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06/16/2017 to 06/18/2017
Reflect Your Ideal Creative Self

Mosaics have been around for at least 4,500 years but are enjoying a modern Renaissance.

Learn firsthand the appeal of this enduring medium as you create your own mirror mosaic using glass, jewels, seashells, and quirky repurposed objects...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/16/2017 to 06/18/2017
Discover the Secret Language of the Heart

Music is a powerful transformational tool that can alleviate specific illnesses, reverse negative mindsets and attitudes, dissolve creative blocks, and improve your overall health. Award-winning producer Barry Goldstein shares transformational...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/18/2017 to 06/23/2017
The Painting Experience

Explore the world of spontaneous creation—a transformative journey into the unexpected where no rules apply.

In this expressive painting workshop, everyone is a beginner. Whether you are a veteran painter or are picking up a paintbrush...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/18/2017 to 06/23/2017

For many of us, drawing seems to be a mysterious process, reserved for the few who are “talented,” but work based on the best-selling book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Dr. Betty Edwards has debunked this myth and proved that...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/18/2017 to 06/23/2017

Close your eyes and imagine your grandmother’s perfume, an ambulance siren, the squelch of wet socks, or a forkful of hot apple pie. We experience the world through our senses, and nothing draws readers in faster.

Each day of this workshop...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/18/2017 to 06/23/2017
How to Make Yoga Your Spiritual Practice

Yoga is not one-size fits all. Learn to think outside the box and walk a path that’s uniquely yours while maintaining a connection to the powerful traditions of this ancient practice with the Kaivalya Yoga Method.

Guided by Alanna Kaivalya...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017

For more than 30 years, Ysaye M. Barnwell and George Brandon have been building a vocal community at Omega. Each year, their workshop is a gathering of former participants and a celebration for those joining the class for the first time.

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Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017

This workshop for beginning and advanced songwriters focuses on songwriting as a tool for self-discovery. While Jimmie Dale Gilmore creates an atmosphere of interaction and collaboration, the emphasis is on providing perspectives and motivation...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017

Visionary artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey teach painting and drawing from the wellspring of divine imagination. In this workshop, artists at any level of experience create from the sacred ground and the mystic eye.

Through illustrated...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/30/2017 to 07/02/2017

In this Advanced Songwriting workshop with Grammy-nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore, we further explore songwriting as a tool for self-discovery, building on insights and techniques drawn from the Songwriting workshop. The interaction and strong...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/16/2017 to 06/18/2017
Reflect Your Ideal Creative Self

Mosaics have been around for at least 4,500 years but are enjoying a modern Renaissance.

Learn firsthand the appeal of this enduring medium as you create your own mirror mosaic using glass, jewels, seashells, and quirky repurposed objects...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/16/2017 to 06/18/2017
Discover the Secret Language of the Heart

Music is a powerful transformational tool that can alleviate specific illnesses, reverse negative mindsets and attitudes, dissolve creative blocks, and improve your overall health. Award-winning producer Barry Goldstein shares transformational...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/18/2017 to 06/23/2017
The Painting Experience

Explore the world of spontaneous creation—a transformative journey into the unexpected where no rules apply.

In this expressive painting workshop, everyone is a beginner. Whether you are a veteran painter or are picking up a paintbrush...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/18/2017 to 06/23/2017

For many of us, drawing seems to be a mysterious process, reserved for the few who are “talented,” but work based on the best-selling book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Dr. Betty Edwards has debunked this myth and proved that...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/18/2017 to 06/23/2017

Close your eyes and imagine your grandmother’s perfume, an ambulance siren, the squelch of wet socks, or a forkful of hot apple pie. We experience the world through our senses, and nothing draws readers in faster.

Each day of this workshop...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/18/2017 to 06/23/2017
How to Make Yoga Your Spiritual Practice

Yoga is not one-size fits all. Learn to think outside the box and walk a path that’s uniquely yours while maintaining a connection to the powerful traditions of this ancient practice with the Kaivalya Yoga Method.

Guided by Alanna Kaivalya...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017

For more than 30 years, Ysaye M. Barnwell and George Brandon have been building a vocal community at Omega. Each year, their workshop is a gathering of former participants and a celebration for those joining the class for the first time.

...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017

This workshop for beginning and advanced songwriters focuses on songwriting as a tool for self-discovery. While Jimmie Dale Gilmore creates an atmosphere of interaction and collaboration, the emphasis is on providing perspectives and motivation...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017

Visionary artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey teach painting and drawing from the wellspring of divine imagination. In this workshop, artists at any level of experience create from the sacred ground and the mystic eye.

Through illustrated...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/30/2017 to 07/02/2017

In this Advanced Songwriting workshop with Grammy-nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore, we further explore songwriting as a tool for self-discovery, building on insights and techniques drawn from the Songwriting workshop. The interaction and strong...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Watch as Omega Poetry Festival faculty Aja Monet reads her poem "Unhurt." Learn more about Aja Monet           More
Garrison Keillor introduces Omega Poetry Festival faculty Marie Howe, who reads her poem "The Gate" on this segment from the PBS program "Poetry Everywhere".     More
Award-winning poet and author of the novel A Bullshit Night in Suck City, Nick Flynn reads his poem "Haiku (Failed)" at AWP's Annual Conference & Bookfair in Washington, DC. 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
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
Rythmic drumming and West African dancers join Nigerian drummer and activist for African music and culture in the United States, Babatunde Olatunji in the welcome song, Funga Alafia.        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. Learn more about Dan Mack More

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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
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

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