About Monumental Yoga

Indianapolis loves yoga. To celebrate our love for this ancient practice and the summer solstice, the Circle City hosts the single largest yoga event in the city. On June 21, the summer solstice, Monument Circle will become one big yoga mat as instructors from all over the city lead a flowing yoga class.

Join us for our Yoga Village with local artisans, restaurants, musicians and vendors! There will also be live music, acro yoga and hooping demos. The Yoga Village will be open before and after the yoga class.

This event is family-friendly. There will be a special 45-minute yoga routine for parents and their children ages six+ to do simultaneously with the main event. Parents must be present.

Monumental Yoga is a free event (or by-donation) and the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Proceeds benefit the non-profit Mighty Lotus. This event is organized by the Athenaeum Foundation.

Yoga Village + Live Music

Yoga Class

Meditation with Heartfulness

Family Yoga

Mighty Lotus

Mighty Lotus is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Indianapolis that is passionate about empowering underserved youth to overcome challenges and lead mindful, purposeful and healthy lives through the development of life skills using yoga, meditation and other awareness practices. Currently, Mighty Lotus is working with Indianapolis Public Schools to provide yoga classes to elementary school-aged children.

Anthenaeum

The Athenaeum’s purpose is to be a place where its members can nurture a sound mind and a sound body. Keep this tradition alive by experiencing all that the A offers. The Athenaeum preserves and enhances its historic German-American landmark to advance the Sound Mind in a Sound Body values of its founders through programming that lifts spirits and engages in diverse communities.

FAQ’s

When and where is Monumental Yoga?
Monumental Yoga takes place on the summer solstice – June 21 – on Monument Circle in the heart of downtown Indy. The first Monumental Yoga took place on June 21, 2013.
Is there bike parking?
Yes, we provide free, secure bike parking through IndyCog. Bike parking will be located near the west spoke of the Circle on West Market Street. There are also several Pacers Bikeshare stations nearby: on Monument Circle, at Washington and Meridian Streets, at City Market and at the City County Building.
Where do I park my car?
There are several garages near Monument Circle: Sheraton Hotel Garage (55 W. Ohio St.); Chase Tower Garage (120 N. Pennsylvania St.); Express Park Garage (20 N. Pennsylvania St.); Market Tower Garage (139 N. Illinois St.).
Can I bring my kids?
Please do! There is a family yoga section for kids ages six and older. Family Yoga will take place in front of the Emmis building on the southwest quadrant of the circle. Parents must be present with their kids in the family yoga section.
What is the yoga class style?
It is an all-levels vinyasa class – postures flowing together. One of our goals is to make yoga accessible to everyone.
What does it cost?
This event is free or by-donation. The net proceeds support Mighty Lotus, a local non-profit providing yoga to schools in the community. We encourage attendees to donate any amount they can via our Eventbrite.
What should I bring to Monumental Yoga?
Please bring your own yoga mat and water. If you have a dark colored yoga mat, we highly recommend bringing mat towel (available at most local yoga studios and lululemon in the Fashion Mall). The mat will be positioned in the sunlight and can become very hot. You may also want to bring a small hand towel and sunscreen.
Where do I find more information during the event?
The Monumental Yoga Information Booth will be located at the south spoke of Monument Circle, near the southeast corner of South Meridian Street. Volunteers and studios can check in here, too. You can also reach us by e-mail at info@monumentalyoga.com
Who can be a sponsor?
Anyone! We have three sponsor levels and welcome corporations, local businesses and organizations, and yoga studios.
I’m a volunteer or sponsoring studio. Where do I check in at the event?
Volunteers and studios can check in at our Monumental Yoga Information Booth located on the south spoke of Monument Circle, near the southeast corner of South Meridian Street.
Who started Monumental Yoga?
The Athenaeum Foundation‘s founding principles – “Sound Mind in a Sound Body” – led its president, Cassie Stockamp, to create Monumental Yoga. Her goal? To bring the Indy yoga community together and to offer a free class to the community!