about josie schweitzer

In the beginning, I simply wanted to create a space where I could teach and speak my truth. It didn’t take long for Thank Yoga Studio to became a second home, and the facilitator of an amazing community, I would describe more as a family. 

It became something I could have never imagined, or put into words. Without much of a plan or a road map, I dove in head first. I learned and grew along the way. I made mistakes, I fell down, I got back up, and I kept going. 

Eventually, I knew it was time for me to challenge myself in new ways, which ultimately meant to step away as owner. Although it was hard to essentially let go of something I put my blood sweat and tears into for many years, my gut told me it was time. 

My dear friend and long time Thank Yoga instructor, Melissa Petty, is holding the space as the new owner. Visit www.thankyogastudio.com to learn more about this truly unique place.

You can find me traveling and teaching various workshops, trainings, open classes, and diving into new and unknown territory.  

”Thank Yoga” has become a mindset, a way of life. No excuses or expectations allowed, go after what you want.


  • 200RYT Amazing Yoga
  • 500RYT Yoga Works
  • Alumni Lululemon Ambassador
  • Voted "Best yoga instructor" in Columbus, OH
  • Featured on the cover of Columbus Monthly
  • Creator of Thank Yoga Studio