Heather Wiest is beyond blessed to LOVE, SERVE and INSPIRE the community as a Yoga Teacher, Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® Master, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and contributing author. Her holistic classes are engaging and rejuvenating, leaving one feeling balanced and inspired. Heather’s busy life as a wife, mother, and guide, encourages her to find the pause — embracing every moment of connection, presence, and peace. A passionate, yet simple girl at heart, you can find Heather breathing in another radiant Arizona sunrise or sunset. Restore your body. Renew your mind. Refresh your spirit.
Heather Wiest, E-RYT®500, YACEP, took her first yoga class in 2001 and instantly fell in love! She quickly discovered the holistic healing aspects of a consistent yoga practice to one’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. As a mental health professional, she was drawn to complete her Yoga Nidra/Guided Relaxation Technique facilitator certification with Jane Mayer, and additional Restorative Yoga training with Mary Bruce in 2012. In 2013, Heather completed Pre & Post Natal Yoga training with Desi Bartlett and Yin Yoga training with Joe Barnett. Her exploration continued in 2014 with the completion of Second Degree Reiki with the International Center for Reiki Training, Mini Yogis® Yoga for Kids Certification with Shana Meyerson and SmartFLOW® Yoga Teacher Training with Annie Carpenter. Furthermore, Advanced Reiki Training/Reiki Master Certification was awarded in 2015, Holy Fire® II Usui Reiki Master/Holy Fire® II Karuna Reiki® Master Registration added in 2016, and Holy Fire® III Reiki enhancement in 2019. Heather joyfully partnered with Hanan Palz in 2017 to co-create and guide amazing International Yoga Retreats. As a certified Connection Coalition Instructor, LoveYourBrain Yoga Teacher, and StreetLightUSA Volunteer, Heather combines her social work and yoga training to participate in community outreach programs. Most recently trained in The Shipp Method™ Christ-Centered Trauma Recovery Program, Heather combines the teachings of Jesus, with the neuroscience of trauma, and the applications of Yoga, creating renewed life and radiant well-being for her clients.
Forever a student, Heather continually learns the most from her children.
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” ~Mark Van Doren