"After coming to Om Base for a few months... once, and sometimes twice a week, I decided to try a "month of om" (unlimited classes for the month) 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!"
You can read more about our classes by simply clicking on the class & event 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.
Now we offer payment online (although we prefer you pay at the studio, as we incur less charges).. Check the Om Base store page
Classes are listed alphabetically
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.
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 are different from what you may have learned in more classic hatha and vinyasa style classes. more on BLIS Yoga. Go here to read an interview w/Todd.
Mixed levels. Offered several times a week.
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 to read an interview w/Vittoria. Go here for a flyer.
Sun 5-6:30 pm, Mon at 5:30-7 pm & Thur 7:30-8:45 pm.
Easy Does It Yoga w/Louise L
For mature 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. You can go here to read an interview w/Louise and here for a flyer for all the EDI classes.
No previous yoga experience is necessary and all levels are welcome.
Wed 12:30-2 pm
Louise is taking a sabbatical thru May 2013. Judy is teaching her class from Dec 2012 thru May 2013.
Easy Does It Yoga w/Louise B
This class has a heavy focus on breath work. We learn basic breathing practices upon which others are built and carry that awareness into other practices. We also explore relaxation techniques as well as meditation techniques to enhance our well being.
Go here for a flyer for all the EDI classes.
No previous yoga experience is necessary and all levels are welcome.
Mon 12:30-2 pm
Louise also teaches Sun Deep Stretch on a rotating schedule
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, 7-8 am. Please go here and click on the SERIES tab to see next one and to pre-register.
Mom & Baby Yoga
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.
Wed 10-11:15 am On hiatus, coming back in the fall. Please email us at the studio to let us know of your interest!
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.
This class is offered as a series in the mornings, 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 7:30-9 pm, Fri Yin is offered as YIN & LIVE MUSIC twice a month (FRI 6:30-8:30 pm), and as a series in the am (go here to find out about the next one and to pre-register for the series. Click on the SERIES tab).
Yoga (Vinyasa) Flow
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. Check on our MInd Body interfacing website for up to date schedule.
Mon 9:30 am, 7:15-8:45 pm
Tue, Wed & Thur 6-7:15 pm
Wed 9:30 am
Sat 5 pm
Sun 3-4:30 pm
Coming Jan 2013! @ 8 am Bhakti Flow (Vinyasa style)