Posts Tagged ‘Prenatal Belly Dance & Yoga’

Prenatal Dance & Yoga!

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Adriana

by Adriana

Prenatal Dance & Yoga is a unique class that combines yoga, deep relaxation, bellydance, and other fluid waves of movement, which are safe for pregnancy. The benefits of dancing and yoga in pregnancy include a beneficial, and natural way to open and strengthen the muscles of the pelvis, hips, thighs and lower back. It promotes baby-bonding, relaxation, grace and balance and also provides you an enjoyable way to embrace the beauty of your beguiling belly.

Bellydance is one of the oldest dances in the world, having roots in goddess worship and fertility rites. It was a way ancient women used to not only celebrate birth but also as a way to condition the body for labor, as many of the movements in bellydance mimic innate birthing movements.

My classes consist of opening with prenatal yoga postures, instruction in basic bellydance moves particularly helpful in relieving common discomforts and to assist women in labor, and ends with a deep, guided relaxation. Classes are taught in a fun, supportive, and nurturing environment.

I  bellydanced throughout my pregnancy. I found the movements extremely valuable in easing discomfort in my hips and especially useful in later pregnancy when I often felt large and awkward. I took full advantage of the array of pelvic movements, shimmies and undulations (often called the birth dance) during labor. After the healthy and natural birth of my son, bellydance helped me get my abdominal and pelvic muscles back into shape. I also would often bellydance while wearing my infant in a sling and he would be instantly comforted and lulled to sleep.

I am a certified yoga instructor and bellydance artist with over 15 years experience as a performer and teacher. I have always loved dancing and have extensive background in many forms of dance and creative movement. Since my own pregnancy, I have become interested in conscious birth and aiding prenatal women through this most amazing life-changing event. I had the blessing to meet Vittoria Palazzi, Part Owner of Ombase and Director of Birth Wisdom, and completed a 4 month prenatal apprenticeship with her. My dance and yoga background serve as interchangeable components in my teaching where I continue to share my life pursuit — connecting with others through Body, Mind and Spirit.

If you are interested in classes or having bellydance at your Baby Shower, please contact me at sarasvati_namaha@yahoo.com  or visit www.blissfulbelly.org.

Prenatal Dance & Yoga is a drop-in class, at 12:00 on Sundays at OmBase

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 – December 4th Edition

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Holiday Cardinals

Holiday Cardinals

This news arrives a bit later than usual
and finds us into the holiday season already!

Please see the front page of our website
for Special Holiday Classes and canceled classes this month.

May your holiday season
be blessed with love and peace

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Winter Solstice Shamanic Sound Healing
with Dagmar

2 hr event
SUN 12/20 6:30-8:30 pm

Cost: $25 prior to 12/13, $30 after

Dagmar Luenser

Dagmar Luenser

As we approach the longest nights of the year, the magical time that in German is called the “hallowed nights”, you are invited to a Winter Solstice Shamanic Sound Healing event with Dagmar.

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, who moved to Portland from Germany 7 years ago, is a gifted sound and energy healer. She draws her inspiration not only from her European roots, but from a universal and multidimensional understanding. 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.

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NEW Classes coming up in January!

Deep Clarity Yoga
with Stasia

TUE 7:30-9 pm

starts 1/5/10

Stasia Bliss

Stasia Bliss

A great relaxing class for the ones of you that can’t make an earlier time.

Bring yourself into a deep and abiding sense of bliss and renewal at the end of your day.

Allow masterful poses, dynamic breathing, and inner vision to soak your being with the graceful experience you crave and turn your night time into the deep rest you deserve.

To give you more incentive to come to class, Stasia’s class will be $5 drop in for the entire month of January!

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BLIS Yoga
with Todd

WED 7:15-9 pm

starts 1/6/10

Todd Williamson

Todd Williamson

Todd’s finally teaching BLIS Yoga at nights, so all of you that love his classes but don’t like to get up early, can now come to this one!

It’s a little longer too, so you can go straight to bed when you get home…

Typically starts with a 20-30 minute guided meditation, breathing, and sounding  followed by some gentle movements to warm up.

Often we’ll stay on the floor for most of the class, but each class is different and we may find ourselves on the bars. We use a lot of props, as they lend and offer support in a wider range of movement possibilities.

Many, if not most of the movements and poses may are different from what you may have learned in more classic hatha and vinyasa style classes.

More at BLIS Yoga.

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Classical Hatha Yoga

with Adriana

FRI 5:45-7 pm

starts 1/8/10

Adriana

Adriana

Adriana will be taking over the Friday night slot with a new Classical Hatha Yoga class.

Learn to focus through the classical hatha yoga sun salutations and other flowing vinyasas, which link breath with movement as well as the classical hatha yoga asanas (postures).

Classes are open to all levels, however you are encouraged to work at your own pace.

Check out the full description on the class schedule page. Adriana’s class will also be $5 drop in for the entire month of January!

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Prenatal Belly Dance & Yoga
with Adriana

SUN 12-1:15 pm

starts 1/10/10

Prenatal Belly Dance & Yoga

Prenatal Belly Dance & Yoga

Finally, another option for the moms-to-be that love to come to yoga on Saturday!

Adriana is offering bellydance and yoga for pregnant women of all levels and in any trimester.

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.

No prior belly dance or yoga experience. Come and have fun!

This class w/Adriana will also be $5 drop in for the entire month of January!

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Updates and changes in the New Year

January, February & March

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga Series M/W/F 7-8:15 am $81-90 sliding scale, or

use your class card or drop in for $14.

A Yin Yoga Series is offered each month, 3 times a week (M W F) for the first three weeks of each month. It is now also open to drop into for the ones of you that cannot make it as often.

Typically, it will always start the first Monday of each month and end on the 3rd Friday. It’s always 3 weeks on, 1 week off.

Starting in January, registration for the AM Yin Yoga Series will be at the front desk — pre-payment required for the discounted price — or, you may choose to drop in when you can, and simply use your class card.

The dates are listed on the class schedule page for the entire term (3 months).

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Sacred Nourishment:
A group health counseling class

with Jenna Abernathy

WED 7-9pm
begins 1/27/10

Cost: $395, register by the new year and receive 10% off. Sign up with a friend and you both receive an additional 10% off!

Please notice this class is off-site, address below.

Sacred Nourishment

Sacred Nourishment

Come prepared to transform your relationship with food and yourself. Increase your vibrancy as you learn how you really can trust your body.

This class is packed with tools to help you reach your health and life goals including: new healthy foods, mindfulness meditation, group support, easy cooking ideas, reflective writing, and much more. Handouts, samples, an extensive lending library, and other materials are included.

This is a 5-month program of 10 classes starting Wednesday, January 27th and continuing on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 7 to 9 pm.

Space is limited.

Jenna Abernathy

Jenna Abernathy

Call Jenna at 503.235.3499
or email jenna@openheartwellness.com
Class Location:
7146 NE MLK BLVD
Portland, OR 97211

Check out Jenna’s site:
openheartwellness.com

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Free Lecture!
with Jay Fields

MON 1/4/10
7-9pm

Felix’s Motion Massage Studio
1829 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211

From Jay:

Jay Fields

Jay Fields

“My presentation is about the confluence of ecology and yoga, relationship and consciousness.

I will share with you the Embodied Living Cycle (ELC), a model for psychospiritual development that I created based on Erich Schiffmann‘s approach to yoga and the theories of deep ecology and integral education.”

Please read more on Jay’s blog.

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Practice Time
THU 4:30-5:30 pm

OmBase Studio

OmBase Studio

Reminding all of you that prefer an earlier time to do yoga, and are comfortable doing a practice without a teacher, we still offer a practice time on Thursdays 4:30-5:30 pm.

A time for you to come and practice! Studio is open, come on in. Again, there is no teacher instructing (although there may be teachers there practicing). Take advantage of the open time to do your own meditation or yoga practice inspired by others doing the same.

Try it out!

A small donation of $2-4 for heat/air
and other maintenance costs is welcome.

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