Certified yoga instructor, hypnotherapist, and life coach Andrea Zavislak-Musungwa wants to help her students heal and strengthen their bodies, open their minds, and connect with their spirits. In her newly opened You Yoga, Me Yoga & More studio, she offers a peaceful place to practice calming yin yoga or invigorate the body with more energetic stretching, longer poses, and deep breath work.
Mestre Muriel Ribeiro began studying capoeira in his native Brazil at age 18. He eventually came to the United States, where he spent years touring the country teaching the martial art. Today, more than 20 years after his first class, he has established himself in Atlanta where he schools students in the pastime, which blends fighting stances with Latin dance.
Yoga For Families extends the benefits of yoga to children as young as 3, allowing kids to learn yoga's various asanas aside their parents. In addition to studio classes, families can book private in-home lessons for more personal instruction. Dovetailing with yoga's stress-reducing properties, Yoga For Families also offers tension-relieving reflexology treatments and life-coaching services.
Formerly a competitive gymnast and Division I track and field athlete, Becky Cawood began teaching yoga at a local CrossFit gym after completing more than 200 hours of teaching training. The classes soon became so popular that she was able to open her own studio. At Veda Yoga, Becky and her fellow teachers lead students of all experience levels through classes that challenge both body and mind.
At Formwell, owners Rami and Heather Odeh and Andy Berman keep their mission focused on personal training by seeking out credentialed trainers—including elite trainers who have worked at Formwell for at least five years and who possess a combination of a master’s degree in exercise science and advanced training certification. Throughout the indoor and outdoor facilities, they lead clients through tailored workouts that may incorporate traditional fitness equipment, such as free weights and cardio machines. They may also draw upon alternative exercises, such as lifts on Olympic rings, kettlebell swings, and tug-o-war with a horse.
Beyond personal training, Formwell’s team leads partner training and small-group classes, such as CrossFit, plus a weight-loss program that extends to nutritional education. Tiled bathrooms with showers let guests transition between work and the gym, and a children’s room entertains young ones with a television, DVD player, and video games.