HEIDI SCHMALBACH | RYT 200
A former dancer, Heidi was first drawn to yoga as a movement-based practice and a fun way to stay active. After sporadic participation for several years, she was fortunate to encounter several influential teachers and began a daily practice in 2009. She was encouraged to pursue teacher training and completed 200 hour certification in 2012 with Gioconda Parker at BFree Yoga in Austin, TX. As a practitioner and teacher, Heidi is continuously surprised and delighted by the transformative power of yoga and the incredible potential of the human body and mind. Born in Massachusetts, Heidi recently surprised friends and family by referring to herself as a “Texan,” having spent the last ten years in Austin. She moved to New Orleans to begin a PhD program at Tulane in Urban Studies, so you will usually find her glued to a computer at a local coffee establishment. Heidi strives to create classes that are fun, flow-y, and always challenging. She takes her music playlists seriously and is always open to requests and suggestions!