Mobile OM Founder and Yoga Instructor
Over the years, my yoga practice has led me out of my comfort zone, taught me to breathe through struggle, create ease around resistance and listen to my intuition, both on and off my mat. Yoga has become much more than something I do, it is who I am.
When I moved to San Antonio in 2010, I began to search for a yoga studio to call home. This was not an easy task, as many of the studios around today had not yet opened their doors. I saw a need for yoga and personal transformation in San Antonio, and wanted to do my part to help spread yoga to the community. It wasn’t long before I started teaching at a couple of local studios. I loved being part of the budding yoga community, but still felt there was something missing.
The idea for a mobile yoga studio was sparked during a particularly sweet savasana at a weekend Baptiste Art of Assisting training in February of 2013. The weekend was focused around how to hold space for others and be of service to them not only in their physical practice, but to empower them to live BIG off the mat. As I lay down on my mat, mentally and physically exhausted and with no room for overthinking and over-analyzing, an idea came over me. What if, instead of teaching at a studio and waiting for students to come to me, I created a movement to take yoga to the people. This was the birth of Mobile Om.
I knew in order to change people’s mind about yoga and get more of the community involved in the practice, I needed to shake things up a bit. Instead of waiting around for people to find yoga, I needed to take yoga to the people. Changing people’s perception first meant to take away the traditional confines and structure of a studio.
I hosted the very first Mobile Om class in June of 2013 on the Hays Street Bridge. That first class, 12 people showed up. I knew I was on to something. Since then, the movement has evolved and grown in ways I could have never imagined.
Mobile Om is what it is because of the people who come out and support our classes and events. For that, I am forever grateful Thank you to all who have shown up and continue to show up to our classes and events. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and the depths of my soul for believing in my dream and supporting my unconventional ways.