Octavia Raheem

Octavia Raheem is an author, mother, yoga + meditation teacher.

Octavia is the founder of Starshine & Clay Retreats and Online Space for The Rest and Awakening of Black Women and Women of Color.  Trained and mentored by exemplary teachers, Dr.Gail Parker, Tracee Stanley, Chanti Tacoronte- Perez,  Octavia's work as a yoga professional focuses on practical tools to teach high achieving spirit led Black Women and Women of Color how to manage stress, anxiety, and fatigue through yoga, yoga nidra, and meditation in a way that is accessible to all levels/abilities, and restorative to the nervous system.  Her work has been featured on Yoga Journal, Mantra Magazine, Well+ Good CNN, WXIA, and Atlanta Magazine. 

Octavia is a yoga teacher with 14 years of experience and nearly 10,000 hours of leading yoga classes, immersions, and trainings in various settings and online. In September 2019, she was named one of four Yoga and Wellness luminaries who have transformed yoga in Atlanta by Natural Awakening Magazine. A legacy lululemon ambassador and current KiraGrace Warrior,  she has led life changing yoga experiences at national and local festivals: Wanderlust, Love. Play. Shine (formally Asheville Yoga), Essence Wellness House {Atlanta}, and Dirty South.

Octavia is also the author of the book, Gather. In Gather she invites her readers into a quiet contemplative place of inquiry, reflection, and deeper self-love much like she does in her yoga classes, workshops, immersions, and retreats. Her second book Pause, Rest, Be: Stillness Practices for Courage During Times of Change (published by Shambhala Press/ Penguin Random House) will be release February 1, 2022.

She is a proud wife and mother who is committed to herself, family, and community being truly free. She uses and shares the tools that support her own sense of freedom and expansion in the world:
yoga, writing, the power of rest, and Yoga Nidra to guide you toward your own liberation.