Staying Grounded on the Road

Holiday travel season is upon us! Hitting the road for family time, relaxation, and great food is exciting, but it can really take a toll on our wellness. Before the holidays kick into high gear, take some time out to make a plan for how you'll enjoy the season while keeping up your healthy, mindful lifestyle. Here are some of our favorite tips for staying grounded on vacation. Stick to [...]

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November 20, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Yoga and Unplugging

Nowadays, we're constantly bombarded by sensory stimulation and technology overload. When we have an unceasing connection to the world outside of us in the form of smartphones, social media, and screen time means that we are revving our sympathetic nervous system, and maxing out our stress levels, which puts our system into overdrive. As cold weather sinks in and the world slows down, we're reminded of how important it is [...]

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November 19, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Top Ten Things to See and Do in New Mexico

We hope you’ll be joining us on our retreat to New Mexico next year, but the Land of Enchantment is great to visit any time! Here are our top ten things to see and do in New Mexico. Rio Grande Gorge The Rio Grande Gorge is a once-in-a-lifetime sight. Starting near the Colorado border and running 50 miles to the city of Taos, this hike could not be more Insta-worthy. [...]

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November 12, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Guest Post: Nitya Griffith on Yin Yoga

Nitya Griffith is our amazing Yin yoga teacher! To help you better understand the finer points of Yin yoga, we asked Nitya to share her thoughts on this practice. Check it out, then join her for Yin on Wednesdays at 4:30. What is Yin? Well, you’d also then have to ask what is Yang? The two are as interdependent as what they represent: Yin is dark, heavy, feminine, hidden, cold, [...]

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November 11, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Teacher Feature: Nitya Griffith

This month we caught up with Nitya Griffith, One of Om On's favorite Kids & Yin Teachers.  Also, a writer and Feng shui consultant Nitya focuses on merging Eastern wisdom, meditation, and yin for a relaxing and introspective journey in her classes. Meditation gets me going in the morning. When I close my eyes, I am one with myself and I feel peace. Teaching yoga, is the best part of my [...]

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November 6, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Top Spots for Fall Foliage in Virginia

Fall got off to a bit of a slow start here in Virginia, but now the autumn colors are in full swing! While there are plenty of pretty fall sights on the Virginia coast, our favorite spots for foliage are out west in the mountains. If you’re looking for a daycation or weekend trip to take this month, look no further than Om On’s top spots for fall foliage in [...]

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November 1, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Provence Yoga

Om On could not be more excited to share that next year, we’ll be going on a yoga retreat to Provence! You might not think of this charming region in the south of France as a yoga hotspot, but trust us - there’s inspiration for your practice everywhere you look in Provence. Nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps, Provence’s natural beauty is second to none. We can’t wait [...]

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October 31, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Top 10 Yoga Poses for Winter

Winter is a time when we are beckoned to hit pause.  To find balance within as we surrender to the stillness that begins to take over in nature, as animals seek hibernation and the plant world completes another life cycle.  Our practice thus should guide as to clarity in our minds and grounding in our bodies.   POSES Balasana with Shoulder Opener Virasana with Neck Stretch Virasana Twist  Anjaneyasana Ardha [...]

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October 31, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Yoga for Balancing Vata Dosha

Fall has arrived and with it, crisp mornings, dry air, and less daylight.  All of these characteristics are indicative of Vata Dosha, and since like increases like, now is the time to harness new routines and rituals to stay balanced and healthy. As the science of self-healing Ayurveda is a physical practice that looks at ways to bring the body and mind into harmony.  This is in fact the body's [...]

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October 29, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Five Reasons You Wouldn’t Go On a Yoga Retreat (And Why You Should)

We’re not sure if you’ve heard, but Om On loves yoga retreats! They’re one of our favorite ways to connect with our yoga practice and grow our tribe. The retreat experience expands your heart, body, and spirit. But what if you think they’re not for you? We’re here to challenge your ideas about why you wouldn’t go on a retreat, and turn those reasons why not to go into reasons [...]

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October 26, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT