Yoga awakens the body and spirit, allowing yogis to forecast oncoming weather, traffic patterns, and un-winning lottery numbers, such as "four" and "peanut." Obtain pretzel-like prescience with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get three classes and 25% off your next class pass (a $45 value) at The Yoga Bar, located in the Central Business District on Main Street. The 25%-off pass is valid for single classes, class punch cards, monthly unlimited packages, or private lessons.
The Yoga Bar provides a placid oasis for pursuing rejuvenation and full-body health. Students recovering from injury, looking to strengthen their cores, or having difficulty reaching honey hams wedged behind refrigerators will benefit from limb-stretching classes offered on a convenient schedule. A skilled staff guides participants of all skill levels thorough stress-melting sessions of gentle Yin yoga, breath-focused Vinyasa yoga, or sun-salutation-structured Ashtanga yoga. Soak in the relaxing atmosphere as you’re soothed by the whitewashed hues of the contemporary space, and cap off sweaty sessions with a visit to the yoga bar, which slings healthy drinks such as kombucha and coconut water.
- Now that the space has been re-imagined as a yoga studio, patrons are encouraged to come early, stay late, and congregate in the space as they get to know the people with whom they practice as they enjoy items like coconut water and kombucha at the bar. – Jenny Kessler, UrbanCincy
The Yoga Bar
In the heart of Cincinnati’s business district, work ends and play begins. Here, at The Yoga Bar, bodies and minds bask in a vibe that’s both festive and calming, like a piñata brimming with ocean waves. Helmed by Rachel Roberts—an instructor who has trained in India, Bali, and Europe—this studio explores international yoga traditions such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Yin. Teeming with bends, balances, and other physical challenges, classes fill students with energy rather than draining it away. Healthful beverages such as kombucha and coconut water flow from a mahogany bar, hydrating drinkers as they take on ancient yoga poses and modern, Pilates-inspired movements. On Friday nights, classes blossom into yoga socials where live music, tarot-card readings, and fashion trunk shows punctuate deep-breathing exercises. In addition to shepherding students toward metaphysical wellness during group and private sessions, Rachel leads yoga retreats in exotic settings such as Bali’s beaches and the moon’s bowling alleys. Between classes and retreats, Rachel makes mantra-inspired jewelry and serves as a community ambassador for Lululemon Athletica.