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Haven Shala

A safe space, where every body is welcome to practice self-observation, through mindful movement & meditation.

A place for physical & mental health, as well as connection, & community.

Located in the Business District of

Bolivar, Ohio

About Us

At Haven Shala, we believe yoga is for every body. Our safe and welcoming space offers a range of classes, from deep stretching Yin Yoga to Vinyasa Yoga. All of our teachers are 200 ERYT or 500 ERYT certified and continue their education to provide a variety of techniques. We empower and inspire our students both on and off the mat, and aim to make mental health counseling and alternative healing practices accessible to all.

As a 'Health Hub' in Bolivar, Ohio, we utilize the beautiful nature surrounding us, including the Towpath, River, and Wetlands. We are home to The Bolivar Runners Club. Our goal is to build a community of like-minded individuals who share an interest in nature and wellness. Join us for indoor and outdoor events throughout the year and discover the unique charm of our town.

Our Teachers

Tara Risner

200 ERYT • Usui Reiki Practitioner • Social

Media/Marketing • Studio Owner

Tara's yoga journey began at the age of 13 when she took her very first class at The Yoga Place. She later went on to complete her 200 RYT certification at Yoga Strong Studios in 2016. Inspired by her own practice, Tara founded a yoga program at the Jackson School of Arts, located within Jackson High School, where she imparts the benefits of yoga and breath work to teenage artists. Known for her focus on unique transitions in her classes, Tara enjoys challenging her students to help them discover their physical and mental strength.

In 2023, Tara further expanded her holistic practices by completing her Usui Reiki Certification under Kara Pellegrene. Embracing the power of community, Tara values the sense of unity that comes with practicing and teaching yoga. Through the establishment of Haven Shala, she aspires to cultivate an inclusive and supportive community where individuals can feel accepted and encouraged.

Ashley Palmer

500 ERYT • Usui Reiki Practitioner • Kundalini & Hatha Yoga Certified

Ashley Palmer is a multi-talented individual, serving as a business owner, art teacher, and divinator specializing in Astrology and Tarot. With over a decade of personal yoga practice and more than five years of teaching experience, Ashley holds multiple certifications from various yoga studios. She completed her first Yoga Teacher Training program at Yoga Central and is certified in Hatha, Vinyasa, and Kundalini Yoga. Additionally, Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University and has obtained multiple certifications in Usui Reiki and Kundalini Reiki.

Beyond her dedication to yoga and holistic practices, Ashley finds joy in traveling, immersing herself in nature, creating art, and supporting the arts community. Her diverse skills and passions reflect a commitment to personal growth, creativity, and community engagement.

Kristie Leahy Comsia

500 ERYT • Trauma Sensitive Yoga • BSECE • Certified Ayurvedic Wellness Coach

Kristie is an experienced & trauma-sensitive yoga instructor who integrates evidence-based practices in a subtle and inclusive manner, catering to all bodies regardless of whether they specifically seek support in that area. Holding a certification as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), she brings a wealth of knowledge accumulated from over 5,000 hours of diverse teaching experiences. With a background in Early Childhood Education, Kristie infuses her classes with a sense of playfulness, creativity, and a never-ending thirst for learning.

Certified as an Ayurvedic Wellness Coach with a specialization in feminine-form Ayurveda, Kristie skillfully blends ancient wisdom with the demands of contemporary society, free from any intimidating dogma. Her approach is rooted in a deep respect for individual needs and a commitment to creating a nurturing and empowering space for all practitioners.


Single Class $17

1 Month Unlimited Classes $110


BEGIN 3 Class Package $45

5 Class Package $70

10 Class Package $125

15 Class Package $175

20 Class Package $220


An automatic deduction

will be made monthly.

Haven Shala Year Membership $108

Membership Benefits:

Unlimited Yoga Classes,

20% off In Studio Workshops, &

12 Bring a Friend Drop-In’s

Non refundable

1 year Monthly Membership Agreement Policy.

Haven Shala 3 Month Membership $95

Membership Benefits:

Unlimited Yoga Classes,

15% off In Studio Workshops, 3 Bring Friend

Drop-In’s Non refundable

3 Months Monthly Membership

Agreement Policy.

:: Get outside ::

The BRC is great motivation to get out & enjoy the nature around us.

Each week we meet at different locations around

Bolivar, Ohio!

The BRC is F R E E

• Every Sunday •

8:00a meet-up

8:15a R U N

Interested in hiking instead? Come along with us!

:: Everyone is welcome ::

Sarah Ford Counseling

“I'm a mental health counselor, providing telehealth individual counseling sessions in Ohio. I primarily focus on helping my clients cope with and find relief from anxiety, depression, and difficulties adjusting to life changes.”

Schedule a FREE 15 minute consultation, to see if you are

a good fit for therapy services.

Sara Ford LPC, Mental Health Counselor

Contact Us

Haven Shala

PO Box 292

110 Water St SE

Bolivar, Ohio 44612

Located on the top level of a historic building, in Bolivar.

Phone: (330)949-3736

Give the Gift of Yoga

Studio Operating Hours:

Our hours of operation are based on the class/event schedule listed on our Scheduling App, Vagaro.

The studio opens 20 minutes before the start of each class.

Cancellation/Refund Policies

To attend a class, we kindly require that everyone signs up online or ​notifies the studio in advance. If there are no sign-ups within 60 minutes of ​the class start time, it will be subject to cancellation. Our dedicated ​teachers commute from various locations in the surrounding Canton area, ​so it is essential to give them ample time to arrive and prepare for the class. ​If you encounter any difficulties while trying to sign up online, please feel ​free to reach out to us at your convenience. Your support and ​understanding are greatly appreciated.

We ask that you please reschedule or cancel at least 60 minutes before the ​beginning of class/workshop/event. You will be charged a $10 Non-​Refunded cancellation fee. Zero Membership or Package refunds. Only ​Single Class Purchases will be refunded, if cancelled in the appropriate time ​of 60 minutes prior to class. If class is scheduled through a package, and ​the class is not attended or "No Show", one class will be deducted from the ​package. Events are Non-Refundable if not cancelled in the appropriate ​time of 60 minutes prior to. Haven Shala reserves the right to cancel any ​service due to unforeseen circumstances, in which case customers will be ​notified as soon as possible, and offered a rescheduled appointment or a ​refund. By enrolling in our services, you acknowledge and accept the stated ​terms and conditions.

Created by Haven Shala, LLC • Established 2023 • Photography by David Dingwell & Kara Pellegrene