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Rhinebeck, New York

Core Staff: Core Staff live off campus and support Omega in a variety of managerial and administrative positions. These are year-round, salaried jobs with a full benefits package, including health and dental insurance.

Temporary and Hourly Staff: Temporary and hourly staff live off campus and support Omega in a variety of administrative tasks for an hourly wage. These positions do not include benefits.

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10/27/2017 to 10/29/2017
A Journey Into Asana, Meditation & Pranayama

Yoga has long been recognized as a spiritual and physical journey to experience life directly and be at peace. To further your journey, spend this weekend exploring asana, meditation, and pranayama with two of the nation’s most respected yoga...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/27/2017 to 10/29/2017
A Journey Into Asana, Meditation & Pranayama

Yoga has long been recognized as a spiritual and physical journey to experience life directly and be at peace. To further your journey, spend this weekend exploring asana, meditation, and pranayama with two of the nation’s most respected yoga...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
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...

If you don't practice self-care as an activist, you will quickly burn out. Yoga teacher and change agent Seane Corn shares her seven non-negotiable self-care practices that allow her to keep doing the work her heart calls her to do: yoga, meditation, prayer, sleep, a nourishing diet, therapy, and play. More
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
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 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
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
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An Interview With Liz Corwin
Omega: What motivated you to join the military? More
B.K.S. Iyengar headshot
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
For more than 20 years, Omega has offered hope and healing to veterans and their family members dealing with issues related to post-traumatic stress, often referred to as an invisible wound. Each year, veterans come to campus to attend trainings and workshops on resiliency and healing trauma that focus on complementary and alternative medicine modalities. In the summer of 2016, 10 male veterans came to Omega on scholarships for a weeklong yoga retreat.  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