Meditation


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

Mark Stanga

Mark found his love for yoga and meditation by learning how to follow suggestions. For most of his life, Mark suffered from a racing mind. He tried many different things in an attempt to find peace; all proved temporary and came with negative consequences. When he could no longer stand it, Mark made a decision to abandon everything he used to know and become willing to take suggestions from people who had found more peace than he had.
 
One of these suggestions was meditation. Over the next few weeks, daily mediation, combined with soul-searching and healthy living, caused him to experience a complete psychic change, and Mark experienced peace for the first time in his life. He continued to deepen his daily meditation practice and followed the suggestion that he expand it by practicing yoga, which he promptly fell in love with.
 

After recovering from his own struggles, Mark also changed his career path and began working in substance abuse treatment centers in order to help people full-time. There, he began teaching meditation classes to recovering addicts by passing on the techniques that his meditation instructors had taught him.
 

Mark continues to practice yoga and completed Infinity Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training to perfectly marry his love of meditation, yoga, and helping people. He dreams of one day opening a yoga and meditation-based substance abuse treatment center to continue passing on the practices that changed his life.

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

Emily Palmer

As an actress, singer, and writer, Emily Palmer leads a creative life that is constantly inconstant. It was her passion for helping people connect
more deeply with each other – and with themselves – that led her to the ever-unpredictable life of an artist. This work, and the unstructured lifestyle that came with it, were constantly at war with Emily's naturally structured personality, and she frequently felt stressed, imbalanced, and worn down.
 
All of that began to change when she discovered Yoga. Her practice gave her a daily opportunity to practice stillness, compassion, courage, patience, and humility. As her mind began to quiet, she found freedom, peace and balance from within, and her life changed powerfully for the better. After experiencing the life-changing power of Yoga, Emily knew she wanted to share it with others!
 
 
She received her 200HR YTT from Jessie Fletcher's Dorje Yoga School, where she learned creative, dynamic, sequencing to both challenge, and nourish her students – physically, spiritually, and energetically. Emily feels so immensely grateful to be part of the wonderful Yoga Community in Atlanta, and to teach at Infinity!
The body is the vehicle to your true nature and meditation is the method used to experience peace and bliss. Learn how to calm the mind, be present in your body and feel rejuvenated. This class is structured using experiential instruction combined with group meditation, usually two guided sits offered with time for questions and clarifications. This class is open to beginner and establish meditators. The benefits of daily meditation practice can reduce stress, anxiety and insomnia as well as increase clarity, concentration and creativity.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Aug 19 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Jessica Calderon
    at Dunwoody
  • Sat Aug 19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Jessica Calderon
    at Brookhaven
  • Sat Aug 19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Mark Stanga
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Sun Aug 20 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Tommasina Lash
    at Dunwoody
  • Sat Aug 26 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Jessica Calderon
    at Dunwoody
  • Sat Aug 26 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Emily Palmer
    at Brookhaven
  • Sat Aug 26 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Mark Stanga
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Sun Aug 27 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Tommasina Lash
    at Dunwoody
  • Sat Sep 02 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Jessica Calderon
    at Dunwoody
  • Sat Sep 02 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Emily Palmer
    at Brookhaven
  • Sat Sep 02 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Mark Stanga
    at Old Fourth Ward
  • Sun Sep 03 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Tommasina Lash
    at Dunwoody
  • Sat Sep 09 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Jessica Calderon
    at Dunwoody
  • Sat Sep 09 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Emily Palmer
    at Brookhaven