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GoYoga Opens Sixth Studio

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire GoYoga Opens Sixth StudioNew GoYoga location. Photo by Chelsea Bragg.
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“This is so great; I now have a yoga studio close to my work and home,” said a student at GoYoga’s newest studio just north of Westerville’s recreation center at 675 N. Cleveland Ave. The newest GoYoga has natural light filtered by opaque, east-facing windows and friendly spheres lighting the ceiling. They also have a much above average sound system for playing soothing music during restful yoga classes or rock-awesome tunes for their FitFlow classes (see below).

“We are excited to meet and be a part of the wonderful Westerville community,” says brand manager Chelsea Bragg. “This studio promises the same GoYoga experience. The best variety of classes, taught by friendly instructors in a non-judgmental environment.”

Owners Alissa Rodgers and Carrie Downey, with Veronica Wilson, Westerville studio manager, on the right.

GoYoga now has six yoga studios in Columbus and is slated to open another in the Brewery District later this year. In both cases, developers reached out to GoYoga as a brand that would enhance the communities that they envisioned. With many yoga classes that are some of the most affordable in town, such as $8 community flow classes, GoYoga is one of the largest yoga programs in Columbus.

“Everything comes from our community,” notes Bragg. “They fuel our purpose. Our students asked for more retail, kids’ yoga teacher training, and so on.”

GoYoga is delivering that and more. They also offer childcare at some locations and perks for their members such as discounts on retail and special workshops, such as Thai massage with Charles Gibson, as well as priority in reservations and wait-list placement. Also, GoYoga has many classes that clock in at 50 minutes. “A class that is under one hour really gives more people opportunities for yoga,” notes Bragg.

GoYoga’s owner, Alissa Rodgers, and her staff create safe, inclusive classrooms and yoga classes that everybody can enjoy.

“If one class isn’t for you, try another,” noted one student.

“Our relaxation yoga program has really taken off,” says Bragg, “And for those wanting something really active, we have a large variety of flow classes and FitFlow. Our FitFlow classes are meant to integrate pieces of full body wellness that the yoga practice may not always offer. FitFlow classes incorporate cardio and strengthening elements using weights and sliders. Much of the usual yoga practice is spent pushing down, but in FitFlow pulling motions are used, offering a well-rounded physical experience. Don’t let the name of the class scare you; everyone is welcome and modifications are always offered!”

Rodgers and her brother, Ryan, trained extensively with long-time yoga teacher, Bryan Kest, in California and other locations. The Rodgers pass on Kest’s messages of self-acceptance and positivity to all the teachers and students at GoYoga. Many teachers are graduates of GoYoga’s own teaching program, which is one of the largest in central Ohio, and some like Bragg are 500 RYT.

“Our Westerville studio has a vibrant, clean and welcoming feel,” says Rodgers. “We are happy to welcome those new and current to our new GoYoga in Westerville.”

For more information, visit goyogausa.com.

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