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Omega to Offer All-Inclusive Winter Learning Vacations in Costa Rica

Weeklong Wellness Vacations With Top Teachers Planned at Omega’s Winter Home, Blue Spirit

RHINEBECK, NY–Omega, a premier destination for wellness and lifelong learning in New York’s Hudson Valley, returns to its winter home in Costa Rica for the 7th year. Omega Costa Rica is offering more than 30 dynamic workshops over 5 weeks at Blue Spirit between January 7 and February 11, 2017. This popular program has already sold out for the 1st and 3rd weeks.

“Omega winter learning vacations offer the best of both worlds—workshops with...

The Yoga Service Council & Omega Institute Publish More Than 100 Best Practice Guidelines for Yoga With Veterans

Launch of Best Practices White Book: Yoga With Veterans Now Available on

RHINEBECK, NY – Today on Veterans Day, the Yoga Service Council (YSC) and Omega Institute for Holistic Studies announced the publication of more than 100 best practice guidelines for teaching yoga to veterans. Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans is a vital new resource written for a general audience, with particular interest to veterans and veteran family members, VA administrators and veterans organizations, and yoga teachers and yoga service providers...

Omega Takes Leading Role in Mindfulness Movement: Brings Training & Learning Opportunities to New York City

Tickets on Sale for 1-Day Training with Jack Kornfield at the New York Society for Ethical Culture & An Evening with Jon Kabat-Zinn at Lincoln Center

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega Institute for Holistic Studies today announced two upcoming events in New York City featuring leading experts in mindfulness. First, on November 12, 2016, Jack Kornfield, PhD, will lead The Essence of Buddhist Psychology, a 1-day training for meditators and mental health professionals, at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Omega will offer a second event on...

Omega Institute to Host Radical Remission Workshop for Those Managing Cancer

New York Times Best-Selling Author Kelly Turner to Teach 9 Healing Factors

RHINEBECK, NY – New York Times best-selling author Kelly Turner, PhD, studied 1,500 cases of radical remission—people who had complete reversal of a serious or terminal cancer diagnosis. While thousands of people have overcome cancer against tremendous odds, the commonalities among cases have not been widely reported. From October 14–16, 2016, Omega will host a workshop with Turner, Radical Remission: 9 Healing Factors to Change Your Life.  Turner will...

Omega Institute to Offer Wellness Opportunity: A Weekend Dedicated to Helping People Increase Their Health, Healing & Happiness

Three Top Teachers in the Fields of Naturopathic & Functional Medicine, Food & Nutrition, and Intuition to Present Methods of Finding Balance and Renewed Health

RHINEBECK, NY – For nearly 40 years, Omega has offered wellness programs that address the body, mind, and spirit by providing opportunities to slow down, enjoy nature, and rejuvenate. From September 30th to October 2nd, Omega Wellness Weekend will provide both beginners and those experienced with holistic health practices the opportunity to participate in a restorative...

Omega Awards 10 Scholarships to Contemplative Practice in Higher Education Event

Leaders in the Field to Present Proven Strategies for Educators & Administrators to Bring Contemplative Practices into College Classrooms

RHINEBECK, NY—Colleges and universities nationwide have begun integrating contemplative practices into classrooms—from yoga to contemplative reading and writing to mindful listening. Omega Institute is helping further the effort by hosting Contemplative Practice in Higher Education, September 23–25, 2016, on its Rhinebeck, New York, campus. Esteemed experts, Daniel P. Barbezat, Mirabai Bush, and...

Michelle Rivera-Clonch Named Omega Women’s Leadership Center Director

Former Director of the Women’s Center at Western Carolina University to Head Women’s Leadership Efforts at Omega

RHINEBECK, NY – The Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), a key initiative of Omega Institute, today announced Michelle Rivera-Clonch, an educational leader in women’s advocacy, as director of the OWLC. Rivera-Clonch, former director of the Women’s Center at Western Carolina University and, most recently, Supporting Professor of Counseling for Rollins College's Graduate Studies, is a seasoned champion of women’s leadership and...

Tourism Visitor Spending in Dutchess is up

A just-released New York State (NYS) report shows that visitor spending in Dutchess County in 2015 is at a record $528,333,000, as compared to visitor spending in 2014 of $508,991,000. In 2015 this spending generated $37,670,000 in local tax revenue, an increase from the $35,931,000 in local taxes realized in 2014. They divided their money on lodging, recreation, food and beverages, retail and gas station outlets, and transportation. Visitors’ expenditures supported tourism 9,994 jobs, largely in those industries. Tourism has increased considerably since the agency’s inception in 1984,...

Omega’s Annual Family Week and Mothers & Daughters Programs Emphasize Building Healthy Relationships

Omega to Offer Workshops for Families Throughout Summer & Fall 2016

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega Institute, nestled in New York’s Hudson Valley, will provide a series of programs throughout the summer and fall of 2016 designed to benefit families. A highlight among these programs, Omega Family Week has been popular for more than 30 years, as it delivers something rare for children and adults: a unique balance of time together and time apart. In addition, Omega will host several workshops for mothers and their daughters.

Award winning non-profit, TMI Project, to host true storytelling workshop at Omega Institute, August 26-28

RHINEBECK – This summer, for the first time, TMI Project will offer a version of its transformative memoir and true-storytelling workshop at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies.

During the weekend intensive workshop—August 26th-28th at Omega’s Rhinebeck campus—TMI Project Executive Director Eva Tenuto, and Editorial Director Sari Botton, will guide participants in crafting compelling monologues from their true personal experiences, including the “too much information” parts they usually leave out.

True storytelling has been gaining in popularity in recent years. It’s...