An avid cyclist and runner, Mindi Epstein came to yoga as a way to move her body in any direction other than forward. She sought a workout in yoga to complement her other activities, but found instead an ages-old practice that balances her body and mind, opens her heart and brings a deep and lasting tranquility.
After a long career as a Senior Vice President of marketing and communications for a large not-for-profit organization, Mindi found that she could motivate more people through classes, personal yoga instruction and yoga teacher training than through a mass marketing campaign.
In September 2013, Mindi founded Main Street Yoga in Speedway, IN to serve a growing town with expanding interests that lacked a yoga studio. The Speedway community quickly embraced Main Street Yoga as their own. In less than 2 years she opened a second studio in Danville, right on the main square of this quaint, historic town. Peace through Yoga expanded to a third location in October 2017. Today, three warm and welcoming studios bring serenity to the heart of Speedway, Danville and Franklin Indiana.
Mindi inspires her students to find beauty in their bodies and deeper meaning in their lives through individual expression of yoga poses. She brings sensitivity and attention to alignment in her classes so her students may deepen their awareness and experience the fullness of life both on and off the mat. Her concept of “real life yoga” makes Peace through Yoga’s neighborhood studios warm and inviting without pretense or judgment. As the Director of Peace through Yoga’s Real Life Yoga Immersion, Mindi has expanded this concept of living your yoga to the training of future teachers and dedicated yoga practitioners in a thorough and inspirational training program that exceeds Yoga Alliance’s requirements for the 200-hour certification.