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06/30/2017 to 07/02/2017

Housing is limited; please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

In this Advanced Songwriting workshop with Grammy-nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore, we further explore songwriting as a tool for self-discovery, building on insights and techniques drawn from the Songwriting workshop. The interaction and strong...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/30/2017 to 07/02/2017
Tom Francescott
Discover Your Personal Path to Wellness

Housing is limited; please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Omega Wellness Weekend is the perfect opportunity to do what you have promised yourself for years: Take a break and dedicate some quality time for your health, well-being, and happiness.

For 40 years, Omega has offered holistic wellness...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017
Chinese & Watercolor Painting

Join this 5-day immersion in Chinese painting and watercolor with a master of the art form, Lian Zhen.

This Arts Week workshop begins with an introduction to Chinese painting styles. Then, we learn how to use Chinese brushes, ink, and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017
Bring Humor & Play Into Your Community

Find your funny with seasoned performers from the nonprofit organization Clowns Without Borders USA.

Learn the benefits of bringing play into your community while you activate your imagination through improvisation and clowning.

In...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017
Trapeze-Experience
An Adventure in Self-Discovery

Face and overcome your fears. Break through mental, emotional, and physical blocks. Take yourself to the edge and leap beyond your comfort zone with the flying trapeze.

Led by the Trapeze-Experience™ team, this popular workshop is an...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017

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

Put pen to paper—or fingers to the keyboard—in this writing workshop with master memoirist Beverly Donofrio.

Donofrio believes that writing heals. Writing exercises are designed to stimulate memories, which we learn to craft into...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017
Douglas Beasley

This photography workshop is not about making “pretty” pictures or postcard-like records of our travels. It is about making a deeper, more authentic connection to the world around us, then learning to express that connection through our...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017

Artists are more than a mirror of society, says painter, poet, sculptor, and psychic medium Joseph Shiel—they are the life blood and cocreators of what can be. Shiel describes artists as agents of love, prophets of change, and the heartbeat of...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017

The primal power of drumming touches the heart and moves the spirit, shifting our consciousness into transcendent states of being. In this inspiring workshop, we immerse ourselves in authentic African, Afro-Caribbean, and Brazilian beats. We...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017
Music, Mindfulness & Creative Play

The ukulele is enjoying a worldwide revival. It’s an affordable, portable, and easy-to-learn instrument, and a simple way to bring music into your daily life. Whether you’re new to the ukulele or have been playing it for years, you learn playing...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/30/2017 to 07/02/2017

Housing is limited; please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

In this Advanced Songwriting workshop with Grammy-nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore, we further explore songwriting as a tool for self-discovery, building on insights and techniques drawn from the Songwriting workshop. The interaction and strong...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/30/2017 to 07/02/2017
Tom Francescott
Discover Your Personal Path to Wellness

Housing is limited; please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Omega Wellness Weekend is the perfect opportunity to do what you have promised yourself for years: Take a break and dedicate some quality time for your health, well-being, and happiness.

For 40 years, Omega has offered holistic wellness...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017
Chinese & Watercolor Painting

Join this 5-day immersion in Chinese painting and watercolor with a master of the art form, Lian Zhen.

This Arts Week workshop begins with an introduction to Chinese painting styles. Then, we learn how to use Chinese brushes, ink, and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017
Bring Humor & Play Into Your Community

Find your funny with seasoned performers from the nonprofit organization Clowns Without Borders USA.

Learn the benefits of bringing play into your community while you activate your imagination through improvisation and clowning.

In...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017
Trapeze-Experience
An Adventure in Self-Discovery

Face and overcome your fears. Break through mental, emotional, and physical blocks. Take yourself to the edge and leap beyond your comfort zone with the flying trapeze.

Led by the Trapeze-Experience™ team, this popular workshop is an...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017

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

Put pen to paper—or fingers to the keyboard—in this writing workshop with master memoirist Beverly Donofrio.

Donofrio believes that writing heals. Writing exercises are designed to stimulate memories, which we learn to craft into...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017
Douglas Beasley

This photography workshop is not about making “pretty” pictures or postcard-like records of our travels. It is about making a deeper, more authentic connection to the world around us, then learning to express that connection through our...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017

Artists are more than a mirror of society, says painter, poet, sculptor, and psychic medium Joseph Shiel—they are the life blood and cocreators of what can be. Shiel describes artists as agents of love, prophets of change, and the heartbeat of...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017

The primal power of drumming touches the heart and moves the spirit, shifting our consciousness into transcendent states of being. In this inspiring workshop, we immerse ourselves in authentic African, Afro-Caribbean, and Brazilian beats. We...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017
Music, Mindfulness & Creative Play

The ukulele is enjoying a worldwide revival. It’s an affordable, portable, and easy-to-learn instrument, and a simple way to bring music into your daily life. Whether you’re new to the ukulele or have been playing it for years, you learn playing...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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04/29/2016 to 12/31/2016

One of the most challenging things to do is start a meditation practice—or any other practice—and stick to it. If you've struggled to start a practice of any kind, you'll be interested to hear what experienced teachers Loch Kelly, Maia Danziger...

Loung Ung, author, lecturer, and activist promoting equality and human rights describes how she keeps putting her voice forward, in spite of doubts and setbacks when following her passion to speak for change. More
Bonnie St. John, Paralympic gold medalist, best-selling author, and leadership consultant, describes how she and her daughter set out on a journey to explore styles of women's leadership. More
Sally Field, Academy Award-winning actress, tells an intimate story of facing her most intense experience of fear to claim a place of belonging. More
Carlos Andrés Gómez, award-winning poet, actor, and writer, describes his "click moment" as a young man discovering poetry, how a poem can change a life, and how each of us can contribute to shifting the cutlture of gender. More
Alice Walker, the author, poet, and activist, reads a poem encouraging women to claim their places in the leadership of the world and "to lead humanity to health, happiness, and sanity."   More
Kaylo, the spoken word poet and activist, shares a performance of her ode to Gumption and feminism. More
Grammy Award-winning artist, Ani DiFranco, conveys the courage and importance of telling our reproductive stories, and the strength it builds in community. More
Kerry Washington, the film and television actress, remembers the importance of combining art and activism to promote sexual education in communities. More
At the 2015 Seeds of Change Conference, young poet Betye Arrastia-Nowak delivers a heartfelt poem dedicated to the civil rights and food justice movements.     More
Visionary artist and pioneer Alex Grey describes how art is an expression of the divine throughout all of human history and how it lives on in each of us. More

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3 white bowls of soup
Sautéed leeks combine with cauliflower to make this delicious and simple blended soup, a lighter counterpart to potato leek soup. The charmoula is a marinade traditionally used to flavor Moroccan dishes. The soup is also delicious served chilled as “Cauliflower Vichyssoise.”     Serves 4 (as a main dish)  More
woman's legs jumping
5 Steps to Start Living Pain-Free
My journey into chronic pain lasted over 15 years. Initially, I had no idea what was happening. A successful spine surgeon, I thought I was bulletproof. But, after years of practice, I began to sweat during surgery, and by 1990, I was experiencing panic attacks and a number of other symptoms, including migraines, rashes, neck pain, tinnitus, obsessive compulsive disorder, and more. More
Mixed vegetables in a bowl.
A "kadai," is a round, deep cooking pot (similar to a Chinese wok) traditionally used in India to make curries. Raita is a yogurt dip used as a condiment that will help you cool your palate while enjoying all those spices.   Serves 4 (as a main dish)   More
hands holding book
An Interview With Nancy Slonim Aronie
Omega: What’s one thing you wish you'd learned about creativity early in your career? Nancy: It would have been nice to know that anything is okay and that there’s no right and wrong with creativity. A tree can be magenta—it doesn’t have to be green. Writing doesn’t have to sound like Shakespeare. More
Pile of tarot cards
Last night I watched the first episode of the new season of the world’s longest-running television drama, Dr. Who. The show is a light-hearted time travel story that, over its 55 years, has become more complex, more mysterious, and more rooted in the wonders of life, death, and identity. Afterward, I thought about the Tarot—what it has meant to me, what it gives us—and it struck me that Dr. Who and his strange time machine, the Tardis, have a lot in common with the Tarot and those of us who read the cards. More
Mushrooms caps on the grill.
Portobello mushrooms are a great vegetarian option at any barbecue, thanks to their robust flavor and ability to satisfy any hunger level. Mushrooms are known for their nutritional benefits, including selenium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, and more. In fact at 630 mg per serving, one portobello mushroom contains more potassium than a banana. More
Makes 8 tacos. Expect about 15 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes cook time.  More
“Papa, what’s your battle plan?” My granddaughter Natalia has asked me that question for the three years we’ve been having imaginary galactic battles. Her army is mainly Pokémon, popular characters that come to us from Japan. They have strengths and weaknesses, and the capacity to “evolve” and gain in ability and talent. Natalia is also aided by the usual assortment of additional friends: fairies, ponies, and favorite stuffed animals all lined up on the side of goodness and truth. More

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