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Heather's Qualifications


Yoga & Fitness Qualifications: 

Over twenty years of fitness experience participating in Step, Kick-boxing, Spin, Hip-Hop, Bosu, Cross-training, Water Aerobics, Swimming, Weight lifting, Sculpting, Pilates, and Dance.  Experience teaching all forms of group fitness as well as personal training. AFFA & IDEA Member. 

Yoga Teacher for adults, children, seniors, cancer patients & survivors, parent & me, restorative, and prenatal. 

Have taught Yoga to all ages and all levels at Karuna Yoga, Shakti Box now YOGAVIDALA, Heartbeat House, The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge Malibu, CA & St. George, Utah, Studio A Dance, Anatomy Fitness, Silverlake Yoga, Yummy Yoga, Wespark Cancer Support Center, Camelot Preschool, in LAUSD schools, in offices and privately since 2007.

Idea Fitness Conference Attendee San Diego, CA completing CEUS in group fitness, dance, Bosu, martial arts, adolescent & pregnancy fitness 2012

Zumba Certification 2012

AFAA Fuze Craze Dance Certification 2012

AFAA Kickboxing Certification 2012

Trainer & group Fitness Instructor for The Biggest Loser Resort September 2010 to February 2011

Intensati Leader 2010 www.intensati.com

AFAA Practical Skills & Choreography 2010

AFAA Personal Training RE-Certification 2010

AFAA Group Fitness Re-Certification 2010

 AFAA Aqua Aerobics RE-Certification 2010

CPR Certified

 Schwinn Spinning Certification  2010

TRX Intensive Participant 2010

Body Blade Intensive Participant 2010

Idea Fitness Conference Los Angeles, CA Completing CEUS in Pliates, TRX, Spinning, aqua, Bosu and more 2010

Certified Mix of Iyengar & Ashtanga Yoga from Yoga Works. RYT 200 hr Yoga Alliance. 2009

International Yoga Therapy Member.  Attended IYT Conference 2009. Received CEUS. Studied with Amy Weintraub, Leslie Kaminoff, Gary Krafstow & more.

Attended Idea Fitness Conference Anaheim, CA 2009. Received CEUS.

 Attended Yoga Journal Yoga Therapy Conference with Desichakar Estes Park, CO 2009

Received CEUS studied with Shiva Rhea, Seane Corn, David Swenson, Bo Forbes & more.

Certified in Kids' Yoga. RYT 100 hr Yoga Alliance. 2008

Completed Yoga Works Intensive Training in Prenatal with Patti Asad. 2008

Completed Yoga Works Intensive Training in Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky. 2008

Assisted in managing and promoting Shakti Box Yoga Studio 2008-2011 Now YOGAVIDALA www.yogavidala.com 

Taught Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Body Conditioning & Intensati at Heartbeat House. 2008-2011 www.heartbeathouse.com

Created & Runs Weekly Boot Camp in Griffith Park as well as weekly Aqua Boot Camp. 2008-2012


Certified in Hatha & Kundulini Yoga from Karuna Yoga. RYT 200 hr Yoga Alliance 2007

Oversaw Nutrition and Exercise for BBC/TLC show "Honey We're Killing The Kids." 2005-2006

Extensive Volunteer Experience with kids and teens.

Member of Ladies Who Launch entrepreneurial group. www.ladieswholaunch.com

Member & Volunteer for Stepup.org empowerment group for young women www.stepup.org


Marathon Running:

Completion Honolulu Marathon December 2007: Ran on behalf if Aids Project LA

Completion LA Marathon March 2008

Participant St George Marathon October 2008. Completed 18 miles.

Completed NY Marathon November 2008: Running on Behalf of Team for Kids

Training for NY Marathon November 6, 2011


Personal Achievement: Lost and maintained 95 lb weight loss for 5 years.


Fitness Honors: 

Yoga Ambassador for Lululemon at The Americana 2011

Visiting guest Yoga teacher at Fitness Ridge in St. George, Utah 2007-2009



BA in Psychology focusing on Childhood Development & co-Minor in Theater & French Skidmore College 1991

Masters in Media Studies focusing on Documentary Film New School Parsons 2003

Fluent in French.  Some Spanish & German.


15 Years experience in Television Production & Casting: 

*Tri-State Cable Access for Skidmore College, "Their Story" Producer & Host, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1991-1995

*WRGB News Center 6 Evening News, Schenectady, NY, PA & Runner, 1994-1995

*Burly Bear Network, Greenwich, CT, College Programming, Intern, 1995

*MTV, NY, NY, PA Work on various shows, 1995

*Lifetime Television, NY, NY, Intern & PA, Summer 1995

*Paramount Pictures, NY, NY, "

The Maury Povich Show", 

PA, AP, Producer, 1995-1998

*Nickelodeon, NY, NY, "Figure It Out", Producer 1998

*Paramount Pictures, NY, NY, "

The Montel Williams Show" 



*Let's Make Things Happen Productions, Documentary Film Production Company Created, 2000-2007

*Three Kings Entertainment, NY, NY, Documentary Film Producer, 2001-2002

* HBO Documentary Films, NY, NY, Q-Ball Productions, "The Jockey" AP, 2002-2003. PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDED 2004

* Oxygen Network, LA, CA, Triage Entertainment, Producer & Casting Director, 2003

*Mark Burnett Productions, LA, CA & LV, NV, "The Casino", Producer & Casting Director, 2004

*G4TechTV, LA, CA, "Unscrewed with Martin Sargent "Segment Producer & Talent Booker, 2004

*Park Pictures, Assisted Award Winning Cinematographer Lance Accord, 2004.

*BBC presented on TLC, NY, NY, "Honey We're Killing The Kids" Coordinating Producer, 2005-2006


Television Honors: 

Judge of Daytime Emmys 1997-1999. 

Associate Producer on 

HBO Documentary, "Jockey" 

Emmy Primetime Award Winner 2004. 

Member of Women in Television & Film.


*References available.


*Insured to teach all forms of Fitness to all ages in ANY venue & ALL Countries.




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