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School of Yoga and Fitness

Practice yoga at Callanwolde’s beautiful 12 acre campus!

Callanwolde School of Yoga and Fitness Foundation Track – 


Specialty classes and workshops also offered.


Take all 3 foundation classes and earn a Certificate of Completion, or take foundation or specialty courses a la carte with instructor permission for foundational II, III.



  • Intro to Yoga I

  • Intro to Yoga II

  • Intro to Yoga III


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RL Yoga Outdoor Ret web

Practicing yoga in the formal gardens of Callanwolde!

Callanwolde’s School of Yoga and Fitness offers a foundation track (complete all 3 foundation classes and receive a signed Certificate of Completion!) in the ancient techniques of Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, as well as specialty yoga classes.

The program provides instruction in the poses and as study continues, pranayama and meditation are added. Practitioners also participate in karma yoga programs to connect to the needs of the community. There is commitment to work to sustain these programs as part of the yoga practice.

Classes are held in the Candler Mansion  and are enjoyed by many in the beautiful surroundings of Callanwolde’s 12 acre campus.

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Yoga and Fitness Foundation Track

Complete all 3 foundation courses to receive a signed certificate of completion. Students may also take classes ala carte with instructor permission. Callanwolde also offers specialty courses and workshops!

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This one hour course introduces practitioners to the study of yoga to include the asanas (poses), basis breathing techniques and how to experience deep relaxation.  Each student will receive personal instruction on alignment and focus. No previous study is required.

Intro to Yoga II

This one hour course is the continued study of the basic poses (asanas) presented in sequences to provide increased flexibility, strength and stamina; along with introductory pranayama (breathing exercise).

Intro to Yoga III

This 90 minute course is for the serious practitioner who utilizes the ongoing study of asanas and pranayama with the addition of mudras (hand gestures) and the yoga of sound or mantras. This level of study will bring deep levels of relaxation and the opportunity to cultivate the practice of meditation.

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Veteran’s Scholarship Program

The scholarship program provides classes for veterans, absolutely free of charge, as a way of saying “thank you” for their service. Each participant is asked to fill out an application upon attendance of the first class. These classes are ongoing and follow the Callanwolde class schedule quarterly. Visit this page for more information.

Meet Kate Holland, Director of Yoga and Fitness

Kate Holland, Callanwolde’s Director of Yoga and Fitness

Kate Holland, Callanwolde’s Director of Yoga and Fitness, is an Atlanta based choreographer, performer, dance, and yoga teacher whose live performance and video works have received critical acclaim. She was funded by Georgia Council for the Arts, Fulton County Arts Council, Dekalb Council for the Arts and the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs. Her choreography and voice over work for the Georgia Public Television special “Starchild” received the 1998 Excellence in the Arts Award.

In addition to her love for dance, she has practiced and studied under Kundalini master Yogi Amrit Desai. She has numerous yoga teaching certifications and currently follows Her Holiness Divine Mother Karunamayi. Her classes are favorites of both beginners and advanced practitioners. She teaches dance and yoga in Callanwolde’s outreach programs for both children and adults.

In 2012 she founded the Yoga Scholarship Program for Veterans, which has created a peaceful and beautiful place for them to experience the healing power of yoga.

Scholarship Assistance

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center awards scholarships based on financial need and/or merit. Please visit our main Scholarships page here for scholarship applications and additional information.

About Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Callanwolde was built in 1920 by Charles Howard Candler, eldest son of The Coca-Cola Company founder Asa Griggs Candler. The estate is located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 12 acre estate contains a magnificent Tudor Revival style mansion, lush gardens, and several outer buildings. Click here to learn more about the history of Callanwolde.

Today, Callanwolde is owned by Dekalb County and is the home of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is a cultural community conservatory of the arts on a 12 acre campus. Callanwolde offers classes in the performing arts (music, music recording, dance, dance fitness), visual arts (painting/drawing, pottery, weaving/textiles, jewelry/metalsmithing, photography), writing, yoga, horticulture, culinary arts and more to students of all ages.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306

 

 

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