Neda Draupadi Honarvar, E-RYT 500

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 yoga. Her classes are an engaging blend of clear, direct, alignment-based instruction and skillful sequencing; expect hard work and play with generous servings of sweat and laughter. Neda is the owner of Tough Love Yoga, the creator of Metal Yoga, and a yogahour teacher trainer. She maintains an active teaching schedule locally and internationally, including private and group classes, workshops, retreats, festivals, and teacher trainings. Neda has trained over 150 yoga instructors and is the Program Director of Tough Love Yoga Teacher Training, which offers 200 hour and 300 hour alignment-based hatha yoga programs registered with the Yoga Alliance.

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 practicing yoga for over 18 years and is a devoted student of her beloved guru Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati and her teacher and mentor Darren Rhodes. 

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