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I am #betterbecause of SO MANY people who have influenced my yoga journey: my first yoga instructor, Kate Greer, Dana Flynn, who led my first 200-hr TT, Tara Stiles, who taught me to find the ease in effort, and countless other teachers who I have had the amazing fortune to cross paths with and learn from. But, far and away, my greatest teachers, and my biggest inspirations are my children. I know that I am a better parent when I honor my commitment to my daily yoga practice; it allows me to be the best me I can be so that I can be the best mother for my babies. My heart swells every time I think about them, or see them smile, or hear their laughter. When each of them started mimicking me doing yoga poses, I thought my heart would explode. When they started ASKING me to do yoga together, I didn't know how my heart could possibly fit inside my body. We do yoga together, and practice taking deep breaths EVERY DAY. My children are my constant motivation to roll out my mat, and find my grounding and center. They also remind me that HOW I practice is everything. What they see is their mama who LOVES to move, and breathe, and laugh (especially when something throws me off balance). They don't see someone struggling or forcing a "workout". They KNOW that yoga is ME time, and also US time, and it is a TREAT, not a punishment or something on a long list of "have-tos". I am forever #BetterBecause of the best coaches in the world, my babies!
Heidi Kristoffer is: mom to 3 tiny humans and CrossFlowX™, the creator and producer of Microsoft Bing Fitness Yoga & MSN Yoga, National Athleta Ambassador, and wellness expert for and contributor to multiple publications and platforms. Her goal is to make yoga, inversions, health, strength, and whole, happy living accessible to everyone. Rated one of the: Hottest Trainers in America by Shape Magazine, most inspiring yoga teachers in the world by DoYouYoga, and most popular instructors in NYC by RateYourBurn and ClassPass, Heidi can often be seen featured as an expert on television and in magazines world wide. A former award winning actress of stage, film and television, and graduate of Cornell University, Heidi makes it her mission to bring happiness to everyone through every medium.
"The deeper you dig, the higher you will fly". This is my version of Laurie Cole (my favorite SoulCycle instructor)'s "the deeper you dig, the higher you can go."
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