HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OM MAMA CO.!
I am SO so grateful to each and every one of you that has been a part of this incredible journey so far and SO proud of the community we have built over the last year! When I first dreamed of Om Mama, it felt like a crazy, nebulous idea, that may never turn into much of anything. I have worked nearly every day building and striving for what I believe is such a needed resource in Seattle. My passion has fueled me through the ups and downs, the stress of growing a movement from scratch, and kept my vision centered on the ultimate goals & mission of Om Mama. I have had the opportunity to connect with what feels like countless inspiring mothers, business owners and supporters. You have lifted me, and Om Mama up. You are the heart and soul behind what we are growing.
At its core, Om Mama is about community. I wanted to create a space where moms of all stages – aspiring, expecting, new & seasoned – could connect, learn, get in a workout and have FUN. Om Mama is that and so much more. It has helped women find friendships, support they need, and a deeper sense of belonging. Om Mama is so much more than a directory of resources or host of one-off events. Om Mama is a movement, open to anyone and everyone seeking a village.
I have also learned (and continue to learn) a lot as we grow Om Mama. It is worth saying and repeating that Om Mama welcomes all races, all religions, all countries of origin, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all people. We stand with you. You are safe here. We are committed to creating an inclusive space, as well connecting with and supporting other organizations that work specifically with enabling other communities – especially for people of color. We believe in equity.
The last year in numbers & details, Om Mama has hosted:
9+ Empowering Workouts
10+ Educational Workshops
14+ Mama Meet-Ups
4 Collective Member Meet-Ups
55+ Blog Posts
16 Live Interviews
22 Instagram Takeovers
Educational workshops have included:
OB/Midwife/Doula Panel Discussion, Vision Boarding Workshop, Letterpress Craft Night, Positive Discipline Parenting, Pelvic Floor Health, Perinatal Nutrition, Photography 101, Baby-Proofing Your Relationship, How to Blow Dry Your Hair, Training for Labor and Delivery & more!
Did you know that members can watch video replays of most of these workshops inside the membership hub? Just one way we are striving to make our valuable content more accessible!
We’ve gotten our sweat on with:
Flywheel, Oh Baby! Fitness, Barre3, Ula & US, Taryn Perry, We Yoga Co., Movement with Jessica & Wilderwomen
Meet-ups are taking place all over the greater Seattle area & Eastside locations:
Monthly Green Lake Walks, Armoire Pop-Up downtown, Beer Star (West Seattle) Third Culture Coffee in Bellevue, Woodland Park Zoo, Inc Coworking, Jaunita Beach in Kirkland, Woodinville wine picnic, meditation playdates, and so much more.
We have partnered with local companies for giveaways, unique events, and learning opportunities. We have over 50 local businesses a part of our Om Mama Collective that are providing powerful resources to our community.
Most importantly we have GIVEN BACK to the community through volunteer work, time and energy as well as material & financial donations. I am SO happy to share that as a birthday gift (this year and every year) Om Mama is donating a percentage of our profits to a local charity. This year we are donating to Mary’s Place – a nonprofit organization in Seattle that provides safe, inclusive shelter and services for women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. Learn more about Mary’s Place here!
How You Can Help Om Mama Grow
Come to our events! Interact with us online! Tell us what YOU want to see more of! The best way we can grow is by continuing to serve our community better. The BEST value we get is hearing what YOU want. So tell us! Shoot me an email at email@example.com, DM me on Instagram, Comment on this blog post!
And… SHARE! Share Om Mama with your friends, family, clients, co-workers, neighbors, mom community, ANYONE!
Share on Social Media, share in conversation, share wherever you connect with your people.
Send them this link to join as a mama member today!
Need a quick description of Om Mama to help you share? Here’s what we use!
Om Mama is a collective of photography wellness, & lifestyle businesses in the greater Seattle area serving a community of women & moms through monthly meet-ups, educational workshops and empowering workouts, online community & business discounts! Our mission is to connect, support and celebrate women during this season of life, by encouraging mind & body strength, friendship and FUN! Follow us on Instagram @ommamaco!
THANK YOU for helping Om Mama continue to touch the lives of more and more people!
Come celebrate with us! We going back to our roots and hosting a FREE Flywheel class with Alex Sweeney on September 29th at 2PM to celebrate our first birthday! There will be swag bags filled with goodies from our vendors, tastings from Seattle Elderberry, and all things FUN! Details & registration here!
Mark your calendars for our other awesome upcoming events!:
OMC x LADY SWEAT: Your new favorite dance workout! October 6th at 6:30pm in Ballard – Details here!
Brené Brown Parenting Workshop with Mandy of Radiant Spirit Coaching! October 15th at 7:00pm in Queen Anne – Details here!
November Events: Fit4Mom Workout on 11/9 & AR Workshop craft night on 11/20! Details soon!
I hope you’ll join us for some of our Upcoming Events, learn from our online content and resources, seek out the incredible members of our vendor Collective & continue to help us spread the word about Om Mama! I believe that together, we can change what motherhood looks like in Seattle!