Charisse has been studying yoga off and on since approximately 1989 when she stumbled upon the classes of Yirser Ra Hotep, her first teacher in her home town of Chicago. When she moved to Atlanta in 2007, she found Kashi Atlanta. She always loved the asana practice, but when she started to attend Spiritual Growth and Meditation classes with Swami Jaya Devi, she began to understand what yoga was really about. She completed her 200-hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training at Kashi in July 2015 and the experience has really deepened her practice and changed her life. Charisse loves teaching beginners in a way that is invigorating yet deeply calming and meditative. She checks in with her students at the beginning of each and every class so she can tailor the class to those who are in front of her on that day. This makes her teaching exciting and personally challenging!