Meet Our Yoga Instructors

The cornerstone of a strong yoga practice is a strong instructor, and at Southwest Atlanta Yoga, we offer some of Atlanta’s finest. We are proud of our dedicated and gifted yoga instructors, who all bring a unique approach and energy to their classes. Whether you want a vigorous power yoga practice or a more individualized mysore practice, our teachers are able to tailor a practice to you – offering guidance that is gentle and instructive, never high-pressure. Our yoga instructors include members of the community, with hundreds of hours in training and experience working with yogis of all shapes and sizes. Read their biographies below and learn how our yoga teachers can help you grow in your practice without restrictions.

  • Toure` Akela

    Toure` is a 17-year student of yoga and a certified Yoga Faith 500-hour Master Teacher and is the founder of Southwest Atlanta Yoga, a studio located in the historic district of Atlanta Georgia.  While deepening her studies, she discovered that yoga is a.

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  • Tomas Cosme

    Tomas Cosme is a 200-HR registered hatha yoga teacher. Tomas uses his experience as an allied health professional, with backgrounds in occupational medicine and brain and spinal-cord injuries, to assist in the delivery of yoga safely and mindfully. He considers himself to be.

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  • Ronda Thornton

    Ronda Thornton, RYT 200, is a hatha trained yoga teacher with certifications in yin, aerial, and yogahour instruction. She is a dedicated student and practitioner of yoga, crediting her practice and teachers with helping her to discover and align with her purpose. She.

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  • Kelsie Matthews

    Kelsie is a 200 hour certified yoga instructor based in Atlanta, GA. She walked into a yoga class on a whim a few years ago and never looked back as it lit a flame within her that can never go out . Her.

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  • Calina Clark

    Calina embarked upon her yoga journey in 2018 at the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology in Los Angeles. There she was introduced to various forms and styles of yoga including meditation, vinyasa yoga, hatha yoga, and hot yoga. Yoga had soon revealed itself.

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  • Keith Bussey

    Keith is a 200 hour certified yoga instructor with a passion for guiding and assisting others to achieve their goals. He walked into the studio one day and decided to stay. He is a life coach and incorporates his yoga practice into helping.

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