I am forever in awe of the power of yoga. I believe that yoga teaches us the very important (and rare) act of being, rather than doing. Nothing makes me happier than practicing – and teaching – yoga. I am always inspired by my fellow yogis, and I am so incredibly amazed at the transformative yoga practices that I get to be a part of with my students. It is, to put it simply, a joy and an honor to be teaching, especially at a studio as special as Inner Fire Yoga.
I adore teaching any and every style of yoga and am always striving to learn something new. I absolutely love teaching power flow yoga, the style that made me fall in love with the practice many years ago. However, I hold a soft spot in my heart for teaching the “slower stuff” – slow flows, meditation, yoga Nidra, and of course, yin. I believe in the power of positivity, and I strive to deliver a happy yoga practice that is balanced with powerful and restorative asana.
Outside of the studio I am a high school English teacher. I love teaching my students the values that we draw from a yoga practice – we even meditate in class! When I’m not practicing yoga, I love biking around Madison, paddle boarding, trying new restaurants, supporting the Badgers, reading, traveling, and most of all, being.
My last name is pronounced “her-kiss” (it rhymes with circus) -- feel free to ask about the origin!
TRAINING | CERTIFICATES
Yin Yoga Weekend Intensive with Theresa Murphy, Inner Fire Yoga, 2014
Inclusivity in the Yoga Studio with Kelly Fox, Bliss Flow Yoga, 2014
David Keil Yoganatomy Adjustment Workshop, Yoga One Cedarburg, 2014
Full-Bodied Yoga Workshop with Cheryl Breuer, Bliss Flow Yoga, 2014
Sridaiva & the Roots with Desi Springer and John Friend, Inner Fire Yoga, 2014
Sculpt Yoga Training with Julie Logue, Inner Fire Yoga, 2013
Inner Fire Yoga Teacher Training, 200-hour, Summer 2013
Art of Assisting, Inner Fire Yoga, 2012