About Heather J.

Background check: Last verified 06/08/2016
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Heather teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 1996
Last sign in: 6 days ago


Hi, there! I am Yoga teacher Heather, yogini dharmananda. I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching yoga since 1996 and have loved helping my students meet their goals. I'm a supportive and dedicated person. My teaching style is individualized and student-focused. Let's get started today!

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Yoga Instructor
Jan 1996 - Present
Self Employed

I am an E-RYT registered yoga teacher with experience in working with students of all levels and abilities. My additional background in wellness and coaching better enables me to help you find the best within yourself and allow it to manifest, so that you are maximizing your potential.


MSN Nurse Practitioner
Sep 1986 - Jun 1988
Rush University
Aug 1975 - Jun 1981
University of Illinois

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Sep 2016
Global Language Training

60 hour foundation course

Certificate of Completion Intrinsic Coaching
Jan 2015
Intrinsic Solutions International

Usui Reiki Master
Aug 2013
Usui Reiki Healing Master

Certificate of Completion Classic Naturopath
Jan 2008
Blue Heron Academy

Alternative Medical Practitioner
Jan 2007
American Association of Drugless Practitioners

E-RYT 500 level Yoga Teacher
Jan 2002
Yoga Alliance


Appreciation Award
Jun 1990
Chicago Women's Coalition


Yoga Alliance
Apr 2007

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Our mission is to spread the power of yoga one person at a time.

We believe that the individual experience of yoga is of paramount importance, and are committed to supporting the passage of yoga from trainer to teacher, teacher to student, and student to aspiring yogi. Our role as the national support organization for the yoga community is to ensure that the practice of yoga will keep growing, so that more people will connect with yoga and be transformed. As an organization we keep several core values at heart: service, excellence, transparency, learning and community.

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Jay Nov 21, 2015
· Yoga · Online I found her comprehensive wellness background very helpful in moving me forward, both in my yoga practice and in my general wellness routine.
Mark Sep 14, 2015
· Yoga · Online Extremely and good role model!
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