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News from OmBase – May 1st Edition

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Purple Flower

new bloomings

This newsletter is brimming with newness!

We’re teaching the first Intro to Yoga we’ve had in months;
Movie Night continues, a new bike rack has been installed,
JRo‘s coming back in town, Emily‘s teaching with Todd,
Yin Yoga moves to another night….plus lots more!

We are still interested in finding out how yoga
or OmBase has changed your life,
so please send in your comments!

Yin Yoga
with Todd

Mon/Wed/Fri 5/3-5/21
7-8:15 am

Cost: $90-$108 sliding scale / pre-registration

Yin Yoga

Todd & Emily are co-teaching the Yin Yoga classes in the morning!

Join them for a fabulous time, and and a great stretch! More on Yin Yoga here. (scroll to end of page).

To register call/email us at OmBase, or stop by to make payment by check or credit card (you can also pay online, just be aware that it the most expensive option for us, as we get charged 3% w/any online transactions).

Intro to Yoga
with Todd, Adriana, Stasia and Vittoria

5/4-5/25 every TUE 7:30-8:45 pm

Cost: $48/ pre-registration

Alana - Upward Facing Dog

This class series is an introduction to Yoga for all beginners out there! 4 different teachers to give you the basics of yoga. Todd, Adriana, Stasia and Vittoria will alternate teaching on Tuesdays all month.

Basics of yoga, breathing, introduction to props, as well as individualized attention to what each student needs.
Pre-registration required. Min 5, max 10 students.

Please email/call Om Base if you want to sign up. You can mail a check, sign up at the studio or sign up online.

BodyTalk & Astrology
offered at OmBase!

Emily Trinkaus

Emily Trinkaus

Many of you already know Emily, as she’s been with us from the beginning (and before that!).
Emily is now at OmBase on Fridays, seeing clients. If you are interested or curious about what she offers, check out her site. virgomagic.com.

Her new blog is chock full, and you can read on making the most of Mercury retrograde!

You can contact her directly for an appointment:

EmilyTrinkaus:
emily@virgomagic.com
503.288.7097

Emily also starts teaching at OmBase this month!

Family Yoga!
with Rachel & Lauren

SUN May 23 at 2:30 pm

Cost: $10/adult, $5/kid
Please pre-register for this class!

Rachel Plies & Lauren Clark

Many of you have asked about this class, so here it is being offered as a one time event.

Rachel and Lauren have fun with kids and families, and this promises to be a great class for all ages. Kids, parents and grandparents welcome!

Read more about Rachel and Lauren at BoundlessMotion.

JRo is coming back!
June 2-6

JRo

JRo

JRo will be here in June, and he’ll have Clairvoyant reading and healing sessions available.

JRo came last year for a visit and before you know it he was all booked up. He’s getting booked this time too, so hurry up and call if you want a session with him. He will be seeing clients at the studio (with the exception of one day possibly at our home).

From JRo:Your body is energy and our lives reality based events.
Learn how you occur right here right now as life. And learn how to
change it, guide it and ultimately let go
“.

JRo, ( 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 throughout the mainland U.S.

Readings are $100 for at about 1.5-2 hrs (please bring cash)


to book a reading:

send us an email: findpeace@ombase.org
or call her Vittoria’s cell 971.506.6789

Download a Flyer

Classes changing….

Todd Williamson

Todd Williamson

Yin Yoga on Tuesday pm moves to Wednesday

The evening yin yoga class moves to Wednesday night this month (and might remain that way) as we are introducing a new class for beginners on Tuesdays. Please look for the Yin Yoga by donation class on Wednesday night at 7:15-8:30 pm.

Sun 10 am class moves to 9 am starting in June!
We did this last year too, to give you more time to get on with the summer activities but still come to yoga!
See you at 9 am on June 6th!

If you want the Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 am classes to continue, please come and take them more often. There’s talk of discontinuing those classes by June if not enough students show up each week.

Bike rack is in!

Maria hugging the new bike rack

Maria hugging the new bike rack

Yes, that’s Maria hugging the rack . . . Riding your bike to OmBase is a whole lot easier now!

The first time you ride your bike to class, and park your bike at the new corral, let us know when you sign in, and you can take that class for just $5, or use your class card and bring a friend for free.

Remember that if you have a class card and ride your bike to class (walk or take public transit) you can stamp your card.. and after collecting 10 stamps we’ll say thank-you to you with a free class on us!

One of our students, Maria, an avid biker, was the first to use the new racks (parking there about two hours after they had been installed!) and happened to be there when Dave Johnson (from the Hillsdale Biking Coalition) was taking a picture, and here’s what we learned about Maria,

My name is Maria Cahill and I ride from my home  (which is also my office for a sustainable land development consulting business) in Multnomah Village. Biking is one of my personal and professional commitments to a healthier environment and a healthier me. I rode over 1000 miles last year just for business related meetings and site visits in addition to my private errands and events. I’m excited to see the new bike racks!“.

There is also a little blurb on BikePortland.org about the bike rack!

Thank you for coming to class!
Can you post a review?

Loiuse

Loiuse in headstand

Many of you were inspired by our call in the last newsletter to come back, and you did make it back to Om Base. Thank you! We are grateful for your support. We’d like to ask you to post a review as reviews really help other students decide whether or not come to visit us!

You can go to our contact us page, and click on the pop-up window that comes up over the map (click OmBase or Reviews). It’ll take you to a Google page link where you can post a review!

You can also go to Insider Pages here to post a review.
In addition, you can post on Yelp too here.

Thank you!


Our lending library is online!

Lending Library

Thanks to Emily, Virgo organizer extraordinaire, she posted every book we have online, here.

You can check out books and videos the same way, by writing your name in the check-out binder at the studio, but now you also have the option of browsing our library online, read an excerpt of the book (via an Amazon link), post a comment, and more.

We’ll be adding reviews of the books in the next few weeks.

The other change is that we’ll be charging $1 x week for DVDs, as we need to replace them occasionally, and that will help.

Books will be due 3 weeks from check out date, DVDs only one week at a time.

You will get email reminders when your item is due.


Movie Night!

Amma

Amma

The second Saturday of each month we’ll be having a movie night! A movie projected on the large wall of the yoga studio!

(Because of the warm weather and the need for air conditioning = noise, we’ll probably stop for the summer though)

When: Sat 5/8 @ 7pm
What:
A movie about Ammachi

We aren’t sure which one yet, but considering she’s coming to Seattle at the end of May, it’s appropriate.

Read more about Amma and her incredible life and devotion.

We’ll accept a small donation to help defray heat/light costs, as well as the price of the DVDs.

Sorry, no kids and no snacks…. 🙁

We love to hear from you!

Send us your stories & love letters (long and short) about how yoga & OmBase or a specific teacher has helped you improve your life, healed your body, quieted your mind, and whatever else!

We’ll post the long stories on our blog, to inspire others.

“Hello Todd,

I wanted to thank you for your generous support yesterday. I am always amazed by your incredibly giving spirit! Many times I arrive at your classes feeling bereft, hurting in some physical or emotional way and come away feeling light, supported and centered. You have a gift, my friend, and I feel blessed that I found you! Thank you.

Blessings”. ~ NB

NEWS SNIPPETS

MORE Teachers Interviews!

Emily was kind enough to devote a lot of time to interview the teachers at OmBase, and we have some of those interviews online now. Soon we’ll have to interview Emily, as she’s going to be teaching too!

You can go to  Our Family and then click on “Teachers.”

Teacher Feature

Adriana’s interview has been added this month. Adriana also wrote a blog post this month about Prenatal Dance & Yoga.

Listen to Todd’s Meditation

If you’ve missed Todd’s meditation, you can now listen to it whenever you need it…

Coming in June!

A gift taken and shared: four weeks, four classes for change. Read the blog post.

Virtual shots of Om Base

We’ve posted some fabulous 360º shots of the studio on our website. You can scroll (slowly!) to see in every direction!

Thanks to Jeff Freeman for the photography!

Namasté to you . . .

Poppy

Poppy

I wanted  to share some photos
of flowers that I just captured,
so here is a link for you to enjoy!

(click on ‘slideshow’ at bottom left for best viewing!).

Happy Spring!


News from OmBase – April 1st Edition

Thursday, April 1st, 2010
rainbow's end

rainbow's end

There are a lot of changes in the air
at OmBase scheduled for April!

Some teachers change days/times,
and we say goodbye to one of our long-standing teachers…..
Plus Todd has his first Yoga Immersion in months,
as well as a new class on Tuesday night.


Yoga Immersion
with Todd

4/5-4/23  every weekday 6:30-8 am

Cost: $150-180 sliding scale/pre-registration

Todd Williamson

This is a chance to gather and practice three-five sessions a week. These healing immersions focus on healing and balance through visualization, meditation and yoga asanas. It’s easier to do this “work” around others who are making the same choices… so take advantage of the others’ presence (presents) and join in.

This is the year for change. (the year of the Tiger).  The change is happening, and we’re all immersed in it – you’re immersed in it –  Spending just a bit of time with others who, like you,  are curious about, and more consciously choosing for – uncovering and discovering – something new – a new way of being –  will afford you an ease now, during these times which otherwise may seem daunting and fraught with overwhelming challenges.

In allowing yourself to be supported, you invariably align with, and tune into your Self, and so find yourself supported by the very change you felt at odds with… Open to the magic…

You can find out more about Immersion here.

Please call OmBase, or email Todd/OmBase if you want to sign up.

Decision to hold immersion will be made several days prior to start date, so don’t wait till last moment to let us know!

Yin Yoga at night!
with Todd

TUE 7:30-9 pm, every Tue in April

Cost: drop in donation class

Yin Yoga

Todd will be teaching a yin yoga class every Tuesday in April. You can arrive like to any other classes, and either use your class card or pay a donation.

Come explore what Yin Yoga is all about. Whether you are new to yoga in general, or a seasoned yogi, this is a class you’ll get a lot from.

One of the interesting things about the yin approach is that it benefits the more active person (runner, biker, etc) as well as the less active person (couch potato).

Saying goodbye to Jay….

Jay Fields

Most of you know Jay. She’s been with us from the very beginning of the start of OmBase, and we have known her long before that. She has always been committed to being a part of our family.

Jay is moving on, and she will not be teaching classes at OmBase, but we know we will see her again…

Please join us in wishing Jay the very best in her new endeavors!

Jay has a beautiful new website, and a blog, always worth reading!

www.revelationaryliving.com

Dear friends,

Thank you so very much for being a part of my journey of learning and teaching at OmBase. It’s hard to leave because I will miss the family I have at OmBase, but the “nest,” as it were, has served its purpose–I’m now ready to fly in to new ways of being that are most in alignment with who I am in my work and life now. I feel quite joyful to let go and let myself be taken by the flow of things, which right now means having more time for my private spiritual counseling practice, for workshops, and for writing. Feel free to visit my new website to see what I’m up to…

And I trust that part of the journey is to stay connected to Om as a student, friend, and collaborator.  Until that mystery unveils itself…

Much love,
Jay

Same time, different teachers

Yoga Time!

Yoga Time!

We’ve rearranged the schedule a bit starting in April, and the permanent changes are as follows:

TUE 6-7:25 pm 
The Alchemy of Yoga
/Stasia

WED 5:30-7 pm
Hatha Yoga Flow
/Adriana

THU
6-7:25 pm
Hatha Yoga Mix/Vittoria

Please see more on these classes on the class schedule page or on our class description page.

Family Yoga!
with Rachel & Lauren

SAT 4/24 at 2:30 pm

Cost: $10/adult, $5/kid
Please pre-register for this class!

Rachel Plies & Lauren Clark

So many of you have asked about this class, so here it is being offered as a one time event.

Rachel and Lauren have fun with kids and families, and this promises to be a great class for all ages.

Kids, parents and grandparents welcome!

Read more about Rachel and Lauren at BoundlessMotion.

May Preview!
Yin Yoga
MON/WED/FRI 7-8:15 am

Yin Yoga

Todd will be co-teaching the Yin Yoga classes in the morning w/Emily, as Emily will be teaching Yin Yoga as well starting the following month.  This is a series and pre-registration is required.

Look for more info & how to sign up on the website. More on Yin Yoga here.

Introduction to Yoga class series (4 classes)
Join 4 of our teachers
for 4 weeks and discover yoga!

4 weeks, 4 instructors

4 weeks, 4 instructors

This series is for all the people that are uncertain about dropping in to one of our classes because they either have not done yoga, or haven’t been to a class in a long time….

Series will include the basics of:

• yoga poses
• breathing fundamentals
• how to use props

and getting to know four of our teachers here at OmBase.

Time To Be Announced, but most likely it will rotate month to month, sometimes in the evenings, sometimes during the day.

Stay tuned for more!

BodyTalk & Astrology offered
at OmBase….

Emily Trinkaus

Emily Trinkaus

Many of you know already Emily, as she’s been with us from the beginning (and before that!).

Emily is now at OmBase on Fridays, seeing clients.

If you are interested or curious about what she offers, check out her site.

You can contact her directly for an appointment

Enlighten Up!

Enlighten Up!

Movie Night!

Yes, we’ll be having a night every month set aside for a movie which we’ll be showing projected on the large wall of the yoga studio!

When: SAT 4/10 @ 7pm
What: Enlighten Up!!
(very appropriate as it’s about yoga).
You can go here for a link to a trailer.

We’ll accept a small donation if you like, and will donate to a local cause…

Sorry, no kids and no snacks…. 🙁

We love to hear from you!

Your Yoga Story

We want your feedback!
We want to hear what yoga
has done for you,
how it’s changed your life.

It’s a place for YOUR comments…

We want to hear what you have to say!

Send us your stories (long and short) about how yoga & OmBase or a specific teacher has helped you improve your life, healed your body, quieted your mind, and whatever else!

We’ll post the long stories on our blog, to inspire others.

Your deep stretch class is helping me a lot.  I definitely want to come the whole month of August.  I’m not taking a vacation this summer.  Taking your class is like a mini vacation for me every Monday evening!  You and Todd have cultivated a very peaceful and positive environment at your studio“.~ Don

“We’ve both really been enjoying your class and the benefits are already apparent. R. saw his neurologist yesterday and he told us that he could see a noticeable difference in R.’s stance and balance since he saw him 6 months ago. Really good news! Thank you for helping that happen”.   ~ B.

Come to class! & let us know what you’d like….

Spring Daisies

Spring Daisies

Finally, a note from all of us here at OmBase…we need your support now.

We know how much you love the studio, and if you haven’t come to class in a few weeks or more and you’re still reading this, obviously you want to be part of our community.

Please help us spread the word, come to class!  We can’t be here without your assistance and participation.

Also, if there are times/classes that you would like, please let us know.

We’re extending our blessings to you  for
a beautiful, warm and happy spring!


News from OmBase – January 6th Edition

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Levitation Meditation

Levitation Meditation

We’re excited to let you know of new classes and additions
to our schedule for this first month of the new decade.

Even if you are not planning to learn to levitate,
there will be plenty for you to choose from!

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$5 drop in classes for the entire month!

These classes are offered at a drop in rate of $5 for everybody, throughout the month. Try something new!

Deep Clarity Yoga
TUE 7:30-9 pm
with Stasia


Hatha Yoga Flow
FRI 5:45-7 pm 
with Adriana


Prenatal Belly Dance and Yoga
SUN 12-1:15 pm
with Adriana

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Try something NEW!
Take 2 classes for the price of 1

(for current students with a class card)

2 for 1

2 for 1

You can take 2 new teachers (new to you) for the price of one class!

For example, let’s say you’ve been coming to Todd’s class, but have never tried another teacher. Well, this month you can take 2 new teachers (anyone you choose that you have never tried) and pay for just one class!

And then you can do it again for the next 2 new teachers! Go wild! Try everyone’s class!

We have more offerings so there’s more to choose from . . .

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Yin Yoga — an ongoing class offering
M/W/F  7-8:15 am
first 3 weeks of each month

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga

Todd’s teaching the Yin Yoga series 3 days a week (Mon/Wed/Fri) for the first 3 weeks of each month.

This class is now open to drop-in, so you can pay with your class card or pay a $14 drop in rate.

If you want to take advantage of the discount ($81-$90 sliding scale) you’ll need to sign up for the entire 3 weeks.

Please see our class descriptions and scroll down to the end to read more about the great benefits of a yin practice and see our class schedule page.

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BLIS Yoga at night!
WED 7:15-9 pm – ongoing
with Todd

BLIS Yoga—Todd Williamson

BLIS Yoga—Todd Williamson

Todd will be teaching another Blisyoga class on Wednesday nights starting this week!

For all of you that can’t or won’t get up early enough to catch one of his classes, now you have no excuse!

For more on BLIS Yoga, please see our class descriptions. More at BLIS Yoga.

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Relaxation 101
SUN 5-6 pm
1/10-3/14

Relaxation 101

Relaxation 101

This class was offered last Fall as a series and it’s now on our schedule as a drop in class (you can sign up as a 10 week series if you choose to).

There is no physical yoga in this class, and you’ll have a chance to relax, go inward, meditate and relax very deeply, either lying down or sitting as you choose.

Meditation, visualization, progressive relaxation combined with crystal bowls and other sounds, Yoga Nidra, and more. This class is taught by different teachers, so come and enjoy the different feel every week!

Please Note it runs for 10 weeks only.

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Coming up next month!
Sound Meditation and Toning Circle
THURSDAYS 7:30-8:30 pm
Starts on 2/4/10

Dagmar Luenser

Dagmar Luenser

Dagmar will be facilitating a Sound Meditation and Toning Circle every Thursday night, from 7:30-8:30 pm. Starts on 2/4/10.

All welcome. It is donation based, but for convenience you can use your class card as well.

Drop in OK, no registration required.

If you want more details please email Dagmar directly at:

hallowed_sounds@q.com

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BEING LATE FOR CLASS . . .

Be on time for Yoga!

Be on time for Yoga!

Every once in a while we’d like to remind our students about not coming to class late.

Entering the yoga room at the beginning of a class when there is a meditation going on is disrupting for most of the students.

So if you are more than just 5 minutes late, and the meditation has started, please wait in the reception until the meditation portion is over, and then enter QUIETLY.

If the class has just started, you can enter quietly and sit or lie down close to the door – like on the little carpet by the fire, or just close to the door, so as to disturb as little as possible.

Please wait to set up your mat and get your props until after the meditation is over.

We appreciate your understanding ….. Namasté

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Buy a 5 class card this month…..

OmBase Bags

OmBase totes

….and get a free OmBase tote!

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NEW STUDENT INTRO PACKAGE:

$20 - 1 week of unlimited yoga

$20 - 1 week of unlimited yoga

$20 for a week of unlimited yoga!

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FAMILY YOGA SURVEY!

If you are interested in Family Yoga, we’d love to hear from you!

Family Yoga

Family Yoga

Please fill out our online survey.

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News from OmBase – October 25th Edition

Sunday, October 25th, 2009
Todd Cutting Cake at the 1st year Anniversary Party

Todd Cutting Cake at the 1st year Anniversary Party


Thanks
to You!

dance

We want to thank everyone who contributed wonderful prizes and to those who bought tickets, as well as to those that came and contributed to our Fun Drive with generous gifts and their commitment to OmBase this past month, and indeed, this past year! We’re grateful to have such dedicated and generous students that support and are a part of OmBase! Here’s to many more years!

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Thanksgiving Day Class
Fund raiser for Fences For Fido
with Todd
THU 11/26 10-11:45 am

Cost: Please join us and use your class card or leave a cash/check donation. Thank you!

. . . UN-CHAINED . . . one dog at a time

. . . UN-CHAINED . . . one dog at a time

We discovered this organization just a short time ago, wrote about it in our blog, and we want to support them. Fences For Fido builds fences for chained dogs, and not only provides freedom and a completely different (happier!) lifestyle for dogs; they also pay to have the dogs spayed and neutered, as well as build shelter when needed.

Our proceedings on Thanksgiving Day are going to this Portland based, non-profit, all-volunteer company.

Fences For Fido is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the welfare and quality of life for dogs living outdoors. Through their volunteer efforts, they create safer and improved conditions for chained dogs, provide education to the public, and help build healthier communities through awareness and compassion.

For dogs living outdoors on a chain, Fences For Fido reaches out to their guardian and offers a free fence, a new shelter, and free or reduced cost spay/neuter. With their services, dogs who were once chained will learn what it’s like to live, run, and play in a safe and more comfortable environment.

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Don’t forget to bring your MAT to class!

We want to remind you starting on 11/1 you will need to own your own mat, as we will not have mats to use at the studio.

We will only offer mats for sale from now on.

Please read the signs posted at the studio to find out more.

yoga mats

yoga mats

The mat lottery is happening this Sun 10/25 after Todd’s class. If you want a lovingly used mat for $20 you can put your name down anytime prior to that (we have a sheet at the front desk). About 10 of those mats will be sold. The names will be picked this Sun, but the old mats will be sold on 11/1, to give everyone a chance to buy a mat.

We also have new mats for sale (from $44 up), you can also go to other places in town to purchase a mat or purchase one online. If you have some questions feel free to call us at the studio. We’ll be happy to answer them.

Please know that mats come in all different sizes and textures, and we have looked at most of the ones on the market. We carry only ECO mats, or ‘natural’ mats, which have no PVC and decompose faster. (better for you and the environment)

We also are an official mat recycling drop off point, so you can bring your own worn out mat to us instead of throwing it out.

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Freestyle Yoga
with Jay

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm

Jay Fields - free-range

Jay Fields - free-range

Jay’s back!

She’s teaching ongoing classes (Freestyle Yoga) on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6pm as she has been for the past year (except when she was on her sabbatical this summer).

For the ones of you that are new and haven’t experienced her classes, Jay is one of a kind teacher, and her classes will always inspire you to come back for more.

Though based in a vinyasa practice, Freestyle Yoga is not limited by any labels.  The intention of Freestyle Yoga is to honor the practice as it ebbs and flows day by day—balancing fluid vinyasa with restorative yin, movement with seated meditation.  The class content will evolve based on who arrives, with the common thread throughout being the focus on learning the principles of listening to the body to find a deep connection with Self and with one’s own yoga.

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Free-Range yoga: Guided From Within
with Jay

workshop
SAT 11/7  2-5 pm
class series
Tuesdays 11/10-12/1  7:45-9:15 pm

Cost: $45 ($90 for workshop & 4 week class series)

Please note: To take the class series, you must have taken the workshop either this past summer, or the one at Root that Jay’s teaching (check w/Jay about dates) or the one on 11/7/09.
No drop ins for this series
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Jay Fields - Guided From Within

Jay Fields - Guided From Within

This workshop & class series focus 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.

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.

See the class schedule page or see Jay’s website for more details about this class.

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Please pre-register soon by calling or sending a check to OmBase.

Yin Yoga series
with Todd
M/W/F am OR pm
3 week series
MON 11/2 to FRI 11/20

Cost: Yin Yoga 7-8:15 am $90-$108 sliding scale
::::: Yoga Immersion 7:15-8:45 pm $111-$144 sliding scale

yin yoga

Yin Yoga

The Yin Yoga series and the Yoga Immersion are both back in November. This is the last time before the new year you’ll have a chance to take either of these offerings. Both start and end on the same day.

The immersion is a chance to gather and practice three sessions per week.

Class focuses on healing and balance through visualization, meditation and yoga asanas. This immersion is an opportunity for you to simply immerse yourself in what it is you are practicing. As you do this, what you are practicing becomes more evident, and it may surprise you! The elements of the practice remain essentially the same: getting centered, engaging our curiosity, and listening.

Why not learn the tools to uncover your innate state? Why not find the inherent balance that is in you? When you find your inspiration…. discipline is no longer necessary.

no pre-requisites required… although you may want to drop into at least a few of the BLIS Yoga classes before hand, to get a glimpse of what we’ll be “doing.”

Let us know if you want to sign up by emailing us at OmBase (findpeace@ombase.org).

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For more information please go to our OmBase schedule page.

Read more about our immersions.

Read more about Yin Yoga in our class descriptions.

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Healthy Body Image for Pregnancy & Motherhood
with Kassie

SUN 11/15 2:30-4:30 pm

Cost: $15-$25 sliding scale

Healthy Body Image for Pregnancy and Motherhood

Healthy Body Image for Pregnancy and Motherhood

Learning to love and accept your body in order to maximize your health and parenting.

In this workshop you will:

· participate in discussion regarding the social and cultural pressures with which pregnant women and new moms are faced

· have an opportunity to share your experiences and concerns in a supportive space

· be given tools to help challenge your perceptions, as well as increase acceptance and self-care

· role model a healthy body image for your child

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Kassie W. Hughes

Kassie W. Hughes

A Licensed Professional Counselor and new mom, Kassie W. Hughes, specializes in group therapy for body image disturbance and eating disorder.

She has over 13 years experience as a trainer and therapist and utilizes an eclectic blend of mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and practical wisdom.

Questions and RSVP’s to healthybodyimage@gmail.com

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Belly Dancing starts Next Saturday!
Shakti Flow! Egyptian Inspired Bellydance
with Adriana

Saturdays  10/31-12/5 :: 12-1:15 pm class series

Cost: $66 for 6-week class series. Pre-registration required.

Adriana

Adriana

Join Adriana for a class series for beginner belly dancers! All welcome!

Traditional Egyptian bellydance is known as ‘Raks Sharqi’ in the Middle East. Its subtle nuances, refined movements, feminine grace and beauty characterize this style. It is very expressive in nature and traditionally performed as a solo and improvised dance.

With ancient roots in fertility rites and goddess worship, it has deep spiritual significance for women and has undergone many cultural migrations; an ever-changing and evolving art.

Bellydance is a great form of exercise for women of all ages, shapes and sizes. It’s a natural complement to a woman’s bone and muscle structure with movements coming mainly from the torso. You will learn how to isolate different parts of the body, moving them independently as well as layering movements in fluid patterns and in quick short accents, weaving together the entire feminine essence, and using the movements as a form of creative expression.

Develop body awareness, grace, balance, strength & fluidity and embrace your Divine Beauty.

We will explore classic bellydance movements in a free-form style within a sacred dance circle. Learn proper technique of the foundation movements including isolations, shimmies, figure 8s, hip circles & more.

Express yourself in a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can release tension, love your body, free your inhibitions and feel you own sacredness.  No experience required.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and feel free to wear hip-scarves, veils & skirts.

Call or email (findpeace@ombase.org) to sign up!

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News from OmBase – September 29th Edition

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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Om Kitty

Om Kitty



Last October at this time we were rushing to finish painting and adding the last minute touches to our OmBase studio! It’s been a whole year!

We’d like to invite you all to our

Om Cake

Om Cake

First Year Anniversary Party


Sunday, October 18th
12-4 pm

We’ll be giving away prizes, have fabulous food (an amazing cake from Baker & Spice), and much more! Feel free to bring something to share . . .

We also have several additions, changes and updates to let you know about, so please read on!

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Stress Relief Fun Drive is ON!
Spread the Joy, Make a Difference!

Have you heard about our fun(d) drive? We would love for you to participate! The drawing for the prizes will be at our First Year Anniversary Party Sunday, October 18th from 12-4 pm. It’s a way for you to help OmBase become stronger in its foundation and be able to spread more light all around. At this time we don’t need any more donations, but we’d love to sell more tickets! So all those fabulous people that donated can actually give their gifts to you. Please see our blog page here for more and consider buying a ticket!

You can buy a ticket…help OmBase & win a prize!

The number of tickets sold will match the number of gifts donated- the total number not to exceed 200 sold. Odds for winning a prize are 100% while the odds for a specific prize will depend on the total number of tickets sold, but will be no greater then 1 in 200 (good odds :) )

How to buy a ticket: (4 ways you can do that!)

1. Come into the studio and pay with cash, credit card or check

2. Call us at OmBase with your credit card

3. Send a check to OmBase

4. Use our online store
Cash or check is preferred – as it costs us nothing – Credit card at the studio is preferred over online purchases, but please use what is most convenient for you.

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Belly Dancing is coming to OmBase!
Shakti Flow! Egyptian Inspired Bellydance
with Adriana

SAT 10/24 :: 2-4 pm workshop
Saturdays  10/31-12/5 :: 12-1:15 pm class series

Cost: $25 before 10/17, $30 after for workshop
:::::: $66 for 6-week class series to follow

Adriana

Adriana

Discover the ancient art of Egyptian inspired bellydance with Adriana, a light-hearted & thoughtful dance artist and instructor with over 15 years experience.

Adriana offers a holistic approach founded in effective technique that gives freedom to express your own personal flow of creativity from within, a kind of moving meditation.

Bellydance is a great form of exercise for women of all ages, shapes & sizes!

Develop body awareness, grace, balance, strength & fluidity and embrace your Divine Beauty.

We will explore classic bellydance movements in a free-form style within a sacred dance circle. Learn proper technique of the foundation movements including isolations, shimmies, figure 8s, hip circles & more.

Express yourself in a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can release tnesion, love your body, free your inhibitions and feel you own sacredness.  No experience required.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and feel free to wear hip-scarves, veils & skirts.

There is a workshop and a beginner belly dancing class series to follow.

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Adriana

Adriana

Adriana is a compassionate and experienced instructor committed to sharing her knowledge of bellydance & yoga with those who seek not only to improve their body but also to enrich their life.

Her dance and yoga training serve as interchangeable components in her teaching where she continues to share her life pursuit- connecting with others through Body, Mind and Spirit.

Adriana is an accomplished Middle Eastern dancer with an extensive background in creative movement.

She has studied yoga in North America and in India since 1999 and in 2002 became a Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor.

For more info, see our Teachers page or visit Adriana’s website followyourbliss.info

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New Teacher! New Class!
The Alchemy Of Yoga
Stasia Bliss
Monday 9:30-11 am
starting 10/5

Stasia Bliss

Stasia Bliss

Stasia comes to OmBase to teach The Alchemy Of Yoga.

Combining various styles; this class emphasizes finding harmony with the elements in both our bodies and our lives as we play with strong breathing, gentle rhythm, strength in body, vigilance of mind and surrender of spirit.

Join us where tantra & alchemy unite…

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Stasia Bliss & Heritage

Stasia Bliss & Heritage

Stasia Bliss started on her journey of awakening in 1997 as a student of meditation. She began teaching yoga in 2003 and has found that adding the element of teaching to her practice brings increasing joy into her person and life.

Stasia’s spiritual odyssey has taken her through many exciting landscapes both within and without, and she draws inspiration for her classes from her romance with gemstones and therapeutic oils, her memories of her time in India and Southeast Asia, her experience with raw & superfoods, her formal study of herbs, alchemy, and kundalini yoga, and from the natural world and her own personal transformation process, which includes authoring a book and raising a child.

Stasia received yoga training at the Bihar Yoga Bharati in Northern India, as well as personal instruction with Masters of the Art like Yogi Raj and Satyananda Saraswati.

She is a certified Kriya yoga instructor, Nutritional Herbologist and Master of G-jo Acupressure. Stasia is also a Reiki practitioner and Life-Path-Initiation Transformation Guide.

She enjoys making raw chocolate, and is co-proprietor of Raw Bliss Transformational foods as well as co-founder of The Human Tribe – “Supporting people in living their life’s passion!”  For more information, go to stasiabliss.com

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Other events and classes in October!

Find more info on our Om page or in the class/events schedule. Some require pre-registration! Sign up early to ensure you have a spot and that the event is happening!

Relaxation 101
with Vittoria & Louise

10 week series
Sundays 5-6 pm
9/20-11/22

Cost: This class can be taken a series of 5 ($60)
9/20-10/18 and/or 10/25-11/22
or as a drop in :: ($14) or use your class card

Relaxation 101

Relaxation 101

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.

No yoga experience necessary.

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Yin Yoga + Sound Healing
FRI 10/23 7:15-9:45 pm

Cost: $25 before 10/16, $30 after

Yin Yoga + Sound Healing

Yin Yoga + Sound Healing

A lovely way to come home into your body

and get cozy in the healing vibrations . . .

spend some time in supported poses to let your body unwind.

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R & R (Restore & Renew)
with Louise

Fri 12:30-2 pm

Cost: $14 drop in or use your class card

Louise Lorente

Louise Lorente

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.

Students learn how nurturing, physical postures help ease the effects of chronic stress by allowing the body and mind to rest deeply.

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Practice Time
4:30-5:30pm
starts 10/22

Cost: small donation to cover heat costs

Jay Fields - free-range

Jay Fields - free-range

A time for you to come and do your own practice at OmBase.

No teacher on staff, just an open room
with others doing their own practice.

Some teachers will be there doing their own….

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Save your old calendars!

Megan Hooker

Megan Hooker

Have you seen Megan’s work at OmBase? She creates beautiful cards out of old calendars!

What better way to recycle your calendar? Knowing that somebody, somewhere, is receiving the image you’ve looked at for months….

Please bring your old calendars in at the beginning of the year and we’ll make sure Megan gets them!

Favorites are nature, pets, scenery of any kind.

You can also purchase her cards at OmBase.

Our bags are here!
Pick up at at the studio . . .

Cost: $10-$15 sliding scale

OmBase Bags

OmBase Bags

Last but not least, our fabulous bags are here, and we’d love for you to purchase one!

We kept the price as low as possible so you might even get two!

Spread the word, use the bag(s) for groceries, shopping, and save a paper or plastic bag.

Let others know about OmBase wherever you go!

Thank you!

News from OmBase – August 28th Edition

Saturday, August 29th, 2009
Summer's End

Summer's End

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 . . .

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Yin Yoga series
with Todd
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 Williamson

Todd Williamson

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.

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Jay’s Tuesday & Thursday classes / subs

Jay Fields

Jay Fields

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.

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Guided From Within
with Jay
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)

Guided From Within - Jay Fields

Guided From Within - Jay Fields

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…

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.

Please see the class schedule page or see Jay’s website for more details about this class.

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Deepening Your Practice
with Todd

Fridays in September
5:45-7 pm

Cost: $40 for all 4 classes, or use your class card, or pay $12 drop in.

Deepening Your Practice

Deepening Your Practice

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.

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Relaxation 101
with Vittoria & Louise
10 week series
Sundays 5-6 pm
9/20-11/22

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).

relaxation 101

relaxation 101

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.

All welcome!

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NEW CLASS!!!
R & R (Restore & Renew)

with Louise

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.

Louise Lorente

Louise Lorente

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!”

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Finding Balance: Equinox Yoga and Writing
with Emily & Todd

4 hr event
SUN 9/20 12-4 pm

Cost: $45-$65 sliding scale

Pre-registration required.

Equinox Yoga

Equinox Yoga

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.

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Shamanic Sound Healing
with Dagmar

2 hr event
SUN 9/20 7-9 pm

Cost: $25 prior to 9/13, $30 after

Dagmar Luenser

Dagmar Luenser

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 – hallowed_sounds@earthlink.net

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Sacred Nourishment: The Yoga of Nutrition
with Jenna

THU 9/24-11/19
7:35-9:15 pm
9 class series

Cost: $180 prior to 9/3, $225 after.

Jenna Abernathy

Jenna Abernathy

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.

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Jenna Abernathy

Jenna Abernathy

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

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October Sneak Preview

Belly Dancing

Belly Dancing

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!

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Our First Year Anniversary Party
SUN 10/18 12-4 pm

Om Cake

Om Cake

We’ll have a grand celebration
so be sure to mark the date!

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News from OmBase – June 30th Edition

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
Summer Foxglove

Summer Foxglove

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.

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.

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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 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.

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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
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!

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YOGA FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS
with Louise

WED
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.

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RIDING THE ECLIPSE WAVE
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.

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FRIDAY NIGHT CLASS:
Todd’s popular YIN YOGA

FRI 5:45-7 pm
7/3-7/31
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).

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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.

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PRENATAL COUPLES CLASS
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.

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CLAIRVOYANT READINGS
with JRo
July 16-July 28

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

JRo

JRo

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: findpeace@ombase.org.

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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

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ECSTATIC BODY POSTURES
with
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.

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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!

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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.

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BodyTalk Cortices class
with Sandra Wernich

FRI 7/31
7:15-8:45pm

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 bodytalksystem.com.

Please pre-register for this class!

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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.

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Solo Dance Journeys led by Deborah Orandon

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Solo Dance Journeys

Solo Dance Journeys
led by
Deborah Orandon

Join with others in a safe, welcoming environment to take a free-form movement journey all your own – No experience necessary!

Continuous waves of a wide variety of music will usher your body, mind & spirit from the OmBase studio to anywhere your inner-eye will take you.

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Since this gathering does not include physical contact with others during the dance, the evening starts with brief boundary setting & a short guided movement meditation ensuring that each of our dances can be an uninterrupted & deeply personal journey.

We end with a closing circle, where speaking is optional.

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Please join us for an evening of inner-discovery & self-expression through the joy of dance.

April 25
Saturday Evening, 79pm
Sliding Scale $8-$18.

OmBase Studio
6357 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97239

Please contact:
www.ombase.org
(503) 922-3100

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Deborah Orandon, MS, NCC, LMT

Deborah Orandon, MS, NCC, LMT

www.selfawarenesscounseling.com

Deborah Orandon
MS, NCC, LMT

Self-Awareness Counseling
Movement & Massage
Licensed Massage Therapist #6176
BS Dance & Psychology
MS Counseling #R1426

(503) 729-9662

Download a Reminder / Flyer (.pdf)

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News from OmBase – January 28th Edition

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

OmBase Studio

We have so many exciting events happening at Om Base in February!

New Class! Kundalini Yoga

Alana Weintraub Please welcome Alana Weintraub, who will be teaching a Kundalini Yoga class on Fridays, 9:30-11 am, starting Jan 30.

Alana began practicing yoga fifteen years ago as a young teenager, and during college, heard the spiritual call to become a yoga teacher while attending her first of five Kundalini Yoga retreats.  She received Kundalini Yoga teaching certification at the Omega Institute in upstate NY, furthered her teacher training by studying Radiant Child Yoga with Shakta Kaur, and has been teaching to adults and children in Portland since 2006.  In addition to sharing her passion for yoga, she is currently training to be a Waldorf Teacher.

Kundalini yoga classes are a unique and dynamic blend of postures, pranayam (breathwork), mantra, music and meditation, which allow you to deeply experience relaxation, self-healing and elevation.  Stimulating all of your body’s physical and energetic systems, Kundalini yoga revitalizes, de-stresses, and heightens your creative potential. Mixed levels.

Alana will also be teaching our kids and teens yoga classes & workshops, coming up in March….Let us know if you are interested in that!

Yin is in!  …..  3 week series with Todd

Yin Yoga is a term coined by Sarah Powers and popularized most notably by Paul Grilley. Basically, it is an approach to using yoga to counter some of what the Taoist believe tends to happen with many of us as we age, namely that from the waist down we tend to get tighter and tighter, and from the waist up we tend to grow weaker…

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.

Yin Yoga is ideal as a complementary practice for students that practice a more ‘yang’ style yoga, as well as for athletes that don’t stretch as much as they would like to. It’s beneficial for those people that think yoga isn’t for them as they are “too tight”, or inflexible. Also, for those that have chronic back pain, and other aches and pains.

I found that this practice yields surprising results if it is practiced more frequently, but regularly…so this yin series will be offered periodically, between immersion offerings, three days a week, for an hour each session“.  ~ Todd

2/2- 2/20  Mon/Wed & Fri 7:15-8:15 pm
Pre-registration & $30 deposit required

Cost:
$108-133 sliding scale

More about Todd’s yoga journey here: blisyoga.org

AM Yoga Immersion with Todd

Todd will be teaching another AM Yoga Immersion this month. Sign up either by emailing us at Om Base, or reading more on immersions HERE.

2/2-2/20 Mon/Wed/Fri  6:30-8 am
Pre-registration/$30 deposit required.
Cost: $135-180 sliding scale

Writing and Yoga: Into the Heart….workshop with Emily & Todd

Emily TrinkausIn an atmosphere of acceptance and support, we will practice yoga, meditation and writing to drop more deeply into our hearts and then give voice to what we find. As we get in touch with our heart’s desires and wisdom, we uncover a more authentic and liberating expression of our creativity. Join us on this Leo Moon in experiencing the power and joy of heart-centered yoga and writing!

All are welcome – no previous yoga or writing experience is required.

Emily Trinkaus is a writer and astrologer with nearly a decade of experience facilitating workshops.  She founded Portland Women Writers and writes for Tarot.com and other astrology websites. See virgomagic.com to learn more about her work.

She’s also just been asked (and has accepted!) to be the in-house astrologer at Om Base! Please consult with her for your personal astrological reading through her website.

Sun 2/8, 1-6 pm
Pre-registration & $30 deposit required.
Cost:
$75-110 sliding scale

Valentine’s Yoga….for couples & friends with Elizabeth & Todd

Join Elizabeth and Todd for a fun, loving class on Valentine’s weekend!

Explore supporting yourself and supporting another, allowing yourself to be supported.  What do these feel like? Where do they converge? This is a skill and an awareness that will serve you well as we move into this year of change……

Sun 2/15,  1-3 pm
Pre-registration & $30 deposit required.
Cost: $50-70 sliding scale/couple

Community Breathe!

Margaret TownsendMargaret is leading another Community Breathe!

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 Townsend is a certified breathing facilitator with over 20 years experience using various holistic practices to assist others in stress management and self-awareness. For more information please see her website thelivingbreath.com

Sun 2/15,  4-6 pm
Pre-registration & payment required
Cost:
$30

Community Acupuncture….after yoga

Joseph GoldfedderJoseph Goldfedder will be giving a short intro about acupuncture after Todd’s yoga class on Sun Feb 22. After that he will be offering acupuncture as you lie on your yoga mat.

Community Acupuncture’s goal is to make acupuncture more affordable and accessible by offering it in a communal setting for a sliding scale ranging $15- 35 a treatment. The idea to combine Yoga and Acupuncture together is to enhance the effects of  both practices.  By integrating the mind and body we enable our bodies a greater healing potential.  Acupuncture assists us by in tapping into our energy reserves, increase our energy flow as well as promoting sense of well being.  Our bodies do the rest.

Joseph Goldfedder, L.Ac., completed his Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in New Mexico in 2006.  He initially moved to Portland to co-found Brooklyn Community Acupuncture. In his practice he believes in the integration of art and medicine, creativity and spirit.

Sun 2/22 11:45-12:45 pm
pre-registration/payment to hold your space

Cost: $15-$35 sliding scale

It is right after Todd’s class, so it is suggested (but not required) to attend his class first to receive the extra bliss.

Also this month…

SUN 2/22 at 6:30-8:30 pm
· Shamanic Sound Healing with Dagmar
$25 prior, $30 at the door
(Pre-registration/payment for the $25 option)

Explore the healing power of sound. 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.

SUN 2/22 at 2-3:30 pm
· Discover YogaFree!
A free yoga class for new students to Om Base

FRI 2/27  at 7-9:30 pm
· Yin Yoga + Sound Healing with Jay, Tom & Jen
$25 prior, $30 at the door
(Pre-registration/payment for the $25 option)

An evening of total relaxation and healing resonance… Tom and Jen will bring their orchestra of healing chimes, singing bowls, and didgeridoos and play while we ease into an hour and a half of Yin Yoga followed by an hour-long sound healing in savasana.

PLEASE NOTE

For all events, workshops and class series:  To make it consistent for everyone (students and facilitators alike), please pre-pay/bring a deposit when you sign up for an event (deposit if the event cost is above $30).

A check is always preferred (mailed/dropped off to Om Base).  If you choose to call in your credit card # and for some reason you have to cancel, there will be a $5 charge.

Your payment or deposit will hold your spot. If you need to cancel, please notify Om Base 24 hr in advance for a full reimbursement.

We will have a full policy on our new website (in the works).
Thank you!

Hannah Says Hi…..

Hannah

Hannah was trying to tell me I was spending too much time on the computer, so she decided to take matters into her own….belly and sit on it…..

She says hi to all of you and really wishes she could make a round of one of the classes and get a few squeezes….