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08/18/2017 to 08/20/2017

This workshop has been cancelled.

Learn to develop or expand your personal meditation practice with the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation—Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez.

Explore topics such as finding time to meditate with modern schedules, creating a...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/20/2017 to 08/25/2017
Yoga, Purpose & Action Intensive

Intensive Price Tiers: One of the ways Off the Mat stands for equality and access for all is by creating a pricing tier structure that invites participants to pay based on their income level. This way, people who can pay more “pay it forward” by supporting those who can’t. Please consider what is truly sustainable for you, and choose a price that feels in integrity: $1,350 Supporter (support other leaders as well as yourself); $1050 Sustainer (pays for you); $750 Community (discounted fee).

To register, please call 877.944.2002.

Embark on a transformational journey of self-inquiry and creative exploration to uncover your deepest passion and motivation for service that leads to embodied, effective, and conscious action.

Combining the tools of yoga,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/25/2017 to 08/27/2017
Mandy Ingber
Learn to Love Your Body Today

This workshop has been cancelled.

“Having the body you want begins with loving the body you have,” says celebrity fitness instructor and best-selling author Mandy Ingber.

This inspiring workshop shows us how to thrive in every aspect of life, by loving our body as it is....

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/27/2017 to 09/01/2017

Imbalances in the body are often a result of outdated emotional beliefs and behavioral patterns that no longer support your current dreams and aspirations. Learn to bring balance back into your body and rejuvenate your life in this 5-day...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/04/2017 to 09/08/2017
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation to Maximize Your Life

Invincible living gives you the energy, courage, and clarity to traverse the topography of your life with grace and depth. It doesn’t mean you won’t face trials and tribulations, but that when you do you are able to respond to them with...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/04/2017 to 09/08/2017
Sharon Gannon

Jivamukti Yoga® Immersion takes you deeper into the study of Jivamukti Yoga and its five tenets: nonviolence, devotion, meditation, scripture, and music.

Led by Jivamukti Yoga cofounders, Sharon Gannon and David Life, and advanced...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/08/2017 to 09/10/2017
Living in High Definition Through Yoga & Meditation

To live on the verge is to experience your natural state of being where you effortlessly feel awake and fully alive. You experience it in the space beyond busyness, hurrying, and overthinking. You can sense it when you move your body in rhythm or...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017

When we add touch to yoga, our practice deepens and we enter a world of possibility where our bodies can open to the universal flow.

Join Daniel Orlansky and Jennifer Yarro for this 5-day exploration into the art of hands-on yoga. Drawing...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017
Annie Okerlin
Practices for Health & Well-Being

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

Yoga and relaxation practices are known to help veterans restore life balance and reintegrate after the challenging experiences of military service. In this yoga retreat for women veterans, you gain skills to nourish and strengthen both body and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
Gillian Arthur

Immerse yourself in two complementary yoga practices that can help you reduce stress, release tension, and improve overall well-being.

Restorative yoga utilizes a variety of props (blankets, bolsters, chairs, etc.) to help the body relax...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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08/18/2017 to 08/20/2017

This workshop has been cancelled.

Learn to develop or expand your personal meditation practice with the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation—Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez.

Explore topics such as finding time to meditate with modern schedules, creating a...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/20/2017 to 08/25/2017
Yoga, Purpose & Action Intensive

Intensive Price Tiers: One of the ways Off the Mat stands for equality and access for all is by creating a pricing tier structure that invites participants to pay based on their income level. This way, people who can pay more “pay it forward” by supporting those who can’t. Please consider what is truly sustainable for you, and choose a price that feels in integrity: $1,350 Supporter (support other leaders as well as yourself); $1050 Sustainer (pays for you); $750 Community (discounted fee).

To register, please call 877.944.2002.

Embark on a transformational journey of self-inquiry and creative exploration to uncover your deepest passion and motivation for service that leads to embodied, effective, and conscious action.

Combining the tools of yoga,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/25/2017 to 08/27/2017
Mandy Ingber
Learn to Love Your Body Today

This workshop has been cancelled.

“Having the body you want begins with loving the body you have,” says celebrity fitness instructor and best-selling author Mandy Ingber.

This inspiring workshop shows us how to thrive in every aspect of life, by loving our body as it is....

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/27/2017 to 09/01/2017

Imbalances in the body are often a result of outdated emotional beliefs and behavioral patterns that no longer support your current dreams and aspirations. Learn to bring balance back into your body and rejuvenate your life in this 5-day...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/04/2017 to 09/08/2017
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation to Maximize Your Life

Invincible living gives you the energy, courage, and clarity to traverse the topography of your life with grace and depth. It doesn’t mean you won’t face trials and tribulations, but that when you do you are able to respond to them with...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/04/2017 to 09/08/2017
Sharon Gannon

Jivamukti Yoga® Immersion takes you deeper into the study of Jivamukti Yoga and its five tenets: nonviolence, devotion, meditation, scripture, and music.

Led by Jivamukti Yoga cofounders, Sharon Gannon and David Life, and advanced...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/08/2017 to 09/10/2017
Living in High Definition Through Yoga & Meditation

To live on the verge is to experience your natural state of being where you effortlessly feel awake and fully alive. You experience it in the space beyond busyness, hurrying, and overthinking. You can sense it when you move your body in rhythm or...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017

When we add touch to yoga, our practice deepens and we enter a world of possibility where our bodies can open to the universal flow.

Join Daniel Orlansky and Jennifer Yarro for this 5-day exploration into the art of hands-on yoga. Drawing...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017
Annie Okerlin
Practices for Health & Well-Being

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

Yoga and relaxation practices are known to help veterans restore life balance and reintegrate after the challenging experiences of military service. In this yoga retreat for women veterans, you gain skills to nourish and strengthen both body and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
Gillian Arthur

Immerse yourself in two complementary yoga practices that can help you reduce stress, release tension, and improve overall well-being.

Restorative yoga utilizes a variety of props (blankets, bolsters, chairs, etc.) to help the body relax...

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
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
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
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 Liz Corwin
Omega: What motivated you to join the military? 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

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