Heidi Thompson, RYT200

Heidi Thompson was called to yoga in 1999 at a little house on Peachtree Ave in Wilmington, NC. Heidi completely fell in love with the practice and the instructor. The establishment would later become what is now Wilmington Yoga Center and the instructor was Kristin Cooper-Gulak who would later go on to be Heidi’s mentor. Heidi’s journey in yoga would continue under the teachings of Holler Brown and Larry Hobbs who both guided her in a strong ashtanga practice. Later becoming an elementary school teacher, Heidi saw the need for yoga in schools and in the lives of children and adolescents. In 2012 she received her ChildLight Children’s Yoga certification and began a successful after school yoga program at the school where she was teaching. Still wanting more knowledge of yoga variations, she completed her Goddess Yoga training and received certification in 2016 under Fallon Cattano. In 2018, during her summer break from school, Heidi began working alongside Heather Lilly and Sylvia Jabaley with Yoga Village to bring yoga to underprivileged communities. Returning to her original yoga mentor, Kristin Cooper-Gulak and Jessica Bichler, Heidi would receive her RYT200 in Kunga Yoga. Soon after, she began teaching children and teen classes at Wilmington Yoga Center where she continues to draw awareness and mindfulness to children of all ages. In 2019, Heidi would complete her Trauma Informed Yoga certification under the teachings of Hala Khouri where she is led to bring yoga to those seeking healing, acceptance, and connection.