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08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017

Most of us experience relationship injuries, perhaps from an unfaithful partner, an alcoholic parent, or an ungrateful child. Learn the profound, life-affirming, healing process called acceptance, which allows you to make peace with your...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Sleep as a Spiritual Practice

You spend about a third of your life asleep, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use that time for psychological growth and self-discovery. Lucid dreaming is a practice of conscious sleeping that allows you to tap into the wellspring of wisdom that...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Mary K. Greer
Five Approaches to Reading the Cards

Join five world-renown​ed​ professional tarot readers, authors, and teachers as they share proven methods of reading tarot for themselves and others. Watch experienced professionals practicing their art and then work with other participants to...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Reckoning & Reconnecting

It’s time to reimagine a path of healing, reconnect with beloved community, and manifest true justice. Radical dharma (“complete truth”) is a way to enter the conversation about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
A Brain Performance Training

This workshop has been cancelled.

 

At age five, Jim Kwik suffered a brain injury that impaired his ability to learn. What would take most students minutes to comprehend took him hours, months, or even years. He struggled to retain information and keep up in...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Free Your Instinctual Knowing

Nature is alive and intelligent. But you don’t have to isolate yourself in the wilderness to connect with that spark of wild wisdom that flows through us all.

In this experiential workshop, renowned shamanic teacher Llyn Cedar Roberts...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017
Taylor Foster

This workshop has been cancelled.

Enhance your experience at Radiant Power of Women by gathering together at mealtimes to connect, share, and explore more ways to nourish yourself. Rediscover your relationship to food as you realign with what your body and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017
Mary K. Greer
Divination as Destiny Narration

For more than 200 years, the beautiful, evocative images of the tarot have been viewed as a sacred teaching, a symbolic picture of the universe, delivering inspiration from spirit. Despite the tendency to think of divination as fortune-telling,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017
Quest Into the Heart of Nature

This workshop has been cancelled.

The Earth can heal and guide us, if we open to her. In this workshop, two acclaimed guides of Earth-based wisdom ways join together to blend age-old approaches and initiate you into the transformative power of our living, conscious Earth...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017
Jai Fuller
Growing With Grace, Strength & Joy (Ages 5-12)

It’s never too early to connect to your radiant power. Guided by seasoned camp leader Jai Fuller, you are invited to discover the inherent divine and graceful power you embody as a young woman.

This amazing week includes Kundalini Yoga,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Sleep as a Spiritual Practice

You spend about a third of your life asleep, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use that time for psychological growth and self-discovery. Lucid dreaming is a practice of conscious sleeping that allows you to tap into the wellspring of wisdom that...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Mary K. Greer
Five Approaches to Reading the Cards

Join five world-renown​ed​ professional tarot readers, authors, and teachers as they share proven methods of reading tarot for themselves and others. Watch experienced professionals practicing their art and then work with other participants to...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Reckoning & Reconnecting

It’s time to reimagine a path of healing, reconnect with beloved community, and manifest true justice. Radical dharma (“complete truth”) is a way to enter the conversation about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
A Brain Performance Training

This workshop has been cancelled.

 

At age five, Jim Kwik suffered a brain injury that impaired his ability to learn. What would take most students minutes to comprehend took him hours, months, or even years. He struggled to retain information and keep up in...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Free Your Instinctual Knowing

Nature is alive and intelligent. But you don’t have to isolate yourself in the wilderness to connect with that spark of wild wisdom that flows through us all.

In this experiential workshop, renowned shamanic teacher Llyn Cedar Roberts...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017
Taylor Foster

This workshop has been cancelled.

Enhance your experience at Radiant Power of Women by gathering together at mealtimes to connect, share, and explore more ways to nourish yourself. Rediscover your relationship to food as you realign with what your body and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017
Mary K. Greer
Divination as Destiny Narration

For more than 200 years, the beautiful, evocative images of the tarot have been viewed as a sacred teaching, a symbolic picture of the universe, delivering inspiration from spirit. Despite the tendency to think of divination as fortune-telling,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017
Quest Into the Heart of Nature

This workshop has been cancelled.

The Earth can heal and guide us, if we open to her. In this workshop, two acclaimed guides of Earth-based wisdom ways join together to blend age-old approaches and initiate you into the transformative power of our living, conscious Earth...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017
Jai Fuller
Growing With Grace, Strength & Joy (Ages 5-12)

It’s never too early to connect to your radiant power. Guided by seasoned camp leader Jai Fuller, you are invited to discover the inherent divine and graceful power you embody as a young woman.

This amazing week includes Kundalini Yoga,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017
Coming of Age: From Girls to Women (Ages 13-16)

Celebrate and explore your emergence into womanhood in this new program just for teenage girls. This amazing week includes sharing circles, chanting with Aykanna, creating vision boards, journaling, a five element ceremony, outdoor activities,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers are tribal elders from across the world. Members of the council speak here about the importance of education, prayer, healing and taking action to bear witness to the past and future. More
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, clinical psychologist and senior research professor in South Africa served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission following Apartheid. She explores the nature of our humanity. More
Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), encourages bold leadership from the core. More
Jamia Wilson, feminist media organizer and Executive Director of Women, Action, and the Media, in conversation with journalist Nadia Al-Sakkaf, describes how she learned to embrace what set her apart. More
Elizabeth Gilbert, best-selling author and speaker, describes what she would say to her 15 year-old self about making mistakes and taking risks. More
Joan Halifax Roshi, Zen Buddhist priest, author, and founder of the Ojai Foundation and Upaya Zen Center, describes the two "streams" of socially engaged Buddhism. More
Alice Walker, the author, poet, and activist, describes a lifelong and determined journey of seeing, born from a fear of blindness in early childhood. More
Sally Field, Academy Award-winning actress, tells an intimate story of facing her most intense experience of fear to claim a place of belonging. More
Hear the story of a feud involving at-risk teens, stolen bikes, and a pair of bolt cutters. Holistic Life Foundation cofounder Atman Smith provides a real life example of how minfulness can be a useful tool for conflict resolution.   More
Marcia Ann Gillespie, author, editor, and activist, describes the spiritual context that runs through all her work and relationships. More

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An Interview With Lori S. Katz
Omega: Can you define military sexual trauma and discuss its prevalence? More
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An Interview With Joan White
Omega: B.K.S. Iyengar is one of the most influential yogis in the West to date. You’ve studied with B.K.S. Iyengar and practiced his style of yoga for more than 45 years. What is it like to have worked in the same practice for so long? Joan: I found that the depth of Iyengar Yoga was something I could commit to. When I started to study it, I began to understand what a huge subject yoga really is. Here was a man who had tremendous depth and experience, yet he was always learning new things and exploring. More
man in yoga pose with Army tee shirt
An Interview With Kathryn Thomas
Omega: How did you come to find yoga and yoga service? Kathryn: I was a naval helicopter pilot and I fell while I was on deployment. Going through the medical separation process [leaving the military for medical reasons] was pretty tumultuous. My physical therapist recommended I incorporate yoga into my physical therapy because I lost all the feeling in my leg due to the injury and subsequent surgeries. More
Woman's eyes
How to Stop Overthinking & Start Listening to Your Body
Indian Springs is a natural hot springs resort in Calistoga, California. It is one of those places people go to unplug, relax, and enjoy the healing mineral waters. I was enjoying a long, hot soak in the outdoor pool when a loud voice rippled through the silence, “Honey, you will love this. It’s just like lemonade.” My body responded with a tug in the back of my throat. I immediately got thirsty and opened my eyes. More
Ruiz family smiling wearing hats
An Interview With don Miguel Ruiz Sr. & don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
Omega: How can the second agreement, “Don’t take anything personally,” be useful for us when it comes to family members and friends? don Miguel Jr.: My father taught me that I’m responsible to the tips of my own fingers; I’m not responsible to anyone else. To take things personally is to assume responsibility for someone else’s will. Here’s a story of how my father taught it to me: More
Pile of tarot cards
Last night I watched the first episode of the new season of the world’s longest-running television drama, Dr. Who. The show is a light-hearted time travel story that, over its 55 years, has become more complex, more mysterious, and more rooted in the wonders of life, death, and identity. Afterward, I thought about the Tarot—what it has meant to me, what it gives us—and it struck me that Dr. Who and his strange time machine, the Tardis, have a lot in common with the Tarot and those of us who read the cards. More
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A miracle is a shift in thinking, a shift from fear to love. At first glance that sounds a bit ridiculous. How does shifting a thought cause a miraculous change? And yet it does that exactly. For every thought we think creates form on some level. A simple thought—seemingly trivial or even unimportant—carries within it the power to move mountains. And that is the least it can do. There is no worldly power—no money, no technology, no business or government—that can match in power the power we wield by simply using our minds for the purposes of love. More
woman lifting up happy baby
Hope has a bad name these days among certain teachers. On the one hand, it seems to suggest wishful thinking that distracts us from a sober assessment of reality and fosters unrealistic expectations. As Nietzsche put it, “Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man.” Meanwhile, in the language of “spirituality,” hope implies a rejection of the present moment, or perhaps a taint of doubt eroding the creative power of one’s intentions. But let us not be so quick to dismiss this primal element of the human psyche. More
kids doing yoga outside
According to the Yoga Service Council, yoga service is defined as the intentional sharing of yoga practices that support healing and build resilience for all—regardless of circumstances—and are taught within a context of conscious relationship and rooted in self-reflection and self-inquiry. More
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How to Turn Resistance Into Resilience
When we get hooked on the latest video game on our phone, or our favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, we are tapping into one of the most evolutionarily conserved learning processes currently known to science, one shared among countless species and dating back to the most basic nervous systems known to man. This reward-based learning process basically goes like this: We see some food that looks good. Our brain says, Calories, survival! And we eat the food. More

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