Core Staff Programs

Throughout the year, Omega offers a selection of Holistic Education Programs for Core Staff designed to enrich one’s life and build a sense of community.

During the open-campus season (April through October), Core Staff are welcome to attend the seasonal community classes and gatherings outside normal work hours. This includes a number of special events, such as community dances, talent shows, arts and crafts fairs, and a weekly Sanctuary Hour, where we gather as a community to hear special guests share wisdom from their life experience. Speakers have included Bobby McFerrin, Seane Corn, Julia Butterfly Hill, Alex and Allyson Grey, Alan Arkin, and our cofounders Elizabeth Lesser and Stephan Rechtschaffen.

During the winter months (November through March), Core Staff can enjoy various lunchtime peer-taught classes. These classes may include yoga, astrology, knitting, and studies in the expressive arts.

Since most Core Staff work behind-the-scenes to produce or support Omega workshops and programs for our program participants, it is important for Core Staff to experience workshops for themselves from time to time. Each year, Core Staff are encouraged to take a tuition-waived, 2-day workshop, on off-work hours (special permission from supervisors is required for a 5-day workshop).