This whole floating idea has been baking for a while. A really, really long while. I've been researching floatation therapy for almost three years. I remember that it sounded too good to be true, and even though I had never tried it, I just felt drawn to it. I continued to study for a while, and then started mentioning to my husband that we should try it sometime.
He purchased some passes to a float center in Indianapolis because that was the closest place to us, and even before my first float, I studied. It was just such a promising experience, and as a yoga and meditation teacher, I'm passionate about tools that can help us each to find our way to a more peaceful, fulfilling life. I'm all about taking care of the individual first so that we can strengthen our relationships with others.
Somehow, it was just a given, at least in my mind, that we should open a float center. Graham and I began casually discussing it, and then about a year ago, I finally worked up enough courage to tell a friend about it. Carrie Klaus is the owner of Inner Spring Yoga, and I'm fortunate to call her a friend and a mentor. As I told her that day, I saw a little twinkle in her eye. We began dreaming of the idea of bringing a true wellness center to Southern Indiana. For months, we looked for the perfect place to carry this idea to fruition.
When Carrie and her husband, Rob, found the old Hartfield Insurance building, the location captured them, and they invited Graham and me to tour the place with them. Despite only being a few blocks from downtown New Albany, it feels like a sanctuary. Birds chirping, a gentle breeze, and trees to protect you from the sun... Each time we visit, we tend to linger a little longer than we should, usually outside. This place. This is it.
Carrie and Rob purchased the building and will be moving the New Albany yoga studio to the new location in a few months. We're honored that they invited us to join them, and we'll occupy one floor of this beautiful, historic building. They've renamed the building "The Kula Center". Kula is the Sanskrit word for "community of the heart". This entire space will be dedicated to creating a loving, welcoming space for all members of our community to nourish body, mind, and spirit.
Over the next few months, we'll all be working to renovate the interior of the building to make it match the beauty and tranquility of its outdoor space. Inside, you'll find Inner Spring Yoga, Sukhino Float Center, and other holistic health and lifestyle practitioners. (They still have space available, so if you're interested in sharing your own service with the community, reach out to Rob@isyoga.me or Carrie@isyoga.me.)
We're honored and truly humbled by the amount of support we've received so far. We can't thank you enough for joining us on this new adventure.