Season One to Feature Olympic Medalist Bonnie St. John, Author Don Miguel Ruiz Jr., Economist Winona LaDuke, Environmentalist Paul Hawken & More

RHINEBECK, NY -- For more than 40 years Omega Institute for Holistic Studies has been a premiere travel destination in New York’s Hudson Valley, drawing people from far and wide, who come to learn, grow, and get inspired at more than 350 educational workshops offered annually. Omega’s new podcast Dropping In will give listeners a taste of the distinct in-person experience that has brought more than a million people to Omega since 1977. Premiering September 23rd, the 20-minute episodes will allow listeners to ‘drop in’ on classes and intimate interviews with artists, climate change provocateurs, spiritual teachers, health experts, and more. Peabody Award-winning public radio journalist Karen Michel hosts Dropping In, which will explore the many ways to awaken the best in the human spirit.

“We’re proud to be launching the first season of our new podcast, Dropping In. It’s one of the important ways we’re expanding our global reach,” said Carla Goldstein, president of Omega. “We want people to be able to experience Omega’s thought-provoking programs and world class teachers from wherever they are, and whenever it suits them.”

Dropping In will reflect the breadth of Omega’s diverse curriculum, which encompasses six subject areas: Body, Mind & Spirit; Health & Healing; Creative Expression; Relationships & Family; Leadership & Work; and Sustainable Living.

Season One will include nine episodes and cover a wide range of topics, from Native American ecology and Buddhist meditation to climate change, women’s leadership, healthy aging, and Ayurvedic cooking. Featured teachers include, in order of appearance: Tim Olmsted, Joan Borysenko, Major Jackson, Ann Haven McDonnell, Richard Lamarita, Winona LaDuke, Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr., Bonnie St. John, and Paul Hawken.

Listeners can hear the Dropping In trailer and subscribe now on most popular podcast apps, such as Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocketcast, Castro, and RadioPublic. Beginning September 23rd the nine episodes of the first season will be made available bi-weekly, through those apps and on Omega’s website. Season Two is currently in production for release in 2020.

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About Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

Founded in 1977, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is the nation's most trusted source for wellness and personal growth. As a nonprofit organization, Omega offers diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Located on 250 acres in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Omega welcomes more than 23,000 people to its workshops, conferences, and retreats in Rhinebeck, New York, and at exceptional locations around the world. eOmega.org

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