Heather attended her first yoga class at a YMCA when she was twenty. Although she had unexpectedly gained a sense of peace and calm afterward, she only continued practicing yoga sporadically into her thirties. It wasn’t until the stressors of modern-day life, compiled with unexplained illnesses, that she started to look for keys to her mental and physical wellness. At a weekend retreat in Sedona, AZ, one of the practitioners gave Heather the advice of finding a tribe. Shortly after, Evolve Yoga and Wellness of Sioux City, IA advertised a Yoga Teacher Training Program. Not just for future teachers, but for those who wanted to deepen their practice. “If you really want to learn something, teach it.” Heather completed her Yoga Teacher Training in 2018 and by the end had decided she needed to share what she had learned and how she understood it to others. Serendipitously Soul Story Yoga had emerged as Yankton’s first Yoga Studio a couple months before training started. The studio in Yankton become an essential part of Heather’s training as she was allowed to take some of the required in-class hours and observations there. It was a natural transition from student to teacher since it was her second, if not first, yoga home. In the spring of 2020, Heather took a break from teaching yoga. With extra time on her hands, she was able to take advantage of the many online trainings that suddenly became available. To date, Heather has been certified to teach yoga, meditation, and breathwork, as well as to facilitate sound journeys and singing bowl body work. With all of her new found gifts, Heather set out to create a new space, something that could be MORE than just a Yoga Studio. In November of 2021 she opened Heady Heart Healing Arts, a space where people could find healing from discomfort whether it be emotional, physical or spiritual. You can find her there, offering group classes as well as individual sessions.