Dear Ohm Well Community,

The Ohm Well began in 2015 as I was still a full-time City Planner with the City of New Orleans. I balanced my day job and yoga as long as I could until my spirit called me to make a choice.

I left work in July of 2016 to give birth to my business – and found out a few months later that I would be giving birth to my daughter Marley. It”s definitely amazing what we can create and give birth to when we create space for it!

I am so thankful for each of you that come out to our classes, workshops, trainings, send emails and comment on our social media pages. Humbled by all of the teachers that have shared their skills and led classes and workshops through the Ohm Well. We’ve have some amazing instructors y’all! I’m honored that you allow us to be a part of your wellness journeys and that you all have been a part of mine.

I’m thankful for family that holds me down everyday! My sister Angela has been my day one and loves Marley just as fiercely. Gratitude to my patient partner and Marley’s Dad Calvin for recognizing that “food” is part of my love language and making sure I always have a latte close by. 😂 To all of my family, friends and yogis, I love you and appreciate each of you!

So much love to our Dancing Grounds family for providing a home for Black and Brown Bodies in Motion and being supportive in every possible way. Love and gratitude to our Friends of Lafitte Greenway family for allowing The Ohm Well to nurture and develop such an amazing yoga community!

Gratitude to my yogi mentor Lauren Darnell for helping me nurture my voice and helping me develop my teaching skills along with my Free to Be yoga family. Forever grateful to Lindsey Crowe for inspiring me to fall in love with my yoga practice and for Life Yoga for providing me my first yoga home.

We are so thankful for all of our many partners including but not limited to; Reyn Studios, The New Orleans Breastfeeding Center, The New Orleans Health Department, NORDC, Propeller, IWES, Lululemon, Auburn Seminary and so many more.

Now, I see even more of all of our hard work coming into fruition. I’m excited to announce that The Ohm Well is moving on up to a brick and mortar location!

*We will be the first yoga studio in Gentilly*

Our grand opening celebration is tentatively scheduled for January 6, 2020. This date has special meaning as it would have been my mom’s 78th birthday. More details soon.

What can you expect from The Ohm Well?

The Ohm Well is an accessible yoga and wellness community that is open to all. We are working towards to having the space ADA accessible and will share updates about it soon.

The Ohm Well is a place where your little ones can come (yes babies too) and be cared for in our child-care suite. Faithful Hands Caregiving will take care of our little yogis while the big yogis practice. Youth classes will also be offered too.

The Ohm Well is a place where community partners and friends like Asc3nsion Art can do herbal pop-ups and more! Contact us to partner or host a workshop.

The Ohm Well is a place where you can sit down and grab a cup of tea or coffee as you catch up with old friends and make new ones.

The Ohm Well is a place to deepen and explore your individual journey. Our teachers are a guide for your practice – always feel free to modify and move and breathe at your own level.

How can you help?

Word of mouth has been our greatest marketing strategy and we value your input! Please feel free to share our updates, comment on our pages and leave us feedback.

You can also check out some of our offerings here and check out our call to action here. We need your support to Make the Ohm Well a home! An additional $2,500 is still need to renovate our childcare suite and to cover other opening costs. You can also donate here

 

As always, reach out with any comments, questions or concerns.

Peace,

Valerie

Moving on Up

2 thoughts on “Moving on Up

  • November 20, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    Congratulations Valerie McMillan. You have my support .

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    • November 21, 2019 at 5:02 am
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      Thanks Lisa! I’m thankful for you

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