Yoga & Mindfulness for Emotional Well-Being
May 2017

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Yoga & Mindfulness for Emotional Well-Being

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May 21, 2017 – May 26, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Marla Apt, Beth Sternlieb
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Developing a compassionate relationship to your body and mind enhances emotional resiliency and well-being.

Based on Iyengar Yoga, as taught by B.K.S. Iyengar, and the Mindful Self-Compassion program developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff, teachers Marla Apt and Beth Sternlieb share essential tools for learning to treat yourself in a kind, compassionate way whenever you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate.

Through a combination of asana (postures), pranayama (breath practices), guided meditations, writing exercises, and group discussions, you:

  • Practice specific sequences of asanas that help manage anger, fear, grief, sadness, and shame
  • Discover how Iyengar Yoga asana and pranayama work together as “meditation in action”
  • Explore how symptoms of depression and anxiety manifest in the body, mind, and emotions
  • Learn a variety of skills to cultivate lovingkindness, decrease stress, and counteract negative states of mind

You gain a deep understanding of how yoga affects the body, mind, and emotions. Return home with asana and pranayama practices to address specific challenges in your life.

Scholarships are available; see Holistic Studies application at

More Information

The Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:

  • The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions by Christopher K. Germer
  • Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind by Kristin Neff
  • Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Light on Life: The Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace and Ultimate Freedom by B.K.S. Iyengar
Things to Bring:

Wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook.


Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Meditation & Pranayama
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Meditation & Pranayama
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Meditation & Pranayama
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Meditation & Pranayama
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Meditation & Pranayama
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program will not be available for this workshop and is not available on the Rhinebeck Campus until May 27, 2017. If you have extenuating circumstances please contact Omega Registration at 877.944.2002.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, or tai chi daily (subject to availability): 7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


Marla Apt is a senior-level Iyengar Yoga teacher and a founding board member of Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics. She is former president of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States and is a current member of the national certification committee.

Beth Sternlieb is a Iyengar Yoga instructor and certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. She is on InsightLA’s teacher council and teaches mindfulness and yoga to children and young adults with chronic pain and health problems at University of California, Los Angeles Children's Pain & Comfort Care Program.