About.

Founded in 1977, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is the nation’ s most trusted source for wellness and personal growth. As a nonprofit organization, Omega offers diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Located on more than 250 acres in the Hudson Valley, Omega welcomes more than 23,000 people to its workshops, conferences, and retreats in Rhinebeck, New York and reaches approximately 2 million people online.

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living:

Omega is also home to the award-winning Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) , a state-of-the-art water reclamation facility and environmental education center, that is the first green building in America to have achieved both LEED® Platinum and Living Building Challenge™ certification – the highest environmental performance standards available. More than just a building, the OCSL provides educational opportunities including an innovative 4-week residential permaculture certificate program, with an option for college credit, called the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program (ELIP).    Learn more: eOmega.org/ocsl


Omega's Guest Season:

Omega's guest season runs from May through October, when approximately 350 workshops, conferences, professional training, and Rest & Rejuvenation getaway retreats are offered. Guests can choose from a variety of accommodations and receive three delicious, mostly vegetarian buffet meals each day as part of the Accommodations & Meals Package. Guests at Omega have access to the campus library, sauna, sanctuary, lake, tennis courts, basketball court, woodland trails, gardens, and free Wi-Fi Internet access in the Omega Café. The Omega Wellness Center offers a wide variety of services like massage, facials, acupuncture, life coaching, and more. Request a catalog: eOmega.org/catalog 


Seasonal Community Experience:

Annually from April through October, Omega welcomes Seasonal Staff and Seasonal Service Corps Members to help support the daily operation of the campus (ex. housekeeping, food service, gardening, maintenance). Seasonal Staff and Seasonal Service Corps Members live on campus and receive a package that includes access to a broad array of holistic education programs. Learn more or apply:  eomega.org/joinus

Key Stats.

Year founded

1977

Size of project site

101 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English

People on site

80 - 500

Dry season

May to October

Wet season

November to April

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • tent camping
  • shared rooms
  • private room

Vegetarian Food

  • over 80% locally sourced

Internet

  • fast: streaming video

Ongoing classes

  • yoga
    daily
  • meditation
    daily
  • dance
    daily

Opportunities

Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • SEASONAL COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE: ANNUALLY FROM APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER, OMEGA WELCOMES SEASONAL STAFF AND SEASONAL SERVICE CORPS MEMBERS TO HELP SUPPORT THE DAILY OPERATION OF THE CAMPUS (EX. HOUSEKEEPING, FOOD SERVICE, GARDENING, MAINTENANCE). SEASONAL STAFF AND SEASONAL SERVICE CORPS MEMBERS LIVE ON CAMPUS AND RECEIVE A PACKAGE THAT INCLUDES ACCESS TO A BROAD ARRAY OF HOLISTIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS. LEARN MORE OR APPLY: EOMEGA.ORG/JOINUS

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