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06/24/2018 to 06/29/2018

Enjoy five days of great yoga practice, healthy food, peace and quiet, garden paths, reading, resting, walking, hanging by the lake, early morning meditations, pristine air, great prana, and fun with friends—old and new. Spend your mornings in...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/27/2018 to 07/29/2018

Housing is limited; please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Campus accommodations are sold out for this program. Please see our list of local hotels and inns. Call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

For more than 5,000 years, yoga has had a...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2018 to 06/29/2018

Enjoy five days of great yoga practice, healthy food, peace and quiet, garden paths, reading, resting, walking, hanging by the lake, early morning meditations, pristine air, great prana, and fun with friends—old and new. Spend your mornings in...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/27/2018 to 07/29/2018

Housing is limited; please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Campus accommodations are sold out for this program. Please see our list of local hotels and inns. Call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

For more than 5,000 years, yoga has had a...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/04/2014 to 12/31/2016
Talk & Book Reading With Panache Desai

Change the energy that surrounds you, find the harmony that comes with self-acceptance, and discover your life’s purpose in Panache Desai's new book, Discovering Your Soul Signature: A 33-Day Path to Purpose, Passion & Joy.

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07/19/2014 to 12/31/2016

What would your life look like if your soul were in charge? What would change if you lived a life guided by your soul?

In this Omega Teacher Talk from 2014, Panache Desai, Brian Weiss, and Elizabeth Lesser inspire and energize the...

08/03/2015 to 12/31/2016
The Story of the Holistic Life Foundation

Barry Boyce, editor-in-chief of Mindful magazine, talks with the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation in this Omega Unscripted Teacher Talk.

Watch Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez share their experiences of...

09/25/2015 to 12/31/2016
Practical Ways to Pursue Joy

Pursuing happiness is a great American pastime. But despite our efforts, happiness often seems elusive. In this Omega Unscripted conversation, four teachers share their unique take on happiness.

Hear from American Buddhist Lama Surya...

04/29/2016 to 12/31/2016

One of the most challenging things to do is start a meditation practice—or any other practice—and stick to it. If you've struggled to start a practice of any kind, you'll be interested to hear what experienced teachers Loch Kelly, Maia Danziger...

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
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
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
Each of us has a divine destiny. We are constantly moving and evolving into this destiny. At times, our progress may be waylaid by life’s detours. But these side trips through bad marriages, dead-end jobs, financial shortfalls, health challenges, and the myriad of other possible hardships are not reasons to lose hope or believe your life is “over.” Life is continually calling us to awaken. We must be open and aware of the deep woundings, destructive beliefs, and negative habits that can keep us frozen in a counterfeit life so we can choose our authentic greatness. More
What many people in modern society don’t yet appreciate is that the way to gauge an animal’s intelligence is not by asking that animal to figure out a contextual problem, by testing the animal’s memory, nor any other method that is commonly used today. It is by looking at how animals live. More
Mystical or spiritual phenomena present people with a glimpse of the other side—of the “real” world. They can occur through meditation, prayer, nature, near-death experiences, or in many other ways. Occasionally they occur during sleep, in dreams, and in that period of time just before falling asleep or awakening, before consciousness is reached. The glimpses that [mystical experiences] provide us are extremely valuable, for they offer insight into the true nature of mind and of being. —Brian Weiss More
Omega: Can you talk about your experience with Lyme disease and describe how you used mindfulness to help you heal? More
Omega: Your work has been sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Mayo Clinic, Health Canada, and numerous universities. What’s been the most surprising finding or most successful qigong treatment you discovered when working within the Western medical field? More
Omega: You are the founder and director of the Hard & the Soft Yoga Institute. What is the significance of that name? More
Omega: What's going on in the body when we start to feel anxious? Judson: Why don’t you tell me? What goes on in your body when you start to feel anxious? Omega: It depends on what I'm anxious about. I might have butterflies in my stomach, my palms might sweat, my face might flush. There are a lot of physical reactions happening. These physical sensations that we label “anxiety” have one thing in common: they make us feel contracted. —Judson Brewer More
Over the last decade there has been an explosion of new findings and public interest in neuroscience. However, most books and resources don’t demonstrate and explain in practical and concrete terms how these discoveries apply to everyday life experiences. My challenge, as a brain geek and mind-hacker, was to find a way to make sense of all this information and create a practical approach that I could use myself as well as share more broadly, especially with audiences without in-depth scientific training and knowledge, such as students in inner-city high schools. More
Omega: How do you define self-compassion? Steven: The most common way we talk about it is treating yourself the same way you would treat a good friend when they suffer, fall short, or fail. In general, people are more prone to being kind to other people than they are to being kind with themselves. Self-compassion gets them to direct this kindness toward themselves in the same situations.  Omega: What’s the difference between mindfulness and self-compassion? How do they work together?  More
Omega: Why do you think mindfulness has become so popular in the West? Saki: In the West we’re very interested in the mind. We identify powerfully with our mind and our thoughts. Mindfulness helps us realize we have the capacity to know ourselves more directly, to step back and say, “Wait a second; the mind that I have thought about as the mind is only one small aspect of mind." No one is diminished by offering love. —Saki Santorelli More