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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
Byron Katie, founder of The Work, demonstrates how you can change the world by making minor and major shifts in your thinking. More
Past-life regression expert Brian Weiss says we are a stubborn species and it often takes more than one try to learn our spiritual lessons. Reincarnation offers us a chance to be in relationship and practice love, compassion, and kindness again. More
Watch mindfulness pioneer, Jon Kabat-Zinn, in a riveting talk on the power of meditation not only for inner transformation, but as a foundation for taking action in a time of disruption. This 22-minute excerpt from Kabat-Zinn's presentation at Omega's 2017 Being Fearless Conference digs deep into using meditation as a transformative tool to address the challenges facing our democracy.  Want to jump right into a meditative practice led by Kabat-Zinn? Skip ahead to 8:15.       More
Watch Mingtong Gu's expert demonstration of this qigong practice for joint flexibility and try it for yourself today. It takes just 2 minutes. 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
A lightworker is anyone who devotes their life to being a bright light in the world. They understand that their actions (no matter how big or small) have the potential to raise the vibration of the planet. A lightworker soul is awake—conscious that their presence matters—and they are part of something that is bigger than them. More
Due to our innate connection with nature, mindful birdwatching is undoubtedly a tonic and a source of peace for our modern hearts and minds. For our ancestors, however, having an in-depth awareness and understanding of birds and nature was vital because it informed them of the happenings in the wilderness. More