About the Studio
December 31, 2018, Evansville Mindfulness Coop will dissolve and will no longer hold the space at 7 E. Main St. in Evansville. It has been a lovely, fruitful, and expansive journey, first opening the tranquil yoga studio in 2012 as True Nature Yoga, and then forming Evansville Mindfulness Coop with my fellow mindfulness practitioners, Bob Constantine, Naomi Duggan, Tajali Tolan, Steve May, Lori Handwald, and the Evansville Fitness Group.
I am grateful for everyone’s involvement in the Coop. The labor of love to create the cooperative was a learning journey, and was the opportunity for the space to remain open to community members to continue their wellness journey.
Evansville Fitness Group will take over the space January 1, 2019, transforming it into a fitness space. True Nature Yoga’s weekly Wednesday night class at 6pm will CONTINUE though!! PLEASE JOIN ME!
True Nature Yoga drop-in rate is $11 or a 10-class pass can be purchased for $100.
The room 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. Though the space is closing at the end of 2018, I will forever be grateful to Grace for allowing this part of my journey.
Peggy Frain 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 has worked 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. Over the years, she offered 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 implemented and taught a yoga and mindfulness program at Rock County Juvenile Detention Center (Youth Services Center) for almost 4 years, before turning the program over to another instructor qualified to teach trauma-informed yoga. Peggy is grateful to continue in the rotation of volunteer instructors teaching females incarcerated at Dane County Jail.