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Blue Spot Brings Hot Yoga to Bexley

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Blue Spot Brings Hot Yoga to BexleyBluespot Yoga has opened at 2354 East Main Street in Bexley and will be offering donation based classes through December 31, 2015. Photo by Nancy Alkire.
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“I loved it!” “Whew. That was great.” Were some of the comments from flushed faces coming out of Staci McCool’s hot yoga class at Blue Spot Yoga, 2354 East Main Street, after a preview class this week. Classes are donation-based at Blue Spot Yoga with proceeds going to the James Cancer Center until the studio officially opens January 1, 2016.

This newest yoga studio in Bexley specializes in heated classes. Staci has scheduled a variety of courses in a roomy studio with the thermostat set from 85 to 105 degrees F (temperatures may vary). Blue Spot Yoga offers not only classes featuring the classic 26 postures found in Bikram yoga, but also flow yoga classes. Staci went to Florida recently to become the only certified Barkan Method Yoga teacher in Columbus.

“It was a huge shift in my perspective,” says McCool about her training with Jimmy Barkan at his Fort Lauderdale studio. “He taught me not to force into postures, but to relax and enjoy them. He softened me as a ‘Bikram’ teacher.”

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McCool teaches many yoga classes at Blue Spot herself, and she has also hired popular power yoga teacher, Sally Walsh Roberts, as well as the humorous Lara Falberg and very patient Adam Wetterhan to teach Yin and Slow Flow yoga.

Combining her love of yoga with a concern for nutrition, McCool vends not only water but also PurePressed juices. She even provides stools so that clients can have a “juice bar” cool down at the front desk after a hot yoga class. McCool and her husband designed and made the front desk/juice bar with recycled barn wood. The yoga studio room has a nice wooden floor and impressive ductwork to pump in the heat. Other amenities include a roomy women’s changing area and a nice, clean shower room. At this time, there are still some details under construction, but everything should be totally finished for a grand opening featuring, Ben Kessler, the mayor of Bexley later in January.

The story behind the name Blue Spot Yoga reflects McCool’s love of yoga and her family. A laundry mishap by her spouse led to blue ink spots appearing on some of her favorite yoga clothes just before an important workshop. McCool learned to accept the spots and move on. Good thing! Blue Spot is a welcome addition to the hot yoga scene in Columbus and Bexley in particular. McCool is planning a big opening celebration featuring, Ben Kessler, the mayor of Bexley cutting the ribbon in January.

Blue Spot Yoga will be holding donation-based classes thru December 31st. After the studio opens January 1st, 2016, classes will be $18 for a drop in fee with various packages available. Street parking is available on Dawson.

For more information, visit Bluespotyoga.com.

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