The Columbus Yoga Community Is Facing Facts And Creating Connections, One Inclusive Yoga Class At A Time

It’s time to say goodbye to the cliquey vibes of yoga and exercise in Columbus.

Studios are beginning to pay more attention to who their clientele is and the limited range of people that traditional yoga spaces bring in.

Ashton Colby, a yoga instructor RYT200, is part of a new initiative in Columbus to create inclusive and accessible yoga classes. For those that aren’t familiar with the RYT200 yogi term, it means that Ashton completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training.

Ashton found that in many yoga classes, they would use language particular to the women’s body or to the man’s body that he couldn’t connect with because he is transgender.

“It takes me out of my zone when we assume that bodies are just this way or that way,” he said.

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Originially published May 20, 2019

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