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07/31/2015 to 08/02/2015
Rachel Fleischman
A Healing System to Change Your Life

Are you ready for an exuberant, deeply restorative, and life-changing experience? Dance Your Bliss™ is a powerful psychotherapeutic healing system that connects us to our best selves.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
For kids ages 10–16

This workshop is part of Family Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
Leslie Salmon Jones

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list 877.944.2002.

This workshop is part of Family Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
For kids ages 8–14

This workshop is part of Family Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
Maggie Wheeler
Harmony, Joy & Healing Through Song

This workshop is part of Family Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
Melissa Bowe
A Role-Playing Adventure for Teens Ages 12–17

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list 877.944.2002.

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For teens ages 12–17.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
Dani Shapiro
A Workshop in Fiction & Memoir

This workshop is part of Family Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Where Joy & Fun Meet Deep & Sacred

Let Your Yoga Dance® is a yoga chakra dancing fusion that combi

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Ann Kristin Lindsay
A Wild Weekend Adventure

Spend an exciting weekend exploring the lively, transparent medium of watercolor, even if you have never picked up a paintbrush before.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Melissa Bowe

In this follow-up, advanced workshop for young adults, intrepid adventurers can take the Wayfinder Experience one step further and learn powerful strategies to be heart-centered warriors, healers, and magic users in everyday life.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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07/31/2015 to 08/02/2015
Rachel Fleischman
A Healing System to Change Your Life

Are you ready for an exuberant, deeply restorative, and life-changing experience? Dance Your Bliss™ is a powerful psychotherapeutic healing system that connects us to our best selves.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
For kids ages 10–16

This workshop is part of Family Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
Leslie Salmon Jones

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list 877.944.2002.

This workshop is part of Family Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
For kids ages 8–14

This workshop is part of Family Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
Maggie Wheeler
Harmony, Joy & Healing Through Song

This workshop is part of Family Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
Melissa Bowe
A Role-Playing Adventure for Teens Ages 12–17

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list 877.944.2002.

This workshop is part of Family Week. Learn more.

For teens ages 12–17.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
Dani Shapiro
A Workshop in Fiction & Memoir

This workshop is part of Family Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Where Joy & Fun Meet Deep & Sacred

Let Your Yoga Dance® is a yoga chakra dancing fusion that combi

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Ann Kristin Lindsay
A Wild Weekend Adventure

Spend an exciting weekend exploring the lively, transparent medium of watercolor, even if you have never picked up a paintbrush before.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/07/2015 to 08/09/2015
Melissa Bowe

In this follow-up, advanced workshop for young adults, intrepid adventurers can take the Wayfinder Experience one step further and learn powerful strategies to be heart-centered warriors, healers, and magic users in everyday life.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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In this video from the PBS News Hour, Omega Poetry Festival faculty Li-Young Lee reads his poem "Descended From Dreamers." Learn more about Li-Young Lee Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival     More
Watch as Omega Poetry Festival faculty Aja Monet reads her poem "Unhurt." Learn more about Aja Monet Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival         More
On PBS, Garrison Keillor introduces Omega Poetry Festival faculty Marie Howe, who reads her poem "The Gate."   Learn more about Marie Howe Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival       More
Watch award-winning poet Nick Flynn from the Omega Poetry Festival as he reads his poem "Haiku (Failed)." Learn more about Nick Flynn Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival   More
Omega Circlesongs Workshop Faculty: I Wanna (featuring Judi Donaghy Vinar with Rhiannon, Dave Worm, Joey Blake, and Bobby McFerrin). The teaching team, led by Judi, offers an improvised mission statement for daily living, as practiced during the Omega Circlesongs Workshop in August 2014. Wanna join the circle in 2015? Space is limited, so register early for Bobby McFerrin: Circlesongs.   More
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
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

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Omega Institute Brain-Boosting Avocado Smoothie
This simple green smoothie features a secret brain-boosting ingredient: avocado. Unlike many other fruits and vegetables, avocados contain healthy unsaturated fats that help keep your brain cell membranes flexible and protect nerve cells. As a bonus, avocados create a creamy, silky smooth texture much like soft serve ice cream. Try blending this treat today. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients More
Omega Institute Passage Meditation 101
What: Passage meditation is the act of sitting quietly and reading out loud or mentally repeating a passage from a spiritual book or text. It has been historically practiced in numerous world religions, including Judaism, Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism.  More
Omega Institute Orange Goji Lemonade
Ingredients1 cup goji berries7 cups water (divided)1 cup lemon juice2 pinches salt12 drops orange stevia3 drops orange essential oil DirectionsSoak goji berries for one hour in 2 cups of water. Blend with lemon juice, 2 pinches of salt, and 5 cups of water. Strain and add 12 drops of orange stevia and 3 drops of orange essential oil. More
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. Ingredients:1 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

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