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Bend and Zen Hot Yoga in Louisville, KY

Bend for $10


This class is taught by:

Andy Epstein

Instructor - Power Vinyasa
200 hr RYT
 
Andy Epstein first discovered yoga in 2011 after being reluctantly dragged to class by a friend. A committed runner, boot-camper, and weightlifter, Andy was skeptical that yoga could ever be a “tough” workout. Lying there panting on his mat in a puddle of sweat at the end of his first hot yoga class, he realized how wrong he was! Andy quickly became a hot yoga addict, and was amazed to see his strength, flexibility, and muscle tone increase. Andy believes all aspects of yoga - the physical, psychological and spiritiual - are all an essential part of yoga for student and teacher.

 

Andy’s classes are taught in the same style in which he likes to practice—fast-moving, powerful, technically demanding, and fun. Having personally suffered a sports-related low back injury and subsequent surgery, Andy is convinced of the positive health benefits of yoga to help build core strength and decrease back pain. 

 

When not on his mat, Andy can be found performing with various local theater groups as an actor; and working at his day job as an attorney in private practice specializing in personal injury, medical malpractice, and employment discrimination cases. Andy received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in theater in 1996; attended the University of Louisville for law school graduating in 2004; served on active duty in the U.S. Army as a field artillery officer (1996-2001).  

 

He completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training with Yogaia in 2015 and a second 200-hour vinyasa-based training with Meredith Conroy at Bend & Zen in 2017.

Meredith Conroy

Partner & Instructor - All Level Flow, Yoga Core, Power Vinyasa, Hot Fusion, Hot 26, Next Level Vinyasa
500 hr RYT
200 hr E-RYT

 

Meredith still remembers her first time in a hot yoga studio and it was love at first sweat! Although she found yoga later in life, her background as a gymnast and University of Florida cheerleader prepared her for the physical challenges of hot yoga. Early into her time in the hot room Meredith knew she had found her passion and was quickly discovering her desire to teach and share with students the amazing benefits of hot yoga.

 

Those thoughts quickly turned to action as she took a leave of absence from her corporate job to travel to Brazil for a five-week intensive training in the Moksha Yoga practice. Upon her return to Kentucky she began teaching part-time developing her skills until she exited the nine-to-five world to do the work she truly loved – teaching yoga!

 

Meredith earned a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Louisville and this aspect of her background influences her teaching style and how she leads class. She knows that many students begin hot yoga for the physical results and stress relief, but a good class provides the opportunity to go deeper. Her goal is to support students who are ready and willing to shift out of an everyday state of mind and into one that enables internal exploration, learning and growth.

 

Her teaching style is relaxed and joyful and her goal is to tailor each class to the individual and ensure every student leaves her class feeling better than they did when they came! Meredith’s clients have ranged from students with no yoga, or even much exercise experience, to professional athletes. Her philosophy is that yoga should be accessible to all levels of ability, from beginners to advanced practitioners and it is her intention to meet all students’ levels of ability in each and every class.

This $10 drop-in class is the perfect way to end your weekend!  Taught by a rotating line-up of our recent teacher training graduates, this class is great for beginners to gain familiarity with Vinyasa yoga, but is also a solid workout for experienced practitioners.  You will bring the entire body and mind into balance.  All levels welcome!

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Oct 29 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sara McDaris
  • Sun Nov 05 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Andy Epstein
  • Sun Nov 12 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sara McDaris
  • Sun Nov 19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Andy Epstein
  • Sun Nov 26 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sara McDaris
  • Sun Dec 03 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Andy Epstein
  • Sun Dec 10 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sara McDaris
  • Sun Dec 17 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Andy Epstein
  • Sun Dec 24 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sara McDaris
  • Sun Dec 31 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Andy Epstein
  • Sun Jan 07 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Meredith Conroy
  • Sun Jan 14 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Meredith Conroy
  • Sun Jan 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Meredith Conroy
  • Sun Jan 28 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Meredith Conroy
  • Sun Feb 04 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Meredith Conroy
  • Sun Feb 11 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Meredith Conroy
  • Sun Feb 18 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Meredith Conroy