Heather was introduced to yoga in Okinawa, Japan in 2001. As the spouse of a United States Marine who deployed regularly, she found herself alone in an exciting but also very foreign country and searching for something to fill the void. Heather had always understood the value of physical activity and its effects on stress, anxiety and depression. Finding a yoga class on base with other people who could identify with what she was going through was a life changer. The yoga community on the military base became her family and support group in a time when she needed them most. Yoga and its ability to turn down the noise and create positive energy within became her lifeline.
Her love of the physiological and psychological effects of yoga were reinforced during her studies towards a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine. As a forever student, her passion regarding the benefits of yoga and living a healthy lifestyle led her to become a Wellness Coach. She enjoys intertwining mindfulness and stress-reducing techniques in her yoga classes and coaching sessions. Heather’s love of music creates a dynamic and playful atmosphere that leaves students with an energetic sense of well-being while developing an awareness of the mind-body connection. Heather has always been into fitness and has been teaching yoga and other formats since 2007. She completed her 200-Hr Vinyasa Yoga training in Heidelberg, Germany.
Heather is an adventurer at heart and enjoys traveling and surrounding herself in nature, especially with her husband and 3 children. She has had the honor and privilege to explore and live in some very exciting places. She is from Jacksonville, Florida but lived in Japan, Southern California, and Germany before moving to Hawaii. Some of her favorite hobbies include going to the beach, paddle boarding, surfing, camping, hiking, snowboarding, gardening, and reading.