Ahoo first came to the mat in her teens. She learned off of following VHS tapes on the television. It wasn't until her early 20's that she started joining yoga studios around the Atlanta area, one of her first being Bikram Yoga Atlanta. It was here that she became hooked. She continued her practice in DC and finally overseas, where she stayed for ten years.
She has trained and worked under the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda senior instructors and Shamans in meditation, mindfulness and energy work. Currently, she is obtaining her 1000 hour yoga certification through Kripalu.
Her focus is on the healing and transformative qualities of yoga, and she brings these into each of her classes. Her classes are a "no touch" policy, meaning she will not provide assists, to respect your personal space and boundaries.
I have dedicated myself to the practice, study, and teachings of yoga since discovering its joys and benefits in 1999. Throughout my journey, my love of yoga has meandered, strengthened, and deepened. I am trained in aligned-based yoga; however I enjoy practicing and teaching various types of yoga, including vinyasa flow, hatha, yin and restorative. In addition to completing my 200 hours of yoga teacher training; I have also completed 60+ hours in trauma- sensitive yoga teacher training. The basis of my teaching philosophy is that yoga is a process of self- discovery and varies from person to person. Yoga will meet you wherever you are in your particular life’s journey. I use the components of pranayama, asana, and meditation to promote the union and balance of the emotional, mental, and physical. I strive to create a class environment that allows everyone to feel safe to explore their level of self-awareness and to dive beneath the surface and connect with the core of their being. My classes are accessible to beginners and challenge intermediate students.
“Practice and all is coming”- Pattabhi Jois
Jody was first exposed to yoga with a fitness goal in mind. It wasn’t until the mat took over that his practice and real work truly began. Through breath, movement and connection, Jody found his true north and a new purpose for living. Wanting to share his yoga journey with others he was inspired to peruse a 200-hour RYT certification 2014. Jody has also completed both the Art of Assist and the Advanced Art of Assist training programs in order to help his students reach new levels in their practice.
Jody teaches a rigorous class, with a strong Baptiste message. His teaching intention is making his students feel empowered through their practice. He believes strongly in what he teaches, therefore is dedicated to deepening his own practice, daily. Practicing at several studios around town, he is immersed in a community of strong, like-minded yogis.
Janelle has been practicing yoga over the last 10 years. She was first introduced to yoga with the goal to help improve her flexibility and strength for running. Being an avid runner her whole life she began to notice the benefits of yoga immediately. After having her second child in 2011, Janelle deepened her practice and view of yoga as a more of a lifestyle than just exercise. She noticed the tremendous improvement to her overall health in not just her body but also her mind and spirit. For Janelle, yoga is about the practice not perfection. It gives her a moment to stop and breathe and in each of our busy lives she wants to share this ability with everyone to find some calmness or whatever it is each person is seeking that shows up to their mat.
Janelle just recently completed her RYT 200 yoga teaching training right here at Korsi Yoga! She has a very enthusiastic, light-hearted approach to her teaching and reminds her students to have fun and try not to take anything too seriously. She tries to inspire and empower all students to help them grow in their personal practice while also listening to great music.
"When you let go, you create space for better things to enter your life"
Reg has been practicing yoga for more than 10 years. He is an experienced yoga instructor (E-RYT, 200) and enjoys practicing and teaching traditional Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Power, and Ashtanga-based yoga styles. His classes are always fun, creative and challenging. Reg is certified in Thai Yoga Bodywork and uses that skill to help students get the most out of each and every class. He gives plenty of individual attention and his students appreciate the thorough instruction and hands-on guidance they receive. He is a retired U.S. Air Force veteran and currently works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.
ROSE MARY WHITE
Rose Mary’s yoga practice focuses on the slower and quieter side of yoga. In her hectic life as a high school teacher, Rose Mary has found the stretch and meditative work of yin and slower vinyasa flow exactly what she needs to balance the yang of everyday life. Rose Mary holds an RYT500 certification, a yin certification, and a prenatal certification.
Jami had tried yoga in her local gym over the years, but after coming to An actual studio just a few times in 2010, she was hooked. She’s been actively practicing yoga for a few over 8 years and received her 200 RYT from Core Bodyworks in September 2012 as well as co-founding Karma Yoginis earlier that year. Yoga has helped shape Jami’s life and helped her become more balanced and appreciative of the life in and around her, and the people in it. She believes it’s important to take time for yourself each day by getting on your mat and allowing yourself to close your eyes and just…breathe. Jami thinks that taking time to do that will help you to be a better wife, husband, child, grandmother, boss, employee, soccer mom and all around person. When she’s not practicing and teaching yoga, Jami enjoys her other job as a full-time mom (the human and dog kind)!
Jenevieve’s yoga practice began about 7 years ago and fast became her passion. She honed her practice at a Baptiste studio in Buffalo, New York where she lived with her family until their recent move to Georgia. She has embraced each aspect of yoga and allowed it to evolve within her mind, body and spirit shaping her physical practice as well as her connection with people and the world. She is a firm believer in the power of a strong yoga practice and a supportive studio. She has most recently completed her 100 hour Baptiste training as well as the Art of Assisting. She has also completed inversion and form workshops through her Baptiste studio and she is excited to bring her newly honed skills to her students. Jenevieve is honored by the opportunity to help guide students in their own personal journeys as well as a meaningful and lifelong yoga practice. She encourages her students to focus on their form as much as their breathing and connection to others, she believes when all the elements of yoga are working together they can shape a person’s life for the better.
I'm from New Orleans and discovered yoga in college. There was a little book of pranayama exercises at the back of the library. Shortly thereafter I moved to New York and was introduced to asanas and the teachings of Dharma Mittra. Ten years later and six months pregnant, I developed a consistent, near daily practice. The yoga changed me from the inside out.
Eight years passed before I earned my 200 hour RYT certification in a vinyasa-style yoga that emphasizes Ayurvedic concepts. Since then, I've completed an additional 100 hours of continuing education. My intention is the same every class teach. I'm there to inspire you and take you to a new place in your ever-evolving practice.
Kelly began practicing yoga in her early 20s as a way to stay mobile with her CrossFit training and running. After several years of experiencing the physical benefits of her practice, she began to fall deeper into the mental aspect as well and yoga quickly became a way of life for her.
As a kids yoga instructor, she believes in having fun with practicing, being creative, and holding a safe space for students to be unique and authentic. She completed her RYT 200 yoga training at Korsi and is grateful to have the opportunity to share this practice with the next generation of yogis!
Alison began her practice of yoga as a teenager in Florida and began her study of yoga in 2016. She is an RYT200 and is also certified in teaching yoga to seniors and chair yoga. She enjoys practicing a variety of yoga styles and believes yoga is for everybody. Alison brings that belief into her classes and is passionate about each students personal growth on their yoga journey. She currently teaches vinyasa based flow and yin classes.
NATALIE B V CLARK
Natalie believes that when we approach life with an open heart, engage with others from a place of compassion, guide others from a place of authenticity, and move through the world with a sense of purpose, an awakening from within occurs. This awakening has the power to heal, nourish, transform and enliven ourselves, our loved ones, our students and our communities. Natalie teaches yoga as a means of connecting with herself, with others, the Earth and the Divine, and as an offering to all of those with whom she walks this path of grace, truth and endless discovery.
Natalie’s an outgoing and encouraging teacher whose classes are fun, creative and energizing. She believes in welcoming and including students of all abilities and levels, and offering intelligent and challenging sequencing in order to motivate and inspire everyone who comes to the mat. She’s a kind and intuitive individual and a life-long learner. She believes in being present, patient and authentic in order to hold space for her students in a safe and caring environment that promotes spiritual connection, physical activation, inner work, growth, expansion and openness. She considers yoga to be a tool for transformation that builds strength, resilience, trust, balance, peace, harmony and healing within individuals and communities.
Natalie lives in Atlanta with her beagle-mutt, MoMo. She enjoys hiking, dancing, long distance running, photography, traveling & listening to podcasts. She’s a Cancer, an Enneagram 4 and loves the color green.
Natalie graduated from Elizabeth Rowan’s 100-Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training in Atlanta in 2017. In 2018, she graduated from a 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Flow Yoga Center in Washington, D.C.; an 85-Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training at the Prenatal Yoga Center in New York, followed by an Advanced Pelvic Floor for Prenatal Yoga Training and an Advanced Trauma Informed Prenatal Yoga Training; Exhale to Inhale’s 20-Hour Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training in New York; and a 22-Hour Buti Yoga Teacher Training in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Over the last 3 years I have taught well over 1000 hours of yoga classes I also keep up with my own personal practice at least two to three times per week. I teach all types of yoga including chair yoga, hot power vinyasa, yin, senior yoga and meditation.
I work part-time for the American Red Cross as an instructor trainer certifying people in Basic Life Support, First Aid, and CPR. I recently had to put my training methods to the test when I helped treat a collapsed jogger in full cardiac arrest. Learning that he’d survived and will continue his life as a Father, Husband, and Doctor of Neurology was an inspiring and validating experience. I received a ‘Citizen Lifesaving Award’ Citation from the Cobb County Fire Department for my efforts. I love teaching!
It is my mission to be of service to my community, and I live every day believing “we rise by lifting others”. I am constantly seeking to be a better teacher and student by taking more training myself.