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Yoga On High Announces Date for Relocation

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Yoga On High Announces Date for RelocationYoga on High will be relocating. Photo by Nancy Alkire.
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“So much of our energy has gone into this High Street location for almost 20 years,” said Marcia Miller, co-owner and founder of Yoga On High, Marcia Miller. “It is going to be hard to transfer.”

Earlier this year, Yoga On High announced that their lease at 1081 N. High St. would end with summer of 2018. Even before that, they were considering their options, as development in the Short North proceeded around them. Plans for redevelopment of the property were announced in January of 2017.

View of new development through the stained glass window from inside Yoga on High's High Street location. Photo by Nancy Alkire.

View of new development through the stained glass window from inside Yoga on High’s High Street location. Photo by Nancy Alkire.

Yoga On High is the oldest, full-service yoga studio in Central Ohio. It celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2015, and last year, it was saddened by the death of one co-founder, Martha Marcom, due to ovarian cancer. Yoga On High has been full of “yoga firsts” in Columbus, such as inviting nationally-known teachers such as Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor to town. The studio has also brought in innovations such as aerial yoga. Through their Yoga On High Foundation (directed by Marcia Miller and Michelle Vinbury and under the aegis of The Columbus Foundation), they provide many special classes such as one for amputees and classes for victims of trauma.

“Those programs are very dear to us,” noted Marcia Miller. Last year, they announced several new partnerships, with more in the works.

The studio is moving from the current location on High Street to join the program already located deeper in the neighborhood, allowing Yoga on High to provide uninterrupted service and an even higher standard of services to all of their students.

The new Yoga On High space will be an expansion into the building at 1020 Dennison Ave. where they already hold special events and some classes and will be referred to as Yohi 1020. Construction is ongoing to build out a third floor space for approximately another 1,000 square feet of studio space. Students will still enter at the corner of Dennison and Starr Avenues and go to a front desk on the second floor for check in services, but the building’s elevator will be available for direct access to the third floor at times, too.

“It is a lovely space with high ceilings and gorgeous arched windows,” said Miller. “Our teachers who have already seen the space are requesting their classes to be there.”

Miller said Yoga on High is hoping to keep to their regular schedule even during the transition. They will be taking requests from staff and students concerning a ceremony of some sort to celebrate the old building and transition into the new.

“I am grateful to be in this community, and I can’t imagine Columbus without it.”

Yoga on High at 1081 N. High St. will close in July, 2018. Some existing classes will be moved to the new studio on Dennison in early Spring of 2018 prior to the full relocation.

For more information, visit YogaonHigh.com.

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