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05/06/2016 to 05/08/2016
Sil Reynolds
Keep Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years (Ages 13-15)

Join a vibrant community of mothers and daughters, and take time to slow down, nourish your relationship, and have some fun.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/13/2016 to 05/15/2016
Sil Reynolds
Keep Your Bond Strong Through the Preteen Years (Ages 10-12)

Sil Reynolds and her 25-year-old daughter, Eliza Reynolds, lead mothers and their 10-to-12-year-old daughters in a weekend of initiation, communication, and celebration.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/27/2016 to 05/30/2016
Cyndi Darnell
Discover Deeper Connections & Enjoy True Intimacy

When we give ourselves permission to be who we are, it reverberates through all aspects of our life, including our sexuality. We experience more pleasure, discover deeper connections, and enjoy true intimacy.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Melissa Bowe
A Role-Playing Adventure (Ages 12–17)

The Wayfinder Experience combines sports with play, rugged adventure with imaginative role-playing, and problem solving with creative expression.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
A Spiritual Path for Couples 


The Getting the Love You Want workshop gives couples the concepts and tools they need to achieve safety, sustain deep connection, and experience joyful aliveness.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2016 to 06/26/2016
Richard Borofsky
A Retreat for Couples

Love grows by continually deepening and becoming ever more mindful, authentic, vulnerable, safe, resilient, playful, compassionate, and wise.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016

With all of life’s busyness, it can be hard for mothers and daughters to slow down and spend time with each other. Our girls are growing up so fast, and just when we think we know who they are, they change and mature some more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016
David Perlmutter

Save the date and join this program live online! Check back soon for more information.

Location:
Online
07/08/2016 to 07/10/2016
Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin and Stan Tatkin
A Workshop for Couples

“People are complex,” says Stan Tatkin, developer of a Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). “We don’t come with manuals that automate the process of getting along.”

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/29/2016 to 07/31/2016
Jai Fuller
For Ages 5-12

Join a welcoming community of children to learn the traditional dance and rhythms of West Africa. Gain confidence, connect with others, and free your body through these sacred sounds and movements.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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05/06/2016 to 05/08/2016
Sil Reynolds
Keep Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years (Ages 13-15)

Join a vibrant community of mothers and daughters, and take time to slow down, nourish your relationship, and have some fun.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/13/2016 to 05/15/2016
Sil Reynolds
Keep Your Bond Strong Through the Preteen Years (Ages 10-12)

Sil Reynolds and her 25-year-old daughter, Eliza Reynolds, lead mothers and their 10-to-12-year-old daughters in a weekend of initiation, communication, and celebration.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/27/2016 to 05/30/2016
Cyndi Darnell
Discover Deeper Connections & Enjoy True Intimacy

When we give ourselves permission to be who we are, it reverberates through all aspects of our life, including our sexuality. We experience more pleasure, discover deeper connections, and enjoy true intimacy.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Melissa Bowe
A Role-Playing Adventure (Ages 12–17)

The Wayfinder Experience combines sports with play, rugged adventure with imaginative role-playing, and problem solving with creative expression.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
A Spiritual Path for Couples 


The Getting the Love You Want workshop gives couples the concepts and tools they need to achieve safety, sustain deep connection, and experience joyful aliveness.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2016 to 06/26/2016
Richard Borofsky
A Retreat for Couples

Love grows by continually deepening and becoming ever more mindful, authentic, vulnerable, safe, resilient, playful, compassionate, and wise.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016

With all of life’s busyness, it can be hard for mothers and daughters to slow down and spend time with each other. Our girls are growing up so fast, and just when we think we know who they are, they change and mature some more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/08/2016 to 07/10/2016
Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin and Stan Tatkin
A Workshop for Couples

“People are complex,” says Stan Tatkin, developer of a Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). “We don’t come with manuals that automate the process of getting along.”

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/29/2016 to 07/31/2016
Jai Fuller
For Ages 5-12

Join a welcoming community of children to learn the traditional dance and rhythms of West Africa. Gain confidence, connect with others, and free your body through these sacred sounds and movements.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/31/2016 to 08/05/2016
Devarshi Steven Hartman

What new venture or passion is calling out to you? What is your deepest longing? Take the time to envision the next phase of your life in a safe and compassionate environment where you can begin to claim what is just beyond your reach.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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. 

07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016
David Perlmutter

Save the date and join this program live online! Check back soon for more information.

Why aren’t some partners happy with each other? Watch conscious relationship pioneer Harville Hendrix reveal the primary reason partnerships get in trouble.  Watch the full talk: Moving Beyond Conflict  Learn more about Harville Hendrix   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
Is building romance, passion, and love a choice? Dr. John Gottman, cofounder of the Gottman Institute and cocreator of the acclaimed Gottman Method Couples Therapy, says yes—and we all can learn how to make the best choice.   Learn more about John Gottman.   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
John Gottman, PhD, cofounder of the Gottman Institute and cocreator of the acclaimed Gottman Method Couples Therapy, explains the importance of trust in a relationship—and how to achieve it.   Learn more about John Gottman   More
Byron Katie, best-selling author and founder of The Work, reveals the stress-producing ways in which we get “in everyone else's business,” while leaving our own business unattended.     More
Byron Katie, best-selling author and founder of The Work, reveals the stress-producing ways in which we get “in everyone else's business,” while leaving our own business unattended.   Explore more from Byron Katie.     More
Nurse practitioner and therapist, Sil Reynolds, along with her daughter, Eliza Reynolds, has worked with mothers and daughters of all ages, helping them to create balanced and meaningful lives. In this video, they discuss their new book about mothering and daughtering. Learn more about Sil Reynolds and Eliza Reynolds.     More
Rodney Yee and his wife, Colleen Saidman reveal why the difficulties in your closest relationships is rooted in the things you don't understand about yourself and why your partner holds the key to expanding your perception of yourself.   Explore more from Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman   More

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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
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 Yoga for Getting Free by Ram Dass
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. More
Omega Institute Body Image Is a Public Health Issue: A Call to Action From Jean Kilbourne
A Call to Action
Many mainstream 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
The Courage to Choose: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 3
An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 3
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? More
Omega Institute What Death Can Teach Us About Living: An Interview With Anita Moorjani
An Interview With Anita Moorjani
Omega: You have described your near-death experience as a “realm of clarity and expansiveness.” Can you tell us what it was like? Anita: I felt total clarity and a sense of awakening. It was as if everything I believed and bought into about myself disappeared. It didn't matter how many degrees I had, or what my race, religion, or cultural background were—it all disappeared. There was no need for labels. More
Omega Institute Thinking Outside of the "Man Box": An Interview With Tony Porter
An Interview With Tony Porter
Omega: What exactly is a “man box” and how does it serve, as well as inhibit, manhood?  Tony: The “man box” is how men have been collectively socialized to understand what it means to be a man. It doesn’t mean that all men respond in the same way to this collective socialization but it does mean that all men have an understanding of this socialization. More
Stephanie Coontz
An Interview With Stephanie Coontz
Omega: You say marriage has changed more in the past 30 years than in the past 3,000 years. You’ve said that the very traits that make marriage in our contemporary society more rewarding have also made it less stable. How so? More
Omega Institute Who Will Live Your Life? by Mark Nepo
This is what the great choice comes down to—the great conflict between first-hand experience and tradition, between spontaneity and decorum, between compassion and obligation. Other life forms have no part in this. It’s strictly a human affair. The sapling doesn’t look to its elders for approval. It just grows toward the light. The bee feels its hunger and finds its honey. It doesn’t embark out of any sense of duty. When I speak of these things, distrustful minds, against all intention of getting involved, blurt out but we have to live in the real world. More
Omega Institute The Day I "Died" by Anita Moorjani
Oh my god, I feel incredible! I’m so free and light! How come I’m not feeling any more pain in my body? Where has it all gone? Hey, why does it seem like my surroundings are moving away from me? But I’m not scared! Why am I not scared? Where has my fear gone? Oh wow, I can’t find the fear anymore! More

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