THE WAY OM
The Way Om is an online yoga retailer and unique yoga service run locally in Pensacola. It offers high-quality, specialty yoga items such as bolsters, meditation cushions, blocks, mats and apparel, all made ethically and sustainably.
"The Way Om seeks to demystify the process of obtaining quality yoga gear and instruction," says owner Sarah Chau. "With each product in the online shop, there is a submission form where customers can voice any questions, comments or concerns about a product and receive a personal response within a business day prior to making their purchase. In addition, we now offer free shipping on all online orders."
The Way Om specializes in YoSos (Yoga Socials). Every month, Chau teaches yoga at one of a wide variety of locations in the Pensacola area, such as restaurants, breweries and fine arts centers, with cocktails and light snacks served after the session. The monthly YoSos reinforce a deep sense of community and support from a fun-loving group of yogis. "I desire to make the yoga practice fun, approachable and catered to the students’ needs," she says. "My clients return again and again for the music, the laughter and the enjoyment we have during our yoga classes. And they keep coming to the online store to support and take their practice to the next level." Visit TheWay-Om each month to find the next YoSo.
Chau moved to Pensacola when her husband was transferred to Florida from Southern California. "What I have discovered during my time here is that for transformation of any kind to occur, we may have to step out of our daily comforts and all that we know," she says. "After taking this one bold leap, I feel capable of chasing any dream with fearlessness—and I hope to deliver that same anthem to you."