Heather Lotus Swanson is a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist through ISSA. She is a registered yoga therapist with the Yoga Alliance in Hatha and Venus Yoga. She is a Level 2 Reiki energetic healer, and is also trained in Medical Assisting, First Aid, and CPR certified.
Her training began as a dancer at age two, earning many top honors in competitions, which naturally transitioned into beginning her own teaching career in 2001, at age 17. Having been a professional dancer in Las Vegas for a nearly a decade, she has performed with Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry, and countless other famous artists from all over the globe. Upon relocating to Seattle, WA in 2010 to teach full-time, she quickly became the head competitive coach for two award-winning dance studios in the Pacific Northwest.
Heather’s lifelong experience as a dancer, performer, and competitive coach gives her teaching style a unique quality. Her caring, compassionate approach is perfectly paired with her disciplined coaching style, and she strives to work towards reaching the highest potential in each every one of her students.
She will be earning her Hot Pilates certification this summer and it is her passion to continue to travel the world to earn further certifications in different styles of Yoga.
A set 75-minute sequence that is good for beginners but can also take the seasoned hot yoga practitioner to the next level. The class uses functional command to move students in and out of postures clearly and seamlessly, has options for advanced modifications and the ability to use tools, creating a challenging and rewarding experience that encourages each student to reach their full potential. With a longevity for practice and a focus on the physical as well as the spiritual body, this is an exhilarating experience that will leave everyone feeling revitalized. (similiar to the Bikram method) All levels of practice welcomed.