Warm Deep Stretch (Yin)


This class is taught by:

Doug Johnson

Douglas Johnson, founder of Maha Patha Yoga, has been teaching meditation and yoga for over 20 years. He got his start teaching Zen meditation at the Atlanta Soto Zen Center in the early 90s. Later, he was certified to teach Kripalu Yoga by Deva Parnell, the former director of teacher training at the Kripalu Yoga Center. In 2010 ‘Yoganad’ Michael Carroll, current Dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga and founder of Pranakriya Yoga, certified Douglas to teach Advanced Pranayama. In 2013, Douglas began his studies in Anatomy, Yin Yoga and Chakra Meditation with internationally renowned yoga teacher Paul Grilley. This year, Douglas plans to study with Ukrainian yoga master Andrey Lappa, founder of Universal Yoga, and complete his 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification with Paul Grilley.

 

Since getting certified, Douglas has taught well over 5000 yoga classes in a variety of styles including Kripalu; Yin; Vinyasa; Power; Hot; Restorative; Gentle & Meditation. Currently he teaches classes throughout the Metro Atlanta area and regularly leads retreats, trainings, and workshops.

 

In addition to receiving certifications from Paul & Suzee Grilley (Yin Yoga / Anatomy / Chakra Mediation), Deva Parnell (Kripalu Yoga), and ‘Yoganand’ Michael Carroll (Advanced Pranayama for Pranakriya Yoga Teachers), Douglas has completed workshops and master classes with Andrey Lappa (Universal Yoga), ‘Yogarupa’ Rod Stryker (Para Yoga), Bryan Kest (Power Yoga), Kino McGregor (Ashtanga Yoga), Sarah Ivanhoe, and David Newman ‘Durga Das’.

 

Words of Wisdom: “A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.”
~ Albert Einstein

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). 

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

Jeff Sousa

Jeff was born in Boston and grew up in Miami, and moved to Atlanta to attend Georgia Tech and received his degree in Physics. Jeff started an engineering firm in the late 90s, a software development company in 2005, and a yoga studio in 2010.

Jeff took his first yoga class in 2008. Overweight and stressed out, after about the first thirty minutes he was on his back for the rest of the class. It took several weeks before he was, inexplicably, drawn to take another. That pattern continued for a short time before he committed to a regular practice. The commitment came from a desire to take control of his physical health. To take it away from a revolving door of gym routines and diet strategies and put it on a solid foundation. For him yoga proved to be that foundation. It started the process of optimizing the body inside and out; reducing blood pressure; building core strength & flexibility in the right proportion & locations in his body; directing his appetite to plant based & healthy food choices; reducing stress; and boosting almost every physical measure of his health.

Once his physical health had found a strong foundation, yoga opened a door to a more subtle understanding of his practice and yogic path. It created a space for exploring a deeper understanding of mind, body and spirit. This led Jeff to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and then, inevitably, to his teacher Sri Dharma Mittra.

Jeff studied with Sri Dharma, his senior teachers and an amazing class of sadhakas in New York in 2010. Sri Dharma’s approach to the practice of yoga through ahimsa (do no harm) and his ability to transmit the practice in its purest form has become a beacon for Jeff along his yogic path. It continuously inspires him to go further and learn more. As a result, Jeff values studying the words of great teachers and karma yoga as integral parts of his practice. He is also inspired to continue developing as a teacher in order to share the rewards he has found through this practice with others.

Ashley Dunlop

Ashley is a yoga teacher and life coach from San Francisco, California, who recently moved to Atlanta from Melbourne, Australia. She fell in love with yoga in 2008, when she discovered that the strength built on the mat translated to immeasurable strength in her life.
 
What she loves most about yoga is exactly this: how we show up on the mat shows us how we are showing up in our lives (an provides opportunities for big shifts!).
 

Inspired by her own practice and ready to move deeper, Ashley completed her RYT-200 with Laughing Lotus in 2014 and shortly thereafter left a successful corporate career in finance to pursue her passion and guide others through yoga and life. Ready for a new adventure, she traveled on a one-way ticket to Melbourne where she taught yoga in studios, led sold-out workshops and helped the over-worked and over-stressed rejuvenate and rebalance through blissful weekend retreats.
 
 
Ashley's classes are both strong and nurturing and are aimed at full recalibration-- an opportunity to come back into alignment in body, mind and heart. She uses deep connection to the breath and thoughtful guidance to move students into places and postures they didn't know they could do. She weaves in mindfulness and deep meditation so students leave feeling revitalized, refreshed and inspired by their own potential.

Jackie Kaminer

Jackie is a proud Jersey Girl who has been living in Atlanta for the past 25 years. She has been in the fitness industry since 1992, teaching spinning and aerobics.
 
She discovered yoga after the birth of her 3rd child who was born with a neurological disorder. It gave her a peace that no other exercise could and taught her how to go through life one breath at a time. And sometimes those breaths need to be extra deep!
 
Moving towards yoga was a natural progression in her journey, at first learning Iyengar yoga then moving into Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Yin. She received her 200 hour RYT Training in 2012. For Jackie yoga is all about the practice, not the perfection. It’s about allowing yourself to be where you are on a particular day and being okay with that. It’s about accepting yourself for who you are, and remembering that yoga and life are journeys with ebbs and flows along the way. Through her teaching Jackie inspires her students to deepen their awareness of their self, their connection with their bodies, and helps to enrich their experiences on and off the mat.

Jumin Chien

JuMin, hailing from Taiwan, began practicing yoga over twenty years ago when modern and westernized yoga had yet to truly permeate the yoga culture on the island. JuMin’s 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 6 years of training in Taiwan and India, she began to teach in 2003. She has continued training and has thus accumulated over 8000 hours of teaching experience. Her most prominent certifications include both ERYT 500-hour and YACEP Yoga Alliance certificates. She is currently studying Yoga for Scoliosis under the guidance of Elise Browning Miller. As well as Iynegar with Colleen Gallagher and Kathleen Pringle.

 

In teaching, JuMin 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. Her depth of knowledge comes through in her chanting and cues. Jumin uses her stable and remarkable hand adjustments to support deeper body awareness, injury prevention and proper alignment. She has found that teaching helps improve her understanding of the human being in a unique and profound way. As an ambassador for easyoga in Asia since 2015, JuMin’s travels allow her to bridge the future of yoga from Asia and the US, conveying diverse fields of knowledge and styles for her student.

 

Tommasina Lash

Tommasina completed 700 hours of yoga teacher training before ever deciding to teach. She has
always valued paying close attention to details while consistently pushing her comfort zones. One day it was apparent that the comfort zone to push was to step up and teach. But, by doing so, she discovered an even deeper joy in yoga through sharing something
she cared so deeply about.

Tommasina's classes reflect that dance between discovering a deeper practice in the most unexpected
places during moments of stillness and yet still pushing yourself to challenge your edge and endurance with deep asana and vigorous vinyasa. Her classes challenge the physical body as a gateway into diving deeper into the energetic body where true transformation
takes place.

Tommasina is a 500RYT who has completed over 550 hours of training with Andrey Lappa,
one of the most influential yoga masters to have emerged from the post-Soviet era. She creatively weaves in elements of Universal Yoga into the flow of her classes.

“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” - Pema
Chodron

Long holds, deep stretches, find deeper layers of your being in this Warm Yin class. Expect to hold poses for 2-4 minutes to deepen flexibility in the muscles, connective tissue, and joints. Great for anyone looking to improve flexibility, both physically and mentally! Temperature is 85-90 degrees.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Sep 26 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Sep 26 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Ashley Lorenzo
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Tue Sep 26 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Erin Rogers
    at Dunwoody
  • Wed Sep 27 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jeff Sousa
    at Buckhead
  • Thu Sep 28 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Thu Sep 28 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Ashley Lorenzo
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Fri Sep 29 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Erin Rogers
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Sep 29 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Ashley Dunlop
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Sat Sep 30 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Erin Rogers
    at Dunwoody
  • Sat Sep 30 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Jackie Kaminer
    at Buckhead
  • Sat Sep 30 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm with Jumin Chien
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Sun Oct 01 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ashley Dunlop
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Sun Oct 01 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Tommasina Lash
    at Brookhaven
  • Tue Oct 03 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Oct 03 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Ashley Lorenzo
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Tue Oct 03 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Erin Rogers
    at Dunwoody
  • Wed Oct 04 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jeff Sousa
    at Buckhead
  • Thu Oct 05 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody