Meet Our Teachers



Owner, 500 RYT

Rebecca discovered yoga while attending the University of Louisville. As an ex-cheerleader, she was looking for a new way to regain flexibility and reduce stress. She began taking classes at a local studio. At first, she’d joined a weekly yoga class but within a few months, she was practicing yoga daily, often catching yoga classes during the day in between her studies. That’s when she realized that yoga had become something very important in her life.

It was many years after being a student of yoga, Rebecca made the decision to teach. She enrolled in a 4 week intensive Yoga Teacher Training, with the intention to share yoga with others through teaching. Rebecca started teaching professionally immediately after graduation and she now teaches at multiple location in Louisville, KY. Her professional teaching journey continues as she has trained with YogaWorks teachers: John Guydos, Heather Sineiger, David Kim, Anna Zourzou, Mia Togo, Jodie Rufty, Jeanne Heileman , Sarah Scharf; and with Bryan Kest Power Yoga teacher Bryan Kest.

Rebecca’s approach to yoga remains ever focused on creating a safe space so students can be their authentic self. When she is on her mat, yoga gives her a safe space to be her authentic self. Rebecca works hard to teach what she practices. She believes compassion best describe her teaching style. Rebecca believes it is important to be gentle and kind to yourself, listen to your body, and not to compare yourself to others. She believes it is important to remember we are all perfectly imperfect. Rebecca works to challenge students both physically and mentally, while creating a judgement free zone. You can expect to move, stretch and breathe when taking one of her classes.

Sara Stearns
Yoga Instructor, 200 RYT

Yoga changed Sara’s life!!  Through yoga, Sara quickly realized she had found her passion; expanding her mind, body, and spirit, yoga was healing her. Sara started seeing weight loss results immediately.  Her mental health improved, and she made new friendships that were encouraging and uplifting.   Sara told everyone, "You Need Yoga!" 

As Sara’s practice has developed, she has attended yoga retreats and a variety of classes across the US, deepening her practice and becoming aware of the balance she was creating. Through Sara’s transformation and personal growth, she obtained her First and Second Degree Reiki Certification, and her Level 1 and 2 Teacher Training Certification through Yoga-Fit. Sara completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training through Yoga Renew in June 2021. 

Sara encourages a fun-loving class with humor, comfort, and support.   Offering yoga in our community is one step closer to peace and change. NAMASTE!


Kim Deetsch
Yoga Instructor, 200 RYT

Kim stepped onto the mat to have some fun with a friend and nearly 17 years later the intention remains the same.

Old friends, new friends, future friends… That’s what the yoga community means to Kim.

Kim is a 200 hour RYT specializing in hot yoga with Power Vinyasa close to her heart she enjoys exploring every new offering.

As a yoga teacher Kim offers a watchful eye to help guide you in your practice and an encouraging heart to help you advance.

Outside the studio Kim is a Realtor, proud Mom and most recently A smitten grandma. She enjoys traveling especially when it involves friends and physical activity whether it’s yoga, hiking, scuba diving, golf or whatever the day holds.

Yoga Instructor, 200 RYT

Stephanie discovered yoga in high school when a friend suggested they go to a hindu temple for the Sunday morning practice. She was hooked at first breath!!

Throughout the years, she went through phases of practicing different types and styles of yoga asanas at different rates of regularity but did not become a serious practitioner until tragedy struck in her life 4 years ago.  By developing a daily yoga practice, Stephanie was able to emerge from the situation seeing life more clearly, and with a deeper understanding of herself and everyone around her.  It was that clarity, along with the renewed strength in her mind, body, and spirit that brought on the realization that YOGA FIXES EVERYTHING!!!

It was this new found knowledge that inspired her to obtain her 200-RYT certificate this year, with plans to further her depth of understanding by becoming a Yoga Therapist.  


What good is it knowing these precious gems of information if you don't share it with other people? So, that's what she's here to do - share a little knowledge and a whole lot of love!


Karina Ramirez
Yoga Instructor, 200 RYT

Karina first got into yoga in college when she took a yoga class as an elective. She then started to take the free classes at the gym and was soon hooked. As an Exercise Science major, she began to do research on the physiological benefits of yoga and quickly realized, through research and her own personal practice, that yoga improves just about every function of the body, mentally AND physically. 


Karina graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor's in Exercise Science and soon after completed her 200HR RYT training through Yoga Renew. She is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and teaches group strength classes at a sports performance gym in Louisville. 


Karina specializes in Vinyasa flows that are a balance between strength and recovery. She loves to incorporate her anatomical and physiological knowledge into her practice. More than anything, she strives to create a down to earth and authentic space for her and her students to be themselves and have fun doing yoga.

​Lindsey McCoy
Yoga Instructor, 200 RYT

Lindsey discovered the power of Yoga when she decided to step into the practice back in 2016. In a desperate attempt to find relief for PTSD and Anxiety symptoms she decided to give mindfulness a try. That was the day that her entire life changed. Lindsey began studying the 8 limbs and found herself practicing yoga 3 times a day. Through mindful meditation, pranayama breathwork and asana she found inner peace and stillness in her mind as well as her body.

In 2018 she decided that she had to use this knowledge to help other people discover their true nature and capabilities as well. Having practiced yoga for two and a half years on her own, the first time that Lindsey set foot inside of a yoga studio was when she entered the 200 hour yoga teacher training program. Instantly she knew this was her calling. She received her 200 hour RYT in October of 2019 and is currently working to obtain her 300 RYT.

When she isn’t teaching yoga to her community she holds many yoga and wellness retreats in many different locations. In honor of Seva, several of Lindsey’s retreats are for zero profit where proceeds often benefit different organizations and causes both rural as well as local.

Some expectations when attending a class with Lindsey may include a sense of comfort, gentle motivation, acceptance and joy!

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​Lisa Knies
Yoga Instructor, 200 RYT

​Shannon Woods
Yoga Instructor, 200 RYT

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