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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
08/09/2015 to 08/14/2015
Ann Kristin Lindsay
The Spirit of Adventure

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

Our yearning to connect with the world and express its beauty is natural and vital. Painting watercolor landscapes offers us a way to experience that connection.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/14/2015 to 08/21/2015
Bobby McFerrin

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

“Improvisation involves coming into a situation without rigid expectations or preconceptions. We must keep going forward, fearful or not, and be ready for anything that comes our way. That’s how life is.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/21/2015 to 08/23/2015
A Lovin’ Me! Transformation Program

What does your heart yearn for? Do you want to let go of that which no longer serves you? Are you ready to claim your unique place in this world?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/23/2015 to 08/28/2015
Jon Gabriel
A 5-Day Total Transformation Retreat

 

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/23/2015 to 08/28/2015
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
08/28/2015 to 08/30/2015
Lucia Rose Horan
Moving Meditation

This workshop has been cancelled.

“5Rhythms® transcends dance. The movement is the medicine, the meditation, and the metaphor. Together we peel back layers, lay masks down, and dance until we disappear,” said Gabrielle Roth, creator of 5Rhythms.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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
08/09/2015 to 08/14/2015
Ann Kristin Lindsay
The Spirit of Adventure

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

Our yearning to connect with the world and express its beauty is natural and vital. Painting watercolor landscapes offers us a way to experience that connection.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/14/2015 to 08/21/2015
Bobby McFerrin

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

“Improvisation involves coming into a situation without rigid expectations or preconceptions. We must keep going forward, fearful or not, and be ready for anything that comes our way. That’s how life is.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/21/2015 to 08/23/2015
A Lovin’ Me! Transformation Program

What does your heart yearn for? Do you want to let go of that which no longer serves you? Are you ready to claim your unique place in this world?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/23/2015 to 08/28/2015
Jon Gabriel
A 5-Day Total Transformation Retreat

 

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/23/2015 to 08/28/2015
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
08/28/2015 to 08/30/2015
Lucia Rose Horan
Moving Meditation

This workshop has been cancelled.

“5Rhythms® transcends dance. The movement is the medicine, the meditation, and the metaphor. Together we peel back layers, lay masks down, and dance until we disappear,” said Gabrielle Roth, creator of 5Rhythms.

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 Preserving Food Saves Farms & Flavor: An Interview With Marisa McClellan
An Interview With Marisa McClellan
Omega: How did you get started preserving food at home? Marisa: I grew up doing it with my mom. We lived in Portland, Oregon, and had apple trees and blackberry bushes in and around our yard and in the neighborhood. We’d go picking and do a little canning—not tons and tons, but I knew how to do it. When I was in my mid-20s I went blueberry picking one day, and came home with 13 pounds of blueberries. That was the instigator. I canned some jam and I loved it. I wanted to do more, and it just went from there.  More
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

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