About Heat Yoga
Heat Yoga and Wellness was started in October of 2000 by Shawna Spellman. What began as a completely traditional Bikram Yoga Studio has grown and expanded to include a variety of fun and challenging classes for all skill levels.
THE HISTORY OF HEAT YOGA AND WELLNESS
After training under Bikram Choudhury in the spring of 1999, in Los Angeles CA I moved back to my hometown of Louisville KY to open my first hot yoga studio. With a 500 hour yoga teaching certificate, a very small savings and lots of energy and ambition I opened Bikram’s Yoga College of India, Crescent Hill in 2000, when I was 27. Unsure how my passion for this new, hot style of fitness would be embraced by my hometown (many at this time still thought I was selling yogurt:) I set out on this new adventure. In the past 18 years the business has moved locations, survived a recession, a name change and complete rebranding and even one fire! Despite the challenges that face small business owners, I am continually fulfilled by the kind, sincere and genuine people coming together day after day, year after year to improve their physical, mental and emotional health. These smiling faces have become beacons of love and light in our community.
I am excited for the future of Heat Yoga as we add our newest chapter — opening a satellite location in Floyd Knobs, IN in October 2018. Heat Yoga on the Hill is a boutique studio offering warm yoga to all levels. After residing on a small horse farm in Indiana for nearly two decades, my husband and I now consider this our hometown. We are looking forward to sharing the healing and therapeutic practice of warm yoga with our friends and family in Southern Indiana.