“Having my own studio and being able to open the space at will was really important to me,” Combs says. “Yoga’s been a safe space for me as a gay man, and I want to provide that for others. I have such a cool community to partner with, and I want to do that any way I can.”
Rainbow Flow differs from typical yoga in that Combs opens each class with a general check-in. “Sometimes we all have very similar struggles, and I really try to foster that community vibe and increase a sense of awareness just by providing a safe space,” he says. It’s also another opportunity for LGBT+ people and their allies to meet outside of bars, he adds.