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. 


MEDITATION TEACHER IMMERSION with Meryl Arnett at Sacred Chill {West}

We are so excited to offer partial assistance in the amount of $175 is available to 2 yoga instructors for this immersive learning experience. Applications are due May 25, 2018 and you will be notified about your application by June 1, 2018. The training begins June 8, 2018.

Here is a brief description of this offering from Meryl and the Sacred Chill {West} team:

The research surrounding meditation shows it is powerfully potent, physically and chemically changing your brain, boosting immune function and increases positive emotions. Sacred Chill {West}’s Meditation Immersion is designed for Yoga Teachers looking to incorporate meditation into their classes as well as for those wanting to deepen a personal meditation practice. In this 15-hour course, you will:
• Experience extended meditations
• Learn how to modify meditative postures for comfort
• Discover the differences between the most common meditation styles
• Create your own guided meditations
• Find your meditative voice through practice teaches with the guidance of a mentor

Expect to walk away comfortable with a silent, at-home meditation practice as well as ready to incorporate mini-meditations into your yoga classes.

Complete Your Application | Learn More About the Program 


  • 200 Hour Yoga and Meditation Training with Octavia Raheem and Meryl Arnett
  • 300 Hour Advanced Training with Neda Draupadi Honarvar
  • Biodynamic Yin Yoga Teacher Immersion with Cat Kabira 
  • Grounded Kids Yoga: Level 1 Certification with Cheryl Crawford
  • Restorative Yoga Teacher Immersion with Stacey Shulman
  • Yoga Nidra Teacher Immersion with Dr. Nick Atlas
  • Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification with Anna Russ
  • Yoga + Trauma: Healing Through Tantra Hatha Yoga  with Holle Black
  • Inclusivity Training For Yoga with Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts
  • Body of Light 300 Hour Advanced Training with Gina Minyard

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.