Hip Hop-Heated Power Flow


This class is taught by:

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.
 
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@avehinchey
 
Yoga Alliance RYT

ALEX K KOSTYSHEN

Alex Kostyshen
 
"Be Raw"
 
I am a Canadian who moved to Atlanta as a child and had always know the green lawns of our Johns Creek suburbs to be my home. I moved to Buckhead two years ago, and that is where yoga entered my life. At first my only drive was the asana, the practice of improving poses and discovering the many exciting arm balances I could delicately weave into my practice. My cheerleading past sparked, and I was able to reignite the old flame of constantly working to a new move.
Although I had been consistently practicing yoga, my spiritual journey was not even close to starting. Not yet opening my heart, I often tuned out the readings and did not accept the intentions or messages that were being offered. Not until I struggled with emotional turmoil was I even ready to take on a deeper level of practice. One day in class, I heard about teacher training and my mom encouraged me to take on the opportunity, so she would know where I was on the weekends. I went into the training apprehensively and not fully aware of what was lying ahead. During our first week, we explored the emotional levels I did not expect. Eventually, I timidly embraced the spiritual remedies yoga granted and happily discovered that yoga was waiting for me with open arms. Over the training period, I overcame many inner demons and found the true solace in my once ignored readings and intentions.
My mat has now transformed into a physical and emotional outlet for me. Teaching is a true passion of mine, and I look forward to planning out a message for my classes and setting up a jamming playlist usually containing at least one Drake song. In this hour I teach, I feel I can share and express what I discover through my constant spiritual journey.
Yoga is not my only outlet. I also enjoy art which has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I explore multiple mediums, but the two closest to my heart are painting and film photography. I have discovered that self expression can be present in any form, and I am thrilled to embrace new aspects of life with the open heart yoga has given me.
 
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@alexkostyshen
 
Spotify: alexkostyshen
 
Yoga Alliance RYT

ELIZABETH BEGGS

Elizabeth Beggs

“Sprinkle Kindness"

Elizabeth received her RYT 200 through Red Hot Yoga in 2014, and has continued her education at both Thunderbolt Power Yoga & Pavones Yoga Center, Costa Rica.

Yoga Junkie, Dog Lover & Food fanatic. I am a former real estate paralegal who decided to trade in my heels for barefeet. Yoga gave me the freedom to be myself. I used to be a gymnast & dancer so when I found yoga it brought me back to all the things I loved as a kid. I remember the quote "If you ever lose site of your passion, revert back to what you loved most when you were a child." Those words really hit home for me & I decided to live my life to the fullest. I discovered through both my faith & time on my mat that I could let go of things in the past that I'd held on to. Yoga healed the internal pain I experienced & truly gave me the strength to express my full authenticity. I think my biggest take aways from the practice of yoga include being humble, authentic, kind, grateful. My passion lives in inspiring others to bring all of these qualities into their lives. There's so much more to this beautiful practice than the physical asana...it can transform your soul in away that gives you infinite freedom. Who wouldn't want to share that with the world?

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@beggsyoga

Spotify: Elizabeth Ashley Beggs

Yoga Alliance RYT 168970

JOANNA WILSON

Joanna Stecker Wilson
 
"Keep searching out what makes you happy"
 
Joanna received her 200 RYT through Carly Grace Power Yoga RYS, 2016. 
 
"The discovery of my love for mindful movement came much later. I had always done what I thought necessary to stay fit but had never developed any deeper connection than that. Even once I began to study and teach Pilates and kettlebell classes, exercise still occupied a place in my life similar to taking vitamins or flossing. Something that I just did to support the other aspects of my life.

Then my husband and I spent four months hiking up the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to New Jersey. The stillness of mind that I found in the midst of the day to day grind of backpacking was truly my first authentic experience of meditation. Losing myself in the rhythm of it, absorbing the natural beauty all around me, gave me a taste of a spiritual connection that I craved more and more of.

Once we returned to what most would call normal life, I needed a means of fostering and evolving that connection. And the way that presented itself to me was yoga. The combination of movement, breath and sweat allowed me to let go and be right there, on the mat and in that moment. After a few years of developing my personal practice, I decided to merge a love and a gift. My love of yoga as expression through movement and my gift of being able to help others find joy through their own creative assertions.

Now that I have completed my yoga teacher certification at Thunderbolt, I am confident in my path and sure of my place on it. My creativity continues to flourish and my yoga practice blesses me with a peace that keeps the rest of my crazy life in perspective. My hope is that as I walk this path, I help the yogis who move with me to be strong, connected, happy and creatively expressed."

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Joanna Stecker

Yoga Alliance RYT 199993

You can expect an energetic Thunderbolt Power Flow choreographed to hip hop/rap/old-school Nelly kinda music. Get lost in the music, shake your booty, and "don't you worry about a thing."