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O Hi Yoga Opens Doors in Olde Towne East

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Columbus, say hello to O Hi Yoga!

While taking a break from the full-time corporate world to raise her kids, Olde Towne East resident Heather Sheets saw a moving van emptying a business space in her neighborhood, and next thing she knew, she was telling her husband that she had signed a lease to open a new yoga studio at 717 Oak Street near the intersection at Parsons Avenue.

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A long-time yoga student, Sheets fell in love with yoga after injuries forced her out of basket and volleyball.

“At first it was about the working out, but I found so much more,” she explained. “After my last pregnancy, I ballooned,. Yoga helped me lose weight, but I gained much more.”

Sheets and her husband spent uncounted hours rehabbing the former printing shop on Oak Street into a yoga studio that can serve “everybody and every body”. O Hi Yoga officially opened on January 2nd.

“Isn’t the name just awesome?” asked Sheets. “I am an OSU alum, and I was teaching the Carmen Ohio song to my kid. We were just singing away and O-HI-Yoga just came naturally.”

A graphic designer friend helped Sheets come up with the logo, and she carefully chose the fabrics to feel “extra-silky good” as well as be practical for working out. Large windows in the front of the building let natural light flow in from the large lobby, there is a powerful fan to keep air moving, and they’ve installed a clean, new floor.

Amenities: 8. Audio: 8. Workout: 8-9. Overall score: 8.5. $13 drop in fee; various packages available.

For more information, visit www.ohiyoga.com.

Photo by Walker Evans.

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  • cmhcow

    I love it! The seasons pass the years will roll. Time and change will surely show. How firm thy friendship … O-HI-Yoga!

  • shondra_chels

    LOVE this! Olde Towne East has so much potential & it thrills me to see it growing.

  • aaronblevins

    Freaking excited to see more business coming to the east side! Love what you’re doing Heather… Keep it up! If we the residents of the Near East Side can do anything to help you out, other than patron you’re business of course, please let us know!

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