Jai Rhythm Yoga came about when Colin Brightfield and Rob Hess decided to create a yoga tribe focused on living life to the fullest, bringing excitement to yoga, and celebrating community. Both Colin and Rob led popular yoga classes in the DC metropolitan area, and became friends through their shared love of the yoga practice. After giving some thought to opening a studio in the DC area, Colin envisioned a studio near the ocean that had a major music element, as well as offering a rich variety of vinyasa yoga practices and special events.
Colin Brightfield first moved to Ventura from Washington, D.C. in June 2012. Looking to create something new in Ventura, Colin had the innovative idea to practice yoga in the beautiful seaside parks around his neighborhood. So he immediately started offering donation yoga classes in Marina Park in Pierpont every morning at from 7am – 8am on weekdays and from 9am-10am on the weekends which would continue without break for over a year.
Colin created and built signs and posters to spread the word around the neighborhood. Some days only a few people showed up to practice, and some mornings there was a legitimate crowd. Either way, Colin would show up every morning and consistently share yoga to whomever came, building a grass roots yoga community starting with his neighbors in the Pierpont area of Ventura. Colin Brightfield was the first yoga teacher to begin sharing donation yoga classes in the parks outside along the Ventura Coast, stirring up the local yoga scene as people began to embrace Colin’s emphasis on community and fun.
The community that was growing around Jai Rhythm grew to the point where Colin knew it was possible to begin developing his dream yoga studio. He initiated the steps of looking for a space and securing funding for his project, drafting plans and as always, teaching donation yoga in the park everyday. Colin recruited Rob Hess to join him from Washington, D.C. when the studio was near ready to open. They worked to finish the build out together and Colin and Rob opened the doors to Jai Rhythm on July 19th, 2013 for their first yoga practice.
Together, Colin and Rob are leaders in a movement towards awareness, commitment to excellence, sharing positivity and passion to create experiences of presence, celebration, and inspiration. At Jai Rhythm, we hope that by living to our fullest, we can inspire you to be triumphant in your own life.