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Barb Morsa, left, and Amy Fecher own Indigo Yoga in Beavercreek. Submitted photo
Barb Morsa, left, and Amy Fecher own Indigo Yoga in Beavercreek. Submitted photo
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BEAVERCREEK — A new yoga studio is looking to bring health and wellness to local residents.


Indigo Yoga opened in October near The Greene in Beavercreek, and the studio’s owners, Barb Morsa and Amy Fecher, are receiving a lot of wonderful feedback from new and old clients.


“The feedback has been great. Our studio is based on the idea that yoga is for everyone. We offer classes to match everyone’s needs,” said Morsa.


Fecher and Morsa met in a yoga class Fecher was teaching and have been friends ever since. After batting around the idea of opening their own studio, the duo decided to take the plunge.


“We talked about it for a couple of years. It started as a pipe dream, but the timing was never right. We continued to have the discussion and then it turned serious. We felt that if we didn’t do it now, we never would. Since we felt so strongly about the mission to do it, we had to shelve our fears and take the leap,” said Morsa.


The studio, which is located at 3979 Indian Ripple Road, offers many types of classes for all levels. Indigo offers group classes, private yoga, series classes, workshops, events, and more. Classes include: hot yoga, vinyasa flow, Beginner’s, FUNdamental flow, yin, restorative yoga, gentle and even kids’ and teen yoga. Most classes are for all levels and modifications are given to make the practice accessible and safe.


Indigo Yoga has around seven instructors who Morsa says are very passionate about what they do. They all teach in their strongest areas and bring a lot of experience. For Fecher, teaching classes is the most satisfying part of her job.


“When I’m teaching someone and I see the light bulb go off in their eyes, it is great. When they get it and it makes sense to them and they leave class having accomplished something that they couldn’t do before, it makes me smile. I like to see people happy, and yoga does just that,” she said.


There are numerous benefits to practicing yoga. According to the studio’s website, yoga can help reduce stress, anxiety and muscle tensions. Yoga can help improve sleep patterns, back pain, energy and athletic performance. For Morsa, the mental benefits are incredibly helpful. She also believes yoga has deep transformative powers.


“A lot of people start doing yoga to reduce stress and stay well. The longer you stay with the yoga practice, the more it becomes about mental wellness. You may come to create space in the body, but you create space in the mind. And then life begins to transform. It’s about the power to transform yourself. We believe yoga has the ability to meet anybody where they are and to help them to become more purpose driven, connected and fulfilled,” she said.


In addition to yoga classes, the studio offers private instruction as well as yoga therapy to better address individual health and wellness goals. Indi-GO yoga is a service that brings instructors to participants whether it’s at their home, office or other location. Beyond yoga, the studio also offers Reiki, a healing modality originating in Japan and widely practiced throughout the world as an alternative remedy and a source of stress reduction and relaxation. Indigo is home to Blissful Body Massage, a full service massage service located within the studio.


The studio will be offering some specials in January and generally runs at least one promotion per month. The January new student special gives patrons five classes at the cost of $30, originally $65. Their new beginners’ series also begins on January 7 and will run in consecutive 8 week series. Students can sign up for this series and more on the studio’s website .


On Sunday, Jan. 5, the studio will be offering Fecher’s fifth annual New Year’s Evolution workshop, which includes discussion, practice and guided Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep). The workshop is meant to help students begin the new year off right.


Morsa and Fecher strive to build a yoga community in the area, and welcome residents to come and try a class. Both agree that yoga builds relationships and makes us better as a universe. Morsa agrees.


“We strive to offer a holistic menu and meet everyone’s needs. The other thing that jumps out at us is our level of service. We love teaching, building relationships with students and building a community of folks who want to practice together and support one another,” Morsa said.


The studio can be contacted at 937-620-7541. For more information, visit the website at www.indigoyogadayton.com.


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