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You can be yourself and vibe with us.

MEET

OUR STUDIO

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.

There's no judgement. Yoga is for everybody and every body.

Danja Yoga is a community where everyone is welcome and can gather and celebrate who they are individually and collectively. Our signature style invites you to practice yoga and mindfulness - even if you can't touch your toes or sit still! We welcome anyone who is ready to relax, work hard, laugh, or let go. Our hallmark is authentic, old-school-style yoga & meditation with a modern twist - there's no judgement and we believe yoga is for everyone! With a variety of classes to choose from, there's something for every palette.

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MEET

OUR TEAM

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.

With every yoga class we offer here at Danja, you can be sure you’ll experience a welcoming and accepting environment with authentic and skilled teachers, each unique in their own way, they offer a level of depth, experience, and support that will make the practice of yoga accessible and meaningful for you. We offer a wide variety of classes, each designed with varying degrees of relaxation and challenge. So, no matter what you’re looking for, whether it’s to deepen and enrich your practice or begin something new, we have the right class for you!

BEGINNERS

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

ALL LEVELS

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 3/5 | Chill 3/5

ALL LEVELS

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 3-5/5 | Chill 2-3/5

INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED

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!

Challenge 4/5 | Chill 2/5

 

INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED

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 4/5 | Chill 2/5

ALL LEVELS

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 3/5 | Chill 2/5

ALL LEVELS

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!

Challenge 5/5 | Chill 1/5

ALL LEVELS

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 4/5 | Chill 2/5

 

ALL LEVELS

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 3/5 | Chill 3/5

 

ALL LEVELS

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 1/5 | Chill 5/5

ALL LEVELS

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 3/5 | Chill 3/5

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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!

Challenge 4/5 | Chill 2/5

 

ALL LEVELS

Ready to get still? Breathe & Meditate 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 1/5 | Chill 5/5

 

ALL LEVELS

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.

Challenge 2/5 | Chill 5/5

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OUR COMMUNITY

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.

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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.

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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.

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OUR VALUES

Danj 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.

Danja Studios’ leadership and instructors are committed to the idea that practice in yoga and meditation be accessible and available to all. We will maintain a culture of working through our individual shadows so that we may support everyone on their developmental path. This is true regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, political views, and religious beliefs.

Every human being begins life as pure potential. Over time, we are shaped by our genetics and environment — often unconsciously creating negative habitual reactions. We will each strive to see the conditions behind each other’s behavior and encourage our inner goodness to shine brightly.

To effectively teach yoga and meditation we must each develop our own innate qualities of compassion and interbeing. We will each use this community to practice manifesting compassion and inclusivity.

Our yoga and meditative traditions teach us that there is ultimately no difference between self and other. When this is realized, we understand that caring for ourselves is caring for others. We also understand that engaging in self-care is not selfish. We will respect and value ourselves by fostering a community that: speaks straight, listens generously, is for each other, honors commitments, and acknowledges/appreciates one another.

The classic aim of yoga and meditation is to address the dis-ease of the human condition, bringing us to an inner alignment so that we may experience deep contentment.

Danja programs pursue real-life benefits for teachers and students. It’s not enough to come “check out” on the mat or cushion; we have to learn to apply it in our daily lives.

Individuals will come to recognize their sovereignty through the support of the Danja community. We will empower and encourage each other to follow our calling, deepen our relationships, and be active in our communities.

Danja recognizes that 21st century America is uniquely poised to provide unique cultural adaptations to traditional practices. We also know that 5,000 years of tradition have proven the success of classical methods. We will honor our practice’s origins by deepening our own understanding of them. From this understanding will emerge integrity and authentic sharing.

Enlightenment is the recognition that we are miraculously aware; an unfolding process of the clarity and unconditional loving compassion of human beings. As such, everyone is exactly where they need to be and can be nowhere else. Even though we may be perfect, just the way we are, we can use some work, too. Let’s celebrate together on this path that unfolds before us!

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OUR FOUNDATION

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

Scholarship Awards

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.

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