Spirit-Heated Power Flow


This class is taught by:

LYNN PERRY

Lynn Perry 
 
“Thank you so much for being a part of our amazing community of yogis!”
 
I’m a Georgia native who spent most of her life pursuing a corporate career. Growing up in Gwinnett, I imagined my future self as a busy traveling business person so that’s what I became after an undergrad at UGA and a few years later a master’s degree at Georgia Tech (for the record… when it comes to sports… go Dawgs!). My corporate years have been focused on leadership of tech sales and digital marketing teams for cloud software startups and now Sage, a large British software company.

My career and my family defined me until around 2012 when I began to transform my occasional yoga practice into a journey of deep inquiry, asana, community and lots of sweat! I began to study the deeper and centuries old reason for stepping on to our mats and why we hold our poses, why we focus on deep breath in and out. What followed was personal growth fueled by inner tapas that burned away layers of distortion to reveal innate awareness and connection that fully changed my life off the mat.

When Thunderbolt Power Yoga opened in Buckhead and eventually had the first teacher training early 2015 I took the teaching plunge! I never saw myself as a yoga teacher, that seemed like too lofty of a goal for the person I thought I was. But through our close and extended teaching community I opened up and developed a love for the journey of teaching that transformed me for good. My heart is now consistently full with gratitude for our community and the peacefulness that this journey has brought to my life.

When I’m not practicing yoga or working at an office, you can find me out with Winston, my 13 year old terrier mix, or spending time with friends and family around the city I love. Or if I’m lucky I could be boarding a plane, yoga mat in hand, to someplace I’ve never been as world travel is my passion!

Follow Lynn on Instagram
 
@lrperryatl

Spotify: lrperry-US
 
Yoga Alliance RYT 165991

CARLINA MUGLIA

Carlina Muglia
 
"Connect To Your Spirit"
 
Carlina received her 200 RYT through Black Swan Yoga, Austin, TX.  
 
Whether you're my family, friend or student chances are one element of our relationship is going to be work. Action is my love language. I'm also highly rational, so work resonates, more often than not, as play to me. "How can I do this more efficiently?" In my mind that's like solving a puzzle. It's fun. It took until my early-twenties for me to recognize and accept that part of my personality. During that era in my life I spent a good deal of time alone, reflecting and deep breathing. It wasn't intentionally yoga. I had never taken a yoga class and was not curious to do so. I was content with my involvement in Crossfit and the physical transformation that I was undergoing as a result of that discipline. That period of reflection and introspection did lead to a couple of very important self-discoveries that put me on the path of yoga. 1) I am inherently a peaceful, peace-loving person 2) My tendency toward inner peace is most apparent when I am undergoing challenges and I have to work harder to maintain.

While I'm peaceful, my rationality makes me pragmatic. Eventually, I found yoga and in yoga I recognized a through-line of pragmatism. The things that we do are not to get a hot body or as an escape from reality. In yoga, form follows function and the functionality of yoga is to use our bodies as a tool of expressing love and peace more aptly. My life has been full of trying times. In my younger years I was not up to the challenge. My body was subject to my emotions and to influences from the outside world. Even Crossfit only helped a small degree to mediate the tendency a fiery, rational person like me has to react and judge instead of being mindful and considerate. Yoga has helped me tremendously, however. Yoga reinforced my practices of spending enough time alone to focus on breathing and learning about myself. It further developed the mind-body connection I started to develop through Crossfit but added a spiritual component that I had spent most of my life purposefully avoiding.

All that's pretty heavy but I wouldn't be being true to myself if I weren't honest about the fact that I take yoga very seriously as an extension of a life wherein I am driven to be as good to myself and those around me as I can be - no matter how sparse or ample the material means in my possession. If I am spiritually grounded and physically capable, I'm going to work hard to love the people in my life. On a lighter note, my interests outside of yoga are being a mother to my wonderful son, Vorian. Hanging out with my partner Matt and our families in Virginia. I love to read. Of all the books in the entire world Frank Herbert's Dune and the resulting expanded series written by Herbert's son are a continued source of inspiration and have majorly impacted my world-view. I love to laugh. I prefer witty humor instead of mean jokes but memes are the ultimate form of humor in my opinion. I love to dance, cook, eat delicious food (paleo or vegetarian please) pet dogs, play outside and occasionally dabble in pursuits such as photography and working on my car. But let's be real, if you know me you know I have yoga on my mind all the time.

Follow Carlina on Instagram

@congruenceyoga

Spotify: Carlina Muglia

YA 200 RYT 105323

 

AVERY HINCHMAN

Avery Hinchman
 
“Lokah Samastah Suhkino Bhavantu.”

I'm a sophomore in college at Ole Miss but my heart lies in Atlanta where I was born and raised. My face may seem familiar possibly because I am Carly Grace's younger sister/twin separated at birth. Along with Carly Grace, I have another wonderful older sister Erica and two wonderful parents, Melissa and Scott. They often frequent the studio as well. I am an avocado enthusiast. My weaknesses include The Kardashians, Jeni's Ice Cream, True Food, a really good skinny margarita, and honestly any kind of shopping. I am the soon to be mommy of a new maltese puppy, Toby. I was first introduced to yoga by my sister obviously. I did not enjoy yoga at all the first few times Carly dragged my booty into different classes. I revisited yoga when Carly opened Thunderbolt and was instantly hooked. Yoga has helped me to overcome and power through anxiety, depression, and the chaos that life throws at you. I find peace, happiness, and self-acceptance in my practice. Carly urged me to go through teacher training at Thunderbolt my senior year of high school. Because of having trouble balancing both school and training I finished up the rest of my training in the spring of 2016. After countless moments of self doubt, I finally confidently began teaching and pushing myself to embrace the skill I had been taught. With the love and support of people in my life I was able to accomplish something I had desired to do for so long. I teach at Hot Yoga Plus in Oxford, Ms while I am at school and look forward to my moments back in Atlanta with my yogi family. You can catch me shaking my butt in downdog during any good rap song during class.
 
Follow Avery on Instagram
@avehinchey
 
Yoga Alliance RYT

LETICIA LOPEZ

Leticia Lopez

"No rain, no rainbow"

Leticia received her RYT 200 through Red Hot Yoga Studio.

"Originally from Venezuela I met Yoga almost 8 yrs ago, when I moved to Atlanta, and fell in love with the mind and body connection I found the very first day I walked into a hot room and fell off a Tree Pose. I have developed my yoga practice along these years here in Atlanta completing 500hr Yoga Teacher Certification at Red Hot Yoga and training with several world recognized teachers such as Meghan Currie, Bryan Kest, Missy White, David Regelin and Taylor Harkenss.

Preceding my yoga journey I earned an MBA and I've enjoyed successful corporate business career for more than 12 years but is Yoga what brings true fulfillment to my live through self-discovery, awareness, self-acceptance and compassion. My main goal while teaching is to spread the yoga goodness encouraging students not to focus only on the work-out but on the work-in, to let go and be fully present to explore their full potential.

Yoga is my lifestyle but I also do a bunch of other stuffs, I runs Marathons and I'm ACA Paddle Yoga Certified and Pilates instructor, so my teaching style combines athletic and challenging flow with a gentle and reenergizing practice. As an achiever (very type A) I like to excel, so you join me on the mat let's set boundaries but not limits, you will feel stronger, energized, relaxed and centered. "Bring it OM", is my mantra and my favorite words of wisdom are: "Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain, but you can’t have rainbow without a little rain”

Follow Leti on Instagram
@letisan

Spotify: leticial@hotmail.com

Yoga Alliance RYT 101508

LAURA BJORKHOLM

Laura Bjorkholm
 
"Let your heart dance in the realm of pure possibility"

Laura received her 200 RYT from Carly Grace Power Yoga RYS, 2016. 
 
"I am a perpetually curious person, and a student of life. I love learning new things and meeting new people (despite the fact that I am very much an introvert). I tend to be serious and book-ish by nature, and yoga gives me a space where I can set that all aside and just “be”. On my mat, I turn off my mind, and find joy in simply moving.

After sixteen years of practicing yoga, I felt inspired to take TPY Teacher Training to deepen my own practice with no expectation that I might one day teach. As training progressed, I found myself drawn to the possibility of teaching in order to give back some small measure of the gifts my teachers have given me over the years. As a teacher, I hope that I am able to share what I find beautiful about yoga with others.

I am lucky to have the staunch support of my husband, John, our two sons, Johnny and Nate, and our dog, Buddy."

Follow Laura on Spotify: laura.bjorkholm2

YA RYT 196330

 

Thunderbolt Spirit Flow is a spin on our traditional Thunderbolt Power Flow. The alignment principles will be key to the flow, more time will be spent in the rejuvenation portion of the class, and space to move with more intention will be created. Yoga philosophy is offered for application to life's daily challenges. This comprehensive class will feed your heart and soul with spiritual music and empowering words.