WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
"Definitely my favorite place to dance & play with the most open, loving people I've ever been a part of. There's no place like Om." -Aurora Sosa
OmCulture is always searching for the best ways to bring interesting, informative, and fun workshops to Wallingford and Greenlake. We educate our community on health, yoga, meditation, and all other wellness practices, as well as offer enjoyable and engaging events. Have a workshop or event idea you want to see happen at one of our studios? Email us at or drop by a studio and tell us in person.
We require a minimum of 6 registrations per workshop, 5 days in advance, to follow through with running the workshop. If we have less than 6, the workshop will be cancelled and refunds given.
Cancellation Policy: Those who pre-register for a workshop and cancel up to 3 days ahead of time will receive a credit to their account in the purchase amount. Those who cancel less than 3 days before the workshop, will not receive a refund. We will only provide refunds to the cards used for purchase in the event that the studio cancels the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances or if less than 6 people are pre-registered.
Breath Medicine Ceremony
with Ivo Grossi & Cosetta Romani
Saturday, November 23
6.30 - 9.00pm
$40 pre-registration; $50 day-of
A unique workshop that weaves breath-work, shamanic medicine songs (Icaros), chakra alignment with the five elements, and meditation in a powerful ritual. This ceremony facilitates a healing process that purifies, realigns, restores and transforms our physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. This workshop is part of an original series of teachings, The Play of Shiva & Shakti, growing out of Ivo & Cosetta’s combined 35 years of yoga, shamanic and meditation training, study and sharing, and represents the alchemy of their lives thus far as lovers, teachers and medicine people.
Ivo and Cosetta's intention for the ceremony is to create an energetic container that facilitates a healing process for participants to allow glimpses of their true nature to come to the surface. For once we get a deep enough glimpse of our own divinity, we dedicate ourselves to its full recovery and go to a deeper level of yoga. Participants report deep energetic cleansings, opening of dreams and visions, shift in their energy baseline, insights and deep emotional release. Breath Medicine Ceremony helps activate the subconscious mind and brings awareness and insights not easily accessed through traditional means. Breath opens the energy channels in the body and allows what we have been holding onto to surface and be released. This may be suppressed emotional material, physical blocks in the body, old beliefs structures and identifications, old memories, escape patterns and addictions. The Icaros open the energetic pathway to let Shakti do what she has to do, which is to burn, to recalibrate, and to re-pattern our habitual neuronal grooves. The combine effect is a full somatic experience that ultimately reconnects body, spirit and mind through the awakening of our heart, which then gives us the strength to not waste the precious gifts we came here to manifest. We are blessed with the presence of trained students/friends Guardian Angels assisting participants in their process during the experience.
Note: Please arrive 15 minutes early to set your spot with your own mat, eye covering, thin pillow and water bottle. Doors close once the talk begins. Plan to avoid eating for at least three hours before the session. Open to all but not indicated during pregnancy.
FUNdamentals for everyBODY
with Annette Romano
Sundays, starting November 3
4.30 - 5.45pm
$18 drop-in; Use your regular class pass to attend!
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Yoga Fundamentals is about truly learning the basics of an ancient and complex set of practices, delved into and explored with the goal of deeper understanding, and practical application. The lovely surprise of yoga is that there’s always more than what we think we know! What are the roots of our yoga? How can we increase our capacity for the variety of practices that comprise yoga in such a way that we really live it?
Knowledge is key, and finding connection – one of the meanings of the word yoga! – between what we’re doing and the why and how of it, will make us stronger, more balanced, more flexible, and hopefully more intuitive, both on and off the mat. And we’ll have fun doing it!
Yoga Fundamentals is for everybody, so bring your curiosity and your imperfections! Each 4-week series will have a specific focus taught with enough repetition to get it, and enough variety to keep things fresh. All levels, from brand new to experienced, are warmly welcomed and embraced.
Goddess Series: November
with Yvette Sanchez
Sunday, November 10
7.00 - 9.00pm
$35 pre-registration, $40 day-of; or $30 per workshop if you buy all 4 at once
Join Yvette Sanchez this fall for a series of four workshops, filled with yoga, chanting, pranayama, and exploring the essence of the Goddesses of Hindu Mythology. Each workshop is planned around the full moon, which gives us the opportunity to reflect and manifest. Through storytelling, movement and journaling we can embody the energies of these goddesses, creating space for that which we wish to manifest.
Students can expect Goddess-inspired mantra, mudra, pranayama, movement, and restorative savasana with hands-on adjustments that includes essential oils and journaling prompts.
November: Full moon in Taurus, Goddess Durga
Manipura chakra focus (find your power)
Join us for the other workshops in this series:
December 8 and January 12
Art of Women's Wellness: Yoga & Ayurveda
with Tami Hafzalla & Sarah Kruse
Saturday, November 16
12.00 - 5.00pm
$125, pre-registration required
The Art of Women’s Wellness through the wisdom teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda
In modern day living a woman’s energy and attention extends in multiple directions. It is common that our self care and wellbeing become compromised as we busily attend to family, work and community. Thankfully the sister sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga offer practical, valuable tools for women to reestablish balance.
Join Tami and Sarah for a day of nourishment as they share their most beloved Yoga and Ayurveda practices. We will begin our day with a meditative Yoga practice then delve into teachings on rhythm, routine, Ayurvedic warm oil massage, nutrition and recipes. Together we will practice spice grinding and prepare and enjoy a rejuvenating elixir. This offering will support you in connecting with your femininity and your blissful inner essence; restoring harmony within yourself and the world around you.
Tami Hafzalla is a Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor and mother. Tami feels incredible gratitude and joy in routinely sharing the wisdom teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda on trainings, workshops and retreats. Tami believes that self care is essential for us to grow and thrive. By first attuning to ourselves we can serve and attune to others, heal and embody peace. To learn more about Tami please visit: bhakti-flow.com
Sarah Kruse is an Ayurvedic Practitioner who is has been committed to serving women, the community and world with Ayurveda for over 20 years. She has been fortunate to study with Dr. Vasant Lad and many other Ayurvedic doctors in India. Sarah’s daily practice is to keep the joyful balance between her work, daughter and personal fulfillment. Sarah believes that when we heal ourselves, the whole of humanity thrives. To learn more about Sarah please visit: embrace-ayurveda.com
Sacred Sound Medicine: Sound Bath, Yoga & Meditation
with Julieth & Matthew Dauble
Sunday, November 17
7.00 - 9.00pm
$25 pre-registration; $30 day-of; or $20 on a Deep Release 5 Class Pass
Join sound healers Matthew and Julieth for a very special offering of sound and relaxation. Offering will include some light yoga and meditation in the Kundalini tradition woven into the sound bath. Sound healing will include symphonic and planetary gongs, didgeridoo, crystal and healing bowls, shamanic drums, and more. Vibrate the senses and ground yourself while elevating the spirit with this unique combination of practices connecting you to your inner flow and power through deep relaxation, breath, movement, and sound. Relax, receive, and go deeper on your healing journey!
What to bring: Please bring yoga mat, blanket, pillow, eye pillow, water bottle, and anything you would like to utilize to be the most comfortable possible during the layout.
About Julieth & Matthew Dauble:
Julieth and Matthew facilitate Sound Healing, Kundalini Yoga, and Journeying practices in the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, and Peru. Here to celebrate you on your path to health and wellness. 3HO/KRI Kundalini Yoga Certified and Reiki Certified Practitioners.
Thanksgiving Day Gratitude Practice
with Jodi Boone
Thursday, November 28
9.00 - 10.30am
$30, pre-registration recommended!
Join Jodi on Thanksgiving morning for a practice dedicated to reflection and gratitude. This nourishing all levels mindful flow practice is the most beautiful & intentional way to begin your day.
*All other classes will be cancelled on Thanksgiving. We will run just the 10am class on Friday, Nov. 29, also taught by Jodi! Friday class is priced regularly.*
Deep Healing: Sound Bath, Yin Yoga & Energy Work
with Jodi Boone, Jen Cerulli, Liz Durkin, & Adrienne Reed
Saturday, November 30
7.00 - 9.00pm
$45, pre-registration recommended!
Deep Healing is an evening of hands-on energy healing and sound healing. Liz will play the crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, as well as chimes, while Jodi guides you through a relaxing restorative yoga practice. Adrienne, Jen and Jodi will give hands-on energy healing to each person individually, while you are relaxing in your restorative posture. You'll feel nurtured, rested and light mentally and physically by the end of the evening.
Space is limited to 28 people, and fills up fast so make sure to reserve your space early!!
Centered & Strong: Yoga for the Holidays
with Fran Gallo & Borys Kossakowski
Sunday, December 8
1.00 - 4.00pm
$45 pre-registration, $50 day-of
Yoga taught by Fran Gallo and Live Meditative Music by Borys Kossakowski
Quiet, long-held poses experienced during this three-hour workshop seems like a dream at this time of year! Be ready to hold poses, use bolsters and other props, breathe, relax, and renew yourself. While we do our yoga, Borys will play soothing meditative music. Give yourself the gift of serenity. Be sure to wear extra layers to keep warm (the room will be warm). De-stress and relax. An oasis of peace awaits you! All Levels Welcome. Pre-Register to reserve your space. Limited to 20 participants.
What to bring: Bring your yoga mat and wear layers to stay warm.