Even on a day when nobody could make it, you showed up at Om Studio!
OM studio is centrally located in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The space is located in an ancient mill building about 130 years old. Even today it exudes the great vibrations of the hard work and dedication of the mill workers then and also of the workers now, including the teachers at OM.
Structurally the space is flowing with warmth of original hardwood floors stained, scratched and even gouged by whatever happened in the past, bringing a touch of history to life. The welcoming openness is reflected by row of mirrors as it opens up on one side to very large, four windowed wall, facing east bringing the morning-glory of the rising sun. On the opposite side there is a mural on the wall displaying a beach view, a labor of love by a yoga student, who thought it would be especially warm and inviting scene during the cold and frigid winter months. Talking about inviting, when you are in the studio, you absolutely cannot miss the view of the Merrimack river surrounded by the very old trees and the charm of the railway track running parallel to it. The running water is quite a delightful sight quenching the thirst of those seeking eyes.
Whether it is blissful yoga or playful Bollywood dancing, a session of energizing Zumba, soulful Belly dancing, ancient african art of drumming, even the adventure of aerial yoga with vibrant silk, it is all an extraordinary experience because Mother Nature always shows up. The time of the day does not matter. In the daylight, She is more glaring through the generous sizes of the windows, however in the evenings She peeks in more subtly. As such the evenings are warm as they are lit not only by the colorful aromatic candles/oils, genuine smiles and laughter of the people, but also by the presence of silvery moonlight, the distant stars and occasionally closely passing by of the cargo train; the nostalgic sound of the train whistles you further home.
Sometimes even more special evenings happen, when those highly recommended meditation by the full moon become a wondrous reality. So when people notice the beauty of this sacred space and feel the love and the joy, you know the credit goes to Her; when She, mother nature is in charge and has decided to be very present with her divine fresh air, crunchy earth, changing skies and age-old trees, then it becomes a perfect blend of elements for the best “Pick me up” you can have for your whole being; it is a mind, body and spirit union.
The great message is that it is all Yoga, meaning uniting with the Greater, all of it, the dance, the music, everything that happens in Her, the exploring of the self in the great presence, in the awareness. After all connection with mother nature, allows deeper connection with self, which further allows you to connect with others deeply, knowingly or unknowingly, which is all part of the process of discovery, healing and well-being. Yes, agreed, our talented teachers are happy and work very hard to serve their very best, but in the end the lover of nature knows the power of Her magical ability, which is within all of us. Such is the great energy of Her expansiveness, pouring in for us to notice, access and bring it with us wherever we go; always filling us with love and gratitude.
Thank you🙏 mother for always showing up at Om even on a stormy day like today.