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06/30/2017 to 07/02/2017
7 Universal Laws of Infinite Success

Housing is limited; please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

The path of a yogi goes far beyond practicing physical postures. Yogi Cameron, author of The Guru In You and The One Plan, has distilled the seven universal laws of Vedic wisdom into an accessible daily practice that enables us...

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

Housing is limited; please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

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
A Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat

Discover the true meaning of surrender and access the spontaneous joy of life through Kriya Yoga and meditation.

Guided by meditation master Kambiz Naficy, you practice yoga asanas (with modifications as necessary), deep relaxation...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/14/2017 to 07/21/2017

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

In this intensive Yoga Alliance certified program, you learn to teach a holistic class to meet children’s unique physical, emotional, and social needs....

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/21/2017 to 07/23/2017
Bringing Yoga & Mindfulness Into the Classroom

When it comes to bringing yoga into the classroom, finding the space and time to roll out 30 mats or getting down on the floor can be challenging for potential school yoga programs. But when we bring our yoga practice off the mat and into a chair...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/23/2017 to 07/28/2017
Shapeshifting Into Rooted Consciousness

Yogis are modern-day shamans, medicine men and women, and healers. Through yoga practices we can tap into our own inner ecology and experience ordinary magic through the elements on and off the mat. But how do we expand this awareness into the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/23/2017 to 07/28/2017

Kriya yoga is a practical method for attaining the higher, non-physical stages of yoga. In order to practice the 20 kriyas, you must first become familiar with several techniques that enable the spontaneous transition into Cosmic Consciousness....

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/28/2017 to 07/30/2017

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.

This mother...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/28/2017 to 07/30/2017

The practice of yoga nidra is a pathway to meditation. In order to go beyond concentration, thoughts and perceptions of the sensual world must first be dissolved. Once the waking, intellectual mind ceases its usual activity, true meditation can...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/30/2017 to 08/04/2017
Ellen Riley
For Kids Ages 8-12

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

This multi-sport and game camp—for boys and girls of all skill levels—is led by three coaches who have long been part of Family Week’s Beyond Basketball camp. This year, coaches Ellen and Kino add yoga, baseball, flag football, and other games to...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/30/2017 to 07/02/2017
7 Universal Laws of Infinite Success

Housing is limited; please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

The path of a yogi goes far beyond practicing physical postures. Yogi Cameron, author of The Guru In You and The One Plan, has distilled the seven universal laws of Vedic wisdom into an accessible daily practice that enables us...

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

Housing is limited; please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

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
A Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat

Discover the true meaning of surrender and access the spontaneous joy of life through Kriya Yoga and meditation.

Guided by meditation master Kambiz Naficy, you practice yoga asanas (with modifications as necessary), deep relaxation...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/14/2017 to 07/21/2017

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

In this intensive Yoga Alliance certified program, you learn to teach a holistic class to meet children’s unique physical, emotional, and social needs....

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/21/2017 to 07/23/2017
Bringing Yoga & Mindfulness Into the Classroom

When it comes to bringing yoga into the classroom, finding the space and time to roll out 30 mats or getting down on the floor can be challenging for potential school yoga programs. But when we bring our yoga practice off the mat and into a chair...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/23/2017 to 07/28/2017
Shapeshifting Into Rooted Consciousness

Yogis are modern-day shamans, medicine men and women, and healers. Through yoga practices we can tap into our own inner ecology and experience ordinary magic through the elements on and off the mat. But how do we expand this awareness into the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/23/2017 to 07/28/2017

Kriya yoga is a practical method for attaining the higher, non-physical stages of yoga. In order to practice the 20 kriyas, you must first become familiar with several techniques that enable the spontaneous transition into Cosmic Consciousness....

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/28/2017 to 07/30/2017

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.

This mother...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/28/2017 to 07/30/2017

The practice of yoga nidra is a pathway to meditation. In order to go beyond concentration, thoughts and perceptions of the sensual world must first be dissolved. Once the waking, intellectual mind ceases its usual activity, true meditation can...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/30/2017 to 08/04/2017
Ellen Riley
For Kids Ages 8-12

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

This multi-sport and game camp—for boys and girls of all skill levels—is led by three coaches who have long been part of Family Week’s Beyond Basketball camp. This year, coaches Ellen and Kino add yoga, baseball, flag football, and other games to...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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08/03/2015 to 12/31/2016
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.

Watch Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez share their experiences of...

María Teresa Kumar, founding president and CEO of Voto Latino, describes the importance of her practice to keep her "present" in her life and work. More
Yogi and Vedanta scholar Madan Bali explains that you have the ability to heal yourself. He talks about what he's learned in working with cancer patients in several clinical studies. Watch the full talk: The Wisdom of Master Yogis. More
Yoga helps you tap into the unlimited power of the universe within you, says Tao Porchon-Lynch. At 96 years old, she says there's nothing she can't do. More
"First Lady of Yoga" Lilias Folan talks about how yoga helped her work with the perfectionist inside her. Watch the full talk: The Wisdom of Master Yogis. 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   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.   Watch the full Omega Unscripted talk: Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Youth   More
How can you get kids to want to do yoga? Holistic Life Foundation cofounder Atman Smith explains his unique and inspiring approach.   Watch the full Omega Unscripted talk: Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Youth   Learn more about the Holistic Life Foundation     More
We all have heard that yoga and other mind-body practices are good for us, but how do they impact our brain?. Renowned professor, author, and founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Jon Kabat-Zinn, explains some of the science and theory behind why yoga, tai chi, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and other mind-body practices can improve the recovery of those who have been wounded through trauma.     More
Rodney Yee yoga focuses mainly on the Iyengar style, but in recent years Yee has come to rely on his own practice and intuition to influence his teaching. Rodney Yee yoga also focuses on bringing philosophy into action and, he says, on unveiling the natural beauty of our spirits. Rodney Yee yoga helps cleanse the mind and body, which allows for the presence of being.           More

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An Interview With Joan White
Omega: B.K.S. Iyengar is one of the most influential yogis in the West to date. You’ve studied with B.K.S. Iyengar and practiced his style of yoga for more than 45 years. What is it like to have worked in the same practice for so long? Joan: I found that the depth of Iyengar Yoga was something I could commit to. When I started to study it, I began to understand what a huge subject yoga really is. Here was a man who had tremendous depth and experience, yet he was always learning new things and exploring. More
man in yoga pose with Army tee shirt
An Interview With Kathryn Thomas
Omega: How did you come to find yoga and yoga service? Kathryn: I was a naval helicopter pilot and I fell while I was on deployment. Going through the medical separation process [leaving the military for medical reasons] was pretty tumultuous. My physical therapist recommended I incorporate yoga into my physical therapy because I lost all the feeling in my leg due to the injury and subsequent surgeries. More
kids doing yoga outside
According to the Yoga Service Council, yoga service is defined as the intentional sharing of yoga practices that support healing and build resilience for all—regardless of circumstances—and are taught within a context of conscious relationship and rooted in self-reflection and self-inquiry. More
Woman holding hips in yoga studio
An Interview With Tamara Jeffries
Omega: What was your entry into yoga and how has it impacted your life? Tamara: I remember being little and watching Lilias Folan on television. She was my first intro to yoga and I was fascinated by her long braid of hair, but of course I wasn’t practicing back then. In the 1980s, I was exploring off and on, practicing at home. I bought a few books and that eventually led to me to sign up for a teacher training. More
For Children Ages 6-12
1. Connect: Checking in With My Feelings Take a quiet moment for yourself to investigate how you are feeling. Sit in a way that is steady and comfortable. Choose whether to put your hands in your lap, by your sides, or place a hand on your heart or your belly—whatever feels right to you. Focus on taking a few slow and steady breaths, and then ask yourself what emotions you are feeling right now. More
An Interview With Roger Jahnke
Omega: Can you talk about the different types of qigong and how someone new to the practice might find the right one for them? More
Man receiving acupuncture
The ancient Greek word for wound is trauma. Simply defined, trauma is a deeply disturbing experience that can create extreme stress and overwhelm the body and the mind.  About 70 percent of U.S. adults have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives and up to 20 percent of these people can also develop post-traumatic stress, according to the nonprofit organization Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute. More
older woman doing yoga
An Interview With Joan White
Omega: Having studied extensively with both B.K.S. Iyengar and his daughter Geeta Iyengar, what have you observed about the role of women in yoga? Joan: One of Mr. Iyengar’s legacies—we call him Guruji—is that he was the first one that taught men and women in the same class. It had been forbidden, but he broke through a lot of Indian taboos in his introduction of yoga to the West, and now everybody can do yoga if they want to. More
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 Bizzie Gold
Omega: How did you become an entrepreneur? Bizzie: If I look back at my childhood, I grew up with an “it’s okay to be a boss” mentality. My dad really instilled that in me since I was very young. I can remember being a child and ordering at a restaurant. At four or five, I would have to order for myself and use my manners. My dad always helped me put communication at the forefront of everything that I did. More

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