Amala Kappenstein

Senior Yoga Instructor, RYT 200 · Director of Marketing · Resident

Amala Jaya (Annika Kappenstein) found her way to Kashi Atlanta, and to the path of yoga, in Spring of 2011. She completed Kashi’s Classical Yoga Teacher Training program with her beloved teacher Swami Jaya Devi in 2012 and served the ashram as an apprentice during the following year.

Off the mat, Amala runs her own Graphic Design firm and teaches Typography and Typeface Design at the Atlanta design and advertising school Portfolio Center.  She holds an MFA in Communications Design from the Braunschweig School of Arts in Germany and has over 20 years of experience in the graphic design and branding industry.

As Director of Marketing, Amala is responsible for the brand voice of Kashi Atlanta. She oversees Kashi’s strategic marketing communications and is hands-on involved in design and execution of all marketing and advertising efforts.

Amala is active in the local transgender community and together withKim Sorrells and Naga Giri she leads Kashi’s weekly Trans* & Queer Yoga class and support group meeting.

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