Archive for July, 2009

News from OmBase – July 30th Edition

Thursday, July 30th, 2009
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COOL CLASSES

Our classes at OmBase continue this month. For those of you that haven’t come recently, we want you to know – we have air conditioning!

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HIDDEN LAKE DAY RETREAT
with Todd & Vittoria
SUN 8/23 all day (10-6)

Cost: $50 payable to OmBase
$15 for lunch payable to Hidden Lake

Hidden Lake

Hidden Lake

We wanted to remind you there are some spots left for the retreat at Hidden Lake later this month. It will be a delicious break from the city and so close by! The studio will be closed that day (Sunday, August 23)

Join us for this amazing day in nature and on the water! 45 minutes from Southwest Portland there is a magical place where we will be spending the day. Yoga with Todd, delicious lunch, relax by the dock, swim in the lake, and more yoga before going home. Only a few spots left!

We spent a weekend at Hidden Lake last summer and it was fabulous!

Hidden Lake

Hidden Lake


From Megan who came last year:

“Hidden Lake is a wonderfully alive oasis on so many levels.  The land, the lake and the caretakers (Laurie, Judith and Bodhi) nourished my soul last year and I am looking forward to returning! I can’t wait to take a swim in the lake again!”

for more on Hidden lake, visit: hiddenlakeretreat.org

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ITALY YOGA retreat in 2010!
JULY 31 – AUGUST 7, 2010

Cost: first deposit of $115 due by Saturday 8/15/09

Yoga Deck - Italy Retreat

Yoga Deck - Italy Retreat

Several of you have already signed up and paid the deposit and some of you have asked for more details. Please see our website for more information, and know that in order to make this happen we do need 4-5 more students to make a commitment now to pay the deposit….We hope to have a group of 12-14 students coming!

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RESTORE AND RENEW
with Louise
MON 8/3 – 12:30-2 pm

Cost: drop in rate $14 or use your class card

Louise Lorente

Louise Lorente

Louise starts her monthly restorative class this month. It will be offered each month around the time of the full moon.

Students learn how nurturing, physical postures help ease the effects of chronic stress by allowing the body and mind to rest deeply. We use props such as blankets and bolsters, breath work, guided meditation and a series of 3-4 poses which allow for complete relaxation.

Restorative poses have been known to tap into the body’s capacity to heal itself and are appropriate for anyone at anytime in their life.

No previous yoga experience is necessary and all levels are welcome.

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CHAKRA MEDITATION
with Nicole
FRI 8/14 8-9 pm

Cost: $15-20 sliding scale. Pre-registration/payment

Nicole Asprocolas

Nicole Asprocolas

Relax and unwind your body and mind as your soul rejuvenates from the blissful frequencies of the Singing Quartz Crystal bowls*……

The singing quartz crystal bowls holds the vibration of white light which ultimately refracts into the rainbow palette and acts directly on our chakras when the bowls are played. The bowls are specifically designed to correlate to a particular chakra and each correspond to a particular musical note.  The color red vibrates at the slowest frequency and corresponds to the musical note C bowl and the root chakra, while the color violet has the highest vibrating frequency and corresponds to the musical note B bowl and the crown chakra.

*side effects may include: a balanced energy field, the feeling of blissfulness, rejuvenation, relaxation, personal well-being, peacefulness, and a greater connection to your higher self, Mother Earth and to the Source of All that Is.

No prior experience necessary. Please bring a pillow, yoga mat, and blanket for your comfort. We also provides some props.

For more information about Nicole, visit her website at trinitihealing.com


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Kundalini Yoga & Ten-Body Tantric Numerology
with Alana
SUN 8/16 11-1 pm

Cost: $25 pre-registration

Alana Weintraub

Alana Weintraub

Join Alana for this interesting workshop coming up.

The ancient yogic science of Tantric Numerology uses your birthdate to gain deep insight into various aspects of your life and soul.

Learn how to apply this science to effectively awaken to your true purpose, increase joy and prosperity, and overcome life’s challenges.

This workshop will explore the Ten Bodies of Light within the human being, and how to use Tantric Numerology and Kundalini Yoga as a model for understanding and accessing all the great and powerful parts of our beings.

We will also experience the powerful, Kundalini Yoga set for Awakening the Ten Bodies.

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Free Range Yoga: GUIDED FROM WITHIN
with Jay
SUN 8/30  2-5 pm

Cost: $45 ($90 for workshop & class series to follow in September)

Jay Fields

Jay Fields

This workshop focuses on learning the principles of a Free Range practice, which include: being guided from within, finding alignment through lines of energy, and playing your edge.

The series of 4 classes (starting first week of September) is for you if you:

· want to strengthen your inner guidance and cultivate your sense of ownership and authority in your life on and off the mat.
· are familiar with yoga poses but are wanting to approach them in a way that is more personal and creative.
· want to explore yoga as a means to a life that is more in alignment with what moves you.
· want more one-on-one, hands-on attention as you practice as well as the energy of a community of people practicing together.
· want to develop a home practice, or have one that feels mechanical and in need of inspiration.
· want to create a more trusting relationship with your body, especially if you have injuries you are attending to.

To find out more about this workshop and the class series, please see our schedule page, or visit Jay’s blog.

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Yo Yo Yogis visit OmBase

Monday, July 6th, 2009

The Yo Yo Yogis, as described on their About Us page “are two people-huggin’, life-lovin’, chance-takin’, free-stylin’ yogis who live just off center” who decided “they would be the road-trippin’, life-explorin’, path- showin’ guides setting out on a most excellent adventure to uncover the “not to miss” Yoga Studios on the West Coast!

During their Summer 2009 Roadtrip100 studios in 100 days – Seattle to San Diego” they stopped by OmBase on Day 21 and wrote up a little review of their experience!

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Day 21 – OmBase – Organic Free Range Yoga – Hillsdale

July 6th, 2009 | Author: Yo Yo Yogis
OmBase Studio

OmBase Studio

As we stepped our yogi toes inside the walls of Hillsdale’s sensory yoga experience, OmBase, we knew our two hour, donation based BLIS class had already begun. Welcomed into the newly opened visceral space that seem to breathe from the energy that created it, we melted into the imagination of owners Todd Williamson and Vittoria Palazzi. Warm hickory floors, reclaimed timber from old-growth forest, massive beamed ceilings and a rainbow of color, grounded our yogi souls and made an inspiring visual backdrop for the imaginative artwork, light fixtures and stained glass created by the ultra-talented community of yogis lucky enough to call this soul enrichin’ studio… “OM”.

Todd & Vittoria

Todd & Vittoria

Feelin’ one of those peace-providin’ practices comin’ on… The YoYos just “let go” as Todd, our experienced guide began his, “pretty sure this is about as blissed out as we’ve ever been” mediation with soothing words and soft rhythm that made thirty minutes fly by in a flash. He then slowly warmed up the body and mind for original, artistically inspired poses done with a strap laced through a secured recessed bar that opened our shoulders, hips and hearts, challenging the YoYos to trust their intuitive leader, and themselves. This day…the YoYos were feelin’ the BLIS!

Sun-Shinin' - Day Cannon Beach

Sun-Shinnin' - Day Cannon Beach

Floatin’ out of the studio…we heard the ocean callin’ as we set off on a most excellent adventure at the jaw-droppin’, Canon Beach; land of endless stretches of white sand, Gi-normous rocks jutting out of the everlastingly sea, historic beach cottages, runners, walkers, bikers, and shiny happy people holdin’ hands.

Hurricane wind blowin’, Ru’s furry feet flyin’, the freezin’ tank top wearin’ YoYo’s were goin’ to have a gritty good time on the beach today! Wrapped in a wet blanket with the full grown YoYo child and the Ru (the wise, kind old grandfather- even he’s freezing with fur) cocker spaniel; here we all were, havin’ a super-fun picnic at the shore. Munchin’ on our most disgustin’ sand laden lunch proudly packed by the “not too good in the kitchen” YoYoMan, we counted our blessings as the blowing sand pitted our smilin’ faces letting us know we were alive…and it was good!

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