So here we go!
The team is being assembled, the information disseminated, and the bodies are being buried. Sounds dramatic for a new yoga studio opening smack dab in the middle of the OC. Right? Well, it is dramatic. As Rachel Pedroso wrote about our new studio hOMe: “I expect growing pains in perpetuity! From where I'm standing, you are doing it better than I've seen it done, and you're smiling at the same time.
hOMe is a FORCE.” If you don’t know Ms. Pedroso, you will…you will also be charmed by this instructor’s wit and intellect as well as her level of yogic and life knowledge. And we are so proud that she will be running classes at our studio.
You see, our yoga hOMe is different from what is out there. We have handpicked our instructors. They are the best in their fields. We have hand-build virtually everything in the studio. We have studied, sweated, and bled (no, seriously, much bleeding was involved!) for this vision to become a reality. We believe we are bringing something back to our culture, and by reaching back to tradition, we will make the present so much better.
Check out our Mission Statement to see if it will become your yoga hOMe too.
The sacred syllables of ॐ[A-u-m or OM] are said to contain the very vibrational pattern made at the beginning of the universe. When your teacher or you chant your ॐ you are accepting your part in the ever-expanding universe. At Hॐ (AKA hOMe), we have included the ॐ syllable very specifically in everything we do. We want for everyone visiting to know that in all moments we are recognizing our part of this OM. But the idea of having a HOME is also important. It is that when you come here, you are a part of a family, which, for me, is so much more meaningful than a community. It sounds strange in today’s lingo, but what we mean is that we wish with all our hearts that the entire community will become a family and our studio your home.
Hॐ will be offering a variety of Hatha Yoga classes exploring the richness of modern asana practice from Yin/restorative to level 2-3 Vinyasa flow classes; we will check out Ashtanga-inspired hatha yoga as well as sampling from the Kundalini and Tantric disciplines. More than that, we will be offering study groups on yogic philosophy, diet, and literature to all. We are taking the yoga out of the 105-degree rooms and stretchy yoga pants, and we are bringing it back to our society. We think that our culture is ready to make this practice deeper than what corporate yoga has provided.
If all of this sounds too serious, don’t sweat it. (Unless you are in Chair Pose!) We also believe in wine and campfires and BBQs and dancing. We believe in Lila, or the creative nature of play. We believe in laughing a lot and aloud in the studio and out. We have decided to make yoga our lives…the science of yoga makes sense to us, the traditions and philosophies are accessible to everyone, the democratic and all-encompassing nature of yoga stemming all the way back to before Patanjali gives hope for our society and species. Our general philosophy is in line with many: let’s work and do good things. Let’s work together to do what we are here to do which is to help each other in our paths of bettering our present.
Obviously, we will provide you with kick-ass classes for every style and temperament, but we will also offer for you to join us for our surf sessions, charity work, excursions near and afar, or simply to sit around a fire. So, if you are looking for a studio to offer you challenges on every level, you’ve found it.
Scott & Katlyn
Well, that’s it. We both hope to see you in the studio and out. Let’s get this shit rolling!