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ruby chandler

owner / instructor / all around go-getter

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"i am a visionary, a creative, and a realist. i am my best self when i dream big, work hard (with people i love), and make space for rest & play."

Birthday: 06/06 - gemini

hometown: blue ridge, georgia

Current Fav Yoga Pose: Chair - i love the way it wakes up my whole body!

Fav Spot in Athens: here's where you can find me: shakti... b1 (that's my apartment)... 1000 faces coffee... hi lo lounge... repeat

the top 3: laughing, cooking (with jake), movement

Yoga Music style: purposeful, energetic, & uplifting

check out my heartfelt 2018 playlist for summer yoga fun!

Training: Sid Yoga 200hr RYT

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): power hour

Why Athens: I moved to athens for love and fell in love with the small town city charm! athens is my soul home for sure.

 

instagram: @life.with.ruby


maggie scruggs

manager / artist / sweat enthusiast

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"i am ready for a challenge, empathetic at heart, creative, and practical. i am full of gratitude for the places i can go, the way i can move, and the people i love."

Birthday: 09/13- virgo

hometown: valdosta, georgia

Current Fav Yoga Pose: tadasana (mountain pose)

Fav Spot in Athens: ruby's couch

the top 3: art, long walks, anything in the sun

Yoga Music style: beats, tempo to match breath, OCCASIonally we dance to pop music 

listen to "State of the art" on My spotify

Training: baptiste level one & Shakti yoga university 200 hr

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): power flow

Why Athens: came For undergrad, stayed for shakti

 

Instagram:@maggiescruggsart

personal insta: @loveandotherscruggs

 

 

Katie Kuiper

instructor / grad student / spark of joy

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"I'm Real, fun, and encouraging. I love to help others even if it is just listening or making people laugh."

BIRTHDAY: 05/25 - gemini

HOMETOWN: tupelo, mississippi

CURRENT FAV YOGA POSE: downward facing dog

FAV SPOT IN ATHENS: The Founder’s Garden on campus because it's right by my office and a lovely place to take a break and be outside

THE TOP 3: Get outside/hike, sing some JamZz, eat good food

YOGA MUSIC STYLE: Mixed bag but if it’s a power hour class I love the fun beatsss

TRAINING: Southern Star Yoga Center in Oxford MS

FAV SHAKTI CLASS (TO PRACTICE): power hour

WHY ATHENS: PhD work at UGA in the Linguistics Department

 

 

Instagram:@kirelandkuiper

lori demosthenes

instructor / potter / runner / flows with the elements

"I am pretty easy going, light-hearted and don’t take myself too seriously."

Birthday: 03/07 - pisces

hometown: marietta, georgia

Current Fav Yoga Pose: half pigeon

Fav Spot in Athens: I love Sandy Creek Park. It has everything, a beach, a long trail to run, and lots of pavilions in the woods to do my personal practice outside.

the top 3: I love to run, make things out of clay, and hike.

Yoga Music style: My favorite playlist for class changes a lot. The Bhumi (earth) playlists are usually my favorite. I’m loving anything African at the moment.

check out a bhumi playlist

Training:  I trained with Shiva Rea in California

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): power flow

Why Athens:I moved to Athens in the fall of 2011 to persue a graduate degree in Geology

 

instagram: @lodemos

annie marcum

instructor / irest angel / full-time yogi

"I love to practice yoga and spend time meditating, whether with my dogs or completely alone. I love connecting with people and fostering a space for open, nonjudgmental being. I feel lucky to be alive on this earth at this time!"

Birthday: 09/5 - virgo

hometown: hamilton, ohio

Current Fav Yoga Pose: any and all- i love connection to breath

Fav Spot in Athens: ntramural Fields with my hubs and dogs.

the top 3: Walk my dogs, read, and road trips with my husband Jon

Yoga Music style: Heard but not distracting, just a nice addition to the sound of breath and connection to the rhythm of the body.

Trainings: Global Yoga Shala, iRest Institute, Yogaville, Asheville Yoga Center, Yoga Journal Conferences

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): power hour

Why Athens: I came to attend UGA because I visited and fell in love with Athens! When I graduated, I knew I couldn’t leave. Athens has been home for over a decade!

 

facebook: annie marcum yoga

instagram: @bannanniea

EMILY UNWIN

CALMING SPIRIT/ CANDLE ENTHUSIAST/ writer

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"I’m an empathetic person with a steady presence. I like a challenge, and I believe intuition is our best guidance. I’m warm and receptive. Pretty wacky, too."

Birthday: 4/24 - taurus

hometown: Fairfax, Virginia - Auburn university undergrad

Current Fav Yoga Pose: downward facing dog

Fav Spot in Athens: Sandy Creek Park & The Botanical Gardens

the top 3: Cook, read sci-fi/fantasy novels, go on long walks

Yoga Music style: laid back, ambient, and zen. That doesn't mean sleepy, though! I like the energy to be big. If you're coming to my Shakti Strength class, be prepared for some electronic remixes of your favs.

Check out my "yogi fun" and "Anjali" playlists. You can find me on Spotify!

Training: I received my RYT-200 in alignment-based vinyasa yoga from Peach Friedman, ERYT-500, at Yogafly Studio in Auburn, Alabama

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): Revival or Shakti Strength depending on my ~mood~

Why Athens: I've been in Athens since the fall of 2017 when I started grad school! I'm working towards my M.S. and completing my dietetic internship so that I can become a Registered Dietitian

 

Instagram: @emily.unwin

Taylor Parker

fireball/ uplifting spirit/ a good laugh

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"Hard to describe myself in a sentence. I'm an essay with typos."

Birthday: 08/04 - leo

hometown: savannah, georgia

Current Fav Yoga Pose: any hip opener

Fav Spot in Athens: my apartment downtown

the top 3: Workout really hard, shop really hard, run really hard...and live easy, and eat really great food.

Yoga Music style: either no music or loud country music

listen to women of country yoga

Training: Savannah Power Yoga and Level One with Baron Baptiste

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): shakti strength

Why Athens: I'm a Fashion Merchandising Major/English Minor at UGA.

 

instagram: @tay_bay_bay

Sydney Ruben

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"I'm an open-minded, compassionate goofball of a human! I aim to always stay super grateful, super loving, and super silly... hence all the yoga!"

Birthday: 1/06 - capricorn

hometown: New york

Current Fav Yoga Pose: Restorative spinal twist

Fav Spot in Athens:The Botanical Gardens or Hi-Lo. Can't choose!

the top 3: Eat, spend time in nature, see live music

Yoga Music style: Uplifting, indie-influenced, ambient sometimes, but still always driven.

Listen to "revival time"

Training: Rubber Soul Yoga in Athens and then Three Treasures Yoga in Italy

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): revival

Why Athens: i came for undergrad without knowing how much I would love Athens itself!

 

instagram: @yogini_sydni

Brent peterson

Curious/ kinetic/ Empathetic

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"I’m an Enthusiastic collector of experiences and ideas."

Birthday: 05/30 - gemini

hometown: st. joseph, michigan

Current Fav Yoga Pose: camel pose

Fav Spot in Athens: Botanical gardens

the top 3: Learn languages, play music, and read novels

Yoga Music style: Upbeat and danceable

Training: rubber soul revolution

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): The work

Why Athens: graduate school

 

Instagram: @breedpet

Rachel Haisfield

Mountain lover / book worm/ grounded presence

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"I am a positive individual with a big heart who values honesty, community and balance. "

Birthday: 05/23 - gemini

hometown: boulder, colorado

Current Fav Yoga Pose: headstand

Fav Spot in Athens: So far, Georgia Theatre Rooftop!

the top 3: READ, cook, and spend time in the sun!

Yoga Music style: Uplifting and soothing

Training: CORePOWER yoga

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): power flow

Why Athens: I'm new to athens and came by way of my boyfriend's job

 

Instagram: @raichhais

Phelan lavelle

rockstar / giving spirit

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"I believe myself to be genuine to whom I am."

Birthday: 05/24 - gemini

hometown: omaha, nebraska

Current Fav Yoga Pose: eka pada koundinyasana 2

Fav Spot in Athens: my neighborhood

the top 3: Being with my friends and family, playing music, walking dogs

Yoga Music style: I have a proclivity for the Grateful Dead.

Training: I received my 200 from Bill Cottrell at Yogaful Day. Currently, I am in pursuit of my 300 hour at Asheville Yoga Center. I'm about to do a training with Noah Maze that I'm excited about.

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): irest or power

Why Athens:I was in a band in Chicago and we toured with a band from here and, after we played here one time, we moved here.

 

Instagram: @vanphelan

Christine White

Movement lover / green thumb

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"I am so many different things depending on the season in my life, but on most days I'd say I'm introverted, compassionate, authentic, self-aware, creative, fearful, chatty, introspective, curious, active and strong."

Birthday: 12/23 - capricorn

hometown: charlotte, north carolina

Current Fav Yoga Pose: HALF MOON

Fav Spot in Athens: Botanical Garden trails! (and Independent Bread, let's be real)

the top 3: Cooking food, biking, backpacking

Yoga Music style: eclectic, international, groovy

Training: athens yoga INSTITUTE

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): YINPOWER

Why Athens: UGA brought me here

 

Instagram: @christine585

 

Sylvia Rose Novak

wordsmith/ violin fiddler/ horse mom

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"I'm a big daydreamer with a wild sense of humor."

Birthday: 01/27- Aquarius

hometown: Opelika, Alabama

Current Fav Yoga Pose: Half moon or crow

Fav Spot in Athens: Shakti & normal bar

the top 3: riding my horse, playing the fiddle with my band, hiking with my dog

Yoga Music style: Eclectic! But I tend to gravitate toward classic rock, solid beats, and americana songwriters

Listen to my "Texas Yoga" playlist for a quick flow!

Training: Shakti Yoga University 200RYT

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): Power Flow

Why Athens: I've wanted to live here for years!

 

Instagram: @sylviarosenovak

olivia ball

Wanderer/ Problem Solver/ working on eating more veggies

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"I am a quirky soul in pursuit of happiness through presence and honesty. I approach life with a big heart looking for the good in every situation."

Birthday: 09/30 - Libra

hometown: columbus, ohio

Current Fav Yoga Pose: Half moon into Ardha Chandra Chapasana

Fav Spot in Athens: Sanford Stadium or Jittery Joes

the top 3: traveling the world with no real plans, volunteering at the Athens Humane Society, playing cards & board games with family and friends

Yoga Music style: Pop/ Electropop- something to flow with

Training: shakti Yoga university 200RYT

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): power hour

Why Athens: I came down to be part of the UGA Swimming and Diving team and to get my biological engineering degree.

 

Instagram: @oliviaball14

Grace Carrington

energetic/ eye for design

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Birthday: 09/04 - Virgo

hometown: Atlanta, gA

Current Fav Yoga Pose: deaf man's pose or headstand

Fav Spot in Athens: Georgia Theatre rooftop

the top 3: cooking, eating at new restaurants, creating art

Yoga Music style: I’d say a mixture of modern rock with a deep appreciate for the classics... and always down for a remix

Check out my "vibe Flow" playlist on SPOTIfY

Training: Shakti Yoga University 200RYT

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): Hip Hop FLow

Why Athens: UGA undergrad- go dawgs!

 

Instagram: @graceecarrington

Lexie Rooker

easy to befriend/ super stylish/ desk team

“I am passionate about things I set my mind to like living a healthy lifestyle and trying new things!”

Birthday: 02/19 - pisces

hometown: Atlanta, georgia

Current Fav Yoga Pose: half-pigeon

Fav Spot in Athens: Besides Shakti, I love to go to Big City Bread

the top 3: Cooking, traveling, and making embroidered T’s for my business LexT’s

Yoga Music style: I love something upbeat and fast which explains why I love the hip hop flow class! But some days I’m into more slow acoustic songs!

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): Hip hop FLow

Why Athens: undergrad

 

Instagram: @lexrook

Sara lips

mindful/ fun loving/ veggie enthusiast

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"I'm a laid back yogi who doesn't take myself too seriously. I love yoga because it has allowed me to stay grounded in the moment, show up for myself and others, and remember how important play is!"

Birthday: 08/16 - Leo

hometown: columbus, georgia

Current Fav Yoga Pose: skandasana & king pigeon

Fav Spot in Athens: GA Theatre Rooftop and Athens Botanical Gardens

the top 3: anything outside, cooking, saving the environment!

Yoga Music style: some eclectic ~chill~ beats

Training: Shakti Yoga University 200 RYT

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): yinpower & power flow

Why Athens: UGA Grad program in environmental economics

 

Instagram: @arasspil

Shelley downs

mama bear/ always smiling/ ray of sunshine 

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I’m a fun-loving wife and mama of 2 who loves to work hard and play hard.

Birthday: 12/05 - sagittarius

hometown: dalton, georgia

Current Fav Yoga Pose: twisting triangle

Fav Spot in Athens: shakti

the top 3: Bouldering/rock climbing, anything in the sunshine, spending time with my hubby and babies cooking and playing games

Yoga Music style: just breath

Training: shakti yoga university 200HR ryt

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): power flow

Why Athens: undergrad + I’ve been back in Athens now for 4 years raising a lovely little family and exploring all the many wonderful things this town has to offer, Shakti being my most fave.

 

Instagram: @shelleyadamsondowns

jaclyn nolan

joy seeker/ fashionable yogi/ instant best friend

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"I am kind-hearted and loving. I like to laugh. I am gentle. I am strong."

Birthday: 04/12 - aries

hometown: edina, minnesota

Current Fav Yoga Pose: Warrior two — takin’ up space feels good!

Fav Spot in Athens: Cozied up on the couch with my husband and Hi-Lo.

the top 3: I love to eat good food, forge connection old and new, and dance 😀

Yoga Music style: Upbeat, fun and eclectic! My playlists include, instrumental, pop, rock, country ... something for everyone!

Training: shakti yoga university 200hr ryt

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): power hour

Why Athens: A faculty position in the Department of Communication Studies at UGA brought me to Athens. Ask me about rhetoric!

 

Instagram: @professorhowell

MARITZA Duran

Californian/ Grad Student / Lover of Sunshine

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"I am a helper and advocate. I enjoy helping and providing support to humans in any way I can. "

Birthday: 01/14 - capricorn

hometown: Mcfarland, california

Current Fav Yoga Pose: half pigeon

Fav Spot in Athens: I LOVE SIPS in NormalTown! and grabbing breakfast at Ike and Jane after teaching or taking a Yoga class.

the top 3: I love to read, go for walks and go dancing!

Yoga Music style: I have a very eclectic music style. I play music in Spanish to Country to Indie. Every class is a wild card.

Training: dancing dogs yoga atlanta

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): revival or power hour

Why Athens :I am currently a PhD student in Counseling Psychology at UGA.

 

Instagram: @issaa19

 

cali quig

beach babe/ strong willed/ desk team

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"I am a creative and independent person who knows what I want and am  not afraid to say what I think."

Birthday: 01/14 - capricorn

hometown: Athens, ga

Current Fav Yoga Pose: king dancer

Fav Spot in Athens: Shakti of course. It feels like home.

the top 3: riding horses, styling clothing, shopping

Yoga Music style: Inspiring to my movement. it depends on the mood I’m in, but usually I love a good slow relaxing zen playlist

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): yinpower

Why Athens: i was born in Athens and I still haven’t moved away because I love the feeling of community it has and the creativity that is flowing through it constantly

 

Instagram: @caliquig

 

Molly chandler

lake lover/ Ask about her cupcake/ Desk team

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"I am organized, talkative, and easy going."

Birthday: 03/08 - pisces

hometown: blue ridge, georgia

Current Fav Yoga Pose: side crow

Fav Spot in Athens: Shakti, duh! or Georgia theater and rooftop

the top 3: Friends, football, baking...and the lake

Yoga Music style: upbeat and fun

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): power flow

Why Athens: UGA undergrad

 

Instagram: @mchandler

 

shelby lee

little miss peanut/ contagious smile/ empowering assist

 

"I'm a small town girl with big dreams. I'm grateful for friends who make me laugh until my belly hurts, Maepole popsicles, country music, and a sunset over the lake."

Birthday: 03/24 - aries

hometown: Colquitt, georgia

Current Fav Yoga Pose: half moon

Fav Spot in Athens: Farmer's Market on saturday mornings

the top 3: Eating good food, going to concerts at the Georgia Theatere, and screaming Go Dawgs on Saturdays!

Yoga Music style: Country music can express all of my moods, but I also enjoy pop and rap when I'm feeling a little frisky

Training: shakti yoga university

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): power hour

Why Athens: I'm a Human Development and Family Science Major at UGA

 

Instagram: @shelbyautumnlee

lily holmes

world traveler/ journalist/ desk team

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"I love to move and be active, explore new places and things, and spend time with the people I love!"

Birthday: 02/20 - pisces

hometown: atlanta, georgia

Current Fav Yoga Pose: half-pigeon

Fav Spot in Athens: Georgia theatre rooftop

the top 3: Running/hiking, traveling, and spending time with my dog, Turtle.

Yoga Music style: Upbeat and fun music...and some occasional Migos.

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): hip hop power flow

Why Athens: undergrad at uga

 

Instagram: @lil_homie

 

Megan Bodnar

really cool freshman/ wise/ sunday Power hour assist

“I am a lighthearted, passionate person who highly values genuine connections with people.”

Birthday:02/08 - aquarius

hometown: McMinnville, Tennessee

Current Fav Yoga Pose: Frog Pose- I love how it takes me out of my comfort zone

Fav Spot in Athens: The Trial Gardens on campus

the top 3: Gardening, seeing live music, and HUGging!

Yoga Music style: Both calming and energizing- it’ll make you want to practice yoga, read that book you’ve been meaning to, and connect with the community all at once!

Training: EmPower School of Yoga in Nashville, TN

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): hip hop flow

Why Athens: uga & athens feels homey

 

 

juliana escalante

sunshine in human form/ speaks straight from the heart/ restorative assist

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“I am an Independent and vulnerable woman that loves yoga and deep conversations”.

Birthday: 11/13 - scorpio

hometown: costa rica

Current Fav Yoga Pose: warrior ii

Fav Spot in Athens: uga north campus

the top 3: Being in nature, laying in the sand at the beach, swimming!

Yoga Music style: Trevor Hall, Trevor Hall and Trevor Hall. Or anything similar

Training: Island Yoga in Aruba with Rachel Brathen(aka yogagirl) and Lara Haiman

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): power hour

Why Athens: I came here for UGA but honestly I was desperate for a new different place

 

Instagram: @julianaescalantec

adam quinn

sincere/ inquisitive/ desk team

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“I embrace the changes of life, always looking for the divine in the day-to-day.”

Birthday: 09/12 - virgo

hometown: Blue Ridge, georgia

Current Fav Yoga Pose: wheel

Fav Spot in Athens: shakti power yoga athens

the top 3: Workout, Hike, Cook

Fav Shakti Class (to practice): Revival

Why Athens: here for a new adventure