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.

Jumin Chien

JuMin, hailing from Taiwan, began practicing yoga over twenty years ago when modern and westernized yoga had yet to truly permeate the yoga culture on the island. JuMin’s 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 6 years of training in Taiwan and India, she began to teach in 2003. She has continued training and has thus accumulated over 8000 hours of teaching experience. Her most prominent certifications include both ERYT 500-hour and YACEP Yoga Alliance certificates. She is currently studying Yoga for Scoliosis under the guidance of Elise Browning Miller. As well as Iynegar with Colleen Gallagher and Kathleen Pringle.

 

In teaching, JuMin 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. Her depth of knowledge comes through in her chanting and cues. Jumin uses her stable and remarkable hand adjustments to support deeper body awareness, injury prevention and proper alignment. She has found that teaching helps improve her understanding of the human being in a unique and profound way. As an ambassador for easyoga in Asia since 2015, JuMin’s travels allow her to bridge the future of yoga from Asia and the US, conveying diverse fields of knowledge and styles for her student.

 

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."

Shelby Banister

Shelby was first attracted to yoga as a physical practice that works the body and calms the mind. Early into her practice, Shelby began to suspect that yoga was intended to do much more. This experience led Shelby to believe that yoga can open you to greater possibilities in life by allowing you to see and live from your own innate beauty.
 

Shelby believes that yoga is to be practiced in every aspect of our lives and as such, is so remarkably more profound then the asanas alone. One of Shelby's greatest joys is observing her students arrive at these realizations in their own time and see the ways yoga touches each one of them in their own lives. Shelby enjoys integrating alignment, hands on adjustments and laughter into each class.

 

"Now, just as we are, we can begin. No need to wait until we are more centered, stronger or happier. Now is the time and through our practice we can move into our center, our strength, our joy." Patanjali 1st Yoga Sutra

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.

Bree Pastore

At an early age Bree found herself very passionate about the potential for growth, well being and healing for all. She took her first yoga class as a way to relieve stress from work and immediately noticed the positive impact it had on her life. Recognizing that yoga made her a healthier and happier person, she was committed to creating space and time for others to have the same experience. She aims to create a warm and welcoming space for students to connect with their breath, body and soul. She wants her classes to feel like home where students can unravel the many physical and emotional layers of the practice. She completed her 200-hour teacher training at Infinity Yoga and is so grateful for her teachers and students who inspire her daily along this amazing journey.
 

Bree is also a Registered Nurse, specializing in Solid Organ Transplant. In her free time she loves to travel, cook and spend time outdoors hiking and kayaking.

 

"It was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself, I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole."
-Rupi Kaur

Emily Palmer

As an actress, singer, and writer, Emily Palmer leads a creative life that is constantly inconstant. It was her passion for helping people connect
more deeply with each other – and with themselves – that led her to the ever-unpredictable life of an artist. This work, and the unstructured lifestyle that came with it, were constantly at war with Emily's naturally structured personality, and she frequently felt stressed, imbalanced, and worn down.
 
All of that began to change when she discovered Yoga. Her practice gave her a daily opportunity to practice stillness, compassion, courage, patience, and humility. As her mind began to quiet, she found freedom, peace and balance from within, and her life changed powerfully for the better. After experiencing the life-changing power of Yoga, Emily knew she wanted to share it with others!
 
 
She received her 200HR YTT from Jessie Fletcher's Dorje Yoga School, where she learned creative, dynamic, sequencing to both challenge, and nourish her students – physically, spiritually, and energetically. Emily feels so immensely grateful to be part of the wonderful Yoga Community in Atlanta, and to teach at Infinity!

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.

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). 

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:

  • Tue Jul 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Brookhaven
  • Tue Jul 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jumin Chien
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Wed Jul 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Dunwoody
  • Wed Jul 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Natalie Skubic
    at Buckhead
  • Thu Jul 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Shelby Banister
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Thu Jul 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Jul 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Dunwoody
  • Fri Jul 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Caroline Peters
    at Buckhead
  • Mon Jul 31 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Bree Pastore
    at Dunwoody
  • Mon Jul 31 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Natalie Skubic
    at Buckhead
  • Tue Aug 01 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Emily Palmer
    at Brookhaven
  • Tue Aug 01 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jumin Chien
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Wed Aug 02 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Dunwoody
  • Wed Aug 02 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Natalie Skubic
    at Buckhead
  • Thu Aug 03 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Meredith Hesse
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Thu Aug 03 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Aug 04 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Dunwoody
  • Fri Aug 04 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Ashley Lorenzo
    at Buckhead