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CONTACT

Contact Heather at heather@5koshasyoga.com

“I am Heather, Yoga Therapist, Teacher and Pilates Teacher in Training. Yoga invites us to live with awareness and intention. It supports us in creating growth and transformation within ourselves, our relationships and our community. I am humbled and honored to be a student and teacher of yoga – sharing yoga tools that are accessible and customized to every individual. ”

Classes and Offerings

Offerings include:

  • Group classes
  • Mini-retreats
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Workshops
  • Special Events
  • Outdoor Classes

Classes are offered at 5 Koshas Yoga and Wellness, online and hybrid options + 5-day video recording of class

Private sessions for individuals or small groups are offered In-Studio at 5 Koshas or online and on-site

Class Options:

  • Yoga classes focusing on movement, breathing and intention-setting
  • Yoga Therapeutics for structural health, balance practice + stress management and pain management
  • Yoga Therapeutics for breast cancer Survivors and Thrivers
  • Group Meditation
  • Yoga and Pilates classes focusing on strengthening, stretching, bone and joint health, muscle tone, mental focus & some fun

Review classes here: https://www.5koshasyoga.com/yoga/class-schedule/

Intentions and Teaching Style

My Intention is to provide a welcoming space for individuals to begin from ‘where they are at’ to practice and refine yoga tools for use on and off the mat.

Movement, breathing and meditation practices support the ability to live with awareness and intention. These invite individuals to be curious and empowered as they develop a sense of embodiment that can support body, nervous system, mind and heart with:

  • Activities of daily living
  • Improving balance
  • Recovering from rigorous exercise (running, biking, lifting)
  • Increasing energy for hobbies (hiking, crafting, music, cooking, keeping up with kids and pets)
  • Healing from injury, post-operative procedures and conditions that create a shift in life’s routine
  • Self-reflection and self-care to navigate each day

The more I learn, practice and teach, the more I appreciate the gift of small movements to big movements, a light sense of humor, the importance of human connection and the power of quiet and stillness. I am continually amazed at the ‘free of charge’ tool of breathing and breathing techniques.

With this ongoing practice of movement, breathing and deepening awareness to support every season of life, it is an honor to guide students to trust and respect themselves within the exploration of their practice. This creates a solid foundation for continued growth on the mat and in life, nurturing an individual’s passion and purpose.

I look forward to practicing with you.

Credentials

  • C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, International Association of Yoga Therapists
  • E-RYT 500, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance
  • Continued Education and Practice with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute AVI – studying Structural Health of low back, hips and upper back, neck and shoulders, in addition to Physiological Health, strategies for stress management, fatigue and sleeplessness
  • Master’s Degree, Education
  • Student of Leslie Kaminoff, founder of the Breathing Project, Advanced Studies in Anatomy and Movement
  • Currently Pilates Teacher-in-Training with Balanced Body & Studio B Pilates – studying anatomy, movement principles, Pilates mat 1, 2 & 3 and Pilates reformer 1, 2 & 3

Relevant Work History

  • Full-time Yoga Teacher
  • Managing Partner in 5 Koshas Yoga and Wellness
  • Teacher assistant, 300 hour and 200 hour River Flow Yoga Teacher Training with Mary Hilliker
  • Seven year career as a High School & Jr. High English Teacher and Coach

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Therapeutic Yoga for Women experiencing any phase of breast cancer treatment, recovery, healing and thriving
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  • What they say...

    “It is apparent Heather has a thirst for knowledge and is always bringing something new and different to the yoga classes she teaches. Her sequences are well thought out and she personalizes them with an element of fun! Heather provides caring reminders for adaptation to meet individual needs.” -R

    “In our private sessions, Heather’s guidance, knowledge and willingness to problem solve has blessed me with improved comprehension of my body’s abilities and limitations. Heather addresses so much more than the postures and modifications.  Her words inspire my mind and my spirit and she gently reminds me that everything is a practice!” -C