My name is Heather Benton, eRYT500 and I founded Body Awakenings in 2005 in order to support and foster the sense of mindfulness and peace in the surrounding community. I offer a variety of approaches to achieve and maintain your optimal health. I am Yoga Alliance certified eRYT 500 Kripalu trained yoga teacher and have been practicing yoga for over 20 years. I received my 200 hr certification through The Lotus Room, a Kripalu affiliated studio in Tampa, FL where I was blessed to study under Master Teacher Karin Stephan, co-founder of the original Iyengar Studio in Boston. I continued my studies in the 500hr certification program with Master Teachers Tias and Surya Little in Santa Fe, New Mexico and completed my 500hr certification under Master Teacher Lillah Schwartz. Others who have influenced my teachings include David Newman, Krishna Das, Ellise Browning-Miller, Roger Cole, Dr. Ray Long and Steve Ross. These wonderful teachers along with my years of experience as a personal trainer and years of anatomy studies have helped me develop a style of teaching that hones into my students body to help unlock what is holding them back. Whether you are experiencing pain or simply want to improve your physical and mental wellbeing, Body Awakenings provides a healing and friendly environment to do so.