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Experienced Teaching Staff

Heather Delia

Owner and Lead Teacher

Aspire Yoga Center and Aspire Yoga School

 

 

Since becoming a yoga teacher in 2013, Heather has participated in more than 1,000 hours of yoga teacher training and continuing education, has taught more than 2,000 hours of yoga and is designated as an E-RYT 500 and a Continuing Education Provider with the Yoga Alliance. 

Heather has experienced tremendous benefits from yoga — physically, mentally and spiritually — since her first Sun Salutation in September 2001 and is committed to being a lifelong student of yoga. She has a deep desire to help others experience their own benefits from yoga and is excited to spread her knowledge and passion for the practice with students. 

Yoga Industry Experience, Milestones, Trainings & Certifications

  • Attended first yoga class at the Living Yoga Center with Deb Lister in Champaign, IL – September 2001
  • Volunteer at the Living Yoga Center in Champaign, IL – September 2001 – July 2002
  • Yoga student at numerous studios in the greater Phoenix, AZ area including Spirit of Yoga at SWIHA, At One Yoga and Gilbert Yoga – 2002–2007
  • Yoga student at a small Vinyasa studio in Moncton, New Brunswick – 2007–2008
  • Yoga Alliance-approved 200-hour Yoga Teaching Certification with Ally Ford – March-November, 2013
  • Yoga, Meditation and Service Retreat in the Dominican Republic with Ally Ford – March 25-30, 2014
  • Opened Aspire Yoga Center in Shreveport, LA – May 19, 2014
  • From Movement To Manifestation: The Art of Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Seane Corn in Little Rock, AR – November 21-23, 2014
  • 30-hour Science of the Private Lesson online training with Francesca Cervero – February-April, 2015
  • Advanced Anatomy and Assisting Immersion with Stacy Dockins in Ft. Worth, TX –  November 7-14, 2015
  • Spirituality and Vinyasa Immersion with Philip Urso and Renee Deslauriers of Live, Love, Teach School of Yoga in Rhode Island – March 3-13, 2016
  • Opened Aspire Yoga Center in Bossier City, LA, the first heated studio in Bossier/Shreveport – July 11, 2016
  • Anatomy of Yoga with Stacy Dockins in Ft. Worth, TX – November 3-13, 2016
  • Yoga Alliance 500-hour Yoga Teaching Certification completed with Stacy Dockins of Free Life People School of Yoga  – November 13, 2016
  • Movement and Design with Stacy Dockins in Ft. Worth, TX – April 17-25, 2017
  • Designated as a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider – September 2017
  • Teaching Yoga: Teach People, Not Poses online training with Dr. Judith Hanson Lasater – January 2018
  • Yin Yoga with Giocanda Parker at Wanderlust Yoga in Austin, TX – November 30 – December 2, 2018
  • Assisted and observed 200-hr YTT Level 1 with Stacy and Dave Dockins at The Yoga Project in Ft. Worth, TX, January 31 – February 9, 2019
  • Neck, Upper Back, and Shoulder Kinematics workshop with Stacy Dockins at The Yoga Project in Ft. Worth, TX  – July 27, 2019
  • Breath, The Vagus Nerve, and Wellness workshop with Stacy Dockins at The Yoga Project in Ft. Worth, TX – July 28, 2019
  • The Heart of The Leader at Blue Spirit in Costa Rica with Stacy & Dave Dockins – February 1-8, 2020
  • Designated as an E-RYT 500 – Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with 500+ hours of yoga teacher training and 2,000+ hours of yoga teaching with the Yoga Alliance – November 2020
  • Sanskrit online workshop with Lindsay Kiracofe – June 6, 2021

David Keil

Online Anatomy & Physiology Teacher

Author of  “Functional Anatomy of Yoga

 

 

David Keil was introduced to yoga in 1989 by his Tai Chi Chuan teacher. Both the Tai Chi and Yoga practice at the ripe age of 17 began his research into his own mind-body connections. His search continued through massage therapy where he discovered many insights and affirmations of what he had been exploring and finding on his own through his practices.

One of the most important elements was the specific understanding of the musculoskeletal system and how fascinating, beautiful, and amazing the body is on the scientific level and how that directly played into and off of his own understanding of the human body. He was given names and explanations for some of the things he had been experiencing and feeling.

 

As an instructor of Kinesiology (the study of movement and musculoskeletal anatomy) at Miami’s Educating Hands School of Massage from 1999-2003, David developed a fun, informal and informative style of teaching. By repeatedly teaching incoming students who had no prior understanding of anatomy, David was confronted with the problem of making such a complex and beautiful system accessible and understandable to the average person.

 

David brings his unique style and ability to make things simple to the yoga world. Because of his passion and desire to share the human body with everyone, he delivers this complex and sometimes frustrating topic in a way that is very accessible and understandable to yoga practitioners.

 

The mission of his website yoganatomy.com is to help educate and inspire you on your yoga anatomy journey.