Inner Smile Yoga

We are rooted in health and the therapeutic aspects of yoga. We are committed to helping you find your personal well of inner strength.

  • Public & Private Yoga

  • Workshops, Transformational Retreats & Advanced Trainings

  • Corporate Yoga, Mindfulness & Stress Reduction

  • Reiki Healing, Training & Certification

“I love Teresa! There is something about the way she walks you through a pose that allows you to squeeze every bit of goodness from it. Her verbal queues direct so well that even a beginner like me can properly move through asanas to get the maximum benefit from them. She is knowledgeable and patient and able to help her students adapt no matter their experience, strength or flexibility. Take a class with her. You won’t be sorry!”  — Carol G.







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California Coastal Yoga & Meditation Retreat
March 7-11, 2018

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Course Offering & Retreats

Courses & Workshops

Meditation & Dharma

meets every Wednesday

7 pm – 8 pm

@Home Studio, Roswell

All levels of practitioners are welcome!  Each class will include a half hour of guided meditation, followed by the introduction of Dharma.  In Yogic tradition, Dharma can be on any topic that explores behaviors, mindset, and awareness that is in alignment with life, or right way of living. Each dharma talk will include a shared teaching or principle and discussion. 

Cost: $120 for an 8 class card, valid for 3 months or $20 to drop in.

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Journey to the Core:

Finding your Inner Strength

Four Wednesdays   1/17; 1/24; 1/31; 2/7

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

with Teresa Owen – E-RYT200; CYET; C-IAYT  

and Maria Angelova – 600-hour Certified Romana Pilates

@ Home Studio

Do you often hear phrases like “Engage your abs”, “Activate your core,” or “ Connect to the Core”? Have you had a health professional tell you that you need to strengthen your core?

Join us for four progressive sessions exploring the mysterious “core”. Learn why it’s more than just a thousand “crunches” a day and why it is important to your long- term health and well-being.

This will be a unique, dual discipline approach , combining tools and understanding from Classical Pilates and Hatha Yoga.

In this intensive series, we will cover:

  • Basic anatomy of the core muscles groups
  • Engagement, execution and safety
  • Breath awareness and how it supports proper engagement and stability
  • Initiating all types of movement from the core and finding the elegant balance between effort and effortlessness
  • Pilates principles and application in Pilates exercises
  • Yoga principles and application in key movements of asana (posture).

Each class will combine some lecture and practicum to support each student to develop an increased understanding about engagement and safe execution.

Class size is limited to 10. All levels are welcome.

Cost is $300 and includes 4 2-hour sessions

More about my co-host: Maria Angelova, Founder – Rebellious-Intl

Maria moved to the United States with her family from Bulgaria in 1992. At age 16, she became the youngest group instructor at a private gym in Athens, GA. For the past 20+ years, Maria has taught group classes in various formats – high/ low, step, spinning/ cycling, Zumba, kickboxing, body pump/ body works. Maria was introduced to Pilates in 2012. She fell in love with the method combining not only strength but also flexibility and fluidity. Maria completed the 600-hour Romana Pilates Program at Pilates of Dunwoody in June 2013. 

Maria holds a BBA and MBA in Finance. In Sept’16, Maria left her Finance Director position and 17+-year corporate career behind and founded Rebellious Intl. The company mission is lifestyle transformations through empowerment of body, mind, spirit and wallet. A disruptor, teacher, instructor, nurturer, educator, motivator, personal trainer and a connector who sees wellness as a lifestyle and all encompassing, Maria is passionate raising awareness of proactive self-care.

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Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more – more unseen forms become manifest to him. 

–   Rumi    

Polishing the Heart:

        The Yogic Path to Clear Seeing

 Yoga & Meditation Retreat

 March 7-11, 2018

@Point Reyes National Seashore and Ratna Ling Retreat

Join me in Northern California this spring to uncover the deep expansive space that lives within you. Through hiking, yoga, meditation, journaling and shared community, we will reconnect with our hearts and allow it to light the path toward clear seeing.

We start our journey in Mill Valley for breakfast and head toward the coast to explore the beauty that is the Point Reyes National Seashore. We may get lucky and experience the sea lions and maybe the gray whales. Then we will head to Ratna Ling and settle in for 3 nights and days of yoga, meditation, and rest.

All levels are welcome.

Cost: Complete @ $1290 or Commuter at $1090

$1290 for complete package – Wednesday pm – Sunday – Early Bird: pay by 11/30/17 $1190 total


  • 4 nights accomodations including single room on Wednesday night in Mill Valley and double occupancy cottage lodging Thursday – Sunday (private room, shared bath) at Ratna Ling
  • Guided excursion to Point Reyes on Thursday
  • All meals Thursday evening through Sunday morning, organic and deliciously prepared
  • Daily yoga and meditation

Does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Thursday morning breakfast & lunch
  • Rental Car or Coordinated Ground Transportation (group leader will facilitate)
Reserve Your Space!


$1090 for commuter package – Thursday am – Sunday – Early Bird: pay by 11/30/17 $990 total


  • Guided excursion to Point Reyes
  • Double occupancy cottage lodging Thursday – Sunday (private room, shared bath) at Ratna Ling
  • All Meals Thursday evening through Sunday morning
  • Daily yoga and meditation

Does Not include:

  • Airfare
  • Thursday morning breakfast & lunch
  • Coordinated Ground Transportation (group leader will facilitate)

DEPOSIT, PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY $500 deposit holds your space. The balance is due by January 15, 2017. No refunds or cancellations after December 31, 2017.  Register online or by mailing a check to Inner Smile Yoga, 10230 Kinross Road, Roswell, GA 30076.


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Reiki Healing Circle

Mondays monthly, 7pm – 9 pm

1/22; 2/19; 3/26; 4/16; 5/17; 6/18

Monthly Practice Sessions for Level 1 graduates and above. Format will be to have group work on each individual for approximately 20 minutes each. 

Cost: $25

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REIKI Level I Workshop and Certification

Sunday, January 28, 2018

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

@ Home Studio, Roswell

This one-day course is the beginning level of Reiki Training.
There will be some lecture/discussion, but the bulk of the class will be practice. You will receive an initiation/or attunement to the Reiki energy and then begin to work with yourself and others in the class. You will learn and receive:

• Reiki method, history and benefits
• Chakra system
• Grounding & clearing techniques
• Daily ritual with 5 Reiki Precepts and hand positions
• Practice Techniques for self-healing
• Practice Working on others & techniques for animals
• Initiation/Attunement to Reiki energy
• Level One Certificate
• Ongoing monthly Reiki circles ($25 per session)

There will be some assigned reading and handouts. No prerequisite is needed.

This workshop is for those interested in learning how to work with Reiki for the purpose of self-healing and is a prerequisite for beginning to work with Reiki healing on others. Individuals with chronic conditions and their caregivers can also benefit, as well as other health/healing professionals who want to enhance their practices.

Cost: $125

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Work With Me

About Teresa Owen

Teresa Owen, E-RYT200, YCEP, C-IAYT, founded Inner Smile Yoga in 2005, to fill a void for those students intimidated or fearful of the growing large studio and fast-paced yoga scene. She is certified in yoga, yoga therapy and as a continuing education provider. She offers both public and private classes, workshops, and retreats in Marin County and Atlanta, Georgia, her current home. One-on-one therapeutic specialties include the nervous system, pelvic floor, asthma/respiratory conditions, hormonal/energy imbalances and a wide variety of orthopedic applications.

She has been studying yoga since 1997. Her primary influences include Tias Little, Aadil Palkhivala, and Mark Horner. She is trained in the Iyengar style with an eclectic mix of intensive work with Forrest Yoga, Vini, and Shadow Yoga. She received her Yoga Therapy certification in 2004.

Teresa’s approach reflects her experience as a longtime competitive athlete, healthcare advocate, event and group facilitator, wife and mother of two young adults. She weaves together her life experience, love of yoga and spiritual exploration, with an eye toward keeping her classes both accessible and challenging.

Skilled in tracking the movement and grounding of energy, she is a Reiki Master and continues to expand her training in other forms of subtle-body healing. She is currently a dedicated student of Shadow Yoga.



Yoga has a clever way of sneaking up on you. With consistent practice, little delicious “aha” moments arise and illuminate your inner knowing.

Inner Smile Philosophy

“You cannot do yoga.  Yoga is your natural state.  What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.”
~ Sharon Gannon

Deeply rooted in the classical Hatha Yoga tradition, we seek to support every student in their quest to find their personal approach to Yoga. Public classes are limited to 8 students for a more intimate and effective learning experience. We strongly believe Yoga is accessible to everyone, regardless of physical limitation. In our small studio environment, there is a strong sense of community and shared learning. Beginners learn from more advanced students and more advanced students learn from beginners.

Every class is designed to be safe, challenging and engaging, regardless of your yoga experience. We give our students a strong foundation in proper alignment and reinforce the concept of “Beginner’s Mind.” Both are essential tools for understanding the energetic principles behind yoga and the “rajas” or “juice” available in a space without force or aggression.


About Reiki

Teresa is a Reiki Master trained in the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

  • Reiki treatments are available for $85/hour or $130/90 minutes.  
  • Sliding scale is available.
  • Upcoming workshops schedule


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