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07/21/2017 to 07/23/2017
Awaken Your Feminine Joy

Do you want to learn to belly dance in a fun and supportive environment? Would you like to feel empowered through ancient wisdom to gain insight into yourself while also celebrating your femininity and strength?

In their 16th year at Omega...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
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
07/23/2017 to 07/28/2017
Inhabiting the Body, Moving the World

Come celebrate your life as a living source of energy, knowledge, and creativity in the Somatic Movement Immersion.

By deepening into somatic-based presence, we awaken the power of our own well-being in service to creating a more...

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
07/28/2017 to 07/30/2017
Discover the Wisdom That Waits in Your Heart

“To have any chance of knowing joy, we must love everything in the way.” —Mark Nepo

The gift and practice of being human centers on the effort to restore what matters and make good use of our heart. The path to love and truth...

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
Hongnian Zhang

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

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07/21/2017 to 07/23/2017
Awaken Your Feminine Joy

Do you want to learn to belly dance in a fun and supportive environment? Would you like to feel empowered through ancient wisdom to gain insight into yourself while also celebrating your femininity and strength?

In their 16th year at Omega...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
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
07/23/2017 to 07/28/2017
Inhabiting the Body, Moving the World

Come celebrate your life as a living source of energy, knowledge, and creativity in the Somatic Movement Immersion.

By deepening into somatic-based presence, we awaken the power of our own well-being in service to creating a more...

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
07/28/2017 to 07/30/2017
Discover the Wisdom That Waits in Your Heart

“To have any chance of knowing joy, we must love everything in the way.” —Mark Nepo

The gift and practice of being human centers on the effort to restore what matters and make good use of our heart. The path to love and truth...

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
Hongnian Zhang

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

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Dondi Dahlin describes the creative expression of belly dancing. Wheather it be a firey passonate zambra mora dance from Spain as vibrate mashion material massages the body or a refined and delicate dance from Egypt, each movement tells a story.         More
From North African dance to Spain's zambra mora to Egyptian, Lebanese and Turkish techniques you will experience it all.  A week in Dondi Dahlin's belly dance workshop will not only leave you with a variety of cultural movements but you will have explored the history, riutals, and celebrations of Middle Eastern women as well as your own body image. Threw tears and laughter it is a week that Dahlin says, "transforms women's lives."    More
Dondi Dahlin, past winner of the Belly Dancer of the Universe competition, shares why the practice of belly dance is an empowering celebration of movement for women of all ages, shapes, and sizes.         More
Artist Daniel Mack discusses why taking simple materials and creating a pattern speaks to something inside will allow you to revisit and rework old habits as well as remind you of the transformational quality of creativity. More
Artist Daniel Mack has been creating rustic work for more than 30 years from making furniture, to architectural and garden structures, and small, simple objects. In this video, he shares the four needs that art and creativity can fulfill in your life. More
Artist Daniel Mack explains the fundamentals of contemporary alchemy through the creation of rustic art by deeply integrating your technical skills with your spiritual and intuitive resources. More
Judith Ansara, MSW, has been a leading innovator and teacher of human consciousness for more than 30 years. In this video, she reveals why the experience of pleasure through playfulness, curiosity, exploration, and delight will bring joy and vitality into your relationship every day. Learn more about Judith Ansara:http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/9415318b2f12188ea2f5707563c0... More
Spiritual life counselor, Iyanla Vanzant reveals the importance of recognizing that you come from some place that much bigger than you, that gives you life and breath. Regardless of whether you call this place God or the Divine, your calling is to find the best way to be in relationship with your source. Explore more from Iyanla Vanzant   More
Musician and mentor Eliyahu Sills has led manhood training groups for more than a decade. He has studied men's issues and rites of passage with Michael Meade, Malidoma Some, and Robert Spencer, and currently leads "coming of age" groups for adolescent boys for the Stepping Stones Project. Explore more with Eliyahu Sills   More
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

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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
A young group of women link arms, one looks back smiling.
Why Everyone Should Have a 16-Year-Old Boss
I love being a part of Rookie magazine. I love that it is an inherently and unapologetically feminist publication, but also operates on the premise that it’s there for girls and young women in creating a space that celebrates instead of stigmatizes young girlhood, which so many other things and some other media outlets do. More
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

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