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The Differences Between Yoga Retreats and Vacations

At first glance, you might think that a yoga retreat is not much more than a focused vacation. That couldn't be further from the truth! While they both involve traveling to a new place and doing things you like, there are a number of differences between the two that make a yoga retreat a much more fulfilling (not to mention stress-free!) experience. Connection with a like-minded community There are so [...]

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December 6, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Teacher Feature: Marge Allen

This month we caught up with Om On's Newest Instructor, Marge Allen.  Marge is a lover of languages, movement, and being upside down.  She carries a BFA in dance performance and choreography from VCU, as well as, a professional contemporary circus certification from FLIC Scuola di Circo in Torino, Italy. Take a look below to learn a bit more about this yogini who lives by the motto:   “when doubt presents [...]

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December 6, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Yoga Companies That Give Back

Living a yoga lifestyle means supporting and giving back to your community in whatever way you can. Om On likes to do this by, among other things, featuring brands and companies that do good in our West End boutique. It's no surprise that so many great yoga retailers make giving part of their mission, and we're proud to stock the brands on this list! Make your holiday gifts more meaningful [...]

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December 2, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Winter Solstice Yoga Guide

Winter marked by the Winter Solstice comes as the shortest day of the year this December 21st. The Solstice is the darkest point in the year, when light begins it's path of reemerging. This transitional day is a turning point in the season as the dark is no longer moving forward, but light is revealing itself more and more into the Spring and Summer seasons. We love celebrating the solstice [...]

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December 1, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

What is the Yoga Retreat Experience Like?

We're not sure if you've noticed, but Om On loves retreats! If you've never been on one before, you might find yourself wondering what the retreat experience is like. While no two retreats are the same, you can expect some basic offerings and experiences from most yoga retreats. Not to brag, but we go on a lot of retreats, so we're a pretty good resource on what these amazing trips [...]

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November 30, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

The Importance of Tapas in Yoga

Tapas is more than a cocktail party snack! When we talk about tapas in yoga, we're referring to a Sanskrit word that describes the internal fire that stokes our yoga practice. This fire powers our ability to burn fuel efficiently, as well as to invigorate the body and mind.   When we focus on tapas, we focus on ridding the body of those things which no longer serve us. It is [...]

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November 28, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Ten Steps to Help You Unplug on Your Next Yoga Retreat

We recently wrote about the ways yoga helps us to unplug from our daily stressors. If you're going on a yoga retreat soon, being able to disconnect with your life and enter the moment is doubly as important! Here are our top ten tips for unplugging on a yoga retreat. Set an intention for your time away. We can't say enough about the importance of intention setting when you head [...]

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November 27, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Guest Post: Sara McGlothin on Winter Rituals

We're so excited to have health coach Sara McGlothin joining us for our Winter Rituals workshop on December 6! She will be sharing her favorite tips on how to keep your body and mind nourished throughout the cold weather months. To help you get to know her a little better, we asked her a few questions about health coaching, food, and wellness. Check out her answers below, and be sure [...]

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November 26, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Why You Should Book a Private Yoga Class

Are you interested in yoga but nervous to take your first class? Are you recovering from an injury? Are you a seasoned yogi looking to deepen your practice with an experienced teacher? Private classes at Om On are exactly what you're looking for! When what you need in your practice is individual attention, private classes offer you the ability to spend time with our amazing teachers working on whatever's important [...]

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November 25, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

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