Workshop

Ecstatic Chant

The Yoga of Voice

Aug 30 - Sep 02 2019 Rhinebeck, NY
Join the 15th annual Ecstatic Chant, one of Omega’s most popular events, with Krishna Das and more.

Grammy-nominated kirtan leader Jai Uttal and other musicians share
the devotional chant Govinda Gopala at Omega's Ecstatic Chant.

 

Join us for our 15th 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 2
This special Labor Day Ecstatic Chant takes place on Monday, September 2, from 2:30 p.m. to midnight, and includes performances by Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, Jai Uttal, and Manose. Note: a discount is available to those who also attend the full Ecstatic Chant weekend. Learn more

Heart Practice of Chanting
Bringing Chanting Into the Practice of Living
Tuesday, September 3
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.

Schedule

Please note this course ends Monday at 12:30 p.m. and has a special schedule. The schedule below is tentative and subject to change.  A detailed schedule will be available upon arrival:

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
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 hi ...
  • 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 kirtan ...
  • Ram Dass, author of the groundbreaking classic Be Here Now, and his latest, Poli ...
  • Nepalese Indian flute (bansuri) maestro Manose has spent the past 10 years t ...
  • Gaura Vani was born into an American Hare Krishna family and left the United States at age six fo ...
  • Visvambhar Sheth is an internationally recognized kirtan-singer and inspirational speaker. With a ...
  • The Juggernauts are a mantra music collective built on the long­time friendship and collaboratio ...
  • Wah! has been making music for the yoga world for more than 25 years. She blends a seductive, Eas ...
  • Rickie Byars Beckwith is music and arts director for the Agape International Spiritual Center ...
  • Vishal Vaid has trained in the traditional art of ghazal (an ancient form of poetry, often perfor ...
  • HuDost is a neo-folk world rock ensemble from Montreal and Kentucky who has toured the United States ...
  • Dave Stringer is a Grammy-nominated record producer and composer who has been widely profiled as ...
  • 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

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

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

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.

$ 556.00

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

B Double Cabin Room

Shared 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

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

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

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. 

$ 609.00

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. 

$ 880.00

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.

Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 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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