Octavia Raheem


Octavia Raheem is a Yoga Alliance experienced registered teacher (E-RYT) at the 200-hour level. She completed teacher training under the guidance of Graham Fowler and Elizabeth Nix at Peachtree Yoga Center in 2007 and began teaching later that year. To date, Octavia has taught over 7,500 hours of yoga in studio, corporate, and private settings. She holds additional certifications and specializes in restorative, yin, power, and yoga for kids+teens.

Octavia co-owns Sacred Chill {West} and is the creator of two separate brands CHILLshop®yoga, Starshine & Clay Retreats. Additionally she is also a part of the Yoga Alliance’s newly formed Yoga Standards Review Project under the area of “Ethics and Conduct”.

She has an academic background in English Literature and creative writing, 10+ years of professional experience teaching writing and language arts in K-12 settings, and developing curricula for innovative learning. Additionally she spent two years working in the nonprofit sector designing and implementing college preparatory programming.
With 10+ years of teaching in the public and nonprofit sector and 10+ years teaching yoga Octavia brings an unparalleled professionalism, mindfulness, and depth to the study and practice of yoga whether she is leading classes, retreats, or training teachers.

Off the mat Octavia is a wife, mama, avid reader, and writer. Her very real and every day life gives her a deep appreciation for the ongoing process of human development as well as provides her with tremendous raw material to study, teach, guide others, and live from.