Over 1,000 Expected for Yoga Event on Monument Circle
Free event hopes to spread the word, get more hooked on yoga
The lunch hour will probably be peaceful around Monument Circle, even with more than a thousand people on hand.
Listen to Ray Steele's report:
Just in time for the summer solstice, the Athenaeum Foundation is hosting the largest yoga event in Indianapolis. Starting at noon, more than 75 volunteer yoga instructors will lead a practice for the hundreds who have registered for the free event on the south end of the Circle, stretching onto part of South Meridian.
Cassie Stockcamp, president of the Foundation and also a yoga teacher, says the program will be designed for the beginner, as she and other yogis wants to encourage as many people as possible to try it.
Instructors will be scattered around the circle to help with alignment and basic yoga postures. They will also be available to answer any questions and keep participants motivated to stretch the hour away. "It’s a delightful event that promotes peace, tranquility and healthy living," said Stockcamp, adding that music will be provided by electric violinist Cathy Morris.
If you wish to participate, Stockcamp says you should arrive early, stretch, warm up and find a comfortable spot on the circle for their yoga mat. Participants should bring their own mat and a water bottle, as extra mats will be limited.
The event is free, though donations will be accepted for the non-profit organization Growing Places Indy and Y12ASR. Stockcamp says they also would like people to register online at monumentalyoga.eventbrite.com, but she says if you don't have time to register, there will still be room if you'd like to just show up.