"BeYoga and Wellness has finally made me fall in love with yoga. For over a decade I have had a haphazard yoga practice and attended several different studios in different cities. I went through periods of either loving or dreading classes, depending on what studios/classes I was attending. Once I found BeYoga, I have looked forward to every single class. This kind of yoga feels like you are really taking care of yourself on a deep level, and treating your body and mind to some great stretching, strengthening and relaxation. The care that the owner, Jennifer, shows for her clients is unparalleled, and I feel so supported by her in every class. I have attended prenatal and hatha classes with both Jennifer and Jodi, and have had a great experience every time! I have told many many friends that Jennifer's prenatal class was one of my very favorite parts of being pregnant. I had a very comfortable pregnancy with good sleep and little to no aches or pains all the way through my third trimester, and I absolutely attribute that to the prenatal yoga class. As I neared full term, I dreaded becoming as incredibly uncomfortable as many women had told me I would, and thankfully that just didn't happen! I'm so glad I've finally found a studio I can't wait to keep going back to Prenatal Yoga."
"The ‘Yoga for Tennis’ workshop was extremely helpful for tennis players.”
"Jodi leads a thoughtful practice with intention. The “Yoga for Tennis” workshop included exercises for breath, meditation and flexibility. It was thorough and enjoyable. Valuable for any tennis level."
"I wanted to let you know I gave birth to Baby Isla on Saturday June 25. I was able to have an unmedicated VBAC. She was born in about 6 hours. It was such a wonderful and healing experience for me. I can't thank you enough for all of your support and providing such a balancing class! The yoga practiced really helped me to breathe in the most difficult moments. I was really able to remain in control and achieve a rather peaceful (but still intense) birth. Isla is 7lbs and 18 inches long. We are so in love and so grateful for her safe arrival. Can't wait to bring her to some post natal classes!"
"Sarah is an amazing teacher and truly made my daughter and I feel welcome from the start (of the Baby Wearing class). Gwen was particularly fussy the first class and Sarah offered to hold her while I went through a few poses- Gwen even fell asleep and I got to enjoy some much needed gentle stretching!
The pace of the class was perfect for me. Sarah offered great modifications to each one of us. I felt energized after each class, which is surprising since I'm so tired all the time with a new baby!
I would recommend this class to all new moms, not only for the physical and emotional benefits. This is such a fragile and challenging time for the postpartum mother. Being able to participate in a fun activity with my little one has been such a wonderful experience!"
"Stephanie, I want you and others to know what a great impact your yoga classes have had on my life. One year ago I was unable to raise my arms higher than shoulder level. After less than six months of your yoga classes, I had free range of motion of my arms. It was your combination of physical therapy knowledge and yoga skills that finally solved my problem. Because you understood the physical cause of my shoulder problem, you knew which yoga stretches and exercises I needed. I am so grateful for your help.
I know there are others with back, neck, and shoulder problems who would benefit from your skills. So I was delighted to hear you will continue teaching yoga at BeYoga. I look forward to joining your classes in 2016."
"Stephanie, I want you to know how much I appreciate your help! I'm feeling so much better- able to walk tall again instead of hunched over in pain! I would recommend your instruction to anyone!"
"Hello! Introducing our baby boy, born Mon Feb 1 at 9:27am. 6 lbs, 6 oz, 19.5 inches long. I was SO grateful for the yoga relaxation that we learned in your class - I pushed for 4 hours without epidural! Baby and new mama are doing well. Thank-you for your class, I really enjoyed it."
"I just wanted to let you know that I had my little boy on February 11 at 39 weeks, 5 days. He was 6 lbs 15 oz and 20.5 inches. We are all doing well. The delivery and recovery are going much better than with my first and I think the prenatal yoga helped with that! I truly enjoyed the classes and look forward to trying other classes in a few weeks! Thank you!"
"beYoga has greatly improved my daily life! After several knee surgeries, foot surgeries and issues with chronic back pain my core muscles were weak and my flexibility was limited. The day I saw my shadow bent forward as I walked was a wake up call. When I wore pendant necklaces they listed to one side because I was also tipped laterally. I thought I had a leg length difference.
During BeYoga beginner classes I became aware of how different the two sides of my body were at a muscular level. The instructor, Jen Baryluk, patiently described each movement and pose. She reminded us that the most important yoga we could do was on our own mat. We were not to concern ourselves with what others were doing. I learned to focus my efforts from within. Yoga was personal and progressive. The more I learned about letting go of the tightness I discovered internally the more I could effect change in my body.
I remember clearly the first time I was able to fold my legs and sit on the floor. This hadn’t been a goal in particular it had just not been done for 15 years due to knee pain and surgery. And yet, there I was, sitting on the floor with my legs crossed and not in pain. The flexibility I had gained in my back and especially my hips contributed to naturally sitting in this bent knee position.
Over time I gained flexibility and strength in core muscles and major joints. I stand straight and balanced; I feel taller. Many activities of daily living seem much easier such as getting in and out of a car, climbing stairs while holding objects, working in my home quilting studio and gardening.
I have taken yoga classes while traveling and at other studios in the Columbus area. Jen’s Hatha Yoga classes stand out in several ways. First and foremost we take time to completely relax our mind and body before we start the practice! Jen’s voice and verbal cues are soothing and easy to follow. She gently adjusts the pose for what each persons needs that day. The classes include a few favorite poses and always a variety of new ones. The practice is never boring and I continue to discover new areas of my body that benefit from yoga. The relaxation at the end of class utilizes many restorative poses that I also use in my practice at home. BeYoga has allowed me to move through life with more balance, strength and hope."