Class Descriptions

 

"After coming to Om Base for a few months... once, and sometimes twice a week, I decided to try a "month of om" and so I went to a different class most days... this has been the most profound change in my body I have ever experience.... thank you!"
-Athena

 

You can read more about our classes by simply clicking on the class schedule, and you can also read about our classes below. To find the right class for your practice, please read the class description as well as the teachers' page. If in doubt, don't hesitate to call or send an email, or come visit us!

 

All of our classes, except where noted, are open to drop in. Most classes are mixed levels, however some are more appropriate depending on what you are looking for.
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Classes are listed alphabetically

 


Back Om

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Focuses on poses beneficial for your back. Many of us experience "kinks in our hose", (even though our "hose" is designed "kink free"!) So in this class we explore movements and tools to help us to open to the possibility of experiencing our innate state. Most of the class may be on the floor, and props are used. We explore modifying poses so that you can learn to find the "perfect fit" for you each time you practice. Go here to read an interview w/Todd.

Sat 8-9:30am

 


Deep Stretch

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Suited to students that want to stretch, relax and do a more yin type of yoga. The focus is on allowing the muscles to release, as well as encouraging our minds to be still. Very relaxing and calming. It's a fabulous class for couples that want to share yoga time, as well as for students that haven't done yoga in a while. Even though it's a "deep stretch", you decide how deep to move into each pose. Go here for a flyer.

Beginners welcome.

Sun 5:30-7 pm, Mon 5:30-7 pm, Tue 4:30-5:30 pm & Thur 7-8 pm.

 

Easy Does It

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For adults and seniors who want to enjoy the ancient, healing practice of yoga in a supportive, balanced, gentle, safe way. The class focuses on meditation, breath work and basic poses as a way to tap into one’s inner guidance. Poses are modified with the use of blocks, chairs and straps so that those who may not be as flexible will be able to enjoy the benefits of yoga. Students will learn to work with and listen to the bodyand thus develop a balanced practice, internal strength and wisdom.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Friday EDI is a RESTORATIVE class
No previous yoga experience is necessary and all levels are welcome.

Mon, Wed & Fri 12:30-2 pm

 

 

Free Range Yoga

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Find your range, then break free.
This is a class to explore the space within your shape.. Learn to feel your alignment and feel your structure so you know where your edges are. Then, since your edges are not static, give yourself permission to play with those edges. Explore your shape - whatever that looks like for you - using any and all props to support you in your exploration. This class moves a little slower to give us time to play. We start with a meditation and breath work. We find our way into the movement through the breath, allowing the breath to guide our movement through our practice. Connect in with your heart and honor anything you desire. This is a class for you and your body. It doesn't matter what it "looks" like, as long as it feels good!

Wed 2:30-4 pm

 


Hatha Blend

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Each class is a creative blend of traditional Hatha Yoga postures occasionally combined with some movement linked with the breath. A strong emphasis on focused breathing is always included, and classes will vary each week in order to meet the needs of the students in attendance. Dialogue between students and teacher is encouraged for clarification and to potentially spend a bit more time on a topic, pose or body part.

Tue & Thur 10:30-11:45 am

 


Hatha Flow

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Statically held forms offer the opportunity to feel and explore each particular pose with growing awareness. Coupled with meditative flow sequences to keep energy moving, this class offers a blend of traditional hatha practice with some (optional) vinyasa. Class will be tailored to the skill level of the students and strength, flexibility and balance work will be emphasized.

Mon 9:30 am, Tue & Thur 12:30-1:45 pm, Sun 10 am

 



Hatha Yoga

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This class focuses on learning traditional yoga postures with emphasis on alignment, grounding and energetic flow. Some movement sequences, and also staying in poses long enough to deepen understanding.

Tue & Wed 9:30-10:45 pm

 




Hip Hip Hooray!

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A class to come and embrace the hips! All welcome.

As we move forward in life our lower bodies become tighter, and we often look at this as a hindrance or a "problem" area. In reality it's just a part of our body that we probably we stopped supporting. The hips and thighs are two of the strongest core parts of the body, and they bear a lot of weight--both emotionally and literally. At some point they say, "Enough! Pay attention to me!"

You can make the conscious choice to be present in the hips, finding the very beginning stretch (wherever that might be for you) and having the courage to support the body to release. As you lean into support, the body feels safe enough to begin to soften, unwind, and release any physical, mental or emotional "baggage" you may have been carrying with you.

Fri 10 am

Meditation

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Meditation is really the apex, or the whole point of yoga... so it's a big deal. It's not typically something many in our culture are familiar with, so you may find certain forms of meditation unfamiliar, and so uncomfortable. There are many types of meditation, so finding what "works" for you is important. We'll offer a "workshop" where we'll explore different kinds of meditation, as well as offering specific times for simple sitting meditation, transmission meditation, and laya yoga.

Offered occasionally as a week long series of 5 classes, 7-7:45 am


Mom & Baby Om Yoga

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The physical demands of caring for a new baby can place stresses on your body that manifest as tension and even injury to your neck, shoulders, hips and back. The class will focus on gentle yoga exercises to realign the spine & strengthen abdominal & pelvic floor muscle. The class will also promote deep relaxation for mental and emotional well-being. Classes are a community and support for like-minded moms with babies before crawling age.

Postnatal is now Sun @ 1pm!

 

Prenatal Yoga

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Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman's life. So many changes are taking place and practicing yoga is a great way to help slow things down and bring you to the present moment, so you can fully experience and appreciate these changes.

Yoga helps to cultivate your intuition so you can learn to trust your inner guidance and to listen to your body - developing a deep connection with your growing baby.

Regular practice will gently open the body by stretching your muscles & joints, build strength and stamina, improve posture and relieve many discomforts associated with pregnancy. Through breath awareness & meditation you can greatly reduce stress and anxiety.

Classes begin with a sharing circle, a checking in time and a wonderful opportunity to connect with the other moms for guidance & support. You are sure to leave feeling refreshed, calm and nurtured.

Tue 7:30-8:45 pm, Sun 2:30 pm!

 

Restore/Meditate

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In this class, we focus on rejuvenating ourselves through restorative yoga poses and meditation. We are always on the go, and we don’t give ourselves time to recover and heal. Our minds and bodies need that!
When the body feels fully supported and safe, it unwinds and lets go, offering a deeper relaxation, giving our mind the opportunity to feel restored and allowing for a deeper sleep.
In this class we use such tools as singing bowls, gentle music, silence, and energy work to allow us to move out of our heads and into our hearts. Truly allowing our bodies to be fully supported in every shape, with the use of props, and "hanging" out in each supportive shape for 5-10min. ( or as long as it feels good!). All welcome!

Mon 7:15 pm.


Vinyasa

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An invigorating yet comfortably paced vinyasa inspired class. Experience the wisdom, strength and grace of your body as you explore meditative flows of sun salutation, classical hatha yoga postures and creative variations. Classes vary slightly depending on the teacher. Please come and try some. We have several every week to choose from!





VinyasaGo

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A shorter vinyasa class, for the ones who are looking for a shorter, active class at a more affordable price. Class is invigorating, active, yet comfortably paced.

Tue 9-10 am, Thur 5:45-6:45 pm, Sun 4-5 pm





Yin Yoga

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This class is offered as a series in the mornings (once every season), as well as a drop in class two evenings a week. It is suitable to all the tight people out there! All the men and women that say “I am too tight to do yoga!” can come to this class.

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.

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 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.

Wed 7:30 pm.