Omega Women's Leadership Center | Conference

Women & Power: Gathering Our Strength

- Rhinebeck, NY
For almost 20 years, women from around the country and the world have been inspired by Omega’s Women & Power conferences and retreats, all dedicated to the call to “do power differently.”

For almost 20 years, women from around the country and the world have been inspired by Omega’s Women & Power conferences and retreats, all dedicated to the call to “do power differently.” Our conference this year features keynotes, panel conversations, and entertainment popping up throughout the weekend and across the campus—a festival of resilience and rejuvenation. It’s a chance for each of us to gather our strength and take it back home to our families, workplaces, and communities.

If ever there’s a time for women to share ideas and renew our commitment to a better world, it is now. Join us.

YOUR WOMEN & POWER EXPERIENCE INCLUDES…

  • Keynote talks, panel conversations, and entertainment
  • Breakout workshops that offer a range of options, including leadership skills, stress-reduction, community building, and creativity
  • A diverse community where new friendships and collaborations happen naturally
  • Rejuvenating opportunities including our wellness spa and daily yoga, meditation, and movement classes
  • Delicious, healthy meals 
  • The Omega Campus with gardens, walking paths, lake, bookstore, café, and more...

Teachers and presenters are subject to change.

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EMPOWER SOMEONE: SUPPORT A WOMEN & POWER SCHOLARSHIP

When you register for Women & Power, consider making an additional donation to support scholarships. By raising $100,000, we will be able to support more than 100 OWLC scholarships this year.

  • $120 covers travel expenses for one participant
  • $400 houses a participant for the weekend
  • $1000 covers a full scholarship, including tuition and housing

Of course, any amount helps show your support. Simply choose a donation amount and select OWLC Scholarships when prompted during checkout.

Thank you for your generosity!

Schedule

Please note there is a special schedule for this course:

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. Opening session with Tarana Burke, Elizabeth Lesser, Ana Oliveira, Batalá NY, and Carla Goldstein
 
SATURDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Morning session with Jamia Wilson, T. Morgan Dixon, Vanessa Garrison, Pat Mitchell, Kate Manne, and Riane Eisler
Noon–1:00 p.m. Book signings with Jamia Wilson, Pat Mitchell, and Riane Eisler at the Omega Café
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Breakout workshops:
  • A Walking Cleanse: GirlTrek with T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison
  • Public Speaking with Barbara Tannenbaum
  • Power Through Percussion with Batalá New York
  • Mulan Quan (Tai Chi) with Alexia Rees
  • Refill Your Cup (Yoga) with Pamela Stokes Eggleston & Amina Naru
  • OCSL Tour with Laura Weiland
3:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Parade with Batalá NY & reception at Main Field
8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Carla Goldstein, remarks, and Natalie Merchant, in concert 
 
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Morning sessions with: Roxane Gay, Jamia Wilson, T. Morgan Dixon, Nancy Folbre, Robyn Moreno, Soffiyah Elijah, Chelsea Kline, and Grace Bonilla
Noon–1:00 p.m. Book signing with Roxane Gay at the Omega Café
1:00 p.m. Check out

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

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

  • Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of the Omega Institute and the Omega Women's Leadership Center, is...
  • Tarana Burke, best known as the founder of the 'me too' Movement, shares the heartbreaking story...
  • Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her...
  • T. Morgan Dixon is the Co-Founder of GirlTrek, a groundbreaking two-year-old national nonprofit...
  • Vanessa Garrison is an advocate of social justice issues and has focused her work on improving...
  • Riane Eisler, PhD, JD, is an eminent social scientist, attorney, and social activist best known...
  • Natalie Merchant began her recording career when, as a college student, she joined the seminal...
  • Pat Mitchell is a lifelong advocate for women and girls. At every step of her career, Mitchell...
  • Kate Manne is an assistant professor of philosophy at Cornell University, where she's been...
  • Nancy Folbre is Professor Emerita of Economics and Director of the Program on Gender and Care...
  • Ana Oliveira is president and CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation, the largest public women’s...
  • Jamia Wilson is the executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press at the City University...
  • Carla Goldstein, JD, is president of Omega Institute and cofounder of the Omega Women's...
  • Sarah Peter, the mother of three fabulous grown children, is an artist who lives in New York City...
  • Robyn Moreno is an author, storyteller, and well-known lifestyle expert. ...
  • Barbara Tannenbaum, PhD, is a senior lecturer in theater arts and performance studies at Brown...
  • Soffiyah Elijah is the executive director of Alliance of Families for Justice (AFJ).  Established...
  • Chelsea Kline is executive director of End of Life Choices New York. Early experiences as a...
  • Grace C. Bonilla, Esq. was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in February 2017 as Administrator of...
  • Pamela Stokes Eggleston, MBA, E-RYT 500, is coexecutive director of the Yoga Service Council. She...
  • Amina Naru, coexecutive director of the Yoga Service Council (YSC), is the owner of Posh Yoga in...
  • Sarah Urech is the acting director of the Omega Women's Leadership Center and a founding staff...
  • Laura Weiland is director of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL), and creator of Omega...
  • Alexia Rees is a longtime practitioner and teacher of QiGong (vital energy gathering) and Mulan...
  • Batalá New York is a chapter of the global arts project known as Batalá Mundo, made up of over 30...

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

Women & Power

$380
regular
$425
Tier Name Tier Price

Standard Tuition

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

$425

Tier 1 Donor-Supported

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

$350

Tier 2 Donor-Supported

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

$275

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

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.

$ 246.00

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.

$ 292.00

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.

$ 398.00

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.

$ 376.00

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.

$ 446.00

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.

$ 510.00

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.

$ 548.00

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.

$ 604.00

A Single Cabin Room

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

$ 702.00

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. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 436.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 628.00

$110.00

2 Nights Commuter Fee

If you are a commuter not staying in Omega accommodations, this non optional fee covers Omegas overhead costs, all meals, and use of the facilities, which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all guest services. An off-campus referral list is available.

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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