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BW round gravatarHeather is certified in Integrative Hatha Yoga from Samyoga Institute, and teaches from this perspective, as well as incorporating Vinyasa, 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 and is accredited by the National Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 (experienced registered yoga teacher at the 200 hour level with over 1000 hours of teaching). 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 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 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 helping specific populations. Heather helps seniors feel good in their bodies, and educates about moving every day by teaching a weekly class on a few branches of the Perry County District Library. In addition, she 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, 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. See schedule below.


work one-on-one or in a small group setting with heather to refine poses, start your journey as a beginner, understand the practice from a larger perspective, understand your body habits and discover ways to mindfully move each day.


yoga is a lot more than poses on a sticky mat. read the blog to learn more about asana (poses), pranayama (breath retention/control), awareness, mindful movement and ways to live an active lifestyle using yoga principles.

Teaching Schedule:


Monday Individual Sessions 7a – 7p  by appointment only; email to schedule
Tuesday FMC: Cancer Resource Center, Lancaster 10 – 10:30a    chair yoga for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment (rotating weeks with another instructor)
PCDL, New Lexington 10:30 – 11:15a  (Senior class every other week)  contact PCDL to register
Ohio University-Pickerington 11a – 12:20p   for enrolled OU students & through Continuing Ed, Fall & Spring Semesters
Ohio University-Lancaster 2 – 3:20p   for enrolled OU students & through Continuing Ed, Fall & Spring Semesters
Wednesday Grass Roots Studio, Zanesville 12n – 1p   weekly public class (drop-ins welcome), begins mid-April 2017
PCDL, Junction City 5:30 – 6:15p  (Senior class every other week)  contact PCDL to register
Thursday hOMe on the 19, Somerset 7:30a – 8:45a  weekly outdoor public class in the middle of the woods: drop-ins welcome (June – October) email to inquire
FMC: Cancer Resource Center, Lancaster 10 – 10:45a    for cancer patients and survivors (rotating weeks with another instructor)
Ohio University-Pickerington 11a – 12:20p    for enrolled OU students & through Continuing Ed, Fall & Spring Semesters
Ohio University-Lancaster 2 – 3:20p    for enrolled OU students & through Continuing Ed, Fall & Spring Semesters
Friday  hOMe on the 19, Somerset 6 – 9p  monthly outdoor public class/workshop/event in the middle of the woods with various teachers on a multitude of topics, May – October … more info announced soon
Saturday Individual Sessions 8a – 1p  by appointment only; email to schedule


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