The peace, strength, grace, integrity, and discipline that Octavia found through her own practice inspired her to train to become a yoga teacher. In 2007 she completed a 200-hour teacher training at Peachtree Yoga Center in Atlanta, GA with 30-year yoga veteran and teacher trainer Graham Fowler and Ursula Nix.
She has also received additional certifications from YogaKids International and Y.O.G.A For Youth. Additionally she is the Atlanta Area Coordinator for the Kripalu based Yoga Retreat for Women of Color with Maya Breuer. She is also a certified level 1 Reiki practitioner.
Beyond teaching and practicing yoga, she supports the blossoming Atlanta Yoga community as a guest contributor to Atlanta Yoga Scene’s blog. Her work as a “Yogi in the Community” has been acknowledged by yoga activist and educator Chelsea Jackson from Chelsea Loves Yoga, as well as lululemon athletica where she was named Community Ambassador for the Shops Around Lenox store in 2012 and is a current ambassador at the Howell Mill store.
As a teacher Octavia beckons students to witness and observe without judgment, to move with awareness and safety, to dance at their edge yet find sweetness, and to breathe deep and feel.