A lifelong spiritual seeker, Gopi Ma was first introduced to yoga as part of an eating disorder and depression treatment program in 2002. She immediately felt the pull of yoga, but she was hesitant to join yoga classes because she saw so few yogis that looked like her. After a decade of at-home yoga and trying out studios all over town, Gopi Ma found her spiritual (and yoga) home at Kashi Atlanta.
Gopi Ma is a 2015 graduate of Kashi Atlanta’s Classical Yoga Teacher Training Program with Swami Jaya Devi Bhagavati in the lineage of Guru Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. She is also a long time student of Curvy Yoga with Anna Guest-Jelley and is a certified Curvy Yoga Instructor.
Gopi Ma’s first priority as a yoga teacher is to create a trauma-sensitive environment that is inclusive of and welcoming to all people. She weaves mantra, mudra, meditation, and pranayama into her classes to provide an experience that stretches the mind, body, and spirit.
Off the mat, Gopi Ma uses her yoga practice to guide her work as an advocate and organizer in the LGBTQ community and as a parent.