Heather Sage Church, B.S., E-RYT 200, is certified in Integrative Hatha Yoga from Samyoga Institute, and teaches from this perspective, as well as incorporating Vinyasa, EmbodiYoga, Yin, and Restorative. Practices are always well rounded, challenging students to find their edge while respecting their bodies and most classes are heart-centered, philosophy and breath-based and introspective in nature.
Heather found yoga in 1998, became certified to teach in 2007, is accredited by the National Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200, as well as a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Humbled and grateful for her journey thus far, she is forever a student. Since graduating from Samyoga Institute, she’s gained certification and/or taken courses in Vinyasa, Pranayama, Yoga Anatomy, Prenatal, Yin, Restorative, Somatic Meditation, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, the Yoga Sutras, Yoga for Athletes, Storytime Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage and more. Heather is currently enrolled in EmbodiYoga’s 300 hour teacher training which is helping her learn, apply and teach a more embodied approach of the practice and will grant her a 500 RYT title upon completion, while also simultaneously working toward IAYT accreditation as a Yoga Therapist.
Each year you’ll find Heather on up to three Ohio University campuses, in Chillicothe (OU-C), Lancaster (OU-L) and Pickerington (OU-P), where she teaches yoga through the Physical Education Department (for credit to enrolled students as an Adjunct Faculty Member.) Classes open to students enrolled at OU, and to the public under the Continuing Education Department.
She is also passionate about working with specific populations – Heather helps seniors feel good in their bodies, and educates about mindful movement during weekly classes at the Perry County District Library, and volunteers for FMC’s Cancer Resource Center by co-teaching two weekly public classes for patients and survivors.
Heather offers private individual and small group sessions in her hOMe studio on 19 wooded acres just outside of Somerset, Ohio where she focuses on alignment, awareness, embodiment, breath control and mindfulness in her teaching, as well as catering to specific needs of each client. Individual sessions are perfect for beginners who want to explore the practice slowly and from the ground up, those who want to go deeper than a group class will allow, and/or individuals working through illness or injury. Larger public group classes take place outdoors in the warmer months at Heather’s home studio, and at Grass Roots Studio in Zanesville. View schedule here.