YogaSix in Upper Arlington Becomes Franchise with New Owners
“We are so excited to have local owners,” said Casandra Barnes, General Manager, of YogaSix in Upper Arlington. “We will have more local programming and other activities.”
YogaSix in UA is now owned by Michael Redd, John Weaver and Madeline McIntyre. The trio is 22 Ventures, a local firm investing in sports, technology and diversity. Redd retired after over a decade in the NBA which he joined after a stellar college career as one of Ohio State’s top scorers. He also is an Olympic gold medalist as he played on the US national team in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
“We can’t wait to dive in,” says Maddy McIntyre. “It will be great getting to know our community and making YogaSix a place that people can better themselves.”
McIntyre played softball at The Ohio State University and has a passion for encouraging people to apply themselves.
Since it opened in 2015, the UA YogaSix has featured premier facilities and some very hot yoga. The six core classes give clients a variety of yoga styles and temperatures. The air handling system is unique and provides large amounts of filtered, fresh air continuously during classes. The special HVAC was a plus as the studio re-opened during the pandemic restrictions. They have also reopened the showers and other amenities.
Michael and Achea Redd have focused on promoting many worthy projects and encouraging athletes to use their capital to develop human potential. Achea Redd has been a strong advocate for mental health and empowering young women.
“Michael and I are very passionate about making yoga accessible to ALL people,” says Achea Redd. “Communities of color so often do not have access or financial ability to be able to afford the ‘luxury’ of something like yoga. We want to change the narrative surrounding yoga and make it more inclusive for everyone. Emotional wellness should never be considered a luxury, but rather a necessity.”
YogaSix will celebrate their new local owners with a weekend of free classes beginning Friday, July 16th. There are also discounts on classes and passes through the end of the year.
For more information, visit YogaSix at 1600 W. Lane Avenue, Upper Arlington, OH 43221 and online at yogasix.com.