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06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016
Maia Danziger
Tapping Your Unconscious for Life & Art

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.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016

This workshop for beginning and advanced songwriters focuses on songwriting as a tool for self-discovery.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016

For 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
06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016
Diana Zuckerman

Spanish Language Immersion for Beginners provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to easily and effectively communicate in Spanish as if you were in a Spanish-speaking country, and you don’t even need a passport!

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016
Joe Raiola
A Deep Dive Into the Arts

All profound art emerges out of presence. It requires a willingness to enter a deep dialogue with oneself, the art medium, and the audience. By entering this dialogue, we open ourselves to transformation.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016

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.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016
Jovinna Chan

Sacred dance is one of the most ancient transformative rituals. From the whirling dervish, to the waltz, to the rave, it is a practice of joy, cleansing, and clarity—guided by wisdom that transcends the thinking brain.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016
Rob Faust
Unmasking Our Many Selves

The mask is a powerful tool for transformation. With a mask, the shy find their voice, the boisterous find a sense of calm, and the scattered find focus.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016
Jacqui Lalita
How to Make Raw Chocolate Treats & Herbal Elixirs

Indulge your taste buds and build your health as you learn to make organic raw chocolate treats and herbal elixirs with chocolatier and herbalist Jacqui Lalita.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Jovinna Chan

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016
Maia Danziger
Tapping Your Unconscious for Life & Art

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.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016

This workshop for beginning and advanced songwriters focuses on songwriting as a tool for self-discovery.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016

For 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
06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016
Diana Zuckerman

Spanish Language Immersion for Beginners provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to easily and effectively communicate in Spanish as if you were in a Spanish-speaking country, and you don’t even need a passport!

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016
Joe Raiola
A Deep Dive Into the Arts

All profound art emerges out of presence. It requires a willingness to enter a deep dialogue with oneself, the art medium, and the audience. By entering this dialogue, we open ourselves to transformation.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016

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.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016
Jovinna Chan

Sacred dance is one of the most ancient transformative rituals. From the whirling dervish, to the waltz, to the rave, it is a practice of joy, cleansing, and clarity—guided by wisdom that transcends the thinking brain.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016
Rob Faust
Unmasking Our Many Selves

The mask is a powerful tool for transformation. With a mask, the shy find their voice, the boisterous find a sense of calm, and the scattered find focus.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/01/2016 to 07/03/2016
Jacqui Lalita
How to Make Raw Chocolate Treats & Herbal Elixirs

Indulge your taste buds and build your health as you learn to make organic raw chocolate treats and herbal elixirs with chocolatier and herbalist Jacqui Lalita.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/08/2016
Jovinna Chan

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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
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
Vishal Vaid has trained in ghazal, a song form that means "to hold conversation with the divine." In this video, he reveals why performing at Ecstatic Chant feels like a rare opportunity to return to his childhood roots.   Learn more about Vishal Vaid.       More
Deva Premal & Miten talk about devotional music as a spiritual (and relationship) practice, and perform part of their song, "Strength of a Rose."   Learn more about Deva Premal & Miten   More
A pioneer in the world music community, Jai Uttal has led kirtans worldwide for more than 30 years. In this video, he shares the moment he first understood what it means to lead a group of people by becoming one with the group and following the greater energy.   Explore more from Jai Uttal   More
Sonia Choquette, PhD, a unique and extraordinary spiritual teacher and intuitive guide, is a leading proponent of metaphysical law and the psychic arts. In this video, she reveals why she believes that your real purpose is to create a satisfying life in the way that feels most true for you. Explore more from Sonia Choquette.   More
Texas singer/songwriter Jimmie Dale Gilmore shares his perspective on why creativity is necessary for happiness and mental well-being. Learn more about Jimmie Dale Gilmore: http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/jimmie-dale-gilmore More

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Omega Institute Wild Fall Pesto by Suzanne Boothby
Pesto is quick to make and versatile in the kitchen. It can be tossed with pasta, used as a base for dipping vegetables, or added to omelets for extra color and zing. You can make pesto with the last of the herbs in the garden and freeze it for enjoyment throughout the colder months. More
Omega Institute Drawing Closer to Nature
Botanical Illustration Brings a Long Tradition to a New Movement
It seems like nearly everything today is digital. For many people, listening to music, watching movies and television, or reading the news takes place solely on digital devices, and often all on the same device. Creating art—photography especially—is often done digitally and shared solely online. Set against the backdrop of this pixelated world is a revived interest in creating things by hand. Botanical illustration is a great case in point. More
Omega Institute 15 Ways to Nurture Your Creativity Today by Shelley Berc
Creativity is a way of living life that embraces originality and makes unique connections between seemingly disparate ideas. Creativity is about living life as a journey into seeing and communicating the extra-ordinariness of the simplest, most every day acts. We often think about creativity as making something, but in fact the root meaning of the word means "to grow." More
Omega Institute Miso Vegetable Soup: A Cooking Meditation by Suzanne Boothby
A Cooking Meditation
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh sums up Zen practice with these few words: “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” In our busy lives, it's not uncommon to rush when preparing (and eating) a meal. But miso loses healthful enzymes and its aroma when boiled, so rushing is not the best strategy. Warming the soup slowly and gently requires mindful attention, which is the perfect opportunity to take Thich Nhat Hanh's advice. More
Omega Institute Visualization Meditation 101
What: Visual meditation is used in many spiritual traditions, including yoga, Taoism, Christianity, and Tibetan Buddhism, as well as in secular and therapeutic settings.  There are two primary forms of visual meditation. One is internal visualization, during which you focus on a mental image of a color, symbol, object, place, or situation. Two is gazing meditation, during which you stare at a fixed object (such as a tree, candle flame, or statue of a deity) to focus your mind. More
Omega Institute Preserving Food Saves Farms & Flavor: An Interview With Marisa McClellan
An Interview With Marisa McClellan
Omega: How did you get started preserving food at home? Marisa: I grew up doing it with my mom. We lived in Portland, Oregon, and had apple trees and blackberry bushes in and around our yard and in the neighborhood. We’d go picking and do a little canning—not tons and tons, but I knew how to do it. When I was in my mid-20s I went blueberry picking one day, and came home with 13 pounds of blueberries. That was the instigator. I canned some jam and I loved it. I wanted to do more, and it just went from there.  More
Omega Institute Brain-Boosting Avocado Smoothie
This simple green smoothie features a secret brain-boosting ingredient: avocado. Unlike many other fruits and vegetables, avocados contain healthy unsaturated fats that help keep your brain cell membranes flexible and protect nerve cells. As a bonus, avocados create a creamy, silky smooth texture much like soft serve ice cream. Try blending this treat today. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients More
Omega Institute Pioneering Media Literacy Activist Jean Kilbourne Is Juno Resident
Jean Kilbourne, internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on images of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising, recently stayed on Omega's campus as a Juno Leadership Resident with the  More
Omega Institute Passage Meditation 101
What: Passage meditation is the act of sitting quietly and reading out loud or mentally repeating a passage from a spiritual book or text. It has been historically practiced in numerous world religions, including Judaism, Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism.  More
Omega Institute Orange Goji Lemonade
Ingredients1 cup goji berries7 cups water (divided)1 cup lemon juice2 pinches salt12 drops orange stevia3 drops orange essential oil DirectionsSoak goji berries for one hour in 2 cups of water. Blend with lemon juice, 2 pinches of salt, and 5 cups of water. Strain and add 12 drops of orange stevia and 3 drops of orange essential oil. More

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