Zuddhi Yoga

Community Yoga Classes in & around Chattanooga, TN

Life and Wellness Coaching

with Becky Dempsey

One of the best strategies for affecting lasting change is having a life coach. I say this from personal experience and success with my own life coach.  Without a doubt, it is one of the best things I have done for myself and I am so excited to bring my Yoga and wellness experience to my own coaching practice.

Coaches are there to see the things that are holding you back and that you might not bet able to see yourself.  Every great athlete has a coach.  Not because they are better than the athlete, but because they see things from a different prospective and can assist them in making critical changes that were out of their vision.  A coach sees the sabotaging behaviors that you may not be aware of and helps you redirect them.  Most of us want to make changes, to grow and evolve but we can’t seem to make it happen.

If you are ready to make a commitment to change I will assist you in creating a plan that is in line with your vision and dreams.  Failure doesn’t happen overnight.  Many little actions lead us to a path of sadness and regret.  In the same light, little actions can have huge results!

Call to schedule your Complimentary coaching session now and take that little action to Choose Your Life Now!

I am both coached and trained through Anthony Robbins Companies, the world leader in the coaching industry.

Complimentary Session

This complimentary session will help you understand my coaching process while I learn more about you, your goals and expectations.

Format in person or by phone

Length 30 minutes

Sessions 1

One Month Immersion

To create lasting change around a specific challenge you’re facing. Unlimited email support is also available during this month.

Format in person or by phone

Length 60 minutes

Sessions 3

Life & Wellness Coaching

We’ll work together to discover your personal vision of success, develop a specific coaching plan around this vision, and introduce you to classic coaching tools to help you defeat old patterns and achieve your dreams.

Format in person

Length 60 minutes

Sessions 9 over three months

Life & Wellness Coaching with Yoga

Enhance your life & wellness coaching with a 30 minute private Yoga session. Especially helpful if you are dealing with wellness concerns or stressful situations…or if you simply want to end your coaching session in a relaxing way.

Format in person

Length 90 minutes

Sessions 9 over three months

Private Yoga

Private Yoga classes are an ideal solution for you if you have a physical limitation, injury, chronic stress — or if you simply want to deepen your practice. Whether gentle flow or power Yoga , this package is tailored to your individual needs and interests.

Format in person

Length 60 minutes

Sessions individual & packages

To schedule your complimentary session and for pricing information, please contact me at 423-364-4091.

Becky Dempsey

Please visit this site for more information.

If you came to this page because you’re at the threshold of something new and unsure about your next step, I couldn’t be more excited for you! Many people draw back from the edge and miss the opportunity to grow. It is when we push beyond the edge of our comfort zone that life begins!

Life and Wellness coaching is a proven approach to affecting positive change. My personal style of coaching is guided by the the leading figures in the field and draws on a substantial background in Yoga, healthy living and a life-long journey of personal growth and development. If you’re ready to join me on this journey, we’ll work together to build a plan around goals that lead to a life of Your choosing.

About me:

I lost both parents early to diseases that could have been prevented by diet, movement and an awareness of the effects of stress on the body. Their deaths — along with my mother’s long drawn out illness — both broke my heart and frightened me. As I tried to understand what happened to my mother and break a generational pattern of catastrophic health in my family, I ran across a book that profoundly changed my life — Dr Andrew Weil’s Spontaneous Healing. Sitting in my backyard on a beautiful spring day, reminiscing about my parents and watching my year old son play, I began to read…and the fear of winding up like them started to fade.

That spring day was the beginning of my life-long journey into wellness. It wasn’t long after that I turned my personal Yoga practice into a career and had the privilege of founding Chattanooga’s first studio with a good friend and colleague. During the following few years, I studied with many of the nation’s best Yoga teachers — including Rodney Yee, Erich Schiffman, Brian Kest and Doug Keller — as my personal and professional practices flourished.

It was a taped seminar of Anthony Robbins, the father of the coaching industry, that changed my life again. It took a few years for his message to settle in and for me to fully appreciate how well it works in the context of Yoga and healthy living.

Both Yoga and coaching have profoundly changed my life, teaching me how to fully and passionately live it. I am forever grateful to the teachers who have guided me along the way and for those who are currently in my life. As I continue my education as both a Yoga teacher and life and wellness coach, I will bring to you the most current and relevant work in both fields.

I have studied and practiced Yoga since the early 1990’s and co-founded Chattanooga’s first Yoga studio, ClearSpring Yoga, in 1998. Currently I direct the Yoga program for the Sports Barn Clubs and teach small and private group classes through out Chattanooga. I coach from the comfort of my favorite space — my home office — working with woman to assist them in living passionate and joyful lives. I continue my Yoga education and work with my own coach.


Yogassage and more…

with Madia Swicord

Yogassage is a form of bodywork that incorporates assisted yoga asanas (poses) and therapeutic massage techniques. I combine stretching and tissue manipulation. Degrees of client participation varies from passive to full involvement. Techniques used in yogassage is similar to Thai Massage yet quite different.

Yogassage sessions can be tailored to the individual, soothing aching backs or joints, releasing tensions in busy muscles, or invigorating the circulation of the body and awareness of the mind. It can target certain muscle groups, and encourages the deepening of postures and the release of unhealthy body holding patterns. It can incorporate joint mobilization, breath work, and hand skills, or simply a passive system of stretching. It has been used by athletes and non-athletes alike to aid in physical and mental well-being.

My signature yin and yang yogassage


A customized session that will create a deeply relaxing & restorative experience through a unique combination of yoga and massage

$95 | 90 minutes



An invigorating combination of yoga, massage and acupressure points that will leave you feeling detoxed & rejuvenated

$95 | 90 minutes

Honor your journey

My Style

Intuitive, integrative bodywork blends various massage techniques, including deep tissue, neuro-muscular therapy, swedish, myofascial release, yoga,  reiki, and others, providing all the benefits there-in. This type of massage relieves general to specific aches and pains, and promotes wellness, rejuvenation, and allows for possible emotional releases. The treatment is customized for your body on any given day. Communicate your “mental/physical state in that moment and your preferences with me. Allow me to utilize my extensive experience and intuitive abilities to offer you a unique bodywork experience.

Health Benefits of Bodywork/Massage

Increased circulation

Lowered blood pressure

Improved immune function

Reversal of the effects of stress

Reduced pain

Improved mobility; increased range of motion (ROM)

Less muscle hypertonicity, tension, and spasm

Reduced scar tissue and fascial adhesions

Improved posture

Emotional Release

Please attempt to schedule your appointment on my website . If you are unable to find the date/time you need OR you are in pain and need to get in more quickly, please email me at madia7@aol.com


Intuitive-Integrative Massage Therapy

Includes consultation, massage and yoga in whatever combination is needed to give you an overall state of well-being

$95 / 90 minutes

Deep tissue

my specialty… a more intensive style of therapy tailored to release deep-seated tension and for pain-relief. focused work is performed with deeper pressure. great for athletes & yoga students

$70 | 1 hour

$85| 1 hour 15 minutes

Intuitive-Integrative “tune-up” Massage

In case you just need a “tune-up”

$55 | 45 minutes


a relaxing, theraputic massage to take pressure off the lower back & offer comfort to the expectant mother.

$70 | 1 hour


a powerful yet subtle form of hands-on healing. this technique induces deep relaxation while helping to balance energy systems.

$40 | 30 minutes


essential oils are used during the massage to facilitate a deeper level of therapeutic experience.

(added to any massage)


Schedule Any Appointment Online Here!

In Practice since 1995…

Focusing on individualized attention for every client in each service. My Bodywork utilizes deep tissue massage, private yoga, and yogassage that creates a deep sense of well-being.

Providing therapeutic bodywork and yoga services that instill resilience, ease, and well being.  Whether you seek to release chronic tension, heal from an injury or illness, increase your sense of well being, or strengthen your resistance to stress and disease, you have come to the right place.

Offering massage and private yoga in a relaxed and intimate setting at 545 Oak Street in Downtown Chattanooga and I am offering  group classes in larger, extroverted settings like Northshore Yoga and SportsBarn in Downtown Chattanooga. Each aspect of my services are designed to treat both the mind and the body for a complete wellness experience.

I hope that you experience a sense of peace and calm energy when you leave.

Come experience this for yourself.

Who Am I

I am a teacher and therapist with a wide range of expertise and experience. I am a licensed and skilled practitioner that has many years of combined experience and training to provide personalized care for optimal health, improved functioning, and rejuvenation. I continually enhance my skills through ongoing advanced training and practice a wide range of techniques and modalities in order to effectively and positively impact a client/students health.

I am utilizing my  B.S. degree in Psychology and Exercise Physiology with over 15 years of experience to offer you the best mind/body therapies possible.   I began studying Mind/Body philosophy at age 16 by reading the book “Biology of Hope” by Norman Cousins, MD.   He coined the term “psycho-neuro-immunology:

I received my first teaching Certification in Hatha Yoga from Lex Gillan and later received a Certification in Vinyasa Flow Yoga and YA-200 from Stephanie Keach.  I have taken workshops with Ranjani Cobo, Bryant Kest, Shiva Rea, Doug  Kellor and many others.   My strongest influence  has been Ashtanga Yoga and have always found the importance of mindful breath and alignment within the flow…. a blissful aspect of the yoga experience.

I have also been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1995 and am AMTA certified.

I Created and Managed “madia’s studio” from 2000-2010 and after having a child, decided that  managing employees was no longer of interest to me and was not where I wanted to expend my energy.   It is such a pleasure  to be in private practice again to bring all my experience and attention into a laser beam focus on my clients and students.

My Inspirations

Bamboo is one my inspirations for optimal health because of its integration of complimentary qualities. As an ancient saying goes: Be like bamboo. It is strong on the outside and soft and open on the inside. The stem stands freely in the wind and bends, it does not resist. What bends is harder to break.

We are at our healthiest when we integrate complimentary qualities: strength and resilience, with yielding and ease. Massage and yoga can help to foster this dynamic, healthy balance.

Thai Yoga Bodywork

with Jeff Atkins

Integrative Bodywork with Jeff Atkins, weaves together soft tissue therapies found in Eastern traditional medicine and Western medicine.

definition:  a synergistic blend of manual (hands-on) therapies drawing elements from movement based bodywork, Thai Yoga Massage, Neuromuscular Trigger Point Release, Alexander Technique, Myofascia Meridian Release,  and deep breathing techniques for releasing connective tissue constrictions.

methods:  deep measured breathing;  moving and sustained compressions;  yoga-like positions and asanas; passive stretching;  deep tissue release; identifying tender areas and corresponding referred pain sites.

benefits:  reclaims pliability to stiffened and constricted soft tissues;  releases habitual postures; improves performance for athletes, musicians, artists, & speakers;  enhances yoga practice; reconnects body and mind.

The sessions are customized to assist individual needs and concerns.  Breathing & movement techniques bring about physical and mental release.

Sessions are conducted on a padded mat on the floor or adapted for a massage table.

Private studio and home sessions available.

Prior to Session:

* eat lightly (preferably 2 hours prior to session)

* wear yoga gear or comfortable loose fitting clothing

* socks may be needed, as your body temp naturally lowers during bodywork

* remove all jewelry

* inform of medical / health condition, particularly of muscular & skeletal history and current condition, during your Postural Analysis.

during the session:

* breathe deeply & rhythmically; receive occasional prompts to take a “deep breath”

* communicate if pressure is too much or too little – express any discomfort

* focus on body sensations to bring your mind to the present moment

* allow periods of silence, clearing mind, and allowing your body to adjust

* there will be a period of silence at the end of the session


Thai Yoga Bodywork (TYB)

The foundational elements of each session are based on the Lotus Palm™ method, by Kam Thye Chow.  The benefits of this method relates to the adaptation of traditional Thai massage to the Western body.

Traditional TYB may include aspects of ancient Indian healing systems of Ayurveda.  One component operates on the theory of sen Lines.  The theory of sen is often referred to as energy lines. Rhythmic hand pressure is applied, using palms and thumbs, to specific points along the sen lines.  Assisted yoga with active and passive stretches.

Trigger Point (TrP) Therapy for Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial Pain Syndrome (or MPS) is a term used to describe one of the conditions characterized by chronic, and in some cases, severe, pain. It is associated with and caused by trigger points (TrPs), which are localized and sometimes extremely painful contractures (‘knots’) found in any skeletal muscle of the body. The symptoms can range from referred pain through myofascial trigger points to specific pains in other areas of the body.

Relief for TrPs and associated referred pain sites is achieved with compression and friction the of the affected areas (Progressive Compression Technique).  Neuromuscular Therapy techniques may be used as well.


Breathing is not an intellectual activity.  Through life’s circumstances, habits, illnesses, and physical activities, our automatic breath becomes restricted and distorted. Deep breathing techniques and guided breathwork bring immediate progressive results, relieving connective and soft tissue tightness and pain patterns.

Essential Attunement

Deep relaxation and energy balancing techniques, reawakening the body-mind’s innate ability to balance stressful and compromised states. (Can be a complete 1 hour treatment excluding Thai stretching.)

Incorporating energy awareness practices such as Reiki, Thai Sen Palpation, Trager,  Comfort Massage™ and sensory-motor techniques.  Essential oils may be used to expand benefits and encourage relaxation.

For more information, please visit Jeff’s website.

Jeff has 20 years experience in movement re-education and bodywork.  Since 1998 he has worked as a professional bodywork practitioner.

Jeff holds a BA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  Upon graduation, he began studying movement and body language within a class environment and one on one private instruction.

He completed 1000 hours massage and bodywork training at Tennessee Institute of Healing Arts.  Upon graduation he was hired to teach and develop curriculum for the bodywork program.

Jeff has expanded his skills and knowledge through continuing education and private instruction in areas such as: Body as Resource, body/mind holism; Myofascial Release; Myofascial Rebounding; Alexander Technique; Trager; Breema;  Thai Yoga Massage & Bodywork; Self-Care Through Movement; Deep Tissue Massage; Sports Massage; Swedish and Russian Massage; and Certification in Neuromuscular Therapy (500 hrs). Jeff is licensed with the State of Tennessee, LMT #1286.

He has a whole body treatment approach with attention to specific issues as they may relate to the whole body.  Jeff sees his practice as sessions of re-education and re-patterning of connective tissue restrictions.  Attention is given to the individual and specific needs of his clients.


    * $110 : 1 h 35 min ~ Preferred Session   ** Optimal Treatment Benefits **

* $85   : 1 h 10 min  (whole body may not be addressed if specific problem area is targeted)

* $120 : 1 h 35 min ~ On-site / Home Session (includes time & travel)

Packages Available

Adjusted Fee for multiple sessions / month

2 hours available upon request

locations ~ chattanooga, tn.

Private Office:

17 N. Market Street

P.O. Box 4113,  37405

On-site / Home

ClearSpring Yoga

North Shore Yoga

Yoga East

SportsBarn Downtown

PHONE / TEXT  423.635.4700



with Yong Oh

Balancing your Body with Acupuncture

Have you ever felt “stuck,” or that something in your body just seems out of balance? Our bodies are indeed a dynamic, constantly shifting landscape of energy. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, good health is dependent on the free flow of this vital energy we refer to as Qi. A blockage or stagnation in the proper flow of Qi may lead to pain, dysfunction, or disease. In fact, illness is seen as simply an imbalance in the body’s energy. Acupuncture needles are used to unblock any obstructions along the meridians through which this energy flows, restore the regular flow of Qi, and renew health.

What can Acupuncture treat?

In the last few years, acupuncture has been in the news with promising studies regarding the treatment of such conditions as chronic pain, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, migraines, back and neck pain, anxiety, insomnia, and infertility. Other conditions ranging from digestive to musculoskeletal to nervous and circulatory issues are commonly treated with acupuncture. Acupuncture is also a wonderful therapy for the prevention of disease. Each treatment is determined by the patient’s unique makeup and history.

Your Acupuncturist

Yong Oh is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) He obtained a Master of Science in Acupuncture degree from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City, and is a board certified acupuncturist by the National Certification Commision for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He has a clinical background which includes training and practice in both Chinese as well as Japanese styles of acupuncture, experience at a vibrant Chinatown clinic in New York City, and has studied at the Wang Ju Yi Center for Clinical Channel Theory Research in Beijing, China. In addition to his work with Chinese Medicine, his other primary interests lie in Zen meditation and Buddhist studies. Yong is dedicated to exploring that vital connection between the body and mind through both acupuncture and meditation. He believes that acupuncture is a powerful modality for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing and growth. With a special interest in treating psycho-emotional related issues including stress, anxiety, IBS, insomnia, and depression, he provides a compassionate approach toward allowing the individual to find balance and health in their lives. Yong holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Virginia Tech University, and an A.A.S. degree in Graphic Design from the Parsons School of Design. Outside of his practice, Yong enjoys hiking, reading in coffee shops, travelling, and the NY Mets.

Yong Oh



Yong sees patients at two locations:

Om Acupuncture Center

2401 Duncan, Ave, Chattanooga, 37404

North Shore Yoga

313 Manufacturers Rd, Ste. 203

Chattanooga, TN 37405


Initial Consultation and Treatment: $95

Regular Treatment: $70