Amala Kappenstein

Senior Yoga Instructor, RYT 500 · 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. In 2017 she graduated from Kashi School of Yoga’s 300-hour Kali Natha Yoga Teacher Training program.

Off the mat, Amala runs her own Graphic Design firm. She is also a part-time instructor for Graphic Design at Georgia State University and occasionally teaches Typography and Typeface Design classes at Miami Ad School @ Portfolio Center.  Amala holds an MFA in Communication 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.

She can be reached via amala@kashiatlanta.org.