Dr. Kali Arnold
Dr. Kali Arnold is a 200HR Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher, Pilates teacher, and Reiki Master Practitioner in Atlanta. She specializes in bringing mindfulness and stress release through mediation, yoga, and reiki energy healing. Dr. Arnold has also received her Masters degree in Ayurvedic and Integrative medicine from the esteemed Maharishi International University.
Dr. Arnold began her career in medicine as an orthopedic surgeon. She understands from her own personal experience and working with other professionals with high stress lives that methods such as yoga, meditation and reiki are tools that can aid teachers and students to find the peace and serenity needed to reach their optimal potential.
As the owner of Sati Yoga & Wellness and co-creator of The Namaste Project, Dr. Arnold is passionate about using her skills as a yoga teacher and healer in combination with her extensive medical background to help a variety of clients achieve their best lives through health and wellness.
I believe that yoga should be accessible to all, completely personal, and in a safe and inclusive environment. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to feeling better physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
I meet each client exactly where they are and become an advocate for their whole-body health through my vast knowledge and genuine connection. My approach is to empower each individual on their wellness journey by building a “toolbox” of poses, movements, and breathing techniques to seamlessly weave into their lifestyle. My practice is focused on accessing the mind through the body.
I have been practicing yoga since 2005 and teaching since 2012. I began my career as a Yoga Therapist in 2013 after being drawn to the field due to my personal experiences with Rheumatoid Arthritis, anxiety and mental health conditions in my family. I hold a certification as a Certified Yoga Therapist with The International Association of Yoga Therapists and RYT500 and E-RYT200 with the Yoga Alliance. I have worked with clients of all ages, abilities, and conditions but I am particularly passionate about mental health and trauma work.
Shonali teaches breath-based accessible adaptable mindful yoga. She soothes frayed nerves with chants & songs and imparts to her students daily the importance of rest, respect and compassion. She's a burgeoning death doula and a guide of sacred life ceremonies. She's proud to have released a debut album of sacred songs, Open To Receive, in February 2022. Shonali was certified to teach yoga in 2002 with Yogiraj Alan Finger and studied yoga therapeutics and women's health with TKV Desikachar. She was certified as a Yoga Therapist with the Pranakriya Yoga school in 2023. One step at a time, one breath at a time, she walks the labyrinth of life.
With over 10 years of teaching, Hannah-Rose's certifications include: 200hr E-RYT Ashtanga-Vinyasa Flow, 95hr Grounded Children’s Yoga, and 90hr Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy. She is a seeker and enthusiastic learner and a dynamic and adaptable instructor with a diverse teaching experience. She has taught yoga in studios, Atlanta and Dekalb public schools, trained college athletes, and led therapeutic yoga & art workshops for teens. Regardless of age, ability, or familiarity with yoga, she has a class for you! Mindful movement matters. Hannah-Rose will kindly challenge her students but will always follow their body’s lead. Her goal is to help you build a deeper relationship with your body, experience great range of motion, and consistency. In her classes you'll will build strength for empowerment; increase mobility for flexibility of mind; take deep breaths for grounding and expansion.
Originally from Jackson, MS, Franchella "Frankie" Gordon moved to Georgia in 2007 after graduating from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She soon decided to further her education to pursue her passion for health and wellness. In 2010 she received her certification as a personal trainer with National Gym Association.Then shortly after in 2014, she graduated at the top of her Advance Massage Therapy program at Sanford-Brown College of Atlanta. In March of 2020, Frankie received her YTT-200 certification with Alkaline Wellness Center in Suwanee, GA.
Franchella believes her purpose in life is to be a messenger of healing. Healing from the mental and emotional stress that causes physical pain, tension, and deterioration. Complete healing is the progression from stress and trauma. With the combined knowledge of all her wellness avenues, Frankie hopes to bring a deeper level of mind-body connection to ignite self healing within all.
Rashida Hassan (she/her)
Rashida started her yoga practice in 2013 as a compliment to her fitness routine. She soon realized that yoga is more than just a physical practice, and she found that slower practices like yin and restorative provided a much needed space for rest and release.
Rashida completed her 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and Yogahour certification at Tough Love Yoga under Neda Draupadi Honarvar and Carly Brown. Her teaching aims to be accessible, supportive, and welcoming to both new and experienced practitioners alike. Yoga is truly for everybody and every BODY!
Off the mat, Rashida enjoys singing, making pottery, and hanging with her two kitties: Coriander and Cardamom.
Susanne found Yoga in 2010 and she immediately fell in love with both the calming benefits on her nervous system, and the community atmosphere. Yoga is an integral part of her life, and in 2021 she began her yoga teacher journey as a RYT 200. Her goal is to make yoga accessible to all bodies. With a focus on restorative and gentle movement she aims to bring you a class that your nervous system will thank you for. She’s also an Usui Reiki Practitioner. The collaboration of Yoga and Reiki allows her to intuitively bring your body, mind, and energy back into balance.
Noni is a yoga instructor, student, guide, lover, healer, and light body. Her intention for choosing to guide others into yoga is to elevate and expand the consciousness of humanity using the modality of self-exploration through movement. Her belief is this: throughout the journey of self-awareness, one must practice an instinctual amount of strength and restorative asanas. She possess the ability to lead students in various styles of yoga including restorative, vinyasa, and yin classes that inspire an intuitive practice. It’s about knowing what you need and when you need it. She is here to not only guide but also be guided in life through the practice of yoga with a diverse body of students.
She has taught a range of ages from toddlers to seniors and is proud to help humanity move! She has been practicing yoga for over 6 years and believes deeply in its transformative power. Taking the time each day to center yourself and connect with your inner truth is a beautiful gift we are all graciously given.
Jeryn Alise Turner is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certified with Yoga Alliance. She obtained certification through Core Power and completed extensions to further her practice. She credits yoga for helping provide balance and structure to her life. Teaching is her way to connect with others & help improve their emotional, spiritual & physical health. As a published author, her speciality is theming and uses words to inspire the mind as she stretches the body and calms the spirit. Her book, A Dream Come True, is a novel about self discovery. Jeryn believes this process starts by coming to your mat. Join Jeryn in your pursuit for greater peace & relaxation.
Shavonna Sumlin Warthen, RYT 500, M.A., OTR/L has been a yoga practitioner since 2005. In 2007, she received a 200 hour Classical Hatha Yoga certification under the instruction of Swami Jaya Devi at Kashi Atlanta. She completed her second 200 hour certification in Kali Natha Yoga studying with her teacher, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. In August 2014, Shavonna became a certified yogahour instructor under the instruction of Darren Rhodes. She later completed her 300 hour YTT at Tough Love Yoga.
Shavonna is also one of the few certified Pink Ribbon Recuperative Yoga Specialists in Georgia. She is an experienced registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Shavonna conducts local yoga classes, hosts retreats and presents at health seminars and workshops. Her classes offer clear and direct alignment instructions guaranteed to make you sweat off your stress, stretch your body and strengthen your practice.
She is a graduate of Spelman College with a B.A. in Psychology. Shavonna received her M.A. in Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California. Her strong medical background as an occupational therapist allows her to effectively communicate the rehabilitative benefits of yoga. She is also a certified lymphedema therapist with a focus on breast cancer rehabilitation. Shavonna enjoys serving her clients by sharing her love of the transformative power of yoga.
Rue Vagues is a Yoga and self defense instructor. He has completed his 500 hour yoga teacher training and 200 plus hrs continuing education. Rue has studied numerous styles of Martial arts. He uses his understanding and techniques from the years of training both philosophies to assist beginner students as well as those working to deepen their self awareness to encompass mental and physical well being.
Rue encourages questions from different perspectives. He works with all ranges from professional athletes to those looking to improve fitness, or recovery from injury. He is an experienced practitioner that aims to improve strength, balance, and flexibility to increase a person’s quality of life.
Ken is a passionate 200HR certified yoga Instructor with over three years of teaching experience and advanced training in Restorative and Vinyasa approaches. She is committed to providing extensive instruction and counseling to her clients, while motivating them to find true inner peace and their healthiest self. She enjoys creating powerful teaching plans that aim to support and benefit each and every student. Bringing forth a love and respect for the art of yoga, and all that it encompasses.
Leyla is a trauma informed vinyasa based teacher. She has advance training in Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin/Facia Release, Dynamic/Energetic Yin, Yoga Nidra, Sequencing, Alignment & Adjustments, and Trauma. Her classes are intention focused and inspirational. While her voice will soothe you, she will challenge you and certainly empower you. Inspired by her own yogic journey, her flows and playlist vary as do the illuminating intentions. You can expect hands on adjustments, easy to understand cuing, and encouraging words in every class.
In addition to teaching and practicing yoga, Leyla is an intuitive energetic healer and a spiritual advisor. She is a Reiki Master as well as certified in other energetic healing modalities and inner child practices. She’s been fortunate enough to study for months at a time with Shamans and Sages around the world. Being massively curious about the brain, body, and soul connection, Leyla dedicated the last 3 years to deepening her understanding of trauma, the brain, and energetic body. Helping others to connect and heal their wounded aspects and live more embodied and joyful lives is one of her greatest loves.
Leyla has thousands of hours dedicated to yoga, advance training, and subtle energy studies. She began studying with shamans in 1997 and teaching yoga in 2016.
When not exploring yoga and healing practices, Leyla very often is traveling, making art, or spending times with friends, family and of course, her cute pup Sass.