Cassie Dalton – Hatha Flow Yoga
A lifetime ago, I was sick and struggling to heal. While seeking far and wide for a diagnosis, I inadvertently stumbled onto the path of Yoga. Through Yoga, I began to understand that my health struggles were really the manifestations of an unbalanced life. As I practiced and read and applied the lessons I was learning, I started to come back toward my center and find the balance I so desperately craved.
While my personal journey will never end, I have come to a place on my path where I can turn around and help those behind me find their footing. I completed North Georgia Yoga Center’s rigorous teacher training program in 2017 and am now registered with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200. I am working toward becoming a RYT-500 in 2018.
I would be honored to walk with you on your journey back to yourself and into your fullest life imaginable. Let’s go – no shoes required!
Ashley Turevon – Vinyasa Flow Yoga
“I have been practicing yoga for the last 7 years, since I was a senior in high school. I remember my dad and I would wake up for the early sunrise hot yoga classes at the nearby gym as a way to bond. I didn’t quite understand at the time why I was so hooked, but I was. I just knew it made me feel better. There’s something to say anatomically that when the body feels light, the mind does as well. What started for me as a motivation to get out of bed and work on those love handles, quickly became a love affair with myself. I was at a point in my life where I continually searched for an external escape, and felt empowered when I could escape within myself. My practice seriously deepened the summer of 2015 when I decided to follow through with a yoga teacher training. At a crossroads in my life, I realized yoga would always be that constant, no matter the circumstance. I could take that knowledge with me anywhere and share it with anyone. It is an abundant beauty that has taken over my world and has changed me for the better. I am not who I once was, but a 2.0 that was always inside me. I am 200 hr RYT certified Vinyasa Flow through the North Georgia Yoga Center and later this June I am doing a Chakra Yoga certification training to continue my growth. . When I’m not doing yoga, I am hiking, sunbathing, or relaxing in my hammock reading a good book (probably on essentialism, yoga, or hiking haha) with my 14 yr old Shih Tzu Penne. I am so blessed to have been able to choose a path that helps expand love and light in this world.”
Danna Foster – Restorative Yoga and Work Week Wind Down classes
“Welcome! My favorite style of yoga is Restorative. I’ve led a busy lifestyle in which I didn’t do much self-care and found myself slowly dwindling in energy as I never “refilled my pot” and was constantly giving to others but not giving much time for me. Thankfully I expanded my practice at NGYC, have learned to develop and practice self-care, and have been sharing with others the bliss of restorative yoga and slow flow. I’d love to see you in class, creating time for love and care of yourself, refilling your pot, and creating some space in your life to support daily stressors. My goal for you is a space where you can let go of those things that do not serve you and find some space to breathe in the moment on your mat and hopefully carry that into your daily life. See you on the mat!”
Martha Dickerson – Vinyasa Flow with Yoga Shred
I am a RYT 200 working on my 300hr training. I am an older Yoga teacher with life, work, stress, pain, relationships and motherhood as my journey to Yoga. I have practiced for over 10 years and wanted to expand my interest in Yoga philosophy and asanas. Yoga has brought me back to the person I am striving to be in body, mind and spirit. I have always been a leader and teacher in my work and life, a yoga teacher was cracking open in me! Yoga teacher training came naturally to me as my next journey after retiring. As I have learned in life I will always be a student:)
I teach Vinyasa flow with Yoga ShredTM inspired moves which adds HIIT (high intensity interval training) based on yoga poses for better alignment and less joint impact. The moves are done in 4-minute rounds, to tone, tighten and sculpt muscles. It is great for cardio health, works on metabolism, fat and calorie burn. The Yoga ShredTM inspired moves create an after burn effect that keeps benefits of the practice going for 24-48 hours. This style of yoga builds heat, flexibility and strength, while working on alignment and balance. Some of the postures will be held for longer periods of time and will flow together to unite the body to the breath and mind. All levels, all ages can achieve their edge from beginners to the more advanced.
I want every body to move and I will help you make that happen. We will have fun and raise that metabolism! Come join me to connect with yourself again!
Emily Betz – Vinyasa Flow Yoga
I was introduced to yoga in my late teens as a physical workout but as my practice expanded I fell in love with all of the additional benefits that making yoga a constant part of my lifestyle introduced me to. I became an RYT 200 in 2016, and went through my Yin training in 2017. I love teaching both Vinyasa and Yin and believe a steady practice of both keeps a necessary balance to the body. I work to keep a challenging yet always safe space for my students physically and emotionally. When I’m not working on my practice, I enjoy hiking with my huskies, experimenting with vegan cooking, and traveling to new places!
Callie Kakascik RYT 200 – Slow Flow Vinyasa
“I started practicing yoga about 6 years ago on a whim. I found a class I could take for free, and once I did, I was hooked. I was looking to calm anxiety and be more aware, as well as get more in tune. I began my daily practice immediately. I first began in a much slower, gentle style of yoga, before finding power vinyasa. Once again I was enlightened at another level. I’ve practiced Power, Vinyasa, Restorative, Slow Flow, Yin, and Kundalini styles and love them all. I love sharing yoga with EVERY body. ”
Susan K. Csomor (Susie)RYT 200- Restorative Yoga
“I am a long time yoga lover and believer, turned teacher! With a practice spanning twenty years, I have been in and out of different yoga classes at different times in my life, but I had a dream for myself years ago that I would someday teach. After a teaching career and finishing a Master’s of Secondary English in 18th
Century British literature, I was able to complete my RYT 200 and enroll in the 300 RYT training program here at NGYC. My passion is Restorative yoga and some Slow Flow, with the interesting twist of interweaving literature into the intentions of the group practice. My goal as a Restorative teacher is to support and hold space for people looking to slow down a bit from daily life and to just be okay, right where they are. As a believer in staying present, we cannot move forward efficiently or healthily in any moment until we look at and examine ourselves honestly where we are, how we are. Restorative classes offer a healthy, safe place to do this. With support and gentle acceptance, we can take what we gain on the mat, out into our every day lives and into the world. It is my belief that, as Maya Angelou tells us: “Strong women and strong men protect the children, tend the ailing, care for the aged, and in fact, reassure the entire world.”