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09/08/2017 to 09/10/2017

Why do we develop our habits? And why are they so difficult to change?

Imagine you could take habits that cause you stress or harm—like procrastinating, smoking, overeating, binge watching, social media addiction, negative thinking, and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017
Creative Integration for Healing Trauma and Stress

When we experience trauma or stress, we naturally construct internal barriers that disconnect us from essential parts of ourselves and block the flow of energy, creativity, and joy—causing more stress. We can break free from this cycle using...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017
Ann Bradney

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

“There is a state in which you are fully alive, authentic, and spontaneous,” Ann Bradney writes. “You are open to all of your feelings, connected to your strength and your truth. You are not afraid to know anything about yourself. I call this...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017

When we add touch to yoga, our practice deepens and we enter a world of possibility where our bodies can open to the universal flow.

Join Daniel Orlansky and Jennifer Yarro for this 5-day exploration into the art of hands-on yoga. Drawing...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017
Practices for Physical & Emotional Transformation

As millions of people in China have already discovered, there is a powerful, natural way to address health conditions and stimulate inner healing for living a happy, healthy life.

Immerse yourself in a healing retreat with qigong master...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
Tai Chi as a Roadmap for Life

Would you like to approach life with the wisdom, power, and gentleness of a tai chi master, focused in your intent and centered in your physical and personal integrity? The yin and yang principles of tai chi offer you a way to make better choices...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
Gillian Arthur

Immerse yourself in two complementary yoga practices that can help you reduce stress, release tension, and improve overall well-being.

Restorative yoga utilizes a variety of props (blankets, bolsters, chairs, etc.) to help the body relax...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
A 30-Day Healing Protocol for Women

We can reclaim our life experiences without taking antidepressants, says holistic women’s health psychiatrist Kelly Brogan. In this workshop Brogan offers a download of her work on depression and anxiety, as well as the real deal on medications...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017

Becoming a Reiki master is a life-changing experience. In the sacred tradition of Reiki training, a Reiki master is empowered with the energetic ability to initiate others into the Reiki system of natural healing. Once that ability is hardwired...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
Amplify Your Love for Life

 

What makes you feel most alive? What keeps you from feeling that sense of vibrant passion in your daily life?

Too often, our spiritual and mundane lives are lived as though we inhabit two separate worlds. The cost of this...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017
Creative Integration for Healing Trauma and Stress

When we experience trauma or stress, we naturally construct internal barriers that disconnect us from essential parts of ourselves and block the flow of energy, creativity, and joy—causing more stress. We can break free from this cycle using...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017
Ann Bradney

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

“There is a state in which you are fully alive, authentic, and spontaneous,” Ann Bradney writes. “You are open to all of your feelings, connected to your strength and your truth. You are not afraid to know anything about yourself. I call this...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017

When we add touch to yoga, our practice deepens and we enter a world of possibility where our bodies can open to the universal flow.

Join Daniel Orlansky and Jennifer Yarro for this 5-day exploration into the art of hands-on yoga. Drawing...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017
Practices for Physical & Emotional Transformation

As millions of people in China have already discovered, there is a powerful, natural way to address health conditions and stimulate inner healing for living a happy, healthy life.

Immerse yourself in a healing retreat with qigong master...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
Tai Chi as a Roadmap for Life

Would you like to approach life with the wisdom, power, and gentleness of a tai chi master, focused in your intent and centered in your physical and personal integrity? The yin and yang principles of tai chi offer you a way to make better choices...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
Gillian Arthur

Immerse yourself in two complementary yoga practices that can help you reduce stress, release tension, and improve overall well-being.

Restorative yoga utilizes a variety of props (blankets, bolsters, chairs, etc.) to help the body relax...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
A 30-Day Healing Protocol for Women

We can reclaim our life experiences without taking antidepressants, says holistic women’s health psychiatrist Kelly Brogan. In this workshop Brogan offers a download of her work on depression and anxiety, as well as the real deal on medications...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017

Becoming a Reiki master is a life-changing experience. In the sacred tradition of Reiki training, a Reiki master is empowered with the energetic ability to initiate others into the Reiki system of natural healing. Once that ability is hardwired...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
Amplify Your Love for Life

 

What makes you feel most alive? What keeps you from feeling that sense of vibrant passion in your daily life?

Too often, our spiritual and mundane lives are lived as though we inhabit two separate worlds. The cost of this...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
Reviewing & Revisioning Your Life

Each decade of your life brings new challenges, goals, pleasures, and horizons. When the trauma of divorce, illness, or tragedy—or sudden good fortune—strikes you, or when you gradually become dissatisfied or aimless, it’s time to take stock and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Qigong master Robert Peng (accompanied by Michael J. Gelb) describes the way to remove energy blockages from your life with a transformative 3-minute “sword fingers” practice.           More
Qi, one of the oldest healing art forms is brought back to life by an inspiring discussion between world-renowned Qigong Master, Robert Peng and bestselling author, Michael J. Gelb. The two highly sought out speakers shed light on the nature and cultivation of universal life force and how the practice of qigong can change the world.             More
Omega's Veterans, Trauma & Treatment conference is an unprecedented gathering of experts in resiliency and the treatment of trauma for veterans using complementary and alternative medicine. It offers professional information on the latest mind-body treatments for veterans with PTSD. Throughout the weekend, keynote lectures, panel discussions, and concurrent workshops explore mind-body treatments for veterans’ trauma.     More
Working with some of the top stars in Hollywood, psychotherapists Barry Michels and Phil Stutz, coauthors of The Tools, have helped thousands of patients live fuller, more passionate and creative lives.     More
Poet Rafael Casal gave a rousing performance at the Omega Center for Sustainable Living Conference, Where We Go From Here. Hear how he describes sustainability from the perspective of those living in his home of South Central Los Angeles. More
We all have heard that yoga and other mind-body practices are good for us, but how do they impact our brain?. Renowned professor, author, and founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Jon Kabat-Zinn, explains some of the science and theory behind why yoga, tai chi, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and other mind-body practices can improve the recovery of those who have been wounded through trauma.     More
Peter A. Levine: Meditation to Relieve Survivor's Guilt
How can we help those who have suffered survivor's guilt to feel at home in their bodies again? Peter A. Levine leads an exercise and describes the methods of helping patients experience, reflect, and learn from their emotions. More
Interested in doing a cleanse but not sure where to begin? Tom Francescott, a naturopathic doctor who specializes in science-based detoxification and personalized natural health care, explains the deeper reasons behind why people cleanse and why detoxifying is a great tool for letting go and moving forward in your life.   Explore more from Tom Francescott       More
Zen Buddhist monk and combat veteran of the Vietnam War, Claude AnShin Thomas discusses the scars of war and the importance of understanding why healing doesn't mean the absence of suffering. Explore more from Claude AnShin Thomas   More
Renowned physician and expert on mind-body wellness, Gabor Maté, speaks at the Yoga Service Conference about the long-term effects of stress and tension on a young child's life as well as the role of love, connection, and the authentic expression of self in the development of a healthy immune system. Learn more about Gabor Maté     More

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An Interview With Roger Jahnke
Omega: Can you talk about the different types of qigong and how someone new to the practice might find the right one for them? More
hands radiating a ball of light
Creating the Bengston Energy Healing Method
A long time ago, soon after I graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology from Niagara University, I met a man who claimed he had recently discovered his psychic abilities. At the time, in 1971, Bennett Mayrick was a house cleaner. He had held a variety of jobs before I met him, including floor installer, professional singer, etc. Basically, he was a jack-of-all-trades. Since I don’t naturally default to belief, I asked him if I could test his claim. He not only agreed but welcomed the opportunity as he proclaimed himself a skeptic. And so a partnership was born. More
Man receiving acupuncture
The ancient Greek word for wound is trauma. Simply defined, trauma is a deeply disturbing experience that can create extreme stress and overwhelm the body and the mind.  About 70 percent of U.S. adults have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives and up to 20 percent of these people can also develop post-traumatic stress, according to the nonprofit organization Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute. More
Kombu broth is so easy it’s almost thoughtless—all you have to do is throw the elements in the pot. This broth is perfect on its own, but will inspire days of creations. You can elaborate upon it by adding cultured vegetables for a warm and chunky soup. You can use it as a base for any puree or soup you make in the blender, you can steam grains in it, or you can steam vegetables in it for a soup. It’s also a great addition to any juice fast you might partake in, over any number of days. More
older woman doing yoga
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 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
woman praying against brick wall
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. Fear is an infectious disease. You can catch fear but you can’t catch faith. That has to come from within. —Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez More
Using Illness to Find Wholeness
Every pair of apparent opposite or contradictory symptoms shares a common ground and tends to revolve around a common theme. For example, “letting go” is the central point in the case of both constipation and diarrhea. Underlying both low and high blood pressure is an avoidance of conflict. Just as joy can express itself in tears or laughter, or as fear can lead to either paralysis or flight, every theme is capable of expressing itself in apparently contradictory symptomatic forms.  More
You don’t necessarily have to give up your favorite foods when you are looking to eat better. Sometimes you just need to find a healthier version. This recipe may be the world’s healthiest pizza, according to Jon Gabriel. He says the egg yolks are a more complete protein that contain healthy fats and are easier to digest than other proteins, and the psyllium husk—a form of soluble fiber made from the husks of seeds from a type of plantain—helps bind the crust. Makes 4 10-inch pizzas More

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