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04/24/2015 to 04/26/2015
A Role-Playing Adventure for Grown-Ups
Imagine a world where heroes and villians engage in a never-ending battle. Now imagine yourself in this world--you have entered the Wayfinder Experience role-playing adventure for adults! More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
04/24/2015 to 04/26/2015
A Role-Playing Adventure for Teens
Imagine a world where heroes and villians engage in a never-ending battle. Now imagine yourself in this world--you have entered the Wayfinder Experience role-playing adventure for teens! More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/01/2015 to 05/03/2015
Awakening the Heart of Joy
Awaken the heart of joy and celebrate spring with a weekend of inspiring musical prayer at Omega’s eighth annual Spring Ecstatic Chant. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/08/2015 to 05/15/2015
Detox Your Body, Mind & Spirit
Naturopathic doctor Tom Francescott guides you on a simple, yet transformative naturopathic detox program and juice cleanse to revitalize your body, mind, and spirit. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/08/2015 to 05/10/2015
Detox Your Body, Mind & Spirit
Naturopathic doctor Tom Francescott guides you on a simple, yet transformative naturopathic detox program and juice cleanse to revitalize your body, mind, and spirit. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/17/2015 to 05/22/2015
Watercolor for Personal & Artistic Growth
Explore watercolor painting as a way to release your uniquely creative soul in this inspirational workshop with Jeanne Carbonetti. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/17/2015 to 05/22/2015
Creating Fearless Flow
Combining yoga with a positive, love-centered approach to writing, you learn to quiet your inner critic so you can write the stories you are destined to tell. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/22/2015 to 05/25/2015
Returning Ecstatic Experience to Healing & Shamanism
Guided by Bradford Keeney and Hillary Keeney, we learn to make a direct link to sacred vibration and ecstatic experience and use it in our work, relationships, and daily life. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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04/24/2015 to 04/26/2015
A Role-Playing Adventure for Grown-Ups
Imagine a world where heroes and villians engage in a never-ending battle. Now imagine yourself in this world--you have entered the Wayfinder Experience role-playing adventure for adults! More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
04/24/2015 to 04/26/2015
A Role-Playing Adventure for Teens
Imagine a world where heroes and villians engage in a never-ending battle. Now imagine yourself in this world--you have entered the Wayfinder Experience role-playing adventure for teens! More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/01/2015 to 05/03/2015
Awakening the Heart of Joy
Awaken the heart of joy and celebrate spring with a weekend of inspiring musical prayer at Omega’s eighth annual Spring Ecstatic Chant. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/08/2015 to 05/15/2015
Detox Your Body, Mind & Spirit
Naturopathic doctor Tom Francescott guides you on a simple, yet transformative naturopathic detox program and juice cleanse to revitalize your body, mind, and spirit. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/08/2015 to 05/10/2015
Detox Your Body, Mind & Spirit
Naturopathic doctor Tom Francescott guides you on a simple, yet transformative naturopathic detox program and juice cleanse to revitalize your body, mind, and spirit. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/17/2015 to 05/22/2015
Watercolor for Personal & Artistic Growth
Explore watercolor painting as a way to release your uniquely creative soul in this inspirational workshop with Jeanne Carbonetti. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/17/2015 to 05/22/2015
Creating Fearless Flow
Combining yoga with a positive, love-centered approach to writing, you learn to quiet your inner critic so you can write the stories you are destined to tell. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/22/2015 to 05/25/2015
Returning Ecstatic Experience to Healing & Shamanism
Guided by Bradford Keeney and Hillary Keeney, we learn to make a direct link to sacred vibration and ecstatic experience and use it in our work, relationships, and daily life. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Bobby McFerrin leads 200+ Omega workshop participants in joyful song at the conclusion of Circlesongs 2014. Described as a life-changing journey by attendees, this improvisational singing workshop with Bobby McFerrin invites you to play, sing, and create—in music and in life. Many students make this workshop a yearly ritual. Space is limited. Register today for Circlesongs 2015! More
10-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the Circlesongs, uniting more than 60,000 singers in spontaneous improvisation for the closing of the choral festival Day of Song (recorded live in Ruhr, Germany in 2010).   Learn more about Bobby McFerrin     More
In this archive footage, master teacher Olatunji and his West African dancers and drummers presented an unforgettable workshop experience at Omega in 1998. July 06, 2014 – July 11     More
Throughout her life, the late Maya Angelou was hailed as a global renaissance woman. She was a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist.   Back in 2004, Maya Angelou offered these inspiring words at the Omega Women & Power conference.   Learn more about Maya Angelou     More
While leading a workshop at Omega, Zen calligrapher Alok Hsu Kwang-han discusses “Zen as art, art as Zen,” and creates an inspiring Zen portrait of one aspect of Omega’s mission statement.   Explore more from Alok Hsu Kwang-han   More
For more than 30 years, Daniel Mack has worked with wood and natural materials as an artist, furniture maker, and architectural consultant. He teaches how to work with rustic materials as an artistic path of honoring the unseen.   Daniel Mack is teaching Working Rustic July 6–11, 2014.   More
Peter Gold and the Trapeze-Experience™ Team bring the joy, exhilaration, and satisfaction of flying on the trapeze to anyone willing to try. Watch as student Chrissa Pullicino tries the trapeze for the first time. Learn more about Peter Gold and the Trapeze-Experience™ Team More
Krista Vernoff, former executive producer and main writer of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" speaks about her experiences as Omega Seasonal Staff, how she came to be a writer at Omega, and how artists struggle without any support in our contemporary world.   More
Stewart Cubley is the co-author of "Life, Paint & Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression". He has traveled throughout the world for more than 30 years working with individuals and groups to access the potential within the human heart and imagination. Explore more from Stewart Cubley More
A grandmaster of the American Tarot Association, Mary K. Greer is a member of numerous tarot organizations, and is featured at tarot conferences and symposia around the world. Greer also has a wide following in the women’s and pagan communities for her work in women’s spirituality and magic. An Arch Priestess-Hierophant in the Fellowship of Isis, she is founder of the Iseum of Isis Aurea. More

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Omega Institute Are You Cooking With the Right Oils?
It’s dinnertime. You’ve chopped the onions, turned on the stove, and you need to add some oil to the pan. But which one to use? The average American consumes more than 53 pounds of cooking oil a year, which means your choice of oils has a big impact on your health. Most nights you probably reach for a vegetable oil (like canola or olive), but not all oils are created equal, and different oils are better suited to different types of cooking. More
Omega Institute A Healthy Gut Makes a Happy You: The Basics of Probiotics, Prebiotics & Fermented Foods
The Basics of Probiotics, Prebiotics & Fermented Foods
“I’ve got a gut feeling about this.” “The thought makes me nauseous.” “I’ve got butterflies in my stomach.” These common phrases intuitively express what science now recognizes: there is a direct connection between the brain and the gut. Some scientists even refer to the gut as the second, or "hidden" brain. More
Omega Institute Angel Food Cake With Peach & Ground Cherry Compote & Curried Carrot Cream by Robert Turner
These three recipes are made separately and assembled just before serving. When you're ready to eat, cut the cake, top with fruit compote, and drizzle with cream. Ground cherries are available in late summer and fall at specialty markets and farmers markets. If you can't get ground cherries, consider using blueberries instead.    CURRIED CARROT CREAM Ingredients More
Omega Institute Writers Can Change the World: An Interview With Erica Jong
An Interview with Erica Jong
Omega: How can writing help the future of feminism? More
Omega Institute Dancing Meditation 101
What it is: Dancing meditation helps you cultivate a sense of oneness as you focus on the music and rhythms of the dance. The practice can be quiet and meditative or ecstatic, rhythmic, and trance-inducing. Some forms of dancing meditation encourage you to interact with others, sing, or make noise as you dance.   More
Omega Institute 3 Ways to Use Social Media to Feel More Connected
The digital age isn’t just about posting selfies or broadcasting your every thought. Since the launch of the first social network site, Friendster, in 2002, millions of people have logged onto social media to connect with others. Today, it’s one of the major ways we stay connected to the people we care about. More
Omega Institute Chanting Meditation 101
What: Chanting meditation is a musical practice during which you sing or chant sacred mantras, phrases, and/or songs, often accompanied by live instruments. Some practices sing or chant in unison; others follow a call-and-response format. Types: Kirtan (in the yoga, Sikh, and Hindu traditions), Buddhist chanting, and Gregorian chant. More
Omega Institute Very Red Tomato & Beet Soup by Sharon Gannon
Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 2 large fresh beets, peeled and choppedOne 22-ounce can or jar of tomato sauce2-to-3 cups of water, depending on desired consistencySalt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteTofu sour cream (optional), for serving Directions More
Omega Institute Hallelujah by Carlos Andrés Gómez
Eight months shy of a hundred. And still filled with the wonderment of a child. My grandmother is a revelation tumbling in on itself. Songs and secrets snaked into the creases of her smile.Her 63-year-old hunch is washing dishes in the sink. Her knees in 2nd grade tear through the living room like a derailed train car.Prayer-swollen hips from her wedding photos call up to a rosary, ask for life. And I am molded clay from the hands with which she now holds my chubby face. I am small  and curious.  More

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