Staff List

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Emily Johnson Welsh
Emily Johnson Welsh finds her daily dose of joy in both the practice and the sharing of yoga and art. As a yoga instructor and art therapist, she believes in the ultimate healing power of connection and creativity. Growing up in Norton Carolina and moving the Boston area for her studies in art therapy and mental health counseling, she found her first love with the practice of “power” yoga in a hot room. Here, she realized the healing potential of breathe, movement, and mindfulness. Coming from a lifetime of struggles with body image and health, Emily found a new love of her human body’s challenges, strengths, and most importantly potential.

Emily strives to bring a sense of joy, compassion, and gratitude to those she guides in her yoga classes. Although she continues to grow and explore through the ever-exciting Vinyasa style practice, she has gained foundational knowledge through the study of other traditions along the way including Ashtanga, Iyengar, and restorative.

Knowing that every day individual experiences and nueroscience research is proving the value of body-based wellness practices gives Emily inspiration. She looks forward to continued growth and understanding in both fields, as well as how one can even inform the other. Emily is grateful for every chance she has to create connections through her love of yoga and art.

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.
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 .
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!
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Stacy Allen
Stacy Allen started practicing yoga in New York City in 2007. After moving back to Lexington two years later, she began to incorporate Bikram yoga into her workout regimen to complement the physical strains from running. Stacy moved to Louisville in January 2014 and has been practicing at Betsy’s ever since. She is a certified Pilates instructor and is currently getting her PhD in chemistry at the University of Louisville.
Paloma Thacker
Paloma began her yoga practice as a skeptic but was quickly sold when she started noticing the benefits of hot yoga. In 2014, after several years of dedicated Bikram Yoga practice, she placed 3rd for Kentucky in the Yoga Federation’s Regional Competition. In 2015, Paloma trained with her guru and world-renowned yogi, Tony Sanchez, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Her training was focused on the original philosophies of Bishnu Gosh and she trained in both the Bikram 26 series as well as the Master Core series – Tony’s signature series of 40 postures derived from the Classic 84 Asanas. Paloma emphasizes using the planes of the body to achieve proper alignment, allowing for full therapeutic benefits of yoga. She believes in adapting postures to each student’s needs while maintaining symmetry in the body. Outside of yoga, Paloma also loves spending time with her husband, George, and her Pug, Piper, who she claims as her spirit animal. 

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