Sheila is an ERYT 500 certified teacher who has been practicing and teaching for many years. She is the founder of both Johns Creek Yoga and Duluth Yoga and relishes the opportunity to share the practice that has so powerfully transformed her life with as many people as she can. She completed her 200 hour training at Peachtree Yoga in Sandy Springs, Georgia and her 500 hour at Kripalu Yoga Center in Massachusetts. She holds additional certifications in Yin Yoga and Thai Yoga Bodywork. In addition to daily classes at both studios, she facilitates Yoga Teacher Training and offers retreats and workshops both locally and internationally. As a former Professor of American literature, Sheila loves to explore the intersection between philosophy, poetry, religion, nature and yoga and often brings that synthesis into her classes. She continues to take advantage of every opportunity to train and learn and will forever consider herself a student of this ancient and beautiful practice.
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At Duluth Yoga we believe that yoga is a vehicle for transformation of body, mind and spirit.
We are committed to honoring the potential of each student by offering a variety of classes and instruction.
Whether you are a beginner or experienced student, whether you come to the mat to stretch or strengthen, whether you seek a challenging physical practice or an uplifting spiritual experience, we offer classes to help you achieve your goal.
We offer a variety of individual services at the studio including Private Lessons, Thai Yoga Massage, Energy Healing and Yoga Therapy.
All of the instructors at Duluth Yoga are Registered Yoga Teachers with the National Yoga Alliance. Most have additional certifications, and all continue to further their practice and teaching expertise through continual workshops and training.
Convenient to Alpharetta, Cumming, Duluth, and Roswell, we are located next to Pure Taqueria on Main Street in Downtown Duluth, GA. We offer a variety of classes including Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Kripalu, Kundalini, Meditation and Children’s Yoga.
A Sampling of Our Classes
This class focuses on gentle and restorative postures, yogic breathing, and guided deep relaxation to reduce stress and increase movement and vitality. It is designed for students who prefer a less vigorous class or who simply need to unwind after a long day. Gentle Yoga is also ideal for students experiencing illness, injury, or chronic pain.
A class suited to all levels to build familiarity with the postures and basic principles of yoga. The emphasis here will be on careful alignment, breath and body awareness, optimal posture and body mechanics. Students experience the meditative benefits of yoga through linking of breath with movement. This class promotes strength, balance, flexibility, and stress reduction.
A class for students who have a basic understanding of yoga postures and alignment. Intermediate classes offer an opportunity to deepen your practice. Here you will have the chance to learn more advanced poses, including backbends, arm balances and inversions. You will explore techniques of Pranayama (breath work), and you will be introduced to some of the philosophical ideas that inform this ancient tradition.
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I had never stepped into a Yoga class before late August of this year! My insecurity immediately disappeared as I experienced such a friendly community of Yogies! The instructors are awesome and do a great job of making sure we all have correct posture. I love that I have choices of class times to suit my schedule on a daily basis! So thankful for Johns Creek Yoga Studio!
I attended the Meditation and Pranayama class on Sunday and it was truly a great experience. I came in with an upset stomach and lots of tension, but that quickly went away. An unbelievable calm settled over me in the first 10-minutes of class. Thank you so much Mayuri for starting this class. it is exactly what I what I need.
I’ve taken Mayuri’s Thursday evening Hot Flow class for the past 6 months pretty consistently. Though I do miss a few classes from time to time, this is a grounding experience for me. Though I have quite a few options of facilities to go to, I always choose to stay at JCY. The intimate class sizes, and Mayuri’s knowledge and realistic experience have allowed me to grow within my practice at a consistent rate since I started. It has been very difficult for me to find an instructor over the years who can combine the physical, mental, and somewhat spiritual aspects of Yoga in the right balance. I look forward to continuing on this path, as it has become an essential part of my self-development.
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