Keri Newman


Keri is a native New Yorker, cat fanatic, and a recovering paralegal. She started checking out local yoga classes in Queens, NY in 2007, to complement running. She started noticing how calm she felt after class and the improved quality of her sleep. Yoga was an on-and-off thing until 2011. While struggling to manage severe anxiety, Keri signed up for a 30-day yoga challenge in Brooklyn, NY, and finally started to see the connection between a consistent practice and decreased stress. After moving from Brooklyn to Nashville in 2015, Shakti Power Yoga became her beacon while adjusting to life in a new city. Keri completed 200-hour teacher training with emPower School of Yoga in March 2016 and has since completed 20 hours of Yin yoga training through Asheville Yoga Center, and has studied in workshops with Lindsay Lusignea, Luca Richards, Patrick Beach, and Raghunath Cappo. Keri is currently enrolled in a 500-hour Licensed Massage Therapy program at Cumberland Institute in Brentwood, TN. 

In class, Keri loves encouraging her students to practice dropping the stories we tell ourselves that hold us back from contentment, presence, and peace on and off of our mats. Whether guiding students through Power Flow or Restorative classes, Keri hopes to help students find lightness, compassion, and a place to nurture themselves. You'll likely hear an eclectic playlist, and maybe a New York accent here and there.