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New yoga studio, YogaSix, opens at Bottleworks during pandemic

New business owner talks struggles of opening during pandemic.
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Posted at 12:56 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 12:56:25-05

INDIANAPOLIS — As hundreds of businesses have closed over the last year—impacted by the pandemic—other entrepreneurs are opening shop for the first time.

Yoga has seen a big boom over the last year because of the peace it can bring to your mental health and overall stress—that’s why the owner of YogaSix in downtown’s Bottleworks District is excited to open her doors finally.

Shea Rankin owns Yoga6 Indianapolis—it’s an all-inclusive hot yoga studio that she said provides a full sensory experience, with lights and music that change throughout the class to set the mood.

This new endeavor for Rankin has brought many struggles, especially as she navigates the pandemic, including opening nearly 10 months after her expected date.

“You know there were construction delays, and then we've really struggled with grassroots marketing has been the biggest hurdle just not with much going on we're not able to get into the community that's been the hardest part. So, when I pulled the trigger last year over a year ago, we were supposed to open in March, but here we are in December, so the delay has been happening for a while, so but here we are optimistic,” said Rankin.

Because we are the Hiring Hoosiers station, I asked the folks at the bottle works district about possible careers. Right now, they have several job openings, and if you're interested in bringing your business to Bottleworks, they have several vacant spaces available. Click here for more information.

Rankin said they are having a special VIP weekend ahead of their opening on Monday, Jan. 18 for a free week of classes. Click here to sign up.