Dahlonega’s premier listening room for music, comedy, and spoken word;

where the hustle slows and the rhythm is heard.”

the social house :

Meet your study group, schedule your client meeting or special event; Canopy + the Roots is a lounge for livin’ alive with floor to ceiling plants, a coffee bar serving Costa-Rican fresh-ground java and pastries, and a glass yoga studio offering daily classes, series’, and workshops/trainings. Save money with our memberships and receive bottomless coffee, merch, ticket discounts, and more.

the listening room:

We believe in the celebration of diversity and the thriving arts community here in the Peach State. Offering open-mic for poetry/spoken word, stand-up comedy, improv, all-genre music concerts, comedy class series’, gallery art shows, and film screenings, we aim to serve both customer and performer with integrity and creative, southern hospitality. We hope each guest feels the heart behind the uncommon ambiance, offering, and experience here at Canopy + the Roots, Dahlonega.

It takes a village…

…to raise a dream. Meet some of the faces that make Canopy + the Roots come alive:

Hollie + Brandon

Founder & CEO

Four years ago, this concept was but a dream in the hearts of this married couple. In a series of divine appointments, this vision has been given breath and life. We hope the experience at Canopy + the Roots is one of peace, inspiration, growth, and fellowship. Hollie has been photographing weddings and commercial/editorial work for almost fifteen years. With a passion for the arts and a background in public education, she brings compassion and a desire to serve. Also a 200 hr Registered Yoga Teacher, Hollie teaches yoga at the Canopy studio. Brandon, an innovative and strategic risk-taker, has been a nationally-awarded salesperson and client manager in the building products industry since 2007. Brandon brings a powerhouse of essential skills to our backstage and behind the scenes operations at Canopy + the Roots.

Follow Hollie on Instagram @bohohollie

Alli Kimbrell

Yoga Instructor, 200 RYT: Vinyasa + Power Flow

Alli Kimbrell is a 200 Registered Yoga Teacher who fell in love with with yoga from her very first class. Not long after, she knew her calling was to share it with others. Alli loves to find the perfect balance between the physicality and self-care aspects of the practice, allowing her students to feel energized and revitalized on all levels, all while moving and breathing to a well thought out playlist.

Follow Alli on Instagram @allikimbrellyoga

Stefanie Stewart

Event Management – remote

An event manager for the Georgia Aquarium and a recent grad of UNG, Stefanie utilizes her stellar planning skills in conjunction with her alumni loyalty to UNG and our little mountain town to keep our ships sailing straight in the course of all the live action! Stefanie also creates her own planners, watercolor sketches, and calligraphy. You can see her work on display in the coffee lounge or online at Etsy @SASArtistry

Ansley Walker

Fiber Art : Knot Ordinary

Ansley is the maker behind Knot Ordinary, our offering of hand-crafted macrame plant hangers, key chains, rearview hangers, earrings and more. She is currently a junior in high school and started her business two years ago. When she discovered macrame at a conference, she instantly fell in love with both the challenge and the creative outlet it provided. We are excited to partner with her and make her creations available for purchase in the Canopy.

Follow Knot Ordinary on Instagram @knot_ordinary or on her website .

Danny Wilson

Interior Design

Danny is an artist with a spectacular talent for event build-out, theatrical aesthetic, and design. To see his work, just step underground and into the landscape of the ROOTS, our live performance venue. Danny is fascinated by the spaces people inhabit, both physically and emotionally. His work is mostly figurative with strong elements of anthropomorphism and transformation. He explores concepts around personal and societal roles and how they impact our ability to adapt and transform. His use of animals combined with human subject matter is a statement about his belief that all living creatures hold equal importance on this planet and share an interconnectedness that we do not fully comprehend, but impacts us regardless and in ways we cannot always imagine.

Find more of Danny’s work at 3rd Element Studio.Follow Alli on Instagram @allikimbrellyogaFind more of Danny’s work at 3rd Element Studio.

Christina Barnes

Yoga Instructor, 200 RYT : Gentle Vinyasa & Maternity Yoga March Saturday Series

Christina loves using yoga to help her students cultivate a deeper sense of purpose and connectedness with God, themselves, and others. In her faith-filled flow classes, you can expect thought-provoking meditations, active flow sequences, and challenge balance poses or inversions … always sprinkled with laughter and honest interaction. When she’s not teaching yoga, Christina is spreading love in direct and indirect ways through her work in international missions. Christina works at Adventures in Missions where she helped launch a women’s ministry that reaches thousands of hurting women around the world every year — and it was in that work that she saw the need for yoga as outreach. Christina now leads Wholeness Journey missions trips to help women seek deeper levels of wholeness in mind, body, and Spirit through the development of their faith, outreach to those in need, and the practice of yoga. (See more at wholenessjourney.org) Find her on Instagram @missionaryyogi

Interested in becoming part of our village?

Come into the store to apply in person or email us at events@canopyandtheroots.com .