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Bend and Zen Hot Yoga in Louisville, KY

Yoga Core


This class is taught by:

Carrie Irwin

Instructor - All Level Flow, Yoga Core, Yang/Yin
200 hr RYT

Carrie found yoga a little over three years ago when she was seeking relief from chronic low back and sciatic nerve pain. Carrie began her yoga journey with an exclusive Bikram practice and found amazing relief from her pain and made incredible gains in core strength, along with gaining mental focus and an enhanced ability to concentrate both on and off her mat. She was also was amazed to find that yoga helped with symptoms of other chronic health issues she had spent a lifetime battling. She soon expanded her practice to other types of hot yoga classes including Power Vinyasa and Yoga Core. She fell even more in love with yoga, both the physical challenges and flowing poses together, which allowed her an emotional and spiritual release she has come to cherish.

 

Carrie has always enjoyed athletic pursuits, including playing and teaching tennis, so the challenges of hot yoga were right up her alley. It became readily apparent after adding Vinyasa to her regimen that she wanted to share her love of yoga with others. She completed her 230 hour teacher training through Asheville Yoga Center in June of 2016 and immediately began to seek opportunities to teach and share her passion for yoga with others.

 

Carrie has been in the social services field working with children and families for over 17 years. She is a nurturer by nature and her experiences and natural disposition have readied her to lead, teach and care for her students utilizing the transformational power of yoga.
During her free time she loves spending time with her husband, reading and hiking. Carrie is the proud mother of two adult daughters and an adult stepson. She has been a student at Bend and Zen since its inception and she is very excited to start her journey as a Bend and Zen instructor.
What really sold her on yoga was the moving meditation she experienced on her mat. She gained an incredible ability to breathe through just about anything that life throws her way and she is eager to help others discover this for themselves!

Kelly Nichols

Instructor - Hot 26 Flow
200 hr RYT
 
Kelly is a St. Louis native and is now happy to call Louisville her home. Kelly, her husband and two beautiful children have lived here for 6 years. Her athletic journey began at Indiana University where she played Division I soccer all four years. Her love for yoga began in a hot room doing Bikram yoga exclusively for several years. This passion has now evolved into several forms of yoga. She is a recent graduate of a 200 hour Vinyasa training and feels fortunate that she accomplished this goal under the guidance of her friend and teacher Meredith Conroy of Bend and Zen Hot Yoga. With her 200 hours of training under her belt she is excited to continue to learn and grow along her yoga journey. Her teaching style is fun and relaxed. You'll leave her class feeling amazing, wanting to come back again and again!
A fun and challenging class that combines a powerful flow with core strengthening. You will move and feel from the center of your body learning to engage the core more deeply and intentionally in all postures. A rigorous class with time spent holding poses while building strength, focus, self awareness and confidence. All levels welcome!

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Oct 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Carrie Irwin
  • Fri Nov 03 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Carrie Irwin
  • Fri Nov 10 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kelly Nichols
  • Fri Nov 17 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Carrie Irwin
  • Fri Nov 24 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Carrie Irwin
  • Fri Dec 01 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Carrie Irwin
  • Fri Dec 08 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Carrie Irwin
  • Fri Dec 15 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Carrie Irwin
  • Fri Dec 22 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Carrie Irwin
  • Fri Dec 29 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Carrie Irwin