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03/03/2017 to 03/10/2017
A 7-Day Professional Training Retreat

Inspired by the vision of a more awakened and compassionate world, for 38 years the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has pioneered Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction...

Location:
Mount Madonna, CA
05/05/2017 to 05/07/2017

Yin Yoga uses long held postures that support us in accessing the deeper, more Yin part of ourselves. In this workshop we explore how Yin practice, with its ancient yogic roots, can positively affect our physical, energetic, and emotional bodies...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/05/2017 to 05/07/2017
Rediscover the Woman You Are

As a woman in the second part of your journey, it’s never too late to reclaim your life. It just takes a bit of risk and determination.

No one knows this better than Joan Anderson, who spent 10 years writing memoirs that ask the question...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/05/2017 to 05/07/2017
Dan Welden
Journey to the Unknown

Join Dan Welden in this adventuresome exploration of Solarplate, a safer alternative high-quality printmaking process that uses sunlight and water instead of toxic chemicals.

This journey leads you to untouched parts of your artistic self...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/07/2017 to 05/12/2017
An Immersion Experience in Mindfulness and Heartfulness

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list 877.944.2002.

Mindfulness is often spoken of as “the heart of Buddhist meditation.” However, its essence is universal. As the Theravada monk and Buddhist scholar, Nyanaponika Thera, put it in his classic work, The Heart of Buddhist Meditation,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017
A Mind-Body-Soul Journey to Wellness

Do you get plenty of exercise but have a poor diet? Do you meditate regularly but don’t move around much? Improving your health requires addressing more than just one aspect of it.

Functional medicine specialist Jerry M. Rosenberg, who...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017
(And What to Do With Them)

Just about everyone is vulnerable to addiction. Whether it’s a compulsion to constantly check social media, binge eat, smoke, excessively drink, or any other behavior, we may find ourselves uncontrollably repeating. Why are bad habits so hard to...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017
Matthew Daniell
Developing a Calm & Clear Mind

Insight Meditation, also known as Vipassana Meditation, is a simple technique that originated in the Buddha’s teachings more than 2,500 years ago. Its practice teaches us in a gentle, consistent way to calm and steady our mind by grounding our...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017
Cooling Conflict & Rekindling Your Relationship

Conflict is inevitable in our intimate relationships. Most of us believe that conflict and fighting are synonymous, but they are, in fact, very different.

Whenever our needs or wishes are thwarted, a state of conflict results. Anger can...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017
Restoring Your Balance Through Yoga

When you are in balance, you feel vital and peaceful, at ease with yourself and your surroundings. But when you fall out of balance, stress and fatigue can inhibit your capacity to experience wholeness.

In this uplifting and relaxing yoga...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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03/03/2017 to 03/10/2017
A 7-Day Professional Training Retreat

Inspired by the vision of a more awakened and compassionate world, for 38 years the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has pioneered Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction...

Location:
Mount Madonna, CA
05/05/2017 to 05/07/2017

Yin Yoga uses long held postures that support us in accessing the deeper, more Yin part of ourselves. In this workshop we explore how Yin practice, with its ancient yogic roots, can positively affect our physical, energetic, and emotional bodies...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/05/2017 to 05/07/2017
Rediscover the Woman You Are

As a woman in the second part of your journey, it’s never too late to reclaim your life. It just takes a bit of risk and determination.

No one knows this better than Joan Anderson, who spent 10 years writing memoirs that ask the question...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/05/2017 to 05/07/2017
Dan Welden
Journey to the Unknown

Join Dan Welden in this adventuresome exploration of Solarplate, a safer alternative high-quality printmaking process that uses sunlight and water instead of toxic chemicals.

This journey leads you to untouched parts of your artistic self...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/07/2017 to 05/12/2017
An Immersion Experience in Mindfulness and Heartfulness

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list 877.944.2002.

Mindfulness is often spoken of as “the heart of Buddhist meditation.” However, its essence is universal. As the Theravada monk and Buddhist scholar, Nyanaponika Thera, put it in his classic work, The Heart of Buddhist Meditation,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017
A Mind-Body-Soul Journey to Wellness

Do you get plenty of exercise but have a poor diet? Do you meditate regularly but don’t move around much? Improving your health requires addressing more than just one aspect of it.

Functional medicine specialist Jerry M. Rosenberg, who...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017
(And What to Do With Them)

Just about everyone is vulnerable to addiction. Whether it’s a compulsion to constantly check social media, binge eat, smoke, excessively drink, or any other behavior, we may find ourselves uncontrollably repeating. Why are bad habits so hard to...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017
Matthew Daniell
Developing a Calm & Clear Mind

Insight Meditation, also known as Vipassana Meditation, is a simple technique that originated in the Buddha’s teachings more than 2,500 years ago. Its practice teaches us in a gentle, consistent way to calm and steady our mind by grounding our...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017
Cooling Conflict & Rekindling Your Relationship

Conflict is inevitable in our intimate relationships. Most of us believe that conflict and fighting are synonymous, but they are, in fact, very different.

Whenever our needs or wishes are thwarted, a state of conflict results. Anger can...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017
Restoring Your Balance Through Yoga

When you are in balance, you feel vital and peaceful, at ease with yourself and your surroundings. But when you fall out of balance, stress and fatigue can inhibit your capacity to experience wholeness.

In this uplifting and relaxing yoga...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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 Unscripted Teacher Talk from 2014, Panache Desai, Brian Weiss, and Elizabeth Lesser pick up a...

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...

Brian Weiss, America's leading past-life regression therapist, explains how we are always reunited with our soul mates, or soul families, in various configurations, from one lifetime to the next.   Learn more about Brian Weiss.     More
Omega cofounder Elizabeth Lesser presents an excerpt from her new book, Marrow: A Love Story.   Watch Elizabeth Lesser free online as she reads from Marrow accompanied by the music of David Wilcox.   More
Can we reason with an upset mind? Mindfulness requires brain and emotional regulation, as Bessel van der Kolk explains, and these skills can be taught young. More
Tara Brach, Buddhist teacher and author of Radical Acceptance, reveals how to find a moment to "come home" in the midst of our busy daily lives.       More
Kelley Kosow, CEO of The Ford Institute and legacy holder for Debbie Ford, provides 4 steps for uncovering and embracing your shadow.   Learn more about Kelley Kosow       More
Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön gives some practical advice for what to do when you're about to lose it or have already completely lost it. Hint: it involves forgiveness and kindness toward yourself.   Learn more about Pema Chödrön     More
How do you offer yoga, skillfully and with compassion, while still caring for yourself?   Jennifer Cohen Harper, vice president of the Yoga Service Council, offers a glimpse into some of what you'll discover at the 5th annual Yoga Service Conference, May 13-15.   More
Looking for an adventure that will nourish you long after you return home?   Dive into a unique learning vacation at Omega's winter home in Blue Spirit Costa Rica: January 9–February 13, 2016.   More
Holistic Life Foundation cofounder Andres Gonzalez explains the importance of perspective and how a sense of interconnectedness can be fostered in youth in unique and healthy ways. Watch the full Omega Unscripted talk: Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Youth   More
Every day you see, hear, and experience new things. But can old dogs learn new tricks? Pema Chödrön has the answer.   Learn more about Pema Chödrön       More

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An Interview With Joan White
Omega: Having studied extensively with both B.K.S. Iyengar and his daughter Geeta Iyengar, what have you observed about the role of women in yoga? Joan: One of Mr. Iyengar’s legacies—we call him Guruji—is that he was the first one that taught men and women in the same class. It had been forbidden, but he broke through a lot of Indian taboos in his introduction of yoga to the West, and now everybody can do yoga if they want to. More
An Interview With Florence Meleo-Meyer
Omega: Can we be mindful or present without knowing it, or is it something we need to practice? Florence: At its core, mindfulness is the innate human capacity to be aware. All human beings come with this capacity to know what’s happening as it’s happening, but we are not trained to access that capacity. It takes continuity and discipline to access what’s already here. This capacity to be aware requires you make a choice to be awake in the present moment with whatever is showing up. More
An Interview With Elena Brower
Omega: When you first started teaching, you've said you were afraid to speak from your heart. How did that change for you? Elena: That fear resulted from the fact that I wasn’t being honest about the life I was leading. I was teaching yoga, and breathing, and sitting, and wasn’t always practicing. It was painful to teach the work so well and not be practicing myself.  Omega: Why do you think so many people hide their true selves? More
An Interview With Arielle Ford
Omega: What's the best relationship advice you've ever been given? More
An Interview With Bizzie Gold
Omega: How did you become an entrepreneur? Bizzie: If I look back at my childhood, I grew up with an “it’s okay to be a boss” mentality. My dad really instilled that in me since I was very young. I can remember being a child and ordering at a restaurant. At four or five, I would have to order for myself and use my manners. My dad always helped me put communication at the forefront of everything that I did. More
8 Best Practices for Teaching Yoga in Schools
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
7 Guidelines for Establishing a School Program
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
Uranus Conjunct Eris
Anyone can see that we’re in an extraordinary moment. While there are many facets of astrology to describe, one of them stands tall, which is the Uranus-Eris conjunction. You might say that this conjunction has the theme of choosing whether you want to be in your body or not. This conjunction last came at another revolutionary moment, the dawn of the mass media age in 1927-1928. This was before Eris was discovered in 2005. Now the conjunction is back. Its peak is through 2016 and 2017, though add on seven years to either side for the full span of its effects. More
Here's the month-by-month breakdown with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19) More
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. More

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