Inspired by the Sanskrit word, symbol and ancient mantra, “OM”, Montauk OM is excited to bring an all-inclusive space with offerings for everybody, mind and spirit to Montauk’s downtown. Nestled one block from both and beach and quaint main street, the atmosphere provides an urban feel that is deeply connected to the natural word. From the owner of Left-Hand Coffee Shop, Yannis Papagiannis, the yoga studio is slated to open May 12, 2023.
Previously home to BYoga, Montauk Om plans to welcome beginner to advanced practitioners alike to explore their mind and body with the help of its inspiring teachers. Instructors include Mariah Betts, Ashley Mcgee, Christine Hoar, and Amy Seminski. Mariah has been a student of yoga since 1998, where she found yoga as a way to gain greater body awareness and mental focus. Mariah’s classes offer a safe, inspiring and light-hearted space for students to go deep into their practice without force and to use movement and breath to move through challenges on the mat and in life. Ashley is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Healing Artist and Curator that can be described by her students as a ray of light, safe, strong, intuitive and gentle. Christine has been a practitioner and teacher for over 25 years and offers her students unique insights into discovering greater joy, freedom, and self-transformation. Amy has over 20 years of teaching experience and she finds flowing as way to express herself with movement, incorporating breath and alignment is very important to her.
“The idea behind Montauk OM is to offer an all inclusive space for every body to come and connect with the natural world” said said wellness director Maria Betts. “OM will be offering different levels of classes to suit everyone from beginners to devoted practitioners.”
The transformed studio is simple, minimalist, Zen, earthy and inspiring, like a breath of fresh air. Decorated with a few pieces of art and plants, the earth-color wooden floors allow the atmosphere to remain welcoming and relaxing for all who enter. Classes including Slow Flow, Power Flow, Flow, Sculpt and Ashtanga Inspired Flow, will be offered both on weekdays and weekends. Class descriptions:
Slow Flow. A hatha based yoga practice with a slower pace, longer holds, and meditative quality to balance the energies of doing vs. being. All levels / beginner friendly
Power Flow. A challenging yoga practice built on the roots of Sun Salutations to increase physical strength and endurance, focus and flexibility. This practice is faster in pace, vigorous and dynamic. All levels
Flow. A creative moving meditation for the full body and mind. This fluid yoga practice is full of intention, repetitive movements and breath leading to more advanced postures and stillness. All levels / intermediate
Sculpt. A combination of yoga, cardio and strength moves with the assistance of resistance bands and ankle weights to boost metabolism and build lean muscle. All levels
Ashtanga Inspired Flow. Based on the underlying philosophy and principles of the traditional Ashtanga yoga system. Special attention will be given to postural alignment, dynamic breathing (ujjayi), energetic locks (bandhas) and careful placement of movement to breathe (vinyasa).
For more info, visit www.montaukom.com