Octavia Raheem has received national attention for her work training yoga teachers and diversifying the yoga and wellness industry. Trained and mentored by exemplary teachers, Dr.Gail Parker, Tracee Stanley, Chanti Tacoronte- Perez, Octavia’s work as a yoga professional focuses on practical tools to teach individuals how to manage stress, anxiety, and fatigue through restorative yoga, yoga nidra, and meditation in a way that is accessible to all levels/abilities, and restorative to the nervous system. Her work has been featured on Yoga Journal, Mantra Magazine, Well+ Good CNN, WXIA, and Atlanta Magazine.

Octavia is a yoga teacher with 14 years of experience and nearly 10,000 hours of leading yoga classes, immersions, and trainings in various settings and online. In September 2019, she was named one of four Yoga and Wellness luminaries who have transformed yoga in Atlanta by Natural Awakening Magazine. A legacy lululemon ambassador and current KiraGrace Warrior, she has led life changing restorative yoga experiences at national and local festivals: Wanderlust, Love. Play. Shine (formally Asheville Yoga), Essence Wellness House {Atlanta}, and Dirty South.

She has an academic background in English Literature and creative writing, 10+ years of professional experience teaching writing and language arts in K-12 settings, and developing curricula for innovative learning. Additionally she spent two years working in the nonprofit sector designing and implementing college preparatory programming.

With 10+ years of teaching in the public and nonprofit sector and 14+ years teaching yoga Octavia brings an unparalleled professionalism, mindfulness, and depth to the study and practice of yoga whether she is leading classes, retreats, or training teachers.

Octavia is also the author of the upcoming book, Pause, Rest, Be: Stillness Practices for Courage During Times of Change as well as the book, Gather.   In her writing she invites her readers into a quiet contemplative place of inquiry, reflection, and deeper self-love much like she does in her yoga classes, workshops, immersions, and retreats.

She is a proud wife and mother who is committed to herself, family, and community being well, rested, and free. She uses and shares the tools that support her own sense of wellness, freedom, and expansion in the world: restorative yoga, writing, meditation, and Yoga Nidra to guide you toward living your best life!

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