Tony Saladino began his TaiJi (Tai Chi) journey over a decade ago. Since that time he has seen overall improvements in his balance and flexibility that he thought would never return.
His studies began in 2003 with Master Wang Hai-Jun and has been on a continuous path of learning and discovery ever since... and loving it!
Tony received his TaiJi teaching certificate from Master Wang and a Qigong teaching certificate from The Rising Lotus Qigong.
MS.MARSHA, BENDI-BUDDIES KIDS YOGA TEACHER!
Marsha has a Masters Degree in Sports Administration and Physical Activity. She has had the honored opportunity to have worked with and taught children of all ages over the last 14 years. During this time she began developing a passion for helping children explore physical activity and creative movement.
Prior to teaching in a local private school in the Peachtree Corners area, Marsha taught children's gym, fitness and yoga classes at a local Children's Fitness Center. Inspired to deepen her education, Marsha began children's yoga teacher training with GROUNDED KIDS YOGA and is qualified to instruct Children's Yoga programs. She looks forward to meeting and you and teaching this marvelous art to your children.
Steve Jacobson is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and has studied and taught yoga for many years.
He is knowledgeable, pragmatic and encourages self exploration in the practice.
His background includes spending well over a year and a half as a student at the Iyengar Institute Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India in regular trips dating back to 1988.
Steve has also been invited to observe and assist in the therapy class at RIMYI - no small accomplishment!
He is also a professor of philosophy at G.S.U and an amateur woodworker... but nonetheless, a very skilled one!
Cindy Ashcraft began practicing Chen Style Tai Chi (TaiJi) in 2003. At the time she was active in a number of recreational team sports and the benefits of Taiji presented an opportunity to be active without requiring equipment or a team of people.
Cindy earned certification as a Chen Style TaiJi instructor from Master Wang Hai-Jun in 2012 and has been fortunate to train with Master Wang since the beginning. She was also interested to learn about the Traditional Chinese Medicine influence on TaiJi so she began to study Qigong. She is drawn to the holistic approach of Chinese Medicine and is intrigued by its potential for self-healing.
Cindy also received certification as a Qigong Instructor from The Rising Lotus Qigong in 2013.
She is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. She enjoys the outdoors, especially kayaking and is an animal lover with multiple dogs and cats as pets.
Donna, a certified Iyengar instructor and the owner of STUDIO 87 has been involved in Iyengar Yoga since 1995 . She started taking yoga class as part of a rehab routine to treat a bilateral knee injury. During this process she discovered that Iyengar Yoga not only helped with the physical injury, it also had a profound calming affect on the mind and the nervous system. These combined experiences led to a complete recovery and an interest in deepening her understanding of the practice and teaching.
Opening her studio in December 2001 bringing Iyengar Yoga to Duluth in order to teach and share the many benefits of the Iyengar system. While her teaching style is light and compassionate with a sense of humor woven into the fabric of any class, her demand for detail, attention, dedication & passion is tremendous.
Donna studies with her teachers here in Atlanta regularly as well as studying with senior teachers across the country. While paying close attention to her ongoing and never ending education process, she is considering her next level of certification.
Honored and grateful to be accepted to the Rammamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India she spent one month studying in 2005, 2007, 2009 & 2013 with Geeta and Prasant Iyengar. Looking forward to a return in either 2016 or 2017.
Christie has practiced Iyengar yoga with Donna for over a decade.
Her training as a registered dietitian, as well as yoga student, has inspired a wide-ranging interest in health and wellness with a goal of life-long fitness within an active lifestyle.
Her functional core class strives to cultivate an awareness of our core muscles and how they function in our yoga and Tai-chi practices as well as our daily activities. A slow-paced, mindful practice, Functional Core will establish a structural foundation that enhances all of our activities.