About Heather

Curious minds keep Heather inspired as a teacher. She has experienced first hand the transformative benefits of using a yoga practice to facilitate healing. Heather took her first yoga class in 2008 in an effort to “try anything” to reduce a lifetime of chronic back pain. A few months later the pain was gone - and the healing didn’t stop there. In 2015 Heather underwent a pelvic reconstruction surgery to re-build her hip socket after debilitating pain developed from hip dysplasia.  She went from wheelchair to Standing Bow Pose again through yoga postures in a chair and a deep sense of calm determination that had been fostered from years of a consistent yoga practice. She is no stranger to a recovery process. 

She claims of her beginning years in yoga, “my practice shifted from a very physically-oriented class to an overall sense of well-being - I slept better, ate better, had less stress build up, built self-confidence, and came out of my shell.”  Heather started her teaching career with Bikram Yoga Teacher Training* in 2012 and has been teaching and eager to continue learning ever since. Currently enrolled in a Yoga Therapy Specialist Program - the learning is continuous.

Heather loves to spend mindful time outside, deep in the wild - the types of days where there seems to be an absence of time passing.

Although very serious about the yoga,  she will bring a youthful life and exuberance to the class.  

*Her work is not affiliated with Bikram Choudhury

Trainings and Certifications:

Heather is a Level 2 Original Hot Yoga Association (OHYA) certified Bikram Yoga Teacher, Inferno Hot Pilates, and Yin Yoga Instructor. She actively participates in continuing education with teachers such as: Tiffany Cruikshank, Rachel Land, Lynn Whitlow, Gianna Purcell, Kim Tang, Joseph Encinia, Judith Hanson Lasater and Mary Richards. She has assisted on teacher trainings for 105F and Bend Hot Yoga. 

2012 - Bikram Yoga Teacher Training*

2014 - Bikram Yoga Recertification Training* - Rajashree Choudhury 

2015 - Bend Hot Yoga Teacher Development - Kathy Durham 

2016 - 26&2 Hot Yoga Teacher Tune Up - Gianna Purcell & Kathy Durham 

2017 - Inferno Hot Pilates Teacher Training - Gabriella Walters 

2018 - Teacher Development - Lynn Whitlow 

2019 - Teacher Development - Lynn Whitlow & Val Sklar Robinson

2019 - Experiential Anatomy Movement Literacy for Yoga Teachers - 50 hours - Mary Richards, Lizzie Lasater, and Judith Hanson Lasater

2020 - Pranayama Intensive Course - 20 hours - Judith Hanson Lasater and Lizzie Lasater

2021 - Vibrant Vision - 30 hours - Ben Sears and Tatiana Depillo  - Sacred Geometry Vinyasa, Active Mobility, Meditation and Journaling 

2021 - Dynamic Roots - 30 hours - Ben Sears and Tatiana Depillo - Sacred Geometry Vinyasa, mobility and strength training for the hips and legs to help mitigate injuries, breathwork, meditation, and journaling.  

2022/2023 - Yoga Medicine - In Progress: Yoga Therapy Specialist 500 hour YTT: Completed:

*Her work is not affiliated with Bikram Choudhury