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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
05/12/2017 to 05/19/2017

Become a certified Warm Water Yoga instructor and learn to teach this safe, supportive yoga practice to people with special needs or who are no longer able to have a traditional practice.

In this 40-hour training program...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017

 

Water-based yoga is a playful, fun, and safe way to practice yoga. It’s an ideal practice for people who have never practiced yoga before, have limited mobility or restricted range of motion, or are looking for a gentle way...

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

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
Tom Francescott
A Guided Detox Experience

What is your soul craving? On this cleansing journey of healing, self-discovery, and transformation, you learn to detox your body, clear your mind, and feed your soul.

Join naturopathic doctor Tom Francescott as he guides you on a simple...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/19/2017 to 05/26/2017
Tom Francescott
A Guided Detox Experience

What is your soul craving? On this cleansing journey of healing, self-discovery, and transformation, you learn to detox your body, clear your mind, and feed your soul.

Join naturopathic doctor Tom Francescott as he guides you on a simple...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/21/2017 to 05/26/2017
Creating Fearless Flow

Yoga is known to help quiet the mind. When we silence the parts of our brains associated with criticism, our writing, our art, and even our lives can reach new potential and expand with creative brilliance.

In this workshop, combining yoga...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/26/2017 to 05/29/2017
Develop the Tools to Unlock Your Full Potential

You have the potential to live a much fuller life, where you wake up every morning feeling enthusiastic about the day ahead and throw yourself into everything you do—not because you have to, but because you want to. But a powerful inner enemy...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/02/2017 to 06/04/2017
Boot Camp for Your Brain

In this age of digital dependence, “flexing your memory” is as integral to overall well-being as proper diet, exercise, and rest. But how do you keep your brain fit?

Join Brent Sverdloff, a practitioner of trained-memory techniques since...

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

Come celebrate the language of the soul and the divinity within all creation. Sing, dance, and immerse yourself in the spiritual rapture of Sufi rhythms and chants.

As a practice of direct experience, Sufism cultivates a compassionate...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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
05/12/2017 to 05/19/2017

Become a certified Warm Water Yoga instructor and learn to teach this safe, supportive yoga practice to people with special needs or who are no longer able to have a traditional practice.

In this 40-hour training program...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017

 

Water-based yoga is a playful, fun, and safe way to practice yoga. It’s an ideal practice for people who have never practiced yoga before, have limited mobility or restricted range of motion, or are looking for a gentle way...

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

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
Tom Francescott
A Guided Detox Experience

What is your soul craving? On this cleansing journey of healing, self-discovery, and transformation, you learn to detox your body, clear your mind, and feed your soul.

Join naturopathic doctor Tom Francescott as he guides you on a simple...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/19/2017 to 05/26/2017
Tom Francescott
A Guided Detox Experience

What is your soul craving? On this cleansing journey of healing, self-discovery, and transformation, you learn to detox your body, clear your mind, and feed your soul.

Join naturopathic doctor Tom Francescott as he guides you on a simple...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/21/2017 to 05/26/2017
Creating Fearless Flow

Yoga is known to help quiet the mind. When we silence the parts of our brains associated with criticism, our writing, our art, and even our lives can reach new potential and expand with creative brilliance.

In this workshop, combining yoga...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/26/2017 to 05/29/2017
Develop the Tools to Unlock Your Full Potential

You have the potential to live a much fuller life, where you wake up every morning feeling enthusiastic about the day ahead and throw yourself into everything you do—not because you have to, but because you want to. But a powerful inner enemy...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/02/2017 to 06/04/2017
Boot Camp for Your Brain

In this age of digital dependence, “flexing your memory” is as integral to overall well-being as proper diet, exercise, and rest. But how do you keep your brain fit?

Join Brent Sverdloff, a practitioner of trained-memory techniques since...

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

Come celebrate the language of the soul and the divinity within all creation. Sing, dance, and immerse yourself in the spiritual rapture of Sufi rhythms and chants.

As a practice of direct experience, Sufism cultivates a compassionate...

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
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
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
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. Explore more about Bobby McFerrin and Circlesongs Cofaculty   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.   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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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
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
Gratitude—the feeling of deep appreciation—has long been a staple of religious traditions, and it's becoming more and more popular today.  Oprah has kept a written gratitude journal for more than a decade and now keeps one using an app. More
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

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