THIS SHORT VIDEO WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE INFINITY FLOW FAMILY
Shannon Prestopine- owner/instructor
I found my way to a yoga mat after an auto accident. I was drawn to the practice for the physical benefits, but did not know that it would help me heal mentally and emotionally. I fell in love and it transformed me. The practice calms me like nothing else. I find balance, strength and serenity on my mat and in my breath. Sharing the practice with everyone I knew became my new passion and after losing my corporate job I decided that I wanted to make it my life’s work. I received my RYT-200 hour yoga certification through South Hills Power Yoga and trained with several amazing teachers; Stacey Vespaziani, Darcy Lyles, Jennifer Lee, and LA Finfinger. I am forever grateful for the wisdom they shared. I have since been introduced to other styles of yoga and incredible mentors who have helped me grow and learn as a student and teacher.
In addition to yoga, I found another love in Pilates. Movement is medicine and both practices complement one another perfectly. My training for classical Pilates began at the Pines Studio for Pilates in Wexford with Missy Baker-Knoll and Jolie Becker who have helped me learn and grow in every aspect of my teaching. I am a Level II Peak Pilates Classical Instructor and working towards my Level III certification. I will always be a student and love learning something new every day from my clients and through continuing education and training. I also hold certifications in Ballet Barre and Ugi ball.
I am elated to finally realize my dream of sharing all of the benefits and healing magic of these practices with the community at Infinity Flow. The studio is a non-judgmental, supportive environment to find presence, serenity, and wellness on and off the mat. We offer unique classes that aren’t offered anywhere else in town. I could never have made this happen without the support of my loving family, friends, our dedicated instructors and this wonderful community. Thank you. Let me be the first to welcome you to the Infinity Flow family.
I have loved fitness for most of my life. I decided to take control of my own workouts in 2009 and got certified in Spin. I was immediately hired at the YMCA and have made a lot of friends along the way. My love for yoga challenged me to get certified in 2014 and I am currently finishing my 200 hours. Yoga has inspired me to work hard and relax just as hard. I have fitness certifications in Spin, Yoga and Group Exercise. I continue to do weekend workshops to continue my education and increase my knowledge.
I am currently working on my Yoga therapy certification which includes Addiction and Recovery. I have completed my 100 hr Yoga Warrior training for trauma based clients. Essential Oils are also a part of my yoga class and I am certified in Essential Oil Touch Therapy.
My family has supported me 100% through this journey. My husband Frank has given me complete support and encouraged me in every step. My daughters, Brienna and Taylor also have a heart for fitness and this has helped them with their journey in life. Making my classes a challenge for everyone at any age is part of my journey. Yoga has given me the opportunities to challenge my body, rest my mind, and create valuable friendships. Never give up on your dreams or goals!
As a child I was always into something, whether it was playing softball or being on the swim team and competing for the goal in the backstroke heat. When I was 16 years old I joined my first gym. Over the years, I have taken a variety of group fitness classes including TRX, yoga, boot camp and many more. My fitness experiences over the years inspired me to take things to the next level of my fitness journey and get certified to teach. In February 2015, I got my Group Fitness Instructor certification through NETA. Recently, I have completed the Ugi Essentials Instructor training. My classes provide a variety of exercise for all ages and fitness levels. Remember, everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made, if you want a different result make a different choice!
Infinity Flow Studio helped me to realize my passion for fitness. Shannon introduced me to Pilates while she was training and I instantly fell in love. Since I began practicing I have seen a huge change in myself. Pilates has helped me to understand the importance of self-confidence and overall well-being. I got certified in Level I Classical Pilates through the 200-hour Peak Pilates program with Jolie Becker in Wexford, PA. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to teach the wonderful clients that attend classes at Infinity Flow. Through my teaching I hope to instill my same passion and excitement for Pilates in my clients. I plan to continue my training and get certified in Classical Pilates Levels II and III in the future.
I am beyond grateful to my best friend of over 30 years for introducing me to yoga. She has inspired me to begin my yoga journey and in the spring of 2015 I completed my 200 hour teacher training with Erin Kouvas. In the future, I plan on continuing my training with a 500 hour training and also a 200 hour Aerial Yoga Teacher Certification. My practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible, and fearless, both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully.
In my classes, I love to combine creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness, and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. I seek to help others thrive in life by nurturing body, mind, and soul with yoga, and my hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished, and balanced.
I am forever indebted to my family and friends who have supported me and encouraged me to continue this next chapter of my life!
I discovered my love for yoga about four years ago while exploring natural remedies to ease my migraine headaches. After several months of practice, my headaches became less frequent and I began to notice many positive changes within myself. A continued interest practice of yoga led me to Shannon Prestopine and Infinity Flow Studio. The practice of yoga has brought so much happiness to my life and the lives of others in the community around me. This happiness inspired me to become a yoga teacher. In April of 2016 I completed my 200 hour EmPower yoga teacher training with Melissa Sebes. This was an uplifting experience in my life and I enjoy sharing my love for the practice of yoga with those around me.
I began my yoga journey in 2013 shortly after having my daughter. I had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and at the time, my typical high intensity workouts weren’t always accessible for my body. Reluctantly, I turned to yoga since all other options seemed out of reach. Surprisingly, I came to find that yoga not only was a part of a healing process for my body, but also my mind.
I completed my certification in the Spring of 2016 with the love and support of my family and friends. I trained with Melissa Sebes and am so grateful for the vast amount of knowledge she has, and continues to share with me.
Learning acceptance has been a huge part of my practice. In my classes, I wish to inspire others to be kind to themselves and accepting of where they are each and every day, both on and off the mat!
Physical fitness has been a focal point in my life. I have participated in aerobic classes, callanetics, tap, jazz, ballet classes and hoop dance. I received an associate certificate from Dance Masters of America, Inc. and taught tap, jazz and ballet for twentyfive years in several New Castle dance studios.
November of 2014, while in a dance class, I was introduced to yoga and was immediately inspired. My yoga and meditation practice has transformed my life, bringing me calmness, clarity and peacefulness. The physical challenges have increased my energy level. My passion for yoga grows daily and in April, 2016, I completed my 200hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.
Through my teaching, I wish to bring to my students those same lifechanging benefits that yoga has to offer.
“I am the only me that will ever be”. As individuals, we are all unique, but with yoga we are all one. Let our love and true self guide our way.