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Yoga for Our Community
River Flow Yoga and Wellness is a space for anyone in our community seeking positive change, so they may strengthen their bodies, calm their minds, connect with others, and transform their lives. Yoga can play a crucial role in maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle. No matter when you start, you can reap its many physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual benefits.
Our teaching philosophy is non-dogmatic and does not conflict with prior belief systems. What you bring to the your practice is yours, and our entire staff is here to support your journey of inquiry, discovery, healing, and transformation.
Please join us at River Flow Yoga and Wellness to de-stress, breathe, sweat, and flow.
Who Should Practice Yoga?
Anyone! You just start where you start, and we'll help you get to where you need to go!
- Recovering from an injury? Try Gentle Flow.
- Looking to lose weight? Sweaty Flow, Ashtanga Remix, and Core Flow are for you!
- Suffering from low back pain? Happy Hippy Flow, Core Flow, and Gentle Flow will do the trick.
- Need to strengthen and lengthen your body? Slow Power Flow, Happy Hippy Flow, and Sweaty Flow will help.
- Looking for a workout AND deep relaxation? Yoga Basics, Slow Power Flow, and Core Flow are there for you.
- Feeling stiff from your desk job? Our 6AM classes can start you off right!
- Looking to calm your mind? Attend ALL our classes!
My husband and I think of the River Flow tribe as part of our extended family. Every time we attend a class we are met with warm embraces, beautiful smiles and kind words. It is a privilege to be a part of the River Flow community. I continue to practice yoga for flexibility, strength, breath, grounding and much much more! - Carol D.
RFY is a locally-owned, independent yoga studio located in Columbus, Georgia. Our group yoga classes are primarily rooted in Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga, where we connect our breath with mindful movement. However, we integrate styles and philosophies from all major lineages of yoga (Raja, Jnana, Bhakti, and Karma) to create a balanced practice that suits our modern needs.
Our retail boutique is stocked with high-quality, functional, and fun yoga apparel and equipment. We also carry locally made body care products, herbal teas, and other items to enhance your lifestyle on and off the mat.
Your personal belongings will be safe in our cubbies during class, and there is also a dressing room and bathroom available. Complimentary tea, fresh towels, props, and mats are available for you, as well!
We use natural cleaning products, diffuse essential oils, burn nag champa incense, and grow air-filtering plants to instill a calming atmosphere.
Whether you're experienced or brand new to the practice, let us welcome you to our peaceful studio
Om Sweet Om
River Flow has everything you could possibly ask for in a studio...[E]very detail and corner of their space has been thought out to make sure you are in a place of peace and harmony. The space is clean, accommodating, and the tribe is just the most welcoming community to every level of yogi.
Whether it's your first time or you 1,000th time, you will leave floating on air with a feeling of wellness and light every time! - Tyler S.
RFY's Founders: Alee & Ben Link
Alee was twelve when she took her first yoga class, and she fell instantly in love. She continued her practice for over a decade before receiving basic teacher training while attending college in New York City.
When she returned to Columbus (for the first time), she taught yoga at Toni's Dancing School to her family and friends. Then one day, Ben came in for a class fresh off a 14-month adventure overseas. He, too, fell in love with yoga. But he also fell in love with his teacher.
Over the years, Ben encouraged Alee’s development as a yoga teacher, and she eventually completed her 200hr RYT certification from the White Lotus Foundation in 2011. But it wasn’t until after their marriage when the two took a four-month trip through Southeast Asia that their vision for River Flow Yoga truly began to take shape.
On October 31st, 2013, Alee and Ben opened River Flow Yoga and Wellness for its very first class. Since then, they have met some truly amazing people, heard beautiful stories of transformation, and seen the growth of an awesome yoga community in their home town.