Inner Spring Yoga was created in 2013 with the intention of being a heart centered community open to all. While our main focus 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.
At Inner Spring Yoga we believe yoga is for everyone and design classes that are appropriate for all levels. We strive to offer an exceptional experience to everyone who walks through our doors. Namaste.
Staff @ Inner Spring Yoga
Carrie Klaus E-RYT ~ 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. She will encourage you to challenge yourself and have 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. Carrie has practiced under many amazing teachers including Sharon Gannon, David Life, Doug Swenson, Anna Ferguson, and Julie Kirkpatrick. 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 homeschooling her daughters and watching them compete in swimming and gymnastics.
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 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.
Cindy Whalen, RYT
Cindy began practicing yoga in 2010. She soon found that it brought her peace, joy, and better health. She enrolled in a teacher training program to strengthen her personal yoga practice and to develop the skills needed to share yoga with others.
In August of 2012 she earned her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification at Eternal Health Yoga school and is registered with Yoga Alliance.
Cindy's yoga classes are light-hearted and compassionate. Her intention is that your yoga practice is allowing you to connect to your best self and feel good in the body that you inhabit.
"I want people to feel safe and self-empowered in their yoga practice," she says.
Cindy has enjoyed a beautiful background in classical dance, therefore health and movement have long been important to her. She recognizes the power of yoga to simultaneously relax, recharge, build strength, create flexibility, and instill respect for one's body.
Cindy and her husband love spending time with their son, daughter-in-law, and two amazing grandchildren. She's grateful for the opportunity to practice yoga with you.
Cindy also offers GENTLE YOGA for Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors. Classes are held at Inner Spring Yoga. For more information about these classes please contact Cindy by phone: 502-544-0273 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lydia proudly hails from the glittering hills of Jasper, Indiana. While attending Indiana University in Bloomington, yoga found Lydia & swept her away. The young yogini moved to Louisville after graduation & fell in love with the heart-centered approach of Anusara yoga.
Lydia attended Obris Yoga Teacher Training in 2012, successfully completing 300-Yoga Alliance hours of intensive study in Precision Alignment Yoga. This sweet gal is continuing her education as a student of Tandava Yoga with founder, Laura Patterson. Tandava is defined as alignment dancing with the heart.
Lydia has found self-love, inner brightness, & hope while on the mat. She is passionate to help others embrace their truest self through graceful breath, flowing asana, & heart-centered meditation.
Kari has practiced Yoga, meditation, dance, and a holistic lifestyle since her youth, growing up on a farm in Harrison County, Indiana. She has spent many fulfilling years traveling and studying around the world, receiving a certification in Hatha Yoga from Yoga East in 2001.
Among her most inspiring and beloved teachers are Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Astanga Yoga), Ramanand Patel & Francois Raoult (Iyengar Yoga), Sufi Master Adnan Sarhan (Meditation), Dr. Vasant Lad (Ayurveda), Grand Master Mingye Ding (Qigong/Taiji), Steve Schumacher (CranioSacral Therapy), Esak Garcia (Bikram Yoga) & Russil Paul (Nada Yoga). She is the founder of Onecologie: finding true health and joy through intuitive synchronicity with nature.
Perla Jones was first introduced to yoga in 2004. While in high school she developed a home practice with her friend Julene to help ease stress and anxiety. Occasionally, she attended classes at the Self Discovery Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is originally from.
Perla moved to Indiana in 2014. Being pregnant at the time, it was hard to find a job and meet new people; she was thrilled to have a yoga studio so close to her. Inner Spring Yoga offered her a genuine welcome as a student and friend and now as a teacher. That same year she enrolled in the 200-hour teacher training at the Evansville Yoga Center with Chris Crews and became certified in 2015.
In the past year she has fallen in love with Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda nutrition and aspires to be certified in both in the future. To her yoga has always been an ongoing journey of self-discovery. She hopes to inspire others to begin their own journey of self-discovery through yoga.