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05/13/2016 to 05/15/2016
Creating the Lives We Want

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

Leadership requires thoughtful choices in a variety of areas—including money. Yet financial acumen is a skill-set for which most women have received little, if any, formal education.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/13/2016 to 05/15/2016
Matthew Sanford
Supporting Practice & Building Community

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

How can we adapt our yoga—in and out of the studio—to meet the needs of individual students, no matter who they are or what their circumstances may be?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/13/2016
Mary Lynn Fitton

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Join executive director Lisa Pedersen and program director Mary Lynn Fitton of the Art of Yoga Project, along with Yoga Service Council board member Bob Altman, as we explore ways to form and sustainably run a yoga service organization.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/13/2016
Rolf Gates
How to Use the Chakras as a Path to Well-Being

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

The chakras are an effective way to chart a course through life by defining key relationships that have to be resolved on the path to spiritual maturity.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/13/2016
Danielle Rousseau
Methodologies for Clinicians & Social Service Providers

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

How do trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness practices fit into clinical settings?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/15/2016 to 05/20/2016
Yoga, Purpose & Action Intensive

Intensive Price Tiers: One of the ways Off the Mat stands for equality and access for all is by creating a pricing tier structure that invites participants to pay based on their income level. This way, people who can pay more “pay it forward” by supporting those who can’t. Please consider what is truly sustainable for you, and choose a price that feels in integrity: $1,350 Supporter (support other leaders as well as yourself); $1050 Sustainer (pays for you); $750 Community (discounted fee).

To register, please call 877.944.2002.

The workshop is part of our Yoga Service initiative. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/27/2016 to 05/30/2016
The Art of Creating Your Life As You Want It

Spend a weekend with kindred spirits who long for more creative and meaningful lives.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Robert Bengtson
Be the Inspiration

Are you driven by a passion to make life better for others? Do you have a vision for a product or service that could contribute meaningfully to society, but lack the motivation to act?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/04/2016
Preston Smiles

In this Omega Unscripted Teacher Talk, three successful social entrepreneurs share their vision to make the world more beautiful, inside and out, through inspiration.

Location:
Online
06/12/2016 to 10/23/2016
Richard Michaels
A Professional Coaching Certification Program

Do you long to work closely with people and strive to make a difference in the world?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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05/13/2016 to 05/15/2016
Creating the Lives We Want

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

Leadership requires thoughtful choices in a variety of areas—including money. Yet financial acumen is a skill-set for which most women have received little, if any, formal education.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/13/2016 to 05/15/2016
Matthew Sanford
Supporting Practice & Building Community

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

How can we adapt our yoga—in and out of the studio—to meet the needs of individual students, no matter who they are or what their circumstances may be?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/13/2016
Mary Lynn Fitton

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Join executive director Lisa Pedersen and program director Mary Lynn Fitton of the Art of Yoga Project, along with Yoga Service Council board member Bob Altman, as we explore ways to form and sustainably run a yoga service organization.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/13/2016
Rolf Gates
How to Use the Chakras as a Path to Well-Being

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

The chakras are an effective way to chart a course through life by defining key relationships that have to be resolved on the path to spiritual maturity.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/13/2016
Danielle Rousseau
Methodologies for Clinicians & Social Service Providers

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

How do trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness practices fit into clinical settings?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/15/2016 to 05/20/2016
Yoga, Purpose & Action Intensive

Intensive Price Tiers: One of the ways Off the Mat stands for equality and access for all is by creating a pricing tier structure that invites participants to pay based on their income level. This way, people who can pay more “pay it forward” by supporting those who can’t. Please consider what is truly sustainable for you, and choose a price that feels in integrity: $1,350 Supporter (support other leaders as well as yourself); $1050 Sustainer (pays for you); $750 Community (discounted fee).

To register, please call 877.944.2002.

The workshop is part of our Yoga Service initiative. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/27/2016 to 05/30/2016
The Art of Creating Your Life As You Want It

Spend a weekend with kindred spirits who long for more creative and meaningful lives.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Robert Bengtson
Be the Inspiration

Are you driven by a passion to make life better for others? Do you have a vision for a product or service that could contribute meaningfully to society, but lack the motivation to act?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/12/2016 to 10/23/2016
Richard Michaels
A Professional Coaching Certification Program

Do you long to work closely with people and strive to make a difference in the world?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/12/2016 to 06/17/2016
Shauna Ries
Leading With Emotional Courage

There is nothing like that “aha” moment when we suddenly understand someone else’s perspective. In fact, it is a crucial step in cultivating empathy, an essential connection tool that is more important than ever in today’s world.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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05/05/2015 to 06/30/2016

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 06/30/2016

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 06/30/2016
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 06/30/2016

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.

06/04/2016
Preston Smiles

In this Omega Unscripted Teacher Talk, three successful social entrepreneurs share their vision to make the world more beautiful, inside and out, through inspiration.

Richard Leider, ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 5” most respected executive coaches, redefines what purpose means in your life by asking a simple, straightforward question: "What gets you out of bed in the morning?"   Learn more about Richard Leider More
For more than ten years, nonprofit organizations—large and small—working in the region, across the country, and around the world have brought their teams to Omega to work and rest so that they can return to their efforts replenished and invigorated.   Learn more about the Service Week program    Learn how your organization can be a part of Service Week   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
What’s next for HLF? Watch Holistic Life Foundation cofounder Ali Smith talk about the approaches and plans to help train youth to bring mindfulness, yoga, and leadership skills to their own communities. More
When it comes to women's leadership, what is needed to make the world a better place? In this short clip from Omega Unscripted, Vandana Shiva explains how we all need to experience a shift to become more caring and sharing.   Watch the full Teacher Talk for FREE           More
Elizabeth Lesser, author and cofounder of the Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center, talks about her inspiration and hopes for the 2014 Women & Power Conference Women/Men: The Next Conversation.This pivotal conference promises to offer groundbreaking contemplation and dialogue from experts on a wide-range of topics, including politics, sports, spirituality, economics, art, media, and psychology. Elizabeth is a keynote speaker at the event.    Explore more about Women/Men: The Next ConversationLearn more about the OWLC  More
Elizabeth Lesser Introduces Women & Power 2014
Elizabeth Lesser, author and cofounder of the Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center, talks about her inspiration and hopes for the 2014 Women & Power Conference Women/Men: The Next Conversation.This pivotal conference promises to offer groundbreaking contemplation and dialogue from experts on a wide-range of topics, including politics, sports, spirituality, economics, art, media, and psychology. Elizabeth is a keynote speaker at the event.    More
When it comes to conflict, it’s not a matter of if, but when? Shauna Ries, LCSW, MFT, MDR, the cofounder of Mediators Without Borders, describes the process of mediating or addressing conflict.   Explore more about Shauna Ries   More
Carla Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Mallika Dutt, and Leslie Salmon Jones explore tools for resilience of body, mind, and spirit to help support a sustained, transformational activism.   More
Internationally known vinyasa flow yoga teacher and spiritual activist, Seane Corn shares her perspective at the Yoga Service Council conference on why a daily practice will help you to stay open-minded, inclusive and honest rather than avoiding your shadow personality traits while in service to others. Explore more about Seane Corn and her upcoming workshops at Omega More

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Omega Institute What It Takes to Teach Yoga in Schools by Traci Childress and Jennifer Cohen Harper
Teaching yoga in schools is first and foremost about teaching yoga to children and youth. Being in conscious relationship with our students in this situation means being educated in youth development and able to adapt our teaching to the way children learn. All children do not react to the world in the same way, and we must educate ourselves about the many things that can affect our students’ experiences. We need to: More
Omega Institute Unlock the Body's Medicine With Yoga
An Interview With Madan Bali
Omega: Can you describe the basic principle of your yoga practice? Madan: I’ve been teaching, researching, and coming up with new insights since 1969. Yoga has much more to offer than we think. We have the finest technology available on this planet in our own body. The body writes its own prescription from moment to moment. Just think about when we go into deep sleep, there’s nothing to be done, nothing to be fixed. Everything is being done for us. More
Omega Institute What It Takes to Be an Effective Game Changer by Seane Corne, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling
Do Your Own Work & Own Your PartSean Corn   There are many ways to become an effective game changer, but in the context of spiritual activism, committing to your inner work and transforming your own limited beliefs is primary. More
An Interview With Raquel Lavina of The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)
Omega: The “New Economy” has moved beyond freelancing and is flooded by terms describing it variously as: gig, sharing, informal, barter, contract, and online. What does The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) mean by “caring economy” and “care” as a value—not just a monetary value? More
Omega Institute Help Teach Kids Sustainability
"If we want a sustainable future, we have to educate for a sustainable future," says Jaimie Cloud, founder of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education. And if you are a parent who wants your child to attend a school that educates for sustainability, you may have to help your school make the transition to this kind of curriculum and instructional practice by encouraging them to become an early adopter/leader. More
Omega Institute A Coach’s Perspective on Body Wisdom by Richard Michaels
We can use our body as a fortress or as a cathedral—protecting ourselves from the possibility of pain or danger, or opening ourselves to the beauty and wisdom in every cell. We’re taught to trivialize our bodily sensations because we’re afraid of suffering, eros, or narcissism. So we close ourselves off to our deepest yearnings, our desires for love and freedom, our hunger for expressing from the deepest parts of ourselves. More
Omega Institute Personal Growth Lessons From Permaculture: An Interview With Abrah Dresdale & Keith Zaltzberg
An Interview With Abrah Dresdale & Keith Zaltzberg
Omega: What do you mean when you say permaculture can be useful for changemakers? Abrah: Permaculture's regenerative design process can be used by anyone who is already anchored in a professional field. It is a framework to help people design and reimagine their personal lives, personal sustainability, approach to project management, and vision for the world. More
American Buddhism & Diversity
When Being Black came out in 2000, I was chagrined by what I had done. I realized that, out of my love and appreciation for the dharma, I issued this invitation to people of color into a Buddhist American space that was not welcoming. Obviously there were pockets and exceptions—but for the most part, the Western Buddhist community did not want or know how to receive them. I had invited black folks to crash the private upper middle class party that was going on and it was just not wanted. Really, I was quite bereft for a while, feeling foolish and naïve. More
Omega Institute Paris Climate Agreement Is the Start Not End of Action
COP21 Was Either a Historic Success, or Massive FailureBill McKibben wrote, in an opinion piece for the New York Times, “We need to build the movement even bigger in the coming years, so that the Paris agreement turns into a floor and not a ceiling for action.” More

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