Workshop

Ecstatic Chant

The Yoga of Voice

Aug 31 - Sep 03 2018 Rhinebeck, NY
Join us for our 14th annual Ecstatic Chant retreat, one of the most popular events at Omega.

Join us for our 14th annual Ecstatic Chant retreat, one of the most popular events at Omega. A remarkable opportunity to experience some of the Western world’s leading devotional singers, this inspiring weekend nourishes the soul with a rich tradition of musical prayer and meditation.

Known in Sanskrit as kirtan, devotional chanting awakens a longing in the heart for the experience of inner silence, boundless love, and intimate union with the divine. Emerging from Hindu traditions in India, kirtan is practiced by millions of people. The call-and-response, rhythmic quality of these unifying chants kindles an exhilarating, joyful mood and is accepted as one of the surest paths to enlightenment. In recent years, pioneering musicians and seekers have brought this magical tradition to the West.

Throughout the weekend—including an all-night Saturday session—we explore a variety of chants and chanting styles, interspersed with rejuvenating sessions of meditation, yoga, and story sharing.

More Information

This program ends Monday at 12:30 p.m. Performers are subject to change. Ram Dass will appear via live video stream.

 

MORE WAYS TO CHANT

Special Labor Day Chant Session
Monday, September 3
This special Labor Day Ecstatic Chant takes place on Monday, September 3, from 2:30 p.m. to midnight, and includes performances by Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, Jai Uttal, Parvathy Baul, and Manose.

Tuition for this one-day program is $75 ($65 Members) for those who participated in the weekend Ecstatic Chant, and $125 ($110 Members) for others (plus accommodations and/or commuter charges). To take advantage of the special $75 ($65 Members) rate, please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register.

 

Heart Practice of Chanting
Bringing Chanting Into the Practice of Living
Tuesday, September 4

Join Krishna Das for this one-day chanting retreat and devotional practice. This is a special opportunity to study with one of the foremost devotional singers in the world.

 

The Singing Body
Song & Movement in Baul Tradition
Tuesday, September 4

In this 1-day workshop, you can be part of the ancient Baul tradition of singing with body movement and dance.

Schedule

Please note this course ends Monday at 12:30 p.m. and has a special schedule:

FRIDAY
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
8:00 p.m.–12:30 a.m. (Saturday) Workshop
 
SATURDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Workshop
8:00 p.m.–5:30 a.m. (Sunday) Workshop
 
SUNDAY
11:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Workshop
8:00 p.m.–1:30 a.m. (Monday) Workshop
 
MONDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

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

The Children's Program will not be available during the Saturday and Sunday evening overnight chant sessions. 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

  • Grammy-nominee Krishna Das is one of the foremost devotional singers in the world. Sharing his sp ...
  • Deva Premal and Miten, life-partners on and off the stage, employ ancient m ...
  • A Grammy-nominated singer and pioneer in the world music community, Jai Uttal has led kirtans wo ...
  • Ram Dass, author of the groundbreaking classic Be Here Now, and his latest, Polishin ...
  • Nepalese Indian flute (bansuri) maestro Manose has spent the past 10 years touri ...
  • The Juggernauts are a mantra music collective built on the long­time friendship and collaboratio ...
  • C.C. White’s distinct “Soul Kirtan” performances have won her wide recognition as “The Qu ...
  • Rickie Byars Beckwith is music and arts director for the Agape International Spiritual Center and ...
  • Mirabai Ceiba is a duo consisting of guitarist/singer Markus Sieber and singer/h ...
  • Parvathy Baul is a practitioner, performer, and teacher of the Baul tradition from Bengal, India. Sh ...
  • Steve Gorn, whose flute music for yoga and meditation has been said to “re-align the cells,” ...

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

Ecstatic Chant

$355
regular
$395

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 - 3 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.

$ 844.00

A Single Cabin Room

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

$ 976.00

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.

$ 705.00

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.

$ 761.00

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. 

$ 820.00

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.

$ 619.00

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. 

$ 549.00

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.

$ 526.00

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.

$ 526.00

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.

$ 410.00

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.

$ 345.00

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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