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Bend and Zen Hot Yoga in Louisville, KY

Power Vinyasa


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!

Erin Quinlan

Instructor - Power Vinyasa
200 hr RYT
 
Erin is a Louisville native and lifelong mover. She began dancing at the age of 2 and hasn’t stopped since! Trained and teaching in many dance styles, her favorite is modern dance as she has choreographed and performed locally with Moving Collective and Vandivier-Ford Dance Company. She graduated from the University of Louisville in 2013 before moving to Washington, DC and earning an M.A. in Arts Management from American University in 2015.

Upon her return to Louisville, she found Bend and Zen and never looked back! Erin quickly became a studio lizard heat-seeker and was a fast learner because of her dance background before graduating from the Bend and Zen 200-Hour Teacher Training in February of 2017.

Erin sees yoga as an art form to be practiced in everyday life and will always be a student before an instructor. She loves customizing classes so never be shy to request your favorite poses or intentions! In addition to being a proud dance alumna of The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts, she now serves as it’s Program Manager, stewarding over 250 students through their life-changing arts journey every summer. In her free time, Erin hangs with her husband Shane and Corgi mix pup, Jango, and expects a new addition to the Quinlan family in early October!

This dynamic, energizing and challenging style of yoga links breath and movement through unique sequences that combine sun salutations, standing postures and floor work. The smooth, continuous flow deepens the breath, develops core strength, and increases endurance and challenges balance and flexibility. You will leave these classes with a renewed mental and physical energy. Open to all levels but best for those comfortable with the basic yoga postures.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Oct 29 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Carrie Irwin
  • Sun Nov 05 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with GIna Scarpino
  • Sun Nov 12 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with GIna Scarpino
  • Sun Nov 19 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Erin Quinlan
  • Sun Nov 26 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Erin Quinlan
  • Sun Dec 03 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Erin Quinlan
  • Sun Dec 10 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Erin Quinlan
  • Sun Dec 17 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Erin Quinlan
  • Sun Dec 24 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Erin Quinlan
  • Sun Dec 31 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Erin Quinlan
  • Sun Jan 07 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Erin Quinlan
  • Sun Jan 14 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Erin Quinlan
  • Sun Jan 21 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Erin Quinlan
  • Sun Jan 28 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Erin Quinlan
  • Sun Feb 04 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Erin Quinlan
  • Sun Feb 11 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Erin Quinlan
  • Sun Feb 18 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Erin Quinlan