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Sati Yoga Opens at Top of Perimeter

Sati founder Huda Al-Qatami (Photo: David Funderburk)

Yoga, a 1,600-square-foot space with one studio, opened in Sandy Springs on August 6. Its five teachers offer 15 classes a week.

Sati, in Pali (a language spoken in India), means “awareness of the present moment,” says owner Huda Al-Qatami, RYT-500. She chose the name to emphasize the mindfulness aspect of yoga. Her focus on awareness is also why she plans to teach mindfulness donation-based classes that she’ll offer to benefit a variety of nonprofits.

Al-Qatami wants to attract beginning and advanced students. She took an integrative yoga for seniors course at Duke Integrative Medicine, and discovered she had an affinity for working with older students. “I love to see people who don’t think they can do yoga discover that they can,” she says. She would like to attract more students in their 60s and 70s, and even a few in their 80s.

Sati Yoga is offering new students 30 days of unlimited classes for $30.

Opening a studio has been a dream of Al-Qatami’s for a number of years. She sees her yoga practice as her refuge and has wanted to create the same sense of refuge for others. In particular, she wants to help them slow down, breathe and take care of themselves mentally and emotionally as well as physically. Previously a licensed professional counselor, Al-Qatami incorporated yoga into her practice and found that her clients benefitted.

Sati Yoga is located at 5575 New Northside Drive, Suite 100, in Sandy Springs. For more information, visit

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