Restorative Yoga


This class is taught by:

Sierra Garrett

After having a very active childhood and playing various sports, Sierra was introduced to yoga in 2009, taking a semester as a college P.E. credit. As her practice solidified and she became more invested in sacred arts (yoga, philosophy, and astrology) it was time to deepen her practice and commitment. Her first training was a 200-hour foundational teacher training through LA-based YogaWorks with Anne Van Valkenburg. Feeling empowered by her accomplishment, she continued to the next level by completing her 500-hour YogaWorks professional program, mentored by Ellie Burke in Richmond, VA. Most recently, Sierra completed a 6-month study and workshop for trauma-informed yoga called “The Goddess Within”.
 

Sierra’s classes are right at the intersection of physical alignment and spiritual expansion, sprinkled into powerful flows, and layered over a loving undertone. Most importantly, a sense of self-discovery is encouraged in each of her classes.

 

In her personal life, yoga serves as the catalyst for constant change and exploration. Yoga has provided refinement and discernment to approach every day with truth and open-heartedness.

 

“Life is always providing substance. It’s up to you to transform it into gold.”

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.

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). 

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

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 Mar 29 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Sierra Garrett
    at Dunwoody
  • Wed Mar 29 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Devin Byrne
    at Brookhaven
  • Wed Mar 29 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Bree Pastore
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Fri Mar 31 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Amanda Trevelino
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Mar 31 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Sierra Garrett
    at Dunwoody
  • Sun Apr 02 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm with Sierra Garrett
    at Dunwoody
  • Sun Apr 02 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Ashley Lorenzo
    at Buckhead
  • Mon Apr 03 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Sierra Garrett
    at Dunwoody
  • Wed Apr 05 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Sierra Garrett
    at Dunwoody
  • Wed Apr 05 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Becky Nickerson
    at Brookhaven
  • Wed Apr 05 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Bree Pastore
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Fri Apr 07 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Amanda Trevelino
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Apr 07 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Sierra Garrett
    at Dunwoody
  • Sun Apr 09 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm with Sierra Garrett
    at Dunwoody
  • Sun Apr 09 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Ashley Lorenzo
    at Buckhead
  • Mon Apr 10 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Sierra Garrett
    at Dunwoody
  • Wed Apr 12 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Sierra Garrett
    at Dunwoody