Ómur Yoga & Gongcenter
Brekkugata 3A in Akureyri
Welcome to a bright yoga and gongcenter in the heart of small town of Akureyri, by the city square.
We offer various classes involving yoga, yoga nidra, restorative yoga, gongbaths, private sessions, healing sessions, thai chi qi gong, yoga of sound, kundalini yoga, ashtanga yoga and kundalini yoga.
We are a Paiste gong center as well and you can come, try and we help you own your very own gong. We love vibration and believe in the positive impact of sound on wellbeing.
Below you can read all about our selection of yoga classes and our teachers.
Book a class below or with the Mind Body App.
Yogaflow and deep relaxation
Slow flow with deep relaxation such as yoga nidra or gong in the end.
We practice basic asana, pranayama, meditation, relaxation in a respectful bhakti athmosphere.
Beginners are welcome to join as well as seasoned practisioners that enjoy going deeper into simplicity as we flow.
Welcome for our special gongbaths! We have 6 gongs in the center and they are playd intuitively by an experienced gong player and teacher, Arnbjorg.
The whole body enjoys the vibration of the gongs, every cell is rejuvenated and the mind comes to a stillpoint.
This is TRUTH + LOVE.
Welcome to our popular Tuesday gongbath at 8:15-9:15 pm.
PRE REG at Mind Body Ap. Price 2.500 ISK.
Iyengar based Yoga
BKS. Iyengar believed everybody could do yoga no matter in what physical shape one was in.
We use "props" if needed such as yogablocks, blankets and straps if needed to assist individuals to find the best way into
the yogapose in correct alignment.
Árný teaches on Saturdays from 10-11:15.
Restorative yoga as taught by Judith Laseter is twice a week at Omur. Enjoy a relaxing, still and rejuvenating class where your body is adjusted and supported in each pose with props.
Árný teaches on Saturdays at 11:30-12:45. Drop in class 2000 ISK.
We have 6 week workshops in this starting again in August 2019.
We believe in living life with ease and joy.
Yin yoga is a quiet slow journey through 4-6 asanas in a class.
The aim is to stretch deeply and move the deeper layers of the fascia for flexibility and healthy range of movement.
Every asana is a spiritual journey assisted by breath and surrender. It teaches patience and how to let go.
Arnbjörg Kristín and sub teachers teach at 12-12:50 on Mondays.
Yoga Nidra is deeply relaxing yogic deep sleep that renews your energy.
It is grounding, restful and peaceful. Guided in Icelandic so it could be quite the experience for you. Go to sleep viking style.
Arnbjörg Kristín og Birna teach at 12-12:50 on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is offered at ÓMUR.
We like chanting, keeping up and transforming and uplifting downtown Akureyri, join us and be a lighthouse!
Thursdays at 10-11:15 AM. Arnbjörg Kristín teaches.
May the long time sun shine upon you.
Arnbjörg Kristín Konráðsdóttir
Arnbjörg Kristín sér um daglegan rekstur Óms og leggur áherslu á hægt og íhugult jógaflæði (slow flow) í bland við grunnstöður, pranayama og hugleiðslur. Í lokin er yfirleitt yoga nidra frá hefð Bihar eða gongslökun.
Einnig spilar hún á gong, kennir á gong og heldur hugleiðslunámskeið og leggur rækt við 11 ára son sinn sem vinnur stundum í afgreiðslunni.
Hún hefur lært og starfað með fjölmörgum dýrmætum kennurum innan hefðar Kundalini yoga eftir forskrift Yogi Bhajan, Ashtanga Yoga ásamt kennurum í Vinyasa flæði, Yoga nidra, barnajóga og fjölskyldujóga.
Til að nefna aðeins nokkra eru: Shiv Charan Singh, Shakta Kaur Khalsa, stofnandi og kennari í Radiant Child Yoga, Gurudass Kaur, Nirinjan Kaur, Bibi Nanaki, Gurudharam Singh Khalsa, Mooji, Siri Atma S. Khalsa, Guru Dev Singh, Ingibjörg Stefánsdóttir, Harmony Slater, Sven Butz, Ryan C. Leier and Lauren Scruton.
Arnbjörg gaf út bókina Hin sanna náttúra árið 2013 í Ómi Yoga & Gongsetri og hjá Sölku forlagi. Hún er ein stofnenda og er í forsvari fyrir styrktarfélagið Jógahjartað sem vinnur að auknu aðgengi jóga, hugleiðslu og slökunar innan grunnskólakerfisins fyrir ungt fólk. Félagið einbeitir sér nú að árlegum hugleiðsludegi grunnskólabarna.
Hún býður einkatíma í yoga/hljóðheilun og núvitundarheiluninni Sat Nam Rasayan. Hún kennir einnig kennaranám í HAF Yoga (Holistic Aqua Flow) á Heilsustofnun í Hveragerði í þriðja sinn í vetur.
Árný Ingveldur Brynjarsdóttir
Árný kennir Restorative yoga og Iyengar yoga í Ómi en hún lauk kennaranámi sínu í jóga, byggðum á forskrift Iyengar (Hatha jóga) árið 2017. Iyengar lagði áherslu á að allir ættu að geta stundað jóga, hvar sem þeir eru staddir í líkama sínu og lífi.
Einnig hefur Árný setið ýmiss námskeið og lagt mikla áherslu á líffæra og lífeðlisfræði líkamans og sérhæfir sig í slökunar jóga að forskrift Judith Lasater (Restorative yoga).
“Jóga er hér til að þjóna þínum líkama á þeim stað sem hann er núna. “
Yoga & Vinyasa Flow Yoga (+ Acro Yoga)
Some of Jacob's first memories are of his parents teaching him the subtleties of sun salutations while playing in the park. Since his early days he has continually returned to the mat as a way of sustaining a holistic, balanced life. His decision to become a yoga teacher is rooted in his passion for helping others to overcome their own personal challenges. Throughout Jacob’s
yogic journey he has found that yoga can be an empowering tool to unearth the deeper layers of the self. His belief in yoga as a pathway for truth and health permeates his teaching style and inspires his students. His enthusiasm to teach Yoga stems from the deeper connection to the community, playfulness, communication and trust that Yoga lends it's self.
Jacob is Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), a 200hr Yoga Alliance certified instructor, a Level 2 Acroyoga Montreal certified teacher, and has been teaching Yoga, Vinyasa flow and AcroYoga in combination for over eight years.
As a kitesurfer, mountain biker, runner, and overall outdoor enthusiast, Jacob is grateful for the enriching experience yoga lends to the rest of his life. He is playful in exploring yoga as a
pathway for increased creativity, greater personal awareness, communication, restoration, increase of body awareness and balance.
Tinna has a background in physical exercise and many types of movement.
She has a had keen interest in exploring balance and connection with the inner self and that search led her to practise yoga. Yoga has been important in her life to learn how to slow down and look at the deeper meaning of life, connect to intuition during ups and downs in life and grow as a human being.
She learned how to listen to the body when she started practicing yoga even though she previously had learned all kinds of physical exercise. Now she wants to share the wisdom that is within everyone to live a more balanced life. When she is not on the mat she is cooking plant based food, doing handstands, acro yoga, dance or travel.
“Yoga, as a way of life and a philosophy, can be practiced by anyone with inclination to undertake it, for yoga belongs to humanity as a whole. It is not the property of any one group or any one individual, but can be followed by any and all, in any corner of the globe, regardless of class, creed or religion.”
- Krishna Pattabhi Jois
The ancient rishi Patanjali defines yoga as "neutralization of the alternating waves in consciousness."
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” - Krishna Pattabhi Jois