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Rodney Yee, codirector of the Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, California, has come to rely on his own practice and intuition to influence his teaching. Through yoga, he focuses on bringing philosophy into action and, on unveiling the natural beauty of our spirits. More
Author of the best-selling Many Lives, Many Masters, Brian Weiss, MD has a lifetime of work that reveals the very real physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation that is possible when we embrace reincarnation. In this 30-minute video, he guides you through a past-life regression experience from the comforts of your home.     More
Widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences, Watch Pema Chödrön explain the importance of acknowledging what gets you hooked and drives you crazy, so that you are able to work with your mind, rather than the outer circumstances to restore your sense of balance. More
Widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences, watch Pema Chödrön explain this simple meditation, where breath can help relieve pain and anguish, and provide comfort to any person, animal or nation that suffers. —     More
Feeling angry?  Feeling aggressive?  Watch American Buddhist nun, Pema Chödrön explain how short circuiting the cycle of aggression will benefit you, and the world.   More
Yoga teacher, Rodney Yee shares why our natural state of being is already integrated with all life and separation only exists in the mind. The real question is can we be conscious of this connection? More
Spiritual teacher and best-selling author of Power Yoga, Beryl Bender Birch discusses how to maintain balance in difficult circumstances at the Yoga Service Council Conference. More
What is energy? Can you carry other people's energy? James Van Praagh, one of the world’s most renowned and respected spiritual mediums working today, explains the basics of energy.  He uses a simple demonstration to help you understand the sensation of your own energy and the importance of being responsible for your sacred space. More
James Van Praagh, a renowned medium for over thirty years, explains how we are all born with six senses: the five physical senses and our intuition. He is the number one New York Times best-selling author of Talking To Heaven, a spiritual memoir and case study examining the reality of life after death. More
Adyashanti, American-born spiritual teacher and author of The Way of Liberation, shares how silence is not separate from us. It's also not separate from noise. Curious? Find out more. More
Childhood, especially ages 2-10, is a time of exploration, experimentation, and curiosity. It’s a natural period of learning when children attempt to make meaning of their outer and inner worlds. Yoga can help children harness the enthusiasm and natural curiosity of this time to befriend their body and mind, develop a sense of agency and competence, and self-regulate and manage their emotions. More
Adolescence is a time of tremendous change for children physically and can be particularly intense emotionally. It is also a time when they are deeply engaged in self-discovery and exploring the inner workings and capacities of their identity. More
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I used to think that religious dogma was the outgrowth of fear and unresolved parental issues. Certainly, much modern religion has lost touch with its more mystical roots, but there is no question that what ails the average American, as British writer and journalist Graham Hancock says, is a disconnection from Spirit. Fear is an infectious disease. You can catch fear but you can’t catch faith. That has to come from within. —Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez More
The mindful check-in is a brief three- to five-minute formal practice of moving attention away from whatever outer demands and experiences you may be facing and getting fully in touch with your internal experience in the moment. More
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Sticking to our commitments is one of the most challenging things to do. Why is that? Because we have an unreal view of what it means to be human: We like to think of ourselves as finished products, but we’re not. We are actually works in progress. More
Omega: Today the average American sees 3,000 advertisements a day. What’s the impact of that and how do we respond? Jean: Advertising is hugely more important than most realize—it’s the engine that drives mass media. Television, magazines, websites, and newspapers are all rounding up audiences to be sold to advertisers. That’s their business model. That’s the point. More
AWAKENING THE BEST IN THE HUMAN SPIRIT…for almost 40 years, these words have guided us at Omega Institute in everything we do. When we are developing curriculum and choosing teachers, as we work together as a staff, as we serve our guests and care for our campus and land, we ask ourselves this question: what can we do to help people activate their most creative, courageous, loving, and wise potential? More
Omega: How were you impacted during your weekend at the Women & Power Retreat? What was the lasting takeaway?  Kelly: As a leader and member of the energy industry, the theme "Doing Power Differently” really hit a cord. The takeaways were many. Talk about what you are afraid of and have a practice that brings it to the fore. Open up a space for others to confront, wrestle with, and move beyond the fear. My favorite image was Liz Gilbert saying, “fear—you can ride in the car with me, but you can’t drive.” More
Omega: What gets you out of bed in the morning? More
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It is only fair for me to point out right from the start, in the spirit of full disclosure, that the cultivation of mindfulness may just be the hardest work in the world. Ironically, to grow into the fullness of who we actually already are is the challenge of a lifetime for each of us as human beings. No one can take on that work for us. It can only be our own undertaking in response to our own calling—and only if we care deeply about living the life that is authentically ours to live, in the face of everything that we may be called to engage with, being human. More