FAQS

  • About Yoga & Meditation at Urban OM
  • Membership
  • General Policy
  • Facility
  • Teacher Training
  • Before your visit
  • Payment
  • Classes

Urban OM is built on three pillars, Being in the Body, Being Real, Being Together. 

Being in the Body is an antidote to cure the modern phenomena of ‘disembodiment’ caused by urban overload. We emphasize cultivating sensitivity of both the physical as well as the subtle body by training stress reduction and interoceptive awareness.

Being Real enables development of a sense of self and to nourish the connection to truth that can cut through the illusion, dream and deception of the mind. Self-inquiry – honest introspection – is an ancient practice found in every spiritual tradition.

Being Together is a method of creating safe space to merge body and mind and to explore the magic of letting go into ‘something more’. We believe that alone you go fast but together we go far.

We offer more than 60 classes weekly taught by experienced teachers and facilitators. See our schedule here.

Please follow this link to read our terms about teaching at Urban OM. If you meet the qualifications we will get back to you if we have any openings.

As a Full On Commit-member you can freeze your membership 60 days per year, it can be done in shorter periods (min. 7 days). As a Basic Commit-member you can freeze your card for 30 days per year. Requests are made easiest by emailing reception at connect@urbanom.se.

As a Full ON member you’ll receive two guest passes a month sent to your email as promo codes. Your friends can register at our website and put in the promo code upon booking.

As a clip card holder you’re not able to book guests.

Yes – the clip card is personal and runs for 6 months. See other options here.

To ensure a spot in the class you want to attend, we recommend that you register and book through the app or our website. If it’s your first time at Urban OM you get a drop in for 150 SEK. Take our quiz to find out what would suit you or see our class offering here.

 

Yes – Full On members can pre book 10 days prior to class.

Basic, Off Peak & Clip Card members 7 days prior to class.

If you’re visiting town you can pre-book a drop in 30 days prior to class.

Yes, members can cancel a class up to 30 minutes prior to class. If you’re booked for a drop in you can reschedule 24 hours before class.

We do not have any kids classes yet, but if you’d like to bring your kid he/she needs to be over the age of 15.

If you have a membership or clip card and can’t use because of an injury or sickness then please bring us a sick note from your doctor or some other proof of your injury and we will extend the expiry date for you.

Please contact us as soon as possible.

Yes you can. As a Full ON member it’s included in the membership. When storing your mat here, please add your name and phone number on the back of the mat. If you don’t want to bring your own the studio is equipped with mats to borrow.

Yes, we have men’s and women’s changing rooms, saunas and showers. Towels are available for 20 SEK from our front desk; body wash, lotion, deodorant and hair dryers are provided. Towels included in our Full ON memberships.

Yes, we have lockers in the changing rooms. Some with digital locks but most of them with padlocks. If you have one, bring your own, otherwise it’s possible to borrow one in front desk in exchange for your ID-card.

Yes, you’re welcome to bring your lunch/dinner box here. We have plates and cutlery, but we do not provide microwave or fridge.

Yes we do – ask in front desk for details. We do recommend you to disconnect from your phone to experience real connections in the presence, and no phone calls are allowed in the center (except for staff).

We provide yoga mats but you’re welcome to bring your own if you like to.

Depending on the continued education you might need a pre-requisite 200 hour training which we also provide. Find more information under each training.

What kind of yoga is this training?
This is a hatha yoga teacher training where the asana and pranayama are coming primarily from the Krishnamacharya lineage and philosophy mainly from Swami Dayananda’s commentary on the vedas. Our faculty are highly skilled trainers with roots in Ashtanga, Iyengar and Viniyoga.

There are so many programs on the market. Why should I join this program?
A well thought through teaching methodology combined with an eclectic group of highly skilled faculty allow you to develop your own personal style rooted in the ancient lineages carried by our expert trainers.

I have already completed a yoga teacher training. Will I still benefit from taking this one?
In yoga more is more. Learning yoga is a lifelong experience and this is an opportunity to deepen your learning even more. Our faculty are world class with over 100 years of combined experience from multiple yoga lineages. They bring wisdom and share their own insights and there’s always something you can learn when the time is right.

If I have an injury or limited range of motion, can I still join?
Tell us about it on your application and we will assist you with your concerns. We also recommend you consult your healthcare specialist with any concerns you may have before enrolling on the training.

Is there a payment plan available?
I do not have all the money needed. Yes, payment is made in stages.

What happens if I miss days or even a module, or get sick?
100% attendance is required to pass this course (but we do make exceptions, let us know if you need to miss a day or two and we can agree to this together) If you begin a training course, and cannot finish for whatever reason (we understand that things happen) we will not be able to refund your tuition or accommodation fees, however, we will allow you to transfer onto the next training course. In this case you would need to pay a 1000 SEK administration fee and any new accommodation costs.

How can I prepare myself for the course before it starts?
How much background reading do I have to do? Maintain a daily yoga practice – you will receive a membership to practice at Urban OM the moment you sign up. You’ll receive a reading list before the course begins and we recommend you spend your spare time immersed in yoga books.

Do I receive a training manual? 
Yes, you’ll receive a goodie bag including the manual the first day of training.

  • We recommend not to eat two hours before your class: Yoga and meditation is preferably practiced on an empty belly.
  • What to wear: Whatever you like, preferably in comfortable and stretchy clothes.
  • Yoga is practiced barefoot. We recommend you to take extra care of your feet in our foot bath before going to class.
  • Mats & props: We provide everything you need for class, but you’re welcome to bring your own mat if you’d like to. We provide showers, shower essentials and sauna, towels can be rented for 20 SEK.

 

If you are a new to Urban OM and have not already registered for an account, please arrive 20 minutes early for your first session to allow time for registration and so that we can show you around.

If you are a regular student and have booked classes online, we ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before the class starts so you have plenty of time to sign-in and get settled. Otherwise, for busy classes, if you have booked but not shown up 5 minutes before the class, we might need to allocate your spot to our waitlist.

If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at least 30 minutes before the class otherwise our late cancellation policy will apply.

Urban OM has no gracing period, to avoid disruption we do not allow latecomers into class after it has started no matter the reason for the lateness. This is to respect the students in the room as well as the teacher holding space.

Located in the heart of Stockholm, just 5 minutes walk from Hötorget or Rådmansgatan (Green line) and T-Centralen (All lines).

Check out our donation classes taught by our lovely Yoga teacher training graduates. All of the donation goes to The Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund and you donate what you can and want through Swish or cash. If it is your first time at Urban OM you can try a class for 150 SEK, see offer here.

As a drop in visitor you register, book and pay directly at our website or through our app.
It’s also possible to just pop into the center and join if there’s free spots.

As a member you pay monthly with your debit card. It will automatically be withdrawn the last day of the month. The starting period when you sign up needs to be paid upfront.

All yoga is for everyone, but not all the time depending on your experience, state of health and type of mode. We have a large faculty of experienced teachers at Urban OM, with many different backgrounds and lineages in the path of yoga, therefore we have chosen to name our classes after intensity so that you can pick a class from what you need: anything from a strong class to relaxation.

However, some of our classes have specific names for a specific type of yoga, such as Kundalini, Acharya and Laya.

For first timers we recommend Basic classes and Beginners Courses, the Strong Flow Yoga can be extra challenging if you’re brand new to Yoga since the pace of the class is very fast.

All of our staff has been practicing yoga for years and have done our yoga teacher training, if you have any questions regarding class recommendations or teachers please ask at the front desk.

  • Yoga quiz: Get started with our quiz here.
  • Yoga description: Read more about each class here.
  • Experience vs Performance: Whether you practice yoga for calming your mind, stretching your hip flexors or balance on your arms do remind yourself on focusing on your experience rather than performance. We perform all the time, we actually don’t have to when practicing yoga.

 

Yes – all our meditations are held by experienced facilitators. Some meditations are guided through out, others will be introduced in the beginning of class. Read more about our different meditations here.

Yes – all our meditations are held by experienced facilitators. Some meditations are guided through out, others will be introduced in the beginning of class. Read more about our different meditations here.

Active meditations engage the body in a physical activity. The body is the part of ourselves that is always in the present moment whereas our mind constantly wanders between the past and the future, engaging the body helps bring the mind to the present moment. Different active meditations encourage either subtle movement or a challenging activity.