How does Omega develop its workshops?

The majority of Omega's programs come from in-house research conducted by our programming department and initiative centers rather than from unsolicited proposals. Our research explores current trends in the fields of holistic health & wellness, psychology, spirituality, creative expression, relationships, leadership & sustainability. In addition, we carefully read our participant feedback, both for evaluations of current teachers and for interest in new topics and teachers.

What kind of teacher is Omega looking for?

Omega is the largest and most successful institution of its kind in North America.

We are interested in and always seek:

  • the original founder of any particular discipline (if they are still living), rather than their students
  • published authors, scholars, artists and performers with established careers and reputations
  • experienced health professionals with solid links to legitimate institutions
  • bona fide spiritual teachers and healers from ancient or traditional lineages & cultures; as well as brand new modalities
  • an original idea or new theme, or a unique individual with a remarkable story
  • teachers with a marketing reach and social media presence

Omega primarily offers weekend, 5-day, & 7-day workshops at our Rhinebeck, New York campus.  We also hold 7-day workshops at Blue Spirit Retreat in Costa Rica, as well as 1-day or 2-day events a few times a year in cities nationwide.

If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in offering a workshop at one of these locations, it is best to review a few of our catalogs or brochures to get an idea of the kinds of topics offered before filling out the proposal below.  

I want to send a course proposal to Omega; what should I do?

Please fill out the below application forms and press the Submit Proposal button at the bottom of the page. Your teaching credentials and experience should be briefly summarized, and your actual proposal should be no longer than one page. Please note that no proposals will be accepted other than via this process.

In developing a proposal, consider the following:

  • Workshop title
  • What will the participants learn (subject matter, particular methods, skills, etc.)?
  • Participants bring home: New skills? Improved health? Great awareness? Deeper understanding?
  • The workshop is appropriate for: Professionals? Lay people? Beginners? Experts? All levels? Who is the intended audience?
  • Participants learn through: Hands-on experience? Group discussion? Writing? Drawing? Lecture? Any combination thereof? What percentage of the workshop is experiential or lecture?
  • What course materials (if any) will be needed?
  • Provide a history of experience of teaching a weekend or weeklong workshop in a retreat setting.

Please use succinct, uncomplicated language and make sure that your name, mailing address, URL, daytime phone number and/or e-mail address are submitted. If there is interest in your proposal, a representative of the Omega programming department will contact you, possibly several months later.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL Omega regarding the status of your proposal.

Thank you.

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