ABBEY HEILMANN ( M.Ed., RYT-200) began her yoga journey in 2010 in order to supplement a rigorous running regimen. She initially practiced yoga to increase flexibility and immediately noticed the physical benefits of her yoga practice, improving her performance in running and tennis. After spinal surgery in 2012, Abbey returned to yoga. Through her years of practice, Abbey has experienced the therapeutic benefits of yoga for both mind and body, helping her become more mindful and compassionate towards her own body.
She believes that yoga should be accessible to everyone, regardless of physical limitation. Abbey encourages an attainable approach to yoga, rooted in alignment, breathing, and mindfulness practices that she learned while studying MindBody Centering Yoga with Nina Be and Bart Westdorp. She is passionate about sharing her love and practice of yoga with individuals from all walks of life. Her classes include a deep emphasis on the integration of the breath in order to allow the body to reach its full potential.
Abbey recently completed ChildLight Yoga's Basic Teacher Training and is working towards her RCYT certification through ChildLight Yoga. Abbey is excited to share her joy of yoga with children!
About MindBody Centering Yoga
MindBody Centering Yoga (MBCY) is a heart-centered lifestyle practice, founded upon the integrity of ancient tradition, the sustainability of commitment, mindfulness, liberation through authentic expression, holding balance, and awakening to one’s infinite possibility. MindBody Centering Yoga is open to everyone, regardless of yoga experience, background, physical abilities, or belief system and is based at Global Breath Studio in Durham, NC. Read more about MindBody Centering Yoga RYS here. Global Breath, the home of MBCY, is also home to LiveGlobally 501(c)(3), a charitable organization committed to sharing resources and ideas to promote sustainable communities.