Chris O'Brien - Yoga Teacher in Decatur


Iyengar Yoga in Decatur?

Yep, you've found it. People tell me it's hard to find Iyengar yoga in Atlanta & that's partly because the process of certification takes many years for Iyengar teachers. This means there aren't as many of us as there are in styles with much shorter training periods for teachers. People who want to learn to practice yoga safely and independently may benefit from the extra years of experience and training that Iyengar teachers have. And no matter if you practice hot yoga, flow yoga, asthanga yoga or any of the other types out there that pop up all the time, hopefully this website will add to what you learn in classes because yoga is an art and science that needs to be experienced firsthand to know the benefits.


Current Students

Thank you for your continued support and interest in taking yoga classes with me at Shambhala, Emory, Wesley Woods Health Center, and other locations -- since 2007 when I began teaching yoga. I'm grateful to you all for showing up week after week and year after year to stretch your limits and stay on the fascinating path of Hatha yoga. 


Befriending the body by learning to move mindfully improves everything you do from brushing your teeth to picking up heavy stuff. You feel these effects in classes and after class, but are you practicing on your own? Focused and continued practice of the basic actions learned in classes -at home, at your workplace, in the car, or while walking, talking, running, or playing sports - makes life a little easier because you learn to refine, redefine and enliven yourself in any and every circumstance. What could be more useful than that? Practice the actions you learn in classes. Do it every day, even if it's just for a few minutes at first.


New People

Whether you're a runner, rocket-scientist, student, soccer mom, or desk-dweller you can benefit from Iyengar yoga. What you'll learn is tangible, palpable and portable. Classes and yoga-actions build one upon another as you continue learning and evolving into a more mindful and relaxed human being who feels stronger day by day, month by month, and year by year. Now what are you waiting for? Don't be intimidated. Call, email, send a smoke signal, or just show up and get started.

Are you a nicer person when you do yoga? These researchers say so: