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06/18/2017 to 06/23/2017

For many of us, drawing seems to be a mysterious process, reserved for the few who are “talented,” but work based on the best-selling book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Dr. Betty Edwards has debunked this myth and proved that...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/18/2017 to 06/23/2017

Close your eyes and imagine your grandmother’s perfume, an ambulance siren, the squelch of wet socks, or a forkful of hot apple pie. We experience the world through our senses, and nothing draws readers in faster.

Each day of this workshop...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/18/2017 to 06/23/2017
How to Make Yoga Your Spiritual Practice

Yoga is not one-size fits all. Learn to think outside the box and walk a path that’s uniquely yours while maintaining a connection to the powerful traditions of this ancient practice with the Kaivalya Yoga Method.

Guided by Alanna Kaivalya...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017

For more than 30 years, Ysaye M. Barnwell and George Brandon have been building a vocal community at Omega. Each year, their workshop is a gathering of former participants and a celebration for those joining the class for the first time.

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Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017

This workshop for beginning and advanced songwriters focuses on songwriting as a tool for self-discovery. While Jimmie Dale Gilmore creates an atmosphere of interaction and collaboration, the emphasis is on providing perspectives and motivation...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017

Visionary artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey teach painting and drawing from the wellspring of divine imagination. In this workshop, artists at any level of experience create from the sacred ground and the mystic eye.

Through illustrated...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/30/2017 to 07/02/2017

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

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

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06/18/2017 to 06/23/2017

For many of us, drawing seems to be a mysterious process, reserved for the few who are “talented,” but work based on the best-selling book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Dr. Betty Edwards has debunked this myth and proved that...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/18/2017 to 06/23/2017

Close your eyes and imagine your grandmother’s perfume, an ambulance siren, the squelch of wet socks, or a forkful of hot apple pie. We experience the world through our senses, and nothing draws readers in faster.

Each day of this workshop...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/18/2017 to 06/23/2017
How to Make Yoga Your Spiritual Practice

Yoga is not one-size fits all. Learn to think outside the box and walk a path that’s uniquely yours while maintaining a connection to the powerful traditions of this ancient practice with the Kaivalya Yoga Method.

Guided by Alanna Kaivalya...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017

For more than 30 years, Ysaye M. Barnwell and George Brandon have been building a vocal community at Omega. Each year, their workshop is a gathering of former participants and a celebration for those joining the class for the first time.

...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017

This workshop for beginning and advanced songwriters focuses on songwriting as a tool for self-discovery. While Jimmie Dale Gilmore creates an atmosphere of interaction and collaboration, the emphasis is on providing perspectives and motivation...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017

Visionary artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey teach painting and drawing from the wellspring of divine imagination. In this workshop, artists at any level of experience create from the sacred ground and the mystic eye.

Through illustrated...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/30/2017 to 07/02/2017

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

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

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Distinguished writer and commentator for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Nancy Slonim Aronie says that there is so much judgment in so many areas of our life—our jobs, our schools, our relationships—that the most important part of the creative process is creating a safe, writing environment. Explore more from Nancy Slonim Aronie   More
Experience the extraordinary physical exhilaration of flying and catching on the trapeze in a fun and supportive environment. Discover why Peter Gold's workshop transforms the flying trapeze into a metaphor for life.   Explore more from Peter Gold         More
Omega cofounder Stephan Rechtschaffen shares why Ecstatic Chant has the communal power to elevate people to a place of positivity and presence by joining voices together to sing and chant the many names for God from around the globe.   Learn more about Stephan Rechtschaffen.     More
Psychotherapist and founder of creativity coaching, Eric Maisel, PhD, discusses what you can expect from attending his Deep Writing Workshop at Omega Institute. Explore more about Eric Maisel: eomega.org/workshops/teachers/eric-maisel More
Psychotherapist and founder of creativity coaching, Eric Maisel, PhD, explains why a morning practice will change your creative life by bringing meaning and purpose to every day. Explore more about Eric Maisel:http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/eric-maisel More
Psychotherapist and founder of creativity coaching, Eric Maisel, PhD, discusses the importance of including spontaneity and fun as well as discipline in your creative approach. Explore more about Eric Maisel:http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/eric-maisel More
Psychotherapist and founder of creativity coaching, Eric Maisel, PhD, reveals why the search to find meaning in our lives is the primary motivator to experience creativity, but not necessarily pain-free. Explore more about Eric Maisel: eomega.org/workshops/teachers/eric-maisel More
Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band are known for their high energy, uplifting, kirtan sound, merging mantras, rock, funk, and world grooves steeped in their New Orleans roots. They inspire people to sing, dance, and joyfully celebrate in this performance of the song "Unity (Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu)." See Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band perform at the Being Yoga Conference Retreat.   More
Marta Szabo, codirector of Authentic Writing and author of the memoirs The Guru Looked Good and The Imposters, talks about the Authetic Writing Studio and the courage it takes to write.     More
Leslie Salmon Jones, creator of Afro Flow Yoga™, is a professional dancer, certified holistic personal trainer, wellness coach, and yoga instructor. In this video, she demonstrates an easy morning exercise routine you can do anywhere at any time. Explore more from Leslie Salmon Jones.   More

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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
Omega Institute Singing the Lessons of African-American History With Ysaye Barnwell
An Interview With Ysaye Barnwell
Omega: What was it like to grow up in a musical household? Ysaye: My father taught piano, violin, and viola in our home, and I wanted to do what they were doing. I remember at two and a half I had this little, tiny violin, and he started teaching me how to hold it. I was around music all the time and played in the orchestra in junior high school and then high school, and sang in a choir while I was in junior high school. It was a community choir, and all we did was spirituals. More
Omega Institute Self-Test: Do You Have Food Intolerances? Avoid These 7 Common Allergans by JJ Virgin
Avoid These 7 Common Allergens
The more trouble you’ve had with losing weight and keeping it off, the more likely it is that food intolerance is at the root of your problem. Even if you’re not experiencing symptoms, highly reactive or high-food intolerance (high-FI) foods are almost certainly behind your struggles with weight loss. If yogurt, eggs, soymilk, and whole-wheat bread are a frequent part of your diet—and especially if you’re eating them every day—your system is overwhelmed with problem foods, and your immune system never really calms down. More
Omega Institute Reviving Musical Treasures: An Interview With Jimmie Dale Gilmore
An Interview With Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Omega: What instrument would you still like to learn how to play? Jimmie: I would love to play the piano. I always regret that I didn’t learn the piano. I also would like to play the electric guitar. Omega: Do you match your music to your mood or can music dictate a mood? More
Omega Institute You Should Write, Even if You'll Miss the Mark: An Interview With Maia Danziger
An Interview With Maia Danziger
Omega: How has your acting career influenced your writing practice? Maia: It’s the same process, only with different outcomes. Really good acting is about being completely present in the moment. It's about having done your homework and then giving everything up and allowing the flow to move through it. As an actor I often hear people say, “Oh my God, I got nervous when I walked out on stage.” More
Omega Institute JJ's Roasted Halibut With Spinach-Arugula Pesto by JJ Virgin
Serves 4 Ingredients Pesto 1/3 cup walnuts1 large garlic clove, chopped2 cups baby spinach2 cups arugula1/2 cup mint leaves2 teaspoons champagne vinegar2 teaspoons nutritional yeast1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil1/4 to 1/2 cup waterSea salt and pepper Halibut4 six-ounce halibut filletsSea salt and pepper4 cups pea shoots or field greensJuice of 1 lemon Directions More
Omega Institute Live Dirty & Eat Clean: An Interview With Robynne Chutkan
An Interview With Robynne Chutkan
Omega: Your mantra is "live dirty and eat clean." What do you mean by that? Robynne: To “live dirty" means to restore our essential connection with nature and with the trillions of microbes that call our bodies home—and whose survival is inextricably linked to ours. To “eat clean” means to eat unprocessed food from nature (mostly plants) grown responsibly, without harmful pesticides, etc. Omega: What’s your personal recipe for feeling your best? Robynne: I feel my best when I hit this triad: More
Omega Institute Why You Should Eat More Fat: An Interview With Mark Hyman
An Interview With Mark Hyman
Omega: What food mistakes did you make in the past that helped inform your current diet and recommendations? More
Omega Institute Roasted Artichokes by Suzanne Boothby
In his “Ode to an Artichoke” Pablo Neruda wrote, “The tender-hearted artichoke dressed up as a warrior, erect, it built itself a little dome, it kept itself impregnable beneath its armoured leaves.” Cooking artichokes can be intimidating thanks to their tough exterior, but their health benefits are worth the extra effort. Along with being a great source of fiber and vitamins C and K, artichokes are full of antioxidants. Makes 6-8 Servings More

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