Neda Draupadi Honarvar, E-RYT 200

Known for her fiery nature and deep desire to make yoga accessible, Neda’s teaching style reflects her passion and playfulness as well as her dedication to the science and discipline of practice. Her classes are an engaging blend of clear, direct, alignment-based instruction and creative sequencing; expect hard work and play with generous servings of sweat and laughter. Neda is the owner of Tough Love Yoga and the creator of Metal Yoga.  She maintains an active teaching schedule, including private and group classes, workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings. She's served as an ambassador for lululemon athletica (2012-2015) and as a presenter for Dirty South Yoga Fest , Wanderlust 108 Atlanta, and Wigwam Wellness Festival.

Neda’s love for teaching is second only to her passion for learning, believing that being a student of yoga has and continues to transform the capacity and potential of her mind, body, and heart. She has been studying yoga for over 15 years and has completed 200 hour certifications in Classical Hatha Yoga and Kali Natha Yoga under the guidance and support of Swami Jaya Devi Bhagavati and her beloved guru, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. In 2011, she completed Anusara Immersion with Gina Minyard and Part 1 Anusara Teacher Training with Christina Sell. Neda became a certified yogahour teacher in 2014 and continues her studies under the guidance of her teacher and mentor, Darren Rhodes. Neda has trained over 65 yoga instructors as the Program Director and Primary Instructor of Tough Love Yoga Teacher Training, a 200 hour alignment-based hatha yoga program registered with the Yoga Alliance.

Off the mat, Neda can be found gallivanting about Atlanta with her husband Dan
and their Doberman Pinschers THOR & JUNO ♥