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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
09/30/2016 to 10/02/2016
Emil Adler

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
Marina Belica

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
10/02/2016 to 10/07/2016

For many of us, drawing seems to be a mysterious process, reserved for the few who are “talented,” but the work of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain has debunked this myth.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/02/2016 to 10/07/2016
Transform Your Life by Connecting With Nature

Stories are powerful. And we tell them to ourselves all the time.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/14/2016 to 10/16/2016
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?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/14/2016 to 10/16/2016
Shari Geller
Meditating Off the Cushion

This workshop has been cancelled.

Formal seated meditation is one way to develop mindfulness. But it’s not the only way.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/16/2016 to 10/21/2016
Ann Hood

This workshop has been cancelled.

Knitting is a lot like life: stitches get dropped, knots develop, and patterns go awry. Paired with the peacefulness of knitting, writing can help you unravel twisted threads, find new approaches, and reshape the story of your life.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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
09/30/2016 to 10/02/2016
Emil Adler

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
Marina Belica

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
10/02/2016 to 10/07/2016

For many of us, drawing seems to be a mysterious process, reserved for the few who are “talented,” but the work of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain has debunked this myth.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/02/2016 to 10/07/2016
Transform Your Life by Connecting With Nature

Stories are powerful. And we tell them to ourselves all the time.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/14/2016 to 10/16/2016
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?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/14/2016 to 10/16/2016
Shari Geller
Meditating Off the Cushion

This workshop has been cancelled.

Formal seated meditation is one way to develop mindfulness. But it’s not the only way.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/16/2016 to 10/21/2016
Ann Hood

This workshop has been cancelled.

Knitting is a lot like life: stitches get dropped, knots develop, and patterns go awry. Paired with the peacefulness of knitting, writing can help you unravel twisted threads, find new approaches, and reshape the story of your life.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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At the 2015 Seeds of Change Conference, young poet Betye Arrastia-Nowak delivers a heartfelt poem dedicated to the civil rights and food justice movements.     More
On PBS, Garrison Keillor introduces Omega Poetry Festival faculty Marie Howe, who reads her poem "The Gate."   Learn more about Marie Howe Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival       More
Watch as Omega Poetry Festival faculty Aja Monet reads her poem "Unhurt." Learn more about Aja Monet           More
In this video from the PBS News Hour, Omega Poetry Festival faculty Li-Young Lee reads his poem "Descended From Dreamers." Learn more about Li-Young Lee Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival     More
Watch award-winning poet Nick Flynn from the Omega Poetry Festival as he reads his poem "Haiku (Failed)." Learn more about Nick Flynn   More
Omega Circlesongs Workshop Faculty: I Wanna (featuring Judi Donaghy Vinar with Rhiannon, Dave Worm, Joey Blake, and Bobby McFerrin). The teaching team, led by Judi, offers an improvised mission statement for daily living, as practiced during the Omega Circlesongs Workshop in August 2014. Want to join the circle in 2016? Space is limited, so register early for Bobby McFerrin: Circlesongs.   More
Bobby McFerrin leads 200+ Omega workshop participants in joyful song at the conclusion of Circlesongs 2014. Described as a life-changing journey by attendees, this improvisational singing workshop with Bobby McFerrin invites you to play, sing, and create—in music and in life. Many students make this workshop a yearly ritual. Space is limited. Register today for Circlesongs 2016! 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
In this archive footage, master teacher Olatunji and his West African dancers and drummers presented an unforgettable workshop experience at Omega in 1998. July 06, 2014 – July 11     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

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Pumpkin is a popular autumn ingredient found in everything from soups to pancakes, and even mac and cheese. Just one cup of this orange vegetable contains more than 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A, an essential nutrient for healthy eyes and skin. More
Omega Institute A Writer's Ritual: An Interview With Isabel Allende
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
Omega Institute The Fire of Activism: An Interview With Isabel Allende
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
Omega Institute: 7 Habits of Highly Engaging Storytellers by Sari Botton and Eva Tenuto
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.  Here are some keys to effective, engaging, true storytelling: 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

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