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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 weekly classes and monthly workshops 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!
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“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. As you may know, all across Indiana, the amount of heroin and meth addictions have skyrocketed over the past several years. For this reason, we will be offering the Y12SR/Yoga for 12-Step Recovery Program. We will be working on partnering with local and statewide agencies in hopes that this donation-based program will serve as part of the existing intervention programs set forth by the state of Indiana. Yogis using our membership passes help to contribute to the Y12SR program, Teen Challenge, and the United Children’s Methodist Home.
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.
Situated on the square across from the courthouse in the heart of Boone County, we feel that Lebanon is the perfect place for the Indiana Yoga Studio! Originally built in 1900, this historic building was lovingly restored to its original glory by Christine & Tim Yovanovich. 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 all of the foot traffic pass by seems 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. The laid-back feeling of small town interlaced with yoga and the arts is something to be experienced! The owner, 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 or enthusiasts of the arts will be a magical experience we hope to share with many of Boone County residents and others in the Midwest and beyond.
Indiana Yoga Studio circa 1920 ~ Lebanon, Indiana
We dedicate this studio to one of our 200-hour yoga teacher training students, Jessica Miller, who was unable to finish the course. She won a scholarship from the United Children’s Methodist Home to participate, but passed away from pneumonia in April, 2015. We lovingly remember Jessica by giving a portion of all 200-hours yoga teacher training students’ tuition to The United Children’s Methodist Home in her honor.
It is our goal to make this a yoga destination for the Midwest by initiating this time in history where we can say that we are taking control of our own health and preparing for a brighter, more vibrant future filled with joy. We are a nationally certified school dedicated to teaching the healing aspects of Yoga and preparing teachers to become the best that they can be. As you walk through our doors, it is our hope that it will transport you to a simpler time. Filled with friendly yoga teachers eager to share the healing aspect of yoga, we hope to make this a magical get-away where you can truly leave the world behind and rejuvenate, making this your yoga destination worth coming back to again and again!