Athea Davis, CP, E-RYT, RYT-500, RCYT, is an author, health and wellness educator, youth mentor, and owner of Sol Sense Yoga®. She writes, lectures, and consults youth, families, educators, and businesses on topics such as mindfulness, meditation, health and wellness, classroom management, family/conscious parenting, and a variety of social and emotional learning topics. Athea has a multi-faceted background of corporate and public law experience with health and wellness education. She brings an innovative and unique approach to the education/health and wellness sectors. She is committed to increasing social and emotional performance for youth, parents, and educators. In her spare time, Athea takes adventures of all kinds, relishing her most favorite adventures with her son. Together they love to create and spread the awesomesauce in each breath, step, and light and love dab along the way.
Elaine Turner, Houston’s handbag designer and style extraordinaire with a twist of awesomesauce Texas flare, interviewed me for International Day of Yoga. Read about how yoga is positively impacting her life and her family’s life.
Check out the full interview on her blog, Elaine’s Musings.
Athea’s classes incorporate a variety of yoga styles and teacher influences with just the right amount of personal uniqueness that creates a fusion of invigorating, challenging, inspiring and spiritually-minded practices. You will find strains of hatha and gentle and power vinyasa, a dab of pilates, with some sprinklings of influences from Ana Forrest, Baron Baptiste, Christina Sell, and Dana Trixie Flynn, with some colorful swirls of bhakti bliss, all wrapped with an edge of her own yoginess. Athea teaches yoga because “it rocks the mind, body, breath!” and she loves to share that realization with newbies, aspiring yogis, seasoned yogis, and everyone in between and all around, and well, here are some other reasons…
Sol Sense Yoga’s Mission
To assist youth, parents, and educators with elevating social and emotional competencies and performance.
“Yoga helps me attain presence and peace of mind; it balances my ego and my essence for a holistic experience in life. My first yoga class opened the world to me in a new and inspiring light. With each practice my heart opened, my mind became more calm and balanced, and my spirit felt freer. I learned, and I am still learning, to take the practice from my mat to all my relationships and situations in life. And now, as an instructor, I continue on my passionate and dedicated journey of sharing the wonders of yoga by guiding my students to develop their own unique and meaningful paths in their yoga practice – on and off the mat. And always remember you came to the mat for a reason, so when you leave the mat don’t forget:”
“Peace of mind produces the right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity at the center of it all.” – Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
- Master’s in Education, Educational Policy and Leadership, University of Texas Arlington (pending)
- Bachelor of Arts (history/women’s studies), University of Houston (Summa Cum Laude/Top Graduate in Department)
- South Texas College of Law (completed 1st year of law school) – Withdrawal Without Academic Prejudice
- Rice University, Post-Baccalaureate Paralegal Certificate
- Certified Paralegal, National Association of Legal Assistants
Sol Sense Yoga’s Vision
My vision through Sol Sense Yoga® is to offer an environment where we can build relationships from a place of authenticity, love, and worth that fosters the evolution of healing and connection using an interdisciplinary approach through yoga, social neuroscience, and transpersonal and educational psychology, including the Bowen Theory. I desire to share the physical practice and philosophical wisdom of yoga, integrated with the other disciplines, to all that desire to take a moment to slow down and listen, without getting stuck in hearing-only mode, and to open up our perception prisms to view yoga as a conduit to the Divine. I also desire to use traumatic events in our life as catalysts of spiritual power that lead us to make transformations that elevate our consciousness and awareness, and bridge us to a more meaningful and whole life, where our motives are based from a place of courage, love, compassion, and connection.