Posts Tagged ‘Shamanic Sound Healing’

News from OmBase – March 1st Edition

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Pink Dogwood

Pink Dogwood

Once of the most beautiful things about Portland
are all the blooming trees at this time of year.
It’s the best announcement that Spring is here!

Please read on for some of the changes
coming up this month,
as well as special offerings.

See you in class!

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Mom & Toddler OM Yoga Class!
with Rachel & Lauren

WED 3/10 – 11-11:45 am

Cost: $14 drop-in

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Mom & Toddler OM Yoga

Rachel Plies and Lauren Clark will be teaching a special mom and toddler OM Yoga  class on Wednesday, March 10th.

This class is already full but you can email or call us at 503.922.3100 to be put on the waiting list.

As we have more moms (or dads!) signing up we will create another day and time for this popular class!

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Rachel Plies & Lauren Clark

Rachel Plies & Lauren Clark

Rachel and Lauren believe that yoga is available to everyone, even kids! They work with kids in all environments, from after school programs or classroom visits to family yoga workshops and hula hooping themed parties! They provide a safe and comfortable environment that is tailored to each age group to make sure the kids have a fun and nurturing experience.

Read more about Rachel and Lauren at BoundlessMotion.

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Seasons Change

Seasons Change

Class changes/cancellations/updates

· The TUE 7:30 pm class has been canceled at this time. Stasia will be back next month with another time/day!

· Vittoria is now teaching the THU 6 pm class until the end of March, and maybe longer. It will be our $5 drop in this month, so come and check it out! It’s a Hatha Yoga Mix.

· The Yin Yoga in the mornings will be a SERIES again next quarter. You will be able to sign up for 3 weekly classes, for the first 3 weeks of each month.

· Keep your eyes out for Movie Night! Coming soon on a Saturday night!

· Louise Lorente is taking 6 weeks off and will be back April 13th. Todd and Cass are taking turns subbing her classes!

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Egyptian Inspired Bellydance!
with Adriana

FRI 7:15-8:15 pm

Cost: $10-$5 sliding scale

Adriana

Adriana

Discover the ancient art of bellydance with Adriana, a light-hearted & thoughtful dance artist and instructor with over 15 years experience. Adriana offers a holistic approach that gives freedom to express your own personal flow of creativity from within.

Bellydance is a great form of exercise for women of all ages, shapes & sizes! You can develop body awareness, grace, balance, strength, & fluidity and embrace your Divine Beauty. 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.

Adriana

Adriana

This class will have a strong focus on proper technique and foundation movements, as well as learning choreography. This will eventually allow you the freedom to improvise, and we will explore this in class.

We will also delve into other bellydance styles, fusion and the use of props, such as veils & zylls.

Wear loose comfortable clothing and a hip-scarf.

To read more about Adriana,
see her website at:
http://followyourbliss.info

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Spring Equinox Shamanic Sound Healing
with Dagmar

SUN 3/21 – 6:30-8:30 pm

Cost: $25 by 3/14, $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 is a sound and energy healer with a private practice in SW Portland. Trained in shamanic work, sound healing, Spiritual Response Therapy and Reiki, she helps individuals come into balance and connect more deeply to their soul’s path.

Contact Dagmar Luenser
503.490.3671
hallowed_sounds@q.com

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Did you miss Todd’s meditation?
You can hear it here!

Todd Williamson

Todd Williamson

New Show: Free Range Meditation
Weekdays at 8AM
PDX.FM Channel Two
Hosted by Todd Williamson

You can now hear Todd’s meditations, recorded during class.

“When I close my eyes, I see my childhood in Africa; wild animals, blankets of stars, clear waters full of fish, and me, lying in the arms of a tree swaying gently in the breeze. Nature caught me in her grip early, and the feeling was unmistakable. In later years, when I found myself in more urban settings, I was always looking for ways to find that same feeling – the vastness, the embrace, the unmistakable feeling of being a part of it. It was yoga and meditation that took me there. With each 30 minute session that we share, I hope that I can help you find your own sanctuary amidst the rapid movement of life. There are stars, wild animals and tall trees in our own everyday world. It is my goal to help you sway in the breeze.” ~ Todd Williamson

Go to http://freerangemeditation.pdx.fm/ for more.

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Need a wedding photographer?
Call Josh!

Joshua Seaman Wedding Photography

Joshua Seaman Wedding Photography

Josh Seaman created our website as well as has taken most of the photos on it. He’s passionate about photography and people. If you are planning on an event, or a wedding, or want to capture any other meaningful time in your life, he’s the man you want to call!

Joshua Seaman photography is at your service for wedding photography, engagement session photos, bridal photos, artistic wedding photography for your Portland or destination wedding.

The photographic memories of your wedding day are eternal, so let Joshua’s eye for artistic wedding photography capture it all as your wedding photographer. Whether for  local Portland wedding, rural Oregon wedding, Seattle wedding, or destination wedding photography, Joshua Seaman is always willing to travel to be there as a dependable wedding photographer. He enjoys everything from the grand wedding, to the intimate  wedding ceremony, he is always happy to help you find a compatible wedding photography package to suit your needs.

www.relicpro.com

See a gallery of wedding photos HERE!

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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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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 – May 28th Edition

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
Hidden Lake

Hidden Lake last summer . . .

Our plans for the summer are under way!
We are adding some classes and changing the schedule
a bit from July to September, so look for that next month.

Preview!

Teachers class series w/Louise in July
Gardeners Yoga series w/Vittoria also in July
Bikers/runners/walkers series w/Todd
Check our website soon for more information on these classes!

We have a one day yoga retreat at Hidden Lake on Sunday, August 23rd. It is an amazing place about 45 minutes from OmBase. We’re talking yoga, swimming, sunning, r e l a x i n g, more yoga….

You can find more information about this day here. There’s already several of you signed up, so hurry if you want to come!

As an invitation to all of you, we encourage you to keep coming to yoga in the summer, even when the weather is amazing, as it has been! Attendance has slowed down about 80% in the last 2 weeks for most of our busiest evening classes and some day classes, and we’d love your support during our first summer! So we can be here in the fall!

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Community Breathe!
SUN 6/7
4-6 pm

Cost: $25 Pre-registration/payment by 5/31.
$30 at the door 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.

We are born to breathe, to fill our lungs with life and life-giving oxygen, to expel the holdings of stress and carbon dioxide. When we are infants, we naturally breathe from the diaphragm, gently expanding our abdomen, bringing our breath to our lives in the most natural and important way.

Margaret is a certified breathing facilitator with over 20 years experience. Check out her recent  interview on AM Northwest below and visit her website The Living Breath.


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Shamanic Sound Healing/Dagmar
SUN 6/21
6:30-8:30 pm

Cost: $25 pre-registration/payment by 6/14.
$30 at the door after.

Dagmar Luenser

Dagmar Luenser

Please join Dagmar for an evening of sacred sound and shamanic healing on the night of the Summer Solstice.

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 & event schedule.

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Drum Circle
WED 6/24
7:15-8:45 pm

Cost: FREE /donation

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Drum Circle with Mike

Our drumming circle is going strong!

Join Mike for a fabulous time!

Bring a drum or favorite instrument or pick one up at the circle.

Drumming can heal the spirit, body, mind, heart and the earth. Together we create “in the moment” connectedness through open spirit and oneness. Wonderful things can occur, elation, release, relief, joy, tears, laughing, giggling, smiling, bonding, heart opening, and sharing.

In addition, drum circles are just plain fun and exhilarating!

Absolutely no drumming or music experience is required – just an open mind and open spirit. Everyone has a heart that beats within them and from this mother rhythm you will be amazed at what we can create together.

If you own a drum or other instrument please bring it, however, there will be a limited number of drums for those that don’t have one. Any and all percussion instruments are welcome, e.g. wood blocks, bells, tambourines, shakers, flutes, whistles, etc.

We encourage you to bring your friends or invite friends who you think may be interested in attending this community drum circle – the more the merrier! We also encourage dancing!!! If you want to come and simply dance or just listen to the rhythms please come as well.

There is no cost for this community event but please feel free to consider a donation.

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Discover Yoga!

FREE for new students
SUN 6/28
2-3:30 pm

Louise Lorente

Louise Lorente

Invite your friends for our monthly free class for new students to OmBase!

Louise will be teaching this month!

Next month in JULY Discover Yoga will be moving to THURSDAY nights for 3 months . . .

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· Prenatal · Postnatal · Baby · Toddler program at OmBase

Toddler Yoga

· Prenatal · Postnatal · Baby · Toddler Yoga

Most of you know that I (Vittoria) teach prenatal yoga and it’s one of my passions. I have also been teaching postnatal yoga for years. Elizabeth Wilson, mom of 2 girls, joined me in teaching moms and toddlers. She also has been teaching for years.

Together we are creating a fabulous yoga program (name yet to be announced!) that moms can attend from when you are pregnant all the way to when your child is 2 years old! (and who knows what’s next!) Not only you’ll have the support you need throughout the pregnancy, but you’ll also receive the support afterward. Classes also include Infant Massage for babies, as well as Childbirth Education for couples. (yes, we’ll have something for dads too!)

• We are adding a Baby Om Yoga class for babies that are ready for “more action” and are too young for the toddler class (this class will be for ages 6 month to about walking). Elizabeth will be starting this class on June 16.

• We are also continuing our Toddler Om Yoga class with some fabulous supervised help so moms can do yoga! (toddlers ages 1-2 y/o approx). We are looking forward to having more of the baby/kid energy at OmBase, along with giving moms something they sorely need!

If you want to know more about these classes, please send an email to OmBase findpeace@ombase.org and we’ll fill you in on the details.

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News from OmBase – February 23rd Edition

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

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Welcome Spring Potluck!
SUN March 22
1-5 pm

We are stepping into our 5th month of operation! and we think it’s time for a celebration…

We’d like to invite you all to a Welcome Spring Potluck on Sun, March 22, from 1-5 pm and we’d love it if you would join us. A fabulous cake from Baker & Spice will be served and other yummy things to eat! Please bring some food/drinks to share.

New Website & New Blog

Other new happenings at Om Base are a new website which we’ll be launching soon. It will have more information and will be easier to navigate. We’re also resurrecting our blog….Stay tuned!

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PM Yoga Immersion/Todd

M/W/F  3/2-3/25
7:15-8:45 pm

Cost: $135-$180 sliding scale

You have the option to take another yoga immersion in the evenings this month. Starting  MON 3/2 to 3/25 (there is no class on WED 3/11 & FRI 3/13, so immersion finishes later than the usual 3 wks). Please go here to read  more on immersions.

AM Yin Yoga series/Todd
M/W/F  3/2-3/20
7-8 am

Cost: $108-133 sliding scale

Yin yoga is offered in the mornings this month, for a 3 week series with Todd. Please go onto our class schedule to read more about yin yoga.

Chakra Meditation/Nicole
FRI March 13
7:30-8:30 pm

Nicole Asprocolas

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alana Weintraub

Family Yoga/Alana
SUN March 15
2-3:30 pm

Cost: $10/adult $5/child

Family Yoga arrives at Om Base!

Please join Alana for this fun class that involves all members of the family!

Please pre-register and let us know how many there are in your family.

Community Breathe!/Margaret
SUN March 15
4-6 pm

Cost: $25 Pre-registration/payment. $30 at the door

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.

Shamanic Sound Healing/Dagmar
SUN March 22
6:30-8:30 pm

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Cost: $25 pre-registration/payment.  $30 at the door.

Explore the healing power of sound.
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.

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. Feel free to contact Dagmar for more information at 503.490.3671 or hallowed_sounds@earthlink.net

Please go to our class & event schedule to read more about this.

Yin Yoga & Sound Healing/Jay, Tom & Jen
FRI March 27
7:15-9:45 pm

Cost: $25 pre-registration/payment, $30 at the door.

Jay FieldsAn evening of total relaxation and healing resonance…  Tom & 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. You are invited to relax and to let the vibrations of the sound waves ease into your body and find their own way to the spots that need it the most.

Yin yoga is a totally restorative form of yoga in which you stay in supported seated or supine poses for a few minutes at a time while all of your body-mind’s holding patterns melt away. It’s perfect for people who are new to yoga and the perfect balance for yang-centered practices.

More information about Jay Fields wingrockjourneys.com
About Tom Lange and Jen Ervast sonicmassage.com

Community Acupuncture/Joseph
SUN March 29
11:45-12:45 pm

Cost: $15-$35 sliding scale (cash or checks preferred)

Joseph GoldfedderThis past Sunday we had our first Community Acupuncture at Om Base and it was fabulous.

We’ve decided to repeat it next month….It’s right after Todd’s yoga class on Sun, and you can come to class and stay, or show up for it after the yoga class is over.

Joseph will take some time with each of you and will place needles on your body as you relax deeply on a 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.

Please go to our class & event schedule to read more about this event.

Discover Yoga!
SUN March 29
2-3:30 pm

FREE for new students

Let your friends know we offer a free class for new students on the last Sun of each month… They can find out about our studio, our teachers and practice some yoga.

News from OmBase – December

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Community Breathe!
SUN December 14
4-6:30

Cost: $30

Margaret TownsendA 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.

Om Base Holiday Potluck!
SAT December 20
2-6 pm

Join us for our first potluck at OmBase! Bring a dish or something to share….

Emily Trinkaus will give mini astrology reading (10 minutes for $10) from 3-5 pm!

Soul-stice Dance Journey/Jay & Felix
SAT December 20
7-9:30 pm

Cost: $10-$20 suggested offering

15Out of the darkness comes the light, out of the stillness, the dance…

For many world cultures, the Solstice is the true new year as the ritual marker to truly let go, honor and bring closure to the past year and ignite our deepest visions and intentions for the coming year as the light emerges.

As our own part of nature, our bodies are intimately connected with the solar rhythm, so an embodied ritual offers us a powerful opportunity to align and be in harmony with the greater flow.While the outer world moves in a holiday flurry, this dance ritual allows you to dive into the deeper rhythm of inner renewal, of finding lightness in your own experience.

No previous dance experience is necessary, just a willingness to allow yourself to be moved by the music.

We will begin with silent meditation, and from the stillness let the dance emerge. We will then come back to stillness and reconnect with a collective candle-lighting ceremony to welcome back the light.

Hosted by Jay Fields and Felix Roth. Please let us know if you’d like to come! We want to make sure there’s space for everyone…..

More information about Jay Fields wingrockjourneys.com
More information about Felix Roth motionmassage.com

Shamanic Sound Healing/Dagmar
SUN December 21
6:30-8:30 pm

Cost: $25 pre-registration/payment.  $30 at the door.
(limited to 16 people….most of the time it fills, so reserving is best)

Explore the healing power of sound.

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.

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. Feel free to contact Dagmar for more information at 503.490.3671 or hallowed_sounds@earthlink.net

Receiving All of your Presence/Todd
FRI December 26
10-12 pm

Cost: $20 (two for $35)

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Join Todd for a yoga class the day after Christmas…

A time to let go of whatever we’re holding on to, so that we may better embrace what is being given.

50% of the proceeds from this class will go to a local charity (suggest one if you like) and 50% will go toward our scholarship fund.

Yin Yoga & Sound Healing/Jay, Tom & Jen
SUN December 28
4-6:30 pm

Cost: $25 pre-registration/payment, $30 at the door.

Jay FieldsAn 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.

You are invited to relax and to let the vibrations of the sound waves ease into your body and find their own way to the spots that need it the most.

Yin yoga is a totally restorative form of yoga in which you stay in supported seated or supine poses for a few minutes at a time while all of your body-mind’s holding patterns melt away. It’s perfect for people who are new to yoga and the perfect balance for yang-centered practices.

From Jay: Among the many amazing pieces of feedback I received from participants after last week’s sound healing:

I’ve been having chronic back pain for a few months–having the time to be with my body in a healing way for a few hours was the best thing that I have done for my body in a long time. My back feels great!

My spirit just started soaring in the middle of the sound healing–and it is still soaring!

More information about Jay Fields wingrockjourneys.com
About Tom Lange and Jen Ervast sonicmassage.com