We are Jenny and Holly Oak—the two sisters behind Oak Studio! Whether it was completing our first marathon together in 2017, beginning our yoga teacher training, or simply relieving stress from our demanding corporate jobs, we’ve always found ourselves setting the same health and wellness goals. And on one day, it finally clicked—we knew we needed to open our own studio. So, we did! Overcoming doubts and seeking to take on a new adventure together, Oak Studio was officially born, and we can’t wait for you to join us!
Jenny and Holly
My journey began while living in Madison, Wisconsin, traveling almost weekly as a project manager and juggling three fitness memberships. I craved a connection to a community and considered any opportunity spent at a fitness class such a treat. I took a leap of faith in 2017, quit my stable career, and moved back home to Ohio where Holly and I worked together to make our dream studio a reality!
Teacher Certification: 200-hour from CorePower Yoga
What’s your favorite thing to do in Columbus?
A toss-up between trying all of Columbus' metro parks and all of its breweries
I absolutely love to travel and have visited 30 countries so far!
To escape the pressure of law school, I attended my first yoga class in 2010 and was amazed at the creative movement that left me energized and refreshed. While working as an attorney, I continued my yoga practice, but kept feeling the weight of stress sitting on my shoulders, except when I was on the mat. Opening a fitness studio with my sister has been a dream realized.
Teacher Certification: 200-hour from Yoga on High
What’s your favorite thing to do in Columbus?
Explore Columbus parks with my husband and two bernedoodles, Boo and Bruno, and grabbing North Star after.
Reading through all Agatha Christie books featuring Hercule Poirot—my favorite literary character!
Certification: 200-hr RYT and Reiki Level 1 certifications from Yoga on High
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is go to all the shows/concerts! We are lucky to have tons of awesome venues with amazing lineups every year.
Fun Fact: I'm a bit of a hot tea fanatic. I love it so much that I got a teapot tattoo on my calf and I am thinking about getting teacups tattooed on my other calf.
Certification: Ashtanga/Vinyasa through LifePower Yoga under Jonny West and his curriculum.
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is hike with my two kids, hubby, and our pup in the awesome local parks.
Fun Fact: my family and I lived in Southern China for 2 years!
Certification: 200 hour RYT from I&I Yoga and 20 hour Yin training from You Do Yoga
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is trying new restaurants, bars, and coffee shops around town. In the warm weather, I also really enjoy all of the festivals and outdoor events.
Fun Fact: I have a pug named Jasper who absolutely loves people. I'm pretty sure more of my neighbors know his name than actually know mine.
Certification: 200 hour from GIVE Yoga
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is exploring all the amazing restaurants with my husband and taking our dogs to visit the beautiful parks in this city.
Fun Fact: I have two mini Australian shepherds, Bentley and Koda, and they are completely spoiled. We just love them so much!
Certification: 200RYT from Yoga on High - I am currently working on my additional 300 hours to be completed in early 2020, also at Yoga on High. I am a reiki master and certified holistic life coach. In addition to yoga, I teach Plyoga and Body Pump.
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is attend Ohio State Football games! I am an OSU grad and the energy in the stadium on game day is like no other experience.
Fun Fact: I am currently writing a book. It centers around my dad's journey with Alzheimer's disease, my experiences with him, and the valuable life lessons I found in traveling that path together.
Certification: Power Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training & Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training from CorePower Yoga
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is walk around the riverfront downtown at nighttime.
Fun Fact: I've been to 15 countries!
Certification: 200 hr from CorePower Yoga
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is to try out new restaurants and breweries!
Fun Fact: you can often find me in a cozy corner sipping coffee and reading a book next to my favorite candle.
Certification: 200 RYT, Ashtanga & Vinyasa, Sampoorna Yoga, Goa, India. 200 RYT, Power Yoga, CorePower Yoga, Columbus, Ohio. 50 hour Yoga Sculpt, Columbus, Ohio
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is to explore the different neighborhoods!
Fun Fact: I love to travel and have most recently been to Ukraine!
Certification: 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher from GoYoga Ohio.
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is going hiking and checking out different parks and fun spots around with my 4 year old son. I also enjoy going to all the festivals in town with my husband, family, and friends.
Fun Fact: I was an English teacher in Brazil! English was always part of me. I started just by listening to music and learning the lyrics to going to college and picking a major in English and then moved here! And now I'm still teaching, but yoga now and forever.
Certification: 200 PYTT from CorePower Yoga
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is enjoying and hiking around all the metro parks.
Fun Fact: my Grandmother's name is Madonna, pre pop star, obviously.
Certification: 200 hour yoga teacher certification from Yoga on High
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is checking out consignment stores and trying new restaurants
Fun Fact: I have an identical twin.
Certification: I'm certified in yoga sculpt from corepower yoga
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is try different restaurants in the Short North and make sure I get to at least 5 yoga classes a week!
Fun Fact: I am from Hawaii, and I lived in Paris for a year!
Certification:Yoga Sculpt Certificate from CorePower Yoga.
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is exploring new parks and restaurants.
Fun Fact: my Weimaraner puppy, Paisley, and I run 15 miles per week together
Oak Studio offers a light and energizing space for you to de-stress, connect to others, and get one amazing workout. Whether you’re a first-timer or a lifelong member, everyone who steps into our studio is sure to feel welcomed and supported.
We’re more than just a yoga and fitness studio—we’re a community. So stick around and hang out for awhile! Oak Studio offers a roomy lobby with free coffee and local products to explore. Because we believe that your time spent at the studio should be time spent just for you.