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Our Instructors

SONIA

SONIA

Owner & Founder, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP Provider

Hot Flow, Aerial Yoga, Kundalini, Yin, Buti Yoga

 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. It only took me closer to two decades to finally feel like I sort of, kind of know what I’m doing 🙂

I am Influenced by many inspiring teachers such as Joe Dispenza, Esther/Abraham Hicks, Carolyn Myss, Donna Eden, Anodea Judith, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Stephen Co and Jeffrey Allen and a handful of local yoga teachers. My aim is to authentically share the transformative, therapeutic potential of yoga, movement, daily awareness and energy practices to my students. Every body can benefit from the practice of yoga, movement and awareness practices.

I teach in a way that provides full spectrum practice and training incorporating easeful living, alignment and flow on and off the mat.  I hold a light heart-centered space for my students to fully feel their whole self. The focus of my programs 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 science based and Eastern modalities and an authority from embodying the teachings I learned through life experiences, my practices and teaching it to others.

Credentials: 

E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP Provider

Certified in Kundalini Yoga, Enneagram, Aerial Yoga, Yin, Buti Yoga, Barre, Roll Model, Personal Fitness Instruction, Nutrition, Pranic Healing, Reiki, Lunar Wisdom, Core Confidence Specialist

Certified Energy Codes Coach, Morter Institute

Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Himalayan Institute

Ayurvedic Herbalist and Health Practitionier (Shanka Vansiya Ayurveda lineage)

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

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
LEAH

LEAH

Certified Yoga Instructor

Power Flow, Hot 26

A little about Leah. She moved to Alaska in January from southern New Jersey, outside of Philadelphia with her husband and 3 children. She is a dog mama also. She sold her childcare and Pre-K to move up here. Leah is also a certified children’s and yoga instructor. She is a Baptiste Power Yoga certifiend. A little about Baptiste for those who are not familiar with this methodology of yoga. Baptiste yoga was created by Baron Baptiste. Baptiste yoga is a heated, power flow. It is about finding the amazing, radiant self that is already inside of you. It is an athletic flow that is heated, you will sweat! It is also appropriate for every level of yoga experience. In a traditional Baptiste studio there is an exact flow to follow; Leah will be taking some creative liberty within this flow to make it work for the time and people in class. It is a fun, athletic class that starts slow, builds and crescendos, then cools down. It allows for strength and stretching.

MARTI

MARTI

Certified Yoga Instructor

Hot Flow

An artist at heart, Marti is a certified yoga teacher and reiki Practitioner. Having been in love with yoga since childhood, Marti didn’t realize the true power of the practice until a few summers ago, when she moved to LA from New York City. Marti quickly discovered how alienating and jarring a city like LA can be, and found herself turning to yoga more than ever before. She also discovered the unique power of Reiki, a Japanese technique that promotes healing and relaxation, which changed her life. Marti quickly became attuned to be a Reiki Practitioner, and started incorporating hands-on healing in her Yoga. Along with teaching classes, Marti’s specialty is working one-one-one with clients, where she introduces them to her unique blend of Meditation, Yoga, and Reiki, all with the intention of healing the soul, and awakening the light within. As well as being a Healer, Marti is also a trained actor who believes passionately in being present, focused, and living in the now. A passionate and empathetic teacher, Marti strives to create a comfortable, safe environment for her students so that they can discover their true potential as yogis, and more importantly, as a human beings.

ANI

ANI

Barre Instructor

Barre, Back & Core

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