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Gabor Maté, a renowned physician and expert on mind-body wellness, shares a story with the Yoga Service Council conference about hiding his limp when he visited his mother and how this is a perfect example of why people try to hide their pain from loved ones. Explore more from Gabor Mate More
Renowned physician and expert on mind-body wellness, Gabor Maté, MD, speaks at the Yoga Service Council 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. Explore more from Gabor Maté:http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/gabor-mate More
Trained in the traditional art of ghazal since he was three years old, Vishal Vaid brings a modern perspective to the ancient devotional South Asian song form. At Ecstatic Chant, an annual weekend-long continuous performance, Vaid has nurtured a unique community of people who travel from across the globe to sing with him. More
The idea for Arielle Ford's best-selling book "The Soulmate Secret" originated when she decided to apply the tools she used to launch her successful business to finding the love of her life.     Explore more with Arielle Ford     More
Spiritual life counselor Iyanla Vanzant says that every relationship we have is a reflection of the relationship we are having with ourselves. She explains that, the better we become at being with ourselves, the better we are in relationships and vice versa.    More
Cocreators of the Sharing the Path retreat, Judith Ansara and Robert Gass demonstrate the powerful impact appreciation can have in your relationship.   Explore more from Judith Ansara and Robert Gass.   More
Yoga teacher Colleen Saidman, christened “The First Lady of Yoga” by the New York Times, discusses how her children have become teachers for her and her husband Rodney Yee. The family unit is an opportunity for revelation because of the unconditional love of parents for children, says the author of Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom. Saidman is also a Jivamukti Yoga® teacher and co-founder of Urban Zen’s Integrative Yoga Therapist Program. More
Creator of Little Flower Yoga, Jennifer Cohen Harper, MEd, reveals how to create an environment where kids can thrive while learning the practice of yoga in a safe, engaging, and supportive way. Learn more about Jennifer Cohen Harper:http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/jennifer-cohen-harper More
Jennifer Cohen Harper, MEd, creator of Little Flower Yoga, shares the five essential elements of a yoga practice in order to help your child become happier, healthier, and more compassionate. Learn more about Jennifer Cohen Harper More
Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, the creator of Mindful Children, shares why the practice of mindfulness may help children feel less stressful, find focus, and understand what it means to live their own lives. Learn more about Daniel Rechtschaffen   More

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Omega Institute Singing the Lessons of African-American History With Ysaye Barnwell
An Interview With Ysaye Barnwell
Omega: What was it like to grow up in a musical household? Ysaye: My father taught piano, violin, and viola in our home, and I wanted to do what they were doing. I remember at two and a half I had this little, tiny violin, and he started teaching me how to hold it. I was around music all the time and played in the orchestra in junior high school and then high school, and sang in a choir while I was in junior high school. It was a community choir, and all we did was spirituals. More
Omega Institute Staying in Love by Playing in Love by Richard Borofsky and Antra Kalnins Borofsky
An Interview With Richard Borofsky and Antra Kalnins Borofsky
Omega: How can couples cultivate more playfulness in their relationship? Richard: People do take themselves much too seriously. I have a title for a book that I'd like to write, called We're Married, But It's Not Serious. More
An Interview With Stan Tatkin
Omega: Why do you say we're wired more for war than love, and what does that mean for relationships? Stan: We have more centers in the brain that are responsible for keeping us alive and preserving the species than we do for attachment. But attachment is part of survival, so we need to love because we need to attach to at least one other human being for survival. I know it sounds contradictory, but those are both there, and they're both linked to survival. More
Omega Institute Reviving Musical Treasures: An Interview With Jimmie Dale Gilmore
An Interview With Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Omega: What instrument would you still like to learn how to play? Jimmie: I would love to play the piano. I always regret that I didn’t learn the piano. I also would like to play the electric guitar. Omega: Do you match your music to your mood or can music dictate a mood? More
Omega Institute Let's...Um..Talk About...Um...Sex: An Interview With Cyndi Darnell
An Interview With Cyndi Darnell
Omega: Why do you think it’s so difficult for us to talk about sex? Cyndi: I’m very interested in why sex is still such a taboo topic. Sex, sexuality, and connection are part of the human condition. Yet no other aspect of the human condition is as heavily policed or moralized or suppressed as sex and sexuality. More
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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
"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
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Since we all spend so much time in our relationships, why not turn them into a yoga for getting free? Living a spiritual life is a strategy for working on yourself for the benefit of all beings. That’s another way of saying that the optimum thing you can do for someone else is to work on yourself—not out of some idealistic sense of altruism, but because getting to oneness for yourself means resolving your sense of separateness to where we’re all family. The reality is that love is a state of being that comes from within. —Ram Dass More
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Jean Kilbourne on Women & Media
Many mainstream media ads for food and diet products normalize shame, guilt, bingeing, and purging. Eating has become divorced from hunger and nutrition in our culture. It’s difficult to find women, especially young women, who have really healthy attitudes toward food and their bodies. My own daughter has struggled with these issues. When she was a child, I did all the things I advise people to do. I talked with her very openly about body image, sex and sexuality, media literacy—everything! I created a safe place for her to ask me anything. She often attended my lectures. More
An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert
Omega: Women in the 21st century are forging new paths while being held to impossible “women's magazine” standards—“perfection” and “balance” are words you encourage women not to use. The Signature of All Things tells the 19th century life story of a rare, intrepid woman scientist. Do you consider yourself political in your writing? Elizabeth: Somebody asked if Signature of All Things is a feminist novel and I said, “I'm never going to write anything that's not a feminist screed in some way or another, explicitly so or not.” More

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