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07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016
Jacqui Lalita
How to Make Raw Chocolate Treats & Herbal Elixirs

This workshop has been cancelled.

Indulge your taste buds and build your health as you learn to make organic raw chocolate treats and herbal elixirs with chocolatier and herbalist Jacqui Lalita.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016

With all of life’s busyness, it can be hard for mothers and daughters to slow down and spend time with each other. Our girls are growing up so fast, and just when we think we know who they are, they change and mature some more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016
Eric Stiller
For Fun, Health & Fitness

Connect with the beauty of nature while enjoying a fun core and cardio workout as you learn Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), one of the fastest growing water sports in the world.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Jovinna Chan

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Dar Williams

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Are you seeking to hone your songwriting skills? Do you long to create a song that matters?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Barry Lubin
Bring Humor & Play Into Your Community

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Douglas Beasley

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Nina Shengold
The Storyteller's Voice

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Steve Leicach

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/08/2016 to 07/10/2016
Danielle MacKinnon
What Our Pets Are Really Telling Us

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Have you ever longed to communicate with animals? Is there a way to understand what dogs, cats, horses, and even wild animals are thinking and feeling?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016
Jacqui Lalita
How to Make Raw Chocolate Treats & Herbal Elixirs

This workshop has been cancelled.

Indulge your taste buds and build your health as you learn to make organic raw chocolate treats and herbal elixirs with chocolatier and herbalist Jacqui Lalita.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016

With all of life’s busyness, it can be hard for mothers and daughters to slow down and spend time with each other. Our girls are growing up so fast, and just when we think we know who they are, they change and mature some more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016
Eric Stiller
For Fun, Health & Fitness

Connect with the beauty of nature while enjoying a fun core and cardio workout as you learn Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), one of the fastest growing water sports in the world.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Jovinna Chan

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Dar Williams

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Are you seeking to hone your songwriting skills? Do you long to create a song that matters?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Barry Lubin
Bring Humor & Play Into Your Community

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Douglas Beasley

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Nina Shengold
The Storyteller's Voice

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Steve Leicach

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/08/2016 to 07/10/2016
Danielle MacKinnon
What Our Pets Are Really Telling Us

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Have you ever longed to communicate with animals? Is there a way to understand what dogs, cats, horses, and even wild animals are thinking and feeling?

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

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?

02/25/2015 to 12/31/2016

What happens when three soulful teachers get together to talk about our experience as humans, the nature of the soul, and what we are here to learn?

05/05/2015 to 12/31/2016

Mindfulness has entered the mainstream. Hear from three leading mindfulness teachers and researchers who are helping to bring this revolution to schools and other unexpected places, like the military and prisons.

06/30/2015 to 12/31/2016

Conflict is a part of modern life—at home, at work, and in the world. In this 1-hour Unscripted Teacher Talk, you'll hear various perspectives to help you understand why disagreement is inevitable and how we might successfully move beyond it. 

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.

08/23/2015 to 12/31/2016

Spiritual teacher James Van Praagh sits down with Omega cofounder Elizabeth Lesser for a conversation about Omega's history and future, having a daily spiritual practice, forming deep connections with ourselves and others, and choosing to love.

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.

12/07/2015 to 12/31/2016

When you undertake a yoga practice, there is a lot to learn. As time goes by, your practice deepens and the lessons become more subtle. What can you expect if you continue your practice for decades?

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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.   As a matter of fact, research shows that when learned at young ages, these practices decrease stress, attention deficit issues, depression, anxiety, and hostility in children, while also benefiting their health, well-being, social relations, and academic performance, as well as setting them on the road to be happier adults.   More
Tara Brach, Buddhist teacher and author of Racial Acceptance, reveals how to find a moment to "come home" in the midst of our busy daily lives.   Tara Brach is teaching Radical Acceptance
 (July 8-10)   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   Explore more about the The Shadow Experience   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   Join Pema Chödrön for The Way to Freedom: 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva, an online workshop. Available on demand until 7/21/2016.   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   Learn more about the Holistic Life Foundation   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
If you could actually see what you do with your mind, and see its effect on your life, what would that look like? Watch as Pema Chödrön shares a fitting image.   Learn more about Pema Chödrön   Pema Chödrön is also teaching The Way to Freedom, May 20-22.     More
What is at the root of infinite healing? Eben Alexander, New York Times best-selling author of Proof of Heaven, explains.   Join Eben Alexander for his 2016 Omega workshop, Free Will Is Our Destiny, 8/26-8/28.     More

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Omega Institute Exploring the Cycle of Inherited Trauma by Mark Wolynn
Sometimes our relationship with our parents is strong and loving, yet we still find ourselves unable to explain the difficult feelings we carry. We often assume that the problem originates inside us, and if we only dig deep enough, we’ll discover its source. Until we uncover the actual triggering event in our family history, we can relive fears and feelings that don’t belong to us—unconscious fragments of a trauma—and we will think they’re ours. Todd’s Story More
Omega Institute You Are Not the Wave by Sister Dang Nghiem
In the Buddhist tradition, there are three stages on the path of practice: Listening, Reflection, and Practice. The first stage, listening came from the historical setting of the Buddha’s time, when there was no radio, DVDs, or the Internet. The monks and nuns listened intently to the Buddha’s teachings, called dharma talks. The monastics who were listening were referred to as sravajas, which meant “listeners or hearers” of the Buddha’s teachings. Having listened, they reflected further, and they then practiced the teachings. More
Omega Institute Practices for Living Fully by H.E. Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
In the Buddhist tradition, there are three sublime practices: The first sublime practice is the generation of a compassionate and loving heart, also known as pure intention. We begin each activity with the positive intention that our action will be of benefit to others. The second sublime practice is the activity or practice itself, which we do mindfully, while remaining in the natural state, free from distraction. More
Omega Institute Meet Your Soul Family by James Van Praagh
In this school called life, we will take various classes, which involve subjects or experiences we signed up for while still in Spirit. Before our incarnation, we choose the life we think will afford us the best opportunities and/or challenges to help us hone our skills in practicing the energy of love. For most souls, much of the curriculum is defined by the relationships they will experience on Earth. These relationships will present opportunities to learn valuable lessons that the soul wouldn't receive any other way. More
Omega Institute: 7 Habits of Highly Engaging Storytellers by Sari Botton and Eva Tenuto
In the digital age, when we tend to communicate via the abbreviated shorthand of texting and social media posts, it’s easy to lose touch with the instinct that had our ancestors spinning yarns around the campfire and passing down oral histories. Ironically, this is probably one of the reasons oral true storytelling has been gaining in popularity in recent years. Because you already know quite a bit about true storytelling—it’s innate for all humans and so you yearn for it.  Here are some keys to effective, engaging, true storytelling: More
Omega Institute The Path of Affirmation by Matthew Fox
On his deathbed the great psychologist and lover of the human race Erich Fromm turned to his friend Robert Fox and asked, "Why is it that the human race prefers necrophilia to biophilia?" A significant question, this. Why do we prefer love of death to love of life? Missiles to celebration? Power-over to power-with? Greed to letting go? More
Omega Institute Accepting Your Truth: An Interview With Mark Nepo
An Interview With Mark Nepo
Omega: Is there a poem that inspired you to be a poet? Mark: The poetry of Pablo Neruda really inspired me. When I first read his work, I felt like, “I must belong to this tribe.” My oldest friend, Robert, who comes with me as a guest every year when I teach at Omega, introduced me to Neruda. I was so moved, I wouldn’t give him the book back. Omega: In 1987, you were diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, which has greatly informed much of your work. What’s the first step toward healing?  More
Omega Institute 5 Sutras for the Aquarian Age by Snatam Kaur Khalsa
Have you noticed that things seem to be moving faster and faster and it takes a certain kind of mental flexibility to keep up? Have you noticed an inherent awareness within yourself that knows the truth? Have you sensed that you don’t really operate as an isolated individual, that your actions are interconnected with everyone? The yogis tell us that we’re experiencing all this because we are now in the Aquarian Age. As you might guess by its name, the Aquarian Sadhana was developed specifically for this time period. More
Explore this month’s astrology and its celestial influence in your life with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19) More
The Underlying Question
Mars retrograde began on April 17 in Sagittarius. In late May, Mars retrograded into Scorpio, bringing us to the heart of the matter of this rare transit. The retrograde ends in Scorpio on June 29. Mars is the planet of desire. Desire is one of those elements at the core of the human emotional engine. It's true that religions and spiritual philosophies line up one after the next attempting to prove to people that desire is the worst thing in the world. Yet nobody would seek being happier, or seek knowledge, or crack open a book about Buddhism, if they didn't want something. More

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