Heather Haugen is fanatical about movement. Fascinated by the joy movement brings, she has studied dance, gymnastics, Pilates, yoga, GYROTONIC® and aerial arts. Heather earned a Bachelor of Arts in dance from Pomona College, Pilates certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning Academy, GYROTONIC® certification and a certificate in GYROKINESIS®.
As a teacher of private and group class from her home studio, Heather weaves these movement methodologies together to help her students find greater strength, flexibility and vitality.
Heather has performed throughout the United States as an aerialist at large venues such as the Anaheim Convention Center and smaller venues such as The Southern Theater in Minneapolis. Always fascinated by learning how to comfortably inhabit her body, she tirelessly explores different mediums that allow a closer connection to the freedom we all had as children.
Heather is equally a performer, teacher, and student.
Becky creates a nurturing environment for students to explore the initial experience of being suspended or upside down. She appreciates the hammock not only for the new awareness it offers, but for the playfulness and freedom it inspires.
Becky completed her yoga 200-hour yoga teaching certification in 2005 and continued her studies in yoga therapeutics. For five years she coordinated the 230-Hour Teacher Training Program at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. Becky began training aerial tissu in 2006 and in 2009 became the first Unnata Aerial Yoga instructor in the Midwest. She now teaches as one of the three Unnata® Teacher Trainers in the USA under Michelle Dortignac, creator of Aerial Yoga (later coined Unnata® Aerial Yoga). She is also a certified TRX Suspension teacher and co-created Aerial Play & FitnessTM in 2011.
My curiosity for movement has kept me exploring throughout life… from meditation, stillness, and somatic movement to breakdancing, capoeira, and flying trapeze. Through my explorations I've remained a faithful yogi and aerialist. As someone who has faced chronic illness, I appreciate both the gifts and frustrating lessons of the body. My most cherished teaching moments usually involve creative adaptation on the hammock for different ability, mobility, or size. I respect and try to address the challenges of the whole human experience in my teaching. Sometimes this just looks like me acting like a goofball… but in coming from this perspective, I can meet students in a place of creativity to explore what IS possible, rather than what isn’t.