|Kat Farrell is the owner and
visionary behind OmVibe Yoga.
Formerly Studio 41, a
much loved yoga studio in Naples for years, OmVibe is now in
that same space where she embarked full-time on her yogic
journey over a decade ago. Feeling a wonderful sense of having
come full circle, Kat hopes to share this feeling of coming home
with all who pass through OmVibe's doors.
A passionate seeker and born yogini, Kat ditched the corporate
"rat race" and former careers as a flight attendant and then
stockbroker to spend several years traveling, and studying under
many of the living yoga masters. She is Kripalu certified and
her mentors include Baron Baptiste (she is an Associate Baptiste
Power Vinyasa Teacher) David Swenson (she is certified in the
Primary Series of Ashtanga),Rodney Yee, Duncan Wong, Tias
Little, Shiva Rea, Patricia Walden and Ana Forrest. She
recognizes that studying under a master teacher is an incredibly
powerful and palpable experience. There is a direct energetic
exchange, imprinting and infusing on the higher levels of
vibration and awareness.
Having been distinguished as a "yoga master" while at Kripalu,
Kat strives to share this path of mastery to all that attend
OmVibe's classes. Many of the teachers at OmVibe are also
considered masters of their particular style of yoga and/or T'ai
Chi and Qi Gong.
The beautiful sacred space is imbued with a very high and
palpable vibration of all of the countless spiritual gatherings
and masters that have graced the magical spot over the years.
The most recent notable event happened on August 18, 2009, when
Gurudev, Amrit Desai, founder of the Kripalu Center for Yoga &
Health, made a rare appearance at OmVibe for a special one hour
reception in his honor.
OmVibe's staff is overall among the most knowledgeable,
highly-trained and passionate array of teachers to be assembled
under one roof. They offer safe, compassionate, world-class
instruction in a number of styles from beginner to the most
advanced. OmVibe is proud to offer you the "best of the best"
and indeed every teacher is recognized as the top in their
field. The concept of "like attracting like" is undeniably
evident when experiencing the immense treasure-trove of mastery,
skill and wisdom which OmVibe's teachers reflect as a team.
OmVibe is the official yoga studio for the Florida Everblades
ice hockey team and Kat is the team's "yoga coach." She and her
team of teachers also work individually with many professional
athletes, competitive bodybuilders and CEO's of companies to
help them attain peak performance and work at their ultimate
What sets OmVibe apart from ordinary yoga studios is in the
breadth and depth of offerings available. You can tailor your
experience to fit your own unique spiritual and yogic path. For
the beginner, there are numerous basic, foundational classes to
choose from. And for those with more experience under their
belt, there are classes in a variety of styles and challenge
levels which will keep your yoga practice fresh and inspired.
From Essential Yoga and Yoga Basics to Power Vinyasa, Om Flow
HOT, KundaFlow and Anusara Inspired, you are sure to find just
the mix of styles your soul craves! It is limiting to think that
one particular style of anything can serve all of our
ever-changing needs. Do you eat the same food for every meal? Or
watch the same reruns? No! Your mind, body and soul crave
variety and have different moods, needs and desires everyday.
Why would your yoga practice be any different? Are you just
recreating your same comfort zone in your yoga practice? When we
get stuck in a rut is when we grow stale and our growth
stagnates. Yoga is about stretching out of your normal comfort
zones and OmVibe really allows you this freedom to choose
different styles to get the most well-rounded practice possible.
Of course there will be classes you like better than others but
often times in this process of self-healing and growth, it is
what we least like that we most need! Type A's don't need a
steady practice of just Power Vinyasa and Type B's could
probably stand a little revving up from time to time:) It is all
yoga, and it is ALL good, good, good! Think of yoga and the many
different styles as a big garden filled with beautiful flowers.
Your practice is like picking a flower here and a flower there
until you make your own unique, amazing bouquet that most
resonates with YOU! You just need to trust the process and
really listen to how your body responds.
The wonderful yoga classes are really just the launching pad in
terms of what you will discover in the galaxy of OmVibe! There
are also classes in T'ai Chi and Qi Gong to round-out your
journey into energy and self-healing as well as life-enhancing
workshops about empowerment, abundance, nutrition, shamanism,
2012, vibrational healing, sexuality, addiction and
relationships. We understand that when you are consciously on
the path of healing or undertaking any kind of transformative
spiritual practice such as yoga, things will come up for you. We
are providing the guidance and sacred space for you to navigate
this intimate terrain safely and compassionately.
There are regular sharing circles facilitated by our resident
psychotherapist who specializes in movement therapy as well as
monthly Goddess Awakenings for women to rediscover their
beautiful feminine energy while bonding together in sweet
sisterhood. Potlucks, movie nights and a real sense of loving
community make OmVibe much more than just a yoga studio. You
might think you are simply walking into a yoga class, but you
might walk out with several new soul friends, a few great new
healthy recipes and a whole new sense of being a part of
something amazing. And finally, do we know FUN! Our Friday
night Om Dances are your time to let your hair down and dance
the night away. OmVibe is proud to have a house DJ, Alexander
Lafayette - DJ A-List - who specializes in spiritual and orbital
grooves that will unbridle your soul and wake up your feet. The
space transforms into a cool club type atmosphere and you can
move to the groove in a smoke-free, substance-free environment,
feeling free to remember the joy of dancing to great music on a
great sound system.
Last but not least, OmVibe also offers massage therapy, energy
work and intuitive readings. And just as with our teachers,
every therapist has been hand-picked by Kat for being the top in
their modality. Michael Buck, a world-renowned Thai Yoga Massage
master has made OmVibe his Vedic Conservatory South and holds
two workshops a year, in May and October. Kat specializes in
this enlightened healing experience, along with her own "QuantOM
Touch" energy healing, and is on her path to mastery of this
modality also. Dave Clarke is a top neuromuscular therapist in
Naples and teacher of this method and is booked months in
advance. We are very blessed that he has aligned with OmVibe to
offer his deep tissue therapeutic massages to our students on a
preferred basis. Anjilique Santiago has also joined the OmVibe
team and is a truly gifted healer and body worker. You may book
appointments on-line with any of our therapists. These are not
your run of the mill massages, but rather profound therapeutic
"My vision for OmVibe was to create a beautiful space for world
class yoga instruction, healing, art, and for soul family to
reunite. It is time to celebrate a high vibe of intentional and
conscious living and to come home to a loving, supportive
community of like-minded souls on the journey of spiritual
Come and shine in the OmVibe Galaxy!
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