Experienced Teaching Staff

Heather Delia

Founder 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 2,400 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 – 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
  • Hometown Sweat Original Hot Yoga Retreat at Casa Om in Puerto Morelos, Mexico – April 3-9, 2022
  • Power Yoga Teacher Training with Bryan Kest online – April-June, 2022
  • 20-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Kate Lombardo by YogaRenew online – April 2022-July 2023
  • Inferno Hot Pilates retreat with Gabi Walters in Ubud, Bali – August 21-28, 2022
  • Yoga Retreat with Kristyn Barineau and Bend Beyond Yoga practicing Original Hot Yoga at Casa Om in Pureto Morelos, Mexico – April 23-29, 2023
  • Breathwork course with Ava Johanna by the Academy of Breath online – June 2023
  • Academy of Breath 12-week Breathwork & Meditation certification with Ava Johanna online – June-Sept 2023
  • Yoga Retreat with Maria McBride and Hometown Sweat practicing Original Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Inferno Hot Pilates at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa in Alajuela, Costa Rica – March 30-April 6, 2024
  • Academy of Breath 6-month Advanced Practitioner Training with Ava Johanna – March-Aug 2024