Heather Sieve, Yoga Instructor

Yoga has been a part of my life for 10 years. After suffering back-to-back knee injuries, I began taking yoga classes as a low-impact form of exercise. My practice soon evolved from purely physical to an integral part of my emotional and creative well-being. Over the past 10 years, my practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible, and more confident--both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to evaluate my priorities, my decisions, and my habits. It inspires me to step outside the box and have fun.

My classes are fun, lighthearted, and nonjudgmental. I love to try new classes around the cities, and my sequencing from week to week is often reflective of what has inspired me lately. Some classes are prop-heavy and inspired by the Iyengar lineage, whereas other classes explore functional, active mobility without ever moving through a “flow.” I love to combine creative sequencing and a dose of challenge (both mental and physical) to deepen my students’ experience.

Classes are 75 minutes to enjoy a thorough, intelligent warm-up before diving deep into a peak pose or sequence. After exploring and having some fun, we wind down with some restorative postures before settling into some form of meditation (seated or supine). If at the end of class, students leave feeling inspired and a little lighter, I consider myself successful.