Wild Persimmon School of Wellness is a small family owned yoga studio and herb school founded in 2015 by “tree hugging power couple” Greg Monzel and Colleen Donahoe, both of whom are experienced gardeners, naturalists, and educators. Nestled between Irvington and Beech Grove and surrounded by farms, students enjoy the views and sounds of the country without the commute. We offer classes on the art and medicine of yoga, meditation, permaculture, and botanical medicine making as a way of building culture and community in our beloved hometown.
The name Wild Persimmon refers to our site, which was home to six productive native persimmon trees long before we found it. We add native edible perennials to this food forest every season, sharing our commitment to ecological peace and balance with the public through classes, workshops, and community events.