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History of The Om

Begin at the beginning...

Andrew and Debbie purchased their house in Queens Park Parade and by 2003 a very clear vision of the space showed itself for the first time since Debbie's quest with Muz in France. There it was, nesting at the very bottom of the garden... well eventually. At present it was a wooden garage and vegetable patch and half the land was owned by a neighbour. Through their determination they made it work, with a low budget and lots of hard work it happened. Andrew, Debbie, her brother Robert and brother in law Lee gave all of their help and vision to make it affordable. It very naturally became a sacred space even before the building went up. Debbie constantly burnt incense and had Ganesh on board. Words were written on paper and placed in the wall cavities. All perfect. A sacred space for all things yoga, sound and healing past hurts became the quest. The space was going to be named Anahata studio, the place of heart. Debbie and a group of friends blessed the space and her friend Elizabeth had a crystal bowl attuned to the sound of the heart chakra which was used in the space for a few weeks with much loving intention. That was a joy. Very quietly and from nowhere Anahata became OM studio - the new name was divine  and all was perfect.

Debbie was in India when the Om was at the last stage of completion and she came back into this beautiful space with a light heart, one might say reincarnated. A very profound time in so many ways, a new work space, settling into a new finding about herself. Debbie had learnt to understand herself through the eyes and hearts of others, a new way of being. The Om gradually went from strength to strength.


In 2011 Debbie was gifted £5,000 from her late dear beloved Nan Alf which provided opportunity for the Om to rise, moving the small kitchen space and toilet into the new upper floor allowing the floor space downstairs to become bigger. Debbie was now able to host more workshops and bring in experienced teachers with inspiring ideas.  This gift of money was very welcome and perfect timing, also because she had seen in her vision this upstairs space…

Family members and friends all helped to make the new upstairs renovation happen and it was all hands on deck as the work needed to be completed quickly to not create too much disruption with established classes. The first stage happened in only 2 weeks with the new roof going up as the Gods rained down, it was a battle at times, it was mad like the Gita.  An epic story of onwards and upwards. The big extra was the wonderful under floor heating - bliss had arrived. Lots more physical effort, sacred ceremonies, virtuous words, incense and Gayatri mantra later ... The Om as it is today was born.

"We are not here to start a movement, we are here to find the unmoving one." ~ Mooji

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