OUR MISSION

Work From Om® started
with the simple conviction that 
a yoga practice at the office can
change the way we work for the better.

Today, the Work From Om® vision for happier, healthier, higher-functioning workplaces is becoming a reality, one forward-thinking company at a time. 

The Work From Om® team shares a deeply personal and common interest in spreading the benefits of yoga and mindfulness practices to the working communities of New York City. 


Sarah Vaynerman, Founder & CEO

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Before launching Work From Om®, Sarah spent nearly a decade in marketing communications, leading brand engagement initiatives for fast-growing companies through digital strategy and events, first within the tech and finance industries and eventually with her own consulting practice in 2011. While practicing yoga and meditation throughout these years, Sarah began to apply their techniques and philosophies to her professional life and quickly noticed improvement in her productivity, creativity, decision-making and overall performance. The results and realization inspired Sarah to complete her yoga teacher training and launch Work From Om® with a mission to deliver the same benefits to busy professionals one company at a time. With a firm conviction that healthy employees are generally happier, more productive and more likely to contribute to a successful collaborative environment, Work From Om® has helped dozens of companies in the NYC area with research-backed wellness programs designed to reduce stress, improve engagement and teamwork, lower absenteeism and increase employee-retention at the organization level.


Gwen Schlefer, Head of Growth & Marketing

Gwen began practicing yoga several years ago in an effort to lead a more active and healthy life. After her first class, Gwen knew she had found a physical practice she connected with like nothing before. A weekly practice became a daily practice and quickly led her to enrolling in a 200-hour Vinyasa training to receive her first yoga teaching certification. With her practice stronger than ever and the highlight of her week being the classes she led, she knew this was just the beginning of a transformative yoga journey. Gwen had never felt stronger and healthier physically and was more at ease with herself than ever before. She was inspired to share the physical and mental benefits her yoga practice brought into her life with others. She continued her yoga education with a 50-hour Rocket Yoga teacher training to further explore ashtanga philosophies and continues to practice both Rocket and Vinyasa in various studios around New York City. 

 

Erin Vaughan, MSA, Ergonomic Posture Clinic Lead

Rose Erin Vaughan, MSAc, is an experienced Acupuncturist, Trigger Point Therapist, and Yoga Tantra Teacher.  For over 15 years, she has worked in a variety of settings including integrative medicine, sports medicine aesthetics, classical Yoga and devotional chanting. Her primary interest in on how the emotions affect pain patterns, aging and overall well-being. She came to NYC over a decade ago to study with Bhagavan Das and has also studied thousands of hours with Master Yogi Dharma Mittra and other renowned healers. She is dedicated to understanding and addressing the physical and emotional ailments of our modern culture. Originally earning a BS in Cell Biology from Wake Forest U, she combines her knowledge of science with her devotion to yoga, embodied anatomy and herbal medicine.