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

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
10/15/2017 to 10/20/2017
Living Aligned With Your Truth & Desires

When we feel that we aren’t good enough, we also fear that we’ll never have enough. Until we feel worthy of the great life we desire, we continue our sabotaging patterns that prevent us from having the love, money, time, energy, health, joy, or...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/15/2017 to 10/20/2017

Writing From The Heart is a jump-start for the beginning writer and is nurturing for the burnt-out professional. It is about honoring your own voice in a safe, inviting place.

Nancy Slonim Aronie says, “I can’t teach writing. I don’t think...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/20/2017 to 10/22/2017
Tapping Your Unconscious for Life & Art

This workshop has been cancelled.

Are you a new or established writer struggling to tap into your creative well? The Relax & Write™ method proves the blank page is nothing to fear.

Most of us write using only a small part of the resources we have available. These...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/20/2017 to 10/22/2017

Join award-winning photographer Robert Sturman and discover the foundational principles of how to make powerful, poetic images. With hands-on training, along with interactive photo shoots that feature models in yoga poses, we explore topics such...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/22/2017 to 10/27/2017

Eric Maisel’s Deep Writing workshops are simple in structure and powerful in effect. In a genuinely safe environment, where your writing is neither shared nor critiqued, you spend time connecting with and falling back in love with your own...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/22/2017 to 10/27/2017
A Gathering for Aspiring & Seasoned Knitters

For those who love to knit, the New York State Sheep & Wool Festival is a magical experience—anticipated all year and over too soon. So why not join a cozy gathering of knitters and extend the thrill of the weekend?

Devote some quality...

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
10/15/2017 to 10/20/2017
Living Aligned With Your Truth & Desires

When we feel that we aren’t good enough, we also fear that we’ll never have enough. Until we feel worthy of the great life we desire, we continue our sabotaging patterns that prevent us from having the love, money, time, energy, health, joy, or...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/15/2017 to 10/20/2017

Writing From The Heart is a jump-start for the beginning writer and is nurturing for the burnt-out professional. It is about honoring your own voice in a safe, inviting place.

Nancy Slonim Aronie says, “I can’t teach writing. I don’t think...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/20/2017 to 10/22/2017
Tapping Your Unconscious for Life & Art

This workshop has been cancelled.

Are you a new or established writer struggling to tap into your creative well? The Relax & Write™ method proves the blank page is nothing to fear.

Most of us write using only a small part of the resources we have available. These...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/20/2017 to 10/22/2017

Join award-winning photographer Robert Sturman and discover the foundational principles of how to make powerful, poetic images. With hands-on training, along with interactive photo shoots that feature models in yoga poses, we explore topics such...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/22/2017 to 10/27/2017

Eric Maisel’s Deep Writing workshops are simple in structure and powerful in effect. In a genuinely safe environment, where your writing is neither shared nor critiqued, you spend time connecting with and falling back in love with your own...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/22/2017 to 10/27/2017
A Gathering for Aspiring & Seasoned Knitters

For those who love to knit, the New York State Sheep & Wool Festival is a magical experience—anticipated all year and over too soon. So why not join a cozy gathering of knitters and extend the thrill of the weekend?

Devote some quality...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
For the entire Labor Day weekend, a spiritual bliss covers Omega's campus as people sing and chant from dusk to dawn.  Omega cofounder Stephan Rechtschaffen shares why Ecstatic Chant has the communal power to elevate people to a place of positivity and presence. More
American country singer and actor Jimmie Dale Gilmore talks about the immense value of creativity, especially in times of upheaval. A native of the Texas Panhandle, Jimmie Dale Gilmore is legendary for being in the Flatlanders, one of the most important groups in the roots music genre, as well as for his solo career spanning for decades. More
Learn the many techniques of belly dancing from Omega faculty Dondi Dahlin. Filled with laughter and healing, this transformative week-long workshop imparts rituals, celebrations, the history of women in the Middle East, and the migration of this performing art from across the world. More
Dondi Dahlin describes the creative expression of belly dancing. Whether it be a firey passonate Zambra Mora dance from Spain, or a refined and delicate dance from Egypt, each movement tells a story. More
Did you know that belly dance is the oldest recorded dance form in the world? Dondi Dahlin, past winner of the Belly Dancer of the Universe competition, shares why the practice of belly dance is an empowering celebration of movement for women of all ages, shapes, and sizes. More
Grammy Award-nominated Texas singer/songwriter Jimmie Dale Gilmore creates a unique style of music that blends a lifelong interest in esoteric philosophy, literature, psychology, and spirituality with elements of country, folk, pop, blues, and rock music. Hear him perform "The Banks of the Colorado"—a song written for his wife. More
Ysaye M. Barnwell, a longtime member of all-woman and African-American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, talks about how joining her vocal community inspires people. Learning to lead a song, or joining the choir of voices, lets them listen differently, empowering personal and social transformation. 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
Isabel Allende at her desk
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
Oatmeal is the quintessential healthy breakfast thanks to the rich amounts of fiber and vitamins—particularly the soluble fiber beta-glucan, which has been found to be both heart healthy and helps you stay full longer. More
Omega Institute Tropical Smoothie Bowl by Suzanne Boothby
Smoothie bowls are essentially a condensed smoothie with crunch—a thicker version that you eat with a spoon and toppings. This bowl is loaded with vitamin C and other antioxidants thanks to the combination of pineapple and raspberries. More
Isabel Allende on stage with microphone
An Interview With Isabel Allende
Omega: What do you think of the growing popularity and commercialization of feminism in pop culture? Isabel: It’s fine. Make condoms that say “feminist.” As long as it’s out there. It can take any shape or form or language—just bring it up. More
Omega Institute Mexican-Style Veggie Burgers by Suzanne Boothby
The trick to making a veggie burger that won’t fall apart is using plenty of mashable ingredients, such as potatoes and beans. This recipe is inspired by vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli’s guacamole burger, made famous at her Manhattan restaurant, By Chloe. Makes 6 patties Ingredients More
Young woman at microphone.
In the digital age, when we tend to communicate via the abbreviated shorthand of texting and social media posts, it’s easy to lose touch with the instinct that had our ancestors spinning yarns around the campfire and passing down oral histories. Ironically, this is probably one of the reasons oral true storytelling has been gaining in popularity in recent years. Because you already know quite a bit about true storytelling—it’s innate for all humans and so you yearn for it.  More
Omega Institute Accepting Your Truth: An Interview With Mark Nepo
An Interview With Mark Nepo
Omega: Is there a poem that inspired you to be a poet? Mark: The poetry of Pablo Neruda really inspired me. When I first read his work, I felt like, “I must belong to this tribe.” My oldest friend, Robert, who comes with me as a guest every year when I teach at Omega, introduced me to Neruda. I was so moved, I wouldn’t give him the book back. Omega: In 1987, you were diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, which has greatly informed much of your work. What’s the first step toward healing?  More