We are a community of people, in constant learning, dedicated to sharing with you our years of practice and study of yoga so that you can come home to yourself.
We've curated a collection of Central Ohio's best yoga and mindfulness teachers. Each offers variety of styles and practices with a trauma-empowered perspective so that every student feels safe.
At Danja Yoga, we’ve curated a unique array of yoga, meditation, and movement classes for our community. All of our classes offer instruction for various body types and moods incorporating different options and modifications for movement. Our hope is you can find the practices that resonate with you. We’re here to answer any and all questions you may have about our classes. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHALLENGE 3/5 | CHILL 3/5
Yoga Basics is the perfect place to begin your yoga practice! While we pride ourselves in making all our classes accessible, Yoga Basics offers an educational approach to your yoga practice where you can learn the foundations of yoga, remove any obstacles of fear, and gain clarity while building confidence at the same time. In this class we’ll move, explore posture alignment, learn how to use props and modify poses. Our Yoga Basics offers an inviting non-judgmental experience to ease you into the practice of yoga. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of yoga and of yourself!
CHALLENGE 3/5 | CHILL 3/5
Flow on over to the slower side of life! Our slow flow classes offer a more down tempo fluid moving pace of class with an in-depth exploration of posture alignment, transitions, and breath. Each class will incorporate elements of stretch, strength and balance, with a light to moderate cardiovascular component. This class is the perfect blend of effort and ease, sure to deepen your practice while cultivating a deeper sense of calm within.
CHALLENGE 3-4/5 | CHILL 3-5/5
Awaken your body, enliven your mind and refuel your soul! Set to an uplifting and inspiring playlist, our flow classes infuse mindful openings, fluid movement, and creative transitions and sequences. Each class incorporates elements of stretch, strength and balance, with a moderate to invigorating cardiovascular component. You’ll smile, sweat, breathe, and explore new layers of depth within each posture and within yourself. This class is sure to leave you feeling revitalized, refreshed, peaceful and at ease all at the same time! A meditation in motion and the perfect recipe for a blissful state of being!
CHALLENGE 5/5 | CHILL 2-3/5
The ultimate invigorating experience, this dynamic moving class is playful, curious, and fun! In this class you’ll explore intelligently designed intricate sequences, a wide range of complex postures with an emphasis on building strength, power, balance and mobility. Recommended for intermediate to advanced practitioners, this class offers a greater level of physical and cardiovascular challenge yet it has been thoughtfully designed to be accessible and confidence building. An empowered approach to your practice that will leave you beaming from head to toe!
Flow L2 Hot (90-95 degrees)
CHALLENGE 5/5 | CHILL1/5
If you love our Flow L2 and enjoy the heat, then you’re sure to love our hot version of this class. We take all the playfulness and benefits from our Flow L2 class and infuse the room with soothing heat, setting the temperature to 90 - 95 degrees. You’re sure to explore a whole new edge, challenge and depth of your practice. Come hydrated and prepare to sweat, move, and breathe. Bring your towel, water bottle, and get ready for some fun! You’ll leave glistening and glowing from the inside out!
CHALLENGE 3/5 | CHILL 2/5
The sacred Banyan symbolizes growth, longevity, strength, and self awareness. The unique way in which this tree grows roots from its branches, sending them back into the earth reminds us of the importance of branching out, taking root, and finding nourishment. Our Banyan Flow is the ultimate experience to do just this! Immerse yourself in an evening of self-care to flow back to your roots with yoga, soothe your senses with aromatherapy, balance your being with breathing practices, meditation and energy/reiki (optional) while surrounding yourself with like-minded yogis, community, and candlelight. We’ll delve a little deeper into the ancient roots of yoga exploring specialized themes and dharma talks. A full 75 minutes for you to move, breath, explore, and restore your entire being.
CHALLENGE 5/5 | CHILL 1/5
What do you get when you mix power yoga, cardio and strength training with an upbeat and fun playlist? AN EPIC GOOD TIME! This energizing functional fitness class provides a motivating and exhilarating experience that will improve your cardiovascular health, core stability, strength, endurance and mobility. While challenging, make no mistake, this class is accessible for all levels. Our teachers will provide you with all the modifications and progressions you need. Come join the fun and get ready to sweat, laugh, and as promised, have an EPIC GOOD TIME!
Ashtanga Led Primary Series
CHALLENGE 4/5 | CHILL 2/5
Ashtanga is a set sequence of postures that is dynamically moving while also offering an in-depth exploration of alignment and breath. Because the sequence and postures are always the same, this practice offers the practitioner a unique opportunity to allow the practice to be a moving meditation. Ashtanga is known for being a physically challenging practice while also offering mental clarity and inner peace. Our Ashtanga teachers are skillful in leading students through each posture of the Primary Series while offering modifications, challenges, and gentle encouragement making this practice a great place to learn while being highly accessible.
CHALLENGE 3/5 | CHILL 3/5
Get ready to raise your vibration, enliven your senses, and experience this one of a kind style of yoga. In Kundalini yoga, you’ll cultivate deeper awareness of yourself through a precise combination of more subtle aspects of yoga and yogic practices (asana, bandhas, pranayama, mantra, mudra, and meditation). Come with a curious mind and expect the unexpected as you activate and direct energy throughout your body with movement and breath. Kundalini is powerful and transformative, offering a full spectrum practice that will leave you feeling relaxed, uplifted, and more connected to your true nature.
CHALLENGE 1/5 | CHILL 5/5
Restorative Yoga takes relaxation to the next level. Experience this gentle, nourishing and deeply relaxing practice designed to dissolve stress, ease tension and soothe your nervous system. Postures are passively held longer in durations and designed to open your hips, legs, shoulders and spine. We integrate the use of yoga props to fully support the body so that you can feel completely at ease and comfortable in each pose. We’ll guide you through breathing and mindfulness practices to promote relaxation and we’ll incorporate other various therapeutic elements, including essential oils, touch assistance (with permission), and soothing music with dim lighting. You’ll leave feeling destressed and recalibrated body, mind and soul!
CHALLENGE 3/5 | CHILL 3/5
Exactly as it sounds, Deep Stretch is your go to class to stretch, release tension and reset from head to toe! Each class consists of passively held postures, longer holds, paired with deep breathing techniques all designed to target the release of connective and deeper muscle tissues. This class is perfect for anyone looking to increase mobility and flexibility, prevent-injury, improve performance, maximize recovery, while promoting calm and relaxation to the nervous system.
CHALLENGE 4/5 | CHILL 2/5
Get ready to strengthen your core and tone your entire body! Pilates is a mat-based form of exercise and body conditioning developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, mostly as a method of recovery for dancers. Classes encourage concentration on each movement while maintaining engagement in the abdominal and low back muscles. The focus is on muscular strength, mobility, breath control, and alignment. This is an active class, accessible for all levels. You’ll leave stronger but not too sweaty!
Breath & Meditation
CHALLENGE 1/5 | CHILL 5/5
Ready to slow down and find ways to recalibrate your entire being? Meditation Rest is for those who want to relax, breathe, de-stress, and find balance with minimal movement. This class begins with an exploration of breathing practices (pranayama) that quiets and focuses the mind on presence and mindfulness, to then be guided into a deeply relaxed state—also known as Yoga Nidra—designed to help rebalance the nervous system and reduce the effect of stress from everyday life. You’ll leave feeling calmer, less stressed and anxious, and experience the best sleep of your life!
CHALLENGE 2/5 | CHILL 5/5
COMPASSIONATE ADDICTION RECOVERY EXPERIENCE
Compassionate Addiction Recovery Experience helps facilitate recovery for those struggling with the disease of addiction, either directly or indirectly. You’ll discover a gentle and compassionate path to addiction recovery through the holistic benefits of gentle movement, breathing, stillness, aromatherapy, and healing energy modalities. Promote a deeper sense of awareness and return the body and mind to its natural state of balance.
Danja Yoga comes from an open -hearted call for human connection, compassion, and learning to love the world just as it is. We believe in the value of each person as an individual and collectively as a community.
Come for the Yoga. Stay for the community.
Our logo begins to tell our story without words. It features Eight orange dots representing the Eight Limbs of Yoga , the Eight-fold Buddhist Path, and the Eight Danja Core Values. Grey circles wind their way through these dots, symbolic of our multi-directional lives and paths. Though these paths often change course, we can always come home to the practices of yoga and meditation. Our name combines the passions and teachings of our founders, Daniel and Jake. Together, they created Danja Yoga.
Designed for your comfort. A space where you belong.
Our state-of-the-art facility was designed by Paros Architecture + Design and features modern finishes with indirect lighting for a calm space. We have three studios with warm wood floors, a private treatment area, along with sleek restrooms, and an office. Construction was completed by local favorite, Compton Construction. Custom millwork made by Forum Woodworks is throughout our space allowing for equipment storage and cubbies to store shoes, bags, and gear for visitors. To keep clients safe and healthy, we have an air filtration system that continually circulates air out of the studio spaces and replenishes it with fresh, filtered air. You can relax in our gathering space with artwork by local artist, Lisa McLymont, or shop until you drop in our retail boutique! We have lots of branded merchandise and special treasures from all over the world. Greenery is abound with plenty of plants throughout meant to bring the outdoors in.
Danja Yoga is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. In our classes and trainings and in everything we do, we welcome people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identity or expression, differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other qualities that make us unique.
Our core values. How our community thrives.
Understanding basic yoga class etiquette will help you feel more comfortable during your practice. Most of the following tips are simple common sense and courtesy, but there are certain manners that are specific to yoga classes and studios. Practicing silence, self-awareness, and respect to the teacher and other students will help to ensure that your yoga experience will be beneficial and stress-free.
Studio Etiquette and Policies
Arrival for Class
We encourage you to arrive around 10-15 minutes prior to the start of your class. This will ensure you have ample time to check into class, take off your shoes and coat, and get your mat set up with props for class. It’s also an opportunity to check in with your teacher, let them know if you’re working with any injuries and to discuss whether you’re welcoming hands on assists or not. Arriving early is also an opportunity for you to connect with your yoga community, and begin to let go of your day! Additionally it supports your teacher in beginning the class on time without disruption.
We get it, life gets busy and arriving on time or early for class is challenging. We’re here to support you as best as we can. If you are running a few minutes late, here’s what we can do:
- Call us (hands-free of course) and let us know you’re running late. We will set up a spot for you in class with all the props you’ll need.
- If you’re a few minutes late and class has started, we will assist you entering the class at a time, usually after centering, so you can slip in without disturbing the class, yet still have time to warm up for practice.
- If you're more than 5 minutes late, we are happy to reschedule you for another class.
- Curious about why we close the class after 5 minutes? CLICK HERE to read more…
At Danja we are committed to creating a distraction free sanctuary of space.
- Cell Phones + Smart Watches in the Studio:
- Upon entering the studio, we kindly request that you silence your phones/watches as well as turn off any alarms so as not to disturb our staff, classes, or communal space.
- If you need to take a call, please do so outside the studio so that you are not disrupting our staff, classes, or the communal space.
- Cell Phones + Smart Watches In the Classroom:
- We have a no-cellphone policy in the classroom.
- As an exception, should you need to have your device nearby in case of an emergency or if you’re on call, we are happy to accommodate these unique cases. Please observe the following:
- If you are bringing your device into the classroom, we kindly request that you inform your teacher that you need to have your device with you.
- Please silence your device and turn off any alarms.
- Please keep your phone out of view from other students so as to honor their distraction free space.
- If you need to answer a text or call, please exit the room in order to do so.
Registration for Class
We encourage you to sign up in advance for classes through our App. This way we can ensure you have a spot in class. It also helps us communicate with you should class be canceled for any reason.
Walk-ins are always welcome. Having said that, we cannot guarantee your space in class and priority will be given to those who have registered in advance.
If you cannot make it to class and you need to cancel please cancel through the App or give us a call prior to class. This way we can open up the spot for another student to practice.
If you do not cancel and do not show up for class:
- And are using a 5 or 10 pack, you will forfeit your class credit.
- If you have an unlimited membership, you will be charged the price of a drop in.
If you registered for a workshop and are unable to make it, we are happy to offer you studio credit for the amount you paid.
Must be 12 or older to practice (anyone under 12 is considered open a case-by-cases basis) and for anyone under the age of 16, they must be accompanied by an adult. Children are not permitted to wait in the lobby during class as we do not offer supervision of children of any ages.
We love supporting your practice with our extensive array of props. We greatly appreciate your help in keeping the space tidy by returning your props as you found them.
If you are feeling sick or ill for any reason please stay home and rest. This will best support your recovery and keep our teachers, staff and community from getting sick.
We would love to have you join us! Read some of our most frequenty asked questions below, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us to connect!
Frequently Asked Questions
You can sign up for classes and view our class schedule right from our website on our Home page click on the Danja Yoga logo at the top) or via the Danja Yoga app available on Google Play and in the Apple App Store.
Our classes will all offer modifications and variations for beginners, but some styles we offer can be a better fit for beginners as well. Slow Flow class has a slower pace and slightly less intensity than our Flow L1, which can be great for beginners and enjoyed by all levels of students. Our Restorative and Deep Stretch classes are appropriate for all levels from beginners to advanced, and incorporate gentle movement with floor-based postures and longer held stretches with a more meditative approach.
We get this question all the time! Yoga is for everyone, you do not need to be flexible to practice. Our teachers are passionate about sharing the gift of yoga with everyone and will always make you feel supported wherever you are in your practice. You do not need to be flexible or “in shape” to practice, but you will be surprised how your flexibility will develop mentally, physically and spiritually!
YES! Welcome! We are all beginners at some point in our practice. We would be honored to guide you through your first experiences with yoga. Our empathetic, supportive, knowledgable, and kind staff will always meet you where you’re at, no matter what level class you take here at the studio.
In order to respect the time of our staff members and students, we do have to honor our cancellation policy. If you cancel within 1 hour before class starts you will be charged a $16 late charge fee/the class pack will be used for the late cancellation. If you are feeling ill, of course we will waive that fee - just email us to let us know! Info@danjayogacom.
A mat, water, and a towel. If you like to use your own props, bring them along! We have extra mats to borrow free of charge as well.
Yes, you can sign up on our website or on the Danja Yoga app available on Google Play or the Apple App Store. Pre-registration is required for in person classes. It is strongly recommended and encouraged to secure your spot in a class, and to ensure class runs as scheduled. We reserve the right to cancel class if less than 2 students are registered. Time and energy are valuable and we want both students and teachers alike to have the best experience possible.
We are located in Olde Towne East at the corner of Ohio and Oak.
1125 Oak Street, Columbus, OH 43205
We are in the Gemma Building on the first floor.
The easiest way to enter the building is through the front doors on Oak.
Yes there is plenty of parking on the streets surrounding the studio! The spots are non-metered and FREE.
Please DO NOT park in the lot next to the building. These spots are reserved for the apartment residents in the building. No one has ever been towed, but we do not want you to be the first!
Most classes at the studio are an average room temperature of about 70 degrees. Our heated classes are heated, toasty and warm to 95 - 105 degrees based on intensity.
If you have any questions about where to begin, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!
Danja Yoga was founded with the goal of making yoga accessible to all. These practices have changed our lives and we are eager to share our passions. When we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.
Our scholarships. How our community gives.
Whether it's a friend, family member, or even yourself, cancer touches all of our lives at some point. Studio co-owner, Daniel Sernicola's mother Sue Sernicola passed away in July of 2021 after a lengthy and courageous battle with small cell lung cancer. Thoughout her fight, she enjoyed the practices of yoga, meditation, reiki, and aromatherapy. Shortly after her diagnosis, she received a phone call from an organization offering to pay for 100% of her treatments. This kind gesture alleviated the heavy financial burden and gave her hope. We'd like to pass this hope on and are proud to offer FREE classes to anyone who is currently being treated for Cancer. Please contact the studio for more information.
Yoga and mindfulness provide LGBTQ youth with opportunities for self-affirmation, socialization, and self-discovery. Many times, these courageous young people are presented with an uneven playing field. Danja Yoga is proud to offer FREE classes to the LGBTQ youth of our community. Please contact the studio for more information.
Compassionate Addiction Recovery Experience helps facilitate recovery for those struggling with the disease of addiction, either directly or indirectly. Our CARE program provides a gentle and compassionate path to addiction recovery through the holistic benefits of gentle movement, breathing, stillness, aromatherapy, and healing energy modalities. Participants experience a deeper sense of awareness and a return of the body and mind to its natural state of balance.
We recognize that the United States is built on centuries of racialized injustice. We acknowledge the appropriation of land from Indigenous communities, the forced unpaid labor of Black people, the internment of Asian Americans, and the countless other historical injustices experienced by the racially marginalized. We acknowledge the racialized oppression that still rages around us.
As a part of our commitment to be actively antiracist, we offer a loving kindness scholarship on an as-needed basis for those who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or otherwise Non-White.r
Yoga is an ancient sacred practice originating in India; it shares roots with Hinduism, Buddhism, and other subcontinental Asian religions. While we honor the agency of the Indian entrepreneurs who popularized yoga in the West, we acknowledge that the practice has been coopted by American corporations and currently brings profit chiefly to white American teachers. We also acknowledge the xenophobic and racist discrimination faced by Indians in America.
As part of our commitment to honor the people from whose cultural practice we draw profit, physical well-being, and spiritual growth, we offer a gratitude scholarship on an as-needed basis to Indians and Indian Americans.
Need -based scholarships support Danja Yoga’s mission to align and elevate the lives of every body through the practice of yoga. Giving back to the community through scholarship gives life to our vision to empower individuals to mindfully engage in service for the greater good of their community. Need-based scholarships are based on financial need, socio-economic hardships, and consideration of contribution to the greater good of the community.
Scholarship Process & Important Dates
For workshops and teacher training, applications must be received at least 2 weeks prior to the start date, and you will be notified of results 1 week prior to the start date.
Applications for yoga class passes will be reviewed quarterly, and submission deadlines are as follows:
- Application due December 31st – Awarded January 10th
- Application due March 31st – Awarded April 10th
- Application due June 30th – Awarded July 10th
- Application due September 30th – Awarded October 10th
Scholarships cover partial financial commitment and awards range between a 20-100% discount. Awards are not guaranteed and require completion of the application process. Scholarships can be applied towards yoga classes, workshops, and yoga teacher training.