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Our Instructors

SONIA

SONIA

Owner & Founder, Certified Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Yin, Buti Yoga, Barre and Fitness Instructor, Certified Roll Model Practitioner, Lightworker

Vinyasa Flow, Aerial Yoga, Restorative, Yin + Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Kundalini- Inspired Flow, Hot 26, Buti Yoga, Barre

 I found mindfulness practices including the practice of Yoga many years ago and too “busy” to do anything. With a professional career in Finance and Business administration, I was an overwhelmed, stressed, high achieving, type A and a culture-shocked Asian person. I meandered my way to so many practices to find my path. It only took me closer to two decades to finally feel like I sort of, kind of know what I’m doing here on Earth 🙂

I am Influenced by many inspiring teachers such as Joe Dispenza, Esther/Abraham Hicks, Carolyn Myss, Donna Eden, Anodea Judith, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Janet Stone and Jeffrey Allen to name a few and a handful of local yoga teachers. My aim is to authentically share the transformative potential of yoga, movement and daily awareness practices to my students. The basis of my teaching philosophy  is that every body can benefit from the practice of yoga, movement and awareness practices. All we need is to find that spark to pause even just for a few minutes from the momentum of daily life.  I received my yoga teacher training certificate from Anchorage Yoga.

I teach in a way that provides full spectrum practice and training incorporating easefulness and flow on and off the mat.  I hold a light heart-centered space for my students to fully feel their whole self on the mat. The focus of my teachings are Conscious and Empowered Living, Energy Awareness, Energy Guidance, Self-Healing and transformative Manifestations.

I’m an old soul, I’ve always believed that there’s more to life than what the eyes can see. My affinity for  conciousness expansion has led me to study various forms of practices over the years. There’s definitely a lot to learn, practice and EMBODY in this lifetime! I’m a lifelong learner with over 3,500 hours  of formal and informal studies from many different modalities and an authority from embodying the teachings I learned through life experiences and teaching it to others. 

 

HEIDI

HEIDI

Cerifited Yoga and Buti Yoga Instructor

Hot Flow, Buti Yoga, Reiki & Yoga, Hot 26

Heidi has been practicing for 10 years. She owned her own successful studio in Pennsylvania and has been in Alaska for 5 years and has been teaching at Yoga Om since the doors open. Her focus is vinyasa, relaxation, and mindfulness. She also works as a massage therapist. She believes it is a privilege to work as a massage therapist and to teach Yoga as a full time career.

Heidi’s teaching style merges strength and flexibility with moving meditation. This style of mindful practice pulls her students into the present moment and encourages them to be in their bodies now. Her intentions and themes in her classes will aid you in your yogic lifestyle and path. Heidi’s teachings allow her students to sink deeper into their asana poses with long holds while remaining open and present to the energy of the subtle body. Her energy center creates a healing and supportive space that is key to a deeply connected studio practice.

Heidi comes from an Anusara background and have trained with many amazing teachers. She received her 200 hour training from Shri yoga studio in PA. Heidi also mentored with her teacher there, she also trained with Seane Corn, and Desiree Rumbaugh and Desi Springer.

Heidi has a passion for teaching an open heart class.

ERICA

ERICA

Certified Yoga and Aerial Yoga Instructor

Aerial Yoga Fundamentals, Aerial Flow, Aerial Fitness, Aerial Barre

From her first yoga practice many years ago, Erica noticed the effect mindful movement had on her depressed and anxious mind. Through the years a deeper and meaningful relationship began to develop in her yoga practice between herself and God. She knew she had to share this with others battling mental health issues and those who did not feel connected to the Holy Spirit. This self-actualization is what drove her to seek out teaching.

In October 2019, Erica became a registered yoga instructor (200 level) through YogaFaith; with specializations in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Meditation, and Somatics. She volunteers as the Anchorage Area Manager for the Veterans Yoga Project and loves to hold space for anyone dealing with Post Traumatic Stress and to those who provide care and support to them (Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Trauma are serious issues, yet often overlooked).

She continues to participate in training programs to continue her development as both a yogi and a teacher.

Yoga Credentials

  • 200 Level Certification, YogaFaith, Oct 2019
  • Trauma Sensitive Certification, YogaFaith, Oct 2019
  • Meditation Certification, YogaFaith, Oct 2019 
  • Mindful Resilience Training, Veterans Yoga Project, Jan 2020 
  • Aerial Yoga Certification, Yoga Om, Jan 2020
  • Sozo and Somatics, YogaFaith, April 2020
JENN

JENN

Certified Yoga and Aerial Yoga Instructor

Aerial Yoga Fundamentals, Aerial Restorative

My name is Jennifer Dawkins, I have spent the majority of my life growing up and living in Alaska and I absolutely love all the nature and beauty that surrounds us every day. I thrive on being an active person and love being a part of my community.

I’ve been a small business owner in Wasilla for almost 12 years and recently completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training in Palmer, Alaska and am now a certified yoga instructor teaching yoga. Not only do I enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and more but I also enjoy painting and drawing, especially during the winter months.

I am super excited to have the opportunity to share not only my love of yoga, but also this wonderful new opportunity of teaching aerial yoga.

ANI

ANI

Barre Instructor

Barre, Aerial Barre

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