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:
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 eomega.org/scholarships.
The Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:
Wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook.
Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:
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. yoganga.com
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.