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



Community programming across Atlanta

In partnership with MercyCare, we bring holistic yoga programs to our city. Currently, we are bringing yoga to women in need through City Of Refuge, an organization leading radical change in the 30314 zipcode. Our weekly classes offer the healing resource of yoga to women experiencing homelessness and women coming out of sex trafficking and exploitation.

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. 


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. 


An Integrative Approach to Heal From Pain with Marlysa Sullivan

We are excited to offer full financial assistance for two yoga instructors to complete Weekend 1 of An Integrative Approach to Heal From Pain at Etowah Valley Yoga. Applications are open now to Atlanta based yoga teachers who are active in the community!

"This course will address the biomedical and yoga models of pain and chronic pain. Students will integrate contemporary understanding and traditional yoga perspective on chronic pain management and apply in the content of yoga therapy."  - Marlysa Sullivan

Marlysa Sullivan MPT, C-IAYT E-RYT 500 is an Assistant Professor at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) where she teaches in the integrative health sciences and yoga therapy departments. Marlysa has developed courses in the yoga therapy curriculum as well as being the founding clinic director for the  Masters of Science in Yoga Therapy program at MUIH.

Applications  are due October 17, 2017. Notifications will be sent by October 24, 2017. The course begins November 11, 2017. 

Click here to complete the application.

Learn more about the course and its organizers: Etowah Valley Yoga | Marlysa Sullivan


Biodynamic Yin Yoga Teacher Immersion with Cat Kabira at Sacred Chill {West}

Grounded Kids Yoga: Step One with Cheryl Crawford at 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.