About Us Teachers

 

Elizabeth Rogers, MA, E-RYT 500, is the director of Atlanta Yoga. She has been professionally involved in movement/moving arts since the age of 14 and has been practicing and teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga for over 15 years. She has developed and implemented innovative teacher training curricula for one and two year trainings that bring together yoga, movement arts, Buddhist Studies and Psychoanalytic studies. Her daily work in the studio also weaves together threads from yoga, dance, psychoanalysis and art. In addition to her work with groups and individuals in the studio, Elizabeth is actively engaged in clinical psychoanalytic work and in the plastic and moving arts.
Julie Stewart, RYT-500, has been practicing Ashtanga yoga for 15 years. In 2012 she completed a two-year 500 hour Ashtanga-Intensive teacher training program at Atlanta Yoga under the direction of Elizabeth Rogers. She views the teaching of yoga as an extension of the practice she lives and loves and enjoys sharing with others.
Her Ashtanga classes begin with the observation and cultivation of the three focal points of the Ashtanga practice– breath, body and gaze. Through this she encourages each student to develop an awareness of the particulars of their body so they can not only work towards the full expression of each pose but also engage the processes of interiorisation that make yoga, well, yoga. She believes in yoga as a way of life and has found that with dedicated practice and an openness one can grow physically, mentally and spiritually more than they believed possible. Her intention for her classes is to provide students a space where they can explore the movement of their bodies and, given the repetition of practice over time, cultivate a deeper awareness.
Scott Schroeder has been teaching in the tradition of Sri BKS Iyengar since 2002. Having come to yoga with a background in martial arts, his practice has spanned over 13 years and has taken him to study abroad in India and to attend a number of different workshops with several of the most adept instructors in the world. His teaching approach has grown to combine practical, real-world experience with a strong emphasis on precision and technique. A dedicated practitioner, he continues to rely on the support of his students, friends, family and fellow teachers to impart his knowledge of yoga with clarity, vitality, and authenticity.Iyengar’s method is rooted in the Eightfold Path of Patanjali (Ashtanga or classical yoga) and sees the body as the primary instrument for consciousness and self-transformation.