A Place to Call Om has expanded and relocated in order to accommodate a fuller staff of nine teachers and a bolstered schedule, including double the amount of courses with classes held seven days a week. “This new space will give us the flexibility to expand with student demands, while keeping the student/teacher ratio low,” says owner and founder Leigh Brennan. The new levels of yoga instruction and education include a “Beginners Only” class and the “Om Lean” nutrition program.
Brennan had the new facility renovated and redesigned, uncovering windows providing views of lakes and woods behind the building, and installing a special heater to allow for a “Warm Yoga” class. “I want everyone to feel comfortable here, to be able to relax, recharge, and refocus, like at a retreat,” she says.
Rejuvenated and inspired by a recent study trip to India, Brennan reflected on her experiences with the practice, which she began teaching in 2008. “It has been terrific to grow a business in this community,” she remarks. “I’m now able to bring together all of my yoga teacher friends.”
Collaboration with other nearby businesses is a priority going forward. Potential post-class activities might include tea groups and book clubs at River Road Coffeehouse, or evening wine tastings at Palumbo’s Italian Market. Cleaning and office supplies for the studio space are currently purchased at The Going Green Store.
Location: 923 River Rd. For more information, call 740-404-9190, email Leigh@APlaceToCallOm.com, or visit APlaceToCallOm.com.