HEAL YOUR BODY
HEAL YOUR MIND
For much of my young life, I was at odds with loving my body and feeling at ease in it. I had a lot of angst that came out in different ways--eating disorders and body dysmorphia for the better part of a decade, debilitating anxiety coupled with some substance abuse. At my lowest point, I said to myself either I will get better or I will die sooner than later. I sought help. I spent a year "working on myself" in outpatient treatment with the help of several professionals. Around this time, I completed my 200hr yoga teacher training and begun practicing yoga therapeutically as a means to help myself.
The time and dedication I spent on healing paid off and slowly but surely, I got better. Since then, I never looked back. I just continued the path of yoga.
In the following years, I have increased my training to include R-PYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher), mat pilates AFAA Certified, YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider), iRest level 1 yoga nidra and, most recently, C-IAYT, Certified Yoga Therapist. Yoga practice has also helped me through pregnancy, childbirth, and being a mom.
I believe It's important to live the practice. Whatever yoga tools I teach and share with my students and clients are practices I have done (and do) myself.
Classes that fit your needs
Heidi curates movement (static and dynamic), breath work which may include pranayama, mantra (chanting), mudra (hand positions), yoga philosophy, Ayurvedic practices, guided meditation, stillness and rest--yes, rest is a skill we can cultivate!
Each class and each individual is different so depending on the person and class type--even depending on the time of year, a yoga class will vary.
I have taught over 2500 hours of yoga and counting in group classes, private lessons and yoga therapy sessions.
I've worked with studios, gyms, corporations, parks and recreation, and veterans affairs.
I began working in yoga research in 2020 in collaboration with Veterans Affairs and Stanford University through the Bayley Lab and War-Related Injury and Illness Study Center (WRIISC) on various studies such as telehealth and in-person yoga for chronic pain, yoga for early onset Alzheimer's, and yoga for Lyme disease.
"Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended, for a long time, without break and in all earnestness." Sutra 1.14 Sri Swami Satchidananda "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali"
"I started working with Heidi in the early part of December to address aches I have had in my calves for the last four years. I almost gave up trying different methods of easing the pain until I attended the sessions with Heidi to understand pain management better and to my surprise even found a new spot with discomfort which I thought was normal. The 1 hour is filled with much knowledge, some breathing exercises, and movements. She also provides a summary after the class which is very useful for me to remember the next time I work out. She is really wonderful to work with!"
- Tina J
I want to hear your story.
I see what you're already doing well.
What you do well.
I enact a routine.
Reach your goals for movement
Overall vitality in your body and mind.