Child of an Iyengar yoga teacher, Taz has been practicing some form of yoga for most of their thirty-odd years on this beautiful planet. They are always striving to make classes safe, exciting, and enriching through encouragement and individual attention, variety, creativity, compassion, and humor. Believing that no one knows your body better than yourself, Taz encourages you to make the practice your own. They want you to take yoga with you, off the mat, out of the studio, and into every aspect of your life; that is where the true importance of what we do on the mat is found.
Kendra, of KWORKSFitness, started her career as a personal trainer in 2012. She became certified through NASM(National Academy of Sports Medicine) and began apprenticing under Johnny Jackson of JPI(Jackson Performance Institute) as a performance enhancement specialist of high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. After honing her skills, she branched off and began learning the industry of fitness while testing her physical body through body building, football, rugby, an finally yoga. Now KWORKSFitness serves as a community sanctuary for wellness. Offering everything from High Intensity Muslce Gain, Rehabilitative Fitness, Fat Loss/Gain, Special Populations Functional Training, Yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga, Spiritual Counseling, Family Fitness and more. Kendra seeks to heal every generation of their curses through mind/body restoration and connection. PREPARE THE BODY, HEAL THE MIND!
Lindsay is a nationally certified health coach and fitness instructor, with specialty certifications in weight management and orthopedic health/joint pain. She’s the founder of Break Free Fitness – a curvy women’s health and fitness company which gives away 10% of its business as scholarships to low-income women.
Lindsay has taught over 10,000 classes on topics like reversing arthritis, exercise modifications for bodies of all sizes, and staying healthy while aging.
You can find her at lindsaywenndt.com or strolling the streets of Atlanta hunting for historic houses to restore, practicing German long-sword fighting and other medieval weaponry, or curled up on her sofa with her two cats reading the newest Sarah J Maas novel.
My yoga journey started in 2016 with a free class at a community center in DC. I’d never practiced yoga and was looking for a way to work on my flexibility. I quickly realized yoga was a fantastic workout and a way to manage stress anxiety. I was quickly attracted to yoga as it challenges my body, mind, and soul.
After deciding to leave a job, I decided to take a few months to travel and complete yoga teacher training. I spent a year backpacking through Asia and Australia but could not complete my yoga teacher training due to an injury. I returned to the US in 2020 as the COVID pandemic grew. After a year off, I found my way back to yoga and completed my teacher training in July 2021 while making a new home in my native state.
As a yoga instructor, I strive to create fun flows and facilitate safe and inclusive spaces where my students can grow and expand their hearts and practices.
My name is Ariele Keller, and I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Eating Disorder-Informed Behavioral Change Specialist. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and moved to Atlanta with my husband of 5 years, Justin, at the end of 2019. I love the outdoors, have a passion for people, genuine connection, conversation and helping people rebuild negative relationships with food, fitness and body image.
I specialize in complex movement patterns, keeping movements creative and exciting, working your brain along with your body, and having a great time!
Kendall (she/they) is an Atlanta-based performer, improviser, maker, and teacher. She received her B.F.A. in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. This conservatory training set her up with a great depth of kinesthetic knowledge and creative cooperation with others. As a result, they are deeply interested in sharing their somatic practice with specifically non-dancers. Kendall believes dance exists in every moment of life that we bump up against resistance and make the radical choice to be malleable. With that said, her class sets out to find freedom in the body and mind through exercises in curiosity or improvisation, releasing major joints, negotiating the weight of gravity, and finding beauty in the dynamic existence of our unique bodies. Further, they are so excited to engage with the benefits climbers may gain from dancing and dancers may gain from climbing!