The Story Behind The Name kOMpose


Every unique name has a good story behind it. We thought we would share ours. Our story starts in the bar at the Northside Social in Broad Ripple on a Saturday night. Kristine Camron, the Creator of kOMpose, met her friend Michele for dinner and drinks to catch up. During the dinner conversation, the topic of the name of the new studio came up. The name of Kristine’s business at that time was Empower Yoga. But, as Kristine explained to Michele, as much as she loved Empower Yoga, it seemed that the word “empower” was overused in the marketplace and wasn’t “unique and different”. She was searching for a word that would set this new studio apart from others in the market.

And so the brainstorming session began. Michele, a former college professor and talented writer would throw out words that resonated with the core values that Kristine was instilling in the new studio- Discover, Empower and Create. They would go back and forth eagerly look up words and their meanings on their phones and sharing ideas back and forth. But nothing stood out.

Towards the end of the night, as the rest of the patrons started to leave, Michele mentioned the word “compose”. It was word that she had been playing around with recently in her own readings and writings. Michele thought it was the “perfect” word for yoga because it had the word “pose” in it. Kristine wasn’t quite sold on it. They looked at the definition on their phones and while Kristine thought it was interesting, she still wasn’t quite there yet.

Kristine and Michele settled the tab and said their good-byes and headed back to their respective homes. And that is when the magic began. Kristine tossed and turned all night. She kept mulling over different variations of the word “compose” in her mind. Then, at 6 am she sat up in bed, grabbed her phone and texted “kOMpose” to Michele and stated “this is the name! I got it!”

How did Kristine get to this variation of the word “compose”? As she tossed and turned in bed, she broke the word down into 3 essential parts and focused on their meanings:

“pose” = the poses (also known as asanas) in yoga are designed to help you move energy in the body and release emotional stress and trauma that has been stored in the body unconsciously forward and bring it to a conscious level.

“OM” = the release of the emotional tension in the body allows you to expand your energy and get closer to the infinite or absolute consciousness of the Universe. This is the ultimate goal with yoga.

“K” = Kristine, the individual whose passion and love for yoga created the vision behind the space. It was important to Kristine that the environment in the studio allowed students to feel comfortable and safe to discover themselves more deeply on the mat and begin to create their own unique transformational life journey.

And so “compose” became “kOMpose”, our lovely yoga studio located in Broad Ripple, Indiana.