Amala Kappenstein

Senior Yoga Instructor, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP · Director of Marketing · Resident

Amala Jaya (Annika Kappenstein) found her way to Kashi Atlanta, and to the path of yoga, in Spring of 2011. She completed Kashi’s Classical Yoga Teacher Training program with her beloved teacher Swami Jaya Devi in 2012 and served the ashram as an apprentice during the following year. In 2017 she graduated from Kashi School of Yoga’s 300-hour Kali Natha Yoga Teacher Training program. She currently teaches four classes and is available for private yoga and meditation instruction.

As a registered Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP®) Amala offers workshops that are eligible for yoga teacher CEUs.

Off the mat, Amala runs her own Graphic Design firm. She is also a part-time instructor for Graphic Design at the Miami Ad School @ Portfolio Center.  Amala holds an MFA in Communications Design from the Braunschweig University of Art in Germany and has over 20 years of experience in the graphic design and branding industry.

As Director of Marketing, Amala is responsible for the brand voice of Kashi Atlanta. She oversees Kashi’s strategic marketing communications and is hands-on involved in design and execution of all marketing and advertising efforts.

Amala is active in the local transgender community and together with Kim Sorrells she leads Kashi’s weekly Trans* & Queer Yoga class and support group meeting.

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