Not only do our teachers have the most up-to-date certificates in their dharma, their life work, but they all practice what they preach. Keeping a sense of inner peace and fitness is something that they hold true to themselves. We hold them to the strictest requirements for certifications and knowledge, so that you can rest easy while you take on your new (at least with us) adventure. We are so grateful to have each person as part of the OM family.
KAY SMITH, founder, began her Yoga and Meditation adventure in 1980. Always having been very active, the practice made perfect sense. Being self taught through books - and Lilias Folan on PBS! - it was not until the 90's that she she began a structured regular practice. Reaping the benefits personally she pursued teacher training in 2000 through Yoga School of Nichols Hills (200hr) and in 2010 at Yoga School of Therapeutics completing her 500 hr. She now holds the distinction of E-RYT500 (experienced, registered yoga teacher with the National Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level). Kay's style of teaching has a strong Iyengar/Ashtanga influence feel to it. Her passion has been to encourage others to make healthy lifestyle choices to improve upon the quality of life, of each breath. Kay is available for teaching at special events by appointment. Her favorite thought is by Carolynn Myss: Nothing is random; prior to every relationship that was ever formed the door was opened with the energy created by you. Take the journey Om!
TERRI WRIGHT began her journey in 2002 practicing many styles of yoga. In 2005 she received her certification with Yoga Fit and in 2006 she pursued 200 hour certification with Martin and Jordan Kirk. Terri now holds the distinction of E-RYT200 and teaches an Anusara style flow. Her philosophy is that any body can do yoga, be it school age students or students in there 80's. She says one of the biggest joys of teaching is when your student finishes their practice feeling better than they did before their practice! Join Terri on Monday afternoons for Gentle Yoga at 4pm and Yoga Level 1/2 at 5:30pm.
SARAH SCHOLEY joins our team on June 15, 2016. Sarah started her yoga journey in 2001 with an at-home prenatal practice. This inspired her to learn more about the beautiful art of yoga and its many health benefits. She completed a Sport Yoga Instructor Certification in 2006 and began teaching at the Ponca City YMCA. Sarah added a certification in Pilates Instruction in 2013 and enjoys teaching a combination of the two mind-body modalities. Recently, Sarah completed a 9-month program of Yoga Lifestyle Training with Kay Smith, and she is ready to join the family of instructors at OM. Join Sarah on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm for Mixed Level Yoga.
MARLA SCOTT, LMT, is a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2000, receiving her license from the state of Arkansas. She offers integrative massage using several different modalities to bring you into deep relaxation or melt away tension. Her modalities include deep tissue, trigger point therapy, hot stone and Raindrop Technique. Marla is currently available 4-7pm Monday through Friday and Saturdays 8:30am-Noon.
Om Yoga & Wellness Center is all about helping you to feel comfortable in your skin.
We hope to teach you a new awareness of your body, your overall health. We also hope that you’ll gain the knowledge and the ability to explore how your body is responding for you. We take a very balanced and open approach to personal health and well being. It is truly, all about you.
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