Morning Flow


This class is taught by:

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.

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

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."

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.

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.

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

Makayla Greathouse

Makayla began to explore her relationship with yoga in early 2015. She lives an active lifestyle and wanted to add another dimension to her practices. It didn't take long for yoga to become her central interest. She was attracted to the grounding nature of yoga and the sense of peace and purpose she left her mat with every day. Motivated to by her passion to teach and desire to share with others an experience to build a relationship with oneself, she graduated from Infinity Yoga Teacher Training in 2016. Makayla brings a peaceful, but challenging element to her classes and strives to help every student fall in love with yoga the way she so quickly did.

 

Makayla also works in Human Resources at a CPA firm. Her favorite activities include hiking, traveling and spending time with her pup.

 

"Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thoughts lead and dare to carry that out in your life." -Swami Vivekananda

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). 

Start the day off right! This all-levels class is designed to wake up and energize the body. We will salute sun with a complete practice: the linking of breath and movement, forward bending and back bending, a bit of strength work, and a mild inversion. Feel the benefits of the practice tangibly in terms of energy, alertness, and increased range of motion at the beginning of the day! Classroom is not heated.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Mar 29 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jumin Chien
    at Brookhaven
  • Wed Mar 29 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Shelby Banister
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Thu Mar 30 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Natalie Skubic
    at Dunwoody
  • Thu Mar 30 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Victoria Ladd
    at Buckhead
  • Fri Mar 31 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jumin Chien
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Mar 31 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Shelby Banister
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Mon Apr 03 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Correa
    at Brookhaven
  • Mon Apr 03 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Bree Pastore
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Tue Apr 04 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Makayla Greathouse
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Apr 04 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Ashley Lorenzo
    at Buckhead
  • Wed Apr 05 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jumin Chien
    at Brookhaven
  • Wed Apr 05 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Shelby Banister
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Thu Apr 06 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Makayla Greathouse
    at Dunwoody
  • Thu Apr 06 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Victoria Ladd
    at Buckhead
  • Fri Apr 07 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jumin Chien
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Apr 07 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Ashley Lorenzo
    at Old Fourth Ward