Meet the SOL Teachers!
Our SOL Yoga mission is to provide a safe and welcoming space for everyBODY to practice yoga. Fostering a positive and supportive yoga community for all levels and all ages. We offer yoga classes and workshops for all levels.
Owner & Founder of Sol Yoga Studio
Vinyasa + Aerial Yoga + Yin
Belinda was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an RYT-500 registered yoga teacher and Founder of SOL Yoga Studio. She has a passion for teaching yoga and a mindful approach to healthy living. She has spent her life nurturing and caring for others. Belinda is a Registered Nurse with many years experience in critical care.
She began consistently practicing yoga in 2008 and she quickly fell in love with yoga and obtained Teacher certification as RYT-200 in 2014 at OnlYoga in Atlanta under John Meredith. Belinda completed her RYT-300 certification at Dorje Yoga under Jessie Fletcher. Additionally, she is certified in Thai Yoga Massage and Bodywork under Michael Stizer and certified in Aerial Yoga under Vita Lo Fria at Vita-Prana Yoga. Belinda has completed Bridge to Lotus Flow certification under Dana Trixie Flynn & Ali Cramer and Super Sequencing at Laughing Lotus in New York.
Prior to becoming a lover of all things yoga, Belinda has completed several marathons including New York, Chicago and Boston raising several thousands of dollars for Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital for cancer research. She is also a former Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader and a member of the NFL Cheerleaders Alumni Association.
Belinda cohosts a weekly podcast , Midlife State of Mind, with her dear yogi/friend, Erin Beadle. Together they inspire midlifers to embrace all that midlife has to offer while continually shining light on self awareness and healthy living from a place of genuine love, laughter, joy and even tears.
Join Belinda for a class at SOL Yoga where you will find her cultivating vulnerability and openness that comes straight from the heart!
Vinyasa Flow + Yin Yoga + Y12SR
Patti is a RYT 200 and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She began her practice of yoga 8 years ago and was amazed at how beneficial it was to her both personally and professionally. She recognized that in our distracted and reactive world, coming back to the mat provided the centering many of us crave.
She completed her yoga teacher training at Sol Yoga in the spring of 2019, and pursued certification as a Y12SR space holder so that she could share the yoga of 12 step recovery with anyone impacted by addiction. Patti is past-President of the International Bullying Prevention Association and has led a yoga session at its conference emphasizing the importance of self-care. She loves hiking and traveling with her husband and is thrilled when her adult sons can join them.
In 2017, Samantha surprised her husband with a date night doing something they had never heard of – aerial yoga. Samantha fell in love! She found a local studio and started taking all the aerial classes she could. Being inverted and climbing up in the fabric is her favorite part of class. It’s so freeing, and a fun way to work on your core and upper body strength.
Samantha enjoys sharing this love of aerial with her young daughter, who is constantly asking to be in Mommy’s hammock! She completed her aerial yoga teacher training through Launch Awareness’ certification. She enjoys teaching as well as continuing her own practice. Outside the studio, Samantha lives a zero waste friendly lifestyle. She enjoys photography, traveling, reading, and is a background actor.
Allison Ford turned to yoga after many years of being a strict athlete. She began dance and competitive sports at a young age, moving on to play as a top-level athlete, playing for the Women’s Professional Football League as a wide-receiver. After many years of wear, she sustained a back injury, causing her to find an alternative solution following surgery. She turned to both yoga and dance in order to find new healing for her back and discovered her love for yoga in that exploration.
As a competitive athlete, she gained a new perspective with yoga and found a new honor for the body and mind. From there, she got certified as a yoga instructor and soon she created two unique student programs: One focusing on meditation and breath techniques for high stakes writing and testing, and the other on yoga for athletes which focuses on stretching, movement, and guided meditation for high performance goals. Her ultimate goal is to spread the practice of yoga and meditation from the studio to the classroom setting, and beyond.
She had been a featured speaker and instructor for TEDx Women, Women’s Empowerment Expo, Junior Achievement Annual Youth Conference, Yoga Fun Day and more.
Hi, I’m Paige Hinton and I love sharing my passion for yoga with women and men who need a physical, mental and spiritual boost. When I started practicing yoga I was a professional dancer in NYC who was looking for another ”workout” to stay skinny. But here’s what I found: yoga became a spiritual journey and my sweaty workout; staying fit and strong and a new appreciation for my body.
My training in vinyasa yoga, my experience teaching since 2009, background as a professional dancer, meditation practice, Bachelors’ degree in Holistic Nutrition and spiritual studies have allowed me to guide people on and off the mat to healing their mind/body/spirit, living fuller and happier lives in a body that they absolutely love. I completed my 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training at Laughing Lotus in New York under Ali Cramer and Dana Trixie Flynn.
I’m known for the insights, playfulness, and compassion for people of all types, sense of humor and deep love for yoga. I bring unique guidance and teaching style to my students to facilitate their transformation and class experience.
With my dance background, I teach an inspiring class playing with the creativity of yoga while focusing on correct alignment of the poses.
Ready for down dog? Let’s go!
Kasi Reilly and loves sharing movement, because movement truly heals. Her love of movement started an early age with ballet and contemporary dance, and along the way, she has ran marathons, kick boxed, weight trained, and much more.
Kasi stumbled upon yoga fifteen years ago under the instruction of Steven Metz and fell in love with his vinyasa classes - connecting breath and movement. Kasi then became a 200 registered yoga teacher, and began teaching vinyasa yoga, barre classes, as well as personal training.
Buti Yoga fell into Kasi's lap 5 years ago. For her, it was the perfect fusion of yoga, kundalini yoga, chakra balancing, and dance. She immediately fell in love, and she enjoys teaching the dynamic style of Buti yoga, and is so honored to be part of Sol Yoga.
Vinyasa + Yin
Sydney (500 RYT) found the physical practice of yoga several years ago as a way to recover from the strain that her other physical hobbies and chronic health issues put on her body. After the first few classes, she fell in love with how it made her body (and mind) feel. On and off for many years, Sydney found herself on the mat to center and transform herself. Loving the way yoga made her feel physically, emotionally, and spiritually, Sydney decided to start the SOL YTT in November 2019 so that she could share her passion for the practice with others. She was blown away with how much more yoga had to offer her than just the physical practice and how much the philosophy of yoga transformed her life. One of Sydney’s favorite things about yoga is how it meets you where you are each day and is therefore non-competitive. Yoga isn’t about how perfectly you do each pose, it’s about connecting your mind, body, and sol and the poses are just a tool to help us get there. This is one of the many reasons why Sydney feels that yoga is such a powerful path of self love and why she is so passionate about sharing it with others. She is currently certified as a 500 hour teacher with the yoga alliance and carries additional certificates for yin, restorative, adaptive, and trauma informed yoga, as well as yoga nidra.
Vanessa Gale, D.C.
Vanessa was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She moved to NYC to pursue Dance, achieving a Bachelor of Arts from Marymount Manhattan College. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2017 from Life University and practices Network Spinal and Somato-Respiratory (Body Breath) Integration locally and online.
Vanessa has a passion for inspiring others to heal themselves. She developed The Holistic Alignment Strategy, an online course for the modern superwoman struggling to find balance and fulfilment. She hosts in-person and online Beyond Breathwork classes to help reconnect the mind, body, and soul. She completed her 200hr yoga teacher training at Sol Yoga in the spring of 2022.
Prior to becoming part of the Sol teaching staff, Vanessa was a competitive powerlifter, world-renowned coach, and national level referee, previously holding American deadlift records and coaching many athletes at the national and international level.
When Vanessa isn’t working with clients or teaching yoga, she is blissfully wearing her favorite hat of all, MOM, unschooling her daughter in nature as much as possible.
Emma Grace Steele
Vinyasa & Yin
She discovered yoga in 2020 and realized there was so much more than the physical asana. She fell in love with the spirituality of yoga and mindfulness meditation. This discovery inspired her to help others find their true inner peace and encourage others to become their most authentic selves.
Prior to finding her passion for Yoga, Emma was a competitive dancer for 17 years. She continued her dance education at Kennesaw State University and participated in the Disney College Program where she became a full time performer at the Walt Disney World Resort.
SOL Yoga Studio Manager and Yoga Teacher
Having achieved an elite level of athletic conditioning through her 17-year career as a professional ballet dancer, Natalie is acutely aware of the importance of daily, physical activity and optimum nutrition for all people, young and old. In addition to teaching yoga, she is a certified personal trainer, life coach, Law of Attraction coach and has taught a multitude of group fitness class formats for 35 years.
Natalie holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia and is 200 hr YTT certified.
Yin + Yoga Nidra
But wait, I’m also a brand-new Yoga teacher. Why the heck would anybody fitting the description above become a Yoga teacher? Well, because doing Yoga has helped me and I thought if someone like me could be a teacher, maybe other folks who weren’t young, athletic, dancers, models, or fitness buffs might at least give it a try. Who knows, you might like it.
I became a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) here at SOL Yoga in August 2022. The teachers here are wonderfully supportive and full of knowledge. Since then, I’ve discovered a fondness for teaching the more spiritual practices such as Yin, Meditation and Yoga Nidra. I know the calm relaxation I feel after taking these classes myself. My hope and wish are to pass these gifts on to others.