Private Yoga Classes at the JCC Indianapolis
Yoga instructors at JCC Indianapolis possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to design safe and effective practices, instructing and assisting people in reaching personal health and fitness goals. Experience your first class or continue your journey at JCC Indianapolis!
New participants, please contact Cathleen at chamilton@JCCindy.org to schedule your first session.
Benefits of Private Yoga
Doing any type of yoga offers many benefits such as increased flexibility, calming of the mind, and improved cardiovascular health. Yoga can improve respiration and blood circulation, and has also been known to help lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.
Private Yoga Exercise Is Best Suited for …
Anyone! Young to old, beginner to experienced. Size and fitness levels do not matter because there are modifications for every yoga pose. The idea is to explore your limits, not strive for some pretzel-like perfection. It is a great way to get in tune with your body and your inner self, whether you’re looking for calm and relaxation or increased strength and energy.
What to Expect
Sessions with a JCC certified private yoga instructor are scheduled at a date and time that fits your schedule. We offer half-hour and hour sessions. To learn more or to schedule a session with one of our private yoga instructors, contact Cathleen at chamilton@JCCindy.org or 317-715-9245.
Our staff are trained to provide a variety of workouts emphasizing areas most important to you. We offer one-on-one private sessions, or if you prefer, a duet, trio, or quartet.
It is best to wear yoga pants and tops and yoga footwear for better gripping. Bare feet are not allowed for hygienic reasons. It’s important that the instructor can see your body shape and how your joints and muscles are moving. A billowy tank top or basketball shorts makes it harder for the teacher to see and correct your alignment.
Cost varies depending on the number of people in the session.
|Members||1 Hour Private||1 Hour Duet||1 Hour Trio||1 Hour Quartet|
|Members||1/2 Hour Private||1/2 Hour Duet||1/2 Hour Trio||1/2 Hour Quartet|
|Non-Members||1 Hour Private||1 Hour Duet||1 Hour Trio||1 Hour Quartet|
|Non-Members||1/2 Hour Private||1/2 Hour Duet||1/2 Hour Trio||1/2 Hour Quartet|
Please note that the JCC uses Daxko for all wellness services.
Members: Make all your purchases in one system, using the card the JCC already has on file for you. Just sign in to your Daxko account, search for your program and register.
Daxko Login Tips:
- Use the email address or phone number associated with your JCC membership account
- Follow the prompts to log in or reset your password
- If you get locked out or if your email is tied to multiple accounts, call the Welcome Desk at 317-251-9467 or email info@JCCindy.org.
JCC Private Yoga Instructors
Cara graduated cum laude with honors for excellence in Health Promotion from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Exercise Physiology. She has served as a trainer for the White House Athletic Center, where her personal training clients ranged from Department of Justice attorneys to members of the U.S. Marshal Service. Simultaneously, Cara served as a yoga and strength instructor for the Jewish Community Center in Fairfax, VA, as well as a prenatal fitness trainer for the Women’s Crisis Pregnancy Center in Washington D.C. Cara is dedicated to her clients and receives no greater joy than seeing her customers attain their goals and be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle long after she has stopped training them.
Alana has been enjoying sharing yoga with others for over 12 years. The benefits of yoga are limitless and she is passionate about sharing these mental, physical, and spiritual aspects the practice offers. During her training in California, a light-bulb moment occurred when she knew yoga was so much more than a fitness skill- it is truly a way of being. Her classes aim to offer balance, flow, and peace all while connecting with the best version of who you are.
Kathy is more than a certified E-RYT® 200; she is also a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Certified Personal Trainer and a SilverSneakers Certified Group Fitness Instructor. She spent many years trying to fit fitness and healthy living into her life. Her personal experience from the benefits of practicing convinced her she needed to continue sharing her experience with others. She currently shares her time in the therapy profession with her yoga and fitness, helping people of all ages find their own positive experience and wellness capabilities.
In addition to teaching Pilates Reformer, Ashley teaches yoga and is a Reiki Master. She is a certified yoga instructor (E-RYT® 200) with over 20 years of teaching experience. She formerly managed two wellness studios and was the Wellness School Manager at the JCC of Indianapolis for four years.
Her personal testimony of using the healing arts to ease anxiety, depression, and physical pain brings raw authenticity to her teaching style. Whether teaching Power Vinyasa or Restorative Yoga, Ashley’s classes always have a basis of healing, freedom, and play. Ashley’s students are often reminded to truly be still. She encourages students not to pass judgment on any challenges within or around the body—it is essential to accept contrast by asking what can be learned. Participants are encouraged to set their own pace and listen to their own bodies. All levels are welcome in every yoga class.
Ashley’s first formal training was with the founder of All People Yoga Center and creator of Heartland Yoga Therapy, Nancy Schalk in 2005. She spent the next seven years mentoring and training with Master Yoga Teacher, Linda Marques, and Grand Master Yoga Teacher, Jean Pierre Marques, at Coronado Yoga and Wellness Center in Coronado, California. She later studied Reiki with Christine Eartheart in Bloomington, Indiana. Ashley also studied PHI Pilates with Susan Holewinski in Indianapolis, IN, and with Christine Romani-Ruby in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Fitness is a Core Jewish Value
At the JCC, fitness isn’t just something we do; it’s who we are. Although exercise is not mentioned in the Torah, taking care of one’s health is. In fact, while other belief systems advocate for the healing power of prayer, Judaism encourages people to look after their health and seek counsel from medical experts. In Judaism, good health is not a goal in itself. Rather, it is a means to an end – to serve the Creator.