The Yoga Instructors of Namaste Yoga – Saratoga Springs, NY
Our Yoga instructors bring together years of experience with different approaches to yoga practice.
Heidi found yoga almost 20 years ago, albeit reluctantly, when she appeased her best friend by accompanying her to a vinyasa class while visiting Montreal. After that first class, it was safe to say she wasn’t “hooked” and it took her nearly 8 years of taking the occasional yoga class at her local gym before she would eventually fall in love with the practice.
While working as a nurse in NYC, the fast-paced life of the city that never sleeps left her craving the quiet moments on her mat in order to ground and center. Without realizing it, she had slowly morphed into a yogi.
Looking to deepen her practice and share yoga with others, she received her RYT-200 certification from Sonic Yoga in NYC.
In addition to working as an RN at Glens Falls Hospital, Heidi now shares her passion for yoga internationally, dividing her time between Saratoga Springs, NY and Southern Italy where she owns and operates Amalfi Yoga and Amalfi Coast Yoga Retreats.
She believes that yoga is for everybody and enjoys teaching well-rounded vinyasa flow classes that are suitable for all levels with a focus on proper alignment. Her sequences feature flows that slowly build in intensity to create a purifying heat in the body and end in a gentle dissolve of relaxation allowing students to leave her classes feeling a sense of balance that they can take off of their mat and into their day.
She has been practicing yoga since 2006 and fell in love with what it offered. Carol trained with Sarah Herrington of Om Schooled, is a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner having studied under Bridgette Shea, and most recently has trained under Dr. Ann Saffi-Biasetti for Restorative Yoga. She has completed Level 1 and is currently finishing her Level 2 work. Carol was also fortunate to complete an 8 week program of Mindful Self Compassion with Ann. In addition, she has taken the Mindful Educator Essentials program through Mindful Schools.
A worldwide traveler inspired by her loving and adventurous husband, mother of two beautiful grown children and now welcoming a new grandchild, Carol is hoping to share some “tools” that will nurture and foster compassion, confidence, and appreciation for oneself and others.
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