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About Us

OmBase is a Canadian company that was created to make comfortable, well-supported meditation easy, convenient, portable, and accessible to the masses. Upon conception in late 2016, OmBase sought to address the discomfort and even pain so many encounter during their attempts to meditate, by providing modern and innovative alternatives to traditional meditation benches.

Exploratory research indicated two other common obstacles experienced by many would-be mindfulness practitioners; not understanding how to meditate, and challenges in doing so consistently. As a result, the business concept was expanded to include providing resources to clearly illustrate how and why to meditate, as well as techniques and strategies to facilitate implementing meditation as a habitual practice.

Our Team

OmBase is a highly driven, diverse, and dedicated team of people who came together to realise a vision. We share a collective passion for meditation, and a deep commitment for making positive change within this world. Let us introduce ourselves to you.
Lisa Pedscalny
Cofounder & CEO
I was first introduced to meditation about 10 years ago as part of a yoga class. Honestly, at the time I didn’t believe that I was the “kind of person” who was cut out for meditation. My perception back then was that meditation was about completely clearing the mind of thoughts, and as a busy wife & Mom of 2 young boys, working a full time corporate job & training for marathons & triathlons, I couldn’t imagine finding time to sit & be still, never mind stop the endless lists running through my head! However, as I began to learn more about meditation, I was amazed to discover a myriad of scientifically proven benefits, including positive effects on mental health. As someone who struggled with an anxiety disorder, I decided it was worth a shot, and over time I developed a dedicated practice. I began to see tremendous benefits in my life, not only in managing my anxiety, but also in my relationships, at work, and even in my training. Although I consistently experienced pain in various areas of my body when meditating, I came to believe pain was just part of meditation & I stuck with it. But then, just over 2 years ago I took a leap of faith & left my corporate job without knowing what the future would hold…and shortly after, the concept for OmBase was born. Since then, we’ve been blessed to add some remarkably talented & knowledgeable humans to our team. It’s been an amazing adventure & I’m so humbled to work with such a passionate & skilled group, and so proud of what we are creating together. A few other fun facts about me - I grew up in Alberta, Canada & now live with my family in paradise on Vancouver Island (where this photo was taken). Outside of meditation, yoga and athletics, I also enjoy photography, hiking, cooking/baking & songwriting.
Kayla Pedscalny
Administration & Marketing Coordinator
Hi everyone, my name is Kayla Pedscalny. I am the Administration & Marketing Coordinator for OmBase, and as you can probably tell by the last name, Lisa is my sister. My sister actually introduced me to the world of yoga and meditation about 8 years ago after experiencing a hip problem related to playing competitive basketball, and even as the injury subsided yoga and meditation have stayed a consistent part of my life ever since. For the majority of that time my practice has been mainly yoga focussed but over the past 2 years I have really worked on integrating meditation more into my daily life. I have been working with OmBase for over a year now and have gotten to watch OmBase grow and evolve from the very beginning and it has been quite the adventure. Everyday something new and exciting is happening, I am constantly learning new things, and I am so happy to be here! I am 24 years old and I have just recently moved to Nelson, BC. When I’m not working you will find me exploring outside, at the yoga studio, or at home cooking or taking care of my garden. I also like to do art, travel, play music (mostly just to myself) and go to music festivals in the summer. So Hi! 👋🏻 Nice to meet you all!
Mica Foster
Mechanical Design Engineer
As an Engineer I have a tendency to view the world critically and with a healthy dose of skepticism, as such when I was younger I had dismissed the notion of meditation due to a perceived spiritual element which I didn’t think would suit me. I became more interested over the years as increasing scientific information regarding the benefits of mindfulness and meditation came to light, as well as testimonials from people whom I thought I had more in common with than the stereotypical meditation practitioner I had in my head. I finally decided to try it as a way to calm my mind and help me fall asleep. Once I started I discovered how mindfulness practices could help me much more effectively manage stress, as well as to better appreciate the positive things in my life. When OmBase came to Form3 I was excited for the opportunity to work with a team whose focus was on delivering a product of the highest quality and who had genuine compassion for the end user. It’s a pleasure to work for a client whose goals are routed in the ethical as opposed to being purely economic. My role within the team is the technical design of the product; ensuring that it meets OmBase’s requirements for functionality and quality, whilst maintaining the aesthetic vision of Craig (our designer). I have also overseen the manufacturing of the product, coordinating with our Canadian vendor to realise the best possible product for delivery to our customers. I moved from the UK to Canada 5 years ago, having fallen in love with Vancouver whist visiting a friend who lived here. Outside of work I’m a big fan of the sport of Strongman and I hope to continue to improve my ability and compete more regularly, having completed my first competition 2 years ago.
Craig Drummond
Industrial & Visual Designer 
My name is Craig – a Vancouver based visual/industrial designer, Creative and Yogi. Firstly can I say that it has been a blessing to team up with the fantastic humans at OmBase. It is so rewarding to have the opportunity to combine both my technical skill-set and a deep passion for meditation, to create something beautiful, highly functional and user-driven. I first began practising meditation around 15 years ago as part of a deep exploration into the world of Chinese Martial Arts, Eastern philosophy and Yoga. Meditation has become such a central part of my life that I no longer see it as something I do, but rather, just a very natural expression of who I am. This passion has led to many retreats within the Zen and Vipassana traditions and various pilgrimages within China and India. My role within the team is a mix of industrial design, brand and creative direction. I work closely with our fab engineer Mica to ensure the aesthetic vision, tactile element, and user needs are honoured throughout the products development. I’m also responsible for the packaging design, graphics and branding. We’re a tight-knit, hard-working team, though we have lots of fun throughout the process. I am thoroughly looking forward to destructive –testing with Mica, who is also a strongman competitor. Rest assured, OmBase is designed for all sizes, shapes and abilities 😊 I thoroughly recommend following the team here at OmBase. Our collective passion for meditation, quality products, and most importantly, our sincere commitment to the end-user, is unmatched. Thanks for checking in. May all beings be happy!
Almeiri Santos
Public Relations Manager and Brand ambassador
Hello and thank you for stopping by! This is just a simple note to introduce myself as a part of the OmBase team. My name is Almeiri Santos. I am a meditation teacher and a former journalist. At OmBase, I am Public Relations Manager and brand ambassador. My job is to help create awareness of this fantastic brand that has come into existence bringing to the market an innovative product that has the purpose of benefiting all (how did I get so lucky??). With my daily meditation, I have been able to practice the cultivation of focus; I am able to train my mind and reshape my brain over and over. Meditation has transformed the very core of my being and it is my unshakable belief that, through meditation, we are able to free our minds from negative emotions and cultivate the ones that nurture our well-being. I was born and raised in Brazil and for the past 14 years I’ve been based in Toronto. The most life-transforming blessing in this journey of mine is to be the mother of Jaqueline, a 12-year-old incredible human being that I so much admire. When I decided to become a meditation teacher I had no idea where this path was going to take me. Now, as I receive such wonderful opportunities, I just feel overjoyed and grateful! I love hiking, jazz, bossa nova and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Living in Canada has brought me many new passions that I never knew in Brazil, like butter tarts, hockey and my most favorite of all: maple syrup!!!

Our Mission

Our mission is to design and produce unique, innovative, superior quality meditation benches and accessories, using environmentally and socially conscious methods and materials. Through these products, we aim to make meditation more physically accessible, convenient and comfortable for all of our customers. We build our benches to fit the diverse lifestyles of our clients, so that their meditation practices can integrate seamlessly into the existing structure of their daily lives.

Vision & Values

Our vision is to modernize and popularize meditation benches with the masses, through creativity and innovation in design. We want people to engage with meditation to improve all aspects of their lives, and positively impact the communities they live in
Meditation for everyone
Meditation improves people’s lives, and has the capacity to make them happier, healthier and more compassionate, regardless of their age, gender, race, orientation, beliefs or background.
Meditation changes our world 
Happy, healthy, compassionate people, create happy, healthy, compassionate communities, which eventually, can create a global society that is happier, healthier and more compassionate. In this way, meditation can change the world.
What & how we contribute
We believe in creating high quality well design products. We insist upon using business practices that are ethical, and rooted in integrity, at all times. No measure of profitability is worth sacrificing these standards.

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