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Bend and Zen Hot Yoga in Louisville, KY

Yoga Core


This class is taught by:

Abbey Brooks

Studio Manager
Instructor - Power Vinyasa, Yoga Core, Hot Fusion, Yang/Yin

Abbey, 25 years old and 300 RYT has made sharing yoga her life. Her intention is to create an inclusive environment where students can move freely, feel good, have fun and experience  the infinite possibilities within themselves. She believes that above all, humor is an essential ingredient in yoga and that laughter is the best core exercise there is. Abbey's humble guidance points her students towards the wisdom and strength that they already possess. Abbey's favorite style to practice and teach is vinyasa yoga, she considers yoga to be her creative outlet and loves to play with fun transitions, creative sequences, arm balances and inversions. Her mission is to facilitate growth in her students and to make sure everyone leaves their yoga mat feeling better than when they arrived. 

Brittany Swan

Brittany was an avid barre class practitioner when she stumbled across her first hot yoga class in 2011. Thinking that yoga would be easy in comparison to her dance and barre background she was immediately humbled by the extensive practice. She quickly fell in love with not only the heat, but the practice. She found that yoga was more than just a workout, it was a place for peace and acceptance. Brittany admired the “messiness” of yoga and the ability to add your own flare to any flow and to any class. The creativity, spontaneity, and amazing community kept her coming back class after class. The ability to be pushed and comforted within a yoga studio became the driving force for her to dive more into yoga. She saw how the yogic philosophy could be applied to all aspects of life and decided to enroll in the Bend and Zen teacher training in January 2017 and has never looked back. She received her RYT-200 certification in March 2017.

 

One of the key principles that Brittany was taught during her training was how important each yoga experience is to each student. She values the responsibly of being a yoga teacher and carries that respect towards all on and off the mat. Brittany found her teaching style the same way she approaches life. She adds energy, playfulness, and fun to each class. Importance is also placed on creating a sacred place for all practitioners and offering the same acceptance that she found when she began her yoga journey. Her classes are upbeat and light-hearted as well as a challenging workout.

When Brittany is not on her mat, she can be found watching way too much food network, listening to any NPR podcast, and managing a loving home with her husband Landon and their kids Wyatt, Watson, and Luna.

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:

  • Tue Oct 24 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Abbey Brooks
  • Wed Oct 25 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Brittany Swan
  • Tue Oct 31 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Abbey Brooks
  • Wed Nov 01 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Brittany Swan
  • Tue Nov 07 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Abbey Brooks
  • Wed Nov 08 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Brittany Swan
  • Tue Nov 14 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Abbey Brooks
  • Wed Nov 15 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Brittany Swan
  • Tue Nov 21 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Abbey Brooks
  • Wed Nov 22 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Brittany Swan
  • Tue Nov 28 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Abbey Brooks
  • Wed Nov 29 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Brittany Swan
  • Tue Dec 05 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Abbey Brooks