Rhinebeck, New York (PRWEB) July 30, 2012
Today, Omega Institute, one of the nations most trusted sources for yoga education, announced its annual Being Yoga Conference Retreat will be held on its Rhinebeck, New York campus, from August 1719, 2012. The event offers more than 50 sessions for both beginner and seasoned practitioners. Sessions cover a wide range of topics and styles, and are taught by some of the nations top teachers.
As a nonprofit organization, Omega strives to model the philosophy of being yoga. Through expert teaching, community activities, self-reflection, and Omegas inspiring and sustainable learning environment, we help people directly experience the breadth of yoga, which goes beyond physical exercise to become a way of being a lifestyle of awareness, peace, and service, said Carla Goldstein, chief external affairs officer at Omega.
The event begins on Friday, August 17th at 7:30 p.m., with a unique program called Yoga Stories, which offers a glimpse into the diversity of experiences on the yogic path. Musician, Masood Ali Khan, will open the evening in song. Renowned teachers, Sharon Gannon, Beryl Bender Birch, Carrie Owerko, Rev. Jaganath Carrera, Darren Rhodes, and Elena Brower will share inspiring stories from their ongoing study and personal yoga practice.
Throughout the weekend, participants of Being Yoga can personalize their experience by designing their own schedule. Omega has also created special tracks for beginner and seasoned practitioners, and for specific areas of focus, including asana, discussion and philosophy, meditation, and other practices that support health and well-being. In addition to classes, participants can spend time in quiet contemplation, make new friends during meals and community gatherings, take advantage of services at the Omega Wellness Center, and explore the outdoors on Omegas 195-acre campus.
A special Saturday evening performance by New Orleans musicians Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band will merge rock, world grooves, and kirtan (traditional Indian music that incorporates mantra chanting). Dancer, fitness educator, and yoga practitioner, Hemalayaa will help guide the audience in singing, dancing and celebrating.
The event concludes on Sunday, August 19th at noon, after a final gathering entitled, How Practice Calls Us to Light, which will be led by national meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg and yoga teacher Desir