Power to the Core


This class is taught by:

Heather Correa

After a running injury, Heather stepped into her first Bikram yoga class where she instantly found inner peace and balance. Almost three years later, Heather discovered Ashtanga yoga! She connected with this very vigorous and disciplined lineage that fed the mind of a type A personality. She studied diligently for several years until a curiosity to know more about alignment and the minutiae of every pose led her to Stillwater Yoga. There, she dove into Iyengar yoga with a vengeance for 2 years. A longing for a more active practice found Heather back in the Ashtanga studio. Finally, in 2010, a connection with a creative vinyasa flow class fed the dancer in her soul and a practice that offered a balance of all disciplines. Vinyasa classes have been her primary practice since 2010 and the focus of her 200-hour certification with us here at Infinity Yoga. Mindful sequencing and an invigorating class with a solid focus on the breath are the root of what Heather aims to teach.
 

Heather's classes are light hearted and playful yet dynamic and challenging. Her intention is for you to feel refreshed and renewed with a smile on your face when you leave class.

Natalie Skubic

Natalie grew up in Louisiana and Florida and always loved being active! Her fiery extroverted nature always seemed to draw her to explore all types of physical activities. Natalie's yoga journey began in 2011 when she walked by a local yoga studio offering a 30 day yoga challenge (30 classes in 30 days). Never one to not take a challenge, she went for it! Through the newfound commitment, she found a passion and her soul felt at home. She was drawn to the flexibility and stability yoga offered along with the balance it was creating in her life. She fell in love with how the rhythm of the breath creates a magical dance between the mind and body. The changes that occurred in her life, both physical and mental left her wanting more and it gave her the desire to share yoga with others.

At the time, working in the corporate world, she found herself in a lot of demanding, time consuming roles that allowed great professional growth but left her soul unfulfilled and searching, which led Natalie to embark on a yogic journey for personal growth, through determination, vulnerability, and acceptance. After completing her RYT teacher training here at Infinity Yoga in 2016, she decided to leave the corporate world behind and teach and share yoga with others full time.

 

Natalie brings a spirited element to her classes and urges students to embody their deepest desires and to leave egos at the door. Her playful nature encourages students to face their fears and to go deep into what moves them. 

Natalie also teachers pilates yoga fusion and was certified through our very own Meredith Hesse; she is a certified doula. When she is not teaching she loves hanging out with her husband, and her four boys.

"Yoga is not about touching your toes… it’s about what you learn on the way down."

Meredith Hesse

Meredith started practicing Pilates at the age of twelve and quickly realized that it was a perfect compliment to her intense ballet training. Pilates helped keep Meredith balanced throughout her professional career as a ballet dancer, and led her to eventually begin a second career as an instructor.
 
 
Yoga came to Meredith later in life, when she fell in love with the Ashtanga practice. A serious back injury took her out of the ballet world and away from the intense Ashtanga series. What initially seemed to be a series of pretty poses, Meredith quickly realized that yoga could be used for rehabilitation of her injury. Meredith began studying Iyengar and the Hot practice at Atlanta Hot Yoga. This life-changing shift led her to teacher training, and to getting her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification.
 
 
Everyday Meredith walks into the studio and begins her class - either in pilates or yoga - she feels blessed to have the amazing opportunity to teach at such a wonderful studio, and work with such a wonderful community.

Caroline Peters

Caroline completed her 240 hour teacher training in Vinyasa/Thai Massage at Davannayoga with Anna Laurita in 2010 and immediately started to teach as much as possible: local outdoor stores, events and to coworkers before work.
 

When she's not at the studio Caroline manages High Country Outfitters, a locally owned specialty outdoor store. She is a climber, runner, paddleboard instructor, active SUP racer and leads Standup Paddleboard Yoga classes on the Chattahoochee River. She completed her SUP Yoga/ACE certification with Lazy Dog Paddle Yoga in 2012.

 

Caroline's playful blend of challenging classes and a sense of humor provide for a uplifting class. Her classes are open to all levels and often inspired by music.

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

Ashley Lorenzo

Ashley Lorenzo is a visual artist and a yoga teacher. Her unique self-expression and creative abilities allow her to seamlessly integrate both of these practices into one another. Her yoga classes combine both the physical and spiritual aspects of the yoga tradition. She employs the practice of meditation and breath work to bring attention to the power of visualization and intention. By teaching how to create space and awareness in the physical body, she hopes to create a movement towards self-growth, empowerment, and healing. Like her teachings, her paintings move from an imagined idea, followed next by the physical application to a complete and unified work that conveys feeling, purpose, and passion.
 

She has studied with Kathryn Budig and Gina Caputo, earning a 200 hour Integrated-Vinyasa yoga certification in 2014. Besides this training, she has also attended retreats with Seane Corn and participated in her activist work, Off the Mat Into the World. Most recently in 2015, she has furthered her education online with Christina Sell, and has attended workshops with Seane Corn, Kathryn Budig, Vinnie Marino, Maty Ezraty and Rolf Gates. She is currently pursuing her 500 HR SMARTflow yoga training with Annie Carpenter.

 

In addition to her yoga education, she attained a BFA in Painting with an Art History minor from the University of Georgia in 2013. Today, she is currently continuing her Fine Arts education with Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). 

Jumin Chien

Ju-Min, hailing from Taiwan, began practicing yoga nineteen years ago when modern and westernized yoga had yet to truly permeate the yoga culture on the island. Therefore, her first teachers were teaching traditional style asanas infused with

Chinese medical thought and theory. Realizing that yoga created a rhythm and “breathing” that permeated her life, she began training to teach after four years of practice. After several years of training in Taiwan and India, she began to teach. She has continued training and teaching for the thirteen years and has thus has accumulated over 8500 hours of teaching experience. Her most prominent certifications include both 200-hour ERYT and 500-hour RYT Yoga Alliance certificates.

In teaching, Ju-Min emphasizes unification of mind and body, and strives to inspire the student's hearts. The fluidity of her classes allows students to move into deep breathing, thereby continuously circulating energy.

Ju-Min’s main focus is now on Iyengar yoga’s body alignment and injury prevention. Her depth of knowledge comes through in her chanting, her cues and her gentle and frequent adjustments to support each student’s body awareness.

In addition to teaching yoga, Ju-Min has been teaching Mandarin Chinese at the elementary school level since her arrival in the US Seven years ago. She enjoys working with children and has begun to find that teaching in these two diverse fields helps improve her understanding of the human being in a unique and profound way.

Victoria Ladd

Growing up in an active home and being involved in sports and gymnastics at a young age, later in life Victoria continued her love of fitness by becoming a Zumba instructor and found joy in helping people achieve their fitness goals.

 

While continuing to push her fitness limits and leaving a full-time job to raise her 2 children she found a way to feel great physically and mentally through yoga. Victoria is registered with the Yoga Alliance and completed her 200hr training here at Infinity Yoga. She has been teaching since the moment she finished her training. Her goal as a yoga instructor is to make yoga accessible for all body types and all levels of experience.

This class will focus on the core strength activating the deep core line of our body and learning to keep the outer body soft and flexible. Learn to find effort in grounding down through our foundation while drawing the core in and up.  This class is WARM (between 82-87.)

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Mar 29 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Dunwoody
  • Wed Mar 29 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Natalie Skubic
    at Buckhead
  • Thu Mar 30 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Meredith Hesse
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Thu Mar 30 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Mar 31 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Dunwoody
  • Fri Mar 31 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Caroline Peters
    at Buckhead
  • Mon Apr 03 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kate Mitchell
    at Dunwoody
  • Mon Apr 03 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Natalie Skubic
    at Buckhead
  • Mon Apr 03 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ashley Lorenzo
    at Buckhead
  • Tue Apr 04 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Brookhaven
  • Tue Apr 04 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jumin Chien
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Wed Apr 05 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Melissa Schardt
    at Dunwoody
  • Wed Apr 05 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Natalie Skubic
    at Buckhead
  • Wed Apr 05 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Victoria Ladd
    at Dunwoody
  • Thu Apr 06 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Ashley Lorenzo
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Thu Apr 06 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Apr 07 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Dunwoody
  • Fri Apr 07 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Caroline Peters
    at Buckhead