Teacher Spotlight: Kali Meister

Our growing class list would be quite difficult to pull off without the awesome instructors - and businesses - we've been so honored to meet.  We'd like to give you the same opportunity to get to know our Chattery teachers a bit better. 

Meet Kali Meister, who will be leading us in Laughter Yoga this Thursday! 

Kali Meister is an award-winning writer, actor, and filmmaker. She served as the Jack E. Reese Writer in Residence of the University of Tennessee Libraries for 2008-2009. She holds the MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont and a BA in Psychology from University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. Meister prides herself on being a true cross-genre writer and eclectic artist and individual. She has had original poems, short stories, essays, news features, non-fiction works published in various anthologies and literary reviews, and she also works as an actress, activist, spiritual healer, and teacher. Learn more about Kali here


How did you get started in your profession?

I consider myself a storyteller at my core--it's all about narrative. I come from a long line of women storytellers and have been telling stories since I was able to project a voice. The rest of it grew from that need to express what I am and what I see and share that with anyone who will listen.

Why do you love Chattanooga?

It's cracking open. It's beginning to see its ability to be more.

What's one topic you'd like to learn through The Chattery?

Marketing. I'm beginning a lot of business ventures and would love to get a grasp on how to get me out in the community and taking my act on the road.

What's something someone would be surprised to learn about you?

As much as I seem so very on the surface and able to be bold and brave in front of a crowd or audience, at my core I am an extrovert who is sometimes shy and requires much downtime after being around groups of people.