If you live in Columbus, you know that there are certainly no shortages of yoga studios, so choosing the right one can be overwhelming at times. Thankfully, I was lucky enough to have a yoga studio choose me.
Early in the Spring of 2012 my step-sister introduced me to her yoga instructor, Sipra Pimputkar who owns and teaches at Yoga-Well-Being in Grandview Heights. The studio is currently located at 889 W. Williams as a part of Junctionview Studios.
Sipra was looking for someone to help her market the studio and I was looking for something to help create some peace in my life. I had just recently lost my job and was struggling to stay positive during my search for something new.
Before I started doing any work for Sipra, she insisted that I become familiar with her studio and yoga in general. I had never done yoga before, but for many years my friends had been encouraging me to try it. For some reason I had always been too intimidated to give it a shot, but this time around, it just seemed right.
My first class was a full class. There had to have been 25 people stuffed into that small studio but we made it work. I had no idea what to expect, nor did I know what I was doing, but that didn’t matter. Sipra made me feel right at home.
We started our class by introducing ourselves and letting her know if anything was bothering us, whether emotional or physical and then the rest of the class was tailored around our needs that day. Sipra talked us through every pose and every transition into the next. She also spent time explaining to us why we were doing those poses and what it would help.
It was a challenge but it felt great. I knew that night that this was what was missing in my life. I have been going every week ever since and am so thankful to Sipra and the studio for helping me better my life not only emotionally but physically as well. Sipra not only teaches you how to do yoga poses, she helps you to enjoy and appreciate life. She helps you to think more positively and to appreciate every moment of your day. She also shares wonderful cooking tips and natural remedies to help you live a happy, healthy life.
Now that I am a regular student of Yoga-Well-Being, I live nearly pain free every day and actually sleep through the night. Those are two things I haven’t been able to say, well, ever. Until now that is. It is so hard to explain in words how wonderful Yoga-Well-Being is. It truly is more than just a yoga studio. It’s a community of people from all around Columbus, even far outside of Columbus (there are students that travel from over an hour away to come to class).
And the studio offers more than yoga. They have a monthly book club. They offer a range of workshops. There is even a weight training class starting this month. Sipra herself also offers private Reiki sessions and she teaches yoga outside of the studio. Currently she has a program for seniors at the Dublin Retirement Village and she has some custom tailored programs that she offers to staff members of various businesses around town.
The studio definitely has something that everyone will enjoy and I guarantee that if you just give it a try, your life will be changed forever. It is not just a yoga studio. It’s that something missing in your life.
More information can be found online at www.yoga-well-being.net.