Heated Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

Doug Johnson

Douglas Johnson, founder of Maha Patha Yoga, has been teaching meditation and yoga for over 20 years. He got his start teaching Zen meditation at the Atlanta Soto Zen Center in the early 90s. Later, he was certified to teach Kripalu Yoga by Deva Parnell, the former director of teacher training at the Kripalu Yoga Center. In 2010 ‘Yoganad’ Michael Carroll, current Dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga and founder of Pranakriya Yoga, certified Douglas to teach Advanced Pranayama. In 2013, Douglas began his studies in Anatomy, Yin Yoga and Chakra Meditation with internationally renowned yoga teacher Paul Grilley. This year, Douglas plans to study with Ukrainian yoga master Andrey Lappa, founder of Universal Yoga, and complete his 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification with Paul Grilley.

 

Since getting certified, Douglas has taught well over 5000 yoga classes in a variety of styles including Kripalu; Yin; Vinyasa; Power; Hot; Restorative; Gentle & Meditation. Currently he teaches classes throughout the Metro Atlanta area and regularly leads retreats, trainings, and workshops.

 

In addition to receiving certifications from Paul & Suzee Grilley (Yin Yoga / Anatomy / Chakra Mediation), Deva Parnell (Kripalu Yoga), and ‘Yoganand’ Michael Carroll (Advanced Pranayama for Pranakriya Yoga Teachers), Douglas has completed workshops and master classes with Andrey Lappa (Universal Yoga), ‘Yogarupa’ Rod Stryker (Para Yoga), Bryan Kest (Power Yoga), Kino McGregor (Ashtanga Yoga), Sarah Ivanhoe, and David Newman ‘Durga Das’.

 

Words of Wisdom: “A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.”
~ Albert Einstein

Kate Mitchell

Seeking balance, Kate discovered yoga in the spring of 2015 after leaving her corporate sales job to pursue an idea she had of launching a mobile app for adding rainbows to photos. As a struggling entrepreneur, yoga brought her balance, peace, inspiration, creativity, new friends, sanity, and community.
 
Uncertain of whether becoming a yoga instructor was truly in her heart, she took her yoga journey deeper and completed her RYT 200 that Summer. Kate started teaching yoga in October 2015, she’s taught over 500 classes including beginner, hot and vinyasa, and teaching is now as much a part of practice as taking yoga.
 

Kate likes to create classes that inspire flowing movement, inner peace, and positive energy. She feels that yoga is a space for people to delve deeper into whatever personal journey they are on, to open blockages and find new light. She aims to help foster an environment for that in her studio classes.

Off the mat, Kate enjoys working on her app, her handsome dog Rocco, visiting friends and family in Cali and Florida, Trevor Hall Pandora, and fun outings with friends.

 

Quote: "To perform every action artfully is yoga" -Swami Kripalu

Maddie Lavin

Maddie is an active lifestyle enthusiast who has been hooked on fitness since doing VHS exercise tapes in the living room with her mom. In college, she took up triathlon-ing and even tackled a Half Iron Man. Looking for an outlet for her tight hamstrings (a consequence of all the running and biking) she came to yoga. She quickly learned the practice was so much more than a "stretch" or even a workout. She fell in love with her mat and all the benefits, and in 2015 decided to get her 200 hour yoga alliance certification right here in Atlanta.
 

With a passion for powerful vinyasa flows, creative sequencing and safe alignment, Maddie brings an exciting energy to each and every class she teaches. A proponent of finding balance on and off the mat, she looks forward to helping every student grow in their practice by using the perfect mix of sweat and savasana.

A dynamic flowing sequence of diverse poses in a room heated to 90-95 degrees. Some vinyasa experience necessary. All levels, but not recommended for brand-new beginners.
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Nov 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Nov 21 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Jenny Kontos
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Tue Nov 21 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Kate Mitchell
    at Brookhaven
  • Tue Nov 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Nov 28 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Jenny Kontos
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Tue Nov 28 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Maddie Lavin
    at Brookhaven
  • Thu Nov 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Thu Nov 30 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Jenny Kontos
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Thu Nov 30 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Maddie Lavin
    at Brookhaven
  • Tue Dec 05 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Dec 05 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Jenny Kontos
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Tue Dec 05 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Maddie Lavin
    at Brookhaven