AN INSIGHTFUL LOOK INTO THE VISION AND JOURNEY OF SHAZIA OMAR
In a bustling world filled with chaos, stress, and endless pursuits, the quest for holistic well-being often feels like an elusive dream. Amidst this whirlwind, Shazia Omar, affectionately known as Shazzy Om, emerges as a guiding light, leading the way towards a life steeped in balance, harmony, and radiant well-being. As the visionary founder of Dhaka Flow, Shazzy Om has crafted a wellness movement that transcends boundaries and touches the lives of countless individuals in Bangladesh and beyond.
A DECADE-LONG DEDICATION TO WELLNESS
Shazzy Om’s journey into the world of wellness education commenced over two decades ago. Armed with a profound commitment to enhancing lives, she embarked on a relentless pursuit of knowledge and wisdom. Today, her extensive repertoire of credentials includes certifications as an Ashtanga and Dharma yoga teacher and instructor, reflecting her deep immersion into the world of yoga and mindfulness.
A PEN AND A PURPOSE
Beyond the confines of her yoga mat, Shazzy Om wields the power of the written word. She pens a regular column titled Kundalini Rising for the renowned publication, The Daily Star. Through her insightful contributions, she delves into the intricate interplay between mind, body, and spirit, offering readers a profound understanding of the connections that bind these facets of existence. Shazia Omar has written two novels, two children’s stories, and curated two collections of short stories by other Bangladeshi authors.
INTENTIONAL SMILE: A PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT
Shazia Omar’s wisdom and experiences find a home within the pages of Intentional Smile, a mind-body-spirit book that resonates deeply with readers on their journey towards wellness. In this literary masterpiece, Shazzy Om shares her insights, inspiring readers to seek higher levels of consciousness and embrace the transformative power of mindfulness. This is a book that also resonates deeply with women seeking inspiration and enlightenment on their entrepreneurial path, thus motivating women to strive for higher levels of consciousness and embrace the transformative power of mindfulness in their business endeavors.
A BEACON OF BALANCE
Through her teachings, writings, and wellness initiatives, Shazzy Om epitomises the spirit of Dhaka Flow. She serves as a guiding light, illuminating the path to a life filled with balance, harmony, and radiant well-being. Her life where she balances a career, a yoga practice, a passion for writing and raising two beautiful children, itself is an example of her teachings. As the founder of Dhaka Flow, her unwavering commitment to holistic wellness continues to positively impact countless individuals, creating ripples of health and happiness that resonate far and wide.
THROUGH HER TEACHINGS, WRITINGS, AND WELLNESS INITIATIVES, SHAZZY OM EPITOMISES THE SPIRIT OF DHAKA FLOW. TRANSFORMATIVE RETREATS AND WORKSHOPS.
Shazzy Om orchestrates retreats and corporate workshops that revolve around the principles of healthy living and stress release. These immersive experiences provide participants with invaluable tools to navigate the challenges of modern life while forging a deeper connection with their inner selves.
A JOURNEY OF EXCELLENCE
Shazia Omar’s journey is marked by excellence and a thirst for knowledge. She graduated from Dartmouth University and holds a Masters in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics. The subject of her thesis was Representations of Happiness. In 2002, she commenced her professional career in finance with Lehman Brothers in New York. In 2006 she began working with the World Bank, after which her career took her to DFID, IOM, ILO, UNDP, then back to the World Bank. In 2023, Shazia embarked on a new chapter as a full-time founder of Dhaka Flow.
EMPOWERING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS THROUGH DHAKA FLOW
In a world where women entrepreneurs continue to break barriers and shatter stereotypes, Shazzy Om emerges as an inspirational figure who champions not only holistic well-being but also the entrepreneurial spirit of women. As the visionary founder of Dhaka Flow, Shazzy Om has paved the way for countless women in Bangladesh and beyond to follow their dreams, embrace their passions, and create a life filled with balance and purpose.
A TRAILBLAZING WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR
As the founder of Dhaka Flow, Shazzy Om is not only a wellness advocate but also a trailblazing woman entrepreneur who leads by example. She embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship, empowering women to pursue their passions and
create businesses that align with their values. Her unwavering commitment to holistic wellness and entrepreneurship continues to inspire and uplift countless women, fostering a brighter, more balanced future for all.
In a world yearning for respite from the chaos, Shazzy Om stands as a beacon of mindfulness and well-being, inviting all to embark on a journey towards a healthier, happier life. Her tireless dedication to nurturing the body, mind, and soul continues to inspire and uplift, fostering a brighter, more balanced tomorrow for all who follow her on this path of wellness. Shazia Omar, the founder of Dhaka Flow, is not just a wellness advocate; she is a transformational force, a guardian of inner peace, and a source of boundless inspiration.
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