By Mark Ambrogi
Running had always been a big part of Tara Bushong’s life, competing in cross country and track at Butler University.
“I was just looking for another form of exercise,” Bushong said of picking up yoga nearly 10 years ago.
Now it’s a full-time pursuit. Bushong and her husband, Thane, opened Shine Yoga Wellness Studio, 833 Conner St., Noblesville, in June. Prior to opening the studio, Bushong, a 41-year-old Noblesville resident, was a pharmaceutical sales representative. She is mother of four boys, ranging from 4 to 12 years old.
“I can come home from a yoga class to the craziness that is my life with four boys, and I know everything is OK,” she said. “It’s been very rewarding for both my husband and myself. I’m trying to create a space where everybody feels welcome.”
Bushong’s studio offers a wide variety of yoga classes for all levels, from beginner to more experienced individuals.
“We also offer noon classes, which have been pretty popular among people working for the city or the hospitals or students at Ivy Tech,” she said.
“People can get in and get a good workout and get back to their day,” she said.
One popular feature, Bushong said, is the studio offers yoga for young athletes.
“It’s something we’re going to keep developing,” she said. “It’s for youth through high school for whatever might be their sport. We were contacted by a travel baseball coach who said he would like all his players in the off-season to take yoga once a week. So we have this class of boys which is very different.”
There also have been boys and girls tennis players and cross-country runners in that class, taught by Gina Rodgers.
“Yoga is very healthy and therapeutic and helps prevents injuries,” Bushong said. “This is a class we take on site, whether it be at a school or a training facility.”
Bushong said the studio offers heated and non-heated yoga classes.
The studio also offers corporate yoga in that a group can come to the studio and teach classes or they will travel to their place of business for a group. Bushong said the studio plans to add prenatal care classes and yoga for cross training.
For more, shineyogawellness.com.