Heather Koz

Hometown: Roaring Gap, NC & Cleveland, OH

Training(s): CFYC 200hr RYT; CFYC 85hr RPYT; Grounded Kids 95hr RCYT; Certified Baptiste Power Yoga Teacher, 2017 (Levels 1 & 2; Art of Assisting, Advanced Art of Assisting); National Academy of Sports Medicine CPT, KFCT, SECT; Grounded Teacher Trainer Certified

When I'm not at the studio, you can find me: playing with my family & friends, running, at the gym, cuddled up reading, on the water, in the mountains, traveling

My Journey with Yoga One and Baptiste Yoga

I practice Baptiste Yoga to feel fully alive inside my body; heart pounding, skin sweating, muscles shaking- magic in the making! I’m a busy mom of 2 boundless brilliant teenage girls. My husband and I love living life to the fullest, traveling, working, and playing with them. Yoga provides the balance my body and spirit require to live a wholehearted, joyful, and mindful life. I began my yoga journey in 2002, seeking relief from pregnancy-induced sciatica. A few years later I discovered Baptiste Yoga and was hooked! I jumped right into a 200hr teacher training, followed quickly with Baptiste Levels 1 & 2, the initial and Advanced Art of Assisting, and then onto becoming a Certified Baptiste Power Yoga Teacher in 2017.

From the moment I stepped into the lobby at Yoga One, I knew I was home. I could feel the love and joy emanating out from the staff, teachers, and students pouring out of the classroom all around me. This was to be the place for my teaching, practicing, and connecting for life. Since that first day nearly 7 years ago, I’ve made the greatest friends of my life, shared in countless joys, heartbreak, and tremendous growth.

As part of the Yoga One Teacher Training team, I’ve had the great privilege of being part of a greater vessel for spiritual and physical growth and empowerment. There are few pure joys in life like that I feel at the end of a teacher’s training journey; I feel like a contribution to my community, and to the world around me. I know that no matter how I show up, I am welcomed here, wrapped in complete acceptance. Being a member of this community has been one of the greatest journeys of my life, and has provided limitless opportunities for my personal growth and in all of my relationships. I want everyone to experience a life lived in full authenticity, BIG and bright, like we are all meant to do.

I am connection, love, possibility, & ready now!

Personal motto/ words I live by:“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”

Any pets?: Boxer named Nora & tortoise named Morticia

Favorite treat: Pizza

Favorite destination: Anyplace with sand & sunshine

“Open your eyes to the beauty around you. Open your mind to the wonders of life. Open your heart to those who love you. And always be true to yourself.” -Maya Angelou