Summer is coming to a close as we soak up the last couple of weeks of sun! It’s probably the best time of the year for many of us.
We’re gearing up to fall at OmBase with several additions to our schedule. Most won’t go into effect until October, when our schedule changes, but we’d like to give you a sneak preview, as well as indicate some events coming up in September . . .
Yin Yoga series
M/W/F am OR pm
3 week series
FRI 9/11 to Wed 9/30
Cost: $90-$108 sliding scale
Yes, please pre-register for this!
Todd’s offering TWO Yin Yoga series in September, both starting and ending on the same dates.
These classes meet Monday, Wednesday & Friday for three weeks, but please note, that because of Labor Day, classes start on a Friday and end on a Wednesday.
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.
Please go here, scroll to the bottom of the list alphabetically to read more about the amazing benefits of Yin Yoga.
Jay’s Tuesday & Thursday classes / subs
Many of you have missed Jay who’s on sabbatical . . .
As Jay comes back to teach (read below) this Sunday and on Thursday nights, she still won’t be teaching her Tuesday 6-7:30 until October 20th. Please check out other teachers!
Vittoria will be teaching a Women’s Yoga class on Tuesday nights during some of the Tuesdays in September and October.
Guided From Within
SUN 8/30 2-5 pm workshop
Thursdays 9/3-9/24 6-7:30 pm class series
Cost: $45 ($90 for workshop & class series to follow in September)
This special class series begins with a workshop (this Sunday!! 2-5 pm 7/30/09) in which the focus is 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…
· 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.
Deepening Your Practice
Fridays in September
Cost: $40 for all 4 classes, or use your class card, or pay $12 drop in.
This practice is designed to help you to discover those elements of your practice which actually work for you.
A time for you to practice honing your skills at discernment, and feeling, so that without having to think about it, how you do the things you do in your life, will naturally shift, and you’ll begin to “be” in a way that supports you.
We’ll start with a short meditation, a short opening, and as we proceed you have the chance to move in the direction you are being moved, and we’ll all be practicing the same thing, even though it may not always look like it. I’ll be with you to offer suggestions and possibilities you may want to explore.
with Vittoria & Louise
10 week series
Sundays 5-6 pm
Cost: $111 for all ten classes
Note: class series can be split into two 5 week series, one beginning 9/20-10/18 and/or 10/25-11/22 ($60 each if you choose this option).
Join Louise and Vittoria for this new venture they are embarking upon! Class will be shared and both teachers will attend some classes, alternating as teachers, assistants and facilitators. Some classes will be taught by either Louise or Vittoria individually.
Stress management is a key to wellness that has been proven to prevent a wide range of illnesses and a way to obtain better mental and physical health.
We will practice deep belly breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and proceed to guided imagery and meditation, as well as use Tibetan bowls and crystal bowls to enhance the experience of relaxation.
R & R (Restore & Renew)
Fridays starting 9/25 12:30-2 pm
(and once a month on Mondays)
Cost: like any regular class, $14 drop in or use your class card
This class will also be offered on Mondays at the same time once a month. Please check the class schedule page for dates.
A restorative yoga class offered weekly now by popular demand!
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 help the body to tap into the body’s innate wisdom, and the body’s capacity to heal itself.
Appropriate for anyone at anytime in their life.
What students are saying:
“I was able to take the feeling of peace through most of my week….”.
“I felt so open and calm for a long time after class…”
“…..My phlebitis, which I’ve been taking medication for, getting massages for, completely went away”.
“I will pay a babysitter once a week to come to this class!”
Finding Balance: Equinox Yoga and Writing
with Emily & Todd
4 hr event
SUN 9/20 12-4 pm
Cost: $45-$65 sliding scale
The Fall Equinox on September 22nd, when the day and night are equal, signals a time for coming into balance. Astrologically, the Sun moves into Libra — the sign of harmony, love, peace and beauty.
In this class, Todd will offer his blissful meditation and yoga, holding space for us to practice balance, support and inner peace. Emily will describe the planetary highlights of the season, and we’ll explore how to successfully navigate the challenging transittions ahead. We’ll use writing as a tool for discovery and setting intentions.
Join us to gather inspiration, insight and support for this season of change.
All are welcome — no previous yoga, writing or astrology experience is needed.
Shamanic Sound Healing
2 hr event
SUN 9/20 7-9 pm
Cost: $25 prior to 9/13, $30 after
In the way of the shamanic tradition, Dagmar will lead you through a sound journey to help release blocks and discordant energies, restore a sense of wholeness and well-being and connect you with your own inner guidance.
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 schedule page.
Or call/email Dagmar Luenser
503.490.3671 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacred Nourishment: The Yoga of Nutrition
9 class series
Cost: $180 prior to 9/3, $225 after.
Come prepared to transform your relationship with food and with yourself.
Learn how you really can trust your body using a variety of techniques to help you reach your health and life goals including new healthy foods, yoga and breathing techniques, creative writing, visualization and relaxation.
You will learn to deconstruct cravings and discover what your body really needs to thrive and feel satisfied. This class will help you uncover the foods and lifestyle that support you living the life you were meant to lead. Handouts and other materials included.
Jenna Abernathy is a health counselor, massage therapist, and yoga teacher. Her lifetime passion has been supporting people in moving past the blocks that hold them back from living their most authentic life. She loves to work with people who who truly desire real health and life transformation.
Jenna received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She studied massage at East West College in Portland, OR and studied yoga at the Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA. Jenna also teaches classes, retreats, and workshops on Sacred Nourishment; The Yoga of Nutrition.
Please see her website openheartwellness.com
October Sneak Preview
Belly Dancing is coming to OmBase!! Facilitated by Adriana, who’s been a belly dancer for 15 years.
Adriana is a belly dancer and a yoga teacher, and you can be sure you’ll see more of her at OmBase!
Belly Dancing workshop and classes start Saturday, October 24th. Check the class schedule page for more details.
Other New Classes coming up as well in October. Stay tuned!
Our First Year Anniversary Party
SUN 10/18 12-4 pm
We’ll have a grand celebration
so be sure to mark the date!
Tags: Adriana, alignment, anniversary party, astrology, autumn, belly dancing, cravings, creative writing, Dagmar, Dagmar Luenser, drums, East West College, Emily, Emily Trinkaus, equinox, fall, Guided From Within, health counselor, Hillsdale, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Jay, Jay Fields, Jenna, Jenna Abernathy, Kripalu Center, Libra, Loiuse, Louise, massage therapist, meditation, October, OmBase, Open Heart Wellness, Portland, R&R, rattles, relaxation, restorative yoga, restore & renew, Sacred Nourishment, Sacred Nourishment; The Yoga of Nutrition, September, sham, shamanic healing, Shamanic Sound Healing, singing bowls, Southwest, Southwest Portland, summer, Todd, Todd Williamson, transformation, visualization, Vittoria, Vittoria Palazzi, Wing Rock Journeys, Women's Yoga, writing, Yin Yoga, yoga, yoga teacher