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06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016

This workshop for beginning and advanced songwriters focuses on songwriting as a tool for self-discovery.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016
Joe Raiola
A Deep Dive Into the Arts

All profound art emerges out of presence. It requires a willingness to enter a deep dialogue with oneself, the art medium, and the audience. By entering this dialogue, we open ourselves to transformation.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016

In this Advanced Songwriting workshop with Grammy-nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore, we further explore songwriting as a tool for self-discovery, building on insights and techniques drawn from the Songwriting workshop.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016
Jovinna Chan

Sacred dance is one of the most ancient transformative rituals. From the whirling dervish, to the waltz, to the rave, it is a practice of joy, cleansing, and clarity—guided by wisdom that transcends the thinking brain.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Jovinna Chan

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Dar Williams

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Are you seeking to hone your songwriting skills? Do you long to create a song that matters?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/08/2016 to 07/10/2016
Ricky Baruc
For Great Health & Community

Is there anything more important to health and survival than what you eat?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/10/2016 to 07/15/2016
Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa
The Healing Power of Yoga, Chant & Expressive Arts

The program is part of Retreat Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/22/2016 to 07/24/2016
Suzi K. Edwards
Imagine Your Creative Path

From the earliest known mosaic (the 4,500-year-old Standard of Ur) to the flourishing contemporary art scene, mosaics have had an important place in public and private art.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/24/2016 to 07/29/2016
Claude Stein
An Amazing 5-Day Immersion

This 5-day Natural Singer immersion features extended individual attention, group singing, and community support as we uncover the amazing beauty and power of our true voices.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016

This workshop for beginning and advanced songwriters focuses on songwriting as a tool for self-discovery.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016
Joe Raiola
A Deep Dive Into the Arts

All profound art emerges out of presence. It requires a willingness to enter a deep dialogue with oneself, the art medium, and the audience. By entering this dialogue, we open ourselves to transformation.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016

In this Advanced Songwriting workshop with Grammy-nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore, we further explore songwriting as a tool for self-discovery, building on insights and techniques drawn from the Songwriting workshop.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016
Jovinna Chan

Sacred dance is one of the most ancient transformative rituals. From the whirling dervish, to the waltz, to the rave, it is a practice of joy, cleansing, and clarity—guided by wisdom that transcends the thinking brain.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Jovinna Chan

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Dar Williams

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Are you seeking to hone your songwriting skills? Do you long to create a song that matters?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/08/2016 to 07/10/2016
Ricky Baruc
For Great Health & Community

Is there anything more important to health and survival than what you eat?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/10/2016 to 07/15/2016
Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa
The Healing Power of Yoga, Chant & Expressive Arts

The program is part of Retreat Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/22/2016 to 07/24/2016
Suzi K. Edwards
Imagine Your Creative Path

From the earliest known mosaic (the 4,500-year-old Standard of Ur) to the flourishing contemporary art scene, mosaics have had an important place in public and private art.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/24/2016 to 07/29/2016
Claude Stein
An Amazing 5-Day Immersion

This 5-day Natural Singer immersion features extended individual attention, group singing, and community support as we uncover the amazing beauty and power of our true voices.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Psychotherapist and founder of creativity coaching, Eric Maisel, PhD, discusses what you can expect from attending his Deep Writing Workshop at Omega Institute. Explore more about Eric Maisel: eomega.org/workshops/teachers/eric-maisel More
Psychotherapist and founder of creativity coaching, Eric Maisel, PhD, explains why a morning practice will change your creative life by bringing meaning and purpose to every day. Explore more about Eric Maisel: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/eric-maisel More
Psychotherapist and founder of creativity coaching, Eric Maisel, PhD, discusses the importance of including spontaneity and fun as well as discipline in your creative approach. Explore more about Eric Maisel: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/eric-maisel More
Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band are known for their high energy, uplifting, kirtan sound, merging mantras, rock, funk, and world grooves steeped in their New Orleans roots. They inspire people to sing, dance, and joyfully celebrate in this performance of the song "Unity (Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu)." See Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band perform at the Being Yoga Conference Retreat.   More
Vishal Vaid has trained in ghazal, a song form that means "to hold conversation with the divine." In this video, he reveals why performing at Ecstatic Chant feels like a rare opportunity to return to his childhood roots.   Learn more about Vishal Vaid.       More
Deva Premal & Miten talk about devotional music as a spiritual (and relationship) practice, and perform part of their song, "Strength of a Rose."   Learn more about Deva Premal & Miten   More
A pioneer in the world music community, Jai Uttal has led kirtans worldwide for more than 30 years. In this video, he shares the moment he first understood what it means to lead a group of people by becoming one with the group and following the greater energy.   Explore more from Jai Uttal   More
Sonia Choquette, PhD, a unique and extraordinary spiritual teacher and intuitive guide, is a leading proponent of metaphysical law and the psychic arts. In this video, she reveals why she believes that your real purpose is to create a satisfying life in the way that feels most true for you. Explore more from Sonia Choquette.   More
Texas singer/songwriter Jimmie Dale Gilmore shares his perspective on why creativity is necessary for happiness and mental well-being. Learn more about Jimmie Dale Gilmore: http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/jimmie-dale-gilmore More

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Omega Institute 3 Traditional Home Skills Worth Learning
Bake Your Own BreadNo matter the style of bread you make—a hearty, country-style loaf, a light baguette, corn bread, tortilla, pita, naan, or a gluten-free variation on any of these—learning how to make one of the most basic foods there is for yourself can be powerfully nourishing. More
Omega Institute Vegetable Fritters by Jon Gabriel
Makes approximately 8 fritters. Ingredients1 tablespoon ghee1 small brown onion, diced1 ounce broccoli, finely chopped1 clove garlic, crushed1 egg1/2 carrot, grated1/4 zucchini, grated1 teaspoon dried thymesalt and pepperflaxseeds More
Omega Institute Natural Dyes: The Palette of the Slow Clothing Movement by Jackie Ottino Graf
An Interview With Jackie Ottino Graf
Omega: Why would someone want to forage for materials to do their own dying as opposed to purchasing materials? More
Omega Institute Did You Play Today?
"We do not quit playing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit playing." While it's unclear exactly who coined this phrase, it's a sentiment worth taking to heart. Play is an essential part of life. But what exactly is it? Like art, we know it when we see and experience it. More
Omega Institute 4 Surprising Benefits of Rest
When the battery runs low on your phone or tablet, you plug it in to recharge. Sadly, many of us don’t realize we can do the same for ourselves with a little rest.  Research reveals some surprising health benefits to taking a little R&R, and it points out why we need it. In a fast-paced world that boasts a 24-hour news cycle and offers "connection" through social media at any time, most people feel like they are just trying to keep up.   More
Stubborn Gladness: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 1
An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 1
Omega: Your forthcoming book, Big Magic, is about creative process. “Stubborn” is a word you evoke to describe your writing practice. But you also “ascend toward stubborn gladness” as a way of being joyful and loving.  What is the relationship between discipline and playfulness? More
Working Your Edge: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 2
An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 2
Omega: You have a very disciplined approach to your writing, but your meditation practice has ebbed and flowed. What is the growing edge in your spiritual practice?  Elizabeth: I keep trying. I really do. I kind of feel like the smoker who has quit 90 times, but I have optimism that one of these days I'm going to get it. More
Omega Institute The Case for a Planet-Based Diet
How Your Food Choices Impact the Planet
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) may be getting ready to shift its dietary guidelines. The USDA updates the guidelines every five years. In preparation for issuing new guidelines later in 2015, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has submitted a report to the USDA that recommends eating less meat and more plants.  More
Omega Institute A New Twist to Networking
Move over stuffy hotel conference rooms and name tags. If you want to make connections for your business, it’s time to dance—at 7:00 a.m. A new wave of networking is taking hold, and it has nothing to do with stale bagels or power suits. One of these events is called Daybreaker, which is self-described as “a morning movement that will start your day off unlike anything else.” More

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