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Soothe Yourself At Om Sweet Om

By Michael Abelson

After a laundry list of surgeries and other medical procedures, Stephanie Martin was looking anywhere for help. Eventually she turned inward which led to her finding her spirituality. Over time she learned yoga, Reiki and more and used those teachings to open Om Sweet Om in La Fox. The studio specializes in helping people finding their inner spirituality and helping them heal from whatever pains them. Martin took time to answer questions about her inspirations and motivations to help those in her community.

What ​was the inspiration behind opening Om Sweet Om? How long have you been in business?

Om Sweet Om was founded about seven years ago based on a personal need for deeper healing, understanding the root of human physical and emotional pain, a deeper understanding of spirituality, and the need for more human connection.

After years of unexplained illnesses, many surgeries, and medical problems, I decided to dive deeper into what was causing my system to be so unbalanced and stressed. That journey led me down the path of diving head first into many different spiritualities and religions, yoga, meditation, and Reiki. Once I started learning how we are all energy and the importance of a healthy and balanced energy system I began to take control of my health and started to heal myself.

One of my favorite teachers and authors, Caroline Myss often says, "your biography becomes your biology." This means that our external and internal emotional and mental energy worlds and experiences old and create our cellular DNA and the energy that it carries, positive or negative. The physical body is one quarter of the whole energy system (emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical) and is often the last place we see signs of distress and unbalance. Many times we see this through disease, which is a disease of the energetic system. Your body speaks to you, you just need to be aware, listen, and take action. So, we dive deeper than the physical and explore how the rest of the parts of the energy system are effecting the sick part. Many times, it lies in unbalanced emotional or mental bodies. Getting to the root of the problem, recognizing it, bringing it to the surface for healing, and then transforming it is the name of the game.

How would you describe the atmosphere the Om Sweet Om studio and classes offer to students?

Om Sweet Om is a very relaxed and real environment. We hold sacred space, yet we have a lot of fun. We love to laugh. and we cater to literally everybody. We promote a very loving and non-judgmental space. Everyone is accepted at Om.

We have meetings, groups, and classes for all members of the family and are very family-oriented. Our main goal is to provide support, inspiration, and education so that individuals can heal themselves from within and take ownership of their authentic lives. In doing so, that also ripples out to the family structure and the community.

You offer several different types of yoga and pilates classes. Can you tell me a little more about your curvy yoga class?

Our Curvy Yoga class, led my Mishelle O'Regan, is a Hatha-based yoga class that takes it a little slower, uses more props, and focuses on yoga for EveryBody. Yoga is a healing tool for people of all shapes and sizes, beginners and pros, in shape and out of shape. Curvy yoga is a good place to start if you want a slower, more functional and modification-based yoga. Everyone should be able to reap the benefits of yoga, no matter where you are in your journey.

Why do you think someone should choose Om Sweet Om for their Reiki and Holistic wellness needs?

Om Sweet Om offers a deep wealth of knowledge from Intuitive Certified and Licensed professionals that work from the heart. We don't do this work because we have to; it's not a job for us. It's our passion. It's why we were put on this earth: to assist and inspire people to heal themselves and discover their own authentic paths. We are here to provide an open and loving environment to everyone who walks through our door, with a wide-range of modalities to support full Holistic growth and Healing.

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