By Lisa Gauthier Mitchison
Patanjali Yoga 21 plans to celebrate yoga all weekend long.
The studio, 20 Executive Dr., Suite C in Carmel, will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony from 4 to 8 p.m. June 21. Visitors can walk through the space, learn about yoga, get coupons and goodie bags and enter raffles.
The festivities will continue from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22 with International Yoga Day at the Carmel gazebo, 1 Civic Square. The family-friendly event is free, but attendees are asked to bring their own yoga mat. After the event, Ayurveda refreshments will be served.
Parool Patel, yoga instructor, stay-young coach and Ayurveda chef, is the founder of Yoga 21 and an internationally-certified yoga instructor.
“Yoga is the ultimate solution for problems. Stress is the main part of problems, and if there is no stress, then (there are) no problems in the body,” Patel said.
While Patel has been teaching yoga in the Indianapolis area for many years, this is her first studio. Her goal is to make her clients feel 21 years old forever, both inside and out, and Patel recommends a diet plan to work in conjunction with yoga.
“Yoga and Ayurveda are complementary practices,” Patel said. “Ayurveda is like the sister science of yoga. The two must always be practiced together. It is the ‘world’s oldest health system.’ Ayurveda is for balancing the mind and body because you cannot reach enlightenment when your digestive system is not working properly. Yoga is for spiritual purposes.”
For more information on Patanjali Yoga 21 or the weekend events, visit patanjali21.com or call 317-809-0794.