Yoga on the Green: A Day of Wellness

  • A health and wellness event for yoga enthusiasts.
  • An opportunity to support cancer research.
  • A chance to honor friends and family affected by cancer.

Ohio Cancer Research Launches  “YOGA ON THE GREEN” Wellness Event, with Renowned Yoga Instructor Rodney Yee.

Yoga enthusiasts are invited to help support cancer research and honor loved ones affected by cancer by participating in the first annual “Yoga on the Green” at Huntington Park on Saturday, September 14, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.  The outdoor wellness event, sponsored by Ohio Cancer Research (OCR), will be led by studio professionals, including renowned yoga instructor Rodney Yee.  A $25 tax-deductible donation online or at the door secures a spot, with 100% of proceeds helping fund cutting-edge cancer research in Ohio.

Yoga activities, accompanied by music and videos, will be held on the baseball stadium field, with magnificent views of the downtown Columbus Skyline.  The sessions will be interspersed with giveaways, health and wellness exhibitors, and messages of hope presented by cancer survivors.  Healthy refreshments will be available throughout the morning.

Ohio Cancer Research is an independent, statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to the cure and prevention of cancer, and the reduction of its debilitating effects through aggressive basic seed-money research, cancer information and awareness.

Rodney Yee: Taking his first yoga class in 1980, Rodney Yee is now one of the most recognized yoga teachers in the world and is considered a pioneer of yoga in the United States.  Rodney practices and teaches yoga to bring philosophy into action and to unveil the natural beauty of our spirits.  He loves the ability of yoga to cleanse the mind and body which allows for presence of being.  With his wife Colleen Saidman Yee, developed the Gaia Yoga Studio, designed to make a yoga home practice accessible to a wide audience.  Relying strongly on his own practice and intuition to influence his teaching, Rodney Yee has been curious about the mind and body for as long as he can remember.  He was a gymnast, a ballet dancer with the Oakland Ballet Company and the Matsuyama Ballet Company of Tokyo, and a philosophy and physical therapy major at the University of California Davis and Berkeley.

Having created and appearing in over 30 video titles and numerous audio recordings produced by Gaia, Rodney Yee has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN and PBS, and his instructional programs are often among the top 10 fitness programs in the US.  Yee leads workshops and teacher trainings around the world and serves as a co-chair of the Urban Zen Health and Wellness Initiative, a foundation dedicated to bringing yoga, massage and holistic therapies to hospitals around the nation.


Rodney Yee is now one of the most recognized yoga teachers in the world and is considered a pioneer of yoga in the United States. Rodney practices and teaches yoga to bring philosophy into action and to unveil the natural beauty of our spirits.

Michele Faith is a certified EMBER teacher (trauma sensitive yoga), a certified pranayama teacher and a Reiki Master. During her battle with breast cancer in 2018, Michele personally felt the supportive power of yoga. Through meditation, breath work and gentle yoga movements, she was able to heal physically and emotionally.

Elizabeth Baldridge is a 500hr RYT who specializes in Therapeutic, Yin, Restorative and Hatha Yoga. She is also an iRest level 1 teacher in training and loves to teach meditation. She believes that Yoga is for everyBODY and EVERYbody and her heartfelt desire in life is to support people in finding ways to relax their bodies and minds with the help of Yoga!

Victoria Frye has worked in the fitness industry for over 3 decades and discovered Yoga about 8 years ago. While in search of some thing “more”, her yoga journey led to becoming a 200 RYT, 100 Hr EMBER Trauma Sensitive (2017) and resilience-focused yoga teacher. Currently she is pursuing her Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program (UZIT)

Black Lotus Sanctuary is holding space for freedom & safety in movement, expression, thoughts & conversation, ushering in transformation as one define it for themselves

What to bring: Yourself, your yoga mat, and a friend if you’d like!

Food and refreshments: Healthy refreshments will be available throughout the morning

Ticket cost: The cost is $25 per person plus processing fees and 100% of ticket proceeds will be used to fund life-changing cancer research right here in Ohio! Your ticket is considered a tax-deductible donation because Ohio Cancer Research is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Parking: There are several public parking lots are located around the stadium.


A variety of corporate sponsorship opportunities are available now. Please contact Bill Boggess, Ohio Cancer Research Executive Director, at (614) 224-1127 or to learn more.

Michele Faith At Yoga On The Green
Victoria Frye At Yoga On The Green
Liz Baldridge At Yoga On The Green
Black Lotus Sanctuary Yoga Vibes and Drums
Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee
Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee
Ohio Cancer at Huntington Park
Ohio Cancer Yoga On The Green


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