Sonali Sadequee CHHC, RYT
Sonali is passionate about educating and supporting busy individuals in their journey towards achieving and sustaining wholeness while creating community sustainability. She is professionally trained in the art of healing foods, yoga, meditation, and transformative communication.
She is a certified trauma-informed-alignment-based Hatha yoga teacher, certified by the College of Purna Yoga. She has been teaching the movement arts for over ten years. Her roots are in Hatha yoga, Purna Yoga, Social Justice, Trauma-sensitive-yoga, nutrition, Imago communication, tantra energy, and her own journey in exploring the mystery of Life. Movement, spirituality, and deep self-exploration have always been sources of transformation and healing for Sonali throughout her life.
Sonali has training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga from David Emerson and Jenn Turner who are with the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute. Sonali brings alignment-based-spirit-filled yoga to Atlanta and to various national social justice networks.
Sonali is also a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, certified by the Teachers college of Columbia University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Sonali specializes in teaching plant-based cooking classes through her Food for Life Cooking Instructor certification from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).
When it comes to nutrition, Sonali specializes in coaching busy professionals, community organizers, and survivors of trauma find effective ways to sustain healthy lifestyle habits while addressing chronic illness such as diabetes, weight gain, HBP, and high cholesterol.
As an Imago Professional Communication Facilitator, Sonali is grounded in principals of deep listening, social justice, non-violence, attachment theory, and trauma-based neuroscience. She believes in getting to the heart of the matter and is not afraid to dive deep when necessary. She centers the dynamic needs, experiences, and wisdom of people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, low-income, queer/trans, and people with various disabilities because she recognizes that systemic oppression and emotional distress are at play when working and building with such communities. Sonali understands that it is critical to create safe spaces and containers for conscious and empathetic dialogues to occur within everyday exchanges/relationships because these communities often times do not find healthy outlets for supportive conversations or standard emotional health services accessible or safe.
She integrates conflict resolutions and neuroscience principles in her dialogues to help provide a safe container for individuals, couples, and groups to support a meaningful and inspired conversation outcome. She helps clients develop the ability to build appropriate and empathetic connections while inviting them to become engaged and effective communicators in their daily lives. Sonali intends to radically transform the culture of communication in the Western world with conscious communication conversation containers.
Sonali serves in a variety of settings, including universities, medical clinics, corporate offices, gyms, non-profit agencies, vacation retreat centers, and private residences.