so we can get back to our normal lives. When the treatment doesn’t make the symptoms go away, and we begin to suffer physically and emotionally, our search for answers intensifies. More
Do we go it alone or make our way together? These are our two choices in making the hard journey through existence. These choices are represented by the two prominent Buddhist traditions: Hīnayāna Buddhism, which seeks personal enlightenment (Hīnayāna means little raft), and Mahāyāna Buddhism, which seeks a mutual enlightenment with others (Mahāyāna means big raft). More
Imagine having a computer system that kept track of every event, thought, image, or desire that had ever transpired in the earth. Imagine, as well, that rather than simply a compilation of written data and words, this system contained countless videotape film and pictures, providing the viewer with an eyewitness account of all that had ever happened within any historical time frame. Finally, imagine that this enormous database not only kept track of the information from an objective perspective but also maintained the perspectives and emotions of every individual involved. More
Omega: What’s the difference between contemplative practice and meditation? More
Omega: How did you feel when you started practicing yoga and what were some of the changes to your mind and body after months of practice? More
One of the greatest gifts in life is friendship. Two Vietnam veterans, Joel Laufman (pictured above on the left) and Dennis Connors (pictured above on the right), know the value of that gift, with a friendship that spans 50 years. The two men recently met at Omega Institute’s Rhinebeck campus to attend A Retreat for Veterans. More
I have been involved with the Omega Institute—a nonprofit, mission-driven, and donor-supported educational organization—in many capacities for many years. Its reach has captured my heart and held my attention. For more than 40 years Omega has been a pioneer in holistic studies—helping people and organizations integrate personal growth and social change, moving beyond “the way it is” toward “the way it can be.” More
I think we are living in a time where we’re going to have to revolutionize our concept of the world again. When you look from outer space and you see this famous blue ball, it induces the feeling of, “Oh, there is a fixed ball. It has a certain size. It’s a defined system.” Before we thought the planet was a flat disk, now we’re thinking it’s a ball flying through the universe. The whole information that we need in order to solve the problem is already in the system. —Thomas Hübl More
Omega: How has teaching yoga to military members affected the way you teach? Corwin: I probably teach more men than the average yoga teacher, and that’s definitely transformed my teaching style. With women you have to be authentic—we respond to authenticity and to others being open, accepting, and vulnerable. With men I find this to be even truer. If I want to slip in principles of mindfulness or surrender, I have to approach it from a firmly grounded and straightforward place, because that’s where these guys operate. More