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09/06/2016
Krishna Das
Bringing Chanting Into the Practice of Living

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.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/09/2016 to 09/11/2016
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
09/09/2016 to 09/11/2016
Barbara Bash
Make Your Leadership Mark

This workshop has been cancelled.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/11/2016 to 09/16/2016
Jane Davies
An Art Intensive in the Power of Process

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list 877.944.2002.

How do we make good art, or create art that is truly ours?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/11/2016 to 09/16/2016
Nick Flynn

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
09/16/2016 to 09/18/2016
Stewart Pearce

Since ancient times, sound healing has been used as a portal to the soul and the celestial realms, harmonizing our mind, body, and spirit.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/18/2016 to 09/23/2016
Monique Lang
Finding Truth Under the Surface

This workshop has been cancelled.

Deep in our psyche we have an awareness of our true essence and of our life path. But many of us have had to create masks, or alternate personae, in order to fit in or to survive in situations where we didn’t feel we could be ourselves.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/30/2016 to 10/02/2016
Holly Shelowitz
Develop a Satisfying Relationship With Food

Every good relationship includes good listening skills. That holds true for the relationship you have with food and your body.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/30/2016 to 10/02/2016

Did you know that singing enhances your health? Reduces stress? Supercharges your creativity? Neuroscience now proves what most of us have always known: Music is good for you.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/30/2016 to 10/02/2016
Julie Flanders

Did you know that singing enhances your health? Reduces stress? Supercharges your creativity? Neuroscience now proves what most of us have always known: Music is good for you.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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09/06/2016
Krishna Das
Bringing Chanting Into the Practice of Living

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.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/09/2016 to 09/11/2016
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
09/09/2016 to 09/11/2016
Barbara Bash
Make Your Leadership Mark

This workshop has been cancelled.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/11/2016 to 09/16/2016
Jane Davies
An Art Intensive in the Power of Process

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list 877.944.2002.

How do we make good art, or create art that is truly ours?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/11/2016 to 09/16/2016
Nick Flynn

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
09/16/2016 to 09/18/2016
Stewart Pearce

Since ancient times, sound healing has been used as a portal to the soul and the celestial realms, harmonizing our mind, body, and spirit.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/18/2016 to 09/23/2016
Monique Lang
Finding Truth Under the Surface

This workshop has been cancelled.

Deep in our psyche we have an awareness of our true essence and of our life path. But many of us have had to create masks, or alternate personae, in order to fit in or to survive in situations where we didn’t feel we could be ourselves.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/30/2016 to 10/02/2016
Holly Shelowitz
Develop a Satisfying Relationship With Food

Every good relationship includes good listening skills. That holds true for the relationship you have with food and your body.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/30/2016 to 10/02/2016

Did you know that singing enhances your health? Reduces stress? Supercharges your creativity? Neuroscience now proves what most of us have always known: Music is good for you.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/30/2016 to 10/02/2016
Julie Flanders

Did you know that singing enhances your health? Reduces stress? Supercharges your creativity? Neuroscience now proves what most of us have always known: Music is good for you.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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
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
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
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

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Omega Institute Creativity Is In Your Fingertips: An Interview With Lynda Barry
An Interview With Lynda Barry
Omega: In your book What It Is, you have a character that says, “The thing I call ‘my mind’ seems to be kind of like a landlord that doesn’t really know its tenants.” What are some of the ways your landlord gets to know its tenants? More
Omega Institute 7 Ways to Optimize Your Potential From Leonardo da Vinci: An Interview With Michael J. Gelb
An Interview With Michael J. Gelb
Omega: What is your definition of a personal or professional Renaissance? Michael: We are all born with the capacity for genius. Every healthy child displays boundless energy, wild imagination, and delightful creativity. But then we go to school and get de-geniused. Renaissance means “rebirth.” I’m devoted to helping my students experience a rebirth or Renaissance of their original energy, imagination, and creativity.  More
Omega Institute Roasted Rainbow Carrots by Suzanne Boothby
Did you know that carrots are much sweeter in winter than summer? Colder temperatures encourage carrots to convert their starch stores into sugar so they don’t freeze. It’s like nature’s version of antifreeze, but much tastier. More
Omega Institute Bake Better-for-You Cookies by Suzanne Boothby
Yes, Virginia, you can eat cookies this holiday season. Desserts don't have to be full of butter, sugar, or flour. Whether you are invited to a holiday cookie exchange or want to bring a homemade gift to your loved ones, these cookies have all the rich, gooey sweetness of a baked good with much better-for-you ingredients. The recipe swaps dates and banana for white sugar and almond meal and oats for traditional white flour. Creamy peanut butter holds the dough together without eggs. More
Omega Institute Coconut Milk Mashed Sweet Potatoes
This Blue Zone-friendly dish highlights two things that these longevity hot spots are known for: consuming antioxidant-rich vegetables that reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases and healthy fats.  More
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

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