We create sustainable yoga community through scholarship and stewardship.


The work that we do is through mindful movement and awareness. 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.


financial assistance

For Atlanta based 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 people in the Atlanta area. 


BE STILL, THEN MOVE TEACHER TRAINING with Octavia Raheem + Meryl Arnett at Sacred Chill {West}

"The stillness based practices of yin and restorative yoga are at the heart of our training. Meditation is the breath of our training. Movement and mindful flow-based practices are the vessels and lungs. They are all essential and equally emphasized. Beyond the traditional postures that we can take on the mat, our training is a course in the cultivation of Self and an invitation to be in deep inquiry about how we can build community, real connections, and effect change; how we can create movement(s) grounded in yoga beyond our mats." - Octavia and Meryl of Sacred Chill {West}

Partial assistance in the amount of $1500 is available to 1 Atlanta based yoga student who currently does not hold a yoga certification. Applications are due May 9, 2018 and you will be notified about your application by May 16, 2018. The training begins November 30, 2018.

Complete Your Application | Learn More About the Program 


Do you believe that yoga instructors should have access to the resources they need to serve? You can support our education programming by making a donation here.


mindful movement

Weekly classes across Atlanta

“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

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 mindful movement? Support our community programming with a donation here.