Meet Nagi Devi

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Meet Naga Devi our Yin Yoga and Soundbath instructor for the Om Thrive yoga retreat! Click the link in our bio to purchase tickets today!
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Naga Devi, is an Embodied Yoga teacher, a community connectress, a world traveler and
ultimately a vessel in service to the healing of the planet. She offers a variety of unique and
intentional classes, with the purpose of cultivating sustainable self healing, self transformation,
sacred daily ritual and to be your embodied radiant whole self!
She began her journey as a yoga practitioner in 2006 and completely fell in love with it- yoga
started healing her physical injuries, brought her deep relaxation, transmuted trauma that was
stored in her body and was a place of refuge during some of the darkest times in her life- yoga
saved her life, and continues to.
She is a 300 hour certified yoga teacher, she offers private sessions, workshops and teaches
weekly Embodied Yoga classes that are of Vinyasa and Hatha style that focus on alignment,
meditation, pranayama and mantra, and she also offers special Yin Yoga classes accompanied
with sound healings. In class, she intentionally creates a safe and accepting space for all bodies
and all levels of students to practice yoga. Through her teachings she aspires to help students
move and transform trauma that is stored in the mind/body/spirit to reveal their grounded,
embodied and free self. She emphasize that what is cultivated and discovered on the mat are
life tools for self healing that can be carried out into daily life and put into practice at any time off
the mat.
See what she is currently up to at www.existinpeace.org

Blazer Game Volunteer Group Update

Hello Om Thrive Volunteer Group! Thank you for everyone who showed up to our first volunteer meeting yesterday at Blend Coffee. We will continue to gather there for future meetings.

Below are a few things I wanted to recap for those who could not attend, as well as deadlines for our group to move forward with this fundraising opportunity. Please email me when you have completed the OLCC and food handlers training so we can schedule our group training.

Deadline for permits is November 1, 2018!

I’m so excited for Om Thrive to get in the game!

Group Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have a recommended 25 participating members over the age of 18

  • Must be able to commit to staffing a minimum of 1 Blazer Game per month throughout the term of the volunteer agreement (1 year), with 2 Blazer games per month preferred

  • Must have a leader and co-leader who are the designated contact people for your group

Training Requirements

  • Stand Leader and Volunteer Training – Group Leaders and Volunteers who will be in charge of the group concession stand are required to attend a 3 hour leader training session.

  • OLCC Alcohol Servers Education Class ($45) – Volunteers are required to take this 1.5 hour online class and pass a test in order to receive certification.

  • Fees – $15 Alcohol Server Class, $13 Alcohol Education Administration Fee, $10 Service Permit Fee, $5.65 Portal Provider Fee. Total fees = $43.65

  • https://www.oralcoholservers.com/

  • Alcohol Servers Permit Portal

  • Deadline – 11/1/2018

  • Oregon Food Handlers Card ($9) – Volunteers 16+ must obtain their Oregon Food Handlers card. This is a 1 hour online test.

  • Fees – $9.00

  • https://oregonfoodhandler.com/

  • Deadline – 11/1/2018

  • Background Check (Free) – All volunteers must submit and pass a background check prior to their first event. Felonies are not accepted. Misdemeanors that relate to theft or sexual assault are not accepted.

  • Levy Alcohol Online Training (Free) – All volunteers must take a 1 hour online Levy Restaurants alcohol service class.

Work Shift

  • Arrival and Departure – Volunteers arrive 90 minutes before the event starts and stay about 30 minutes after the event ends. Shifts average 4-6 hours depending on the type of event.

  • Parking – Parking is free to volunteers working events.  It is recommended that groups travel by carpool.

  • Uniforms – Volunteers are expected to wear the following: Black pants, Black slip resistant closed toe/heel shoes, Visor/baseball cap (Provided by Om Thrive), Volunteer T-Shirt (Provided by Om Thrive)

  • Meals – Free meal every game for every volunteer

Volunteer Info: Blazers Games and Moda Center


The Opportunity - Food for Funds

This is an annual opportunity that kicks off with the Blazer season in October. New nonprofit participants in this program are encouraged to recruit at least 25 volunteers to rotate shifts throughout the season.  Each event only needs 8 – 10 volunteers so you can pick what dates you are available for. Each event shift is about 4 hours in duration. 

Event lists are released 1 month in advance. I should be getting an event schedule for October later this week. FYI - There is NO PRESSURE for us to begin right away. We can start volunteer groups in November or December if that works better for our groups.  My goal is to have a solid group of rotating volunteers by January 2019. 

The Requirements


Each volunteer must obtain an OLCC alcohol service permit and a Food Handler's card. The total for both of these is about $40.00. Om Thrive will pay these fees for you if you can commit to at least 1 event per month. 

Each volunteer will also be provided with an Om Thrive logo volunteer T-Shirt and Baseball cap. If you commit to 1 event per month you will be allowed to retain your uniform for the duration of the season. Otherwise, you will be asked to return your shirt and cap at the end of your shift.

Finally, each volunteer must purchase a pair of non-slip Black shoes. I have 15% off coupons available for the Safe Step brand available at Payless Shoe Stores. I did a bit of research and most people can grab a pair of non-slip Chuck Taylor style shoes for about $35. Note - this expense will be reimbursed to you if you commit to at least 1 event per month.

The Work


At each event Om Thrive Volunteers will either have a concession stand of our own selling non-fried items, or be operating Front of House while trained professionals work Back of House. This depends on the demand of stands available and the number of volunteers we have for the event.

Each volunteer will be provided a free meal for each event worked. Everyone is expected to sell beer except volunteers under the age of 18.  Minors aged 16 - 18 are welcome at Providence Park events only. 

The Outcome


If we can successfully put together a reliable volunteer team Om Thrive can earn $20,000 in just 6 months by working 3 - 5 events per month! 

Again, I want to thank you so much for your interest in this opportunity!

Please share this information with ANYONE you think would be interested in supporting Om Thrive in our mission to provide healing yoga practice to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Please contact Day Bibb at 352-322-9019 or day@omthrive.org if you are interested in volunteering or supporting Om Thrive’s mission in other ways.
Thank you!

PDX Events: Rose City Wellness Week

Portland's nickname (Rose City) was inspired by a small gesture of generosity. A man allowing neighbors to freely clip roses from his front yard, and by doing so, changed the landscape of this city forever. Native or transplant we are all connected by the city we live in. We want to encourage individuals to take small steps to be kinder, not only to each other but especially to themselves.

September 17th will kick-off a week-long series of experiences activated and led by Masters in Health & Wellness. These programs will focus on six dimensions of holistic wellness (Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Social, Spiritual, and Environmental). Throughout the week there will be opportunities to engage and learn how movement, art, social interactions, music, education, and food play into our overall well-being.

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What: Sketch the Stretch!
When: September 22, 10:00am
Where: Wacom Experience Center
Reserved Seating: Email (experiencecenter.portland@wacom.com) Eventbrite Link

Yogis: practice live while being sketched by local artists!

Artists: sketch Yogi's in motion using digital or analog methods!

This Stretch the Sketch figure drawing class is designed for those looking to brush up their speed drawing and figured sketching skills – figures provided by Om Thrive yoga.

Both Analog and Digital sketching is invited. Take use of the Wacom Intuos Pro Paper tablets, a Cintiq Pro or Mobile Studio Pro; or bring your own sketchbook and pencils, drawing tablet or preferred medium.

This unique mash up of a live yoga class mixed with figure drawing workshop will be sure to get your pens and pencils moving, as well as your creative juices.

Om Thrive provides healing yoga practice to survivors of domestic violence and abuse. Your support means the world!

Seats are EXTREMELY limited, as are Wacom devices – if you want to reserve a tablet in advance, please contact experiencecenter.portland@wacom.com – subject line Stretch and Sketch figure drawing workshop.

PDX Events: Yoga Views and Brews!

Beautiful yoga practice on Ecotrust Rooftop terrace. Thank you Om Thrive supporters!

PDX Events: Kenton Street Fair

Kenton Street Fair was Sunday, May 20th and we had a blast! Thank you Mo for inviting Om Thrive and giving us such a cool spot next to the Kenton Animal Hospital. We got to chill with all the sweet doggies!

Om Thrive Yoga Teacher: Andrea

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Andrea

Andrea Larreta is from Los Angeles, California. She received her early classical training with dancers formerly of Ballet West, American Ballet Theater, and Basel Ballet. She attended the Idyllwild Arts academy and graduated with honors, spending her summers training with Gelsey Kirkland. Andrea went on to study on scholarship at SMU, attending the Paul Taylor School and Martha Graham School over the summers before graduating with a BFA, Cum Laude, in Dance. In 2006, Andrea moved to Seattle. In Seattle she appeared in works by Deb Wolf, Rainbow Fletcher, Zoe Scofield, and Lauren Edson, among others. Andrea danced with Coriolis Dance Collective for 6 years, during which time the Seattle Times called her a, "diminutive dynamo," (2012) and her choreography, "the most succinct and dynamic in the show," (2013). Andrea has been in Portland since 2015, and has worked in dance and film, including The Portland Opera, Imago Theatre, TransformOtion, Polaris Dance Theater, Wild Rumpus Jazz Dance Company, and Lyrik Dance Company, as well as commercials for the American Music Awards, Goodwill Industries, and Swinomish Casino. While her yoga journey started in high school with some VHS tapes, she didn't start practicing regularly until she joined Urban Yoga Spa in Seattle in 2012. After practicing almost daily for several years, she received her 200 hour RYT certification from CorePower Yoga in 2016. Andrea's class emphasizes linking breath with movement and encourages students to make choices in their flow that best serve their needs.

Pure 8 Hot Yoga Om Thrive Benefit

Our first Om Thrive fundraising event was amazing, inspiring, and a success! I deeply appreciate the support for our mission to make regular and sustained yoga practice accessible to domestic violence/abuse survivors to promote healing and empowerment.

We raised $240 for our program funds. This money will be used to buy bolsters, blocks and blankets for our shelter participants. I cannot thank you enough for your generosity!