We create sustainable yoga community through scholarship and stewardship.

 
 

The work that we do is through yoga, but what we're interested in is much bigger than yoga. We believe that yoga is one of the most democratic tools at our disposal for improving overall health and wellbeing, and that all persons can access the benefits of this practice.

“Healing, he told us, depends on experiential knowledge: You can be fully in charge of your life only if you can acknowledge the reality of your body, in all its visceral dimensions.”
The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk

 
 

Service

Community programming across Atlanta

Our weekly, trauma informed classes offer the healing resource of yoga to people across the city of Atlanta. In partnership with MercyCare, we complement their behavioral health programming by sharing holistic yoga programs at their clinics in Chamblee and Vine City. We also provide yoga to the women of House of Cherith at City of Refuge and the men of Trinity House. 

100% of City of Refuge participants who were polled reported that yoga reduces stress and tension and empowers them to manage their chronic conditions. Approximately 88% of participants agreed that yoga was “very helpful” in maintaining an overall greater sense of wellbeing.

Do you believe in the transformative nature of yoga? Support our community programming with a donation here. 


scholarship

Financial assistance for certified yoga teachers

We offer financial assistance for advanced trainings to certified teachers who want to serve their students with even more skill and care. At this time, Cultivate Union financial assistance is only available for Atlanta based yoga teachers who are active into the community. 

Current FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OpportunitY

Yin Yoga Teacher Immersion with Cat Kabira 

We are excited to offer full financial assistance for up to two yoga instructors to complete Weekend 1 of the Yin Yoga Teacher Immersion at Sacred Chill West . Applications are open now to Atlanta based yoga teachers who are active in the community!

"Through the practice of yin yoga, we can connect to the subtle body or to that “something” we can’t quite touch even though we feel its impact in the physical realm, this pranic field. Yin yoga, specifically biodynamic, offers opportunities to process emotions, release tension, and find clarity on the mat. The result is often a more integrated connection to the self and a profound sense of wellbeing." - Sacred Chill West

Cat Kabira, E-RYT 500 is a global teacher trainer and subtle energetic arts initiator. As a yin teacher, she has studied with Sarah Powers and is familiar with Paul Grilley and Bernie Clark. Her approach to yin practice is open, spacious, and divinely feminine. In addition she is a shamanic healer, meditation teacher, cranio-sacral therapist, and intuitive. She seamlessly combines these practices with her approach to yin. This combination creates an unparalleled, nourishing, and transformational training experience. Her students remark, “Life-changing is not just a tagline. Cat’s the real deal.”

Applications  are due December 21, 2017. Notifications will be sent by December 31, 2017. The course begins January 12, 2017. 

Click here to complete the application.

Learn more about the course and its organizers: Sacred Chill West | Cat Kabira 

Current FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OpportunitY

Grounded Kids Yoga: Step One with Cheryl Crawford

We are excited to offer full financial assistance for up to two yoga instructors to complete Step One of the Grounded Kids Yoga Certification at Decatur Yoga and Pilates! Applications are open now to Atlanta based yoga teachers who are active in the community.

"Grounded is organically homegrown out of our passion to elevate yoga for children. We teach poses in a way that are direct and precise in their movement modality yet also organic and spacious enough for the children to express themselves. Our program reflects multiple yoga lineages and diverse perspectives.We offer a step by step approach in your education toward certification." - Grounded Kids Yoga

In Cheryl's words: "I am grounded in compassion and elevated in absurdity, and am dedicated to connecting children to the power of a seriously playful yoga practice. Working in schools and playing with words, I discovered that students were far more connected to their daily lessons when they felt not only heard, but understood. Seen. Connected. Grounded."

Applications  are due December 21, 2017. Notifications will be sent by December 31, 2017. The course begins January 12, 2017. 

Click here to complete the application.

Learn more about the course and its organizers: Cheryl Crawford | Decatur Yoga and Pilates


Past financial assistance opportunities included:

Do you believe that yoga teachers should have access to resources, advanced and specialized trainings? You can support our education programming by making a donation here.