Archive for May, 2009

News from OmBase – May 28th Edition

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
Hidden Lake

Hidden Lake last summer . . .

Our plans for the summer are under way!
We are adding some classes and changing the schedule
a bit from July to September, so look for that next month.


Teachers class series w/Louise in July
Gardeners Yoga series w/Vittoria also in July
Bikers/runners/walkers series w/Todd
Check our website soon for more information on these classes!

We have a one day yoga retreat at Hidden Lake on Sunday, August 23rd. It is an amazing place about 45 minutes from OmBase. We’re talking yoga, swimming, sunning, r e l a x i n g, more yoga….

You can find more information about this day here. There’s already several of you signed up, so hurry if you want to come!

As an invitation to all of you, we encourage you to keep coming to yoga in the summer, even when the weather is amazing, as it has been! Attendance has slowed down about 80% in the last 2 weeks for most of our busiest evening classes and some day classes, and we’d love your support during our first summer! So we can be here in the fall!


Community Breathe!
SUN 6/7
4-6 pm

Cost: $25 Pre-registration/payment by 5/31.
$30 at the door after.

Margaret Townsend

Margaret Townsend

A breath workshop lead by Margaret Townsend…

Bringing our breath back to our lives means we have the ability to live with more energy, to calm and balance the nervous system in the moment, to have a health promoting, stress relieving ‘tool’, and to know that our breath is a comforting companion that allows us to willingly meet whatever life brings to us.

We are born to breathe, to fill our lungs with life and life-giving oxygen, to expel the holdings of stress and carbon dioxide. When we are infants, we naturally breathe from the diaphragm, gently expanding our abdomen, bringing our breath to our lives in the most natural and important way.

Margaret is a certified breathing facilitator with over 20 years experience. Check out her recent  interview on AM Northwest below and visit her website The Living Breath.


Shamanic Sound Healing/Dagmar
SUN 6/21
6:30-8:30 pm

Cost: $25 pre-registration/payment by 6/14.
$30 at the door after.

Dagmar Luenser

Dagmar Luenser

Please join Dagmar for an evening of sacred sound and shamanic healing on the night of the Summer Solstice.

Through the sound of her voice, shamanic tools and instruments such as drums, rattles and singing bowls, rituals unfold that awaken your heart’s intelligence and serve as a gateway to transformation and awareness.

Dagmar focuses her practice on the integration of mind, body and spirit by helping individuals understand their greater potential through the clearing of old patterns, attachments and energies that no longer serve them.

Dagmar Luenser is a gifted shamanic sound and energy healer. Trained in shamanic work, sound healing, Spiritual Response Therapy and Reiki, Dagmar helps individuals come into balance and connect more deeply to their soul’s path.

For more information, please go to our class & event schedule.


Drum Circle
WED 6/24
7:15-8:45 pm

Cost: FREE /donation

drum circle

Drum Circle with Mike

Our drumming circle is going strong!

Join Mike for a fabulous time!

Bring a drum or favorite instrument or pick one up at the circle.

Drumming can heal the spirit, body, mind, heart and the earth. Together we create “in the moment” connectedness through open spirit and oneness. Wonderful things can occur, elation, release, relief, joy, tears, laughing, giggling, smiling, bonding, heart opening, and sharing.

In addition, drum circles are just plain fun and exhilarating!

Absolutely no drumming or music experience is required – just an open mind and open spirit. Everyone has a heart that beats within them and from this mother rhythm you will be amazed at what we can create together.

If you own a drum or other instrument please bring it, however, there will be a limited number of drums for those that don’t have one. Any and all percussion instruments are welcome, e.g. wood blocks, bells, tambourines, shakers, flutes, whistles, etc.

We encourage you to bring your friends or invite friends who you think may be interested in attending this community drum circle – the more the merrier! We also encourage dancing!!! If you want to come and simply dance or just listen to the rhythms please come as well.

There is no cost for this community event but please feel free to consider a donation.


Discover Yoga!

FREE for new students
SUN 6/28
2-3:30 pm

Louise Lorente

Louise Lorente

Invite your friends for our monthly free class for new students to OmBase!

Louise will be teaching this month!

Next month in JULY Discover Yoga will be moving to THURSDAY nights for 3 months . . .


· Prenatal · Postnatal · Baby · Toddler program at OmBase

Toddler Yoga

· Prenatal · Postnatal · Baby · Toddler Yoga

Most of you know that I (Vittoria) teach prenatal yoga and it’s one of my passions. I have also been teaching postnatal yoga for years. Elizabeth Wilson, mom of 2 girls, joined me in teaching moms and toddlers. She also has been teaching for years.

Together we are creating a fabulous yoga program (name yet to be announced!) that moms can attend from when you are pregnant all the way to when your child is 2 years old! (and who knows what’s next!) Not only you’ll have the support you need throughout the pregnancy, but you’ll also receive the support afterward. Classes also include Infant Massage for babies, as well as Childbirth Education for couples. (yes, we’ll have something for dads too!)

• We are adding a Baby Om Yoga class for babies that are ready for “more action” and are too young for the toddler class (this class will be for ages 6 month to about walking). Elizabeth will be starting this class on June 16.

• We are also continuing our Toddler Om Yoga class with some fabulous supervised help so moms can do yoga! (toddlers ages 1-2 y/o approx). We are looking forward to having more of the baby/kid energy at OmBase, along with giving moms something they sorely need!

If you want to know more about these classes, please send an email to OmBase and we’ll fill you in on the details.