Indiana Yoga Studio is a school of Yoga and Health dedicated to sharing the most authentic healing aspects of the ancient traditions of Yoga. In our quest for nourishing the body, mind and spirit, we rely on the wisdom of teachings that have proven to be effective over thousands of years. The physical postures are only a part of what we teach. Breathwork, meditation, Ayurveda/nutrition, and basic lifestyle changes are just some of the ancient teachings we share through our online workshops and teacher trainings taught by senior local and nationally recognized teachers. We also offer several service-oriented retreats to Costa Rica and India. Please visit our workshops and travel pages to learn more!
Indiana Yoga Studio Foundation
“Seva” is a Sanskrit word meaning “selfless service” or work performed without any thought of reward or repayment, usually contributions made for the improvement of a community. Service to others is very important to us. This is why we will be offering all classes by donation beginning in March 2021. These classes will be offered at our recent location, 116 N. Lebanon Street and various outdoor locations during the warmer months.
The Indiana Yoga Studio Foundation is also dedicated to the support of the Peace Through Yoga Foundation’s Costa Rican school for girls, founded by Dr. Sally Brown Bassett in 2006. Yogis that enter in any of our teacher training courses, whether to teach, or just wanting to deepen their yoga experience, contribute through their tuition to the Costa Rican effort.
Indiana Yoga Studio began its journey in the heart of Boone County in 2016. Across the street from the courthouse in Lebanon was the perfect place to begin Indiana Yoga Studio! Originally built in 1900, the historic building was lovingly restored to its original glory by Christine & Tim Yovanovich opening their doors in September, 2016. Giving the gift of yoga at the bicentennial anniversary of the State of Indiana inspired the very name of the studio. Hearing the clock tower strike on the hour while watching the foot traffic pass by seemed to transport us to another place in time. The friendliness of the local population is quite noticeable when visiting the local coffee shop next door and the surrounding businesses. Founder, Christine Yovanovich, is a songwriter and singer and has a deep appreciation for all forms of art. Bringing in art installments, kirtans (concerts), poetry nights, and ‘Cultivating Creativity’ workshops for local artists, writers and enthusiasts of the arts was a magical experience.
Due to the pandemic, IYS sold this historic landmark to a local business in need of space on December 21, 2020. Outdoor yoga classes at Memorial Park in Lebanon will be offered in the Spring/Summer. You can sign up online for these classes on our Facebook page and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as social distancing is required. In the meantime, we encourage you to take our free online classes under “Schedule” and take advantage of our upcoming online workshops and teacher trainings. We will also begin to offer our global retreats again once the pandemic allows safe travel.
Indiana Yoga Studio circa 1920 ~ Lebanon, Indiana