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Heather

About Heather

Hi, I'm Heather! I wish to make yoga real and accessible for EVERY body by being an advocate for body image positivity through Curvy Yoga. I hope to nurture my students with an honest and down-to-earth exploration of breath, awareness, movement, and compassion. I look forward to working with people from all walks of life – particularly those who have felt unsure, unseen or shut out in previous yoga and movement experiences. I love helping my students reconnect in body and mind, to become empowered and confident by embracing the present. No day but today!

I discovered yoga in the later part of a 20+ year corporate profession. The stress was crippling, and yoga helped me heal, both physically and mentally. I have been practicing ever since, and have studied with many incredible local and international teachers. I completed my 200-hr certification with Sarah Trelease in Portland, OR, and the Curvy Yoga Certification program with Anna Guest-Jelley, founder of Curvy Yoga and author of Yoga and Body Image. I currently teach Curvy Yoga, Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative yoga in the Portland area.

Fun fact: I am a theater junkie, and have performed in countless plays and musicals in my hometown of Royal Oak, Michigan. I auditioned (but was not cast) for two Broadway shows: Annie and RENT. In addition to yoga, I am passionate about arts of all kind - especially fine, theatrical, and culinary!

Classes Heather leads

Experience

I have my ERYT-200. Additionally, I am Curvy Yoga certified by the founder of Curvy Yoga, Anna Guest-Jelly, and Accessible Yoga certified by Jivana Heyman. I have been teaching this class for over 6 years and teach teachers how to work with bigger bodies.

Pronouns

She/her

Favorite Food

Sushi, pizza, and ice cream!

Currently listening to

Spotify mix plus a bunch of Broadway tunes.

Least favorite workout move

Pushups and burpees

Pets

Two feline fur babies named Rosie and Basil