Akilah Barr


"When we are ready to make positive changes in our lives, we attract whatever we need to help us."  - Louise L. Hay

Akilah Barr began her study of yoga at Samadhi Yoga Studio, where she completed her RYT200 training. She is a passionate licensed yoga instructor. She motivates students to discover their authentic and healthiest selves through the practice. Akilah is a runner; the connections of yoga similarly integrate whole body attunement. Her knowledge and dedication to the practice creates an active healing environment where transformation can occur.          

Akilah's spiritual explorations lead her to the philosophies of Nikki Meyers, yoga therapist and founder of Yoga of 12 Step Recovery. Akilah is a Y12SR facilitator and teaches across the state. Y12SR “connects the dots” between the ancient wisdom of yoga, the practical tools of 12-step programs, and the latest research on trauma healing and neurobiology.  

Akilah combines her understanding of the yoga sutras and addiction to create a safe space for exploration and recovery.  As an Independent Living Skills Trainer in the brain injury community, she  fosters resiliency in her clients. She is a certified facilitator for Love Your Brain, which encompasses a positive approach to brain injury prevention and healing. 

Akilah is a co-facilitator and advocate in The Imani Breakthrough Project, an opioidbased support group, blending the somatics of yoga to its practicum. 

Akliah has developed her own program: Freedom Yoga, which encapsulates all the modalities she’s explored in her practice.