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 500hour 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, Sheila facilitates Yoga Teacher Training and offers retreats and workshops both locally and internationally. As a former Professor of American literature, she 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.
Our Professional Team
All of the instructors at Johns Creek 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.
Operations Manager & Yoga Instructor
Aubrey first found yoga while looking to balance a strenuous fitness routine at the gym and competitive martial arts practice. With no experience, she walked into the newly opened Johns Creek Yoga for guidance and fell in love with both the practice and the community. In completing her Yoga Teacher Training there, Aubrey found a deep connection to sustainable yoga practice...
Sonya’s gentle guidance and loving touch extends from her fascination with the body as an instrument of spiritual and creative expression. Sonya came to yoga after more than 20 years as a classically trained dancer, teacher, and choreographer as a means to further understand the mysteries of the mind-body connection. She has witnessed and guided her students through the wonders of movement, self-awareness, ...
Merchandise Manager & Yoga Instructor
Constance discovered Johns Creek Yoga several years ago and shortly after began volunteering at the front desk. While working as a Fashion Buyer, she decided to complete the 200 hour Teacher Training. Constance’s role as Retail Manager has given her the opportunity to expand...
In her mid 20’s, Marnie was encouraged by her mother to try yoga as means to deal with health issues, the stress she faced working in corporate sales and simply finding greater life fulfillment. A dancer in her youth and yearning for the joy that movement brought to her life, she found her first yoga class at a dance studio in Cambridge, MA. She left class renewed, joyful and alive. 20 years later, she utilizes the teachings ...
Amy began practicing yoga in 1995 and in the first class heard the calling to teach this wisdom to children. She co-founded Grounded Yoga, Laughter, Elevation and continues to teach kids and train adults around the world to do the same. In her yoga classes for grown-ups you will be lead to find your optimal alignment and balance the serious with the playful. You will be encouraged to ...
Sedef (SukhPrem Kaur) has been practicing yoga for over twenty years and teaching since 1999. She completed her Hatha yoga training at Peachtree Yoga Center , later Sedef became a Kundalini Yoga teacher under the guidance of her teacher Mukta Kaur Khalsa studying Yogi Bhajan’s teachings. She is a Yoga Alliance member as well as Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association (IKYTA). Sedef’s classes reflect her belief ...
200 E-RYT, trained and certified by YogaFit, The Leading Company in Mind-Body Fitness Education. Specialized in Vinyasa Flow - a form of Hatha Yoga, but experienced in many other forms of yoga such as Ashtanga, Yin Yoga, Hot Yoga and others. Leisy is also Certified in Usui Reiki, level 1 and level 2 and is currently working towards her 500 RYT ...
A yogini for over a decade, Katie has personally experienced the transformative power of a yoga practice. She studied at Lakshmi Rising School of Yoga and Wellness and is currently working on her 300 hour training through Laughing Lotus. Her classes are challenging but fun, giving students of all levels options ...
Donna is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) who graduated from Peachtree Yoga Center in Sandy Springs,GA in 2006. She will complete her 500hr RYT certification in May 2018 from Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville,NC. Donna was led to yoga to find balance in her busy life as a mother of 3 wonderful daughters, working as an Registered Nurse...
Rose believes that she has personally experienced the transformative power of yoga and that it has set her on a fun-filled journey of self-discovery. After 10 years of on and off practice, yoga officially took root in her life in 2013 after she underwent bilateral hip replacement surgeries. While the physical practice helped to rehabilitate...
Michelle is a CPA with a Masters degree in Corporate Accounting. She has been in practice for about 20 years, with a special emphasis on small business accounting for the past 10 years. She is also a fitness enthusiast, having competed in powerlifting and Crossfit. She believes strongly...
Cybele graduated from Peachtree Yoga Center early 2004. Since then, her curiosity and passion for all things body, mind and spirit has lead her to many trainings and experiences that have deepened her understanding of awakening, embodiment and healing...