Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD, a cofounder of Omega and senior advisor on Omega’s board of directors, is the director and visionary of Blue Spirit Retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica. For many years, he has been involved in developing communities that model sustainable and spiritual dimensions of living a more wholesome and authentic lifestyle. He has served and currently serves as a consultant or board member to many organizations that promote this type of work, including Upaya Zen Center, the Center for Discovery, and GeoFund.
Rechtschaffen is also a widely recognized holistic physician who lectures on health, wellness, nutrition, longevity, and time. He is a coauthor of Vitality and Wellness and the author of Timeshifting, a book that focuses on one’s relationship to time and stress amidst the quickening pace of modern life. These interests have drawn him to living and working in the more mindful and slower-paced environment of Blue Spirit Retreat in Costa Rica.# vimeo.com/16392465 Uploaded 227 Plays 0 Likes 0 Comments
Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa is cofounder and director of Golden Bridge Yoga, the premier Kundalini Yoga center in Los Angeles, California, and New York City. In 1972, she was baptized by her spiritual teacher and Kundalini Yoga master Yogi Bhajan with the Sikh spiritual name “Gurmukh,” meaning “one who helps people across the world ocean.” Since that time, Gurmukh has dedicated her life to fulfilling her namesake. For nearly three decades, students in Los Angeles and from around the world have sought out her classes in Kundalini Yoga, meditation, and pre-and post-natal care, and she currently works closely with the Amrit Davaa World Health Organization to bring much needed medical supplies and attention to orphanages in India, Tibet, and Mexico.
Gurmukh is author of The 8 Human Talents: Restore the Balance and Serenity Within You With Kundalini Yoga and Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful: Experience the Natural Power of Pregnancy and Birth With Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. She has also produced three DVDs, including Prenatal Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for Mothers To Be, Postnatal Kundalini Yoga for New Mothers, and Kundalini Yoga With Gurmukh. She leads workshops and trains yoga teachers throughout the world, and films Kundalini Yoga for Indian television station, KLM.
Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa resides in Los Angeles with her husband Gurushabd Singh Khalsa and their many dogs.# vimeo.com/15855533 Uploaded 162 Plays 0 Likes 0 Comments
Julia Butterfly Hill is known for climbing a 1,000 year-old redwood tree in 1997 when she was 23 years old, and remaining there without touching the ground for two years, as part of a successful effort to call worldwide attention to the destruction of California's ancient redwoods. Since then, she has addressed the U.N., lobbied Congress, and continued to stand on the front lines of environmental and social justice issues all over the world. She is the author of The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods and One Makes the Difference: Inspiring Actions That Change Our World.# vimeo.com/7287569 Uploaded 300 Plays 2 Likes 0 Comments
Seane Corn is an inspired communicator, spirited vinyasa yoga teacher, impassioned public speaker, and global servant. Named the National Yoga Ambassador for YouthAIDS, she is cocreator, with Hala Khouri and Suzanne Sterling, of Off the Mat, Into the World®, a program that trains leaders of activism. She is also creator of the yoga program at Children of the Night, a California-based shelter that houses and educates adolescent prostitutes.
Corn’s work continues to evolve and is deeply influenced by many of the great spiritual traditions. Her commitment to make spirituality accessible and inspiring to all is reflected by her own willingness to deepen her personal understanding of the mysteries and her desire to share all that she discovers along the way.
“As we move, breathe, and experience ourselves, vinyasa yoga practice becomes a divine dance and ritual aligning not only our bodies, but also our own creative and intuitive natures,” Seane says. “Through the integration of body and breath, movement and meditative awareness, we are reminded of the interconnectedness of all things, and that at the end of the day, we are all here to learn about love.”
Corn has released three vinyasa yoga DVDs: Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Uniting Movement and Breath; Vinyasa Flow Yoga: The Body and Beyond; and Yoga From the Heartand an audiobook, Detox Flow Yoga.# vimeo.com/12554768 Uploaded 220 Plays 2 Likes 0 Comments
Caroline Myss is an international workshop leader, lecturer, and the author of several best-selling books, including Sacred Contracts, Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can, Anatomy of the Spirit, and Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason. She is dedicated to creating educational programs in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, energy anatomy, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition.
Myss is a pioneer in educating the public on the field of energy medicine and human consciousness. She holds degrees in journalism, theology, and intuition and energy medicine. Her work bridges our ancient understanding of the human energy system—the chakras—and current scientific study of how our thoughts influence our bodies and our lives. She penetrates a hidden world and shows where spiritual power really comes from, and how to bring it into our lives today for health, guidance, and transformation.
In 2003, Caroline Myss established CMED, an educational institute that offers programs on sacred contracts, energy anatomy, energy medicine, and mysticism. Myss also maintains a rigorous international workshop and lecture schedule and continues a consultation practice as a medical intuitive with physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and other health practitioners.# vimeo.com/11625315 Uploaded 750 Plays 1 Like 0 Comments