CAN I BOOK OMC IF I'M NOT A PERSON OF COLOR (POC)?
Absolutely. Yoga is an inclusive, people-first practice and honors the experiences of every individual.
OMC believes that our lived experiences and histories are rich and provide many teachings. My company’s heritage is African and Caribbean and my classes are inspired by this heritage. I’m excited to share my culture’s rich history and knowledge with you.
HOW DO I BOOK AN OMC CLASS?
OMC mobile yoga studio offers your group the ultimate booking flexibility.
All OMC classes are designed for groups of at least 8 persons. You choose the date, time, and location for your class and I do the rest. Virtual classes are available.
For groups over 30 people, a special rate will apply.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR A CLASS?
Choose a class time/creative space that works for your group. Arrive about 10 minutes before the class starts. Bring a water bottle for class. It’s best if you don’t eat a heavy meal for at least 1-2 hours prior to class time. You are welcome to bring a yoga mat and a towel, or you can rent from me.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO CLASS?
Clothing that is comfortable and suited for physical activity. Try to avoid clothing that may interfere with your practice and result in possible injury.
WILL I BE ABLE TO DO ALL OF THE POSTURES?
This is the most common misconception about yoga, one that prevents many people from ever starting. Yoga is not about how flexible you are; it is about a willingness for self-discovery. I use postures to explore body connection, breath awareness, and strengthen our physical bodies. Through this practice, you gradually build your awareness.
WHAT IF I NEED TO TAKE A BREAK?
You are encouraged to manage your self-care. You’ll be instructed on how to relax on your mat in a quiet and still manner so as not to disturb the other students’ practice. The first class is always an experience – try to take it as it comes and see where it leads.
WHAT IF I HAVE HEALTH ISSUES?
Students with health issues should have the advice and approval from their personal care provider to participate in a physical practice. I encourage students to inform me of any possible health issues and to modify their practice, as needed.
WILL YOGA HELP WITH MY SPORT PERFORMANCE?
SF Yoga classes for competitive athletes is a great cross training tool for most sports. Through its controlled and precise breathing, and through its strengthening, stretching, and endurance building exercises, your entire body is toned. Circulation is stimulated, and the mind relaxes.
WHY TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA FOR POC?
There are events in our personal lives and in our communities that effect us so deeply that it can disrupt and deter our emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
Trauma-Informed Yoga understands the powerful connection between mind and body and mindfully puts students in charge of their practice in a safe space so that they feel reconnected and empowered to make choices.
At OMC, my African and Caribbean history and holistic health teachings combined with the discipline of yoga are the foundation for trauma healing for people of color.
WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS?
I am a certified yoga and trauma-informed instructor with more than 1000 hours of teaching. I am also a registered member of Yoga Alliance.
I hold a Bachelor of Human Kinetics with honors, Masters of Art degree in Social Foundations of Education, Advanced First Aid and CPR, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Coaching and Trampoline certifications, and a collection of professional certifications that support my former career as an Organizational Development professional.
I am a fully insured company and I am police referenced checked for Toronto District School Board and Peel District School Board.