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07/21/2017 to 07/23/2017
Ann Kristin Lindsay
A Wild Weekend Adventure

Spend an exciting weekend exploring the lively, transparent medium of watercolor—even if you have never picked up a paintbrush before.

In a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere, we learn about our materials, and then let ourselves go as we...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/23/2017 to 07/28/2017
Ann Kristin Lindsay

As spiritual beings in physical form, we naturally yearn to create and connect with our inner and outer world. Drawing and painting flowers with watercolor is a way we can experience, feel, and know the soul in a sacred world.

In this...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/28/2017 to 07/30/2017
A Healing System to Change Your Life

Are you ready for an exuberant, deeply restorative, and life-changing experience? Dance Your Bliss™ is a powerful psychotherapeutic healing system that connects us to our best selves.

Untreated emotional pain is carried in our bodies and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/30/2017 to 08/04/2017
For Kids Ages 10-17

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Experience the joy of making music under the expert direction of music educator and indie rock musician Karla Schickele and friends. New and experienced rock ‘n’ rollers have the chance to build confidence, find their unique voice, and make noise...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/30/2017 to 08/04/2017
Maggie Wheeler
Harmony, Joy & Healing Through Song

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Join us for an experience of the deep, healing power of the voice as we reawaken the ancient tradition of singing together. We will be using our voices to create deeper connections with each other as well as a deeper harmony within ourselves and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/30/2017 to 08/04/2017
It's Never Too Late to Have a Happy Childhood

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Years of education, responsibility, and stress have turned a lot of us into people who seem almost afraid to have a good time, look silly, get dirty, or be outrageous. This is our chance to do something about it.

In this workshop with Joe...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/30/2017 to 08/04/2017
Melissa Bowe
A Role-Playing Adventure for Teens Ages 12-17

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

The Wayfinder Experience combines sports with play, rugged adventure with imaginative role-playing, and problem solving with creative expression. During this journey, you are given the opportunity to cooperatively play, dance, act, and choose for...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/30/2017 to 08/04/2017
Hongnian Zhang

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

Art is a language. What is most important is what you want to say—what story and point of view you want to share. This workshop, for people at all artistic levels, helps you find your painterly voice through the concepts of yin and yang. We are...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Melissa Bowe
For Ages 16-24

In this follow-up, advanced workshop for young adults, intrepid adventurers can take the Wayfinder Experience one step further and learn powerful strategies to be heart-centered warriors, healers, and magic users in everyday life.

Through...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
A Wild Life Sanctuary™ Dance Jam

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.

Follow your body and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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07/21/2017 to 07/23/2017
Ann Kristin Lindsay
A Wild Weekend Adventure

Spend an exciting weekend exploring the lively, transparent medium of watercolor—even if you have never picked up a paintbrush before.

In a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere, we learn about our materials, and then let ourselves go as we...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/23/2017 to 07/28/2017
Ann Kristin Lindsay

As spiritual beings in physical form, we naturally yearn to create and connect with our inner and outer world. Drawing and painting flowers with watercolor is a way we can experience, feel, and know the soul in a sacred world.

In this...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/28/2017 to 07/30/2017
A Healing System to Change Your Life

Are you ready for an exuberant, deeply restorative, and life-changing experience? Dance Your Bliss™ is a powerful psychotherapeutic healing system that connects us to our best selves.

Untreated emotional pain is carried in our bodies and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/30/2017 to 08/04/2017
For Kids Ages 10-17

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Experience the joy of making music under the expert direction of music educator and indie rock musician Karla Schickele and friends. New and experienced rock ‘n’ rollers have the chance to build confidence, find their unique voice, and make noise...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/30/2017 to 08/04/2017
Maggie Wheeler
Harmony, Joy & Healing Through Song

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Join us for an experience of the deep, healing power of the voice as we reawaken the ancient tradition of singing together. We will be using our voices to create deeper connections with each other as well as a deeper harmony within ourselves and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/30/2017 to 08/04/2017
It's Never Too Late to Have a Happy Childhood

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Years of education, responsibility, and stress have turned a lot of us into people who seem almost afraid to have a good time, look silly, get dirty, or be outrageous. This is our chance to do something about it.

In this workshop with Joe...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/30/2017 to 08/04/2017
Melissa Bowe
A Role-Playing Adventure for Teens Ages 12-17

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

The Wayfinder Experience combines sports with play, rugged adventure with imaginative role-playing, and problem solving with creative expression. During this journey, you are given the opportunity to cooperatively play, dance, act, and choose for...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/30/2017 to 08/04/2017
Hongnian Zhang

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

Art is a language. What is most important is what you want to say—what story and point of view you want to share. This workshop, for people at all artistic levels, helps you find your painterly voice through the concepts of yin and yang. We are...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Melissa Bowe
For Ages 16-24

In this follow-up, advanced workshop for young adults, intrepid adventurers can take the Wayfinder Experience one step further and learn powerful strategies to be heart-centered warriors, healers, and magic users in everyday life.

Through...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
A Wild Life Sanctuary™ Dance Jam

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.

Follow your body and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, filmmaker, and director/choreographer. A pioneer in what is now called “extended vocal technique” and “interdisciplinary performance,” she has created more than 200 works. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, three “Obies,” and a “Bessie” for Sustained Creative Achievement. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006. More
Grammy Award-nominated Texas singer/songwriter Jimmie Dale Gilmore creates a unique style of music—labeled “progressive alternative country” and, lately, “Americana”—that blends a lifelong interest in esoteric philosophy, literature, psychology, and spirituality with elements of country, folk, pop, blues, and rock music. Learn more about Jimmie Dale Gilmore More
Grammy Award-winner and internationally celebrated cellist David Darling talks about self-expression through music and improvising your way through life. Explore more from David Darling.   More
Grammy Award winner David Darling is an internationally celebrated cellist and cofounder of Music for People, a nonprofit organization that promotes self-expression through music and improvisation. Learn more about David Darling:http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/f849589a5fa719de533f26501445... More
Famed for her talent, creativity, and versatility as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Ani Difranco made a name for herself in the music world with the release of her self-titled debut album in 1990. This Grammy Award-winning artist has established herself as a feminist icon and political activist, using her music as a way to convey powerful, yet personal messages. In 2006, she received the Woman of Courage Award at the National Organization for Women (NOW) Conference and Young Feminist Summit. More
Musician, actress, and educator Ysaye M. Barnwell talks about the transformative power of listening, which she teaches in her workshop Building a Vocal Community®.   . More

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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

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