Stilger brings True You Yoga to Corydon
Kaitlyn Clay, Staff Writer, [email protected]
In 2014, Jennifer Stilger was dealing with a running injury when her physical therapist recommended yoga as a recovery strategy. She really had no desire to practice yoga and said she felt “completely uncomfortable” trying it.
Fast forward seven years, and Stilger is the founder and owner of True You Yoga in Corydon.
The journey to becoming a yoga studio owner was full of twists and turns for Stilger, including becoming an active member at 502 Power Yoga in Louisville.
“I could just feel that the more classes I took, the more my anxiety and depression would decrease,” Stilger said. “Being consistent in my practice made me a stronger runner and helped me manage stress in my day-to-day life so much better.
“I started taking classes because of an injury, but I had no idea it would completely change my life,” she said.
Stilger became a certified yoga instructor in 2019 and began teaching classes with the Kentucky Yoga Initiative. She said she always had a desire to bring more yoga opportunities to Harrison County, and it finally felt like the timing was right this past year.
“I recognized the need for more yoga here in our town, and I wanted to create a welcoming space where we could practice and support one another,” Stilger said. “We believe yoga is for everybody, and our studio is very beginner friendly. We use different props and offer pose variations to help create a practice that fits everyone’s uniqueness. You don’t need to be flexible to join one of our yoga classes; you only need a willingness to try something new and a sense of humor.”
True You Yoga, located at 1124 S.R. 62 west of downtown Corydon, offers yoga classes each day of the week except Sunday, ranging from slow flows to Hatha yoga to a rest and recharge class.
“In addition to our regular class schedule, we offer various pop-up classes such as Rage Yoga, and a Yoga and HIIT class,” Stilger said. “We also host workshops for beginners and are planning a FeetUp workshop for those new to inversions or wanting to learn how to use this amazing tool.
“We will be adding creative workshops that include a macramé plant hanger to our events soon,” she said.
The studio had its soft opening in December but will host its official open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the studio. Stilger said there will be class packages and membership specials being sold, as well as giveaways throughout the day. She will also teach hourly sample classes so people stopping by the studio can try out what a class would be like.
For more information about True You Yoga, visit www.trueyouyoga.org or call 812-267-8474.