Heather first found Power Yoga in 2014 by seeking an alternative workout to strength training. The experience was invigorating, challenging her physically and mentally, and brought a focused attention to the mindfulness + body centering exercises that were missing from her previous workouts. She found a new passion for whole body wellness and her commitment to the practice quickly grew. She attended her first Baptiste training “Being of Power” in 2015 and, inspired by the Baptiste philosophy, completed a 200hr “Expand Your Power” teacher training in the Spring of 2016. Heather continued her yoga education spending a week at Level One in Sedona and her 500 hr training certification in 2018.
Full-time, Heather is a transportation Operations Manager. A 3rd generation trucking operations and company owner, Heather has a background in business, accounting, and 17 years in administrative/operations management. She is a wellness + safety speaker and advocate, her focus is fleet safety and operations through which her management has sparked an industry change that models a healthy trucking culture and Total Worker Health. She spearheaded a wellness application for The Oregon Trucking Association and has brought her love of yoga to her industry applying wellness and mindfulness methodology into her safety trainings. Many of those she manages are veterans from all branches of the U.S. military and Heather’s support for her employees and passion for wellness is recognized in the veteran community where she offers free yoga to veterans through Wounded Warrior Project.
As an instructor, Heather is joyful and energetic. She aims to bring practitioners a physically challenging experience, offering support, personal inquiry and space to create new possibilities in their practice. When she is not in the studio, or at her office, she can be found challenging herself outdoors. She enjoys hiking, snowboarding, paddleboarding and exploring the best of the Pacific Northwest with her sons Evan and Kaden.