Burlesque as Medicine

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Rhinebeck, NY

Omega Member Benefits

Omega members enjoy reduced rates on workshops and campus purchases while supporting Omega's work in the world.

member

$405

regular

$450

Workshop

Burlesque as Medicine

Retrieving Love & Innocence Through Radical Self-Expression

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Rhinebeck, NY

Program Tuition

member

$405

regular

$450

Anna Brooke teaches burlesque with a variety of movement, breath, and self-inquiry exercises that enable us to access our creative self expression.


Burlesque is the art of the striptease, a dance-based expression of sacred, sensual, feminine power that honors the body as a unique vessel of mirth, beauty, and spirit. Using burlesque as the foundation for this workshop, we learn how to get out of our own way and dance our truth no matter our stage in life. This workshop is for anyone tired of feeling held back from their own authentic self-expression and ready to try something new.

This retreat teaches the history and moves of burlesque with experiential learning and a variety of movement, breath, and creative self-inquiry exercises that enable us to:

  • Create new perspectives and possibilities within our lives
  • Experience belonging, innocence, and empowerment
  • Re-educate fear, shame, and judgment with intentional, deep love
  • Set healthy boundaries to reject lies and embrace truth
  • Establish sacred tools and an embodied practice of sensuality

When we strip off our limitations, we reveal our truth in safety and love.

This retreat is open to all levels of dance and movement experience. Please note clothes will be worn at all times.

The Faculty recommends you read the following book in preparation for the course:

  • The Burlesque Handbook by Jo Weldon

Faculty asks that you bring a robe or wrap dress with you to the course (clothes will be worn at all times). Also, if you have any favorite small fans, gloves or feather boas, you may bring them along, though some will also be supplied.

Please note there is a special schedule for this course:

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
 
MONDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Participatory Performance
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Program Tuition

member

$405

regular

$450

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight

Stay With Us


Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.

A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).

Commute

5 nights commuter fee
$200.00

The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.


See our Cancellation Policy.

Certificate of Attendance : $25