Emily Sodashi Jaya Christianson

RYT 200; Certified Pilates Instructor; Resident

Emily Sodashi Jaya Christianson is a certified Pilates instructor, GYROTONIC® instructor, yoga instructor, dancer and resident of Kashi Atlanta Urban Yoga Ashram. She has been a mover and lover of movement her entire life, since her first creative movement class at age three.

Shortly after moving to Atlanta in 2006, Sodashi became a fully-certified Pilates instructor through the Power Pilates program at Studio Lotus and began her full-time teaching career at Core studio in Buckhead. In 2008, she completed her Gyrotonic® certification, then completed Kashi Atlanta's 200-Hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training in 2009 under the guidance of her teacher, Swami Jaya Devi Bhagavati, and guru, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati.

Sodashi and her husband, Ganesh Giri Jaya, have two beautiful children, Rudra Dev and Gayatri Rose. After Gayatri’s birth in 2016, Sodashi created “Essential Pilates,” an intimate Pilates space housed within Kashi Atlanta that offers private and group instruction in the classical Pilates method.

Sodashi cherishes the opportunity to serve her clients through the mind-body practices of yoga, Pilates and Gyrotonic®. She strives to create a supportive space for all people to heal, strengthen and express themselves through movement.