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Omega’s Mindfulness & Education Conference to Focus on Diversity & Social Justice

 Experts in Mindfulness, Social and Emotional Learning & Equity in Education to Explore How Mindfulness Practice Can Help Address Systemic Injustice

RHINEBECK, NY – Research shows that mindfulness practices are profoundly beneficial to children in grades K-12, and especially effective in communities that struggle with underfunded schools and high stress. Learning mindfulness early provides children with lifelong skills that support awareness, empathy, and resilience. Omega Institute’s upcoming conference, Mindfulness & Education:...

Omega Helps Connect the Dots Between Food, the Environment & Health

Hudson Valley Leader in Sustainable Education Announces Summer Lineup of Programs & Demonstrates Commitment to Leading by Example

RHINEBECK, NY–Omega Institute, home of the award-winning Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) and long-time environmental steward, today announced a lineup of programs aimed at helping people transform their lives and communities toward greater personal and environmental health. Located in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley, Omega’s 250+ acre campus offers guests an immersive...

Omega Institute to Offer More Than 45 Health & Healing Workshops, Conferences & Retreats in 2016

Leading Experts to Present Latest Findings & New Hope for Managing Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Lyme Disease & Cancer

RHINEBECK, NY – The Omega Institute, a premier nonprofit educational retreat center located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, will be convening an impressive lineup of top medical doctors and researchers to present a series of events throughout the summer and fall months of 2016. More than 45 workshops related to health and healing will be offered, including two Omega Wellness Weekends taking place in June and September....

Omega to Expand Its Commitment to Yoga in 2016

Leading Destination for Yoga Education to Deepen Focus on Yoga Therapy

RHINEBECK, NY – Today Omega Institute, a leading destination for yoga education in New York’s Hudson Valley, announced the launch of 11 innovative workshops and training opportunities in the growing field of yoga therapy. Yoga therapy adapts the practice of yoga to the unique needs of individuals who are dealing with specific health issues—including injuries, illnesses, and temporary or chronic health conditions.

“Yoga therapy is a complementary modality that...


The Yoga Service Council has awarded four scholarships to I Grow Chicago, an Englewoodbased nonprofit, to attend their annual conference at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, May 13-15. The Omega Institute provided 5 scholarships to the nonprofit for room and board. The conference is designed to provide support and tools for service-based yoga programs to effectively assist vulnerable communities impacted by trauma.

 “I am delighted to bring the team to New York for workshops led by instructors across the world, to absorb new ideas, resources and inspiration for our community,”...

Learn In-Person or Online With Omega’s Global Community

More Workshops Offered Than Ever Before With Leading Teachers Like Eckhart Tolle, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Mark Hyman, Kelly Turner, and More

RHINEBECK, NY – This week Omega Institute, a premier nonprofit educational retreat center in New York’s Hudson Valley, reopened for its 2016 guest season which runs through October. Omega is offering a record 370 in-person workshops and new online learning opportunities and live stream talks.  

“There has never been such widespread interest in or need for the knowledge and...

Omega to Offer Resilience Programs for Veterans Suffering From Military Trauma & PTSD

Scholarships Available for Veterans Health & Healing Retreats

RHINEBECK, NY – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports that between 11-20% of those who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom have post-traumatic stress in a given year and that 23% of women reported sexual assault when in the military. These alarming statistics exemplify how veterans are suffering from the effects of trauma after returning home. Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, will be offering three retreats during the spring and summer of...

Art & Activism: Omega Scholarship Opportunity

Calling All Artists, Educators, Counselors & Activists for an Exciting New Workshop! Application Deadline: April 29, 2016

RHINEBECK, NY – Art holds up a mirror to hypocrisy, injustice, and abuse, and mobilizes people in ways that nothing else can. In the spirit of creative expression, Omega is offering an exciting new workshop, Art & Activism: Agent-Provocateurs, May 27-30, 2016. Tiered pricing and scholarships are being offered, with a scholarship application deadline of April 29, 2016.

“Art is a vehicle that can help us reflect, heal, and...

Omega Names Veronica Fitzgerald Development Director

Former Vice President for Development at Albany Medical Center to Head Omega’s Development Efforts

RHINEBECK, NY – Veronica Fitzgerald, an experienced leader in fundraising, development, and campaign planning has been named development director of the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, based in Rhinebeck, New York. Fitzgerald, former vice president for development at Albany Medical Center, most recently has worked as a consultant in development and executive search with Storbeck/Pimentel...

Omega to Strengthen Community of Nonprofits Working Toward Meaningful Change in the World
Omega’s 2016 Service Week Awards More Than 25 Nonprofits With Working Retreat Grants

RHINEBECK, NY–In an ongoing effort to support nonprofit peers in the Mid-Hudson Valley region and beyond, Omega is hosting its 12th annual Service Week, May 30-June 3, 2016. Today Omega announced the names of more than 25 nonprofits being awarded a working retreat on Omega’s 250+ acre campus. The grants provide room and board, a meeting space, use of campus amenities, and a private consultation with the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON), a partner in the program.

“Omega’s Service Week program...