Heidi Lichte is an experienced, certified, registered Yoga Teacher, and a Master Reiki practitioner. She received her certification from Desert Song Yoga in 1999. Heidi teaches yoga full-time and as of 2014, she has over 10,000 hours of teaching experience. She has had the honor of being a staff member of Desert Song's Teacher Training Program since 2007.
She is committed to exploring the beauty of life and to bridging the physical body with the mind, heart and spirit.
Heidi teaches alignment-based Hatha yoga. While she has studied with Iyengar, Anusara, and Swatantrya teachers, she professes no allegiance to one particular style. She also studies the wisdom of body workers, like Will Johnson, that bring a unique and transforming view of how to be free in one's body. Being eclectic in her studies allows Heidi the freedom to integrate this knowledge into her own ever evolving understanding of the human body. In Heidi's classes, you will learn how to use this information in a light friendly atmosphere. She provides personalized attention with her students, insures they receive a good warm-up and focuses on proper anatomical alignment in every pose. Rather than a cookie cutter approach to finding the "perfect pose", she teaches that poses can be customized to fit the needs of every student. Heidi enjoys humor and believes that being able to laugh at ourselves is good medicine. Her gracious way and compassionate manner provide students a comfortable space to move deeper into their own practice.
Heidi combines a strong working knowledge of anatomy, along with a present-minded, honor yourself approach in each class she offers. She encourages students to slow down, appreciate, and to create space for the changes they desire.
Her major influences include Erich Schiffmann, Doug Keller, Matthew J. Taylor PT, PhD, Nischala Joy Devi, Rama Jyoti Vernon, Mary Beth Markus, Meg Byerlein, Will Johnson, Suzi Hurley, and Elise Miller.