YOGA

Yoga is a system of exercise for physical and mental health, well-being, and personal development. All classes include movement, breathing exercises, and meditation to improve flexibility, strength, endurance, and mental clarity. The Yoga Factory offers beginning and foundational level classes as an introduction to the practice.

Ongoing Weekly Classes

Vinyasa Yoga

1 hr

Vinyasa classes move more quickly than hatha classes, using flowing sequences to build heat, strength and endurance. Advanced arm balances and inversions may also be explored.  Prior experience with Hatha or Vinyasa yoga recommended. Also:

Hot Yasa

Vinyasa Flow

Power Flow Vinyasa

Stretch & Strengthen Yoga

1 hr 15 min

Strengthen your body, improve your flexibility and clear your mind with this one hour yoga flow. These body weight bearing poses will have your body feeling refreshed, strong and flexible! Designed for the tight and tired and to compliment all activities.

Yoga for Flexibility

1 hr

Whether you are an athlete or just a person wanting to gain more flexibility for day to day activities this class is for you. Gentle yoga postures & stretches will decrease your risk of injury, increase blood flow to the muscles, improve postural misalignments and reduce stress.

Beginners Workshop

2 hrs

Series Class/Special Event

New to yoga, or just revisiting the foundations? Then this beginner's workshop is for you. Come and join us to discover that you can have a beautiful and brilliant yoga practice even if your body isn’t bendy. We will gently explore how to mindfully meet ourselves on the mat with kind, open, awareness; breathing techniques that help in our practice and beyond; the foundations of safe alignment for healthy, happy joints; modifications that enable us to celebrate our bodies’ differences; and finally we will nourish ourselves with a lovely, deep relaxation. Click here for more information and class dates.

Tai Chi Yoga

1 hr

Tai Chi Yoga blends flowing Tai Chi sequences with classic yoga postures to create a meditative practice that promotes good health, builds strength, improves balance and increases flexibility, all while maintaining a quiet mind. No previous Tai Chi or Yoga experience is required.

Deep Stretch & Destress

1 hr

An hour long class consisting of gentle yoga postures and movements designed to stretch the muscles, release tension and leave you feeling rested and restored.

iRest Yoga Nidra

1 hr

iRest Yoga Nidra is a modern adaptation of the ancient meditation practice of Yoga Nidra, a transformative practice of deep relaxation.

 

Studies of iRest have suggested a marked increase in feelings of relaxation, self awareness, self efficacy, and peace.  iRest has been proven so beneficial that it has been adopted by the US military and is regularly offered to veterans suffering symptoms of PTSD.

Restorative Yoga

1hr 30 min

Series Class/Special Event

Soothing, well-supported seated and reclined poses held for several minutes, allowing the body to fully relax and release tension. Suitable for all levels; no prior yoga experience required.

NOTE: Pre-registration for this class is required. Click here for more information and class dates.

Hatha Yoga

A combination of standing, seated and reclining poses designed to build strength, increase flexibility and improve mental focus. Inversions and arm-balancing poses may be explored in some classes

Hot Yasa

1 hr

A variation on the Vinyasa class.  The room is heated 85-90 degrees.

Hatha + Meditation

1 hr

Through the gentle movement of poses and the stillness of seated meditation, this class is designed to strengthen and open the body, as well as increase mental focus. You will explore standing, seated, and reclining postures with a designated time for a relaxing meditation.

PRICING/RATES

  • Single Drop-in Class - $15

  • Student, 2 Classes - $20

  • New Student one month unlimited - $50 (one per person, new students only)

  • 10 Classes - $140 (Yoga, Fitness, Pilates)

  • One Month Unlimited Yoga & Pilates - $90

  • Three Month Unlimited Yoga & Pilates - $240

  • Six Month Unlimited Yoga & Pilates - $450

  • One-Year Unlimited Yoga & Pilates - $800

THE FINE PRINT: 5 CLASS PACKAGES EXPIRE 3 MONTHS FROM FIRST CLASS ATTENDED. 10 CLASS PACKAGES EXPIRE 6 MONTHS FROM FIRST CLASS ATTENDED. UNUSED CLASSES WILL BE FORFEITED. 

WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULE

Our weekly class schedule can be found on Mind Body Online.

 

We have three yoga rooms. Most classes are held in the larger room (Studio A) and advance registration for these classes is not required. 

 

A few of our classes are held in the smaller room (Studios B and C). Because of its size, class size is limited and we strongly recommend signing up in advance for these classes. There is a notation on the schedule (Studio B and C - advance sign up recommended) next to classes held in that room.  Walk-ins are accommodated on a space available basis.

 

Our Yoga Instructors

Liz Baldridge

Liz has been practicing Yoga on and off for over twenty years. Her first experience with Yoga was back in the 80’s through an awkward Raquel Welch VHS tape. Since then, feeling drawn by it’s magic, she has found herself always circling back to Yoga.

 

​After discovering Yin Yoga at a transformational Yoga festival, she decided she wanted to teach. Liz completed her Yin Yoga certification program through You Do Yoga in Cincinnati in the fall of 2015 and Graduated from the Yoga on High 200hr YTT program in December of 2016. She has since earned a 100hr EMBER(Mindfulness Based Emotional Resilience) Certification and is an iRest® Level 1 Teacher in Training. 

 

She is currently continuing her yoga education by working towards a 500hr YTT certification with a Trauma Sensitive/Therapeutic focus at Yoga on High. 

 

Liz specializes in Yin, Hatha, Chair and Restorative yoga classes. 

 

Liz was born and raised in Newark, Ohio. She currently lives in Westerville with her hunky fire fighter husband Eric and their monster cat Grendel. She’s worked for a local retailer for over 25 years and continues to grow as an HR Professional there. Liz loves to read, is a foodie, a traveler and loves long walks on the beach.

Her mantra… JUST TRY! 

Betsy McGann

Betsy was introduced to yoga years ago through a class at OSU. As time passed, she reached a point in life where she needed a slight correction in course. 

 

"I was over-committed, focusing outward and getting caught up in the little, the petty, the unimportant. I wanted better and wanted to feel healthier. I knew the difference had to come from me." 

 

She longed to find a way to recapture the benefits she had gained from her first brush with yoga. At just the right time, she walked into a class at her local studio and never looked back.

 

Betsy loves yoga for the calm that it provides her; a way to soothe anxiety, feel better physically and focus on the now. For her, yoga is more than just time on the mat; it encompasses the way she interacts with the world around her. Furthermore, Betsy's family loves that she practices yoga because it makes her a nicer person! The kindness of the practice spreads to everyone around her. 

 

In 2016, after four years as an enthusiastic student, Betsy earned her RYT200 designation through Yoga Alliance after completing yoga teacher training at Yoga on High. As a lifelong student, she continues her education both on and off the mat, and hopes to do so for the rest of her life.

 

Betsy understands that yoga can truly be for every body and thrives teaching Hatha yoga classes with a slower pace, yet still challenging enough to allow for focus of the mind while outwardly focusing on alignment to prevent injury and absorb the benefits of each pose. Betsy's aim is to provide an atmosphere for students to discover or recover the "space" within themselves; space that allows for balance, calm, and coping. Her mantra is "Kindness matters" and that kindness begins with how we treat ourselves. 

Tonya Holdren

Tonya is a 200 hour RYT with multiple years of teaching experience. She has been practicing since her teenage years but developed a regular practice in her late 20’s. Her formal education in health and wellness inspired her to become a certified yoga instructor. Tonya’s goal is to offer her classes in layers so that each student has an opportunity to customize their own practice. 

Gwen Surratt

Gwen Surratt's yoga story begins in 1972 at a workshop on meditation and yoga. After returning home to Atlanta, GA; she practiced under the mentorship of Edie Wightwick; whom encouraged her to attend teacher training at The Sivananda Yoga Center in Val Morin, Canada. From there, she continued her studies in the Siddha Yoga path. 

 

In the 80's, Gwen studied with Alice Christensen at The Light of Yoga Society. During that time, Gwen became a licensed massage therapist and taught yoga part-time. Most recently, she continued her teacher training with Cathy Morse at The Yoga Factory, and Donna Winter at Balanced Yoga. Gwen's classes are vigorous and eclectic, but suitable for all levels and ages. 

 

She believes that the yoga practice enriches and enhances one's self, allowing the student to become who (and what) they would like to be. In addition to teaching yoga, Gwen is a fiber artist and enjoys the creative process.

Tammy Plaxico

Tammy Plaxico earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance from the University of Iowa (1994,1998).  Over the next couple of years she became certified in Pilates Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, and Injury and Special Populations.  For five years she owned and operated BodyMind Balance Pilates Studio in Worcester, MA.

 

After relocating to Westerville in 2003, Tammy joined faculty of the Theater and Dance Department at Otterbein University. She also teaches at Ballet Met.

 

Her mornings and evenings are dedicated to her love of teaching movement arts. Afternoons are filled with the joys and challenges of homeschooling 3 children. Her oldest child is in the 2nd year of college already!

 

Tammy is looking forward to becoming more deeply connected to the wonderful people at The Yoga Factory.

Christen Boyles

Christen's yoga journey began in college by accident. During a time of intense stress in school, she was seeing a therapist for anxiety and depression and was suffering from frequent panic attacks. She enrolled in a yoga class at The Ohio State University assuming it would be an "Easy A" amidst her otherwise heavy workload. After the first class, she realized that she had been able to quiet her mind and deepen her breath for the first time in a long time.

 

She knew there was something magical about this practice. After graduating, she left for 30 days to drive across the country by herself. She rolled out her yoga mat in 10 national parks along her journey and somewhere along the way decided she wanted to share this healing practice with others. She earned her RYT200 through the Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute in 2016 and has loved every minute of teaching since.

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Westerville, OH 43081

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