Inner Peace Yoga Center Inc. is a non-profit educational organization, a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School, dedicated to teaching you the keys to relaxation, stress reduction and self-unfoldment through the time tested practices of Hatha yoga and meditation which are integral parts of Yoga Science. Our founders have had thousands of hours of teaching experience, and thousands of hours of training, study and practice since the 1970's in this vast science, and hold Master's degree's in Eastern Studies and Comparative Psychology. They have been certified as yoga therapists through the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
It has now become common knowledge that the techniques of Yoga Science are an asset to health maintenance and illness prevention. We teach classical Hatha yoga; meditation, breathing and relaxation ; yoga philosophy and psychology; the basics of Ayurveda; and vegetarian cooking. We are also available during the day for private Hatha yoga classes or Yoga Therapy sessions.
Our inspiration: Sri Swami Rama
One of the great masters from the Himalayas, Swami Rama is the founder of the Himalayan Institute. Born in India, he studied in both India and Europe and received his spiritual training in the Himalayan cave monasteries and in Tibet. His best known work, Living With the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of this accomplished adept and demonstrates his embodiment of a living tradition. Swami Rama directly trained our center's founders.
“All of the body is in the mind, but not all of the mind is in the body.”
About the Directors
Carol is the co-founder and co-director of Inner Peace Yoga Center in Indianapolis and co-director Emeritus of the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy of New York City. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 40 years and holds a Master's degree in Eastern Studies/Comparative Psychology/Holistic Health from the University of Scranton. She is certified to teach Hatha Yoga and Meditation from the Himalayan Institute Teacher's Association and is an E-RYT Yoga Alliance instructor, and an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist. She has taught yoga practices for 35 years in the U.S., India, and Italy. She served as a yoga therapist, biofeedback trainer, and wellness counselor both at the Center for Holistic Medicine in New York City and at the Himalayan Institute headquarters in Honesdale, PA, where she also served as a senior teacher. Carol was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Phoenix serving in the Humanities Department. She is a Certified EFT INT practitioner who specializes in weight loss, a consulting hypnotist and certified NLP practitioner. Carol wrote several articles for Yoga International magazine, is a contributing author for The Clinical EFT Handbook, and co-author of EFT for Meditation.
Charles is the co-founder and co-director of Inner Peace Yoga
Center in Indianapolis and co-director Emeritus of the Himalayan Institute of
Yoga Science and Philosophy of New York City. He has been practicing meditation
and yoga since 1974. He holds a Master's degree in Eastern Studies/Comparative
Psychology/Holistic Health from the University of Scranton. During his tenure in
New York, Charles worked on the staff of the Center for Holistic Medicine as a
teacher, counselor, yoga therapist, and biofeedback trainer. He is also an
ordained Interfaith Minister from the New Seminary, New York City, where he
specialized in spiritual counseling, and served on the lecture faculty for two
years. Charles holds a certificate of training for Alcohol & Substance Abuse
counseling from the New School for Social Research in New York City. He also served on the staff of the Himalayan Institute Charitable
Hospital (Jolly Grant, Dehra Dun, India) as a yoga therapist and researcher
investigating the benefits of yoga on health. Charles has served as a senior
teacher and seminar coordinator at the Himalayan Institute's national
headquarters in Honesdale, PA. He is an
E-RYT Yoga Alliance instructor, and has studied eclectically worldwide. He is a
Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Associatioin of Yoga
is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Phoenix, where he teaches
courses in philosophy and religion. He is a Certified EFT INT practitioner (Contributing author for The Clinical EFT Handbook), a
Certified Consulting Hypnotist, and Master NLP practitioner. He is author of
The Pathless Path: God, Grace, Guru.
Co-author of EFT for Meditation
Andy Alam was born in Wyoming to an American woman and Bangladeshi man in the twilight of the 80’s. Fast forward to the new millennia and we find a Business owner, Software Architect, Yoga Instructor (completing training with IPYC), and Musician. His teaching style blends contemporary entertainment with a classic Hatha Yoga discipline instilled by his family and mentors. Come and enjoy an adventure into the self with a laugh and smile.
Melissa was introduced to yoga while attending college at Indiana University, where she graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and English. She began practicing at Inner Peace Yoga Center in 2009. Melissa is a 500 Hr. certified teacher and trained with us here at IPYC. She is married and has lives with her three kids and husband Cory.
her background in teaching aerobics/fitness to teaching yoga. She is
a certified personal trainer/fitness counselor and became a
certified yoga teacher through Inner Peace in 2008. Susan teaches
all levels of class for adults, as well as children’s yoga. She
teaches yoga to “…give back to others the chance to have a life with
depth, understanding and purpose, something that yoga
has given me.”
Bonnie has been a student of yoga in the Himalayan tradition for 30 years. After learning yoga in Indianapolis, she moved to Sarasota, Florida where she began teaching yoga at the local Humane Society and at the Women’s Resource Center. Upon moving back to Indianapolis mid 2006, Bonnie started teaching at Inner Peace, and became a certified teacher in our Teacher Training program in 2008.Bonnie is very fond of dogs, and is also a Reiki master.
Elizabeth has an Associates Degree in business from Vincennes University. She is 200-hour certified and has been doing yoga since 2010. Elizabeth turned to yoga to help get herself through a pregnancy and to handle difficult life situations. She ran her own day care center for twelve years, was a facilities manager at Epson, and did IRT ticket sales. She has three children. Her passion is for teaching slow, gentle yoga and working with beginners.
Denise is married to Joe and has three adult children, and two grandchildren. She has degrees in Fine Art and Horticulture and became a certified yoga teacher through Inner Peace in 2008. She teaches at the center and an outreach class at the Cancer Support Community, Central IN.
David has a degree in Fine Arts from Herron University and is the co-owner of Silver Crow Studio where he does faux/decorative painting. David became a certified yoga teacher at Inner Peace in 2008, and has been co-teaching our Restorative Yoga and other yoga classes.
Connie has been studying and practicing yoga with the Crenshaw's since 1999. Her favorite benefit of yoga is the relaxed state that it brings about. She was certified to teach in 2008 at Inner Peace and has been teaching ever since. Connie has 3 children and is married to Bill, her husband of 25 years. She has an undergraduate science degree and an M.B.A. Besides yoga, her favorite activities are walking, reading, and gardening. Her passion also includes volunteering at Global Gifts, a fair trade store.
Inner Peace Yoga Center Board Members
Please see his bio under ‘Teachers’.
Please see her bio under ‘Teachers’. She is our board president.
Carol is the Treasurer of the Board of Directors. Please see write-up under ‘Center Directors’.
Charles is the webmaster for Inner Peace. Please see write-up under ‘Center Directors’.
David is co-owner of Silver Crow. Please see his bio under ‘Teachers’.
Connie is chairwoman of our community outreach program. Please see her bio under ‘Teachers’.