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Hubby/wife team of Ellen/Michael Bradley (former UK Wildcat, NBA 1st Rd. pick, Raptors) expanding Moksha Yoga Cincinnati at Columbia Square with Open House Party this Sat. March 2, opening up new U-Square studio in Clifton: Recession-Busting Heat. 100+ degrees, inside. Be Healthy. Be Accessible. Live Green. Sangha Support. Reach Out. Live to Learn. Be Peace.

Posted in PR with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 03/01/2013 by @CincinnatiPR

Moksha Yoga Cincinnati Expansion Party this Sat. March 2 [Columbia-Tusculum, Columbia Square] 

Moksha Yoga Press Release – For Immediate Release: Moksha Yoga Cincinnati unveils expanded Columbia Square studio Saturday expanding with new USquare studio in Clifton

Moksha Yoga in “New In Town,” Cincinnati Enquirer, Jan. 11, 2013

Moksha Yoga: The Recession Buster

Moksha Hot Yoga– quite literally – is booming with new Clifton studio, Cincy expansion

Five-year-old Moksha growing with USquare studio in 2013, expanding by 50 percent in Cincy. 

When people are stressed, they need exercise, and mental purity, perhaps more than ever.’

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ March 1, 2013] The husband-and-wife team of Ellen and Michael Bradley, owners of the first Moksha Yoga studios in the United States via Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, never doubted their recipe of physician and mental serenity would succeed in The ‘Natti.

They readily, and happily admit, however, to be amazed at the speed with which Cincinnatians and clients from all across the Tristate – people from all walks, shapes, sizes and colors – have embraced the heat, power and peace delivered by their enterprise, Moksha Yoga, a new breed of the practice in 100-degree indoor heat.

“We knew it would be successful, but we’ve been blown away by the number of new people still coming in, every day. Maybe it’s the economy. When things are going bad, when people get all stressed out, they need something that will exercise the body, while calming the mind,” said Ellen Bradley, a Northern Kentucky native who met her husband and business partner in college at Villanova University.

The Moksha Yoga community in Greater Cincinnati has mushroomed past 7,000 clients. As a direct response, the Bradleys have followed through on the local portion of their growth strategy (they would still like to add studios regionally in Louisville and Lexington) with a new studio opening at U-Square in Clifton early next year, while expanding their Cincinnati studio by 50 percent with a new massage therapy practice, Flourish Massage.

The Bradleys credit a skilled, loyal team of more than two dozen instructors for their ability to continue to grow and expand, in the midst of a tumultuous economic backdrop.

“Our teachers are the heart of Moksha Yoga,” said Ellen, who still teaches classes several times a day. Moksha Yoga Cincinnati and Moksha Yoga Northern Kentucky classes start as early as 6 a.m. and continue through the late evenings, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Classes are conducted in strict silence and 100-degree heat, lasting one hour, with no Blackberrys nor iPhones allowed.

One of the seven pillars* of Moksha Yoga is “Be Accessible.” The new USquare studio for Moksha Yoga Cincinnati will measure over 3,000 square feet and cater to UC students, employees and personnel, as well as the nearby hospitals and burgeoning medical community. The studios offer regular yoga classes for kids, and pre-natal yoga instruction.

That’s the cool thing, you can come in completely new, unable to even touch your thighs, and it doesn’t matter,” Ellen added.

“Nobody will judge you. If you can breathe, you can do Moksha Yoga.”

Co-owner Michael Bradley, current head basketball coach at Summit Country Day High School, was a dominant college hoopster, playing for Tubby Smith as a Wildcat at the University of Kentucky before transferring to Villanova. A first-round pick of the Toronto Raptors, he and Ellen picked up the Moksha Yoga addiction in Canada, birthplace of the movement, which they continued to practice through several stops on the European professional basketball circuit in Spain, Germany and Lithuania. When the couple moved back to Ellen’s hometown of Northern Kentucky five years ago, they launched Moksha Yoga. Ellen (nee Suetholz) grew up in Fort Mitchell and graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1997.

For more info, visit or, call (513) 321-YOGI (9644) or send an e-mail to

*The Seven Pillars: Be Healthy. Be Accessible. Live Green. Sangha Support. Reach Out. Live to Learn. Be Peace. 

Moksha Yoga Cincinnati and NKy, run by hubby/wife Ellen and Michael Bradley, heat up Sunday Business section in The Cincinnati Enquirer

Posted in PR with tags , , , , on 07/25/2011 by @CincinnatiPR

Moksha Yoga Cincinnati, NKy in Cincinnati Enquirer - 7.24.11

Ellen Bradley, high school and Villanova tennis star from Northern Kentucky, knew her husband would love Cincinnati.

Aforementioned hubby, Michael Bradley of NBA and University of Kentucky basketball fame, never doubted his wife’s passion for health, fitness and an eco-friendly lifestyle.

Michael Bradley, former UK/NBA star, owner of Moksha Yoga Cincinnati and NKy

Together, the two former Wildcats have clicked as husband-and-wife entrepreneurs behind a successful and growing business, Moksha Yoga.

Moksha Yoga Cincinnati and Moksha Yoga Northern Kentucky, specifically.

Yesterday (7.24.11), Moksha Yoga was featured in the Sunday Business section of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

The story can be found here:|topnews|text|Business

The Bradleys opened Moksha Yoga Northern Kentucky in Crescent Springs in 2008 ( and Moksha Yoga Cincinnati in Columbia-Tusculum late last year (

The word “Moksha” means freedom, and the goal of Moksha Yoga is to involve people in a Green, clean, hot yoga series that stretches, strengthens and tones muscle, while detoxifying the body and calming the mind.

Classes are held in 102-degree heat and are rooted in the Moksha Yoga tradition; individual instructors bring their own unique knowledge and education to each class.

Each Moksha Yoga Studio Owner/Director, such as the Bradleys, customizes their individual shops with a community-based vibe.

1st in the U.S.: ~ (859) 344-YOGA (9642)

In Greater Cincinnati, the environment is friendly, engaged, ecologically conscious and committed to the owners’ mantra: “Calm Mind. Fit Body. Inspired Life.”


The two local Moksha Yoga studios in Greater Cincinnati ascribe to the Seven Pillars of Moksha Yoga:

1. Be healthy

2. Be accessible

3. Live Green

4. Support your community

5. Reach out

6. Live to learn

7. Be peace.

They also provide an oasis of free thought, strenuous exercise …. and a river of sweat, no matter what the weather is outside.

The Bradleys have been successful for numerous reasons, perhaps none more important than their community outreach. The couple has engaged its community with innumerable outreach programs, such as donated karma classes, and more than $35,000 in cash donations for local, regional, national and international charitable organizations.

“Moksha Yoga has been a labor of love from the beginning. I’m a partner, a member, but I’m also keenly interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle of personal fitness,” said Michael Bradley.

The Bradleys have been keen to keep classes affordable to the entire community, offering $7.50 “economy” classes and $5 classes for charitable causes and college students.

The benefits start with every one of those 900 breaths you’re going to take over the next hour. Make each one count,” Ellen said. Specific benefits are:

Reducing stress and tension;

Detoxifying the body through sweating and deep breathing;

Stimulating the lymphatic system while boosting the immune system;

Increasing flexibility while enhancing the cardiovascular system;

Improving sleep and promoting weight loss;

Increasing energy.


Michael Bradley is a former first-round NBA pick of the Toronto Raptors who still holds University of Kentucky basketball records for field goal percentage (accuracy of shots).

After two seasons in Lexington, he transferred to Villanova, where he met his wife, the former Ellen Suetholz, a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills. Michael also coaches basketball at Summit Country Day.

Ellen was a standout tennis star at Villanova who has practiced yoga for almost her entire life.

As Michael’s professional basketball career began to wind down, the couple looked to Moksha Yoga as a wise investment in a promising field.

“We were looking for an investment that would combine what we love, with a way to help people, in the most effective way possible,” said Ellen Bradley.

Columbia Square in Cincy: ~ (513) 321-YOGI (9642)

“The result is Moksha Yoga. We offer a holistic program that assimilates fairly grueling exercise – our rooms are kept at 102 degrees – with a mental and physical cleansing.”

Their brainchild is a member of a group of Moksha Yoga studios worldwide, an independent coalition of like-minded yoga aficionados and business people committed to ethical, compassionate and environmentally-conscious living. Classes are offered from Hong Kong to England, Trinidad, Thailand, Canada and the U.S.

This year, the Moksha Yoga concept has already opened in Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles and Denver.

The Bradleys are contemplating additional expansion in the Greater Cincinnati market, in the northern and eastern Cincinnati suburbs: West Chester, Kenwood, Montgomery and Mason, and others, are on the Moksha Yoga radar.

For more information, please contact Ellen through the websites of Moksha Yoga Northern Kentucky and Moksha Yoga Cincinnati or at

The Northern Kentucky studio is at 2428 High Street in Crescent Springs, near the Buttermilk Pike exit off Interstate 75  ~ (859) 344-YOGA (9642).

The Cincinnati studio is at 3527 Columbia Parkway, Building A, in the new Columbia Square shopping district, located across Delta Avenue from The Precinct ~ (513) 321-YOGI (9642).

For media inquiries regarding Moksha Yoga, please contact Mr. Andy Hemmer, President of PR at (513) 604-5428 or

Here’s the Moksha Yoga Cincinnati and Moksha Yoga Northern Kentucky press release, saved as JPGs:

Moksha Yoga Cincinnati, NKy press release for Cincinnati Enquirer - page ONE

Moksha Yoga Cincinnati, NKy press release for Cincinnati Enquirer - page TWO

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