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08/18/2017 to 08/25/2017
Bobby McFerrin
7-Day Inclusive Workshop

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

“Music is powerful. It’s a spiritual art. It goes right to the heart and to the mind. Artists have a huge responsibility to feed the soul good things, positive things.”
—Bobby McFerrin

Enter the circle for a life-changing...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/18/2017 to 08/20/2017
Bobby McFerrin
2-Day Introductory Workshop

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

“Music is powerful. It’s a spiritual art. It goes right to the heart and to the mind. Artists have a huge responsibility to feed the soul good things, positive things.”
—Bobby McFerrin

Enter the circle for a life-changing...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/20/2017 to 08/25/2017
Bobby McFerrin
5-Day Advanced Workshop

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

“Music is powerful. It’s a spiritual art. It goes right to the heart and to the mind. Artists have a huge responsibility to feed the soul good things, positive things.”
—Bobby McFerrin

Enter the circle for a life-changing...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/20/2017 to 08/25/2017
Bring Simplicity & Miracles Into Daily Life

Your inner voice is talking to you right now, but can you hear it? Join intuitive and medium Jill Willard and learn to hear your intuition more strongly and with trustworthy accuracy.

Immerse yourself in an exploration of how to use your...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/25/2017 to 08/27/2017
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
09/01/2017 to 09/04/2017
The Yoga of Voice

 

Join us for our 13th annual Ecstatic Chant retreat, one of the most popular events at Omega. A remarkable opportunity to experience some of the Western world’s leading devotional singers, this inspiring weekend nourishes the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/04/2017 to 09/05/2017

This special Labor Day Ecstatic Chant takes place on Monday, September 4, from 2:30 p.m. to midnight, and includes performances by Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, Jai Uttal, and Manose.

Tuition for...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/05/2017
Movement & Dance in Baul Songs

This workshop has been cancelled.

For millenia, Baul songs have been passed down from teacher to student, often conveyed in a unique poetic form that lies between philosophy and poetry, music, and dance. Here is your chance to be part of this profound ancient tradition.

...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/05/2017
Bringing Chanting Into the Practice of Living

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Join Krishna Das for this one-day chanting retreat and devotional practice. This is a special opportunity to study with one of the foremost devotional singers in the world.

We spend the morning exploring the spiritual path with group...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/08/2017 to 09/10/2017
Living in High Definition Through Yoga & Meditation

To live on the verge is to experience your natural state of being where you effortlessly feel awake and fully alive. You experience it in the space beyond busyness, hurrying, and overthinking. You can sense it when you move your body in rhythm or...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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08/18/2017 to 08/25/2017
Bobby McFerrin
7-Day Inclusive Workshop

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

“Music is powerful. It’s a spiritual art. It goes right to the heart and to the mind. Artists have a huge responsibility to feed the soul good things, positive things.”
—Bobby McFerrin

Enter the circle for a life-changing...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/18/2017 to 08/20/2017
Bobby McFerrin
2-Day Introductory Workshop

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

“Music is powerful. It’s a spiritual art. It goes right to the heart and to the mind. Artists have a huge responsibility to feed the soul good things, positive things.”
—Bobby McFerrin

Enter the circle for a life-changing...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/20/2017 to 08/25/2017
Bobby McFerrin
5-Day Advanced Workshop

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

“Music is powerful. It’s a spiritual art. It goes right to the heart and to the mind. Artists have a huge responsibility to feed the soul good things, positive things.”
—Bobby McFerrin

Enter the circle for a life-changing...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/20/2017 to 08/25/2017
Bring Simplicity & Miracles Into Daily Life

Your inner voice is talking to you right now, but can you hear it? Join intuitive and medium Jill Willard and learn to hear your intuition more strongly and with trustworthy accuracy.

Immerse yourself in an exploration of how to use your...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/25/2017 to 08/27/2017
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
09/01/2017 to 09/04/2017
The Yoga of Voice

 

Join us for our 13th annual Ecstatic Chant retreat, one of the most popular events at Omega. A remarkable opportunity to experience some of the Western world’s leading devotional singers, this inspiring weekend nourishes the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/04/2017 to 09/05/2017

This special Labor Day Ecstatic Chant takes place on Monday, September 4, from 2:30 p.m. to midnight, and includes performances by Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, Jai Uttal, and Manose.

Tuition for...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/05/2017
Movement & Dance in Baul Songs

This workshop has been cancelled.

For millenia, Baul songs have been passed down from teacher to student, often conveyed in a unique poetic form that lies between philosophy and poetry, music, and dance. Here is your chance to be part of this profound ancient tradition.

...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/05/2017
Bringing Chanting Into the Practice of Living

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Join Krishna Das for this one-day chanting retreat and devotional practice. This is a special opportunity to study with one of the foremost devotional singers in the world.

We spend the morning exploring the spiritual path with group...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/08/2017 to 09/10/2017
Living in High Definition Through Yoga & Meditation

To live on the verge is to experience your natural state of being where you effortlessly feel awake and fully alive. You experience it in the space beyond busyness, hurrying, and overthinking. You can sense it when you move your body in rhythm or...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Ten 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 signing workshop as  a life changing jounrey 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
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
Rythmic drumming and West African dancers join Nigerian drummer and activist for African music and culture in the United States, Babatunde Olatunji in the welcome song, Funga Alafia.        More
While leading a workshop at Omega, Zen calligrapher Alok Hsu Kwang-han discusses “Zen as art, art as Zen,” and creates an inspiring Zen portrait of one aspect of Omega’s mission statement.   Explore more from Alok Hsu Kwang-han   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
Peter Gold and the Trapeze-Experience™ Team bring the joy, exhilaration, and satisfaction of flying on the trapeze to anyone willing to try. Watch as student Chrissa Pullicino tries the trapeze for the first time. Learn more about Peter Gold and the Trapeze-Experience™ Team More
Krista Vernoff, former executive producer and main 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 jourey of self explortion 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
A grandmaster of the American Tarot Association, Mary K. Greer is a member of numerous tarot organizations, and is featured at tarot conferences and symposia around the world. Greer also has a wide following in the women’s and pagan communities for her work in women’s spirituality and magic. An Arch Priestess-Hierophant in the Fellowship of Isis, she is founder of the Iseum of Isis Aurea. More
In this short documentary—shot over three days at Omega, in Rhinebeck, New York—calligrapher Alok Hsu Kwang-han leads one of his workshops and discusses the power and definition of art.   Explore more from Alok Hsu Kwang-han.   More

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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
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
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Find Out if You're Sensitive to These 7 Common Foods
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

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