Bad Yogi City Guide: Indianapolis, Indiana
Despite what you may have heard, there is definitely more than corn in Indiana! A busy, progressive city set inside a traditional midwestern state, Indianapolis is full of culture, diversity, and art. It’s residents are friendly, full of small-town charm, and love for racing, running, cycling, and yoga. Whether you’re looking to camp with the family, or spend the night on the town, you’ll find something of interest here in Indy.
The yoga community is rich and active in Indianapolis and surrounding areas! If you are in the area during the summer solstice, you will definitely want to attend Monumental Yoga! Thousands meet in the center of the circle city for an outdoor yoga class and many other activities during the Yoga Village where you can check out vendors. Mini “sample” classes are able to be taken throughout the event. This event is meant to bring awareness to the yoga community in the city, and to raise money for Mighty Lotus, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit that brings yoga and meditation practices to our youth.
CITYOGA many workshops going on, and a huge variety of classes every day of the week. The offer everything from traditional Mysore Ashtanga to hot vinyasa.
“A yoga studio dedicated to you doing you.” With a recently updated, beautiful space, this studio has something to offer for everybody. (including childcare!) Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.
They offer several classes a week, catering to all different levels, and you’ll be able to check out their rock climbing in addition to taking yoga class!
With 4 studio locations and more than 80 hours of class per week, you’re sure to find a time and place that fits your schedule. There mission statement is: We meet you where you are: physically, spiritually and geographically. They also offer a variety of workshops.
Nature & Art
The art museum and gardens at Newfields is truly something you don’t want to miss. The museum, featuring everything from modern, African, and fine art, is set amongst stunning gardens and archeteture. There is something of interest for the entire family here. Eagle Creek Park, is full of many nature centers and hiking trials, and somewhere the whole family will love. The park features camping and is a true oasis tucked away outside the busy city.
If you’re downtown, take a stroll through White River Park where you’ll be able to watch a game at Victory Field, and where you’ll also find the Indianapolis Zoo. The zoo has something fun going on all year long, including their Christmas at the Zoo. Located just north of downtown, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the largest children’s museum in the world and definitely worth a visit! With many family friendly exhibits, there is truly something fun and of interest for all ages.
Food & Nightlife
If you’re looking for nightlife, the Broad Ripple Village area is full of fun places to check out, especially the Vogue which features live entertainment of a huge variety. Mass Ave, featuring of the Old National Theater and it’s many events, is lined with many different local shops and restaurants including several vegetarian and vegan options. my personal favorite, 45 Degrees, has some of the best sushi in town featuring half-priced sushi rolls (with a drink purchase) on Sundays!
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