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.
Faculty are subject to change.
Please note this course begins Friday at 7:45 p.m. and has a special schedule:
|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.||Retreat|
|8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.||Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)|
|2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Retreat|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Evening Event|
|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 ...
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 ...
Pamela Shifman is the executive director of the NoVo Foundation. She has also se ...
Aja Monet is an internationally established award-winning poet, performer, si ...
Judaline Cassidy has been a plumber for more than twenty years. As a proud membe ...
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 ...
Sondra Loring, E-RYT, is founder of Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation in Hu ...
Gwendolyn Carr is a mother, advocate, and community leader. As matriarch of one ...
Robyn Moreno is the Editorial Director of Latina ...
Veronica Domingo is a licensed member of the Zumba Instructor Network and teache ...
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 ...
Women of the World—Ayumi Ueda, Annette Philip, Débo Ray, Giorgia Renosto, and ...
Joan Blades is a co-founder of LivingRoomConversatio ...
Sarah Peter is an artist who lives in New York City. She has given generous a ...
Tavneet Suri is an Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan Sch ...
Diana Adams, Esq., has been a social justice activist on feminist, LGBTQ, enviro ...
Norma Bowe, PhD, is a registered nurse who spent two decades ...
Tuition & Fees
An Omega Women’s Leadership Center Program: Women & Power
|Tier Name||Tier Price|
This is the price of your workshop plus a tax-deductible donation of $75 to support Omega and our mission.
This is the price of your workshop. Choosing this price helps Omega continue to retain world-class teachers and sustain classroom facilities.
This is our partially subsidized price for those with temporary or minor financial need.
This is our fully subsidized price for those in need of deeper financial assistance.
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).
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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