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05/06/2016 to 05/08/2016
Tom Francescott
Healing for Body & Soul

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.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/06/2016 to 05/13/2016
Tom Francescott
Healing for Body & Soul A 7-Day Weeklong Retreat

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.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/13/2016 to 05/15/2016
Awakening the Heart of Joy

Celebrate spring with a weekend of inspiring musical prayer.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/15/2016 to 05/20/2016
Yoga, Mantra, Music & Meditation

Devotional chanting and mantra, when combined with yoga practice, can produce extraordinary states of consciousness and deep healing, and help restore our body, mind, and spirit to exceptional levels.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/22/2016 to 05/27/2016
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.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/27/2016 to 05/30/2016
Joe Raiola
Agent-Provocateurs

There are reasons why dictators fear and muzzle artists. Provocative art holds up a mirror to hypocrisy, injustice, and abuse, and mobilizes people in ways that nothing else can. Do you want to create the change you want to see in the world?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Richard Blanco
What a Poem Can Do in the World

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
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
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Melissa Bowe
A Role-Playing Adventure (Ages 12–17)

The Wayfinder Experience combines sports with play, rugged adventure with imaginative role-playing, and problem solving with creative expression.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016
Olympia Dukakis

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

The Descent of Inanna is a Sumerian myth that tells the story of Inanna, the goddess of heaven and earth, who journeys to save her sister Ereshkigal, queen of the underworld.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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05/06/2016 to 05/08/2016
Tom Francescott
Healing for Body & Soul

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.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/06/2016 to 05/13/2016
Tom Francescott
Healing for Body & Soul A 7-Day Weeklong Retreat

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.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/13/2016 to 05/15/2016
Awakening the Heart of Joy

Celebrate spring with a weekend of inspiring musical prayer.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/15/2016 to 05/20/2016
Yoga, Mantra, Music & Meditation

Devotional chanting and mantra, when combined with yoga practice, can produce extraordinary states of consciousness and deep healing, and help restore our body, mind, and spirit to exceptional levels.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/22/2016 to 05/27/2016
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.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/27/2016 to 05/30/2016
Joe Raiola
Agent-Provocateurs

There are reasons why dictators fear and muzzle artists. Provocative art holds up a mirror to hypocrisy, injustice, and abuse, and mobilizes people in ways that nothing else can. Do you want to create the change you want to see in the world?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Richard Blanco
What a Poem Can Do in the World

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
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
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Melissa Bowe
A Role-Playing Adventure (Ages 12–17)

The Wayfinder Experience combines sports with play, rugged adventure with imaginative role-playing, and problem solving with creative expression.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016
Olympia Dukakis

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

The Descent of Inanna is a Sumerian myth that tells the story of Inanna, the goddess of heaven and earth, who journeys to save her sister Ereshkigal, queen of the underworld.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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04/29/2016 to 06/30/2016

One of the most challenging things to do is start a meditation practice—or any other practice—and stick to it.

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. Wanna join the circle in 2015? 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 2015! 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
For more than 30 years, Daniel Mack has worked with wood and natural materials as an artist, furniture maker, and architectural consultant. He teaches how to work with rustic materials as an artistic path of honoring the unseen.   Daniel Mack is teaching Working Rustic July 6–11, 2014.   More

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Omega Institute You Should Write, Even if You'll Miss the Mark: An Interview With Maia Danziger
An Interview With Maia Danziger
Omega: How has your acting career influenced your writing practice? Maia: It’s the same process, only with different outcomes. Really good acting is about being completely present in the moment. It's about having done your homework and then giving everything up and allowing the flow to move through it. As an actor I often hear people say, “Oh my God, I got nervous when I walked out on stage.” More
Omega Institute Live Dirty & Eat Clean: An Interview With Robynne Chutkan
An Interview With Robynne Chutkan
Omega: Your mantra is "live dirty and eat clean." What do you mean by that? Robynne: To “live dirty" means to restore our essential connection with nature and with the trillions of microbes that call our bodies home—and whose survival is inextricably linked to ours. To “eat clean” means to eat unprocessed food from nature (mostly plants) grown responsibly, without harmful pesticides, etc. Omega: What’s your personal recipe for feeling your best? Robynne: I feel my best when I hit this triad: More
Omega Institute Why You Should Eat More Fat: An Interview With Mark Hyman
An Interview With Mark Hyman
Omega: What food mistakes did you make in the past that helped inform your current diet and recommendations? More
Omega Institute Roasted Artichokes by Suzanne Boothby
In his “Ode to an Artichoke” Pablo Neruda wrote, “The tender-hearted artichoke dressed up as a warrior, erect, it built itself a little dome, it kept itself impregnable beneath its armoured leaves.” Cooking artichokes can be intimidating thanks to their tough exterior, but their health benefits are worth the extra effort. Along with being a great source of fiber and vitamins C and K, artichokes are full of antioxidants. Makes 6-8 Servings More
Omega Institute A Writer's Rules for Meditation by Natalie Goldberg
More than four decades is a long time to be engaged in one activity. Have I managed to do meditation every day no matter what? No. Have I often experienced states of bliss that kept me going? No. Did my knees hurt? Yes. Did my shoulders ache? Yes. Was I sometimes filled with anger, aggression, tormented by old ragged memories? Yes. Did I burn with sexual desire, crave a hot fudge sundae so bad my teeth ached? Yes. Why did I do it? What kept me going? More
The Courage to Choose: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 3
An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 3
Omega: Women in the 21st century are forging new paths while being held to impossible “women's magazine” standards—“perfection” and “balance” are words you encourage women not to use. The Signature of All Things tells the 19th century life story of a rare, intrepid woman scientist. Do you consider yourself political in your writing? More
Omega Institute Spring Pea Soup by Andrea Beaman
Organic, frozen mixed vegetables are good for quick-and-easy stir-fries and soups. While I highly encourage you to prepare fresh food from local and seasonal products, if you don’t have time or access, count on frozen vegetables to help you out in the kitchen. Ingredients More
Omega Institute Linguine With Beet Greens by Suzanne Boothby
Beets have a long history as an edible aphrodisiac—the Ancient Romans believed beets promoted loving feelings and enhanced sex appeal, and beets are sometimes used as a pagan symbol for love and beauty. More
Omega Institute Creativity Is In Your Fingertips: An Interview With Lynda Barry
An Interview With Lynda Barry
Omega: In your book What It Is, you have a character that says, “The thing I call ‘my mind’ seems to be kind of like a landlord that doesn’t really know its tenants.” What are some of the ways your landlord gets to know its tenants? More

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