Sami Seva Jackson

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Sami Seva Jackson is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500/YACEP teacher and has been practicing yoga since
2003.  In July 2008 she received her 200-hour Raja Yoga teacher training certificate from The Sierra
Center for Yoga Studies, in California, under the guidance of Bhavani Girard and Richard Valdez.  In
January of 2018 she received her 300-hour certification through Etowah Valley Yoga, in Cartersville
GA.   Sami has over 4,000 hours of teaching experience and over 200 hours of certified training thru
Yoga Alliance approved providers and other instructors. She continues to develop her teaching skills
and knowledge of the practice by attending workshops and conferences given by renowned teachers
including Sherri Baptiste, Beth Shaw, Nicolai Bachman, Shiva Rea and Gary Kraftsow. She has
received teacher training certifications for: Yin-Yoga with both Douglas Johnson, E-RYT 500,
YACEP and Joe Barnett E-RYT 500, YACEP, both master students of Paul Grilley, (assisting
in Douglas Johnson’s YTT for Yin Yoga.); Mindful Resilience thru the Veterans Yoga Project with Dr.
Daniel J. Libby, PhD, LMT, RYT-200 and Ralph Iovino, E-RYT 500; At Risk Youth and Adult
Populations with Hala Kouri, M.A., E-RYT; Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson-Laseter, Ph.D., PT;
E-RYT 500, YACEP; Yoga Nidra – Level 1 with Nick Atlas, PhD. (on-going certifications in process);
Thai Assisted Yoga Bodywork with Michael Sitzer, LMT; Equestrian Yoga with Louise Cameron of
Galloping Yoga E-RYT 500, YACEP; Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) with Katie Brandes, YACEP, RYT
500, E-RYT 200, RCYT, RPTY

Valuing the positive changes in her life that yoga has made, Sami strives to seek avenues to make
yoga both physically accessible and affordable to all populations.  She creates a safe, non-competitive
space for her students to explore beneath the surface of their daily lives to find deeper meaning and
inspiration. Her classes offer creative sequences with intentional themes, emphasizing the
importance of recognizing individual body awareness, proper alignment, pranayama breathing
techniques, mindfulness, and meditation. Modification and advanced options are made available for
new students and experienced yogis so that all can reach their potential. Always celebrating what the
body can do!  She is honored to teach yoga, helping to bring balance, awareness, health, and
happiness into other’s lives. When she is not teaching and sharing her love of other healing
modalities with others, or continuing her yoga education, she works full-time for H & H Electric in
Jasper GA; is involved with local animal rescue associations; conducts volunteer classes for recovery
groups; searches for rocks, minerals, gems and fossils; kayaks with her husband Kevin and loves on
her rescue fur kids Daisy Mae & Buddy.