Centered City Yoga Teacher Highlight—Heather Sky
I am loving highlighting our amazing teachers who dedicate their lives to helping us all learn to intelligently work with breath, movement and consciousness. This brings presence and peace to each moment in our lives. Our yoga practice not only helps us to feel better physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually on our mats; we also through time begin to naturally take our precious practice off the mat, and into our world. It takes well-trained teachers who practice and recognize this. These teachers daily hone the ability to share with each student how to apply yoga not only to a moment in a yoga practice, but also into our daily lives.
Today I am delighted to talk about Heather Sky. She is a special teacher indeed. I think of her as a colorful spark of joy—her brightly colored hair mirrors her personality. Her approach to teaching is strong, with a loving kindness presence. She expertly guides her students to grow their practice at just the right challenging pace, while also keeping them grounded and filled with a sense of lightness. Heather is one who inspires just by walking into the space.
Heather grew up in a small lake town located in sunny Southern California and now lives nestled between the majestic Wasatch Mountains. Utah’s unique geographical diversity and terrain have made this outdoor enthusiast proud to call the Beehive State home. When Heather is not teaching or engaging in her personal yoga practice―both of which are a part of her daily routine―she can be found camping, hiking, rock climbing, or paddle boarding with her two young daughters. Being a single working mom certainly presents its own distinct challenges, but Heather wouldn’t change her charmed life for anything in the world.
She graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English, an emphasis in Creative Writing, and a minor in Environmental Studies. However, as she approached graduation, she made the conscious decision to participate in Yoga Teacher Training with D’ana Baptiste―not realizing at the time that her desire to share the transformative power of yoga with others would forever change her path. Eventually she was invited to teach at Centered City Yoga, a request that left her both humbled and honored. She is so thankful to be amongst such dedicated and talented instructors and practitioners, and appreciates the opportunity she has to build connections and relationships on a regular basis with her CCY family. She considers the most valuable facet of yoga―both on and off the mat―to be the sense of community created between practitioners, and loves making connections with her fellow yogis.
Heather also has the privilege of teaching at two diverse and distinguished studios in Utah County―3B Yoga and InBALANCE Yoga. Between these three studios, which allow Heather to teach and practice a wide variety of yoga styles full-time, she has been known to evoke a certain level of wildness and tranquility within the practice simultaneously.
Her teaching repertoire currently includes: Ashtanga, Vinyasa, 26 Postures, Power, Acro Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Kids Yoga, Teens and Tweens, SUP Yoga, and specialty workshops (including backbends and Revolution Wheel). Heather proudly considers herself a perpetual student, and is constantly attending additional trainings, immersions, and workshops with superlative instructors from across the country to strengthen both her personal practice and teaching abilities. She also identifies as a tattooed yogi, writer, rebel, coffee lover, and mother to two wild women in the making. Although, you’ll most likely recognize her around the studio due to her bright and ever-changing hair color.
I love Heather and the bright energetic joy she brings to Centered City Yoga. I truly hope you will try her classes and fall in love with the tools she teaches you on the mat, and for life.
Heather will soon lead a very beautiful practice on Saturday, May 13th from 1:30-3:00PM on behalf of ProjectOM and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This will be a donation based class open to all. Below is the description of her class. The purpose is to earn money for the foundation while also working to get 1 million students practicing yoga in the name of the foundation on Mother’s Day weekend. We hope you will join Heather by sharing your practice on the lovely day.
We believe in the strength of the human spirit to overcome obstacles. We believe in the power of the divine feminine soul to rise above cancer and live well and strong happy lives. We believe in the grace of yoga to help us culture and focus our energy to freedom! Please join us in this special donation based class to raise money for women fighting breast cancer. This is for the men and women in our lives touched by breast cancer in any way. Learn more about this special class here!
You can follow Heather on Instagram @rebelution.yogi
6:00-7:00AM Power Hour
7:15-8:30AM Mindful Movement and Meditation
10:30-11:45AM Core & Restore
Every other Saturday
4:00-5:15PM Tweens and Teens
5:30-6:30PM Yoga for Kids