Meet Our Tribe
- Sheri BrownFounder and TeacherSheri BrownFounder and Teacher
Sheri is a licensed massage therapist, energy healer, and psychic who runs her own spa in Brookhaven. Seeing first hand the true power of the mind-body connection in her daily work, Sheri decided to add yoga to her practice. Booking a spur of the moment trip to Bali, she received her 200 RYT certificate in an intense, spiritual experience in the Pacific. Upon return to the states, she found she could not find any studios that stressed both the spiritual and physical aspect of yoga. Thus she decided to open Enerchi Yoga to bring her Indonesian experience right here in Atlanta.
- Adrianna CarterTrainer and Studio ManagerAdrianna CarterTrainer and Studio Manager
Adrianna is Georgia Tech graduate who left the corporate world to pursue her dream of making the world a happier place. A Level III Reiki Master and Certified Hypnotherapist, she loves to bring mantras and guided imagery into her yoga classes. She currently works as the studio manager for Enerchi.
- Sonali SadequeeTrainer and NutritionistSonali SadequeeTrainer and Nutritionist
Sonali is passionate about educating and supporting busy individuals and people dealing with trauma in their journey towards achieving and sustaining wholeness. She is a certified alignment-based Hatha yoga teacher who has been teaching the movement arts for over ten years. In addition to her yoga practice, she works as a life coach in the fields on nutrition, meditation, energy work, and the Imago communication modality.
As a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Sonali specializes in teaching healing foods and plant-based cooking classes based on her certification from the Food for Life Cooking Instructor program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Learn more about her nutrition coaching here.
In her free time, Sonali volunteers her healing services for a non-profit organization that she helped co-found in 2006 called Kindred Healing Justice. Kindred’s mission is to honor and resource healing traditions as tools for liberation and individual/collective transformation.
- Stacy LafleyTrainerStacy LafleyTrainer
Stacy is a Yoga Instructor, Holistic Health Coach, and Level II Reiki Practitioner. Her dream is to empower people to take better care of themselves through mind, body, and spirit. She believes that when we care for ourselves, we are much better at caring for one another, our community, and our world.
Yoga has helped Stacy to discover and develop her own strength, freedom, courage, and quiet inner space. It has deepened her awareness and connected her more deeply to life and its many blessings. At the heart of yogic practice is the possibility to unite with the highest self, which is integral to bringing more happiness and love to yourself and those around you. This is what Stacy strives to bring to her students each and every class.
Stacy is so grateful to have the opportunity to bring the joy of practice to new students and she’s eager to help you learn and discover the sweet subtleties of a yogic practice.
- Cody ReeceTrainerCody ReeceTrainer
Cody Reece has been a lifelong student of yoga. Cody had practiced yoga on and off for many years throughout his teenage years and has read almost every book on yoga philosophy available. However, over time he drifted out his practice. After completing his Masters degree in Nursing and finishing up his MBA in Finance, he felt that something was missing. Something inside of him was not complete. He came back to yoga and felt “alive” again.
After practicing yoga as a student at one of Atlanta’s top yoga studios, he went onto his teacher training. In his rigorous vinyasa-based teacher training Cody worked with and learned from Atlanta’s top instructors and studied the Kaivalya Yoga Method (TKYM). TKYM is a style in both Ashtanga and Jivamukti yoga lineages that emphasizes intelligent sequencing, precise hands-on adjustments, yoga philosophy, humor and heart.
Cody then went onto his 500 hour teacher training based in yoga therapy & Iyengar. After realizing the need for therapy based yoga, he decided his 600 hour training would best be suited in advance professional yoga therapy. As of this writing, Cody is only 1 out of 4 certified yoga therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT) in the Atlanta area.
Currently, yoga is seen by many people as a form of exercise in the Western world. Cody wants to change that and focus on the therapy side of yoga and provide meaningful yoga sessions to his clients. Incorporating yoga into today’s modern world can seem like a daunting task and Cody has developed methods to assist his client’s in awakening their true inner-self. Yoga was originally taught to one student at a time and sessions were focused around that student’s particular needs and goals. Cody strives to bring that individualized experience to all his classes.
- Melanie McNallyTrainerMelanie McNallyTrainer
Melanie’s interest in yoga began in college, where she practiced in between classes and loved it. Once she graduated, however, her yoga practice got pushed to the side as she sought to balance job, family, and city life. She spent the next ten years as an advertising executive; overworked, overweight, and stressed to the limit. At age 35 she was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Suffering from constant fatigue, the medications were at times worse than the diseases. Something needed to change. She committed to practicing yoga five days a week and the results were startling. She began to look and feel better and was able (with professional medical support) to discontinue almost all of the medications she was taking. Energized and motivated to share her results with others, she gave up the corporate world and devoted herself to practicing and teaching yoga full-time to help others achieve a healthier, happier life.
Melanie is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and encourages open hearts and open minds so that the students can carry that openness with them where ever they may go.
- Melanie BellTrainerMelanie BellTrainer
Melanie sought her own personal path to find healing and balance when the ancient teachings of yoga found her. Now that path has lead her to teach others.
Melanie believes that everyone has a very personal approach to yoga and therefore needs to have proper guidance to find their own path. As a yoga guide and teacher, she seeks to bring a joyful practice to her students – with asanas, pranayamic breathing, and guided meditation.
Melanie strives to find what works to bring her students such bliss – inside and out.
Melanie is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and honors the teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya, B.K.S. Iyenger, Shri K. Pattabhi Jois.
- Piyu JangiaTrainerPiyu JangiaTrainer
Piyu was first introduced to yoga and meditation by her father while growing up in India and received her 500 RYT in Rishikesh, India.
Piyu brings to each class a fun amalgamation of story telling, yoga philosophy, chanting and meditation. As a teacher she is keen to provide her students with personal attention and help them understand the detailed intricacies of setting up a strong foundation for their yoga practice.
Piyu wants to be able to help the community by helping her students find solace, joy, and freedom through yoga just as she does in her own personal practice. She can't wait to meet you!
- Bree McDonnellTrainerBree McDonnellTrainerBree loves sharing yoga with every person she meets. An avid athlete, she decided to try yoga to compliment her volleyball practice. However, she had trouble focusing in a traditional yoga class and thought, “This isn’t for me! I am too inflexible, unfocused, weak, and look just plain silly in my corner, falling all over the place.” It wasn’t until she found BUTI Yoga that she fell completely head over heels for all things and forms yoga. BUTI taught her how to appreciate her body and how it moved. It allowed her to develop the confidence to fall over in class with the knowledge that with every fall she was becoming stronger.She now wants to share yoga with all those like herself who may have thought that yoga wasn’t for them. She wants to break down the barriers that the world has put on yoga. You do not have to be fit and flexible to be part of the yoga world. There is no size, shape, color, age, or level of flexibility you have to be to start your journey! Everyone is at a different place in their practice. As a teacher, Bree has has found that being real and open students allows them to open up in a non-judgmental class atmosphere. We laugh, cry, cuss, grow, empower, and become confident together. She would would be an honored to help you through your yoga journey – wherever that may be!