Bringing Yoga & Meditation to the Workplace: Work From Om Julie May 12, 2015 Events, Featured, Festivals, Fitness, Harlem, Health, Lifestyle, NYC Experiences, NYC Happenings, NYC Services If there’s one thing every New Yorker has in common (besides our love for good food) is that we are constantly busy. Maybe that can be said for our society in general, but I find it incredibly true here. We always have some place to be, carelessly bumping into people as we run through the streets, never quite having a chance to catch our breath in the midst of it all. Just the other day a friend said to me, “I’ve now been living here for a year and haven’t taken a single breath.” Okay, maybe an exaggeration, but can’t you relate? We’re so busy running errands, taking care of our apartments and our kids, crossing things off our to-do list, and dealing with everything else that pops up in our lives, that we’re forgetting to prioritize the most important thing, ourselves. When’s the last time you checked in with you? Isn’t it time we place ourselves at the top of the to-do list? Work From Om wants you to start prioritizing yourself, without disrupting your busy schedules. By bringing yoga and meditation to the workplace, co-founders Sarah Vaynerman and Ashley Mancuso believe you can become a happier, healthier and higher functioning human being. Sarah and Ashley founded Work From Om from their own passion for yoga and mediation. Feeling run down, stressed, and anxious from her corporate job, Sarah turned to yoga for healing. As her practice got stronger, she noticed that all other aspects of her life strengthened and came together as well. She couldn’t believe how transforming it could be and felt it was time to bring its benefits to others. With job pressure being the #1 cause for stress in our society, Sarah and Ashley decided that the work place needed yoga’s healing powers the most. What does Work from Om offer? Work From Om offers yoga, meditation, seminars, as well as corporate events right in your office. They bring the healing powers directly to you. All you have to do is open yourself to the transformation. They can accommodate any kind of environment, as well as use a rental yoga studio for larger groups, making their services extremely adaptable to fit your group’s needs. But are people ready to tune in to themselves? Surprisingly, Sarah said everyone has been incredibly open to Work From Om, saying yoga and meditation “is not such a taboo thing anymore.” Josh from DHA Capital reflects on his experience saying “When I do an hour of yoga and meditation with Work From Om my output soars. I become so much more focused because I’m not stressed and I can zero in on what’s important to me and my business.” And recently, Work From Om, has teamed up with Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, an author, medidation teacher, inspirational speaker, and lecturer at Columbia University, who applies Eastern wisdom and meditation techniceques to help people gain deeper insight into their mind and understand why we become stressed, anxious and angry. He will be leading lectures and seminars for events and various programs. A photo posted by Work From Om ® (@workfromom) on May 7, 2015 at 11:46am PDT Maybe you feel “too busy” to fit in a yoga or meditation practice, but as Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, says, “the busier we are, the more we need that centering time – that time to actually be able to connect to our inner wisdom.” And lucky for you, Work From Om fits right into your busy schedule, allowing you to continue living your busy lives, with some added “you” time for your benefit. For a free demonstration on how rewarding and empowering yoga and meditation can be, be sure to attend this weekend’s Uptown Yoga festival with a sunrise yoga class followed by a meditation led by Pandit Dasa courtesy of Work From Om. Take a look at the Work from Om website for more information.