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Kara Price
Kara's been teaching Pilates and yoga for over 16 years. Her certifications in yoga are Vinyasa, Restorative and Pre/Postnatal. With her Pilates trainings she is a PMA CPT who can give continuing education workshops to Pilates teachers. Kara loves to teach! She has a passion for alignment, anatomy, a sense of smile and for just being herself. Her classes revolve around the students. She tailors each class to the students that have entered the room. She has a keen sense for what is needed and how to approach that without being intimidating. Whether a beginner or pro, big or small, male or female, you will feel at ease in Kara's class as she takes you on a journey of your breath, body and awareness.
Lauren Ghrist
Growing up as a multi-sport athlete, the transition into life after competitive sports was a tough one. With various long-term injuries from her athletic days, some forms of exercise were not friendly to her body. She tried yoga in college and did not like the experience at all. Years later in 2007, she came back to it as a last resort for exercise that was gentler on the joints and found teachers she really connected with that helped her to get the most from her practice. The biggest skeptic had been converted and that’s when her love affair with yoga began. She graduated from the 200 hour Yoga East teacher training program in May of 2010 and started teaching immediately thereafter. Lauren is the Manager of the Lululemon Athletica Louisville showroom.
Charmaline Arvin
Charm's passion for yoga started when she was living in South Korea where she traveled one and a half hours (one-way) to practice Bikram yoga. She was so inspired by Bikram's method of Hatha yoga and the benefits that she received through her practice that she wanted to become a Bikram yoga instructor. When she returned to her hometown of Singapore she continued to practice and prepare for her training. She completed the intense, 9-weeks, 500 hour training in Hawaii at the Spring of 2007 Bikram Yoga College of India teacher training. After the training and being fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and Tamil, Charm set out to travel the world helping and inspiring others through Bikram yoga. In August 2007, she arrived in Kentucky where she met her husband at the yoga studio where she was teaching.
Betsy Jones
Betsy began practicing yoga at the age of 12. She is now a registered Yoga teacher at the level of ERYT 500. In 1998 she received her 500-hr certification from Bikram's Yoga College of India in Los Angeles, CA. In 2004, she received additional 200-hr certification in Hot Vinyasa Teacher Training level 2 from Jimmy Barkan of Barkan Method Yoga. In 2008, she received a certification in Yin Yoga from Sarah Powers from the Yoga Teacher Training Program in Santa Barbara, CA. In 2010, Betsy obtained 150-hrs of study in Anusara Yoga with Sianna Sherman. In 2011, she studied with Schuyler Grant of Wanderlust and Kula Yoga Project in NYC, NY. Betsy enjoys directing HYL and leading yoga trips to places outside of the USA, as travel is her passion. 
Mary Ann Arnett
Mary Ann Arnett has over 24 years as a fitness professional with a background that included aerobics and even kickboxing. She began her yoga journey over 12 years ago and life has never been the same! With certifications and completing over 300 hours intensive teacher training with Jimmy Barkan,founder of the Barkan Method, she completed Level 1, II, and III. Mary Ann has also participated in many workshops as well as numerous training sessions with yoga greats Bryan Kest, Rolfe Gates and Doug Swenson also logged in many sessions with Bea Rado and participated in several of her weekend workshops as well. She recently participated in 100 hours of Anusura Immersion with Sianna Sherman. Mary Ann has an extensive teaching background in Bikram Yoga, Power Yoga, and Vinyasa Yoga. She has a great love affair with yoga that will hopefully continue for many years to come!
Anne Borders
Anne has been practicing hot yoga for 13 years and leading one or two silent early morning classes since 2007.  She endeavors to create a meditative and rejuvenating experience each week and believes by bringing stillness to our body, with practice, we are able to bring stillness to our minds. This discipline, once cultivated, has reverberating implications both in the studio and beyond. Through practice, discipline and breath, we can access all of the beauty and creativity life offers to us each moment.

Anne's practice has migrated over the years to reflect her continuing explorations into yoga. She has enjoyed workshops with John Friend, Bea Raydo, Valerie Kausen, Isabelle Casey and others to further her study. She loves to explore and share with others what she learns about the mind and body outside of yoga through alternative healing and clean food.

When not on the mat, she is spending time with family, friends, volunteering or painting. 

Susan Schroeder
Susan had the incredible fortune to find the path of yoga at 17 years old. Since then, Susan has found communities from coast to coast to share her passion for this ancient tradition, deoviting most ofher 5+ years of teaching to her hometown Louisville family. With almost 1000 hours of training with amazing teachers including Ramanand Patel; Laura Spalding; Tara Judelle; John Friend, Susan continues to hone her skills as a lifelong student to inspire yogis of all ages, levels, and sizes around the Louisville area and beyond. With her humorous, spontaneously focused, and accessible teaching style, Susan eagerly invites both new and familiar students to share in their practice on the mat in class, one-on-one, or in retreat with her whenever possible. Find all Susan's community offerings at www.suzenyoga.org .
Jaime McMahon
Jaime grew up studying dance locally. It was this love of dance that lead her to Bikram Yoga. She began her yoga practice over a decade ago. She obtained her first 200-hr Teacher Training certification in Vinyasa Yoga in 2000 under Jimmy Barkan in Fort Lauderdale. Jaime went on to train under the expert eye of Betsy Jones and earned another 200-hr training certificate in JAYA Yoga in early 2012. Jaime is married to her better half, Michael, and together they are actively involved with rescuing and fostering animals in the Greater Louisville Area.
Lori Linker
Lori began her yoga practice in 1998 and became a certified Bikram Yoga Instructor at the Yoga College of India in Los Angeles, CA in 2002. She has taught in studios across the country including Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Orinda CA, and Alameda, CA, New York City, NY, Long Island, NY, Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY. In addition to her Bikram Yoga Certification and studies, she has attended many workshops and classes in Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Ashtanga with teachers such as Steve Ross, Rodney Yee, Jimmy Barkan, and David Swenson among others. After 12 years of steadily teaching the Sunday morning 10:00a class, Lori owns this time-slot. Her faithful students delight in her fun and unique style, as she adds music, stories and her own favorite abdominal moves of the month!
Dana Skrodzki
Dana Skrodzki is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Instructor. She has been practicing yoga for many years. She received her certification from Eternal Health Yoga in September of 2010. Dana has completed the Off The Mat Intensive Yoga training in Big Sur, California, where she trained with Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling. She has also worked with Doug Swenson, Jules Febre, and Anna Forrest. Dana is trained in many types of yoga, but holds a deep appreciation for Vinyasa, Yin, and Yoga for Athletes. She hopes to educate everyone on how to listen to their bodies for guidance on and off the mat. She also hopes to educate athletes on the importance of a yoga practice throughout their training regimens. Dana also raises money and awareness for global issues every year through yoga workshops and events.
Meredith Conroy
Meredith has been a yogan for several years. Meredith completed a month-long intensive training in the Moksha Yoga practice in Brazil and received her 500-hr RYT. The Moksha principles coincide with Meredith’s philosophy that yoga should be accessible to all levels of ability, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Meredith is well-equipped to teach Fusion, Vinyasa, and Yoga Core classes. Her background as a competitive gymnast and college cheerleader prepared her for the challenge in both strength and flexibility that is Hot Yoga! When she is not practicing yoga, she loves spending time with her daughter, Ava.
Check out my website at - www.meredithconroyyoga.com
Leah Roberts
Growing up a modern dancer, movement and focus has always been important in my life and in college I transitioned from dance into yoga. I am drawn to yoga because I find it balances the different aspects of my life. From rock climbing to blowing glass, yoga continues to give me the combined flexibility, strength, and focus required to continue to be very active in addition to help heal various injuries along the way. I finished my 200hr certification last year this year with Betsy at Hot Yoga Louisville to be a teacher because I love to teach and I love to learn. Helping students find what I have found through yoga feels like a blessing. I love listening to students and I love watching students find enjoyment and contentment through their practice.
Jaime Key Cryan

Jamie was introduced to Bikram Yoga in 2009. She completed her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification in 2012 with Betsy Jones Cooper in Louisville and is a JAYA Yoga teacher. Jamie is a 10-time marathon finisher and a 2-time Ironman finisher. Her vigorous exercise regiment includes a variety of yoga practices.

Karen Alladin
Karen began practicing yoga in her hometown of Arlington, Virginia in 2008. With a Master’s in Physiology and Complementary and Alternative Medicine from Georgetown University, Karen found that yoga beautifully blended her interests of health and holistic healing with anatomy, physiology, and the mechanics of the human body. She completed her Power Vinyasa Yoga Teaching Certification with CorePower Yoga in July 2011 in San Diego, California, and continues to explore the many facets of yoga on and off her yoga mat. Her Power Vinyasa style of yoga focuses on breath awareness and linking breath to movement, and developing graceful transitions from one posture to the next. She loves sharing yoga with everyone she encounters, and is eager to share it with her new community in Louisville. Karen completed the Master’s program for Acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, and is a co-founder and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Louisville’s newest holistic health clinic, Meridian Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine. Karen also has a love of all things food and cooking, and is a strong proponent of food as medicine.
Jamie Calzi
Jamie is the mother of two beautiful daughters who were both very involved in Dance in to their teen years. During her pregnancies she saw the benefit of staying fit and has always been very focused on eating well and taking care of herself. While Jamie did not dance she was an avid exerciser being dedicated to running as well as use of other means to stay in shape such as elliptical training. Jamie found yoga later in life when her daughters introduced her to Bikram Yoga in 2010. She immediately fell in love with Yoga and has not looked back. It is not unusual to see Jamie at Betsy's Hot Yoga every day. She most recently completed 200 hours of intense training under Scott Kleinfeld and Stephanie Miller of Bamboo Moves located in NY City, and is certified as a 200 hour registered yoga instructor. Jamie looks forward to her life long journey filled with Yoga and is excited to share the joy of Yoga with others in our Community.
Glenn Brown
Glenn Brown was certified in Hsing-I Kung-fu, Qi-gong , and accupressure by Sifu Dwan of the Red Dragon School of Martial Arts, in England in 2001. Then certified in the Bikram Yoga in 2002 . He also represented Indiana in the USA Yoga Championship ( Bishnu Ghosh Cup ) 9 times , and has been the Indiana Mens Yoga Champion 8 years running. Founded Lionflow and Progessive Yoga & Arts, LLC 2010.
Christian de la Huerta
For more than 20 years, Christian de la Huerta has been dedicated to facilitating personal purpose, to helping people tap into their Soulful Power–that deeper sense of purpose that lives within each and every one of us. An award-winning author, Christian is a respected teacher and sought-after speaker whose unique Self-Development Programs have been experienced in university lecture halls, non-profit organizations, houses of worship, corporate boardrooms and retreat venues around the world
Kent Williams
I started practicing yoga in 2006 and quickly realized Bikram yoga helped me physically by providing flexibility and strength. It also gave me focus and determination. After a few months, I noticed many positive changes in my life: increased health, clean eating, discipline and focus. Yoga truly changes you from inside out. With encouragement from friends and family, I attended the 9 weeks of Bikram teacher training in San Diego in 2010. It's probably the hardest thing I've done, voluntarily. Since then I've been teaching in Walnut Creek, CA. I also enjoy vinyasa, triathlons, traveling, hiking and spending time with friends/family. I look forward to spending time at Hot Yoga Louisville!! Namaste.
Tamara Newman
Tamara Newman has been an avid Bikram yoga student since 1999 when she first went to a class at Betsy's yoga studio. It was there where she fell in love with the practice. It was the first time in her life that she says she understood what it felt like to feel perfect. She has been wanting to share that feeling and her love for yoga with others and found an opportunity with Betsy's teacher training. She completed her 200 hr training in March 2012, with Betsy herself and is a certified yoga instructor. Besides her love for yoga, she has also recently been trained and certified in Kai Chi Do, a metaphysical aerobic exercise which uses music, breath and movement to help people reconnect with themselves. Tamara was initiated in Transcendental Meditation at the age of 11 and has been practicing TM as well as other forms of meditation most of her life. It is through this practice that enables her to be centered and help bring that element of understanding to her teaching.

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