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Kasa Yoga Stays Open With New Owner

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Kasa Yoga Stays Open With New OwnerAs a nurse, Aimee became concerned about whole person wellness. Photo by Jeff Pruit.
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Two women have just had their dreams come true! Aimee Pruitt now owns her own studio as she takes over Kasa Yoga and Wellness, and the founder of Kasa Yoga, Katherine Yannucci, moves to Michigan to be with her spouse in Grand Rapids.

“I am so glad that Aimee reached out to me,” said Yannucci. “The studio was set to close at the end of April unless someone stepped in. I made a Facebook post about that and Aimee contacted me ready to go that day! I am relieved that the studio will be in such good hands. The teachers and classes will stay the same.”

“I am beyond thrilled to learn that Kasa Yoga and Wellness will remain open,” said Julie Standish of Bright Yogis. “Kathy created a loving, welcoming, and safe space for students and teachers. It is important to so many.”

Aimee Pruitt, new owner of Kasa Yoga.
Aimee Pruitt is the new owner of Kasa Yoga and Wellness.  Photo by Gillian Gross.

Kasa Yoga and Wellness has an enviable situation in the old Masonic Temple at 634  High St. in Olde Worthington. With its ancient wooden floors and trimmings, antique windows, and super solid-brickwork, the Kasa studio vibes are amazing.  

“Downtown Worthington is a charming enclave like no other,” long-time yoga teacher Laura Lampe said. “I’ve watched so many peoples’ personal journeys unfold within the walls of Kasa, and I’m thrilled we can still call Kasa home.”

Pruitt had been looking for studio space for over a year.  

“I looked at over 100 spaces, and nothing was just right,” she said.

As a nurse for over 20 years, Pruitt became dismayed seeing patients so ill despite the advances in Western medicine. “So I started studying Ayurveda and that led to yoga. I have been working with many clients privately for years and wanted a home for them. When I saw Kasa needed a new owner, I was ready,” Pruitt said.

Pruitt and Yannucci met while studying at the California College of Ayurveda.

“I really admire the space and community Kathy so beautifully developed over the years,” Pruitt said. “I appreciate the programming Kathy has put in place at Kasa such as the sound baths and this amazing new book club [organized by librarian and yoga teacher Julie Standish].”

Pruitt plans on continuing the Yoga on the Green before the outdoor farmers’ market in Worthington. Pruitt did note that, “I would like to expand the wellness modalities and number of practitioners. I have already talked with the property owners about using the second floor space for acupuncture, Reiki and massage.”

Yannucci opened Kasa Yoga and Wellness in Summer of 2016 after teaching from her Worthington home for years. Kasa Yoga and Wellness moved to the current location in June 2017.

The address is 634 High St., Worthington, OH 43085. Parking is available in the lot beside the Methodist church on High Street. For more information, visit kasayoga.com.

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