Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes at Carolina Assessment Services

Instructed by Shanika Pichey and Malai Roper


Our now permanent yoga classes are our first expansion into becoming not only a mental health agency, but a wellness center. Our yoga classes will be conducted on the first Monday and Wednesday of every month, with a limit of 6 individuals per class. The tickets for classes will always be first come first serve, with the link to buy tickets linked on this page.

Package Deal:

Individual classes will be $15 a person or you have the option to buy a package of 5 classes for $65. With this package, you will be able to choose any class morning or evening, but the package does expire 5 months after your initial purchase. Class dates and tickets for both morning and evening classes are posted on this page.

Morning Yoga

Our wonderful morning instructor is Shanika Pichey. In her early 20’s, Shanika began her yoga journey. After many years in practice and contemplation, Shanika began training to become an instructor. She received her 200hr YTT with Sakhi Yoga where her love for yoga deepened. Through this training, Shanika was awakened to the importance of practicing yoga both on and off the mat.

Shanika then enrolled with Indra Yoga Institute to further her education. Shanika received her 500hr RYT in 2021. In addition, she has received training in IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), Assisted Stretching, and Reiki.

While studying, her view of yoga shifted. She became more involved within her community in an effort to make yoga accessible for all bodies and has kept that goal central in her work. Shanika has facilitated both studio and private classes, and also worked with a local middle school to introduce a younger generation to the power of yoga.

Evening Yoga

Our amazing evening instructor is Malai Roper. Malai came to yoga as a way of bringing balance into her personal and professional life. As an educator, she also had a desire to teach yoga to children in schools and decided to enroll in Sakhi Yoga School.

After completing her training, Malai’s desire shifted from teaching primarily children to people of all ages. In the Spring of 2019, Malai completed her training at Sakhi Yoga School and is a 200hr Yoga Alliance Certified teacher. With an infectious passion for yoga, Malai believes yoga is for everyone and provides thoughtful classes. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling especially to the coast and mountains.

Morning class Tickets

First Monday of every month @ 8am
Price: $15
Location: 1105 Belleview St. Suite 103
Columbia, SC 29201 Instructor: Shanika Pichey

Evening class Tickets

First Wednesday of every month @ 6pm
Price: $15
Location: 1105 Belleview St. Suite 103
Columbia, SC 29201 Instructor: Malai Roper

Get in touch

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email

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