About Helen

atlanta yogaHelen Noviello’s enthusiasm and gratitude for life are contagious! Her passion and happiness naturally connects others to their own joyful potential. She lives her happiness in such a big way that you can’t help but leave her classes, workshops, and retreats spiritually uplifted!

Helen’s loving spirit, eclectic teaching style and almost 40 years experience of teaching group exercise makes her classes flow magically. She always encourages her students to go inside and listen to their own expression of yoga. She beautifully integrates all yoga levels into the practice making everyone feel comfortable and welcome. Her approach to yoga is non-competitive, spiritual and nurturing leaving her students deeply calmed and rejuvenated. Helen’s loves sharing her guided meditations at the end of each class

Helen  has had the pleasure of sharing her love of exercise and movement for the past 39 years always coming from a place that the fitness part of our lives should be one we look forward to and enjoy! Helen graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science. During her college breaks and for the first few years after graduation, she traveled to the Caribbean working on cruise ships as a fitness and social director.

When returning to Atlanta, Helen started an exercise business called Shape bringing exercise and wellness programs to corporations, churches and residential complexes. During this ten year period, she was a Body Elite Representative for NIKE, presenting at workshops and helping to give visibility to NIKE’s apparel and shoes. She also produced and starred in her own exercise show for cable TV. Helen then became the fitness director of a popular Atlanta gym for eight years. During this time, she created and managed a large group exercise class schedule and hired the class instructors and continued her love for teaching . Because of her passion for yoga and its healing benefits, she convinced the gym’s owner to  offer yoga on the class schedule making it the first gym to offer yoga  in the Atlanta area! It quickly became the busiest class on the schedule!

Because Helen has always had a more holistic and nurturing approach to exercise, she naturally evolved into teaching yoga and Pilate’s. She became the yoga director at an Atlanta yoga studio. It was during this time she started leading yoga retreats that have become a  tradition for her friends and students from all over the world. Helen has lead over 60 successful retreats stateside and abroad. She feels extreme gratitude to have such a rewarding job and to have so many beautiful souls honor her  with their presence all over the world!


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Over the years, Helen has had the pleasure of teaching yoga classes  and leading yoga retreats in Atlanta, North Georgia Mountains, Amelia Island, Fla, Monte Carlo, Italy, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, St Croix, Ischia Italy and on cruise ships. Most recently, she has the pleasure of leading retreats on the largest sailing ship in the world to some amazing destinations.

Helen always strives to pass on the joy of being fit, not as much for vanity, but more importantly for health and a wholeness of body, mind, and spirit! Helen was voted one of Atlanta’s top yoga instructors in the 2012 Yoga Edition of Atlanta’s Best Self Magazine. Yoga by Helen was also selected for the 2012 and 2013 Best of Atlanta Award in the Yoga category by the Atlanta Award Program. Atlanta Magazine featured Helen and her retreats in the Oct 2016 issue.

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Feel free to email Helen at with any questions!

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