About the Studio
January 1, 2015, True Nature Yoga studio became Evansville Mindfulness Co-op. The space is shared by a group of independent yoga instructors, healing movement, mindfulness & wellness practitioners dedicated to helping members of our community enhance their wellbeing.
True Nature Yoga drop-in rate is $11 or a 10-class pass can be purchased for $100.
Series classes are $60 for 6-week series.
Peggy opened the space as True Nature Yoga studio in April of 2012. Never having planned to own a yoga studio, at first she was reluctant. But when she first stepped into the room, she felt it's energy and new it was perfect for meditative and mindful practices. She is thrilled to share the space now with the rest of the Evansville Mindfulness Co-op so that more options for the community to practice yoga, meditation and energy work are available.
The tranquil, warmly-lit space at Evansville Mindfulness Co-op is kept at 72 degrees and ample props and mats are available for use or you can bring your own. The beautifully renovated Eager Economy Building on Evansville's Main Street offers convenient parking on the street in front and a municipal lot right in back of the building. The building is equipped with an elevator and is accessible for handicapped and differently-abled members of our community.
About True Nature Yoga owner Peggy Frain
I began my yoga practice in 2001 at a time when my life seemed crazy busy with 3 active teenagers, a husband in college who was also working, and a challenging graphic design career that demanded long hours. It was the last thing I had time for, and the most important thing I could have done for myself! That's why I decided to dedicate myself to becoming a teacher so that I could share this transformational process with others.
I teach with a focus on alignment so that students can move through poses safely, gaining optimal benefit. After driving to Madison for my classes for years, I started teaching in Evansville in November of 2010 and opened the studio in April of 2012. I know starting something new can be intimidating, so I created the space at my studio, True Nature Yoga, to be inviting and comfortable - a tranquil place where students can feel welcome to learn and take care of themselves.
Besides her True Nature Yoga classes, Peggy teaches corporate yoga for companies throughout Rock County, private one-on-one sessions at the studio, and subs at various yoga studios in Madison. She teaches at Main Street Yoga in Madison, and has taught at Perennial Yoga & Meditation in Fitchburg, Horizon Health & Fitness and New Self Renewal Health Club.
She completed her 200-hour teacher training with Todd Norian and Ann Green , Sianna Sherman and Madison's own Iris Mickey, and reached E-RYT status with the Yoga Alliance last year after teaching over 2000 hours. She has studied with Noah Maze , Desiree Rumbaugh, Martin Kirk and Saul David Raye. In 2010, she completed Hala Khouri's training for "Yoga for Those At-Risk" a program offered through YogaEd that focuses on using mindfulness practices as resources for adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma.
Peggy works with intermediate through high school age kids teaching yoga as a tool to help build confidence and stay grounded in the "safe place within" -- right there within their own body. She offers yoga for 5th through 8th graders and a separate high school yoga series every summer at True Nature Yoga. She facilitated an after-school Yoga Club at Madison West and Memorial High Schools from 2011 through 2013 and during the 2011-2012 school year taught yoga to 6th graders at Badger Rock Middle School in Madison. She continues to work with young athletes, helping them incorporate yoga into their fitness program, and she teaches young people in the Beloit area how to tap into their own resources using yoga and breath to help manage stress.