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Bend and Zen Hot Yoga in Louisville, KY

Yoga Core


This class is taught by:

Danielle Martin

Instructor - Yoga Core
200 hr RYT

 

Danielle first discovered yoga while she was living in Southern California pursuing her dance career. She was dancing at Disneyland and receiving more than enough cardiovascular exercise, when a girl in one of her shows invited her to a hot yoga class. Always eager to try something new, Danielle agreed and immediately fell in love with the way it made her feel. Having never been a big fan of the gym, she saw yoga as a workout that would tone her body while also enjoying the mind/body connection and benefits. She continued like this for a few years, practicing frequently and quickly noticed how addicted she had become to the how amazing she felt after each and every practice. She refers to it as her "yoga high", a blissful state she enters after having practiced.

 

Danielle’s focus soon began shifting away from her dance career and she began to play with the idea of becoming a yoga instructor and sharing this “yoga high” with others. The similarities in movement and flow between yoga and dance were what first turned her on to the idea. In 2013 Danielle embarked on a new adventure and moved to Sydney, Australia, where she lived for nearly two years studying photography and earning her 200-hour RYT in Power Vinyasa. After going through her training and now being an accredited yoga instructor, she realized being a yoga instructor was so much more than flow and graceful movement - that the physical aspects of yoga were just the tip of the iceberg.

 

Beyond the obvious fact on how physically challenging hot yoga is, it is just as good for your mind and your spirit. Danielle thrives on inspiring her students to live your yoga on and off the mat. She strives for authenticity while teaching, often sharing personal experiences to better relate and connect with the folks in her class as more than just students, but as fellow human beings – to improve not just physically, but mindfully. She likes to come from a place of having a “beginners mind”, not knowing more than her students, but rather being on the same journey of inquiry and figuring things out right along with every person on their mat. She invites her students to be on their personal journey of changing and growing, because the moment we are no longer evolving, we have become stagnant.

 

Danielle has been teaching around Louisville at various studios and gyms for a year now and is very excited to be a part of the Bend & Zen Hot Yoga team.

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:

  • Mon Oct 23 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Oct 30 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Nov 06 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Nov 13 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Nov 20 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Nov 27 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Dec 04 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Dec 11 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Dec 18 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Dec 25 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Jan 01 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Jan 08 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Jan 15 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Jan 22 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Jan 29 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Feb 05 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Feb 12 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin
  • Mon Feb 19 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Danielle Martin