The Kula Center Opens in New Albany

1The 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.grandopening

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

Kula Center.”grandopening-5

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.’ ”2

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

The Kula Center

802 E. Market St.

New Albany


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