Wild Persimmon School of Wellness

Wild Persimmon School of Wellness

Wild Persimmon School of Wellness 6215 E. Raymond Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46203

Wild Persimmon School of Wellness arose from a shared understanding that individual human wellbeing is directly linked to the health of our relationships, and the resilience of our surrounding environment. Founded in 2015 by Colleen Donahoe and Greg Monzel, both of whom are experienced gardeners, naturalists, and educators, Wild Persimmon connects students to the art and medicine of yoga, meditation, permaculture, and community herbalism to inspire individual and collective wellbeing.

Raised by avid backpackers and adventurers among the forests and fields of Indiana, a deep reverence for nature took hold in Colleen at a young age. The abhorrent and expansive destruction of Earth’s natural landscapes made her question her place and the human experience all together. She channeled this need to understand into a Wildlife degree at Purdue, but eventually the constant doubt and questioning combined with unfortunate family history to become a disheartening depression. Yoga was the ladder she needed to escape from this pit, the study of which reveled countless parallels between ancient eastern philosophy and her early existential inquiries. She began formally studying and practicing the Sivananda yoga tradition in 2009 and has been teaching traditional hatha yoga ever since. She is most fascinated with the mind-body connection and how yoga and meditation can help treat mental illness and addiction.


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Sat, Sep 28, 2019 10:00 AM - Sat, Sep 28, 2019 1:00 PM @ Wild Persimmon School of Wellness

Celebrate the power of plants, yoga, and community with us during our 3rd annual fall open house. We’ll have a plant meditation, herbal medicine making demonstration, family yoga, and much more. This is a great chance to learn more about the holistic traditions we teach and practice to cultivate healing and inspire wellbeing.

Tags: Celebrate the power of plants, yoga, and community, Wild Persimmon School of Wellness



Thu, Oct 11, 2018 7:00 PM - Thu, Oct 11, 2018 8:30 PM @ Wild Persimmon School of Wellness

Balance & Boundaries: Yoga for Codependency is a 6 week series focused on reclaiming our bodies, minds, and hearts through yogic exercise and breathing. Each 90 minute class will begin with a discussion on the roots of codependency followed by a yoga practice designed to help us integrate and process our emotional reactions. Taught in collaboration with Mitzi Wilson of ReBirth: A Healing Space. Space is limited to 8 students per class. There is a 15% discount when you pay for the 6 week series. Please reach out if cost is a barrier and we will work with you.

Tags: wellness, mental health, yoga


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