Leadership Training:

The 2014 Training dates are listed below!  Thank you for your strong interest.  Please read the information below for full details.  We hope to work with you.

Fall 2014 Beyond Duality Online Training

Yoga for Social Justice: Skill Building & Creating Space
Online training for yoga teachers and anyone facilitating somatic work

with Hala Khouri and Jacoby Ballard
guest presenters: Dianne Bondy and Melanie Klein

October 27, 29, November 3, 5, 10, 12
4:00- 5:30 PST (7:00- 8:30 PST)

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Yoga, Purpose and Action Intensives

Off the Mat, Into the World: Yoga, Purpose and Action Weeklong Intensives
For yoga teachers, community leaders, activists, and interested students*
With Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling

Find your purpose…

During this week we will guide you through an intensive transformational process using vinyasa flow yoga and other tools to uncover your deepest passion and motivation.  We will then offer practical ways for each of you to begin to bring your own unique purpose into the world as action with the support and inspiration of your community.
Take your yoga practice to the next level…

This intensive is an opportunity to for us to discover the connections between the yogic path and the way of divine service or Seva. We will combine yoga asanas, meditation and visualization, experiential exercises, process work and ritual with the practical tools of communication, organizing and collaborating.  Participants will leave with skills to help them be more effective leaders and agents of change in the world.

Make a difference…now

Our  modern challenge is to know that we each can make a difference and that our life is purposeful and rich with meaning. Our aim is to inspire each of you to become active in your local or global community in an effective, sustainable and joyful way.
The Intensive will include:   

Self-Inquiry: Who am I? What is my Purpose?
Transformational Journey Work: transforming our wounds into tools for healing.
Community: Conscious collaboration skills.
Action: creating a group project that makes a difference.

Please note, OTM offers some scholarships to our Yoga, Purpose and Action leadership trainings.  However, we are unable to offer scholarships for the Advanced Leadership Training.  To apply for a scholarship to an Intensive, click the link below for the training you wish to attend.

*at least one year of yoga experience required.


Rhinebeck, NY — October 19-24, 2014


Omega Institute
150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, NY 12572


Tuition: $575*

*Course tuition does not include accommodations. Lodging is booked as part of an All-Inclusive Accommodations Package.

Reference Omega's pricing here 

Note the most affordable options tend to fill up first and Omega handles all payments and registration.


Click here to register.

Apply for a scholarship here by August 13th
Please review the information above and consider your financial need


Call toll free 877.944.2002 in US or 845.266.4444


Advanced Leadership Training — Nov 6-9, 2014


For anyone interested in community engagement grounded in a framework of social justice and equality


Ojai, CA


Hala Khouri, Suzanne Sterling, and Seane Corn
Guest facilitator:  Tessa Hicks-Peterson (see bio below)


Take your yoga practice and community-building intentions to another level through this intensive exploration of the meaning and methods of effective social justice activism. From an approach that utilizes mindfulness meditation and daily yoga practice as a starting point, we will investigate the complex conditions that foster the very injustices we attempt to address through service and then move beyond charity models to study strategies for community engagement that empower communities and promote collaborative efforts of social change. This training facilitates a holistic integration of mind*body*spirit with our intentions to be an participant in addressing inequalities and injustice in our communities.

This weekend intensive will invite participants to engage in an exploration of social justice concepts in a practical and embodied way.  We see this work as vital for anyone doing community engagement work!

We are very excited to be hosting our guest teacher this weekend, Professor Tessa Hicks-Peterson:

Tessa Hicks Peterson

Tessa Hicks Peterson is the Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement and Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at Pitzer College, where she has been teaching since 2006. Her research interests revolve around social movements, indigenous studies, community-based teaching, learning and research, and the links between individual well-being and community building / social change. In her many years as the director of an anti-bias education institute and continuing today as a consultant, Tessa has conducted hundreds of diversity trainings, anti-bias education seminars and workshops on a variety of social justice issues across the county. As a scholar, Tessa has conducted community-based research projects around issues of poverty and economic success with families in Los Angeles, notions of cultural affirmation and de-colonization of native practices in the Andes of Peru, the links between spirituality and social justice for activist professionals in Los Angeles, and the impact of engaged scholarship and service-learning on students, faculty, staff, and community partners at Pitzer College. In all of her work as a scholar, teacher, and activist, Tessa aims to link individual well-being and collective transformation through critical thinking, sacred movement, and communal grace. Tessa lives in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains of Los Angeles with her husband, John, two boys, Isaiah and Jonah.

*Yoga, Purpose and Action Intensive is a prerequisite for this training. No exceptions, sorry.

Tuition: $850-$910
*Applicants must have completed an Off the Mat, Into the World 5-Day Yoga, Purpose & Action Intensive


By application only. Click here to apply.


Click here to apply for a scholarship.  


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