O Hi Yoga Opens Doors in Olde Towne East
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.
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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