This is my chance to express my gratitude, respect, and love for the people, studios, and brands that inspired me to create One Om.
Forever Om Yoga (Lake Forest, IL)
Forever Om is where I fell in love with yoga. I took my first hot power vinyasa class when I was 16 years old from Cilla Stoll, owner of Forever Om, and was instantly hooked. I was completely enamored by the energy, community, dedication, and love that Forever Om vibrated. Being a dancer my whole life, Forever Om opened up an entirely new kind of dance - the dance of life, the mysterious dance of the universe. At Forever Om, I felt a sense of freedom and openess that I had never experienced before. This new free flowing asana dance helped me to create a newfound space and stillness in my mind. I quickly signed up for my first 200-hour teacher training and became a yoga instructor at Forever Om. Thank you, Cilla, and all the beautiful souls at Forever Om for opening up the world of yoga and spirituality to me. I love you all, and I am eternally grateful to you.
Owner and founder, Cilla Stoll, says, "When I first started practicing yoga, I was blown away by the profound impact it had on my life. I felt more grounded, more centered, and more connected to my body and my breath. As my practice deepened, I realized that yoga had the potential to transform not just my own life, but the lives of others as well.
With the mission of creating a space where people could come to find peace, balance, and connection I opened my studio. I wanted to create a sanctuary where people could leave their stresses at the door and step into a world of mindfulness and self-care.
Our instructors are passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga with others and are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone feels comfortable and safe.
I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to share this practice with others and to be a growing awareness of how yoga can transform your life in so many ways."
Planit Vision Branding (Honolulu, HI)
When I first moved to Hawai'i, I was completely mesmerized by the beauty of the ʻāina and how close I could connect with nature, but I was also horrified by the amount of trash and microplastics that accumulated on the beaches and in the ocean. When I met Alex Kahn, founder of Planit Vision Branding, she was just starting her company, and I quickly wanted to get involved and help her with her efforts to help our planet. Alex is a wonderful soul with a wonderful cause. She has taught me so much about new and innovative ways to make companies more sustainable and inspired me to create a planet-friendly business of my own.
PlanIt Environmental Vision + Branding is a marketing collective who strives to create more planet conscious businesses and more planet conscious consumers. By using content, messaging, and creative thinking they help their clients stand out and create a more sustainable world.