My Journey

It all seemed to start at the beginning of the millennium. I felt as if I had been living in a box and needed to break out. I enrolled in a yoga class and from that point, the world seemed to open up to me. I finally got the life that I had been dreaming of for 20 years! I made friends easily and started feeling gratitude, rather than complaining about things out of my control. Although life does include suffering, it is my belief that everyone is capable of self-healing. Although I had been a public school teacher for 37 years, I also felt like a student as well, for not a day goes by that I am not learning something about myself and the world. It is my mission to continue as a teacher and to use my knowledge to heal others.

Below you can find my qualifications and training.

Certificates held:

Registered Yoga Teacher-200 hr Certificate from Kripalu Affiliated Discovery Yoga

Radiant Child Yoga levels 1,2 &3

Restorative Yoga

Reiki Master Practitioner Third Degree Certificate (Usui System)

State of Virginia K-12 Teaching Certificate

Sound Healer’s Certificate

CPR /AED certified  

Member of:

The Yoga Alliance

Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association

Sound Healers Association


Workshops taken:

Yoga for Life: Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation-Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, 2015 with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman 

Aging Gracefully with Yoga-July 25, 2015 with Tao Portion Lynch

Balancing Core Stability-Feb. 22, 2015 with Baxter Bell, MD

Abdominals-March 29, 2014 with Baxter Bell, MD

Mindfulness and Meditation for Teachers Conference-Aug. 12-14, 2011

Energy Medicine-Oct. 22-24, 2011 with Donna Eden

Moving into Stillness-June 3-5, 2011 with Eric Schiffman

Twists-Oct. 9, 2010 with Tias Little

Yoga Philosophy-Summer 2010 with Doug Keller

Spine, Shoulders & Neck-July 24, 2010 with Ellen Saltonstall

The Sutras of Patanjali-Sept. 12, 2009 with Nischala Joy Devi

Transformational Breathing-July 28, 2009 with Pierre Couvillion

Yoga Therapy-March 22, 2008 with JJ Gormley-Etchells

Peeling the Onion-March 15-16, 2008 with Barbara Benagh

Harmonizing the Gut-Dec. 2, 2007 withBaxter Bell MD

Sanskrit Workshop-Oct. 6-7, 2007 with Cynthia Snodgrass

Yoga Therapy-Sept. 25-28, 2006 with Kaustaub Desikachar

Sound Healing Seminar-July15-23, 2006 in Colorado with Jonathan Goldman

The Yoga of Sound-April 1, 2006 with Olga Rasmussen

Sound Health Basics Workshop-March 11, 2006 with Dawn Ferguson

Mantra Workshop-June 5, 2005 with Deva Premal and Miten

Detox Vinyasa Flow-June 4, 2005 with Seane Corn

Age gets better with yoga-June 3, 2005 with Lilias Folan

© Helene Hammer 2016