The one-stop shop offers holistic medicine and wellness
By Lisa Hornung | Photos by Christian Watson
New Albany now has its own one-stop shop
for holistic medicine and wellness in The Kula
Center, which is located at 802 E. Market St.
Kula – which means community, clan or tribe – is
a fitting name for the center, which creates a tribe
of businesses serving the New Albany community.
Owner Carrie Klaus has owned and operated
Inner Spring Yoga in New Albany and Jeffersonville
for five years, and now she and her husband Rob
have opened this new space.
The couple live just a few blocks from the center,
and when they were out walking one evening,
Rob said to Carrie, “That would be a great place
for a yoga studio.” The two wanted to buy a place
instead of renting so they could gain some equity.
They moved Inner Spring’s New Albany location
to The Kula Center and opened up the center to
other businesses in the holistic health industry.
Businesses include Dailey Wellness and Massage,
which offers massage, reiki, cupping, kinesio
tape and more; Integrating Healthy Habits, a
nutrition coaching service; and the Sukhino Float
Center, which will offer floatation in salt-water
pods. Sukhino will open in June. Inner Spring
Jeffersonville is still open at 335 Spring St.
The Kula Center came about because Carrie
wanted to create an opportunity for people who
are interested in health and wellness and work in
the same location. “We’ve all kind of got that same
energy and that same vibe, and we’re all working
toward that same goal with our businesses at the
Carrie is also running for the New Albany
Township Advisory Board. After the 2016 election,
she began to get more politically involved and
started paying attention to ways to be more active
in the community as a volunteer and donor to
local nonprofits. She spoke with Adam Dickey,
chair of the Floyd County Democrats, and he
suggested she run for the board.
“This kind of fit me because what I would be able
to do on the advisory board is offer assistance to
our lower-income community members,” Carrie
said, “and that really ties in with the mission of
Inner Spring Yoga and with the ultimate goal of
The Kula Center, which is to make sure that The
Kula Center is open and welcoming to everyone
in the community.”
Carrie has been a yoga instructor for 12 years
and opened Inner Spring about five years ago.
She mentioned one day to her husband that she
might like to open her own place. “My husband
is one of those great kind of husbands who like to
make dreams come true,” she said, “and he came
home one day and said, ‘I rented you a space to
open up a yoga studio.’ ”
Carrie ran the business for a couple of years
while homeschooling her children. Now their
daughters, ages 14 and 11, are in school, and she
runs both Inner Spring and The Kula Center. “He
has a full-time job and two part-time jobs,” she
said of Rob, who manages all the finances and
payroll of the businesses on top of his full-time job.
Carrie said she wants The Kula Center to be a
hub where everyone can have their health and
wellness needs met.
“We do realize that cost can be an issue for
some people in taking advantage of some of those
health and wellness practices,” she said.
Health insurance doesn’t cover holistic and
preventive care, such as yoga and acupuncture.
So, visitors have to pay out of pocket.
“We realize that’s just not possible for some
people in our community,” said Carrie. “So, our
ultimate goal is for each person in our community
to be served in some way by us.”
For more information on The Kula Center and
its businesses, visit www.thekulacenter.com.
The Kula Center
802 E. Market St.