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Bend and Zen Hot Yoga in Louisville, KY

Paloma Thacker

Instructor - Yoga Core
400 RYT

Paloma is an avid yoga enthusiast, practitioner, and teacher in Louisville, Kentucky. She runs a yoga blog as a way to expand on her passion for all things yoga. Paloma is 400 Hr certified in two different styles of yoga, Hot Vinyasa and Hot 26.


Paloma’s teaching emphasizes using the planes of the body to achieve proper alignment, allowing students to achieve the full therapeutic benefits of yoga. She believes in adapting postures to each students ability (whether beginner or advanced) while maintaining physical alignment. Paloma believes yoga should never be dogmatic and that students should only go as far into a posture as what is comfortable for them. She helps students find modifications that help them safely progress.


Paloma took her practice to new heights in 2016 when she placed 1st in the Yoga Federation’s Regional Competition in Chicago Illinois. This qualified her to compete in the 2016 National Yoga Championship placing 9th in the nation. In 2017 she again continued on to the National Competition and exceeded her previous score and placing 18th in the nation. She has recently become a certified coach with USA Yoga and offers private coaching.

Paloma lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband George, stepson Will, and her Pug Piper.

Paloma Thacker instructs the following:
  • Yoga Core
  • 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!