Mat Happy Yoga is a new yoga facility begun by sisters Rhiannon Skipper and Kelly Mehring. Skipper says they want to “provide the community a warm and welcoming place where groups of friends, couples, and individuals looking to connect with a supportive community can come to de-stress and get fit.” Mehring adds, “The studio is equipped with joint-friendly, sustainable cork floors, and the décor is hand-picked.” The owners decorated their space using a mixture of found objects, items from their own homes, and furniture from local craftsman Boundary Customs.
Daily classes range from beginner-friendly Yoga Basics and Zen Flow courses to relaxing Vinyasa Flow and strengthening heated Power Flow programs. Sunday evenings are dedicated to a 75-minute Restorative class. Skipper and Mehring plan to incorporate a second beginner series in March, and will soon incorporate special events and workshops, such as Partner Yoga, Wine and Yoga, Mom and Me, and a Team Sports Series for youth.
“We’re really focused on supporting the community,” says Skipper. “We are hosting a second grade Brownie troop in February and a Hilliard-based Girl Scout troop in April, along with providing free yoga classes to veterans.” In addition, the sisters have installed a small retail section featuring tank tops, leggings and yoga pants from Hilliard active wear company Bend, and an all-natural yoga mat spray from Toledo-based company Mind Over Lather.
A recent New Year’s Eve launch event featured a donation-based Candlelight Flow session that raised funds for Ohio Wildlife Center.
Location: 4477 Cemetery Rd. For more information, call 614-541-1010 or visit MatHappy.com.