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Local Yoga Studios Roll out the Mats for Special Valentine’s Day Classes

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Local Yoga Studios Roll out the Mats for Special Valentine’s Day Classes
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“Yoga is, at the deep core, where we find love” -Gregor Maehle.

Yoga studios in Columbus are celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with lots of fun and soothing activities, and since the 14th is mid-week, there will be two weekends of fun! Some things are free, for example, Modo Yoga and Bikram Hot Yoga Columbus are having “share the love” classes: free yoga classes for the friend who comes in with a studio member on the 14th, but please check before you go. A highlight of special events in this season of hearts:

Columbus yoga fans have long followed teacher Beaker Prince and this year she has a partner yoga class at Flux + Flow in Clintonville on Saturday, February 10 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. Prince is one of the few Iyengar-trained teachers in Columbus and always has those little adjustments that can make your postures become amazing.

At Yoga On High’s 1020 Dennison Ave. location Marina Zahran will lead an Ayurvedic Aphrodisiac workshop on Saturday, February 10 from 2 – 4 p.m. Students will learn about herbs and other materials and make items to take home.

Bexley Yoga has Parent-Child fun planned Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11, as well as special giving plans for the Youth Yoga Project via their classes for 4 to 7 year olds. By the way, numerous massage services are offered regularly at Bexley Yoga, including Thai massage, and they have some private couples yoga sessions available for Valentine’s, too.

Thai Yoga Massage is always a “Yes!” Several studios are having Thai massage events for Valentine’s. Frequent Thai massage workshop leader, Charles Gibson says, “Touch is what we need in today’s world. Touch is our first language, but now we connect with devices. Also, one of the benefits is learning to do nothing!” Gibson has Thai massage sessions Saturday, February 10 from 1-3 p.m. at Namaste in Love in Gahanna, Sunday, February 11 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at The Kitchen, and Sunday, February 18 from 1 – 3 p.m. at Be Yoga in Upper Arlington.

Constance and Elizabeth at Reden Yoga still have some sessions open for special side-by-side Thai Yoga massage appointments on the February 10 and 11. Note that they have a friendly dog on site.

Couples yoga at Yoga Well-Being where Sipra Pimputkar leads a session “for any two people comfortable with each other” on Sunday, February 11 from 3 – 5 p.m. in Grandview. This should be a treat as it features not only relaxing breathing and poses, but also Thai and oil massage.

Sunday, February 11 at Life Time Fitness in Upper Arlington, Kelley McBride Quinn leads a family yoga class to nurture the parent-child bond. For children 4 years old and up accompanied by an adult (or two!) from 12:15 – 1 p.m. On Tuesday, February 13, she has a pilates for couples class, too.

Thank Yoga is having a Gal-entine’s Brunch with Tupelo Donuts and Johnny Coffee on Sunday, February 11 from 10 – 11 a.m. Melissa Petty (aka Awesome Babe) is leading a fun flow class. Discounts are available if you drop a line to her. Sign up through MindBody under their workshops tab or via Thank Yoga Studios.

On Wednesday, February 14, Namaste in Love has a special Valentine’s Day evening class from 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. This “namesake yoga” session includes a unique meditation with the energy of rose quartz crystals. Namaste in Love is one of the prettiest yoga studios to open in Columbus recently and worth a look see.

Speaking of love, Bexley Yoga’s, aptly named teacher, Michael Love is a real sweetheart who has a powerful flow class from 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14.

TRISM is partnering with Studio614 for a yoga/painting event on Friday, February 16. The painting theme is “Colorful Columbus” and the ticket price includes all painting supplies and one drink (mimosas are very popular). A 30-minute yoga flow will be led by Yoga On High teacher Marina Zahran. Contact Studio614 and check out some of their other DIY events.

GoYoga is doing their annual partner workshop, The Power Of Love, on Friday, February 16 from 6 – 8 p.m. This class is a multi-sensory session using Thai yoga massage, partner poses, breath work & vinyasa flows that help build trust and cultivate a deeper connection between partners. Complimentary wine and chocolates after! Sign up at GoYoga.

Loretta Zedella

A mother and daughter with their painted Om towels with Loretta Zedella.

The always fun Loretta Zedella will do “Gal-entine’s Yoga and Om Towel Painting at Rise Yoga in Grove City on Friday, February 16 and then on Saturday, February 17 at Yellow Springs’ House of AUM.

Tribe 614, whose owner Tara Powers trained at the above House of AUM, has two fun events on Saturday, February 17. Mala making with the lovely Kitty Maer from 2 – 4 p.m. and then Powers will lead a Thai yoga partner workshop from 4:30 –  6 p.m. Sign up under the “enrollments” tab. Interactive, therapeutic and fun!

By the way, love is always on flow at L-Yoga Flow which has an awesome concentration of Kundalini Yoga classes. Natalie Burrage, the studio owner, has been named one of the best yoga teachers in Columbus; she and her teaching team are in tune with love and transformation. On Friday, February 16 they offer ‘A Night of Infinite Possibilities: Through the Eyes of Love.’

Note that Yoga on High has already sold out their Thai massage Valentine’s event this year, but there is always next year – and then it will be at their spiffy new location, 1020 Dennison Ave. This year, though, their lovely teachers Anne Weidinger and Daniel Sernicola will likely have some chocolate hearts for their regular yoga classes.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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