Workshop

Celebrate Life Festival

Restoring a Fragmented World

Aug 12 - Aug 17 2018 Rhinebeck, NY
Join a dynamic community guided by pioneering mystical teacher Thomas Hübl, founder of the Academy of Inner Science.

 

Trauma affects everyone in some way or another. We all know there is too much suffering in the world, along with ever-increasing divisions and widespread discord. But are there effective, compassionate ways to deal with trauma and fragmentation in the world—and in our lives?

For a decade and a half, thousands of people have gathered in Europe at the renowned Celebrate Life Festival for a profound immersion in human and cultural development, global transformation, and collective healing. This year at Omega, the Celebrate Life Festival comes to the United States for the first time.
Join a dynamic community of innovators dedicated to becoming answers to the questions that arise in this era of polarization and possibility.

Guided by pioneering mystical teacher Thomas Hübl, founder of the Academy of Inner Science, along with guest teachers, artists, and musicians, we creatively engage in a deep inquiry into the profound challenges of our time. We explore ways to restore ourselves and others in a fragmented world, heal collective trauma, and cultivate our relationship to the sacred in daily life.

Festival begins Sunday evening.

Can't join us in person? Tap into the the live online event.

The Celebrate Life Festival arose from an impulse to engage spiritual practice as a means of initiating a cultural shift towards restoration and global health. Nourished by a strong desire to give back to the greater community and an authentic assumption of responsibility for global care, this Festival is dedicated to creating new frameworks for social and cultural connection. This year, the proceeds from the Festival will go to support the work of The Pocket Project for Collective and Intergenerational Trauma Integration. The Pocket Project was founded in 2016 to care for one unique client: humanity itself. The project’s mission is to halt the vicious cycle of recurring collective trauma, ultimately integrating and reducing its impact on our global community.

Join the Festival to:

Awaken

At the Celebrate Life Festival, you’ll be immersed in a high-intensity field that opens you to a radical presence and aliveness. As you practice with others, you’ll find a sense of grounding and stability that expands your capacity for intimacy and innovation. Evening tonings, deep meditative practice, transparent communication, and triad work give you the opportunity to truly embody the transformation catalyzed by the Festival.

Innovate

The Celebrate Life Festival invites you to dive into a totally new kind of creative space. Through deep explorations of language, movement, and relationship, you become a living incubator for personal and cultural innovation. Profound spiritual teachings alternate with small group practice sessions and inspired conversations between Thomas Hübl, global leaders, visionaries, and participants.

Embody

The body is the ground of authentic transformation. Without embodiment, we struggle to fully manifest the gifts of our spiritual practice. At Celebrate Life, a variety of skillful practitioners offer practices to awaken and heal our relationship with the body. These spaces are an invitation for you to experience the heightened aliveness of awareness permeating the body and dissolving the separation between body, mind, and spirit.

Revel

Spontaneous creativity, joy, and playfulness abound at the Celebrate Life Festival. Dancing late into the evenings to great DJ’s and live bands, you’ll experience the freedom of radical self-expression. Beyond entertainment, these nights of music and dancing offer you the chance to meet yourself and others in the raw beauty of authentic revelation. A profound sense of intimacy and expansiveness are the sacred gifts of these celebratory spaces.

Connect

At the core of the Celebrate Life Festival is the community. We meet on our edges and in our depths, with curiosity, vulnerability, and radical transparency. The environment invites us into a depth of authenticity we may never have experienced before. This is the true possibility of the Celebrate Life Festival: to awaken and heal inside the love and power of this relational field.

William Ury will be joining the Celebrate Life Festival via live video.

Schedule

Please note this course has a special schedule and begins with dinner at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. The tentative schedule is below and is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty. The final schedule will be available upon arrival.

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
6:00 p.m. Program starts with dinner
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony with Thomas Hubl
Toning
 
MONDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:00 a.m. Body work, yoga, tai chi
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Meditation
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Teachings
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Workshops, lectures
4:45 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Toning
8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. Entertainment
 
TUESDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:00 a.m. Body work, yoga, tai chi
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Meditation
9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Teachings
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Workshops, lectures
4:45 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Toning
8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. Entertainment
 
WEDNESDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:00 a.m. Body work, yoga, tai chi
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Meditation
9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Teachings
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Workshops, lectures
4:45 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Toning
8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. Entertainment
 
THURSDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:00 a.m. Body work, yoga, tai chi
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Meditation
9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Teachings
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Workshops, lectures
4:45 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Toning
8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. Entertainment
 
FRIDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:00 a.m. Body work, yoga, tai chi
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Meditation
9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Teachings
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

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.

Meet the Teachers

  • Thomas Hübl is a modern-day mystic who illuminates the path toward deep self-awareness, helping ...
  • Konda Mason is a social entrepreneur, earth and social justice activist and spiritual teacher. He ...
  • William Ury, cofounder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, is one of the world’s leading exp ...
  • Yehudit Sasportas is one of the most prominent and prolific Israeli artists working in the local ...
  • Terrence Real is a nationally recognized family therapist, author, and teacher. He is particularl ...
  • Terry Patten is a philosopher, activist, social entrepreneur, and author of A New Republic of ...
  • Karen Gold Sherman engages the body’s innate intelligence in her practice as a Somatic Experien ...
  • Gary Joplin is a professional choreographer, dancer, and stage director, as well as an instructor ...

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

Celebrate Life Festival

$480
regular
$535

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.

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 below).

TYPE Rate - 5 Nights

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1200.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1370.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 975.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1065.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1160.00

B Double Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 865.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 765.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 740.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 750.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 590.00

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 495.00

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 55.00 $ 45.00 $ 40.00

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

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