Since April 2010, Tough Love Yoga has made its mark in Atlanta by providing affordable, accessible, and expertly taught yoga classes to students of all ages and experience levels. Founded by Neda Honarvar, TLY’s instructors deliver engaging alignment-based instruction through a variety of beginners and advanced classes to hundreds of students each week.
Simply put, we offer yoga of all levels for yogis of all ages. We believe that there’s a yoga practice out there that allows you to challenge and inspire yourself, which is why we offer community-focused programs for metalheads, arm-balance addicts, runners, athletes, beginners and everyone in between.
Practicing yoga has been a transformative experience for TLY’s instructors, students, and even its core offerings. We began by offering beginner’s classes and yoga boot camp and soon after, introduced the concept of Metal Yoga. As we grew, we listened to our students and built over ten unique classes around their interests and needs. In 2013, we became a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance and launched Tough Love Yoga Teacher Training (TLYTT), a 200 hour Alignment-Based Hatha Yoga program through which we have trained over 50 yoga instructors. In 2014, with the blessing of Darren Rhodes, we introduced yogahour® to our lineup of offerings and became the first Official yogahour Studio in the Southeast.
Even our space has transformed! Tough Love Yoga was born in the gallery space of Young Blood Gallery and Boutique. We practiced among inspiring works of art that changed monthly and even had a three-legged cat friend named Jolene to keep us company. In December 2012, with the support of our students, families, and community, we moved into the studio space of our dreams, which we affectionately call "Cobraville." Come FIND YOUR FIRE and help us shape and build what's to come.
Tough Love Yoga at our new studio aka "Cobraville":
Tough Love Yoga at our first space inside Young Blood Gallery and Boutique: