SPEEDWAY — Mindi Epstein has created an oasis from the cares of daily life at Main Street Yoga in Speedway.
“This really is a dream come true for me,” Epstein said. “This wasn’t really a big jump for me because I’m truly passionate about yoga.”
Epstein is a business-minded individual and continues to work a full-time position at JCC Indianapolis where she is the senior vice president of internal and external relations.
“I’ve been there for 12 years,” she said “I started as a graphic artist.”
She said she’s never been nervous about opening her own business.
“I do still have my full-time job, but this (the yoga studio) does not feel like work to me,” Epstein said. “I can honestly say I’ve never lost a night’s sleep over this. I’ve just put one foot in front of the other. I’ve opened the doors and people have walked in.”
She started yoga to help keep her body strong as a cyclist.
“I had someone ask me if I realized I was always going forward,” Epstein said. “The body is meant to move in different directions. I thought yoga would make me a better bike rider.”
She ended up teaching yoga at Peace through Yoga at Eagle Creek Park.
“They also have a studio in Zionsville on Main Street,” Epstein said.
Main Street Yoga has classes for adults and children.
“I have a very talented teacher that works with children on the spectrum,” she said. “She integrates projects with yoga poses. I really hope this takes off because I feel it’s a service we can do for the community.”
And, she said, she loves her new studio.
“There is just a peacefulness here,” she said. “The people who’ve come in love it here.”