Power to the Core


This class is taught by:

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

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."

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.

 

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.

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:

  • Mon Sep 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Bree Pastore
    at Dunwoody
  • Mon Sep 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Natalie Skubic
    at Buckhead
  • Tue Sep 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Brookhaven
  • Tue Sep 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jumin Chien
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Wed Sep 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Dunwoody
  • Wed Sep 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Natalie Skubic
    at Buckhead
  • Thu Sep 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Meredith Hesse
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Thu Sep 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Sep 29 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Dunwoody
  • Fri Sep 29 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Caroline Peters
    at Buckhead
  • Mon Oct 02 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Victoria Ladd
    at Dunwoody
  • Mon Oct 02 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Natalie Skubic
    at Buckhead
  • Tue Oct 03 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Brookhaven
  • Tue Oct 03 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jumin Chien
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Wed Oct 04 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Dunwoody
  • Wed Oct 04 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Natalie Skubic
    at Buckhead
  • Thu Oct 05 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Meredith Hesse
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Thu Oct 05 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Brookhaven