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07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015
Ubaka Hill
The Art & Spirit of Drumming for Women
Innovative drummer and performer Ubaka Hill leads this celebration of women’s drumming through the traditions of cultures, both ancient and contemporary. More
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Rhinebeck, NY
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015
Dinty W. Moore
Award-winning memoirist Dinty W. Moore teaches how mindfulness helps fiction, nonfiction, and poetry writers. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/12/2015 to 07/17/2015
During this 5-day workshop with Ysaye M. Barnwell and George Brandon, you become part of a large and welcoming chorus to help build a vocal community at Omega. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/12/2015 to 07/17/2015
Maia Danziger
Deepen your writing practice in Maia Danziger’s Relax & Write Retreat, drawing on and articulating thoughts that lie deep within. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/12/2015 to 07/17/2015
Alok Hsu Kwang-han
Explore Zen painting, dance, and creativity with a beginner's mind with Alok Hsu Kwang-han and Raylene Abbott. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/17/2015 to 07/19/2015
Ricky Baruc
For Health & Transformation
This weekend with Ricky Baruc and Deb Habib, you gain skills and techniques to establish gardens and grow delicious food as nature intended, with minimal labor and energy. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/17/2015 to 07/19/2015
Claude Stein
A Transformational Weekend
Celebrate the healing power of your voice with Natural Singer voice lesson coach Claude Stein. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/19/2015 to 07/24/2015
Writer/Cartoonist TELLS ALL in ACTION-PACKED Workshop!!! Write STORIES as NATURALLY as You Dream Them!!! NO IDEA IS TOO SMALL!!!! More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/26/2015 to 07/31/2015
David Wilcox
Learn songwriting from David Wilcox and Beth Nielsen Chapman who make their living from songwriting but teach the craft also as a way to feel more alive. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/31/2015 to 08/02/2015
Rachel Fleischman
A Healing System to Change Your Life
Dance Your Bliss with Rachel Fleischman is a powerful healing system that teaches us how to bring more awareness into our physical experience. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015
Ubaka Hill
The Art & Spirit of Drumming for Women
Innovative drummer and performer Ubaka Hill leads this celebration of women’s drumming through the traditions of cultures, both ancient and contemporary. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015
Dinty W. Moore
Award-winning memoirist Dinty W. Moore teaches how mindfulness helps fiction, nonfiction, and poetry writers. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/12/2015 to 07/17/2015
During this 5-day workshop with Ysaye M. Barnwell and George Brandon, you become part of a large and welcoming chorus to help build a vocal community at Omega. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/12/2015 to 07/17/2015
Maia Danziger
Deepen your writing practice in Maia Danziger’s Relax & Write Retreat, drawing on and articulating thoughts that lie deep within. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/12/2015 to 07/17/2015
Alok Hsu Kwang-han
Explore Zen painting, dance, and creativity with a beginner's mind with Alok Hsu Kwang-han and Raylene Abbott. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/17/2015 to 07/19/2015
Ricky Baruc
For Health & Transformation
This weekend with Ricky Baruc and Deb Habib, you gain skills and techniques to establish gardens and grow delicious food as nature intended, with minimal labor and energy. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/17/2015 to 07/19/2015
Claude Stein
A Transformational Weekend
Celebrate the healing power of your voice with Natural Singer voice lesson coach Claude Stein. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/19/2015 to 07/24/2015
Writer/Cartoonist TELLS ALL in ACTION-PACKED Workshop!!! Write STORIES as NATURALLY as You Dream Them!!! NO IDEA IS TOO SMALL!!!! More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/26/2015 to 07/31/2015
David Wilcox
Learn songwriting from David Wilcox and Beth Nielsen Chapman who make their living from songwriting but teach the craft also as a way to feel more alive. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/31/2015 to 08/02/2015
Rachel Fleischman
A Healing System to Change Your Life
Dance Your Bliss with Rachel Fleischman is a powerful healing system that teaches us how to bring more awareness into our physical experience. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Artist Daniel Mack has been creating rustic work for more than 30 years from making furniture, to architectural and garden structures, and small, simple objects. In this video, he shares the four needs that art and creativity can fulfill in your life. More
Dondi Dahlin, past winner of the Belly Dancer of the Universe competition, shares why the practice of belly dance is an empowering celebration of movement for women of all ages, shapes, and sizes.       More
Judith Ansara, MSW, has been a leading innovator and teacher of human consciousness for more than 30 years. In this video, she reveals why the experience of pleasure through playfulness, curiosity, exploration, and delight will bring joy and vitality into your relationship every day. Learn more about Judith Ansara: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/9415318b2f12188ea2f5707563c04afe/ More
Spiritual life counselor, Iyanla Vanzant reveals the importance of recognizing that you come from some place that much bigger than you, that gives you life and breath. Regardless of whether you call this place God or the Divine, your calling is to find the best way to be in relationship with your source. Explore more from Iyanla Vanzant   More
Grammy Award-nominated Texas singer/songwriter Jimmie Dale Gilmore creates a unique style of music—labeled “progressive alternative country” and, lately, “Americana”—that blends a lifelong interest in esoteric philosophy, literature, psychology, and spirituality with elements of country, folk, pop, blues, and rock music. Learn more about Jimmie Dale Gilmore More
Grammy Award-winner and internationally celebrated cellist David Darling talks about self-expression through music and improvising your way through life. Explore more from David Darling.   More
Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, filmmaker, and director/choreographer. A pioneer in what is now called “extended vocal technique” and “interdisciplinary performance,” she has created more than 200 works. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, three “Obies,” and a “Bessie” for Sustained Creative Achievement. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006. Learn more about Meredith Monk: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/77c5ead4716d5505a38a4c5c1d1707b0/ More
Grammy Award winner David Darling is an internationally celebrated cellist and cofounder of Music for People, a nonprofit organization that promotes self-expression through music and improvisation. Learn more about David Darling: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/f849589a5fa719de533f265014452b2d/ More
Famed for her talent, creativity, and versatility as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Ani Difranco made a name for herself in the music world with the release of her self-titled debut album in 1990. This Grammy Award-winning artist has established herself as a feminist icon and political activist, using her music as a way to convey powerful, yet personal messages. In 2006, she received the Woman of Courage Award at the National Organization for Women (NOW) Conference and Young Feminist Summit. More
Musician, actress, and educator Ysaye Barnwell, PhD, MSPH, has performed as a member of the internationally acclaimed a cappella quintet Sweet Honey in the Rock since 1979. She appears as a vocalist and/or instrumentalist on more than 25 recordings with Sweet Honey as well as with other artists. More

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Omega Institute What Is Kirtan? by Ram Dass
The Names of God or praises of God can be sung as well as spoken. Often, when your heart wells up, singing alone expresses the fullness of your love for God. As you sing the Name repeatedly, the rhythm and melody fan your emotions. If this ecstasy is heightened, distinctions begin to fall away until only love, only the beloved, remain. More
Omega Institute What I Got: A Moment of Silence on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
A Moment of Silence on the Pacific Crest Trail
As I hiked, I tried to force myself not to think about the things that hurt—my shoulders and upper back, my feet and hips—but I succeeded for only short bursts of time. As I traversed the eastern flank of Mount Jenkins, I paused several times to take in vast views of the desert that spread east below me to the vanishing point. By afternoon I had come to a rockslide and stopped. I looked up the mountain and followed the slide with my eyes all the way down. More
Omega Institute Diaries, Journals & Memoirs by Frances Lefkowitz
“You seem so... fine,” a woman tells me after my bookstore reading, a stunned look on her face. The girl she’d read about in my memoir got into a car with a stranger at age 8, dropped acid at 12, and got evicted with her family twice before she was 13—and she had all the anger, despair, and attitude to prove it. Now here I was, all grown up, and doing fine. When people who’ve read my memoir meet me in person, they often get that stunned look. And then, in the Q&A after the reading, they ask, “Was writing your memoir therapeutic?” More
Omega Institute Make Your Own Condiments by Suzanne Boothby
No summer table is complete without the three major condiments: ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise. The standard versions of these favorites come in plastic bottles and usually contain sugar and high fructose corn syrup along with soybean oil—a partially hydrogenated vegetable oil that has been shown to raise bad cholesterol levels and contribute to inflammation and insulin resistance. More
Omega Institute How to Start Your Memoir
Brené Brown, known for her groundbreaking research on vulnerability, shame, courage, and authenticity, says that our happiness depends on our willingness to make ourselves vulnerable. By this definition, memoir writers must be very happy people. More
Omega Institute One Answer by Marta Szabo
In front of Natvar on the floor was a shiny wooden rectangular box with a short keyboard—black and white keys like on a small piano. On the other side of the masking-tape aisle sat Mark cross-legged in front of an oblong drum, the kind with two circles of stretched leather on either side and a hollow egg of wood in between. More
7 Stages to Finding Your Passion by Gail Straub
The process of finding your passion is a gestalt with many interconnected qualities. For most leaders I’ve worked with, that process encompasses seven stages: 1. Get Quiet Enough to Hear Your Passion Calling You More
Omega Institute Healthy & Sexy at 75: An Interview With Mimi Kirk
An Interview With Mimi Kirk
Omega: You are in your mid-70s and very healthy. Do you think there's a way to feel your age, or even feel old, while maintaining a sense of grace and vitality? More

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