By Mark Ambrogi
Darin Moon figured a yoga studio would be a nice addition to his Crossfit Thrive business.
“From Clay Terrace all the way up to (Ind.) 32 and Grand Park, there is no yoga studio,” said Moon, who is a co-owner with Holly Bezy. “We thought we have the resources and facilities for it, so why not open up a yoga studio for the Westfield, Noblesville and Carmel community in this area? As far as I know, this is the only yoga studio in Westfield.”
Thrive Yoga, a 2,000-square-foot space, was added to Crossfit Thrive, 17406 Tiller Court, Suite 100, Westfield.
There are two certified yoga instructors, Sara Althouse and Teri Russell, both Noblesville residents and Shamrock Wellness instructors. Classes began Nov. 2. There was a grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Westfield Mayor Andy Cook and Chamber of Commerce members.
“We’re starting off slow with some basic times. As we build, we’ll be adding much more times for people,” Moon said. “We’re willing to get coaches there for the times they are interested in.”
The one-hour sessions are 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Saturday’s session is at 10 a.m.
“We feel that the response has been really great so far,” Moon said. “We are continuing to build brand awareness in the community and hope that, over time, we will be well known as Westfield’s premier yoga service. Our goal as a business is to build a thriving community and help our customers live a healthy lifestyle. We have been doing this for a long time through our Crossfit program. We felt that yoga would be a great addition to our brand and the experience that we provide.”
Prior to opening, Moon said they held yoga in the park sessions.
“They were really great for helping people get to know we were up and coming in the area,” he said. “We hope to do some more fun stuff like this in the future for the community.”