Restorative Yoga


This class is taught by:

Caitlin Hargraves

Caitlin Hargraves is an actor and yoga teacher. She initially found yoga through meditation, for which she has her parents to thank for introducing meditation techniques to her as a child. After incurring several dancer related injuries in 2006 she turned to the asanas to help the healing process and has been an avid practitioner ever since. Her classes integrate meditation, breath work, and visualization to help her students set intentions for their practice and hopefully bring a little peace of mind to this fast paced world.
 

Caitlin received her 200hr yoga certification with Blooming Lotus Yoga in Koh Phangan, Thailand studying with the sublime Lily Gonclaves and Ramananda Mayi. Her training was focused towards vinyasa, hatha, and restorative yoga. While in Thailand she also studied thai massage at the Loi Kroh massage school in Chiang Mai, and loves to incorporate massage techniques in her yin and restorative classes. Caitlin loves to travel and has been fortunate to attended retreats in many different parts of the world, expanding her practice while meeting other yogis from all different walks of life.

 

In addition to her yoga studies Caitlin has a BFA in drama from NYU as well as a MA in classical acting from LAMDA in London. Her graduate thesis was focused around yoga for the performing body and integrating traditional yogic techniques for classical texts. She is pursuing her acting career and you can catch her in theatre productions around town, and hopefully on TV from time to time!

Becky Nickerson

 
Becky Nickerson, E-RYT 500, founder of Infinity Yoga and one of the most experienced and knowledgeable teachers in Atlanta, has developed her yoga practice throughout her travels, in the United States, as well as abroad in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Mexico. Becky’s classes combine breath awareness with movement, deep meditation, and music, which offers an exciting, fun, and yet challenging way to connect the body, mind, and spirit.
 

Becky completed her 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification at the Himalayan Institute with teachers Rolf Sovik PsyD., Sandra Anderson, Shari Friedrichson, and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait PhD. Since Becky finished her first Power Vinyasa Yoga Certification at Green Monkey, Miami Beach with Paul Toliuszis, Becky has taught over a thousand yoga classes. Becky also continually expands her practice as a student of Ashtanga’s preeminent Yoga teachers, including Tim Miller, Tim Feldmann, and Daylene Christensen.

 

Becky has been blessed to earn accolades as Atlanta's Best Yoga Teacher (Atlanta Magazine 2013, Best Self Magazine 2015), and is a proud presenter at the Atlanta Women's Foundation Yogathon, Wigwam Wellness Festival, Wholefoods Yoga in the Park series, and Asheville Yoga Fest. 

 

Words of Wisdom: “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

Amanda Trevelino

Amanda is fascinated by the experience of embodiment, especially the body's ability to reveal and heal. She approaches yoga is an invitation to tune in to the body’s innate wisdom; to create ongoing dialogue.
Amanda is a Pranakriya Therapeutic Yoga Teacher (RYT500 Tantra Hatha Yoga), a Self-Awakening Yoga Therapeutics® practitioner, is certified in Thai Massage (200-hr) and plant-based nutrition. She’s a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and continues to study at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Massachusetts.
Having come to yoga at age 40 to address injury, Amanda originally trained in hot yoga, but now leads light-hearted vinyasa, balanced with Yin, restorative, meditative practices and pranayama.
Her instruction emphasizes breath, philosophy, alignment, but most importantly, self inquiry as informed by trainings with Don Stapelton, Ph.D. and Yoganand Michael Carroll, as well as Seane Corn, Christina Sell, and inspiring Atlanta-based teachers who’ve demonstrated strength through vulnerability. More at www.yoga-amanda.com.

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). 

Devin Byrne

After having taught for almost five years, Devin has finally decided to share his practice with the city! Growing up as a competitive swimmer and a classical musician, he is well aware of the importance of breathing and finding harmony within one's self.
 
Primarily being trained in Ashtanga in 2012, Devin has been teaching along with Ashtanga, Yin, and Vinyasa ever since. He likes to use creative sequencing to try and encourage as many forms as growth and understanding as possible, along with integrating philosophy and mythology. Yoga, to him, is much more of an opportunity to enrich one's inner journey by deepening into asana without loosing sight of pranayama. As much as the physical practice is important, he likes to draw the focus on the more subtler realms.
 
Devin is in the process of undergoing Thai Massage certification as well. Devin has taken dozens of workshops led by international teachers and loves absorbing all the vernacular and interesting insights only to assimilate and integrate into his own unique perspective. Some of his most inspirational teachers include, but are not limited to, David Regalin, Briohny & Dice, Kia Miller, Seane Corn, Annie Carpenter, and many more.

Erin Rogers

During a transitional period in life, between a past of professional ballet and a future of the unknown, Erin was dragged to a yoga class by loved ones. It was not love at first down dog, as asana practice just seemed to be a restrictive version of dance. That impression changed one day, when mid-chaturanga, Erin was overcome by a wave of what felt like a complete release of peaceful energy. This “yoga high” carried her effortlessly through the rest of the practice to savasana, where she witnessed a deeper, more expansive experience of existence.
 
 
That initial taste of the promise of yoga inspired Erin to commit to the path of realizing truth. She is so grateful to her teachers and students for the opportunity to connect with others on this path. Currently, Erin is pursuing her 500 hour certification with Sarah Powers of Insight Yoga Institute.
 
Words of Wisdom: “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” -Guatama Buddha
Restorative Yoga is a slow all-levels class designed to balance an active practice or decompress after a stressful day. Using props, postures are held for a longer period of time to initiate a deep relaxation of the body and mind. Classroom is not heated. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed May 31 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Caitlin Hargraves
    at Dunwoody
  • Wed May 31 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Becky Nickerson
    at Brookhaven
  • Wed May 31 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Bree Pastore
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Fri Jun 02 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Amanda Trevelino
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Jun 02 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Caitlin Hargraves
    at Dunwoody
  • Sun Jun 04 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm with Caitlin Hargraves
    at Dunwoody
  • Sun Jun 04 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Ashley Lorenzo
    at Buckhead
  • Mon Jun 05 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Caitlin Hargraves
    at Dunwoody
  • Wed Jun 07 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Caitlin Hargraves
    at Dunwoody
  • Wed Jun 07 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Devin Byrne
    at Brookhaven
  • Wed Jun 07 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Bree Pastore
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Fri Jun 09 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Erin Rogers
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Jun 09 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Caitlin Hargraves
    at Dunwoody
  • Sun Jun 11 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm with Caitlin Hargraves
    at Dunwoody
  • Sun Jun 11 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Ashley Lorenzo
    at Buckhead
  • Mon Jun 12 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Caitlin Hargraves
    at Dunwoody
  • Wed Jun 14 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Caitlin Hargraves
    at Dunwoody