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Come soak in the sun on the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica this winter. An all-inclusive Omega winter learning vacation at Blue Spirit Retreat offers the perfect combination of rest and relaxation, lifelong learning, and inspired living. Blue Spirit, a new resort created by Omega cofounder Stephan Rechtschaffen, is located in Nosara, on the northwest coast of Costa Rica. The local town boasts excellent restaurants, local cultural events, and an international community that gives the region a vibrantly creative atmosphere. More
Rodney Yee and his wife, Colleen Saidman reveal why the difficulties in your closest relationships is rooted in the things you don't understand about yourself and why your partner holds the key to expanding your perception of yourself.   Explore more from Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman   More
One of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West, Jack Kornfield, PhD, shares the two essential truths to the process of awakening and understanding your true nature. Explore more from Jack Kornfield   More
Founder and executive director of Niroga Institute, Bidyut “B.K.” Bose, PhD discusses why dialectic behavior therapy combined with a mindfulness practice offers positive benefits to people struggling with major clinical disorders at the Yoga Service Council conference. Explore more from BK Bose: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/bidyut-bk-bose More
Yoga and fitness expert and the founder of Baptiste Power of Yoga, Sherri Baptiste guides you through a brief exercise from nationally recognized series "Yoga With Weights." Explore more from Sherri Baptiste: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/sherri-baptiste More
Founder and executive director of Niroga Institute, Bidyut “B.K.” Bose, PhD reveals why yoga and meditation practices have been shown to alter your genetic code at the Yoga Service Council conference. Explore more from BK Bose: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/bidyut-bk-bose More
Founder and executive director of Niroga Institute, Bidyut “B.K.” Bose, PhD discusses how the a mindfulness practice impacts the process of neuroplasticity by creating new cell structures and connections in the brain at the Yoga Service Council conference. Explore more from BK Bose: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/bidyut-bk-bose 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?   Explore more from Rodney Yee   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. Explore more about Beryl Bender Birch: eomega.org/workshops/teachers/beryl-bender-birch More
Internationally known vinyasa flow yoga teacher and spiritual activist, Seane Corn guides participants through a morning yoga practice at the Yoga Service Council Conference 2012 and reminds us that the revolution of self starts with taking responsibility for our actions, our thoughts, and our emotions before we can be of great service to the world. Explore more from Seane Corn     More

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Omega Institute A Coach’s Perspective on Body Wisdom by Richard Michaels
We can use our body as a fortress or as a cathedral—protecting ourselves from the possibility of pain or danger, or opening ourselves to the beauty and wisdom in every cell. We’re taught to trivialize our bodily sensations because we’re afraid of suffering, eros, or narcissism. So we close ourselves off to our deepest yearnings, our desires for love and freedom, our hunger for expressing from the deepest parts of ourselves. More
Omega Institute Personal Growth Lessons From Permaculture: An Interview With Abrah Dresdale & Keith Zaltzberg
An Interview With Abrah Dresdale & Keith Zaltzberg
Omega: What do you mean when you say permaculture can be useful for changemakers? Abrah: Permaculture's regenerative design process can be used by anyone who is already anchored in a professional field. It is a framework to help people design and reimagine their personal lives, personal sustainability, approach to project management, and vision for the world. More
American Buddhism & Diversity
When Being Black came out in 2000, I was chagrined by what I had done. I realized that, out of my love and appreciation for the dharma, I issued this invitation to people of color into a Buddhist American space that was not welcoming. Obviously there were pockets and exceptions—but for the most part, the Western Buddhist community did not want or know how to receive them. I had invited black folks to crash the private upper middle class party that was going on and it was just not wanted. Really, I was quite bereft for a while, feeling foolish and naïve. More
Omega Institute What Death Can Teach Us About Living: An Interview With Anita Moorjani
An Interview With Anita Moorjani
Omega: You have described your near-death experience as a “realm of clarity and expansiveness.” Can you tell us what it was like? Anita: I felt total clarity and a sense of awakening. It was as if everything I believed and bought into about myself disappeared. It didn't matter how many degrees I had, or what my race, religion, or cultural background were—it all disappeared. There was no need for labels. More
Omega Institute Move Your Mind in 15 Minutes by Tony Horton
A Meditation With Tony Horton
I have a 15-minute meditation that I break up into five-minute chunks and do at a lot at my seminars. I did it at Omega, and it was really interesting to see the responses from everybody, from “Oh my, that’s so weird and so scary," and "This stuff is foreign to me,” to people who said it resonated deep in their soul. The first five minutes is just sitting quietly in a seated position, maybe on a yoga block or a folded up blanket, and doing a standard meditation of breathing, without making it too complicated. More
Explore this month’s astrology and its celestial influence in your life with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19) More
And it's been so long, I can't remember whenI've been to Canaan and I want to go back againBeen so long, I'm living till then'Cause I've been to Canaan and I won't rest until I go back again—Carole King More
Omega Institute Women: See Yourself as Leaders: An Interview With Bonnie St. John, Part 2
An Interview With Bonnie St. John, Part 2
Omega: When you think about the women you interviewed for your book How Great Women Lead, written with your daughter Darcy Deane, do you see any one trait, characteristic, or belief they all have in common? More
An Interview With Sharon Salzberg
In this interview by Elizabeth Lesser, Sharon Salzberg urges us to live from love and take care of one another. Elizabeth: You are often called one of America’s leading spiritual teachers. What does it mean to you to be a spiritual teacher? More

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