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06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017
Enlightening Your Relationships

Love is a choice you can make from moment to moment. It can be your highest spiritual practice.

Join Barbara De Angelis, best-selling author and renowned transformational teacher, and learn to create a new relationship with love. Love...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017
Practical Strategies to Help You Heal

When confronted with grief, loss, or difficulties it can seem nearly impossible to choose love. But with the help of brain science, you can learn to respond to every situation—no matter how traumatic—with forgiveness and compassion.

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Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/09/2017 to 07/14/2017
Practices for Healing Our Divisions

Are you interested in leaving behind assumptions about yourself and others? Are you looking to obliterate racial and gender stereotypes in a way that makes us all more whole? Discover how compassion and mindfulness training, combined with new...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/09/2017 to 07/14/2017
Carl Big Heart

“There are times when the heart flies wide open and we can barely stay in our skin—a refrain of music, the flight of a butterfly, the song of water slipping over rocks,” says Carl Big Heart. “There are also times when deep grief for a loved one...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/14/2017 to 07/16/2017
Conscious Preparation for End of Life Experiences

Join William Peters, founder and director of the Shared Crossing Project, for a personal, relationship-oriented exploration into preparing for the experience of dying. The Shared Crossing Pathway offers practices that lead to deeper connection...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/16/2017 to 07/21/2017
A Women's Retreat

Many of us did not receive “basic training” about what it means to be a woman. We know what a woman is expected to “do,” but we don’t have an understanding of how a woman can “be”—for herself and within herself.

As a result, we become...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/21/2017 to 07/23/2017
A Personal Development Retreat

Join entrepreneur and wellness expert Bizzie Gold in a personal development retreat designed to ignite our passions, refuel our bodies, and connect us with our true life paths.

Combining ancient philosophy and Eastern-minded...

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
07/28/2017 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
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Melissa Bowe
For Ages 16-24

In this follow-up, advanced workshop for young adults, intrepid adventurers can take the Wayfinder Experience one step further and learn powerful strategies to be heart-centered warriors, healers, and magic users in everyday life.

Through...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017
Practical Strategies to Help You Heal

When confronted with grief, loss, or difficulties it can seem nearly impossible to choose love. But with the help of brain science, you can learn to respond to every situation—no matter how traumatic—with forgiveness and compassion.

...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/09/2017 to 07/14/2017
Practices for Healing Our Divisions

Are you interested in leaving behind assumptions about yourself and others? Are you looking to obliterate racial and gender stereotypes in a way that makes us all more whole? Discover how compassion and mindfulness training, combined with new...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/09/2017 to 07/14/2017
Carl Big Heart

“There are times when the heart flies wide open and we can barely stay in our skin—a refrain of music, the flight of a butterfly, the song of water slipping over rocks,” says Carl Big Heart. “There are also times when deep grief for a loved one...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/14/2017 to 07/16/2017
Conscious Preparation for End of Life Experiences

Join William Peters, founder and director of the Shared Crossing Project, for a personal, relationship-oriented exploration into preparing for the experience of dying. The Shared Crossing Pathway offers practices that lead to deeper connection...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/16/2017 to 07/21/2017
A Women's Retreat

Many of us did not receive “basic training” about what it means to be a woman. We know what a woman is expected to “do,” but we don’t have an understanding of how a woman can “be”—for herself and within herself.

As a result, we become...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/21/2017 to 07/23/2017
A Personal Development Retreat

Join entrepreneur and wellness expert Bizzie Gold in a personal development retreat designed to ignite our passions, refuel our bodies, and connect us with our true life paths.

Combining ancient philosophy and Eastern-minded...

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
07/28/2017 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
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Melissa Bowe
For Ages 16-24

In this follow-up, advanced workshop for young adults, intrepid adventurers can take the Wayfinder Experience one step further and learn powerful strategies to be heart-centered warriors, healers, and magic users in everyday life.

Through...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017

Most of us experience relationship injuries, perhaps from an unfaithful partner, an alcoholic parent, or an ungrateful child. Learn the profound, life-affirming, healing process called acceptance, which allows you to make peace with your...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Arielle Ford, "the Fairy Godmother of Love," is convinced your soulmate is out there looking for you just as you're looking for them. Here's why. More
Why aren’t some partners happy with each other? Watch conscious relationship pioneer Harville Hendrix reveal the primary reason partnerships get in trouble.  Watch the full talk: Moving Beyond Conflict     More
Arielle Ford, "the Fairy Godmother of Love," explains why living "as if" is one of the most important keys to manifesting love. More
Elizabeth Lesser, author and cofounder of the Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center, talks about her inspiration and hopes for the 2014 Women & Power Conference Women/Men: The Next Conversation.This pivotal conference promises to offer groundbreaking contemplation and dialogue from experts on a wide-range of topics, including politics, sports, spirituality, economics, art, media, and psychology. Elizabeth is a keynote speaker at the event.    More
Elizabeth Lesser Introduces Women & Power 2014
Elizabeth Lesser, author and cofounder of the Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center, talks about her inspiration and hopes for the 2014 Women & Power Conference Women/Men: The Next Conversation.This pivotal conference promises to offer groundbreaking contemplation and dialogue from experts on a wide-range of topics, including politics, sports, spirituality, economics, art, media, and psychology. Elizabeth is a keynote speaker at the event.    More
Is building romance, passion, and love a choice? Dr. John Gottman, cofounder of the Gottman Institute and cocreator of the acclaimed Gottman Method Couples Therapy, says yes—and we all can learn how to make the best choice.   Learn more about John Gottman.   More
When it comes to conflict, it’s not a matter of if, but when? Shauna Ries, LCSW, MFT, MDR, the cofounder of Mediators Without Borders, describes the process of mediating or addressing conflict.   Explore more about Shauna Ries   More
John Gottman, PhD, cofounder of the Gottman Institute and cocreator of the acclaimed Gottman Method Couples Therapy, explains the importance of trust in a relationship—and how to achieve it.   Learn more about John Gottman   More
During Omega’s six-week Ecological Literacy Immersion (ELIP) program, Barton Kirk and Pete A. Muñoz led a permaculture project to build a rain garden—and built community along the way. Although it took 30 people a day and a half to build this particular rain garden at Omega, Kirk and Muñoz say that creating a rain garden is something anyone can do.         More
Byron Katie, best-selling author and founder of The Work, reveals the stress-producing ways in which we get “in everyone else's business,” while leaving our own business unattended.     More

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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
Sam Keen and Gifford Keen building something
A Story of Forgiveness
Dear Dad, Over the last few days, my thoughts have been drawn back to our last phone call time and again. I wonder if you have any idea how profound it was for me. More
“Papa, what’s your battle plan?” My granddaughter Natalia has asked me that question for the three years we’ve been having imaginary galactic battles. Her army is mainly Pokémon, popular characters that come to us from Japan. They have strengths and weaknesses, and the capacity to “evolve” and gain in ability and talent. Natalia is also aided by the usual assortment of additional friends: fairies, ponies, and favorite stuffed animals all lined up on the side of goodness and truth. 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 Arielle Ford
Omega: What's the best relationship advice you've ever been given? More
8 Best Practices for Teaching Yoga in Schools
Childhood, especially ages 2-10, is a time of exploration, experimentation, and curiosity. It’s a natural period of learning when children attempt to make meaning of their outer and inner worlds. Yoga can help children harness the enthusiasm and natural curiosity of this time to befriend their body and mind, develop a sense of agency and competence, and self-regulate and manage their emotions. More
7 Guidelines for Establishing a School Program
Adolescence is a time of tremendous change for children physically and can be particularly intense emotionally. It is also a time when they are deeply engaged in self-discovery and exploring the inner workings and capacities of their identity. More
An Interview With Jean Kilbourne
Omega: Today the average American sees 3,000 advertisements a day. What’s the impact of that and how do we respond? Jean: Advertising is hugely more important than most realize—it’s the engine that drives mass media. Television, magazines, websites, and newspapers are all rounding up audiences to be sold to advertisers. That’s their business model. That’s the point. More
AWAKENING THE BEST IN THE HUMAN SPIRIT…for almost 40 years, these words have guided us at Omega Institute in everything we do. When we are developing curriculum and choosing teachers, as we work together as a staff, as we serve our guests and care for our campus and land, we ask ourselves this question: what can we do to help people activate their most creative, courageous, loving, and wise potential? More

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