We’re excited to be part of the first-ever Indy Water Safety Week presented by the new Indy Aquatic Alliance! Enjoy free water safety programs and swim events at 30 locations across Greater Indianapolis throughout the week. All activities are free and open to the public. And here’s what you can do at the YMCA!
Free Water Safety Classes
To help keep kids safe, we have over 300 spots open for free “Safety Around Water” classes for ages 5-12 from June 17-20 at seven area YMCAs. In four, half-hour classes, the Y’s certified swim instructors will teach children basic safety skills and concepts, such as jump, push, turn, grab and swim, float and swim.
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“America’s Swim Instructor”
Safety Around Water teaches basic water awareness skills, but is not a substitute for learning how to swim. Swim lessons are always available at eight area YMCAs for a fee and at most Y Summer Day Camps. Known as “America’s Swim Instructor,” the Y also offers swim teams, clinics, water fitness classes, certifications and training and many more aquatics programs year-round. Scholarships are available for all of these programs.
Join us this summer for a YMCA sampler of classes at Mind Over Mash Brewing in Brownsburg! You can expect fun music, up-beat instructors, calorie blasting workouts, and cold beers! After you sweat, stick around for a drink and social time with fellow participants at the brewery. No registration required, just show up ready to workout!
When: 5:30-6:15 pm
Location: Mind Over Mash Brewery
(486 Southpoint Cir STE 106, Brownsburg)
- JUNE 6: Zumba
- June 20: Yoga (BYOMat)
- July 18: LesMills BodyAttack
- August 15: Turbokick
- September 19: Cardio Dance
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:
Contact Rachel Raymond at email@example.com for additional information
WORKSHOP DATES & FOCUS:
June 22: Labyrinth Walk with James
Walking the labyrinth has been a form of walking meditation for close to 3000 years and is found in many religious/spiritual traditions. This workshop will have a short introduction to the history, traditions, and spirituality of the labyrinth and then participants will have an opportunity to meditation using a labyrinth. All levels welcome.
July 14: Balancing the Body Part 1 – Sitting to 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 participants will leaving understanding postures that help balance out the effects of sitting too much. All levels welcome!
July 27: Reducing and Eliminating Low Back Pain with Rachel
Yoga offers many benefits that can help relieve or prevent low back pain. There are many contributors to this pain both physical and mental. Learn how to strengthen, stretch and relax the body. Postural alignment, balance and coordination will also be addressed. Learn how to recognize stressful or emotional states and how they contribute to physical health. All levels welcome.
August 11: Feet off the Ground with Rachel
Learn how to work towards lifting your feet off the ground in this challenging, yet fun inversion and arm balance workshop. Learn how to engage and strengthen your core to balance in arm balances and trust your body and your mind to turn upside down in inversions.
August 24: Yoga for Kids
1:00-1:45pm “African Safari” ages 3-5
A yoga routine tailored just for Little Bodies! Your child will breathe, stretch and play in a fun yoga way, all as we go on an imaginary trip to Africa.
2:00-3:00pm “I Can: Developing a Growth Mindset” ages 6-11
Yoga helps build confidence and calm, as well as strengthens the body and the mind and is the perfect format to encourage a positive attitude. “A Growth Mindset” is the belief that skills, intellect and talents can be developed versus thinking we “aren’t smart” or giving up because “I’m not good at something”. “I Can” will be our mantra as we do a routine tailored for kids ages 6-11.
September 8: 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.
September 28: Meditation and Stress Relief with James
An introduction to the nature of stress, it’s effects on the body, and how meditation can help reduce stress. Class members will be taught a simple stress relief meditation based on the research of Dr. Herbert Benson’s relaxation response.
October 13: 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.
October 26: Exploring the Chakras with Jodie
In this workshop, we will discuss the 7 energy centers in the body and look at yoga poses that aim at opening and balancing each. We will also work on poses that relax all 7, and open all 7, with Chakrasana (wheel) as our challenge pose. All levels are welcome, however wheel pose is more advanced, as it is a deep backbend.
November 10: 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.
December 8: Yin to Yang with Robert
Cultivate harmony with this yogic practice based on the philosophy of balancing seemingly opposite elements. Begin with a continuous flow of dynamic and warming movements then settle into deep, cooling, and rejuvenating postures. All levels welcome.
December 28: Restoration and Resolutions with Alli
Get a post-holiday re-boot and resolve to evolve! Enjoy a restorative practice and look at New Year’s resolutions with a new perspective. Learn how to develop a “Sankalpa” that will be sustainable and supportive of you in your journey through the new year!
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”
- Jan 12, 26: Winter Wonderland
- Feb 9, 23: Luau
- Mar 9, 23: Dr. Seuss
- Apr 13, 27: Forests
- May 11 , 25: Horses
- Jun 8, 22: Travel
- Jul 13, 27: Christmas in July
- Aug 10, 24: Science
- Sep 14, 28: Smurfs
- Oct 12, 26: Magic
- Nov 9, 23: National Literacy Month
- Dec 7, 14, 28: Trains