Essud is a certified E-RYT 500 Yoga teacher, a certified Tai Chi/Qigong instructor, and a certified Thai Yoga Therapist based in Atlanta, GA. He has been teaching since 2006 and encompasses an eclectic background as well as a unique blend of different modalities. The name Essud literally translates to South East, as he was given this name at birth because of his grandfather being from South East China (Canton-Guangzhou). His grandfather was also a Qigong & Tai Chi practitioner.
At a young age, Essud was exposed to meditation and energy work by his father Essud Sr. He grew up in a family of artists and healers and was also versed in different styles of martial arts, meditation, and holistic practices. Essud’s classes, sessions, and teachings focus on the “healing” aspect of the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual. Yoga training & certifications include Dahn Yoga (500hr equiv cert), Vastu Yoga(200hr cert), Etowah Valley Yoga(500hr cert). Tai Chi & Qigong training and certifications include Chinese Shaolin Center, Master Sifu Gary Tong, DahnMuDo school, and The Rising Lotus Qigong. Essud has also trained with the likes of Leslie Kaminoff, Bryan Kest, Tias Little, Mathew Stanford, Nicolai Bachman, Marlyssa Sullivan, David Regelin, Faith Hunter, Lillah Swartz and much more.