Fara Marz is OM Factory’s founder, designer, and architect. A Persian native, Faramarz did his schooling at Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel, Switzerland, where he received his post-graduate diploma in architecture and product design, and at the University of Oregon, where he received his Master of Architecture degree. Since 1980, Faramarz has made his home in New York City, and in 1984, formed his architectural firm, Arte New York. Faramarz was introduced to yoga at Gold’s Gym, NYC, which he designed. Smitten, Faramarz went on to receive his yoga teacher training at Laughing Lotus under the guidance of Jasmine Tarkeshi and Dana Flynn. OM Factory is the realization of Faramarz’s longtime dream of creating a yoga community that spans across several continents.
Thuy Anh is the co-founder of OM Factory Ha Noi. She has been practicing yoga for 8 years. She is a 200-hr International Yoga Teacher Training Course graduate.
With her strong sense of duty and serving her community, her partners and she opened Tam Yen Yoga & Dance in 2013 and Studio Five Yoga & Wellness in 2014, now becoming OM Factory Hanoi. By chance, she met an old strange man with white beard and sparkling eyes named Fara Marz in Ha Noi and has since always felt thankful for every single event that happened after that meeting. They formed a strong friendship very fast and that was how OM Factory Hanoi came to fruition.