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What we're all about

“The heart and passion behind this business is incredible. 
You will feel at home immediately. No better place in the Valley for Yoga!”

 

—T.N.

Our goal is your comfort.

 

When you walk into The Valley Om for the first time, you’ll be greeted with respect and a smile, and given what we affectionately call our “2 minute tour”. We’ll show you the in’s and out’s of navigating our space for class and introduce you to your teacher. You’ll find The Valley Om welcoming. Our community is filled with individuals who are easy-going and friendly yet understanding that each individual is on their own journey through the process of yoga. Whether you connect in friendship with another or fly solo, you will find no judgment here.  The Valley Om is home to some of the finest yoga teachers and bodyworkers in the Lehigh Valley!  Our mission is to provide good, functional yoga and bodywork to you as it best supports your needs, goals, and lifestyle. 

How do we define
“good, functional yoga”?

 

Mindful movement through a wide-ranging variety of postures and exercises in coordination with breath to bring full-focused awareness to the experience of living in your unique being - body, mind, heart, and spirit.

With an overall focus on alignment based hatha and vinyasa flow yoga, we maintain and apply a current sense of functional, anatomical knowledge with reverence to the ancient practice of yoga and it’s philosophical tenets. In doing so, we help you find your way to deeper, more meaningful movement in body and in life.

Our mission is to provide good, functional yoga and bodywork to you as it best supports your needs, goals, and lifestyle.
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Meet the
Valley Om Team

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Susan Amato

Owner & Founder
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“Sue possess a quality of touch that is not teachable nor found in most bodyworkers these days; a Massage Therapist either has it or they don’t. She definitely has it!.” - R.R.

Kate DeSisto

Instructor
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Believes that the mat is the perfect place to explore our creativity and observe something new about ourselves. Most importantly, she hopes that those practicing with her discover the benefits of yoga beyond the mat: in mind, body, and spirit. 

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Jenny Scott

Instructor
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Jenny found comfort in yoga after losing her father in 2013.  She quickly fell in love with the movement and breath of a Vinyasa Flow.  Feeling inspired by how yoga helped her, and wanting to help others cope with life’s challenges, she signed up for a 200 hour teacher training at the Yoga Loft in Bethlehem, PA.  She completed this program in 2016 and shortly after signed up for their 300 hour teacher training program which she completed in 2019.  In addition to Vinyasa style yoga, Jenny also teaches Aerial Yoga and Barre classes. She believes that an alignment based practice is key to keeping students safe as they build strength and flexibility in their bodies. Her sequences are powerful, playful and heartfelt.

Jenny lives in Easton, PA with her husband Ray, their two children, cat Kitty Moo Moo and Great Dane Jax.

Steph Powell

Instructor
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Steph’s goal for her yoga students is the same one that she has for herself—to apply the lessons we learn on the mat help us to become our best selves off the mat. She aspires to support others in finding more ease in their lives by discovering self-reflection and healthful living through the connection of mind, body, and breath.  

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Alysha Pfeiffer

Instructor
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“I look forward to ending my week with Alysha's Friday class whenever possible, and love the fact that when I have a conflict during the morning I can always take the class via the recording to end my day. I'm so grateful for the flexibility and for Alysha's class!” - E.M.

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Dana Byerlee

Instructor
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Dana Byerlee is both a certified Holistic Yoga Flow teacher and Mindfulness Meditation Instructor. She views yoga as a path towards liberation and radical self-love, and is a forever student first.

Dana aims to inspire and empower, and interweaves poetry, stories, science, Yogic philosophy, Buddhist wisdom, and pop culture into her classes.

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Charity Hyde

Instructor
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Charity attended her first yoga class in 2008 after suffering a foot injury while running. Yoga was a way for her to stay flexible and fit. What she did not realize was that yoga also opened a whole new world into helping her with balancing the demands of working full time, parenting a two year old and living life with her husband, Matt.

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Jennifer Rhoades

Instructor
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Jennifer discovered yoga in her early teens and found comfort in her practice. She found it provided her with clarity and answers to questions she felt she had been searching for all her life. With this leading her down her path as a teacher, she strives to show others the benefits of a daily practice and healthy lifestyle

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Erin Mascelli

Instructor
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“Oh my gosh was the YIN class good.

My sister and I did the 8 am with Erin and it felt amazing. I loved Erin’s energy and how kind and caring she was! We’ll definitely be back!!!”

—A.N.

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Jenn Kornhausl

Instructor
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Jenn, a lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley, received her 200 hour yoga teacher training at the Yoga Loft in 2016. Her continuing thirst of knowledge for yoga, lead Jenn towards her 300 hour training, which she is in the home stretch of completing this spring.Jenn has always been a fan of fitness; she has her Master’s degree in Exercise Science and is always doing something active; practicing yoga, kayaking, hiking or paddle boarding. She came to yoga after breaking both wrists while practicing karate; in addition to strengthen her wrists, she fell in love with the practice.

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Abby Johnson

Instructor
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Abby began practicing yoga during her freshman year of college. At first yoga was just a workout but very soon turned into a passion. Abby fell in love with the relationship yoga created with herself and those around her. She views her yoga mat as a place to create new shapes and patterns while being mindful and having fun. Off the mat, Abby is pursuing a masters degree in Speech Language Pathology at Moravian University. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her dog, Oliver.  Abby completed her yoga teacher training at Hot Yoga University in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

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Cyndee Graham

Instructor
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Cyndee has completed over 800 hours of training and specializes in Svaroopa Yoga which is a specific, therapeutic style of practice. A health scare over a decade ago led Cyndee to explore the healing qualities of yoga and after her first Svaroopa class she knew she had found what she was looking for. Svaroopa focuses on spinal decompression techniques to release stress from the back, neck and shoulders - to open the flow of energy along the spine. Outside of yoga, Cyndee enjoys spending time outdoors at her lake house with family, her three fur babies and her latest hobby, quilting

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Covid Guidelines

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Safety is always our first priority for you, our guest and for our entire Valley Om team. 

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Brooke Kohler

Instructor
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Through her work on and off the yoga mat, Brooke Kohler aims to create a sense of place and belonging for students of all ages and abilities, and to provide opportunities to experience self-awareness and personal growth. Brooke became a 200 RYT- Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher through the Yoga Loft of Bethlehem in 2015. She is a Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor for kids and teens, and has taught trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness in K-12 classrooms through Shanthi Project since 2016. Brooke is a doctoral student in Lehigh University's Counseling Psychology program, where she researches and consults with school teachers, administration, and leadership about trauma-informed practices in schools. Throughout the summer (and whenever it is warm!), Brooke loves to practice and teach Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP)

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What WE'RE doing for you

Transparent communication for the benefit of all.
Maintaining small yoga class sizes on the regular schedule.
A fan runs during yoga classes to maximize air flow
Cleanliness of the studio and lobby with frequent wiping down of surfaces.
Studio blankets are laundered monthly
Susan, our resident massage therapist wears a mask for all SESSIONS.
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What we need YOU to do for others

Face coverings are optional and at your discretion for yoga classes and there is no judgment either way. All we ask is for you to be responsible. 
  • Masks are encouraged for massage therapy sessions but not required. You may wear a mask when you are face up, however, you may remove your mask when you are face down. An Additional barrier may be attached to the face cradle while prone (face down) to provide comfort and protection. Your therapist will be wearing a mask throughout the duration of the session.

  • Please do not come if you are feeling unwell or if you have been in recent contact with someone with COVID-19.

New Studio Policies for the New Normal

  • You must pre-register for all classes – in-studio and LIVEstream; we will not be able to accommodate any walk-in guests. If class is full, you can join the waitlist. Everyone on the waitlist will be emailed if a spot becomes available. The first person to register will gain entry to the class.

  • The first time you pre-register for a class or massage, you will be asked to complete an online waiver.

  • Our cancellation policy has been updated, effectively allowing you to cancel up to 2 hours prior to a class. This is applicable to both in-studio and LIVEstream.

    • You will receive a refund to your credit card if you purchased a Drop In or if you have a class package, the class will be returned. If you cancel under the 2 hour window you forfeit the class. 

    • Members who cancel under the 2 hour window may be subject to a $1o charge to the credit card they have on file. 

    • The above also applies if you are a no-show to in-studio and LIVEstream classes.

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Our Location

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We are located in the Historic Simon Silk Mill in beautiful Easton, Pennsylvania, conveniently near the 13th Street exit off of Route 22.

First built in 1883, as the city of Easton’s first economic development initiative, the Simon Silk Mill housed the manufacturing of textiles until the late 1960’s. Acquired by the Easton Redevelopment Authority in 2006 it was studied for feasibility as a creative complex for individual artists and professionals & deemed a cultural redevelopment project and locally is referred to as “SILK”. 

 

The re-purposing and revitalization of these historic buildings have built a unique community with small businesses coinciding amongst residences. Additional information about SILK can be found HERE.

Coming to The Valley Om for the first time? 

Our studio is located between the Easton Wine Project and Brick and Mortar Gallery. 

1247 Simon Blvd n102,

Easton, PA 18042

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Our Community

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The guests who join our classes have built our community at The Valley Om. As a collective, we’ve partnered with local charities and events to do more. Here’s what we’ve been up to!

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December: Giving Tree

Third Street Alliance

2021 marked the 2nd year of  Our Giving Tree to benefit the families and folks at Third Street Alliance, whose mission it is to inspire and equip women, children and families to live, learn and thrive.

Each ornament featured an item from a Third Street Alliance family wish list to be fulfilled and a tear off portion on which to right your name. As an offering of our gratitude our guests were entered into a raffle to win some sweet prizes!

December: Blue’s Winter Memorial Walk

To know us, is to know that we sure do love our dog companions...and pretty much any dog we see. We’re proud to support the Bleu Winter Memorial Walk in honor of one of the most charming and handsome doggos to ever grace Simon Blvd 💙

The event included a short walk on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail and a dog-centric meditation by one of your faves - Kate DeSisto! She even brought her sweet boy Blue. The collection boxes at many SILK businesses including ours to gathered donations to benefit Common Sense For Animals and the Arts Trail. Over $1,000 was raised.

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October: Sage’s Benefit

Alysha, an esteemed Team Member at the Valley Om made an unexpected trip to the vet in October 2021, when Sage, her beloved pup wasn’t feeling well. It resulted in an exam, bloodwork, ultrasounds and x-rays. She found out that Sage had a mass on his liver that may or may not be cancer. The only way to find out would be an operation, which she's decided not to put him through at the age of 12.5.

 

We hosted a class at studio to raise much needed funds for Alysha and Sage. The price of the class was 25 with proceeds going to the GoFundMe that Alysha set up and each dollar was matched by the The Valley Om, raising over $1,000.

October: Easton Scarecrows

An exSTRAWdinary woman we want to bring to your attention is our Scarecrow! She is 1 of 31 scarecrows in the Easton area as part of Easton Business Association's (EBA) Scarecrow Event. This year the EBA will offer a weekly gift card giveaway to folks who post Instagram selfies with the scarecrows using the hashtag #EastonScarecrows. We offerred a free 30 minute massage session for the best feature of our gal with the hashtag #TheValleyOm

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