- Certified Educator Slings Myofascial Training
- Certified Slings Myofascial Training Teacher Advanced Level
- Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher
- Certified Teacher of Delay the Disease® (Parkinson’s-Focus)
- Certified NASM Personal Trainer
- Certified Merrithew Fascial Movement Level 1
- Functional Aging Specialist
- Developer of MOSAIC Curriculum for Older Adults
A glimpse into the life of...
Heidi fondly refers to herself as a movement anthropologist-ever exploring how movement can empower people to live a holistically glorious life. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy and Combat Veteran, movement has woven through Heidi’s entire life. An elite athlete through her college years, Heidi pushed the limits of her body, physically and mentally. In her mid-40’s, sidelined by complex trauma, she explored movement as the healing balm that empowered her to reclaim a full life that she lives joyously today.
With a Masters in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, she is currently the Director of Fitness at RiverWoods Exeter in New Hampshire (USA). Heidi has a unique ability to adapt movement for virtually anyone, creatively utilizing props and innovation to meet anyone’s level. Additionally, she runs her business, Thriving Grace. Thriving Grace offers private coaching—both in movement and health & wellness. Heidi is passionate about seeing people live their best life, one intentional change at a time.
When Heidi met Karin in February of 2018, she fell in love with Slings Myofascial Training, embracing it wholeheartedly. Slings brought a new level of healing to Heidi's life. Heidi is a member of Karin's Resource-Oriented Content Factory. This is the role that she holds most dear--supporting, championing, celebrating, and serving her mentor and friend, Karin Gurtner.