At the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, we are always providing events and opportunities for our community to learn, grow and thrive, to work for a better us.

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Feb
20
Wed
Annual Campaign Kickoff @ Hendricks Regional Health YMCA
Feb 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

The YMCA has been serving the Westside community for 65 years and we believe everyone should have access to the Y. Our goal is to raise $188,000 in 2019 so that we can live up to our commitment to being open and accessible to all. The Hendricks Regional Health YMCA will host its Annual Kick-Off Breakfast on Wednesday, February 20, spotlighting food from local Westside restaurants. We will also honor the recipients of our 2019 Cause-Driven Leadership & Volunteer Awards. Please join us for this event as a way to show your support for our YMCA and those we serve. Sarah Fisher, IndyCar driver, will be our special guest speaker at this event.

As a 9 time Indy 500 starter and the most by a woman, Sarah Fisher holds many records. Including the first woman to win the pole position for a major North American open-wheel event, the fastest woman to ever qualify for the Indianapolis 500 and the still current track record holder at Kentucky Speedway. After 8 years of INDYCAR team ownership, driving for herself in 3 of those years, being awarded “Indy’s Best and Brightest Leaders under 40,” voted “Most Popular Driver” four times in two separate series (INDYCAR and Nascar), and leading all American Josef Newgarden to his first 2 victories in INDYCAR, it won’t surprise you that her newest venture is an Indoor Karting Facility and Racing Restaurant (Speedway Indoor Karting, 1911 Grill) in Speedway, Indiana. Fisher and her husband Andy live on the south side of Indianapolis with their 2 children Zoey (7) and Danny (4).

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

 

Feb
23
Sat
3rd Annual YMCA Cycle-A-Thon – Select your local Y below to register! @ All 12 YMCA of Greater Indianapolis locations
Feb 23 all-day

RIDE FOR A CAUSE! Participants ride for one hour under the direction of our enthusiastic YMCA staff. Each registrant will receive a T-shirt and are given the tools to raise extra funds to help support local YMCA programs for those who could not otherwise afford them.

Create an individual homepage before or during registration to earn extra incentives when you raise (including your registration fee) $50, $100, $250 and $500 or  $1,000+! Share your team with friends and family to support your ride!

Multiple hour long sessions available at each YMCA (each additional session counts toward the swag prizes!)

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities click the DOWNLOAD button below or email Abby Waeiss at awaeiss@indymca.org or call 317.713.8545

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Select any of our 12 YMCA centers below to see time slots and to register. Invite friends! Do more than one session!

 

Cycle-a-thon

THANK YOU SPONSORS:

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YMCA World Fair @ Fishers High School
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bring the entire family as you taste delicious food, play cultural games, and enjoy authentic performances from all over the world at this FREE community event! The World Fair is a wonderful way to learn about different cultures and traditions of countries around the world, without leaving the warmth of Fishers High School. This event is completely free and open to the public. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Yoga Workshops: Reducing and Eliminating Low Back Pain @ Hendricks Regional Health YMCA
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Yoga Workshops: Reducing and Eliminating Low Back Pain @ Hendricks Regional Health YMCA | Avon | Indiana | United States

Yoga workshops are designed to deepen your yoga practice by focusing on different breathing techniques, postures, and meditation practices.

Each workshop will be two hours long and will be offered the second Sunday and fourth Saturday of each month.

Cost per workshop:
$20/member
$40/non-members.

Contact Rachel Burge at rburge@indymca.org for additional information

 

WORKSHOP DATES & FOCUS:

February 23: Bolsters, Blankets & Blocks, OH MY! with Alli

Mindful yogis understand that props like blocks and straps provide stability and support for the body while moving into more difficult poses.  Moreover, they can help the body stretch and strengthen without undo strain allowing the practitioner to let go and be more present in the pose.  Come learn a myriad of ways you can use props to develop and deepen your practice! All levels welcome.

 

March 10: Balancing the Body – Part 1: Yoga for Sitting Too Much with Jodie

Do you have a job where you sit all day? Are you noticing aches, pains and loss of flexibility in your hips? This workshop focuses on anatomy that is negatively impacted by our sedentary lifestyles. We will work on specific postures for the hips and core, so that participants will leave understanding

 

March 23: Focus on Backbends with Katarina

A heart-opening workshop with a focus on gently opening our hearts through functional warm up of our shoulders, chest and upper back which lead to more advanced poses. You will learn how to use and integrate your muscles to keep you safe and strong while finding the edge of the pose in your body. Workshop will include brief Dharma talk (Yoga principles) and a pranayama or meditation. All levels welcome.

 

April 14: Road to Recovery: The Healing Powers of Yoga with Rachel

Almost everyone acquires a mental or emotional wound that creates depression, fear, anxiety, or stress. These wounds can manifest into physical ailments and hold us back from living a happier, healthier life. Come experience a “body centered” perspective for growth and recovery through the healing powers of yoga asanas and breathing. All levels welcome.

 

April 27: Pranayama and Meditation with Robert

Learn and experience the classical breathing techniques of yoga to quiet the mind. Then dive deep into the practice by exploring various meditation practices. All levels welcome.

 

May 19: Balancing the Body – Part 2: Yoga for Tech Neck with Jodie

Do you sit at a computer all day or spend hours looking down at your phone? Are you noticing pain or tension in your shoulders or neck? This workshop looks at anatomy that is negatively impacted by our tech focused lifestyles. The postures will target the chest, neck and shoulders, so that participants will leave understanding postures that help balance out the effects of using technology too much. All levels welcome.

 

To register: Click on the class name and you’ll be redirected to the registration page in our Active system. When you are redirected, if you do not have an Active login, first click on the button to create one, then search for “YOGA WORKSHOP”