Meet Your HEAL Yoga Instructors:
Bethany became an instructor in 2010 and has enjoyed sharing her yoga experience with the community. She teaches Beginner, Hatha, Vinyasa, Power and Yin yoga, with a strong focus on getting to know the self through practice. Bethany started practicing yoga in college as a way to get exercise without overdoing it as she struggled with severe asthma. What she found was much more than physical: her seasonal depression lessened through savasana and a regular meditation practice, and she felt a lot stronger both physically and spiritually.
Bethany recently completed her 500 hour training through a Yoga Alliance program at the Lotus Wellness Spot, where she deepened her knowledge and practice of Ashtanga, Trauma Yoga, Ayurveda, Kids Yoga, advanced anatomy and asanas, Yoga Nidra, and Yoga for the Individual. Bethany started and admins the Yogis Of Ogden, and she owns the HEAL Yoga Studio along with her fiance Taylor.
Heather B (200YT)
Heather Bloomquist grew up in Ogden, UT and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from WSU. She received her Master’s degree in Sustainable Communities and a graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies from Northern Arizona (NAU) in Flagstaff, AZ. Heather taught Women and Gender courses for NAU for 10 years and is an advocate for empowerment education. She then returned to Ogden and discovered her love for yoga at the local yoga studios and gym. She combined her passions for teaching, personal empowerment and yoga and received her 200 hr RYT from Lotus Yoga. She was trained in Vinyasa Flow, Pranayama, Meditation and Yin and teaches yoga at HEAL Yoga and Gold’s Gym. Heather also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, snowboarding, cycling, gardening and hiking with her dogs.
Heather JP (200YT)
As a long distance runner for 17 years, Heather ran into her first yoga class 13 years ago to help deal with the consequences of being herself. Within yoga she found many things, but ultimately it was the perfect yin to her yang personality. She holds a 200 Hour E-RYT from Yoga Fit and has 10 years experience as a yoga instructor. Heather is a creative, fun and authentic instructor with a compassion-centered teaching style.
She has experienced teaching Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin , Power, Meditative and Yoga for Trauma. She teaches beginners to advanced levels, cancer survivors, elite military members, and those dealing with trauma. Heather truly believes that yoga has a place for everyone.
Following the onset of stress induced illness, Summerhaze had the opportunity to take yoga classes throughout her high school years and this is how she fell in love with the practice 16 years ago. Upon further practice, she became a big believer in the healing aspects of yoga and meditation. She attended WSU and earned a degree in Health Promotion with a Women's Studies minor. She is currently working to discover her niche and embracing the beautiful journey. Summerhaze feels that yoga "hugs you where you're at" in your personal journey of health and well-being. Summerhaze completed her 200 hour RYT at Lotus Yoga Studio in spring 2019 and is certified with Yoga Alliance. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and holding space for those wishing to start and/or maintain their path. She resides in good ol' O-town and her favorite things to do generally involve the great outdoors and reconnecting with nature with friends by her side.
Yoga was brought into Jocelyn’s life by means of a “Yoga at Home” DVD and a weekly psychedelic 70’s Rock blacklight yoga class with her friends at a studio in her hometown of St. George, UT. The practice of yoga and meditation changed her life by giving her the tools to cope with anxiety. She hopes to help others struggling as she did and bring relaxation to those who need a break from the furious pace of life. Jocelyn’s purpose in her classes is to weave something energetically magical to provide a space for others to explore and find beauty in their true selves. Joss has been teaching yoga since 2016 and has loved every second of it. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science in Behavioral Sciences with an emphasis in Anthropology. She loves the mountains and the trees. Joss is a big nerd at heart. She and her husband love studying Norse Mythology, creating music, art, and jewelry, and traveling the world in their spare time.