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Benefits of Mindfulness Practice Now Widely Recognized

Leaders Strategize on Improving Education for the Next Generation & Join in Creating a Mindful Society

RHINEBECK, NY – More than 20 million Americans meditate regularly, according to the National Health Interview Survey. One of the most popular and beneficial styles of meditation is mindfulness practice, a nonreligious practice which uses simple, universal techniques. For more than 35 years, Omega has offered general mindfulness workshops, and professional trainings in a number of mindfulness-based modalities....

Living Well With Cancer Is Possible

Omega Announces Third Annual Conference to Explore Healing on All Levels

RHINEBECK, NY –Significant advances have been made in cancer care, allowing many to continue living with cancer as a chronic condition, according to The National Comprehensive Cancer Network®. For some, the illness is not only a part of life, but also a catalyst for increased health, renewed purpose, and a deeper sense of connection to self and loved ones. For the third consecutive year, from August 16–18, 2013 Omega is offering Living Well...

Omega Responds to Rising Challenges Faced by Parents in the Digital Age

Leaders in Developmental Psychology, Attachment Parenting, and Diversity Tolerance Gather for Immersive, 3-Day August Conference

RHINEBECK, NY – As if parenting wasn’t hard enough already, new advances in technology have shifted the landscape and present a wide range of new challenges. From social media cyberbullying to the number of people who can access and interact with kids online, parents now face added pressure on top of nurturing and supporting their families in a difficult economy. It is against this backdrop that Omega is inviting parents,...

Omega's Annual Celebration of the Arts is Re-imagined for 2013

Omega Arts Week Offers a Creative Vacation Like No Other

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega Institute announced today that it will hold its annual Arts Week, July 7-12, bringing together several esteemed artists and other creative talent to teach visual and literary arts, music and voice, comedy, circus, trapeze, and puppeteering. Arts Week has remained one of Omega’s most beloved programs since it began nearly 20 years ago. The 2013 theme of metamorphosis was chosen to honor the evolution of the event, which now includes a new...

Omega Opens Doors to All with Announcement of 2013 Scholarship Opportunities

Omega Awards over $200,000 to Individual Applicants

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, a beautiful 200-acre travel destination in New York’s Hudson Valley, today announced it will award several scholarships across a broad range of lifelong learning opportunities. Each year, Omega opens its doors to more than 23,000 visitors for programs that cultivate lifelong learning, inspired living, and community building. Annually, Omega awards more than $200,000 in full and partial scholarships to qualified applicants with limited finances or...

Omega Helps Bring Mindful Yoga To Underserved Populations

Sharon Salzberg, Beryl Bender Birch & Bessel van der Kolk, MD Among Experts Gathering for the Second Annual Yoga Service Conference

RHINEBECK, NY –Omega Institute and the Yoga Service Council are pleased to present the second annual Yoga Service Conference, taking place on Omega’s Rhinebeck, New York campus, June 7–9, 2013. The Yoga Service Council was formed at Omega in 2009 by a group of organizations who collectively bring yoga to tens of thousands of people in underserved communities. As membership in the council has grown, so has their desire to...

27 Nonprofits Receive Retreat Grants From Omega To Strategize On How To Survive And Keep Thriving

Omega’s 9th Annual Service Week to Focus on Nonprofits Reinforcing a Broad Range of Social Services, Including Those Supporting Strength & Safety for Women & Girls in the Mid-Hudson Valley & Beyond

RHINEBECK, NY – As service-oriented nonprofits struggle to survive in the current budget-slashing environment, Omega is offering 27 nonprofits the opportunity for much needed planning retreats where they can develop solutions to the challenge of balancing high demands and low resources. For the ninth consecutive year, Omega has offered grants to its...

Omega Cofounder Elizabeth Lesser To Appear On Own: Oprah Winfrey Network’s ‘Super Soul Sunday’

The Emmy® Award-winning Series Featuring ‘The Bigger Picture With Oprah, Rev. Ed Bacon, Elizabeth Lesser & Mark Nepo’ Airs Sunday, May 26, at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT on OWN

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega Institute cofounder and New York Times best-selling author, Elizabeth Lesser, sits down with Oprah Winfrey, Rev. Ed Bacon, and Mark Nepo on the Emmy® Award-winning series “Super Soul Sunday Sunday, May 26, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The very special episode, “The Bigger Picture,” will feature a panel discussion about...

Omega Breaks New Ground With Ecological Literacy, Sustainability Initiatives in 2013

Omega Announces All-Star Conference; Adds New Educational Programming in Sustainability, Intensifies Focus on Regenerative Design

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega Institute, home of the award-winning Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL), today announced two innovative sustainability programs being offered on its beautiful Hudson Valley campus. The OCSL, an environmental education center and natural water reclamation facility that was named the first green building in America to achieve both LEED® Platinum and Living...

Omega Opens Doors For 2013 Season

Now Offering New Tiered Pricing on Select Programs, Announces Ambitious Season of More Than 345 Workshops, Trainings and Retreats

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, a premier travel destination in New York’s Hudson Valley, reopens to the public this Wednesday, with more than 345 workshops, professional trainings, and retreats scheduled at their Rhinebeck campus in 2013. Each year, more than 23,000 people from all walks of life visit Omega’s beautiful 200-acre campus for programs that foster lifelong learning, inspired living, and...