Zen Yoga Opens With Free Yoga During July
“We want yoga to be accessible to everyone, and we want it to improve your life as much as it has ours,” say Jess Brohard and Ellen Eilers who are opening Zen Yoga on July 1. Brohard and Eilers are so passionate about their belief that they will offer free yoga the whole month of July during the soft opening of Zen Yoga located at 1327 King Ave.
“Yoga literally saved my life,” says Brohard who needed stress relief due to being on camera with her video game career. “I want to use this life to spread the gifts of yoga to every one.”
Brohard is currently working towards a 200-hour teaching certificate. Eilers has practiced yoga for over five years and was one of the first graduates of Josie Schweitzer’s teacher training program here in Columbus.
“Yoga has helped me in so many ways, I cannot even begin to explain,” she says.
Eilers has been teaching pop up yoga sessions around town for a few years and had a studio on her mind for a while, but it was Brohard and a look at the available space on King Avenue that provided the impetus.
“The moment I walked in, I felt like I was hOMe,” Eilers says. “Then Jess said that we are going to do it and do it NOW! So we put it all together in just two weeks.”
Zen Yoga will feature vinyasa flow yoga, slow flow, and restorative yoga for students to “come and restore your zen,” says Eilers. The studio will hold workshops, trainings, meetings, as well as offering yoga, to help build the community within space. Besides Eilers, yoga teachers Kelly Locker, Mel Neel and Anca Monnig are slated to teach classes at Zen Yoga.
“People and the planet are very important to me,” notes Eilers. “When I struggled with depression, a person at the front desk who made me feel like I would be missed if I weren’t around made all the difference.”
Zen Yoga is located at 1327 King Ave. with off-street parking available.
All classes at Zen Yoga in July are free, and there will be special offers, such as $30 and $50 monthly packages, before the grand opening later this year.
“Whatever your background, identity, experience, or preferred flavor of ice cream is, you’re welcome here at Zen Yoga,” says Brohard.
For more information, visit Zen Yoga zenyogacolumbus.com.