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Bend and Zen Hot Yoga in Louisville, KY

Hot 26 Flow

This class is taught by:

Elizabeth Spears

Instructor - Hot Fusion, Hot 26, Hot 26 Flow
200 hr RYT

Elizabeth was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She was involved with sports from a young age. She played field hockey and ran track in high school and then continued in college to play Varsity field hockey for Rhodes College all 4 years, a captain for 2.  Memphis is where she began her yoga journey with her 1st Bikram class in February of 2005 and was hooked! Elizabeth loved the heat and the fact that it was an intense cardio workout, all while practicing yoga.  After moving back to Louisville in 2007, Elizabeth continued her Bikram practice. She attributes her love and knowledge of yoga to all the incredible teachers and dedicated practitioners she has encountered over the years.  Her most memorable and humbling yoga experience thus far has been competing in the USA Yoga regional and national competition, AKA the Bishnu Ghosh cup. Elizabeth placed 1st in Kentucky in 2014 and went on to represent her state at Nationals later that year placing 30th in the nation. An incredible experience!  Above all, her biggest claims to fame are her 2 children, Cooper and George, and her husband Big George. Elizabeth loves being a mom and watching her children grow each day.

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!

Carrie Irwin

Instructor - All Level Flow, Yoga Core, Yang/Yin, Hot 26, Hot Fusion
500 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. 

A challenging twist on the traditional Hot 26 series, the class design sequences the postures in a creative way with limited rest between poses. All 26 postures are included in a 60-minute format for a hot yoga experience that is short, sweet and hard to beat. Temperatures will exceed 100F with high humidity, so come to class well hydrated and ready to sweat. Appropriate for all levels.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Dec 14 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Elizabeth Spears
  • Tue Dec 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Kelly Nichols
  • Wed Dec 19 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Carrie Irwin
  • Fri Dec 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Elizabeth Spears
  • Wed Dec 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Carrie Irwin
  • Fri Dec 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Elizabeth Spears
  • Wed Jan 02 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Carrie Irwin
  • Fri Jan 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Elizabeth Spears
  • Tue Jan 08 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Kelly Nichols
  • Wed Jan 09 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Carrie Irwin