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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.
Matt Harris

Matt discovered yoga at age 14 while dealing with severe depression and anxiety. He began training extensively in Iyengar Yoga under Judi Rice and Rodney Yee along with assisting at Rodney’s workshops. Matt has also trained with senior Iyengar teachers Patricia Walden, Manouso Manos, Mary Dunn, Janet McLeod, and B.K.S. Iyengar himself. After several years immersed in the Iyengar Yoga method, Matt stumbled upon Anusara Yoga and began his study and teacher training of the method with Sianna Sherman, Mitchel Bleier, Shalini Latour, and founder John Friend himself. Matt then became an “Anusara Inspired” teacher.
After many years of studying and training in both Iyengar and Anusara Yoga, Matt followed his intuition and evolved his practice and teaching into his own style. Encapsulating all his training and experience, Matt now teaches his own interpretation of yoga. His teaching is rooted in the biomechanics of the body, universal movement and alignment principles, as well as implementing spiritual teachings from various traditions. Matt’s classes are woven together with humor, concise explanations, spiritual teachings, and options for each student’s present level of ability while creating a safe, welcoming atmosphere where everyone is deeply honored and respected.

In addition to creating practice manuals, CDs, DVDs, and podcasts, Matt was featured in Yoga Journal’s 2002 February issue as a “Teen Yoga Influencer,” and in Christy Brock’s DVD “Yoga 4 Teens.” Matt continues to deepen his experience of yoga by studying with Judith Lasater and teachers he finds inspiring such as Barbara Benagh, Erich Schiffmann, Donna Farhi, and Shiva Rea.

Currently, Matt teaches weekly public classes and conducts local and regional workshops. Matt holds degrees in psychology and sociology from the University of Louisville, as well as a master’s degree in social work with a specialization in marriage and family therapy. He resides in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky with his partner and their dogs, Chakra and Daisy.

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.
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!
Jacqui Taylor
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