Zen Yoga Finds Success Online and Moves to New Location
“I am extremely thankful for our amazing yoga community,” says Ellen Reidy, owner of Zen Yoga, at 2158 Tremont Center in Arlington. “Online and in-person, everyone has been so grateful that we’ve been relentlessly committed to keeping quality classes going during these trying times, and now we can show the community more love then ever!”
“Online yoga has been a blessing for me,” says student Betsy Gambone. Many other students agree and have become fans.
Many who want or need to stay home have found online classes to be a good way to stay connected to the outside world and to keep up with personal fitness.
“It has really been a wonderful way for everyone to connect before and after classes,” says Reidy. “It’s not perfect, but it’s a great substitution for coming in-person.”
In the summer of 2020, Zen Yoga held outdoor classes exclusively. Many Columbus-area students enjoyed the classes in Goodale Park.
“Outdoor classes will likely return in the Spring as just being outside is really great,” says Reidy. Since November, indoor classes at Zen Yoga have had a mask requirement and are distanced appropriately. The Zen Yoga teacher training program has a strict cap on the number of participants, at eight. “There is more demand for classes, but I want to ensure safety and quality for everyone,” says Reidy.
Zen Yoga offers online-only memberships as well as traditional in-studio yoga offerings. Every scheduled class at Zen Yoga is also live-streamed. On Tuesdays, there is an online-only breathing class.
Online classes have attracted people from all over. “There are people reuniting with family and friends in other states,” says Reidy. “These live-streamed classes are a fun way for folks around the country to connect with each other.”
Since moving to 2158 Tremont Center in Arlington, Zen Yoga has added more classes and popular teachers, such as Andy King and Monica Lewis. They also offer classes based on donations, to make yoga more accessible. The donation based classes also support specific civic causes.
For more information, visit zenyogacolumbus.com.