What to Bring

We suggest packing:

  • flashlight
  • reusable water bottle or thermos
  • toiletries
  • alarm clock
  • comfortable clothing
  • insect repellent
  • rain gear and umbrella
  • extra blankets (depending on the time of year)
  • loose clothing or dancewear for daily open classes
  • meditation pillow or yoga mat, if desired (cushions and yoga mats are provided)
  • long pants, long sleeve shirts, and bug repellent (if you plan to camp or hike the trails)

Travel

Map Directions

Omega Institute, 150 Lake Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 

Omega is conveniently located about 90 miles north of New York City and the major metropolitan area airports, and about 190 miles west of Boston.

Directions by Car

For your own convenience and the safety of our local community, please use the directions below to get to Omega.

Most GPS providers will lead you along the best routes to Omega, until you reach Slate Quarry Road/Bull's Head Road (Route 19). At that point, GPS directions may route you incorrectly. Please follow the On Centre Road directions below to get you the final few miles.

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 (Exit 64, 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.

From NYC/Long Island

Take the Saw Mill River Pkwy. to the Taconic State Pkwy. North. Exit at Bull's Head Road (Exit 64, 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. 

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.

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.

By Plane or Train

Plane

By air, the best connections to Omega are from Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY; Albany International Airport in Albany, NY; or JFK, LaGuardia, or Newark airports in the New York City area. Please see Taxi/Limo Services: Airport Service below. From New York City area airports, you must arrange transportation into Manhattan to get a train. (See 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.

Take Metro North from New York City (Grand Central) to Poughkeepsie. See schedule at mta.info/mnr.

Taxi/Limo Services

Please call for rates; pick-ups may need to be scheduled in advance. 

Airport Service

To and from local Airports (JFK, LaGuardia, Stewart, and Albany)

Chariot Airport Taxi 845.876.3000
Cubs Taxi & Airport Service 518.929.6005
Del Roy Taxi 845.452.1222
PLS Limo 914.993.0900/ 914.494.9126
Rhinecliff Annandale Taxi 845.532.5788
Town & Country Limo 845.264.2234
Local Service

Serving Rhinebeck and local area near Omega.

Chariot Taxi 845.264.2024
Cubs Taxi & Airport Service 518.929.6005
Red Hook-Rhinebeck Taxi 845.758.1478/ 845.876.2010
Rhinecliff Annandale Taxi 845.532.5788
Town Taxi 845.876.8100

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance, which insures you against unforeseen sickness, injury, job loss, inclement weather, and more. Rates are available through TravMark's A+ Program Protection Plans. Get a free quote today. 

Check In

Below is some information to help you arrive and settle in for your workshop or retreat.

Weekend Workshops

Friday Arrival

  • 4:00-7:00 p.m. Check in at Registration
  • 6:00-7:15 p.m. Dinner in the Dining Hall
  • 8:00-10:00 p.m. Workshop Session

5-day Workshops

Sunday Arrival

  • 4:00-7:00 p.m. Check in for accommodations at Registration
  • 6:00-7:15 p.m. Dinner in the Dining Hall

Monday & Saturday Mornings

  • 7:00-8:00 a.m. Open Classes in yoga, tai chi, and meditation
  • 7:00-8:45 a.m. Breakfast in the Dining Hall
  • 8:00-8:45 a.m. Commuter Check In
  • 9:00 a.m.-Noon Workshop Session

The above times are based on our standard workshop schedule. Some workshops have Special Schedules, which may have different class times. Special schedule information can be found by clicking on the More Information link from your workshop description.

Important Arrival Information for All Workshops

 

Luggage

To keep the campus vehicle-free, we allow only Omega vehicles on interior roads. Guests park in the main parking lot, located within walking distance of campus buildings. To minimize points of contact during check-in and check-out, we are encouraging participants to transport their own luggage to and from accommodations, when possible.

Late Arrivals

If you arrive after 9:00 p.m., the Main Administration Office will not be open. Please check in at our Guest Services office located across the street from the Main Office below the Café and to the left of the main parking lot. If you arrive after midnight, please go to the bulletin board located outside of the Main Administration Office doors adjacent to the parking lot. There you will find a packet with your room key, campus map, and other information you will need to settle in for the night.

It is important that you officially check in at the Main Administration Office between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. the next morning.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Check Out

When you’re ready to leave campus and return to your corner of the world, here are some details to help you on your way.

Please honor the check-out time so our housekeeping staff can have sufficient time to prepare the rooms for newly arriving guests.

Check-Out Time is 1:00 p.m.
All workshops end at noon, unless otherwise noted.

Luggage Assistance

To minimize points of contact during check-in and check-out, we are encouraging participants to transport their own luggage to and from accommodations, when possible.

Money

Staying at Omega is All-Inclusive, with the exception of Wellness Center services, merchandise in the Omega Store, and purchases at the Café. 

While gratuity for Wellness Center services is greatly appreciated, tipping is not customary elsewhere on the campus.

Cash, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and personal or traveler's checks may be used for purchases at the Omega Store and Omega Wellness Services

The Omega Café accepts cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. Guest Services accepts cash only for postal, copying, and fax services. 

There is an ATM located in the Omega Café lobby for your convenience. Omega cannot cash personal checks or give a cash advance on your credit card. 

Limited Mobility & Accessibility

Omega's campus is lovely, but it’s also large and hilly. Please contact our Service Coordinator at 877.944.2002, ext 181 before registering so we may better accommodate you.

Wheelchair accessible accommodations are available. We also provide golf cart rides and other assistance. For dietary concerns, please see the Meals FAQ.