Form & Flow


This class is taught by:

Jessica Calderon

Jessica, a native New Yorker, fell in love with yoga several years ago and has since enjoyed deepening her practice and sharing her knowledge. Aside from her love of yoga, Jessica is also a certified Health & Lifestyle Coach and Intuitive Reiki Practitioner. Her love of art, health and healing made yoga a natural fit. Jessica has practiced yoga extensively since 2005. After 5 years of a dedicated personal practice she went through a teacher training and earned her 200-hour certification in NY.
 

Jessica’s mission is to help bring flexibility and increased awareness of mind and body. Allowing students to let go and have the opportunity to connect with their own goodness as they enjoy healing through relaxation, focus through breath and movement and letting go through flexibility.
 

Jessica has a passion for teaching but is always a student at heart. She offers sequences that will challenge you, inspire you and keep your heart open. Her concentration on alignment and connection with the breath is a key element in her classes to connect with your physical, mental, emotional and energetic bodies on a deeper level. She embraces healing with her warm and inviting nature as she guides her students on the pathway to health through use of asana, intention, energy work and breath. Jessica uses music to set the mood and create a warm, fun-loving class.

 

Quote: ”I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.” ~ Gandhi

Todd Duncan

Todd's path to yoga involved much happenstance and fate. Decades of athleticism left Todd quite strong but extremely inflexible, unable to even tuch his toes. In 2000 a friend challenged him to a yoga class to which he reluctantly accepted (thinking yoga was only for the flexible). "Surely if I can't touch my toes then I can't do yoga." Todd's first taste of savasana at the end of class opened his heart to feelings and energies he'd never felt before. He dove into the practice of yoga as he began to experience his body in a whole new way. Hundreds of forward folds later his hands finally reached the floor.
 

Without ever having the intention of teaching he received his 200 hour yoga training certificate in 2003 marking the beginning of an even grander spiritual journey. He spent the next 9 months traveling throughout the country exploring the landscape, people, and styles of yoga. Upon his return to Atlanta his greatest desire was to share his life experiences through yoga - to give back to the community.

 

In the last few years Todd has learned partner and aerial acrobatics, acroyoga, and thai massage in addition to completing an advanced 500 hour yoga training. Todd brings to his teaching a wealth of personal and professional experiences, inspiring his students' minds and bodies with his intuitive teaching style. He brings a warm nurturance, a sensitive touch, and the inspiration for his students to achieve anything!

 
 
Words of Wisdom: “I honor the place in you where, when you are in that place, and I am in that place, there is only one of us.” -Ghandi

Patty Schmidt

A recent transplant to Atlanta from Northern California, Patty brings with her a yoga therapeutic approach to all her classes, whether it’s a strong Infinity Flow or the deep, long holds of Restorative, and Yin Yoga: her classes and approach meet you just where you are, and you’re likely to get a good dose of biomechanics along the way. Thoughtful sequencing and carefully designed practices encourage the body/mind to open and receive that day’s practice. Patty’s classes cultivate loving-kindness, and there’s good music, too.

 

Patty is both 200 and 500hr YA-Certified, and is an IAYT Level 1 certified yoga therapist. She holds additional qualifications in Yin Yoga, Yoga for Pelvic Health, and Yoga for Cancer Survivors. She trains other yoga teachers, and health and fitness professionals to orient themselves to the pelvis in space, and raises awareness of pelvic health and wellness in public speaking and educational events.

 

“[Let] go of your attachments: your attachment to being right, to having total control, or to living forever. This process of letting go is integral to the process of becoming whole.”
― Judith Hanson Lasater

This class aims to cultivate and hone your practice. Expect challenge, humor, growth, and grace as a lovely midday break from work.  A little bit of flow, a lot of alignment and refinement - join us! Classroom is not heated.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Nov 20 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Jessica Calderon
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Nov 21 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Todd Duncan
    at Brookhaven
  • Mon Nov 27 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Jessica Calderon
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Nov 28 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Jessica Calderon
    at Brookhaven
  • Thu Nov 30 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Todd Duncan
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Dec 01 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Patty Schmidt
    at Dunwoody
  • Mon Dec 04 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Jessica Calderon
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Dec 05 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Todd Duncan
    at Brookhaven
  • Thu Dec 07 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Todd Duncan
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Dec 08 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Patty Schmidt
    at Dunwoody
  • Mon Dec 11 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Jessica Calderon
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Dec 12 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Todd Duncan
    at Brookhaven
  • Thu Dec 14 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Todd Duncan
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Dec 15 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Patty Schmidt
    at Dunwoody
  • Mon Dec 18 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Jessica Calderon
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Dec 19 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Todd Duncan
    at Brookhaven
  • Thu Dec 21 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Todd Duncan
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Dec 22 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Patty Schmidt
    at Dunwoody