COVID-19 Update: We plan to hold the festival as scheduled. Read more here.



Celebrate Life Festival

Exploring Our Roots | Restoring Our Home

August 30 - Sept 4
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

What is the Celebrate Life Festival?

One of the most popular and dynamic consciousness events in Europe, the 2020 Celebrate Life Festival will be held in the United States for only the second time in its 17-year history.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be with Thomas Hübl in person for 5 days of celebration, laughter, tears, and a deep dive into what it means to be human.

This immersive experience combines spiritual practice with engaging talks, musical performances, guided movement and meditation, plus interactive group practices for collective restoration and community building.

“When we heal our roots, we open up new possibilities for our future.”

Thomas Hübl

This year, we’ll explore our roots – from the genealogy of where we come from to the deep-seated trauma and emotional resonance of our ancestral history – opening up new possibilities for our future.
Learn more about the 2020 Festival theme here.


What people are saying about Thomas Hübl


“Thomas Hübl’s exploration of collective trauma strikes at a core issue confronting our modern civilization.”

— Gabor Maté, Author, In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction


“I have found Thomas Hübl’s work with collective healing to be tremendously innovative and eye-opening. This type of engagement with what appears to be 'other' is what we need, in my opinion, to learn what it truly means to take multiple perspectives and live in an open-hearted way.”

— Tami Simon, Founder and publisher, Sounds True


“Thomas is a teacher in full. He embodies a vivid, piercing, utterly contemporary intelligence with the depth of ancient learning. A modern mystic, a profound heart, and a depth of compassion that bids his listener's own hearts to open. Gentle, searching, and true - his leadership evokes at once a sense of loving connection and a thrilling invitation to expand.”

— Terry Real, Founder: Relational Life Institute, Author, I Don't Want To Talk About It, and The New Rules of Marriage


“Thomas Hübl has a unique ability to uncover the underlying dynamics of individual and collective trauma that block the resolution of conflicts. With compassion and insight, Thomas helps people heal their deepest wounds and access their highest potential to be of service in this troubled world.”

— William Ury, Author, Getting to Yes with Yourself


“Coming to Celebrate Life Festival is like being given a helicopter view of your life. You are enabled to rise above the daily preoccupations and see everything with a much broader perspective. The effect of this is reassuring, and strangely gentle. It also provides a glimpse into the future. This is a body-felt experience of how we could live cooperatively, and how connected life could be – and can be – if we intend it so.”

— Scilla Elworthy, Author, The Business Plan for Peace and Co-Founder, Rising Women, Rising World

Thomas Hübl

is a teacher, author and founder of the Academy of Inner Science. His teaching integrates the core insights of the great wisdom traditions with the discoveries of contemporary science. He has worked with thousands of people worldwide through workshops, multi-year training programs and online courses.

His work combines somatic awareness practices, advanced meditative practices, and transformational processes that address individual and collective trauma. Thomas has guided large-scale healing events that have brought together thousands of Germans and Israelis to acknowledge, face and heal the cultural shadow left by the Holocaust.

Omega Institute

This year the Celebrate Life Festival will take place in the United States at the beautiful Omega Retreat Center in Rhinebeck, New York.

As a nonprofit center for lifelong learning, Omega provides a forum for people to be exposed to new ideas and ways of navigating an increasingly complex world in the presence of leading thinkers of the day.

Learn more about the Omega Institute here.

What’s Included

Option to attend for all 5 days or select shorter stay options to suit your timing and budget

Various accommodation options to choose from (shared or private rooms and baths, select “commuter” package, and more)

Accomodation packages include 3 organic, sustainable, whole-food meals per day

Note: Each day of the festival includes full access to all scheduled events: morning embodiment practice, afternoon Tonings with Thomas Hübl, daily WE-Labs, on-going opportunities for Transparent Communication practice, 24-hour holding of the Meditation Cave for a continuous field of mindfulness, access to Family Events for parents and kids, skilled support and guidance from the assistants team available as needed upon request, evening music and dance events.

You’ll also receive:

Unique LIVE in-person experience with Thomas Hübl

Powerful, guided, collective healing processes

Insights and inspiration from guest speakers and performers

A living community and dynamic field of leading-edge spiritual and relational practices

New tools and perspectives to leverage in daily life

Accommodations will fill up quickly…

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the festival?

The 5-day Celebrate Life Festival is August 30 - September 4, 2020 at Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

Omega is about 90 miles north of New York City, and about 190 miles west of Boston. Detailed driving directions as well as suggestions for rideshare, bus, train, or plane are available on Omega’s Travel webpage. You can also reach out to the Omega Main Office at 877.944.2002.

What is the cost of a ticket?

A Full 5-day ticket for Adults is $450-600 which covers entry to the event. See 5-day ticket options here.

Not able to attend for five days? We have a number of other options for you - click here to learn more.

Tickets must be purchased and housing arrangements made before your arrival - you cannot purchase a ticket at the event. Please call Omega with any questions: 877.944.2002.

Are food and lodging included in the price of the ticket?

Food and lodging are not included in the ticket price and are selected at the same time as ticket purchase. Omega offers a wide variety of package options, including a commuter option. All options include 3 meals a day. To review room types/costs, click here then scroll down to click ‘See Accommodations’.

What is the schedule?

You can see a general schedule here.
Speakers, performances, workshops and more will be announced soon. Scroll to the bottom of this page to signup for festival updates.

If I purchase a ticket but am not able to attend, what is the refund policy?

Please see Omega’s cancellation and refund policy (Rhinebeck Campus). Omega’s policy states: “Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.”

Is there a chance that this event will be cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus?

We plan to hold the Celebrate Life Festival as scheduled. Of course, we are keeping a close eye on the evolving situation with the coronavirus and will keep ticket holders updated on any changes. If Omega cancels the program for any reason, you would receive a full refund. To read more click here.

“The Celebrate Life Festival is truly a feast. The experience of being in a community that is willing to work with such depth and realness is transformative. This is created by the teaching, the toning, the transmission and the presence of Thomas Hübl. His mastery is a wonder to experience and imbibe.”

Louise M.

Waiheke Island, New Zealand

“My experiences of several Celebrate Life Festivals have been life changing. This festival is unique as it is not a retreat away from life, but a high energy field... I loved the feeling of ease and openness in this dynamic, loving field. I found true reason in myself to celebrate here. This is definitely a place where the soul can sing and the heart can come home to delight in loving communion with kindred spirits.”

Myrissa L.

Oakland, California

“Celebrate Life promises to offer a powerful experience of Thomas Hübl’s profound teaching and practices aimed at relating across differences and helping to heal our fragmented world. Thomas is complemented by guest speakers who provide practical and scientific perspectives. I found it be interesting, fun, and highly worthwhile...”

David S.

El Cerrito, California

“I experienced sitting in a group of 300 people and not seeing them as strangers; throughout my body a sense of a path for becoming a more whole and integrated person, and a greater sense of hope about our very challenging future."

David G.

Past Speakers


Angel Kyodo Williams


Terry Real


Deepak Chopra


Jean Houston

This year's speaker line up will be announced soon!


Proceeds from Festival ticket sales will support the work of The Pocket Project for Collective and Intergenerational Trauma Integration. Founded in 2016, The Pocket Project’s mission is to contribute to the healing of collective and intergenerational trauma, and to reduce its disruptive effects on our global culture. Learn more about The Pocket Project here.

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