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Yoga has truly taken off in Columbus. In almost any corner of our city, you can find a great place to stretch and strengthen while you relax and rejuvenate! No matter what style of yoga you’re interested in, whether or not you can touch your toes, and even if you can’t stand the heat, there’s a yoga studio nearby that’s perfect for you.
Get to these studios to see what the Columbus yoga scene is all about!
Taking over the former Thank Yoga space in Short North, Heartfelt Yoga Studio claims to be “just some regular weirdos doing yoga”. Their lighthearted, purposeful classes are for everyone, too — from an All Levels Vinyasa to a grounding fundamentals class and even a discounted $5 session, you’re going to feel good mind, body, soul, and wallet.
Whether you’re just beginning your yoga practice or you’re looking to up the intensity of your current routine, CorePower Yoga is a great choice. For beginners, their classes are clearly defined by level to allow you to progress systematically as you improve your strength and balance. For you seasoned yogis, you can hop right into one of their higher-level classes — like Hot Power Fusion. With room temps over 100° and some added humidity, this class is sure to challenge you.
Long a stronghold of yoga in the Clintonville neighborhood, GIVE Yoga, formerly Balance Yoga, now has a second spot in German Village. At GIVE, expert teachers offer a range of classes from vigorous Ashtanga to “Easy Like Sunday Morning”. They’ll kick your butt and rock you to sleep at the same time. You can find children’s yoga and prenatal classes here as well.
In the heart of downtown, Seven Studios brings to life the inspiring values of fitness expert Julie Wilkes. This boutique studio caters to all levels, spicing it up with options like Buti yoga and Yoga Detox. Want to take yoga off the mat? Seven Studios invites their members to participate in service projects like putting together care packages for the homeless or donating food to the local pantry.
Nestled in the Warehouse District in downtown, V Power is the epitome of power yoga in Columbus. Bring a towel and get ready to sweat! Classes are fast-paced and challenging, designed to push your mind, body, and spirit equally. And though yoga is all about you, the people of V really round out the wholesome studio. The V Power community is as warm as the room and open to yoga practitioners of any level.
Modo Yoga in Grandview Heights cares about a lot of things: being healthy, peace, the Earth, and karma. But like most of us, they care about community. When you attend one of these hot classes (we’re talking temperature and popularity), you’ll get support from their expert instructors, and a guaranteed smile from your sweaty yogi neighbor.
Need a break? Replenish is the perfect place to do just that. Offering rejuvenating classes that nourish the mind, body, and soul, this downtown oasis shares its space with a spa for the complete relaxation package. Loosen up and let those worries, woes, and fears melt away.
Don’t be intimidated by the graffiti-sprayed building housing The Art of Yoga. The urban art marks the way for your yoga journey. The huge second floor space doubles as a yoga studio and gallery for local art. Fitt Tip: add some mystique to your practice with the candlelight yoga flow.
Ready to get your sweat on? Saddle up because this place will make you sweat buckets. Known as the “yoga inferno”, Studio 543 is serious about their hot yoga. Step up, stretch out, take in the heat. We’ll clear this up now: though it probably feels like 543°, it’s actually closer to 99.
Yoga on High is an OG Columbus yoga studio that, in addition to their Grandview Heights location, has moved their Short North studio around the corner to N. High St. The new space houses three rooms, meaning more classes throughout the day! And their unique class offerings provide yogis choice across the spectrum — they’ve got series classes for beginners, invigorating classes for the more athletic, restorative classes for those needing to relax, and specialty workshops for those with unique needs.
Just outside of downtown, in the heart of Bexley, lies this charming studio. Whether you’re looking for a powerful, sweat-inducing flow or some chill Yin yoga, Bluespot’s got what you need. Give their Barkan Method class a try — five vigorous Vinyasa flows that progress to standing balancing, spine strengthening, backbends, and inverted postures. FYI: Beginners are encouraged to attend their On Ramp class, held the last Sunday of every month.
Burn, baby, burn! At the official Bikram studio located in Grandview, you can practice the 26 poses of the Bikram sequence with the heat cranked up. Expect a full 105° of delight to get those muscles warm and sweat pouring. Definitely don’t forget your towel and water!
Taylor Hunt brings his expertise to our community with his traditional Ashtanga shala. Here, type-A personalities will revel in the rigor and structure of the traditional practice. Taylor’s passion is obvious and he invites yogis at any level to [object Object]. The majority are Mysore — meaning you control the flow and set your pace under the watchful eye of the instructors. But if you don’t know a downward dog from a regular dog, they also have a led option on Fridays.
YogaSix understands that while you may say “yoga is life”, life goes on before and after class. That’s why their Upper Arlington spot is ready to cater to you, opening the doors to their modern and accommodating studio ’round the clock. Don’t sweat the frantic workday or forever-packed calendar — that’s what their hot yoga is for.
GoYoga is a go-to for Columbus yogis who like a little variety in their practice. Now with seven studios (New Albany, Powell, Upper Arlington, Grandview, Westerville, Worthington, and the Brewery District), you can hit up any of their 150 classes offered per week! And their intensity scale—from super chill to power flow—makes it equally easy to kick it into high gear or meditate on days when you just can’t.
Forget everything you’ve ever known about yoga because LIT Life + Yoga is changing how we flow. Their brand new studio is one of the most Instagram worthy in the city and offers a killer lineup of classes. Whether you’re in the mood for some meditation with LIT mind or want to challenge yourself to some aerial inversions in LIT air, these folks really know how to mix up your routine.
**Updated by May 2019