We, Ken and Alyson Graham, have been dedicated yoga practitioners since 2006 and 2008, respectively. We attended a 21-week intensive residential teacher training program at the Isha Yoga Center in southern India and are certified as classical hatha yoga teachers.
We are certified at 1,750+ hours
The industry's accepted level is 200-500 hours
After we returned from India, we founded Seventh Hill Yoga in Nashville, TN, which is dedicated to offering classical yoga in its purest and most potent form. When we aren’t on our yoga mats or meditating, you might find Alyson teaching French (her day job), or in the art studio covered in paint splotches, and Ken is probably on his computer developing cutting-edge machine learning software (his day job). Or you might catch us just relaxing and reading a good book.
Rishi Purcell, a fellow Isha Hatha Yoga teacher from Murfreesboro, who teaches yoga at MTSU, has been practicing yoga for ten years and also teaches classes with us.
What is Yoga?
When we say the word “yoga,” what many people think of first is twisting your body like a pretzel.. But traditionally, when we say “yoga” we’re not talking about getting into a particular posture. The word “yoga” literally means “union.” It’s not a practice. It’s a certain way of being.
Yoga can be transmitted on many different levels. If you want, you can use yoga just to get rid of your backache, or to get better mental focus, or a little peace of mind and happiness. Or you can use yoga as a way of climbing to the highest possibility within yourself.
Yoga entered our lives because of Sadhguru, a realized master, yogi, and profound mystic of our times. Our lives have been so profoundly touched by him and by our yoga practice that we wish to share this with whomever wishes to learn.
How is Seventh Hill Yoga different from other studios?
While we teach specific practices, we also customize yoga programs for you (or for an organization), based on your goals and needs. Visit our Custom Classes page and contact us for more info.