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Bend and Zen Hot Yoga in Louisville, KY

Hot Fusion


This class is taught by:

Carrie Irwin

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

Carrie found hot yoga when she was seeking relief from chronic low back and sciatic nerve pain.  It did the trick!  With a regular practice she 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. As her journey continued to vinyasa classes, she was amazed to find that yoga helped with symptoms of other chronic health issues and she soon expanded her practice to other types of hot yoga classes  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 completed her 230 hour teacher training through Asheville Yoga Center in June of 2016 and immediately began seeking opportunities to teach and share her passion for yoga with others.  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. 

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!

Abbey Brooks

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

Abbey is a 300 RYT and 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. 
This set class format combines the poses found in traditional Bikram with our Power Vinyasa class. You will quickly see progress in stamina, as this class offers the perfect balance between all the things you love about both Bikram and Vinyasa!

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Aug 22 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Carrie Irwin
  • Thu Aug 23 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kelly Nichols
  • Thu Aug 23 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Abbey Brooks
  • Wed Aug 29 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Carrie Irwin
  • Thu Aug 30 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kelly Nichols
  • Thu Aug 30 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Abbey Brooks
  • Wed Sep 05 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Carrie Irwin
  • Thu Sep 06 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kelly Nichols
  • Thu Sep 06 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Abbey Brooks
  • Wed Sep 12 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Carrie Irwin
  • Thu Sep 13 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kelly Nichols
  • Thu Sep 13 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Abbey Brooks
  • Wed Sep 19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Carrie Irwin
  • Thu Sep 20 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kelly Nichols
  • Thu Sep 20 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Abbey Brooks
  • Wed Sep 26 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Carrie Irwin
  • Thu Sep 27 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kelly Nichols
  • Thu Sep 27 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Abbey Brooks
  • Wed Oct 03 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Carrie Irwin
  • Thu Oct 04 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kelly Nichols