The spookiest event of the year is back and better than ever!

Tour the Catacombs after yoga

The chilly catacombs winding their way in Indianapolis’ historic underground may not bring to mind the tranquil ease of your typical yoga class, but that didn’t scare the more than 200 visitors who attended last year’s inaugural Yoga in the Catacombs fundraiser.

A YMCA instructor guided back-to-back sessions of sell-out crowds through mindful yoga techniques and poses accompanied by the eerie musical stylings of a local musician. Hundreds of “yogis” filled the historic space for calming and unique class experience.

This year, three yoga instructors will lead three beautifully choreographed sessions followed by a guided tour of the catacombs led by City Market staff. Spots filled up in just one week last year, so get your tickets for the Oct. 26 event today!


The cost for the one-hour yoga session and 20-minute historical tour of the City Market catacombs is $30.

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Give back while having fun

Yoga in the Catacombs raises funds for the YMCA at the City Market‘s Annual Campaign, which provides scholarships for Y memberships and programs, keeping the Y accessible to all, regardless of income or financial circumstances. $22 out of every $30 ticket sold will go back to the Y’s Annual Campaign. Last year, the event raised over $3,000. Help us double the amount raised to $6,000 this year!

What you need to know about Yoga in the Catacombs

  • What are the floor conditions in the catacombs?
    The catacombs have an all dirt floor. The YMCA will provide spray bottles and towels to help clean off mats and clothing after each session.
  • What is the temperature down there?
    The catacombs stay at a  pretty constant cool, but not chilly, temperature. You may want to bring a jacket.
  • Where do I park?
    There are parking meters all around the City Market campus. Public parking is available in the eight-story Market District Garage less than a block away on 101 N. New Jersey St.
  • Will there be extra mats?
    We strongly encourage you to bring your own mat. The YMCA will have a VERY LIMITED number of mats available. We cannot guarantee a mat for everyone.
  • Where do I check in?
    Check in at the YMCA at the City Market located at 242 E. Market St. After all guests in your party are checked in, you will be escorted to the catacombs 15 minutes before your session. Please arrive early to allow time to check in.

More questions about Yoga in the Catacombs?

Please contact YMCA wellness director Maggie McCoy at 317.612.3086.

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