To Top

Meet Emilie Cook of Find Your Center-Yoga Stduio in Gainesville

Today we’d like to introduce you to Emilie Cook.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I began practicing yoga in 1996, I continued practicing through all three of my pregnancies. I earned my 200-hr. yoga certification from Peachtree Yoga Center in Atlanta in 2007 and my prenatal and therapeutic yoga certification and 500-hr. from Asheville Yoga Center in 2014. My yoga classes focus on alignment and breath. We only get one body in this lifetime it is important to take care of it.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
In hindsight, it has been fairly uneventful. I always just wanted to teach yoga… I never thought I would own my own studio let alone employ other teachers. Of course, that means I have had a very steep learning curve. On the job training for the business side of owning a studio. My biggest challenge to date was finding out I had to move in October of 2017. I had 30 days to find a new space, renovate and move in. Which I did without missing a single class, including installation of new wood floors. I look back at that and still am not quite sure how I accomplished it all!

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Find Your Center-Yoga Stduio – what should we know?
I own a small yoga studio in Gainesville, Georgia. I teach people how to take care of themselves: mind, body and spirit. My approach to teaching yoga is gentle and therapeutic. I provide my students with individualized attention. To help them avoid injuries and find the perfect amount of effort for their class. I teach privates sessions and group classes. We are laid back and everyone that comes to our studio is welcomed as a long time friend. Our little studio is a community.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
My humility and humor are my best aspects. As a yoga teacher, humility and admitting that you do not have all the answers is key to the students success. It is not about you… it is not your yoga class, it is your students class and it is ultimately their studio. As long as I keep that in mind, I will continue to be successful.


  • Drop in $15
  • Restorative yoga $17

Contact Info:

Getting in touch: VoyageATL is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you know someone who deserves recognition please let us know here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in

  • Picture Perfect Fridays

    A photo is worth a thousand words and a great photographer is priceless.  Check out some of the brilliant shots captured by...

    VoyageATL StaffMarch 16, 2018
  • The Atlanta Arts & Culture Weekly Review

    Throughout history, societies and communities that embraced the arts often found themselves at the forefront of social and political change –...

    VoyageATL StaffMarch 16, 2018
  • #AtlantaCreatives: the local artists who inspire us

    Through a mix of mediums, formats and perspectives local artists illuminate the unknown, color the previously black-and-white and add depth to...

    VoyageATL StaffMarch 15, 2018
  • Our Favorite #MadeInAtlanta Finds

    Our team comes across so many incredible local creations everyday – from one of kind furniture and unique dresses to art,...

    VoyageATL StaffMarch 15, 2018
  • ATL’s Most Inspiring Stories

    Every neighborhood in Atlanta has its own vibe, style, culture and history, but what consistently amazes us is not what differentiates...

    VoyageATL StaffMarch 14, 2018
  • Portraits from Northern Atlanta

    Sandy Springs, Alpharetta and other areas just north of Atlanta are home to vibrant community of bloggers, artists and entrepreneurs. VoyageATL...

    VoyageATL StaffMarch 13, 2018
  • Portraits of Atlanta

    We’re constantly amazed by the incredible people and content we discover throughout Atlanta. In depth interviews are at the heart of...

    VoyageATL StaffMarch 13, 2018
  • Portraits of Downtown ATL

    We love the energy we feel everytime we’re in downtown. In depth interviews are at the heart of Voyage but with our Portraits series...

    VoyageATL StaffMarch 12, 2018
  • Makeover Monday’s: local beauty inspo that blew us away

    New week, new look.  Here’s some inspiration from some of Atlanta’s most gifted beauty professionals.   #40inchhair #deepwave #minkdeepwave #minkhair #hairvendor #minklashvendor...

    VoyageATL StaffMarch 12, 2018