Yoga, like park rangers and maps tattooed on the inside of your skull, can put wandering minds at ease. Reunite your mind with its corporeal castle with today's Groupon: for $49, you get 10 yoga classes at OmBase (a $111 value). Classes must be redeemed within three months of the first visit.
OmBase's experienced instructors lead malleable muscles of all skill levels through a diverse roster of classes. Chairs, blocks, and extensive breath work assist novices, fragile bones, or newborn fawns during gentle Easy Does It courses, and tight joints unravel into piles of discarded jump ropes in Yin yoga teachings. Classes are available seven days a week, allowing the heavy prop usage and unusual poses of BLIS yoga to regularly surprise unsuspecting, downward-facing dogs. Mats with separation anxiety can accompany their owners to OmBase's bright, wood-paneled studio space or be replaced with a rental for $1.
"Om Base is not here to change you, but simply to support your change.” This feeling of support radiates from the cozy, cabin-like studio, where stone deities lift their hands in greeting just beyond the front door and a rotating, mini gallery of local artwork flanks the welcoming reception desk. Inside the rustic practice room, beams of sunlight shine across warm wood floors, while a wood-burning space heater melts inhibitions and keeps faces from freezing mid-lion pose. Designed with all ages and abilities in mind, classes can focus on slower movements that emphasize healing and introspection; active, fitness oriented routines; or modified moves for expectant mothers or those with mobility issues.
Several of OmBase’s instructors are also masters of massage, energy manipulation, and acupuncture, and provide these services in addition to their yoga teachings.
6357 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, Oregon 97239