Parks & Rec Dept.
200 South Hamilton
Gahanna, OH 43230

(614) 342-4250
(614) 342-4100 Fax

Hours of Operation
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F


Programs include Urban Zen, Yoga, Active Adult (formerly Senior Center), Basketball & Volleyball Open Gym and Gahanna's walking team. For additional information or if interested in partnering with Gahanna Parks & Recreation to provide a new program contact our office 614-342-4250 or email

Urban Zen
Urban Zen Integrative Therapy was inspired by Donna Karan and developed by Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee. This class is designed to heal and restore. A certified Urban Zen Integrative Therapist will lead you through practices that include gentle movements, restorative yoga poses, aromatherapy, soothing breath awareness exercises, reiki, and meditation. In a world of over- stimulation and over-work, these practices can offer you a meditative sanctuary. Come join us in this inward healing journey.
This class is open to all! No yoga experience necessary.
Instructor: Lori Bower, certified Urban Zen Integrative Therapist
Class Day Date Time RDR/SR
111103C Thur Mar 6-Apr 10 5:45-6:55pm $75/$85
111103D Thur Mar 6-Apr 10 7:00-8:15pm $75/$85
311103F Thur May 1-June 5 5:45-6:55pm $75/$85
311103G Thur May 1-June 5 7:00-8:15pm $75/$85
Location: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd

Join our very experienced teachers who have studied with many great yoga teachers, including Rodney Yee, Colleen Seidman Yee, Doug Keller, Tim Miller,
Cyndi Lee, Angela Farmer, Swami Ramananda and more to provide students with a “true” yoga experience.”
Sue Johnson, RYT 500, RMT, Certified Yoga on High Instructor
Lori Bower, RYT500, RMT, Certified Yoga on High Instructor

Hatha Yoga for Every Body
Experience how yoga brings harmony to the body and mind and brings a refreshing sense of energy and peace. Explore the “why” and “how” of the yoga postures, health of the spine, deep breathing through a variety of practices, and learning how to quiet the mind through a host of meditative practices. Props assist in safety and ease as needed per student. Please bring a yoga sticky mat. 
Instructor: Sue Johnson
Class Day Date Time RDR/SR
110102B Tue Mar 4-Apr 8 5:45-6:55pm $75/$85
310102A Tue April 29-June 3 5:45-6:55pm $75/$85
310102C Tue June 24-Aug. 5 5:45-6:55pm $75/$85
(no class on July 1)
Location: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd
Class Day Date Time RDR/SR
110102B Tue Mar 4-Apr 8 7-8:15pm $75/$85
310102B Tue April 29-June 3 7-8:15pm $75/$85
310102D Tue June 24-Aug. 5 7-8:15pm $75/$85
Location: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd

Slow Flow Hatha Yoga
Gentle, slow flowing warm ups get the body and mind ready to move into a variety of more challenging flow series, including sun salutations and other creative flow movements. Meditation and breath work incorporated. Modifications provided for all student levels. This class will leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed, and energized. To enjoy your yoga experience, please bring a yoga “sticky” mat and 2 firm blankets.
Instructor: Sue Johnson
Class Day Date Time RDR/SR
110101B Wed Mar 5- Apr 9 10:30-11:45am $75/$85
310101A Wed April 30-June 4 10:30-11:45am $75/$85
310101B Wed June 25-Aug. 6* 10:30-11:45am $75/$85
(no class July 2)
Location: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd

Yoga For Kids
Simple, invigorating yoga poses engage your child’s natural, boundless energy to strengthen the body, improve coordination, while learning valuable lessons in positive thinking, and body, breath, and mind awareness while at the same time having FUN! We will be exploring music, song, relaxation and balloon belly breathing. The kinestheic, visual, and aural aspects this yoga class will lead
your child into self expression through color and drawing to reach into your child’s mind/body connection. You may be surprised what you may learn from your child’s unguarded intuition after releasing pent up energy and learning techniques to relax. Includes all supplies & equipment.
Instructor: Sue Johnson and Diane Schaefer, skilled yoga assistant
Ages: 8-10
Class Day Date Time RDR/SR
301301A Sat June 28 10am-12pm $30/$35
301301B Sat July 26 10am-12pm $30/$35
Location: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse

Yoga Workshops
by Shannon Barnette is a 200-RYT, Certified Center for Wholeness Instructor, Herbalist and Aromatherapist. She is currently studying to receive her 500 hour yoga therapy certification in August 2014. She has studied with teachers Anne Douglas and Dr. Ray Long to name a few. Shannon believes in yoga for EVERY-body.

Aromatherapy Yoga Workshop
Aromatherapy is beyond scented candles and body care products. Like yoga, aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years for its restorative benefits to the body. Come and learn what incorporating scents into a yoga practice can awaken for you. Participants will experience and learn the qualities of different essential oils, and how they affect the yoga practice. Essential oils can
help practitioners feel more mentally, physically and emotionally aware on and off of their mat. Students will receive information on essential oils and their affects. Open to all, no experience necessary!
Instructor: Shannon Barnette
Class Day Date Time RDR/SR
310105A Sat June 14 9:00am-12:00pm $45/$50
Location: Ohio Herb Education Center, 110 Mill St.

Centered – Yoga Workshop
Keeping life in balance is often easier said than done. Something always seems to present itself and cause stressful situations. Join us as we explore the affects of everyday stress, whether mental, physical or emotional on the body. Postures, Breath-work, Meditations will be explored and experienced. Students will receive copies of what was covered in this workshop so they can incorporate
these tools into daily life. Open to all, no experience necessary!
Instructor: Shannon Barnette
Class Day Date Time RDR/SR
310106A Sat July 12 9:00am-12:00pm $45/$50
Location: Ohio Herb Education Center, 110 Mill St.

Gahanna Get Moving Team
The Gahanna Get Moving Team has walked thousands of miles over the past few years, training and talking their way to fun and fitness. Liz Plott leads this group and will share her wisdom on walking and healthy lifestyles. The group meets at Creekside Park every Saturday morning at 8 am, rain or shine. Registration is required prior to participation call 614-342-4250 or
Instructor: Liz Plott
Class Day Date Time RDR/SR
760000 Sat Year-round 8am Free
Location: Creekside Park, 117 Mill St.

Basketball & Volleyball Open Gyms
Open gym participants must be 18 years of age and bring a valid driver’s license. Passes may be purchased at the Parks & Recreation office. Open gyms will run through April, 29 2014. Schedule including start date and skip dates will be posted at, all information listed below subject to change. 
Single Visit Pass
Resident Discount Rate: $5; Standard Rate: $8, If drivers license is not presented, participants will be charged standard rate. Please bring exact change.
Basketball Middle School South, 349 Shady Spring Drive
Age Day Date Time
18+ Tue Oct. 2013-April 29, 2014 8:30-10:30pm
Basketball Middle School South, 349 Shady Spring Drive (35 and over):
Age Day Date Time
35+ Thu Oct. 2013-April 24, 2014 8:30-10:30pm
Volleyball Middle School East, 730 Clotts Road
Age Day Date Time
18+ Tue&Thu Oct. 2013-April 29, 2014 8:45-10:30pm

New! Drop in Fitness at The Center (formerly the Gahanna Senior Center)
beginning March 2014, low-impact fitness programs at The Center are open to the public. Join some great programs and get out and active this season!
No pre-registration necessary – simply drop in for these classes. Programs are held through the Active Adult programming. Children and visitors are not permitted in classes. The Center is closed for holidays and other events, be sure to check the online calendar for more information.
Wabi® Tuesdays 8:30 - 9:25am
Aerobics – Low Impact Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30am
Beginning Line Dance Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:15am
Advanced Line Dance Tuesdays 11:15 - 12:00pm
Zumba – Low Impact Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:00am
Wabi® Thursdays 8:30 - 9:25am

Check in at the desk and pay at time of class.
$5 for Center Members (CM) (ages 55+)
$8 for Residents (RDR)
$10 Standard Rate (SR)

The Center Active Adult Programs
Participants must have completed waiver on file. Each class listed is priced per class, fees due prior to participation each day. Center Members are given priority if sessions fill. Program dates are listed below and subject to change. 

Wabi™ Movement – Move Now. Age Later
Enjoy the benefits of Wabi™ as you experience simple movement patterns choreographed to engage your brain through body activation. Wabi™ Movement is a non-aerobic program designed to meet you where you are. Side effects may include: increased vitality, more confidence when walking, quicker reaction times, increased clarity and focus, and greater overall balance. The program
was developed in Central Ohio by physical therapist, Shanon Paglieri and health coach, Jodie Fortine. Come and feel the Wabi™ difference.
Instructors: Shanon Paglieri, MSPT and Jodie Fortine, HCC
Class Day Date Time CM/RDR/SR (per Class)
Session I Tu or Thu Mar 18-Apr 10 $5/$8/$10
Session II Tu or Thu May 6-May 29 $5/$8/$10
Location: The Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd