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Yoga: How We Model Leadership Working With Unserved Populations

Rob Schware | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

Beryl Bender Birch is an internationally recognized teacher of meditation and yoga philosophy and author. She happens also to be my yoga teacher, friend, and co-founder of The Give Back Yoga Foundation.

The Best Yoga Retreats In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel

With wellness travel gaining popularity (it's already been labeled a major tourism trend of 2013), destination yoga retreats have popped up around the...

Women and Men Advancing Gender Equality Together

Omega Institute | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

The kind of equality we are seeking is not just about making sure women get an equal piece of the pie, it's about creating a new, more complete pie -- together. True gender equality would expand the possibilities for both women and men, because we all suffer from rigid gender roles.

10 Awesome U.S. Silent Retreat Centers For Peace, Quiet & De-Stressing

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.28.2013 | Travel

The perfect antidote to the constant noise of busy, work-driven urban lives.

Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: Debbie Ford on Overcoming Fear and Igniting Self-Confidence

Omega Institute | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

"The courage I'm talking about is this divine inner strength that everyone is born with, a strength to be your most authentic self and to take powerful actions consistent with your loving, compassionate heart."

How I Pray

Virginia Bell | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Virginia Bell

For years, I prided myself on being an atheist and had no interest in god or religion. Back then, the word "spirituality" wasn't part of our everyday vernacular. But all that changed during the 1970s when spirituality became a buzz word.

You Are Not Broken

Omega Institute | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

In this interview by Omega, spiritual teacher Panache Desai encourages you to see that you are not a mistake, that you are not broken.

Yoga: How We Help Veterans of Combat Reintegrate Into Their Lives

Rob Schware | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Sarah Plummer, who started practicing yoga in 2001 in order to cope with overuse injuries from soccer and military training. After years of dabbling in the practice, in 2006, during her second deployment to Iraq, she became "hooked."

It's All About the Yum: Cook It Up at an Organic Spa Retreat

Zoe Helene | Posted 10.18.2012 | Home
Zoe Helene

For 25 years, Leslie Cerier, aka The Organic Gourmet, has been teaching the art of healthy cooking at some of the finest eco-lifestyle centers and spas in the world. I sat down with Leslie recently to find out her latest advice on eating for sustenance and sustainability.

Jon Kabat-Zinn Explains Mindfulness In The Modern World

Omega Institute | Posted 12.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), talks about the present moment and the "thousand-year view" with Omega.

Yoga: How We Serve Haitian Children

Rob Schware | Posted 12.02.2012 | Impact
Rob Schware

"During the second trip lots of medical volunteers were in the bunkhouse with us. At meal times they shared horrifically graphic tales from their work, and I began to feel some misgivings: were we 'just playing' while they were 'really working'?"

The 4 Biggest Challenges Facing Girls and Young Women Today

Omega Institute | Posted 10.03.2012 | Women
Omega Institute

With increased safety, educational opportunities and recognition that their voices count, girls and young women have more opportunity than ever to be ...

My Four Days With Eckhart Tolle

Suza Scalora | Posted 09.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

I was first introduced to Eckhart Tolle's teachings many years ago, while wandering through a bookstore on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.

Playing the Role of You: An Interview With Sandra Joseph

Omega Institute | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Broadway star Sandra Joseph, from "The Phantom of the Opera," talks to Omega about overcoming fear on and off the stage.

Sing Your Prayers: An Interview With Bobby McFerrin

Omega Institute | Posted 08.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Omega talks with Bobby McFerrin about music, spirituality, and the joy of play. "I think play and joy and feeling good deserve more of our time. I don't see why adults are supposed to grow out of those things."

The Secrets of Powerful Women

Monika Mitchell | Posted 07.01.2012 | Women
Monika Mitchell

Do you see yourself as forceful, controlling and competitive? Or powerful, capable and driven? Words matter, beliefs matter. Take care what you say; it shapes the way you think.

Metro Is A Strawberry, And Other Stories From Open-Mic Meditation

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Behold the strawberry. If you look at it closely enough, under the right circumstances, it may resemble a Metro station. The right ci...

On Love, Loss, and Hot Dogs

Kathy Stevens | Posted 04.29.2012 | Impact
Kathy Stevens

Last Sunday was fun. I was one of three judges at Go Dog Go, a fundraiser held by Pause Dog Boutique to support dog rescue efforts.

Mae Jemison: Insights from a Barrier-Breaking Astronaut

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman


Buildings Come to Life And The Challenge of Existing Ones

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

A living building supplies its own energy needs through geothermal and photovoltaic energy and is carbon neutral.

Omega Institute Comes to NYC for a Weekend of Renewal

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Elizabeth Lesser presented one of her resonant themes - the "Phoenix" metaphor and the concept of letting go of past issues that deter us from rising and regenerating. Introducing herself to the jam-packed room with the remark, "I'm a mystical, introverted kind of girl," she launched into the renewal philosophy.

Blending Buddhism And Psychotherapy At Omega NYC 2010

Huffington Post | Clay Chiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Integrating Buddhist practices with western psychology is vital, Jack Kornfield says, because the latter is traditionally pathology-oriented whereas Buddhism offers a positive, wellness-oriented science of the mind.

Loving Our Shadows At Omega NYC

Huffington Post | Koa Beck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Twenty minutes before Omega NYC's keynote speakers Elizabeth Lesser and Byron Katie are scheduled to take the stage to address the topic of spiritual ...

The Power of Resiliency

Vaishali | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Why don't we focus the lens of our perspective on the same mastery of resiliency that cartoon characters seem to have, and by which they seem to mock our very existence?

10 Retreat Centers: Serene Or Obscene?

Huffington Post | Jessica Kapadia | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Are you a rustic meditator or a posh yoga queen? Vegetarian nudist or chronically stressed soccer mom? Whatever your proclivities, there's a retreat ...