Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Suzanne has been teaching for over 10 years. Outside of the studio, she can be found playing with her 5 dogs, playing in her yard, playing with her camera or just playing! Suzanne's favorite pose is triangle and she practices yoga for the clarity and peace it gives her.
Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, Kathy has been teaching for 18 years. Outside of the studio, Kathy has a private psychotherapy practice and enjoys theatre, reading, seminars, movies, travel and college football. Kathy's favorite pose is tree.
Stephanie was drawn to hot yoga looking for an intense workout but stayed for its meditative stress relieving benefits and strength building challenges. Outside of the hot room, Steph is a medical illustrator who enjoys running, hiking, and exploring outdoors on warm sunny days with her husband and pup! Her favorite yoga pose is standing bow.
Chris is an Inferno Hot Pilates Instructor who brings an amazing set of fun variations to see fast visible results. He received his training from Gabriella Walters, creator of Inferno Hot Pilates.
Sarah started her 26 & 2 hot yoga practice in 2006 while attending college in Austin, TX. The challenge and humbling effects of the practice stuck with her immediately and continue to inspire her everyday. As a PharmD clinical specialist working in the ICU, Sarah hopes to unlock and share the mind-body benefits of yoga to everyone, whether they be patient or friend. Sarah completed her 200-hour teacher training in 2022. Outside of yoga, she enjoys traveling, cuddling with her husband and dog, and watching food videos.
It was through a severe spinal injury, which ended his professional dance career, that Anthony discovered the world of yoga. Having avoided back surgery and then going on to develop a committed yoga practice, he was in awe of the numerous benefits that followed. Sometimes a teacher - always a student, Anthony is excited to be apart of the Atlanta Yoga community.
Michelle started seriously focusing on her yoga practice in 2017 after completing a 30 day challenge and vowed to never look back. She realized the benefits weren’t just physical but mental and the ‘yoga high’ stayed with her long after she left the hot room. Since then, she’s fallen down the metaphorical yoga rabbit hole and in 2022 completed her 200 hour hot yoga teacher training. Outside the yoga room Michelle enjoys talking about yoga and continues to be a student, always looking for what's next to learn within her own practice. Her favorite pose is camel.
Many times when I tell someone I am a yoga teacher, I hear “Yoga saved my life.” That is exactly what it did for me. I took my first class at Be Hot Yoga in 2007, and I realized immediately that yoga could help me during a difficult time in my life. I began to feel stronger, both physically and mentally, and calmer as well. I feel better and healthier now than at any point in my life thanks to this powerful practice. I am so grateful to be able to share this yoga with others as a teacher at this amazing studio!
Born and raised in Atlanta, Iana started her practice in 2012 and it completely changed her life. She believes that with a little desire and curiosity, Yoga can change yours too. “Through Yoga you learn yourself and when you learn yourself everything gets better”
Lanise is a registered nurse that believes regular yoga practice can relieve many conditions we see today. The evidenced based benefits of yoga have deeply enhanced her life and developed her passion for sharing the practice with others. On weekends, her favorite moments involve sharing a meal with family and friends at Apres Deim.
Shellie first embarked in her yoga journey around 2009, establishing a regular Bikram yoga practice in South Florida. After moving to Denver, Colorado and then Atlanta, Georgia, she found herself returning to 26 and 2 yoga in each city she lived as a familiar and stabilizing practice throughout the years. She has enjoyed both mental and physical healing from this practice and carries that confidence into her teaching. Shellie is a self-identified and lifelong “fitness enthusiast” and enjoys supporting others on their health and wellness journey.
My yoga journey began in 2000 with the discovery of Bikram’s 26/2 series - combining my favorite things, yoga and humid heat. This evolved into a regular 90 minute moving meditation and transformed into something more mentally and spiritually strengthening that has created a profound improvement in my life, bringing the ability to stay focussed and calm in stressful moments, and to take time to be fully present for all the little joys of life. After 22 years of practice, I decided to pursue teacher training certification to share what I have learned as a long time student.
In 2015, I began my career as a therapist, and I struggled with anxiety. I knew I had to do something which led me to buying a new student 30-day special. While my first class was challenging, it left me feeling relief that I had never felt before. I am passionate about helping people address experiences, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may be holding them back from becoming the best version of themselves. I believe Hot Yoga can help anyone and this yoga has allowed me to confront myself through balancing movement and stillness.
A DMV native, Amidat (ah-mee-dah) fell in love with yoga in 2015 during her first hot yoga class. Yoga was originally a method for active recovery from weight lifting and tough basketball games. It took years for me to learn and appreciate the healing properties of the practice, mentally and spiritually. Heat, humidity, and the mirror - all powerful tools that allow for transformative movement, breath control, meditation, and overall awareness. It’s an absolute privilege to share this practice and cultivate community in the process. My favorite posture is Awkward pose.
As a youth, Ayodele was exposed to many forms of ancient physical, mental, and spiritual practices. On a particular visit from college, her mother took her to a hot yoga class. Less than 20 minutes into the practice, while standing there, hot as all else, something clicked. It was like magic and she never looked backed. Beginning with a Hatha Raja practice, then moving to Bikram yoga, Ayodele has completed multiple trainings, and workshops, most recently including Core26+ and Thef Neteru Sema Paut.
Inferno Hot Pilates (IHP) is a training system which combines Pilates principals with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and is performed in a heated room. Delenya began taking IHP classes in 2018 shortly after moving to Memphis. She is excited to be teaching and inspiring others since moving back to Atlanta and is passionate about IHP because it works and truly creates visible results. It is a full body workout designed to create strong and lean muscles, burn fat and improve your overall health.
Originally from San Francisco, Jonny took his first hot yoga class in 2009 and found mental clarity, solace, and the best sleep in years. He left a 15 yr career in finance and became certified by Evolation Yoga in 2016, then Yin and Barkan Hot Vinyasa shortly afterwards. Jonny encourages a present and mindful practice, while breathing through a pain-free range of motion. He’s a bit of a wanderlust and spent a few years teaching in ATL, San Francisco, and Sweden, and has circled back to ATL.
I first discovered hot yoga in a tiny, stinky, HOT studio in San Francisco in 1996 and vowed to never go back. But I did again and again because I was struck by how the practice focused and grounded every aspect of my life. I continued my practice at BeHot Yoga in the ATL in 2002 and have been a part of this yoga family for many years. Through the many, many moves my family has experienced, the one reliable comforting constant for me has been this practice. My favorite posture is Rabbit.
Originally from Mobile, Alabama. I began practicing yoga in 2017, found Hot yoga in
2019 and have been drawn in ever since. Yoga has been an avenue toward peace for me. Outside of the studio, I enjoy painting & sketching, exploring the city and building
community. My favorite asana is standing bow pulling.
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Kendell is an Inferno Hot Pilates teacher who trained under Gabriella Walters, IHP creator, in 2021. She is also a recent graduate from our 2022 BeHot Yoga 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training! She is passionate about bridging the mind and body into a beautiful, meditative practice and believes movement is medicine. Outside of the studio she loves getting outside, traveling, dancing, reading and spending quality time with her friends, family, and cat.