SUMMER IS HERE!
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.
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.
GENERAL SUMMER NEWS
· 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 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.
NEW CLASSES/CHANGES IN JULY!
· 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).
BABY OM YOGA
TUE 12-1 pm 7/21-8/18
5 week series
Cost: $60 Please pre-register for this series. No drop ins.
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!
YOGA FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS
WED 8:30-10 am 7/8-7/29
4 week series
Cost: $44 No drop ins.
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.
RIDING THE ECLIPSE WAVE
with Emily & Todd
Wed 7:15-9 pm 7/22-8/12
4 week series
Cost: $80-$100 sliding scale.
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.
FRIDAY NIGHT CLASS:
Todd’s popular YIN YOGA
FRI 5:45-7 pm
5 week series
Cost: $50. Drop-ins $12 or use your class card.
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!
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.
PRENATAL COUPLES CLASS
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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
ECSTATIC BODY POSTURES
with Dr. Analouise Williams
Cost: $25 Pre-registration/payment by 7/12. $30 after.
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
Cost: $10/adult $5/child
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!
Cost: $25 Pre-registration/payment 7/19. $30 after.
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
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 bodytalksystem.com.
Please pre-register for this class!
Discover Yoga! FREE
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.