Women & Power
 Retreat

Omega Women's Leadership Center | Conference

Women & Power Retreat

#DoPowerDifferently

Oct 06 - Oct 08 2017 Rhinebeck, NY

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Over the past decade, women from around the world have gathered at Omega’s Women & Power retreats to be inspired, informed, and motivated to Do Power Differently®.

If ever there’s a time for women across the globe to gather, share ideas, build community, and foster resilience, it is now. The world needs us to be outspoken, inventive, and brave. Now is the time to come together and redefine what it means to be a powerful leader in everything we do.

Power: it’s a charged word. It has come to mean the ability to wage control over others through domination or force. But that’s a worn-out definition that humanity can't afford to live by. So what does it mean to do power differently? That’s what we will explore at this year’s Women & Power Retreat. We’ve gathered thinkers, artists, activists, and leaders to open our minds to new definitions of power, innovative ways of working and leading, and practical steps for releasing the untapped and critical wisdom of women. Together we ask and explore answers to these questions:

  • How do we develop personal resilience and compassionate yet courageous action in the face of adversity?
  • What steps do women take now to advocate for equality, justice, and healing—not just in our own communities, but everywhere? And not just for women, but for everybody?
  • How do we move beyond our own limitations and biases?
  • How do we use the strengths we have honed, not only in the workplace, but also as sisters, mothers, and caretakers, to upend a worn-out vision of power and leadership?
  • What are some of the most innovative and inspiring changes being made by women in the arts, economics, activism, business, philanthropy, healing, education, and other arenas?

YOUR WOMEN & POWER EXPERIENCE INCLUDES…

A weekend full of stimulating talks, conversations, and entertainment
Breakout workshops that offer a range of options, from leadership skills, to stress-reduction, to communication and creativity
A community of fascinating, warm, diverse, down-to-earth and involved women from around the country and the world
Wellness activities and services including our wellness center and daily yoga, meditation, and tai chi classes
Delicious, healthy meals and a dining hall where conversations happen naturally
The Omega campus with its beautiful gardens, walking paths, and lake

Scholarships: The application deadline for this program has passed.

More Information

Faculty are subject to change.

Schedule

Please note this course begins Friday at 7:45 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.)

7:45 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Welcome: Carla Goldstein

Song: Women of the World

Conversation: Elizabeth Lesser and Loung Ung

SATURDAY

8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.

Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)

9:00 a.m.–Noon

Keynote & Practice: Sharon Salzberg

Panel, Turning Pain Into Power: Gwen Carr, Tia Oros Peters, Norma Bowe, and Eva Tenuto

Panel, The Women's Building: Pamela Shifman, Yasmeen Hassan, Judaline Cassidy, Sharon Richardson, and Carla Goldstein

2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Keynote & Exercise: Joan Blades

Breakout Workshops: Joan Blades, Debilyn Molineaux, Diana Adams, Aja Monet, Sondra Loring, and Veronica Domingo

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Evening Presentation: Anna Deavere Smith 

Concert: Women of the World

 
SUNDAY

9:00 a.m.–Noon

Morning Practice: Sharon Salzberg

Keynote: Sarah Peter

Keynote: Tavneet Suri

Keynote & Interview: Dolores Huerta and Robyn Moreno

Closing: Carla Goldstein

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 is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival 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

  • Anna Deavere Smith is a playwright, actor, and professor whose multi-character p ...
  • Dolores Huerta is the cofounder of the National Farm Workers Association, founde ...
  • Loung Ung is a survivor of the killing fields of Cambodia, one of the bloodie ...
  • Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of the Omega Institute and the Omega Women's Lead ...
  • Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renow ...
  • Gwendolyn Carr is a mother, advocate, and community leader. As matriarch of one ...
  • Tia Oros Peters (Shiwi) has been engaged in community organizing and national po ...
  • Carla Goldstein, JD, is Omega Institute’s chief external affairs officer an ...
  • Robyn Moreno is the co-president of Latina a ...
  • Joan Blades is a co-founder of LivingRoomConversatio ...
  • Judaline Cassidy has been a plumber for more than twenty years. As a proud membe ...
  • Pamela Shifman is the executive director of the NoVo Foundation. She has also se ...
  • Tavneet Suri is an Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan Sch ...
  • Debilyn Molineaux is a transformation partner. Debilyn is a collaborator with Li ...
  • Yasmeen Hassan is the global executive director of Equality Now and has served o ...
  • Eva Tenuto is the founder and executive director of TMI Project, go ...
  • Sharon Richardson is founder and executive director of Reentry Rocks, founding r ...
  • Aja Monet is an internationally established award-winning poet, performer, si ...
  • Sarah Peter is an artist who lives in New York City. She has given generous a ...
  • Diana Adams, Esq., is a leading mediator & collaborative lawyer teaching com ...
  • Sarah Urech is the manager of the Omega Wo ...
  • Norma Bowe, PhD, is a registered nurse who spent two decades ...
  • Alisha Mai McNamara trains outdoor educators as the programs director for Wild ...
  • Veronica Domingo is a licensed member of the Zumba Instructor Network and teache ...
  • Sondra Loring, E-RYT, is a community builder, choreographer, and teaches yo ...
  • Women of the World—Ayumi Ueda, Annette Philip, Débo Ray, Giorgia Renosto, and ...

Tuition & Fees

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Title Price

An Omega Women’s Leadership Center Program: Women & Power

$ 425.00
Tier Name Tier Price

Friend

This is the price of your workshop plus a tax-deductible donation of $75 to support Omega and our mission.

$ 500.00

Tier 1

This is the price of your workshop. Choosing this price helps Omega continue to retain world-class teachers and sustain classroom facilities.

$ 425.00

Tier 2

This is our partially subsidized price for those with temporary or minor financial need.

$ 350.00

Tier 3

This is our fully subsidized price for those in need of deeper financial assistance.

$ 275.00

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 - 2 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.

$ 594.00

A Single Cabin Room

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

$ 692.00

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.

$ 500.00

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.

$ 538.00

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. 

$ 578.00

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.

$ 436.00

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. 

$ 386.00

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.

$ 368.00

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.

$ 366.00

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.

$ 282.00

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.

$ 236.00

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
$ 50.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00

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.

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.

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

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Continuing Education

Certificate of Attendance $ 25.00

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