Learning Paths

Core Staff Jobs

Rhinebeck, New York

Core Staff: Core Staff live off campus and support Omega in a variety of managerial and administrative positions. These are year-round, salaried jobs with a full benefits package, including health and dental insurance.

Temporary and Hourly Staff: Temporary and hourly staff live off campus and support Omega in a variety of administrative tasks for an hourly wage. These positions do not include benefits.

Learning paths content lists

09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017

The deeper side of songwriting is the practice of knowing your own heart. In this workshop—for music lovers and those at all levels of songwriting experience—you tap into your own channel of inspired originality and create songs straight from the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017
The Authentic Writing Studio

For more than 20 years, Authentic Writing has been creating a studio where writing happens. We work entirely from life, writing down the moments we have lived, letting the writing itself lead the way so that we are always entering new territory—...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
The Craft & Soul of Writing

Writing is a powerful tool of self-exploration. The soul of story is a combination of craft and magic, a uniting of head and heart. The Way of Story is an integrative approach to writing narrative that combines solid storytelling craft with...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
Develop Your Inherent Creativity

Do you yearn to express your creativity and your love of life and nature through the gentle tip of a paintbrush? Join Jacalyn Bennett in this beginners workshop for aspiring artists who are ready to experience the joy and tranquility that comes...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
7 Relationship-Building Skills for Leaders Today

Research confirms what many of us already feel in our hearts—that a sense of connectedness with others is the single greatest predictor of longevity, health, and happiness. Connecting effectively is also the most important personal and business...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/06/2017 to 10/08/2017
Color Yourself In

Want to shift your mood or feel invigorated? Need to center and embrace your calm? Looking for a dose of inspiration and new ideas? There are colors associated with all of these, and more.

Color therapy makes use of the unique energetic...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/08/2017 to 10/13/2017
From Farm Houses to Fancy Parlors

Explore New York’s historic Hudson Valley region in peak leaf-viewing season with an insider’s tour of majestic mansions, sprawling gardens, historic farm houses, landscapes that inspired the Hudson River School of painting, and much more.

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Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/08/2017 to 10/13/2017

When first approaching the idea of writing our memoir, says acclaimed poet, memoirist, and playwright Nick Flynn, we often write what we believe is our unique autobiography—but as we press on, we discover that our story is connected to everyone’s...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/13/2017 to 10/15/2017

Forrest Yoga Formula for Change provides clear and effective tools for embracing healthy and effective shifts in your life—such as working through the end of a relationship or contemplating a new job.

Created by Ana Forrest, Forrest Yoga...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/13/2017 to 10/15/2017
Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive

Taking intentional steps to remember our loved ones is a vital key to healing. Individuals who honor family and friends, who proactively keep the memories of loved ones present in their lives, almost always fare better emotionally than those who...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017

The deeper side of songwriting is the practice of knowing your own heart. In this workshop—for music lovers and those at all levels of songwriting experience—you tap into your own channel of inspired originality and create songs straight from the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017
The Authentic Writing Studio

For more than 20 years, Authentic Writing has been creating a studio where writing happens. We work entirely from life, writing down the moments we have lived, letting the writing itself lead the way so that we are always entering new territory—...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
The Craft & Soul of Writing

Writing is a powerful tool of self-exploration. The soul of story is a combination of craft and magic, a uniting of head and heart. The Way of Story is an integrative approach to writing narrative that combines solid storytelling craft with...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
Develop Your Inherent Creativity

Do you yearn to express your creativity and your love of life and nature through the gentle tip of a paintbrush? Join Jacalyn Bennett in this beginners workshop for aspiring artists who are ready to experience the joy and tranquility that comes...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
7 Relationship-Building Skills for Leaders Today

Research confirms what many of us already feel in our hearts—that a sense of connectedness with others is the single greatest predictor of longevity, health, and happiness. Connecting effectively is also the most important personal and business...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/06/2017 to 10/08/2017
Color Yourself In

Want to shift your mood or feel invigorated? Need to center and embrace your calm? Looking for a dose of inspiration and new ideas? There are colors associated with all of these, and more.

Color therapy makes use of the unique energetic...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/08/2017 to 10/13/2017
From Farm Houses to Fancy Parlors

Explore New York’s historic Hudson Valley region in peak leaf-viewing season with an insider’s tour of majestic mansions, sprawling gardens, historic farm houses, landscapes that inspired the Hudson River School of painting, and much more.

...
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/08/2017 to 10/13/2017

When first approaching the idea of writing our memoir, says acclaimed poet, memoirist, and playwright Nick Flynn, we often write what we believe is our unique autobiography—but as we press on, we discover that our story is connected to everyone’s...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/13/2017 to 10/15/2017

Forrest Yoga Formula for Change provides clear and effective tools for embracing healthy and effective shifts in your life—such as working through the end of a relationship or contemplating a new job.

Created by Ana Forrest, Forrest Yoga...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/13/2017 to 10/15/2017
Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive

Taking intentional steps to remember our loved ones is a vital key to healing. Individuals who honor family and friends, who proactively keep the memories of loved ones present in their lives, almost always fare better emotionally than those who...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Watch the Omega Circlesongs Workshop Faculty (featuring Bobby McFerrin, Judi Donaghy Vinar, Rhiannon, Dave Worm, and Joey Blake) perform the improvisational song "I Wanna". More
10-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin leads more than 200 Omega workshop participants in joyful song at the conclusion of his annual workshop Circlesongs. Attendees describe McFerrin's improvisational singing workshop as  a life changing journey where McFerrin invites you to play, sing, and create—in music and in life.  When McFerrin is not inspiring Omega attendees, he has been collaborating with great artists including Herbie Hancock, Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and the Vienna Philharmonic. More
For more than 30 years, Daniel Mack has worked with wood and natural materials as an artist, furniture maker, and architectural consultant. He teaches how to work with rustic materials as an artistic path of honoring the unseen. More
Krista Vernoff, former executive producer and head writer of ABC's Grey's Anatomy speaks about her experiences as Omega Seasonal Staff, how she came to be a writer at Omega, and how artists struggle without any support in our contemporary world. Vernoff says that there needs to be a real shift in mindset so that our innate creative gifts can find support, and creative people don't feel as if they must suffer for their art.   More
Stewart Cubley is the founder of the Institute for Art & Living and coauthor of Life, Paint and Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression. He has traveled throughout the world for more than 30 years working with individuals and groups to access the potential within the human heart and imagination. Cubley leads his participants on a journey of self exploration where they are left alone with their mind and the danger of negative self talk. On their journey there is one rule: listen to your body's desire to create without judgement. More
"Creative work is always perfect," says Nancy Slonim Aronie. Distinguished writer and commentator for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Aronie contents that there is already too much judgment in all of the areas of our lives. Creative endeavors should not be one of them.  More
Author of more than 40 books in the areas of creativity, meaning and mental health, Eric Maisel is known as America's creativity coach. In this sitdown interview, Dr. Maisel reveals why the search to find meaning in our lives is the primary motivator to experience creativity—but not necessarily pain-free. More
Psychotherapist and founder of creativity coaching, Eric Maisel, PhD, discusses what you can expect from attending his Deep Writing Workshop at Omega Institute.  His technique stays away from critiques and focuses more on getting people to sit for long periods of time and focus on writing. Many people find that they come away from the workshop having gotten a lot of work done. More
Trained in the traditional art of ghazal since he was three years old, Vishal Vaid brings a modern perspective to the ancient devotional South Asian song form. At Ecstatic Chant, an annual weekend-long continuous performance, Vaid has nurtured a unique community of people who travel from across the globe to sing with him. More
The music of Miten and Deva Premal is an invitation into the nature of love, devotion, and consciousness. Their concerts and tantric workshops have touched the hearts of seekers across the world and their albums have topped New Age charts in Europe, Australia, and America. They employ ancient mantras, rich harmonies, and sensual rhythms in their music, exploring the essence of love, devotion, and consciousness. More
Kombu broth is so easy it’s almost thoughtless—all you have to do is throw the elements in the pot. This broth is perfect on its own, but will inspire days of creations. You can elaborate upon it by adding cultured vegetables for a warm and chunky soup. You can use it as a base for any puree or soup you make in the blender, you can steam grains in it, or you can steam vegetables in it for a soup. It’s also a great addition to any juice fast you might partake in, over any number of days. More
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
The message of love is a timeless one. This year it was the theme of the Omega Peace Quilt, an annual collaborative art project created at our Rhinebeck, New York, campus. Since 2005, fabric artist Helema Kadir has led seasonal community members and staff through the process of creating the quilt. It is an opportunity for creative expression and the chance to participate in a community-building experience focused on an uplifting theme. 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
Rejuvenation and restoration are not just about self-care—they're also integral to our capacity for service in our communities. More