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.
When she made the decision to attend yoga teacher training in March 2019, she realized that yoga is a practice for herself, and she shows up on her mat each day, accepting herself and her body. Kristie enjoys Bikram, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Power, Yin, and most recently, SUP yoga styles.Yoga found Kristie about 15 years ago, and after taking a class here and there, she felt it wasn't for her. She has always been competitive in sports and in life, and yoga felt too slow. It wasn't until she began training in martial arts that she really became interested in yoga. When starting a regular practice, she found that her competitive nature had placed her in a competitive mindset on the yoga mat as well, which hindered her growth in her yoga practice.
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.
Kaylie grew up on the stage, dancing for 12 years. This consisted of many styles and she was highly into the performing arts including film and theater acting, and she has always been drawn to the arts. She was introduced to yoga at the age of 14 when her world was falling apart, and Yoga pulled her out of the dark place she was in. She instantly fell in love with the practice as a way of self expression and as a way to connect through the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of what yoga has to offer. She dove into the healing properties and the power of energy that Yoga provided and it changed her whole perspective on life. She learned to appreciate the true beauty within ourselves and the universe.
Yoga continues to help Kaylie learn and grow, and to connect the mind, body, and spirit as a whole. She wants to share with you the healing properties that yoga has offered her and to help you find the love we all have within. When she's not engaged in Yoga or the arts, Kaylie enjoys eating, hiking, watching TV, and sleeping.
Heather P (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.
Glory dances in the kitchen, bathroom, and even in her chair. Her soul was meant to move! She has instructed Les Mills' Barre and BodyFlow formats for Gold's Gym, teaches aerial fitness classes at Elite Gymnastics, and is thrilled to share her love of Barre with the beauties at HEAL.
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.