Omega Institute, NY 2023

Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

June 11 – 16, 2023

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Explore the world of spontaneous creation!  Join us for a transformative journey into the unexpected. Learn to trust your intuitive perception, not the mind’s critical chatter. Experience your imagination as intelligent and a doorway to deeper knowing.

This five-day retreat will be all about creative process and free expression, rather than technique, training, or expertise. There will be no critiques, analysis, or judgment of the creative work, or any focus on the finished product. In our respectful and nurturing studio environment, everyone is a beginner, whether you’re a veteran painter or you’re picking up a paintbrush for the first time. You’ll receive individual attention and gentle guidance to discover a creative voice that’s entirely your own.

Tuition: To Be Determined ~ Your tuition includes all art materials, over 20 hours of facilitated painting sessions, group discussion circles in supportive community and video presentations about creativity and the practice of art as process. Tuition does not include meals or accommodations, please see the Omega website for options.

have to tell you that process painting has opened me up to something wild and true in my life

that has more or less catapulted me beyond the confines I was feeling.

And in turn my life is getting wilder and freer and better. I mean in very very substantial ways. THANK YOU.

~ Ted


Registration for this workshop is completed online through the Omega Institute.

Or, call Omega toll free: from within the US: (877) 944-2002; International calls: (845) 266-4444

Hours for registration by phone:

Monday – Thursday:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

Questions about registration? Call the phone number above, or email:

For general information about Omega Institute, visit

For specific information about the Rhinebeck, NY Campus, click here.

Workshop Schedule


4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 pm)

7:30 – 7:50 pm: Omega Welcome/Orientation to being at Omega


9:00 am – Noon: Morning Session

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Afternoon Session


9:00 am – Noon: Morning Session

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Afternoon Session


9:00 am – Noon: Morning Session

Afternoon Off


9:00 am – Noon: Morning Session

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Afternoon Session


9:00 am – Noon: Morning Session

Noon – 1:00 pm: Check Out

The painting studio will be open every evening. 


       Schedule of Meals & Omega Classes

7:00 – 8:00 am: Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, or tai chi

7:00 – 8:45 am: Breakfast

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm: Daily Open Classes in movement

Noon – 2:00 pm: Lunch

5:30 – 6:30 pm: Daily Open Class in movement

5:30 – 6:30 pm: Daily Open Classes in yoga or meditation

6:00 – 7:15 pm: Dinner

8:00 pm: Sample workshop, concert, community gathering, or film

9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Wellness Center appointments available

Accommodations at Omega range from camp sites to a Deluxe Double Cabin Room. For rates and more information, visit the Omega Institute website: Accommodations. See also Omega’s Accommodations FAQ.
Discounts & Scholarships

The Continuing Participants discount is not available for this workshop.

Scholarships may be available through the Omega Institute. Click here to apply.

Continuing Education Credits

24 CE Credits are provided by the Institute for Art and Living for:

  • MFT, LCSW, LPCC and LEP by CAMFT (California Board of Marriage and Family Therapists)
  • RN by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Fee: $25.00

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Omega Institute 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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Omega Institute 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck, NY 12572


Omega is conveniently located about 2 hours north of New York City and the major metropolitan area airports, and about 3 hours and 20 minutes west of Boston.

Travel Directions to Omega: Traveling by PLANE, TRAIN OR BUS

Plane: By air, the best connections to Omega are from:

Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY

Albany International Airport in Albany, NY

JFK, LaGuardia, or Newark airports in the New York City area.

From Stewart Airport, Omega offers limited shuttle service or you may take a taxi. (See Omega Transportation Services.) There is no direct connection to Omega from Albany, JFK, LaGuardia, or Newark airports. From New York City area airports, you must arrange transportation into Manhattan to get a bus or train. (See bus and train options below.) Book your trip with Expedia and enjoy the Expedia best price guarantee.

Train: Take Amtrak to Rhinecliff, NY. Major connecting points are New York City (at Penn Station), Albany, Toronto, and Montreal. Call Amtrak at 800.872.7245 for information. Omega’s shuttle service can pick you up in Rhinecliff. See Omega Transportation Services.

Bus: You may take either Omega’s NYC Charter Bus or the Shortline bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal. For Shortline, call 800.631.8405 or 212.736.4700. Take the Shortline bus to Rhinebeck; our shuttle service can pick you up at the Beekman Arms Inn. See Omega Transportation Services.

Omega Transportation Services offers a variety of alternate ways to easily travel to and from the campus if you take public transportation. You can also reserve a spot on Omega’s NYC Charter Bus with direct roundtrip service from New York City.

Driving Directions

Omega recommends that you follow the directions below instead of using GPS directions to get to the Rhinebeck campus. 

Driving From the North/East: Take I-91 South to I-90 West (Mass. Pike). From I-90 take the Taconic State Pkwy. South about 40 miles. Exit at Bull’s Head Road (Route 19) and turn left at the stop sign (west). Go 2 miles to Centre Road (Route 18) and turn left. See On Centre Road below.

Driving From NYC/Long Island: Take the Saw Mill River Pkwy. to the Taconic State Pkwy. North. Exit at Bull’s Head Road (Route 19) and turn left at the first stop sign, then left again at the second stop sign so that you drive over the parkway (west). Go 2 miles to Centre Road (Route 18) and turn left. See On Centre Road below.

Driving From the North/South/West: Take I-87 (NYS Thruway) to Exit 19 (Kingston). At the traffic circle, take the first right (Route 28 West toward Pine Hill). Go 1/4 mile and turn right on Route 209 North to the Rhinecliff Bridge, about 5.2 miles. Cross the bridge (Route 209 becomes Route 199). Go 1.4 miles to the second stoplight and turn right (Route 9G South). Follow this road 4.7 miles to Route 19 (Slate Quarry Road). Turn left and go 4.3 miles to Route 18 (Centre Road). Turn right. See On Centre Road below.

Driving From Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie: From Route 9G South, turn left; from Route 9G North, turn right on Route 19 (Slate Quarry Road). Go 4.3 miles to Route 18 (Centre Road) and turn right.See On Centre Road below.

On Centre Road: Go 2.3 miles to the first four-way intersection. Turn right on Fiddlers Bridge Road. Go 1.2 miles and turn right on Lake Drive. Continue 3/4 mile to Omega’s campus; signs will direct you to parking and registration.

Cancellation Policy

Omega’s cancellation policy will apply to your registration. For details, click here: Omega Cancellation & Refund Policies

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