How a yoga garden nourishes the soul of a West Side block
Pictured Above:Chicago Tribune, Indigo Monae’s Yoga Gardens brings tranquillity and enrichment to a lawndale neighborhood block that doesn’t get enough of either.
Yoga teacher Indigo Monae saw a need for a safe and peaceful community space while she was living next to an empty lot in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood. Over the past eight years, with help from volunteers, Monae transformed the lot into a lush garden with a deck for yoga practice, drawing in young and old from the neighborhood. (Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune)