Our Instructors

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What to expect: Julie leads physically challenging classes designed to get you out of your head and connected to your body, your breath and your life.  Julie offers hands on assists and modifications for any level of practitioner to discover for themselves the possibility of the pose.  Her classes are a journey into power, authenticity and connection.  Off the mat, Julie loves to travel!  Her bucket list (pipe dream) trip would be booking a private charter with her friends and touring around the Greek Isles like Below Deck Mediterranean.

 

Certifications: Tier 1: Certified Baptiste Power Yoga Leader from the Baptiste Yoga Institute (2012)

FIT to Lead Training: Baptiste Yoga Institute (2020 ongoing)

Julie Eubanks

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What to expect: Douglas teaches Yin Yoga and Power Yoga mostly, with a touch of Kirtan and Yoga Nidra thrown in for good measure. When done properly, each of these practices is challenging in its own way. So, please don't come to either of his classes expecting it to be easy. But, if you are not afraid of a challenge, you will reap the unlimited rewards of doing this work we call Yoga.  In his free time, Douglas likes to make music, sing, chant, hike, and commune with the natural world.

Certifications: 200 hr Kripalu Yoga Certification 2009;35 hr Pranakriya Advanced Pranayama Certification 2010; 300 hr Advanced Yin Yoga Certification 2015; 200 hr Universal Yoga Certification 2015

Douglas Johnson

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What to expect: By cultivating breath, body and brain awareness without requiring you to make your yoga practice more physically demanding, Michele teaches yin yoga in a way that shows you how to deepen your connection with yourself. When you meet yourself where exactly where you are, so much more than you think is possible, including self-acceptance. When you accept yourself, nothing is impossible. 

Certifications: 200 hour yoga teaching certification (2014) Be Yoga; 200 hour yin yoga certification (2015 and 2018, 100 hours each) Paul Grilley; 300 hour yoga teaching certification 05/20-01/21) Subtle Yoga (Kristine Weber) 

Michele Stewart

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What to expect:  Dane encourages students to connect with their breathing, using it as a guide for their practice.  Dane guides students through standing and balancing poses before moving to calming and inward-facing exercises to encourage deep rest for savasana.  Dane avoids over-cueing to allow students plenty of space.  Dane uses a variety of music in his classes to encourage movement and connection.  Dane’s favorite way to relax is laying around by the pool.

 

Certifications: RYT-200 from Peachtree Yoga Center (2015); Kidding Around Yoga (2019)

Dane Auensen

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What to expect:  Kaitlin teaches be dynamic classes at be yoga.

Kaitlin Gatti

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What to expect: Julie’s teaching experience is mostly rooted in a flow style practice, with the intention of offering classes that are fun, challenging, and structurally sound.  Her background in Vinyasa yoga uses the power of breath work during dynamic movement and spaces of stillness. Julie aims to offer opportunities for exploration during asana (physical postures) while emphasizing the concept of yoga being a whole body practice touching every aspect of life. One can expect an introduction to pranayama (breath) practices, chanting, yogic philosophy, and a whole lot of movement! 

 

Certifications: 200hr RYT

Julie Newton

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What to expect: teaches be hot in a fun, engaging manner.  Expect to laugh and be challenged as you go through a multi-directional flow.

Amanda Sandau

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What to expect: Amy Karp comes to the mat with 23 years of experience in classroom teaching. With all the stress children face Amy is passionate in teaching children skills that will help reduce anxiety, build self confidence and allow them to be a part of a healthy noncompetitive group. Her classes are a mixture of the serious benefits of yoga while being presented in a lighthearted and playful manner. Some day Amy wants to sell all of her belongings, buy a little house, and live on the beaches of Costa Rica. 

 

Certifications: 200 hour RYT (Be Yoga) 95 RCYT (Grounded Kids). 

Amy Karp

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What to expect: Reanna leads with a vibrant passion and a soulful shine.  Her classes are designed to give space for self-discovery, em[power]ment, and accessibility. Her workshops are full of creative ways to learn and useful tips and tricks to put into your personal yoga toolbox. She couldn’t be more ecstatic to share the deep connection between the mind, body, and soul on and off the mat. All levels welcomed. Reanna’s bucket list trip is to visit Greece and explore Ireland! Eat all the food. Swim in all the water. And roam all the streets!

 

Certifications: E-RYT 500, YACEP

Reanna Livingston

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What to expect: Melanie enjoys teaching vinyasa flow classes  and providing hands on assists.

 

Certifications: 200hr RYT

Melanie Hill

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What to expect: Sandy brings joy and playfulness into her classes.  She uses her quirkiness to demonstrate that yoga is for everyone, big or little, old or young, bendy or stiff!  Her accommodating style helps her students build confidence, empowerment, and most importantly, have fun in the practice.  When she is not teaching yoga or taking yoga, Sandy can be found chasing her 2 sons and 2 dogs through her backyard or teaching her high school history students to appreciate American History.  

 

Certifications: RYT 200 (be yoga 2019), Kidding Around Yoga children’s certification (2020)

Sandy Piper

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What to expect:  For Dominique, yoga is not only a physical practice, but an emotional and energetic journey as well. Inside the studio, she pulls from several styles of physical practice to meet the needs of her students. For her, the integration of body, breath, movement, and meditative awareness have aided her own personal health and wellbeing, which she hopes to make accessible to others.  

 

Certifications: 200hr RYT (be yoga 2019)

Dominique Holdo

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What to expect:  Paige leads light-hearted yet challenging vinyasa classes with a focus on the basics of alignment and connecting body, breath and mind.  Her classes have a similar sequencing from week to week, allowing students to see their growth both on and off the mat.  A firm believer that it is always the time for yoga, Paige’s class themes are as likely to be from last night’s football game as from the yoga sutras.  Off the mat, Paige loves the sun, the lake,all things Lilly Pulitzer, and SEC football!

 

Certifications:  RYT200, Be Yoga 2014; The Teacher’s Edge: Baptiste Yoga Institute (2020 – ongoing)

Paige Freeman

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What to expect: Carolyn teaches be hot basic and be hot in an energetic, multi-dimensional flow influenced by the Universal Yoga style.

Carolyn Petramale

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What to expect: Jazz was introduced to Pilates mat work as a dancer and certified in 2013 and 2015.  Pilates has allowed Jazz to hone core strength that has served her in a number of spaces from performing as an aerialist to birthing her son.  She calls her style the "Quiet Storm: Attacking the work without freaking out." Most of the hour will be grounded (prone and supine) and soreness the next day is expected for those challenging their practice. Jazz’s bucket list trip is to travel to the slave castles in Ghana and study West African dance forms. 

Jazz Jackson

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What to expect: Cheryl believes yoga enhances our lives both on and off the mat.  Classes usually have a theme, and often begin with Pranayama and a hand mudra with an affirmation. Because yoga is an individual practice within a group setting, Cheryl offers alternative poses or adaptations as needed and honors requests. Though she offers explanations and talks a little during the class, Cheryl leaves space for silence, except for the music.  This allows a respite from the constant noise of everyday life and may be an opportunity for you to deepen your experience of the pose. Cheryl’s Bucket List Trip is a National Geographic trip to Antarctica.

 

Certifications:  RYT 500 hr; 200 hr RYT Baptiste Inspired Yoga (2006); 300 hr RYT Pranakriya Yoga (2018); Certified in Yin, Prenatal, Restorative, Meditation, Pranayama, Anatomy

Cheryl Hodgins

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What to expect: Christina teaches vinyasa flow and restorative yoga and uses interoceptive language and offers multiple variations of postures in a non-hierarchical manner to create a safe space for exploration.  She always has the goal of facilitating mindful spaces and practices that lead to greater awareness and, ultimately, collective liberation. Yoga as an accessible, equitable and liberating practice for ALL is at the heart of her practice and teaching.  Christina’s favorite way to relax is to do some restorative yoga, particularly a nice, long supported legs up the wall!

 

Certifications: 500RYT; Yoga for All (body positive yoga); Trauma-Sensitive Yoga; Yoga Nidra

Christina Rodriguez

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What to expect: Jamaal grew up playing soccer in Marietta. After tearing the meniscus cartilage in his knee, yoga found him! Now, Jamaal is a committed and passionate 200 hr RYT. His focus is set on inspiring others to connect to their innermost self. He practices and teaches an empowering vinyasa flow with the intention of calming the modifications of the mind.  

 

Certifications: 200hr RYT (be yoga 2019)

Jamaal Cosby

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What to expect: Danielle loves teaching basic yoga and helping students discover a love for yoga.

Danielle Brumfield

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What to expect:  Heather considers herself to be a student of yoga first and a teacher second. She is passionate about helping others build confidence in themselves through the practice of yoga. She strives to create an environment in her classes that is both fun and empowering. When not practicing or teaching yoga, Heather loves to relax with a book in her hands and her pets by her side!

 

Certifications: RYT 200, November 2019 

Amy Pellerito

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What to expect: Diana teaches from the spiritual side of yoga. She encourages students to quiet the chaos and noise in their minds to find that stillness inside so that they can hear that quiet voice of reason that lives within each person.  One of Diana’s favorite trips ever, was taking her Dad on a week-long hiking adventure to Machu Picchu. Not much can beat the feeling of accomplishment of scaling mountains and sleeping in the hills of ancient artifacts like that high elevation climb in Peru. 

 

Certifications:  200-HR YA through Be Yoga 2018; 300- HR YA through YogaFaith 2019; Trauma-Sensitive Informed 2019 

Diana La

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What to expect: Cara creates a space of fun, self-love, and growth for new and experienced yogis. You will find a warm and invigorating space to grow and flow when you attend her yoga and Pilates classes. Her goal is to always be compassionate and helpful as she guides you along your yoga journey.  Her favorite way to relax is to read a book and listen to a Fleetwood Mac record with her husband and kitten.

 

Certifications: Cara has her RYT-200 and she’s been teaching yoga for 6 years, and she is also certified to teach Pilates and has been for 4 years. 

Cara Ryfun Smith

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What to expect: Kelly teaches vinyasa, yin, and kids’ yoga classes.  Kelly’s classes are designed so that yogis of all ages, abilities, and experience feel that yoga is accessible to them.  She loves to combine a calm, mindful movement, and a spirit of playfulness so that students leave their mats feeling strong, confident, and peaceful.Someday, Kelly wants to live in Hawaii and teach/practice yoga on the beach!

 

Certifications: RYT 200 (be yoga 2019); Kidding Around Yoga children’s certification (2020)

Kelly Terrell

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What to expect: Angela teaches a variety of styles of yoga ranging from Vinyasa Flow, Yin, and Sequence. Her classes are both challenging and whimsical. The goal is for you to leave her classes feeling you found exactly what you were looking for and had fun doing so.  Angela loves to travel and hopes that her next big adventure takes her to Asia and India specifically. 

 

Certifications: 200hr RYT (be yoga 2018)

Angela Owens

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What to expect: Driven by the belief that anyone can find a style of yoga that compliments their life, Jessie aspires to help people cultivate their own personal yoga practice so they may discover peace, flexibility, balance, and strength. Jessie loves to teach vinyasa, hot vinyasa, and yin yoga. Her classes focus on building power and strength, especially at the core.  The combination of Jessie’s calming nature and light hearted playfulness ensures that her classes will have a little something for everyone. 

 

Certifications: 200 hour RYT with Be Yoga

Jessie Blowers

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What to expect:  Tatiana teaches yin, be hot basic, and prenatal classes at be yoga.

Tatiana Cicchelli

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What to expect: Jami has been teaching a fun-loving hatha vinyasa style for 8 years & currently holds a 200 YTT certification. The person that Jami most identifies with is Tina Fey, and more closely her character Liz Lemon (aka Kermit the Frog) on 30 Rock. Liz and Jami share the same love for food, awkwardness, and punny comments.  

Jami Johnson

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What to expect: Julie’s creative, dynamic, and multi-directional sequences are designed to focus the mind and balance the body.  Each class is full of options for all levels, while providing the space for you to explore your practice. Julie hopes to challenge you and encourage you to connect with your personal practice both on and off the mat. Julie’s bucket list trip is to hike the John Muir Trail.

 

Certifications:  200HR and 500HR Yoga teacher certifications were completed with Dorje Yoga under Jessie Fletche; Prenatal/postpartum teaching certificate was completed with Meraki Mama Collective under Lauren Sheilds; ACE certified Personal Trainer

Julie Hawkins

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What to expect:  Erin truly believes that yoga can benefit everyone and aims to make classes that motivate and challenge her students.  She is key on alignment and helping her students gain a better mind/ body awareness and connection. Erin is truly passionate about health/wellness and nutrition.  Above all, her most important role is being a wife and mother to 3 boys.  Erin's favorite thing to do is to travel with her hubby and dreams of becoming the "wandering yogi" once all her kids leave home.

 

Certifications:  200 hour RYT under John Merideth in 2013; 500 hour RYT and 800 hour Professional Yoga Therapy certification through Etowah Valley Yoga in 2018. 

Erin Beadle

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What to expect: In vinyasa classes, Emily strives to offer something for students of all levels, while emphasizing the mindfulness of body/breath connection in creative sequences. Emily holds space for everyone to be confident in class, while providing options for those who want more of a challenge to advance their practice. Emily's goal is to help offer the self-assurance and balance that yoga  has brought her to others, on and off the mat.

 

Certifications: 200 hr YTT with North Georgia Yoga Center in 2016; 300 hr YTT in progress at North Georgia Yoga Center; Yin yoga with Mahapatha Yoga in 2017. 

Emily Betz

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What to expect; For Aaron, stepping through the doors of a yoga studio for the first time was like Neo taking the red pill in the Matrix.  Yoga has had a transformative impact on the quality of his life through it’s diverse practices.  Aaron strives to teach only what he practices and what he has experienced with a primary focus on basic yogic concepts. Aaron infuses spiritual literature concepts as well as life coaching techniques into his classes as a means to self-discovery.  He loves teaching both Yin and Vinyasa. In his free time, Aaron enjoys digging in the garden with his chickens.

Certifications: RYT 200 HR (Be Yoga 2018); Trauma Sensitive Yoga (Johns Creek Yoga 2018); Yin & 

Aaron Paregis

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What to expect: Laurie teaches a fun and  ecclectic Hatha Vinyasa flow. Laurie’s favorite memory is meeting her dog, Shorty.  It changed her life!

Certifications:  Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher Trainer, Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist - 2001

Laurie Searle

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What to expect: Jamie teaches vinyasa classes on be yoga's community class roster.

Jamie Hunt

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What to expect: Lisa’s goal is to help others reach their goal...on the mat, in the world and in their life.  She blends her personal training background with her yoga teachings. The focus is on body awareness and how you can use your body to be centered, strong and connected. Core development and hip strength are a key component in Lisa’s classes. In her free time, Lisa heads to the trails! Running, hiking, walking, breathing....taking it all in! 

 

Certifications: 200 hour RYT and A.C.E personal training. 

Lisa Weinert

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What to expect: Kacy leads her classes with love and excitement, trying to help people reconnect to parts of themselves that they haven't seen in a while.   She loves to have fun in her classes and tries to teach students not to take life too seriously. Whatever your reason is that brings you to your mat, Kacy wants to take that and help guide you to find a deeper connection to your practice.  When not teaching, Kacy’s favorite place to be is on a camping adventure with her husband, son and 2 dogs.  These adventures allow Kacy the time to slow down, reconnect to herself and enjoy a moment away from the everyday life.

 

Certifications: 200hr RYT, 300hr RYT (in progress)

Kacy Harbert

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What to expect:  Heather considers herself to be a student of yoga first and a teacher second. She is passionate about helping others build confidence in themselves through the practice of yoga. She strives to create an environment in her classes that is both fun and empowering. When not practicing or teaching yoga, Heather loves to relax with a book in her hands and her pets by her side!

 

Certifications: RYT 200, November 2019 

Heather Boyer