Learning paths content lists

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

For more than 5,000 years, yoga has had a legacy of transmitting wisdom from teacher to student. This weekend offers a rare opportunity to honor and learn directly from three living yoga legends that have spent decades practicing and teaching...

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

For more than 5,000 years, yoga has had a legacy of transmitting wisdom from teacher to student. This weekend offers a rare opportunity to honor and learn directly from three living yoga legends that have spent decades practicing and teaching...

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...

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
Pema Chödrön Foundation President Tim Olmsted explains why examining your fears is essential to overcoming anxiety and knowing peace.   More
Try this beautiful qigong practice to connect with the subtle energy of the universe. Watch leading teacher Mingtong Gu demonstrate a series of movements that train the body to function at its optimal energetic level. More
What is your story and does it get in the way of the unfolding moments of your life? American spiritual teacher Adyashanti asks us to drop the narratives we tell ourselves so we can use our awareness to discern the truth. More
Yoga Service Council President Jennifer Cohen Harper talks about the profound impact prison yoga can have on inmates and the communities they return home to.   More
Yoga teacher, writer, and human potential coach Daniel Aaron created Om Jai from traditional yogic techniques—including pranayama, mudra, and mantra—to overcome limitations, fear, and doubt. Take a few minutes to try this uplifting exercise today.    More
It takes just moments to do this Buddhist practice presented by Pema Chödrön Foundation President Tim Olmsted. Try it and experience compassion, love, joy and equanimity in one breath.  More
Omega: Which love came first for you: love for comedy or love for personal transformation? Kyle: Comedy is what I did first, but I never saw comedy or personal transformation as something I should pursue as much as it was just a part of me. When I was starting out as a comedian (as a young child), people would say to me, "One day, you're going to be famous." And I would think, "I'm already featured in the yearbook and I'm on public access, and I'm doing open mic at comedy clubs. I'm the most famous person here." More
Omega: What’s the best action to take when we notice fear popping up, especially when it comes to making decisions? don Miguel Jr.: I work with the idea of coming to peace with fear. We need to respect fear for what it is. The easiest way to respect fear is to see its function in our life. Fear keeps us safe. Real fear is based on seeing a rattlesnake or someone with a gun, and it alerts us to danger. Our body secretes hormones like adrenaline, which allows us to survive that moment. That’s real fear and it's meant to protect us. More
Omega: You grew up with a sign above your bed that said, "If you don't do it, it won't get done." Can you talk about our cultural obsession with hard work and how that influenced your life? Tosha: I got the message from a young age that not only do you need to work hard, but also no one else will help you. You're on your own so pick up your boot straps and get it together. I really believe that we pick the homes that we're born into for the soul to evolve and learn. More
1. Be Present While on Retreat One way to prepare for what comes after a retreat is to sink in and experience the retreat itself. It can be tempting to think ahead, to imagine the conversations you'll have or the coffee you'll drink after you've survived the ordeal. But if you've put yourself in the fire of practice in the hopes of experiencing transformation, you'll need to actually sit in the fire. More
Birds of every stripe, ordinary and regal—robins, crows, hawks, and eagles—all bustle about readying their nests. Blanketed in springtime buds, the mountains appear to be clothed in mauve velvet against the sapphire sky. The valley’s rosy haze is reflected in the reservoir as a rich watermelon hue. Meanwhile, multitudes of tiny blossoms burst like emerald fireworks, rendering these hardwood forests softer. It’s as if the landscape is a book written in blushing pinks and chartreuse greens. Indeed, both books and the land are on my mind. More
Omega: What are the main messages women receive about their bodies? Melody: Women are told that our bodies are literally who we are—that we are objects. We are seen, praised, and celebrated for our appearance or denigrated and denied access to certain resources or approval because of our appearance. This messaging is insidious and harmful. It’s a complete illusion, yet it defines our lovability and value, and defines the way in which we could be contributing to the world around us. More
What’s one of the easiest ways to explore the unconscious? Through our dreams. Dreams are primarily created and sourced from the unconscious mind, so to explore our dreams is to explore our unconscious. Lucid dreaming takes this exploration a step further because, as hypnotherapy expert Valerie Austin once told me, it allows us “access to this data straight from the unconscious without it being edited by our rational, conscious mind.” More
Omega: In The Way of Qigong, you talk about the concept of going with the flow. How does that idea apply to our health and self-healing? More
What if we thought of judgment as another form of intuition? From the perspective of ego, judgments are the criticisms that divide our hearts from those that seem foreign to our known perceptions of reality. While the soul is naturally welcoming of the very changes that ego fights at every turn, the soul still has a journey of profound growth. One such lesson is recognizing the appearance of any judgment as an intuition being received. More
Omega: How has yoga become a tool to help trauma survivors?  More