Satyam. Shivam, Sundaram
Truth, Goodness (Godness), Beauty
Life is so simple and joyous! Lying in bed for a delicious moment before we jump out and dash into a rough, tough world, we do picture it as such. We might glimpse a moment of it now and again, but why isn’t it ideal and perfect each day and all the time?

Surely someone will come along and make a comment to me today-whether it is a statement, a direction, a request, a complaint or anything else. In whatever way it might have been meant by the speaker, a lot is frequently lost in the translation depending on where my mind takes me when I hear those words. In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, (1.4) it says Vrittaya svarupaya itaritara, meaning that most frequently we are caught up in the individual mind’s interpretations, and it takes us flitting here and there away from the truth. We may decide the statement was negative or implied as a put-down, when it was simply a statement. These are explanations made up by the mind in its current state of thinking and being. Only when the mind/mental stream becomes a solid, sure state without any doubts are we in the soul’s Self ( Atma) Only in this state of mind can we see what was really meant, because we are both connecting from/to the same Source, or the Divine. (Self in the Indian philosophy is the One and Only Universal Energy that is absolute, true and infinite. Deriving our energy from this Source, we too are infinite and forever beings.)
The truth is always true and absolute. It cannot and does not change with new input or with better understanding. Truth/Soul/Godness is Universal, Eternal and Infinite. Truth is true under all circumstances, in any place, at any time, and for all beings. If it is always true for everyone and there is just ONE TRUTH, not yours or mine; there is no separate me, no subject separate from an object. It is all ONE!

How then can we connect to the truth?
Be like a child without any preconceptions.
Be aware and awake to the moment. When the mind wonders, it attaches to the senses.
Observe the moment without judgment. If you have a thought it’s probably judgmental.
Be discriminating. Ask yourself if what you are thinking is really what the speaker said.
Wait before responding.
Finally, always come back to a meditative state of mind using mantra, focus, prayer, affirmation, or other meditation.


Image: Horsehead Nebula taken by Hubble Space Telescope.
YWB Sustaining Membership - Available now
Commit to your yoga practice with a YWB Sustaining Membership, an automatic monthly payment plan.

Save 25% on monthly unlimited passes when you sign up to purchase each month via auto-pay. That's just $67.50 per month (regular price $90).
  • Choose to be charged on the 1st or the 15th of the month
  • Contract runs for one year
  • Option to cancel with 30 days notice after completion of six months

BONUS: Sustaining Members receive a loyalty reward each month.
Monthly bonus for June: Mustard Oil
Activities, Events and Workshops
At YWB many activities, events, and workshops are currently taking place. More are planned for the weeks and months ahead. Class packs pay for all classes and are listed under the category 'Classes' in MINDBODY, and all other events are listed as 'Workshops' even if not a training workshop. Workshops may have a fee associated with them and are located in a separate tab on the MINDBODY webpage called WORKSHOPS.

For our Sustaining Members, who pay a fixed, low-rate auto payment each month we have added many benefits such as discounts, workshops and gifts.


  • The Yoga for Well-Being class on June 14, at 9:30 is a celebration of Father's Day. Bring your parent or child to class for free. Contact us if you are interested.
  • Meditation: Create a meditation practice to deal with life's stresses. Offered on Tuesday evenings. This is part of your membership and will count as a class.
  • Book Club: 'Wherever you go, there you are' an easy to read and enjoy book, perfect for Sunday afternoons. We'll read together! See below for more details.
Yoga in the Park resumes
Yoga in the Park resumes for the season this June. All of sipra's weekend classes will be held at the Whetstone Park of Roses (3901 N. High):

Saturdays 9:30-10:45 AM: Yoga in the Park
Saturdays 11:00-11:45 AM: Restorative Yoga in the Park
Sundays 9:30-10:45 AM: Yoga in the Park

Meet at the gazebo located across from the bleachers looking down into the woods.

In case of heavy rain, meet at the studio. We will email everyone who is signed up by 8 AM if the class is inside. Please do register in advance if at all possible so that you get such updates. If you're having trouble doing so, let us know!

During the summer we start earlier in the day to avoid the heat of the day. Look for updates in July about any time changes.
YWB at Comfest
Yoga-Well-Being will be holding a free class at Comfest on Saturday June 29th at 8:50 AM at the Peace and Healing Stage (Goodale Park, 120 W Goodale St.). Check it out! Instead of a class at the Park of Roses join us for a class at Comfest.
Father's Day at YWB
Celebrate Father's Day by bringing your parent or child to the 9:30 AM class for free on Sunday, June 16. Contact us if interested.
Kombucha Workshop
Sunday, June 23, 3:00-5:00 PM
Registration: $99

Join sipra for a Kombucha demonstration and workshop. Includes history, benefits, instructions and information on secondary and flavored kombucha.

We will provide all needed supplies for a starter: gallon jar for brewing, Kombucha storage bottles, linen squares for covering brew, SCOBIE (Symbiotic Culture of Bact​eria and Yeast or SCOBY), organic cane sugar and Indian black tea.

Spots are limited, so register today!
YWB Book Club
Next Session:  Sunday, June 16, 1:00-2:30 PM

Read and discuss books with other members of the YWB community. This is a free event, but donations are appreciated ($5 suggested). Bring a drink/snack to share.

You do not need to have read the book. Bring a copy or we can share, or let us know and we'll buy you a copy.  Email us  if you would like us to have a book for you to use or purchase.
Current book: 
Wherever You Go, There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness is taken from the Buddhist concept of being present in the present moment. It is not a religious practice. Learn to be in touch with yourself - your true self that is aware, conscious, and awake to the present moment. This is an ancient practice studied and practiced for thousands of years, Kabat-Zinn has demystified and simplified the process of mindfulness practice through this book full of short stories, incidents and practices that is ideal for the modern, busy Westerner with a busy, stressed life. We will read, discuss, analyze ourselves and practice mindfulness as meditation.

Also consider joining a Meditation Class at YWB.
Weekly Schedule
9:30-10:45 am Yoga in the Park with sipra

9:30-10:45 am Yoga for Well-Being with sipra
6:00-7:15 pm Let’s Flow with Kris
7:30 to 9:00 Open studio available for YWB instructor led private class, or to rent the space for your group

5:30-6:15 pm Meditation with sipra
6:00-7:00 pm Five Senses Yoga with Troy

9:30-10:45 am Yin Yoga with Veda
6:00-7:15 pm Back to Basics with sipra
7:30-8:45 pm Yoga for Well-Being with sipra

9:30-10:45 am Yoga for Well-Being with sipra
6:00-7:15 pm Yoga for Well-Being with sipra
7:30-9:00 pm Kundalini Yoga with Tatiana

12:00-1:00 pm Re-Treat Yoga with Kevin
4:00-5:15 pm Yoga: Keeping It Simple with sipra
5:30-6:30 pm Zumba with Audrey

9:30-10:45 am Yoga in the Park with sipra
11:00-11:45 am Restorative Yoga in the Park with sipra
12:30-1:30 pm Flow & Build Strength with Michael
Let's Help Each Other!
YWB is more than a yoga studio; it's a community. That's why we're happy to publicize our community needs. Let us know if there's anything you would like us to announce. This month we have one announcement.

YWB member Casey Snyder is collecting donations for Dayton tornado victims and working with lower income areas to try to help. A total of 15 tornadoes hit last Monday evening leaving Dayton and surrounding areas in shambles having the area declared a national disaster within 24 hours. This is her hometown and many of her family and friends were affected. She's accepting donations of supplies for daily needs such as water, food, diapers etc.; her Cash App is $CaseyLSnyder. If you'd interested in other ways to help, let us know and we'll put you in contact with her. Any help is appreciated and greatly needed.
Don't Forget!
  • Signing up for classes in advance (preferably three hours beforehand) helps both you and us. If we need to cancel a class due to extreme weather or the like, we can notify everyone who has signed up. In case you can't make it after registering, be sure to remove your name before the start time for a class so as not to get charged for it.
  • Check out our YWB Rewards Program. Referring a new student is worth 500 points. Get a $10 discount on any purchase after earning 1000 points.
  • Renew expired but unused classes by paying a Reactivation Fee of $15, and at the same time purchasing an additional membership of $60 or more.
  • Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook for regular updates and inspiration. Share the posts you have enjoyed. Tag @YWByoga and share pictures with YWB on Facebook and Instagram if you find something worthwhile and worth sharing.
  • If you have liked an instructor or style leave us a review on our website at, Google, Facebook or Yelp. If you were not happy with your experience, contact us so we can remedy the situation.
  • If you have a medical constraint that prevents you from practicing yoga, or other justifiable excuse, please let us have a Doctor's Note (email sent from their official account), and we will suspend subscriptions to membership for as long as you need. Please let us know in advance or as soon as practical. If you wait till you come back to class it is too late to redeem expired classes without reactivation fee plus the purchase of new class packs.
  • Even if you're late for class, show up! No need for apologies! Doors will be locked after 10 minutes. If the door is locked please call 614.432.7553.
Reminder: Our new location
If you haven't seen our new studio yet, please come and check it out! We are now located at 296 W. 4th Ave., on the third floor of Fourth Avenue Christian Church. Park in the Neil Ave. parking lot and enter by the small door off the parking lot set far back on the right in the picture below. Lots of street parking is available as well.
Not only is it a beautiful yoga studio, but we rent the studio, classroom, meditation room and small rooms for various occasions. We also have 2 additional rooms for sublet to other health professions. Call us and visit us to find out more.
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