Daily Activities

Daily Open Yoga Class

Omega's daily open classes in yoga, tai chi, and meditation are designed to help you relax and unwind. Whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner, Omega's daily open classes have something for everyone and offer a variety of practice styles. 

Want to know what events are planned during your visit? See the information kiosks when you arrive.
 

Sample Schedule

7:00-8:00 a.m. Daily Open Class in meditation, yoga, or tai chi
7:00-8:45 a.m. Breakfast in the Dining Hall
9:00 a.m.-noon Workshop
Noon-2:00 p.m. Lunch in the Dining Hall
2:30-5:00 p.m. Workshop or Free Time*
5:30-6:30 p.m. Daily Open Class in meditation, yoga, or tai chi
6:00-7:15 p.m. Dinner in the Dining Hall

*Free time is generally scheduled on Wednesday afternoons unless your workshop has a special schedule; see workshop description.

Omega Center for Sustainable Living

Long Pond Lake

 

    Kayaking at sunset on Long Pond Lake

    Omega’s 80-acre Long Pond Lake is a serene haven for recreation and wildlife. Along the shore, you’ll find plenty of canoes, kayaks, and rowboats. Go for paddle or relax in one of our hammocks.

    Our Lake is free from the noise of motorboats and you just might spot one of the two wildlife species it protects: the endangered northern cricket frog and the Blanding’s turtles, a threatened species.

    Omega's Long Pond Lake waterfront is available for use by those who are:

    • Registered participants of Omega's programs
    • Omega staff members
    • Guest of Omega staff members (under the guidelines outlined for staff guests)

    Ram Dass Library

    Reading in the Library

    Step inside and browse more than 7,000 books on holistic living. Read quietly in a window seat, listen to an audiobook, or study the work of a favorite teacher.

    With so many titles to choose from, Omega's Ram Dass Library provides inspiration and lifelong learning opportunities for everyone.

    Ram Dass, revered spiritual teacher, former Omega board member, and author of Be Here Now, served as a trusted guide to Omega and thousands of spiritual seekers worldwide for more than four decades. In honor of his transformative work, Omega's non-lending library was named after him. The unique building was designed in the shape of eight lotus petal blossoms, symbolizing the unfolding of divine energy. 

    Sanctuary & Yearning Pond

    Stairway leading to the Sanctuary

    Perched on a hill and surrounded by trees, the Sanctuary is the spiritual heart of Omega's Rhinebeck campus. A space of beauty and tranquility, it is open for meditation, reflection, prayer, or quiet contemplation. 

    You can access the Sanctuary by stepping through the archway next to the Juniper classroom and taking the stone stairway. Along the way, you’ll pass the Yearning Pond, curving stone walls, ever-changing cairns, and more. For a longer but less steep route to the Sanctuary, take the walking path past the Omega Wellness Center, and turn left onto the trail to the Sanctuary.

    We ask that you please observe silence in and around the Sanctuary, and remove your shoes before entering. Workshops are sometimes scheduled in the Sanctuary, which may result in limited open hours; please check the information kiosks for the current schedule.

    Gardens

    Path through beautiful Omega gardens

    Omega’s gardens offer an appealing dash of color all season long. Inhale the rich scents of herbs, vegetables, and flowers in our popular Omega Garden. Sit, contemplate, and listen to the sounds of nature in the Meditation Garden. 

    Basketball & Tennis

    Tennis

    Join a basketball game outside the Dining Hall. Bring your racquet and play a game of tennis, or brush up on your skills at our practice wall. Don't have a racquet? We have plenty that you can borrow.

    Labyrinth

    Labyrinth

    Fixed on top of a grassy hill overlooking Main Field, the Labyrinth was created as a meditative space to walk and explore. Spend time reflecting and following the winding path to find your center.

    Trails

    Trailhead

    Spend time in nature on our 250-acre campus, stretch your legs, and leave your worries behind. Whatever your fitness level, Omega has a trail for you. See our trail guide below.

    Map of Omega's trails with trailheads clearly marked

    Omega Store

    Browse Bookshelves

    Forgot something at home, like toothpaste or soap? At the Omega Store, you can find everything you need—and then some.

    Browse our collection of new and classic books by Omega faculty and others. Listen to inspiring new music. Try on a yoga outfit made from organic fibers, or a beautiful piece of jewelry. 

    Our Store offers a number of items that support fair trade and is also a great resource for meditation cushions, yoga mats, crystals, and sacred statues.

    Omega Wellness Center

    Omega Art Bags

    Guest Services