Meditation Coaches

Shannon Sliger

Shannon began her career as a model agent in New York helping the most beautiful women in the world find healthy ways to stay trim and youthful.  While there, she became a registered yoga and meditation teacher with I.S.H.T.A Yoga.  Meaning Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda, Shannon learned about this ancient healing art of Ayurveda and has continued her journey and training with the Maharishi Institute of America.  In response to a skin cancer scare and the untimely death of her father, Shannon started Dtox Organic Juice and Junk in 2011.  Along with her husband Tim,  she built and opened three locations before selling.  Knowing Atlanta was hungry for more, {SAMA} FOOD FOR BALANCE was born.   Ayurveda's approach to prevention and treatment of disease is holistic and depends on balance or {SAMA}.  When not in the store, you can find Shannon with her family at their burgeoning farm, Green Juice Acres, or leading Cleanse Camps. 


Ashley Chase

Ashley Chase is an Integrative Creative Healer, she combines movements, shamanic vocals, and the pure tones of the crystal singing bowls for her meditations and concerts. Her training came from the hours spent as a child listening to music with her father and through her own sickness as an expression, she created music to heal the soul, mind, and body. She plays with grace and creates a relaxing and comfortable atmostphere. She studies with ISTA, The International Sound Therapy Association in Atlanta since 2015; and shares the music to the public weekly through her Creative Wellness Organization HUM, inside businesses, communities, homes, and festivals.


Jennefer O'Brien

With a genuine passion for awakening the mind-body-spirit connection in her students, Jennefer O’Brien (also known as Zen Jen), has a reputation for creating profound and memorable experiences that keep students returning to her classes, again and again. Jennefer’s students benefit from her extensive repertoire of yoga disciplines and fusions, Transcendental Meditation techniques, and Yin Restorative workshops – delivering a holistic and transformative class experience. Most notably, Jennefer incorporates Reflexology and hands on adjustments in all of her classes.  Styles includes Yin / Restorative, Beach Yoga, Kids’ yoga, stand-up paddle board yoga, and a yoga-fusion class – Zenyasa Flow – that combines a flow of elements including Kripalu, Iyengar, Anusara and Yin. Jennefer’s 20-year journey of spiritual exploration, yoga practice, and teaching was sparked in New York City, when she attended an African Drumming class (led by Batoto Yetu) and an Ecstatic Dance class (taught by Gabrielle Roth).  Inspired  to learn more, Jennefer immersed herself in rigorous yoga training that included extensive international travel to inspirational yoga and spiritual centers: Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan, China, and Bali. Additionally, Jennefer studied under renowned and revolutionary yogis, including Cyndi Lee, the Laughing Lotus, and Jiva Mukti studios in NYC to earn her 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher designation. She is also a Karma Kids Certified Yoga Teacher (Yoga Teacher Training/Yoga Therapy, 2004) and a SUP Yoga/Certified Paddle Board Yoga Teacher (Yoga Energy Studio/Vie Binga). To strengthen her wellness knowledge and service offerings, Jennefer became a Certified Reflexologist (Foot & Hand) and Certified in Infant Massage. Through these studies, Jennefer gained a deep understanding of how to incorporate massage with essential oils to elevate client experiences and improve blockages and imbalances. Currently, Jennefer serves as Founder of Mindful Mornings Atlanta, which are hosted on the first Friday of every month at SAMA – Food For Balance in Buckead.  She also leads her own businesses, Zen Jen Yoga & Meditation and Zen Jen Jewels. Previously, Jennefer Managed the ‘Believe’ Yoga Studio in Seaside, FL and served as the studio’s Sunrise and Sunset Yoga class instructor. 


Julia Dunbar

Julia trained with Pranic Soul RYT 200 hour.Her passion is to help people learn to free their minds and release energy that is not serving them with the tools yoga has to offer. Julia feels a calling to help individuals grow, conquer, and overcome obstacles through searching the depths of their soul. Inner peace and happiness can be achieved by activating the joy and love that comes from within.

I am rooted but I flow –Virginia Woolf


Meggan Moon Ellman

It was through a personal healing crisis that Meggan left her high-profile sales position in Los Angeles and began her quest for complete wellness. She started by attending the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego, where she learned to achieve balance through diet and detoxification. With the return of her health, she studied at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram to complete her yoga teacher training and immerse herself into the Vedanta Yoga philosophy, blending the practices of Raja (meditation), Jnana (wisdom), Bhakti (devotion) and Karma yoga (selfless service). Over the course of 2 years, Meggan continued to study Chi Gong, Reiki and Eastern meditation practices while traveling to Bali and studying with Balinese healers, to Thailand where she studied tantra, and to a Buddist Temple in Chang Mai where she was initiated into ancient Thai shamanic healing modalities. Additionally, she hosts private meditation and yoga retreats in her cabin on the Etowah River in Dahlonega, Georgia. She also created her own holistic consulting company and Blog called to help people ingrate diet, detox, yoga, meditation, and empowerment to become their most enlivened version of themselves. 


Elizabeth Rowan

Called “The A-list’s go-to yogi” by The Atlantan, and founder of The Alchemy of Yoga, Elizabeth Rowan has lived, studied and taught yoga around the world. MA and E-RYT500, she teaches in The Kaivalya Yoga Method, a style in both the Ashtanga and Jivamukti lineages that emphasizes intelligent sequencing, hands-on adjustments, yoga philosophy, ritual, humor and heart. She is also a certified prenatal yoga instructor. Elizabeth offers international yoga retreats for The Travel Yogi, and currently teaches private clients in addition to select classes at Form Yoga, SAMA Food for Balance, Solstice Yoga & Barre and the Mandarin Oriental hotel and spa. She has written about wellness, yoga and lifestyle for Happiness & Wellbeing, MindBodyGreen, Mantra Yoga + Health, Om Yoga & Lifestyle and more. Elizabeth currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more and get in touch at

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