Omkar Yoga Palau
Omkar Yoga was established on July 19, 2017, by Edelene Albert.
Our purpose is to inspire and transform. One of the key aspects of achieving our goal is by first becoming the best version of who we are so that we can have a powerful impact on others. When you walk into our Yoga studio, you will experience a calm and welcoming environment. Our teachers will ensure you with their hearts and meet you where you're at. We have natural, non-chemical incense that surrounds the studio, which triggers your inner calmness. At night, the radiant glow from our candles illuminate the room and gives it a nice warm embrace. The instructors advise everyone to meditate the moment they arrive before class begins. This allows them to release any bad energy that may be causing them to experience tension and stress. We make sure that everyone is treated equally and that the environment is non-judgmental. People feel safe and comfortable, that is our goal. After meditation, we go into our Ashtanga practice. The Ashtanga sequences provide postures that help alleviate stress, by allowing our blood circulation to flow through the body. It benefits your muscles, joints, and respiratory system. At the end of the class, we do what is called “Savasana Adjustment” which relaxes the human body even more.
About Omkar Yoga
Omkar Yoga received several grants to extend services to the community. These are Palau’s public-school system: Koror Elementary School, George B. Harris, Airai Elementary, Meyuns Elementary School, and Palau High School. We are currently extending our services to the Judiciary department in Koror and Ngerulmud. Included in our regular weekly studio schedule is a class for the elderly two times a week. With the support of the President; Education and Health Department, Edee started the project to incorporate Yoga in the schools. Till this day, Edee and her team continue to teach and introduce Yoga to the community. Many individuals of Palau, as well as tourists, attend her weekly Yoga classes (click here for schedule).
Omkar Yoga is not related to any religious practice nor does the practice endorse worshipping any gods. It is simply a practice that provides many beneficial qualities to the human body, like other exercises. However, the difference of Omkar Yoga as compared to other forms of Yoga exercises, in general, is that our main motive is to encourage a holistic and loving environment where people arrive and leave with a healthier mind, body, and soul. Our goal is to extend healing to others, physically; mentally, and emotionally from the love and compassion of our hearts.
About the Founder
Ms. Albert was born and raised on the island of Palau. She struggled as a child, faced with a number of serious encounters and setbacks. In her late twenties, Edee decided to turn her life around. She found Yoga, a personal practice, that little did she know would awaken her strong, resilient, and determined soul. In her early thirties, after her first Yoga certification from San Diego, California, she moved to India where she began her conquest in the study of Yoga. During her journey, she fell in love with the idea of teaching Yoga and the practice of Yoga itself. She began studying and learning about Ashtanga Yoga poses and the science behind it, how it activates Chakras in the human body and its natural healing method. After much Yoga training abroad, she decided it was time to move back to her homeland and open up her own Practice and studio, known as “Omkar Yoga”. The word “Omkar” comes from the Palauan Language meaning, “to heal”.
Benefits of Yoga
The sequence of Yoga is holistic. Individuals benefit from a healthier lifestyle, self-awareness, and well-being. Yoga relieves stress, it calms and clears the mind. Here are ways it supports the Mind, Body, and Spirit. Mind: It balances your energy by helping you to be less reactive and more mindful of thoughts, words, and actions. It improves concentration and mental health. Body: Yoga supports the body by causing it to have a better digestion flow, blood circulation, and support for the respiratory system. Through Yoga, your body posture will improve. Spirit: Yoga will help your spirit to remain youthful, it develops discipline and self-control, it also inspires respect for one's self and others. Through the practice of Yoga, you will have a happier soul. It heals the mind, body, and soul. Yoga strengthens the muscles and joints of the human body causing the body to become toned in the legs, arms, and buttocks.
So, what are you waiting for?! Come and join us!