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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
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017

Are you seeking to hone your songwriting skills? Do you long to create a song that matters?

Having been a touring musician for more than 20 years, Dar Williams understands how challenging and rewarding it can be to turn our thoughts, ideas...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
Ubaka Hill
The Art & Spirit of Drumming for Women

Innovative drummer, teacher, and performer Ubaka Hill leads this celebration of women’s drumming through the traditions of various cultures, both ancient and contemporary.

Beginning and more advanced drummers are invited to join Ubaka in...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
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
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
Ricky Baruc
For Great Health & Community

Is there anything more important to health and survival than what you eat? In a world plagued by social ills, disease, and hunger, we can all play a role in transforming our lives and communities toward greater health and abundance with fresh,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
Claude Stein
Find Your True Voice

Join master voice teacher Claude Stein to celebrate the magnificent power of song. For those who already sing, or just want to begin, this program provides a wonderful, safe place to find and unleash your true voice and sing your heart open. We...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/14/2017 to 07/21/2017

The workshop is part of our Yoga Service initiative. Learn more.

In this intensive Yoga Alliance certified program, you learn to teach a holistic class to meet children’s unique physical, emotional, and social needs....

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/14/2017 to 07/16/2017
Brian Weiss
The Transformative Power of Past-Life Memories

Past-life regression therapy has gained widespread recognition as a therapeutic model, and Brian Weiss, author of the best-selling book Many Lives, Many Masters, has become known as the nation’s foremost expert in the field.

...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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
07/02/2017 to 07/07/2017

Are you seeking to hone your songwriting skills? Do you long to create a song that matters?

Having been a touring musician for more than 20 years, Dar Williams understands how challenging and rewarding it can be to turn our thoughts, ideas...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
Ubaka Hill
The Art & Spirit of Drumming for Women

Innovative drummer, teacher, and performer Ubaka Hill leads this celebration of women’s drumming through the traditions of various cultures, both ancient and contemporary.

Beginning and more advanced drummers are invited to join Ubaka in...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
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
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
Ricky Baruc
For Great Health & Community

Is there anything more important to health and survival than what you eat? In a world plagued by social ills, disease, and hunger, we can all play a role in transforming our lives and communities toward greater health and abundance with fresh,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
Claude Stein
Find Your True Voice

Join master voice teacher Claude Stein to celebrate the magnificent power of song. For those who already sing, or just want to begin, this program provides a wonderful, safe place to find and unleash your true voice and sing your heart open. We...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/14/2017 to 07/21/2017

The workshop is part of our Yoga Service initiative. Learn more.

In this intensive Yoga Alliance certified program, you learn to teach a holistic class to meet children’s unique physical, emotional, and social needs....

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/14/2017 to 07/16/2017
Brian Weiss
The Transformative Power of Past-Life Memories

Past-life regression therapy has gained widespread recognition as a therapeutic model, and Brian Weiss, author of the best-selling book Many Lives, Many Masters, has become known as the nation’s foremost expert in the field.

...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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
In this video from the PBS News Hour, Omega Poetry Festival faculty Li-Young Lee reads his poem "Descended From Dreamers." Learn more about Li-Young Lee Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival     More
Watch as Omega Poetry Festival faculty Aja Monet reads her poem "Unhurt." Learn more about Aja Monet           More
Garrison Keillor introduces Omega Poetry Festival faculty Marie Howe, who reads her poem "The Gate" on this segment from the PBS program "Poetry Everywhere".     More
Award-winning poet and author of the novel A Bullshit Night in Suck City, Nick Flynn reads his poem "Haiku (Failed)" at AWP's Annual Conference & Bookfair in Washington, DC. More
Alex and Allyson Grey, pioneers in the visionary art movement, offer a simple definition of this mystical form of creative expression. More
Omega Circlesongs Workshop Faculty: I Wanna (featuring Judi Donaghy Vinar with Rhiannon, Dave Worm, Joey Blake, and Bobby McFerrin). The teaching team, led by Judi, offers an improvised mission statement for daily living, as practiced during the Omega Circlesongs Workshop in August 2014. Explore more about Bobby McFerrin and Circlesongs Cofaculty   More
Bobby McFerrin leads 200+ Omega workshop participants in joyful song at the conclusion of Circlesongs 2014. Described as a life-changing journey by attendees, this improvisational singing workshop with Bobby McFerrin invites you to play, sing, and create—in music and in life. Many students make this workshop a yearly ritual. Space is limited.   More
10-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the Circlesongs, uniting more than 60,000 singers in spontaneous improvisation for the closing of the choral festival Day of Song (recorded live in Ruhr, Germany in 2010).   Learn more about Bobby McFerrin     More

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You don’t necessarily have to give up your favorite foods when you are looking to eat better. Sometimes you just need to find a healthier version. This recipe may be the world’s healthiest pizza, according to Jon Gabriel. He says the egg yolks are a more complete protein that contain healthy fats and are easier to digest than other proteins, and the psyllium husk—a form of soluble fiber made from the husks of seeds from a type of plantain—helps bind the crust. Makes 4 10-inch pizzas More
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Sticking to our commitments is one of the most challenging things to do. Why is that? Because we have an unreal view of what it means to be human: We like to think of ourselves as finished products, but we’re not. We are actually works in progress. More
Holiday meals in the United States tend to rely on traditional family recipes and comfort foods, like mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin or pecan pie, but they can also be a time to honor different cultures, connect with your friends, and expand your palate. Stephanie Meade, founder and editor of InCultureParent, says that for many years she and her family have celebrated Thanksgiving with friends who are not American, and now the holiday doesn’t seem complete without a bunch of people from other countries. More
Bibimbap is a terrific recipe for a fun, participatory potluck. The host can make the rice (which is typically served crispy) and eggs, and each guest can bring a topping. Guests can also bring their favorite condiments to share, and even their own bowl or chopsticks.    Serves 8 Ingredients & Directions for Rice  4 cups of rice 1/2 tablespoon ​sesame oil More
Telling stories is one of the earliest and most intimate of human traditions. We teach and learn through stories. They captivate us and preserve our customs and cultural experiences. Just ask Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, a nonprofit whose mission is to record, preserve, and share the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs. More
Gratitude—the feeling of deep appreciation—has long been a staple of religious traditions, and it's becoming more and more popular today.  Oprah has kept a written gratitude journal for more than a decade and now keeps one using an app. More
Pumpkin is a popular autumn ingredient found in everything from soups to pancakes, and even mac and cheese. Just one cup of this orange vegetable contains more than 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A, an essential nutrient for healthy eyes and skin. More
Omega Institute A Writer's Ritual: An Interview With Isabel Allende
An Interview With Isabel Allende
Omega: You start writing all your books on January 8th, write a letter to your mother every day, and meditate regularly. How did these rituals begin and what do you think the value of ritual has in women's lives? More

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