Mark has practiced power vinyasa yoga for over 15 years—and has over 13 years of experience teaching. He started practicing power yoga in 1999 as a means to lose weight and get back into gymnastics which he had loved as a kid. Along the way, he not only lost nearly 50 lbs, but he also found yoga to be a passion and a calling.
Alan has been devoted to the practice of yoga and meditation since high school—now over 35 years. He brings his history of practice and 15 years of instructing meditation, and 10 years instructing yoga to his classes at EPY. Alan is committed to making these transformational practices available to everyone and to sharing his own experiences in growth and understanding.
Following a serious car wreck in the 1990s, with major surgery on his spine, Damon thought he wouldn't be active again. But he began practicing yoga in 2010 and found it quickly changing his life. He began teaching under the mentorship of Mark and has grown into a fantastic teacher over the past ten years.
Christine has been practicing yoga at EPY for almost 11 years. She originally started her yoga practice as a way to "stay in shape," but she quickly realized it was so much more than that. In a world that is oftentimes fast-paced and sometimes stressful, yoga has given her the opportunity to exercise not just her body but, more importantly, her heart and her mind. Her day job as a graphic designer demands a creative and constantly adapting mindset. She brings that same creativity to each of her classes by varying the focus and the flows of the class.
Barb has been in healthcare her entire life, retiring as CEO of Deaconess Healthsouth Rehab Hospital in 2014. She's practiced yoga for several years now and received her yoga certification in 2016. Expecting to retire, she found a passion for teaching instead! Barb now specializes in yoga for bone health, focusing especially on osteoporosis and osteopenia.
Kaelyn is a graduate of the Evansville Power Yoga/Yoga University program.
Courtney is a graduate of the Evansville Power Yoga/Yoga University program.
Nina is a graduate of the Evansville Power Yoga/Yoga University program. She brings her talents to teaching with an emphasis on experience, chakras, and energy work.
Unlike most power yoga in the West, Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga is not based on the ashtanga style of K. Pattabhi Jois. The physical aspects of Baptiste Yoga are inspired by the hatha yoga teachings of Krishnamacharya and his students BKS Iyengar and Desikachar.
Baptiste Yoga was founded in the 1940s by Walt Baptiste and has since grown under the leadership of his son, Baron. The Baptistes were among the earliest yoga teachers in the U.S. and were close family friends of BKS Iyengar and Desikachar. Baron personally studied with both from a young age.
Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga adapts the practices and processes of yoga to individual needs and talents—placing emphasis on clear language and strategic technique that makes it accessible to everyone regardless of fitness level, age, experience, or background. Our teachers are trained to specifically look and listen for the needs of the student and to give tools that makes transformation in their practice possible.
Students at Evansville Power Yoga range in age from 17 to 89, and most started with us as beginners. The Baptiste style of power vinyasa yoga was developed with the goal of making yoga accessible to as many people as possible. We welcome beginners and offer "Power Basics" classes, especially for those who are new to yoga.
We encourage students to respect their current fitness level to allow their practice and ability to grow in a natural way. We'll work with you to make sure that happens.
For Power Vinyasa classes, lightweight clothing is best. Wear clothing that's appropriate for sweating and moving.
No. We're not a "group fitness class" that is choreographed to music.
Bring a mat. (If you don't have one, you may rent a quality Jade mat from us for $3 for use during the class.)
Filtered water is provided free of charge. You may bring your water bottle.
Towels are provided for class use, free of charge.
You have a choice!