Welcome, we are so happy you are here.
The Om Nest is a place for all. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a more experienced student, there is a class for you.
Our goal is to provide not only a place to practice yoga together, but a safe space where you are welcome to come as you are, and be loved as you are.
We are located in downtown Buffalo, behind Wyoming in Color - access and parking in alley.
MEET OUR TEACHERS
Yoga has been a part of my life for over 10 years, and my practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully and I absolutely love sharing my passion for yoga with my students.
I completed my traditional 200 hour training in the hills of Nepal, and have experience teaching all ages from 1-100. I am a proud co-owner of The Om Nest, a MCSW graduate student, a full time provider for the medicaid disabilities waiver, a newly wed to my best friend, and most recently, a mamma to be!
In my classes, I love to combine creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. I seek to help others thrive by nurturing body, mind and soul with yoga, and my hope is that you step out of my class feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.
Perfect for the yogi who can't make it every time
Unlimited classes for 30 days
Available for first time students at The Om Nest
30 days of unlimited Om Nest classes
5 Om Nest classes of your choice.
Expires 60 days from purchase
10 Om Nest classes of your choice
Expires 90 days from purchase
PRIVATE YOGA SESSION
The ultimate personalized yoga experience, designed just for you.
Ask about package options.
Enjoy 6 months of unlimited access to The Om Nest
For the yogi who enjoys a great deal and wants to savor one whole year of unlimited access to the Om Nest's magic
The Om Nest wants to welcome everyBODY to our studio
Enjoy our 30 minute chair yoga class for a discounted price
Our wish is that no one feels excluded from our nest, if the listed pricing options simply do not work with your budget, please visit with us about ways we can work together to get you here and practicing with us.
Located at the Buffalo Senior Center
Chair yoga is an ideal exercise for those suffering from conditions, such as chronic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis, and multiple sclerosis. It may also benefit people over a certain age who have trouble moving through the up and down motions of traditional yoga. Chair yoga allows them to stay stabilized. Yoga offers a myriad of benefits with increased flexibility, weight loss, and an improved mental state. It’s particularly important for elderly people to implement practices such as chair yoga into their routines.
Tuesday 3 pm
This class will focus on coming into postures with awareness and refining alignment in the fundamental standing and seated poses. We will use props (blankets, blocks, and straps) in order to achieve correct alignment. We will work towards extending flexibility and strength in the body and developing a calm & stable mind. Although this is a beginner class, there is plenty of work here for experienced practitioners to refine their practice & build strength and stamina.
Tuesday 4:30 pm
Vinyasa is a flowing, dynamic yoga practice that cultivates presence by connecting movement with breath. Most classes feature several elements of traditional Ashtanga yoga—including sun salutations, standing poses, preparation for arm balances, dynamic stretching, and pranayama (breathwork). The intention is to build internal heat and foster greater self-awareness. This practice will build your inner and outer strength, improve your balance, and reduce stress while increasing vitality and athleticism.
This Vinyasa class may include weight-bearing on wrists and arms, fluid transitions between postures, and muscular movements linked to inhales and exhales. Beneficial for all practitioners, these classes teach important foundations while leaving space for more advanced practitioners to play.
JUST FOR MEN
Tuesday 6 pm
This is a special class designed specifically for men. Yoga is not about looking good on Instagram, yoga is intended to help us live and work in a way that is full of ease and joy. Yoga is undoing the patterns that cause us pain. Come rewind the day of hard work and let yoga work on you! Improve flexibility and balance, relax and soften your tense muscles as you learn to help yourself find freedom from work and life related aches and pains. This class is meant to be fun and full of ease. Wear whatever you feel comfortable moving in, bring some water and let’s get stretching!
ALIGN AND FLOW
Thursday 6:00 am
Align and Flow is an alignment-oriented practice that teaches you to safely create the forms and actions within yoga postures. Classes build progressively and safely towards more complex poses and spend time breaking down the techniques for honing awareness and skills on and off the mat.
WITH MARA ANDERSON
Thursday 5:00 PM
In this class we will focus on the present moment, connect with our breath and flow mindfully through this stretchy and delicious hour. This is a gentle approach to yoga, and perfect for those who are new or prefer a slower class.
Friday 4:00 pm
Learn the magical art of moving a heated body in this sweaty, stretchy, and powerful class. We will work our way through a variety of sequenced poses sure to light your inner fire.
MORNING HEATED YOGA
Saturday 9:15 am
Nourishing and revitalizing, morning yoga is the perfect way to wake up the mind and body. This
morning flow practice will get your juices flowing. It will stretch and strengthen your muscles and
has a strong focus on connection with your breath. By combining asanas (poses) in a constant
flow with breath work, you will leave class feeling refreshed and ready
Every 1st Saturday 8:15 am
Multi-level class to strengthen, stretch, open, and awaken the entire body. We will slowly gain momentum and energize the body, leaving you ready to face the day.
FEEL - GOOD STRETCH AND FLOW
Every 1st Saturday 9:30 am
Reflexology is a science based on the premise that there are reflex areas in the foot which correspond to all the glands, organs, parts, and systems of the body. The act of applying pressure to these areas results in the reduction of stress and promotes healing and physiological changes in the body.
In this class, we will work through the systems of the body by first working the corresponding points on the feet, followed by practicing some yoga poses beneficial to that area of the body. Handouts will be given to later reference for home use.
Every Second Sunday 5:00 pm
Allow your stress and tightness to melt away in this heated class. Students will flow through poses, and then take time to breathe and settle into sore muscles.
ABOUT OUR STUDIO
Policies + Student Tips
Check the website. Schedules, class descriptions and up-to-date info can always be found here, so check in often.
Choose the class that’s right for you. Check out our descriptions here if you need some help determining where to start.
Arrive 10-15 minutes early for your class. We respect everyone’s practice. That means respecting their time and doing our best to minimize distractions once class starts. This also allows you time to settle into The Om Nest and mentally prep yourself for class.
Check in at the front desk. We mostly like to say hi, but this also helps us stay organized. If you’re new please let us know so we can better accommodate.
Don’t eat before class. Best if you avoid food 2-3 hours prior, in fact. But if you’re hungry, go for a light snack like fruit or nuts.
Remove your shoes before entering the studio. This helps us keep our Nest cozy and clean, and more importantly, helps preserves the sacred nature of our studio space. Shoe mats can be found in the entry way, and cubbies are available for other personal items inside the studio.
No cell phones. As we may have mentioned, we try to hold each and every practice sacred. Limiting distractions allows us to keep classes quiet, respectful and introspective.
Notify your teacher of any injuries or medical conditions. This helps us know how to assist you during practice, and allows us to suggest proper modifications.
How do I sign up for a class? Come on in. We love meeting new faces and seeing familiar ones. Or, go to our online shop for classes and packages.
Where do I park? Parking is available outside our studio behind the Courthouse in the Bomber Mountain Bldg. We can be found on third floor in Room 207.
What do I wear? Any comfortable workout clothes will do, like shorts, t-shirts, tanks and leggings. Layers can help you adjust for temperature changes or cozy in for Savasana.
Do I need a yoga mat? Having your own mat is recommended. It supports your commitment to your practice and ensures cleanliness, but we do offer equipment for anyone who needs it.
Do you offer private lessons? We do! And we love teaching them. We offer options, including group, individual or corporate classes. Contact us for more details, and so we can tailor a custom class for you.