A Center For Community, Connection and Transformation.
Marty and Marti Yura have been married for over 30 years. VISTA YOGA is their “4th” child, so it seems. It is truly a dream realized for (Ms) Marti, as she has had a vision for a sacred space to share the gifts of Yoga. (Mr) Marty has always been drawn to empowering people and has found Yoga to be the perfect medium to integrate both physical and spiritual well-being.
We’ve designed one of Atlanta’s first “Green Yoga” centers. Our finishes, our day-to-day operations, and our retail products were all chosen with sustainability in mind. We offer classes that go beyond physically focused exercise, where teacher and students explore the deeper dimensions of yoga as well. Our teachers strive to offer classes in a spirit of self-awareness and service, providing an authentic yoga experience.
E- RYT 500, Prajna Yoga 500 Hour Teacher
Marti’s journey has come full circle, from her first fitness studio in Charleston, SC in 1982, to the “birth” of Vista Yoga in Atlanta. For over 34 years her passion for physical and spiritual well-being has led her from teaching various forms of fitness, including personal training, to her discovery of Yoga in 1998.
Both dynamic and therapeutic, Marti’s classes are infused with a thorough understanding of the body, ancient wisdom, her nurturing spirit and a touch of humor.
She is a 500-hour ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. After studying with a wide variety of Yoga teachers, she has spent the past 9 years studying extensively with Tias and Surya Little, of Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, New Mexico, achieving her 500-hour certification with them.
She is also trained in Thai Yoga Massage therapy.
MA, E-RYT 200
Marty brings over 30 years experience working with individuals and groups in a wide variety of training environments. His talent is his ability to communicate precisely so that students understand and are able to implement. Applied to Yoga, this enables one to practice correctly, learning and improving in a structured environment.
“I’ve always been involved in the empowerment of people. It was usually in the domain of having them discover possibilities for themselves that they weren’t able to see before. After beginning to practice Yoga with some regularity, I realized that I was able to quiet my mind and focus on what was going on right now, without the distractions that seemed to often accompany whatever it was that I was doing. My commitment is to provide people with the possibility of what Yoga can be for them.”
Marty completed his initial 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification from Peachtree Yoga Center, as well as another 200-hour RYT Certification from Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, NM. He is a 200-hour ERYT and is currently studying with Tias Little for his 500-hour certification. He has an MA and BA in Psychology from California State University and UCLA. He has studied Mindful-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and offers such programs to organizations. He has also been trained in Mindful Yoga Therapy for veterans with post-traumatic stress.
Marty & Marti Blog Posts
“Living without certainty or guarantees, being fully with what is happening right now, is living in the flow itself.
Living this way ensures that we will not break but will bend like the graceful willow as inevitable change occurs.”
Bhujangasana (boo-khan-GHAS-uh-NIH) is an energizing backbend and an essential posture performed in Sun Salutations.
It increases flexibility of the spine while opening the upper shoulders and chest. It strengthens the heart, lungs, core body and invigorates the kidneys. Also a potent antidote to sitting as it realigns the spine.