Flow & Meditation


This class is taught by:

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

Tra Kirkpatrick

Tra was led to yoga in the spring of 1998 when unexpectedly coming upon an open house at a local yoga studio at a time of Divine Discontent - unhappy, unhealthy, and unsettled. Despite a lack of yoga experience and no language to describe that first experience on the mat, Tra was deeply touched by the practice so kept going back. Life has never been the same!
 
Inspired by the healing powers of Yoga ~ not just the stuff that is done on the mat, but the deeper, magical qualities that help one unfold ~ Tra eventually let go of a 15-year career to pursue further education and training in yoga and healing arts. In 2005 Tra became certified as a Kripalu Yoga Teacher, studying under Yoganand Michael Carroll, and began sharing the practice of healing and wholeness that comes from one’s willingness to go within. Since then, Tra has continued learning and growing both personally and professionally, becoming certified as a Yoga Therapist and learning the art of Thai Yoga with internationally acclaimed teacher Saul David Raye.
 
Tra feels truly blessed to earn a living following her passion in yoga and healing arts. In 2014 Tra joined two friends and colleagues to launch The Center for Integrative Yoga Studies. CIYS offers two Yoga Alliance approved training programs, including a 200-hour therapeutic and meditative yoga teacher training, which focuses on the therapeutic and meditative aspects of yoga and a 300-hour advanced yoga therapy program, both of which are hosted at studios on the east coast. Tra teaches in the 200-hour program, as well as the anatomy, hands-on assisting, and yoga for behavior change modules in the advanced training program. Tra developed and leads the yoga therapy internship program and mentors yoga therapists. Prior to forming CIYS, Tra taught for five years with the Pranakriya Yoga School of Healing Arts in the 200 hour and advanced teacher training programs.
 
Tra is a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists and an E-RYT500 through the Yoga Alliance. When not on the road teaching programs and leading international yoga retreats, Tra teaches weekly classes and sees private yoga therapy and Thai bodywork clients in Atlanta and Decatur.

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

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.

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.

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
In this all-levels class, we will move thru 40 minutes of flowing yoga postures, followed by a guided meditation and/or yoga nidra. Here in a comfortable environment, you will receive the tools to find, practice, and feel the benefits of meditation and yoga nidra. Classroom temperature is 75-78.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Jul 25 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Becky Nickerson
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Jul 25 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Tra Kirkpatrick
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Thu Jul 27 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jessica Calderon
    at Brookhaven
  • Thu Jul 27 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Todd Duncan
    at Dunwoody
  • Thu Jul 27 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Becky Nickerson
    at Buckhead
  • Thu Jul 27 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Tra Kirkpatrick
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Fri Jul 28 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Ashley Lorenzo
    at Buckhead
  • Sun Jul 30 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Neasa McHugh
    at Brookhaven
  • Sun Jul 30 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Devin Byrne
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Sun Jul 30 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Victoria Ladd
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Aug 01 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jessica Calderon
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Aug 01 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Tra Kirkpatrick
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Thu Aug 03 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jessica Calderon
    at Brookhaven
  • Thu Aug 03 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Erin Rogers
    at Dunwoody