My Father’s Garden to offer yoga, Tai Chi

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The new My Father’s Garden of Health site has a special room for events such as yoga or Tai Chi. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

By Anna Skinner

My Father’s Garden of Health owner Betsy Rabold  moved her shop to 201 Mill St. for the larger space. She wanted more room to host activities.

Rabold will begin offering yoga classes at the new shop the week of April 10.

“Part of the reason we moved was so we could offer movement classes, primarily yoga,” she said. “We wanted to be more encompassing of natural health modalities, and that was one of the things that just seemed the natural fit.”

Six yoga classes will be offered. Five class sessions will cost $50; 10 class sessions will cost $105; and drop-in yoga participants will pay $14 per class.  ChakraDance yoga also will be offered but not included in the multiple-session price.

“It helps to open up those chakras and maintain a good flow of energy and vitality,” Rabold said. “It can definitely help with movement for folks who are unable to move well. You can even be sitting and doing ChakraDance. It’s whatever somebody makes it, but more of a freestyle.”

The ChakraDance will be a series of nine weeks.

In addition to yoga, Tai Chi classes will be offered in May and continue through June. Seven sessions will cost $70. Tai Chi is a gentle martial art that aids in fall prevention and more.

For more or to register, visit, or call 317-399-7999.

Upcoming art show

My Father’s Garden of Health will feature art from Soaring Heart Studio as well as a live musician in the courtyard from 7 to 10 p.m. May 12. Light refreshments will be served and art will be for sale. For more, visit