Meet Heather


What is your favorite yoga quote? 

“Yoga teaches us to cure what can’t be endured and to endure what cannot be cured.”~ BKS Iyengar


What do you do when you are not teaching yoga? 

When not practicing yoga, working my full-time gig at Jewel (since 1985), or spending time with my boyfriend (Mike) and kids, You can find me indulging in reality TV, eating Mexican food or sushi, making plans to travel MORE or sleeping.





What is your favorite pose?

Malasana everyday! No matter what, I do malasana (yogi squat) DAILY. So many benefits: increase circulation to the hips and pelvis region. Stretches, thighs, groin, ankles and tones core. Great for digestion and elimination.You can find me doing this in almost every class I teach, in the kitchen, at work or just randomly out and about.

Savasana (corpse pose) is a favorite too. Because this is where we let the hard work from our practice settle in and provide the most benefits. This is where I can create space for rest and silence.

Tell us more about you

I’ve taught at various studios in the western suburbs: vinyasa, yin, family yoga, kid yoga, partner yoga, couples yoga. I’ve also taught at retreats and at workshops. Most recently, I’ve taught people from all walks of life at Goat Yoga. It was great to see people who came for the goats, but stayed and engaged in the practice of yoga and some have even continued on their yoga journey.

Kitchari | Nutritious Indian Comfort Food




Thank you for reading our blog. Stefanie, one of our lead Teachers at Saha shares a recipe she has made for us and it’s absolutely delicious. Give it a try and tell us what you think.







Allow 8 hours to soak beans and rice.



-2 tbsp. ghee or Coconut Oil

-2 tbsp. asafetida

-2 tbsp. onion

-2 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced

-2 tbsp. fresh Turmeric, minced

-1/2 tsp. ground dried Turmeric

-1 tsp. ground cumin or handful of cumin seeds

-1/2 tsp. ground Coriander or seeds

-1 ¼ tsp. Sea Salt (+)

-1/2 cup Split Mung Bean, rinse and soaked*

-1/2 cup Basmati Rice, rinsed and soaked*

-5 cups Magic Mineral Broth (+), (look up Rebecca Katz’s recipe) or Vegetable Broth

-1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

-2 carrots, peeled and diced

-1 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon or lime Juice

-2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro (garnish)

*To soak beans and rice, put each in a large bowl and add water to cover by 3”. Cover with towel and soak 8 hours. Drain well before cooking.

~Heat ghee in a heavy pot over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for about 4 mins., until golden. Stir in ginger root, fresh and dried turmeric, cumin, coriander and salt. Sauté 1 min.

Add soaked beans and rice.

~Add 5 cups of broth, bring to boil. Lower heat to low and simmer, covered, 20 mins.

~Stir in cauliflower and carrots, cook until tender (20 mins). Add more broth if too thick.

~Stir in lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve garnished with cilantro.

~Option: Add 1-2 split chili peppers for heat.

Stores well in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Freezes well for up to 3 months.