By Sophia Ling
Carmel couple Cindi and Greg Odle recently opened their own yoga studio, Baptiste Power Yoga Indianapolis, at 1021 W. Main St. in Carmel. The studio is affiliated with Baptiste yoga, which focuses on physical practice, meditation and inquiry work for personal development.
“It’s yoga for how we live today. It connects people with the realities of today and gives them tools not just for yoga but for their entire life,” Cindi said. “We pride ourselves on having yoga for everybody because it is for everybody. We want people to feel comfortable showing up. Each body is different. I may never look like someone else in a certain position, but I’ll always feel amazing after it.”
Launching a business amid a pandemic presented a unique set of challenges, but the Odles were persistent. They believe yoga can provide many benefits in trying times.
“Yoga resets my thinking,” Cindi said. “For an hour, I can take a break, be in a different mindset, then do the next thing from a different place.”
To increase accessibility of classes, the studio is presenting livestream options. In keeping with safety protocols, the studio is constructed with wider hallways and an open concept design to allow people to spread out and socially distance. For air quality control, there is an exhaust fan with an UVC filter that kills viruses and germs.
Learn more at baptistepoweryogaindy.com.