Dr. Stephan Rechtschaffen

​Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD, is the co-founder of Omega Institute and currently serves as a senior advisor on Omega's board of directors. He regularly consults with centres, organisations, and businesses in the emerging field of holistic and wellness-related business.

Dr. Stephan Rechtschaffen is a widely recognised holistic physician who lectures on health, wellness, nutrition, longevity, and time. He is the co-author of Vitality and Wellness and author of Timeshifting.

For two decades, Omega has hosted in-depth presentations by leaders in the fields of health, culture, spirit, and the arts.

Each year more than 15,000 people attend workshops at Omega's 80-acre campus in New York's Hudson River Valley, two hours from New York City.

Dr. Rechtschaffen's book Timeshifting grew out of the workshops he leads on the creative use of time. Unlike time-management courses which teach people how to work efficiently at an ever-accelerating pace, Rechtschaffen's basic premise is that it is crucial to learn how to 'timeshift', to move smoothly from fast to medium to slow and back again. Each speed has its proper place, he believes, but the rhythms of industrialized societies encourage us to live in 'fast forward' virtually all the time. He asserts that we pay a heavy price for doing so.

Knowing yourself
is the beginning of all wisdom.

Aristotle