Inner Spring Yoga was created in 2013 with the intention of being a heart centered community open to all. While the main focus of our classes is yoga asana (postures) we also teach the practices of yoga as a way to live more mindfully in the world, and to open your life to grace and peace, and to share that with others. We welcome students of all faiths, traditions and beliefs to come together for the common good.
Our two Southern Indiana studios offer classes 7 days a week! Check out our schedule and studio pages to learn more about classes offered and our instructors.
At Inner Spring Yoga we believe yoga is for everyone and offer a wide variety of classes to meet your needs. We strive to offer an exceptional experience to everyone who walks through our doors. Namaste.
Staff @ Inner Spring Yoga
Carrie Klaus E-RYT, YACEP Owner/Director
Inspired by the Jivamukti Yoga Method, you'll find Carrie's classes to be a mix of serious yoga focus and light-hearted fun. Each class is different and challenging, covering a wide variety of yoga postures to help you transcend the limitations of your mind. Carrie believes that every person can practice yoga and will help you find your most comfortable pose through the use of props and various modifications. Carrie's classes also include a good dose of yoga philosophy. Her classes will encourage you to challenge yourself mentally and physically all while you're having fun!
Carrie began her yoga practice in 2003 after the birth of her first daughter. She started yoga as a way to get her body in shape after pregnancy, but quickly realized that yoga had so much more to offer. While continuing her physical practice she began to deepen her knowledge of yoga. As a result of experiencing greater peace in her life, Carrie decided to begin sharing her love of yoga with others. She enrolled in teacher training and has been sharing her love of yoga ever since.
Carrie and her husband, Rob, opened Inner Spring Yoga in 2013 with the intention of creating a heart centered community in which Southern Indiana and Louisville residents can learn the teachings of yoga and equip themselves to spread peace and kindness into the world.
Carrie completed her 200 hour teacher training at Eternal Health Yoga under the guidance of Shelli Carpenter. In addition to holding a 200 hour certificate and being registered with Yoga Alliance, Carrie also holds a teacher training certificate in Yin Yoga Practice and Theory which she received under the guidance of Paul Grilley, and is currently working toward receiving her 500 hour teaching certification at Asheville Yoga Center. Carrie has practiced under many amazing teachers including Sharon Gannon, David Life, Doug Swenson, Anna Ferguson, Julie Kirkpatrick and Michael Johnson. Carrie continues to learn new information to share with her classes by participating in workshops and trainings.
Carrie is a lifelong resident of Southern Indiana, where she lives with her husband, 2 daughters and 3 cats. When Carrie isn't teaching yoga she's busy watching her daughters compete in swimming and gymnastics.
Anne Darku, RYT
Anne began practicing yoga almost accidentally through her training in theatre not realizing that the warm-ups and cool downs were sun salutations and other asanas. Once she moved into a regular practice, she savored how it freshened her mind, created a sense of strength from the inside out and even seemed to make her walk taller.
In 2009 she was inspired to pursue teacher training in Nashville, TN where she completed her 200 Hour Certification. Anne believes yoga truly is for everyone, all bodies, anytime.
Laura DeMent, E-RYT, Certified Health Coach
Laura was first introduced to yoga in 2002. At first, she enjoyed yoga as a form of exercise that did not bother her knees. As she continued her practice, yoga became a way to live her life in a balanced and healthy way. In 2005, Laura was asked to sub a yoga class and realized she would enjoy teaching. That fall she enrolled in OM yoga's Weekend Warrior teacher training in Indianapolis and graduated in 2006.
Laura's teaching is inspired by her teachers, Seane Corn, Chris Crews, Frank Mauro, Ramanand Patel and Laura Spaulding. Her classes focus on alignment, breath, flow and the use of props to make the asanas (postures) accessible to all students.
Laura is also a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and owner of Integrating Healthy Habits health coaching services.
Jamie Yeager began her personal yoga practice in 2000 with the guidance of videos and library books. As the years went on, her practice developed and deepened slowly and organically. The more she learned about yoga outside of her asana practice, the more she needed to learn. And thus, the understanding of yoga as a ceaseless journey and not simply an exercise regimen or something to perfect became clear. She enrolled in Inner Spring Yoga's inceptive 200-hour teacher training course, fulfilling the dream of sharing yoga with others that had resided within her for as long as she could remember.
Because Jamie was pregnant and gave birth during 200-hour teacher training, she knows well how it feels to learn (or perhaps, to relearn) one's body. With this knowledge, she attempts to make certain that each of her students humbly accepts that there is no perfect yogi. She prefers to maintain an air of levity in her classes, both to keep yoga accessible for everybody in every body and to remind her students that everything is easier with a smile.
Danielle Corley, RYT
Danielle dabbled in yoga over the years with videos, books, the occasional class and even pre natal classes during her third pregnancy. She enjoyed running and sought out a more regular yoga practice to compliment and support her hobby of running. However, in doing so, she discovered a deeper love and enjoyment of yoga as a result of a consistent practice at Inner Spring Yoga.
Danielle completed her yoga teacher trainingin 2016 at Inner Spring Yoga. She believes yoga is for anyone willing to try. She enjoys linking the breath with movement, honoring ancient traditions with a good dose of light hearted fun along the way.
Outside of yoga, Danielle can be found spending time with her husband and their three children. She likes running, bookclub, a cup of coffee with friends and has just recently adventured into the world of SUP.
Kim Hannan, RYT
Kim began practicing yoga in 2004 to escape the stresses of a corporate job with a heavy travel schedule. Throughout a handful of moves across the country, yoga has provided a sense of stability and connection. A learner by profession, Kim is passionate about helping others learn, and she's on a mission to inspire others to ditch the guilt, eliminate the busy-ness that consumes our society, and enjoy a balanced life stemming from self-empowerment and kindness.
After planting roots in Jeffersonville in late 2012, Kim found her yoga home at Inner Spring and later jumped at the chance to sign up for yoga teacher training at ISY. Graduating in the first class of 200-hour trainees, Kim's classes focus on flowing movements to silence the mind's stories of stress and negativity.
Brittany Ramer, RYT
Brittany Ramer has been doing yoga off and on for several years, and has just finished her Teacher Training program recently. With a passion for continued learning, and a love of reaching out and helping others she opens her heart to everyone.
As a long term sufferer of Depression and crippling anxiety disorder, Brittany Ramer finally built up the courage to take her first public yoga class just over two years ago at Inner Spring Yoga in Jeffersonville Indiana, the same place where she has now completed her teacher training program. From the first moment she walked through the doors she fell in love with the place, and after her first class her connection to yoga deepened forever. Two years later her depression is almost non-existent, and her anxiety attacks have gone from once a week, to a handful of times a year, and she attributes it all to a regular Yoga practice.
Brittany decided that she wanted to teach after about a year of regular attendance at Inner Spring Yoga, because she saw what it was doing for her both physically, mentally and spiritually, and she wanted to share that with others to help them overcome their depression and anxiety as well. She is determined to continue learning, and doing everything she can to spread the love, and the light of yoga. Her mission is to help other people like her, who don't want to suffer anymore, and bring everyone closer to finding a deeper understanding of themselves.
Brittany is certified to teach Hatha, Yin, and Meditation. Her classes are typically energetic and flowing when she teaches Hatha, and soothing when she teaches Yin. She Teaches classes geared to all levels.
Crystal Edwards-Hutsell, RYT
I decided to become a yoga teacher after practicing yoga for six years, so I could help others find the same peace that yoga has brought to me. I believe there is a style of yoga for everyone. I am also a pediatric nurse. When I'm not working, practicing or teaching yoga I can usually be found outdoors with my two sons.
Crystal is a compassionate teacher who enjoys teaching a flowing style of Hatha Yoga. She completed her 200 Hour Training through Inner Spring Yoga in 2015.
Emily Robbins, RYT
Emily began her yoga journey while living in Baltimore City. During those four years, she explored various styles of yoga including vinyasa, hatha and power yoga- always finding herself most at home in classes that were focused on yoga as a lifestyle.
Thanks to the encouragement of Anne Darku, Emily decided to deepen her practice through YTT. She graduated from Inner Spring Yoga 200-hour teacher training in November 2016. She loves music, philosophy and a good joke, which is what she hopes to bring to each class. When you leave her class, she hopes you feel refreshed, inspired, and a little lighter.
When she is not using her voice to share the wonders of yoga, she is encouraging children to find their best voice, as a speech-language pathologist. She loves exploring her neighborhood of Crescent Hill with her husband and dog, Charlie! When she is not out exploring, she can be found snuggled up reading her newest book!
Jennifer Evans, RYT
Yoga has been a part of Jennifer's life for over 10 years, and the practice has benefited her both on and off the mat. Jennifer is a strong advocate of self-care and believes yoga inspires us to live more mindfully in our personal life and as we participate in the world around us.
After completing her 200 hour teacher training with Inner Spring Yoga in 2016, she enjoys teaching many styles of yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin. Thoughtful themes and engaging meditations are weaved throughout her classes.
Jennifer believes that she will always be a 'student' of yoga and that yoga is for every-body.
Learning to accept limitations is an ongoing practice for Annamarie. As a collegiate volleyball player, Annamarie was frequently faced with various physical injuries that led her to seek new ways to become better attuned to her body. In her formative years, she was convinced that the harder she trained, the better she would be. For Annamarie, over-training was a way to cope with insecurities and anxiety on and off the court. A shoulder injury, caused by overuse, ended her volleyball career. Needing to find a way to relieve stress and exercise with compassion, Annamarie turned to yoga. She traded the volleyball for a yoga mat and high intensity training for ujjayi breath. In the stillness of the studio, she learned to notice and accept her uniqueness and limitations. By increasing her awareness of her body, she found she could be more present and grounded. Annamarie attributes her increased flexibility and balanced approach to life to this process. In learning to be more present and, in accepting life circumstances as they are, Annamarie finds peace.
She uses the principles of mindfulness that she learned in graduate school and practices in yoga in her work as a psychologist. Annamarie believes her work is greatly influenced by yoga. The willingness to present on the mat enhances her compassion for and understanding of the human condition. For Annamarie, every day, every session, every moment is an opportunity to practice.