From Student to Studio Owner

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From Yoga Teacher Training to Yoga Business!

We love seeing our Yoga Teacher Training graduates sharing their passion with the world! So we were very excited to see an article in  The Oamaru Mail recently, featuring graduate Jae and her studio Bliss Yoga  which showcases Jae’s hard work spreading yoga and wellness in the local community.

We hope Jae’s story inspires you to start thinking where your Santosha RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training could take you. From student to studio-owner perhaps!

{Orignally Published in The Oamaru Mail. Click here to view}

Two years after opening her own yoga studio in Oamaru, Jae Omnet says her business continues to “grow and grow”.

Bliss Studio, in Itchen St, now has a dedicated following of yogis of all ages and is expanding the classes it offers.

Ms Omnet said she was most surprised by the community her studio had created.

“I just wanted to share yoga. I didn’t really think about the yoga community in the beginning, but seeing the group grow with people who didn’t know each other beforehand – that’s really special.”

Ms Omnet said Oamaruvians’ response to the studio had been positive from the beginning.

“People are starting to open up to all the different benefits of yoga. It’s not just a form of exercise. It doesn’t need to be a super-personal or emotional thing – it can just be finding what their body needs. There are also deeper benefits, like releasing anxiety and negative thought patterns or just learning to sleep better.”

After two years, Ms Omnet said her goals for the studio had stayed the same.

“I wanted to create a calm, safe space for people to be able to release anxiety and stress”. It’s a very personal goal too, as yoga has helped me a lot.”

After being diagnosed with coeliac disease, Ms Omnet spent a long time on the road to recovery.

“There was a lot of healing that I needed to be doing. I needed the slow, soft, mindful healing. It really worked for me and I think a lot of other people need that too.”

After working as a personal trainer at a gym, Ms Omnet said her teaching skills came in handy at the studio.

“I knew that the gym wasn’t for me. I still use it and love it but it’s not where I wanted to be as a teacher.”

A variety of international teachers will visit Bliss Studio this year to teach and speak to the budding yogis.

“We’re going to have people from the USA, Canada, Brisbane and Hong Kong come here for a bit of guest teaching and speaking. The studio will hopefully become a constantly evolving teaching schedule. Some of them might stay here for a month while I go away.”

Don’t worry, though – she will not be gone for long.

“I absolutely plan to stick around for a few more years.”

Well done Jae! We are so proud of how far you have come and your dedication and passion for sharing the benefits of yoga with your community.

Article republished from The Oamaru Mail. read the article in its original form here.


Congratulations to Jae, and we so look forward to seeing where her yoga journey next takes her!

To begin YOUR yoga journey visit Level 1 RYT-200 Yoga Teacher training page and start the first step along your new path today.

We can’t wait to share the journey with you ❤️

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