Archive for June, 2009

News from OmBase – June 30th Edition

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
Summer Foxglove

Summer Foxglove


As I write this it’s officially summer, and we have a lot happening at Om Base! New classes, changes in the schedule, and more.

This blog update has SUMMER NEWS, as well as a list of events/classes happening in JULY. For more details about events/classes in August and September, look for the newsletter each month.

Hidden Lake

Hidden Lake

There is still space for our Hidden Lake DAY yoga retreat in August!   We’re going to this fabulous place only 45 minutes from OmBase for one day on Sunday August 23rd. Yoga, relaxing, water and sun, food! and more yoga.

Please call/email OmBase to sign up. For a detailed description visit our website here.



· Sunday 10 am class moves to 9 am
Please note that for the next 3 months (July, August, September) the Sunday am class will start an hour early! (and it will be a bit longer…ending at 10:45 am).  We’ll go back to 10 am in October.

· We’ve removed the Quiet Time for the summer, and may reinstate it in the fall. We may substitute it with a PRACTICE TIME in the afternoon that will give you a chance to come in and do yoga on your own.

Jay Fields

Jay Fields

· Jay is taking a sabbatical from July 16 (her last class) till mid October. She’s going to spend this time writing and will be coming back to OmBase for a workshop in August and a class series in September (both named GUIDED FROM WITHIN). These events are already on our Google schedule calendar, so if you are curious, take a peek at Sunday, August 30th and the class series on Thursday nights in September.

Jay has a fabulous blog you can subscribe to, absolutely worth reading!

We have not found a clone for Jay yet, so we’ll do our best to satisfy all of you that have enjoyed her classes….Probably have some flow/vinyasa class at least one day a week. Both the Tuesday and Thursday 6 pm slots will remain on the schedule.

Come and take one of her great classes before she takes off, and wish her happy summer & happy writing!

· We are transforming our Friday 5:45-7 pm class once again.  During the summer it will have a specific focus for each month (open/free to the ones of you with a monthly unlimited). See below for more.

· We have put our drumming circle on hiatus till the fall. More drumming coming up in October.

· OmBase will be closed Sunday August 23rd when we are at our day retreat at Hidden Lake.



· The SUNDAY 10am CLASS moves to 9 am for the next 3 months

We thought we better write this in lots of different places so you take notice! You’ll be done by 10:45 and can get on with your summer day.

(PREVIEW: in August we are adding a PRENATAL YOGA class  from 11-12:30 pm).

with Elizabeth

TUE 12-1 pm 7/21-8/18
5 week series

Cost: $60 Please pre-register for this series. No drop ins.

Toddler Yoga

Baby Om Yoga

This class started in June, but there will be another series starting up again in July. For moms and babies ages 6 months to walking.  Fun, sweet, and a great way to stay connected to yoga in the midst of chaos and be with your baby!


with Louise

8:30-10 am 7/8-7/29
4 week series

Cost: $44 No drop ins.

Louise Lorente

Louise Lorente

A yoga class series designed for school teachers, taught by a retired teacher.

After giving of yourself all school year why not give yourself the gift of yoga?

The class focuses on meditation and basic poses as a way to renew and inspire, thus tapping into our own inner guidance.  Participants will also learn ways to bring yoga into the classroom through simple yoga postures, breath work and centering.

No previous yoga experience is necessary as we use blocks, chairs, and straps to modify poses for those new to yoga. Please pre-register for this series.


with Emily & Todd
Wed 7:15-9 pm 7/22-8/12
4 week series

Cost: $80-$100 sliding scale.

wave of eclipse

wave of eclipse

Join Emily (our in-house OmBase astrologer) and Todd for this incredible opportunity!

This summer features 3 Eclipses – powerful catalysts for growth and change. Join us in exploring the meaning of these cosmic events and learn how to successfully navigate their intense energy. We’ll use astrology, writing, yoga and meditation as tools for discovery, and for setting intentions and releasing the past. All are welcome – no previous writing, yoga or astrology experience is needed. Limited to 8 students.


Todd’s popular YIN YOGA

FRI 5:45-7 pm
5 week series

Cost: $50. Drop-ins $12 or use your class card.

Todd Williamson

Todd Williamson

He’ll be teaching it every Friday in July. We prefer if you sign up for the whole month, but it is also open to drop-ins.

The yin approach utilizes long, supported, postures, that you simply relax into… when the muscles are relaxed, then the myofascial tissue surrounding them can begin to stretch and also strengthen.

No pre-requisites required…

(PREVIEW: in August this class time will be PARTNERS YOGA, taught by Todd and a surprise partner).


Yin Series is back!
with Todd

M/W/F- 7/6-7/24
7-8:15 am

Cost: $90-$108 sliding scale

We have reduced the price of this series to make it more accessible to all of you!

Please call or email to sign up. Pre-registration $30

Todd is becoming more passionate about Yin yoga and its incredible benefits, so he’s excited to share another yin yoga series with you this month. And to make this series more enticing for you, I enclose a photo of Todd at the beach in Hawaii that was taken a few years back.

The yin approach utilizes long, supported postures that you simply relax into… when the muscles are relaxed, then the myofascial tissue surrounding them can begin to stretch and also strengthen.

The postures are designed to help you move each joint in its full range of motion through its natural range… this is done through gentle but persistent compression of the joints as one hangs out in, and melts into a stretch, so most of the practice is on the floor, and most of it is passive.


with Vittoria

SUN 7/12
2-4 pm

Cost: $42/couple

Prenatal Couples Yoga
Prenatal Couples Yoga

This is a great and fun class for couples in their 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy. We’ll be practicing yoga, birth ball positions and massage techniques partner can use on mom now and in her labor. See the birthwisdom journal for details.


with JRo
July 16-July 28

Cost: Sessions are $100 for at least an hour.



Jeff Rozzelle (JRo) is a friend of ours, and he’s a psychic extra-ordinare.

He’ll be here in Portland fron July 16 to July 28 and you can make an appt to see him at OmBase.

JRo has been doing Clairvoyant reading/healing and energy work for over 30 years. Currently, he travels and brings what he does to different locations through out the mainland U.S..

What is a clairvoyant reading?

“A clairvoyant reading is an opportunity to allow me to look at your energy field from a neutral perspective and in present time. This is a very private, personal and confidential experience between you and me……” for more information, see the full text from the blog.

Please call Vittoria to make an appointment  at (971)506-6789 or send an email to OmBase:


My session with Jeff helped get me unstuck and onto a path that has been nothing short of a miracle. I owe my life to him and am looking forward to another session and more insight.” ~ Louise



Dr. Analouise Williams
SUN 7/19
4-6 pm

Cost: $25 Pre-registration/payment by 7/12. $30 after.

Dr. Analouise Williams, PhD

Dr. Analouise Williams, PhD

Dr. Felicitas D. Goodman, anthropologist, found that holding a posture represented by figurines and statues found in archaeological sites from hunters and gathers and horticulturists worldwide, is a method for achieving ecstatic trance and its attendant visionary experience.

Dr. Goodman introduced Dr. Analouise Williams to this ancient mystical tradition. Dr. Williams, a shamanic practitioner, teacher, and researcher, has studied from other gifted shamanic teachers.

No previous shamanic journey experience is required.  Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a notebook and pen/pencil, and scarf to cover your eyes; a rattle or drum is optional.  Yoga mats and cushions are provided.

For more details, please see our previous blog entry.


Family Yoga! Special Class
SUN 7/26
12-1:30 pm

Cost: $10/adult $5/child

Alana Weintraub

Alana Weintraub

Family Yoga is back this summer!

Share the love and experience of yoga with your whole family!  Parents, partners, and kids age 0-100 are welcome.

Exploring partner poses, silly poses, and yoga stories, learn fun ways to stretch, invigorate, relax, and connect with your loved ones with yoga.

Please pre-register for this class and let us know how many there are in your family!


Community Breathe!
SUN 7/26
4-6 pm

Cost: $25 Pre-registration/payment 7/19. $30 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.

Margaret is a certified breathing facilitator with over 20 years experience using various holistic practices to assist others in stress management and self-awareness. Please see her website The Living Breath for more information.


BodyTalk Cortices class
with Sandra Wernich

FRI 7/31

Cost: $20

Sandra Wernich

Sandra Wernich

Are you feeling stressed?

Would you like to experience greater calm and clarity?

Do you have two minutes a day to devote to your health?

The BodyTalk System Cortices technique is a powerful way to improve your overall health and well-being through bringing balance to your brain.

You will learn how to:

+ Improve overall brain function
+ Increase clarity, focus and concentration
+ Reduce stress levels throughout your entire body
+ Increase relaxation

InPlease join Sandra Wernich, Certified BodyTalk practioner, for this very informative class!

In this 90 minute class you will learn how to balance your own brain, and the brains of your family, friends and pets! Children as young as six can learn this simple, yet powerful form of self-healing. Once learned, it takes 2 minutes to do the Cortices technique.

For more information, contact Sandra at (971) 533-3670 or go to

Please pre-register for this class!


Discover Yoga! FREE
THU 7/30
7:45-9 pm

Alana - Upward Facing Dog

Alana - Upward Facing Dog

Have your friends who haven’t tried yoga yet come to a free class at OmBase. We moved it to Thursday pm for the summer months.


Clairvoyant Readings by JRo

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009


A clairvoyant reading is an opportunity to allow me to look at your energy field from a neutral perspective and in present time. This is a very private, personal and confidential experience between you and me.

We sit across from each other in a private and comfortable agreed upon time and location. I will go into a light trance, eyes closed.

You just need to sit back and enjoy the experience. Because I work as a clairvoyant, i see your energy field in the form of color and “pictures”. The reading is basically an interpretation of these images.

I will explain everything I see to you and you can ask as many questions as you need. Any question is fine to ask me.

I will be able to give you a very detailed reading of just what is going on in your space at this time. I read basically all 5 bodies, causal, ethereal, astral, mental and physical, as well as all the energy centers.

Everyone is different so every reading is different depending upon just what is going on with you in this present space-time. I only read present time. I can not tell you what will happen in the future. I can tell you what the future “looks” like but form this present moment. The same is basically the true of the past, however the past has a considerable influence on the present, so it is read with that level of involvement.

I can not see anything that you do not want me to see. This is in your best interest and allows me to focus on just what is relevant to you, and what happens in your reading stays in the reading, confidentiality is understood.

Please understand that I will not be giving you advice, telling you what to do, or making any decisions for you. I tell you what I see, it is entirely up to you what you do with your information.


As we proceed with your reading it becomes apparent that some of the information you have in your space is changing. This essentially is what a healing is, change. My job is to witness this change, validate it and move on. The healing is completed by replenishing the physical body with energy.

JRo will be in Portland from July 15 to July 30.

Please call/email Vittoria at OmBase to book a reading.



1.  Give yourself a couple of hours before your appointment to just feel into where you are at right now.

2. Prepare any questions that you know you want answered, ask as many you need, and feel free to ask anything.

3.  Allow for time after the reading/healing for integration. The physical body needs time for the changes to percolate into it.

4.  Time is essential to healing, some of the changes you create for yourself in your session will take perhaps weeks to complete. I will be able to “see” a time line of this if it is apparent in your reading, and tell you.

5.  And finally, enjoy yourself. A reading/healing is a gracious opportunity to reveal just who you are right now. Be amused and move on to your next experience free from the things that no longer suit you.




, (pronounced J-row) lives in Haiku, Maui, and has been doing Clairvoyant reading/healing and energy work for over 30 years.

Currently JRo travels and brings what he does to different locations through out the mainland U.S..

Readings are $100 for about 1 hour

download a flyer HERE