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06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017
Practice Leader Certification Training

Why do tai chi practitioners experience longevity, inner peace, and inner power? With Tai Chi Easy™, developed by master teacher Roger Jahnke, it’s easy to discover why.

A mind-body practice that combines gentle exercises, breath practices...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017
The Art & Science of Yoga Therapy

Yoga as Medicine (YAM) Level 1 is a hands-on training that provides a systematic roadmap to using yoga as a therapy to improve your health and the health of your students.

Under the guidance of medical doctor Timothy McCall, you learn YAM’...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/30/2017 to 07/02/2017
Tom Francescott
Discover Your Personal Path to Wellness

Omega Wellness Weekend is the perfect opportunity to do what you have promised yourself for years: Take a break and dedicate some quality time for your health, well-being, and happiness.

For 40 years, Omega has offered holistic wellness...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/30/2017 to 07/02/2017

The greatest promise offered by the ancient mind-body practice of qigong is that we can heal our own pain and suffering. Refined for millennia, this Chinese meditative exercise system focuses on absorbing and cultivating life-force energies,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
A Path to Freedom

Do you experience pain or discomfort in your shoulders, neck, lower back, hips, or knees? You are not alone. These are the top five most commonly injured areas of the body.

Learn from Jory Serota, an orthopedic bodyworker and Iyengar-...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/09/2017 to 07/14/2017
Carl Big Heart

“There are times when the heart flies wide open and we can barely stay in our skin—a refrain of music, the flight of a butterfly, the song of water slipping over rocks,” says Carl Big Heart. “There are also times when deep grief for a loved one...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/09/2017 to 07/14/2017

The Chinese healing art of qigong has been a source of health and longevity for women for thousands of years. The ancient Chinese believed that hundreds of diseases come from damage to the spine, and that exercising the spine can improve...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/14/2017 to 07/16/2017
Conscious Preparation for End of Life Experiences

Join William Peters, founder and director of the Shared Crossing Project, for a personal, relationship-oriented exploration into preparing for the experience of dying. The Shared Crossing Pathway offers practices that lead to deeper connection...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/21/2017 to 07/23/2017
Healthy Body, Awakened Mind

With more than 3 million practitioners in the United States, qigong is one of the most popular, enjoyable, and extensively researched methods to improve health and vitality.

Discover the essential practices of qigong for personal well-...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/23/2017 to 07/28/2017
Tapping Into Your Potential

Energy psychology brings a new dimension of self-empowerment to personal development. Drawing from contemporary psychological understanding as well as ancient healing traditions, it provides simple methods for shifting the brain’s chemistry....

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017
Practice Leader Certification Training

Why do tai chi practitioners experience longevity, inner peace, and inner power? With Tai Chi Easy™, developed by master teacher Roger Jahnke, it’s easy to discover why.

A mind-body practice that combines gentle exercises, breath practices...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017
The Art & Science of Yoga Therapy

Yoga as Medicine (YAM) Level 1 is a hands-on training that provides a systematic roadmap to using yoga as a therapy to improve your health and the health of your students.

Under the guidance of medical doctor Timothy McCall, you learn YAM’...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/30/2017 to 07/02/2017
Tom Francescott
Discover Your Personal Path to Wellness

Omega Wellness Weekend is the perfect opportunity to do what you have promised yourself for years: Take a break and dedicate some quality time for your health, well-being, and happiness.

For 40 years, Omega has offered holistic wellness...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/30/2017 to 07/02/2017

The greatest promise offered by the ancient mind-body practice of qigong is that we can heal our own pain and suffering. Refined for millennia, this Chinese meditative exercise system focuses on absorbing and cultivating life-force energies,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
A Path to Freedom

Do you experience pain or discomfort in your shoulders, neck, lower back, hips, or knees? You are not alone. These are the top five most commonly injured areas of the body.

Learn from Jory Serota, an orthopedic bodyworker and Iyengar-...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/09/2017 to 07/14/2017
Carl Big Heart

“There are times when the heart flies wide open and we can barely stay in our skin—a refrain of music, the flight of a butterfly, the song of water slipping over rocks,” says Carl Big Heart. “There are also times when deep grief for a loved one...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/09/2017 to 07/14/2017

The Chinese healing art of qigong has been a source of health and longevity for women for thousands of years. The ancient Chinese believed that hundreds of diseases come from damage to the spine, and that exercising the spine can improve...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/14/2017 to 07/16/2017
Conscious Preparation for End of Life Experiences

Join William Peters, founder and director of the Shared Crossing Project, for a personal, relationship-oriented exploration into preparing for the experience of dying. The Shared Crossing Pathway offers practices that lead to deeper connection...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/21/2017 to 07/23/2017
Healthy Body, Awakened Mind

With more than 3 million practitioners in the United States, qigong is one of the most popular, enjoyable, and extensively researched methods to improve health and vitality.

Discover the essential practices of qigong for personal well-...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/23/2017 to 07/28/2017
Tapping Into Your Potential

Energy psychology brings a new dimension of self-empowerment to personal development. Drawing from contemporary psychological understanding as well as ancient healing traditions, it provides simple methods for shifting the brain’s chemistry....

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Peter A. Levine, PhD, is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing® and the director of The Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, a nonprofit, educational, and research organization focusing on worldwide healing and prevention of trauma. He discusses how chronic pain and trauma interact, and why somatic experiencing can help.           More
The number of veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is alarmingly high, and growing on a daily basis. In response to the growing need for support above and beyond what the current system is equipped to provide, Omega convened a group of national experts, healing practitioners, and veteran's advocates to collaborate on best practices in healing modalities in an effort to help more veterans get treatment, more quickly. More
Discover a simple, health-inducing, breathing exercise you can do anywhere at any time with Roger Jahnke, one of the nation’s most revered tai chi and qigong teachers.   Join us for Super Qi Summit, May 26-29, 2017 in Rhinebeck, NY.         More
The television shows you watch, the magazines you read, and the people you listen to may do more harm than good. Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh reveals why it's important to be mindful of what you consume if you intend to live a more peaceful life. Explore more from Thich Nhat Hanh   More
Recognized as the “First Lady of Yoga”, Lilias Folan offers a quick and easy demonstration of yoga-based stretches you can do when you're stuck at your desk or at the airport. Explore more from Lilias Folan   More
Zindel Segal, PhD, the Cameron Wilson Chair in Depression Studies, says that depression is not a sign of weakness or failure. Therapy is an important resource for wellness and health that seeks to reverse engineer any feelings of isolation that many people experience in modern-day society. Learn more about Zindel Segal. More
Zindel Segal, PhD, is the Cameron Wilson Chair in Depression Studies, Head of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, and a professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is also Head of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a pioneer in the use of mindfulness meditation in the area of mood disorders. Learn more about Zindel Segal:http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/be5e5298711778ecc0fa5c9dd78c... More
Yogi Amrit Desai is a pioneer in bringing the ancient teachings of yoga from India to the West and is widely acknowledged for carrying the authentic voice of yoga throughout the world. In this video, he explains the fight or flight response that occurs inside the body during yoga and how to restore the balance in order consciously crossover this edge without resistance. Learn more about Yogi Amrit Desai:http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/yogi-amrit-desai More
The founder of Amrit Yoga Institute and Ayurveda Wellness Center and an internationally recognized authority on yoga and holistic living, Yogi Amrit Desai is widely acknowledged for carrying the authentic voice of yoga throughout the world. In this video, he explains the meaning of the meditation and relaxation technique, yoga nidra. Learn more about Yogi Amrit Desai:http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/yogi-amrit-desai More
Internationally recognized clinical psychologist and author, Laurel Parnell, PhD, explains why eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective tool when treating post-traumatic stress disorder. Learn more about Laurel Parnell More

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Omega Institute Energy as a Life Guide: An Interview With Deborah King
An Interview With Deborah King
Omega: How would you describe energy healing to a five-year-old? Deborah: I would tell an adult or a child that you’re composed of energy. Your body feels solid, but it’s moving energy. We have lots of physics research to back this up. Sometimes the movement of all that energy becomes stagnant or off-kilter, and energy healing is a way of reestablishing balance. More
Omega Institute What Yoga Is & Isn't: Overcoming Misconceptions About Yoga & Yoga Therapy by Timothy McCall
Overcoming Misconceptions About Yoga & Yoga Therapy
Many people who could benefit from yoga shy away due to misconceptions about what it is and isn't, or who can do it and who shouldn't. Here are some common misconceptions about yoga and yoga therapy. Yoga Isn't...Only for the Flexible & Fit Some people avoid yoga because they think it's only for people who can bend like Gumby. They think it's for the young, strong, and athletic—and if you look at pictures in magazines or sample some vigorous yoga classes you could easily get that impression. More
About three decades ago I spent a year as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. It was a very austere life, dedicated to meditation and simplicity. One of the trainings I practiced was to only take one meal a day from the food collected going on alms rounds early in the morning. More
Today our minds, our emotions, our relationships, and our bodies are out of kilter. We know it, but we tend to ignore it until something goes very wrong—a scary diagnosis, a broken relationship, the death of a loved one, or simply an inability to function harmoniously in everyday life. When things are a little bad, we read a self-help book or go to a workshop. When they're really bad, we bring in experts to fix the problem—oncologists to address cancer, neurologists to repair the brain, psychologists to help us find peace and understand our family of origin. More
Omega Institute Tropical Smoothie Bowl by Suzanne Boothby
Smoothie bowls are essentially a condensed smoothie with crunch—a thicker version that you eat with a spoon and toppings. This bowl is loaded with vitamin C and other antioxidants thanks to the combination of pineapple and raspberries. More
Omega Institute Mindfulness as a Healing Practice: An Interview With Sister Dang Nghiem
An Interview With Sister Dang Nghiem
Omega: Why is mindfulness so important for our times? Sister D: When I was in my second year of medical school, I had to make the decision whether to do a four-year program or a five-year program. I was stressing out about it, and in a dream I saw a lot of people on bicycles just plunging down a hill. I stopped at the top of the hill and recognized that there was a little girl sitting on my handlebars. I realized that if I were to plunge down the hill, that girl would fly off the handlebars and die, so I stopped. I didn’t go down the hill.  More
Omega Institute Homeopathy 101
What it is: The North American Society of Homeopaths defines homeopathy as “an advanced, effective, and gentle system of holistic medicine that has been successfully used for over two hundred years and on every continent.” About five million adults and one million children have used homeopathy in the United States, according to a 2012 National Health Interview Survey on Americans' use of complementary health approaches. 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 Rewild Your Gut by Robynne Chutkan
Our ancestors had a symbiotic relationship with their microbes that evolved over millions of years and served them well. They were benevolent hosts to a dense jungle of microscopic creatures, including worms and other parasites that actually contributed to their health. Large predators and the absence of food were their main threats, not the hundreds of diseases that afflict us today. The irony is that as we’ve “unwilded” our bodies and our environment in an effort to become healthier, we’ve actually become a lot sicker in some important ways. More
Omega Institute Millennials, Gen Xers & Work Stress: 4 Ways to Avoid Burnout
4 Ways to Avoid Burnout
Jake Nickell, chief executive officer and founder of Threadless, a crowdsourced T-shirt company, says, “Success is defined in units of fun. It’s all about being happy." But these days young employees are smiling less and less. More

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