Instructor, 2nd year
Vanya Francis, RYT, CHHC, M.A. is a 15-year yoga practitioner and certified yoga instructor specializing in Prenatal Yoga and owner of My Cherished Life Yoga.
Deeply inspired by her students, her goal is to empower them to achieve greater self-awareness, balance and wholeness of being.
Vanya received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification under the instruction of Swami Jaya Devi Bhagavati at Kashi Atlanta. She also holds a second 200-hour certification in Kemetic Yoga and a Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga certification having studied with Master Instructor Yirser Ra Hotep, Stephanie Keach and Sara Longacre. Vanya is one of Georgia’s first certified Kemetic Yoga instructors and a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.
A culturally aware, life-long learner with diverse interests, Vanya holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Spelman College and a Master of Arts in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. A former marketing professional, Vanya spent seven years working in marketing and business development for Cartoon Network Enterprises. A serendipitous layoff led her to pursue her part-time passion for yoga and wellness full-time resulting in the birth of Om Point Yoga, now Cherished Life.
As a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Vanya received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, she will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.