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05/05/2017 to 05/07/2017
Sil Reynolds
Keep Your Bond Strong Through the Preteen Years (Ages 10-12)

This workshop has been cancelled.

Sil Reynolds and her 26-year-old daughter, Eliza Reynolds, lead mothers and their 10-to-12-year-old daughters in a weekend of initiation, communication, and celebration. We take the time to nourish our relationship and learn how to respect and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017
Cooling Conflict & Rekindling Your Relationship

Conflict is inevitable in our intimate relationships. Most of us believe that conflict and fighting are synonymous, but they are, in fact, very different.

Whenever our needs or wishes are thwarted, a state of conflict results. Anger can...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/19/2017

Become a certified Warm Water Yoga instructor and learn to teach this safe, supportive yoga practice to people with special needs or who are no longer able to have a traditional practice.

In this 40-hour training program...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017
Sil Reynolds
Keep Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years (Ages 13-15)

This workshop has been cancelled.

Join a vibrant community of mothers and daughters, and take time to slow down, nourish your relationship, and have some fun. In a soulful environment, mothers and their 13-to-15-year-old daughters learn to cultivate authentic expression and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/19/2017
Building a Movement of Well-Being for Everyone

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

As we engage in yoga service work, many of us are firsthand witnesses to the pain and suffering caused by systemic inequality and injustice. How do we take that in and not be subsumed by the scope and size of the problem? What would it look like...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/26/2017 to 05/29/2017

While Sam Keen was recovering from a head injury and multiple surgeries, his son Gifford Keen visited him. In a gesture of healing, Gifford reached out to his father and said, “Whatever it was I held against you all these years, the statute of...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/09/2017 to 06/11/2017
Stay Present, Resilient & Engaged—No Matter What

Most self-improvement programs train people to identify and solve problems by endlessly mind-wrestling them, often to no avail. With Whole Body Intelligence, you learn to get out of your head and into your body so you can achieve greater wisdom,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/09/2017 to 06/11/2017
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. Learning a new way to talk, removing negativity, and expressing caring behaviors...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017
Enlightening Your Relationships

Love is a choice you can make from moment to moment. It can be your highest spiritual practice.

Join Barbara De Angelis, best-selling author and renowned transformational teacher, and learn to create a new relationship with love. Love...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
Warren Farrell

Our inability to handle personal criticism from loved ones is a common Achilles’ heel. The more deeply we are in love, the harder it is to handle. Soon, couples feel they are walking on eggshells, unable to express themselves honestly, and the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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05/05/2017 to 05/07/2017
Sil Reynolds
Keep Your Bond Strong Through the Preteen Years (Ages 10-12)

This workshop has been cancelled.

Sil Reynolds and her 26-year-old daughter, Eliza Reynolds, lead mothers and their 10-to-12-year-old daughters in a weekend of initiation, communication, and celebration. We take the time to nourish our relationship and learn how to respect and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017
Cooling Conflict & Rekindling Your Relationship

Conflict is inevitable in our intimate relationships. Most of us believe that conflict and fighting are synonymous, but they are, in fact, very different.

Whenever our needs or wishes are thwarted, a state of conflict results. Anger can...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/19/2017

Become a certified Warm Water Yoga instructor and learn to teach this safe, supportive yoga practice to people with special needs or who are no longer able to have a traditional practice.

In this 40-hour training program...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017
Sil Reynolds
Keep Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years (Ages 13-15)

This workshop has been cancelled.

Join a vibrant community of mothers and daughters, and take time to slow down, nourish your relationship, and have some fun. In a soulful environment, mothers and their 13-to-15-year-old daughters learn to cultivate authentic expression and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/19/2017
Building a Movement of Well-Being for Everyone

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

As we engage in yoga service work, many of us are firsthand witnesses to the pain and suffering caused by systemic inequality and injustice. How do we take that in and not be subsumed by the scope and size of the problem? What would it look like...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/26/2017 to 05/29/2017

While Sam Keen was recovering from a head injury and multiple surgeries, his son Gifford Keen visited him. In a gesture of healing, Gifford reached out to his father and said, “Whatever it was I held against you all these years, the statute of...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/09/2017 to 06/11/2017
Stay Present, Resilient & Engaged—No Matter What

Most self-improvement programs train people to identify and solve problems by endlessly mind-wrestling them, often to no avail. With Whole Body Intelligence, you learn to get out of your head and into your body so you can achieve greater wisdom,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/09/2017 to 06/11/2017
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. Learning a new way to talk, removing negativity, and expressing caring behaviors...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017
Enlightening Your Relationships

Love is a choice you can make from moment to moment. It can be your highest spiritual practice.

Join Barbara De Angelis, best-selling author and renowned transformational teacher, and learn to create a new relationship with love. Love...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
Warren Farrell

Our inability to handle personal criticism from loved ones is a common Achilles’ heel. The more deeply we are in love, the harder it is to handle. Soon, couples feel they are walking on eggshells, unable to express themselves honestly, and the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Omega cofounder Elizabeth Lesser presents an excerpt from her new book, Marrow: A Love Story.   Watch Elizabeth Lesser free online as she reads from Marrow accompanied by the music of David Wilcox.   More
Conscious relationship pioneers Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt reveal the primary ways to transform any partnership.     More
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     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.    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

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An Interview With Elena Brower
Omega: When you first started teaching, you've said you were afraid to speak from your heart. How did that change for you? Elena: That fear resulted from the fact that I wasn’t being honest about the life I was leading. I was teaching yoga, and breathing, and sitting, and wasn’t always practicing. It was painful to teach the work so well and not be practicing myself.  Omega: Why do you think so many people hide their true selves? More
An Interview With Arielle Ford
Omega: What's the best relationship advice you've ever been given? More
8 Best Practices for Teaching Yoga in Schools
Childhood, especially ages 2-10, is a time of exploration, experimentation, and curiosity. It’s a natural period of learning when children attempt to make meaning of their outer and inner worlds. Yoga can help children harness the enthusiasm and natural curiosity of this time to befriend their body and mind, develop a sense of agency and competence, and self-regulate and manage their emotions. More
7 Guidelines for Establishing a School Program
Adolescence is a time of tremendous change for children physically and can be particularly intense emotionally. It is also a time when they are deeply engaged in self-discovery and exploring the inner workings and capacities of their identity. More
An Interview With Jean Kilbourne
Omega: Today the average American sees 3,000 advertisements a day. What’s the impact of that and how do we respond? Jean: Advertising is hugely more important than most realize—it’s the engine that drives mass media. Television, magazines, websites, and newspapers are all rounding up audiences to be sold to advertisers. That’s their business model. That’s the point. More
AWAKENING THE BEST IN THE HUMAN SPIRIT…for almost 40 years, these words have guided us at Omega Institute in everything we do. When we are developing curriculum and choosing teachers, as we work together as a staff, as we serve our guests and care for our campus and land, we ask ourselves this question: what can we do to help people activate their most creative, courageous, loving, and wise potential? More
Holiday meals in the United States tend to rely on traditional family recipes and comfort foods, like mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin or pecan pie, but they can also be a time to honor different cultures, connect with your friends, and expand your palate. Stephanie Meade, founder and editor of InCultureParent, says that for many years she and her family have celebrated Thanksgiving with friends who are not American, and now the holiday doesn’t seem complete without a bunch of people from other countries. More
Telling stories is one of the earliest and most intimate of human traditions. We teach and learn through stories. They captivate us and preserve our customs and cultural experiences. Just ask Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, a nonprofit whose mission is to record, preserve, and share the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs. More
Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as “awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally.” Many credit him with bringing this practice into the mainstream (through his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program), but the practices have been around in many forms for thousands of years and can be found in various spiritual traditions More

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