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’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.