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05/05/2017 to 05/07/2017
Rediscover the Woman You Are

As a woman in the second part of your journey, it’s never too late to reclaim your life. It just takes a bit of risk and determination.

No one knows this better than Joan Anderson, who spent 10 years writing memoirs that ask the question...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/05/2017 to 05/07/2017
Dan Welden
Journey to the Unknown

Join Dan Welden in this adventuresome exploration of Solarplate, a safer alternative high-quality printmaking process that uses sunlight and water instead of toxic chemicals.

This journey leads you to untouched parts of your artistic self...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/07/2017 to 05/12/2017
Dan Welden
Impressions to Remember

Explore the art of monoprinting with master printmaker Dan Welden. Develop your skills of observation and awareness and link them with the challenges of the unexpected as you learn to confidently and creatively handle the pigments and tools of...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/14/2017 to 05/19/2017
Rosary O'Neill
How to Capture Your Life Story in Narrative

This workshop has been cancelled.

How can you make the story of your life into a script? How can you do justice to your experiences? Where can you find the depth of understanding and self-expression necessary to capture your unique narrative?

In this writing workshop,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/19/2017 to 05/21/2017
Supporting Practice & Building Community

Looking for a great way to start the Yoga Service Conference? Choose one of three Pre-Conference Intensives on May 19 (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) to deeply immerse yourself in important topics in the field of yoga service. These intensives...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/19/2017

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

When students and clients feel safe, their vulnerability is able to surface. It is through vulnerability that we are able to connect, and it is through connection that we are able to heal.

As facilitators, we must learn to become safe...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/19/2017 to 05/21/2017
Transform Your Life by Connecting With Nature

Stories are powerful. And we tell them to ourselves all the time. Author and teacher Rachel Schaeffer shares how connecting with nature can help us access our life force energy and transform old narratives of self-doubt, criticism, and judgment...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/26/2017 to 05/29/2017
Albert Flynn DeSilver

The practice of writing is ultimately an exploration of consciousness and a path toward deeper self-awareness. But how do we cultivate depth in our own writing to reveal the profound emotional insight and revelation that inspires and moves us as...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/02/2017 to 06/04/2017

Achieve a new sense of well-being and empowerment in your life by starting a Pilates practice. A versatile exercise that can be modified for any fitness level, Pilates can enhance your other fitness routines and can help you experience greater...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/02/2017 to 06/04/2017
Melissa Bowe
A Role-Playing Adventure

Imagine a world where heroes and villains engage in a never-ending battle between good and evil, where the laughter of faeries is echoed by the roar of dragons, where powers exist that can raise the dead, heal the wounded, and enchant the living...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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05/05/2017 to 05/07/2017
Rediscover the Woman You Are

As a woman in the second part of your journey, it’s never too late to reclaim your life. It just takes a bit of risk and determination.

No one knows this better than Joan Anderson, who spent 10 years writing memoirs that ask the question...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/05/2017 to 05/07/2017
Dan Welden
Journey to the Unknown

Join Dan Welden in this adventuresome exploration of Solarplate, a safer alternative high-quality printmaking process that uses sunlight and water instead of toxic chemicals.

This journey leads you to untouched parts of your artistic self...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/07/2017 to 05/12/2017
Dan Welden
Impressions to Remember

Explore the art of monoprinting with master printmaker Dan Welden. Develop your skills of observation and awareness and link them with the challenges of the unexpected as you learn to confidently and creatively handle the pigments and tools of...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/14/2017 to 05/19/2017
Rosary O'Neill
How to Capture Your Life Story in Narrative

This workshop has been cancelled.

How can you make the story of your life into a script? How can you do justice to your experiences? Where can you find the depth of understanding and self-expression necessary to capture your unique narrative?

In this writing workshop,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/19/2017 to 05/21/2017
Supporting Practice & Building Community

Looking for a great way to start the Yoga Service Conference? Choose one of three Pre-Conference Intensives on May 19 (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) to deeply immerse yourself in important topics in the field of yoga service. These intensives...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/19/2017

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

When students and clients feel safe, their vulnerability is able to surface. It is through vulnerability that we are able to connect, and it is through connection that we are able to heal.

As facilitators, we must learn to become safe...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/19/2017 to 05/21/2017
Transform Your Life by Connecting With Nature

Stories are powerful. And we tell them to ourselves all the time. Author and teacher Rachel Schaeffer shares how connecting with nature can help us access our life force energy and transform old narratives of self-doubt, criticism, and judgment...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/26/2017 to 05/29/2017
Albert Flynn DeSilver

The practice of writing is ultimately an exploration of consciousness and a path toward deeper self-awareness. But how do we cultivate depth in our own writing to reveal the profound emotional insight and revelation that inspires and moves us as...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/02/2017 to 06/04/2017

Achieve a new sense of well-being and empowerment in your life by starting a Pilates practice. A versatile exercise that can be modified for any fitness level, Pilates can enhance your other fitness routines and can help you experience greater...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/02/2017 to 06/04/2017
Melissa Bowe
A Role-Playing Adventure

Imagine a world where heroes and villains engage in a never-ending battle between good and evil, where the laughter of faeries is echoed by the roar of dragons, where powers exist that can raise the dead, heal the wounded, and enchant the living...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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04/29/2016 to 12/31/2016

One of the most challenging things to do is start a meditation practice—or any other practice—and stick to it. If you've struggled to start a practice of any kind, you'll be interested to hear what experienced teachers Loch Kelly, Maia Danziger...

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
Visionary artist and pioneer Alex Grey describes how art is an expression of the divine throughout all of human history and how it lives on in each of us. More
Maia Danziger says that rather than happiness being our goal, we should learn to be comfortable with the ebb and flow of the full range of human emotions so all the material of life can be creatively harnessed for the greater good. 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 as Omega Poetry Festival faculty Aja Monet reads her poem "Unhurt." Learn more about Aja Monet           More
On PBS, Garrison Keillor introduces Omega Poetry Festival faculty Marie Howe, who reads her poem "The Gate."     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
Alex and Allyson Grey, pioneers in the visionary art movement, offer a simple definition of this mystical form of creative expression. 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. Explore more about Bobby McFerrin and Circlesongs Cofaculty   More

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Makes 8 tacos. Expect about 15 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes cook time.  More
“Papa, what’s your battle plan?” My granddaughter Natalia has asked me that question for the three years we’ve been having imaginary galactic battles. Her army is mainly Pokémon, popular characters that come to us from Japan. They have strengths and weaknesses, and the capacity to “evolve” and gain in ability and talent. Natalia is also aided by the usual assortment of additional friends: fairies, ponies, and favorite stuffed animals all lined up on the side of goodness and truth. More
Kombu broth is so easy it’s almost thoughtless—all you have to do is throw the elements in the pot. This broth is perfect on its own, but will inspire days of creations. You can elaborate upon it by adding cultured vegetables for a warm and chunky soup. You can use it as a base for any puree or soup you make in the blender, you can steam grains in it, or you can steam vegetables in it for a soup. It’s also a great addition to any juice fast you might partake in, over any number of days. More
You don’t necessarily have to give up your favorite foods when you are looking to eat better. Sometimes you just need to find a healthier version. This recipe may be the world’s healthiest pizza, according to Jon Gabriel. He says the egg yolks are a more complete protein that contain healthy fats and are easier to digest than other proteins, and the psyllium husk—a form of soluble fiber made from the husks of seeds from a type of plantain—helps bind the crust. Makes 4 10-inch pizzas More
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Sticking to our commitments is one of the most challenging things to do. Why is that? Because we have an unreal view of what it means to be human: We like to think of ourselves as finished products, but we’re not. We are actually works in progress. More
Holiday meals in the United States tend to rely on traditional family recipes and comfort foods, like mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin or pecan pie, but they can also be a time to honor different cultures, connect with your friends, and expand your palate. Stephanie Meade, founder and editor of InCultureParent, says that for many years she and her family have celebrated Thanksgiving with friends who are not American, and now the holiday doesn’t seem complete without a bunch of people from other countries. More
Bibimbap is a terrific recipe for a fun, participatory potluck. The host can make the rice (which is typically served crispy) and eggs, and each guest can bring a topping. Guests can also bring their favorite condiments to share, and even their own bowl or chopsticks.    Serves 8 Ingredients & Directions for Rice  4 cups of rice 1/2 tablespoon ​sesame oil More
Telling stories is one of the earliest and most intimate of human traditions. We teach and learn through stories. They captivate us and preserve our customs and cultural experiences. Just ask Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, a nonprofit whose mission is to record, preserve, and share the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs. More

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